LSMSA Student Services Updates

Life at LSMSA... Outside of the Classroom

What's Been Going on at LSMSA?

Dear Parents - We hope that your student has been staying in touch and telling you about everything that's taken place during the first week of school. We've been doing our best to keep them busy and hope everyone has been having a good time and getting adjusted (or re-acclimated) to life at LSMSA.


Staff Spotlight: Kim Cain

Kim Cain is our new personal counselor. Kim attended St. Mary's High school and continued her education at Northwestern State University. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with concentrations in substance abuse and prevention and later returned to NSU to receive a Master of Arts degree in Student Personnel Services in the Counseling track. She is a National Certified Counselor and will soon hold a licensure for professional counseling in the State of Louisiana. For the past three years she's been the therapist on an acute inpatient mental health unit, but her passion has always been working with adolescents.


Students who wish to see Ms. Cain on a regular basis must receive parental consent to do so. Please complete the counseling consent (see link below) and return it to LSMSA so we will have it on file. In the event that your student initiates a relationship with Ms. Cain, she will contact you by phone to notify you that she will be working with your student.

Coming Soon!

Matriculation and Extended Weekend

The matriculation ceremony will be held at NSU's A.A. Fredericks Auditorium at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 30th. At this ceremony, which is required for all students, we officially welcome new students to LSMSA. Parents and families are invited to attend this important event. The dress for the matriculation ceremony is business attire. Female students are expected to wear dresses or skirts/pants and blouses and male students should wear slacks, collared shirts and ties.


Following the ceremony, we will dismiss for our first extended weekend. The residence halls will close at 4:00 p.m. on the 30th and will open at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, September 2nd.


Residence Halls Close for Extended Weekend

Friday, Aug. 30th 2013 at 4pm

Natchitoches, LA

Have a great extended weekend!

Residence Halls Open

Monday, Sep. 2nd 2013 at 3pm

Natchitoches, LA