Liberty High School News - March 8, 2017
Join Us for Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher Conferences will be on Monday, March 13th and Tuesday, March 14th from 4 pm until 8 pm. Register for conferences by clicking HERE.
Spring Break Dates
Spring Break begins with Early Release on Thursday, March 16th and continues through March 26th. We wish you a safe and relaxing Spring Break.
Summer School Enrollment Now Available
Summer school enrollment is now open. High school summer school will take place at Liberty North High School this year; classes will run from June 1 through June 28.  For more information, please visit the summer school website
Juniors will Participate in  FutureNow: Finance

FutureNow: Finance is a financial literacy program, offered through Communities in Schools of Mid-America, that helps students understand some of the realities involved in preparing for an employable future and adulthood. The event will be during the school day on March 28th.  It is a fun, tangible way to experience the reality of making financial decisions regarding life’s necessities. At FutureNow: Finance, students receive an adult scenario based on a survey they have completed prior to the event. The scenario includes: marital status, number of children, career field, and net monthly income (based on choice of career field and current GPA).

Students visit a variety of booths to “purchase” housing, transportation, communication services, child care, food, utilities, insurance, etc. based on the monthly salary from their adult scenario. They also have the opportunity to save money, give to charity and learn about unexpected expenses that affect daily life (e.g. accidents, unexpected visitors, flat tires). FutureNow: Finance booths are staffed by community volunteers who assist students in making wise financial decisions. 

ACT Prep for Juniors
All junior students can access free ACT Prep anytime through the online platform Albert IO. This system provides online practice tests for each subject area.  All junior students were emailed information about how to access this program.  Contact Mr. Brett Coffman with questions at bcoffman@liberty.k12.mo.us
Liberty Hour is an excellent time for students to work with teachers. We encourage you to ask your child to show you his or her Liberty Hour calendar so you are informed of upcoming tutoring assignments. 
Jessica King Accepts World Down Syndrome Day Award
Special education teacher Jessica King was recently selected for the World Down Syndrome Day Award by the Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City.

“King is probably one of the most amazing teachers I have ever had the privilege to work with,” principal April Adams said. “She has the world’s biggest heart and she is the most amazing advocate for her students. She creates experiences for her students so they feel part of our school, and with that, they are a large part of our school. Everyday our school is a better place because we get to be greeted with smiles and amazing young people and it’s all by the tone and culture she sets in her classroom and the expectations of learning she has for her students.”
Jessica Cordonier Honored as Emerging Journalism Educator

The Missouri Interscholastic Press Association announces Jessica Cordonier of Liberty High School, Liberty, Mo., as its first-ever Emerging Journalism Educator.

In 2017, MIPA launched a new award to recognize promising new journalism educators. These “rising stars” show a commitment to journalism education, improving the media programs at their school and empowering their scholastic journalism students.

In her nomination, the student editor-in-chief said, “Mrs. Cordonier is an advocator in understanding the importance and responsibility of reporting. She has taught us the value in sharing other’s stories, and telling the truth even when it might not want to be heard. Mrs. Cordonier has been a role model to the staff by demonstrating the ability to actively use our First Amendment right. She encourages students to have individuality, and she is not afraid to stand up for what is right for the school and its students. Mrs. Cordonier also encourages the editorial staff members to step up and learn responsibility. She keeps the staff accountable for their actions and the way we represent ourselves to the staff, and student body. She has taught the value in respecting other’s ideas and opinions, while still being able to make decisions for the yearbook.”
Driver Education registration is open! 
Does your son or daughter want to learn to drive this summer? Do you want professionals to assist in the training?  LPS has the best program and value around!  Your son or daughter will drive with one of five driving instructors. The course begins with an all-day instruction class on May 30 or 31, then driving during the month of June. The cost is $330 if paid before May 1, 2017. Sign up soon to reserve your spot. To register for the program click here.

For more info, contact Lois Magnuson at Liberty High School at 736.7046.

Graduation Information
Click this link for information on Jostens deliveries, a timeline of events, extra ticket requests, a road map to success, suite raffle, and handicap info.  Keep this link at your fingertips and check it often so you don't miss out on anything! 
LHS Hosts Successful Job Fair for Students

The LHS Job Fair was a huge success with over 100 students participating.  Students networked, applied, and interviewed with local employers.  Thank you to all who participated!  

Last Day of School 
Please note that due to the snow days, the scheduled last day of school is 
Tuesday, May 23rd.

The last day for seniors is
May 9th. 
Attendance Counts
Regular attendance is vital to student success.  Please support your child in getting to school each day.  If your student needs to be absent, please let our attendance office know by calling 736.7050.  
Contact LHS
Attendance Office (816) 736.7050
Main Line: (816) 736.5340
Guidance Office: (816) 736.7046
Nurse: (816) 736.7040

At Liberty High School, we create opportunities for all to pursue their potential and positively influence society.

We are committed to Continuous Improvement.

We believe in Community, Learning, Empowerment, Accountability, & Relationships.