GBHS Newsletter - Great Bend USD 428


GBHS Newsletter - Great Bend USD 428
GBHS Newsletter
Notes from the Principal
As many of you read this I know that it is one more chance or opportunity that you will have to
find out about the great things that are happening at Great Bend High School. I want to thank all
of you that have come to conferences, called or e-mailed teachers or came in to visit about your
son/daughter and GBHS, in general. We at GBHS are committed to the success of each of our
students and want to work with you to insure that success. We need you to be a part of that and
we are thankful for all of your help and support. With November comes Thanksgiving. Here are
some of the things that I am thankful for at GBHS:
Our many parents who express their interest and concern for their student’s success at GBHS.
The tremendous teaching staff that GBHS has and their dedication to student success.
The outstanding support staff at GBHS who work hard everyday to make this building run
A great administrative team here at GBHS who make it all work.
A great district administrative staff and their support for all the “things” that we do at GBHS.
A great group of upperclassmen that set good examples for our younger students.
An outstanding group of 9th and 10th graders who are respectful and willing to work hard to
achieve success.
With Thanksgiving this month, take a moment to think about the many things that you are thankful
Make it a point to see some great things that are happening at GBHS in November including the
Fall Play on Nov. 17-19 and the FBLA Business and Craft Fest on Saturday, Nov. 9. We are also
having a Veteran’s Day assembly at 9:00 a.m. on Nov. 11th that you are invited to attend. Also,
come out and see the Western Kansas Orchestra Festival that GBHS will be hosting on Nov. 22
and 23. Your students are instrumental in making these events successful and your support of
them is a huge reward for their effort. Happy Thanksgiving!
Tim Friess
Orchestra Festival
The Western Kansas Orchestra Festival will take place at Great
Bend High School on November 22nd and 23rd. There will be
around 500 middle and high school orchestra students attending.
The Great Bend High School Orchestra will give a concert at
6:00 pm on November 23rd in the High School gym.
Surplus Sale
Check out the USD 428 Surplus Inventory that
we have for sale. The property pictures and
pricing are located on the school webpage . Surplus inventory is listed
below the district tab on the website.
News from the Guidance Office – November 2013
Dates to Remember
Nov. 6th Career Fair
Nov. 8th
Registration deadline for December ACT
Dec. 4th Financial Aid Meeting
Dec. 14th
Jan. 10 Registration deadline for February ACT
Web Resources
Scholarship searches
College & Career Planning
Test Prep
Kansas State University
Nov. 1st
Dec. 15
Priority Scholarship Deadline
Civic Leadership Scholarship deadline
Kansas State University Civic Leadership Scholarship: if you plan on attending KSU, and have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to serving others in the community, church or school, go to
Students must have filled out the KSU general scholarship application by November 1st, and then fill out the supplemental
application by December 15th.
University of Kansas
Nov. 1st
Priority Scholarship Deadline
KU offers many senior days…Some days are for a specified major. Space is limited and is available on a first-come, first
serve basis, so register early. Registration forms are available in the guidance office or you can register online at:
Nov. 4th
Nov. 11th
Nov. 22nd
Barton County Community College offers two Natural Gas Technician Training Programs: Gas Pipeline Technician
and Gas Measurement Technician. The Gas Pipeline Tech program provides training in comprehensive gas industry
technologies recommended by regional gas pipeline companies. 16 credit and 33 credit certificates are available as well
as the 64 credit AAS degree. The Gas Measurement Tech Program provides training that is owned and maintained
by the Gas Measurement Training Council of the Southern Gas Association and focuses on in depth measurement and
instrumentation technologies.
Colby Community College offers two programs in the veterinary field, veterinary technology (2-year career oriented
program) & pre-veterinary medicine (t-year transfer program).
If you are a senior and are considering attending Colby Community College, see your counselor NOW for an opportunity
for their scholarship award worth $1,500 a year.
Cloud County Community College is the only college in Kansas approved to offer an Associate of Applied Science
degree in Wind Energy Technology. This educational program will produce a qualified workforce to serve the emerging
wind industry throughout Kansas and the Midwest. Graduates of the program will possess the necessary skills to secure a position with a modern commercial wind farm operation or an industry career related to the production and utilization of wind energy.
Hutchinson Community College
The HCC Broadcasting & Media Technology program involves students in every process of production from videography, video editing, scriptwriting, audio production, & reporting to news production.
Feb. 15th
Priority Scholarship Deadline
Emporia State University
Visit for the Black and Gold visit days through the year. Each visit will include tours, an academic fair and for those who have already applied for admission, there will be drawings for 2 - $1000 scholarships at
EACH event.
Fort Hays State University –
Nov. 3rd Tiger Day Open House
Nov. 12th
Nov. 15
Science Day
Priority Scholarship Deadline
Pittsburg State University - – 1-800-854-7488
Pittsburg State University offers an International Business major that incorporates an assortment of disciplines across a
variety of colleges and departments with the university.
PSU special visit days:
Nov. 16th
Nov. 21
Feb. 1
Rumble in the Jungle senior Saturday
Art Day
Scholarship deadline
March 1
Financial Aid Priority Deadline
Kansas Wesleyan University offers MANY scholarships including a free residence hall room for KS residents who
have a 2.5 GPA and an ACT score of 18. High school seniors that have a 3.75 GPA and a 25 ACT qualify for a $10,000
Presidential Scholar scholarship. Check it out at
McPherson College is the only accredited four-year college that offers a degree in Automotive Restoration Technology.
The program is recognized internationally for the excellent preparation it provides students who wish to pursue a career
in this field.
Washburn University – – 785-670-1010
High school seniors can get a detailed look at Washburn University by attending an Ichabod Senior Day. You’ll learn more
about academics and Washburn’s vibrant student life. Activities include a welcome from the president, testimonials by current
students, admissions and scholarship presentations, tours, and opportunities to connect with faculty in your area of academic
This year's dates are:
Nov. 8th
Nov. 22nd
Jan. 24th
K-Sate @ Salina aviation center is equipped with three instrument runways, modern classrooms, labs, and an aviation maintenance training hanger. In addition to an extensive fleet, K-State @ Salina has more Master Certified Flight Instructors than any
other collegiate program in the nation. www.flyk-state.coM
Salina Area Technical College - has a 9-month HVAC program. Students receive instruction in domestic and commercial equipment. They also learn to troubleshoot light commercial and domestic heating and air conditioning systems.
Coffeyville Community College –
Athletic Training Program - Seniors, if you're interested in sports and/or medicine including physical therapy, Coffeyville Community College has several scholarships available to offer students for around $1500 a semester. For this scholarship you
would work with 2 athletic trainers and develop skills working with athletes and coaches. See your counselor for more information.
Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Renewable, need based, merit scholarship. For those studying: computer science, education, engineering, library science,
math, and public health/science.
The students must be:
Hispanic American, African American, American Indian/Alaska Native or Asian Pacific, Islander American
Be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the U.S.
Have a high school GPA of 3.3
Be a full time student in the fall of 2013
Have leadership abilities through participation in community service and other extracurricular activities
Meet federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria (FAFSA)
Complete and submit the student application, (nominee personal information form); evaluation (nominator form) and an evaluation of community service/leadership (recommender form) by the January 15, 2014 deadline.
Masonic Grand Lodge Essay Contest
500 word essay on the topic: “Would you vote to maintain the current Electoral College system or reform it? Explain your
position.” Essay must be double –spaced, work cited with 12 point Arial font. Deadline to submit essay to local Masonic
Lodge is Nov. 1st.
Hagen Scholarship Foundation -
Application is due by November 15th. About 20 scholarships will be awarded to Kansas students in 2012. Must have a 3.5
GPA and an ACT composite score of 23. Follow the guideline on the website to fill out an application.
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
The Spirit of Community Awards program identifies and rewards students solely on the basis of volunteer work performed in
their community. To be eligible students must have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred at least in part after September 1, 2013. Complete the online application at Deadline to submit signed application to your
principal AFTER completing it online is November 5th.
Sidney’s Hairdressing College Scholarship –
Apply for this $1,000 scholarship after January 3, 2014. Application deadline is April 30, 2014. Applications are located in
the guidance office.
Barton County Farm Bureau Assoc. Scholarship
Applicant must be a high school senior whose parents/legal guardians are current Barton County Farm Bureau members.
There will be 4 scholarships given for $500 each. Student must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. See your counselor for an application. They are due to the Barton County Farm Bureau office April 13, 2013.