Summer Slice Vol. VIII
LA Staff News
The draft advisory schedules have been completed. If at all possible, we would like to have these finalized by Monday at 9 AM. This is for a number of reasons:
- With our new "chart" for student behaviors this year, we have some frontloading work to do. To load your kids by advisory, we need to have them set and Lori needs time to enter them in PowerSchool.
- We need to have our hours 1-6 in PowerSchool for attendance reporting purposes on day one. So, in an effort to not have Lori do a lot of double work, we would like to flush these out and try to get them in right the first time.
Please check out this link and make notes of any concerns under the table with your roster!
BUT, the REAL work... The ACTUAL stuff that makes you EXCITED for Monday morning, that prompts you to share interesting finds, good news, and ask questions via "15 People" group text at all hours of the day, or makes you say that you are living your most fulfilling professional role to date....that is the REAL culture builder. At the heart of all of it? People. Relationships. Authenticity of being in community. Seeking to understand others who think differently than you. Growing. Being vulnerable. Stepping outside your comfort zone. Figuring out where you fit in this masterpiece.
If Liberty Academy is a j-o-b for you, your time here will either be short-lived (because you'll seek a better fit elsewhere) or miserable. Life's too short for that. Lean in. Listen. Seek to understand. FInd your place. There is room for ALL of us. It is SO fun to watch each of you come into your own in the model that we broke and built for our kids. Liberty Academy is my calling, and as you wrap up your summer and have all those back to school feelings, I hope that you'll allow yourself to continue to BECOME--right alongside our kids--the best version of yourself at Liberty Academy.
Upcoming Dates to Note
August 5th: 1:00 Mark and Melissa meeting about discipline if anyone wants to join
August 5th-7th: New teachers to Liberty report (none from LA)
August 6th: Registration (optional if you want to meet kids) 4:00-6:00
August 7th: Registration (optional if you want to meet kids) 8:00-1:00
August 8th: All teachers return.
August 14th: First day of school.
August 19th: Back to School Night 6:00-7:00
August 23rd: Staff Pictures at 8:00; Underclassmen and Seniors to follow
August 30th: All School Speaker 1:00 at LPAT: Rick Ross
Liberty Academy Staff 2019-2020
Debi Straws, Secretary
Lori Streu, Counselor
Andrea Johnson, Social Worker
Mark Krause, Interventionist
Eddie Richey, ISS Instructor
Justin Fetters, Security
Ted Maxwell, Safety
Christine Patterson, Long Term Suspension
Lisa Augustine, Missouri Option Program
Judy Smith, Alt. Ed. Teacher
Art Smith, Teacher
Chad Brinkmeyer, Teacher
Summer Kelley, Teacher
Nick Schwieder, Teacher
Paul Richardson, Teacher
Jared Haferbier, Special Education Teacher
Jodi Williams-Sipes, .75 Teacher
Zach Osborne, Teacher
Janet Knoke-LA Cafeteria
Kathy Wright-LMS Nurse
Clayton Smith-LMS Head Custodian
Kim Sadler-LMS Cafeteria Manager