Liberty Academy Newsletter

September 27, 2018

Graduating Seniors: Want money for post-high school education?!?!? Yeah you do!


FAFSA Frenzy events provide free, one-on-one assistance to help students and parents fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

The FAFSA is the primary form used by federal, state and college financial aid programs to determine students’ eligibility for grants, scholarships, work-study and loans.

A number of high schools, colleges, and community organizations host FAFSA Frenzy events from October through January at locations throughout Missouri.


Local events include:

* Maple Woods Community College, October 16th, 2-6p

* Excelsior Springs High School, October 25th, 5-7pm

* Park Hill South High School, November 15th, 5-7pm

* Maple Woods Community College, January 22nd, 2-6pm


What to bring:

Students and parents should bring the following items to a FAFSA Frenzy event:

  • Student and parent FSA ID information.
  • A list of schools to which you have applied, been accepted, or are interested in attending.
  • Student and parent 2017 W-2 forms and/or tax return copies. Parental information is required for dependent students (most undergraduate students under the age of 24). Determine if you are an independent or dependent student.


The FAFSA Frenzy program is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Higher Education in partnership with the Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel, the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority, and the National College Access Network.

Wi-Fi...

Did you get an email from Mrs. Norris about wi-fi? If you did, she needs your response by THIS Friday (September 28th)!

LHS Homecoming info:

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“Emotional Rescue” Class for teens & parents

When: Five Thursdays: Oct. 11, 18, 25 & Nov. 1, 8 @ 6:30-8 pm.

Where: The Clay County Juvenile Office, 351 E. Kansas, Liberty


What: The pressures of living can trigger difficult reactions, whether at home, school or work. Sometimes we may need an emotional rescue from patterns of anger, sadness, worry and more. This class will offer many rescue skills to help us create more happy and meaningful results. We will learn how to understand and express our feelings and needs and to empathize with others. Topics include relaxation, brainstorming, communication, self-care and more. We will discover how our body, emotions and imagination can guide us. Parents and teens will meet separately for 20-30 minutes to attend to specific needs of each group.


Who: The class is intended for Clay County residents, children ages 13 to 16, and with at least one parent attending. Parents may also attend without their children.


Facilitator: David Strabala, LCSW, juvenile office counselor, leads the group.


Cost/Reserve a place: There are no fees, but you must call to reserve your spot. Contact David Strabala at 736-8405 to RSVP or to answer any questions. You can also e-mail him at david.strabala@courts.mo.gov. A commitment to attend all five classes is expected. The class includes a brief break with refreshments.

Will you graduate in December?

If so, you need to turn in your EARLY GRADUATION APPLICATION to Mrs. Streu no later than Friday, October 12th. Need one? Contact her to get one! lori.streu@lps53.org