LHS Counseling Department



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

Financial Aid 101 was held Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Lawson High School. The turnout was fantastic and lots of our students were able to complete their FAFSA and learn important information about paying for college from Michele Logue, Assistant Director for Student Financial Services at Park University. Park University and Eric Blair were co-sponsors of the event and provided dinner for all of our participants beforehand!

The College Fair and Career Day on Thursday, October 18, 2018 was a huge success. Over 25 colleges and military were present and over 25 career speakers available for students to select and make choices from. Click here to see pictures from the day.

The late registration deadline for the December 8 ACT test is Friday, Nov. 19. Go to www.actstudent.org to register. There is a late fee associated with late registration.



Excelsior Springs Area Career Center is offering an ACT Bootcamp on November 20 from 7:45 am-2:00 pm. See Mrs. Knoch for details. You may sign up at www.esaccguidance.weebly.com

Technology helps with a new appointment procedure for the counseling department!

  • There is a new 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:

https://dese.mo.gov/college-career-readiness/school-counseling

New Tutoring Opportunities resource located on the "Tutoring Opportunities" page.

ACT Testing is now offered for the April National Test date at Lawson High School again!

October and February are held at LHS as well. Go to www.actstudent.org to register or go to the Testing page for more information.

FIRST SEMESTER (FALL 2018) NIGHT SCHOOL OPTIONS

The following night classes will be offered this semester for students who are behind on credits to graduate. Each class is .5 credit. Classes run for 7 weeks. Attendance is required in order to pass and obtain credit.

English – Mrs. Rhodes, starts on Monday, October 1st, 2018. 5:30 – 8:30 PM in Room 215

Math – Mrs. Dilley, starts on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018. 5:30-8:30 PM in Room 114 (MS)

Science – Mrs. Ripley, starts on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018. 5:30 – 8:30 PM in Room 304

History—Mrs. Harrold, starts on Thursday, October 25th, 2018 5:30-8:30 in Room 314

If you live out of district or are over 21 years of age, cost is $50. Register the first night of class.

ACT Academy is available as a free ACT prep tool to all students. Click here to access resources.



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!

The late deadline for the December 8 ACT test is Friday, November 19. Go to www.actstudent.org to register. There will be an additional charge for late registration. Go to www.actstudent.org to register.


2018-19 MASTER SCHEDULE

The schedule is subject to changes at any time prior to the beginning of the school year. This copy is for reference only.

2018-19 schedule.docx

Click here for tips for parents to help teens with grief and grieving.

13 reasons why.docx


Netlix has released the second season of “13 Reasons Why.” This show is a fictional story based on a widely known novel. Season one faced intense criticism, because critics felt it glamorized suicide and might trigger suicidal thoughts. Due to this criticism, season two will play a warning prior viewing the content. The warning highlights some of the content, including substance abuse, sexual assault and suicide. The Jed Foundation has published this guide detailing talking points for parents if you do choose to let your child watch this program.