Counseling NewsFlash

Announcements 10.10.22

1: Freshman Film Series

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.

2: Parent Nights

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.


HBCU College Fair and Showcase

The Park Hill School District will be hosting an HBCU College Fair and Showcase on Thursday, November 10, 2022! This College Fair and Showcase will be held at Park Hill High School located at 7701 NW Barry Road, KCMO 64153 from 6-8 PM. Please see the linked website for more information about this exciting event! If you plan on attending, please fill out the form found on the link provided under “Student/Family Registration” tab at the top of the website.

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.

4: Seniors Only

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!


SENIORS-Your initial transcripts have been uploaded to Naviance. If you are applying through common app you must use this link, if you are sending your transcripts directly to the institution please follow the directions on the site.

Maple Woods Open House!

Are you planning to attend Maple Woods next year? Go HERE to register for their October 11 Open House from 4PM to 7PM.

FAFSA Frenzy!

Seniors & Families - Paying for college can feel overwhelming, but MCC is here to help! Finding the money you need to help pay for school starts with the FAFSA? (Free Application for Federal Student Aid.) The FAFSA is your first step to apply for grants, A+, scholarships, work study, and loans. Start on the road to financing your education today! No appointment is necessary, but you can register to reserve your seat by calling 816-604-1000. We encourage you to have the following items available to help complete your FAFSA: • FSA ID (and password) for you (and your parents, if you are a dependent student). If • Social Security Number and date of birth (and parents and spouse, if applicable). • Your Federal Income Tax Returns and W-2 forms (and for your parents, if you are a dependent student, and for your spouse, if you are married). For Fall 2023, you will need these documents for tax year 2021. • Month and year you or your parents were married, separated, divorced or widowed. • Your alien registration number (if you are not a US Citizen).

5. Scholarships

Youth Kindness Opportunities: Button Art Competition

High school students (9th-12th) in the Kansas City metro area are eligible to participate. Each artist must turn in original artwork for each of the eight buttons. One button for each of the themed days and one button for our "general" SevenDays button. (Love, Discover, Others, Connect, You, Go Onward, SevenDays). $500 will be awarded to each of the eight winners. Application and details can be found on!

Local Scholarships Available

Throughout the year we receive Scholarship Information from donors around the KC area and beyond. When we receive a scholarship, we post it in Naviance! Scholarships will continue to come in throughout the year, so get in the habit of checking the Scholarship list.


Attention Freshmen! “MyMO” Scholarship Promise will assist Missouri students from low-income backgrounds on their pathway to college starting 9th grade year. The yearly benchmarks will help students be more college ready by senior year. Earn Scholarship Dollars for College: Students earn $2,500 each year by meeting college-going benchmarks, totaling $10,000 by senior year. These funds will be disbursed directly to the school in the form of an outside scholarship to any eligible college in Missouri on behalf of the student. For more Information Click HERE!

Grow Your Own Teacher Program

Applications are now available for the LPS Grow Your Own Teacher Program! The program is designed for students of color who will be graduates of the Liberty Public Schools and are interested in pursuing careers in education. Components of the program include: financial support, professional learning seminars, work experiences, mentor support and job placement upon successful completion of all requirements for teacher certification and criteria of the program. Interested in Teaching as a profession? Click HERE for more information!

6. Ongoing

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.


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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.

College Visits & Events

Be sure to check out the post high school page for all the latest event announcements. Including K-States Engineering programs! Check out the session on Opportunities at Liberal Arts Colleges sponsored by Six Colleges, a consortium of six selective colleges. Also, check out the virtual meeting on September 28 to find out about Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, Princeton University, University of California-Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University!

Sign Up in the Counseling Office for Upcoming Visits!

U.S. Marines

Monday, Oct. 10th, 11:30am


Central Methodist University

Tuesday, Oct. 11th, 10:30am

Counseling Office

U.S. Navy

Tuesday, Oct. 11th, 11:30am

Counseling Office

Savannah College of Art & Design

Thursday, Oct. 13th, 10am

Counseling Office

U.S. Army

Thursday, Oct. 13th, 11:30am