April 8, 2016 (Volume 26)

The sections have changed sequence:


  • ZAPS ACT Test Prep Seminar - APRIL 11th & 12th
  • ACT - Statewide Junior Test Day is APRIL 19th
  • SAT

Scholarship Information

  • SPECIAL REQUEST! Regarding scholarship offers/acceptance
  • The Scholarship "MASTER"
  • Scholarships with April/May Deadlines & "JUST-IN's"

College Happenings

  • MCC ENROLLMENT field trip - sign up with Ms. Keltner in Guidance by Monday, Apr. 11th
  • College Visits
  • College Fairs/Events Throughout the Metro & Beyond

Opportunities & Resources

  • SENIORS! Your student email will soon cease to exist - here's how to prepare
  • GOT TALENT Competition - request an audition by mid-April!
  • Jobs - Jobs - Jobs!

Summer Experiences/Opportunities

Financial Aid & FAFSA

  • FAFSA Link(s)


R7 April Character Trait: Perseverance

"Perseverance is stubbornness with a purpose." - Josh Shipp


Link to Testing webpage


(Test Date / Registration Date / Late Registration Date ($25 late fee)

April 19 - All School JUNIOR Test Day

June 11 / May 6 / May 7-20

See below for LSN Prep Course Info!

New SAT March 2016!

See all of the details in one document by clicking on the link below. Or you can visit these separate links:

Link to the Financial Aid & Scholarship webpage

Seniors! SPECIAL REQUEST regarding scholarship offers/acceptance...

We are in the height of scholarship season! Hopefully you have been able to apply for some scholarships already. If not, please consider dropping by the Guidance Office to chat with me about any remaining scholarship opportunities.

I do have a favor to ask of you: if you have been OFFERED and/or ACCEPTED scholarship money, please communicate the name and value of the scholarship with me ASAP. I need this data to wrap-up my year-end reports. [Ms. Keltner] can be reached via phone: 816/986-3051, via email:, OR in person in the Guidance office.

Thank you in advance for your assistance and best wishes for your future endeavors!

The Scholarship MASTER

The Scholarship MASTER (Google Sheet)

I'm so excited to see so many of you utilizing this tool! Scholarship searches do take a considerable amount of time but can pay off big-time in the long run. I challenge you to make this your "8th class", starting as early as your Sophomore year, all the way through your final semester in college. Consider dedicating a minimum of two hours per week to your search. This way, you can break it into manageable chunks and get familiar with the process early on, easing the stress of last minute searching. Statistics show that, on average, you will earn one scholarship out of every 10 applications. Ready....and.... GO!

Lee's Summit Sunrise Rotary Club Scholarship

*See Ms. Keltner in Guidance for an application
  • Deadline: Apr. 11, 2016 (to Ms. Keltner by 8am)
  • $1,500
  • HS Senior (LSHS, LSN, LSW)
  • Rank in the top 20% of the class

Kris Paper Legacy Scholarship for Women in Technology

Kris Paper Legacy Application

  • Deadline: Apr. 15, 2016
  • Min. $1,500
  • Female HS Senior from KC Metro area
  • Min. 3.2 GPA
  • Seeking degree in Technology
  • HS attendance, financial need, and community service all heavily considered

M.D. "Jack" Murphy Memorial Nurses Scholarship

Jack Murphy Scholarship Application

  • Deadline: Apr. 20, 2016
  • $750
  • HS Senior, graduating in top 40% of the class
  • Financial need heavily considered
  • Must be a descendent of a veteran
  • Planning a career as a Registered Nurse

Student-View Scholarship Program

Studen-View Scholarship Information and Application Page

  • Deadline: Apr. 22, 2016
  • HS Senior
  • $500-$4,000
  • Completion of a survey is required for entry (but that's it!)

LorenzoGivesBackKC Awards Program

*See Ms. Keltner in Guidance for an application

  • Deadline: Apr. 25, 2016 by 4p
  • HS Senior from MO or KS
  • Min. 2.5 GPA
  • Total family annual income under $75,000

Fine Art Scholarship Award

  • Deadline: Apr. 30, 2016
  • $250
  • HS Senior (or above)
  • Fine Art major
  • Submission of original artwork - GKCAA defines fine art as all forms of painting, drawing, and sculpture; photography is not currently accepted

Optimist Club of Lake Lotawana

*See Ms. Keltner in Guidance for an application
  • Deadline: May 13, 2016
  • HS Seniors whose parents belong to the Lake Lotawana Optimist Club, or who attended Mason Elementary, and/or who have been involved in the Lake Lotawana Community

Cameron Impact Scholarship

  • Deadline: May 27, 2016
  • Renewable, merit-based, covering full "educational expenses" for up to four years at ANY collegiate institution
  • HS Seniors
  • Min. 3.7 GPA
  • Intended for students who seek to use their gifts and talents to make a positive impact in their communities

Horatio Alger Association Career & Technical Scholarship Program

  • Deadline: June 1, 2016
  • Up to $2,500
  • 2016 HS Graduate
  • Committed to completing a career or technical certificate/degree


Link to the Guidance website

Seniors! Don't forget!

Lee's Summit R-7 Senior Class,

As you begin to count down the days toward graduation, we would like to give you notice about your school email and Google Drive account. Your account will remain active through June 2016, however if you are communicating with colleges, places of employment, the military, etc. you need to make arrangements to move material to a personal account upon graduation.

There is no action needed at this time. We simply want to begin to remind you that you will only have a small window of time upon graduation to transfer any documents out to another Google account or download files that you want to save to your own personal computer.

This video will show you two options available to you for getting items out of your LSR7Google Drive. Please try to do this within 30 days of graduation.

If you have been using the email account to communicate with colleges or other entities about your career plans, please begin notifying these entities and giving them an updated email address. Gmail addresses are available at no cost, so if you do not have a personal email account, you should consider getting one at this time.

The technology department wishes you the best as you graduate from the Lee's Summit R-7 School District.

GOT TALENT Competition

Sign up by April 15th for auditions (to be held April 21) for Kansas City's premier youth talent competition.

Winner to Receive $5,000 Scholarship! Sign up here to audition.

Auditions are open to Kansas City metro youth, ages 18 and younger. All types of talent are welcomed. Producers will select the top 20 acts to perform for the $5000 Grand Prize Scholarship and the $500 Crowd Pleaser Scholarship on June 11, 2016 at 7:00 PM at the Lee's Summit High School Performing Arts Center. More information is available at

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Jobs Available @ Paradise Park

Summer Employment @ Billy Goat

**Flyers with additional information/links are available in Guidance

  • Must be at least 17 yrs. old
  • Possess mechanical aptitude
  • Full time = Mon-Thurs, 6:00a -4:30p (no nights/weekends)
  • $10.50/hr.
  • Applications due by Mar. 24, 2016

VECTOR Marketing is Hiring

Summer work available for students 17 years of age or older. Training provided. Gain valuable business experience in customer sales and service that can be beneficial to a future resume. Excellent starting pay, not based on sales. Vector also awards over $100,000 in collegiate scholarships annually.

Contact the Johnson County office at 913/906-8022 between the hours of 9a - 6p, if interested.


Link to College Fairs & Events (including Summer Opportunities)

Summer Experience Deadlines Approaching Quickly!

Check out the LSN Guidance website, by clicking on the button above, which contains a listing of ALL summer experiences that have been shared with us thus far.

UMKC School of Medicine Summer Scholars Program

UMKC School of Medicine Summer Scholars Program

The Summer Scholars Program for 2016 will be a three-week experience. The Program is designed to attract students from groups who have been traditionally under-represented in medical school, including economically disadvantaged, minority and rural students. Students who have also expressed a specific interest in medicine and/or health careers and have taken courses and received grades that reflect that interest will be given preference.

This year, the Program will be conducted from July 11, 2016 and will conclude on July 28, 2016. The program will consist of weekday sessions from 7:50 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The program is free— no tuition is charged for program participation.


Link to ALL events & opportunities

College Visits - Spring 2016

Please sign up in advance via the link below. Be sure to note the date/time in your planner!! All visits are held in Studio 2006 (LMC), unless otherwise indicated.

  • There are currently no visits scheduled.

Are you registered @

Are you a sophomore or junior planning to attend college fairs next Fall? You can pre-register for most of the fairs in our area to maximize your time at the fair(s).

  • Students can visit more colleges/universities
  • Students provide information one time through our simple, online registration page instead of dozens of times on paper at fairs
  • Increase face-to-face time with admissions officers

Automotive Experience

Friday, April 15th, 8am-2pm

500 Southwest Longview Park Drive

Lee's Summit, MO

This event is designed to "rev up" your interest in the automotive industry. Join us to discover degree and career options, highlights of our competitive internships with GM & Ford and for interactive activities and demonstrations in our automotive technology labs.


State Tech Junior Preview Day

Friday, April 15th, 8am

One Technology Drive

Linn, MO

Prospective students will get to tour campus, enjoy a free lunch, and learn about State Tech programs and opportunities. We will also be giving away a State Tech tuition Waiver to one lucky student. Encourage your JUNIORS to attend and get a jumpstart on the admissions process.

RSVP by APRIL 8th @

K-State University All University Open House

Saturday, April 16th, 8am

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, United States

Manhattan, KS

MU College of Veterinary Medicine Open House

Saturday, April 16th, 9am-3pm

University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, United States

Columbia, MO

Big & Small: Telling the TAIL of Them All

For more details, visit:


Wednesday, April 20th, 6-7:30pm

9400 Ward Parkway

Kansas City, MO

Register online @

An exciting evening program allowing students to explore the possibilities of a career in engineering, architecture, drafting, environmental science or construction management. Students in grades 7-12 are invited to the event at the Burns & McDonnell world headquarters, along with parents and interested teachers.


Link to Financial Aid & Scholarship webpage


Link to Guidance website

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Rebecca Seitz (A-D) 986-3036

Robin Gray (E-La) 986-3020

Laura Hillbrand (Le-R) 986-3018

Shelley McCain (S-Z) 986-3021

Tina Faulker (Social Worker) 986-3003

Karla Barnhill (Registrar) 986-3017

Valerie Meuschke (Admin. Asst.) 986-3003

J. Keltner (College & Scholarship Coor.) 986-3051

Harris Deutsch (ReDiscover) 986-3087