Counseling NewsFlash

Announcements 03.06.23

Summer School!

Summer School enrollment is right around the corner! Summer School session will be held from June 5th to June 29th. Enrollment will open up on March 1st and end April 30th. Information regarding classes and enrollment can be found HERE. See your counselor if you have questions about course recommendations.

First Friday's Candy Winners

Congratulations to our students who guessed the closest number of candy pieces in the container at the Counseling Department's First Friday's Event for March. The following students were winners: Mason Jeffers guessed 784 M&M's and the actual count was 818. Peyton Norris guessed 102 Gold "coins" and the actual count was 104. Athena Statler guessed 250 Jelly Beans and the actual count was 287. Presley Jackson and Mason Lauria both guessed 126 Starbursts and the actual count was 127!! David Dao and Thomas Pulliam both guessed 101 Jolly Ranchers and the actual count was 97. Thank you to all who participated. Winners come pick up your winning candy jar in the counseling office!


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Angst - Parent Viewing

Parents... Please join us for a special screening of Angst. On Tuesday, March 7th at 6:00PM in The View @ LHS. LHS will be hosting a film series focusing on raising awareness around anxiety. If you have questions or concerns please reach out to the Counseling and Social Work Department at 816-736-7046 or email your student's counselor/social worker.

West Point Outreach

The Cadet Public Relations (CPRC) Program is a group of volunteers that sends a cadet to discuss the Military Academy and a first person view of West Point.

This discussion will be held on Friday, March 10th @8:30am in Counseling Conference Room, if you are interested register in the Counseling Office by Thursday, March 9th @3:00pm.

Kansas City College Fair

Save the date! KC AREA COLLEGE FAIR - FREE FOR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES! Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 6:00-7:30pm
Blue Valley Schools' Hilltop Learning Center
7700 W 143rd St - Overland Park, KS 66223

GPACAC College Fairs are free and open to the public. College fairs provide an opportunity for you to connect with colleges and universities from all over in one convenient location STUDENTS:
Register in advance with StriveScan by filling out a quick form on your phone or computer. You may sign up in advance or at the door on the day of the college fair. After you sign up, StriveScan will send a barcode via text message and email. At the college fair, present your barcode to college representatives to receive more information about that college. After the college fair, students will receive an email with a report on all of the colleges and representatives you met along with contact information and social media profiles.

Free Prom Dresses!

Go HERE to find out about the free prom dress boutique held in Lee Summit! Go to @PromDressGiveawayExchange on Facebook or @promdressgiveaway on Instagram to find out about the free prom dress event to be held in Grandview!

Missouri Leadership Seminar (MLS)... Attn: Sophomores

Planning is now underway for the Missouri Leadership Seminar! This is a free three day event June 2nd-4th on the campus of University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. This is for current sophomores who would like to develop their leadership skills. Students are exposed to panels of professional speakers on various topics and issues. Check out the MLS website HERE for more information. Sophomore students interested in applying need to fill out the MLS Application by March 27th.


Local & Regional Scholarships Available

Local & Regional Scholarships continue to come in! Check your Naviance Account under the College Tab and select Scholarship Search to see what is available. You might set a reminder to check back each week! Remember Scholarships are available for many different reasons, not just merit based. New Additions include: KC STEM Goes Red Scholarship, North KC Hospital Donor Council


LHS Tutoring Options

Need a little extra help in your classes? Check our all of our Tutoring Options HERE.

Senior Transcripts

Seniors-Your initial transcripts have been uploaded to Naviance. If you are applying through common app you must use this link, if you are sending your transcripts directly to the institution please follow the directions on the site.

Planning Ahead for Juniors!

Juniors---Now is the time to explore your options for after high school! Consider exploring options now so you are ready for your senior year! A few ideas to explore; QuestBridge --Go HERE to see the details! Selective College Event; Learn how to start your college search as a high school junior, featuring admissions leaders from Amherst, Bowdoin, Carleton, Pomona, Swarthmore, and Williams. Go HERE for more details!


Don't forget to keep up to date on college events by visiting our College Visits and Events page!

U.S. Air Force

Tuesday, March 7th, 11:30am


Oklahoma Christian University

Thursday, March 9th, 8:30am

Counseling Conference Room

U.S. Army

Thursday, March 9th, 11:30am


U.S. Coast Guard

Friday, March 10th, 11:30am


University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Monday, March 13th, 10:30am

Counseling Conference Room

U.S. Marines

Monday, March 13th, 11:30am


U.S. Navy

Tuesday, March 14th, 11:30am


Missouri Southern State University

Tuesday, March 14th, 1:30pm

Counseling Conference Room

U.S. National Guard

Monday, March 27th, 11:30am