Week of March 4th...

LA Staff News


To do this week:

Still missing several of these--Mid-Year PDP is due in January. I believe you go into the NEE system, provide a narrative update, and submit it to me.



Wednesday: Staff Meeting--State of the DIstrict at LA 3:00

Thursday: TABE Test at 12:00

Friday: Dream It, Be IT (Girls Group Full Day Session at LA) These girls will be in the art room all day, and they will have a pizza lunch. The Soroptimist club is facilitating the day. Students involved: Teagan, Jaden, Maddie B, Phoenix, Hannah, Julia, Destiny, Kiana, Faith, Sierra, Angelina, Jordan, Kennedy, Megan, Isabella, Lily, Kaitlyn

Upcoming dates to note:

3/12: Teacher of the Year Luncheon at DAC 11:00-1:00

3/29: A4LE GRANT due (Innovative Learning Spaces)

4/1: MN presents LA at NSBA Conference

4/2: Juniors take the ACT at DAC

4/4: Seniors who opt in to WorkKeys go to Career Center in PM to take it

Senior Cohort AND MO OPT: Please share this info!

ACT WorkKeys OPTIONAL for Seniors

Teachers: This info was sent to seniors on 2/27 via e-mail. The newsletter also had a blurb. Please share so that students interested in this have the opportunity.

Interested in a credential that will be a benefit in acquiring a higher paying job after high school?

Consider taking the ACT WorkKeys on April 4, 2019.

Who: Liberty Academy Seniors

When: Obtain a permission slip from the office, return it signed by a guardian, and you will ride the Career Center bus to Excelsior Springs to take the test on the afternoon of April 4th.

Cost: If you pre-arrange to take the test AND show up to complete it, LPS will pay for the test.

Deadline: Permission slips should be returned by March 8th.

Why: The WorkKeys is a resume' builder! Many skilled jobs in the KC area use the WorkKeys score as a part of the screening and hiring process.

ACT WorkKeys® assessments are the cornerstone of ACT workforce solutions. The assessments measure foundational skills required for success in the workplace, and help measure the workplace skills that can affect job performance. WorkKeys assessments are:

Relevant—WorkKeys® assessments are developed to solve actual workplace problems. Unlike other assessments, they don’t simply give an indication of reading and writing competency. Instead, they measure a range of hard and soft skills relevant to any occupation, at any level, and across industries.

Recognized—Successful completion of WorkKeys core assessments can lead to earning an ACT WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate™ (ACT WorkKeys NCRC®)—a credential that verifies the skills found to be most essential across industries and occupations. Tens of thousands of employers recognize the value of the NCRC, and many recommend the credential to candidates.

Each assessment offers varying levels of difficulty. The levels build on each other, incorporating the skills assessed at the previous levels. For example, at Level 5, individuals need the skills from Levels 3, 4, and 5. The complexity increases as the quantity and/or density of the information increases.

Assessments are web-based and most take one hour. They are offered in both English and Spanish.

National Career Readiness Certificate
Individuals who successfully complete the three WorkKeys assessments—Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents—earn the WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate® (WorkKeysNCRC®), a valuable credential for students and job seekers seeking to verify foundational workplace skills. ACT WorkKeys also offers additional assessments to measure interests, values, and behaviors that can lead to greater job satisfaction.

Students should have a vested interest in using the WorkKeys as a tool to increase the opportunities for a better quality and higher paying job after high school. For further questions, please contact Mrs. Norris.

Welcome our new custodian, Stacy!

Don resigned last week from LPS, and they are going to have Robert do his four hours at LMS instead of finding another part-time person. If you happen to see Robert or Don, thank them for their work! Stacy is taking the eight hour shift a LA. I've heard a lot of great things about Stacy, so it sounds like she will keep us clean! Please welcome her when you see her around the building!

Additionally, if you have any custodial concerns, questions, or requests, please direct them to me. These really need to come from Clayton to the custodian so that there is no confusion in the expectations he has for his staff. Clayton is very flexible and willing to accommodate our wishes, but we want to make sure we don't break down any communication by leaving him out. So, if you have any special requests that are currently in place, please let me know so I can pass them on.

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