Student Council toy drive results are in
The Toy Drive Final Results are In!! As a school, 295 items were donated.
1st Place: 10th grade with 56 items
2nd Place: 12th grade with 37 items
3rd Place: 11th grade with 35 items
4th Place: 9th grade with 18 items
PARENT MEETING REGARDING DANCES AT NPHS - CALL FOR PARENT CHAPERONES! WE NEED YOUR HELP!
We have been working for the past few months to develop a plan to make dances at NPHS meet both student goals of being more fun and adult goals of being more safe. We sure could use some parents to help chaperone! If you are interested in being a chaperone at our SnoBall Dance on Saturday February 1, 2020 we would love to have you join us in meeting these two goals. We will have an organizational meeting on January 8, 2020 at 5:30 PM in the Upper Media Center. The NPHS admin team has met with students and student organizations to develop a plan to make dances both more fun and more safe. We will share the changes and updates we are implementing and how parent chaperones factor into this plan! To RSVP, click the link below!
PARENT- PRINCIPAL BOOK CLUB MEETING
Please join us for the third of five parent-principal book club meetings. In an effort to best support our teens in 2020, let's learn together! If you are interested, please RSVP by Wednesday, January 8 by 5:00 PM. Please select the three books you are most interested in reading as well. We will respond with the book selection by Friday, January 10. Books will be selected based on those that have the highest interest.
Three students are National Merit commended students
Congratulations to Morgan Larson, Megan Schoenbauer and Hannah Orr for being recognized by High School Principal Ms. Nicole Adams for recognition as a National Merit Scholarship Honoree. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. These three Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2020 competition by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
Junior competes in German Olympics
Choir students selected to perform in ACDA honor choirs
Senior families - wondering what to do at this time of year to get ready for the next step after high school? Here are some ideas to consider:
Complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Some colleges have priority deadlines as some financial aid is on a first come, first serve basis.
Double check deadlines for the schools or programs you applied to for next steps after being accepted to their program, including freshman orientation, registration sessions, housing deposits, etc.
Start the Scholarship Search
Scholarship searching involves three steps:
1. Find scholarships to review
2. Review qualifications to see if the scholarship applies to you
3. Fill out an application and follow the directions for the given scholarship
Some places to find scholarships:
MCIS: Minnesota Career Information System https://portal.mncis.intocareers.org/
All students have their own account
Scholarships from regional, statewide, and national sources
On the MCIS homepage: Click on “Education,” then “Where Can I Get Help Paying for School?”, then “Scholarships.” To customize your search, click on “Financial Aid Sort”
NPHS Counseling Office Website https://www.npaschools.org/high-school/scholarships
Paper applications will be available to pick up in the Counseling Office
Local scholarships from business and organizations in New Prague and the surrounding area are included on our webpage and is updated regularly
Use www.fastweb.com or other internet resources at your discretion
Important! Never pay any organization to do a scholarship search for you! These are scams that don’t actually result in getting scholarships. Information for scholarships are provided for free on legitimate websites
If you need any help or have questions with preparing for after high school, please feel free to make an appointment with your school counselor.
Your chance to see this year's one act play performance
2020 One Act - SILENT SKY by Lauren Gunderson
Summary: When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.
- WCC One Act Play Festival Performance @ NPHS Auditorium (free): Sat, Jan 18th, time TBD
- Public Performance @ NPHS Auditorium (free): Fri, Jan 24th @ 7:30pm
- Sub-Section Performance @ Hutchinson High School (free): Sat, Jan 25th, time TBD
MARS Global Business and Healthcare News
MARS students visit Target Corporation
MARS students attend Timberwolves Business Club Day
MARS healthcare students visit U of M Medical School and Mankato State
December 23-January 3: Holiday Break
January 9-10: Semester 1 Finals
January 13: Start of Semester 2
January 20: NO SCHOOL
January 24: One Act Play Preview
January 27-31: Snoball Week
February 1: Snoball Dance