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LPS seeking STEM Professionals  
Liberty Public Schools is seeking professionals who work in any of the STEM areas: Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Math. The need for workers in these skill areas has never been greater. We are looking for individuals who would be interested in sharing about their career with students or participating on an Advisory Committee.  Please complete the online form or contact Colleen Jones. Thank you for your support!  
LPS Fall Theatre ProductionTickets Now on Sale
Tickets for all LPS Fall Theatre productions are now on sale. If you would like to use a credit card to purchase tickets, please go to the LPS Fine Arts Department website ( http://finearts.liberty.k12.mo.us/) and click on the ShowTix4U logo near the top of the page. You may also call the Fine Arts office at 736-5660 to provide credit card information over the phone or stop by their office at 801 Kent Street in Liberty, to purchase tickets with cash or check.
 
Online ticket sales end at noon on opening night for all performances during that week. For example, if opening night is on a Thursday, online ticket sales end at noon on Thursday for the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances. 
 
If there are still tickets available, they will be sold at the school's box office starting one hour before the show. Only cash or checks can be accepted at the box office...NO credit cards.
 
To find out if tickets are still available for a show, please follow us on Twitter @LPSFineArts.
Building Pride by Eating Out 
Thursday, November 10, the public is invited to eat out to benefit the Liberty School District Activity Complexes Campaign. The event will run between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. at area restaurants. These restaurants will donate a percentage of their revenue back to the campaign. Stay tuned for a complete list of participating restaurants. As always, please make your tax-deductible donation to the campaign today. It is easy to do; simply go to  www.lsdf.org,  and click on the Building Pride tab or Building Pride logo.
LPS News to Know
HMS Presents Legally Blonde, Jr., The Musical
Based on the award-winning Broadway musical and the smash hit motion picture, Legally Blonde, Jr. is a fabulously fun journey of self-empowerment and expanding horizons. The show's instantly recognizable songs are filled with humor, wit, and sass, leaving cast members and audiences alike seeing pink! Legally Blonde, Jr. follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. When Elle's high school boyfriend, Warner, dumps her and heads to Harvard, claiming she's not serious enough, Elle takes matters into her own hands, crafting a showy song-and-dance personal essay and charming her way into law school. Befriending classmate, Emmett, and spunky hairdresser, Paulette, along the way, Elle finds that books and looks aren't mutually exclusive. As Elle begins outsmarting her peers, she realizes that law may be her natural calling afterall.  Legally Blonde, Jr. features large, energetic dance numbers with an expandable cast of sorority sisters, law school students, hairdressers, and more!

November 3, 4, and 5  at 7 p.m.
Heritage Middle School Auditorium
Tickets are $5. You may purchase advance tickets from the HMS attendance office or online at  www.showtix4u.com . Tickets will also be available at the door.
Liberty High School to Present Beauty and the Beast 
LHS is excited to present Beauty and the Beast coming up November 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, and 19, all beginning at 7 p.m. in the Little Theater. The house will open at 6:30 p.m. Additional matinee performances will be held November 12 and 19 at 2 p.m. with the house opening at 1:30 p.m. Seating is general admission and will not be reserved. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for children, students, and senior citizens. To purchase tickets, please go to the LPS Fine Arts Department website (http://finearts.liberty.k12.mo.us/) and click on the ShowTix4U logo near the top of the page. You can also call the Fine Arts office at (816) 736-5660 and provide credit card information over the phone or stop by their office at 801 Kent Street in Liberty to purchase tickets with cash or check.
 
Online ticket sales will end at noon on opening night for all performances during that week . For this show, online ticket sales end at noon on Wednesday for that week's Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances. 
 
Once you arrive at the Little Theater, please roam through our lobby as we will have multiple booths available. We do encourage everyone to purchase tickets as soon as possible due to limited seating in the Little Theater. Enjoy this classic "Tale as Old as Time".
LNHS to Present Mary Poppins November 17, 18, 19 
Mary Poppins will fly onto the Liberty North High School stage on November 17, 18, and 19 at 7:00 p.m. A total of 60 students will appear on stage, with another dozen making the show possible with technical magic.

Tickets are available now and may be purchased by clicking here.
 
The Banks family is trying to be the proper happy family, but there are problems. Mr. Banks is conflicted about work, Mrs. Banks has some unfulfilled dreams, and Jane and Michael are acting out. Mary Poppins flies into their lives, and with just "A Spoonful of Sugar" shows how "Anything Can Happen" if you take time to "Feed the Birds." There is magic and fun and love and a happy ending, with lots of songs and dances along the way. It's "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!"

Caitlyn Fuller plays Mary Poppins, Garrett Williams plays Bert, Nathan Meshau and Kinsey Collins play Mr. and Mrs. Banks, Megan Day and Eli LaFleur play Jane and Michael, Conner Paulson and Regan McKay play Robertson Ay and Mrs. Brill, Cassie Sisson plays Miss Andrew, Emmy Caywood plays Mrs. Corry, Sarah Cowan plays The Bird Woman, Alma MacDonald plays Neleus, James Sisson plays the Park Keeper, Nik Baumert plays the Bank Chairman, Joe Lord plays Valentine, Michael Chapman plays Northbrook, Simon Whitsitt plays von Hussler, Justen Willhite plays Admiral Boom, AnnaLynn Blackwell plays Miss Lark, and Noah Graham plays the Policeman.
Student/Staff Recognitions
Eagle Girls Cross Country Team Advances to State
It was a huge day for the Liberty North High School girls cross country team this past Saturday, October 30, as they competed at the Sectional Cross Country meet in Kearney. The girls claimed the 4 th place team trophy and qualified for the State meet this weekend for the first time since the Eagles have been in the large class! They were led by Kelsey Cox who was 10 th overall. Bre Sola wasn't far behind in 16th place, and Chloe Johnson also finished in the top 30. Elizabeth Stinson and Shelby Johnson rounded out the scoring members of the team. Madison Graham and Sydney Ware also competed in the race.
 
Meanwhile, the Liberty High School Boys and Girls Cross Country teams will be well represented at this weekend's State championships. Ryan Flood and Max Martin will compete in the boys race, while Maddie Hill and Claire Reedy have qualified for the girls race.
 
Best of luck to all athletes! Fans are encouraged to travel to Jefferson City this Saturday to cheer on the ladies as they represent LPS at State! 
LNHS Student Selected to All-State Choir
Congratulations to Liberty North senior Caitlyn Fuller, as she was selected to the Missouri All-State Choir for the second year, this past weekend. To be selected, she had to score in the top six of all sopranos from throughout the Kansas City area over the course of two separate auditions. Approximately 130 sopranos auditioned from 38 schools. Great job, Caitlyn!
Women in Science Team Turns in Solid Results 
Congratulations to the Liberty North High School Women in Science team, which took 4th place overall at the Avila Science and Mathematics Challenge for Young Women. They took third place in the Earth and Space section. The team was comprised of Maddie Walker, Brooke Andersen, Stephanie Medley, Kaylee Chase, Lauren Michaelis, and Cara Kingman.
Speech and Debate Results Available 
The Liberty High School and Liberty North High School Speech and Debate squads were busy this past weekend with more great efforts at local events. To view detailed results from the competitions, click here.
District/Community Events
HackEDkc - Solving Problems with Imagination and Technology
HackEDkc Times and Dates: 10 a.m., November 5, through 10 a.m., November 6.  Registration is $15 at http://hackedkc.org Groups form, come up with a problem to  solve, professionals are there to support students, are some  Nerf wars, lots of food, and other fun! 

Bring your computer, comfortable clothes, a 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
Robotics Foundation to Host Trivia Event Fundraiser
The Liberty Robotics Foundation is hosting their 4th Annual Trivia Event Fundraiser Sunday, November 6, 2:30 p.m. at Belvoir Winery.  View the Trivia Invitation, reserve  your spot, and purchase your tickets now.....support Liberty Robotics! Trivia topics include: TV, Movies, Music, Pop Culture, Sports etc. Reserve your spot by clicking here . In the comment section, note number attending and your payment method.  To purchase tickets via credit card,  click here.  You will need to click Menu, Support the Foundation, then Donate To purchase tickets via check,  mail payment to: Liberty Robotics Foundation c/o Bridget Stark, 503 Bancroft Street, Liberty, MO 64068.

If you are unable to attend, we will happily accept donations. If you have any questions, call Bridget at  550-9981.
Medical Careers Night   
Medical Careers Night will be 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 in order to reserve a tour time. For more information, contact Colleen Jones.
Clay County African American Legacy Invites Community to Event
Clay County African American Legacy, Inc. invites the community to a Fall Open House Tour of the Clay County African American Gallery and Exhibits on Wednesday, November 9, from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Garrison School Cultural Center, 502 N. Water, Liberty. This event is free of charge; more information may be found by clicking here.  
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 hosting a booth at this year's festival, or 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.
College/Career Information Provided  
Interested in learning more about college and careers? Check out events provided by the Liberty Public Schools Career Services Department, which may be accessed by clicking here
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, 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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