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North Platte High School Announcements


 Monday, Oct. 23, 2017


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Dual Credit Registrations and Accuplacer Tests are due to be completed by tomorrow, October 24th.  Please turn in all registrations into Mrs. Horst
Parent Life will be held during all four lunches in the Distance Learning Room on Wednesday, Oct. 25th. Parent life is for all expecting student mothers, fathers and student parents. Get free resources, education, and gifts in the distance learning room. 
Fellowship of Christian Athletes will meet in the high school gym on Wednesday, Oct. 25th at 8:00pm.  All students are encouraged to come!
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Are you a junior or senior interested in a career in the military? We will be offering the ASVAB Test on Thursday, October 26th. Stop up to the counselor's office to sign up.
Term 1 art students need to pick up their artwork by Friday, October 27th.  It will be disposed of after that date.
Attention Sophomores!!!  Do you have leadership skills?  Do you want to learn to be a more effective leader in your school and community?  We have an opportunity for you! HOBY State Leadership Seminar is a great opportunity!   Stop in the counselor's office this week and see Mrs. Schlager to find out more information!!  

Image result for wordsportsAny student wanting to go out for a winter sport (girls & boys basketball, wrestling, & swimming/diving) must have the following before being allowed to try-out or practice:  Current physical, Signed Code of Conduct, Signed NSAA Student & Parent Consent Form (Pink Sheet), NPPSD Medical/Dental Release & Transportation Form (Yellow Sheet), Had a Impact Baseline Test, Purchased an Activities Card for the 17-18 School Year and Paid all Fines & Fees.  When this is completed, a Green Slip will be issued by the Activities Office for participation.  Activities Cards may be purchased in the Activities Office.  Check must be writtenfor the exact amount.

SENIORS:  Local Scholarship Applications are still available in the Guidance Office.   All completed applications are due to the Guidance Office by Tuesday, December 19th @ 3:30p.m.  Also, be sure to check the spelling of your name for your diploma.  Any names that are not checked and have mistakes will be replaced at your expense.

Lawyer Visiting Client Animated ClipartA representative from the following college(s) will be visiting. If you are a junior or senior and interested please see Mrs. Schumacher in the Guidance Office to sign up:   Wayne State College - Wednesday, Nov. 1st @ 2:30pm and Northwest Kansas Technical College - Monday, Nov. 13th @ 10:30am



Please dismiss the following students today, Oct. 23rd at 1:50pm (4th period) for MockTrial Competition: Rebecca Ady, Katlyn Connelly, Quincy Epley, Natan Franz, Carli Fudge, Gracia Lantis, Taylor Lungreen, Crystal Neill, Yanira Rodriguez, Caleb Tegmeier, Lilli Tobiasson, Reed Wagner







  •     *ACT Test is September 4, 2017
  •     *Make an appointment with your counselor to review credits, career goals, and college plans. 
  •     *Finalize the list of colleges to which you want to apply (about three, usually no more than five).  These should include at least one that you              definitely know will accept you.
  •     *Go on-line for the latest college catalogs and admission applications.  Most college applications are available on-lin.
  •     *Attend the Educational Planning Program (College Fair) on September 27, 2017.
  •     *Study the catalogs for courses and majors offered and sources of financial aid.
  •     *Register for the ACT, SAT and/or Achievement tests and prepare for them.
  •     *September 22, 2017 is the registration deadline for the October 28th ACT test.
  •     *Service Academy and/or ROTC applications must be started.
  •     *Begin searching for national scholarships.
  •     *Pick up local scholarship applications beginning October 1, 2017 in the Guidance Office.  Ask teachers/employers for letter of                        recommendation now for scholarships!!
  •     *Attend Financial Aide Night on Monday, September 25, 2017.
  •      *Meet with your counselor individually.
  •     *Parents need to complete taxes and then complete the Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) form and mail as soon as possible.
  •     *Attend the Apply 2 College Program on October 2nd, 3rd and 4th.
  •     *Sign up in the Guidance Office if you are interested in meeting with college/military representatives.  A list of these colleges can be found in the        announcements.
  •     *Study the student handbook on the SAT and AT test to become familiar with necessary preparations and kinds of questions that might be                involved.
  •     *Make college campus visits.
  •     *Check current scholarship lists in the Guidance Office and in the newsletter.
  •     *ACT test is October 28, 2017.
  •     *Fill out college admission applications.  If you have any questions, be sure to consult with your counselor.  Submit your application now, along          with all necessary forms and application fee.  Tell your counselor where you have applied so an official transcript can be mailed.
  •     *Begin working on your FAFSA.  Ask your Guidance Counselor for details on how to schedule an appointment with a representative from                    EducationQuest.
  •     *November 3, 2017 is the registration deadline for the December 9th ACT Test.
  •     *Order graduation announcements, diploma, cap and gown. (Dates to be announced)
  •     *Check the spelling of your name for your diploma.  Be sure your middle name is correct.  Names on diplomas will be exactly as they are on              your birth certificate.
  •     *Check your college catalog or handbook instructions to make sure you have done everything necessary for admission and financial aid. 
  •     *Continue checking for scholarships and other forms of financial assistance.
  •     *ACT Test is December 9, 2017.  (Final chance to test for some scholarship eligibility)
  •     *Local Scholarship applications are due December 19, 2017.


  •      *Check with Mrs. Schumacher to see that your transcripts have been sent to colleges.
  •     *Parents need to complete taxes and then complete the Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) form and mail as soon as possible.
  •     *January 12, 2018 is the registration deadline for the February 10th ACT Test.
  •     *Become familiar with the educationquest.org financial aid checklist.


  •      *ACT test is February 10, 2018.   (Given at MPCC)
  •     *Apply for Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation Scholarships.  These scholarships will be due at the end of             February.


  •       *Be alert for housing deposit deadlines and pre-registration for fall classes.
  •      *Pick up graduation announcements. (Dates to be announced) 
  •      *March 9, 2018 is the registration deadline for the April 14th ACT Test.


  •       *Most colleges will have notified you of their decision on admission and financial aid by this time.
  •      *Keep your counselor informed as you receive your financial aid package.
  •      *Keep track of acceptances, rejections, and awards of financial aid
  •      *Reply promptly to colleges asking you to notify them of your decision.
  •      *ACT test is April 14, 2018. 
  •      *Notify the Guidance Secretary of any scholarships you receive by April 18, 2018 so this information may be printed in the graduation          program and is available for Senior Awards Night on Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 7:30pm.
  •      *Senior check out.  (Date to be announced)
  •      *Graduation practice is tentatively scheduled for May 10, 2018 at 9:00am in the Performing Arts Center.   Cap, gown and tassel will be          distributed at the end of practice.  You must attend practice if you intend to walk through graduation.
  •      *Commencement is May 13, 2018 at 2:00p.m. Merle Bauer Field Memorial Stadium.


  •      *Request the Guidance Office to send your final transcript to the college you will attend.



* Cancelled checks or money order receipts
* Admission Tickets to tests and correction forms
* All test score reports
* Transcript of grades
* Copies of all correspondence sent to, or received from, colleges





AKSARBEN/Horatio Alger National Scholarship Programs                                                      October 25
    Currently be a resident of and attend high school in the state of 
        Nebraska or western Iowa
    Must be enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the U.S. with
    Plans to enter college no later than the Fall semester following graduation
    Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s
        degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution
    In the U.S. (student may start studies at a two-year institution 
        then transfer to a four-year institution.)
    Critical financial need
    Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
    Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
       Hold a minimum grade point average of 2.0
    Must be a U.S. citizen
    Must submit online application at scholars.horatioalger.org
StudentScholarships.org                                                                                                            Varies
    All applications can be found at: http://www.studentscholarships.org/newsletter.php


Dawson Public Power District Utility Line Scholarship                                                               March 16

    Must currently live within Dawson PPD’s service territory

    Must be accepted to an accredited utility line school


Dawson Public Power District STEM Scholarship                                                                        March 16

            (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

    Must currently live within Dawson PPD’s service territory

    Must be pursuing a STEM-related degree at any accredited college, university,

            trade school or community college



***Special Programs***


UNL Nebraska Diversity Leadership Symposium – UNL is committed to increasing college attainment among youth across the state. In support of this mission, NEBRASKA is again hosting its annual series of events designed to enhance college access and leadership development.  This year they invite you to join them as they encourage students to explore what envision yourself means to them.  The first is the Nebraska Native Leadership Symposium that will take place Wednesday, November 1st.  The second one will be the Nebraska Latino Leadership Symposium and will take place Tuesday, November 7th and the Nebraska Black Leadership Symposium will be on Wednesday, November 15th.  Students will discover the many ways Nebraska can provide all the tools they’ll need to establish a strong foundation for success.  The change they’ll create and the difference they’ll make all starts with a well-rounded education.  More information is available at www.unl.edu.


American College Foundation – Visionary Scholarship Program – This program will have multiple winners ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.  Each award is a non-renewable, one-time award and is to be used exclusively to offset costs and fees related directly to the student’s first year of higher post-secondary education at an accredited institution of the student’s choosing within the United States.  In the event an underclassman is an award recipient, the monies will be held by the American College Foundation until the student completes high school and begins their higher education; at which time the awarded amount will be distributed.  All freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible to apply.  Financial need is not considered and all income levels may apply.  Relatives of the American College Foundation Staff are not eligible to apply.  Applications can be found at www.AmericanCollegeFoundation.orgDeadline for this scholarship is March 16, 2018.


North Platte Police Explorers Post 480 - Police exploring is for young men and women ages 14 to 21 who are interested in a career in law enforcement or corrections.  Even just curious to know what Policing is all about. Exploring is a division of Boy Scouts of America and is a nationally recognized organization.  Members involved in the Explorers Post will get a first-hand look into the world of Policing and work hand in hand with current active duty Law Enforcement Officers.  Members can also see how Corrections Officers work in Jails and Prisons.  Activities may include assisting with security of on duty patrol officers at NebraksaLand Day events, hands on classroom instruction, a yearly ride along with officers, field trips, assisting NPPD officers with yearly trainings, firing range and handcuffing and defensive tactics. Students wishing to join the Post must complete an application and have parent permission if under 18 years of age.  Applicants cannot be convicted of any felonies or any type of serious misdemeanor and must have good grades in school.  Contact Officer Jeremiah Johnson or call 535-6789 for more information.


Great Plains Regional Medical Center Job Shadowing Program – This program is open to students interested in nursing, radiology, dietary, laboratory, physical therapy, respiratory therapy or anesthesiology.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.