LHS Update

11/22/19

Thank you

This is the time of year when we pause from our busy lives and gather to give thanks, and here at Liberty we are thankful for our engaged students, amazing staff, supportive families, and wonderful community. Part of being thankful is being kind to one another. Below is a video made by Olivia Coughran and Braden Bond regarding Kindness at Liberty High. Thank you for your support. We wish you and your family the most joyous and peaceful holiday season.


Sincerely,

Your Eagle Family

Quarterfinals Football

Saturday, Nov. 23rd, 1pm

Warson Road

St. Louis, MO

  • $7 entrance fee (no discounts/no passes)
  • "Holiday" theme

Giving Tree

The Giving Tree is up in the main lobby again this year but there are a few differences. All gifts are still donated to Morning Star church for WSD families but they have created registries on Target, Amazon, and Walmart. They give you the option to deliver the gift directly to the church through this rather than bringing it to school. If you wish to have it delivered to you and bring it up to school, they will still be coming around and collecting the gifts from Liberty. Student Council can store the gift and make sure that it is picked up by Morning Star church.


All gifts need to be delivered by December 2nd.


https://tinyurl.com/christmasshoptarget

https://tinyurl.com/christmasshopwalmart

https://tinyurl.com/christmasshopamazon

Midnight Madness - Admission $1 or One Canned Food Item

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SEVENTEEN.....

Students there are SEVENTEEN days left of this semester!


Are you struggling in a particular class? Try these four things to help!

  1. Meet with the teacher before or after school. Even 10 minutes every day adds up to an extra 50 minutes of learning for you each week. Many times it is a one to one ratio with the teacher during these times.
  2. Attend After school Academic Assist in the library from 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Monday - Thursday.
  3. Ask to see your teacher during Wednesday Academic Intervention period (pre-arrange this and get a pass for the teacher).
  4. Email your teacher to ask specific questions about assignments that you are struggling to complete.


School Hacks! Try these ideas to make school work more fun.

  1. After writing a paper, copy and paste it on to Google translate, and listen to it to find mistakes (DO NOT USE google translate for your world language assignments).
  2. While studying for a certain subject, pretend that you will have to teach the material. It helps you pay more attention. Other attention grabbers include: Using blue ink for notes and eating peppermints while you study.
  3. Use wordhippo.com to find words that you can't think of, but can describe.
  4. Studying hard for 30-50 minutes at a time with 10-minute breaks in between is the most effective way to study.
  5. Frequently late? To make sure you leave the house on time in the morning, create a playlist exactly as long as you have to get ready. When the last song plays you'll hustle up like you never have before.
  6. Stop using Google.com to search information for school essays, use scholar.google.com instead. You will find more relevant information right away!


Academic Assist (After School): Academic Assist provides a quiet place to complete your homework with all the resources a library has to offer. It also provides a place for students to work on projects, makeup tests or quizzes they missed, study for exams, ask their teachers questions in a smaller setting, and much more. There is a math teacher as well as another teacher daily to help students.

Liberty High School Students Attend UMSL World Languages Day

Students from Holt and Liberty high schools attended World Languages Day at the University of Missouri-St. Louis in October. The theme of the day was "Breaking Barriers with Language," and WSD students won awards in several contests! For more on this event please read the story linked below by Alyssa Bailey.

Poster:
*Madelyn Birkhead won 1st place in the German poster contest

Poetry:
*Cleo Mozolewski won 1st place for French poetry recital
*Elaine Amery won 1st place for German poetry recital, and Abigail Shields won 2nd place for German poetry recital
*Special recognition was given to Faith Daniels for reciting poetry in Spanish, French, and German

Skit:
*Zach Kerns, Chuck Schraudenbach, and Michael Peeler won 1st place and Fan Favorite in the German skit contest
*Megan Kruse, Megan McVey, Faith Daniels, Sarah Tate, Marissa Sharp, and Ryley O’Day won 1st place in the Spanish skit contest

Scavenger Hunt:
*Kailey Cain, Carmyn Hughes, Kiara Jimenez, and Anthony McCullough won 2nd place in the Spanish scavenger hunt

Speech & Debate Update

The Speech and Debate team is selling 2020 Cardinals baseball calendars! These full-color calendars include the pre, regular and post-season schedules, as well as beautiful images of your favorite baseball team! For only $15, you can support the Speech and Debate team and show your Cardinals spirit or purchase one for every Cardinals fan on your holiday shopping list!



If you'd like to purchase, please fill out this form and send money to Liberty High School c/o Mandy Franke (room 206) or you may make a purchase from any Speech and Debate, Mock Trial, or Ethics Bowl team member! https://tinyurl.com/CardsCalendars

Winter Concessions Help Needed

For every club/activity/sport your student participates in, please sign up for at least two shifts.

Liberty PLTW Classes Learn from School Construction Projects

When the extensions at the Liberty High School campus were being constructed, Project Lead The Way teacher Eric Peggs asked the job site superintendent for a copy of the blueprints. The elevation information pinpoints specific sea levels at various points on the Liberty campus, which are now used to teach students how to read surveying equipment and what that equipment is utilized for in the real world. Students will also use this information to learn about stormwater runoff and collection, as well as how technology like GPS can be used with elevations to do much more. “The students really enjoyed using the equipment, being outside on a nice day and learning about our school building,” Peggs said, adding that he hopes to do this every year.

Upcoming Important Dates

November 27-29
No Classes
Thanksgiving Break

December 9
Late Start Day

December 19
Finals Early Release

December 20
Finals Early Release

December 23, 2019 - January 3, 2020
Winter Break
No Classes

January 6, 2020
Classes Resume