LHS Update

4/6/2022

Greetings Eagles!

Hopefully, this does not test Mother Nature, but it’s beginning to look as though we may have survived the winter season and are now looking forward to a, hopefully, beautiful Spring. When one stops to consider that our last day of school is scheduled for June 2nd, the 2021-2022 school year is soaring.

It has been another school year filled with student and staff achievements, and we still have the fourth quarter to complete. We look forward to celebrating the many more accomplishments to come, including graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2022. Please continue to read below about new and upcoming events!


Student Key Reminders:

  • Grade Check: We highly encourage all families to log on to SISK12 and do a grade check.
  • After-School Assist: Free tutoring offered for all students Monday - Thursday - more information
  • Tardies: The first hour bell rings at 7:20 AM, meaning if you are not in the classroom at 7:20 AM, that is a tardy. Unexcused late arrivals are treated the same as tardies. Three tardies equal one after-school detention.


Important Upcoming Dates:

4/14: Swofford Game

4/15: No School (PD Day)

4/16: Prom

4/18-22: Be Kind Week

4/18: Late Start

5/2: AP Testing Starts

5/16: EOC Testing Starts

5/27: Seniors Last Day of School


Academic Calendar

Athletics Calendar


AP, EOC, & Finals Schedules

Prom

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Prom Information

Looking for more details about prom? CLICK HERE for ticket information.



Fines and/or Fees need to be paid before the purchase of Prom tickets.

Questions, call or email:

Cafeteria = Karen Schwab / karenschwab@wsdr4.org / (636) 561-0075 ext. 28250

Library = Kris Dotson / kristinedotson@wsdr4.org / (636) 561-0075 ext. 28249

Office = Mindy Webb / melindawebb@wsdr4.org / (636) 561-0075 ext. 28247

Swofford Game

The annual Faculty vs. Seniors Swofford Basketball Game is back this year! We are doing things a little differently this time around to help drum up excitement and participation after a couple of years’ hiatus with this tradition. Please check it out!


  • If you're not familiar with this tradition, click here to read more.
  • If you're interested in participating in some form this year, please sign up here.
  • Seniors, please sign up to play in the game or dance at halftime (no experience required for either!) by joining our Google Classroom with code: rm7g3af and signing up on the appropriate sheet.

Football Newsletter

Activity Spotlight: Grad Night

Grad Night was established so that HS Graduates have a fun, safe place to go for the evening of graduation. It is a lock-in with fellow graduates and plenty of chaperones. They have an awesome time hanging out, playing games, enjoying refreshments, and for many, spending one last evening together as a class.


Grad Night is NOT a school-sponsored event. Please do not contact the school regarding grad night. For questions regarding grad night please e-mail eagles.gradnight@gmail.com.

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Grad Night Fundraiser

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To learn more about the club/activity offerings at Liberty please visit the activities website or see the large board located in the main lobby across the gymnasium for more information.

Eagles Soaring Above

Journalism Day Winners

The following LHS Publications students won awards at J-Day at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Students also had the opportunity to attend sessions and learn from professionals in the industry.

Two of our editors - Rhett Cunningham and Sruthi Ramesh - were two of the presenters and had students and advisers from all over the state attend their sessions.


All Missouri

Broadcast - Sruthi Ramesh - Broadcast Overall Announcements Only

Journalism - Anumitha Vaka, Chloe Stenger, Lydia Hamby - Podcast

Yearbook - Rhett Cunningham and Talon staff - Overall theme/concept

Yearbook - Jackson Martin - Non-traditional package (week 3)

Photography - Sruthi Ramesh - Sports


Best of Show

Magazine - Kay Copeland - Review Writing


Superior

Magazine - Sruthi Ramesh - Cover Page Design

Online - Sruthi Ramesh and LHStoday staff - Overall

Yearbook - Alix Queen - Yearbook Mods


Excellent

Magazine - Paige Bostic, Elizabeth Hamby and Ledger staff - Overall

Online - Grayce Page and Cody Cushing - Feature package

Online - Kay Copeland and Kyndall Stubblefield - Feature package

Photography - Sruthi Ramesh - Sports Feature - Reaction Photo

Yearbook - Monica Reyes, Jackson Martin and Cara Turner - Yearbook Design (week 6)

Yearbook - Alix Queen, Jax Drezek, Amanda Yoder and Liz Hayes - Traditional package (varsity football) - Sports

Yearbook - Monica Reyes, Jackson Martin and Cara Turner - Traditional package (varsity tennis) - Sports

Yearbook - Dori Earle, Charley Orf, Emily Barnett, Ella Pinz and Brianna Franklin - Non-traditional package (week 5)

Yearbook - Dori Earle, Emily Barnett, Ella Pinz, Brianna Franklin, Charley Orf - Traditional package (cross country) - Sports


Honorable Mention

Magazine - Mollie Banstetter - Double Truck/Centerspread Page Design

Magazine - Fiona Flynn - Newspaper Inside Page Design

Broadcast - Liz Hayes - Sports Feature story

Photography - Sruthi Ramesh - Sports Photography

Photography - Sruthi Ramesh - Sports Feature/Reaction Photo


For more on the event, read a news article by Ally Schniepp HERE.

LHS Band Update

Liberty Band and Choir students participated in the MSHSAA District Solo and Small Ensemble Festival on Saturday, March 5. The following students received one of the top two ratings that can be earned. Students that earned the highest rating of "Exemplary" (1) rating get to perform at the MSHSAA State Solo and Small Ensemble festival on Saturday, April 30. We're proud of all of our performers for their hard work and skill!


Exemplary Ratings (moving on to State Solo and Small Ensemble)

Grace Edney - Vocal Solo

Morgan Feinstein - Vocal Solo

Liam Ovares - Vocal Solo

Cassandra Tarrant - Vocal Solo

Anna Wright - Vocal Solo

Jaden Zelidon - Marimba Solo

Miscellaneous Vocal Ensemble - Britney Boyer, Avery Schlattman, Anna Wright, Nora Foeller, Morgan Feinstein, Cassandra Tarrant, Grace Edney

Saxophone Quartet - Donnie Jurgensmeyer, Leilani Green, Shane Wolz, Ben Young


Outstanding Ratings

Britney Boyer - Vocal Solo

Connor Higlen - Vocal Solo

Kennedy LeMaster - Vocal Solo

Kent Masten - Piano Solo

Kyler Stevenson - Trumpet Solo

Emma Thomas - Piano Solo

Shane Wolz - Tenor Saxophone Solo

Ben Young - Alto Saxophone Solo

Trumpet Quartet - Liam Ovares, Kyler Stevenson, Kaitlyn Benesek, Amelia Huebbe

Winterguard Wins Big!

Wentzville Liberty Winterguard took 1st in their round (against 7 other guards) and 1st in their division out of 13 guards total at MCCGA's O'Fallon Township High School Winterguard Competition (pictured above)! Winterguard went on to Championships this past weekend in Springfield, MO, and returned as the 2022 MCCGA Gold Medalists for Scholastic AA (against 11 other guards) and were the overall Champions defeating 23 other guards (pictured below).
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Essay Finalists

Kaitlyn Benesek, Arthi Kondapaneni, Ella Murphy, Reese Ramier, Samantha Flynn, and Alexa Graham have advanced to the final round of competition for the Cuivre River Youth Tour. There are 12 finalists in total; the top 6 will win a week-long all-expense-paid trip to Washington DC, and the other 6 will win a $500 scholarship. When you see them, please congratulate them and wish them well! They compete on April 6 at a banquet.

Key Clubbers Recogonized

At our District Leadership Conference (our version of a state tournament), we won the following awards:

--Public Relations Award

--Second Place in Digital Poster

--Second Place in "Show Your K" shirt design

--Second Place Single Service Project Award for the LHS talent show

--Third place for our scrapbook

--Sruthi Ramesh was one of only two kids in the entire bi-state district to win Member of the Year

--Sruthi Ramesh got first place in the Oratory Contest

--Trent Stuerman won first place in the talent show playing piano

--First Place best Key Club Video (Great job, Anu Vaka for making the video!)

--Trent Stuerman was elected District Lt. Governor for Missouri and Arkansas

--Santosh Manikandan was elected district Secretary for Missouri and Arkansas

--Four executive positions exist per Key Club district. Maddie Ashlock, Jaden Zelidon, and Mahathi Manikandan held 3 of those four posts this year (Governor, Secretary, and Treasurer respectively) and were responsible for planning this entire conference.


Please congratulate a Key Clubber if you see one of these rock stars around school!

Robotics Win

If you see any members of the robotics team, be sure to congratulate them. The team (composed of students from all four high schools) competed in Olathe, Kansas March 17-18th. They finished first in the rankings during qualifying matches (11-1) and won the competition with their alliance partners, playing 17-2 overall. In addition to bringing home a blue banner for winning the competition, the team also claimed the 'Excellence in Engineering Award'. With the win, they have earned a spot at the world championships in Houston, taking place April 20-23rd. The team competed again last week (March 31st - April 2nd) at the St. Louis Regionals at Chaifetz Arena and after placing 3rd in the rankings, they were the first pick of the #1 ranked team at the St. Louis regional. Their alliance went on to win all of their playoff matches, taking home their 2nd blue banner for the year! This is the first time in the teams history that they have won more than one regional. Houston, here we come!

Hooray for HOSA!

16 LHS HOSA members qualified for and competed in Round 2 of the HOSA: Future Health Professionals State Leadership Conference (SLC) in Rolla. Of those 16 members, 10 qualified to attend the International Leadership Conference (ILC) in Nashville this June! If you see the following HOSA members, please give them a BIG congratulations as qualifying for the ILC is not an easy feat.


Saiya Ameen, Emma Thomas, Jaden Zelidon - received the Barbara James Service Award for completing over 100 volunteer community service hours related to health


Lauren McCain and Laney Torbit - placed 2nd in the Health Education event


Fiona Do, Sophia Fiorino, Amelia Huebbe, Anna Morrison, and Julia Wiley - STATE CHAMPIONS in the Parliamentary Procedure event


Emma Thomas and Zoey Hoselton were given recognition on stage at the SLC for placing 4th in Prepared Speaking (Emma) and 5th in Medical Spelling (Zoey).


Lastly, our LHS HOSA chapter received a certificate of recognition for the HOSA Service Project for the members' contributions to Be the Match.

FCCLA State Results

Three teams that went to the state competition received TOP gold, the highest score in the category, and invitations to the national STAR events competition in San Diego, CA.

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FCCLA Students competing at nationals: Emma Thomas, Violet Grau, Micaela Garcia, Paige Quinn, & Katelynn Larson

WSD Film Festival Winners

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Film Festival Information

Film Festival will be held on April 13, 2022, at 7:00 pm at North Point High School

Time: 7pm - 8pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)

Location: North Point High School Theater

The entrance to the theater (and parking) is in the back of the building.

Information can be found at Wentzville Film Festival
Questions? Email wsdfilmfestival@wsdr4.org

CURRENT JUNIORS - IMPORTANT

Dear Junior Parents and Students:


The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has mandated that the Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MCV4) be required for all 12th-grade students. All students starting 12th grade shall have two doses of MCV.


This vaccine is required prior to starting the first day of school for the 2022/2023 school year (even if your child will be enrolled in virtual school).


If your student has already received his/her shot for their senior year please fax or email an up-to-date record to the nurse’s office as soon as possible. This will ensure a much smoother transition into the new school year. If you are not sure if your student is up-to-date, please contact your child’s physician.


The St. Charles County & Warren County Health Departments have regular hours available by appointment if you can't get in to see your family doctor before the first day of school on August 24th. In addition to the health departments, children can be immunized at walk-in health clinics such as Walgreens, CVS, and Schnucks.


St. Charles: http://www.sccmo.org/476/Immunizations

Warren: http://www.warrencountyhealth.com/health-services/immunizations/


Thank you for your attention to this important issue. Please contact the school nurse if you have any questions regarding this vaccine requirement.


Stay healthy,

Nurse Bridget


Bridget Thomason MBA, BSN, RN, NCSN

Email: bridgetthomason@wsdr4.org

Phone: 636-561-0075 option 2

Clinic Fax: 636-445-5333


LHS Publications

Elizabeth Hamby , Co Editor-In-Chief of the Ledger
Kay Copeland, Reporter
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Opportunity for Future Eagles

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Help Needed!

Our Booster Club volunteers are amazing! We have several opportunities for concession stand volunteer hours this spring. Sign up for a shift here: bit.ly/springvolunteers22.


We greatly appreciate your support of the Booster Club and our mission to fund special projects for our sports teams, clubs, and more! Thanks for all you do!

About Us

Ed Nelson, Building Principal edgarnelson@wsdr4.org

(Last Names A-G) Steve Pryor, AP stevenpryor@wsdr4.org -- Alicia Sheffield, Counselor aliciasheffield@wsdr4.org

(Last Names H-M) Lindsay Kiely, AP lindsaykiely@wsdr4.org -- Chad Cunningham, Counselor chadcunningham@wsdr4.org

(Last Names N-Z) Matt Kiesel, AP matthewkiesel@wsdr4.org -- Paige Blackford, Counselor paigeblackford@wsdr4.org