Riverton USD 404

A School Expecting Excellence and Achieving It!


As school counselor I am devoted to the educational, career, emotional , and behavioral needs of the studentsThe elementary, middle, and high school  counselors, along with our school social worker, work very closely in providing students with needed resources.  An open-door policy is maintained to ensure the maximum development of each student.


School Counseling Services include:


Classroom Guidance

                -Study Skills

                -Communication Skills


                -Problem Solving

                -Decision Making

                -Stress Management

                -Career Choices

                -Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention


Small Group Counseling

                -Struggles in School

                -Crises Situations

                -Family Traumas


Individual Counseling


Academic Planning

                -Student Improvement Team (SIT)

                -Coordination of Testing

                -Curriculum Planning



I am available during school hours to visit with students or parents.


Confidentiality Statement

Information shared with the school counselor will be confidential unless disclosure is required to prevent clear and imminent danger to the student or others or when legal requirements demand that confidential information be revealed.  The school counselors may also consult with each other regarding a student when deemed necessary.


My email is lwassom@usd404.org or you can reach me at 620-848-3388 ext 112.

Area Agencies:


Lafayette House 1-417-782-1772

Cherokee County Health Department 1-620-429-3087

Riverton Family Life Center 1-620-848-2300

Ozark Center Mental Health 1-417-781-4031

Freeman 1-417-623-2801

St John’s 1-417-781-2727

Bear Hugs (mildly ill child care) (ext 1727) 800-362-0390

Elm Acres Youth Services 620-230-0583

Child Support Enforcement 620-429-3014

Legal Services of Southeast Kansas 620-232-1330

Social and Rehabilitation Services 620-249-3014

Youth Friends 800-563-0472

Cherokee County Health Department 620-429-3087

Class Ltd. (serving people with disabilities) 620-429-1212

Education Service Center- Greenbush (hearing screening) 620-724-6281

SEK Respite Services, Inc. (ext. 1642) 800-362-0390          

See to Learn (vision screening) 800-960-3937

Women, Infant and Children (WIC) 620-429-3338

American Red Cross 620-231-3420

Salvation Army 620-231-0415

Child Support Enforcement 620-429-3014

Cherokee County Attorney 620-429-3836

Legal Services of Southeast Kansas 620-232-1330

Cherokee County Sheriff (Riverton) 620-848-3000


Hotline Numbers:


Safe house (Domestic Violence) 800-794-9148

Poison Control 800-332-6633

Rape Hotline 1-417-782-1111

Parental Stress Hotline 188-367-2543

Youth Crises and Runaway 1-800-231-6946

Al-Anon Hotline 800-356-9996

Alcohol and Drug Abuse 800-821-4357

Missing Children’s Hotline 800-426-5678

Nat’l Adolescence Suicide 800-621-4000

Suicide Hotline 800-444-9999

Suicide Prevention 24 hr. 800-247-0661

Child/Adult Abuse Hotline 800-922-5330 or 800-392-3738

Kan Child Protection and Report Hotline 800-922-5330





KS Disability Behavioral Health Services (DBHS) Mental Health Topeka-888-582-3759

Kansas Health Solutions 888-547-2878 www.kansashealthsolutions.org

Health Wave 800-792-4884 www.kansashealthwave.org

Southeast Kansas Regional Prevention Center 316-724-6281

NYU Child Study Center (parenting styles) www.aboutourkids.org/aboutour/articles/parentingstyles.html

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov/tobacco



Last Modified on March 13, 2017