Liberty Academy Newsletter

March 13, 2019

OPT IN to take the ACT!

At Liberty Academy, all juniors and seniors have the opportunity to take the ACT! For free! And during the regular school day! ANY junior or senior (even if you were a December graduate) who would like to take the ACT please sign up HERE by March 27, 2019.

The ACT will be given on Tuesday, April 2nd. It's a great tool for any student who is considering college or even vocational education!

Signs of Suicide

To proactively address the important issue of teen suicide, Liberty Academy is offering depression awareness and suicide prevention training as part of the SOS Signs of Suicide® Prevention Program. The program encourages students to seek help if they are concerned about themselves or a friend. The SOS Program is the only youth suicide prevention program that has demonstrated an improvement in students’ knowledge and adaptive attitudes about suicide risk and depression, as well as a reduction in actual suicide attempts.

Liberty Academy will implement this one-day program to our students during the last week of March, 2019. Students will view a video during morning and then complete an adolescent depression screening. Students may be identified, based on their screening results, as needing further assessment by a mental health professional within the building. Parents will be contacted if their child has met with a mental health professional.

If you do NOT want your child to participate in the SOS Program in school, please contact Mrs. Streu or Ms. Johnson at Liberty Academy: 816.736.5470. If we do not hear from you by March 15, 2019, we will assume your child has permission to participate in this program.

Spring Break

Spring break is March 18th-March 22nd! We'll see you back at school on Monday, March 25th!

College Fair

William Jewell College is hosting the Kansas City Regional College Fair from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2019. Students may pre-register at William Jewell College is located at 500 College Hill, Liberty, MO 64068

Teens: LitUp Is Back! Gayle Forman & Jacqueline Woodson to Attend

Registration opened this week for LitUp 2019, which will once again feature an array of presentations and workshops led by bestselling and award-winning authors and artists as well as free food, activities, and more. This year’s keynote speakers are New York Times bestselling author Gayle Forman, who wrote If I Stay, which was later turned into a major motion picture featuring Chloë Grace Moretz, and Jacqueline Woodson, award-winning author of the critically acclaimed Brown Girl Dreaming and more recently, Harbor Me. LitUp, which will be held on May 4 at MCPL’s North Independence Branch, is free to attend, but registration is required at
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