Top Stories from LPS
Video Tours of New Construction Now Available
With construction now completed at both of our high school campuses, video tours of the facilities are available.  Earlier this fall, Liberty North High School Principal Dr. Martin Jacobs took viewers on a tour of the new classroom space.  This video may be viewed by clicking here.  Last week, a video was produced that includes a tour of the gymnasium/classroom space at Liberty High School.  LHS Principal Dr. April Adams provides this tour, we may be accessed by clicking here.
LPS News to Know
LNHS Eagle Football Captures Conference Title, Advances Into Postseason
Liberty North High School's Eagles football team recently captured its first conference championship in school history and has advanced into postseason play following last week's victory over Park Hill South.  The Eagles will next face Park Hill High School on the road Friday, October 30, at 7 p.m.  An Eagles victory would advance them into the district championship game to be played Friday, November 6.  Congratulations on the great season thus far, and best of luck this week! 
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 different fields in the medical community. To register for this free event, click here.  Questions?  Contact Colleen Jones.
Reality U$ Coming to Both Liberty High Schools
Reality U$ is a one day financial literacy event.  It provides students with real life experience in handling their finances as a 26-year-old and is a fun, tangible way to experience the reality of making financial decisions about life's necessities.  Events will take place Wednesday, November 4, at Liberty North High School, and Thursday, November 12, at Liberty High School, for all junior students.
 
We are very excited to bring Reality U$ to Liberty schools for the first time!  Thanks to the following companies for supporting Reality U$ through the Liberty School District Foundation!

B&B Theatres
Bank Midwest
Capitol Federal
Clay County Savings Bank
Commerce Bank
Crossroads Animal Hospital
David Anderson
Edward Jones - Charlotte Fulkerson
Financial Avenues
Frazier DeCamp Financial
KCB Bank
KJ Financial
LaMars Donuts
Liberty Sertoma
McDonald's
Niles Media Group
Pure Water Delivery
Pony Express Bank
Premier Financial Partners
Snider & Talbot Financial Planning
Spencer Financial
State Farm - Bret Ohlhausen
Vet Center of Liberty

If you have any questions, please contact Colleen Jones.
LNHS Presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
"Any dream will do." Teens and children will sing and dance the story of a dreamer whose dreams did come true in Liberty North High School's production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. This show is all music of many different styles, and the upbeat singing and energetic dancing will inspire everyone in the audience to dream big, because everyone "could become a star."
 
Shows are Friday, November 20, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, November 21, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, November 22, at 2 p.m.
 
A children's choir composed of students selected from all the elementary schools in Liberty will accompany the teens in several of the musical numbers, and they will join the teens in some of the dance numbers. Teens will be involved in teaching the children about theatre.
 
This year, teens are designing all of the teen costumes and constructing at least 60% of them. Leaders Dahiana Barasz and Cassie Sisson researched both the Biblical background of the story and Jewish traditions to incorporate symbolism and meaning into the costume fabrics, colors, and designs.
 
Thadeus Acha is Joseph, and Abigail Day, Ashleigh Erickson, and Kinsey Collins are the Narrators. Brothers are Conner Paulson, Garrett Williams, James Sisson, Justen Willhite, Kaelin Hagen, Michael Chapman, Nate Meshau, Romero Higareda, Scott Green, Sean Pappone, and Sean Sturdivant. Romero Higareda is also Pharaoh. Tyler Carpenter is Potiphar, and Sarah Cowan is Potiphar's Wife. Bryce Tinkham is Jacob, Nick Baumart is the Baker and Male Understudy, and Max Brown is the Butler. Cassie Sisson is the Narrator Understudy, and James Sisson is the Understudy for Joseph. Garrett Williams is Dance Captain, and Courtney Carr is Stage Manager. James Sisson designed much of the show's lighting. Over 60 teens will be involved in producing the show.
 
David Young directs, assisted by Rebecca Dempsey and Kim Lenger, with Alan Bunch directing music, Kenny Personett choreography, and Susan Patton overseeing the student-led costume crew. Emily Myers leads music for the children's choir.
LHS to Host Safe Halloween Thursday, October 29  
Liberty High School's Student Council will be hosting its annual Safe Halloween event once again this year, at LHS.  This is a great event for families in the community to attend and will provide children with a safe and fun experience.  Safe Halloween is scheduled for Thursday, October 29, from 6-8 p.m.  More details can be found by clicking here.
Liberty High School Presents: Once Upon a Mattress 
If you thought you knew the story of The Princess and the Pea, you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken's love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason? Or that, in fact, it wasn't the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried by a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.
 
Performance dates are November 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, and 21.  All performances begin at 7 p.m.  November 14 and 21 will have performances at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The house will open thirty minutes before the show begins.
 
Tickets for the public may be purchased beginning Wednesday, October 21, through ShowTix4U. Children, students, and senior citizens are $5 each, and adults are $10 each.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding ticket sales, please contact the Fine Arts Department at 736-5660.
Staff/Student Recognitions
LHS/LNHS Speech and Debate Results Posted
Both Liberty High School and Liberty North High School sent their respective speech and debate teams to events this past weekend.  Following, are detailed results submitted: 
Liberty North High School 
Congratulations to students placing at the Oak Park Novice tournament.
1st, Dramatic Interp, Sarah Cowan
1st, Foreign Extemp, Sadik Mohamed
1st, Storytelling, Cassie Sisson
2nd, Humorous Interp, Cassie Sisson
2nd, Storytelling, Jamie Allen
2nd, Policy Debate, Harrison Gates/Sadik Mohamed
4th, Dramatic Interp, Jamie Allen
4th, Duo Interp, Hillary Sandusky/Victoria Bryant
4th, Prose, Victoria Bryant
4th, Storytelling, Sean Pappone
5th, Dramatic Interp, Sean Pappone
6th, Original Oratory, Tinh Nim
 
Congratulations to students placing at the Park Hill Varsity tournament.
1st, Poetry, Michael Chapman
1st, Storytelling, Conner Paulson
2nd, Humorous Interp, Summer Blankenship
5th, Dramatic Interp, Kinsey Collins
6th, US Extemp, Cameron Deatherage

Liberty High School Speech and Debate Team Results
The team traveled to two high schools over the weekend of October 23-24.
Rockhurst (Novice and Varsity)
Natalie Schaller, 1st Place, United State Extemporaneous
Summer Olson, 5th Place, United States Extemporaneous
Lynsie Daniels, 3rd Place, Original Oratory
Riley Payne, 5th Place, Original Oratory
Kailyn Peterson, 2nd Place, Humorous Interp
Weston Brown, 1st Place, Dramatic Interp
Paul Ambrose, 3rd Place, Student Congress
Corben Phillips, 2nd Place, Informative Speaking
Natalie Schaller, 2nd Place, Lincoln Douglas Debate
Rafae Pasha and Alex Slocum, 9th Place, Policy Debate
Paul Ambrose and Max Cronin, 6th Place, Policy Debate
Riley Payne and Grayson Galloway, 6th Place, Public Forum Debate
Joanie Bell and Mariah Shipley, 7th Place, Public Forum Debate

Congratulations to all students who placed! 
Liberty North JV Scholar Bowl Performs Well
The LN JV Scholar Bowl Team had a good showing at their first season tournament held at North Kansas City High School on October 24.   The Eagles won five matches during the preliminary rounds of play.  Sophomore Chase Mason earned individual honors as the fourth highest ranked player in the tournament, scoring an average of 50 points per game.  Teams were comprised of:  Juan Covarrubias, Zoe Darnell, Alexis Dyser, Rachel Hawk, Anna Haynes, Chase Mason, Alex Matney, Colin McKay, and Nishat Shah.    
Upcoming Events
Heritage Middle School Presents Into the Woods JR. 
Into the Woods JR. is coming to Heritage Middle School on November 5, 6, and 7 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.  The musical centers on a baker and his wife who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the king's festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn they cannot have a child, because of a witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse and wind up changed forever.  Into the Woods JR. is a funny and engaging way to get young people to think about the stories with which they've grown up and the ethical issues raised therein.  Purchase advance tickets from the Heritage Middle School attendance office or online for $5 each. Tickets may be purchased online by clicking here.
Parents as Teachers Hosts Board Book Drive
The LPS Parents as Teachers program is sponsoring a BOARD BOOK Drive!  They are collecting donations of new or gently used board books suitable for infants and toddlers.  Collection boxes are located at the LPS Early Childhood Center, 9600 NE 79 Street, Kansas City, MO 64158.  More information on the drive may be accessed by clicking here.  
HackEdKC Event
Heads up, students!  Registration is 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.   
Wellness Night Rescheduled for January
Due to the success of the Kansas City Royals, Liberty High School is postponing Wellness Night (originally scheduled for November 2) to a new date in January.  We will publicize the new date once it is confirmed.  Thank you for your interest and continued support of our school community!
District/Community Events
Trick-or-Treat On the Square October 31
Historic Downtown Liberty encourages families to bring their children to their annual Trick-or-Treat On the Square event that will take place Saturday, October 31, from 5-7 p.m.
Businesses will be handing out treats for the kids in a very safe and fun environment.  Hope you can make plans to attend and support Historic Downtown Liberty! 
Explore Post 816 to Host Upcoming Event for Students
Interested in Innovation, Creativity, Entrepreneurship, and/or Business?  An exciting event will be held Thursday, October 29, at 6 p.m. at Village Square.  To find out more details about what to expect, click here!
Liberty Community Christmas Tree Assistance Program 
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 http://www.ci.liberty.mo.us/LCCTApply2015 or by calling 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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