NORTHWESTERN HIGH SCHOOL
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Congratulations to Katie Stull for being chosen Student of the Day!
Attention Drama Club.
This afternoon at four we will have a brief meeting followed by play rehearsal.
Please be there and/or see Mr. Bosler in Mr. Martin's room today!
Do you play an instrument or like to sing Christmas Carols?
Please sign-up for Christmas Caroling at Westview Manor Nursing Home, sponsored by the Foreign Language Club. It will take place after school on Wed. December 18 (for about an hour). It’s fun and gratifying! It’s a wonderful demonstration of community service! Sign up this week with the language teachers: Senora Wyles, Senorita Harper, or Madame Gillespie.
Bad Dog Boarders and Skiers:
Tuesday: December 10th: 11:30-12:30 at N.M.S. office entrance:
Please come to the Conference Room: Photo ID's for your SNOW TRAILS pass
Northwestern High School is beginning our “Share A Christmas” campaign for this year! This is being run and sponsored by STAR and this is our 15th year of sharing our blessings and gifts with children in our own school district. We have A LOT of children to buy for this year, so PLEASE share your love, care and concern during this holiday season and pick a card from the tree in the main office. PLEASE make sure that you when you take a card, sign the sheet on the office counter with YOUR name and the NUMBER on the card. You can buy as much as you want, but PLEASE try and buy at least one clothing item and at least one toy for each child.
These gifts NEED to be wrapped and returned to Mrs. Hannah’s room by December 17th, WITH the card attached to it.
There will be a dodge ball tournament December 14th to raise money for Salvation Army. Cost is $30 for a team of six. You must be registered by December 11, and anyone can enter. You can find forms in the Ag room.
Just a reminder that federal law requires males to register for the selective service when you turn 18. Go to www.sss.gov to register.
There is an essay contest for students who will be/or are eligible to take drivers education. This essay will be written on “the importance of safe teen driving” and is being sponsored by Families Against Teen Tragedy in memory of Gary Elswick. One teenager will be awarded a $250.00 credit toward their driver’s education course. The deadline for this essay is December 13, 2013 and is to be turned into the front office.
Any student who will be driving to school this year will need to stop in at the front office and pick up a parking permit application. This year we will be issuing parking permits to be kept in your car.
The Cleveland Clinic is offering some Summer Opportunities for Students. If you are currently in grades 8 through 11 and passionate about science, math, the arts or innovation and considering a career in healthcare, you should consider their program. Summer internships are paid and college credits may be earned. Check it out at http://CivicEducation.clevelandclinic.org. Click on Internships and select your program of interest, for more information on the internships, the diverse eligibility criteria and the application process. Application deadline is 4:30 PM on Friday, January 10, 2014.
Seniors and parents should be obtaining their PIN to complete the FAFSA in January. Both the student and parent need a PIN to sign the FAFSA, which is done online. Get your PIN by going to www.pin.ed.gov.
Students and parents who missed the required Post Secondary meeting (PSEOP) on November 4th, will need to make up the meeting with Mrs. Kail as soon as possible. Students currently in the PSEOP program do not need to attend, but to enter the program for the first time in 2014-15, the meeting is required. You will not be allowed to participate without it. Contact Mrs. Kail at 419-846-3833 or email@example.com.
Students, who wish to do the PSEOP or Dual Credit programs next year, should take the ACT before April 2014. ACT scores will be needed for the Wayne College Dual Credit deadline of April 15th or their Wayne College PSEOP deadline of May 15th and for the University of Findlay’s Dual Credit deadline of May 30th. Ashland University’s PSEOP deadline is July 1st but applications should be done before school is out in May 2014. Dual Credit courses include the following: English 12 accelerated, possibly English 11 accelerated, Calculus, US History to 1877 (half of the accelerated American Government class), Animal Science and Music Theory.
Don’t forget the ACT Prep class, offered by Northwestern High School! Students should be registered by January 22nd, by completing the form and making payment of the $100.00 fee, in Guidance. The fee pays for the student’s workbooks for the class. Classes will meet during the school day, during Extra Help, in February. Forms are available in Guidance.
The Northwestern Scholarship list is available all year through the high school web site. Go to the Guidance tab and look for the link near the top. This list is updated as scholarships come in to the office. Many scholarship applications are online now so they can be obtained without coming to the Guidance Office. In December families with seniors, will be mailed a Scholarship Book that can be used in conjunction with the Scholarship List. This book will be mailed by the Wayne County Community Foundation and is created and updated each year by the counselors of the participating schools. Be watching the mail for this valuable resource!
Juniors and seniors: Don’t forget to be doing college visits, if you have not already!
If you need a change in your schedule for the 2nd semester, please complete the paperwork in November, before Thanksgiving, so the change can be done before the holidays. If you will have a 2nd semester study hall and want to add a class to that period, see what is available. If you have no study hall in the 2nd semester, and want to add one, come to Guidance to see if you are able to drop a 2nd semester class. The paperwork is available in the Guidance Office.
Are you interested in a career in Computer Science or Information Technology and Systems? Check out Marist College, at http://www.marist.edu/admissions/technologyscholarships/.
Tuesday, December 10
6:00 Freshman Girls Basketball vs. Wooster
7:30 V Boys Basketball @ Triway
Thursday, December 12
6:00 Freshman Boys Basketball @ Loudonville
7:00 V Girls Basketball vs. Hillsdale
Friday, December 13
6:00/7:30 JV/V Boys Basketball vs. Chippewa
Saturday, December 14
10:00 Freshman Girls Basketball vs. Mapleton