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 Blevins Elementary and Lafayette High were honored as 2019 National Schools of Character Washington Post America's Most Challenging High School

17050 Clayton Rd, Wildwood, MO 63011 | Phone (636) 733-4100 | Fax (636) 733-8819

Dr. Mehrotra - Class of 2020

Guidance & Counseling December Newsletter

December 2, 2019 Counseling Permanent Link to Post

​Guidance & Counseling Newsletter                                                       
December 2019

Hello Parents!

Below is information about upcoming events and things happening within our office. Be sure to check out our website for additional information, various forms, and a calendar with important dates. If you have any questions about the below information, please contact us. 

2nd Semester Schedules: 

  • Monday, November 25th at 8:00am: 2nd Semester Schedules became available for viewing on Infinite Campus
  • Monday, November 25th to Monday, December 16th until 3:30pm: If a student would like to make a semester course change request, they need to fill in the online Course Change Request Form before the deadline on Monday, December 16th at 3:30pm. Counselors will notify students via email if they have questions or will send a pass to speak with students about their requests as needed. NO appointments will be made with counselors during this time in regards to schedule changes. Any year-long course or level changes need to be approved by grade-level principals before a change can be made by a counselor. The form for year-long course and level change requests can be found in the Guidance Office (Room 123), within all four grade-level offices, or on the LHS Guidance & Counseling website (in “Forms & Applications” on the left). 
  • Monday, January 6th: School Resumes and 2nd semester begins. NO changes will be made to any schedules at this point.

Senior Option:

In order for 12th grade students to be considered for Senior Option for 2nd semester, students will need to fill in the Google Form, as well as, print a page to be signed by a parent. The signed form needs to be turned in to the Senior Office (261) by Monday, December 9th at 4:00pm.

Rockwood’s Early College Partnership: 

Applications for the 2020-2021 Rockwood Early College Partnership (ECP) are now available. For more information and to access the application, visit the ECP website. Applications are due on Monday, February 3, 2020. Those interested in learning more about the program should plan to attend one of the following Informational Sessions: 

  • Thursday, December 5th, 6:30-7:30pm, St. Louis Community College-Wildwood, Multipurpose Room
  • Wednesday, December 11th, 6:30-7:30pm, Rockwood Summit High School, Flex Room 

Finals Week Schedule:

  • Monday, December 16th: Regular full-day schedule 
  • Tuesday, December 17th: 5th hour Final (8:28-10:28); Altered full-day schedule
  • Wednesday, December 18th: 1st hour Final (8:28-10:28) & 2nd hour Final (10:28-12:38); Dismissal at 12:38
  • Thursday, December 19th: 3rd hour Final (8:28-10:28) & 4th hour Final (10:38-12:38); Dismissal at 12:38
  • Friday, December 20th: 6th hour Final (8:28-10:28) & 7th hour Final (10:38-12:38); Dismissal at 12:38

Note for A+ Program Students:

If your student is in the A+ Program, remember that they must have 95% attendance to remain eligible. If your student exempts a final exam and does not come to school, it will count against their attendance.  Please be aware of this. 

ACT Prep Class:

LHS will offer two more ACT Prep classes this school year. One will be for the April 8th test, and it will meet Tuesday evenings, as well as, Wednesdays and Thursdays either before or after school. The other Prep Class will be for the June 13th test and will meet May 26-29 from 8:00am-12:00pm. For more information, be sure to visit the LHS Test Prep website or contact Cheryl Hermach at hermachcheryl@rsdmo.org.

South Tech:

Any Sophomore or Junior interested in attending South Tech next year should submit their application materials as soon as possible. Program spots fill up quickly! For more information about the programs offered and to submit an application online, visit southtechnical.org. See your counselor for more information.

Mid-Year Reports to Colleges:

Seniors applying to Common Application schools will have a mid-year (7th semester) transcript and report automatically sent from LHS in January to those colleges that require one. If a non-Common Application school is requesting a mid-year transcript, please complete another application data sheet (yellow form) indicating the schools. We don’t automatically know to do this. Contact Ms. Wengler (A-K) or Mrs. Dusenberry (L-Z) if you have questions or stop by the College & Career Office (Room 121).

WorkKeys Assessment: January 22 & 24

Is your senior student planning on entering the workforce immediately after high school? We are offering our senior students the opportunity to take the WorkKeys assessment.  Please visit the LHS testing website for more information.

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 in the College & Career Office (Room 121) no later than 8:15am the day of the scheduled visit.

Testing Accommodations:
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 brawnerjessica@rsdmo.org     

Guidance & Counseling Department

School Counselors: 

College & Career Counselors: 

A+/Testing Coordinator: Jessica Brawner - brawnerjessica@rsdmo.org

Test Prep Coordinator: Cheryl Hermach - hermachcheryl@rsdmo.org

Social Worker: Cindy Laudel - laudelcindy@rsdmo.org


Instagram: lhs_counselors and lhscollege

Twitter: @LHSCounselors5 and @LHSCollege

Website: www.rsdmo.org/lafayette/offices/guidance

Learn more


2nd Semester Schedule Changes

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2nd Semester Schedule Changes 

Monday, November 25th at 8:00am: 2nd Semester Schedules will become available for viewing on Infinite Campus


Monday, December 16th by the end of the day: Completed Cadet Teaching Applications for 2nd semester are due to the Guidance Office (Room 123) 


Monday, November 25th to Monday, December 16th until 3:30pm: If a student would like to make a semester course change request, they need to fill in the online Course Change Request Form during this time. The online form can be found on the LHS Guidance & Counseling website or via the QR code below. Counselors will notify students via email if they have questions or will send a pass to speak with students about their requests as needed. NO appointments will be made with counselors during this time in regards to schedule changes. Any year-long course and level changes need to be approved by grade-level principals before a change can be made by a counselor. The form for year-long and level change requests can be found in the Guidance Office (Room 123) or on the LHS Guidance & Counseling website (in “Forms & Applications” on the left). 


Monday, January 6th: School Resumes and 2nd semester begins. NO changes will be made to schedules at this point unless there is a mistake or students are requesting a level change through their grade-level principal. 




Online Course Change Request Form- For semester courses only: 

 


This form can also be found on the Guidance & Counseling Website: 

www.rsdmo.org/lafayette/offices/guidance 



GUIDANCE & COUNSELING NEWSLETTER 11/2019

November 5, 2019 Counseling Permanent Link to Post

​Guidance & Counseling Newsletter                                                       
November 2019

Hello Parents!

Below is information about upcoming events and things happening within our office. Be sure to check out our website for additional information, various forms, and a calendar with important dates. If you have any questions about the below information, please contact us. 

“ANGST” Showing: Wednesday, November 6th at 6:00pm in Room 137 
Lafayette with be hosting a showing of the Indieflix documentary “Angst”. This showing is free and open to anyone in the Lafayette community! According to this documentary, “Anxiety is the precursor to so many mental health challenges. By opening a dialogue and normalizing (not trivializing) anxiety we can help each other and ourselves. In the process we may positively affect homelessness, addiction, suicide and a host of other issues.” For more information and to watch the trailer visit angstmovie.com.

South Tech Open House: Thursday, November 7th from 5:00-7:00pm
Did you know that Junior and Senior students can elect to take Career & Technical Education courses through South Tech High School while still being a student at LHS? To see the programs South Tech has to offer, parents and students are invited to attend an Open House on Thursday, November 7th. This is the best opportunity for students to meet the teachers and visit the classrooms. There will be current students present to show off their projects and answer questions. For more information about South Tech, visit the South Tech website at www.southtechnical.org.

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB): Friday, November 15th
The ASVAB Career Exploration Program includes tests and activities that help students identify their interests and provides information about their verbal skills, math skills, and science and technical skills. The ASVAB is available to any sophomore, junior, or senior who registers. Registration is available in room 162 and must be completed by November 8th. 

Senior Option:
Second semester Senior Option forms will be available beginning November 11th. In order for students to be considered for Senior Option, students will need to fill in the Google Form, as well as, print a page to be signed by a parent. The signed form needs to be turned in to the Senior Office (261) by Monday, December 9th at 4:00pm.

2nd Semester Schedules: 
  • Monday, November 25th at 8:00am: 2nd Semester Schedules will become available for viewing on Infinite Campus
  • Monday, November 25th to Monday, December 16th until 3:30pm: If a student would like to make a semester course change request, they need to fill in the online Course Change Request Form during this time. Counselors will notify students via email if they have questions or will send a pass to speak with students about their requests as needed. NO appointments will be made with counselors during this time in regards to schedule changes. Any year-long course level changes need to be approved by grade-level principals before a change can be made by a counselor. The form for level change requests can be found in the Guidance & Counseling Office (123). 
  • Monday, January 6th: School Resumes and 2nd semester begins. NO changes will be made to any schedules at this point.
Rockwood’s Early College Partnership: 
Applications for the 2020-2021 Rockwood Early College Partnership (ECP) are now available. For more information and to access the application, visit the ECP website. Applications are due on Monday, February 3, 2020. Those interested in learning more about the program should plan to attend one of the following Informational Sessions: 
  • Thursday, December 5th, 6:30-7:30pm, St. Louis Community College-Wildwood, Multipurpose Room
  • Wednesday, December 11th, 6:30-7:30pm, Rockwood Summit High School, Flex Room 
ACT Prep Class:
The February ACT Prep Class is now forming. Registration information is available in the Guidance Office (Room 123). The required Pretest takes place on Saturday, December 7th. The cost of the class is $100 which includes 20 hours of instruction and materials. The class meets Tuesday evenings, as well as, Wednesdays and Thursdays either before or after school. For more information, be sure to visit the LHS Test Prep website or contact Cheryl Hermach at hermachcheryl@rsdmo.org

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 in the College & Career Office (Room 121) no later than 8:15am the day of the scheduled visit.

Testing Accommodations:
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 brawnerjessica@rsdmo.org  
   
Guidance & Counseling Department
School Counselors: 
College & Career Counselors: 
A+/Testing Coordinator: Jessica Brawner - brawnerjessica@rsdmo.org
Test Prep Coordinator: Cheryl Hermach - hermachcheryl@rsdmo.org
Social Worker: Cindy Laudel - laudelcindy@rsdmo.org

Instagram: lhs_counselors and lhscollege
Twitter: @LHSCounselors5 and @LHSCollege


Learn more

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ANGST Screening on 11-6-2019

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SOUTH TECH INFO

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LHS College/Career TWITTER

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Dr. Mehrotra - Class of 2020