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2017-2018 Kindergarten Enrollment Now Open
Attention parents of children who will enter Liberty Public Schools as 2017-2018 kindergartners! The kindergarten enrollment window is now open. 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 News to Know
Crosstown Basketball Games to be Televised Live 
The much-anticipated varsity basketball game between Liberty North High School and Liberty High School will take place Friday evening, January 27, at the LNHS Fieldhouse. It will be a mens/womens doubleheader, with the women taking the court at 6:30 p.m., followed by the mens game at 8 p.m.  For those not able to attend, the games will be televised and broadcast live on both KLPS-TV Channel 18 in Liberty and on the North Nation Media webstream, which may be accessed by clicking here.
Crosstown Hoops to Benefit Battle Against Cancer 
Coming up Friday evening, January 27, the Liberty North Eagles mens and womens basketball teams will host the Liberty Blue Jays in varsity action at the LNHS Fieldhouse.  Along with watching some great basketball, fans are also encouraged to help support a great cause.  Chick-fil-A will be offering a special $5 nuggets, side, and drink meal for fans, with proceeds raised throughout the night benefiting the local chapter of the American Cancer Society and the Kiana Kenny Family. Teams and fans will also be given Stand Up to Cancer signs that will be included in a pregame ceremony prior to the mens game. The womens game tips off at 6:30 p.m., followed by the mens game at 8 p.m. Doors to the fieldhouse will open at 4:30 p.m., with the dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. Best of luck to all involved for a successful evening!
Building Pride Challenge Opportunity Nearing End
February 1 is right around the corner. Remember, 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
LHS Senior's Artwork Displayed in State Capitol
Kaylee Hoeflicker, a senior at Liberty High School, will be recognized as a winning artist for the 2017 Senate Art Exhibit at an awards ceremony on March 16 in Jefferson City for District 17. Winners will be posted to the Missouri Art Education Association's (MAEA) website and recognized in the Show Me ART Magazine. Hoeflicker's work will be displayed at the State Capitol throughout 2017. This show is available to the public and may be viewed anytime during the Capitol's normal hours.
Congratulations LNHS Speech and Debate Team
Congratulations to the Liberty North Speech and Debate team for placing 2nd out of 42 schools at the Parkview/Central tournament in Springfield!
 
1st Champ Public Forum Debate Mac Newton/Isaac Keller
1st Policy Debate Bryn Ramos/Selma Khalil
1st US Extemp Mac Newton
1st Student Congress Isaac Keller
2nd Reg Public Forum Debate Sadik Mohamed/Madie Newton
3rd Champ Public Forum Debate Carman Stephenson/Jordan Jackson
3rd Original Oratory Mac Newton
3rd Program of Oral Interp Bryce Tinkham
4th US Extemp Elizabeth Potterf
4th Dramatic Interp Bryce Tinkham
4th Novice Foreign Extemp Warren Barge
4th Novice Dramatic Interp Regan McKay
5th Dramatic Interp Garrett Williams
5th Novice Informative Speaking Mackensi Killbreth
6th Program of Oral Interp Courtney Carr
LHS Sapphires Win Regional Overall High Point Title
January 21, the Liberty Sapphires traveled to Lee's Summit North to compete in their regional dance competition. Out of 68 dance teams, the varsity Sapphires received the overall highest score for two routines performed in every division and category for the day. The varsity team also won 1st Place in both Division 5 jazz and pom categories and brought home a choreography award for their jazz routine and a technique award for their pom routine. 
 
The Sapphires junior varsity team also had an excellent showing at the Lee's Summit North regional competition. In a powerful junior varsity division, the team brought home a 2nd Place finish in pom and a 3rd Place finish in jazz. 
 
Varsity members Include: Chloe Balsdon, Taylor Bargfrede, Brynn Baymiller, Hannah Doherty, Kennedy Doherty, Josi Frigon, Chloe Kuchta, Ally Miller, Annie Pottios, Danielle Roepke, Alexa Smith, Taylor Stufflebean, Mary Jane Swetnam & Alyzza Vitug.  The team is coached by Kristen Bosiljevac and Maggie Willis.
 
Junior varsity members include: Katlyn Bolek, Destyne Bollinger, Gianna Filardo, Kate Marshall, Katelyn Paterson, Maggie Taylor & Gabi Watkins. The team is coached by Courtney Klepper and Macayla Witt.
LNHS Golden Girls Take First in Hip Hop
Liberty North Golden Girls competed at the Lee's Summit North Invitational competition over the weekend and walked away with 1st Place in hip hop and 2nd Place in jazz! They also received the choreography award for their original hip hop routine, choreographed by coaches Samantha Anderson and Tiffany Cunningham. Five of the Golden Girls competed in solos for their age range and all placed. Each class had 30-45 soloists competing. 

For the senior category, Malorie Colby received 2nd Place and Clarissa Lenger received 14th. Melanie Benner was awarded 11th Place in the junior soloists. Alaina Lee placed 2nd, and Courtney Rowe received 16th Place in the sophomore category. 

Golden Girls seniors include: Abbie Benner, Malorie Colby, Lindsey Downey, Clarissa Lenger, Lexi McCann; juniors Melanie Benner, Emily Dillman, Sophia Spurlock; sophomores, Brooke Furness, Alaina Lee, Annalise Pinedo, Courtney Rowe; freshmen, Sophia Bax, Allyson Harris, Cara Nedeau, Kaylin Robinson, Alexa Spurlock, Shelby Whitley. The team is directed by head coach Samantha Anderson and assistant coach Tiffany Cunningham
District/Community Events
LPS Crosstown Showdown to Benefit Building Pride 
What:     Liberty Public Schools Crosstown Showdown
When:    February 4 @ 5 p.m.
Where:   Liberty North High School Fieldhouse
Why:     Raise Funds for Liberty Schools Building Pride 
             Activity Complexes Campaign  
Join us for some stiff competitive basketball between the  faculty from Liberty North High School and the faculty  from Liberty High School. Your admission donation of  $10 for adults and $5 for students will grant you  entrance to the game, along with one raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets will be available for $5 per ticket or  5 tickets for $20.  Raffle items include an Apple watch, iPad, TV, Letterman  jacket, and much more. All proceeds will go directly towards the Liberty Schools Building Pride Activity Complexes Campaign. Come cheer on your favorite faculty member, enjoy performances by both high school bands, cheer and dance teams , and benefit the community at the same time. Let's see which school can fill the stands the fullest!  
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!
Liberty Robotics Team 1764 Could Use Your Help 
Liberty Robotics Team 1764 is competing in the first Robotics FedEx Innovation Challenge! There are four challenges, and we have already submitted three on Twitter and Instagram. 
 
Here's how you can help us: We need everyone to Like/Retweet on Twitter and Like on Instagram the following photos and video:
Our Steam Punk Logo
Our First Alumni Video
Our Reveal Of The Kit Of Parts
 
The more Likes we get, the better our chances are to win a $5,000 grant, roboRIO controller, and LabVIEW software!
 
Please help us through February 17th, when the winner will be announced!   Click here to learn more about each challenge.
Save-the-Date Annual Academy Bowl-a-Thon
Liberty Academy's 18th Annual Bowl-a-Thon to benefit the American Cancer Society will be held from 1-3 p.m. on March 11 at Retro Bowl in Liberty. Students are organizing prizes, registering bowlers, and will have t-shirts to sell. Please contact Shannon Lawson if you would like to participate or help in any way.  
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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