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'17-'18 Academic Calendar Approved
At the regular Board of Education meeting held Tuesday evening, January 17, the Board approved the 2017-2018 Academic Calendar.  To view the calendar, click here.  The first key date to take note of is Wednesday, August 16, 2017, as that will be the first day of school for the 2017-2018 school year.
Six File for Board of Education Seats 
Filing for candidacy in the April 4, 2017, Board of Education election closed Tuesday, January 17, 2017.  Candidates filing for the three, three-year seats included:  Mr. Nick Bartlow, Ms. Angie Reed, Ms. Kim-Marie Graham, and Mr. AJ Byrd.  Candidates filing for the one available seat for the one-year term were:  Mr. Kent Peterson and Mr. Bruce Cantwell.
Beth Heide Selected as Next Assistant Superintendent for Academic Services 
At the regular Board of Education meeting held January 17, the Board approved the hiring of Ms. Beth Heide to serve as Assistant Superintendent of Academic Services.  Heide has served as the Executive Director of Secondary Education at LPS since July 2016.  Her new duties, which she will assume on July 1, 2017, will now have her leading the Academic Services Department.

For more information on Ms. Heide and this appointment, click here.
LPS News to Know
Kindergarten Enrollment Window Open Soon 
Here is a quick reminder to all parents whose children will enter Liberty Public Schools as 2017-2018 kindergartners - the kindergarten enrollment window opens  Monday, January 23.

Please note, children must be 5-years-old by August 1, 2017, and must reside within LPS boundaries. For more information regarding kindergarten enrollment, click here.

Be sure to save-the-date for Kindergarten Round-up, which will take place Tuesday, March 28!
LPS Middle Schools to Host Incoming 6th Grade Parent Nights 
LPS middle schools have planned a special evening for 2017-2018 incoming 6th grade parents. Incoming 6th Grade Parent Night will take place Tuesday, January 24, at the students' respective middle schools. Counselors and administrators will discuss course offerings and the enrollment process. Other middle school details will also be shared, so you can help your child(ren) make informed decisions. Students are welcome to attend, but are not required to attend.  Following, are the scheduled times:
·         Discovery Middle School: 6:30-7:30 pm
·         Heritage Middle School: 7-8 pm
·         Liberty Middle School: 6:30-7:30 pm
·         South Valley Middle School: 6:30-7:30 pm
Exciting Building Pride Challenge Opportunity 
The Building Pride Campaign has been presented with an incredible challenge. A matching funds challenge has been issued to double up to $250,000 from community pledges and gifts made by February 1, 2017. You read that right! Several contributors have come together to MATCH up to $250,000 towards the District Activity Complexes if the general public will raise that much. That gives us the opportunity to have $500,000 more in the fund. Remember, at the Building Pride press conference, it was announced that we have $2.5 million toward the $4.9 million needed, so we are over halfway there in just 100 days of the campaign.
 
Checks may be sent to the Liberty School District Foundation, Attention: Building Pride Campaign, 8 Victory Lane, Liberty, MO 64068. Donations of $100 and more may be made online by going to lsdf.org.  Also, contributions may be scheduled over a two-year period to make giving easier.  PLEASE, let's act now and come together to meet this challenge. It's also a chance to get an end-of-the-year tax deduction. Be sure to let your companies know, if you work for a company that has matching donation programs.
Student/Staff Recognitions
LPS Well Represented in KC Metro All-District Orchestra
Congratulations to all LPS orchestra students who auditioned for, and were accepted to, the KC Metro All-District Middle School Orchestra! Close to 200 area 7th and 8th graders auditioned on January 7.  Liberty Public Schools led the area with the most accepted into the orchestra - over 30% of the orchestra is from Liberty!  To view the listing of students who will represent LPS in April for the performance at Liberty North High School, click here.  Way to go!
District/Community Events
LHS Preps for Courtwarming Week  
Liberty High School will be celebrating Courtwarming Week 2017 with many activities scheduled for January 30 - February 3, 2017.  For a complete listing of events, click here.  Best of luck to all involved and have fun!
Save the Date for Cross Town Showdown!
Stay turned for additional information on the Liberty Public Schools Cross Town Showdown
scheduled for Saturday, February 4 at 5 p.m. to benefit the "Building Pride" Activity Complexes Campaign!  You won't want to miss it!
QuickNews Bulletin Board
In an effort to make our Liberty Public Schools e-newsletter, QuickNews (QN), a concise publication, which subscribers may read in a timely fashion, district/community announcements will be advertised in the main QuickNews section for a maximum of two weeks.  After this period of time, announcements will be transferred to our QuickNews Bulletin Board, which is located on the LPS website provided at the link below. In addition, the Bulletin Board may include announcements not meeting the criteria to be placed in this publication. The addition of the QN Bulletin Board allows them to now be publicized. This bulletin board will continuously be updated throughout the week, and announcements will remain until they expire by date. To access this page, simply click here

In addition, LPS has transitioned to a new eflyer management system called Peachjar.  You can simply click the logo below to visit the program website. 

 
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