LIBERTY COUNSELING OFFICE

News and Information from Liberty Counseling- March 2021

Upcoming Events

1. TONIGHT: Feb 25 6-7 pm: Kirkwood Career Registration Help for 2021-22 school year (more information below)


2. Last day for T3 schedule changes: Monday, March 1


3. Kirkwood General Scholarship Application due: Sunday, March 15

https://www.kirkwood.edu/scholarships


4. ICR Future Career & College Fair: Sunday, March 28th 1-3 pm (see below flyer for more info)

Trimester 3 Schedule Change Request Due March 1st

Students were instructed to review their trimester 3 schedule and submit a schedule change request through the google form if any elective change was desired by March 1st.


After March 1st, requests will not be reviewed. Due to the constraints of class sizes and safety measures needed. Counselors need to have schedules finalized before the trimester starts.


We want to remind students that requests for having a class during a certain time, cannot be requested. Schedules have been balanced to help class sizes for the safety of students and teachers.

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TONIGHT: Kirkwood Academy Registration Help for 2021-22 School Year!

Kirkwood is hosting a zoom session tonight from 6:00-7:00 pm to help students register for their academy classes for next year: https://kirkwood.zoom.us/j/95753079241.
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Regent University Zoom Meetings: For Juniors

The Regent Iowa Universities will be hosting zoom informational sessions for junior students and parents:


March 3rd, 1:00 pm: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/91697768393


March 4th 6:00 pm: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/99831393446

ICR Career and College Fair 2021

ICR Future Career and College Virtual Fair is a fair unlike any other in Eastern Iowa, bridging the gap between career exploration and college/training selection, to help students make informed decisions that align career interests with education and training selection.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

1 - 3 p.m.

To register for the virtual fair: click here

Girls Who Code- Free Virtual Summer Immersion Program

A FREE virtual 2-week summer program teaches students the computer science skills they need to make an impact! Girls and non-binary students in the 9th - 11th grade (rising sophomores, juniors and seniors) are eligible to apply. Stipends are available to qualifying students More information about the program can be found here. Application closes in Mid-March 2021.
The Iowa City Area Association of Realtors (ICAAR) Scholarship Foundation is happy to announce the opening of applications for the 2021 Scholarship Program. Multiple scholarships to be awarded to graduating seniors at high schools within the ICAAR service area (Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Washington and Muscatine Counties).


The application deadline is April 2nd. Applications and letters of recommendation will be submitted via the link provided in the above picture. Application information can also be found on icaar.org. Scholarships awarded through the ICAAR Community Service Scholarship Program are intended to be used for college education and expense at any community college, university, technical or trade school. Children of Realtors/members of ICAAR are not eligible to apply (separate scholarship opportunities are available).

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Coralville Lowe's is Hiring for the Spring!

Part time or Full time positions available.


Must be 18+


Whether you are looking for a job for the summer before heading to college, or planning to go straight into the workforce Lowe's may be a great fit for you!


All the open opportunities can be found at https://corporate.lowes.com/careers/.


If you have any questions about Lowe's employment you can contact Tom Weinfurter at tom.weinfurter@lowes.com or 262-227-2573.

FAFSA Seniors need to complete this ASAP

If your post-secondary plan includes one of the following, you will need to complete the FAFSA in order to be considered for scholarships, grants, and other student financial aid:


  • Technical School/Certification Program

  • 2 year college

  • 4 year college


Need help completing this necessary step?

  1. Sign up for FSA ID (one for student, one for parent)

    1. fsaid.ed.gov

  2. Complete FAFSA

    1. fafsa.ed.gov


If you need personal assistance to complete your FAFSA, you may contact:

  1. Iowa College Access Network

    1. Set up an appointment with financial aid expert

    2. Email: ICAN@ICANsucceed.org

  2. Contact your future college’s financial aid office to set up appointment

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Scholarship: Children's Cancer Connection Empowering Scholarship

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Liberty Food Pantry Now Available!

Dear Liberty Students & Families,

The Liberty Food Pantry is open to ALL students and families every week on Fridays from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact the Student & Family Advocate, Rick Spear, through email at Spear.Rick@iowacityschools.org or by phone at 319.688.1354 ext. 3019.

Contact Information

Counselors:

Troy Bergmann Students A-G bergmann.troy@iowacityschools.org

Jenni Naughton Students H-N naughton.jennifer@iowacityschools.org

Mayra DeVries Students O-Z devries.mayra@iowacityschools.org


Student Family Advocate:

Shanell Young young.shanell@iowacityschools.org


Career Coordinator/Student Family Advocate:

Rick Spear spear.rick@iowacityschools.org


Registrar: Sarah Miller miller.sarah@iowacityschools.org


Secretary:

Jan Schneider schneider.jan@iowacityschools.org