January 22, 2020

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.

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.

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.

After School Tutoring

After school tutoring has begun! It will take place every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 3:00-4:30.

For Homework Completion, students are required to sign-up in the main office when they arrive to school in the morning.

For Homework Tutoring, participants for tutoring will require a recommendation from one of their teachers on that given day. Teachers will send the given student’s name to the office to be placed on the list.

Students will not be allowed computer access during tutoring unless there is a note signed by a teacher stating that they need to be on the computer. Students should wait quietly outside of the media center after school until the tutors arrive to take you to the classroom.  If you have any questions, please see Mr. Foster.

Kindness Quote
Be Kind! Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.

8th Graders
If you are planning on taking summer school, please stop by the main office to pick up a registration packet. All registration forms must be completed and turned in with payment. All registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. The registration deadline is April 14th. Please see Mrs. Bickhaus in the office for paperwork.

Liberty Girls Volleyball
Congratulations to the Liberty volleyball team who beat Alton Red last night.  Both teams took Alton in two games.
Teachers, please dismiss all volleyball players today at 2:20 to prepare for their departure to Granite City Coolidge.  Good luck Panthers!

Science Fair
Science Fair- Please check in with Mrs. Rusk or Mrs. Guetterman in regards to the paper portion of the Science Fair Project. The next meeting is Tuesday, Jan. 28. At this meeting, we will discuss progress, the display board, and presentations. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Rusk or Mrs. Guetterman.

Model UN
There will be no Model UN meeting this week.  Please turn in permission slips to Mr. Gulledge as soon as possible.

FIT/GO
If any F.I.T. or G.O. member is interested in Goshen Mentoring after school this Thursday from 2:45-3:30, please sign up on Ms. Talley’s door. You must have a ride home at 3:30 to sign up.

GSA
Liberty Middle School will hold the very first meeting of the GSA, gay straight alliance, after school on Friday, January 24 in room E112.  All are welcome to attend.

Math Team
Math team members interested in competing in Saturday’s MathCounts competition against Lincoln will need to have permission slips to Mrs. Lask by Thursday.

Wrestling
Please dismiss all wrestlers at 2:20 today for their meet at Lincoln. All wrestlers should report to the locker room at 2:20. If you have any questions, see Coach Mead.

Liberty Yearbook
Just a reminder, yearbook prices go up soon! They are $45 until January 31st. On February 1st the price goes up to $50. Your last chance to order a yearbook online is April 3rd!

FFA Members
The January chapter meeting will be today, Wednesday, January 22nd, during Activity in D106.  The EHS FFA Officers will be visiting to share High School FFA opportunities and Ag Course choices that will be available to you once you move on to High School.  See you then!

2020 Polar Plunge
Edwardsville Cool School will host the 2020 Polar Plunge Friday, February 21st at 12:00 noon. Each plunger must raise a minimum of $100 to plunge and receive a Polar Plunge sweatshirt.

8th Graders – EHS Parent Meeting
A course selection seminar for incoming freshman parents will take place at EHS in the gym from 6p-8p this evening, Wednesday, January 22. Counselors & Department Chairs/teachers will be in attendance for the question/answer session.

FIT
During the month of January, F.I.T. will be hosting a hat and glove drive for the St. Louis Youth Homeless Shelter. The shelter has asked for our help to provide hats and gloves for kids who have to be outside in the winter months. Please bring in hats, gloves, or mittens and turn into the box outside of the main office.

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
February 15th at SIUE School of Engineering from 9:00-3:00, for girls in 5th – 8th grade. Registration deadline is January 26th, no exceptions. To register go to: https://sites.google.com/site/swesiue/igeday   Seats are limited. If you need transportation to attend this event, please see Mrs. Crumbacher for paperwork.

Lunch Menu
Wednesday – Mostaccioli/meat sauce, green beans, garlic cheese bread, fruit
Thursday – Corn dog, baked beans, fruit,  cherry slushy
Friday – Italian Dunkers w/marinara, savory carrots, 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.

ACTIVITY BUSES

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.

YMCA

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.