Counseling Center NewsLetter
Tammy Vogler (D-HEN) ext. 4021
April Marquez (Her-McC) ext. 4019
Greg Swaggart (McD-Sch) ext. 4020
Kerry Stites (Sco-Z) ext. 4018
Carrie Rodebush, Secretary ext. 4103
Melissa King, College/Scholarship Coord., ext 4003
Carrie Guittar, Registrar ext. 4017
Counseling Fax (816) 986-4116
- April 3: Univ. of Minnesota - Twin Cities Representative 1:00 PM
- April 5: University of Arkansas Representative 9:00 AM
- April 6: Teen Summit, Let's Get R.E.A.L. - 8:00AM - 1:30 PM @STA/MIC Campus
- April 8: Pittsburg State University Representative 1:00 PM
- April 8 - 12: Stress Less/Self-Care Week
- April 18: Cox College Representative 10:00 AM
- April 18: MCC Mobile Enrollment Day
- April 19: No School
- April 25: Academic Awards Night
- April 29: Junior Student/Parent Night
- May 1: Decision Day - During ALL lunch shifts!
- May 10: Seniors LAST DAY
- May 10: Cap & Gown Delivery during Senior Check Out
- May 13: Graduation at Community of Christ Church - Independence 7:00 PM
- May 27: Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL
Full Calendar Available on the LSW Counseling Website. Click Here
"SENIORITIS"-AVOID IT AT ALL COSTS- LEE BIERER
Senioritis Article Click HERE
LSR7 Teen Summit - Let's Get R.E.A.L.
LSR7 will host Teen Summit for all middle and high school students and families from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, at the Missouri Innovation Campus, 1101 NW Innovation Parkway.
The event is designed to build relationships and increase engagement and awareness about current topics for teens and parents and foster leadership among our students, families and community.
Stress Less/Self Care Week!
Themes throughout the week:
Take A Break Tuesday
SENIORS & SENIOR PARENTS
May 1st - Decision Day Celebration!
MCC-LONGVIEW MOBILE ENROLLMENT- April 18th
***Students will need to register and turn in a completed field trip form to the Counseling Center. Listen for announcements closer to time!
Junior Student/Parent Night
Monday, April 29th, 6-8pm
2600 Southwest Ward Road
Lee's Summit, MO
ATTN: SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS & PARENTS!
Join the Counseling Department and guests as they present on topics to help you and your student prepare for college admission and beyond. Topics to include: College Applications, Financial Aid and Scholarships, personal statement/essay writing, A+, College Career Resources, Naviance Student, NCAA/Core Course GPA, Freshmen Blues, and so much more!!!
Is your student interested in participating in collegiate athletics?
College bound athletes first enrolling in an NCAA school need to meet new academic rules to practice, compete and receive scholarships during their first year. Please review the following documents for more information.
For help calculating Core Course GPA, please visit:
Click on Free New Member Account to create an account. Enter the following information to register:
School ID: 261903
School Code: 706139006
Students planning to attend an NAIA school will need to register with NAIA and meet eligibility criteria for this division of play.
If you have questions about eligibility, please see your counselor for more information.
College will start sending Financial Aid Packages to accepted students early to mid April.
Visit the colleges you are considering. More often than not, a campus visit helps students make their final decision as to which college they attend.
- SCHOLARSHIPS: Don't forget to check Naviance Student often for all scholarship opportunities. Click on the Scholarships and Money section and then click on Scholarship List.
- Letters of Recommendation: Don't forget to give your counselor and teachers at least 3 weeks notice when requesting letters of recommendation. Also, submit an academic resume or a completed information sheet at the time of the request. Counselor Recommendation Letter
Naviance Student Spotlight
Naviance Student Parent Information
Students grades 7-12 are busy utilizing Naviance Student. Naviance Student is a comprehensive website that parents and students can use to make plans about colleges and careers. Naviance Student allows students to:
- Get involved in the planning and advising process
- Research colleges
- Research careers and take career assessments
- Create plans for the future
Naviance Student also allows sharing of information with parents and students about upcoming meetings and events, local scholarship opportunities, and other resources for college and career information.
Parents should have received an email from Naviance with instructions on how to register for a Naviance Student account. If you do not find the email in your Inbox, please check your Spam folder.
If you have questions about Naviance Student, please contact your child’s school counselor or Tawni Boman-Meek, Career Curriculum Specialist, 816-986-3423.
Are you looking to complete your Required Community Service Hours?
Hillcrest Ministries Thrift
Lee's Summit Social Services
Lee's Summit Animal Shelter
Salvation Army Thrift Store
PTA and Booster Club Efforts
City and County Parks and Recreation activities such as clean-up efforts and/or children's camps
Titan A+ Program
The A+ Program at Lee’s Summit West strives to ensure that students are prepared for and successful in life beyond high school. The A+ Program works to provide students with continuous and progressive career information throughout the students’ years at Lee’s Summit West. It also focuses on ensuring that students have course offerings that prepare them for their paths after high school. And finally, the A+ Program helps to make courses rigorous and relevant to the world outside the classroom.
Graduates of designated A+ schools who successfully complete the requirements of the A+ Program may be eligible to receive reimbursement for the cost of tuition and general fees while attending a Missouri public community college or vocational/technical school on a full-time basis. The A+ Program may provide these educational incentives provided state funds are appropriated by the legislature. The PLUS stands for financial incentives designed to aid students who wish to continue their education beyond high school and prepare for success!
The following link will answer more questions in regards to A+: http://sites.lswhs.lsr7.org/a/
You Be You - New Student Led Project at LSW!
Seniors - College Readiness Timeline for Spring!
Juniors - College Readiness Timeline for Spring!
MSEP - Midwest Student Exchange Program
The Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) is a tuition reduction program that makes attending out-of-state colleges and universities more affordable for non-resident students. By enrolling in MSEP at a participating institution, you will receive a reduced tuition rate—giving you a wider range of education options for your education dollars. Over one hundred colleges and universities in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin have opened their doors to each others’ citizens by offering REDUCED TUITION RATES
Questions? For more information and contact information CLICK HERE
Before school in Room 1228 from 6:30-7:25 AM on Tuesday and Thursday with Ms. Thompson
After school in Room 1213 available 2:30 - 3:30 Monday and Wednesday with Mr. Brummond
After school in Room 2138 2:30-3:30 pm Monday - Thursday
Khan Academy: Free, online tutoring for all levels math, science, and history.
Tutoring Available at Mid-Continent Public Library
Tutor.com: For those who may benefit from additional online tutoring, the Library offers free, real-time tutoring services in more than 25 academic subjects, including math, science, social studies, English, and foreign languages, through Tutor.com. In addition to live help, Tutor.com also provides complimentary standardized test preparation services. Watch this brief video to learn more.
Tutors for Hire (list provided by LSR7): Udated List; includes summer tutors.
- ACT Test Dates and Registration: actstudent.org
- NEW! ACT now offering a 7th test date in July.
- Naviance Student - Students can log onto their Naviance Student (Formerly -Family Connections) Account and access a wealth of free ACT Practice/Prep called "Naviance Test Prep".
LSR7 Educational Therapist
LSWHS Educational Therapist: Kristin Scharlau, ext.4032
The Educational Therapist's role is to link students and families with resources and provide support. They also provide educational individual and group therapy to students within the school setting. If you would like to receive more information about how our Education Therapist may be able to help you or your family, please feel free to complete our School Social Work Services Form or print off a downloadable form and turn it into your student’s counselor. Once it is received, our Educational Therapist will contact you.