LHS Counseling Department

600 Bob Gill Drive Lawson, MO 64062 816-580-7270 x 515 816-296-3084 (fax)

Schedule Change Information:

Students will receive their 2020-21 class schedules on Cardinal Flight Night, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 in the LHS Commons. You can file a form with schedule changes desired that evening and turn it in or come to schedule change days on Thursday or Friday, August 13-14, 2020.

Thursday, August 13, 2020--Seniors 9:00-11:30 a.m.

Thursday, August 13, 2020--Freshmen 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Friday, August 14, 2020--Juniors 9:00-11:30 a.m.

Friday, August 14, 2020--Sophomores 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Class of 2020 Seniors--if you took dual credit courses during high school, after graduation, remember to request a transcript from MWSU to be sent to your intended college or university (if you have taken dual credit courses). This transcript must be requested directly from MWSU, Lawson High School cannot mail the college credit transcript. Click HERE for more information on requesting transcripts.



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Check out this new web series from You Tube Originals--Michelle Obama provides a guide for a student's first year of college. Click on the purple bar below:

Coming to the ACT in September 2020:

Section Retesting, Superscoring, and Faster Results!

More about ACT test options coming in September. Click HERE.

New ACT Test Dates Announced for 20-21 School Year:

September 12

October 24--offered @ LHS

December 12

February 6--offered @ LHS

April 17--offered @ LHS

June 12

July 17

Technology helps with appointment procedures for the counseling department!

  • There is a laptop outside the counseling office.
  • Select "Counseling Office" on the screen.
  • It will take you to a form to fill out indicating your name and reason for needing to speak to Mrs. Knoch.
  • She will then call you out of class as her schedule permits.

Check out the newest updated NCAA Division I and II resources on the NCAA/NAIA Eligibility page.

Seniors--it's that time that many of you are planning for your future after you leave LHS and applying to colleges is one of the first and most important steps. As you apply for the colleges and universities and tech schools of your choice, remember to request a transcript from my office to be sent to your chosen school.

To send a transcript:

Pick up a yellow transcript request form from right inside my door of my office; fill it out and get the signatures needed; turn it in in the black tray next to the forms. I send transcripts once a week, usually on Wednesdays.

Recent legislation, section 167.902 RSMo, requires that the Missouri Department of Economic Development shall annually identify occupations in which a critical need or shortage of trained personnel exists in the labor markets in this state and provide such information to the state board of education. The state board of education in turn will require schools to provide this information to students for the purpose of emphasizing areas of critical workforce needs and shortages in the labor markets in this state to high school students to support such students' career pathway decisions.

Please check out this link for information pertaining to the data collected regarding labor market shortages in our state:


FREE/REDUCED LUNCH STUDENTS--If you are on free/reduced lunch or are qualified for it, you may be eligible to receive up to TWO (2) vouchers to take the ACT test for free. You are only eligible for your junior and senior year for the free vouchers and only two total no matter which year(s) you use them. See Mrs. Knoch for a voucher or for more information. When you register for ACT and go to the payment screen, you will simply input the voucher number as your payment.

This is a great opportunity! Don't forget to take advantage of it. The ACT is now $50.50 to take, so this is a valuable offer!