LNHS Counselor Connection

Friday, July 24, 2020

Welcome Back, Wildcats!

The 2020-21 School Year is Soon Underway!

COVID-19 continues to impact the globe...and those impacts are felt right here at home as we prepare for the start of a new school year.


In accordance with State and Marion County guidelines, the MSDLT Board of Education has created a Re-Entry Plan to inform all parents/families regarding the adjustments and accommodations for the upcoming school year. In addition, MSDLT is offering students and families VIRTUAL SCHOOL ACCESS for the fall 2020 semester. Please open the links and read carefully before making decisions for your child/ren. Parents are asked to make a decision regarding student school attendance (In-person or Virtual) no later than August 14, 2020.


The MSDLT Board of Education adopted a REVISED SCHOOL CALENDAR 2020-21 at the board meeting on Monday, July 20th. The first day of school for students has been moved from Monday, August 3, to THURSDAY, AUGUST 13th.

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First Day of School for 2020-2021

THURSDAY, AUGUST 13th is the first day of school for the 2020-2021 school year.


Students opting for VIRTUAL enrollment and those opting for IN-PERSON enrollment will access their GREEN DAY classes on August 13th and their RED DAY classes on August 14th.


Our school leaders are making adjustments daily to respond to the directives from State and Marion County leaders and those adjustments will be reflected, as necessary for the health and safety of our students, educators and staff throughout Lawrence Township. ***OPENING DAY and current plans are subject to change in response to COVID-19 impacts.


Please visit the MSDLT WEBSITE regularly to get up-to-date information from the source, allowing you to be informed to make the best decisions for your student(s) and family.

WELCOME FRESHMEN -- CLASS of 2024

Our incoming freshman class is another large class at LN with over 700 students in the Class of 2024! We are excited to get started with our newest Wildcats, look forward to them learning the Wildcat ways AND bringing their creativity, energy and community engagement to LN.



LN Freshman Orientation

On Thursday, July 30th, we will hold a limited freshman orientation due to construction and mandated, limited gatherings. Orientation will take place from 9AM to 4PM. Every student has been allotted one hour to come in and turn in their computer from last year, pick up a new Chromebook, schedule, ID, and some LN procedural information. If you are new to Lawrence Township, you will be able to get an ID picture taken on that day. The schedule and procedures for the day have been added below. Don’t be concerned if you are unable to make it on the 30th, as students will receive what they need during the first days of school. Parents are encouraged to wait for students outside of the building so we do not exceed the maximum number of occupants, however, anyone who enters the building is required to wear a mask.


LN LIMITED OPEN HOUSE TIMES AND PROCEDURES

  • Anyone entering the building must wear a mask
  • Please adhere to the timeline below based on the student’s last name
  • Enter doors 11 or 7 at the back of the school and go directly to the field-house
    • Exit through doors 11 or 7
  • You will have an hour to complete the following:
    • Pick up ID, tentative schedule and LN procedural information
    • Exchange Chromebook used in middle school for a new Chromebook
    • If you are new to Lawrence Township, you will need to get an ID picture taken prior to getting a Chromebook. Lifetouch will be available to take pictures.
    • If time permits, walk the school


Freshman Class -- Orientation Schedule

Student Schedules

Student schedules will be available to view on Skyward on Monday, August 3rd. Counselors are currently processing schedule changes as a result of summer school grades, students moving to VIRTUAL enrollment and also making adjustments to in-person classes as a result of the VIRTUAL enrollment changes.


More information will be provided to students and families about REQUESTING SCHEDULE CHANGES as we get closer to August 3rd and have accurate student data available.

LTEC SUMMER SCHOOL

FINAL GRADES FOR SUMMER SCHOOL COURSEWORK


Students enrolled in LTec and IOA summer coursework will be receiving final grades in the next few days, IF not already. Students should check their online accounts for final grades. Grades will also be posted on Skyward under the Report Card and Grades tabs before the end of the 1st 9-week school term.

***Please note...schedule changes may be required as a result of completed or failed summer school coursework. Please review the student fall schedule and alert the assigned counselor with any concerns of classes impacted by summer school.

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SENIORS ~ SENIORS ~ SENIORS

Senior Pictures

Seniors...Prestige Studio has reopened and is booking SENIOR PICTURES at that time. COVID has caused a shift in deadlines for senior photos. Please READ CAREFULLY the attached info from Lifetouch, navigate to the CARMEL studio and use their website to book your session. We want YOUR PICTURE to be included in the Lynx yearbook.
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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Seniors...there are two scholarship programs with early deadlines and we want you to be aware of each. LN ROCKED these scholarship programs last year with TWO seniors selected as Lilly Scholars and TWO seniors selected as Questbridge Scholars. And now...we want MORE!


Lilly Scholars--seniors must show outstanding scholarship, community involvement, plan to attend an Indiana college or university and demonstrate poise and promise for the future. Please read the INVITATION TO APPLY and if interested in submitting the 2020-21 Lilly Application. Please note the AUGUST 14th DEADLINE for electronic submission. NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.


Questbridge Scholars--seniors who are academically talented and also qualify financially are encouraged to get familiar with the Questbridge program and the 40+ partner colleges/universities. If interested, complete applications must be submitted in SEPTEMBER, so time is of the essence in this process. We had TWO scholars selected last year...one student will be attending Notre Dame and one student will be attending USC...at NO COST for four years. Questbridge is the real deal...highly competitive and highly rewarding.

Learn more and apply:

Questbridge Brochure

Questbridge Income and Assets Guide

Questbridge Application Instructions

Questbridge website...


It is REALLY IMPORTANT for seniors to stay connected to resources, programs and opportunities available to them through Lawrence North. Make a point of checking in on CANVAS on the Student Resource Page for seniors. Also, check on NAVIANCE.

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Summer Celebrations

Lawrence North Girls Basketball 2020 State Champions

Our Lady Wildcats were finally able to come together to mark their STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, sitting for a picture before the senior graduates head off to college. Congratulations, Wildcats! We are so very proud of you!
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COLLEGE and CAREER INFO

Making Plans for Life After Lawrence North

SENIORS in the Class of 2021 will have access to information throughout the year, helping them to explore interests, opportunities and possibilities for life after high school graduation. LN Counselors hosted several sessions this spring with our Class of 2021, providing resources to spur ideas and help students start digging into their next steps. Whether COLLEGE (2-year or 4-year), CAREER (earn-while-you-learn, apprenticeships, technical training, etc.), MILITARY or another interest, our Wildcats have access to outstanding career and college-planning tools, resources and personnel. Encourage your SENIOR to take a look at the "Hey...SENIORS" newsletter to start the conversation about next steps.
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Athletics

LN Sports

You can always find up-to-date information for ALL of our athletics on the LN WILDCATS website.


Fall sports are underway and our student-athletes appreciate the incredible community and fan support they receive. Check out the fall schedules now and plan to attend an event to cheer on our Wildcats.

LN Wildcats Online Store

Check out the official LN Wildcat Online Spirit Wear Store, it is now live and ready to take orders! Click the link below...


LN WILDCAT ONLINE SPIRIT WEAR

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