Summer Slice Vol. IV
LA Staff News
LPS High Schools take on PBIS in 20-21
What is PBIS?
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional, and academic success.
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Who forgot to water the money tree?
In a nutshell, we spend most of our budget on supplies for student projects AND transportation. We are at a critical time where we need to think about how to reduce costs. Art has taken on the coordination of trips in a way that has maximized our dollar, and he even has shared some ideas for an even more cost efficient way of transporting our students. Even if we continue transportation as status quo, I want everyone to start thinking about how we can more efficiently offer the personalized paths at Liberty Academy--especially in a time where we are being asked to do with less. Several of us have discussed ideas such as student-led fundraisers (local restaurants, SAVERS, etc), grants (hey, we should get a pottery wheel), or Market Day where kids can sell/auction items to replenish the budget. I'm asking that right now you be mindful of ideas for what we can do differently to impact the bottom line.
Upcoming Dates to Note
July 19: LPS Graduation
July 29th: Carlen starts
August 12th-14th: New teachers to Liberty PD (Tiffany and Carlen)
August TBD: Registration
August 17th: All teachers return.
August 25th: First day of school.
August 27th: Tentative Back to School Night--Time TBD
August 28th: Early Release
Liberty Academy Staff 2020-2021
Debi Straws, Secretary
Carlen Sims, Counselor
Andrea Johnson, Social Worker
Mark Krause, Interventionist
TBD, ISS Instructor
Justin Fetters, Security
Ted Maxwell, Safety
Tiffany Maxon, Long Term Suspension
Lisa Augustine, Missouri Option Program
Judy Smith, Alt. Ed. Teacher
Art Smith, Teacher
Chad Brinkmeyer, Teacher
Summer Kelley, Teacher
Nick Schwieder, Teacher
Paul Richardson, Teacher
Jared Haferbier, Special Education Teacher
Jodi Williams-Sipes, .75 Teacher
Zach Osborne, Teacher
Janet Knoke-LA Cafeteria
Kathy Wright-LMS Nurse
Clayton Smith-LMS Head Custodian
Kim Sadler-LMS Cafeteria Manager
Melissa Norris, Director