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Upcoming District Calendar
Monday, September 7 - Labor Day Holiday (No Classes)
Thursday, September 17
- Staff Professional Development (Early Release)
Friday, September 18 - Staff Professional Development (No Classes)
LPS News to Know
8th Annual Run. For the Kids Saturday, October 3
Come join us on October 3 to run, walk, jog, or stroll in support of the Liberty School District Foundation! Proceeds raised from the run will provide funds to benefit the Foundation's core programs, including teacher grants that are available to all of Liberty's educators. In the 2014-2015 school year, the Foundation was able to fund $20,000 of grant projects to LPS teachers and buildings - all due to private donations and funds raised from events like the annual Run. For the Kids.
 
Run. For the Kids is also an opportunity to help a school earn up to $500! When registering, participants are allowed to select a school they would like to represent -the top three schools represented will earn $500, $350, or $150 (respectively).
 
This year, Run. For the Kids will offer a family-friendly environment to include Finish Line Festivities, Awards Announcements, and a free KIDS SUPER HERO RACE for runners 10 and under! Register by 8/31 to take advantage of the best prices, including a group option!
 
Click here for more information.

Student/Staff Recognitions
Students' Film Chosen as National Finalist
Congratulations to 2015 Liberty High School graduate Isaac Knopf and current LHS senior Morgan Fleming, who have their television film Goodbye Cokely selected as a finalist in the 2015 All-American High School Film Festival. Their film will be screened the weekend of October 9-11 at the AMC Empire Theatres in New York City's Times Square. Their film made the final cut following thousands of submissions from over 48 states and 30 countries.  If you have not had a chance to view this amazing video, click here.  Best of luck, and congratulations to both Isaac and Morgan!
Upcoming Events
Lady Jays Hoops Offering Fall Clinic and League
The Liberty High School Lady Jays basketball program will be offering a fall clinic and basketball league for girls grades 3-7. The cost for the 8-week program is only $75.  For more information, click here. 
LHS Counseling to Host College and Career Planning Night
The Liberty High School Counseling Department will be hosting their annual College and Career Planning Night on Tuesday, September 25, at LHS from 6:30-8 p.m.  Please join us for an informational evening that will help both parents and students prepare for what lies beyond high school.  Our evening will consist of two break-out sessions.  Each of the topics will be offered during each session.  Topics include:  Financial Aid for College, Finding the Best College Fit, Family Connections, Career Panel of Top Paying Professionals, and the A+ Program.  We look forward to see you there!  Questions?  Contact Brenda Wiederholt.  
Attention Artists and Makers of Crafts
Calling all artists and makers of great crafts - Heritage Middle School's Heritage Holiday Mart, is seeking vendors for a December shopping fair! Holiday Mart will take place December 12 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Heritage Middle School, Liberty, MO. We are expecting up to 90 artisans, crafters, and vendors for what will be a fun, annual shopping event.  For more information, contact Holly Kirkendoll at 816-500-8814 or find the Facebook event page by clicking here.  Hurry to reserve your spot, as this event is filling up fast!  Please share with your friends! 
District/Community Events
PAT Big Truck Event
The trucks are coming!  The trucks are coming!  Parents as Teachers is hosting a Big Truck Event for all families in the Liberty School District. Children and adults are invited to come see a fire truck, dump truck, police car, school bus, Zoomobile, the KMBC weather van, a road grader, tree planter, tow truck, U-Haul, trash truck, and more!  Please join us for a great time on Saturday, August 29, 9-11 a.m., in the Liberty North High School parking lot (1000 NE 104th Street, Liberty).  No pre-registration is necessary and is weather permitting, of course.  
Free 9/11 Concert Offered by U.S. Air Force Academy Band
Join us at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 11, at the Liberty North High School Performing Arts Theater for a free concert by the U.S. Air Force Academy Band, Wild Blue Country.  Tickets are available at the District Administration Center (8 Victory Lane) and the LPS Fine Arts Office (801 Kent Street) and are limited to four (4) per patron.  Remaining tickets will be available at the door that Friday night at 6 p.m.  Should you have questions, please contact the Fine Arts office at 736-5660.
LHS to Host Annual Pom and Cheer Clinic
The Liberty High School Sapphires and cheerleaders are hosting their annual Pom and Cheer Clinic for students kindergarten through fifth grade. The clinic will be held Wednesday, September 16, from 6:15-7:30 p.m. in the Liberty High School gymnasium, with registration beginning at 5:45 p.m. The clinic provides future LHS Sapphires and cheerleaders with the opportunity to learn dances and cheers.  Participants will meet the Liberty Sapphires and cheerleaders, as well as perform at halftime of the varsity football game on Friday, September 18!  Please complete the registration form using the link below.  For any questions, contact Kristen Bosiljevac or Brenda Moats.
 
Clinic Registration Form may be accessed by clicking here.
LNHS Orchestra Car Wash 
LNHS Orchestra will be having a fundraising car wash on Saturday, August 29, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.  They will be washing cars in the parking lot behind Hardees, located on 291 Hwy in Liberty (near Sutherland's Lumber). The car wash is free, but we will be accepting donations. Donations will be use to assist with cello and bass rental expenses for the LNHS Orchestra's trip to San Francisco next June. We hope to see many of you come by, so we can wipe away the grime from your main ride!
Looking for Legos
Do you have Lego pieces that aren't being used anymore?  We can help you!  The Liberty Robotics Foundation and the Liberty Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Community Lego Collection from September 28 through October 9.  This collection is to help local schools as they implement K-5 Project Lead the Way LAUNCH, which engages students to become problem solvers and critical thinkers.  Students will use Lego pieces for many activities.  Just drop off Lego pieces at the Liberty Chamber of Commerce office, 1170 W. Kansas, between the hours of 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday (Sept 28-Oct 9).
Liberty Farmers Market Offered Saturdays Through October  
The award winning Historic Downtown Liberty Farmers Market will open every Saturday morning, through the end of October, this fall. Hours will be from 7 a.m. to noon through September. October hours will be from 8 a.m. to noon. Participating also, will be the Cultivating Kansas City Beans and Greens program. This program matches SNAP (EBT) dollars spent on local food at the market. Learn more at www.cultivatekc.orgbeansandgreens@cultivatekc.org, or call 913-203-5533.    
QuickNews Bulletin Board
In an effort to make our Liberty Public Schools e-newsletter, QuickNews, a concise publication in which subscribers may read in 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
 

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