Liberty Academy Newsletter

December 12, 2018

Please join us for our FALL SHOWCASE!

Our fall showcase will be on 12/18 from 1:00 to 2:30. We'd love to have you join us and see the projects your students have been working on all semester. We'll have hot chocolate, coffee, and cookies so please bring your friends and family to this come and go event!

Student attendance at showcase

Student attendance for showcase is essential.


Many students have standards tied to showcase, all students have a speaking and listening grade from showcase, and all students have a reflection paper about showcase that will be completed in the days following showcase.

Free ACT Practice Test with College Tutors

Saturday, January 12

9:30am - 1:30pm

Liberty Branch: Mid-Continent Public Library

1000 Kent Street

Mid-Continent Public Library is partnering with College Tutors to provide free ACT practice tests. These practice tests are designed to give each student an assessment of where they might score on the real ACT. The only requirement is to bring a pencil and a scientific calculator. Composite scores will be provided to each student within five days. You will need to provide a valid email address to receive your results. The test will begin at 9:30am.


For details, log on to mymcpl.org/events or ask a library staff member.

Liberty Community Scholarship!

SENIORS: The Community Scholarship Program is NOW OPEN! The scholarships listed in this program are awarded ONLY to seniors in Liberty Public Schools! This means YOU have a really great chance to be awarded ANY of them!


Deadline for all scholarship materials to be emailed to the contributing organizations is February 1st at 4pm. Contact Mrs. Streu (lori.streu@lps53.org) if you have questions about the process!


Also note that Mrs. Streu will have a couple of Community Scholarship WORK SESSIONS in January! Watch upcoming newsletters for exact dates and times!


Scholarship List


Process guide


Application


Video of process

FAFSA (Free Application Federal Student Aid)


  • January 22nd -- FAFSA Frenzy, 2-6pm at Maple Woods
  • February 7th -- Maple Woods A+ Information Night, 6-7:30pm

FAFSA Frenzy and Completion events are for ANY student, planning on attending ANY post-secondary school. Bring your 2017 W-2 and tax information to apply for the 2019-2020 FAFSA and utilize the free assistance available in completing the application!

Please see the following handouts for more FAFSA information:

· Best Practices for Creating an FSA ID

· FSA ID Username and Password Information

· 2019-2020 FAFSA Checklist – Have These Documents On-Hand

· Announcing MCC-Maple Woods Campus FAFSA Frenzy and FAFSA Completion Events for 2018-2019


Federal Deadline

Online applications must be submitted by midnight Central Time, June 30, 2019. Any corrections or updates must be submitted by midnight Central Time, September 14, 2019.

State Deadline

Missouri - February 1, 2018 . For priority consideration, submit application by date specified. Applications accepted through April 2, 2018, by midnight, Central Time. Awards made until funds are depleted

College Deadline

Check with the college(s) you are interested in attending. You may also want to ask your college about its definition of an application deadline - whether it is the date the college receives your FAFSA, or the date your FAFSA is processed.

Liberty North yearbooks

The last day to purchase your copy of the 2018-2019 Liberty North yearbook (and be guaranteed one) is coming up soon. Yearbooks are $60 (or $70 if you choose to have it engraved). Students wishing to buy one can do so in one of two ways:

1. Write a check to Liberty North High School and bring it to Mrs. Straws by WEDNESDAY JANUARY 16th.

2. Go to the following website by January 18th and make your purchase: yearbookforever.com

Looking forward to winter break

Friday, December 21st: 2 hour early release

Monday, December 24th - Monday, January 7th: NO SCHOOL


School resumes for second semester on Tuesday, January 8th at 8:30am!

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