Guidance Newsletter

Millard North High School Counseling Department

Introducing the Millard North Counseling Team...Back row, left to right: Loel Schettler, Rachel Vacek, Jillian Depue, Laurie Stackhouse, Andy Hahn and Paul Gabel. Pictured in front, left to right: Lindsey Zentic and Jodi Therkelsen.

Counselor Alpha Assignments and Contact Information

LAURIE STACKHOUSE A-Bt 402-715-1375 Department Chair

PAUL GABEL Bu - Fen 402-715-1374

LINDSEY ZENTIC Feo - Hud 402-715-1160

LOEL SCHETTLER Hue - Mac 402-715-1248

JILLIAN DEPUE Mad - Pe 402-715-1239

JODI THERKELSEN Pf - Stac 402-715-1378

ANDY HAHN Stad - Z 402-715-1377

RACHEL VACEK Community Counselor 402-715-1359

College Night 2018


  • Thank you to all of the families who attended Millard North's College Planning Night!
  • For those of you who were unable to attend, handouts and College Prep materials are available in the Counseling Office.
  • Check out the presentation on Google Slides.
  • Please contact your counselor if you have additional questions.
  • Make an appointment with the College Planning experts at EducationQuest: 402-391-4033. They are a nonprofit organization that provides FREE services for Nebraska students and families.


PSAT for JUNIORS on Wednesday, october 10th

The PSAT is a shortened version of the SAT college entrance exam measuring verbal, mathematics and writing aptitude. It is also the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship program. This exam is optional.

Who should take the PSAT?

  • All junior IB Diploma candidates
  • Juniors with a 3.5 or higher grade point average
  • Juniors who took the PSAT as sophomores and scored in the 90th percentile or higher on all 3 test sections.
  • Any junior with a strong desire to gain experience in college admissions testing.

When is it?

The PSAT will be given at Millard North on Wednesday, October 10th from 8:00 am to noon.

How do I sign up for the PSAT?

Students must register online at Registration closes at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, October 3rd. To complete the registration students must answer all required questions, pay the $20 exam fee and print the confirmation page at the end. PSAT Practice Booklets are available in counseling.

October 10th is also the day the preACT is given to all juniors not taking the PSAT. Attendance is required for all juniors and sophomores on October 10th.

ASVAB for seniors considering the MILITARY

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) will be given on October 10th from 8:00—11:00 am at Millard South for interested Seniors. Seniors do not have school on this day. If you are interested in taking the ASVAB on October 10th, please register in the Counseling Office. Cost: FREE.


College representatives and military recruiters visit Millard North on a regular basis. These visits are listed in Naviance Student found under the Counseling Tab on the Millard North homepage and posted in the daily announcements.

To Sign up for a Visit

Juniors and Seniors: Even if you have open campus you must sign up for a college or military visit through Naviance Student which is found under the Counseling Tab on the Millard North homepage. You must do the following to sign up for a college or military visit: Log in to Naviance Student. Once you have entered your username and password, click on Home tab under Colleges at top right of page; scroll to bottom of page for college visits and click on Show More. Click on View Details by the college you wish to sign up for and click on register. After you have registered, please right click and print that page only. This page will then be your pass to present to your teacher in order to leave class and come down to the Counseling Career Center.


Wednesday, September 26

Creighton University - 10:00 am

U.S. Marine Corps - 11:00 am

Thursday, September 27

University of Nebraska Lincoln Honors Program - Seniors Only - 10:00 am

Friday, September 28

Capitol School of Hairstyling - 9:30 am

Bryan College of Health Sciences - 10:00 am

University of Rochester - 11:00 am

Monday, October 1

University of Iowa - 11:00 am

Tuesday, October 2

Crown College - 9:00 am

Knox College - 9:30 am

Morningside College - 11:00 am

Wednesday, October 3

Drake University - 11:00

Friday, October 5

North Central University - 9:00 am

Loyola University of New Orleans - 9:30 am


Midwest Student Exchange Program

Q: What is the Midwest Student Exchange Program

A: The Midwest Student Exchange Program, or MSEP, is a multi-state tuition reciprocity program. Through the MSEP, public institutions agree to charge students no more than 150% of the in-state resident tuition rate for specific programs; private institutions offer a 10% reduction on their tuition rates. All enrollment decisions are made at the discretion of the receiving campus and the campus may exercise its right to limit participation or set specific admission requirements for MSEP.

Quest Bridge National College Match Program. This program pairs outstanding low-income high school seniors with full four-year scholarships to some of the nation’s leading colleges: Yale, Brown, MIT, Amherst and Stanford just to name a few. Applicants must have a minimum ACT of 28 or have scored at least a 1310 on the SAT. If you are a current high school senior who has demonstrated academic excellence and exhibit strong personal character in the face of economic obstacles apply at Deadline: September 27, 2018.

The 2018-19 United States Senate Youth Program. Two outstanding Nebraska high school students will be selected to spend a week in Washington observing the federal government in action. Any high school junior or senior student is eligible for the program. To be eligible a candidate must be currently serving in an elected or appointed high school office for the 2018-2019 school year. Applications available online at: Deadline: October 3rd.

AES Engineers Scholarship. Students must submit an essay of no more than 1000 words on the topic posted on our website. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of character as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted. For essay question and more information go to Amount of award: $500.00. Scholarship Deadline: October 6th.

Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship. Winning the Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship requires a GPA of 3.0 or better, participation in at least one school-sponsored sport, and demonstrated leadership at school and in the community. Deadline: October 17.

Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Program. Applicants must be involved in co-curricular and community service activities and display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity. Students must also hold a minimum GPA of 2.0 and display critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required). Deadline: October 25. Apply online.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship. The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. The application is open! Students who will be graduating in the 2018-2019 academic school year may apply here through Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern.

National CO-OP Scholarship Program. WACE advancing cooperative and work-integrated education offers 160 merit co-op scholarships to leading institutions: Clarkson University, Drexel University, Johnson and Wales, Rochester Institute of Technology and The University of Toledo just to name a few. Many of these merit co-op scholarships are renewable for four years valued at $4.2 million. The participating universities and colleges have varied application deadlines. For example, Johnson and Wales University has an early decision deadline of November 1. To qualify for this scholarship, students must have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.5. Applicants must meet other merit scholarship criteria as established by the institution(s) selected on the application. For more information and to complete your application online, please visit:

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing honors high school women who are active and interested in computing and technology, and encourages them to pursue their passions. Any U.S. high school woman in grades 9 through 12 is eligible to apply. To apply, high school women must register online: Deadline: November 5th.

The 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program. Sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, these prestigious awards recognize students in middle and high school grades who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. Complete applications online at: by November 6, 2018 and then submit the application to Mr. Begley. Applicants and parents must also complete the application form’s signature page.

The SHC Youth Leadership and Scholarship Program.

  • Awards scholarships to ten seniors nationwide who have experienced homelessness.
  • Assists youth with financial aid processes, mental health advocacy and referrals, professional legal advocacy and referrals, and assistance in locating and establishing local contacts for general support and services. Deadline to apply: November 9.

The Benevolent Protective Order of Elks invites MN students to apply for our scholarships: The Most Valuable Student Scholarship deadline is November 15. Elks scholarships also available at the state level. Please visit:

The AXA Achievement Scholarship provides over $1.4 million in scholarships to young people throughout the nation representing all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico. Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. In addition, for every student who wins a scholarship, a grant in the amount of $1,000 will be made to the winner’s school. The 2019 program year is now open until December 14, 2018 or until 10,000 applications are received. Visit to learn more and to apply online.

HyVee Foundation Scholarship. The applicant must be a high school senior working for Hy-Vee or subsidiary who began employment on or before Sept. 15, 2018 or a high school senior son and/or daughter of a full-, regular-, or part-time Hy-Vee or subsidiary employee who has a minimum of six months employment as of Sept. 15, 2018. Program guidelines and application form available at Deadline: Feb. 8, 2019.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution DAR Scholarships. The NSDAR awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including history, law, nursing, and education. The DAR Scholarship Committee awards scholarships to qualified applicants regardless of race, religion or sex. All applicants must be United States citizens. To obtain an application, visit Scroll almost to the bottom of the page and you will see a dark blue box "Scholarship Opportunities." Click and follow the prompts. All applications must be submitted by midnight EST, February 15, 2019.

Your Journey to College Begins with Us.


EducationQuest provides resources that help students and parents:

· research colleges

· explore career options

· look for scholarships

· complete and file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Omaha Location

Rockbrook Village

(108th and W. Center Road)

11031 Elm Street

Omaha, NE 68144

Appointment Required:


Check us out at:

While on the website, be sure to check out ScholarshipQuest.

This free database contains over 2,000 Nebraska-based scholarships.


Nebraska Diversity Leadership #empoweryourself

Great leaders are made, shaped and developed over time. Discover how with other high school students at the Nebraska Diversity Leadership Symposium.

EARN A $2,000 SCHOLARSHIP: High school freshmen through seniors who attend will also be eligible for a $2,000 Emerging Leaders scholarship to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

  • Fall Latino Leadership Symposium (for seniors) Oct. 30
  • Fall Black Leadership Symposium (for seniors) Nov. 8
  • Native Leadership Symposium Nov. 14
  • Asian Leadership Symposium Nov. 26


Cost: $5 (lunch & t-shirt provided...Cost is waived for students in the free & reduced lunch program.)

2018-2019 ACT TEST DATES

Register at


*If you cannot afford the test fee, ask your counselor about requesting a fee waiver.

MN ACT Code is 281-506

*All juniors will take the ACT on Tuesday, April 2nd. This test will be paid for by the district. Millard North will handle the registration process for this test date only. Registration for all other national test dates is the responsibility of student and family.

For SAT National Test Dates and to register:

Southeast Community College Discovery Days

Greetings from Southeast Community College!

We hope that your school year is off to a great start. We're excited to announce the dates for our fall Discovery Days!

  • Beatrice Campus: Friday - October 12 and November 9
  • Lincoln Campus: Friday - October 26 and November 16
  • Milford Campus: Friday - November 2 and November 30

Register today at


November 11-12, 2018

Meet our students and faculty. Attend classes. Explore campus and Cleveland. Get to know Case Western Reserve University.

Diversity Overnight is designed for smart and curious high school seniors from diverse backgrounds. We look forward to welcoming you to campus!

Find more information and apply at

CWRU will cover the transportation costs of participants.

Preview KU OMAHA

7-8 pm THURSDAY, SEPT 27

Omaha Marriott-Regency Circle

Northeast Community College

Applied Technology Career Day

Friday, October 5th/ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Check-in 9:00 am, Welcome 9:30 am, Sessions 9:50 am

Cox Activities Center/ Norfolk Campus

Seniors attending have the opportunity to WIN 1 of 4 Northeast $1000 scholarships!

CALL US: 402-844-7262 or register online:

Bellevue university

Be A Bruin Day!

Experience what it's like to be a Bellevue University Bruin!

FREE breakfast, lunch, tons of fun and PRIZES!

Get a $1,000 scholarship for attending!

Tell your admissions rep (Quinn Hejlik) that you want to attend Be a Bruin Day, with an email to

Please include in email: Name, Email, Career Choice, Parent Name


Xenon Academy

View flyer on left for Open House information.

Creative Center College of Art and Design

You're invited to Creative Center's Open House on Saturday, October 13 from 11am - 2pm. 10850 Emmet Street/Omaha, NE 68164

Kansas City Art Institute National Portfolio Day

1-5 pm Saturday, October 27

Kansas City Art Institute/4415 Warwick Blvd./Kansas City, MO 64111

Over 25 Art and Design schools participating: FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, San Francisco Art Institute, California College of the Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Minneapolis College of Art and Design just to name a few!! or call 800-522-5224.