LHS Counseling & Social Work Department


  • Welcome to the Liberty High School Counseling & Social Work

    Department where we are committed to fostering the academic,

    personal, and post-secondary growth of every student!

    #Inthistogether
    Here to serve our virtual and hybrid students!


  • Big 6

    Excelsior Springs Career Center Students - On Friday, October 23rd, all Excelsior Springs Career Center Students will have a virtual school day. The ES school district is planning to perform some deep cleaning throughout our buildings. This means that the day will be a school day and that all students will receive their instruction that day virtually via a GoogleClassroom Assignment.

    1. Freshmen Parent Information

    Freshmen parents, this presentation is a 101 crash course on high school requirements, resources, and tools to help your student be successful for the next four years. Topics include credit information, Naviance, and Connect 5. Contact your students counselor for further information.

    Freshmen Parent Presentation
    Freshmen Parent Presentation with Voiceover
    Freshmen Student Presentation

     

    2. Sophomore Parent Information

    Attention parents of Sophomores. Attached is a link to our Virtual Sophomore Parent Night. In lieu of a traditional parent night, we are providing you a virtual screencast to provide you with some basic recommendations for your sophomore. Topics include: suggestions for your sophomore, looking ahead to their junior year, off campus opportunities, Naviance as well as additional resources. In addition to the screencast, we have provided you a link to the google slide presentation. That presentation includes links highlighted in red. Click on the red links to explore further information. 

    Sophomore Parent Night Screencast
    Sophomore Parent Night Slides with Links


    3. Junior Parent Information

    Junior parents, please take some time to review the Junior Parent Information video. Included will be important reminders on how to best help your junior utilize their junior year. It's important for your students to begin planning for graduation now! Junior Student Informational video For questions, please contact your students counselor.

    Junior Parent Presentation
    Junior Parent Presentation with voiceover
    Junior Student Presentation

    4. Senior Parent Information

    Reminder for Seniors!! You can now sign up for a senior meeting through your counselor. Email them today to schedule a meeting! The process and all Senior information can also be found on the counseling website using this link. HERE is the Senior Meeting Screencast and HERE is the Senior Meeting PowerPoint for your review!

     

    5. LHS Counselors and Social Workers Are Here For You!

    Would you like to speak with a counselor or social worker?  Virtual and in-person appointments are available.  You can make an appointment by --Stopping by the counseling office and speaking with Mrs. Magnuson or Mrs. Frizzell. Email Mrs Magnuson or Mrs. Frizzell or email your counselor. 

     

    Counselor/Social Worker

    Alphabet

    Email

    Allissa Samek

    A – Da

    alissa.samek@lps53.org

    Mindy Beard

    Db – Ho

    mindy.beard@lps53.org

    Brenda Wiederholt

    Hp – Me, ELL

    brenda.wiederholt@lps53.org

    Nikki Duncan

    Mf – Se, TLC

    nikki.duncan@lps53.org

    Trilaina McCallum

    Sf – Z

    trilaina.mccallum@lps53.org

    Cathy Mendez

    Social Worker

    cathy.mendez@lps53.org

    Kris Boyle

    Social Worker (IEP)

    kris.boyle@lps53.or

     

    6. LHS Virtual College Visits

    Since college representatives are not able to visit Liberty High School in person this semester, we will promote small virtual visits with our area representatives on our weekly announcements. All students are welcome to participate in these visits to prepare for life after high school.

    Lawrence Technological University
    Tuesday, October 27, 2020
    3:30 PM
    https://ltu.zoom.us/j/91394293484?pwd=YWNJd1F3V25hRWlUZXFmNUUxS3ZFdz09

    William Jewell College
    Tuesday, October 27, 2020
    5:30 PM
    https://zoom.us/j/4032071192
    Meet our WJC Rep, Jamie Jensen

    SCAD - Savannah College of Art and Design
    Wednesday, October 28,
    3 PM
    https://scad.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkfu2vrTsvHdNcTmCBFAEfq1qFO2Mh3uwJ

    Rockhurst University
    Wednesday, October 28
    5 PM
    https://rockhurst.zoom.us/j/95989559793?pwd=cFdEU1ByN2R4U0EzcmMrOUhGMzl1dz09
    Meeting ID: 959 8955 9793
    Passcode: 122110

    Air Force (Q & A)
    Wednesday, November 4, 2020
    4:30 PM
    https://us04web.zoom.us/j/6114470817?pwd=ZW4vZGYyTDVJVDkxc2NIVkRZQXNMUT09
    Meeting ID: 611 447 0817
    Passcode: 2b0nhH

    Truman State University
    Thursday, November 5, 2020
    5:30 PM
    https://zoom.us/j/94982462567

    Columbia College, Chicago
    Monday, November 9, 2020
    4 PM
    https://colum.zoom.us/j/91784812829

    Crowder College
    Thursday, November 12, 2020
    4-5 PM
    https://zoom.us/j/96430986941

    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
    Golden Gopher Show Invitation - This is a specialized virtual event for out-of-state students taking place on Nov 19, and Dec 7 this fall. Here is a link to the invitation email that was sent out to students on our email list. It will feature interviews and panels with current students and alumni! Here is the link to register! https://admit.umn.edu/portal/goldengophershow