LHS Update

11/23/2021

WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR?

The 2021-2022 school year is continuing to fly by. In fact, the semester only has 27 school days left in it! We highly recommend parents and students check into SISK12 and look at student grades over the break. If you encounter any questions or concerns regarding student grades, please feel free to contact the appropriate teacher or guidance counselor for assistance and/or clarification. In the brief time since our last correspondence, many great things have occurred at Liberty High School. We have had State Qualifiers in Cross Country and Swimming, donations collected to help those in need, fabulous theater performances, All-District and All-Conference students in both the fine arts and fall sports. The 2021-22 school year is shaping up to be one to remember, as our Eagles truly are soaring above the rest.


When you stop and consider that all of this, as well as all of the exciting news chronicled in this newsletter, happened over the past 4 weeks of school alone, you realize why it is so easy to be so proud to be an Eagle!


Finally, on behalf of our faculty and staff at Liberty High, we wish you and your family the very best over the holiday season and genuinely hope that the New Year brings you happiness and good health.

Upcoming Important Dates

November 23: "Midnight Madness" 10 pm

November 24-26: Thanksgiving Break

December 9: Winter Band Concert 7 pm

December 13: Late Start

December 14: Choir Concert

December 22 - 31: Winter Break

January 3: Late Start

January 13: Finals - Early Release

January 14: Finals - Early Release End of First Semester

January 17: No School - MLK Jr. Day

January 18: No School - Teacher PD


Academic Calendar

Athletics Calendar

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The Liberty Booster Club loves supporting the sports teams and clubs here at LHS. We do this primarily through running concession stands throughout the school year, but we can’t open without you! Please consider signing up for a shift or two at bit.ly/lhswintervolunteers. We greatly appreciate your help and time!


Parents, are you interested in becoming a concessions manager? Please email stephanie.clancy@libertyboosterclub.com.

Activity Spotlight: Theater

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Liberty's theater program just wrapped up its fall show and is rapidly preparing for the spring musical. Students interested should see the flyer above for more information on how you can get involved!


An article on the LHStoday website, written by Mollie Banstetter, recently featured the theater and can be read HERE.


Questions? E-mail melissagehrke@wsdr4.org

More ways to get INVOLVED...

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The district is participating in the annual Christmas Shoppe again this holiday season! The gifts are used to help families in the district this holiday season. Please visit these links to purchase gifts:

Amazon Registry

Walmart Registry


You can send the gift directly to the registry address or you can have it delivered and bring it to room (332) and the district will send people to Liberty to pick up the gifts.


All gifts need to be sent to the registry address (preferred) or brought to Liberty by December 2nd.

Speech & Debate

The Speech and Debate team competed this weekend at the Ladue and Clayton Speech and Debate tournament. Clara Walker gave an amazing performance of her 10 minute memorized Oratory, Saiya Ameen gave a stellar prose and poetry reading and fought hard in her 4 Lincoln -Douglas debate rounds where she debated Resolved: A just government ought to recognize an unconditional right of workers to strike.


A huge congratulations goes to Sruthi Ramesh for placing 2nd in United States Extemporaneous Speaking. She competed in 3 rounds, wherein each round she selected a random topic and had 30 minutes to prepare a 7-minute speech.


Please congratulate these three amazing competitors if you see them!

If you are interested in Speech & Debate please reach out to Mrs. Franke @ mandyfranke@wsdr4.org

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LHS Publications

To learn more about the club/activity offerings at Liberty please visit the activities website or see the large board located in the main lobby across the gymnasium for more information.

Lewis and Clark & CAPS

Sophomores and Juniors:

Are you a hands-on learner? Lewis and Clark Career Center and St. Charles County CAPS (Center for Advanced Professional Studies) are now accepting applications for the 2022-23 school year. Below are some descriptions of their programs (including links to some informational videos) that you should check out.

Both of these programs provide students with real-world, hands-on learning and experience. These are half-day programs (so you would only have 3 classes at Liberty). Both programs are COMPETITIVE. So, do some research, give some thought to the questions on their applications, and we would highly recommend attending their Open House / Prospective Student nights, as well as scheduling a shadow day to see what it's REALLY like to be in those programs.

Applications for all programs are due on December 13th.

Lewis and Clark Application

CAPS Application

LEWIS AND CLARK CAREER CENTER

  • Click HERE to see a presentation on Lewis and Clark programs and application process. Learn more on the L&C website.
  • Shadowing a student at Lewis and Clark
    • Interested students should sign up on the appointment request portal for an appointment with Mrs. Gerringer
    • Only one student per program per day is allowed, so dates may book up
    • Shadow dates for this semester: Dec. 9, Jan. 25, Feb. 4, March 8, April 1
  • Testing for Lewis and Clark (at Liberty): Date TBD in January during the school day.
  • Students will find out if they were selected in late March or early April.

St. Charles County CAPS

  • Zoom Virtual Prospective Student Nights
    • Monday, December 8th (Zoom ID: 94288056165 Password: 1ikL2aR5)
    • 6:30-8:00 pm
    • Meet instructors, hear from current students in all three programs
  • Shadowing a student at CAPS
    • Interested students email the CAPS Director, Ms. Erica Land erica.land@scccaps.org
    • Shadow Days the week of November 29-December 3
  • If there are a lot of applicants, CAPS may hold interviews
  • Students will find out if they were selected in late March or early April.


Questions? Contact michellegerringer@wsdr4.org

Cap & Gown Order Information

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Grad Night Fundraiser

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About Us

Ed Nelson, Building Principal edgarnelson@wsdr4.org

(Last Names A-G) Steve Pryor, AP stevenpryor@wsdr4.org -- Alicia Sheffield, Counselor aliciasheffield@wsdr4.org

(Last Names H-M) Lindsay Kiely, AP lindsaykiely@wsdr4.org -- Chad Cunningham, Counselor chadcunningham@wsdr4.org

(Last Names N-Z) Matt Kiesel, AP matthewkiesel@wsdr4.org -- Paige Blackford, Counselor paigeblackford@wsdr4.org