LHS Counselor Newsletter

Fall Issue (September-October 2021)

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School is in full swing!

Students and Parents,

It is hard to imagine that we have been in school for six weeks now. Hope that everyone is working hard to turn in class work and checking on grades. Remember to login into Skyward or download the Skyward app for free to your phones. Also, keep in mind that at the nine weeks, grades will post to your high school transcript for colleges, employers, and military recruiters to see. In addition, reach out to your teachers now especially if you are behind so you can get caught up and get that credit for the class. Earning credits = graduating on time!

Keep Connected with Us!

Attention Seniors!

Bookmark this website page for important information such as pictures, graduation information, and senior events. Lewisville High School Seniors

Attention Junior Early Grads!

Junior grads.- please follow all things seniors since you intend to graduate this year.

Lewisville High School Seniors

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Senior Fall Checklist---Post-Secondary Options

  1. Take standardized tests (if applicable)---

    (Re-)take the SAT/ACT, SAT subject tests, and AP

    Tests. Or consider test-optional colleges.

  2. Start college applications early---
    Most early decisoin/action deadlines are in November 1st

  3. Fill out scholarship applications---
    Scholarship opportunities are out there but takes time to apply. Please visit the LHS Counseling Website for the latest scholarship updates, deadlines, and search engines to get that money! LHS Counseling Scholarships and Financial Aid

  4. LHS Senior Information Packet---
    All the information regarding graduation, cap and gown, senior pics, and so much more is in the packet. Please visit the LHS Senior Website for this info.


SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION

Click here to be redirected to scholarship and financial aid information.

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How do I get financial aid and scholarships?

October 1st...


To apply for financial aid, the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) will need to be completed. The application opens on October 1st and the deadline is March 2nd . Please visit the FAFSA website, FAFSA to apply.

You can now file for your FAFSA. Both the student and one parent need to apply. If you haven’t already, please visit the FAFSA website, FSA ID, to apply for a FSA ID. Your FSA ID can be used each year to electronically apply for federal student aid and to access your Federal Student Aid records online.

FAFSA WORKSHOP

Lewisville High School is hosting a FAFSA Saturday workshop for all interested in attending. The goal is to help you with completing your FAFSA application.



Prior to attending, please create your Student FSA ID. An absolute MUST step in order to begin your FAFSA Application. How do I create an account (FSA ID username and password?)

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FAFSA Overview

Texas Application for State Financial Aid Introduction Video

Texas has a financial aid application for students who are not United States citizens but who are Texas residents.
TASFA | College and Career Readiness

Scholarship Engines

Build an account and let them do the searching for you.


1. Scholly
2. College Board Scholarship Search
3. Fastweb
4. Scholarships.com
5. Cappex
6. Chegg
7. Niche
8. Peterson’s
9. Department of Labor
10. Look locally


Go.LISD Email Account...


Check your student email! Most times this the quickest and easiest way to get scholarship information out to students. Applying for scholarships is about grit and determination. The time will be well spent when you are award the scholarship. No scholarship is too small. In the end they all add up.



Work-Study Programs...



Work-Study is a need-based form of Financial Aid that you earn through on or off-campus employment and receive in the form of a paycheck. The intent of the Work-Study Program is to encourage part-time employment and reduce the amount of loan debt incurred while attending college. Work-Study does so by paying a portion of your salary thus making it more advantageous for an employer to hire you. Lastly, any earnings made under work-study do not count against your aid eligibility when filling out the next year’s FAFSA or California Dream Act application.



As Mentioned Above in Senior Check List...


Visit the LHS Counseling Website for the latest scholarship updates, deadlines, and search engines to get that money! LHS Counseling Scholarships and Financial Aid

Interested in earning scholarships now??!! Check out Raise.me today!

High School Students: Learn How RaiseMe Works
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Junior Information for the Fall

  1. Take your practice standardized test, and

    decide on ACT vs. SAT. Take the PSAT in October.
    Decide whether the SAT vs ACT highlights your strengths more.


  2. Begin your scholarship search---

    As busy as junior year seems, it gets even crazier

    senior year! So start researching for scholarships now.
    LHS Counseling Scholarships and Financial Aid

  3. Keep involved, and begin to lead---

    Try to gain leadership roles in your extracurricular,

    sports, or community service activities. If you are not in any activities,
    now is the time to join and get those on your resume for next year.

  4. Compare your post-secondary options---
    Think about all the options and see what is the best fit for you:
    vocational-technical school, two-year community college,

    four-year university/college, or military options.


    Check out CHOICES 360 in your L-Hub to explore these options!

CHOICES 360....Explore careers, plan your high school education, plan for college, and search

Get Involved!

We encourage all students to get involved at LHS! Studies show the more involved you are in school, the more successful your high school experience will be. Make new friends and join today!
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Roadtrip Texas: Getting Involved in High School

Skyward

Below is the link for Skyward. This is where you can always see your current grades, access your academic transcript, and see your schedule before school begins. Remember to bookmark this important link in your internet browser for quick and easy access!
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Learning Hub/Canvas

Link to Learning including Canvas

Student Canvas Login Instructions

There are two easy ways for a student to log in to Canvas, through the Canvas student app, and through the Learning Hub. The Learning Hub link is available through the Student Resources page on the lisd.net website, and will automatically log the student into Canvas when they select the link.


To log in via the app:

Open the Canvas – Student app

Select Find my school

Start typing out Lewisville ISD in the search field (inred) and select it when it comes up (in blue)

The student should see the in the login field- showing LISD

The student needs to log in with their LISD username and password (not their email address)

Helpful LHS Resources

Homepage LHS Counseling


Link to reoccurring Scholarships


College and Career Resources

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Transcript Request


Victoria Tutt

Registrar Last names A-M

Email: tuttv@lisd.net


Elizabeth Nash

Registrar Last names N-Z

Email: nashe@lisd.net

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Holly Spinks

Testing Coordinator

Email: spinksh@lisd.net


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

SAT, ACT, AP TESTING, STAAR Testing during COVID-19

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Andrea Sholin

Community in Schools Site Coordinator

Email: sholina@lisd.net

Transcript Request

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

The Lewisville High School Counseling Staff

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