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Project Lead the Way LAUNCH Featured on Fox 4
Tuesday, September 29, Lewis and Clark Elementary hosted a Project Lead the Way LAUNCH Open House.  Beginning this year, PLTW is now offered in all buildings at the elementary level.  Fox 4 attended the event and a feature aired on their evening broadcast earlier this week.  To view the story, click here.
 
Liberty North High School Celebrates Homecoming Week
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Liberty North High School is in the midst of celebrating Homecoming Week, which will be highlighted at the 7 p.m. football game Friday, October 2, at William Jewell College. This year's theme is, Homegrown Homecoming. A detailed listing of the week's events may be accessed on the LNHS website by clicking hereGood luck Eagles!
Coffee with the Community Now Available to View Online
In case you missed it, LPS hosted its first
Coffee with the Community meeting last week at the District Administration Center.  Liberty Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Jeremy Tucker, presented a State of the District update to attendees.  If you wanted to attend but could not, you are in luck!  The event was recorded in its entirety and can be accessed on the LPS YouTube page, or by clicking hereAnother way to watch is by tuning into KLPS-TV Channel 18 at 7 a.m., 6 p.m., or 10 p.m.  The next Coffee with the Community will feature Gary Majors, Director of Safety and Security, as our presenter and will be held Thursday, October 15, from 10-11 a.m. at the District Administration Center. To view future meetings scheduled for this semester, click here.
Staff/Student Recognitions
LNHS Screaming Eagles Excel in Carrollton
September 26, the Liberty North High School Marching Band competed in the 46th annual Carrollton Band Day. The Screaming Eagles took 1st place in the Class 5 field competition. The Liberty North color guard won the Caption Award for best Class 5 field unit, as well as 1st place for the indoor marching auxiliary competition. The Screaming Eagles Drumline won 2nd place in the Class 5 indoor drumline competition.
 
The marching band will be competing at the Missouri Days Marching Festival in Trenton on October 17. They will perform their show at pregame of the homecoming game this coming Friday. 
LPS News to Know
SOAR Award Nominations Now Being Accepted
Is there a Liberty Public Schools employee that has made a huge difference for your child, family, or our community?  If so, we encourage you to nominate them to receive a SOAR (Service Over and Above the Rest) Award. This employee recognition program is beginning its second year.  Each month, Dr. Tucker and other LPS leaders visit district buildings to personally present these awards. 

To nominate someone today, fill out a brief online form by clicking here
.  Special thanks to Liberty Commerce Bank for sponsoring this program! 
New at LPS!  Classroom Celebration Snacks
Nutrition Services is pleased to announce a new service to elementary students and their families - Celebration Snacks! These elementary classroom snacks may be ordered through the school café manager at a low cost to families. The snacks are conveniently listed by food allergen to help parents avoid class food allergies. Click here to see the entire categorization of snacks available. Contact your school café for more details and to place your order.
Work for LPS 
Liberty Public Schools is always looking for positive individuals who are interested in working for, or volunteering with, our school district!  Click here to view current job openings on our district website.
Spotlight openings include full-time, part-time, substitute positions for:
*  Custodians
*  Nutrition Service Associates
Full-time, part-time, temporary positions for:
*  Transportation - bus drivers needed; NO CDL required; paid training; benefited routes
Part-time and temporary positions open for:
*  Kid's Zone - prefer ages 18 or older; openings before school, after school, or both shifts
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LPS Youth Mentor Program
The LPS Youth Mentor program is up and running again this year!  Thank you to all volunteers who have been, or currently are, serving. You have helped make a world of difference in the life of a child. Youth Mentors are volunteers who spend approximately one hour per week with a student and may:

      *  Tutor a student
      *  Have lunch with a student

      *  Share special talents or career interests

      *  Read with a student

      *  Be a good friend who listens

If you, your business, or your group are interested in being a Youth Mentor, contact Colleen Jones at cjones@liberty.k12.mo.us.
Upcoming Events
Autism Speaks Fundraiser
Come on along for our fun, family-friendly 8th Annual Trike-a-Thon! This is a great opportunity for your child to take pride in an organized physical activity and help raise money for children with autism.
     * When: Saturday, October 3, 2015
     * What Time: Fun begins at 11 a.m. and lasts until 1 p.m.
 We have trikes or bring your own. 
Children, please bring your own helmets!
Bring a picnic lunch.
Bring a blanket, chair, and a camera.
Popcorn, snow cones, and drinks will be available for purchase.
Be sure to wear your ECC spirit wear!  
LMS Students Present The Canterbury Tales
Support our Liberty Middle School students as they present The Canterbury Tales or Geoffrey Chaucer's Flying CircusThis show blends the humor of Monty Python and Saturday Night Live into one fun-filled evening.  Enjoy the wacky comedy as a group of medieval villagers compete in a storytelling competition as they travel from London to Canterbury. These colorful characters will have you laughing outloud as their stories take a hilarious turn.
 
Performances are October 2 and 3 at 7 p.m. at the Liberty Performing Arts Theatre. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased online at showtix4u.com or from Liberty Middle School.
Coming Soon: LHS Orchestra Pancake Breakfast and Auction
Please join us for the Liberty High School Orchestra Booster Club's Annual Orchestra Pancake Breakfast & Auction, featuring Chris Cakes!
* Saturday, October 3, 2015
* 8-11 a.m.
* Liberty High School Cafeteria (200 Blue Jay Drive)
Tickets $5.50 per person (children under 3 eat free), which includes all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast with sausage, juice, and coffee 
Bring extra money with you for the Silent Auction and Cake Walk - $1 per entry into the Cake Walk; enter as many times you would like!   
* All LHS orchestras will be performing during the breakfast
* Silent Auction
* $1 Cake Walk (9:20-10 a.m.)
Buy your tickets today from an orchestra student or online at Blue Jay NationTickets will also be available at the door the day of the event.
8th Annual Run. For the Kids Saturday, October 3
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.
LNHS Cheer and Dance Kid Clinic
Join the Liberty North High School Cheer Squad and the Golden Girl Dance Team for the LNHS Cheer and Dance Clinic!
     * Participants: Students Grades K-5
     * Date of Clinic: Sunday, October 11
     * Time: Registration 12:30 pm * Clinic 1-4 p.m. 
     * Location: Liberty North High School Auxiliary Gym
     * Purpose: Clinic provides future LNHS cheerleaders and dancers the opportunity to learn    
       cheers and dances. They will also get the chance to perform at halftime of a varsity football        game!
     * Clinic Attire: Comfortable clothing, tennis shoes, water bottle
     * Performance: Halftime of October 15 varsity football game
Click here for more clinic information, and click here to register.
Lillian Schumacher to Host Harlem Wizards
Lillian Schumacher Elementary is bringing the Harlem Wizards to town to play a fun basketball game against our own Liberty District faculty and community leaders,
The Liberty Underdogs! Join us for some fun on Thursday, October 8, at 7 pm, in the new Liberty High School fieldhouse. Players on The Liberty Underdogs team include: Mr. Gabriel, Mrs. Bright, Ms. Beaty, Ms. Townsend, Noah Simpson, Roger Stirtz, Mrs. Steenstra, Katie Lawson, Jennifer Corum, Ms. Adams, Mike Murphy, Chris Lucas, Jonalee Searcey, Deb Caywood, Claudia Howerton, Justin Kruse, Kyle Race, Cynthia Espy, Andy Smith, David Wratchford, and our referee will be Stephanie McGill.

Tickets may be purchased in advance for $10 General Admission, $17 Reserved Seating, and $25 Courtside Plus. Courtside Plus includes a 10-minute meet and greet with the Wizards in a private room before the game, a Wizards lanyard, a Wizards team poster, and seating right behind the Harlem Wizards players. General admission tickets will be $12 at the door.  
Purchase your tickets at Lillian Schumacher Elementary or go to www.harlemwizards.com. Tickets purchased in the next week will go into a drawing for a Wizards t-shirt. We have 5 shirts to give away. (Reserved and Courtside Plus seating are limited, so get your tickets ordered as soon as possible.)
Location Change for Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk
Please note the new location for this event.  For registration, event times, other information, go to: 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: Berkley Riverfront Park
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. 
Medical Careers Night
High School Students!  Join us for Medical Careers Night on November 12, at Liberty Hospital Medical Plaza East, from 6-8:30 p.m.  Click here to register for this free event, and to learn more!   
HackEdKC Event
Heads up, students!  Registration is now open for a 24-hour HackEdKC event, challenging students to use technology to solve problems in their communities. This event will take place at Liberty Middle School from noon on November 7 until noon on November 8.  There is a $10 registration fee, which will include plenty of food and plenty of support!   Learn a lot more about this event, and register, by clicking here. Please feel free to contact Angie Klein should you have more questions.   

District/Community Events
Liberty Community Christmas Tree Assistance Program Gearing Up
The Liberty Community Christmas Tree program is gearing up for another year and will be accepting applications through October 16 for those who need Christmas assistance. This program lends a hand to disadvantaged families and older adults in the Liberty area who are facing a difficult holiday season. 

Anyone living within the Liberty Public School District boundaries is eligible for assistance. School-aged children must be enrolled in a Liberty school. Home-schooled children must be registered in an official LPS extra-curricular activity; enrollment will be confirmed. Those needing assistance may fill out an online application at www.ci.liberty.mo.us/LCCT or call the Liberty Community Christmas Tree program at 439-4424, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Late applications will not be accepted, so click on the above link today to see what we're all about!
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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