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LPS Scores High On Annual Performance Review 
When LPS Annual Performance Review data was released from the Missouri Department of Secondary and Elementary Education earlier this week, it reaffirmed that Liberty Public Schools continues to be a high performing school district and one that achieves at high levels. We scored an overall 98.2% on the review, an increase from last year. To view more details regarding the APR release, click here. Thank you to our students, staff, parents, and community for making this success possible! 
Building Pride by Eating Out Thursday, November 10 
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 and 9 p.m. at area restaurants.  Restaurants include: Longboards, Tasty Thai, Cici's, Rock & Run, Minsky's, Conrad's, Pizza Ranch, Longhorn, Pizza Shoppe, and Seva ( should you select Longhorn, you must present voucher, which may be accessed by clicking here ).

These restaurants will donate a percentage of their revenue back to the campaign. 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.
Coffee with the Community Returns Thursday, November 17 
We hope you can make plans to attend our next Coffee with the Community, scheduled for Thursday, November 17, from 10-11 a.m. at the Liberty Public Schools District Administration Center, 8 Victory Lane. Ms. Colleen Jones, LPS Director of College, Career, and Community Partnerships, will lead the meeting and will be joined be several students discussing the district's career education opportunities. To view the detailed Coffee with the Community page, including upcoming meetings, click here.
LPS News to Know
First Ever Diversity Festival Set for November 15 
Come and celebrate our Liberty community on November 15 from 6-8 p.m. at Liberty North High School as part of the first ever Diversity Festival. Taste foods from around the world, visit booths filled with fantastic information, stop by the Children's Corner for creative crafts and fun, and enjoy entertainment troops from all around the Liberty area. This is a wonderful, culturally diverse experience, and it is free to all Liberty patrons and students. We are excited to celebrate our community during this first annual event. LNHS is located at 1000 NE 104th Street, Liberty.  Hope to see many of you there! 
LPS Fall Theatre ProductionTickets Now on Sale
Tickets for all LPS Fall Theatre productions are 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.
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
Liberty High School Cheer State Champs Again! 
The varsity cheerleaders from LHS competed this past weekend at the Missouri State Cheerleading Competition in Columbia and took 1st place in the 5A Large Varsity Division, making this the 8th time the team has won a state title! Thank you to all the Blue Jay fans and families that made the trip to state to support the team. The 22-member team is led by three seniors, Maddy Kudrna, Tianna Fry, Cynthia Barker and coached by Brenda Moats, Daisy King, and Belinda Ambrose.
Students Perform Well at Band/Orchestra Auditions
Congratulations to the following students on their results from this past Saturday's auditions for the KC Metro All District Band, All District Honorable Mention Band, All District Jazz Band, All District Symphonic Orchestra, All District Full Orchestra, and All District Middle School Band. Over 100 students will represent Liberty School District at All District concerts this winter.  A listing of student results may be found by clicking here

All students who made All-District Band, Symphonic Orchestra, Full Orchestra, and the top two chairs in the Honorable Mention Band are now eligible to audition for All-State Band on December 3 at Hickman High School in Columbia, Missouri.
Speech and Debate Teams Continue to Roll 
Both Liberty High School and Liberty North High School Speech and Debate teams had great weekends at competitions. Complete, detailed results, including top student finishes, may be viewed by clicking here. Congratulations to both squads!
District/Community Events
Medical Careers Night   
Medical Careers Night is 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 free career fair, meeting medical professionals, and hospital tours. Tours are full at this time; however, students may report to the tour departure area 10 minutes prior to departure times and be on stand-by on a first-come, first-served available basis. Tours depart from the front waiting room by the main hospital elevators at 6:20, 6:40, 7:00, 7:20, 7:40, and 8 p.m. Contact Colleen Jones if you have questions.
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!  
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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