LMS February Counseling Newsletter

The Month of Black History and Love - 2021


We are moving right along into third quarter and second semester. What has been working for you to be successful this school year? What has not been working? Be proud of yourself for every accomplishment no matter how small. Remember to talk with key people in your resource circle if you feel stuck, need some guidance, or if you just need someone to listen to you.

Below you will find Educational and Health Awareness themes recognized by the American School Counselor Association for February 2021. We highlight some of these awareness days on our Schoology page and in our newsletters, however feel free to research any of the days you are interested in.

Two themes we would like to highlight are Black History Month and Valentines day. Read more about black history month in the section below, and click on the bitmoji valentine's picture above to explore some facts about Valentine's Day by clicking on the objects in the room.

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Black History Month

Black History Month, also known as African American History Month, is celebrated every year in the month of February to recognize the roles, contributions, and journeys of African Americans in U.S History.

Read more about Black History Month at the links below. Click on the bitmoji Black History room to explore some facts by touching on the items in the room.

Origins of Black History Month

African American Exhibits and Collections

Black History Month presented by the Department of Defense

Click the room above.

Academic Development

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2021-2022 Registration & Enrollment

Class of 2025

In January, 8th graders of the class of 2025 began receiving registration information for their 9th grade year, and presentations about high school culture, course offerings, and creating their graduation plan. This month our prospective high school students will finalize their Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP), and enter coarse requests in the Home Access Center (HAC).

Rising 7th and 8th Grade Enrollment for 2021-2022 School Year

Counselors will present to students, courses that will be available for the 2021-2022 school year.

Students will fill out their enrollment forms via a google doc enrollment form beginning February 10th with a due date of February 19th. ALL enrollment will be final as of March 5th, 2021.

Stay tuned for more information, and reach out to us with any questions.

Personal/Social Development

Fostering Responsible Citizens

I recently read an interesting topic: Listening to differing points of view can foster becoming responsible citizens through showing common decency and respect.

Four principles to nurture when listening to differing viewpoints:

  • Listen with interest
  • Listen with acceptance
  • Listen with respect
  • Listen with openness.

By following these principles you will be able to:

  • Become self-aware of and reflect on your own beliefs and opinions. Learn to articulate your point of view, and discover if your beliefs and opinions derive from facts.
  • Foster a sense of interest in others, where you can gain a diverse perspective of others opinions. Understanding diverse perspectives is a trait that can help you as a citizen to be a leader, problem solver, and help people come to mutual agreements.
  • Learn to listen more than you speak, which can help us mend divides, gain new knowledge, and show respect even when we disagree.

Below you will find a link to an activity that you can use on your own or in a group. Use the questions to fill in your answers concerning a topic where a person has a differing opinion than you. Through this activity, you’ll learn to share your point of view and learn to listen to other perspectives.

Raising Civil Citizens Activity

Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness week is observed this month on the 14th through the 20th. Engage in kindness and love all month with these random acts of kindness suggestions for the month of February. Click on the picture below to get a closer look at the calendar.

Career Development

Last month 8th graders began exploring careers in the class of 2025 Schoology coarse in preparation for completing their Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP).

All Students

Continue to gain new experiences in your life to broaden your horizons about what you want to do as a long-term career or hobby. You can gain new experiences by joining extracurricular activities, traveling, getting involved in cultural activities, reading about different topics, and researching careers among many other things. Seek guidance if needed from those you have identified in your support map. Support Map Here.

Featured Career

Registered Nurse (RN)

Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

Click on the following link below to read more and watch a career video to learn more information about what Registered Nurses (RN's) do.

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Summer Jobs For Columbia Youth Ages 14-20

Click Here for more information.

LMS Counselor Contact Information

Office Phone Number: 573-214-3250

Ms. LeCure, rlecure@cpsk12.org (A-G)

Ms. Shaw, cshaw@cpsk12.org (H-M)

Mrs. Woods-Galbreath, bwoods@cpsk12.org (N-Z)

Mrs. Robinson, outreach counselor; krobinson@cpsk12.org.

Mrs. Perry, Registrar, JPerry@cpsk12.org

Shine Leopards!


Lovre, C. (2021, January). Fostering Responsible Citizenship. Retrieved January 16, 2021, from https://www.schoolcounselor.org/Magazines/January-February-2021/Fostering-Responsible-Citizenship

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