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Counseling Office Contact Information

Fax: (816) 736-7316

Phone: (816) 736-7315

Calendar of Events

Aug 8: 6th grade registration 9a-5p

Aug 9: 7/8th grade registration 9a-5p

Aug 15: WEB Transition Day for 6th graders 8:30a-12 noon

Aug 16: Classes begin

Aug 22: Back to School Night 6:30-8p

Aug 28: Picture make up

 

Sept 4: No School

Sept 21: Early release 12:20p

Sept 22: No school (Staff PD)

DMS Counselors

Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year!

Who is my counselor?

 

6th grade last names A-L: Cathy Shevlin

6th grade last names M-Z: Bill Scott

 

7th grade: Bill Scott

 

8th grade: Cathy Shevlin

 

Please contact us with questions or concerns regarding schedules, classes, or personal issues. We can be reached at:

Cathy Shevlin--cathy.shevlin@lps53.org

Bill Scott--bill.scott@lps53.org

 

DMS phone: 816-736-7300

Counseling office: 816-736-7315 (Brenda Lawler, counseling office secretary)

Counseling office fax: 816-736-7316

Academic and Career Services

Check out the District's Academic and Career Services link for updated information on activities available for students and families.

 

The mission of the Academic and Career Services Department is to establish relationships between the students of Liberty Public Schools and the community. By collaborating with businesses and people of the community, we can provide resources to our students that will help them to be college and career ready.

http://acservices.liberty.k12.mo.us/

Are you a teen looking for help?

   Do you have questions about?                               Are you looking for advice? These groups can help!

 

                                            
Safe Place is a national youth outreach and prevention program for young people. For more information: http://nationalsafeplace.org/safe-place-teens/ 

 

National Suicide Prevention Line is available 24 hours/day and provides free confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ or call 1-800-273-8255

 

The Trevor Project provides around the clock crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. Contact them  http://www.thetrevorproject.org/ or call 1-800-488-7386

 

Quarky App: Connecting KC Youth to positive resources, experiences and entertainment. Access to useful resources and places in Kansas City ranging from serious to fun. Quarky is an interactive resource guide for KC youth making it easy to find solutions to life's toughest problems. Available on the App Store and Google Play. See flyer for more information.

Are you a Grandparent (or other family member) caring for your Grandchild?

Are you a Grandparent or other relative caring for a child? Consider attending a support group in the Northland dedicated to this issue. The Northland Grandfamilies Program is now offering three support groups in Clay and Platte Counties. The free and confidential support groups are offered to grandparents and other individuals raising relatives 18 years old or younger.

 

A day program will be offered at 10a.m. on Wednesday, May 10 at North Cross United Methodist Church, 1321 NE Vivion Road, KCMO. Cathy Blanch, LMSW, Youth Behavioral Health Liaison with Tri-County Mental Health Services, will present "Helping the Teen in My Life." Cathy will offer insights into the teenage world, practical suggestions on how to parent and community resources that are available.

 

A new support group in Excelsior Springs will meet at 10a.m. on Thursday, May 18 at the Good Samaritan Center, 108 S. Thompson, Excelsior Springs. Debbie Bigelow, Executive Directors with the Clay County Clothes Closet will provide information about the agency and register participants for services at the meeting.

 

The evening program will meet at 6p.m. on Wednesday, May 24 at Platte Woods United Methodist Church, 7310 NW Prairie View Road, Platte Woods, MO. Johnda Boyce, Staff Attorney for the Advocates for Family Health Program of Legal Aid of Western Missouri, will be the speaker. Boyce will discuss eligibility requirements for children to receive Medicaid and answer questions for those who are having difficulties accessing Medicaid services. Free childcare is available at the evening program.

 

The group also hold a day-long conference in the fall: Annual Conference information (in October 2017)

 

Northland Grandfamilies is a cooperative program between Clay County Senior Services, the Platte County Senior Fund and the University of Missouri Extension Council in Clay County. For those interested in attending the May meetings, please call the University of Missouri Extension Office at 816-407-3490.

Parent Up Newsletter

A quarterly newsletter brought to you by our friends at Tri County Mental Health. This new edition is directed at parents of the 8-12 year old age group!  The overall goal of the newsletter is to provide tools and knowledge to help parents prevent underage drinking. You can also sign up to have the newsletter sent to you directly. 

Parent Up Newsletter

 

Homework Help Available

 

**Get help with homework from the Mid-Continent Public Library. You need to be a member, which is free. Click on the "Teens" tab, and then click on "Homework Help" from the drop down menu!

Check it out at: http://www.mymcpl.org/

 

Do you have expired/unwanted prescriptions and don't know what to do with them?

Did you know that flushing medications down the toilet contaminates our water supply? Did you know that are permanent drop off locations for medications that are no longer needed? Simply bring the medications to one of the locations listed and put them in the collection box. See flyer for locations and hours.

Safe Drug Disposal.pdf

Naviance Family Connections Page

Here is the link to the Naviance Family Connection page:

https://connection.naviance.com/discmid

Remember your email=your user name only (do not add the @student.liberty.k12.mo.us part) and your password=your regular log in password

Parents/Guardians: You also may access your student's account. Please check with the counseling office to get your log in information. This program is for students grades 6-12 in Liberty Public Schools. All students have been exposed to the program and can explain it to you.