LHS Counselor Corner

News You can Use Volume 10 January 2023

ACT Information and prep resources

ACT National Test Information

Test Dates (Registration Deadline)

Feb 11 (Jan 6)

April 15 (March 10)

June 10 (May 5)

July 15 (June 16)

Register online at http://actstudent.org Remember if you have taken it before you need your ACT ID (found on your test results to re-register).All students have access to a FREE ACT Prep Course in their Naviance account.

All Class of 2024 Juniors will be taking the ACT Test (free of charge) on Feb 28th at LHS.

Here are resources such as prep videos, webinars and practice tests for the ACT and the WorkKeys assessments.

FAFSA Updates

21% of the Class of 2023 has completed their FAFSA. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can help students get money from the federal government, state of Ohio as well as their intended institutional to help pay for the cost of their education. Additionally, a FAFSA is required for some local scholarships. We encourage ALL of our college-bound students to complete this annually.

Families can also use our Counseling FAFSA resources page to assist them. We have a recorded FAFSA meeting, links to college deadlines as well as next steps in the process.

College FAFSA deadlines are approaching, don't miss out on funds for college.

Parent Workshop- PAX Tools Parent program

Please find attached a flyer for a PAX Tools Parent program that will occur in January being put on by Licking County Our Futures. This wonderful program is for all parents with children of all ages and is based on the evidenced based PAX Good Behavior Game. It will provide parents with tools that will help their children manage their own behavior. The program is virtual and you will mailed a “tool kit” to help implement the strategies..

The program will be led by Brittany Collins (Newark City) and Tiffany Myers (Pathways)

Americanism Test

Through the continued support of American Legion Post 285, Lakewood High School was able to administer the Americanism and Government test this year. Top scorers were:

11th Grade

Lorenzo Carpico - Male Top Score

Maisy Bender - Female 2nd Runner up

Austin Jenkins - Male 1st Runner Up

12th Grade

Shelby Heist - Female Top Score

Kyleigh Clark - Female - 1st Runner Up

Grayce Keffer - Female - 2nd Runner Up

Special event for 11th & 12th grade parents regarding Ohio Technical Centers like CTEC

In-demand, well-paid jobs in Ohio are going unfilled. Teens and families need information about these 21st century career options in emerging technologies and how to gain the skills for these jobs. Ohio Technical Centers (OTCS) provide post-secondary educational opportunities in a wide variety of fields including healthcare, computers, culinary, welding, HVAC, automation, and many more.

C-TEC Postsecondary Center is one of the leading OTCS in the state, and a great option as parents and students consider that next step after high school.

Join representatives from the Ohio Technical Centers and At The Core for an informative, free webinar on January 17 at 6:30 pm. Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../641.../WN_h6eYJItLSOeDfxNVlZEEuw

Registration is free and open to anyone!

5 Tips to Build a Mindful Relationship with your Teen

Communication: Listen to your teen! Truly pay attention to what they are saying without thinking of what to say back. Speak from your heart. Reflect back to them what you heard so they know you were listening. Try not to judge them. Don’t ask why questions. You will most often get defensive response

Support and Encouragement: Teens often put a lot of pressure on themselves. Try your best to encourage but not add to the pressure they experience. Support them emotionally as well as financially.

Awareness: Look for the red flags to look for that your teen is suffering. Red Flags: changes in eating, sleeping, time spent with you and/ or reduced enjoyment in previously favored activities.

Love: Even in the hardest of moments with your teen remember to let your teen know how much you love them. EVERY DAY! Love them enough to set boundaries when you need to be a parent and not a friend.

Presence: Be there in their life. Spend time with them. Provide them with face-time in addition to screen-time.

Communication: Listen to your teen! Truly pay attention to what they are saying without thinking of what to say back. Speak from your heart. Reflect back to them what you heard so they know you were listening. Try not to judge them. Don’t ask why questions. You will most often get defensive responses.

From https://www.stressedteens.com/resources-for-families

Please visit their resources page for additional information

CTEC Day of Exploration

This is a reminder that C-TEC will be hosting our Day of Exploration on January 25th. Students and their parents/guardians have the opportunity to meet with lab instructors, tour the building, talk to guidance counselors, fill-out an application, etc.

Students will choose a time slot between 8:30 am - 7 pm, and the registration link is below:


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Lancer Locker

Did you know that Lakewood High School maintains a resource where our students can get food, clothing, school and period supplies free of charge? Families and businesses provide donations that can be dropped off at the LHS main office.

Lancer Locker is currently in need of the following items if you are able to donate new items:

1.) Men's deodorant

2.) Women's deodorant

3.) Small and medium hoodies

4.) Small snacks

Attention Senior Families!!

If your senior would like to use a professional picture for the yearbook, those are due to Mrs. Maybury by Jan. 30. Please email those to jmaybury@lakewoodlocal.org with the subject line of the email including the student’s first and last name and "Senior Picture." It must be a high-quality, professional picture, and be school-appropriate. There are no required dimensions or positions. If nothing is submitted, we will use your student's school picture.

In addition, senior quotes are due by Jan. 30 as well. Those must be submitted via the Google Form on the Class of 2023 Google Classroom.

Finally, we are selling personal ads for seniors as well! Please find the order form attached. Those are due by March 31. If you have any questions, feel free to email Mrs. Maybury.

CCP is coming!

We are excited to continue to grow our CCP program here next year. College Credit Plus allows qualified students to enroll in college coursework free of charge.

Last year, Lakewood students earned over 400 credit hours via CCP. They are enrolled with four area institutions of higher learning.

We are having an annual meeting for all interested students and their parents on W 2/8 at 6:00pm in the PAC. We will go over all the college partners and their admission qualifications and deadlines.

Intent to Participate Forms are due to the counseling office by M 4/3/2023 for next year. Students in CCP need to do this form each year they plan to participate in CCP.

We are here to help you and your student through this process. If you have questions, ask!

Calendar of Upcoming Events LHS


11 Blood Drive


17 Ready for Launch? Pathways to In-Demand Careers After Graduation webinar

24 PAX Parent Workshop begins

25 2 Hour Delay Start

25 CTEC Day of Exploration

30 Senior Pictures and quotes due for yearbook


8 Parent Teacher Conferences 3-6:15pm

8 5:15pm Parent meeting for interest in Advanced Placement

8 6pm Meeting for families interested in CCP for next year PAC

10 Pep Rally

17 Staff In-Service Day. No Students

20 President's Day NO SCHOOL

28 ACT Administration- all 11th grade students

28 ASVAB administration-all 10th grade students

28 WorkKeys assessment -all 12th grade students


10 Blood Drive

16-17 QA 3 Administration

17 End of 3rd Quarter

20-24 Spring Break NO SCHOOL

27 Records Day No Students

29 2 Hour Delay Start

31 Pep Rally

31 Kona Ice at LHS


3 All CCP Intent to Participate Forms due to the SSC

7 Good Friday NO SCHOOL

11 ELA 2 (Ohio State Test) Part 1

12 ELA 2 (Ohio State Test) Part 2

14-16 Spring Musical Weekend

18 Math (Ohio State Test) Part 1

19 Math (Ohio State Test) Part 2

25 Biology and Govt (Ohio State Test) Part 1 and 2

26 US History (Ohio State Test) Part 1 and 2

28 Kona Ice at LHS


1 College and Career Commitment Day!!

1 AP Government Test 8am

1 AP Chemistry Test 12pm

5 AP US History Test 8AM

8 AP Calculus A/B test 8am

8 AP Computer Science Test 12pm

9 AP Language Test 8am

10 AP Biology Test 12pm

12 National Honor Society Induction and Awards Ceremony

15 Senior Exams

18 Graduation Practice

21 Graduation 2pm

23 Kona Ice at LHS

23 Underclass Exams

24 Underclass Exams

25 Underclass Exams

26 CTEC Honors Assembly


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Class of 2024 text@bf67d34 to the number 81010

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Class of 2026 text@h939ce to the number 81010

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