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4th Edition

Happenings for the Week of September 19th

9/19: Department Chair Meeting

9/21: Advisory for Freshman Only

Advisory

Freshman Only Advisory is this Wednesday, September 21st!


Freshman Advisors: please check your mailboxes before Advisory on Wednesday for MAP scores that are required by the district to be hand delivered to students by this date.


Advisory Lesson: The topic of School Involvement will be led by Link Crew Leaders.



All sophomores, juniors, & seniors will participate in Liberty Hour during Freshman Advisory on Wednesday.

Building Events

Club Photo Day: Club Photo Day has been rescheduled from November 8th to November 29th. If you sponsor a club and would like to be recognized in the yearbook, please complete this form- https://goo.gl/forms/CVKplb7pRSNW8XPq1. This form will be used to scheduled club photo day and help determine club coverage needed in the yearbook. Thank you again for your support!


Diversity Festival: The Diversity Festival Planning Committee wanted to provide a personal invite to anyone at LHS who might want to host a booth at the Diversity Festival. The information was sent out through quick news yesterday and below is the link for interest submission.

https://docs.google.com/a/student.lps53.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfUefkoMnJas-peommN9RawF3HLUG1-3xbH_ZUiHdO-FjaeJQ/viewform

This is the first year using this format to celebrate diversities in our community. The event will be held at Liberty North on November 15th from 6-8pm. Booths will be set up on Eagle Avenue (the main hallway at Liberty North). The goal is for the avenue to resemble the Vendor Fair feel at Convocation. Also planned will be main performances scheduled in various parts of the building.

Please fill out the survey if you or someone you know might be able to contribute to the even and interested in hosting a fantastic exhibit.


LPS Activity Complex Campaign: Liberty Public Schools is campaigning to build two Activity Complexes, one for Liberty North, and one here at home! Please see the below links for the Charitable Giving Brochure & Donation form. Online donations can also be made at libertyschooldistrictfoundation.wildapricot.org. Click on the BUILDING PRIDE tab and fill out the online information to make their donation OR they can mail in their donation to:

Liberty School District Foundation

8 Victory Drive

Liberty, Missouri 64068

Attn: Activity Complexes


Charitable Giving Brochure

Charitable Giving Form


Parent Teacher Conferences:

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held Monday, October 17th & Tuesday, October 18th.


Emily Simpson and the Color Guard will be offering baby sitting during parent teacher conferences. It will be held in the field house for the duration of the conferences. There will be a movie, food, and fun activities all sponsored by the Color Guard for the price of $10.00 per child. Sign ups will be on My Conference Time, our Parent Teacher Conference platform, next week.


PSAT:
Please let your sophomore and junior students know that PSAT testing registration is on the LHS website. If they would like to qualify for Missouri Scholars Academy or National Merit Scholarship they will need to take this test. Dates and times are on the LHS website.

IST

IST Department Meetings will be held during Wednesday's IST time.

Liberty Hour

Having trouble remembering to assign your D/F students to Liberty Hour?


  • We will send a recurring Outlook invite for Thursday mornings to remind you to make these assignments for the following week.
  • Consider assigning students with a D or F for several weeks in a row. This way, you don’t have to do this task every week.
  • When you confer with students during class, perhaps have them schedule a time for Liberty Hour right then and there.


Thank you for providing this accountability and support for our students!

NEE

Updated Date & Observation Information:

Non-Tenured Teachers: 5 observations by March 1st

Tenured Teachers: 2 observations- 1 first semester & 1 second semester by April 1st

Professional Development

Don't forget to sign up for our upcoming PD sessions:


Organizing Your School Year and Digital Resources

Date: Tuesday, September 20

Time: 3:25-3:45

Location: 401

Facilitator: Jessica Lumetta

Indicator: N/A

District Goal: Innovation

Description: Join this session to learn tips and strategies for digital organization which make it easier for you to find what you need, when you need it! Explore ideas for your Outlook calendar, your Inbox, your Drive, and your Blackboard site! Finding resources quickly and organizing them effectively will allow you to focus your energy on teaching and interacting with your students instead of searching for missing documents, links, or powerpoints. Now is a great time to tidy up and start with a new and organized system for this year.


The Unique Me: What Students Experiencing Adversity Need (5.3b)

Date: Tuesday, September 20th

Time: 3:25 - 3:45pm

Location: LMC 301

Facilitator: April Adams, Sara Wickham

Indicator: Relationships 5.3b

Description: Do you know how to recognize the 7 life experiences that are a serious threat to a student graduating and what you can do to support students during these times of adversity? Join us to explore U.S. grad rates in comparison with Liberty’s grad rates, and explore how the power of relationships can be a difference maker for students in need of support.

School Logistics

Attendance: Taking accurate attendance is the expectation at Liberty High School. is Your diligence is appreciated!


Errand Assistance Program: Joe Badalucco and the Career Explorations class will be offering an Errand Assistance Program, bi-weekly for faculty & staff. A fee will not be charged for services, as the primary goal is to simply provide a work-related experience for these students that will help them build necessary job skills. Orders will be taken on Mondays & Tuesdays with invoices sent & payments collected on Wednesdays & Thursdays. Students will shop and deliver your items prior to 3:15 on Fridays. Tipping is accepted & optional. As of right now, the program will take up to 5 orders per week with a limit of 10 items per order. The order form will be available via the Faculty News on Mondays & Tuesdays for the planned shopping weeks. If you have any further questions, please contact Joe Badalucco.


Flex Space Sign-Up Sheet: If you are wanting to use a flex space for your class(es) please use the Flex Space Sign-Up Sheet to reserve the space!


Grades: We are entering the 6th week of school. Continue to enter grades on a regular basis.


Late Bus Information: A Late Bus will be offered on Tuesdays for students . Students who are want to ride the Late Bus will need to sign up with Mrs. Vickers by 9:00 am on Monday morning. The bus will depart LHS at 4:15pm on Tuesdays. Please continue to remind your students and parents of this opportunity.


Learning Center Operations:

Learning Center Spaces are areas used to provide accommodations (alternative setting for testing, read aloud, small group, etc.) to students. When sending a student or students to the Learning Center for these purposes, please email: LHSlearningcenter@student.lps53.org


Listed below are the spaces that will be used for Learning Center and the adult who will be present during those hours.

1st hour: John Barreca and Crystal Bosch- 400A

2nd hour: Joey Badalucco- 400A

3rd hour: Paraprofessional- 400A

4th hour: Joe Eikel- 606

5th hour: Crystal Bosch- 400A

6th hour: Crystal Bosch- 400A

7th hour: Crystal Bosch- 400A

School Spirit

9/24 Football Game: New Home. Old Traditions. Friday is "Jers-DAY." Leadership students will be selling old/vintage football jerseys for the football game on Friday versus Platte County. This is the first football game at our home field. The jerseys will be sold at lunch for $5. If students don't purchase a jersey, they can wear any blue jay spirit to the game.


Homecoming Timeline:

Monday, September 26th: Float Building, 5-8pm

Tuesday, September 27th: Float Building, 5-8pm

Wednesday, September 28th: Float Building, 5-8pm

Thursday, September 29th: Float Building, 5-8pm

Wednesday, September 28th: Fence Decorating window from 3:30-7:30pm

Thursday, September 29th: Fence Judging in the morning

Friday, September 30th:


  • 1:20- Homecoming Parade
  • 2:05- Homecoming Assembly (Fence Decorating Winners announced at the Assembly)
  • 5:00- Powder Party
  • 7:00- Homecoming Football Game at LHS



Saturday, October 1st: Homecoming Dance from 8-11:00pm held in Cokely

Gratitude

Thank you for your active participation in Professional Development this week!

Thank you for all that you do every day! from your LHS Administrators!