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Counseling Office Contact Information

Fax: (816) 736-7316

Phone: (816) 736-7315

Important Dates

4/14: No School


5/23: Last Day (tentative)






DMS Counselors

K-8 Summer Adventure

Use this link to access the district homepage to get more information and register for summer school. 

Incoming 9th Grade Information

Now that registration is completed, we’re ready for students and families to review the course requests and confirm that they are correct before we move forward in the scheduling process.  In years past we’ve done that by printing out course requests and sending them home in the mail.  This year, however, we’ve decided to do things a little differently.  We are asking that families log into their student’s PowerSchool account and review their course requests online.  Then we’ve created a Google Survey (linked below) for them to fill out and submit so we can ensure that everything has been accurately input.


More information can be found online at:

Mr. Scott Gillespie will be the 9th grade counselor and can be contacted at:

Current DMS 6th and 7th graders

If you have not turned in your enrollment sheet (with your parent/guardian signature) to the counseling office, please do so ASAP. If you need another sheet, please get one from the counseling office. Without the sheet, Mr. Scott and Mrs. Shevlin will not know the classes you would like to have so classes will be picked for you.

Incoming 6th grade enrollment information

If you have questions after this date, please check the main page of the DMS website for upcoming information or events. Or feel free to contact Mr. Scott or Mrs. Shevlin. 


One update to the course description sheet is Computers 6:

Computer 6:  Bits and Bytes

This hands on, project based class will have students diving into the use of digital devices using current and authentic real world applications and programs.  Students will utilize problem solving and troubleshooting techniques in order to help be successful using their device throughout middle school and beyond.


MODOT's 16th Annual Youth Transportation Conference

Students that will be in the 9th-12th grades are eligible to join MODOT for six days of excitement packed with hands on transportation activities including participating in various competitions and college campus visits. Thirty students from across the state will be selected to experience transportation careers first hand while enjoying campus living at Lincoln University. There is no cost to the students (except providing their own transportation to/from Jefferson City, MO). See the flyer for more information and complete the application is you are interested.


The goal of the YTC is to expose high school aged students to the careers available in the fields of transportation and civil engineering through hands on activities.  The conference is packed with fun and exciting academic, career development and social activities.  Students apply math, science and computer concepts learned in school to transportation-related problems.  The academic curriculum includes sessions on math modeling, applied physics, magnetic levitation, public administration and safety.  Other activities include field trips to college campuses, office/site tours and speakers from various divisions within MoDOT and related organizations.  By engaging students in solving real-world problems, YTC connects students to the working world of transportation.  MoDOT understands that today’s youth will be tomorrow’s leaders and as such, it is necessary to introduce them to these fields now.  YTC is also focused on improving workforce diversity by drawing talented young women and minorities to the fields of transportation and civil engineering.


Girl Power

Are you a 6th-8th grade female leader you who is interested in a training opportunity? If so, consider attending Girl Power!

Who: Female students in grades 6-8

When: Friday, April 7 to Saturday, April 8

Where: Three Trails Camp & Retreat Center  16200 E US Highway 40, KCMO 64136

Cost: $30 covers meals, activities, and materials Payable to Tri-County Mental Health Services. Scholarships are available!


For more information, contact Kelsey Prather at or 816-877-0496


Girl Power Flyer

Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs

Summer Programs offered online through Saint Louis University for Preschool through High School students. Tuition varies by program level. For more information call (800) 964-9974 or see the flyer

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.

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: 


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 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 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. They meet monthly on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. See the attached flyers for further information.


April Meeting information


Annual Conference information (in October 2017)


New meetings are beginning in Excelsior Springs: Grandfamilies Ex Springs.pdf

Engineering Program at Black & Veatch

Open House Meeting on August 30 at 7pm. See link for more details on their monthly programs for student ages 14+ in various areas of engineering.


Explorer Post - First Nighter 2016 - Flyer.pdf


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:


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

Who is your Counselor and Principal for the 2016-17 School Year?

6th grade: Mr. Scott and Dr. Moore

7th grade: Mrs. Shevlin and Mrs. Dickerson

8th grade last names A-J: Mrs. Shevlin and Mrs. Dickerson

8th grade last names K-Z: Mr. Scott and Dr. Moore


Naviance Family Connections Page

Here is the link to the Naviance Family Connection page:

Remember your email=your user name only (do not add the 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.