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Fax:  (816) 736-6711

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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Login Information

  • 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

Counseling Announcements

May is Mental Health Awareness Month
1 in 5 Americans will be affected by a mental health condition in their lifetime and everyone is affected or impacted through their friends and family.   Many people living with mental health conditions don’t feel comfortable talking to their friends and family about what they’re dealing with.  Check out the National Alliance on Mental Health website to find out how we can work together to create a Stigma Free society.  


The LHS Counseling and Social Work Department is available to talk with parents and students about resources.  Students are welcome to talk with their counselor about struggles and issues affecting their school day. 


Sophomores: Did you enroll in a dual credit class for next year?
It is a good idea for students enrolling in dual credit classes for next year to take the ACT in June. Many of our dual credit partner universities and colleges require an ACT score to register for the dual credit portion of the course to earn college credit. Visit to register before the May 5 deadline!


Seniors - Are you planning to attend Maple Woods Community College?

  • Contact Sierra Warren at to set up your START (Student Advising and Registration Time) session.  At START students will receive information about how to build a successful schedule, work with an academic advisor to discuss goals and identify the first semester classes they will take, and receive information about paying for college.
  • Students with a 3.5 GPA and 26 ACT  are encouraged to check out the new Honors Program HERE. Benefits include a scholarship and textbook allowance.

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. 

AP Parent Night Information

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.