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Family Connection

For more valuable information related to career development, college planning, ACT test prep, and scholarship opportunities, check out Family Connection by Naviance.


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  • Students - Use your district-provided user name and password
  • Parents - Contact the LHS Counseling Office to receive your personal registration code

Mission Statement

The Liberty High School Counseling and Social Work Department is dedicated to fostering the successful academic, personal, and post-secondary growth of every student. Students are given the opportunity for individual guidance and encouragement to achieve his or her unique potential toward becoming a successful member of the community.


Counseling and Social Work Department

Enrollment Information 2017-18

The enrollment process for the 2017-18 school year will begin on November 30.  All students will receive their enrollment information before winter break. Counselors will begin meeting individually with students in January.  The links below provide the detailed information students will need to complete the process.  Please contact a counselor for questions. 



LPS Career and Educational Planning Guide 2017-18



Yearbook Application - Due February 15


Newspaper Application-Due February 15


Practical Leadership Application- Due February 15


Education Internship Program - EIP Application


Northland Career Center Application- Due March 1


Area Career Center Application- Due March 1


Northland CAPS Program Application - Due February 17


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Top News This Week!

AP Information Night Information!

The presentation for the AP Parent Night on January 12 can be viewed by clicking HERE.   Click HERE to learn more about AP courses and the scores required by specific colleges for credit and advancement. 


Martin Luther King Day Celebration!  

All students and parents are invited to attend the MLK Celebration at William Jewell College on Monday, January 16 at 10 AM in the Gano Chapel.  Click HERE for details. 


Enrollment for 2017-18 has started!  

Students will be meeting individually with counselors during January to review their course selections as follows:

  • Current Freshmen:  January 10-13 in ELA classes
  • Current Sophomores:  January 17-20 in science classes
  • Current Juniors:  January 24-27 in American Government classes



The Liberty Community Scholarship Program consists of scholarships given through the generosity of local charitable organizations. All seniors from LHS and LNHS are eligible to apply. Each scholarship will be awarded to one or more seniors from LHS and/or LNHS. The submission deadline is 4pm on February 1, 2017.  See the Process Guide for instructions on how to apply!  Best of luck, Blue Jays!!



Process Guide/Instructions

Criteria List and Contact Information*

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*This document has been revised/updated

Career Connections

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Counseling Center Contacts

Scott Gillespie - Counselor (9th Grade ) 736-7043

Greg Casel - Counselor (A-F, Grades 10-12) 736-7045

Brenda Wiederholt - Counselor (G-K, Career Center, ELL; Grades 10-12)  736-7049

Melanie Crawford - Counselor (L-R, SPED; Grades 10-12) 736-7058

Trilaina McCallum - Counselor (S-Z, Gifted;  Grades 10-12) 736-7042

Cathy Mendez - Social Worker  736-5336

Kris Boyle - Social Worker (SPED)  736-2660

Nancy Laven - Registrar 736-7076

Lois Magnuson - Administrative Assistant 736-7046

Melissa Allshouse - Administrative Assistant 736-7061

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Recommendation Letters: Important Deadlines

Students requesting a letter of recommendation from counselors and teachers will need to follow specific steps and deadlines.  Please click HERE for deadlines.  Please click here to watch a video on how to request letters on Family Connection.