Liberty Academy Newsletter

January 11, 2017

Culture Club!

Mrs. Patterson’s XLT class is starting a Culture Club! We will study many different cultures including food, music, traditions and lifestyles! We are looking for volunteers to share any aspect of their culture with our class of about 10 students. Please contact Mrs. Patterson by email at cpatterson@liberty.k12.mo.us if you are willing to help!

Bowl-A-Thon

The 18th Annual Bowl-a-thon to Benefit the American Cancer Society will be held from 1-3 on March 11 at Retro Bowl in Liberty. Students are organizing prizes and will have t-shirts to sell! Please contact Shannon Lawson if you would like to help in any way. slawson@liberty.k12.mo.us

For your information: Teen Suicide Prevention

Suicide is a leading cause of death among teenagers. Here are warning signs to look for and ways to get help if you notice any:
Take your child seriously if he says things like "I won't be around much longer," or "I don't care about myself." Ask whether he's depressed or considering suicide.
Other red flags include giving away possessions or becoming obsessed with art and poetry about death. There could be major changes in his personality or his eating and sleeping habits. He might start neglecting his appearance, and his grades may suddenly fall.
If you're concerned, contact a mental health professional immediately--the school social worker or your family doctor can recommend one. More information is available by calling thee National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-TALK) of texting "START" to 741741 to reach the Crisis Text Line.

Graduating Seniors: The Community Scholarship Program is NOW OPEN

The Liberty Community Scholarship Program consists of scholarships given through the generosity of local charitable organizations. All seniors from LHS and LNHS (even those attending Liberty Academy) are eligible to apply. Each scholarship will be awarded to one or more seniors from LHS and/or LNHS. The submission deadline is 4pm on February 1, 2017. See the Process Guide for instructions on how to apply! Best of luck, Blue Jays!!


Application

Process Guide/Instructions

Criteria List and Contact Information*

How-to Screencast

Are you a sophomore or a junior--are you interested in attending the Career Center next year?

Sophomore and Junior students are now invited to apply to attend a Career Center next year. There is NO COST to attend and transportation is provided. Application deadline is MARCH 1st!!

BOTH schools recommend that you do a "shadow day" for any program you may be interested in. To set up a shadow day, please contact Mrs. Streu at lstreu@liberty.k12.mo.us and I will work with the school(s) to get this scheduled ASAP. The ideal dates for shadowing are January 15th - February 15th.

There are two career centers to choose from:

Northland Career Center (NCC) is located in Platte City, MO: aviation technology, agricultural education, construction technology, culinary arts, diesel technology, health sciences, heating/ventilation/air conditioning/refrigeration, industrial welding, IT professionals, law enforcement/crime scene investigation, marketing management, practical nursing, and teaching professions.

Northland Career Center website
NCC-Liberty Academy Student Application

Area Career Center (ACC) is located in Excelsior Springs, MO: animation & digital media, automotive technology, career exploration, carpentry/construction technology, computer technology, electrical trades, EMT-basic, fire fighter I & II, health services, heating/ventilation/air conditioning.

Area Career Center website
ACC-Liberty High School Student App (use if you have LHS as your home high school)
ACC-Liberty NORTH Student App (use if you have LNHS as your home high school)