Liberty Academy Newsletter

October 9, 2019

Jostens: Friday

Jostens will be in the Liberty area on Friday if anyone wants to turn in a senior order. LET MRS. STREU KNOW right away if you need to visit with them.


If no one requests Jostens--I will not request a stop here!

Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences at LA

Fall Conferences will take place on

Monday, October 21st, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

and

Tuesday, October 22nd, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

These conferences are come and go and we hope to see you there!

Liberty HIGH Juniors

Parents of our current juniors are encouraged to attend Junior Parent Night on Oct 17 at 6 PM in the LHS Field House! The evening will focus on planning for life after high school and how you can use the junior year to start the process! Topics will include the college selection process!

Liberty Public Schools Parent University Events:

Thursday, October 10th

6-7:00pm at Liberty North High School

MOCSA (Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault)

Hosted by outreach coordinators: Audrey Yazell, Kelsey Saragnese, and Tyler Lumpkin


Monday, October 21st and Tuesday, October 22nd

6-7pm at Liberty High School

Signs of Suicide

Presented by LHS Counseling and Social Workers

December graduation...

If so, you need to fill out a DECEMBER GRADUATION form and return it to Mrs. Streu NO LATER THAN October 14, 2019. This form is short and sweet and will take just a couple minutes of your time.


Liberty High December graduate form

Liberty North December graduate form

Notes from the Nurse

Liberty Academy is excited to partner with Clay County Public Health Services to offer a fall immunization clinic the morning of October 17th at Liberty Middle School for Liberty Academy students. This is the perfect opportunity to have your 11th grader receive the Meningococcal immunization which is required before 12th grade. Flu and HPV shots are also available for all students. Students must be registered in order to receive immunizations.CCPHS will have all required and recommended immunizations available. Please see the Parent Information Letter for more information (click HERE). Follow this link to register online, or call CCPHS at 816-595-4322 for assistance. Registrations are due by October 10, 2019.

The ASVAB is coming to LPS...

The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) is administered by the United States Military and is used to determine qualification for enlistment in the United States Armed Forces.


Liberty High School is offering the ASVAB test on Thursday, October 31st at 8am and Liberty North is offering the ASVAB on Wednesday, November 20th at 8am. There is no charge. If you'd like to take the LHS exam, contact Mrs. Streu ASAP (but NO LATER than October 24th) . If you'd like to take the North exam, contact Mrs. Streu by November 13th. lori.streu@lps53.org

Engineering as a Career!

A Night with K-State Engineering in Liberty on Thursday, October 10th 6:30 – 8:00pm. The event is open to high school freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors and will be located at the Shoal Creek Golf Course. The presentation will cover types of engineering, opportunities for personal and professional development, how to prepare to transition into an engineering degree program, a hands-on activity, and a student panel of our Engineering Ambassadors from K-State.

No RSVP required. Just show up!

Diversity Festival at LPS

This year’s festival will be held November 7th, 6-8pm @ Liberty North High School.

We need your help! Liberty Public Schools will proudly host the 4th Annual Diversity Festival celebrating the many diverse cultures that make up our community. We are continuing the theme of THRIVE: Culturally, Locally, Globally.

LPS is seeking those interested in educating others regarding different aspects of their culture/diversity. If you are interested in possibly hosting a booth at this year’s festival, or may know of someone who is, please complete the interest form that is linked below by Friday, October 4th.

Diversity Festival Interest Form Link

How do you know if your child is vaping?

Do you know that many high schoolers who vape say they use one JUUL pod a day (which is the equivalent of the nicotine in one pack of cigarettes)?


Do you know that high schoolers who vape are proud of their ability to do so in class and school without being caught?


What should you look for to see if your child is vaping?


  • Increased thirst. Vaping is hydroscopic, meaning the process of vaping removes hydration from skin of the mouth and throat. This leaves users with a dry, flat palate. As a natural consequence, the body craves liquids to combat dehydration. If you see your child heavily increasing their liquid consumption (and also peeing more), they may be vaping.

  • Desire for flavor. Moisture is key to enjoying the flavor of foods. When the mouth is dried out, you lose flavor perception. So, with routine vaping, food can become less flavorful. This even has a name: “vaper's tongue.” If your teen is reaching for the salt or enjoying unusually spicy foods, this may be a clue.

  • Nosebleeds. Just like vaping dries the mouth, it dries the skin of the nose as well. When the nose gets dry, it can bleed.

  • Acne. Vaping can affect the surrounding skin. If your teen is having bad breakouts on otherwise controlled skin, this may be a clue.

  • Cutting back on caffeine. If your latte-loving teen is skipping the Starbucks, it could be the nicotine. Vaping plus caffeine can cause anxiety and severe mood swings. Most users will decrease their caffeine intake to avoid these side effects.

  • Pneumonia. Research suggests that outside of the problems with nicotine exposure, there are nanoparticles present in e-cig vapor that cause inflammation in the lungs. When lungs get inflamed, it can lead to pockets of bacterial infection and cause pneumonia.

  • Finding unfamiliar USB drives, battery chargers or spare parts. E-cig devices do have parts and cartridges that need to be exchanged and replaced. Commonly, these parts are spare wires, cotton balls or small containers (“pods”) that contain e-juice. If your teen is carrying an unfamiliar tech-looking device, or if there are interesting items in their trash bin, I might ask.


Highly recommend checking out the full article here:


https://health.usnews.com/wellness/for-parents/articles/2018-07-27/how-to-tell-if-your-kid-is-vaping

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