Counseling NewsFlash

Announcements 02.14.22

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Future Friday Career Series

Need help exploring careers? The Future Friday Career Series will feature guest professionals across multiple industries to share about their experiences. Both high school campuses will be invited to attend and the location will rotate throughout the year. Times will be 9:00-10:20am. Make sure to sign up at least a week in advance to secure a spot. Register Here to register now! Our next event will be focused on Industrial & Engineering Technology on March 4th @ LNHS. A bus will be available if you cannot transport yourself.

Air National Guard Career Fair

Seniors, Juniors, & Faculty: The career fair will give everyone the chance to see what we do and what we are all about, we will also go over benefits and opportunities we have to offer with the Air Guard. We will also have lunch provided for everyone. The career fair is April 20th at 10am to 2pm up at the base. You must RSVP for this event!

Are you interested in a class that requires an application next year?

Applications are due this week (Thursday, February 17)! Check out all the applications HERE!

Early College Academy Applications!

Are you interested in earning FREE college credit while earning high school credit? The Early College Academy is the perfect fit for you! Check out the details HERE! You must fill out two applications and take the ACT or Accuplacer Test.

Sign up to take the Accuplacer at LHS HERE! Testing is limited to the first 40 students who sign up before the end of the day today (February 14). You must have a MCC student ID before signing up for the test.


KC Scholars is excited to share a great scholarship opportunity for current 9th and 11th graders as well as adults looking to return to college to complete their degree. The KC Scholars scholarship application opened on January 1, 2021 and the deadline to apply is February 25, 2021. There are 3 scholarships to select from.
1. Traditional Scholarship –
For current 11th graders – students awarded a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to 5 years.
2. College Savings Account/Match – For current 9th graders – students awarded with a College Savings account and additional incentive funds.
3. Adult Learner Scholarship – For adults with some college but no degree selected to receive up to a $5,000 scholarship renewable for up to 5 years.
For more information and eligibility requirements, visit You can also follow KC Scholars on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter - @KCScholars

College Fairs!

Are you looking for an easy way to explore colleges? Check out the NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling) series of virtual fairs! Click HERE for details! Would you like to go to an in person fair? Check out the Infinite College Fair on February 28 at the Hy-Vee Arena! Click HERE for details.

NCC Shadows, Application, & News!

Are you interested in possibly applying to NCC for next year? You will need to submit an application and do a shadow as part of the application process. Shadows are being scheduled now. Pick up an application in the counseling office or online.

NCC has many events each month, semester, and school year. Click Here to view NCC's Newsletter and scroll down to "Upcoming Events" or visit the website for calendar updates.

Area Career Center (Excelsior Springs) shadow visits.

Students interested in applying to the Area Career Center in Excelsior Springs for next year must complete a virtual shadow visit as part of their application. Students can now scheduled their shadow visit HERE ESACC's application is live and can be found by clicking here!

Possible Dual Credit Scholarship for Juniors and Seniors

The Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development is pleased to announce the Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment Scholarship application for the current Spring 2022 semester is now open. High school juniors and seniors may be eligible for a scholarship for tuition for dual credit courses. For more information click HERE. Priority deadline is Feb 1st

Local Scholarships Available

SENIORS - Local Scholarships continue to come in! Check your Naviance Account under the College Tab and select Scholarship Search to see what is available! You might set a reminder to check back each week as we are in the thick of Scholarship Season! Remember Scholarships are available for many different reasons, not just merit based scholarships. Some upcoming scholarships we would like to highlight are Assistance League of Kansas City (Deadline 02.28.22), Greater Kansas City PFLAG/GLSEN LGBTQ+ Scholarship (Deadline 02.28.22), and Elizabeth Spelman Health Career Scholarship (Deadline 03.01.22). You might be surprised what you can qualify for! When it comes to paying for college, every little bit helps!!!

Need Help Filling Out The FAFSA?

Maple Woods Community College will be hosting multiple FAFSA completion events for any interested student! Parents can receive free help filling out the FAFSA! Go HERE and scroll down to register for a date!

Missouri Leadership Seminar 10th graders

The MLS will be held June 3-5 on the University of Central Missouri Campus. This leadership seminar is for current sophomores interested in discovering their leadership potential. Interested students need to apply. Students can learn about the MLS via their website HERE. Interested students may fill out an application HERE and submit to the counseling office by March 1st.

Fun Holiday--Valentine's Day!

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Love is in the air on Valentine's Day, February 14th. Even though love should be spread and celebrated every day, this day is dedicated to go above and beyond in expressing your love for family, friends, and of course, your significant other. Did You Know... 8% of Americans have proposed or been proposed to on Valentine's Day.

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U.S. National Guard

Thursday, Feb. 17th, 11:30am

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Pittsburg State University

Thursday, Feb. 17th, 1pm

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University of Missouri- Kansas City

Thursday, Feb. 17th, 1:30pm

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