LHS Update

4/29/2021

Important Dates

Athletics Calendar

Teacher Appreciation Week 5/3-5/7

Seniors Last Day & Bridgewalk 5/21

Senior Grad Practice 5/26 10 am (cap & gown will be distributed at practice)

No School Memorial Day 5/31

Last Day of School 9th - 11th Grade 6/3

Graduation 6/6 10 am (more information TBA)

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Decision Day

*An e-mail similar to the message below went to Seniors & Parents earlier today


Seniors:

Traditionally, high schools across the country pick a date in early May to designate as "Decision Day." This is a day to celebrate the decisions that you have made for life after high school. Liberty will be hosting Decision Day on Wednesday, May 5th. This is an event to celebrate EVERY senior's decision, not just those planning to attend university. Above is a flyer advertising the event, using pictures of our last in-person Decision Day. ((Note: some of you may be really stressed out right now because you haven't made a decision yet. If you need my help to make plans, email me and we can set an appointment. If you are deciding between options, you can still post a pennant with the option that you are leaning toward))


Thank you,

Mrs. Gerringer

michellegerringer@wsdr4.org

Student News

LHS Today Featured News Stories

For more stories written by students click here.

Film Festival Winner!

Congratulations to Katherina Schnardthorst! Her video How to Make Homemade Stickers was selected as the 9-12 winner in the Instructional category in the WSD Film Festival!

Cuivre River 2021 Youth Tour Winners

This year, Mrs. Franke's AP Language and Comp students competed in the Cuivre River essay contest. 12 finalists were selected from students that participate from schools in St. Charles, Lincoln, Warren, and Pike counties. Eight finalists were selected from Liberty and today the top six were announced. The top six won a $1000 scholarship, a computer, and a virtual trip to Washington DC, and the other six won a $500 scholarship.


Congratulations to Taylor Shay-Jakul, Jaden Zelidon, Sanjana Anand, and Amanda Yoder for placing in the top six. Additionally, we had four students earn the $500 scholarship. Congratulations to Elizabeth Hamby, Jackson Martin, Sarah Dickson, and Kelsey Looney.


Thank you to Mrs. Franke for providing this awesome opportunity! To read more about the scholarships and winners click on the link below.

Cuivre River 2021 Youth Tour Winners

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Academic Achievements

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American Legion Auxiliary Girls State of Missouri

Three Wentzville School District juniors have been selected to attend the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State of Missouri. One student was chosen from each WSD high school; Hanna Flacke (Holt), Sanjana Anand (Liberty), and Nora Pryor (Timberland- Yes, our Mr. Pryor's daughter!).


Missouri Girls State delegates are selected based on their leadership abilities, interest in government, service to others, and academics. The 2021 session of Missouri Girls State is scheduled to be held on the campus of the University of Central Missouri (UCM) in Warrensburg June 20-26.

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Students in the Holt, Liberty and Timberland high school HOSA (Future Health Professionals) chapters competed in the Missouri HOSA State Leadership Conference, which was held virtually March 22-26 this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Twelve WSD students brought home an award and qualified to move on to the HOSA 44th Annual International Leadership Conference (ILC), which will take place virtually this year, June 23-26. Liberty students who qualified are Sanjana Anand, Kailey Cain, Sarvani Kunapareddy, Jaden Zelidon, Mahathi Manikandan, and Sruthi Ramesh.
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Liberty would like to congratulate Payton Guffey for being named to the St. Charles Community College Fall 2020 Dean’s List through his participation in the WSD’s Early College Program. Through this program, which is hosted at Holt High School and taught by WSD teachers, juniors and seniors have the opportunity to work toward, or fully complete, an Associate’s Degree through St. Charles Community College while still in high school. If students take advantage of the program for two years and take summer classes at SCC, they could potentially earn both their high school diploma and an Associate’s Degree at the same time.
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DECA

Nearly 1,600 high school marketing students from across the state competed in the annual Missouri DECA State Career Development Conference, which was held virtually March 8-19 this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After successful results in their competitions, 40 WSD students will compete in the DECA International Career Development Conference, which will take place virtually this year, April 24-27.

Students competed as individuals or in teams in a variety of categories and created a video response to realistic workplace problems, which were evaluated by more than 150 business and industry professionals who serve as competitive events judges. DECA’s industry-validated competitive events are aligned with the National Curriculum Standards in the career clusters of marketing, business management and administration, finance, and hospitality and tourism. The following LHS students have qualified for the International DECA competition:


Mya Suftko and Olivia Guffey, 1st place in Hospitality Services Team Decision Making
Arthi Kondapaneni, 2nd place in Principles of Marketing
Bella Bahr, 3rd place in Sports and Entertainment Operations Research
Gabby McLaughlin, 3rd place in Buying and Merchandising Operations Research
Audrey Fleetwood, 4th place in Principles of Marketing
TJ Irlmeier and Anthony Galati, 4th place in Community Awareness Project
Leah Kaler, 5th place in Principles of Business Management & Administration
Makenzie Keiling, 5th place in Principles of Finance
Cleopatra Mozolewski, 5th place in Accounting Applications Individual Series
Nila Sasi, 6th place in Food Marketing Individual Series

Gold Honors for Student Council

All three WSD high school student councils earned the Gold Honor Council Award from the Missouri Association of Student Councils (MASC). The Award recognizes student councils for their involvement at the local level, the district level, and the state level, and honors them for having a comprehensive program in promoting student activities and student leadership. Holt, Liberty, and Timberland student councils are among 60 councils from across the state who received the award.
Swofford Silent Auction

We've got some FANTASTIC silent auction items for you this year. All proceeds benefit two deserving seniors who will earn a $1000 scholarship. Before you bid, make sure to use the link to see what the current high bid is.

Swofford Game Information 2021

It’s the time of year when we are usually getting ready for our annual Seniors vs. Faculty Scott Swofford Memorial Basketball game.


I know, I know… you’ve been dreaming of seeing Mr. Schumacher dunk on a senior, Mr. Cole throw some ‘bows on the court, and Mrs. Gerringer do those high kicks during the half-time performance… and you are not alone. However, I’m sure you will not be surprised to hear that, sadly, there will be no basketball game this year.


But! Dry your eyes, because we are still hosting an event to raise money for those senior scholarships, and keep the competitive Swofford Game spirit alive. Check out the deets:


What:

The #SOS (Save our Scholarship / Seniors Opposing Staff) Virtual 5K


When:

Register by April 18

Run or Walk by May 2


Fee:

$25, which includes your own #SOS t-shirt
(all proceeds go to the Scott Swofford Memorial Scholarship)


The Google Form sign-up for the event will include a link to pay for your registration.


Info:

Virtual races can be done anywhere, anytime.

You register, wait to receive your t-shirt, and then pick the time and place that’s convenient for you - on a treadmill, in the park, on the track, around the building, wherever!

You can run, jog, walk, skip, crawl, or dance your way to a 3.1 mile finish.

Remember to record, using a device/app, and screenshot your race time and distance, to add it to your team’s average.


Seniors:

LHS seniors can choose to challenge a staff member, if they’d like!

Who will be brave enough to challenge Mrs. Hall!?
All seniors will record and upload their race times, and the team “score” is the average of all participants on the senior team.


Staff:

LHS staff members can choose to challenge a senior, if they’d like!

All staff will record and upload their race times, and the team “score” is the average of all participants on the staff team.


Community:

Community members can choose to race in the name of an LHS senior, staff member, or Scott Swofford himself.


Winners:

The team with the lowest average time is the winner!


Register:

Fill out the Registration Form which will take you to the payment page.


Results:

Upload a screenshot of your results showing that you finished your 5K (3.1 miles) with this Results Submission Form.


Donate:

Maybe you'd like to support the cause, but don't want to sweat??

Consider making a donation to the Swofford Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The Venmo account is @Runa-Swofford (it may ask for a phone number, just proceed without verification and you will be good to go!)

Senior Finals & EOC Block Schedule

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9th - 11th Finals Schedule

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AP Exam Schedule

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Parking Updates

  • Students, PLEASE park in your assigned parking spot. If someone is in your spot, notify Mrs. McCain (in Guidance) and park in the visitor section.
  • We are starting to collect parking pass applications for the 21-22 school year. We will need the attached application (below), $30.00, proof of insurance, and proof of a driver's license to pre-assign a parking spot for the next school year. Applications are also available on Mrs. McCain's desk in guidance. We will be collecting applications until May 10th.

  • Spots will be randomly assigned with Seniors getting priority, followed by Juniors, then Sophomores. Applications should be turned in to the Guidance office. Students must be 16 years old and have a license when applying for a spot. Please contact Dr. Kiesel at matthewkiesel@wsdr4.org with any questions.

ACT Issue

LHS students have reported difficulty in finding "Liberty High School" on the high school list when creating their ACT accounts. We are working to correct an error on their website with not being able to find our school when searching by city. In the meantime, you can find Liberty by searching for the school by zip code. Liberty's zip code is 63367. It is CRUCIAL that you add Liberty to your account, otherwise we will not be able to access your scores or add them to your transcript for college admissions and consideration for scholarships.

You can register for an upcoming ACT at www.act.org/bts. Upcoming ACT test dates: Jun 12 & Jul 17.

Also, just a reminder that if you are having a hard time getting registered for the ACT, or the only test centers that have seats available are far away, there is another college admissions test option: the SAT. Every college in the US accepts both the ACT and SAT (there is no preference). Liberty is an SAT test site. You can register for an upcoming SAT test at www.collegeboard.org. Upcoming SAT test dates: May 8 & Jun 5.


Questions?

Please contact Mrs. Gerringer our College and Career Counselor and A+ Coordinator.

michellegerringer@wsdr4.org

Attention 11th Grade Students & Families

The Missouri state law requires all students be immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases. The Meningococcal Vaccine (MCV4) is required for all incoming 12th graders.

You must provide proof of immunizations no later than AUGUST 15th, 2021!

Call your child’s medical provider to verify that your child’s immunizations are up-to-date. If your child has received the required vaccine, please send proof to the nurse’s office as your doctor does not routinely send this information to us.

If your child needs the MCV4 vaccine, schedule your appointment today and after your visit send proof of the immunization to the Nurse’s office!!

The vaccination can be obtained from your pediatrician, a walk-in clinic, or the county health department. If you need further resources on how to obtain this immunization for your child please do not hesitate to contact me.


Questions:

Call Nurse Bridget

636-561-0075 ext. 28233

Clinic Fax: 636-561-1681

Main Fax: 636-561-0058


bridgetthomason@wsdr4.org


Students without proper documentation of MCV4 vaccination will NOT be allowed to start summer school (if applicable) or on the first day of their senior year.

About Us

Ed Nelson, Building Principal edgarnelson@wsdr4.org

(Last Names A-G) Steve Pryor, AP stevenpryor@wsdr4.org -- Alicia Sheffield, Counselor (aliciasheffield@wsdr4.org)

(Last Names H-M) Lindsay Kiely, AP lindsaykiely@wsdr4.org -- Chad Cunningham, Counselor (chadcunningham@wsdr4.org)

(Last Names N-Z) Matt Kiesel, AP matthewkiesel@wsdr4.org -- Paige Blackford, Counselor (paigeblackford@wsdr4.org)