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Holiday Break Information 
Here is a quick reminder that there will be no classes in Liberty Public Schools from Thursday, December 22, 2016 - Monday, January 2, 2017Tuesday, January 3, 2017, is a teacher workday, with no classes taking place on this day. Classes will resume in LPS on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. 
Building Pride Campaign Makes Exciting Announcements 
To say there was a lot of excitement in the Board Room at the LPS District Administration Center on Monday afternoon, December 12, would be an understatement.

Flanked by a few dozen large poster boards covered with black draping, Building Pride Co-Chair Shane Davolt introduced the business and corporate sponsorship donors who have stepped forward to support the district's activity complexes private fundraising campaign, which officially launched September 1, 2016. After the sponsorship boards were unveiled to the packed room one-by-one, Davolt announced the exciting news that approximately $2.5 million had been committed in just the first 100 days of the campaign.

To read more about this exciting announcement, and to watch the press conference in its entirety, click here!
LPS to Host Holiday Open House Friday, December 16 
Liberty Public Schools will get into the holiday spirit on Friday, December 16, as elementary schools from throughout the district will perform various holiday selections as part of the 3rd Annual LPS Holiday Open House. All performances will take place in the Board Room on the 3rd floor of the District Administration Center, 8 Victory Lane. Community members are invited to attend and enjoy great performances from some of our youngest talent! To view a schedule of performance times, click here
LPS News to Know
Public Notice - Applications for Candidacy - LPS Board of Education
The Liberty 53 School District will accept declaration of candidacy from any person interested in running for a position on the Liberty School Board in the April 4, 2017, election. Persons interested may file at the Liberty Public Schools District Administration Center, 8 Victory Lane, Liberty, MO.

Filing will begin on December 20, 2016, at 8 a.m. and will continue during the district's regular business hours, which are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Filing will end on January 17, 2017, at 5 p.m.

There will be three positions available with three-year terms and one position available for a one-year term.  
Student/Staff Recognitions
LHS Speech and Debate Rolls at Semester's Last Tournament
The Liberty High School Speech and Debate team continued its dominance this season with strong showings at Raytown South and Lee's Summit this weekend. At Raytown South, varsity won the tournament championship! At William Chrisman, novice was also the tournament champion in a field of over 25 schools. For the fourth week in a row, the team began the week ranked among the Top 5 debate teams in the country!
 
At Raytown South, the following students earned individual honors:
-          Layne Nichols and Derek Rhea- 4th place, policy debate
-          Summer Olson and Jacklyn Drewry- 4th place, policy debate
-          Lynsie Daniels- 3rd place, Lincoln Douglas debate
-          Noah Jolly and Rick Ames- 4th place, Reg public forum debate
-          Grace Johannes and TJ Cowger- 4th place, Champ public forum debate
-          Addison Henson- 6th place, international Extemp
-          Emma Kenney- 4th place, international Extemp
-          Sarah Kennan- 4th place, humorous interp
-          Weston Brown- 2nd place, dramatic interp
-          Weston Brown and Molly Day- 3rd place, duo interp
-          Sarah and Grace Keenan- 4th place, duo interp
-          Samantha Briggs- 3rd place, storytelling
-          Lynsie Daniels- 5th place, POI
-          Emma Davis- 4th place, POI
 
At Lee's Summit, the following students earned individual recognition:
-          Jenna Phelan and Aubrianna McKee- 7th place, policy debate
-          Taylor Hays and MengKia Liu- 6th place, policy debate
-          Faraz Pervaiz and Michael Garcia- 5th place, policy debate
-          Jake Islas and Oli McCann- 2nd place, public forum debate
-          Isabelle Morgan and Alexa Danahy- 3rd place, duo interp
-          Grace Cotton and Izzie Bates- 6th place, duo interp
-          Logan Reiter- 2nd place, humorous interp
-          Jaden Hayes- 3rd place, humorous interp
-          Jennavieve Carmony- 4th place, international extemp
-          Natu Kahassai- 1st place, international extemp
-          Caroline Wright- 2nd place, storytelling
-          Alexa Danahy- 1st place, storytelling
-          Oli McCann- 5th place, storytelling
LNHS Speech and Debate Place 1st
Congratulations to Liberty North Speech and Debate for placing 1st out of 32 schools in sweepstakes at the Truman tournament!
1st Champ Public Forum Debate Mac Newton/Isaac Keller
1st US Extemp Mac Newton
1st Dramatic Interp Bryce Tinkham
1st Humorous Interp Conner Paulson
2nd Congress Isaac Keller
2nd US Extemp Todd Rogers
3rd Policy Debate Selma Khalil/Bryn Ramos
3rd Original Oratory Whitney Wilson
4th Champ Public Forum Whitney Wilson/Mattie Seley
4th Policy Debate Cami Smith/Todd Rogers
4th Dramatic Interp Annalyn Blackwell
4th Duo Interp Conner Paulson/Annalyn Blackwell
5th Humorous Interp Haley Austin
5th Informative Speaking Abbey Keller
 
The Novice team competed at William Chrisman and took 3rd place out of 28 schools in sweepstakes.
1st Lincoln Douglas Debate Warren Barge
2nd Foreign Extemp Erin Stevens
4th US Extemp Mackensi Killbreth
4th Policy Debate Isabel Zubiri/Cyenne Pulliam
4th Policy Debate Mackensi Killbreth/Kylie Winbigler
 
The team also sent a team that weekend to Mexico, Missouri. The team placed 2nd in sweepstakes at Mexico.
1st Duo Interp Courtney Carr/Noah Graham
2nd Dramatic Interp Noah Graham
2nd Program of Oral Interp Autumn Bammes
3rd Duo Interp Colt Duncan/Jamal Gregory
3rd Original Oratory Madisen Barrett
3rd Program of Oral Interp Courtney Carr
4th Foreign Extemp Brady Graves
6th Dramatic Interp Nik Baumert
6th Radio Speaking Brady Graves
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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