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FFA Highway Cleanup  October 8, 2022  7:45 am Meet at Glenwood Corners

October FFA Meeting - October 18, 2022 7:00pm in SCMI Pumpkin Painting and Hygiene Drive


KHS will celebrate Homecoming the week of October 10-14. 

A pep rally and announcement of homecoming candidates

Wednesday, October 12
in the main gym.


Crowning of homecoming royalty
Cope Stadium following the football game (approximately 8:30 pm) 

Friday, October 14. 


Homecoming Dance

Friday, October 14


KHS cafeteria.

The dance is open to KHS students and their guests.

Tickets will be $10 and can be purchased at the door. 

Any non-KHS guest must be in high school or under the age of 21. If bringing a guest who is a non-KHS student, you must fill out and return a Homecoming Guest Form. These forms can be picked up in the administrative office and must be signed by both the KHS student, their guest and parents of each. KHS students are required to show their student ID at the door and guests will be required to show a student ID or driver's license. (If KHS students need an ID reprinted, the cost is $5 and must be requested at the attendance office before October 11.)

The homecoming dance will be dressy casual to semi-formal. Students are encouraged to dress up, as they would for a nice wedding but are not expected to wear suits or tuxedos or wear/buy new formal dresses for the event. They should not wear shorts, tank tops, t-shirts, gym clothes etc.



ASVAB test

Attention all Juniors and Seniors! Are you interested in joining the military after high school? If so, be sure to sign up for the ASVAB test! The test will be held at CCC on December 2nd. Sign up in the counseling office between 10/10 and 10/28, and more information will be sent to you as the date gets closer. Come see Mrs. Ferguson in the counseling office if you have any questions! 


Order Senior merchandise
Senior merchandise is officially available for purchase through Bearcat Corner. The last day for orders is October 17th. Get your class of 2023 gear today! 


The Kearney High School Under Armour store is now open!

Store LINK
Help support KHS Activities by placing an order on the KHS Under Armour website and save 40% at the same time!  These are NOT KPS/KHS branded items.The website will close on Sunday, October 9 at midnight. All items will be delivered to KHS and distributed on Wednesday, November 16 from 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM just inside the doors by the big K on the east side of the school. Staff can email [email protected] to request delivery through school mail. Thank you for your support and Go Bearcats!


The Hispanic-Latino Summit 
Tuesday, October 11th, 2022 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at Central Community College | 4500 63rd St, Columbus, NE 68601
Summit's website click here. Register by 10/7!
The Summit gives Nebraska Hispanic-Latino high school students an opportunity to hear from a variety of speakers who have overcome adversity to accomplish great things in their lives. Other opportunities include scholarship availability, panels for speakers from Nebraska colleges, booths tour the local community and learn about STEM-related careers. Latino leaders will motivate students to pursue higher education. You won't want to miss this fantastic opportunity to hear invaluable information from inspiring speakers!
Juniors planning to graduate in May
Juniors:  Are you planning to graduate this May?  Please plan to attend a mandatory meeting in the SDMI on October 4th during Bearcat Time.  We will be discussing important information, the timeline and application.  If you are unable to attend, please talk to your school counselor.
Youth Leadership Kearney
The Leadership Kearney Board of Directors are excited to announce that a fresh new look to the Youth Leadership Kearney program is heading this way! The new program will be tailored to our youth and preparing them for their future. The program will run during the spring semester of a student’s junior year and end in the fall semester of their senior year. We want to provide students the opportunity to learn more about themselves and explore career options for their future.
Listed below are some important dates to know!
 Applications Open: Monday, September 12 
Applications will be available at https://www.leadershipkearney.com/
Applications Close: Friday, October 14

Attention Sophomores!
The HOBY Leadership Conference is set for June 2-4 at Concordia University. Any sophomore interested in applying to represent Kearney High School should sign up in the counseling office between October 10 and 21!  After sign ups close, interested students will receive more information from Mrs. Ferguson. Signing up is not a guarantee you will get to go - we have a set number of spots. An essay will be required! Check out this website for more information on all things HOBY!

The Congressional Award

The Congressional Award is open to all young Americans between the ages of 14-24. It is a public-private partnership created by the United States Congress to promote and recognize achievement, initiative, and service in America's young people. Participants must complete self-selected goals and activities in each of the four program areas: Voluntary Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition of Exploration. A Congressional Award Gold Medal Ceremony is held annually in the U.S. Capitol.  There is not a deadline for this program as people work at their own pace.  Interested youth can register at congressionalaward.org or call Jacob Wenger at 402-476-1400 for more information. 



PSAT Test Saturday, Oct 15, 2022

The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) will be given at Kearney High School on Saturday, October 15th, at 8:00 a.m.  This test is, as its name implies, a preliminary version of the SAT test, and it is also the test that qualifies students as National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists.  The PSAT is available on only one date per year as arranged by the sponsoring test company.   It is offered to Juniors as well as Sophomores who want the test practice as they plan for scholarship-qualifying assessments in their junior and senior years.  This year's PSAT features verbal questions in two sections, math questions in two sections, and writing skills questions in a fifth section.  The testing time is two hours and ten minutes.  Taking the PSAT as a junior gives helpful feedback regarding test performance and understanding the test format as students look toward the SAT test. The fee for the PSAT is $20, which needs to be paid to the School Counseling Office by September 15.  The PSAT offers copies of a practice test that closely parallel the real test.  Students who register will receive a student bulletin and the practice test, both of which will be very helpful in preparation.


Apply2College Event
October 18  10 a.m. to 1 p.m.   Scott D. Morris Institute
Seniors & Junior Graduates – Do you want help applying for college? Do you have questions about the application or the process? Several college representatives will be at Kearney High School in the Scott D. Morris Institute on October 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to help you apply to college and answer your questions. Please sign-up for a time slot using this link - https://forms.gle/iqMUZNQwT7a82y1P7 and bring your Chromebook when you come to the SDMI. Sign-up by October 14, so an ehall pass can be created for you. See your counselor or Mrs. Allison [email protected] if you have questions.
Follow KHS on Social Media!

This year, four KHS social media interns will be sharing frequent updates on academics, activities, and athletics at KHS, using the student-led, teacher-moderated ClassIntercom platform!  To stay in the loop on Bearcat news, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! 💙💛 Follow us on Instagram (@Kearney_High and @KearneyBearcats)  You can also follow us on these channels! Facebook: @KearneyHighSchool and @KearneyBearcats Twitter:  @KearneyHigh and @KearneyBearcats


EducationQuest Foundation is Here to Help - Fall Virtual Events!

EducationQuest is hosting a series of virtual events this fall focused on financial aid and college planning. We hope you will attend, and we appreciate your efforts to promote these events with students and families!

Students and parents who attend virtual programs in September are eligible to enter a drawing for one of six $500 scholarships
Click here to register! Choose from a variety of dates and times for these in-depth programs, which last around one hour. 

No need to register in advance. Simply tune in to YouTube or Facebook on the dates/times listed below to catch the live presentations, which last around 20 minutes.
November 2 @ 7 p.m.  -  What Happens After You Complete the FAFSA

Spanish-speaking students and families can join our
Spanish Facebook Group to catch presentations in Spanish. No need to register in advance. Simply join the Facebook group and tune in on the dates/times listed below. 
October 18 @ 6:30 p.m. - Spanish: How to Complete the FAFSA
November 15 @ 6:30 p.m. -
Spanish: What Happens After You Complete the FAFSA

Download our 
Fall Events Flyer to see and share the entire schedule!


*Parent Instructions for Observing a Student’s Canvas Courses*
1.    Parents/Guardians can go here to sign up. 
2.    The first time they visit, they must click in the top right corner to create an account. 
3.    They will need a student pairing code. Here is how a student generates the code for the parent/guardian.
4.    Once the sign-up is complete, the parent will return to the like in Step 1 and log in. The Parent/Guardian will then have the observer access to their student’s Canvas courses. 
Peer Tutoring

Do you need to build your resume? Are you interested in education or human service fields of study? Peer Tutoring at KHS is a perfect opportunity for students who are achieving academically and want to help their fellow students also meet their academic goals. We are taking applications now!  You may pick up a Peer Tutoring Application  in the counseling office



College Visits
Representatives from various colleges will be visiting KHS again this year.  All juniors and seniors are welcome to sign up to attend any of the colleges they may be interested in learning more about.  You must sign up no later than 4pm the day before the visit.  Please sign up by following the link above and filling out the google doc.  Please see the counseling office if you have any questions regarding the college visits.


Email [email protected]
Phone 308-698-8065