Counseling Center NewsLetter


Contact Information

Kristi Gregory (A-C) ext. 4041

Erin Barnett (D-HEN) ext. 4021

April Marquez (Her-McC) ext. 4019

Greg Swaggart (McD-Sch) ext. 4020

Kerry Stites (Sco-Z) ext. 4018

Carrie Rodebush, Secretary ext. 4103

Melissa Madden, College/Scholarship Coord., ext 4003

Counseling Fax (816) 986-4116

Upcoming Dates

  • March 1-April 15: Senior "Launch Money" Challenge
  • March 15: Univ. of Nebraska, college visit 9:30 am
  • March 19-23: Spring Break
  • March 26: Univ. of Central MO, college visit 8:30 am
  • March 27: MO Northwest Fast Track Open House; 6pm
  • April 2: Challenge Day
  • April 3: Jr. ACT Test Day
  • April 3: Senior Zoo Field Trip
  • April 7: Teen Conference, 8:30am
  • April 9: Univ. of Arkansas, college visit 12:30 pm
  • April 16: Southeast MO State, college visit 9:00 am
  • April 19: KC Talent Competition Auditions, MCC-Longview
  • April 26: Academic Awards Night 7pm
  • April 30: Junior Parent Night 6pm
  • May 1: MCC-Longview Mobile Enrollment

Full Calendar Available on the LSW Counseling Website:

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All Juniors will take the ACT on April 3rd at LSW. Students should bring several #2 pencils and an approved calculator. Testing starts promptly at 7:30 am.

This test is free to Juniors on this date. The cost is covered by LSR7.

LSW Challenge Day- April 2

What is Challenge Day?


Through a variety of games, trust-building activities and presentations, you will be given a unique opportunity to see yourself and the people around you through a new set of eyes and to challenge yourself to be the change you want to see in the world. Interested students can see any teacher for a permission slip or click on the link below. For more information, check out the above video.

ADULT Leaders Needed:

Adults in our community who would like to participate in Challenge Day, please contact Greg Matthews @ Other than attending our pre-brief meeting at 7 a.m., no prior training is necessary. The day will run through 2:45 p.m. in the North Aux. Gym at LSW. You will be expected to participate in the activities with the students and lead a small discussion group.

Got Talent: KC Premier Talent Competition!

Compete to win one of four scholarships: $3,000, $1500, $1000, $500

Teen Conference

Saturday, April 7th, 8:30-11:30am

3500 Southwest Windemere Drive

Lee's Summit, MO

Intended audience: 7th - 12th graders

Conference Focus: Student Well-being

  • suicide awareness and prevention.
  • key-note speaker
  • resource fair of local providers
  • break out conference sessions.

We look forward to a variety of topics of interest to our teens and their parents.

****lite breakfast items, a box lunch to go, snacks, music, and give away items!!

MCC-Longview Mobile Enrollment- May 1

Current seniors planning to attend MCC-Longview next fall, can travel with Mrs. Marquez to campus to meet with an advisor and enroll in classes for Fall "18. Students must have completed an MCC-Longview application and submitted required Accuplacer or ACT test results.

***Students will need to register and turn in a completed field trip form to the Counseling Center. Listen for announcements closer to time!

Northwest Missouri State FastTracks Open House

On Tuesday, March 27 at 6:00P.M. Students and their families are encouraged to attend our FastTracks open house! We will happily accept those that need to come early. This is a great “one-stop” opportunity to get the process started and get answers to any questions you may have. Interested students can RSVP by calling us at 816-272-4621 or emailing


Monday, April 30th, 6-8pm

2600 Southwest Ward Road

Lee's Summit, MO


Join the Counseling Department and guests as they present on topics to help you and your student prepare for college admission and beyond. Topics to include: College Applications, Common Application, Financial Aid and Scholarships, personal statement/essay writing, A+, College Career Resources, Family Connections, Freshmen Blues...


Seniors still have a quarter left of your final year of high school! Dig in and finish strong and take care of business!

Attn: Seniors!!!!

Seniors- Launch, a non-profit partner of Lee's Summit CARES, is dedicated to empowering, equipping, and preparing recent high school graduates in the Lee's Summit community.

Launch Challenge- Apply for "launch money" to help support your plans after high school. Challenge runs 3/1/18-4/15/18

Packing Party- Sign-up to attend this summer event to celebrate and feel empowered to take on your next journey. Event: 6/19/18

Attn: Seniors!! MCC Paid Apprenticeship and Hire KC Youth Job Fair - March 24th

Get a chance to interview with a variety of businesses working in welding, manufacturing, and industrial trades. Starting wages range between $30,000 to $60,000+, and there is an opportunity for both career growth and advancement toward your college education. Pprospective students are encouraged to attend this opportunity via Mayor James HireKC and MCC's March 24th event. You can contact Shonda Atwater (Her contact info is listed below for you) at MCC for any additional questions not covered in the flyers and text below.

Shonda Atwater
Apprenticeship Outreach Director
MCC-Business & Technology
Office: 816-604-1000
1775 Universal Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64120-2429 |<>

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Tutoring Resources

At LSW: Math Tutoring (Room 1232) 6:30-7:25 am T & TR and 2:30-3:30 pm T & TR. English Tutoring (Room 2119) 2:30-3:30 pm M, T, W, Tr.

Khan Academy: Free, online tutoring for all levels math, science, and history.

Tutoring Available at Mid-Continent Public Library For those who may benefit from additional online tutoring, the Library offers free, real-time tutoring services in more than 25 academic subjects, including math, science, social studies, English, and foreign languages, through In addition to live help, also provides complimentary standardized test preparation services. Watch this brief video to learn more.

Tutors for Hire (list provided by LSR7): Tutor List

Family Connections Spotlight

Roadtrip Nation:The Roadtrip Nation interview archive is a digital career exploration tool that enables students to discover new pathways, interests, and ambitions. The archive includes more than 3,500 full-length video interviews chronicling the diverse personal stories of leaders who have turned their interests into their life’s work.

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ACT Dates and Prep Courses

  1. ACT Test Dates and Registration:
  2. NEW! ACT will offer a 7th test date starting July 2018.
  3. Family Connections- Students can log onto their Family Connections Account and access a wealth of free ACT Practice/Prep called "Naviance Test Prep".
  4. Students can take a course called "ACT Prep" as one of their elective classes at LSW. This class is a semester long class and offers content, test strategy, and test practice.
  5. After school ACT Prep Classes Offered in November, January, and March. The cost is $40. Flyers available in the Counseling Center. Register with Ms. Madden ext. 4003

LSR7 School Community Liaison/Social Work Services

LSWHS School Community Liaison: Christine Mize, LMSW ext.1420

The School Community Liaison's role is to link students and families with resources and provide support. If you would like to receive more information about how our School Community Liaison may be able to help you or your family, please feel free to complete our School Social Work Services Form or print off a downloadable form and turn it into your student’s counselor. Once it is received, our School Community Liaison will contact you.

LSR7 Community Resource Guide

Transcript Release

Sending Transcripts: Students must have a completed transcript release form on file with Ms. Madden before a transcript can be sent to a college, college coach, or otherwise. Hard copies of the release form are available in the Counseling Center or they can be accessed at- transcript release.

Seniors - How to request a transcript for a college application. Students needing a transcript sent for college applications need to do so using Family Connections. Click on the link for instructions. Family Connections Quick Guide to Requesting Transcripts.