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Upcoming District Calendar
Thursday, October 15 - Early Release (Professional Development)
Friday, October 16 - No School (Parent/Teacher Conferences)
Monday, October 19 - Board of Education Meeting 
Join Us for Coffee October 15
Our next district Coffee with the Community is scheduled for Thursday, October 15, when LPS Director of Safety and Security, Gary Majors, will speak on Digital Safety and Security.  We will meet in the Administration Center Board Room from 10-11 a.m (8 Victory Lane, Liberty).  We hope you can join us!
Eagle Football is KMBC Channel 9 Team of the Week!
Following last Friday's big victory over the previously undefeated and top-ranked Fort Osage Indians, the Liberty North Eagles football team has been named the KMBC Channel 9 Team of the Week!  The feature that aired earlier this week may be viewed by clicking here.  The high school football regular season concludes this Friday with district action beginning next week.
Staff/Student Recognitions
LNHS Speech and Debate Team Places 2nd in Springfield 
Congratulations to the Liberty North Speech and Debate team for placing 2nd out of 27 schools at the Kickapoo/Glendale tournament in Springfield.  Individual placings are as follows:
 
1st, Policy Debate, Jake West/Sarah Venier
1st, Program of Oral Interp, Thadeus Acha
2nd, Champ Public Forum Debate, Cheyenne Bourgeois/Jacob Lozano
2nd, Dramatic Interp, AnnaLynn Blackwell
2nd, Duo, AnnaLynn Blackwell/Conner Paulson
2nd, Program of Oral Interp, Michael Chapman
3rd, Champ Public Forum Debate, Whitney Wilson/Madelyne Seley
4th, Champ Public Forum Debate, Mac Newton/Bret Snider
4th, Policy Debate, Cami Smith/Todd Rogers
4th, Policy Debate, Michaela/Scarrow/Bryn Ramos
4th, Original Oratory, Witney Wilson
4th, Reg Lincoln Douglas Debate, Paige Nicewaner
5th, Humorous Interp, Conner Paulson
5th, Dramatic interp, Haley Austin
6th,Foreign Extemp, Samantha Kobe
6th, Duo Interp, Courtney Carr/Thadeus Acha
2nd, Novice Lincoln Douglas Debate, Braydee Chu
2nd, Novice Policy Debate, Sadik Mohamed/Katie Wilson
2nd, Novice Duo Interp, Colt Duncan/Noah Graham
2nd, Novice Foreign Extemp, Harrison Frawley
3rd, Novice Original Oratory, Sadik Mohamed
4th, Novice Public Forum Debate, Harrison Frawley/Amber Chase
4th, Novice Duo Interp, Damon Gooch/Daniel McAninich
5th, Novice Foreign Extemp, Sadik Mohamed
5th, Novice Dramatic Interp, Morgan Neal
6th, Novice Original Oratory, Madalyn Newton
6th, Novice Humorous Interp, Colt Duncan
 
The same weekend, the team also competed at the Blue Springs Novice tournament and Blue Springs South varsity tournament.  At Blue Springs, the novice team captured 1st out of 20 schools in sweepstakes. Individual placings:
 
Blue Springs South
2nd, JV Lincoln Douglas Debate, Chaz Sun
3rd, Humorous Interp, Kinsey Collins
4th, JV Public Forum Debate, Kailey Mgrdichian/Brady Graves
6th,US Extemp, Nick Smith
 
Blue Springs
1st, Novice Foreign Extemp, Clayton Breshears
1st, Novice Humorous Interp, Garrett Williams
1st, Novice Storytelling, Garrett Williams
2nd, Novice Humorous Interp, Cassie Sisson
2nd, Novice Storytelling, Cassie Sisson
3rd, Novice Humorous Interp, Gabe Wright
3rd, Novice Storytelling, Gabe Wright
4th, Novice Duo Interp, Anna Frazier/Leo Jameson
4th, Novice Policy Debate, Emma Mitchem/Jalyn Singleton
5th, Novice Duo Interp, Tory Brayat/Hillary Sandusky
6th, Novice Duo Interp, Emilee Tobin/Hallie Wilcoxson
LPS News to Know
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 your school's 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.
Bundle Up Birds Coat Drive 
Liberty Public Schools will once again be collecting new and gently used coats of all sizes to bundle up our fellow and future Blue Jays and Eagles!  Donation boxes will be placed near the main office at each school from October 19-23. 
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
Annual Lily Soto Blood Drive and Craft Sale
Lily Soto, a Liberty schools student and former Lillian Schumacher Elementary student, must receive a blood transfusion every three weeks.  Please help us help Lily by attending what has become an annual blood drive and craft sale at Schumacher Elementary School.  Not only is this a blood drive, but there will be vendors, crafters, BBQ, and a silent auction, all on Friday, October 16, from 1-7 p.m., in the auditorium.  If your small kids come in costume, they can trick or treat the vendors!  
11th Annual Scream in the Dark Haunted House
Bring your family and friends to an affordable haunted house experience right here in Liberty! Heritage Middle School Flight Club will be hosting the 11th Annual Scream in the Dark Haunted House on Friday, October 16, and Saturday, October 17. The haunted house will be open both nights from 7-10 p.m., and the entrance fee is $6 per person. Flight Club students, alumni, HMS teachers, parents, and other supporters help make this fundraiser a huge success every year. Flight focuses on creating a positive school culture, recognizing students for academic success, improvement, and achievement in other areas, along with teachers and staff at HMS. Adults should accompany elementary-aged students.  Please note: The experience may not be appropriate for kids under age 8.
 
For more information contact Andrew Hoskins or Katie Garrison
Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk this Saturday
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. 
Free Youth Wrestling Clinic
Liberty High School wrestlers and Liberty Takedown Club are sponsoring a free Youth Wrestling Clinic October 20 and 21 at the LHS Coakley Field House (old main gym). This clinic is for novice or youth, 1st through 8th grade. Clinic begins at 6:15 p.m. and ends at 7:35 p.m.  If your child is interested in attending, please email their name and age to Mike Hammer, LHS Head Wresting Coach, mhammer@liberty.k12.mo.us.
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.   
Medical Careers Night
High School Students - Think you might be interested in a career in the medical field?  Click on Medical Careers Night and join us November 12 at Liberty Hospital Medical Plaza East, from 6-8:30 p.m., for a fascinating evening of learning about various fields in the medical community. To register for this free event, click here.  Questions?  Contact Colleen Jones.
District/Community Events
Liberty Community Christmas Tree Assistance Program Gearing Up
The Liberty Community Christmas Tree program is gearing up for another year and has extended the application deadline to November 6 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!

If you, or someone you know, could use a little help this holiday season, please encourage them to apply. With the annual Liberty Public Schools food drive, the generosity of donors and volunteers, the program provides several boxes of food to families in program, as well as vouchers that volunteers use to buy gifts for the kids. Applications may be filled out online at www.ci.liberty.mo.us/LCCTApply2015 or by calling 816-439-4424.
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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