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Friday, January 12, 2018

School Arrival and Departure

When walking to and from Vicksburg, please remember to show respectful behavior toward the property of others. Please use the sidewalks, do not cut through yards and do not climb the fence. 

Please assist us in keeping students and staff safe by adhering to the following guidelines.

For 4:30PM - 4:45PM student pick up

For morning and afternoon drop-off and pick-up

School Policies

Electronics Policy
Students, please be reminded that ALL electronics should be powered off before school begins. 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.

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, and/or FIT/GO collections.  If you have any questions, you may contact our bookkeeper Darlene Wessel, in the Main Office.  Thank You for your cooperation.

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.

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 run available for students needing transportation from after-school activities.  The run is at 4:45PM.  The four 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, inform the bus driver of their address, and he/she will tell them which bus to board.

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, I am very concerned about the safety of all of our students as they cross the street to attend the Y.  These guidelines will be strictly enforced to ensure that all students can safely cross Goshen Road.

Daily Announcements

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

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 back doors which are unlocked until 7:50am. 

After School Tutoring: There will be a sign-up sheet in the main office. You must sign up upon your arrival to the school building in the morning. This will be a place where you can go to sit quietly and complete homework. Also, if you need tutoring or assistance in a specific subject, assignment, or project, you must ask your teacher for a referral and they will email your name and the assignment to the main office. Your name will be put on the list to get tutoring that afternoon. Computer use will not be allowed during tutoring unless a student has a signed note from a teacher that states the assignment that requires computer use for that evening. Tutoring will be from 3:00-4:30 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. You are to have a seat in the hallway outside of the media center by 2:55. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Foster in the main office.

Trivia Night-  FIT will host its annual trivia night on Friday, January 26th from 7:00-9:30 (doors open at 6:15) in the commons here at Liberty.  Prizes include $200.00 for first place, $100.00 for second place, and $50.00 for third place.  Attendance prizes will also be awarded from Little Caesars, Fazolis, Jimmy Johns, Dairy Queen, and more.  Teams are encouraged to create a theme, decorate their table, and bring food.  Soda and chips will be provided.  Registration papers can be found in the main office. 

Monthly FIT/GO Party-  Next Friday is our monthly FIT and GO party during lunch periods in the auditorium. This month’s party will feature a minute to win-it games and a lip sync battle/sing-along contest.  In addition, students will have the opportunity to purchase ice cream floats for $1.00.  Please pay in advance Tuesday-Thursday next week during lunch. 

Math Team - Please stop by Mrs. Sok’s classroom today to pick up information for our upcoming competition vs. Lincoln on January 20th! (next Saturday).

Liberty Book Club: Today we will hold the judging of re-made book covers drawn by you! 

Botball - Reminder, Botball applications are due by today, Friday, January 12 to Mrs. Koonce.  If you miss the deadline, you will not be considered for this year’s team.  Don’t forget to get yours turned in!

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day: Girls who are interested in attending please pick up an application in the main office tower. Deadline for applications is January 27, 2018.  The engineering day will be at SIUE Engineering School from 9:00am-3:00pm.

Liberty Agenda Cover: 2018-19 Agenda Covers – It’s that time again to put your artistic abilities on paper.  We will be needing art work for the front and back covers for our agenda.  Please submit your art work to Mrs. Wessel in the Main Office.  Your art work should be camera ready and done on a 8 ˝ x 11 white paper.  .  You can do it in colored pencil, or markers.  Make sure the work is readable and clean.  We will have 2 winners, and each winner will get a $20 gift card to Michael’s.  Your submission is due by February 9th.  Happy creating! Write your name and grade on the back of art work

Media Club: GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY -- Media club is giving away four $25 gift cards to students who tag Liberty Media in their Instagram posts. For every time you tag us in your posts between now and Jan. 31, you will be entered into a raffle for a $25 gift card of your choice. Plus, your post could be used in the yearbook. Winners will be announced Feb. 1.

8th Grade Students: 8th Graders who are interested in taking summer school and need a registration packet, please see Mrs. Bickhaus in the main office. Summer School registration turn in date is January 23rd. Paperwork will not be accepted until that date.

Lunch Menu 
Friday – Nacho lil bites, salsa, fiesta rice, black beans, fruit
Monday – No Student Attendance
Tuesday – Little Caesars Pizza, tossed salad, fruit
Wednesday – Tomato Soup, grilled cheese, carrot sticks, fruit
Thursday – BBQ Chicken sandwich, potato wedges, fruit
Friday – Corn dog, baked beans, steamed broccoli, fruit

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