Liberty Academy Newsletter
October 9, 2019
Liberty HIGH Juniors
Liberty Public Schools Parent University Events:
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
Notes from the Nurse
The ASVAB is coming to LPS...
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. firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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