As a Guidance & Counseling Department, we send out monthly emails to provide you with information about upcoming events and things happening within our office. Be sure to check out our website which provides the most up-to-date information, various forms, handouts, and a calendar with important dates. If you have any questions about the below information, please contact us.
Welcome Ms. Balducci & Mrs. Jury!
Ms. Colleen Balducci is our new Guidance & Counseling Department Secretary. Mrs. Lisa Jury is our new A+/Testing Secretary. We are very excited to have them both join our team!
South Tech Open House: Thursday, November 1st from 5:00-7:00pm
Did you know that Junior and Senior students can elect to take Career & Technical Education courses through South Technical High School while still being a student at LHS? South Tech offers 26 technical majors to choose from and gives students an opportunity to earn high school and/or college credits through half-day programs. For more information about South Tech, visit our LHS webpage or the South Tech website at www.southtechnical.org. Interested students should plan to attend the South Tech Open House to see the programs South Tech has to offer and to gather more information! South Technical High School is located at 12721 West Watson Road in Sunset Hills, MO.
Parenting the iGeneration: A Conversation on Technology, Mental Health, and At-Risk Behaviors
Tuesday, November 13th from 6:30pm-8pm, LHS Theater
Rockwood parents of all grade levels are invited to hear from local experts on topics including social media, mental health and suicide awareness, and vaping.
Rockwood has provided this information on their website:
“On Nov. 13, Lafayette High will host a public forum to educate parents and students about drug abuse, suicide prevention and social media. Participants will include representatives of INOBTR (pronounced "I Know Better"), who will address the hazards of social media; CHADS (Communities Healing Adolescent Depression and Suicide), who will discuss prevention measures; and NCADA (National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse), who will speak about the dangers of vaping. Lafayette Principal Dr. Karen Calcaterra said administrators and counselors are continually looking for ways to bring relevant information to educate teens and their families about issues facing young people everywhere. "Knowing that school and home is a partnership," said Calcaterra, "we want to make sure that we are providing tools to support our kids and nurture that relationship. Our hope in combining service providers for this forum is that community members leave with knowledge and skills regarding the topics of drugs, social media, and suicide." The forum, sponsored by Rockwood PIE (Partners in Education), will begin at 6:30 p.m.”
Rockwood’s Early College Partnership:
Two Parent/Student Information nights are scheduled for the following dates, times, and locations:
- Monday, November 5, 2018, 6:30–7:30pm at STLCC-Wildwood in the Multipurpose Room, Side B
- Monday, November 12, 2018, 6:30–7:30pm at Rockwood Summit High School in the Flex room
This optional meeting is for any 10th grade student and their parent who have an interest in applying for the ECP program for the 2019-20 school year. The meeting will discuss the basic “nuts and bolts” of the program and will include Q & A’s to answer any specific questions you may have. Applications are available beginning November 1st and interested students have until February 1st to submit an application. All applications submitted by February 1st will be equally evaluated. Students will hear after March 1st if they are accepted into the program. For more information about the program, and to print the application, visit the ECP page on the District website.
ACT Test Prep Class:
Interested in ACT Test Prep for the February test? Please see the website for registration materials or pick up the registration form in the Guidance Office (room 123) or see Mrs. Hermach in room 97.
College Representative Visits:
College Representatives from many different colleges and universities visit LHS throughout the year. To see when college visits are taking place, please click on this link. Any student wishing to meet with a College Representative to learn more about their school, must sign up and get a pass in the College & Career Office (Room 121) no later than 8:15am the day of the scheduled visit.
IEP and 504 accommodations do not cover accommodations for College Board exams (PSAT, SAT, AP) or the ACT. If you have questions about accommodations for these exams please contact the LHS Test Coordinator, Jessica Brawner, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Guidance & Counseling Department
- Jamie Waeckerle (Last Names A-C)
- Nicole Buesse (Last Names D-Hi)
- Stephanie Mullins (Last Names Hj-Mc)
- Heather Chamberlain (Last Names Md-Sb)
- Sarah Hicks (Last Names Sc-Z)
College & Career Counselor:
- Mary Buhr (Last Names A-K)
- Alex Dusenberry (Last Names L-Z)
A+/Testing Coordinator: Jessica Brawner
College Test Preparation: Cheryl Hermach
Social Worker: Cindy Laudel
Follow us on Twitter: @LHSCounselors5 and @LHSCollege