February 15, 2019

Students, please be reminded that ALL electronics should be powered off when the bell rings at 7:50am. They should be stored in your locker during the school day. Make sure your locker is secured with a lock. Consequences will be given if phones are used during the day or if they disturb class.

Anyone interested in going to the YMCA after school must have a note signed by a parent in the main office & be signed up in the main office by lunch. NO students may go to the Y without the proper permission!! No students can return to Liberty to ride the activity bus home.

Selling any item to another student at school, without permission is prohibited. Students not complying with this rule will be referred to the office.

Students may not open doors for students to enter the building from any entrance other than front doors. Bike riders & walkers may enter from the front doors which are unlocked until 7:50am.

After School Tutoring
Tutoring will take place every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday after school from 3:00-4:30. If you are interested in attending, you must sign up on the clip board in the main office upon your arrival to school in the morning. The first 15 students will be allowed to stay that afternoon.

If you don’t have homework to work on we ask that you don’t stay after school. You will not be allowed to be on a computer during tutoring time unless you have a note signed from your teacher stating that you need computer access for your assignment. If you are staying for tutoring, you are to gather outside of the media center at the end of the day. No food or drinks allowed in the classroom. This time is strictly designated for you to be working and/or getting assistance on your school work. See Mr. Foster if you have any questions.

Replacement ID’S
Students, if you have lost your ID or would like an extra one made, you may purchase one in the Media Center. The cost is $3 for the ID and $2 for a lanyard. One will not be made unless you have the money to pay for the item. You may purchase an ID or a lanyard or both; however, payment is due at the time of your request.

Weekly Quote
“How we walk with the broken, speaks louder than how we sit with the great.”

The celebration of Black History Month began as “Negro History Week,” which was created in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, a noted African American historian, scholar, educator, and publisher. It became a month-long celebration in 1976. The month of February was chosen to coincide with the birthday of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. Every day for the month of February, we will profile one significant event or person.

Today we profile Kareem Abdul-Jabber:
Kareem Abdul-Jabber was a 7ft 2 in NBA player, writer and movie star. He has won 6 NBA championships and has records for the most points, most field goals made, and most minutes played.

Cell Phones/Electronic Devices
While it is permissible for you to have a cell phone or electronic device at school for use before the first bell rings or after-school hours, it must be turned off and put away during the school day. Students whose cell phones/electronic devices cause a disruption will be disciplined; there are phones in the main office available for student use before and after school. You may not take your phone to class or into the locker room.

Harvest for Hunger
Did you know that 1 in 9 people in Illinois struggle with hunger?  Let’s do something about that Liberty!  CHS Harvest for Hunger is an annual campaign to benefit local food pantries.  During the week of Feb 19th -22nd, the Liberty FFA Chapter is asking all 7th and 8th graders to participate in the CHS Harvest for Hunger Food Drive by bringing in non-perishable food items.   Please drop off donations in your Activity classroom.  The activity that donates the most food items will win donuts for the class.   Let’s make a difference Panthers!

Track & Field
Reminder to all students planning to try out for track: You must have a current physical on file, be registered, and turn in your conflict sheet to Coach Davis or Coach Wencewicz by the first day of tryouts. Tryouts will being on Monday, February 25th. If you have questions or need paperwork, please see Coach Davis or Coach Wencewicz.

Game Club
Game club will not be meeting today, Friday, February 15th.

Pink Out Game
St. Louis University Athletics would like to invite you to join them for their Pink Out women’s basketball game on Sunday, February 17th at 2:00pm, at Chaifetz Arena.  Tickets are available in the main office on a first come, first serve basis.  Students may request up to 4 tickets.

Panther Tracks
did you know we have champion athletes at Liberty? We also have a new club, new teachers, a retiring teacher and much more! Get the latest news around school at http://www.Panthertracksnews.com

Lunch Menu
Friday – Cheese bites, marinara sauce, cucumber slices w/ranch, fruit

Monday – President’s Day – No student attendance
Tuesday – Little Caesars Pizza, steamed broccoli, cheese stick, fruit
Wednesday – Taco pie, fiesta beans, Spanish rice, fruit
Thursday – Mostaccioli w/meat sauce, garlic cheese bread, green beans, fruit
Friday – Fun fishes, potato wedges, goldfish, fruit

Check Cashing Policy
Neither the Main Office nor the Cafeteria has funds available for cashing checks for students. Students should bring separate checks for payment of lunches, PE uniforms, Activity Fees, FIT collections. If you have any questions, contact the bookkeeper, Darlene Wessel, in the Main Office. Thank you for your cooperation.

Pick Up and Drop Off
IF you pick up or drop off your student at school, please use the north side of the building. This is the designated pick up/drop off area.

Security Measures
In an effort to keep our school safe, any visitor to our school needs to show photo I.D. when entering the building. Please be aware of this security measure. Also, once school begins for the day, all doors entering our building are locked with the exception of the main door. This is the door you must use to enter our building.

Electronic Devices
REMINDER: STUDENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO USE THEIR CELL PHONES ON THE BUSES TO OR FROM SCHOOL UNLESS IT IS AN EMERGENCY. Please remember that no electronic devices are allowed in school. Cell phones must be kept in lockers. Cell phones taken out during school or that ring during school will be confiscated. YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO HAVE CELL PHONES IN PURSES OR POCKETS. Even on “vibrate,” they are still a distraction in class.

Before School Rules
Please remember that 6th and 7th grade students are to be in the large gym until the bell rings at 7:50. The 8th graders need to have a seat in the Commons until the bell rings at 7:50. NO STUDENTS ARE ALLOWED TO BE ANYWHERE IN THE BUILDING, INCLUDING THEIR LOCKERS, UNTIL 7:50. Students who wish to eat breakfast should report the Commons and stay there until the 7:50 bell rings.

There is one activity bus available for students needing transportation from after-school activities. The run is at 4:45PM. The three buses arrive at school at 4:35 PM and leave 10 minutes later at 4:45. Please note that the activity bus drop-off points are not necessarily the same as on the regular after-school runs. Students should go to one of the buses, informs the bus driver of their address, and he/she will tell them which bus to board.

YMCA Procedures

  1. Must have a note on file.
  2. Must be escorted
  3. You may not return to Liberty to ride the activity bus.

If you are planning to go to the Y after school, please pay attention to the following rules.

  1. Parental permission will be required. Students, who want to attend, must have a note from a parent. The note must be turned into the office by 1:00 PM on the day the student is requesting to attend.
  2. You must be a member of the YMCA to attend.
  3. The crossing guard will check students off a list prior to escorting them across the street. Students who are not on the approved list will not be allowed to cross to the YMCA.
  4. Students are not allowed to return to Liberty Middle School when they are finished at the YMCA. They may not come back to ride the 4:45PM Activity bus. It will be your parent’s responsibility to provide transportation from the YMCA.

The YMCA will provide a great opportunity for you; however, safety is our priority as our students cross the street to attend the Y. These guidelines will be strictly enforced to ensure all students safely cross Goshen Road.