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2016-2017 School Year Off to Great Start!
This morning, Liberty Public Schools greeted just over 12,500 students to all of our district buildings.  As is always the case, it was exciting to see so many smiling faces enter schools to begin the new year, especially the 849 kindergartners who are now with us!  Many of our families have been submitting photos of their first day's experience, and we have posted them our official Facebook page, which may be accessed by clicking here.

We look forward to sharing with you all of the great things that are in store for our students, staff, and families over the course of this school year!  Welcome back, LPS! 
August 15 Board Meeting Summary Now Available
Liberty Public Schools Board of Education met for their regular meeting on Monday, August 15, at the District Administration Center. To view the summary of this month's meeting, click here.
LPS News to Know
Building Pride Private Fundraising Campaign Set to Launch
After years of planning and deliberation, Liberty Public Schools is moving forward with developing two activity complexes, by utilizing the existing facilities and footprint of the track and infield area at both high schools, to fully develop each area through a private fundraising campaign.

The activity complexes will serve each high school and our community for decades to come. In addition to adding turf this summer, plans are under development to allow for the construction of additional improvements at both schools. The plans call for Liberty High School and Liberty North High School to add a press box/home bleachers, concession facility with restrooms, new scoreboard/video board, and a new entry plaza. Liberty North will also require lights and visitor bleachers. Once the projects are completed, both schools will be able to host games and practices for men's and women's soccer, football, track and field, other sports such as rugby and lacrosse, as well as marching band, drum line and flag corp practices, halftime performances and annual marching band competitions, along with a host of other community events and activities.

A Building Pride Fundraising Kick-off event has been scheduled to take place at each high school on Thursday evening, September 1. The event at Liberty North High School will take place from 7-8 p.m., followed by an event at Liberty High School beginning at 8:15 p.m.  More details regarding these events will be provided next week.

In the meantime, you are encouraged to follow the Building Pride campaign on the official Facebook page and Twitter page.
Follow LPS on Instagram
Earlier this summer, Liberty Public Schools launched an official Instagram page! 
This now adds to the growing list of social media platforms LPS has developed to  increase communication with stakeholders. In addition to Instagram, social media outlets include Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. To visit our new Instagram page, click here
Blue Jay Nation to Host Fall Kick-Off
Blue Jay Nation will be hosting a special Fall Kick-Off event Thursday, September 1, from 6-9 p.m. at Liberty High School.

This event will include exciting performances by the LHS Orchestra, Band, Cheer, and Sapphire Dance Team.  In addition, all fall athletic teams will be introduced, and opportunities to win fabulous prizes in raffle drawings will be offered.  Entry fee for the event is only $5, which includes a hamburger or hot dog meal provided by Two Men and a Grill.  All proceeds from the event will support the Blue Jay Nation clubs and organizations of Liberty High School.  
Student/Staff Recognitions
Shannon Lawson Receives Prestigious Honor
Liberty Academy Teacher Shannon Lawson was recently recognized for being selected to sit in the prestigious Buck O'Neil Legacy Seat at a Kansas City Royals baseball game.  Lawson has led the annual LA Bowl-a-Thon each spring for the past 17 years, and has raised over $32,000 during this span, to benefit the American Cancer Society. The Buck O'Neil Legacy Seat recognizes individuals from the Kansas City metro and beyond who provide exemplary service in their community. LPS also had the opportunity to salute Ms. Lawson for this achievement at the August 15 Board of Education meeting.  Way to go Shannon!   
District/Community Events
Liberty Academy Donation Drive
Fill a bag and make a difference!  Help Liberty Academy raise funds by cleaning out your closet! Please consider donating items you no longer need to the Academy, 1115 Blackberry Drive, Liberty, on Thursday, August 25, from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Click here for more information. For questions, or to arrange for item pick-up, call Mrs. Selock at 736-5470.  
Annual LHS Pom/Cheer Clinic Coming Soon
The Liberty High School Sapphires and Cheerleaders are hosting their annual Pom and Cheer Clinic for students kindergarten through fifth grade.  The clinic will be held Wednesday, September 21, from 6-7:15 p.m. in the Liberty High School Cokely Gymnasium. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m.  This clinic provides future LHS Sapphires and Cheerleaders the opportunity to learn dances and cheers.  Participants will meet the Liberty Sapphires and Cheerleaders and perform at halftime of a varsity football game on Friday, September 23! You may complete the registration form by clicking here.  For any questions, contact Kristen Bosiljevac  or Brenda Moats .
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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