KHS DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FRIDAY, MARCH 5

 

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KEARNEY LEGION BASEBALL

There will be an organizational meeting for all boys (grades 9-12) and their parents interested in playing American Legion Baseball this summer for Runza, Jersey’s, Post 52 or Five Points Bank on Sunday, March 14, at 2:00 PM in the North reception hall at the American Legion. Enter through North doors.

 

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

National Honor Society applications are now open for Juniors and Seniors only!  Please pick up the paper portion from the Counseling Office, follow the instructions and return your completed paper portion to the Counseling Office by Friday, March 12, 2021 by 4:00 PM.
Please check your email for the link to complete the online portion.  The links are different for juniors and seniors, so please make sure you are filling out the correct form.  The online portion needs to be submitted by Friday, March 12, 2021 by 4:00 PM.  You will receive a receipt upon submitting.  
If you were accepted last year or in October of this school year, you do NOT need to reapply.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I am in D205 or email me at ambmckay@kearneycats.com
 
 
 

JUNIORS WHO MISSED THE ON TO COLLEGE ACT PREP PRESENTATION

Students who missed the in person John Baylor ACT prep session on Monday, March 1 can access the content that was covered through their On To College portal. The content covered included: Reading Sessions 1A/B, Science Sessions 1A/B, and a refresher of the 19 Grammar Rules (Found under Additional Subject Prep). Videos are provided for each area, as well as solution video guides for every question. Please contact your Bearcat Time teacher or Mrs. Green if you need help finding these resources.
 
 

 

PROM AND POST PROM TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Prom and Post prom tickets must be purchased in advance. Ticket prices are $30 for prom and $10 for Post Prom.

How to Purchase Tickets:

  • Complete a Prom Ticket Order Form
  • Pay all outstanding fines in the library and main office.
  • Bring completed form with signatures to purchase tickets.
  • Purchase tickets during Lunch: Monday March 1- Monday March 8

The 2021 Kearney High School Prom will be held Saturday, March 20 at the Younes Conference Center.

  • Doors will open at 6:00 PM for the students only social hour
  • Please join us for refreshments, a photo booth and to spend time with your friends. 
  • Doors close at 7:00 PM with gourmet meal to follow. Dance ends at 11:00 PM.
  • The 2021 Post Prom will be held at the Big Apple from 12:00 AM to 3:00 AM.

Prom Ticket Order Forms will be available in the library. Student’s library fines, parking tickets, and other fees and fines must be paid in order to purchase tickets.

Students bringing guests who are not Kearney High School students will need to submit a completed Prom Guest Form to the Main Office by Monday, March 8.

The Junior Class is excited to host this special event for the KHS student body.

Due to the Covid pandemic and an effort to provide the safest possible environment for students the Grand March will not take place. Families are encouraged to complete photo sessions before students arrive at the Younes Conference Center as only students will be allowed to enter the prom area.

A KHS ID or Valid Driver’s License will be required for students attending the Prom.  Students needing to purchase an ID will need to talk to Robbie in the attendance office before Wednesday March 10th.  Cost of ID’s are $5.00

 

POST PROM

 
At the Big Apple MIDNIGHT-3 AM  
What’s included: Karaoke, Unlimited Ballocity (socks mandatory), Unlimited Cosmic Bowling, Unlimited Indoor Mini-Golf,  Unlimited Laser tag, Unlimited Volleyball (weather permitting), Billiards/Pool, Darts, Ping Pong, Arcade games are not included (they are extra).  If the indoor go cart track is completed it will also be included.
The Kiwanis will be serving pancakes and sausage in the Ballocity room.  
We will also have sandwiches, chips, snacks, desserts, drinks, and fruit.
Lots of door prizes! Must be present to win.
 
Tickets for post prom are $10.00 and can be purchased March 1-8 at Kearney High School in the commons cafeteria area during lunch. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Let’s have some FUN and make some great memories!!
 

 

POST PROM DONATIONS NEEDED

Please consider helping the Post Prom event by donating a food item.  Sign-up HERE.  If you have any questions, please contact Teresa Dahlke at dahlketr@hotmail.com
 
 
 
 

ELEMENTARY GRADUATE RECEPTIONS

All KHS graduates who attended a KPS Elementary School will be invited on May 11 to attend a reception in their honor at their respective elementary school. Most past graduates say this is the graduation event they have enjoyed the most. Please complete this survey so we make sure you receive your invitation.  Elementary School Survey

 
 
 

STUDENT COUNCIL RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE 

Student Council and the Red Cross are partnering to give you the chance to save three lives
Tuesday, March 9. All it takes is a bit of your day to donate blood. Those of you who donate
will be entered into a raffle to win gift cards and coupons from some local businesses! If you
donate you won’t have to worry about packing a lunch because restaurants around Kearney are
providing food for our donors! If you are interested, please sign up at our table in the cafeteria,
during third block or after school, where Student Council members will be more than happy to
help you. The drive will be taking place in the Scott D. We hope to see you there on
Tuesday March 9!
 
 
 
 

SAFE TEEN DRIVER SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

Safe Teen Driver Education individual scholarships of up to $100 are available, to those who qualify, to help cover a portion of the $330 cost of the class. You will find the application form HERE.
 
 
 

LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Local Scholarships available to KHS Seniors were announced on February 9. Three informational meetings were held during Bearcat Time over the past two weeks. Helpful information and materials needed to apply were distributed at the meetings. Below is a link to the information and applications that were provided to students who attended the meetings.  This link is also available on the KHS website. (Click "Quicklinks" and Senior Information)
 
 
Students who plan to apply for local scholarships and who did not attend one of the meetings should see Mrs. Eickhoff in the Attendance Office to pick up materials, GPA and Class Rank information and a folder needed to submit some of the applications. Please email Mrs. Eickhoff at debeickhoff@kearneycats.com if you have any questions.
 
 

 

FROM THE COUNSELING OFFICE

 

SUMMER OPPORTUNITY

The Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is pleased to announce a summer learning opportunity for high school students. We are hosting “Innovate: The Raikes School Way” and “Girls Who Innovate: The Raikes School Way”, computer science camps that will be led by Executive Director of the Raikes School, Steve Cooper. This opportunity was highlighted in a 2019 Forbes article, "STEM-Focused Summer Programs for Ambitious High School Students".

What: “Innovate: The Raikes School Way” & “Girls Who Innovate: The Raikes School Way”
For: High School Students (primarily the graduating class of 2022)
Where: Kauffman Academic Residential Center, home of the Raikes School in the heart of Nebraska's City Campus
When: July 11-24, 2021
Cost: $1,300 (Need-based scholarship opportunities are available. Cost covers all housing, meals, instruction, and activities associated with the camp)
Programming Experience: None needed (in fact, no experience is preferred)
Application Deadline: April 16, 2021
 
Interested students are able to find more details and application materials HERE. A promotional flyer is also linked here.  If you have any questions about the camp, please email Anna Pressler at anna.pressler@unl.edu.
 
 

ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS PROGRAM

Hello Sophomore and Junior Students:  
We are excited to announce that Great Plains RYLA will be hosting campers in July.
You are invited to apply for the Great Plains RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) program. Local Rotary Clubs will review applications, conduct interviews, and make final selections to send participants to Great Plains RYLA camp July 13-18, 2021 in Halsey, Nebraska.

Rotary International is the oldest service organization with 1.2 million members worldwide. District 5630 has 34 active clubs in Central and Western Nebraska. RYLA is just one of the popular youth programs sponsored by Rotary along with Rotary Youth Exchange, Rotaract, and Interact.

Great Plains RYLA is a co-ed leadership camp designed to develop leadership skills through problem solving, communication, and team building while learning about the value of service, the importance of community, and the role of Rotary locally and internationally. Participants will also develop self-confidence and a network of friends. RYLA students participate in team-building trust activities, participate in hand-on leadership development activities, hear from first-class speakers from throughout the state, and engage in fun activities. Great Plains RYLA is available to all eligible youth regardless of their current leadership ability or grades in school.

Funding for the awards is provided by local Rotary Clubs, which fund each student’s attendance at RYLA camp. Rotarians also serve as counselors for the annual camp.

The on-line registrations portal for RYLA 2021 is now open to accept applications. To apply visit, www.greatplainsryla.org. Applications must be completed on or before March 24.

For questions or additional information, please call 308-293-6417 or houldencm@gmail.com

 

 Additional resources:

 

  • CLASS OF 2021 CALENDAR

  • See all upcoming VIRTUAL COLLEGE VISITS.  If you are a Junior or a Senior interested in visiting with one of these college representatives, please sign up using the above link.

  • UPCOMING ACT DATES AND REGISTRATION DEADLINES CAN BE FOUND HERE

  • SHOP BEARCAT MERCH HERE

  • STUDENT JOB OPPORTUNITIES

  • BEARCAT CARE PANTRY & RESOURCE CENTER  Providing free school supplies, food and personal hygiene products to any KHS students in need of support. Contact your school counselor or social worker to access the confidential resource center today!
    Donations are always welcome!  The Resource Center is in need of crackers, snacks, cereal, quick meals (spaghetti o's/mac n cheese), laundry soap and personal hygiene products.