4-30-15 Announcements

Come to NW the 9th Annual Woodworking show tomorrow, Friday May 1, in front of the main office during hours 1-7.  NW students stole the R&D forum again this year this past weekend.  They brought home more ribbons and trophies than ever before!  And for an unprecedented 3rd time in a row…. A NW student, Tyler Kruetzer, received the Regnier “ Over and Above Award “ with a $1,500.00 scholarship for his turquoise inlay walnut table and stools.  Please take a moment Friday and drop by to see what amazing projects NW students have created this year… classes are invited too!
This weekend the Drill Teams will be presenting This Year’s Spring Special- “Back to the Future”.  Please join us Friday or Saturday at 7pm in the Auditorium for all new routines from the Drill Teams, Senior Boys, Parents, and Drumline!  Tickets are FREE for Northwest students or $7 at the door.
Senior Final Exam Exemption Forms are now available in the office. This process allows certain students in selected classes to be excused from the teacher constructed final exam. It does NOT allow students to exempt out of required College Now finals.  You can only exempt from a final if you meet ALL of the required criteria and students must attend the class even if they have had the final waived. You must have a semester cumulative average of 90% or a grade of an A in each class you are choosing to exempt.  You must have had NO Saturday Schools, In-school or Out of school suspensions for second semester and you must have NO unexcused absences in ANY CLASS for second semester.  If you are a senior and think you qualify to exempt from an exam, please pick up the form in the office and carefully read and follow the directions.  The forms must be complete and returned by next Wednesday, May 6th.
TODAY during Seminar is the annual Locker Cleanout. All students will be released and need to report to their lockers.  If you do not know your locker combo, open your Skyward and click on “Student Info” – you will then see your locker number and combination.   Reminder: all lockers will be emptied out during the summer. Locker Cleanout is a good time to return all Library books, text books and take home anything you do not want thrown away. Trash bins will be provided.
Seniors you also need to see the sheets on the library doors or the office window for a list of seniors with library books out.  All seniors books are due by this Friday, May 1.
Reminder to ALL students  –  Food may NOT be delivered from outside the building without prior permission of the building administration.
This weekend the Drill Teams will be presenting This Year’s Spring Special- “Back to the Future”.  Please join us Friday or Saturday at 7pm in the Auditorium for all new routines from the Drill Teams, Senior Boys, Parents, and Drumline!  Tickets are FREE for Northwest students or $7 at the door.

Counseling:
Seniors – bring the following to your English class on Friday, May 1.   A list of scholarships offered and accepted.  A list of scholarships offered but not accepted.  If you plan to attend a college/university other than KU, KSU or JCCC, then bring a stamped legal size envelope addressed to the college/university that you plan to attend.

Students who have taken College Now credit and are planning to attend JCCC after graduation should fill out an application online for a full time student at JCCC.  This will allow the student to be eligible for financial aid and will provide a checklist of things the student needs to follow to be enrolled for the fall semester.
Seniors:  check the local scholarships list in the Scholarships & Financial Aid google classroom. Several new scholarships have recently been added and some are available to only SMNW students.  Get your application submitted asap.
Are you interested in a medical-related career? The UMKC School of Medicine is hosting a summer exploration opportunity called Camp Cardiac from July 20-24th. The deadline is May 11th and space is limited. Some scholarships are still available. Go to campcardiac.org or see your counselor for more information.
Athletics:
Come out to the pool today to support your Girls’ Swim and Dive Team on Senior night as they dual it out with Shawnee Mission West!  Events begin at 4:00!
Come support your NW Baseball boys tonight at 7pm at 3&2.  Bring your spirited hearts because Fan of the Week will be chosen!  Go Cougars.
Any sophomore boy who is interested in trying out for basketball next season will need to attend a meeting tomorrow morning, April 30, at 7:20 in room 228.  We will be outlining our summer workouts.  If you are planning on playing you need to attend the meeting.
Clubs
“Important Murals Club meeting in room 8 at 2:50, after school today.  Old and new members and interested wannabes, please attend?”
It’s not too late to sign up for the walk on May 9th to Rebel… a 5K walk with many exciting events and activities on May 9th at BV NW. If you are interested in signing up contact Maddie Grimes or Natalia Kidder.
Do you enjoy testing your knowledge on a variety of subjects?? Do you enjoy spending time with other people who eat snacks and talk about academic subjects related to India?  If you answered YES, Academic Decathlon is for you!  Come find out more about AcaDec and plan for next year by attending the meeting on Friday immediately after school in room 241!
Attention to all thespians: There will be a list of people who will be lettering in theatre. Please look at this list and talk to Ms. Rodgers if you have any questions.
If you are attending the Thespian Banquet please turn in your money to Ms. Rodgers as soon as possible!