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Liberty High School Celebrates Homecoming Week  
Blue Jay It has been an exciting week thus far at Liberty High School as they celebrate Homecoming Week.  It all culminates with the school's varsity football game Friday evening, September 30, vs. Park Hill South. The game kicks off at 7 p.m. and will be played at the LHS varsity field.  Among the activities will be crowning the Homecoming king/queen at halftime of the game.  For all of the important information regarding LHS Homecoming Week, click here!  
LPS News to Know
LSDF Receives Tremendous Support from LPS Staff  
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During this year's LPS Giving Campaign, LPS staff donated over $10,000 to support the Liberty School District Foundation's efforts to elevate excellence in all of Liberty's schools. Even more exciting is that twice as many staff donated this year compared to last year!
 
Each year, the Liberty School District Foundation works to help LPS teachers and staff elevate excellence in each of our schools. In the 2015-2016 school year, the Liberty School District Foundation gave nearly $50,000 to Liberty Public Schools. So far this year, the Foundation has received nearly $95,000 in requests from Liberty teachers to provide our students with innovative learning experiences. The support of LPS staff will go a long way to help the Liberty School District Foundation fund projects across the entire district!
 
Liberty School District Foundation is funded through private contributions from individuals and businesses in the Liberty Public Schools area. For more information about the Foundation, you may  click here or sign up for their newsletter.
Student/Staff Recognitions
LHS Student Commended in National Merit Program
Liberty High School Principal Dr. April Adams has announced that LHS student Brock Boysan has been named a Commended Student in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.  A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented to this scholastically talented senior.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.  Although they will not continue in the 2017 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2017 competition by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.  Congratulations Brock! 
LNHS Screaming Eagles Complete Successful Weekend 
Saturday, September 24, the Liberty North Screaming Eagles had a very busy and successful day.  During the morning, the band performed in the annual Liberty Fall Festival Parade, where they won first place in the marching/walking division.   
 
Immediately following the parade, the Screaming Eagles boarded school buses and traveled to Carrollton Band Day where they competed in several events. The band won 1st place in the Class 5 field show and were the highest scoring band all day with a total of 104.5.  The Screaming Eagles won the outstanding field percussion award for Class 5 and were also high point in that caption for the entire day.
 
The Screaming Eagles Colorguard won first place in the Class 5 indoor auxiliary competition.  The drumline won 2nd place in Class 5 indoor drumline competition.
 
The title of the band's show is "Contagious."  They will be performing it at the October 13 home football game at William Jewell College. They will also be competing in the Missouri Days Marching Festival in Trenton, MO, on October 15 and the Odessa Band Festival on October 22.
 
September 17, the Screaming Eagles Drumline performed at "Drummit at the Summit" held at Lee's Summit High School where they won 2nd place in their class and were 4th overall for the entire day!
District/Community Events
Liberty North High School Celebrates Homecoming Week
Liberty North High School will celebrate its seventh Homecoming Week next week, October 3-8. This year's theme is, Mission: Homecoming North Nation. A detailed listing of the week's events may be accessed on the LNHS website by clicking here. Good luck Eagles!

Liberty North Homecoming Court
Congratulations to the following seniors, who were nominated by their class to serve as Liberty North's 2016 Homecoming Court. These students demonstrate leadership in and outside of school, and they exhibit school pride through involvement in, and support of, Liberty North activities. Homecoming King Candidates: Alma MacDonald, Conner Paulson, Mitchell Sevier, Jake Stouffer, and Justen Willhite. Homecoming Queen Candidates: Julia Muchow, Lexi Nardini, Destiny Ojigoh, Kendall Steinmetz, and Carman Stephenson.
Liberty Parents as Teachers - Meet Me at the Fire Station
Meet Me at the Fire Station - Group Connection
*RESERVATION REQUIRED*
                                                                                                                                                      Friendly firefighters will greet us at the fire station located off Liberty Square at 200 W. Mississippi Street in Liberty.  We will get to see the emergency rescue vehicles, fire trucks, and equipment. This will be an event for children and parents to learn how firefighters put on their protective gear as they talk about fire safety. This is a great opportunity to learn with your child and experience the emergency personnel and equipment in a non-frightening situation.
Date:   Tuesday, October 4
Times:  Session 1 @ 9  a.m. * Session 2 @ 10 a.m.
Recommended ages: 2 years old to Pre-K
 
We have to limit the number of people for each session, so you must make a reservation by calling the PAT office at  736-7020 or e-mail  dhead@liberty.k12.mo.us. 
Liberty Parents as Teachers - Meet Me at the Library
Join us for a special time with our kids!
Monday, October 10 * 10-11 a.m.
Woodneath Library
8900 N. Flintlock Rd, KCMO 64157
For ages birth to kindergarten
No reservations necessary
Liberty Middle School to Present Once Upon a High School  
Tickets are now available for the LMS Fall Play, Once Upon a High School. Tickets may be purchased online by clicking here.

Performances will be held October 14-15 at the Liberty Performing Arts Theatre.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and shows will begin at 7 p.m.
 
Your favorite fairytale characters have their world turned upside down as they get a fresh taste of reality!  When a portal is opened to another world, Cinderella's stepsisters take the leap and find themselves in a very real high school. While they seem to fit in perfectly in this world where mean girls are cool, crossing over into reality has serious consequences for the fantasy world they left behind. Come and support the nearly 100 students in the cast and crew of this funny and touching show!
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. 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/Careers?  Check out the events provided by the Liberty Public Schools Career Services Department, which may be accessed by clicking here
Save the Date for Medical Career's Night   
The annual Medical Career's Night will be held November 10 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Liberty Hospital.  Registration links and more information will be coming soon!  
Step Up For Down Syndrome Walk Set for October 1 
The annual Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk is this 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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