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Coffee with the Community Scheduled for Thursday, October 13 
Our second Coffee with the Community for this school year will be Thursday, October 13, at 10 a.m., in the Liberty City Hall Chambers, 101 E. Kansas. Gary Majors, Liberty Public Schools Director of Safety and Security, will discuss safety and security within the school district. We hope you will join us!

To view the complete Coffee with the Community schedule and to watch last month's meeting, click here
LPS News to Know
LHS Lady Jay Golfers Bring Home State Hardware 
It was a great two days earlier this week for the Liberty High School Varsity Girls Golf Team as they traveled to Columbia for the Missouri State Golf Championships.  And after solid play, the ladies returned home yesterday with a 4th place team finish!  Team members include:  Brianna Walker, Kelsi Schmitz, Morgan Basye, Katie Parrott, and Bailey Kenney.  Coaches are Forrest Bertoldie, Diana Whitley, and Jason Carr.  Congratulations Jays!
Liberty Middle School to Present Once Upon a High School  
Tickets are now available for the LMS Fall Play, Once Upon a High School. Tickets may be purchased online by clicking here.

Performances will be held October 14-15 at the Liberty Performing Arts Theatre.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and shows will begin at 7 p.m.
 
Your favorite fairytale characters have their world turned upside down as they get a fresh taste of reality!  When a portal is opened to another world, Cinderella's stepsisters take the leap and find themselves in a very real high school. While they seem to fit in perfectly in this world where mean girls are cool, crossing over into reality has serious consequences for the fantasy world they left behind. Come and support the nearly 100 students in the cast and crew of this funny and touching show!
Student/Staff Recognitions
LNHS Department Chair Receives Honor 
Congratulations to Mary Coogan, LNHS Science Department Chair, for being selected as the 2016 Science Teachers of Missouri High School Director.  Mary brings a wealth of expertise to this role from her 31 years of teaching.  It is without a doubt that she will utilize this opportunity to engage high school science teachers around the state in improving instruction for students, just as she has done in her tenure with LPS. 
LHS Blue Jay Pride and Guard Has Solid Weekend Showing 
The Liberty Blue Jay Pride and Guard enjoyed a successful Saturday at the 2016 Central Methodist Band Day.  The drumline earned third place in the indoor competition, the guard earned third place in the indoor guard competition, the band earned second place in the field show competition, and the drum majors earned the Best Drum Major award (for all classes).
 
They will compete this coming Saturday (October 15) at the University of Central Missouri's Festival of Champions. 
District/Community Events

LPS to Host Diversity Festival - Seeking Presenters
Liberty Public Schools is proud to be hosting a Diversity Festival celebrating many of the cultures and diversities that make up our community. We are seeking those interested in educating others regarding different aspects of your culture/diversity. If you are interested in possibly hosting a booth at this year's festival, or may know someone who is, please complete the survey by clicking here. This year's festival will be held November 15 from 6-8 p.m. at  Liberty North High School.
Heritage Middle School Hosts Annual Haunted House 
Bring your family and friends to an affordable haunted house experience right here in Liberty! Heritage Middle School Flight Club will be hosting its annual "Scream in the Dark" Haunted House on Friday, October 21, and Saturday, October 22. The haunted house will be open both nights from 7-10 p.m., and the entrance fee is $6 per person. Flight Club students and alumni, HMS teachers, parents, and other supporters help make this fundraiser a huge success every year. Flight focuses on creating a positive school culture, recognizing students for academic success, improvement, and achievement in other areas, along with teachers and staff at HMS. Adults should accompany elementary aged students, and the experience may not be appropriate for children under age 8.   For more information, contact Andrew Hoskins or Katie Garrison
Scholar Bowl Hosts Trivia and Treats Event October 24 
Liberty North Scholar Bowl will be hosting their annual Trivia and Treats event on Monday, October 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the LMC at Liberty North High School. Teams consist of 4-6 players, and there will be nine rounds of competition with a total of 100 questions from a wide variety of topics.  Cost will be $10 per adult or $5 per student with prizes for the top teams and treats available for purchase from FCCLA. Please email Mary Coogan to reserve a table. We hope you will join us for a fun-filled evening! 
College/Career Information Provided  
Interested in learning more about college and careers?  Check out the events provided by the Liberty Public Schools Career Services Department, which may be accessed by clicking here
HackEDkc - Solving Problems with Imagination and Technology
HackEDkc Dates: November 5, 10 a.m., through November 6, 10 a.m.   Register for $15 at http://hackedkc.org Groups form, come up with a problem to  solve, professionals are there to support you, some  Nerf wars, lots of food, and other fun. 

Bring your computer, comfortable clothes, and water  bottle (to fill), and be well rested!
HackEDkc is open to any  9-12 grade student, with a group or  not (groups form at the beginning).
 
Want to help?  Be a professional mentor? Volunteers are needed  to mentor participants.  Register to be a mentor by clicking here. Want to d onate or be a sponsor?  We're s till looking for financial sponsors and  food providers (reduced cost or donated).
 
Questions? Contact aklein@liberty.k12.mo.us
Save the Date for Medical Careers Night   
The annual Medical Careers Night will be held November 10 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Liberty Hospital Medical Plaza East. Medical Careers Night is open to Liberty and Kearney school district students in the 6th-12th grades and includes a career fair, meeting medical professionals, and hospital tours. Event is free, but registration is necessary at libertyhospital.org to reserve tour time.  For information, contact Colleen Jones.
Liberty Community Christmas Tree Accepting Applications
The Liberty Community Christmas Tree program is accepting applications through November 11 for those that need Christmas assistance. The program lends a hand to disadvantaged families and older adults in the Liberty area who are facing a difficult holiday season. A few weeks before Christmas, each household in the program will receive several large boxes of non-perishable food along with milk, eggs, and a turkey. Children in participating households also receive gifts to help make the holiday season a little brighter.  

Anyone living within Liberty Public School District boundaries is eligible for assistance. School-aged children must be enrolled in a Liberty school. Home-schooled children must be registered in an official LPS extra-curricular activity; enrollment will be confirmed.

Those needing assistance may complete an online application through www.ci.liberty.mo.us/LCCT or call the Liberty Community Christmas Tree program at 439-4424 Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The deadline for applying for Christmas assistance is November 11. Late applications cannot be accepted.
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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