Liberty Academy Newsletter

October 13, 2016

Seniors: It's time to order your cap and gown!

Seniors have now received a packet that contains a graduation materials catalog and order form. Seniors and parents need to select the items they wish to order. Ordering will take place on Thursday, October 20th. Please be prepared to make a payment that day (your order amount OR $60, whichever is less). Payment can be made by check or credit card.
**All graduating seniors must have a cap and gown in order to participate in graduation. No exceptions. ***
Questions or concerns about items available for order? Contact Josten's at 816-523-4900

Liberty Academy Bowl-A-Thon

Staff and students are preparing for our annual fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society on March 11. We are currently asking for donations of gift cards of $10 or more, or larger silent auction items. Through the last 17 events, we have raised over $32,000 that has gone directly to ACS to help in the Kansas City area. Please consider helping us Strike Out Cancer! Contact Shannon Lawson with any questions or donations at slawson@liberty.k12.mo.us.

Parent-Teacher Conferences: October 17th and 18th

Fall Parent-Teacher conferences at Liberty Academy are October 17th and 18th from 4-8pm. Please click on THIS LINK for all the information you need to know!

Medical Careers Night

Thursday, November 10th
Liberty Hospital Medical Plaza East
6-8:30pm
(Come and go. Parents welcome.)
Open to Liberty & Kearney School District, 6th-12th grades
Event is free but please register at libertyhospital.org to reserve your tour time.
*Career Fair
*Meet professionals
*Hospital tours
For more information contact Colleen Jones at 736-5320 or at cjones@liberty.k12.mo.us

Liberty Area Job Fair

November 1, 2016
3-7pm
Mosaic Life Care
8880 NE 82nd Terrace, KCMO, 64157
Connect with local employers
Presented by: Liberty Area Chamber of Commerce
Visit libertychamber.com for a full list of participants

FAFSA Frenzy!

Get FREE help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All seniors who are pursuing post-high school education (INCLUDING students using A+ scholarship funds) MUST file a FAFSA.
November 3, 2016, from 6-8pm
Excelsior Springs High School Library/Computer Lab
612 Tiger Drive
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
For more information on this event visit: dhe.mo.gov/ppc/fafsafrenzyforstudents.php

I wouldn't miss it!

Teens who attend school regularly have stronger bonds to their school and are more likely to graduate. Good attendance also creates a habit that can carry over into work later. Consider these tips:
*Set expectations. Being out for even a day or two a month can hurt your child's performance. Tell her that the only acceptable excuses are illness, family emergencies, or pre-approved college visits.
*Discuss results. Point out that missing school means she'll have to make up coursework. If she falls behind, she may have to retake the courses.
*Keep in contact. Write notes or call attendance lines for excused absences so the school knows your child's not skipping. If she does skip, contact the school so you can create a plan to get her back on track.