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York Public Schools | October 20, 2021

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Counseling Center

 

Dr. Tami Wegener
School Counselor
402-362-6655, ext. 224
tami.wegener@yorkdukes.org

Mrs. Dana Schmid
School Counselor
402-362-6655, ext. 225
dana.schmid@yorkdukes.org

Mrs. Deb Stuhr
Admin. Assistant
402-362-6655, ext. 226
deb.stuhr@yorkdukes.org


LATEST NEWS…

 

Dual Credit information:

Tuition for SCC classes are due to the college by Oct. 29.  Statements will be emailed to the student’s email. Tuition for Peru State (speech class)  is due to the college by November 1.  Statements will be mailed to the student’s home address.  Materials fees (payable to YHS) information have been emailed to the student AND parent.  This payment gets delivered to Mrs. Stuhr in the Counseling office and is due Oct. 15.

 

ACT Test Date ahead:

Oct. 23, 2021  — registration due by Sept. 17

Dec. 11, 2021  — registration due by Nov. 5

York is NOT hosting ACT testing..  Geneva and Seward may be hosting sites as well as other locations.

STUDENTS REGISTERING TO TAKE THE ACT … Please remember to enter the York High School code of 282-590 when signing up.  This is the only way YHS gets a copy of your test results, and we NEED them.  If questions, stop by the Counseling office.

 

Upcoming Testing opportunities — please visit with Counseling staff if you have questions.

PSAT – qualifying for National Merit Scholarship – 10th and 11th graders near top of class – sign up in Counseling office with $18 payment – test on Oct. 13

ASVAB – Career Exploration – Wednesday, October 27

Accuplacer – admission requirement for Community College and/or dual credit qualifying score test – Wednesday, Nov. 3

 

On to College (formerly John Baylor) ACT Test Prep is available for YOU if you want to invest in the great possibility of increasing your ACT score!  Bring your $75 check to Mrs. Stuhr in the Counseling office.  The next available window to sign up is by Friday, January 7, 2022. She will set up your online account for the balance of the school year.  You will then be able to watch the videos and work at the time, pace and place that works best for you.  See Mrs. Stuhr or your counselor if questions.

 

Amanda from EducationQuest is scheduling appointments for college planning and FAFSA completion.  Mrs. Stuhr in the Counseling office will be glad to get you scheduled if you give her a call or your student stops in her office. They are 40-minute appointments and this service is FREE!  The FAFSA application opened Oct. 1, and is very important for college financial aid and scholarships.  Upcoming dates for Amanda to be at YHS include Oct. 8, 22, Nov. 5, 19, Dec. 10.

 

Senior Parent Meeting information slides and explanations can be found at the following link:

GOOGLE SLIDES

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CHECK OUT THIS GREAT RESOURCE:
Ultimate Guide to the ACT
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CURRENT SCHOLARSHIPS …

Heisman High School Scholarship recognizes more than 5,000 of the best male and female high school seniors.  To be eligible for this recognition, a student must have at least a “B” grade average, participated in school sports, and demonstrated active involvement in the community.  Apply at heismanscholarship.com    Deadline  is Oct. 19, 2021, at 5 PM; however, a reviewer must review your application before this deadline.  See Counseling office if questions

 

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation announces its achievement-based scholarship is open to seniors who are U.S. citizens and plan to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution.  Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. Seniors must also have a “B”/3.0 GPA.  Find details and application at coca-colascholarsfoundation.org    Deadline is October 31, 2021.

 

Elks National Foundation 2022 Most Valuable Student Scholarship – Open to any high school senior who is a US citizen pursuing a four-year degree at a college or university.  Scholarship deadline is November 15, 2021.  Application may be found at elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm   Applications are based on scholarship, leadership and financial need.  Five hundred awards are presented.  Questions may be directed to Mr. Redfern at 402-362-4491.

 

Perrenial  Public Power District Scholarship – If you are planning to  enroll in a utility line program, a $1,000 scholarship could be waiting for you.   See counseling office for application and more details.  Deadline is December 31, 2021.

 

SENIOR MALES planning to attend UNL – Scholarship Opportunity!  Acacia Fraternity offers scholarships to males who display motivation for personal success, an interest in developing and applying leadership skills and plan to attend UNL next fall.  These scholarships are not dependent on membership in the fraternity. Deadline Jan. 31, 2022.  The online application can be found at http://acaciaunl.org/als/

 

GOODRICH SCHOLARSHIP is now open to seniors who are accepted at UNO.  Applicants must establish financial need through the FAFSA.  Although this scholarship boasts a March 1, 2022, deadline, planning ahead is essential as an online EPPE is required by February 18, 2022.  Details about this scholarship can be found at http://goodrich.fluidreview.com

 

BLUE & GOLD SCHOLARSHIP FORMS…

 

The following forms (the same form — just different formats) may be used to apply for local Blue & Gold scholarships:

 

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PERU STATE COLLEGE – DUAL CREDIT STUDENTS .. All transcripts will now be ordered online.  Current students will order transcripts through their myPSC account and former students will submit transcript requests by logging in to peru.edu and clicking on the A to Z menu and choosing “T” for “Transcript Requests.”  There is a charge for all transcripts requested.  Please note:  If you are a current high school student and requesting a transcript prior to your semester ending, be sure to note “HOLD FOR GRADES” on your request.  See Mrs. Stuhr if you have questions.

 

SCC Dual Credit Students …. You may request your transcript at this link OR you may complete the paper copy request which Mrs. Stuhr has in her office.  If you wish to order online, log into the HUB at https://thehub.southeast.edu , then select Web Adviser for Students, select Academic Profile, select Transcript Request and complete the information. You should receive a confirmation after hitting the Submit button. Please note:  If you are a current high school student and requesting a transcript prior to your semester ending, be sure to note “HOLD FOR GRADES” on your request.  See Mrs. Stuhr if you have questions.  At this point, there is no charge for requesting your transcript from SCC.

 

 

Let’s work together for a great school year!  


GUIDANCE LINKS

Educational Planning

  • Education Quest : Free College Planning Services.   Eduquest is based out of Lincoln, NE http:///www.educationquest.org/
  • KnowHow2Go: A slick site for planning your college education no matter what grade you are currently in.  Helpful tips for students in middle school, as well as high school. http://www.knowhow2gonebraska.org/

Nebraska Universities and Colleges


GUIDANCE FORMS

Transcript Release Form
Graduation Information Form