from The Guidance Office
Looking ahead to March, it appears to be another busy month.
7th and 8th Grade Campus Tour (3/15/22)
The 7th and 8th grade classes will be making a college visit on Tuesday, March 15 at both the Central Community College, Hastings Campus and at Hastings College. This day will show the students a variety of career training programs at CCC in the morning. Then in the afternoon we will tour at Hastings College and get an idea of what a private college can offer to students. We will leave school at 8:00 and will return at about 3:30. Students will need to bring $10 for a college cafeteria lunch or request a sack lunch from DPS (tell Mrs. Unruh if interested in the school sack lunch.)
ACTIONS Day Academic Competition (3/16/22)
ACTIONS Day is a time when students take academic tests in a variety of subjects and compete against about 800 students from the area for trophies and the honor of placing. DPS plans to send 35 students for this competition. We need to get the bus rolling by 7:00 a.m., so students need to be boarding the bus by 6:55 a.m. We will return by the end of the school day. DPS will provide lunch for each of the students. Congratulations students on being chosen to represent DPS!
ACT Test for All Juniors (3/22/22)
The college entrance test known as the ACT will be administered to all current juniors on March 22, 2022. The juniors have been preparing for this test through their coursework, plus the addition of John Baylor’s test preparation program called, “On To College.”
Parent Permission Form
Students are able to submit their scores to 4 colleges if they have turned the Parent Permission Form into the guidance office. If you have not seen that form yet, please speak with your junior son or daughter. A replacement form can be found in the guidance office.
No Cost to Juniors at this Administration
The State of Nebraska Department of Education provides this test at no charge to students; the value of the test, including a writing test, is $88 per student. We encourage the students to take this test seriously and attempt their best performance.
Qualifying Test Scores for College English and College Math Classes
When the results come back, students learn if they qualify for the College English Composition class and several possible College Math classes. The community colleges, SCC and CCC offer these classes to us, but students must meet a qualifying score (Dual Credit classes).
A student may be interested in taking the College English or Math and miss the qualifying score. If that should happen, we do have another avenue to pursue. Students can go to the Learning Center to take the ACCUPLACER Test. Still, a qualifying score on this test must be met in order to get enrolled in the college English or Math class.
Opportunities for Youth: Pick up info in Guidance Office
Leadership Weekend with the Rotary April 1-3
Who: Sophomores and Juniors
What: Leadership RYLA weekend
When: April 1-3 is the Camp
Where: Camp Kitaki
Deadline to Apply: March 10, 2022
Adventure Camp about the Environment
Who: current 6 – 8th grade students
What: 4 days of exploring and learning about Natural Resources
When: June 26– 29
Where: 4-H Camp at Halsey, Nebraska
Cost: $235 (contact the NRD for scholarship opportunities)
Deadline to Register: June 10, 2022
UNL Business College – Discover Accounting
Who: current juniors and seniors
What: learn about business and accounting careers
When: June 1-3
Where: UNL Campus, plus business tours
Cost: no charge
Deadline to Register: April 8, 2022
Who: Juniors who are First generation college students (parents have not graduated from college), or Low Income or Underrepresented identity
What: Business, leadership and networking
When: July 17–20, 2022
Cost: no charge
Deadline: April 8, 2022
Young Nebraska Scientists– Summer camps
Who: Middle and high school students
What: camp that focuses on Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math
Where: At Campuses throughout the state
Applications close on May 1 (or when the camps fill).
See what is offered at YNS.NEBRASKA.EDU