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Upcoming District Calendar 
Thursday, September 17 - Staff Professional Development (early release)
Friday, September 18 - Staff Professional Development (no classes)
Monday, September 21 - Board of Education Meeting (7 p.m./District Administration Center)
Join Us Next Week for September's Coffee with the Community 
Join us Thursday, September 17, for the first Coffee with the Community of the new school year!  LPS is pleased to provide monthly opportunities to interact face-to-face with our stakeholders by hosting our Coffee with the Community series. 

These one-hour meetings are held from 10-11 a.m. at the District Administration Center, 8 Victory Lane (3rd floor board room). This month's featured presenter will be LPS Superintendent, Dr. Jeremy Tucker, who will provide a Liberty School District update to the audience. View a listing of the Coffee with the Community schedule by clicking here.
Ridgeview Elementary to Celebrate 60 Years 
Ridgeview Elementary will be hosting a 60th Anniversary Open House on Thursday, September 24, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the school.  Below, is a detailed listing of events and activities that have been planned:
  • Hear the Rockin' Roadrunners Choir perform at 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • Student Ambassadors will be giving tours and a history of Ridgeview
  • Visit classrooms to see what a 21st century learning space looks like
  • Take a gallery walk of Ridgeview memorabilia
  • Snowie KC will be selling snow cones
  • Complimentary cupcakes and punch will be served
It should be a great evening to celebrate the Ridgeview Roadrunners!
LPS News to Know
Vote Now for the Hy-Vee Game of the Week
Vote here to make this Friday's Liberty High School vs. Park Hill High School football game the Hy-Vee Game of the Week!  Voting ends at 1 p.m. Thursday (tomorrow). Each school from the winning match-up will receive a $500 check from Hy-Vee!  KMBC 9 News will also broadcast live from the game on KMBC 9 News at 6 p.m. on Friday night.  Vote for your Blue Jays!
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!  Click here for more information.

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 15, 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 seeing you there!  Questions?  Contact Brenda Wiederholt.  
Robotics Team to Host Robot Faire
The Liberty Robotics Team will be hosting a Robot Faire for students in kindergarten through middle school and their families, on Saturday, September 19, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Liberty High School.  It is an open house style event for the entire family. Tickets are $5 pre-purchased, or $7 at the door, per participant. For ticket information or to learn more, click here
Ford Drive One Event
Join us for the Liberty Robotics Annual Gary Crossley Ford Drive One Event on September 19 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Liberty High School. Test drive a new Ford, and Ford will make a donation to the robotics team.  While you're at it, visit our silent auction!  The KC BBQ truck and Sheridan's will also be at the event. Want more information?  Click here!   
Gather Up Your Legos
Do you have Lego pieces that aren't being used anymore?  We can help you! The Liberty Robotics Team, Liberty Robotics Foundation, and the Liberty Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Community Lego Collection from September 28-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. Just drop off Lego pieces between the hours of 9 am-5 pm, Monday through Friday, at 1170 W. Kansas St., (Westowne) in Liberty.  The robotics team will also collect new and used Legos at all LHS & LNHS varsity home football games.
Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk
Registration, event times, other information: http://www.stepupfordownsyndromekc.org
Team Name: Liberty Leads (click on "find name", and type in team name to register)
When: October 17, 2015
Time: 12 noon - 4 pm
Where: Arrowhead Stadium, Lot C
Why: Help raise money to benefit individuals and families in our community with Down Syndrome 
Contact Information: Lisa Young via email or call 736-5460, ext 2742 
Lisa Young will pick up and deliver all shirts. Team t-shirt deadline date (to have team name on the back) is Friday, September 18.
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. 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
Support Our U.S. Air Force Academy Band - Free 9/11 Concert
Join us at 7 p.m. this 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.  For questions, 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 in 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.  Should you have any questions, contact Kristen Bosiljevac or Brenda Moats.
 
Clinic Registration Form may be accessed by clicking here.
Liberty Parks and Rec Has Openings
Liberty Parks and Recreation currently has several jobs openings.  Anyone 16 years and older may apply to work in the concession stands at Fountain Bluff Sports Complex through the fall months. Anyone 18 and older may apply for a handful of different positions from Complex Supervisor at Fountain Bluff Sports Complex or Gym Supervisor at area school gyms. There are also opportunities to help out with our growing Bitty Sports and Camps programs.  For more information on these positions, visit the City of Liberty's website!
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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