Opportunities are organized by registration deadline


          National Portfolio Day

          National Portfolio Days are annual events, held inmultiple locations across the United States, produced specifically fr               emerging visual artists and designers.  Events are free, open to the p ublic and do not require pre-registration.  Nearest           events are:  Denver, Colorado-September 23 and Kansas City, Missouri-October 28.  For more info go to:                                 portfolioday.net


          Kansas Academy of Math & Science

          Program created for Kansas best and brightest students.  Requirements:  Current high school sophomore, ACT                       Composite of 23 minimum, completed Geometry and Algebra 2.   If accepted, students live at FHSU and attend classes           at FHSU for their Junior and Senior years.  Information sessions throughout April at Kansas communities.  Preview Day           is November 18.  Register at 785-628-4719.  Apply by December 15.  For more info go to:  www.fhsu.edu/kams



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Kansas Academy of Math and Science Summer Camps

For incoming Freshmen and Sophomores.  Let’s Scratch(A visual programming language) June 4-8;  Intro to R Programming June 11-15;  Biochemistry:  Blood to Bugs June 18-22;  Life in Prehistoric Kansas(Geology paleontology) June 18-22;  Engineering Design, 3D Printing, & Drone Technology June 25-29.  Camp is $100 for Kansas Residents.  Register at:  http://www.fhsu.edu/kams/Summer-Camps/


Planning For Your Future

          A “Planning for your Future”  presentation will be held Tuesday, March 14 at 7:00 p.m. in RHS Room 114.  The             presentation will look at many educational opportunities for high school graduates and will include information               about technical schools, junior colleges, colleges and universities.  The purpose of this meeting is to provide                 direction for students as they prepare for their future.  The program is for sophomores, juniors and their                         parents/guardians but anyone with interest may attend.

          Topics included in the evenings’ discussion will include educational opportunities for high school graduates,                   how to select a school, costs, and funding an education.  A timeline to help students prepare for their future will             be reviewed and will focus on ACT and PSAT tests, campus visits and dual credit courses.   There will also be               time for any questions students or parents may have about related topics.


Glassman Corporation’s Tech Day

November 22 9am-1:30pm.Technical careers, vendors and stations as well as free lunch!  See Mr. Zachman before November 1 if you would like to attend.  This event is for high school Juniors and Seniors.


Congress- Bundestag Vocational Youth Exchange program

You must be a senior and at least 18 by July 1.  18 year olds with a 3.0 GPA to spend a year in Germany living with a host family, participating in a school or training program and getting hands-on work experience through an internship with a German company.  Download an application at:  www.nacelopendoor.org    Apply by January 31


 Life guard training                                                                                                                                                      Lifeguard trainingMarch  19-24 at Barton CCC pool. Must be 15 years of age.  Fee:  $125                                Lifeguard recertificationMarch 25, 9am-6pm.  Fee:  $65                                                                                  Enrollment deadline for both – Noon, March 1st.  Call GBRC at 793-3755


Midwest Energy Washington D.C. Youth Tour

Applicants must be Juniors in high school and their parents must receive electric or natural gas service from Midwest Energy.  Five students will be selected from our area for the Washington D.C. Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, June 8-15.  Applications are due March 1 and may be found at the Midwest Energy website www.mwenergy.com  Under the Community tab select “Youth Tour “.   


Nex-Generation Round Up for Youth

Now accepting applications for student internships, which run from May 3 through August 4. You must be at least 16 years of age and live in north central  or northwest Kansas to apply.  Application and eligibility requirements are available at:  www.nex-generation.org.   Applications are due March 31. Nearest participating businesses are Midwest Energy, Nex-Tech & Waddell & Reed in Hays.  Other businesses include: Western Cooperative Electric in Wakeeney and USD 298 in Lincoln.  See Mr. Zachman for a list of other participating businesses.



Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar- June 1-4 at Kansas State University– All sophomores are eligible to apply.  RHS may nominate one 10th grader to attend.  Apply by writing an essay “In 100 words or less, please describe the most rewarding and challenging aspect of being a leader in your school and community”   Cost per student - $195.  Applications must be turned in to Mr. Zachman ASAP.


Murphy Tractor & Equipment

Interested in becoming a John Deere Construction Equipment Service Technician?  Murphy Tractor and Equipment of Great Bend, KS is now accepting applications for the  July 2017 enrollment. This program is specifically designed to prepare the individual for trouble shooting and repair of construction equipment.  Courses are held at Southeast Community College, Milford, Nebraska.  Questions?  Call Lonnie Montgomery, Service Manager at:  620-792-2748


Kansas Academy of Math & Science

Program created for Kansas best and brightest students.  Requirements:  Current high school sophomore, ACT Composite of 23 minimum, completed Geometry and Algebra 2.   If accepted, students live at FHSU and attend classes at FHSU for their Junior and Senior years.  Information sessions throughout April at Kansas communities.  Apply by April 1.  For more info go to:  www.fhsu.edu/kams


Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs

For 6th through 12th graders.  Improve comprehension in both fiction and non-fiction and learn to read twice as fast.  Learn the best way to read and study textbooks and take notes.Individualized programs include engaging instruction, independent reading in great books, and a skilled and encouraging teacher. Offered through Kansas State University Golobal CampusFor more information or to register  call 800-903-0942.



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Carrico Implement Partnership Education Program

Carrico Implement will reimburse students’ tuition after they have completed an associates degree program from a technical school (Salina, Beloit, Goodland or Laramie, WY) or John Deer Ag Tech school (Milford, NE, Garden City, Frontenac), then are employed by Carrico. 

Interested in the John Deere program?  Check out the Southeast Community College John Deere Day Thursday, February 25th in Milford, NE.  RSVP through your local John Deere Dealer by February 18th.


Kansas Apprenticeship Program (KAP)

The Russell Service Center is looking for one or more motivated students to volunteer with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.  This program will teach students the importance of conserving our natural resources and acquaint them with related career opportunities.  Students will be selected based on interest, age (must be at least 14 years old) and available positions.  Apprenticeships are flexible and can be for the fall, spring or summer.  Contact James Ungerer at 785-483-5618 or james.ungerer@ks.usda.gov


Nex-Generation- Nex-Tech Student Internship – Internships for six high school students this summer.  Students must be juniors or seniors, at least 16 years old with valid Drivers licenses.  Download application or apply at:  www.nex-generation.org   Track options included accounting, human resources, media & marketing, Information technology, engineering, telecommunications and more. Locations include: Beloit, Hays, Hill City, Lincoln, Norton, Smith Center & Wakeeney.  Internship dates:  June 1-August 12.  Apply by March 31.  Interviews:  Mid-March


Youth Civic Leadership Institute at the Dole Institute of Politics

July 13-15.  Russell High School may nominate two students to attend free of charge!  Fifty students from the state will be selected.  See Mr. Zachman for details.  Apply by Wednesday, April 6th.


Kansas Future Teachers Academy

June 5-9 at Emporia State University.    Recommended for any 9th - 11th grader interested in teaching.  Apply by April 8.  Selection criteria include:  academic  scholarship, involvement in school & community activities, expressed interest in teaching as a career.  Cost:  $100 participation fee.  Includes room and board for 5 days.  See Mr. Zachman for more info or an application.


Military Academies

Senator Pat Roberts is now taking applications for the military academies.  Juniors must apply by October 1, 2016.  Request an application at:  http://roberts.senate.gov.   For more information contact:  Office of Senator Pat Roberts, Attn:  Gilda Lintz, 444 SE Quincy, Room 392, Topeka, KS 66683  Phone: 785-295-2745, Fax 785-235-3665



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