May 13, 2016 Volume 31

Opportunities & Resources

  • MCAC College Connections Center
  • Pro Deo Youth Center
*NEW* LSN Social Work Info. & Resources
Jobs - Jobs - Jobs!
Summer Experiences/Opportunities
College Happenings
  • College fairs/events throughout the Metro & beyond
Scholarship Information
  • The Scholarship "MASTER"
Financial Aid & FAFSA
  • FAFSA Link(s)


R7 May Character Trait: Appreciation

"Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart." ~Seneca

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." ~John F. Kennedyl


Link to the Guidance website

Missouri College Advising Corps.

The Missouri College Advising Corps (MCAC) is excited to announce that the College Connections Center will be opening for a third summer in the Kansas City Metro area!

The College Connections Center provides FREE one-on-one advising over the summer to any college-bound students and their families going to ANY COLLEGE in the fall. Counselors at the Center are trained to advise students on all processes related to college planning, admissions, and financing.

JUNE 1, 2016—JULY 29, 2016

** Center Hours Are 10AM –3PM, Unless Otherwise Indicated**

  • MONDAYS - Kansas City Public Library: North-East Branch
  • TUESDAYS IN JUNE - Raytown High School * (9AM –2PM)*
  • TUESDAYS IN JULY - MCC Penn Valley Humanities Building 029
  • WEDNESDAYS - Raytown Schools Wellness Center
  • THURSDAYS - Raytown Schools Wellness Center

Pro Deo Youth Center

Want something fun and creative to do after school? Looking for help with homework? Pro Deo Youth Center is a place for teens to have fun, make memories, be creative, go on adventures, eat food, and find support for anything going on in life. All teens are welcome! M-F, 2:30-6p. In addition to the fun activities planned each day, Pro Deo offers many resources to teens such as: tutoring, counseling, school supplies, job search help, college planning, and connections to many other resources. Email Pro Deo Youth Center for more information.
*NEW* LSN Social Work Info. & Resources

Check out the NEW Social Work section of your LSN Guidance Webpage!


Details & Application Link

  • Assist AP Readers as they assess Advanced Placement exams
  • $10/hr.
  • Hours 7:30a-5:30a (lunch and snacks provided)
  • Work 7 consecutive days (including weekends) - June 2-8 and/or June 11-17

Camp Fire

You always knew your talent for building s'mores would come in handy; what better way to share your gift than teaching kids to create their own marshmallow masterpieces around a crackling campfire? (Details & Application)

The Carlyle

  • Hiring Servers & Dishwashers
  • Applicants must be courteous, friendly, caring and like working with senior adults
  • The Carlyle is located at 1098 NE Independence Ave, LS MO (behind Wal-Mart)
  • Contact Phillip and/or Patty Jo Wilcoxson @ 816/554-7274, if interested

John Knox Village

Now hiring:

  • People who love older adults
  • Relationship builders
  • Full-time & part-time available
  • Hostesses, cooks, servers, & dishwashers
  • Individuals who want to enrich lives & build community

Olympic Pool Management Co.

Hiring Lifeguards!

  • Complete an online application for consideration
  • Must be at least 16 yrs. old, a good swimmer, reliable, responsible, and have a verifiable cumulative 3.0 GPA

Randy's Lakeview Nursery & Stone

Summer job openings: Lot Sales & Loader and Counter Sales & Cashier

Submit application in person to: 1820 NE County Park Road, LS MO 64086; via fax to: 816/525-1115; OR emailed to:

VECTOR Marketing

Summer work available for students 17 years of age or older. Training provided. Gain valuable business experience in customer sales and service that can be beneficial to a future resume. Excellent starting pay, not based on sales. Vector also awards over $100,000 in collegiate scholarships annually.

Contact the Johnson County office at 913/906-8022 between the hours of 9a - 6p, if interested.

The "Water Hole" Pool Store

  • Full & Part-time sales/cashiers positions available
  • Applications available at: 401 SE Oldham Parkway, LS MO 64081 (816/246-8846)

Worlds Of Fun/Oceans of Fun


Link to College Fairs & Events (including Summer Opportunities)

Summer Experience Deadlines Approaching Quickly!

Check out the LSN Guidance website, by clicking on the button above, which contains a listing of ALL summer experiences that have been shared with us thus far.

UMKC Pharmacy Camp

Information & Registration

  • Register by June 15, 2016
  • $15
  • To-be HS Sophomores thru Seniors
  • KC Event held on June 24, 2016

Link to ALL events & opportunities

College Visits - Spring 2016

Please sign up in advance via the link below. Be sure to note the date/time in your planner!! All visits are held in Studio 2006 (LMC), unless otherwise indicated.
  • There are no visits currently scheduled.

Are you registered @

Are you a sophomore or junior planning to attend college fairs next Fall? You can pre-register for most of the fairs in our area to maximize your time at the fair(s):

  • Students can visit more colleges/universities
  • Students provide information one time through our simple, online registration page instead of dozens of times on paper at fairs
  • Increase face-to-face time with admissions officers

Link to the Financial Aid & Scholarship webpage

The Scholarship MASTER

The Scholarship MASTER (Google Sheet)

I'm so excited to see so many of you utilizing this tool! Scholarship searches do take a considerable amount of time but can pay off big-time in the long run. I challenge you to make this your "8th class", starting as early as your Sophomore year, all the way through your final semester in college. Consider dedicating a minimum of two hours per week to your search. This way, you can break it into manageable chunks and get familiar with the process early on, easing the stress of last minute searching. Statistics show that, on average, you will earn one scholarship out of every 10 applications. Ready....and.... GO!

Cameron Impact Scholarship
  • Deadline: May 27, 2016
  • Renewable, merit-based, covering full "educational expenses" for up to four years at ANY collegiate institution
  • HS Seniors
  • Min. 3.7 GPA
  • Intended for students who seek to use their gifts and talents to make a positive impact in their communities

Horatio Alger Association Career & Technical Scholarship Program
  • Deadline: June 1, 2016
  • Up to $2,500
  • HS Senior
  • Committed to completing a career or technical certificate/degree

Patriot Guard Riders of Missouri Scholarship

Patriot Guard Riders of Missouri Application
  • Deadline: Apr. 1, 2017 (yes, 2017)
  • $2,500
  • Student is a son/daughter of a member of the U.S. Military lost in the line of duty, or who have passed after their honorable discharge -OR- is a son/daughter of a first responder (police/fireman) lost in the line of duty

Link to Financial Aid & Scholarship webpage


Link to Testing webpage


(Test Date / Registration Date / Late Registration Date ($25 late fee)

June 11 / May 6 / May 7-20

New SAT March 2016!

See all of the details in one document by clicking on the link below. Or you can visit these separate links:

Link to Guidance website

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Rebecca Seitz (A-D) 986-3036

Robin Gray (E-La) 986-3020

Laura Hillbrand (Le-R) 986-3018

Shelley McCain (S-Z) 986-3021

Tina Faulker (Social Worker) 986-3003

Karla Barnhill (Registrar) 986-3017

Valerie Meuschke (Admin. Asst.) 986-3003

J. Keltner (College & Scholarship Coor.) 986-3051

Harris Deutsch (ReDiscover) 986-3087