LHS Counselor Newsletter
Fall Issue (September-October 2023)
Another school year has begun!
It is hard to imagine that we have been in school for several weeks now! Hope that everyone is working hard to turn in class work and checking on grades. Remember to login into Skyward or download the Skyward app for free to your phones. Also, keep in mind that at the nine weeks, grades will post to your high school transcript for colleges, employers, and military recruiters to see. In addition, reach out to your teachers now especially if you are behind so you can get caught up and get that credit for the class. Earning credits = graduating on time!
Attention Junior Early Grads!
This is the busiest year of your life. Be alert to any senior information since you intend to graduate this year. Please listen for and follow all things seniors.
LHS Social Media
Lewisville HS Twitter Feed
LHS StuCo Twitter Feed
Lewisville HS School Website
NorTex College Fair
Fall Open House & Counselor Presentation
Senior Fall Checklist---Post-Secondary Options
Take standardized tests (if applicable)---
(Re-)take the SAT/ACT, SAT subject tests, and AP
Tests. Or consider test-optional colleges.
Start college applications early---
Most early decisoin/action deadlines are in November 1st
Fill out scholarship applications---
Scholarship opportunities are out there but takes time to apply. Please visit the LHS Counseling Website for the latest scholarship updates, deadlines, and search engines to get that money! LHS Counseling Scholarships and Financial Aid
LHS Senior Information Packet---
All the information regarding graduation, cap and gown, senior pics, and so much more is in the packet. Please visit the LHS Senior Website for this info.
Click here to be redirected to the LHS scholarship and financial aid information newsletter.
Click here to be redirected to the LHS scholarship and financial aid information webpage.
How do I get financial aid and scholarships?
Form will be available December 2023!
To apply for financial aid, the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) will need to be completed. The new application opens in December. See below for the changes to the 2024-2025 FAFSA form. Please visit the FAFSA website, FAFSA to apply.
FAFSA WORKSHOPS & CREATING YOUR FAFSA ID
Prior to attending, please create your Student FSA ID. An absolute MUST step in order to begin your FAFSA Application. How do I create an account (FSA ID username and password?)
Texas Application for State Financial Aid Introduction Video
LHS Scholarship Help Hub
Get individualized free help with searching for scholarships through this unique scholarship assistance program with the Scholarship Informer Gabrielle McCormick. Sign up today!
Loom Registration Walkthrough Link (video that explains how to set up a student account)
Scholarship Search Engines
Build an account and let them do the searching for you.
Go.LISD Email Account...
Check your student email! Most times this the quickest and easiest way to get scholarship information out to students. Applying for scholarships is about grit and determination. The time will be well spent when you are award the scholarship. No scholarship is too small. In the end they all add up.
Work-Study is a need-based form of Financial Aid that you earn through on or off-campus employment and receive in the form of a paycheck. The intent of the Work-Study Program is to encourage part-time employment and reduce the amount of loan debt incurred while attending college. Work-Study does so by paying a portion of your salary thus making it more advantageous for an employer to hire you. Lastly, any earnings made under work-study do not count against your aid eligibility when filling out the next year’s FAFSA or California Dream Act application.
As Mentioned Above in Senior Check List...
Visit the LHS Counseling Website for the latest scholarship updates, deadlines, and search engines to get that money! LHS Counseling Scholarships and Financial Aid
Interested in earning scholarships now??!! Check out Raise.me today!
Junior Information for the Fall
Take your practice standardized test, and
decide on ACT vs. SAT. Take the PSAT in October.
Decide whether the SAT vs ACT highlights your strengths more.
Begin your scholarship search---
As busy as junior year seems, it gets even crazier
senior year! So start researching for scholarships now.
LHS Counseling Scholarships and Financial Aid
Keep involved, and begin to lead---
Try to gain leadership roles in your extracurricular,
sports, or community service activities. If you are not in any activities,
now is the time to join and get those on your resume for next year.
Compare your post-secondary options---
Think about all the options and see what is the best fit for you:
vocational-technical school, two-year community college,
four-year university/college, or military options.
Check out Texas OnCourse for college and career options!
Full of resources, videos, helpful applications regarding college and career information for educators, students, and parents.
College and Trade/Technical School Lunch Visits
Students at LHS have the opportunity to visit with college and career/vocational school representatives during lunch visits, college fairs, and information sessions held throughout the metroplex. Take time to visit these colleges; you may discover that you are better suited for a certain type of school setting after visiting with the college reps. Explore all types - small, large, public, private. Then, make a decision based on a well-informed exploration of all types of colleges and universities.
Lunch Visits: College representatives are available in the cafeteria or the College and Career Center (F207) during block lunch. Please click on our College information Newsletter to see who is coming to LHS this month.
Student Canvas Login Instructions
There are two easy ways for a student to log in to Canvas, through the Canvas student app, and through the Learning Hub. The Learning Hub link is available through the Student Resources page on the lisd.net website, and will automatically log the student into Canvas when they select the link.
To log in via the app:
Open the Canvas – Student app
Select Find my school
Start typing out Lewisville ISD in the search field (inred) and select it when it comes up (in blue)
The student should see the in the login field- showing LISD
The student needs to log in with their LISD username and password (not their email address)
Helpful LHS Resources
Homepage LHS Counseling
Link to reoccurring Scholarships
Registrar Last names A-Le
Registrar Last names Li-Z
LHS Testing Webpage: https://www.lisd.net/Page/9335
Community in Schools Site Coordinator
Keep Connected with Us!
The Lewisville High School Counseling Staff
Last Names A-CE
Last Names CH-GN
Last Names GO-K
Last Names: L-M
Last Names: N-R
Last Names: S-Z
College & Career Counselor
Student Assistance Counselor