LRHS Counselor’s Announcements-General Announcments
This is a reminder for all males: You are required by law to register for the Selective Service with in 30 days of your 18th birthday. To register log on to the selective service website at www.sss.gov.
QuestBridge National College Match!
The 2018 National College Match application is now open. The deadline to apply is September 27, 2018.
Seniors see your councelor regarding 2018 QuestBridge National College Match (if you).
QuestBridge provides full four year scholarships at the nation’s BEST colleges.
Attention LR Students:
Any students who took a summer school class outside the LR school district please come and see your counselor.
PREPARE FOR SUCCESS ACT TEST PREP COURSES (Fall Courses) 2018
ACT Blitz ACT Blitz Online ACT Blitz Online
Sept. 23- Oct. 14, 2018 Sept. 27- Oct. 23, 2018 Nov. 1- Dec. 4, 2018
1:00pm-5:00pm 6:00pm-8:00pm 6:00pm-8:00pm
Sundays-MSU Campus Tues. & Thurs. Tues. & Thurs.
Cost: $449 Live-Online/ Cost: $449 Live-Online/ Cost: $449
TEST PREP BOOT CAMP (ACT)
When: Saturday, October 20, 2018
Where: Nixa Chamber of Commerce, 106 W. Sherman Way Nixa, MO
Time: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
To Reserve a Seat: ClubZ-OctBootCamp.Eventbrite.com or call 417-725-3078
The last day to get registered for the Dual Credit is September 11th, 2018. If you have any quetions please see your primary counselor.
Dickerson Park Zoo Venture Crew
Intrested in a career working with animals and teaching others about wildlife? The Zoo Venture Crew Orientation is a free event. Thursday, Sept. 20th @ 6:00 p.m. (Zoo Amphitheater). Please RSVP your attendance to April Marler @ 417-874-2402.
The Act 2018-2019 Test Dates
ACT 2018 TEST DATES Act 2019 TEST DATES
Sep 8, 2018 Feb 9, 2019
Registration Deadline- Aug 10 Registration Deadline- Jan 11
Late RegistrationDeadline- Aug 26 Late Registration Deadline- Jan 18
Oct 27, 2018 April 13, 2019
Registration Deadline- Sep 28 Registration Deadline- Mar 8
Late Registration Deadline- Oct 14 Late Registration Deadline- Mar 25
Dec 8, 2018 June 8, 2019
Registration Deadline- Nov 2 Registration Deadline- May 3
Late Registration Deadline- Nov 19 Late Registration Deadline- May 20
July 13, 2019
Registration Deadline- June 14
Late Registration Deadline- June 24
Southeast Missouri State University!
Southeast Missouri State University would like to encourage you to attend our Show Me Day on at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri starting at As part of the day, you may attend:
Register online at www.semo.edu/admissions/sho
If you would like to bring a group of students to the event, you can register your group at www.semo.edu/showmedaygroups.
We can't wait to see you and your students on campus!
Save the date- October 6, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Missouri State University Showcase 2018!
Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg State University’s College of Technology will be hosting their annual Open House on Friday, November 2nd. We are contacting you to share information about this event with you and asking you to share this information with teachers, counselors, administrators, and students in your area. We need your assistance in helping get this information to potential participants!
Please share the linked poster and website (www.pittstate.edu/
Thanks so much for your consideration of this request and doing this for us. Your efforts are genuinely appreciated!
The Pittsburg State University College of Technology
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS ESSAY CONTEST 2018-02019
9-12 grade, You’re invited to participate in this essay contest. If intresed please pick up the paper work in the counselor’s office. Deadline November 28, 2018 and drop off in the counselor’s office.
HOUGHTON MIFFIN HARCOURT- FALL 2018 SCIENCE WEBINAR SERIES
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Below is a list of TU’s visit programs for Fall 2018. Please share with any students interested in visiting The University of Tulsa. We hope to see them on campus soon!
In addition, students are welcome to join us throughout the week or on a Saturday for a daily visit which includes an admission presentation, campus tour, lunch with university ambassadors and a faculty appointment (M-F only).
We hope you are having a good day!
The TU Office of Admission
Southwest Missouri Area Health Education Center
My name is Trish Lavish, and I work for the AHEC (Area Health Education Center) serving the Southwest Missouri area. As a school in our area of coverage, I am writing to inform you of the health-related educational activities that AHEC can provide to interested students,to encourage them to pursue health-related fields post high school.
We realized that with our current model we are unable to reach all the rural/underserved students in our region, especially the ones that are more than an hour drive from our hub sites in Springfield and Bolivar. AHEC is a great resource for your school and we would love to create a partnership by coming to you, to assist students of all demographics.
Some of the workshops/trainings we can offer at your school include:
These options can be provided at no cost to the recipient:
These options can be provided with fees paid by the recipient to cover supply costs:
Save The Date! Drury University’s Hammons School of Architecture 2018
On Friday October 5th, Drury University’s Hammons School of Architecture will host our annual DRURY ARCHITECTURE DAY event, for which I have attached an invitation that you can distribute to your students. This is an all-day event that allows high-school students interested in studying architecture to learn about our program, spend time in the design studios with our students, and tour area architectural offices.
We think that a broad range of your students might be interested in a career in architecture. Although many assume that you have to be great at math to do architecture, or you to have to draw well, or take drafting classes, in reality there are all kinds of students who can do well both academically and professionally as architects. In particular, our school seeks students who are creative problem solvers and strong conceptual thinkers.
Drury University offers one of the few nationally accredited architecture programs within a small liberal arts campus. This setting allows our faculty to know our students and understand their interests. Our flexible curriculum enables students to craft an education that matches their aspirations. Double-majors, extra-curricular activities, music, and athletics are common and encouraged. This broad and personalized approach prepares students to be leaders and innovators who move the field in unexpected directions. Our graduates not only pursue professional excellence but also lives well-lived—marked by commitments to communities and personal fulfillment.
I hope you will consider passing on the invitation to any of your students who you think might be interested. We would also be happy to arrange a presentation at your school if you have classes that might be curious about architecture as a career.
Your students can REGISTER FOR DRURY ARCHITECTURE DAY here:
Open House Creative Center College of Art & Design
10850 Emmet Street
Omaha, NE 68164
Saturday, October 13 11am-2pm
Earn a Bachelor of fine Arts degree in Graphic Design in only 3 years. For more information, visit the website at http://www.creativecenter.edu
Journey to College FAFSA Frenzy
October 28, 2018
Location- OTC Springfield Campus
Explore OTC 2018!
RSVP Your Spot at University of Missouri TruWomen Day! Saturday, Sept 29, 2018
State Tech 2018 Open House
State Tech Open House
STEM SUMMIT-EWING MARION KAUFFMAN FOUNDATION
NOVEMBER 5th-7th, 2018 – Kansas City, Missouri
Join us this November as we bring together visionaries and leaders from business, education and government for the 2018 STEM Summit. The Missouri Mathematics and Science Coalition will reconvene STEM education and talent professionals from around state to connect, engage and exchange ideas.
General and breakout sessions will share thoughts, best-practices, and seek input on STEM talent development across the state with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship in the classroom and training center.
To find out more information on the 2018 STEM Summit please use the registration button below. This is one event that you will not want to miss this fall!
Local Employment Opportunities
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|Business, Management & Tech|
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|Industrial & Engineering Tech|
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Job Opportunity-Auto Collision Repair
Logan Martin, owner of Mr. Dent in Seymour (he just took over this location. It was originally Wrecks-R-Us). He has an entry-level position/apprenticenship available that is either full time or part time until graduation and then would turn into full-time. He stated that the person would be mostly apprenticing, but when they weren’t they would clean up after the repair, sweep, other things as needed. Pay will vary according to experience $8-$12/hour.
If interested, please call the shop at (417) 935-298
2018 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest
Contest Topic-Describe and analyze and act of political courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1917, the year of JFK’s birth. For more contest information, registration, and to submit your essay, visit the Profile in Courage Essay Contest at jfklibrary.org/essaycontest.
The Patriot Guard Riders of Missouri Scholarship is being offered to Missouri students who are sons or daughters of those who fall within the following categories:
(1) Those who have given their lives in the line of duty, including both military and first responders (police/fire)
(2) Those honorably discharged veterans who have passed after their term of service
(3) Those veterans or first responders disabled in the line of duty to the extent that providing an advanced education cannot be easily realized.
This scholarship is a non-renewable award in the amount of $2,500 to one deserving Missouri student to help defray cost at any accredited institution of higher learning, including vocational and business schools.
CLICK HERE for an application.
Tell your graduating seniors to get ready. It’s their chance to shine.
Once again, Wendy's® High School Heisman® is awarding a total of $150,000 in scholarships to the nation’s most accomplished scholar-athletes. With winners from every school, 100 State Winners, 10 National Finalists, and 2 National Winners, your graduating seniors have lots of ways to join the ranks of more than 600,000 past winners—including several of your school’s very own.
Refer your best-of-the-best.
This year’s winners from your school will compete for 100 scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $10,000, along with recognition at the state and national levels. And their chance starts with you. Give your seniors a shot at winning the Wendy’s Heisman Scholarship by referring a student today. You can also encourage your Heisman-worthy students to apply at wendysheisman.com.
Academy of Hair Design
NOW OFFERING NIGHT BARBERING CLASSES!
TUE - THURS 5PM-9PM
SAT 8:30AM - 5PM
Schedule your personalized tour: 417-881-3900
Mercy - Alive at 25 - Defensive Driving Course
Proven To Help Teach Young Adults To Drive Safe And Responsibly
Alive at 25 is a highly-interactive course developed by the National Safety Council that helps young adults under the age of 25 take greater responsibility for their driving by focusing on behavior, judgment, and decision making. This free 4-hour classroom course teaches young drivers that there are consequences to their driving behavior and provides the tools for making positive choices.
What Participants Will Learn
Hear From Past Participants
Alive at 25:
University of Missouri-St. Louis Summer Camp Programs
Get involved in one of the exciting summer camps being held at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. UMSL offers a number of academic and athletic camps for a variety of ages and grade levels. These programs offer the opportunity to improve both scholastic and physical skills sets.
For more information on summer camps visit: https://www.umsl.edu/camps/index.html
Webster University-School of Communications-Summer Camps
Summer Camps – This year Webster University is offering four different summer camps; Sports Communication, Games and Game Design, Filmmaking and Music Recording www.webster.edu/mediacamps.
Screenwriting Competition – Students can submit their original script and, if selected, their script will be produced during the Filmmaking camps. Teachers can choose to make it a part of their class www.webster.edu/mediacamps.
Gorlok Guest Lectures – A faculty member will visit (virtual or face-to-face) your classroom to discuss a topic of interest to the teacher and students. Have them contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will match them to an appropriate member of our faculty.
Stanford Pre-College Program
Find yourself at Stanford - Summer programs offered to students grades 7-12
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies offer highly motivated, intellectually curious students the opportunity to investigate topics not typically taught in secondary schools. Students engage in small classes taught by instructors who are experts in their fields and passionate about teaching. In this setting, students hone their academic skills and form new friendships with intellectual peers.
Stanford Sports Business Academy – Grades 10-11
Students get a glimpse into the world of sports and entertainment, with a focus on management, law, negotiation, marketing, and leadership.
Summer Humanities Institute – Grades 10-11
A three-week residential program where students explore the big questions at the heart of the humanities in seminars led by distinguished Stanford professors.
Summer Arts Institute – Grades 9-11
Students come together for a three-week intensive arts program offering academically challenging, interdisciplinary courses in art, visual design, and music.
Artificial Intelligence Laboratory’s Outreach Summer Program – Grade 9
The Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory has opened its lab doors with a summer program aimed at increasing the number of women in science.
High School Summer College – Ages 16-19
High-achieving students to enroll in Stanford’s Summer Quarter and take the same courses as fully matriculated Stanford students and other visiting undergraduates.
Summer Institutes – Grades 8-11
A three-week summer residential program where students engage in single-subject intensive study and benefit from small class size and academically themed residences.
Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC) – Grades 10-11
SUMaC welcomes an elite group of talented current students from around the world for intensive study in advanced mathematics.
University-Level Online Math and Physics – Grades 9-12
13 courses are offered throughout the year to give students the opportunity to take an advanced offering of math and physics courses not typically available in secondary schools.
Stanford Online High School – Grades 7-12
Through vibrant, real-time, online seminars, the rigorous curriculum challenges students to reason analytically, think creatively, and argue critically. Stanford OHS offers a number of enrollment options including taking a single course.
For more information visit: https://spcs.stanford.edu/collegecounselor?utm_campaign=CACmailing&utm_source=CACmailing&utm_medium=email
Missouri S & T-Summer Enrichment Programs
Missouri University of Science and Technology offers a variety of summer enrichment programs, camps and other activities for students from first through twelfth grades. Our goal is to increase the number and diversity of students who are motivated and preparing for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) based careers. Missouri S&T summer programs provide an interesting and entertaining way for students to learn about the opportunities that lay ahead.T
To review the most current information on programs visit http://summer.mst.edu/.Students who are interested in attending summer programs may also register online at this site – just choose the program and then the register link. Each program has a unique registration process.
Lost & Found Grief Center
Lost & Found Grief Center is partnering with both local hospitals and several other non-profits to offer groups to families who are struggling with a serious illness or life-changing medical event. Groups are for children ages 5-18 whose parent/caregiver has recently had a life-changing medical event, illness, or diagnosis. This can include head injuries that left the parent impaired, or illness in which the family is now adjusting to treatments (even if the prognosis is good), or a potentially terminal diagnosis. Our purpose is to provide a setting in which children can talk about their worries/fears, learn to communicate with parents, & learn about medical terminology.
For more information contact Lost & Found at 417-865-9998.
LGBTQ Teen Group
The mission of Megan’s Rainbow is to provide a safe space for LGBTQ teens to interact with peers, share coping skills, and enhance their understanding of self and others. The goal is to foster resiliency and healthy choices within the individual while promoting unity within our community.
Free group for teens 14 – 17 years old (Must have parent/guardian permission)
When: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month
Time: 7:30 – 9:00pm
Where: Brentwood Christian Church, 1900 East Barataria, Springfeild, MO 65804
For more information, please see your counselor.
Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Program-HOBY- Empower-Lead-Excel
Sophomores-HOBY’S flagship program, the State Leadership Seminar (LS), is designed to empower high school sophomores to recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, and community. Selected student will attend a three-or four-day seminar to participate in hands-on leadership activities, meet leaders in their state, and explore personal leadership skills, while learning how to lead others and make a positive impact in the community. If interested, please see your counselor.
Juniors & Seniors - Register directly for the Advanced Leadership Academy.
Register at www.hoby.org/advanced-leadership-academy
United States Air Force Academy
Junior year is when the application process (http://www.academyadmissions.com/admissions/the-application-process/application-steps/) to the United States Air Force Academy truly begins. Students will start by filling out the Pre-Candidate Questionnaire, which becomes available online March 1 every year and starts the application process. When a student is ready to begin the application, they can visit the Pre-Candidate Questionnaire online (https://admissions.usafa.edu/gateway/gateway.aspx). Between March 1 of their junior year and December 31 of their senior year, they must also request nominations (http://www.academyadmissions.com/admissions/the-application-process/nominations/) from their state’s congressional representative(s) or other designated nominators.
Who Are We Looking For?
The United States Air Force Academy strives to create a highly qualified and truly diverse cadet wing at the Academy each year. In addition to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity and gender, we are looking to expand our applicant pool across individual characteristics defined by our diversity definition, including:
- Personal life experiences, including having overcome adversity by personal efforts
- Geographic background, such as region, rural, suburban, urban
- Socioeconomic and educational background, such as academic excellence and/or whether an individual would be a first generation college student
- Cultural knowledge and language abilities, with particular emphasis on cultures and languages of strategic importance to the Air Force
- Work background, including prior enlisted service
- Physical abilities, including athletic prowess
- Age, though applicants must be within statutory parameters for academy attendance
We take a holistic view of our applicants. They're more than a GPA or standardized test score. We're looking for students who have a desire to serve and seek an education that is on par with highly selective colleges and universities. For our top diversity candidates, we offer the Falcon Visitation Experience. This opportunity gives prospective students an opportunity to spend three days on our campus to get a first-hand look at what United States Air Force Academy life is like. If you have students who may be a good fit for this program, please have them talk to their admissions advisor (http://www.academyadmissions.com/admissions/outreach-programs/find-your-admissions-liaison-officer/).
If you have students who are interested in pursuing an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy and plan to visit the campus, they may wish to participate in an escorted tour and admissions briefing. Offered during the academic year to middle school, high school, and post-high school students, tours can help individuals gain a deeper understanding of the United States Air Force Academy environment. Escorted tours are conducted regularly throughout the academic year and require reservations 14 days in advance. We also offer Game Day tours. After the tour, participants will be allowed to purchase discounted tickets to cheer on our AF Falcons for football, hockey, and men’s and women’s basketball.
For more on available dates for both tours, please go here (http://www.academyadmissions.com/visit-the-academy/escorted-tours/) or call 1-800-443-3864.