Counseling NewsFlash

Announcements 04.04.22

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growth of every student!

Senior Signing Ceremony

The Senior Signing Program is in its fourteenth year at Liberty High School and is intended to recognize those students who receive academic scholarships and/or other merit awards to further their education. This is a way for LHS to honor students and their families for their achievements in academic or other disciplines. This could include, but is not limited to, such areas as: performance and visual arts, debate and forensics, ROTC and military academies, leadership, service, or other extracurricular areas as well as academic scholarships from colleges/universities or scholarships awarded by businesses and service organizations. Athletic honors are not recognized at this ceremony, as a separate ceremony is held for these awards. Seniors may choose to participate in the ceremony held on April 26, 2022 in the LMC at 3:30 PM. The individual being honored will select a teacher, sponsor, or other representative to speak on his/her behalf and provide information about the student and his or her award. Seniors can pick up an Intent Form with more information in the Counseling Office. They also received an email on 3/9/22 with information and the Intent Form attached. The deadline to submit the intent form to the counseling office is April 8, 2022.

Summer School!

Summer school information is available and can be found HERE. Students are responsible for enrolling themselves in summer school. Students may reach out to their counselor if they have questions about which courses to take. Students can take up to two classes or one credit through summer school.

WARNING: Fentanyl Is In Our Area

Northland Law Enforcement warns of very dangerous counterfeit pills containing fentanyl that are circulating and causing overdoses among teens and young adults in the KC Northland. As caring adults, parents, and guardians, it’s crucial that we let our teens know the very real dangers of misusing prescription pills. Emphasize to your kids to never take a pill from anyone or anywhere that isn’t prescribed to them by a doctor and out of its original container.

Let teens know you will help them if they are seeking relief from feelings of anxiety or depression. Here are some other resources that might be helpful too:

2022 FBI Youth Leadership Academy

The FBI Kansas City Division will once again be offering its Youth Leadership Academy on Friday, June 10, 2022. Students who are juniors or seniors in the 2022-2023 class are welcome to apply. The Division will select approximately 30 students from the applicant pool. Interested students can pick up an application in the counseling office. Applications are due to the FBI by April 8.

HS Volunteering at University of Kansas Health System

The University of Kansas Health Systems is still looking for applicants to fill their high school volunteer program. This program allows students to observe and shadow different departments in the health system for a couple months in the summer. It is supposed to help younger students learn about all the job opportunities that there are in medicine besides becoming a doctor or a nurse. Click Here for more information!

New Pathways to Teaching Program at the Career Center

The Area Career Center in Exclelsior Springs is starting a Pathways to Teaching course for next year. If you are a current 10th or 11th grader interested in the education field check out the flyer for more information. Interested students can apply via THIS link!

Summer Plans?

What are you planning to do this summer? Need some ideas? Check out our Summer Opportunities page to explore options including Mizzou's Medical Summer Workshops!

Fun Holiday - National Vitamin C Day!

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This powerhouse of vitamins not only wards off cold but benefits us in several important ways. A regular intake of vitamin C can lower the risk of heart disease and reduce blood pressure. It’s amazing for our skin and hair.

Did You Know... other excellent sources are tomatoes, broccoli, brussels sprouts, white potatoes, and bell peppers.

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DePaul University

Thursday, April 7th, 9:30am

Counseling Office

U.S. Navy

Thursday, April 7th, 11:30am

In Front of the PAC

Kansas City Kansas Community College

Thursday, April 7th, 1pm

Counseling Office