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Important LPS Dates at a Glance
Friday, April 14 - Easter Break (No School)
Monday, April 17 - Board of Education Meeting (7 p.m./District Administration Center)
Tuesday, May 23 - Last Day of School (3-Hour Early Release)
(*The last day of school date has been adjusted to May 23, following 2 snow days from earlier this winter. If LPS misses any more days due to inclement weather, those days will be added to the end of the school year).
Summer School Enrollment  - Transportation Deadline Tonight 
This year's Summer Adventure 2017 online enrollment window for kindergarten through 8th grade students continues to be open. Additional information may be found on the summer school website by clicking here

Note: Transportation sign up must be completed no later than 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, April 5. 

Summer Adventure 2017
is scheduled for June 5-29. Be sure to follow the LPS summer school program on Twitter at @LPSSummerAdv. 
LPS Named Best Community for Music Education 5th Straight Year 
Liberty Public Schools has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. LPS is one of 4% of districts across the nation receiving the prestigious award in 2017. The Best Communities Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.

To read more about this exciting news, click here!
Board of Education Election Results 
Yesterday was the local election in which four LPS Board of Education positions were determined. Winning the three, three-year positions were Kim-Marie Graham, AJ Byrd, and Angie ReedKent Peterson was voted in to serve the one-year position. All candidates will officially be sworn in at the regular Board of Education meeting on Monday, April 17.

For a detailed look at results from Tuesday's election, visit the Clay County Missouri Board of Election Commissioners website by clicking here.
Dr. Tucker Named to 20 to Watch National List 
The National School Boards Association's (NSBA) Technology Leadership Network (TLN) announced its "20 to Watch" honorees for 2016-2017 earlier this week in Chicago, and one of the names on the list was our very own superintendent, Dr. Jeremy Tucker!

These education leaders from across the country are recognized for their ability to inspire colleagues to explore and embrace innovative technology solutions and instructional strategies that contribute to high-quality learning experiences for all students. 

To read more about this tremendous recognition for both Dr. Tucker and Liberty Public Schools, click here!
LPS News to Know
Vote for LHS Educators in Teachers Who Inspire Contest 
You may recall that earlier this semester, two teachers from Liberty High School were selected as Teachers Who Inspire, a metro-wide contest hosted by KMBC Channel 9. Now it is time for them to select the metro-wide Teacher of the Year, which is determined by a public vote. You will find both Erin Ramsey and Amy Ahart on the ballot, and we strongly encourage you to participate, and vote for one of our nominees! You can access the Teachers Who Inspire page, which includes the list of nominees, by clicking here.
HMS Presents, The Baseball Show
The Baseball Show is an American tale about pine tar, bleacher seats, and hometown heroes . As our umpire says, this play's about baseball. Real baseball. The game of baseball, not the business. All you need for real baseball is a bat, a ball, a backyard, maybe a vacant lot. And the feeling that today's the day! For a home run, for stealing second, then sliding right under the catcher's glove to score the winning run. The feeling that anything's possible...that baseball feeling.
 
Heritage Middle School / April 20, 21, 22 / 7 p.m. / $5 Tickets
PAT Wild World of Sports Dad Event
Dads (or the special man in your child's life) and Little Super Stars - Come join us for a Saturday morning of sports! There will be events such as golf, mountain climbing, basketball, running, balls to throw, bowling, fishing, obstacle course, and so much more!

Ages: 14 Months to Pre-K
Date & Time: Saturday, April 22, 9-11 a.m.
Place: Early Childhood Center,  9600 NE 79 St., Kansas City, MO 64158
 
For more information, please call Parents as Teachers at 736-7020. If weather permits, many of these events will take place outside. Please dress accordingly.
Free Electronic Recycling
Take advantage of this upcoming electronics recycling opportunity! Dispose of your used and broken electronics by taking them to the Liberty High School parking lot on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m.-noon for free recycling. If it has a cord or runs on batteries, they'll take it! There will be a small fee for CRT televisions, depending on size. For more information, and a complete list of what can and cannot be accepted, click here.
2017-2018 Kindergarten Enrollment Open 
Attention parents of children who will enter Liberty Public Schools as 2017-2018 kindergartners! The kindergarten enrollment window is 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.
Student/Staff Recognitions
Student/Staff Recognitions Available on QN Bulletin Board
Due to the high volume of student/staff recognitions submitted in the spring, these noteworthy mentions will be posted in the QuickNews Bulletin Board section of the LPS website. This page will be updated throughout the week as recognitions are received. To view this page, click here.
District/Community Events
Swope Park Rangers hosting LPS Night
The Swope Park Rangers, a United Soccer League affiliate of Sporting KC, will be hosting LPS Night on Saturday, April 15. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Pre-game activities include a tailgate meal deal, autograph session with Futbol Club Kansas City player Shea Groom, and an Easter egg hunt. A chicken toss and penalty kicks shootout between the Liberty and Liberty North mascots is planned for halftime, and Rangers players will be signing autographs after the game! Get your tickets at http://bit.ly/2mfIGt8 and use promo code Eagles or BlueJays to receive a discount. Bring your family, and help LPS be the first sell out at Swope Park!
Jazz Sax & Rhythm Section Clinic
Cindy Price Svehla, LPS Band Director, and Mike Steffen, Educational Representative for Palen Music Center, are co-hosting a jazz sax and rhythm section clinic on April 18, from 4:30-6 p.m., in the Liberty North High School band room, 1000 NE 104th Street, Liberty. Click here for more information.
5th Annual Relay for Life Kansas City Royals Fundraiser
Join us as our Kansas City Royals take on the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, April 30. Cost is $30 per person for the reserved fountain area. A portion of your ticket purchase will be donated to the American Cancer Society, Relay For Life of KC North. Click here to learn more. Questions? Contact  Event Chair Lori Ewing at 589-2386.
Relay For Life of KC North Kick Ball Tournament
Join us for the 3rd Annual Kicking Cancer Out of the Park! This event will be held at Liberty Middle School, 1500 S. Withers Rd, Liberty, on April 22. Click here for all details. For questions after reading this information, contact  Event Chair Lori Ewing at 589-2386.
Technology and Engineering Night (TEN)
What is TEN? TEN is an opportunity for elementary-to-high school students to have fun with technology. Students can also learn about the possibilities of technology- and engineering-based careers. The event also seeks to inform parents about how these fields can be beneficial to their child for more than just a career. Learning about technology can foster possible life skills that will help them in any field they choose. The evening will also showcase projects by LPS students from Project Lead The Way (PLTW) and Technology Student Association (TSA).

When is TEN? Tuesday, May 2, 6-8 pm, Liberty North High School, 1000 NE 104 Street, Liberty, MO 64068. Sponsored by:  LPS, TSA, PLTW, William Jewell College
Relay for Life of KC Needs YOU
Register for this new MEGA Relay that will take place Friday, June 23, at Liberty High School. 
To learn more, click on participant packet. To register for the event, visit www.relayforlife.org/kcnorthmo or contact Event Chair Lori Ewing at 589-2386.
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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