Counseling Corner

September 2021

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Seniors Click Below for Senior Newsletter

All Senior specific information will be added to the Senior Newsletter. Click on the Senior 2022 to access the Senior Newsletter.


Click HERE

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After School Tutoring

Do you need extra help with classes? Attend After School Tutoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Library after school from 3:15 to 5:15.


If you ride a bus and need the late but you have to sign-up in the AP office before 1:00 that day.


For more information please reach out to Mrs. Wheeler at natalie.wheeler@ops.org.

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Student Ride Metro Busses For Free

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PSAT Registration Due Sept 28th

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Dual Enrollment

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Junior Advisement Assembly

All Juniors attended an assembly during advisement to go over important information for their Junior year. Open the PDF below to see the power point from the assembly.

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Southeast Community College Career Days

Career Days: An opportunity for students to participate in hands-on activities related to a specific career area alongside SCC students, faculty, and industry partners.

*Lunch is provided for Careers in Construction Day, Ag Day, and Careers in Manufacturing & Engineering Technologies Day.

Discovery Days: An opportunity for students to experience SCC firsthand! A tour, an opportunity to talk with faculty, staff, and students, and lunch is included.

  • Beatrice Campus: Friday, October 22nd and Friday, December 3rd
  • Lincoln Campus: Friday, October 15th and Friday, November 19th
  • Milford Campus: Friday, October 1st and Friday, November 12th

Registration information can be found at https://www.southeast.edu/discoverscc/.

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2021-2022 ACT Test Dates

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BURKE HIGH SCHOOL - TRYOUTS & COACH INFORMATION

*Students who participate in extracurricular activities can do better in school, develop close

friendships, get to know the school and teachers better, and have more opportunities after high school.

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Order Your Yearbook

Yearbooks can be purchased online by clicking HERE.


Yearbook Price - $60.00

Order Deadline - May 1st, 2022

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Job Corps

Omaha Contact - Shayla Dailey 402-658-8610

Job Corps is a U.S. Department of Labor program that is the nation’s largest career technical training and education program for eligible young people.

  • Each year, Job Corps helps approximately 50,000 young people get the career training and education needed to enter the workforce or an apprenticeship program, go on to higher education, or be accepted in the military.
  • Job Corps offers training in high-demand industries, including health care, information technology, and manufacturing.
  • Through community college partnerships, Job Corps students can earn college credit (or even finish a high school diploma, if needed).
  • After graduation, Job Corps provides transitional support services to help students further their education or find employment, housing and transportation.
  • This program is funded by the federal government and is available at no cost to eligible participants.
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Apprenticeship Opportunity - Apache Industries

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HCOP Health Careers Ambassador Program

We are looking to recruit 25 high school students (juniors and seniors ONLY) to participate in our upcoming 2021 - 2022 Online High School Health Careers Ambassador Program session. The 2021 - 2022 Online High School Health Careers Ambassador Program session is an 8-month, every other Saturday program (only 3 hours each of those Saturdays) that provides a plethora of academic and professional enrichment opportunities where students partake in various health-related workshops, professional development seminars, online mentoring, standardized test preparation, online homework support, virtual clinical shadowing, virtual field trips, etc. - sessions are to begin October 9, 2021 – April 30, 2022 (stipends included).



As you can see, the 2021-2022 Online High School Health Careers Ambassador Session will indeed remain virtual due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, not involve additional academic enrichment courses, and sessions ONLY occur every other Saturday since students are more than likely at their host institutions enrolled in credit-courses. The 2021-2022 Online High School Health Careers Ambassador Session is designed to complement a student’s present coursework and provide academic/professional support along the journey to success.



APPLICATION DEADLINE: Now…the sooner, the better, since we only have 25 high school slots available – they can go pretty fast!!



STIPEND: $27 per session attended


WHAT YOU NEED TO SUBMIT:


  • Official or Unofficial Transcript - Kindly contact your school counselor/advisor and have him/her EMAIL your official/unofficial transcript directly to AminatuIssaka@creighton.edu and if for any reason, you may already have in your possession your official transcript, upload this document within the online application system while completing your application.

  • Letter of Recommendation - Kindly provide the following link to your recommender (mentor, coach, school counselor, school advisor, current/previous teacher, etc.) to complete your letter of recommendation; the letter will be sent to our office directly after he/she clicks the submit button: https://hipaa.jotform.com/hsmaca/recommendation-letter-hcop or if you already have it, upload this document within the online application system while completing your application.


  • One-Page Personal Statement – Upload this document within the online application system while completing the application.


  • Income Tax Return Information (not required for Omaha Public School students) – Only need the first two (2) pages which states the taxpayer’s name and taxable income (can be your income tax return or a parent/guardian’s) – upload this document within the online application system while completing the application.


In addition, here’s the link to the program webpage which includes additional information as it pertains to HCOP at Creighton University:


https://healthsciences.creighton.edu/diversity/health-careers-opportunity-program-hcop

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FREE Virtual Careers in Energy Event

For the second year in a row, the Nebraska Energy Workforce Consortium is hosting a FREE virtual Careers in Energy event October 18th-22nd! We have morning AND afternoon sessions this year and each day is broken down by themes:

Monday, October 18th: Corporate Services

You may be asking yourself: Why a career in energy? Read this report to find more information. We all need gas, water, and electricity to sustain our natural gas for heat and cooking, water to drink and wash clothes, and electricity to charge devices and turn on lights. It is an industry that is ever changing to improve reliability and be safe for all customers and stakeholders. We need young minds to take us to the next level. There are good paying jobs and lots of variety of work in the energy industry.

Please review the attached flyer for more information. The link to register is here.

We have a fun packed week to where educational institutions and employer partners will share information about the energy industry for careers. This event is focused on middle and high school students and is open to all. Registrations are completed by teachers and will receive a virtual link to the platform from me. Although this is virtual, we will make this engaging and encourage the students to ask questions.

You do not need to attend ALL of the sessions nor are you limited to only attend one a day – select as many as you would like!

In addition to this event, there is also an Energy Careers 2021 virtual event sponsored by the Center for Workforce Development and is also FREE! You can find more information about this event here.

Registration is open now until October 13th – get your seat NOW!

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Job Opportunity

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Military Contact Information

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United States Merchant Marine Academy

Are you interested in attending a service academy? Please share this information session for those interested in the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), one of the five federal service academies that include West Point, Annapolis, Air Force, and Coast Guard academies. The admissions process and academic requirements are unique for service academies and this session is open to all high school students and college counselors.



Date: Sept. 28, 2021

Time: 6:30 p.m. ET

Who: All interested students and school counselors

What: Virtual question and answer session with some of our outstanding Midshipmen. This will be the perfect opportunity to learn about the admissions process and what it’s really like to attend USMMA.



To register for the session, please use the following link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEpcOytqDksH9TFhXtxZ-QVZeNUK0TiEI4R



After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


More information about the Academy can be found here.