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Welcome Back!
We hope you had a great Spring Break and are looking forward to getting back into the swing of the last several weeks of school!  Don't forget that the last day of school is now scheduled for Monday, May 23, 2016.  This day will be a 3-hour early release. 
LPS Honored with Best Communities for Music Education Designation
Liberty Public Schools has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from the NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. LPS joins 476 districts across the country in receiving the prestigious award in 2016.

The Best Communities Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.
Districts that have been recognized by the NAMM Foundation are often held up as models for other educators looking to boost their own music education programs.

To qualify for the Best Communities designation, LPS answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program, and community music-making programs. Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.

This is now the fourth consecutive year Liberty Public Schools has been named to this honor and is only one of two districts in Missouri to be selected four years in a row!    
LPS News to Know
Summer School Transportation Deadline Near
If you plan to have your child(ren) attend our summer school program in June, remember the transportation deadline is April 5. Students who are not registered for summer school by this date will not be eligible for bus transportation. Summer school dates and building sites may be found at our official Summer Adventure 2016 website by clicking here.
Liberty Early Birds Are Future Ready
Located within Liberty High School is an innovative, child-centered education, teaching, and development laboratory school, the Early Bird Learning Center! Our small class sizes exhibit a friendly atmosphere, which inspires creativity, fosters exploration and play, and whose students are able to visit the wider community on field trips. The EBLC has certified, experienced teachers and exhibits a nurturing environment, encouraging problem-solving and critical thinking. Its integrated curriculum is aligned with Missouri Early Learning Standards. To read feedback from EBLC families, check out our half-day and full-day sessions, tuition, and much more, visit our websiteQuestions? Please email  Amy Mallams.
Student/Staff Recognitions
Student/Staff Recognition's Available on QN Bulletin Board
Due to the high volume of student/staff recognitions submitted in the spring, these noteworthy mentions will be posted at a designated position on our LPS website for viewing. This page will be updated throughout the week as recognitions are received.  To view this page, click here.
Upcoming Events
HMS Presents 
Commedia Delight
Heritage Middle School presents Commedia Delightby Claudia Haas and Richard Cash. Plot Synopsis: Welcome to Delight, Italy! The once happy village is now a sad town ruled by the not­-so­-very­nice Signora Notsobene Pantalone. The townspeople are frightened of her, while her spirited daughter, Piccola, feels smothered by her mother's rules. Then a ragtag troupe of traveling actors turns everything upside down. Led by a woman who looks surprisingly like the signora, and with other characters assuming disguises, there's lots of comedic confusion, and it just might lead the citizens of Delight back to their heritage of fun! Using Commedia dell'arte as a base, and flavored with a little of the fable, Stone Soup, and a little of Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, this play is truly a commedia delight!  Join us in the HMS auditorium at 7 p.m., April 15 and 16, for what's sure to be a fun performance! Tickets are $5, which you can purchase at the door, or you may purchase advance tickets from the HMS attendance office or online
LHS to Host Elementary Science Night
The Liberty High School Elementary Science Night will be held Thursday, April 7, 2016, at the LHS Science Wing (200's hall) from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.  The evening will be an open house event.  Come enjoy a night of science and fun!  The event will feature live animals, slime, dissections, dry ice activities, and much more!  If you have additional questions, please contact Mr. Stuart Jorgensen.
LNHS Golden Girls Tryouts
Golden Girls Parent/ Dancer Informational Meeting: March 16, 5:30 p.m. (LNHS Cafeteria)
Optional GG Clinic: March 29, 3:45-5:45 p.m. (LNHS Aux Gym)
Tryout Clinics (required): April 4-7, 3:45-5:30 p.m. (LNHS Aux Gym)
Tryouts: April 8, dancers will be assigned audition time (Orchestra Room)
For questions, please contact Samantha Lyons.
LHS Band Program to Host Fundraiser Saturday, April 23
The Liberty High School Band Program will be holding a fundraiser for the program coming up Saturday, April 23 at LHS.  Details for this fundraiser can be accessed by clicking here.
LNHS Cheerleading Tryouts
- Parent/Athlete Informational Meeting, March 31, 6:30 p.m., LNHS Cafeteria 
- Cheerleading Clinic: April 4, 6, 7, 5-6 p.m. (LNHS Fieldhouse)
- Cheerleading Tryouts: April 8, 4:30-7 p.m. (try-out times will be assigned)
For questions, please contact Head Coach Courtney Whited.  
LHS TSA Hosting 2nd Annual LEAD Camp
Liberty High School's Technology Student Association is hosting its second Liberty Engineering and Design (LEAD) camp for students entering K-5. This event will be held May 27 at Liberty High School from 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m. and will cover a fun, diverse range of topics. There will be many engaging age- group-related projects in engineering disciplines, such as civil, aerospace, chemical, and electrical. Registration is open now and is restricted to 20 students in each grade on a first-come, first-served basis. All supplies, lunch, a project to take home, and a t-shirt are included in the cost of $40. Email name and grade to  You will be emailed a link to the full registration.
Mr. and Ms. North Competition Benefits Necessities Closet
Saturday, April 2 at 7 p.m., the Liberty North Key Club will be hosting their annual Mr. and Ms. North competition in the Performing Arts Theatre. The competition will include talents, dances, and skits from the following LN seniors:  Carson Armour, Maddy Mattson, Ryan Sprugel, Lindsay Marvine, Tyler Lamport, Libby Westhues, Tyler Carpenter, Kammi Porter, Logan Graybill, Abby Day, Luke Kernell, and Chandra Bolin.The show will be hosted by LN's own Ted Maxwell!
If you're interested in a ticket, which is only $5, simply email This year's show, which will be fun for all ages, is particularly special to our club. Proceeds will go to stock the shelves of our new LPS Necessities Closet. The Necessities Closet will be used by the LPS social workers to serve needy students and families in our district. Your support in purchasing a ticket would make a huge impact on our ability to have necessities ready for next school year!
Parents as Teachers Construction Zone Dad Event
Dads, this is an event just for you and your little one! Join Liberty Parents as Teachers for a morning of fun in our Construction Zone. You will have an opportunity to design, build, and destroy all kinds of structures.
For: Dads and their child(ren) 14 months to pre-kindergarten
Date & Time: Saturday, April 16, 9-11 a.m.
Place: Early Childhood Center, 9600 NE 79 St., Kansas City, MO  64158
If weather permits, some of these events will take place outside, so please dress accordingly. You and your child are going to have so much fun together!
Liberty Juniors Last Volleyball League of School Year
Volleyball Opportunity for 3rd-7th Graders: We are offering our last volleyball league for this school year. Liberty Juniors is a league that provides skill training, develops fundamentals, while offering a game-like atmosphere. The league will meet at Liberty Middle School on Sundays from 3:30-5 p.m. The league is six sessions long and will start April 10. Cost for the league is $70, which includes a team t-shirt. Deadline for registration is April 4. There are limited openings for this session, so please complete the registration form, and get it turned in as soon as possible. If you have any questions, feel free to email   
Liberty North Football Having 4th Annual Spring Clean-Up
Liberty North High School's football team will be having their very successful, 4th Annual Spring Clean-Up on Saturday, April 16. This project includes raking leaves, doing yard work, and picking up trash on the roads and highways in our community. Proceeds help supplement our football budget and, among other things, will help to purchase and recondition our helmets and other equipment to keep our athletes safe. If you would like our team to do some work for you, click here to learn more!
District/Community Events
Recycle Liberty - Note Time Change
Clean out that basement or office, then consider taking your unused and broken electronics to Liberty High School's parking lot on Saturday, April 16, for free recycling. Students will be at the drop off area from 9 a.m. to noon. If it has a cord or runs on batteries, we'll take it! There will be a small fee for CRT TV's ($20-$50, given size). We cannot take VHS tapes, CDs, DVDs, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, light bulbs, ballasts, or batteries. This event is sponsored by the LHS Key Club and T4T (Tech for Teens).  #RecycleLiberty
Burns & McDonnell Program: Your World Empowered
Shape It. Change It. Improve It. Burns & McDonnell has planned an exciting evening program on April 20 to help students explore the possibilities of a career in engineering, architecture, drafting, environmental science, or construction management. Students in grades 7-12, along with their parents, are invited to the event at the Burns & McDonnell world headquarters in Kansas City. This program will include an overview of the variety of STEM-related careers, seeing how classroom education is relevant to the real world, learning about job shadowing and internship opportunities, gaining real-world perspectives from Burns & McDonnell employee-owners, followed by a question and answer panel discussion with employee-owners to answer questions.

Register online by clicking here now!  For questions, contact Colleen Jones.
Earnest Shepherd Youth Summer Camp
Earnest Shepherd Youth Center's summer camp registration is now open. Our summer day camp line-up includes Camp Half Blood, Camp Crazee Daze, Harry Potter Camp, Art Camp, Adventure Camp, and Camp Grimm. Each week targets a different age group and camp script. Camps run May 31-August 12. Beginning swim lessons will be offered the month of June. Check out our website at or call the Youth Center at 781-7733 for more information.
365 Track Club Could be for Your Student
If your student is between the ages of 6-18 and interested in track, the 365 Track Club may be just for them. It is the next step for kids who want to run track and receive personalized training during the off seasons. Summer training begins April 19 and runs through July 30. For more information, check out their flyer by clicking here.
Geek Week Summer Camp
Do you have a middle school or high school student who is interested in coding or gaming? Send them to Centriq's inaugural Geek Week Summer Camp! Centriq will be hosting two Geek Week summer computer camps in July. One is for high school students (entering 9th-12th grade this fall), and one is for middle school students (entering 5th-8th grade this fall). Cost is $175. Click below to learn more and to register. Contact Colleen Jones for any questions.
Centriq Geek Week Summer Camp
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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