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Early Release September 15 - No Classes September 16 
Due to staff professional development next week, Liberty Public Schools will be on a two-hour early release schedule on Thursday, September 15.  We will also be closed Friday, September 16.
LPS News to Know
SOAR Awards Return for 3rd Year 
Do you know someone who works in Liberty Public Schools who consistently provides Service Over and Above the Rest to our students, parents, and community?  If so, you should consider nominating them to receive a SOAR Award.  Returning for a third year, this program provides us with an opportunity to recognize our employees for providing exceptional service to our students, staff, parents, and community!  Each month, Dr. Tucker and his leadership team will award several deserving staff members with SOAR Awards, which not only includes a certificate, but also a gift card made possible by the program sponsor, Commerce Bank. Nominate someone today by clicking here! 
Student/Staff Recognitions
LNHS Student Named National Merit Semifinalist 
Liberty North High School Principal Dr. Martin Jacobs, is pleased to announce that Liberty North High School student Benjamin Ross has been named a 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalist.  Ross joins high school seniors from around the country who now have the opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition.  About 90 percent of Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title. Congratulations, Benjamin, on this great news!  
Students Recognized at Character Traits Luncheon 
Several LPS students were recognized on September 9 for the first monthly Character Traits luncheon held at the Liberty Hy-Vee.  A big thank you to the Liberty Chamber of Commerce, Hy-Vee, and KCB Bank for making this program and event possible!  Below, were this month's nominees:
Jackson Orton and Tate Lange (Lewis and Clark Elementary);  Lauren Wright and Bo Evans (Alexander Doniphan Elementary); and Emmy Seiler and Noah Whalley (Franklin Elementary).  Way to go kids! 
LHS's Rawie Named Athlete of the Week 
Liberty High School Junior Robert Rawie was selected as the Hy-Vee 41 Five-Star Athlete of the Week yesterday. Rawie has helped lead the Blue Jays football team to a 4-0 record and last Friday ran for over 400 yards and 4 touchdowns. The yardage total broke the LHS single-game rushing record. To view the feature that aired on 41 Action News, click here!
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 that is linked by clicking here, by September 23. This year's festival will be held November 15 from 6-8 p.m. at  Liberty North High School.
Come Join the Fun ... Support Liberty Robotics
Annual Robot Faire and Ford Drive One Event 
Saturday, September 17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Shoal Creek Elementary

The Liberty High School/Liberty North High School Robotics Team 1764, along with the Liberty Robotics Foundation, will be hosting their annual Robot Faire for preschool through middle school students. It is an open house style of event for the entire family. Tickets are $10 per student; click here to pre-purchase. Participants will build and race their own brushbots and compete with VEX robots. Come and enjoy robot and 3D printer demos, meet the high school robotics team, and more. 
 
Also, join us for our annual Gary Crossley Ford Drive One Event. Test drive a new car, and Ford will donate $20 per test drive to the robotics team. Visit our silent auction, and enter to win a 3D printer, a private robotics party, or a chance to ride with us in the Fall Fest Parade.  Food will be available for purchase from Twisted Tater Food Truck and Sheridan's. For any questions, contact Bridget at 550-9981 or email us at parent@libertyroboticsfoundation.org.
 
Check out our Robotics Flyers for more information and to purchase Robot Faire tickets!
Step Up For Down Syndrome Walk Set for October 1 
The annual Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk has been scheduled for Saturday, October 1, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Kansas Speedway.  More information may be found on their website by clicking here. Team name is Liberty Leads (click on "register", "choose team", then scroll down to find LIBERTY LEADS!).

This event is to help raise money to benefit individuals and their families in our community with Down syndrome.   For more information, contact Paula Meiners, 736-5400 ext 2368.   Ms. Meiners will be picking up all shirts and delivering them. Check out their website for more details on events and times.  
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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