ANNOUNCEMENTS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017
1. College or military visits this year:
Navy Representative Monday, 11/20 (lunches)
Army Representative Tuesday, 11/21 (lunches)
Air Force Representative Tuesday, 11/28 (lunches)
Army Representative Tuesday, 12/5 (lunches)
National Guard Representative Thursday, 12/14 (lunches)
Army Representative Tuesday, 12/19 (lunches)
Air Force Representative Tuesday, 12/19 (lunches)
2. Upcoming club meetings:
Softball Meeting Friday, 11/17 (engage) cafeteria
Baseball call out Friday, 11/17 (engage) room 114
PEP Club Meeting Friday, 11/17 (engage) auditorium
Mandatory SALT Meeting Friday, 11/17 (engage) room 117
Indoor track call out Friday, 11/17 (engage) cafeteria
FCCLA Meeting Friday, 11/17 (engage) room 121
Junior Class Meeting Monday, 11/20 (engage) auditorium
NHS Meeting Friday, 12/1 (engage) room 108
Prom Committee every Wednesday after school in Room 105 (unless cancelled)
FCA Meeting every Friday room 202
NAC Meeting every Friday choir room
Key Club Meeting every Friday cafeteria
3. Afternoon Area 30 students need to remain in the cafeteria upon your return to NPHS. If you are caught going down the hallways, you will receive a detention.
4. Backpacks are NOT to be worn/carried during the school day. They are to remain in your lockers. If Mr. Yowell sees a backpack during the day, you will receive an automatic detention.
5. Morning Area 30 students when you return to the HS, you must return to the cafeteria or Media Center. The gym is not an option.
6. If you saw the 2016 Cougar Showcase Yearbook and would like one, but did not order, there is a limited number left. Bring $55 to Mrs. Fields in Room 203 to get your copy before they run out!
7. The Cougar Store sells school supplies, apparel and trinkets. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Gray in the Media Center at 522-6282, Extension 313.
8. Students and staff have now read 567 books so far. Stop in the Media Center to check out the new books and magazines and help the school achieve its goal of 1500 books read. There is a new kiosk available in the Media Center to help students review and check out the new e-books and audio books.
9. Seniors picture retakes will be Thursday, 11/30.
10. Practices for the NPHS Bowling Team are every Monday and Thursday at the 3G Bowling Alley in Greencastle from 4:30-6:00 p.m.
11. Prom Committee will meet every Wednesday after school. From here on out, students can join Prom Committee and if you work fundraising opportunities, you will get money off your Prom ticket. Plus, it looks good on a college resume!!!
12. The FAFSA is now open and must be completed by any college bound Senior. Go to fafsa.gov to file the FAFSA. It is due March 10th.
13. The winning theme for the 2018 Prom is The Forbidden City/Mt. Olympus with colors of white, gold and green.
14. Upcoming SAT dates:
December 2nd; March 10th; May 5th; June 2nd
*Register at www.collegeboard.org
Upcoming ACT test dates:
December 9th; February 10th; April 14th; June 9th; July 14th
*Register at actstudent.org
15. ECA Retests (for select Seniors) will be November 27-29.
16. ISTEP+ Retakes (most Juniors) will be December 4-7.
17. The Winter Choir Concert for the HS will be on December 4th in the HS auditorium. The HS concert is at 8:00 p.m. with drop-off time at 7:00 p.m. (the MS concert is at 6:00 p.m. with drop-off time at 5:00 p.m.)
18. Attached is a link that is being sponsored by the Big 10 for students interested in learning to become a youth football official. This is a pretty unique opportunity.
All IHSAA sports are suffering from a lack of officials because of a large number of individuals that retire from their respective sports each year. No matter the sport, most officiating organizations will help pay for a portion of the license requirements for new people interested.
19. The Liberal Arts Diversity Advisory Committee (LADAC) is sponsoring a Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Essay Contest. All Purdue students and high school juniors or seniors are encouraged to write a 3 to 5-page essay (or 750 to 1000 word) reflecting on Martin Luther King Jr.s quote, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Does "anywhere" in this quote apply to all people, even those that are not in our community? How should we perceive of justice for people who are not like us?
The window for essay submissions is Monday, November 20 thru Friday, December 1, 2017. Essays must be submitted as email attachments to Holly Tittle-Hudson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students should be sure to write, Liberal Arts MLK Essay Contest, in the subject line of all email submissions. Each category (Purdue student or high school) will have three prizes.
20. There will be a Freshmen Seminar on November 22nd during periods 5-7 at the HS.
21. For the month of November, we are challenging the Engage classes to participate in a food drive for the two local Food Pantries. The Food Drive will be called stuff the bird. Prizes will be given for the class with the most items collected. The turkey box decorating winners were: 3rd place, Mrs. Roach; 2nd place, Mrs. Skirvin, and in 1st place, Mrs. Kramer.
Items most in need: canned tuna, soups, boxed potatoes, hamburger helper, canned pasta, peanut butter, and macaroni and cheese.
The food pantry is usually depleted after Thanksgiving, so the stuff the bird food drive will go through Tuesday, 11/21.
22. The Cougar Bookstore is having a Holiday Sale from November 15th to December 8th. Save 10% or more on everything. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Tony Gray in the HS Media Center, at 522-6282, Extension 313.
23. Help FCCLA reach their fundraising goal by ordering Little Caesars Pizza and Cookie kits. Orders must be to Mrs. Scotland by November 30th. Delivery will be December 12th.
24. TO ALL SENIORS: If you have not seen Mrs. Fields (in Room 203) to select your Senior Yearbook picture, you MUST do so, even if you are getting retakes (retakes are November 30th). She must know that you are getting retakes if that is the case. Please see her in Room 203, before or after school, or during passing periods.
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES CHECK IN GUIDANCE OFFICE
The Next Generation Teacher Scholarship was created to help the next generation of Hoosier teachers pay for college. The State of Indiana will provide 200 scholarships each year to high-achieving high school and college students interested in pursuing a career in education. The scholarship pays $7,500 per year for up to four years to students who commit to teaching in Indiana for five years after graduation. Go to http://in.gov/che/4680.htm to apply. Due November 30th, 2017
The Elks National Foundation Scholarships - The Elks National Foundation offers "Most Valuable Student" scholarships for all high school seniors, as well as Legacy scholarships for high school seniors that are children and grandchildren of Elks. The deadline to apply for the Most Valuable Student scholarship is November 27th, 2017. The deadline to apply for Legacy scholarships is February 2nd, 2018. http://www.elks.org/scholars/
Ivy Tech Scholarships- Once students have been admitted to Ivy Tech, they can apply for scholarships via their MyIvy account or can get more info at ivytech.edu/scholarships. Only one application is completed for approximately 600 scholarships.
National Honor Society Scholarship- for any senior NHS member. Apply online at https://aim.applyists.net/NHS If prompted, enter program key "NHS" Student portion of the application is due January 30th.
Putnam County Foundation Scholarships- The PC Foundation application will become live on November 1st. Fill out this one application and apply for multiple scholarships at once. Start early! Ask for letters of recommendation well before Christmas break. The online application is found at pcfoundation.org and is due January 12th.
Coolidge Scholarship- full-ride, four-year merit scholarship for undergraduate study at any accredited college in the US. Only Juniors are eligible to apply. Apply at www.coolidgescholars.org Due January 24th.
ISU Networks Scholarship- 4 year scholarship for $33,000 for students studying for a career in financial services. Apply online at indstate.edu/networks Due December 15
ISU Gongaware Scholarship- Full in-state tuition of approximately $40,000 over four years. Scholars are selected based on leadership potential, academic achievement, and interest in a career in insurance and financial services. 3.5 GPA and 1140 SAT required. Apply online at indstate.edu/gongaware Due December 15
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship- $10,000 renewable scholarship. Students must have a 3.0 GPA and demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship. Apply online at reaganfoundation.org/scholarships Due January 4th.
Putnam County Board of Realtors Scholarship-
scholarship given to seniors planning to study finance, real estate,
accounting, construction, or law. This scholarship is awarded
to a student at each high school in Putnam County. Applications are in the
guidance office. Due February 15th.