The Seneca High School Board of Education #160 is accepting applications to fill a vacancy. The individual selected will serve on the School Board from the date of appointment to the seating of a new board as a result of the consolidated elections on April 6, 2021.
The mission of the school district is Preparing and supporting ALL STUDENTS for success and post-high school opportunities through a challenging, rewarding, and engaging educational program, while developing Irish Pride.
Applicants should show familiarity with the Board’s policies regarding duties and responsibilities of a Board and a Board member, including fiduciary responsibilities, conflict of interest, ethics and gift ban. The Board’s policies are available on the district website.
To apply for the vacant School Board position, please submit a letter of interest along with a resume to Mr. Ron Frye, Board President, Seneca High School District 160, 307 E. Scott Street (PO Box 20), Seneca, IL 61360. Application materials must be submitted to the main office no later than Friday, March 13, 2020.
This year’s Seneca St. Baldrick’s event is being held at 2:00 pm on Friday, March 6 in the high school gym. If anyone from the area is interested in joining us, we still have spots available! You can go to www.stbaldricks.org and search for the Seneca 2020 event to sign up or to donate to your favorite shavee! Contact Jenna Maierhofer @ firstname.lastname@example.org with questions
Start: Monday, June 1, 2020
End: Friday, July 31, 2020 (Estimated 9 Weeks)
Please note the end date is an estimation. If the summer work is completed prior to July 31st, the student summer workers may be released prior to that date.
* Application Must be filled in On-line and then printed *
Seneca High School students were recognized at the Starved Rock Region Illinois Principals Association annual John Ourth Student Recognition Breakfast on February 20th. The students honored were Mara Bruno and Thomas Cahill.
The Starved Rock IPA dedicates the breakfast in memory of John Ourth, who helped the Starved Rock Region of the Illinois Principals Association begin the annual student recognition event. The breakfast became an annual event in 2007 because of the encouragement and leadership of Ourth.
The students who are honored at the yearly breakfast possess the same traits that made Ourth an outstanding leader and role model for others. Students are recommended by their school based on character, citizenship, leadership skills and scholarship as well as possessing the potential to make a difference in the world.
Mark your calendars as the 2020 IHSA Sports Physicals will take place on Tuesday, May 5th, from 8:30am to 12:00pm here at the High School.
As more information becomes available we will update here on the Website and also on Facebook/Twitter.
Seneca High School will hold Student Success Plan Meetings (formerly referred to as Parent/Teacher Conferences) on Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 5-8pm. All meetings that have already been scheduled will transfer over to the new date of Thursday, March 5th. If you find that you now have a schedule conflict because of the day switching please call the Main Office for assistance.
Like this past fall, we are very excited to meet with you and your student. Our Faculty and Staff are striving to meet the needs of all of our SHS students. We are requesting you bring your son/daughter so they too can discuss their plans/goals and to help make this meeting a true success. We have some flexibility in setting up meetings, please call the Main Office @ 815-357-5000, if the need arises. Your feedback would be greatly appreciated as an open line of communication between parents/guardians and teachers greatly increases your child’s levels/chances of a greater success.
Our Guidance Counselors and School Psychologist will be available if you choose to also have a meeting with them. No appointment will be necessary.
A letter with information was initially mailed home on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. A second letter was sent out on Wednesday February 19, 2020. The letter stated to sign up you will need to do the following: (from this point you can skip steps 1 and 2 and click on the "MyConference Time" link below step 5)
Local Scholarships Available
Students are reminded to check the bulletin board outside the guidance office for the most updated scholarship information. The guidance counselors are available for any questions. If a link is not attached see the guidance office for an application.
And please see our website under school services for a FULL list of scholarships.
If you print an application please let your counselor look it over and put it in the mail with a pre-stamped card.
Associated Orthodontist Scholarship Program
Applicant must be a graduating high school senior in December 2019 or May 2020, a current or former patient who received full braces from Associated Orthodontists with a GPA of at least a 3.0. Click on the link for information and an application. Associated Orthodontists Scholarship Program
Deadline: March 1, 2020
American Legion Auxiliary Scholarships
Multiple scholarships available with various requirements. Click on the link to the American Legion Auxiliary website for more information. https://www.alaforveterans.org/scholarships/
Deadline: March 1, 2020
Gordon Shipp Memorial Scholarship
Any high school senior in the Illinois Valley area who plans to pursue a career in Wildlife Conservation or Fishery. Click on the link for an application. Gordon Shipp Memorial Scholarship Application
Deadline: March 1, 2020
Martha A. Slyter Elementary Education Scholarship Application
Must be a current high school senior and a resident of Grundy County, plan to enroll in a two or four year college or university and major in elementary education. Click on the link for an application and more information. Martha A. Slyter Elementary Education Scholarship Application
Deadline: March 11, 2020-no later to Grundy/Kendall ROE
SHS Foundation Future Teacher Scholarship
$500 renewable scholarship granted to one SHS graduate who pans on enrolling in a 4 year college or university program designed to prepare him/her for a career in teaching. Required to participate in an interview with the selection committee. Application must be typed. Interviews will be held on April 9th. Click on the link to complete a typable application. SHS Foundation Future Teacher Scholarship Application
Deadline: March 13, 2020 in the guidance office
SHS Foundation Technical Career Scholarship
Must be enrolled in a community college, technical school, or trade program designed to prepare him/her for a career. Application must be typed. Interviews will be held April 9th. Click on the link to complete a typable application. SHS Foundation Technical Career Scholarship
Deadline: March 13, 2020 in the guidance office
Illinois Sheriff's Association Scholarship
Applications must be permanent Illinois resident. Scholarships are to be utilized at institutions of higher learning within the state of Illinois. Students must be enrolled as a full-time student during the 2019-2020 school year. Applications are available at local sheriff’s offices or the internet at www.ilsheriff.org Fill out the application, complete the written essay and return all documentation to the sheriff’s office in the county of your permanent residence by March 15, 2020.
Deadline: March 15, 2020
Larry Novotney Memorial Scholarship
Must be an active senior at Seneca High School, maintain a GPA of 2.75 or higher, attend a college, university, or trade school and submit proof of full-time enrollment after 10 days of enrollment. Application must be typed. Click on the link for a typable application. Larry Novotney Memorial Scholarship Application
Deadline: March 20, 2020 to the guidance office
Wayne Schmanske Memorial Scholarship
Must be planning to attend a 2-4 year college, university, or trade school in the fall. Click on the clink to print an application Wayne Schmanske Memorial Scholarship Application
Deadline: March 20, 2020
Starved Rock Country Community Foundation Scholarships
Multiple scholarships with various requirements. Click on the link to print an application Starved Rock Country Community Foundation Scholarships
Deadline: March 27, 2020
Paul Mitchell Scholarship
$2000 scholarships available for those attending the Paul Mitchell the School Normal. Applicant must have a letter of recommendation from their guidance counselor and submit applications for enrollment. See your guidance counselor for more information.
Deadline: April 1, 2020
Morris Hospital Foundation Scholarships
Multiple Scholarships for seniors planning on pursuing a career in the healthcare field. Click on the the Morris Hospital Foundation Scholarships link for an application and more information. https://www.morrishospital.org/support-us/foundation/foundation-scholarships/
Deadline: Postmarked by April 6, 2020
LaSalle County Bar Association
Must b a graduating senior of any LaSalle County high school and attending a 4 year college or university, 2 year college, or certified trade school. Winner based on merit and need. Click on the link to fill out an application and for more information. LaSalle County Bar Association Scholarship Application
Deadline: April 1, 2020 The completed application must be mailed, sent, or hand delivered to the
LaSalle County Superintendent's Office.
Illinois Masonic Scholarship Application: Grand Lodge and Scottish Rite Nursing and Health Care
Masonic relationship not required. Must be entering the healthcare field which includes (but is not limited to) nursing, physical or occupational therapy, radiology, anesthesiology, etc. Click on the link for an application Illinois Masonic Scholarship Application
Deadline: April 1, 2020
Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois
Must be going into education, have a 2.5 GPA , and qualifying standardized test score (ACT or SAT). Click on the link for more information https://goldenapple.academicworks.com/opportunities/72
Deadline: April 3, 2020
Eloise Walker Anderson Teacher Scholarship
Must be a senior at Seneca High School, plan to enroll in a 2 or 4 year ocllege or university and major in education, and must write an essay answering the question "Why do I want to be a teacher?" Click on the link to print an application Eloise Walker Anderson Teacher Scholarship Application
Deadline: April 6th, 2020
Evan Vint Scholarship
The Tim Harty Family if offering a $250 scholarship in loving memory of Evan Donald Vint. This scholarship is offered to any senior student that is continuing their education after graduation. Interested students can provide an essay as to how they as a student have made a difference. The essay can be turned into the guidance office by April 6th.
Deadline: April 6, 2020 in the guidance office
Financial Plus Credit Union Scholarship
Must be primary member in good standing, enrolled or will be enrolled as a full time student in college, university, or trade school, and must have a current GPA of a 3.0 or higher. Click on the link for more information. https://www.financialplus.org/whats-new#scholarship
Deadline: April 7, 2020 -Application must be returned to Financial Plus Credit Union
William and Lois Steep Scholarship
Applicants are chosen based on minimum 3.0 GPA, community oriented, and their financial status. This scholarship can be received up to four consecutive years. Click on the the link for more info and an application. William and Lois Steep Scholarship Application
Deadline: April 15- in the guidance office
Exelon/LaSalle Generating Station Scholarship
Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, declare or strongly express interest in higher education focusing on math, science, or engineering. Positive attitiude and participation in extracurricular activities will be considered when choosing a winner. Click on the link for and application and more information. Exelon/LaSalle Generating Station Scholarship Application
Deadline: April 15, 2020 - by 1:00 p.m. in the guidance office
Joseph J Hohner Scholarship
To qualify you must be a full time student and legal resident of LaSalle County. Winners are chosen based on financial need and merit. Click on the link for more information and an application. Joseph J Hohner Scholarship Application
Deadline: April 15, 2020
Seneca Regional Port District Scholarship
Applicant must be a senior at Seneca High School, must meet the academic standards of the school he/she wishes to attend, good record of school and community citizenship, show personal responsibility, and must have demonstrated the desire to pursue an education after high school. Click on the link for more information and an application. Seneca Regional Port District Scholarship Application
Deadline: April 15, 2020 to the guidance office.
Seneca American Legion Kasal Post 457 Scholarship
Must be the son, daughter, grandson, or granddaughter of a person who served honorably in the US military, must be a senior at Seneca High School, and demonstrate good citizenship. Clink on the link for information and an application. Seneca American Legion Kasal Post #457 Scholarship Application
Deadline: April 15, 2020 - to the guidance office
Cruise Night Scholarship 2020
Must be a Seneca High School senior, enrolled in two years or more of automotive classes and/or an active FFA member. Click on the link to print an application and for more information. Cruise Night Scholarship Application
Deadline: April 17, 2020 to the guidance office.
Mazon American Legion Scholarship
Application open to LaSalle and Grundy County graduating seniors of Seneca High School. Will need a personal letter and verification of admission. Click on the link for more information and a copy of the application. Mazon American Legion Scholarship Application
Deadline: April 17, 2020 - to the guidance office
Seneca Grade School Foundation Scholarship
Must have graduated from Seneca Grade School and plan to attend IVCC or JJC in the fall. Two letters of recommendation are required. Click on the link for more information and an application. Seneca Grade School Foundation Scholarship Application
Deadline: May 1st to the guidance office or the grade school
Rev. LL Henkel College Student Undergraduate Trust Scholarship
Must be a LaSalle County resident and have been accepted to an accredited college or university or who have already been enrolled in accredited colleges, universities, or community colleges. Applicant must have a minimum composite score of 21 on the ACT or 1080 on the SAT. They must also have a minimum 2.51/4.0 GPA. This form must be typed. Click on the link for more information and an application Rev. LL Henkel College Student Undergraduate Trust Scholarship Application
Deadline: April 30, 2020 by 4:00 p.m.-All applications and documents must be submitted and received in the office of the LaSalle County Regional Superintendent of Schools by 4pm, April 30, 2020.
Hepner-Watts 4-H Scholarship
Must be a resident of LaSalle County, an active 4-H member, have been at least a 5 year member of the LaSalle County 4-H, be enrolled for the fall semester in a 4 year, community college, or vocational school. Click on the link for more information and an application. Hepner-Watts 4-H Scholarship Application
Deadline: May 1st to Julie Angus
Joliet Junior College Scholarships
Multiple scholarships available under one application. Click on the link to JJC for more information. https://www.jjc.edu/getting-started/pay-college/scholarships
Deadline: May 1, 2020
LaSalle County Voiture Nursing Scholarship
Student must be accepted into a nursing program, must be a full time student, and must intend to become a registered nurse. Winner will be based on financial need, educatinal grades, and personal interview. Click on the link for more information and an application. LaSalle County Voiture Nursing Scholarship Application
Deadline: May 26, 2020
More to come!
Seneca High School Presents "The Music Man"
Performances are on the following days:
Friday, March 6th @ 7 pm
Saturday, March 7th @ 7 pm
Sunday, March 8th @ 2 pm
Tickets go on sale Monday, February 17th, for $5 and available at: www.senecamusical.org
Seneca High School Presents Meredith Wilson's
THE MUSIC MAN
Senior Citizen Dinner Theater
Tuesday, March 3rd
Dinner @ 5pm
Show @ 6pm
Seneca HS Auditorium, 307 E Scott Street
Call Seneca HS Main Office for Reservation
815-357-5000 - BY February 28th
All of you should have received a schedule of our upcoming SAT Prep Classes, but I wanted to e-mail you to remind you that it starts this Sunday, Jan. 26th, from 4-6 pm in Mrs. O’Connor’s room, room 206. The first subject being covered is Writing and Language. There will be two classes of different material for each subject area being covered. Again, there is no cost to this for the student, so please try to attend as many classes as possible. The more you learn about the test, the better your score will be which can definitely help with getting admitted into college and possible scholarship money from the college depending on your SAT score. Sometimes colleges award merit-based scholarships based on your GPA and SAT score. Below is the schedule of classes:
Class 6 - Wednesday, March 4th Reading 4:00-6:00 p.m. Mr. Doloski
Class 7 - Sunday, March 8th Geometry, Intermediate Algebra, 4:00-6:00 p.m. Mrs. McCarthy
Class 8 - Sunday, March 15th Geometry, Intermediate Algebra, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Mrs. McCarthy
Class 9 - Wednesday, April 1st Writing 6:00-8:00 p.m. Mrs. Paddock
Class 10 - Sunday, April 5th Writing 4:00-6:00 p.m. Mrs. Paddock
Spring Break March 23 - March 27
Wednesday, April 8th Review Night 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 14th State SAT Test 7:55 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.