April 23, 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.
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.
“Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are.” Harold S. Kushner
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.
Tick-Tock Shmick-Shmock, fulfill all of your dance needs by joining Liberty’s intramural dance team! Pick up information outside of Ms. Bruce’s room. All students must have a sports physical on file. Forms are due to Ms. Bruce by April 26th.
The Quarter 4 Educational Tour is tomorrow! We will be going on a farm tour after school. If you’d like to go on the trip, see Mrs. O’Connor today to sign up.
Spring Pictures – Lifetouch
Pictures or money for pictures need to be returned to the main office, in the blue bin.
Police Youth Leadership Academy
Are you interested in fun and adventure?? Want to learn more about leadership and the benefit of teamwork? If so, the Edwardsville Police Department invites you to “take the challenge” at their 22nd annual Summer Youth Academy! This Youth Leadership Camp will provide you with 2 weeks of fun, challenging, and informative activities to help you become a better leader. The camp takes place June 3rd through the 14th. If you would like to learn more about the summer camp or would like an application, please pick up one up in the office or see Officer Davis in room E111. Space is limited so don’t wait! Get your application today!
Nominate Teacher of the Year Award
Starting March 1st, nominate a teacher for the 2019 Annual Teacher of the Year Award, hosted by Madison Communications. Nominate a teacher that’s made a difference at:
http://www.gomadison.com and they could win: $500 for their classroom, a recognition plaque and a pizza party. Voting begins on April 1st.
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
Tuesday – Little Caesars Pizza, steamed broccoli, cheese stick, fruit
Wednesday – Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes/gravy, fruit
Thursday – Hot dog, corn, baked beans, fruit
Friday – Tomato soup, grilled cheese, celery sticks, 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.
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.
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.
- Must have a note on file.
- Must be escorted
- 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.
- 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.
- You must be a member of the YMCA to attend.
- 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.
- 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.