NCHS JUNIORS Consider signing up for the February 6th ACT! You should take the ACT 3 to 5 times prior to February of your senior year in order to get your best score! Now is a great time to start! Sign-up at ACT.org by January 8th.
Senior Assignments 1. If you are planning to go to college, fill out your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by January 1st! • Colleges need this in order to tell you how much financial aid they can give you. • You will need a parent or guardian [that you live with the majority of the time] and last year’s tax returns. • Access FAFSA here: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa • To make it easy, call Education Quest (402-475-5222) and schedule a FREE virtual appointment to complete your FAFSA. Also, call Education Quest with any and all financial aid/FAFSA questions. 2. Apply to your top colleges by January 1st. • Most applications are available on the college website under admissions.
Good afternoon Pioneer Families: Thank you again for your flexibility! We cancelled school today (12/8/2020) due to an issue with our boiler. Thanks to the hard work and long hours by NC Utilities and NCPS Maintenance, we are safe to return to normal activities this afternoon including all practices and games. As all other NCPS buildings are in session today, we will continue to follow the district calendar which means all "A-K" students will report on tomorrow. Teachers will be communicating how this changes (if at all) reviews for finals and their finals schedule. If you have any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a great day and Go Pioneers!
Studying the skeletal system in Anatomy; Jared shares his 'little buddy' with the class and then solves a vertebral puzzle
ATTENTION NCHS SENIORS!!! Here is what you should be accomplishing right now... 1) Fill out your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as possible. • Colleges need this in order to tell you how much financial aid they can give you. • You will need last year’s tax returns. • Access FAFSA here: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa • To make it easy, call Education Quest (402-475-5222) and schedule a FREE virtual appointment to complete your FAFSA. 2) Apply to colleges. • Get your applications in NOW! • Most applications are available on the college website under admissions. 3) Consider taking the ACT again. • Colleges will take your best score. • Sign-up at ACT.org. • Upcoming test is February 6th. 4) Start thinking about scholarships. • Look at the counseling office page on the high school website for scholarship resources.
REMINDER- Picture retakes will be the morning of November 19th and November 20th starting at 7:45am in the Gold Gym!
SENIOR TO-DO LIST 1) Fill out your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as possible. • Colleges need this in order to tell you how much financial aid they can give you. • You will need last year’s tax returns. • Access FAFSA here: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa • To make it easy, call Education Quest (402-475-5222) and schedule a FREE virtual appointment to complete your FAFSA. 2) Apply to colleges. • Get your applications in NOW! • Most applications are available on the college website under admissions. 3) Consider taking the ACT again. • Colleges will take your best score. • Sign-up at ACT.org. • Upcoming tests are December 13th and February 6th. 4) Start thinking about scholarships. • Look at the counseling office page on the high school website for scholarship resources.
Fall Vocal Concert- November 2nd at 7:00pm. We are excited to host our first vocal concert of the season tonight! While we have limited our spectators in attendance , please know we will be livestreaming the concert at https://youtu.be/hcRtSfSCJhU
2021-22 FAFSA Demo! ATTENTION SENIORS & SENIOR PARENTS!!! Education Quest has provided a FAFSA demonstration made up of six short videos designed to walk students and parents through each section of the FAFSA! Access here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLau3fLIJ-tlYrHsGBxf7xnGQeosuL5-aJ&utm_source=Professionals&utm_campaign=e596202fba-Counselor_VCF-fasfademo&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9c6e5f7813-e596202fba-88799489&mc_cid=e596202fba&mc_eid=8e07075fbe Remember that the FAFSA is now open and if you are planning to attend college you should get this done ASAP! This is the process that determines your financial aid. The colleges to which you apply need your FAFSA before they can provide you with a financial aid award letter. If you need additional FAFSA assistance, call Education Quest to set up a free virtual appointment. Omaha Education Quest: 402-391-4033 Lincoln Education Quest: 402-475-5222
State College Information... Tuition Free Guarantee if you are Pell Grant eligible!!! (Fill out your FAFSA ASAP if you have not already, so that you know if you qualify!) This information is from Wayne State, but this also applies to Chadron State and Peru State! The Nebraska State Colleges have announced a new Tuition Guarantee that ensures Pell-qualified Nebraska students can attend Wayne State College tuition-free! The program takes effect in Fall 2021 and applies to returning and new undergraduate students at Chadron State, Peru State, and Wayne State Colleges. “The State College Tuition Guarantee opens doors to students who aspire to earn a four-year college degree, but are concerned about taking on significant debt,” said Dr. Paul Turman, Chancellor of the Nebraska State College System. “This program eliminates that barrier by providing access to a tuition-free education. This straight-forward approach will offer students, especially first-generation students, a clear path to high-demand careers in Nebraska.” State College Tuition Guarantee Qualified first-time freshman and transfer students pursuing an undergraduate degree will receive a combination of federal grants, state or private grants, college remissions, or College Foundation scholarships to fill any tuition gap left after the Pell Grant. The State College Tuition Guarantee does not cover additional costs such as room and board, books, and fees. However, the student's private or community scholarships will not be considered when providing support to cover tuition costs. To qualify, students must: Be a Nebraska resident Be a first-time freshman or an incoming transfer Be granted Admission Be Pell Grant eligible as determined by the FAFSA Enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester, including one or more on-campus classes Students must complete the FAFSA on or before April 1 to receive priority consideration. The Guarantee is renewable for up to four years as long as the student remains Pell-eligible, in good academic standing, and continues as a full-time on-campus student. For more information: https://www.wsc.edu/news/article/557/state_colleges_to_guarantee_affordability_and_access_through_new_program?fbclid=IwAR2PqDs7P0R-owQLoJoTg6HJxbvpWLqw9bRfK3ffh_HOc_XvlqZYHwvYcXc
Good Afternoon Pioneers, This message is to inform all high school parents of the most recent Covid situation. there was a confirmed case of COVID-19 on the NCHS Football Coaching Staff. We continue to follow our protocols and work with the Southeast District health department on the contact tracing process. In accordance with SEDHD recommendations players are being asked to self-monitor at this time. If any player is exhibiting one symptom they will be expected to quarantine until they are able to get tested. This situation will end the 2020 football season. Players were notified at a meeting today that the final game of the season and the last week of practices are cancelled. If you have any questions regarding this situation please contact Mr. Hoover or Mr. Koehler at the high school.
NCHS important dates: Sept. 30th - P/T Conferences 3:30 - 7:30 Oct. 1st - P/T Conf. 8:00-12:00 & 1:00-6:00pm Oct. 2nd - No School Oct. 9th - School Pictures Oct. 16th - End of 1st Quarter Oct. 19th - No School- Teacher In-Service For more events, visit: www.nebcityps.org
SENIOR PIONEER INTERVIEWS!!! Brought to you by the very talented members of the NCHS Student Council... https://drive.google.com/file/d/1daoC7HV016gWs6Wrceh1xSl0ogvBieH0/view?usp=sharing
NCHS Seniors, are you considering the University of Nebraska-Omaha? Check out these videos from our UNO representatives detailing the basics of UNO admission and the application process. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VylGIDDGAuzKLIdwq_zyfeMZihT80lHR/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/1U3AW4kbWgrNlRwTrtJ8o14-nmpiiw6Cf/view?usp=sharing
Are you interested in Kansas State University? Watch this quick video and meet Kellsie Corrigan, your K-State Admissions Representative. https://www.canva.com/design/DAEHbCt9XH4/tGyADNNfo7dHudm4C-x56w/view?utm_content=DAEHbCt9XH4&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=sharebutton
Anatomy students investigate enzyme activity. #metabolism #moleculesoflife
ATTENTION NCHS SENIORS! Take a look at this short slideshow for information about college planning, scholarships and the FAFSA! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vTOukA0l--S8K4quFQUyv7hdtTlgE65qJrnQfLbX9OEYmrNKfSF1cf87d7CyWNRG8qO7305Yl8NcakN/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000
Good afternoon Pioneer Families: We are excited to welcome all Freshmen (9th grade) students tomorrow and all students on Friday, August 14th at 8:00am. As there has been a lot of information shared with you over the past weeks, I want to remind all students and parents of a few "before school" key points when we are in the "Yellow" stage . *All students must bring masks as they will be required when we cannot social distance. *Masks will be provided (and returned) to students who do not have one. *Doors will be open at 7:15am with students asked to go to the East Commons, Gold Gym, or class if the teacher is here. *Breakfast will be served starting at 7:30am with all items being "Grab and Go". *At 7:45am students will be dismissed to their first period of the day in staggered fashion. Masks will be required in hallways and most hallways one way now. *School starts at 8:00am! There are more protocols we will reiterate with the students once we get started. We are excited to see everyone and please let me know if you have any questions! Sincerely, Brian Hoover - NCHS Principal
Attention NCHS Students Taking SCC Classes: Mrs. Leu has sent your registration information to your school email. You need to complete your SCC registration by the end of this week!
Attention ALL NCHS Students: If you need to request schedule changes, email Mrs. Vodicka by the end of this week at email@example.com.
Class of 2020- Reminder that Graduation Ceremony practice is this Wednesday, July 22nd at 10:00am. If you haven't made prior arrangements with Mr. Hoover, this practice is required. See you Wednesday!
Reminder to NCHS families, for those unable to attend the day sessions check out we will be open this evening from 5:30 PM to 7 PM.
We have created a district Facebook page as another way to share information with the public. You can find our page at: https://www.facebook.com/Nebraska-City-Public-Schools-116157601779089
Nebraska Geology Project-Student Audrey Williamson creates a watercolor scene depicting "The Innocent Assassins" by Loren Eiseley. To learn more check out https://youtu.be/advHZv8brqg
Registration Reminder 9th-11th Grade NCHS Students Complete your registration for next year's classes through PowerSchool by the end of the day tomorrow! Email Mrs. Vodicka with questions.
Registration Reminder If you are currently a 9th, 10th or 11th grade NCHS student, online registration for classes for the upcoming school year is now open on PowerSchool. See Google Classroom or your school email for detailed instructions. Email Mrs. Vodicka with questions.
A free sack lunch and breakfast item is available for all children birth to 18 years old. Lunch pick up is located at Hayward during regularly scheduled school days from 11:45-12:45.
NCHS COURSE REGISTRATION... Online registration for next year's classes is now open on PowerSchool for current 9th through 11th grade NCHS students. Check your email or Google Classroom for specific directions. Email Mrs. Vodicka with questions.
Quarter 3 Report Cards Quarter grades are available on PowerSchool. NCHS will be mailing report cards by request only. If you would like a printed report card mailed, please navigate to the link below and complete the form. https://forms.gle/KDZR9hf5gGQCXmM29
High School registration coming up! Reminder that all 9th through 11th grade students will be registering for classes for the 2020-2021 school year on March 18th or 19th. If you haven’t had the chance to schedule your appointment yet, please contact our guidance office at 402-873-3360.
NC Pioneers have 4 going to State🤼: Carlos Prados #113 🥈finish In District Chance Sjulin #160 🥉finish in District Gavin Bailey #220 4th finish in District Alfredo Valquier #285 🥇finish in District
Mr. Leuenberger's Physics class designed a "Rube Goldberg" machine; a complex device to carry out a simple task, like stapling a piece of paper. Students had to use 5 simple machines & 3 different types to carry out their task. https://photos.app.goo.gl/CKVpTfY5kzfao9Ns9
Animal Science 2 students started dissecting their pig today. We are excited to keep at it tomorrow!
EMC Duals - Pioneers end the tournament at 2-4. Back in action Thursday at Beatrice.
January 10th, 2020 NCPS Staff, Parents, and Families: Due to the predicted winter weather conditions that will make travel hazardous this afternoon and into the evening, NCPS will be dismissing at 1:00pm today. All activities held at school facilities will be cancelled.
Science Club Officers announced... President- Lindsey Booth Vice President- Sean Hower Secretary- Nate Hatch Treasurer- Mya Hartman Reporter- Katherine Luther Congratulations!
Anatomy & Physiology students participated in a Live Science Chat with biomedical engineer, Dr. Becky Wachs- College of Engineering, UNL on December 3rd. Students learned about the application of materials science in medicine to reduce lower back pain.
Happy Thanksgiving Pioneer Family!
EMC One-Act update - Due to the potential of weather, we have had several schools indicate they will not be attending EMC One-Act tonight. As a result, EMC One-Act has been cancelled.
Reminder- NCHS school picture retakes are tomorrow morning, November 19th.
College Application Factors: OnToCollege Podcast Follow this link to an OnToCollege podcast for John Baylor's advice about selecting a that is a good fit. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-3-overrated-application-factors/id1482685335?i=1000453085573
Dust off your instruments - Alumni/staff pep band will be Friday, December 20 at 7 pm!! Contact Emily Roth at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to play!!
Reminder that the Veteran's Day program starts at 11:00am in the gym at the High School. We welcome all visitors and veterans!
Financial Aid Announcement Your senior student should have started their FAFSA at school. Use the link below to see the steps to complete the parent portion (within 45 days). https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/502547/Parent_FAFSA_handout.pdf
Pioneers, K-8 Parent teacher conferences will be held tonight from 4pm until 8pm and tomorrow from 8am to 6pm. No after school clubs today or tomorrow. The high school will be in session on Thursday. The district office and all schools will be closed on Friday.
If you would like a printed report card mailed for first quarter, complete the attached form using the link provided. Grades are always available via PowerSchool. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd6QwjOoGkY_jrKPujSI_2c4Oop1o9UG-8q7KKkkPaaaqdzVg/viewform?usp=sf_link
Attention Seniors & Parents - October 23rd @ 9:00 a.m. an Education Quest representative will be conducting a financial aid program in the auditorium. Students need to know their social security numbers in order to begin creating FSA IDs, which are required to complete the FAFSA.
Congratulations to Junior Lillian Frields on being selected, for the second time, to the 2019 Nebraska All-State Choir!
Opportunity for parents and students. Please register at: https://edgenebraskacity.com/event/understanding-the-teenage-brain/
The high school speech team will be having a parent's meeting on October 29th at 5:30 p.m. in Mr. Aaberg's room, room 106. If your child plans on joining the team or is a current member, please stop in for the short meeting.
Attention Nebraska City! Homecoming Parade will be this Friday at 2:00. Starting at 14th St. headed east on Central to 6th St. There will be a short pep rally at the end so follow us down and cheer on our Pioneers!
Students in Mr. Leuenberger's Chemistry class testing to find out if different brands of popcorn have different amounts of water in them--this water causes the POP!
Reminder that picture day for the High School is on Friday, October 4th! Picture packets are available in the Guidance Office.
Reminder - Students dismissed at 11:30am. P/T Conferences today (9/25) at high school from 1:00pm to 8:00pm! No appointment needed so see you this afternoon!
Parent Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, September 25th from 1:00pm to 8:00pm! No appointment necessary so arrive at your own convenience. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Hoover at 402-873-3360.
REMINDER! August 13th - High School Chromebook Night. Freshmen & Parent - Information meeting at 6:00pm in Auditorium Sophomore Checkout - 5:00pm in East Commons Jr. Checkout - 5:30pm in East Commons Sr. Checkout - 6:15pm in East Commons See everyone tonight!
High School Band Camp starts tomorrow (July 23) with Drumline/Frontline! Everyone else reports on Thursday. See you at 8 am!!
High School Office is closed until July 29th, 2019. If you need a "Community Service" form, please visit www.nebcityps.org, choose "Nebraska City High School", click on "menu" and then "documents". Have a great summer!
Reminder to all Nebraska City High School Students!- Finals schedule on Thursday and Friday. Check-out sheets need to be completed by 11:30am on Friday!