Counselor Corner

Sept 2021 Volume 6

Welcome to Naviance ACT Test Prep

We are excited to offer our juniors ACT Prep, an online course our students are taking to prepare for the ACT Test which will be administered at LHS in the spring. The ACT test continues to be a component of the graduation pathways for Ohio students for the Class of 2023 and beyond. Click here to review these pathways.

Naviance Test Prep will analyze your current standing for the ACT test and personalize a study guide to assist you in enhancing your test scores.

Naviance Test Prep allows you to:

  • Plan a study schedule according to your test date or when you wish to be fully prepared
  • Determine and strategize your test readiness to success
  • Review necessary knowledge for each exam through lessons, flashcards, practice questions and tests
  • Enjoy the Game Center while boosting your test-taking strategies

Over time, you will be able to track your progress and performance in order to adhere to your goals.

We hope that you will find this student quick guide and student video helpful. The link for the student video:

If you have questions about Naviance Test Prep, please contact us.

Store It Safe- and commit to reversing the trend of irreversible actions

September is Suicide Prevention Month.

Adolescent suicide has increased 58% in the past 10 years and is currently the second leading cause of death in 10-19 year olds. Suicide in teens can be triggered by seemingly small triggers and happen quickly. Take the pledge and commit to being a part of the solution. By signing up below you will be among the first to receive updates and resources from our SIS program. Join the Ohio AAP in reframing firearm safety discussions to help keep kids safe from unintentional firearm injuries and adolescents safe from suicides by firearms.

The Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics teamed up with firearm owners, pediatricians and others to create the Partnership for Safety of Children Around Firearms, and a pilot program called Store It Safe, to encourage safe storage of firearms and families to educate their children about safety issues related to firearms.

The goals of the Partnership are to:

  1. Prevent firearm-related, unintentional deaths and suicides among children and teens
  2. Change our approach in talking about firearm safety
  3. Store it Safe and teach children safety around firearms
  4. Learn more about our Store It Safe Child Firearm Injury Prevention Program, our Store It Safe Adolescent Suicide Prevention Program, Store It Safe Funding, or how you can directly assist in the education and on storing it safe by take the pledge below!

Lakewood has been awarded 20 gun lock boxes for distribution. They are about 12” x 8” x 11”

Please take the Store it Safe Pledge here and email to receive your free gun lock box. They will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis one per LLSD family.

Sign up for Remind for your student's Graduation class for 📱 text 📱 updates

Class of 2022 text @b32dkg to the number 81010

Class of 2023 text @7ke632 to the number 81010

Class of 2024 text@bf67d34 to the number 81010

Class of 2025 text@7gbk2g9 to the number 81010

Class of 2024, It's almost CTEC time!

Our Sophomores, Class of 2024 will be heading to CTEC for Hands On Day on Friday, November 19th. During this trip, students will explore two programs.

CTEC is also hosting an Open House on Thursday, September 16th from 5:30-7:30pm for all families to explore programs and visit labs.

Our friends from CTEC will be at LHS on September 29th to meet with current 10th graders, discuss Hands On Day and have student select programs.

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💰 Scholarship Database 💰

In an continued effort to keep everything in one place, this is the Scholarship Database from our Counseling Site. I kept the content from last school year and will be adding to the bottom.


If your student is a senior, October is a big month. The FAFSA (Free Applications for Federal Student Aid) opens on October 1. Seniors and their families are encouraged to file this important form in order to be eligible for funds from the federal governments, state of Ohio as well as some institutional aid. Additionally, completing the FAFSA is often a step in several scholarship applications too. Please visit our FAFSA page and we are updating info (video guide and FAFSA slides) as October 1 approaches.

Princeton Review Practice ACT

  • Do you want to prepare to take the ACT test for free? You can register for a Princeton Review practice paper and pencil ACT that will be administered at LHS on Sat Oct 16th at 9am. Bring pencils and a calculator. Register here. You will receive your results about 10 days after you test. See Ms. Kieffer with Questions.

School Counseling Groups

RoX- (Ruling Our Experiences) is an evidence-based empowerment program for girls. Topics include fitting in, body image, peer pressure, friendships and relationships as well as a unit on self-defense. Watch this video to learn more.

Study Skills- Students will explore organization, learning styles, note and test taking strategies and test anxiety. 6-8 weeks meeting once a week during 5th period.

Email Ms. Kieffer to sign up.

College Application Blitz (CAB) is back!

The College Application Blitz is put on by our friends in Lakewood Ed Foundation and Get On Track in conjunction with A Call to College at Newark HS. Last year, our event was online and we are excited to bring it back IN PERSON this year.

This event features several colleges that come to LHS but unlike most college fairs, students are to complete their college applications that day. The draw for students is that most campuses are waiving their application fees, which can be up to $60 (looking at you OSUN) for the day.

Be sure to remind your senior to mark their calendars, October 26th 9am to Noon.

Does your student have a job? Did you know they can earn elective credit for that?

Counselors met with students who have jobs or volunteer their time on Friday, September 10th to guide students through the process to earn elective credit for their work hours. Students complete the ODE Work Contract as well as the LHS work contract (paper copies available in the SSC) as well as their Work Contact Info that can be found on our counseling site. All of this information goes to Mr. Mohler, RM 118, our work coordinator. He oversees the Work Program and each year helps several students earn an Ohio Means Jobs Seal towards their graduation path.

Calendar 1st quarter 2021

🍂 September 🍂

  • 15th Ashland University College Rep. 11th and 12th Register in Naviance
  • 15th Kent State University College Rep. 11th and 12th Register in Naviance
  • 16th CTEC Open House 5:30-7:30pm (flier above)
  • 22nd 2 HR Delay Start
  • 22nd Hiram College Rep. 11th and 12th Register in Naviance
  • 22nd Miami University Rep. 1th and 12th Register in Naviance
  • 29th CTEC @LHS for Hands On Day Presentations 5A and 5B
  • 29th Bowling Green State University College Rep. 11th and 12th Register in Naviance
  • 29th Ohio Northern U College Rep. 11th and 12th Register in Naviance
  • 29th Ohio University College Rep. 11th and 12th Register in Naviance

🎃 October 🎃

  • 4th Josten's meets with 10th (class rings) and 12th (cap and gown) orders. Separate date for CTEC
  • 6th Capital University College Rep. 11th and 12th Register in Naviance
  • 6th Colby College Rep. 11th and 12th Register in Naviance
  • 6th Shawnee State University Rep. 11th and 12th Register in Naviance
  • 6th LHS Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30-6:45pm
  • 7th Blood Drive
  • 11th Picture Retakes @7:30am. CTEC students must have school pictures taken HERE in order to appear in the yearbook and graduation composite
  • 8th PSAT Spot and Dot. Non-secure test prep 10th and 11th 5th period
  • 13th PSAT administered to registered 10th and 11th
  • 13th University of Louisville College Rep. 11th and 12th Register in Naviance
  • 13th Lakewood Board of Education meeting 6:30pm
  • 15th End of 1st 9 weeks
  • 16th Princeton Review Free Practice ACT. Open to all students. Registration required

Contact Us!

Feel free to reach out if there is anything we can do to help. What info would you like to see if future newsletters? Let me know!