Counselor Corner

January 2021 Volume 5

MD Camp 2021 at The Ohio State University College of Medicine

MD Camp, sponsored by the Area Health Education Center at The Ohio State University, is looking for applicants for our 2021 MD Summer Camp cohort! MD Camp is a three-week summer camp designed to inspire students interested in pursuing a career in the health professions, including medicine, biomedical research, and more!

MD Camp is a great opportunity for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who might benefit from the intellectual challenge, academic and social development, and overall experience that it provides. It is an incredible chance for students to get an early firsthand look at health careers they might want to pursue. Ultimately, MD Camp strives to increase the number of physicians from backgrounds or areas that are underrepresented in healthcare. All students may apply; we encourage students who are considered traditionally underrepresented in medicine and traditionally underserved which can include women and individuals from social-economic and/or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. Scholarships are available.

We are currently planning for both in-person and remote camp, depending on the status of COVID 19 by this summer. Our top priority is ensuring the safety of our campers and their families. For this reason, the cost of camp will depend on if camp is in-person or remote. We encourage everyone who is interested to apply, as we offer a multitude of scholarships. Please reach out to us if the cost of attending camp is a concern, as we are happy to offer help in any way that we can.


What: MD Camp 2021 at The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Who: Rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors

When: June 14, 2021 - July 1, 2021

Time: Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Cost: $700 *subject to change if camp must be remote. Scholarships are available!

Application Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdKIJA8-HMYv9yHmeaQ-6C0Wu4-umjiLwsLq1wzjvd7gaIpUw/viewform

Application Due Date: March 18, 2021 at 11:59 pm

Contact: mdcamp.osu@gmail.com

Learn more here

Follow us on instagram! @mdcamp

CCP

Ohio's College Credit Plus can help students earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking college courses from community colleges or universities. The purpose of this program is to promote rigorous academic pursuits and to provide a wide variety of options to college-ready students. Taking a college course from a public college or university through College Credit Plus is free. Students can begin the application process for the 2021-2022 school year. Check out updates on our CCP page.

Lancer Lab Homework Club

The Lancer Lab Homework Club is set up for students that would like extra support and time to complete assignments for classes. The requirements are few: it is not a social gathering, students must come ready and prepared to work on assignments, there is no transportation provided (students must arrange for pickup at the end of the lab session). Students meet in Rooms 120 and 121 (if the size grows, we will need to change the meeting location to accommodate social distancing protocols)

Lancer Lab is open Tuesday and Thursdays from 2:30 - 3:15 P.M.

Cap and Gown Orders

Due to the Pandemic we are dealing with Jostens has agreed to extended the priority Cap & Gown Order deadline... IF YOU HAVE NOT OREDERED AND YOU PLAN TO WALK AT THE GRADUATION CEREMONY SCHEDULED FOR MAY 30TH PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHMENT below.

LHS Alumni Panel 2020 Zoom-style

Back in December, Nick Novoty, Hannah Horsington, Katie Chittum and Anthony Toskin Zoomed with us to talk about college life in the age of Covid.

Click here and Enjoy!

Helping Kids Understand the Riots at the Capitol

From our friends at the Child Mind Institute.


To help adults process their own feelings and communicate effectively and compassionately with young people, we’ve prepared a piece on “Helping Kids Understand the Riots at the Capitol.” Some top takeaways:

  • For younger kids, stay calm and emphasize that they’re safe, even if what they’re seeing is scary.
  • For school-age kids, give kids a chance to tell you what they saw and ask questions.
  • For teenagers and young adults, discuss appropriate ways to channel their emotions and fight for what they believe in.
  • For kids of all ages, use the opportunity to have an honest, age-appropriate discussion about how these events fit into our nation’s history.

ACT- Class of 2022 taking the ACT at school on Tuesday, Feb 23rd

From Mr. Krier- On Tuesday, Feb 23rd all of the Junior students in Ohio will be taking the ACT. It is a requirement by the Ohio Department of Education, and the Ohio General Assembly that all juniors take this assessment. On the 23rd, all Monday/Tuesday students will report to their 1st period classes for attendance and then be released to their testing location. Thursday/Friday and LVA students will report to LHS and go directly to the Aux gym. Report time for the ACT is 7:40am. Once the test is completed, Thursday/Friday and LVA students will be dismissed and will need to leave school. Monday/Tuesday students will report to lunch and then to their afternoon classes. The test will be about 3.5 hours. I need to emphasize that taking the ACT is a requirement established by the Ohio Department of Education. We do not have flexibility in the decision to take or not take it.


Juniors at CTEC will take the test at CTEC that day.

Welcome to Naviance ACT Test Prep- available for all grade levels!!

We are excited to introduce a vital step in your academic planning: Naviance Test Prep – an interactive source of improvement on any purchased Naviance Test Prep module for the ACT.


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: https://www.screencast.com/t/iF7pAuPbC

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

Sincerely,

Ms. Kieffer

WorkKeys Class of 2021 taking the WorkKeys at school on Tuesday, Feb 23rd

On Tuesday, Feb 23rd all of the Senior students at LHS will be taking the ACT Work Keys assessment. On the 23rd, all Monday/Tuesday students will report to their 1st period classes for attendance and then be released to their testing location. Thursday/Friday and LVA students will report to LHS and go directly to the Main gym. Report time for the ACT Work Keys is 7:40am. Once the test is completed, Thursday/Friday and LVA students will be dismissed and will need to leave school. Monday/Tuesday students will report to lunch and then to their afternoon classes. The test will be about 3 hours. The Work Keys assessment is part of a pathway to graduation. In addition, it is a great resume builder that will help give you a leg up on your competition when you are entering the workforce. Please make sure your Chromebook is charged and you have a calculator on test day.

College Board is hosting our first-ever series of virtual college fairs called BigFuture™ Days.

College Board is hosting our first-ever series of virtual college fairs called BigFuture™ Days. Encourage sophomores and juniors at your school to sign up for a chance to connect directly with college admissions representatives and current college students. They'll have a chance to explore colleges in a way that's not overwhelming, ask questions about topics they want to learn about, and take action on key college planning steps.

Students can attend any event and more than one. Students can register here.

BigFuture Day West + Southwest
Saturday, February 6

BigFuture Day Southeast
Tuesday, February 23

BigFuture Day Northeast
Sunday, March 7

BigFuture Day Midwest
Thursday, March 11

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

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

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 vkieffer@laca.org to receive your free gun lock box. We have been awarded 20 and they will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis one per LLSD family.

Did you know Zoom Help sessions are available for students on remote days?!?!

Friendly Reminder: these teachers are available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for additional support. Please take advantage of the help that is being offered.


Mr. Bergeman - Science Support (rbergeman@laca.org)

4th period virtual AA (10:03-10:45)

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Mr. Bowman - Math Support (abowman@laca.org)

3rd period virtual AA (9:16-9:58)

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Mrs. Brake - Math Support (vbrake@laca.org)

8th period virtual AA (1:37-2:20)

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Mr. Cooperrider - Health Support (bcooperrider@laca.org)

4th period virtual AA (10:03-10:45)

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Mrs. Ewing - English Support (aewing@laca.org)

2nd period virtual AA ( 8:30-9:13)

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Mrs. Kleemeyer - Spanish Support (kkleemeyer@laca.org)

2nd period virtual AA (8:29-9:11)

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Mr. Maybury - Social Studies Support (jamaybury@laca.org)

6th period virtual AA (12:02-12:44)

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Mrs. McKenzie - Careers Support (tmckenzie@laca.org)

6th period virtual AA (12:02-12:44)

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Mr. Mohler - General Support (mmohler@laca.org)

3rd period virtual AA (9:16-9:58)

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


Class of 2021 text @ahddd2 to the number 81010


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

National Association of College Admissions Counselors College Fairs

The first NACAC Virtual College Fair of the year is Sunday, January 31 from 1-7 p.m. ET!

Students can register for free at virtualcollegefairs.org.

More than 100,000 students and families signed up for NACAC virtual fairs this past fall. Students give them an enthusiastic "thumbs up" because it's so easy to drop in on live Zoom sessions offered by hundreds of colleges on a single day.

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