October 11, 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.

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
Kindness is a gift everyone can afford to give.

Whitley’s Wishes
Come out and suppose Whitley’s Wishes organization by participating in our charity 5K run. Whitley’s Wishes 5K will be on Saturday, October 26th at 9am. Please return the registration form to the main office by Friday, October 11th.  All runners that register prior to October 11th will receive a Whitley’s Wishes 5k shirt on the day of the race. Finally, a $50.00 gift card to Target will be awarded to the runner with the best outfit.  Pink and grey are the official race colors!

Liberty 8th Grade Football
Congratulations to the 8th grade football team on their 16-6 win over Lincoln yesterday at EHS.  The Panthers were well prepared after having a great week of practice.  They quickly moved the ball down the field on their first two possessions to score touchdowns and added the 2 point conversion for a 16 -0.  The defense stuffed Lincoln all night only allowing a touchdown in the 4th quarter.
The Panthers battled the rain the entire game and were able over to overcome the tough conditions and a tough Lincoln team for the victory!  Congratulations on a great season Panthers!

Liberty Band Students
All students auditioning for ILMEA on Monday need to bring their instruments and music home today. You also need to meet out front of Liberty at the correct time, or provide a note stating a parent will be transporting you.

Liberty 7th and 8th Grade F.I.T./G.O.
Goshen PTO has asked your help with childcare during their meetings. Sign-ups are on F.I.T. website. There are also two more volunteer opportunities on the website if you would like to get more information and/or sign up.

Relay for Life
Treat or Trick Smell My Feet  Buy Your Friend   A Candy Treat!
Halloween Candy grams will be sold during lunch on October 16-23 for $1.00 each. You can buy them for a friend, teacher, principal, staff member or even yourself! They will be delivered on October 31st during their lunch period. All proceeds go towards Relay for Life! Any questions see Mrs. Guetterman or Mrs. Rusk.

Liberty Show Choir
Do you like to sing?  Do you like to dance?  Do you like to sing and dance at the same time?  All guys and girls wanting to try out for the Liberty Show Choir will have a chance to do so next Wednesday, October 16 and Thursday, October 17.  Wednesday is a singing tryout and Thursday is a dancing tryout.  You must attend both tryout days to be considered for the group.  For questions, please see Mrs. Gibson in room D111.

Liberty Home Run Derby
The Liberty G.O. team and softball girls are hosting a Home Run Derby on Thursday, October 24th. The cost is $5 and can be paid on the day of the event. If you bring 5 donation items, you do not have to pay the $5. All proceeds will go to making care packages for local homeless shelters.

Liberty Trick or Trot 5k
The Liberty Trick or Trot 5k registration forms are due on Friday, Oct. 11.  If you do not want a shirt, but still would like to participate, you can with a $5.00 donation.  The grade with the most participants will have a Halloween party on the track after the race.  Please remember that all proceeds will go towards helping District 7 families in need during the holiday season.

I WILL
Liberty Middle School, WILL YOU rise to the challenge? The ‘ I WILL’ campaign welcomes you to the first challenge of the year. In the months of October-November we will focus on growing student’s leadership skills. Each month there will be an opportunity to give back to the school and to our community.  October will be known as Socktober. Socks are the most requested item at homeless shelters. There will be collection bins in the cafeteria for new socks of all kinds and sizes.

Blue Box Project: “We rise by lifting others”
Write an anonymous compliment to someone and drop it in the blue box. Be sure to include the person’s name. The boxes will be in the cafeteria during lunch.

Liberty Boys Basketball Tryout Information
Any 6th or 7th grade boy interested in trying out for basketball should sign up with Coach Johnes and receive registration instructions before October 18th.
8th graders should sign up with Coach Allaria.

EHS Dance Clinic
Do you want to be on the EHS Dance Team?  Come to the annual dance clinic Nov 2nd and learn a routine performed by the EHS Dance Team.  Registration forms are in the office.

Bella’s Warriors
Would you like to support Bella’s Warriors? Recently an 8th grader named Bella has been diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer. All this week during lunch, you have an opportunity to buy a Bella’s warriors bracelet or shirt. Bracelets are $1, while shirts are $20. Extra donations are greatly appreciated. Become a Bella’s Warrior today!

Yearbooks for Sale
Order your yearbook now! You can still save $10 if you purchase by Oct. 18. It does not get any cheaper. Go to Jostensyearbooks.com and get yours today!

Lunch Menu
Friday – ½ Day Student Attendance – Teacher Institute
Monday – Columbus Day – No Student Attendance
Tuesday – Little Caesars Pizza, mixed veggies, fruit
Wednesday – Taco Lasagna, cowboy beans, mini grahams, fruit
Thursday – Toasted ravioli, marinara sauce, steamed broccoli, cheese stick, fruit
Friday – Bosco sticks, marinara, corn, 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.