Seniors: Community Service Hours for February are due TODAY at 4:00.
It’s Snowball 2017 Week! Dress-up days: Today – Western Day; Tomorrow – Class Color Day (Seniors – Black; Juniors – Blue; Sophomores – Gray; Freshmen – Green; 8th Grade – Red; 7th Grade – Purple; 6th Grade – Orange); Thursday – Opposite Gender Day; Friday – Denim Day (more than jeans). Middle School Hat Licenses will be sold every morning this week from 8:00 to 8:25 in Mrs. M Johnson’s room. Cost is $2 for all week. The Snowball Dance will be semiformal and is Saturday from 9 PM to midnight. Cost will be $4 for singles, $7 for couples.
It’s Go Red this Friday for Heart Health Month! All staff and students are encouraged to wear something red. (Red and denim will look nice together 🙂
22 MPCG Music students will take part in the Myra Jazz Festival at UND tomorrow.
Today the Boys’ Basketball Teams host Larimore, 7th and 8th Grades at PBJ starting at 4:00, and JV and Varsity here at the high school starting at 6:00. Let’s all come out and support the Patriots!
The MPCG Speech Team took 2nd overall with 114 sweepstakes points at the Barnes County North tournament held last Saturday. Individual results are as follows: Lily Moch ~ Top Novice in Humorous Duo; Kinsey Parker ~ Top Novice Serious Duo; Lucas Peterson ~ 8th in Humorous; Malena Twedt ~ 8th in Entertain, 3rd in Humorous Duo; Teri Nelson ~ Top Novice Serious Duo, 3rd in Humorous Duo; Grace Koshney ~ Top Novice in Serious, 5th in Serious Duo; Kyra Mortenson ~ Top Novice in Humorous Duo, 7th in Entertain, 7th in Serious, 5th in Inform, 4th in Poetry; Ava Nelson ~ 8th in Radio, 5th in Serious Duo; Constance de Trogoff ~ 7th in Serious Duo, 4th in Humorous; Alyssa Peterson ~ 7th in Serious Duo, 5th in Dramatic; Morgan Palmer ~ 5th in Humorous, 4th in Storytelling, 3rd in Serious Duo; Colvin Abler ~ 3rd in Poetry, 1st in EPR, 1st in Entertain, State Qualifying, 1st in Storytelling, State Qualifying; Kailer Riedman ~ 3rd in Entertain, 1st in Radio, State Qualifying, 1st in Dramatic, State Qualifying. Great job!
Today’s menu is Pizza, Mixed Vegetables, Oreo Dessert, Juice.
It’s Senior Night for Crookston Girls Hockey tonight at 5:30. It’s Ali Hutter’s last home game. Congrats, Ali!
SCHOLARSHIPS ND Academic and Career &Technical Education Scholarships: Seniors planning to attend college in North Dakota and meet the academic criteria for either of these $6000 scholarships can apply online between Jan. 2nd – June 2nd at: <https://apps.nd.gov/DPI/scholarship/login.aspx> Late applications will not be accepted. Students eligible via ACT score do not need to send score reports unless they have an ACT score for a test taken after the February 11th deadline. Students must then get the result to DPI before the June 5 deadline. Students eligible via WorkKeys assessments must send a copy of WorkKeys Skill Reports to the address listed below: ND Department of Public Instruction OR Fax To: Attn: ND Scholarship Program Teacher & School Effectiveness Unit (701) 328-0201 600 E. Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 201, Bismarck, ND 58505-0440. May-Port CG Dollars for Scholars: Seniors apply electronically by going to <http://mpcgarea.dollarsforscholars.org/index.php?section=chapterWebsite&action= main&fwID=816> . Go to the parent-student tab in order to register. Submit an essay about career objective and future goals. If you run into problems, click on the support tab on the left hand side of the screen or come see me. In addition, applicants need to turn into the school a form detailing their volunteer experiences throughout high school. Application due date: April 15th. Don’t wait until the last day because transcripts and a reference will need to be uploaded. North Dakota Dollars for Scholars: JoAnn Link Hetzel Vocational/Technical/Trade School Scholarship: Students attending a vocational or technical trade school. Students studying mechanics, electrical, welding, or surveying will receive preference. Amount: $1000 (16) Due: April 1st. Dr. Fradkin Regional Community Service Scholarship: Eight $500 scholarships are available to high school senior students within a DFS community who excel in community service. A minimum of one $500 scholarship will be awarded per region in North Dakota. Due: April 1st. North Dakota Assess Network Scholarship: A minimum of one $500 scholarship will be awarded to a senior in each Dollars for Scholars community in North Dakota based on economic need. Due: April 1st. North Dakota Military Scholarship: $1000 Scholarships (14) will be awarded to dependents of members of a North Dakota military unit/installation. Requires 2.5 GPA. Due: April 1st. Bill and Jean Guy Leadership Scholarship: Developing leaders for the future of North Dakota is the overall goal of this scholarship. One student will be selected to receive $6,000 for use during the remaining time in post-secondary education. This student will be someone who demonstrates strong leadership skills and a commitment to giving back in North Dakota. The scholarship is available to a North Dakota student attending any North Dakota or Red River Valley (Concordia, Crookston, or Moorhead) post-secondary institution, and who has intentions of working in North Dakota after graduation.
Apply at www.nddfs.org <http://www.nddfs.org> Reuben T. Guenthner Scholarship: Graduating senior from a North Dakota high school in 2017, completed one or more career and technical education courses between grades 9 and 12, and planning to enroll in a two-year North Dakota public postsecondary institution as a full-time student in a career and technical education program of two years or less. Amount: $350 (2). Due: April 1st. Apply at: <http://www.nd.gov/cte/students/RTGScholarship.html> Aspiring Nurse Scholarship: High school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Track record of academic excellence and passion for the nursing profession. In 500 words or fewer, please explain i) why you’re passionate about joining the nursing profession and ii) how you will use your nursing education to enrich others’ healthcare. Amount: $1000 Due: June 30, 2017. Apply at: <http://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com/articles/2017-aspiring-nurse-scholarship> Polar Communications: sponsoring one participant from their service area on a tour of Washington DC to learn more about the telecommunications industry June 3rd – June 7th. Polar pays all expenses, including $50 spending money. Students age 16 or 17 at the time of the tour are eligible to apply. Applicant’s parents must be subscribers of Polar Communications or one of its subsidiaries. Required to submit a one-page essay: "The Advantages and Disadvantages of Modern Technology." Due: March 1st. Apply at: www.thinkpolar.com <http://www.thinkpolar.com> hit the scholarship tab, grey box under community. For more information regarding this and many other scholarship opportunities see Mr. Varriano.