NORTHWESTERN HIGH SCHOOL
Friday, March 7, 2014
Northwestern Ruritan Pancake Day will be held this Saturday, March 8 from 7am-7pm in the High School cafeteria. Cost: adults $7.00; senior citizens & students $6.00; children 6-10 years $4.00.
Reminder to 11th & 12th graders: Those of you who do not have to take the OGT’s next week, there will be a delayed start for classes; school will begin at 9:55am. If for some reason you need to ride the bus and/or have to be here at 7:20am, please remain in the library during the testing time. Also, sophomores, there will be free breakfast available next week before testing.
March 11th will be the National Honor Society/Academic Awards ceremony @ 7pm.
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.
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.
OGT testing starts on Monday, March 10th. Sophomores should check with teachers as to where they will report for testing. Teachers were given the information to post in their classrooms. Junior and senior were given a note telling them which day and location to report to next week. Anyone who forgets should check in the Guidance or main offices before Monday. Career Center and Odyssey students will need to ask in the offices to know where to report. Testing will start at 7:20 and students, who come in after the testing begins, will not be allowed to enter testing that day. So be on time! Students need to bring a couple of #2 pencils, with erasers, to the testing room. Nothing else is needed. No food or beverages are allowed in the testing rooms.
The Career Center is currently notifying students of their acceptance into a trade program for next year. Watch the mail for your letter. If you are interested in applying to WCSCC, stop in the Guidance Office for a form and do this soon as programs could be filling up.
If you have not yet turned in your scheduling form, you are late. They were due February 28th. Bring them to the Guidance Office so we can enter your requests for next year.
Scheduling for the Career Center will take place April 7th during Extra Help. Students, who have been accepted, will meet in the Theater with a counselor from WCSCC who will explain how to complete their form. Forms will be returned to Northwestern’s Guidance Office, by a set deadline, so we can forward them to WCSCC with other materials they need from us.
The Ashland Regional College Fair will be held March 12, 2014 at John C. Myers Ashland University Convocation Center, from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. All 10th, 11th and 12th grade students and their parents are welcome to attend. There will be a Financial Aid Seminar at 6:00, just prior to the Fair. Also Parent Mentors are sponsoring a program on services for students with disabilities at 6:45 to 7:30. Flyers about this event are available in the Guidance Office.
US Senator Rob Portman’s office has notified the Guidance Office of his interest in nominating students to attend the various military academies. He will be holding informational sessions, co-hosted with Senator Sherrod Brown, during the month of April. Liaison officers from the Naval, Military, Air Force and Merchant Marine academies will be present to speak and answer questions. Academy Coordinators will be available to discuss the congressional nomination process used to select qualified men and women. Students in the 9th, 10th and 11th grade, who are interested in attending one of these seminars, should contact Michael Dustman, Academy Coordinator, or Suzanne Cox at 800-205-6446 or 614-469-6774. (The closest location is Mansfield on April 9th or Cleveland on April 26th.)
Looking for a job? School Specialty is currently hiring for the summer. Applicants must be 17, able to work in a fast-paced environment, have good attention to detail and be proficient in basic math. Apply online at www.schoolspecialty.com. Go to the “Careers” section, browse career opportunities and enter 961 in the box next to “Requisition Number” (or you can search by state.)
Interested in foreign languages? Kent State offers a summer language academy to study Chinese or Russian. Check it out at http://fla.mcls.kent.edu/home.php.
Applications for the Northwestern Ruritan Scholarship are now in the Guidance Office. Deadline for this scholarship is April 9th.
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.
Students, who are interested in doing the Post Secondary Program, PSEOP, next school year, need to have their Participation Forms turned in to Mrs. Kail by no later than March 30th. Earlier is even better. If you are interested in attending Wayne College, you must have ACT scores sent to Wayne and NHS before May 15th, the deadline for the Wayne application. The Ashland University deadline is July 1st and ACT scores must be sent to Ashland and NHS before the end of May.
Students, interested in taking Dual Credit classes through Wayne College next year, must have ACT scores sent to Wayne and NHS for the Dual Credit application deadline on April 15th. These classes include Music Theory and U.S. History to 1877, which is half of the accelerated American Government class for seniors. Students, who wish to take Dual Credit classes through University of Findlay, will be called into an application meeting in the late spring. To be in this meeting, be sure to request the “College Credit” version of the following classes: Animal Science and Livestock Production, English 12 accelerated and Calculus.
The University of Akron is hosting an Engineering Career Day on Saturday, April 12, from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM. Registration is open till March 15, 2014 or until the capacity limit is reached. Visit www.goodyear.com/careerday to gather more information and to register.
Juniors and seniors: Don’t forget to be doing college visits, if you have not already!
The 2014 Roy S. Bates Scholarship application is now available in the front office for eligible seniors. To be eligible you must have played baseball or softball and/or basketball and have maintained a 3.0 or better GPA and demonstrate good citizenship.
Thursday, March 13
Boys BB Awards @ 7pm in the HS theater/commons
Friday, March 14th
Cheerleading Awards – Library - TBA
Monday, March 17
Girls BB Awards @ 6:30 pm in the HS commons/theater
Happy Birthday Sunday: Trystan Snyder and Dylan Morris