Counseling NewsFlash

Announcements 10.17.22


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. 19th, 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.


Helping Your Child Save a Life: Parent Training

Youth suicide prevention basics

ACT (Acknowledge, Care, Tell)

What to do when your child ACTs

Building coping skills


Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM, LMC 301

Junior Parent Night

Junior Parents - On October 26th @ 6:00pm you are invited to join us virtually for our Junior Parent Night! We will cover essential things your student should be focusing on now to get them prepared for the Senior year and life after high school. Topics include: Exploring Options, College Admissions, Military and Workforce tips. It will be packed full of useful information. We hope to see you there! Click HERE for the Zoom Link.

Sophomore Parent Night, Nov 1st!

Parents of Sophomores, join us virtually for "Sophomore Parent Night" on Nov 1st at 6pm. Click HERE for the Zoom link. We will be going over THIS presentation and answering any questions you may have. Hope you can join us!

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 & 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.

Mandatory Flex Mtg 10th & 11th grades on Oct 27th

There will be a mandatory Flex meeting for all sophomores & Juniors on Oct 27th during Flex in the Blackbox. Students will learn about all "Off Campus Opportunities" for their schedule next year. We will discuss Early College, Career Centers, EIP, Network 53 and NCAPS.

Off Campus Opportunities Mini Fair- Nov 9th

Off Campus Opportunities Mini Fair!
Did you know LHS offers many exciting opportunities for your student to earn high school credit with our various off campus programs? Is your student interested in any of the programs below? Please encourage them to attend our "Off Campus Opportunities Mini Fair" on Nov 9th during their flextime in the Black Box theatre.

They can speak with program representatives, learn about the application process and ask questions. Information regarding the programs can be found HERE LPS will also be sponsoring an "Off Campus Opportunities Night" for students and parents on January 11th at 6pm at LHS. More information to follow!

Early College Academy
Northland Career Center
Area Career Center
Education Internship Program
Network 53

Mandatory Junior FLEX Meeting

Save the date for November 1st! Come to the BlackBox during your FLEX time. We will cover essential things you should be focusing on now to be prepared for the Senior year and life after high school. Topics include: Exploring Options, College Admissions, Military and Workforce tips.


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 Visits & Events

Be sure to check out the post high school page for all the latest event announcements. Check out the session on Opportunities at Liberal Arts Colleges sponsored by Six Colleges, a consortium of six selective colleges.


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.


Teachers 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.

Tutoring Club

Tutoring club is a free resource for students at LHS to get extra help or simply refine their skills through subject-certified student tutors. Sign up HERE.

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

Sign Up in the Counseling Office for Upcoming Visits!

U.S. MO Air Nat'l Guard

Monday, Oct. 17th, 11:30am


University of Missouri-Columbia

Tuesday, Oct. 18th, 9:30am

Counseling Office