Counseling NewsFlash

Announcements 10.03.22


Would you like to speak with a counselor or social worker? Virtual and in-person appointments are available. You can make an appointment by stopping by the office or by emailing Mrs. Allison.


SENIORS!! Senior meetings are happening NOW!! Don’t miss the opportunity to meet with your counselor to find out about your graduation progress and ask all of your questions about what to do after high school. Meetings have been scheduled during your FLEX time. Check HERE for your counselors schedule.


LHS Student Brag Sheet

Student Sessions 2022-2023

How to Request a Transcript


4 Year College Checklist

2 Year College Checklist

ACT Testing Dates

FAFSA Information

Scholarship Guide


Military Checklist

ASVAB Information


Workforce Checklist

SOS - Signs of Suicide

As in years past, LHS Counselors and Social Workers will use the SOS Signs of Suicide Program to teach students about mental health and how to seek help if they are worried about themselves or a friend. On Thursday, October 6, 2022, LHS will be showing an eight minute age appropriate video clip followed by a review of the warning signs and symptoms of depression and suicide and what to do if they are concerned about themselves or a friend. Following the presentation students will be asked to complete a brief google survey which will ask whether they would like to talk to an adult about any concerns. The results of this survey will go directly to our counseling and social work department to follow up with any students requesting assistance. After reaching out to these students, parents/guardians will be contacted. If you wish to have your student OPT OUT of this activity please call the guidance office at 816-736-7046 or email your student's guidance counselor.

College Open Labs

CALLING ALL SENIORS!! Questions about college apps, scholarships, or FAFSA?! We can help! Come to room 301 during your FLEX any Tuesday in October. Counselors are available and ready to answer all of your questions. See you there!

College & Career Fair

Excelsior Springs School District will be hosting a college and career fair on October 26th from 5:30pm to 7:00 pm at Excelsior Springs High School. This is a great opportunity for students who may have missed the LPS fair earlier this fall. Colleges, technical schools and the military will be represented. Click THIS link for more information. Students may register at to save time.

FAFSA Frenzy!

Seniors & Families - Paying for college can feel overwhelming, but MCC is here to help! Finding the money you need to help pay for school starts with the FAFSA? (Free Application for Federal Student Aid.) The FAFSA is your first step to apply for grants, A+, scholarships, work study, and loans. Start on the road to financing your education today! No appointment is necessary, but you can register to reserve your seat by calling 816-604-1000. We encourage you to have the following items available to help complete your FAFSA: • FSA ID (and password) for you (and your parents, if you are a dependent student). If • Social Security Number and date of birth (and parents and spouse, if applicable). • Your Federal Income Tax Returns and W-2 forms (and for your parents, if you are a dependent student, and for your spouse, if you are married). For Fall 2023, you will need these documents for tax year 2021. • Month and year you or your parents were married, separated, divorced or widowed. • Your alien registration number (if you are not a US Citizen).


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.

Local Scholarships Available

Throughout the year we receive Scholarship Information from donors around the KC area and beyond. When we receive a scholarship, we post it in Naviance! Scholarships will continue to come in throughout the year, so get in the habit of checking the Scholarship list.


Visit with your teacher for their specific Tutoring availability. Typically before and after school during their contracted time.

Academic Labs during FLEX Time

Sign up in your FLEX Manager for an Academic Lab!

Connect 30
Every Wednesday tutoring is available from 1:45-2:15pm. Check FLEX Manager to sign up in your needed content area.

A+ Tutor
Reach out to Jane Wolfley or Dave McDorman, A+ Coordinators.

Outside Tutoring
HERE is a list of tutors outside of our school. Please note these individuals charge a tutoring fee.

Maple Woods Open House!

Are you planning to attend Maple Woods next year? Go HERE to register for their October 11 Open House from 4PM to 7PM.

2021-2022 Academic Letters are Ready!

If you qualified for the 2021-2022 Academic Letter, please stop by the Counseling Office to verify your name to be printed on the certificate by Wednesday for pick-up on Friday during your Flex. Pick-ups will occur weekly on Fridays only and you must verify your name in order to receive a certificate. Letters are $8, pins are $1, and you must have exact cash or written check.

First Fridays!

Swing by the Counseling Table during lunch on Friday for fun, prizes and more!

HBCU College Fair and Showcase

The Park Hill School District will be hosting an HBCU College Fair and Showcase on Thursday, November 10, 2022! This College Fair and Showcase will be held at Park Hill High School located at 7701 NW Barry Road, KCMO 64153 from 6-8 PM. Please see the linked website for more information about this exciting event! If you plan on attending, please fill out the form found on the link provided under “Student/Family Registration” tab at the top of the website.

Screenagers - The Next Chapter

LHS will be hosting its first film in our three part series focusing on anxiety, depression, and external influences on our teens starting Wednesday, Oct. 12th, during Freshmen flex in the Black Box Theatre. This mandatory event will include watching a section of a film and discussion after with LHS social workers. If you have questions or concerns please reach out to the Counseling and Social Work Department. If you wish to have your student OPT OUT of this activity please call the guidance office at 816-736-7046 or email your student's counselor/social worker.


Attention Freshmen! “MyMO” Scholarship Promise will assist Missouri students from low-income backgrounds on their pathway to college starting 9th grade year. The yearly benchmarks will help students be more college ready by senior year. Earn Scholarship Dollars for College: Students earn $2,500 each year by meeting college-going benchmarks, totaling $10,000 by senior year. These funds will be disbursed directly to the school in the form of an outside scholarship to any eligible college in Missouri on behalf of the student. For more Information Click HERE!

Selective College Admissions Presentation

Are you interested in applying to a selective college? Join us virtually on Tuesday, November 8 at 6PM to learn tips on applying to colleges that accept less than 50% of the students who apply. Click HERE for the Zoom link.

College Visits & Events

Be sure to check out our College Visits & Events web page for all the latest event announcements. Including K-States Engineering programs! Check out the session on Opportunities at Liberal Arts Colleges sponsored by Six Colleges, a consortium of six selective colleges. Also, check out the virtual meeting on September 28 to find out about Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, Princeton University, University of California-Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University!

Sign Up in the Counseling Office for Upcoming Visits!

Missouri University of Science & Technology

Tuesday, Oct. 4th, 8:30am

Counseling Office

U.S. Air Force

Tuesday, Oct. 4th, 11:30am


Missouri State University

Thursday, Oct. 6th, 8:30am

Counseling Office