Friday, February 13, 2015 SHS Lunch Turkey and Ham Club Sandwich Robotics All Senior Robotics' team members please come to Ms. Adair's room right after school, Monday, February 16 for a short 15 minute meeting. We are discussing the team banquet. Please be present to give your input. EMCC Honors College Apply for admission to the EMCC Honors college at www.eastms.edu and click “Apply Now.” It’s totally free and takes about 5 minutes to complete. (If you are already taking EMCC classes through dual enrollment, you do not need to re-apply or have your transcripts sent again.) Library Closed The library will be completely closed before school, during school, and after school on Monday Feb. 16. They will not be able to answer the phone or unlock the library. Please be respectful of the librarians on this day. ACT make up Any students who were unable to take the ACT on Saturday Feb 7 can transfer their registration to the April 18 test date. Information on how to do this is available at http://www.actstudent.org/faq/changereg .html This option includes students who were absent on Saturday or did not meet the picture deadline before the test date. There is a fee of $23.00 to change your test date. See Ms. Helms with questions. AMC 10 AMC 12 The math club will be giving the AMC 10 and AMC 12 on February 25. This an advanced math contest where students have an opportunity to advance to an international competition. Students who would like to participate should bring their $5 contest fee to Mr. Williams in room 17 on the east wing by Friday February 13. ACT The Junior Class will be taking the ACT on March 3. They must complete some important pre test items. The pretest session will be held on Monday, Feb. 16 in the theater as follows: 1st Block Juniors A through G 2nd Block Juniors H through Phelps 4th Block Juniors Poe through Y Summit The Starkville Oktibbeha Chapter of Young boys and Men of Color will conduct My Brother’s Keeper summit at Greensboro Center 9:00-12:00, tomorrow-February 14. Topics for discussion will be early childhood education, reading level, and graduation rates. Contact Orlando Trainer for more information at 662.769.0071. DYW Please support our Distinguished Young Women (DYW) Program on March 7 at 7 p.m. at McComas Theatre on the Campus of MSU. Tickets are $12 at the door. The theme is: “Peace, Love and DYW”. There will be a Celebrity Waiter Night at Central Station Grill Tuesday, February 24, 5:30-8:30.The proceeds will go toward our scholarship fund and Community Service activities. If you have specific questions, please contact the program director, Ms. Susan Keith. NHS The National Honor Society will meet February 17 in room 13. The meeting will start at 7:45 a.m. on that date. Senior Video All pictures and videos for the Senior video are due by Friday, February 27. Miss Y J The Miss Yellow Jacket Pageant will be held on Friday, March 27 at the Starkville Sportsplex. Be sure to pay your fines in the front office to Mrs. Brand if you would like to participate. Applications and dress information will be available soon. Musical "Legally Blonde the Musical" will run February 19 - 22, 2015 in the SHS Theatre. Tickets will be $7 at the door and show time is at 7:00 pm Thurs - Sat and at 2:30 pm on Sunday. We hope you join us for this exciting new musical! Carnations If you bought a Valentine’s Day carnation from the French Club, theywill be available for pick up in the cafeteria today during lunch. Seniors Your senior fee is $85. It needs to be paid by April 13. You can pay in installments. Seniors who do not pay will not be allowed to participate in prom or beauty revue. See Mrs. Brand in the front office to make your payment. Prom The prom will be April 25. This year’s theme is Frozen in Time. The cost to attend prom will be $30. All prom attendees will get a t-shirt this year. Yearbook Sales Buy a yearbook now! The cost is $55 and can be paid in room 100. You may order online at yearbookordercenter.com. The school code is 10013. SHS Senior Night Senior Night for basketball will be tonight at the Aberdeen game. Come support the Jackets. The district tournament will be held in the SHS gym February 17-20. Cheer There will be a cheer interest meeting on Monday, Feb. 16at 6:00 p.m. in the SHS library for students in grades 9-11 and their parents/guardians. Attendance at this meeting is mandatory for students and parents/guardians. Golf Members of the golf team need to pick up a revised schedule and pay their fee to Coach Hobart in room 100. To watch this broadcast online check out the MyMorningJacketNews channel! Model Security Model Security will meet every Thursday in Coach Boykin’s room. Members should bring a $38 check made out to SHS to this week’s meeting if they have not already paid. Scholarships Black History is Our History-sponsored by Regions. 500 word essay required. Deadline is February 25, 2015 Kappa Appha Psi Fraternity-sponsored by Columbus Chapter Essay required- deadline is March 18, 2015 See Ms. Bell We want your pics The yearbook staff would like your schoolrelated pics. You can go online at www.hjeshare.com or download the app Herff Jones eshare on an android or iphone. The school code is SHSJackets. You will have to register. SUMMER YOUTH INSTITUTE SUMMER YOUTH INSTITUTE is a 9-day experiential learning opportunity for current high school freshmen and sophomores committed to making a difference in their communities. This FREE program focuses on civic engagement, leadership training, and relationship building. It is held at the University of Mississippi. If you are interested in attending this program please see Ms. Shields or Mrs. Cole. Kappa Alpha Psi Scholarship Deadline April 30 African American Male 3.0 GPA Go to www.myntcine.com to apply Devin Mitchell Scholarship Applications for the Devin Mitchell Scholarship are in the front office. Please go by Ms. Bell’s desk for an application or see Ms. Cole. The deadline is March 31st. MSU Orientation Registration Online registration begins March 2, 2015 at www.orientation.msstate.edu Sessions filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Students must be admitted to MSU in order to register for and attend Orientation. Scholarship The Mississippi Council of the Blind is pleased to offer the James Doyle Case Memorial Scholarship to a : Legally blind student To the child of an individual who is legally blind Or to a child whose legal guardian is legally blind Must have a3.0 or higher Please log on to www.mscounciloftheblind.org to apply Scholarship 1. Scholarship Points - $10,000 – 1 Award (Deadline: February 20, 2015) Student Eligibility: A) Must be attending an accredited post-secondary institution by the fall of 2015 at the latest. B) Must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a program that is at least two years in length. Applications can be found by going to: http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_1000 0_college_scholarship_8935.php?&utm_source=newsle tter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201402&u tm_content=schoolboard%40starkville.k12.ms.us Cont. 2. MCO Scholarship - $500 – 1 Award (Deadline: May 15, 2015) Student Eligibility: A) Be attending college or university no later than December of 2015. B) Be attending college or university on a full-time basis by December of 2015. C) Submit an answer to the essay question no later than 11:59 PM EST on May 15, 2015. D) Be currently in your last year of high school or a freshman, sophomore, or junior in college/university Applications can be found by going to: http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_mco_scholarshi p_8939.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&u tm_campaign=201402&utm_content=schoolboard%40starkville.k 12.ms.us Cont. 3. Global Lift Equipment Scholarship - $500 – 1 Award (Deadline: June 15, 2015) Student Eligibility: A) Be currently attending or planning on attending a postsecondary institution in Canada or the US by September of 2015. B) Submit a short story. Detailed instructions can be found on the application page. C) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater. Applications can be found by going to: http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_global_lift _equipment_scholarship_8934.php?&utm_source=newslett er01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201402&utm_c ontent=schoolboard%40starkville.k12.ms.us Cont. . Lifestyle Dentistry Scholarship - $500 – 1 Award (Deadline: June 30, 2015) Student Eligibility: A) Be attending college or university no later than September 30th, 2015. Current High School Seniors who will graduate in 2015 are eligible. You can be enrolled in any field of study. B) Submit answers to the essay question, which can be found on the application page, prior to the June 30th, 2015 deadline. C) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater. Applications can be found by going to: http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_lifestyle_dentis try_scholarship_8940.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_med ium=email&utm_campaign=201402&utm_content=schoolboard% 40starkville.k12.ms.us MAS-MC Scholarship Mississippi Association of Supervisors Deadline is April 15, 2015 To be eligible, applicants must have been accepted for admissions to a technical school. Community college. Senior college, or a university located in Mississippi ( All information must be typed) Applications are out front by Ms Bell’s desk Rust College Rust College will host their High School and Community College Day February 13, 2015 from, 10:30 am-1:00 pm Register online @ www.rustcollege.edu or by phone @662.252.8000 ext 4058 FAFSA Get 2 College will be hosting a FAFSA Day at SHS on March 16, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Appointments are being made in 30 minute increments and are being made on a first come first serve basis. If you need help filling out your FAFSA please reserve your time with Ms. Bell in the front office. Scholarship Scholarships in the amount of $500.00 will be awarded to 5 seniors: Qualifications: Enrolled in a 2 year or 4 year college 2.5 GPA or higher 2 letters of recommendation: 1 from teacher and 1 from an adult of your choice Essay of 300-750 words Deadline March 6, 2015 Juniors and Seniors for next year: Rising Juniors and Seniors with an interest in Health Science ACT 18 College credit earned See your counselor for details. Bridge Program Qualifications: Plan to attend Ole Miss 20 ACT Plan to earn a degree in Math, Biology, Chemistry. Physics. Computer Science and all Engineering disciplines 5-week program June 27-July 27, 2015.. Students can earn six hours of college credit. Helps students to Bridge the gap between high school and college. If students are interested, please see Norma Cole. Former Head Start Students Any high school senior who is a former Head Start student or who has a sister or brother currently enrolled Head Start may apply. Essay required Proof of enrollment to a college Rec letter from principal, counselor, or teacher Applications may be obtained by Ms Bell’s desk or in Ms Cole’s office. Deadline is March 20, 2015 Scholarship Tupelo Elvis Presley Fan Club will award a $5,000.00 scholarship to one deserving senior. Send a Demo Video (MP3 or MP4) of one Elvis song and one of your choice along with Name, Age, School, Day and Evening Phone Numbers to Diane Whitt, 244 CR 530, Shannon, MS 38868 Forms may be downloaded from www. TupeloElvisFanClub.com The Deadline is February 14, 2015 Scholarship Aspiring Animation Professional" Scholarship Program. This is the 4th year we are awarding this scholarship for AnimationCareerReview.com. We are offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship. This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. We ask that you have interested students visit our website, http://www.animationcareerreview.com/ to find eligibility information along with the online application. The scholarship will be on the right side of the page and click on it. OxBridge Oxbridge is thrilled to announce two new 4-week summer programs for students in grades 10 to 12: Oxbridge St Andrews Grades 10-12 June 11 - July14 Oxbridge UCLA Grades 10-12 June 22 - July 17 Oxford Seminar Grades 10-12 August 2 - August 9 For more information please visit www.oxbridgeprograms.com Seniors Please remember if you receive free or reduced lunch you also qualify for college application waivers. You have access to unlimited waivers. Please see Norma Cole before you pay the fees. MS Excellence in Teaching Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program….Goal is to train new secondary English and mathematics teachers for Mississippi. You will commit to teach in MS for at least 5 years. Ole Miss and MSU: both universities will accept up to 20 each fall 10 math and 10 English……. Scholarship includes tuition, books, fees, for up to four years: plus $6,000.00 to study abroad $1,000.00 technology stipend Housing allowance and campus meal plan College of Nursing The College of Nursing at “The W” will host high school juniors and seniors who are interested in learning more about a career in nursing. There will be hands on learning experience. Students must have a minimum 21 ACT, and a minimum GPA of 3.0 The Navigating Nursing Day: Friday, March 19, 2015 from 9-12:00 If you are interested, please see Norma Cole or Dorothy Roberson TO PLAY A SPORT Any student wishing to tryout or participate in a sport must have a current physical, parent permission form, media consent release, and concussion form on file in the Athletic Department or have one ready to turn in on the day of tryouts. Also, any student who plays a sport must take the STAR Sportsmanship course online to be eligible. If you haven’t taken the test, get instructions from your coach and do so immediately. Scholarship Scholarship for high-achieving high school seniors with financial need that plan to attend college 3.5 GPA 26+ACT Application is open September-November www.jkcf.org 40 applicants nationwide are selected Receive up to $40,000.00 per year ACT workshop SHS is now offering ACT online prep to all of its students. See Ms. Helms for log in information. Scholarship Nucor Foundation is offering a $3000.00 scholarship for 4 years. You must be majoring in engineering or metallurgylive in Oktibbeha county for at least 6 months. The selection committee will base the awarding of scholarships on the application’s personal background, academic abilities, leadership trait, character and information on financial need. Deadline is March 1, 2015 If you are eligible login at www.nucor.com/scholarshipapply Scholarships If you are a senior in the top 10% of your class and come from households earning less than $60,000.00 annually typically for a household of four, please come see Norma Cole about Quest Scholars. FCA FCA invites all students to the theatre on Thursday morning at 7:45. FCA leadership groups are Wednesday mornings at 7:45. The women’s leadership group is in Mrs. Young’s class and the men’s leadership group is in Mr. Williams’ class. If you plan on going to either club, you must get a laminated hall pass from Mrs. Young. See president Laken Vickers if you have questions.