Communis Scientia, Virtutes, et Prudentia
Common Knowledge, Common Virtues, Common Sense
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Liberty Common High School
2745 Minnesota Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80525

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Board of Directors 

You may contact all members of our Board of Directors at
BOD@libertycommon.org 

Paulette Hansen: 282-8455
Patrick Albright: 232-8257 
Joel Goeltl: 593-8556 
Jeff Webb: 545-9636 
Denise Benz: 420-4184 
John Rohrbaugh:  225-2259
Aislinn Kottwitz: 217-5925
Mark Your Calendar
 Final Dates 
School Calendar 
2016-2017

Aug. 23-24- Individual Student Photos
Aug. 23-24- Mandatory Student Check-in
Aug. 22- 7th Grade Orientation
Aug. 23- All New Student/Parent Orientation
Aug. 26- Torch Trek
Aug. 29th- Classes Begin
Sep 24-Oct 8-  Student Count 
Sep 5th- Labor Day, No School
Oct. 28- Parent/Teacher Conferences
Nov. 23-25- Thanksgiving
Dec. 26-Jan 6Winter Break
Jan 16-  Martin Luther King Day, No School
Feb. 17- Professional Development Day
Feb. 20- President's Day
Mar 13-17- Spring Break
April 14- Good Friday
May 26- Last Day of Classes 1/2 day 
MAY 
24 - Senior Scholarship Breakfast, 6:45AM
26 - Open Campus Juniors
24-26 - Finals Schedule
27 -  Medication pick-up reminder, 7:45-10:00AM
27 - Last Day of School-- 1/2 Day, 11:00 Release
27 - Graduation, 6:00PM, Timberline Church  
CLICK HERE for the 2015-16 school calendar
Classical Manners for the Modern Youth
From the 1934 high-school textbook Good Manners used in "Household Science" class of that day:

"Rule No. 188. Decorum.  Traffic signals should not be needed in school halls.  Keep to the right.  Do not collect in bunches that block the stairway, halls, or aisles.
 
"Be quite.  Do not rough-house; do not shout, or make noises that will disturb others who wish to work.
 
"Be modest.  Avoid familiarities.  Do not tell dirty jokes or stories.  Avoid the person who persists in this sort of thing.
 
"Be careful of your personal appearance.  Be clean, neat, and properly dressed.  Never perform any part of your toilet in the classroom.  Go to the dressing-room to comb your hair, powder, and clean your nails."
 
"Rule No. 189.  Assembly.  In a school assembly, act as you would at a theater or any other public performance.   Be punctual and quiet, so that you do not annoy others.  Give your undivided attention to the speaker, whether he is one of your classmates, a faculty member, or an outsider.  Applaud a speaker, or one who sings or plays.  Do not begin this applause before the person is finished, and do not continue too long.  Never whistle, stamp, or become rowdyish.  Excessive applause is embarrassing to the performer.
 
"If you must leave before the program is finished, go quietly, and excuse yourself as you pass in front of others.  In no way be conspicuous, or do anything to disturb the speakers or the audience."

Academic Resources
LCHS Summer Opportunities
With so much time over the summer, be sure to consider adding one of our outstanding summer classes to your bucket list.

Participating in a LCHS summer program is a great choice to enrich your knowledge in a multitude of content areas.  We offer English, math, and foreign language supplemental courses for students currently enrolled in grades 7 thru 12, as well as credit earning Personal Finance and Health courses for students currently enrolled in grades 9 thru 12.  All grade levels indicated are for the forthcoming school year.

Summer courses are operated and organized by the individual faculty members indicated throughout this guide. All questions and concerns regarding attendance, course content, or further information about the course should be sent to the faculty member directly.

CLICK HERE for the LCHS Summer Opportunities guide.

Registration and payment for summer academic programs must be made through the school's online payment system.  CLICK HERE to register.
 

  Volume 19, Issue 36/ May 23, 2016 

   Newsworthy Notices

 









 
Eagle Games. Thank you to the amazing parent volunteers and the House Captians James Conrady and Erin Mallory for making last Friday's event so successful.  The students thoroughly enjoyed the burgers, cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn and lemonade. The games and events were enjoyed by all. 

Colorado State Senators Vicki Marble and Kevin Lundberg spoke Monday with students in the Principles of Liberty class. 
Senators Visit.  Two Colorado State Senators visited LCHS last Monday, toured the school and spoke with students in the Principles of Liberty class.  Senator Kevin Lundberg, and Senator Vicki Marble spoke about how they ended up in state politics, and gave students a summary review of the recent legislative session which wrapped up just a few days prior to the visit.  Students got a chance to pepper the pair with questions about education policy, taxes, state's rights, and the relationship between the State Legislature and the U.S. Congress.  Liberty's open invitation for state and federal candidates and officeholders to visit the school stands. 

Angela Brock. 
Mary-Claire Spurgin.
Meghan Lloyd. 
Gaudeamus Igitur!  The National Latin Exam Committee informed LCHS today that Angela Brock achieved a perfect score on the 2016 National Latin Exam.  Fewer than a thousand students out of 140,000 from throughout the world matched Angela's perfect score.  Mary-Claire Spurgin won her fourth consecutive Gold Medal.  Graduating senior Meghan Lloyd won a Gold Medal in four of the past five years she has stood for the Exam.  According to the NLE Committee, "These noteworthy achievements are, indeed, a credit to your school and to you who support and recognize the value of the study of Latin, as well as to your Latin teachers whose dedication has made this honor possible."  Upon momentous occasions like these, the Romans might have roared in unison gaudeamus igiture!

Shakespeare Performance. OpenStage Theatre invites all LCHS students and teachers to a Free Student/Educator Performance of Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew." The outdoor, picnic, style performance will be held at Columbine Health Systems Park (947 Worthington Circle, Fort Collins) on June 2nd at 7:00pm. Please RSVP to OpenStage at  970-484-5237.  In other Shakespeare news, you can go see one of only a few of Shakespeare's First Folios at CU Library in Boulder August 9th-31st. It will be opened to "To be or not to be..." This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as First Folios of this rare book do not often travel outside of major cities and major museums. Read more here.

Open Campus.  LCHS sophomores and juniors enjoy an "Open Campus" privilege this Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 10:33-11:19AM.  Students must sign out and sign back in on forms posted near the front doors.  All students must be back in a classroom by 11:19AM.  Do not return late, and be sure to get back in plenty of time so that you're not driving fast or running through the school.  Do not be late.
 
Last Day Of School. Friday May 27, 2016. School is dismissed at 11:00AM.   The building will be closed at 11:15 a.m.  No bus service between schools this day. Have a fantastic summer.   

 
Class Of 2016 Graduation.  Friday, May 27th, 6:00PM,  Timberline Community Church, Main Auditorium.

All LCHS Students 8th - 12th Are Expected To Attend Graduation.  Current 8th-11th grade students will participate in the House processional.  Students should arrive at Timberline Church no later than 5:30 p.m., to form up in their Houses.  Seventh graders are encouraged to attend, too.
     
Lost-And-Found. Please take a few minutes to visit our Lost-And-Found. The shelves are bursting at the seams with items. Items not claimed by this Wednesday May 25th are being donated to charity.    
News from Bob Schaffer, LCHS Princpal and Casey Churchill LCS Principal 
             
 
Milestone School Year Ends
By:  Principals Casey Churchill and Bob Schaffer
 
Another fantastic Liberty school year is coming to a close, and along with it, a chance to look back upon a year of solid academic achievement for our students.  The Liberty Board of Directors and administration could not be happier with the accomplishments of our students, instructors, support staff, and parents. 
 
Liberty Common School has become a premier school in northern Colorado due to the proper partnership of parents, professional staff, and hardworking students.  We are thankful to all who helped make this year so successful.

The elementary school continues to thrive with 612 students, 60 staff, and 1200 on the high school and elementary lottery list.  Liberty Common Elementary school is a model example of how a school should operate.  This past year, Liberty opened our doors to many teachers and administrators that are looking for answers on how to run a successful school.  Many tours were given and meetings were attended by both teachers and administrators to answer these questions and give insight into how this is done. 
 
During the 2013-2104 school year, Liberty started the first ever Core Knowledge Colorado Network.  This year, on February 12th, Woodrow Wilson Academy in Westminster hosted the event.  About 400 teachers traveled to Westminster to share ideas and learn about the rich Core Knowledge content.  This networking legacy has doubled in capacity since we started.  This was a great opportunity for us to see another CK school and continue this annual tradition of networking with other CK schools in Colorado.  Networking provides our teachers an opportunity to meet and learn from other teachers.  We thank the teachers for their teamwork throughout this process as this accomplishment has again placed Liberty on the map.

Teachers continue to embrace our new data mining system, Pearson Inform.  Inform integrates with our grade book system, Powerschool providing teachers with a one-stop venue to analyze student test data.  This provides teachers with the information we need to help intervene with students that are struggling.  The teachers have found the Inform interface easy to access testing data.  The quicker we can learn about student skill deficits the quicker we can deliver the interventions students need to be successful.  Our goal is to close this achievement gap and get all students access to the rich curriculum we teach.

Lastly, Liberty continues to successfully navigate our way through the new online state testing.  We understand and agree with the dissatisfaction of Common Core State Standards and the online state testing.  Liberty Common School, as a public charter school, still needs to abide by the law and conduct these tests.  We thank all the parents that allowed their children to take these tests.  This is the right choice even if you are not in agreement with CCSS or CMAS.  Liberty's stance has been and always will be to fulfill our obligation to the state.  If we disagree, then we should fight that battle at the Capital.  We encourage parents to have their children take these tests in the future to show the state all the great work we are doing here.  I am confident our students' scores will remain at the top again this year.

Liberty's mission is to provide a contextual body of knowledge which will in turn provide students with a rich domain vocabulary.  This rich vocabulary, along with strong phonetic instruction, allows our student to both decode and comprehend what they read.  Literate students make quality citizens.  Quality citizens make for a more democratic society.  Liberty elementary is on track with our mission.

At the high school, we're more than enthusiastic about the way our sixth year is finishing out.  Liberty's fourth senior class is graduating in style, and they've set the bar high in our fourth year with a full high-school roster.
 
In addition to academically outpacing their peers at all other Colorado high schools, our seniors have certainly put LCHS on the map.  Yes, we've bragged much about how they earned the highest composite ACT score in the entire state - and why not? 
 
Our seniors have been commended and celebrated in the media, in both chambers of the Colorado State General Assembly, in the city-council chamber, and in the PSD Boardroom.

That achievement and attention, along with being rated by US News & World Report as the best high school in northern Colorado, has flung wide open the doors of opportunity for the senior class, and for all LCHS students who follow.  We've become a routine target for nearly every college recruiter covering the West.

Talk about superb young leaders; our seniors have built and established many new traditions that will define our institution and its students for many years to come.  Their fine example has taught those behind them well.

What's just as impressive is the followership at Liberty.  As the seniors march off, onward and upward from Liberty, the junior class is stepping up in a marvelous way.  Next year's House Captains, appointed officers, and School Captains are installed, and they are already working on plans for the next school year.

And let's not forget our junior-high students.  Rounding out their final years of the Core Knowledge Sequence has prepared them well for high school.  This year's 7th & 8th graders proved to be a fun cohort making the kind of academic progress we expect to see at Liberty, while simultaneously maintaining some hallway spunk - right through to the end. 

Their road to maturity is an enthralling thing to behold, and we can't wait to see how they lead the high school over the next four and five years. 

As a parent-run school, Liberty's high expectations have pushed students and staff alike.  This was a year of particularly hard work, expansion, and invention.  It's hard to imagine it turning out much better.  

On behalf of the faculty, staff and administration, we offer our sincere and humble thanks to all Liberty parents.  Your leadership, guidance, volunteerism, financial support and prayers have contributed mightily to what we're convinced is the best public education Colorado has to offer. 

To the fifteen students moving on from Liberty, we wish you a fond farewell.  To all returning Liberty students, we're already looking forward to seeing you again on Monday morning, August 29th. 
 
In the meantime, enjoy the summer break.  You've earned it.
News from the Assistant-Principal, Mr. Lovely
Last Week Of School.  This is the last week of a fantastic school year.  There have been many amazing memories created and some incredible accomplishments that have been achieved.  We will be celebrating leadership, extracurricular activities, Eagle Game winners, and much more during our end- of-the-year Lyceum on Thursday, May 26th, from 1:05-3:15PM in the Great Hall. Parents are welcome to attend, but please keep in mind seating is very limited, as this is an all-school Lyceum, which means the Great Hall will be quite full.  Below are two schedules which will be helpful for students to have on hand. Links to the full documents can also be found below in the Upcoming Events list.

Locker Cleanout Is This Friday.  As in past years, please help fill the reusable resources bins by donating your materials instead of throwing them away.  Student leaders from the House System and Key Club along with other volunteers will be out in the hallways to assist you.  Look for the orange boxes throughout the week to get started early.  The Ransom Corner will be cleared out this Friday as well. Please come and claim any missing items before they're donated to charity.  Please see Mr. Kem if you have any questions.




Upcoming Events (can also be found on the LCHS Website):
  - Final Exams | Tue 24 May - Thu 26 May | CLICK HERE for schedule
  - Extracurricular Awards Ceremony | Thu 26 May | 1:05-3:15PM | Great Hall
  - Last Day of School | Fri 27 May | School Ends at 11:00AM | SCHEDULE HERE
News from the Academic Dean, Sandy Stoltzfus
  
LCHS Summer Academic Opportunities. Don't forget that LCHS has many academic opportunities being offered this summer. CLICK HERE to review all of the LCHS summer academic opportunities.  CLICK HERE to register online.

Summer Enrichment. Are you still thinking about what to do with your summer?  CLICK HERE to review a list of summer programs and opportunities that LCHS has compiled for junior high and high school students.
  
 
College Planning.
Upcoming College Tour: Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn, and Stanford

Exploring College Options is a program sponsored by the undergraduate admissions offices of five of the country's leading universities: Duke University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Stanford University.  At each event, representatives from the five universities will conduct brief slide presentations about their institution and answer your questions about the sometimes-mystifying world of college admissions. You will learn what distinguishes one fine university from another, what competitive colleges look for in the selection process, and what you can do to enhance your college application.

CLICK HERE for registration information.

Important Dates. 2016-2017 School Year. 
Aug. 23-24- Individual Student Photos
Aug. 23-24- Mandatory Student Check-in
Aug. 22- 7th Grade Orientation
Aug. 23- All New Student/Parent Orientation
Aug. 26- Torch Trek
Aug. 29th- Classes Begin
News from the Athletic Director, Dan Knab
If you know of a Liberty student making athletic news and would like them showcased for the Liberty Common community, let Mr. Knab know.

GO EAGLES - CLICK HERE to access our webpage.
 
To get up-to-date results, see photo highlights, and stay abreast of all things athletic at LCHS, visit and 'LIKE' the Liberty Common Schools Athletic Booster Club Facebook PageOur goal is 1000 'likes.' 
SPORTS WRAP-UP:

Congratulations to the high school women's soccer team for a very successful soccer season.  It went further in the playoffs than any other soccer team in Liberty Common's history, the quarter-finals.  It lost to Jefferson Academy last Thursday.  The team is young and it looks to build on this year in order to advance even farther next year.
    
State Swimming Champions.  Congratulations to LCHS junior Rollin Roth and freshman Christian Conrady. Both young men swim for Fossil Ridge High School's swim team.  We are proud of you.  Click HERE to read about their team's back-to-back state championships.
  
All-State Soccer Player - Rob Knab was selected to the All-State first-team for soccer. He will represent the North team on July 13th, 7pm at Rocky Mountain High School where selected players, across all classifications, will play in the 'All-State' soccer game.

LCHS Exchange Student Alessia Fabiano of Italy was named Female Tennis Player of the Year at a recent sports-award event.  Afterwards, she posed with one of her fans for this photo and signed autographs.
  
Fabulous Fabiano.  Congratulations to LCHS exchange student Alessia Fabiano from Italy upon winning the "Coloradoan Northern Colorado Female Tennis Player of the Year Award."  Alessia made it all the way to the state tennis finals playing for the Poudre High School women's tennis team.  Alessia was recognized at a recent awards ceremony where former professional football player Payton Manning delivered keynote remarks.  The former Denver Bronco quarterback asked to have a photo taken with Alessia, and she obliged.  Other LCHS finalists recognized at the event for standout performances in their respective sports were seniors Olivia Bachelet, Ande Peersen and Rob Knab.  Jack Hosek, Michael Yeh, Halley Miklos and Corbin Mayes were honorable mentions. 

A Note From Mr. Knab:
Below you will find information on summer events, activities and camps for jr.-high and high-school athletics.  You will also find very important information regarding changes next year, including league changes and athletic fees.  Please read and keep this information as a resource this summer as you prepare your student-athletes for next year. 
  
This Summer In Junior-High Sports:  
Jr.-High Sports
Speed Camp - all sports (7th - 12th Grade) *New*
Get faster with Coach Mayes. Monday/Wednesday/ Friday, July 11th - July 29th, 5:30pm - 7pm, on the track. Cost is $50 and T-shirt included.   Register on July 11th at 5pm at the track. Questions? Email Coach Mayes at rwmayes@gmail.com.
 
Volleyball
Open Gym - Thursdays, 5pm - 7pm, starting 6/16, 7th-& 8th- grade girls welcome in elementary gym (blue side).
Summer Camp - 8/8 - 8/12, 2pm - 4pm, elementary gym, 6th - 8th grade (However, the volleyball season is for 7th - 8th grade girls only). Questions?  Email Coach Boone @ arielle.s.boone@gmail.com.
 
Soccer
Summer Camp - 8/8 - 8/12 8am - 10am on the soccer field.  Questions? Email Coach Reeves @ dreeves@libertycommon.org 
 
Basketball
Summer Camp - 8/8 - 8/12, Boys 10am - 12pm, Girls 12pm - 2pm. Questions? Email Coach Wilcox for girls at jwilcox@libertycommon.org and Coach Norris for boys at tnorris@libertycommon.org.
  
Cross  Country
Coach Norris will have an individual summer workout with "end-of-summer" incentives. Questions? Contact Coach Norris at tnorris@libertycommon.org.
  
This Summer In High-School Sports:
High-School Sports
Speed Camp - All Sports  (7th - 12th Grade) *New*
Get faster with Coach Mayes. Monday/Wednesday/ Friday, July 11th July 29th, 5:30pm - 7pm, on the track. Cost is $50 and T-shirt included.   Register on July 11th at 5pm at the track. Questions? Email Coach Mayes at rwmayes@gmail.com.
  
Volleyball - (Time sensitive) Skills Camp, all incoming 9th - 12th graders,  June 3rd, 9am - 12pm, Elementary School, $30.  Questions? Email Coach Jordan at: jord5188@yahoo.com.
  
Open gyms for all incoming 9th - 12th graders, Mondays/Wednesdays starting June 6th.
  
First fall practice is 8/8 at 4pm in our new gym.  HS tryouts are 8/15, 8/16 at 3:30pm.
  
Baseball
5/31 - 6/2, 9am - 11am, Edora Park, Open tryouts for summer baseball, incoming 9th graders and current high-school athletes. Summer baseball league is $350. Questions? Email Coach Thurlow at nthurlow22@gmail.com.
  
Women's Basketball
If you have any interest in summer camps and open gyms, email Coach Ukasick at lchsgbb@gmail.com.

Men's Basketball
If you have any interest in summer camps and open gyms, email Asst. Coach Freeman @ pfreeman@selectenergyservices.com
  
Men's Soccer 
Drop-ins are June 7th, 14th, 21 and 28th, 3:15pm - 5pm, elementary-school field. Summer games start June 30th.  First fall practice is 8/8. Tryouts are 8/15.  Questions? Contact Coach Salehi to get complete schedule.   Email him at: csalehi@msn.com.
  
Information On New Leagues And Fees:
  
Jr.-High Changes:
Liberty Common is no longer in the Northern Colorado Independent League (NCIL).  It is now in the Northern Plains Middle-School League Association, nicknamed the 'Northern Plains League' (NPL). The following schools in this league are:
  
Eaton Middle School
Highland Middle School
Platte Valley Middle School
University Middle School
Weld Central Middle School
Estes Park Middle School
Milliken Middle School
Frontier Academy
Ft. Lupton Middle School
Turner Middle School
North Valley School
South Valley School
  
The biggest change is that, at this time, 6th graders are only allowed to run cross-country and play boys and girls soccer. This is because these two sports are not technically part of the NPL. Our games this season are against schools in the NPL that do have these sports (not all do).
  
This means the NPL does not allow 6th graders to participate in volleyball, basketball or track.  Sixth graders are encouraged to play on the city recreational teams.  LCS has enjoyed 6th-grade basketball and volleyball participation for years in the NCIL. Keep working hard on your skills and we look forward to having you in 7th grade.
  
Also, the 7th-and 8th-grade teams are separate from one another.  Most schools have two 7th-grade teams and two 8th-grade teams. During the volleyball and basketball seasons, when 8th graders play games at their opponents' location, Liberty will host the 7th-grade games and vice-versa.  Although 6th graders will not play these two sports, it encourages 7th and 8th graders who may not have thought about playing, to give it a try.  This allows the opportunity for them to be introduced to the game at a competitive level, thus building the sport in numbers for each grade. 
  
Why the change?  Liberty Common co-founded the NCIL and the league met our needs as a young school.  Over time, Liberty Common has outgrown the league and the competition.  In the last two years, two of Liberty's biggest rivals have left the league.  One went to the Poudre School District and another went into the NPL.  In order to adequately prepare our student-athletes for the next level, the decision was to move in to a more competitive league that will sharpen our athletes' talent.  Dictated by our increased high school numbers, LCHS had to move into a more competitive high-school league (Patriot League).  This change takes place this coming year and it makes sense to make the jr.-high changes at the same time.
  
High-School Changes:
The Patriot League is Liberty Common High School's (LCHS) new CHSAA league home.  Since 2010, LCHS has been a member of the Mile High League (MHL).  As a CHSAA member school, it is placed by its enrollment numbers into a classification.  Until last year, it was a classified 2A school in a 2A league.  Since its high- school numbers have increased, it has been placed in the 3A classification.  The MHL is predominantly a 2A league and was gracious to allow it to stay in the league while LCHS went through growing pains.  In preparation for the inevitable, it scheduled several non-league 3A schools last year and were successful.  The following are schools in the Patriot League:
  
Brush
Eaton
Estes Park
Frontier Academy
Liberty Common
Platte Valley
Resurrection Christian
Sterling
University
Valley
  
Athletic Fees:
1)  Beginning in the fall of 2016-2017 school-year, the jr.-high athletic fee will be $100 per sport. 
  
2)  Beginning in the fall of 2016 - 2017 school-year, all athletics will be paid online. There will be more information in the July newsletter.
  
3)  There is still a $600 family cap in place per school year.  This includes siblings that are in jr.-high and high-school athletics.
  
4)  If a student-athlete plays and pays for two sports, they play the third for free.
    
New Gym:
Obviously, one of the biggest changes for next year is the addition of our new high-school gymnasium.  High-school practices and games will be in the new gym for volleyball and basketball allowing more time and flexibility for the jr.-high teams at the elementary school on their new floor.  Mr. Knab is looking for summer help.  If you want to add your name to his list of people who want to be contacted during the summer to help bring our gym to life, please contact Dan Knab at dknab@libertycommon.org. Things to do include painting, trophy case, 'Great Wall of Champions,' and whatever else needs to be done. 
  
Information updates can be found on the Booster Club Facebook Page.  ('Like' us now!)

Stay tuned to the Liberty Common Athletic Booster Page for rescheduled dates.
  

    CLICK HERE if interested. 
Alumni Update  


 
Unfortunately, we are out of Alumni Updates.  If you know of any alumni you might prompt to drop us a paragraph or two, please let them know how appreciated their remarks are to the entire Liberty community.  Alumni should SEND UPDATES HERE.


   News Worth Repeating

Medication Reminder. Please remember to pick up any medications or supplies your student may have in the health office by 10AM on Friday, May 27th (the last day of school), or the medications will be disposed. You are always welcome to pick them up anytime beforehand if your child will not be needing them at school.

Update Form. By now, you should have received a 2016-17 Family Information Update Form in the mail.  The form is a light-purple document.  By completing this form, you are helping us enter your family's information in our database over the summer and be ready to go on August 29th.  Please contact the Front Office if you didn't receive the form, or if you have any questions.

CPR/AED class.  Due to high interest and attendance, we are going to offer one more of these classes at the beginning of the summer. We must have a minimum of 10 students in the class and will be capped at twenty. Class takes place Monday, June 13th, 9AM-noon at the elementary school. American Heart Association certification is good for two years. Heart Saver CPR/AED (adult, child, infant, to include measures for choking) $35/student (this exact class runs in the Fort Collins Recreator for $70/person). Register here https://aha-cpr-aed-course.cheddarup.com by Monday, June 6. Questions, contact our school nurse at ndybzinski@libertycommon.org.

Upcoming Prospect Road Closure. Please be advised of the upcoming road construction on Prospect Road starting June 1st continuing through August 31, 2106. CLICK HERE to view a map of the closures. 

Waterbotics Summer Robotic Camp.  Students who will be entering Grades 3-10 in the fall can come experience and apply the principles of engineering design, computer science, and physical science by building and designing robots to glide along the surface of the water as well as dive down into the depths below.  A weeklong camp's robotics missions are designed to reinforce many physical-science principles emphasized in the Core Knowledge science curriculum, from simple machines in Grade 2 to buoyancy and Archimedes' principle in Grade 8.  This camp is being co-hosted by the FRC Robotics Team 4499, the Highlanders, and the LCHS FTC Robotics Team 5899, 6 Bits and a Byte.   It will be offered at Liberty Common High School on July 18-22 from 1 PM to 4:30 PM.  The cost of the camp is $125.  Registration is available now and there are limited spaces, so don't miss this opportunity. To sign up, CLICK HERE

Scarlett To Korea.  This summer, LCHS English instructor Mrs. Natalie Scarlett will be teaching a conversational English class at our sister school, Gyeseong Girls' School in Seoul, Korea. She will live with a host family, travel a bit, and teach 10th- and 11th-grade students.  She is so excited to learn from our Korean partners, too.  Upon return, she will share her experiences with the Liberty community through a special lecture presentation.  To help defray her travel expenses, Mrs. Scarlett has set up a "Go Fund Me" account - CLICK HERE.   Mrs. Scarlett writes, "Your contribution means so much to me since I truly believe that travel and adventure is one of the best ways to learn about one's self and the world. This experience will certainly challenge and stretch me to become a better teacher and person." 

Host A Foreign-Exchange Student.  One of Liberty's foreign-exchange coordinators is looking for host families for the fall of 2016 for wonderful students that would love to attend LCHS for the next school year.  These students arriving through exchange programs cover all personal expenses, are fully insured and speak excellent English.  Host families provide a loving home, meals and a bed to sleep on. There are tax deductions for hosting exchange students.  To learn more, please contact program coordinator Melissa Gardner by email, (EF) or by phone at 303-847-8165  as soon as possible. Or contact Coordinator Laura Guice by email or call her at 970-988-6142.   
 
Upcoming Trips
Costa Rica 2017.  Mrs. Deitrick will be leading a trip to Costa Rica Spring Break 2017. Email Mrs. Deitrick for more information.    

Dominican Republic 2017. Mrs. Deitrick will be leading a trip to Dominican Republic next summer (2017.) 
Italy, Greece Trip, June 2017. See all the best sites in Italy and Greece and learn directly on ancient lands with Mr. Kem. The tour ends with a multi-day cruise of the Greek islands. Enrollment has started. Enroll here. View or download the itinerary here. E-mail Mr. Kem if interested.