The Power of Teamwork: Students, Families, Counselors

The Sophomore Family Meeting was held on Tuesday, October 1st at 6:30 pm in the Commons Area.  Mr. Feeken, efeeken@lps.org,  was the coordinator for this event. The agenda for this meeting included the following items:

  • Graduation Requirements
  • Pre-ACT Test
  • Activities Resume
  • Career Exploration
  • Counselor & Student
    • Roles& Communication
  • Support Services
  • Breakout Session: NCAA with Mr. Ernst

According to EducationQuest’s Exploring College booklet,  the sophomore year is often a time where students begin thinking about the future, but not sure how to get started. One thing to keep in mind is that someone who earns a bachelor’s degree from a 4-year college will make nearly $25,000 more per year than their peers who only have a high school diploma.

Five steps that sophomores can take for getting started toward reaching their future goals are as follows:

  1. Ask for Help
  2. Create a 4-Coursework Plan (Available in student’s Counseling Google Classroom)
  3. Improve Study Skills
  4. Create an Activities Resume
  5. Learn How to Budget

By following these steps, students are more likely to achieve the following as part of their future plans (College Board: 5 Ways Ed Pays):

  • Greater Wealth
  • Job Security
  • Better Health
  • Closer Family
  • Stronger Community

Counselors will meet individually with their assigned sophomores in January, which provides time to discuss the students’ short- and long-term future goals,  4-year plans and complete their 2020-21 course selections .

Junior Family Meeting

Juniors and their families who were unable to attend the Junior Family Meeting Tuesday, August 27th, may view the presentations below. If you have questions, please contact the presenter for each session.

Senior Family Meeting | Financial Aid Night

Seniors and their families are encouraged to attend the Senior Family Meeting/Financial Aid Night to be held on Wednesday, August 21st in the Auditorium. It will begin promptly at 6:30 pm. There will be information to assist students and families staying on track during the senior year. In addition, R.J. Vega, EducationQuest College Planning & Financial Aid Specialist will be sharing helpful information for students interested in continuing their education.

Freshmen Family Meeting

Families of students in the graduating class of 2022, if you were unable to attend the Freshmen Family Meeting the evening of October 23, we have included the information shared in the presentation below.

Please also note that 9th grade students have an activity posted in their Class of 2022 Google Classroom that will help them prepare for small group meetings with counselors, beginning next week. If your child has not yet completed this activity, please encourage him/her to log in to Google Classroom and take a look together!

CLICK HERE to download the presentation as a PDF.

Junior Family Meeting Information

Not able to make the Junior Family Meeting on August 28th? No worries – we have gathered all of that information for you right here.

Below you will find the presentations from our group and breakout sessions for juniors and their families.

You can also view the junior letter, which includes important information regarding testing during junior year, scholarship planning, and more. This letter also contains links to many websites to help prepare for the best junior year possible! (click the link above to access)

As always, please feel free to contact your counselor/your student’s counselor with any questions.