Week of May 6th...

LA Staff News


Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Please be sure to thank Peggy and Co. for their help this week when you see them. :)

***COMPLETE Senior EXIT Surveys and return to Lori. This is an LPS requirement!

****Kudos to Lori, Lisa, and Christine for all your hard work on the EOCs!!! That is a big undertaking for Lori, and Lisa and Christine executed it perfectly!

Monday: 9:00 Referral Meetings at LMS

12:45 Referral Meetings at LHS


2:00 Referral Meetings at HMS


1:00 Referral Meetings at SVMS


Friday: 9:00 Referral Meetings at LN

KONA ICE will be here for our hotdog lunch. Tell the kids $3!

KC Tech Academy/Magna Field Trip (help us get this list of kiddos (No EOC-ers) Depart 12:15

Upcoming dates to note:

May 13th: 12:45 LHS Referrals tour LA

May 14: Seniors last day, SHOWCASE, Graduation Celebration

May 30th: 11:00 MacBook Turn-In

May 31: Last day of school. NO BREAKFAST OR LUNCH.

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Welcome, Mr. Zach Osborne, to the Liberty Academy Family

Zach may or may not know it, but we have been trying to get him to come to Liberty Academy for the last three years. I knew he was serious when I saw his name come through my screen as an official applicant! When I interviewed Zach, I loved when he talked about finding that hook to get kids to engage in school. His special education background makes him another great utility player when it comes to teaching Algebra I, improving our students' reading and writing, and at the very core of what we do, building relationships with kids in a way that helps us co-construct learning with them.

Zach has been a special education teacher for LPS since 2010. He spent his first year at Alexander Doniphan Elementary, and has taught special education at Liberty North High School since 2011. Zach graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in special education. He also has a master's degree in Positive Coaching from Mizzou. Since 2011, Zach has also been an assistant boys tennis and soccer coach at Liberty North.

Zach lives in the Liberty area with his wife, Christine, and young daughter, Quinn.

Fitting Week to Share a "Parent" E-mail

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Thank you for all you do for all our kids!

25% off Zaxby's This Week

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Get Your FREE Chick-fil-A Meal on TUESDAY

Calling all teachers! We would like to thank you for your hard work and dedication on Teacher Appreciation Day. Stop by Chick-fil-A Liberty on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 6:30am-7pm and receive a free entree of your choice with your valid school ID. #cfakansascity #teacherappreciationday

Offer valid only at participating Kansas City & Lawrence area Chick-fil-A restaurants. Breakfast available until 10:30am. One offer per customer. Not valid with any other offer. Offer valid while supplies last. Offer excludes salads. Ask restaurant for details.
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15% off Hy-Vee Market Grille/Express this Week with LPS ID

Staff Appreciation Week

This week goes out to each of you! Thank you for all you do for our kids!

Debi: Answering phones, taking the heat, and paying the bills with a smile on her face!

Robin: Knowing exactly when a kid needs a dose of Ruthie or time in your room!

Lisa: Mark calls you the silent assassin--Just KILLIN it upstairs!

Judy: Dr. J has designed an optimum learning experience on special assignment!

Lori: Like the intricacies of a clock working to make the pieces work and keep us running!

Mark: Took a big leap and filled the tall order. Always growing, reflecting, and DOMINATING!

Andrea: Auntie to too many yet tirelessly taking care of our families basic needs!

Justin: Continually thinking of everyone's safety and loving our kids more every day!

Krista: Willing to do whatever and shhhhh...silently trying to have a Lucas breakthrough!

Ed: 11-12 like clockwork we know the time of day to get all our tech needs answered!

Stacey: Determined to declutter and clean this building like never before!

Janet: Patience, kindness, and flexibility for our students....and staff, lol!

Kathy: Always shows up with a smile and no judgement!

Kim: Supporting the work we do even when it's at a moment's notice!

Clayton: Wishing he could've attended LA--promptly taking care of our facility!

Eddie: Always taking some of our most disgruntled customers, yet maintaining a safe space!

Christine: The Algebra whisperer--maximizing her math observations over the years for success!

Art: Ensuring we never get comfortable with the status quo. Anyone seen his keys?

Chad: The calm in the storm, always willing to collaborate, and never judging our kids!

Summer: Master juggler and accountability girl at your service!

Nick: Artfully putting our kids' hands to work to create something they are proud of!

Paul: A dose of loving reality and crazy ability to get kids to write poetry without knowing it!

Jared: Resident funny guy and sometimes eerily similar to Faith's mom. All good things!
Jodi: Going with the flow even if she wasn't here to know the flow---a calming presence!

Thank YOU for all you do! LPS is lucky to have you!


Oh yes, I'm picturing our kids' faces on these kids!