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Guidance & Counseling Newsletter 9/2019

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Guidance & Counseling Newsletter  
September 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.
 
College & Career Info Night: Thursday, September 5th, 6:30-8: 30 pm, LHS Theater
Join the College and Career department on September 5th to gain information on how to most effectively plan for your child’s future. We’ll cover relevant college and career topics and help you get on track for this busy year. Topic includes: The Selective College Admission Process, The ABC’s of Choosing a College, Scholarships, Writing a Winning College Admission Essay, Tackling the Tests, STEM Careers, Components of the Application, Fine Arts College Admission, The Military, and Athletic Recruiting.

UMSL ACP Registration: Closes Sunday, September 8th
The UMSL Advanced Credit Program (ACP) is a dual credit program that offers high school students the opportunity to earn college credits and become familiar with the college experience while still in a high school setting. For a list of the LHS courses offering ACP credit, visit this website. To register or learn more about dual credit transferability visit UMSL’s website. The last day for students to register is Sunday, September 8th. Parents/guardians of students who register have until September 10th to provide parent approval. 

PreACT: Tuesday, September 10th
On Tuesday, September 10th all sophomore students will participate in the PreACT.  Exam details are listed below. Please read this Parent Letter from the district assessment office for more information.
  • Date: Tuesday, September 10th
  • Time: Periods 2, 4, & partial FLEX
  • Location: Report by the last name
    • A-G – Multipurpose Room
    • H-Z – Back Gym
  • Bring: Two #2 pencils & calculator
  • Students are to report to their testing location immediately upon arrival atto school.  Students should leave cell phones & backpacks in their lockers. 
Rockwood-Parkway College Fair: September 16th, 6:00-8: 00 pm00pm, Queeny Park
Over 100 college representatives will be present to meet with all area high school students and parents at the Rockwood-Parkway College Fair to answer questions. Students should pre-register for this program before attending in order to save time at the event. By taking a couple of minutes to pre-register at www.strivefair.com, students will receive a barcode with their information (GPA, test scores, intended major, etc) that ALL the college representatives will want when you visit their tables. 

A+ Program: Senior registration deadline is Wednesday, September 25th. 
The deadline for seniors to register for the A+ Schools Program is Wednesday, September 25th.   All paperwork must be turned in to the A+ Office (123) no later than 3:00 pm3:00pm on the 25th. To learn more about the A+ program and to download the enrollment forms please visit the A+ website or contact our A+ Coordinator, Jessica Brawner, at brawnerjessica@rsdmo.org

PSAT: Wednesday, October 16th
The PSAT will take place during the school day on October 16th and is open to any 10th or 11th grade student that registers. Registration will take place online, September 9th - 22nd. The cost for the test is $20 which can be paid for with a credit or debit card. We have a limited number of exams available so please place your order early to ensure that you get an exam!  If you need registration assistance or have any questions about the PSAT, please visit the LHS testing website or email our Test Coordinator, Jessica Brawner, at brawnerjessica@rsdmo.org

ACT Prep Class:
The ACT Prep class for the October 26, 2019 test begins September 17th. Be sure to get your registration in ASAP since the class fills up quickly. Registration materials for the class to prepare students for the December 14, 2019 test will be available as soon as the October class is full. Registration materials are available in the Guidance and Counseling Office (123) or in room 97.  

Financial Aid Night: 
Save the Date! The Financial Aid Night will take place on Monday, October 21st at LHS beginning at 6:00 pm.6:00pm. More information to follow. 

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
College Test Preparation: Cheryl Hermach - hermachcheryl@rsdmo.org
Social Worker: Cindy Laudel - laudelcindy@rsdmo.org

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Twitter: @LHSCounselors5 and @LHSCollege

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Dr. Mehrotra - Class of 2020