Liberty Academy Newsletter

March 7, 2019

Spring testing is right around the corner!

April 2nd: ACT testing (11th and 12th graders)

April 4th: WorkKeys (12th graders with parent permission)

April 29th - May 3rd: End of Course (EOC) testing (all grades)

District ACT test information

Why should you consider taking the ACT?


*It's a good predictor of college and career readiness (EVEN for community college and technical schools)

*It includes a free education and career planning segment to help you plan for life, comparing your interests with the kinds of majors and occupations that may be right for you.


At Liberty Academy, all juniors and seniors have the opportunity to take the ACT! For free! And during the regular school day! ANY junior or senior (even if you were a December graduate) who would like to take the ACT please sign up HERE by March 27, 2019.

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


How:

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


Cost:

NONE!


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.


Benefits:
WorkKeys measures skills required for success in the workplace and helps measure workplace skills that can affect job performance.

WorkKeys assessments are:

*developed to solve actual workplace problems.
*a credential that verifies the skills found to be most essential across industries and occupations.

More information:
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.


For further questions, please contact Mrs. Norris. melissa.norris@lps53.org

Signs of Suicide

To proactively address the important issue of teen suicide, Liberty Academy is offering depression awareness and suicide prevention training as part of the SOS Signs of Suicide® Prevention Program. The program encourages students to seek help if they are concerned about themselves or a friend. The SOS Program is the only youth suicide prevention program that has demonstrated an improvement in students’ knowledge and adaptive attitudes about suicide risk and depression, as well as a reduction in actual suicide attempts.


We are offering a Parent Training on March 12th at 5pm to discuss our suicide prevention efforts. Our school will then implement this one-day program to our students during the last week of March, 2019. Students will view a video during morning and then complete an adolescent depression screening. Students may be identified, based on their screening results, as needing further assessment by a mental health professional within the building. Parents will be contacted if their child has met with a mental health professional.


If you do NOT want your child to participate in the SOS Program in school, please contact Mrs. Streu or Ms. Johnson at Liberty Academy: 816.736.5470. If we do not hear from you by March 15, 2019, we will assume your child has permission to participate in this program.

Josten's Information

If you did not pay your Jostens balance in full, your account balance must be paid off by Thursday, March 7th. Contact Jostens at 816.523.2900 with questions or concerns!


Jostens Timeline:

Wednesday, 4/3/2019 @ 9am: Jostens will deliver graduation announcements

Monday, 5/6/2019 @ 9am: Jostens will deliver cap and gowns to Liberty Academy

Dates to keep in mind!

March 11th and 12th, 3-7pm: Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences at Liberty Academy

March 14th: 2 hour early release (12:54pm)

March 15th: School IS in session this day (snow make-up day), 2 hour early release (12:54pm)

March 18th-22nd: Spring Break

Summer opportunities

Are you dreaming about warmer weather and summer?! Us too! While you're dreaming of your summer break, be sure to check out our summer opportunities site to find information on camps and enrichment programs that will help you move toward your career and post-secondary goals. Some opportunities have deadlines so check them out today!

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