Liberty Academy Newsletter

March 30, 2017

Would you please take a survey?

The Northland Coalition asks for a few minutes of your time to take our annual community survey. This is a great opportunity for you to share your thoughts about area needs so that we can work to keep our kids safe, healthy and drug-free!

Upon completion of the survey, you are provided the option to be entered to win one of six $25 Visa Gift cards!

Equally as important - please be sure to forward this link to friends, family and co-workers that live or work in Clay, Platte or Ray counties! We really need to hear from those not involved directly in our prevention work as well.

The survey can be found HERE!

Are you headed to Maple Woods (or other MCC school) next year? Read this...

Maple Woods/MCC is currently signing students up for START (Student Advising and Registration Time) sessions. At START our students will receive information about how to build a successful schedule, work with an academic advisor to discuss goals and identify the first semester classes they will take, and receive information about paying for college. The following dates and times are available for START sessions.

START Dates:
Tuesday, April 18th
3:00p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 26th
9:00a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Friday, April 28th
9:00a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, May 3rd
5:00-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 9th
3:00-5:30 p.m.
If you are interested in coming to MCC, contact SIERRA WARREN directly (see below) as she has to enroll you in the START program first! Incoming freshman cannot enroll in classes until they have participated in one of these sessions.

Sierra L Warren
Admissions Coordinator
MCC- Maple Woods
2601 NE Barry Road,
KCMO, 64156
PHN: 816-604-3176
Fax: 816-437-3351

Need help filling out the FAFSA??? It's not too late!!!

In an effort to assist students submit their Free Applications for Federal Student Aid (FAFSAs) and to apply for MCC Scholarships prior to the April 1, 2017 deadline, MCC-Maple Woods Campus will be offering an additional FAFSA Completion Event date during the time below:

· Thursday, March 30th 2017
o 2:00p.m.-6:00p.m.
§ MCC-Maple Woods: 2601 NE Barry Rd, KCMO 64156

No appointment is necessary and this service is free of charge to prospective MCC students.

Announcing a five week class...

“Passages Class for Teens & Parents”

When: Thursdays: April 6, 13 & 20; May 4 & 11, 6:30-8:15 pm.

Where: The Clay County Juvenile Office, 351 E. Kansas, Liberty

What: A safe space for teens to turn their troubles into gifts and to have a more meaningful passage to adulthood. Skills and creative activities are offered for four main passages: physical, emotional, mental and social. Parents are encouraged to explore parenting skills that can enhance the teen’s changes. Ancient initiation stories are told to awaken each person’s unique style and imagination. Teens and parents will be together for the first part of the evening and separate for the last half.

Who: The seminar is intended for Clay County residents, children ages 13 to 16, and with at least one parent attending. Parents may also attend without their children.

Facilitator: David Strabala, LCSW, juvenile office counselor and storyteller, will lead the group, along with other juvenile office staff.

Cost/Reserve a place: There are no fees, but you must call to be included in this class, as space is limited. Contact David Strabala at 736-8405 with your questions and to reserve your place, or e-mail him at A commitment to attend all five classes is expected. Refreshments will be served.

Note: The last Thursday of April there will be no class.