January 27, 2015
Students are not to walk to the Middle School on early out Wednesdays. This also includes using the back road for those that drive.
Students eating and or remaining after school on early out days must remain in the commons area and seated at a lunch table. Students will not be allowed to wait in the hallway near the trophy cases or in areas other than the commons. Students will remain seated at a lunch table until the dismissal announcement has been made.
The CHI Health 2015 Scholarship worth $1,500 has a noon, February 9, 2015, application deadline. Seniors must be seeking a college major preparing them for a health career; have 3.0 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale; have completed considerable volunteer or service hours; and submit a quality essay. Applications are accessed online.
The EXCEL Physical Therapy Scholarship worth $1,000 has a February 20, 2015, deadline. Seniors must be enrolled in a 4-year college or university with physical therapy as your planned major, have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better, and have active involvement in at least one extracurricular activity; see Mrs. Bode-Steinke to get the paper application
Seniors, if you are interested in operating heavy equipment such as that being used for the roads project near school, you should consider applying for the International Union of Operating Engineers Apprenticeship program. You must be 18 and have your high school diploma, be physically able to perform the work, and be drug free. Applications are available at IUOE Local 571 Training Fund site located at 11404 North 72nd Street. Application deadline is 4:00 p.m. on February 20, 2015.
The Eastern Nebraska/Western Iowa Car Council Paul High Memorial Scholarship worth $300 has a May 15 deadline.
The Buick Achievers Scholarship is worth $25,000 and renewable for up to four years. The application deadline is February 27.
The Grand Lodge of Iowa is offering a scholarship for seniors enrolling in an Iowa community college mechanical or trade course of study. The scholarship amount varies each year, but applicants must have a financial need, with a strong academic record and good communication skills. The deadline is March 2, 2015, and the application can be access online.
Did you know that our school has been given the honor of representing Iowa in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for 2015? That means that sixty of our seniors will be working with NAEP representatives on Thursday, January 29, both piloting a digital testing system and demonstrating their knowledge. The NAEP data is then used to compare the United States' educational system with other countries'. Good luck to the seniors who get to represent our school!
Many scholarships and grants are available to Omaha Metro area Jewish students. Application deadline is March 2. Go to the link on the School Counseling Scholarship List webpage to find out more.
The Iowa State Acacia Leadership Scholarship is open to male seniors who excel in the fields of academics, extracurricular school activities, and community involvement; see Mrs. Bode-Steinke to get an application. Application deadline is March 16.
The 20 top senior scorers on a financial literacy assessment will earn $1,500 Iowa Financial Know-How Scholarships. You must complete two online tutorials before taking the assessment. All activities must be completed by midnight on February 22. See the School Counseling Scholarship List webpage to access the link.
If you are looking for a one-time review session for the February 7 ACT, the Assistance League of Omaha is offering one on February 5. The registration fee is $35, and the review session takes place from on Thursday, February 5, from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at Westside High School. Check your school email from Mrs. Bode-Steinke for the registration form and a fee waiver, should you need it.
The $2,000 Ann Griffel Girls Golf Scholarship is open to a senior girl who has a passion for golf and intends to further her education at an Iowa institution of higher learning, whether a college, university, or trade school; strong academic performance, extracurricular activities, and leadership; get the link on the Scholarship List webpage; application deadline is March 13.
The $2,000/year, renewable for four years, Herman Sani Boys Golf Scholarship is open to a senior boy with experience or background in golf; strong academic performance, extracurricular activities, and leadership; get the link on the Scholarship List webpage; application deadline is March 13.
The $3,000 Rassekh Foundation Scholarhsip is open to a senior who enrolls at IWCC in a course of study in any of the trades that will enable him/her to attain employment with an associate degree; see Mrs. Bode-Steinke to get the application with a March 15 deadline.
As always, check the School Counseling Scholarship List webpage for more information.
Voting is now open for Junior Class Officers. Please choose 6 people. Duties of the officers are to plan Prom and help with graduation. Voting will be open until January 30.
Student Council is hosting Jeans for Teens from Jan. 26th to Feb. 6th during 6th hour. The 6th hour with the most clothes will win a pizza party! All of your contributions will be going to the Micah House.
Did you miss out on joining large group speech? Are you interested in performing but don’t have a lot of time in your schedule? Then come to the individual speech meeting this Wednesday, January 28, in Mrs. Nielsen’s room 310 from 3:00 to 3:20. We’ll discuss events like radio newscasting, poetry reading, improv, acting and more. Don’t like to write speeches? Don’t worry, it’s not necessary to write a speech for individual speech contest—really. Come find out what it’s all about. Rehearsals for individual speech will begin Tuesday, February 10th. Can’t come to the meeting? See Mrs. Nielsen or Mrs. Kimble or send an email.
Students, kick off your weekend with a job fair on Saturday, Jan. 31 9:00am to 1:00pm at Express Employment Professionals, 3030 W. Broadway, Ste. 3. Complete one application for multiple positions in the Council Bluffs and surrounding area.
Your Titan JV wrestlers dominated the Harlan JV tournament last night with 12 finalists. Earning 1st place honors were Brandon Wieland, Daytona Smith, Jared Nelson, Dallas Volentine and Damon Deyo. 2nd place finishers include Cooper Halbrook, Eric Rassmussen, Christian Nielsen, Nathan Charleson, Sam Mailahn, Cameron Moore and Jake Mutum.