LHS Counselor Newsletter

Spring Issue (March-April 2023)

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Spring Break is almost here!

March 13-17

We hope everyone has a restful Spring Break. From this point on, things will be happening fast as we begin the last nine weeks of the school year. Spring is also a time when testing season begins. Mid-term exams will be administered right before Spring break and SAT & ACT/STAAR EOC/TSI/ and AP testing will begin soon after. With all this testing, students may show signs of anxiety and stress. The counselors know this is a stressful time of year and we are here to support them in any way possible. We know this year has been tough but our students, teachers, and staff have shown resiliency and perseverance! Let's keep focused so we can end the year successfully.

3rd 9 weeks Grading Period Closing March 10th

Before we leave, this Friday, for Spring Break, we will be ending this 9 weeks with FINAL grades. Be sure to check Skyward for any missing assignments and communicate with your teachers if you have any questions.

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Fourth nine weeks begins Monday, March 20th!

Below is the link for Skyward. This is where you can always see your current grades, access your academic transcript, and see your updated class schedule before the term begins. Remember to bookmark this important link in your internet browser for quick and easy access! If you are unable to see your 4th 9 weeks schedule, check and update your settings to the correct nine weeks to see your schedule.
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Senior Honors Night Questionnaire & Awards Form

CALLING ALL SENIORS...Please complete your senior honors and awards information in preparation for awards night recognition. The deadline to complete the form in Thursday, April 21st.

Senior Packet Information

Senior Information and Senior Activity Dates

FASFA/ TASFA.....Free Federal/ State Grant $$

Have you completed your 2023-2024 FAFSA/ TASFA application? Many have. BUT if you have not... it still open. Do not miss this opportunity to receive college financial aid funding.

Videos and Resources

Remember you will need your parent to fill out part of this information as well since they will use their tax information from the previous year.

How to create a FSA ID:

English Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTb7hMVtzco

Spanish Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ht55xZVwMIE

FAFSA Form: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

(Language can be switched to Spanish in upper right hand corner of site)

Helpful Videos: (These were from last year for this school year but are still a great resource)

FAFSA English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5wE4Y0bhxw

FAFSA Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FSkRKDDIRU

TASFA English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FcFIw-8hsU

TASFA Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4x2ZqTgItY

TASFA Information and paper application (pdf version)

English PDF version: TASFA 2023-2024 Application

Spanish PDF version: TASFA 2023-2024 Application (spanish)

Also, please utilize our College & Career Room during block lunch if you have questions about filling out the FAFSA or TASFA. Mrs. Lewis is available during block lunch in Room F207 (also known as the “Whataburger Room”) in case you have questions.

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Class of 2023---What's Up?

Where are you in your future plans? Please answer the following questions and let us know "what's up" seniors.


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Reminders before the third nine weeks ends...

1. Turn in any district technology with charger and cord (iPad, Chromebook, etc..)

2. Turn in any district-issued equipment (athletic uniforms, fine arts uniforms/equipment, etc.)

3. Make sure all accounts/fines are cleared (ex. cafeteria, library, parking, etc.)

If you have any further questions, please see your counselor or assistant principal.

TSI Testing Registration---Seniors Only!

Class of 2024

LHS Juniors


If you requested a TECC (Career Center East or West) class for 2023-2024 school. year, please fill out the interest form in Skyward. Below is a screenshot of the instructions that you should have received in an email.
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Summer VLA will be open for registration in the coming weeks (April-ish). Be on the lookout for communication from VLA via Skylert and announcements. You will register in Skyward.

LHS Scholarship Help Hub

Get individualized 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)

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April 2022

Tuesday, March 7th---ACT School Day

Tuesday, March 28th - Thursday, March 30th---TSI Testing (Seniors only)

April 12th - April 14th TSI (Texas Success Initiative) testing - Seniors only

Tuesday, April 18h English I STAAR EOC retest

Thursday, April 20th English II STAAR EOC retest

Monday, April 24th Makeups for English I and II

Thursday, April 27th---Biology STAAR EOC

May 2022

Tuesday, May 2nd---US History STAAR EOC

Wednesday, May 3rd---US History STAAR EOC

Thursday, May 4th---Algebra I STAAR EOC

Friday, May 5th---Make-up for all tests this week

AP Testing

Monday, May 1st---AP Government, Spanish Lit (PM)

Tuesday, May 2nd---AP Env. Science, AP Psychology (PM)

Wednesday, May 3rd---AP English Literature, AP Computer Science (PM)

Thursday, May 4th---AP Macroeconomics, Statistics (PM), AP Human Geography

Friday, May 5th---AP US History, AP European History, AP Studio Art

Monday, May 8th---AP Calculus AB/BC

Tuesday, May 9th---AP English Language

Wednesday, May 10th---AP Spanish Language, AP Biology

Thursday, May 11th---AP French, AP Physics I (PM), AP World History

Friday, May 12th---AP German, AP Physics 2 (PM)

Wednesday, May 16th TSI Testing - College Prep Math only

Virtual College Tours & Information

The College Tour Trailer - September 2021

University of North Texas

UNT - The College Tour

University of Texas at Arlington Virtual Tour

Texas Christian University Virtual Tour

Welcome to Texas Christian University | The College Tour

Tarleton State University

Tarleton State - Intro | The College Tour

Texas A&M University Virtual Tour

Texas A&M [4K] Campus Walking Tour (2022)

Texas Tech University Virtual Tour

Sam Houston State University

Welcome to Sam Houston State University | The College Tour
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TRIO Program

Free Educational Outreach Program. Click here for an informational video.


TRIO Talent Search is a FREE program that seeks to identify students who are motivated and have the academic potential to continue their education at the college level. The program provides information and services to assist students in preparing for the college that best fits their needs and interests.

We provide the following services to all TRIO Talent Search students:

  • Academic Advisement
  • College Awareness
  • Career Exploration
  • Financial Aid Assistance
  • Financial Literacy
  • Scholarship Information & Assistance
  • College Application Assistance
  • SAT/ACT/TSIA2 Prep and Registration
  • College & Career Field Trips

To join the NCTC TRIO Talent Search program, students must:

  • Be a current Lewisville HS student
  • Be US Citizens -or- Permanent Residents
  • Meet one or any combination of the following:
    • First Generation (neither parent has a Bachelor’s degree)
    • Meet federal income guidelines
    • Other documented need

Ready to join? Visit the NCTC TRIO Talent Search website to download an application, fill it out with your parents’ help, then return it to the LHS Front Office. One of our TRIO Talent Search Advisors will reach out to you to get you started. So, what are you waiting for? Apply for NCTC TRIO Talent Search today!

Alex Ruiz

Student Services Advisor – TRIO TS


(940) 498-6485

Lareshawn Gore

Student Services Advisor – TRIO TS


(940) 498-6486

Stop by a visit the TRIO Advisors during Lunches starting next week.



This video explains what to do step by step to prepare and get ready for college! Also, check on the college planning checklist to see what is ahead and to stay on track for making an informed decision.
Senior Year College Readiness Checklist! Are you Ready to Apply? Admissions Tips

Parent Article


The LHS counselors received the CREST Leadership award at the Texas School Counselor Conference in Round Round, TX on February 12th. The leadership designation is earned by receiving the CREST award in 2022 and the prior three years. We are honored and humbled to serve our students, staff, and community.

LHS CREST AWARD Submission Newsletter: Click here

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Counselors Reinforcing Excellence for Students in Texas (CREST) is sponsored by the Texas School Counselor Association (TSCA) and awarded to school counseling programs that meet CREST requirements. CREST is a continuous improvement document that school counseling programs can use to demonstrate effective communication and a commitment to obtaining results. MORE INFO (https://tsca.txca.org/crest.php)
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Helpful LHS Resources

Homepage LHS Counseling

Link to reoccurring Scholarships

College and Career Resources


Transcript Request

Victoria Tutt

Registrar Last names A-Le

Email: tuttv@lisd.net

Elizabeth Nash

Registrar Last names Li-Z

Email: nashe@lisd.net


Holly Spinks

Testing Coordinator

Email: spinksh@lisd.net

LHS Testing Webpage: https://www.lisd.net/Page/9335



Quencia Cross

Community in Schools Site Coordinator

Email: crossq@lisd.net

Transcript Request

Need to order a transcript for college or work? Click on the link below for easy access.

Get up and dance during spring break!

Spring Dance Freeze - Brain Break Movement Workout Game

The Lewisville High School Counseling Staff