In this issue of Enews:

  • Liberty High School
    • Liberty HS Choir Textile Drive - Oct 12
    • Donating to Your Favorite Liberty Club or Sport
    • Patriots in Pink Fundraiser Meets its Goal!
    • Homecoming Week is Oct 21-25
    • Homecoming Dance FAQs
    • Upcoming Senior Dates
    • National Honor Society Induction Ceremony - Oct 15
    • Altered Schedule for PSAT/NMSQT Test - Oct 16 
    • Pictures Have Arrived
      • Picture Re-Take Day - Oct 17
    • Screenagers - Free Showing Oct 22
    • AP Exam Registration
  • Issaquah School District 
    • What Every Parent Wants to Know About ISD
    • ISD Transportation Weather Emergency Notification Bulletin
    • FLASH Presentation
    • Free and Reduced Lunch Grace Period Ending
  • Liberty High School PTSA
    • Class of 2020 Auction
    • Fall Campus Cleanup
    • Reflections Art Contest
    • Join Liberty PTSA
    • ParentWiser Talk
  •  School Calendars    

 


Liberty HS Choir Textile Drive - Oct 12

The Community Drive-Through Drop-Off Day is this Saturday, October 12th from 10:00 am-3:30 pm.

Textiles include: CLOTHING of any kind/any condition; SHOES any kind/any condition; TOWELS bath, kitchen towels, rags; SHEETS, BLANKETS, QUILTS; CURTAINS/DRAPERY; PURSES,BELTS synthetic/leather; THROW RUGS (not carpet); TABLECLOTHS, PLACE-MATS, stuffed animals, throw pillows (not bed), soft-sided luggage, etc. 


Donating to Your Favorite Liberty Club or Sport 

Looking for an easy way to donate to your favorite Liberty High School club or sport?  Now anyone with internet access can make a donation.

Go to the Issaquah School District pay online website here:  https://web.issaquah.wednet.edu/TouchBase/

  • Choose the big blue button “Make a Donation”
  • Choose the school Liberty High School
  • Choose the group to which you wish to donate

The money will go directly into your favorite club’s / sport’s account – hooray!  No user ID or password required! 


Patriots in Pink Fundraiser Meets its Goal!

This past week, Liberty came together during our Patriots in Pink fundraiser with a goal of raising $7,000 for Wings of Karen.

Thanks to the generous donations from our community, including a $500.00 donation from Elk Heights Excavating, the Patriot Nation helped us to meet our goal.

This doubles previous efforts and is a testament to a generous community that strives to make an impact in our area. All proceeds will all be donated to Wings of Karen, a local organization that funds breast cancer research in the Pacific Northwest. Thank you for your donations! 


Homecoming Week 

Homecoming is October 21-25, 2019 and our theme is A Blast From the Past.

The Homecoming dance is on Saturday, October 26 at Liberty HS.  Tickets for the event go on sale October 15 and can be purchase from the ASB Bookkeeper.  Early bird tickets are $15.00 with ASB, $20 without ASB and $25.00, if purchased at the door. 

Guests are welcome to attend with a Liberty student, however, a guest pass must be completed by October 23. Guest Passes can be found here or picked up in the front office. 


Homecoming Dance FAQs

Homecoming is fast approaching and we often get questions from students and parents about the dances we have at LHS. Below is our attempt to answers some FAQs for parents and students.

Homecoming Dance – October 26th, 2019 8:30pm-11:30pm @ Liberty HS

Why does ASB host dances?

ASB’s mission statement is to inspire unity, remain dedicated to student leadership, and leave a legacy of service leadership. Dances help us promote unity amongst the student body.  We believe that common experiences bring people together and dances are a great way to unite the student body. Homecoming is the highest-attended ASB event, outside of assemblies. 

What is ticket cost?

Tickets are on sale October 15 at the bookkeeper and at the door of the dance. Early bird tickets are $15 with ASB, $20 without ASB, and $25 at the door. In order to receive the ASB price, the ASB validated card must be shown (bring your dates’ card!) at the time of ticket purchase.

What if I don't have a date?

Go with a group of friends! You could even go by yourself and meet up with people at the dance. We actually have a lot of students who go without dates and have a great time.

What if I want to bring a date that doesn’t attend the school?

Each student is permitted to purchase one guest ticket.  Guests must be in at least 9th grade and younger than 21. Any student who wants to bring a guest must submit a guest form (found online on the school website) and submit it to the main office no later than the Wednesday before the dance.  All guests must present valid photo id at the dance. 

What are considered dance essentials?

A ticket and a photo id.  Pictures will be available at the dance at no cost.

 
What aspects of the dance does the school promote?

Liberty High School promotes attendance at the dance itself. Some students choose to make the dance more of an all-day event with a day-long schedule with time set aside for pictures, dinner, and the dance. Some students also like to continue to hang out with their friends after the dance has ended and choose to plan a party for afterwards. Students are not expected to participate in these additional activities and they are not connected with or promoted by the school.

What are the dress recommendations for the dances?

ASB gives a general dress recommendation for the dances but there isn’t a set dress code. Homecoming is considered semi-formal; girls typically wear dresses/heels and boys wear a suit/tux.  That being said no student has ever been turned away from a dance for not following these dress recommendations. Students are still expected to follow the school dress code that is outlined in the student handbook.  

What items do many students recommend acquiring for the dance?

Many students recommend getting an outfit that meets the dress recommendations and a boutonniere/corsage. These items are not required or expected at the dance but many students choose to purchase these items.


What are some ways to save money when attending a dance?

  • Buy your ticket ahead of time (they usually are $5 more expensive at the door)
  • Drive yourself or have your parents drive you.
  • Avoid over-priced restaurants, dinner will be fun no matter where you go
  • Do your own hair, makeup, and nails
  • Borrow or rent a dress
  • Borrow shoes
  • Parents take photos to avoid professional costs

Need financial assistance to help attend the dance?

Thanks to the PTSA Outreach, LHS counselors have access to a wide variety of dresses and tuxes for students in need, including many sizes, shoes, accessories, etc.  Please contact your counselor and PTSA will help find a dress/tux to meet those needs.  If the cost of attending the dance is a concern, simply complete a Scholarship Eligibility Application form (found in the Attendance or Counseling Office) and contact Erin Armstrong or call at 425-837-4948.


Upcoming Senior Dates  

 

Oct 11, 2019 Jostens Collecting Orders

In the commons during both lunches

Due Nov 1, 2019 Senior Pictures (both baby photo and senior picture

Email to  Amy Cooke @ cookea@issaquah.wednet.edu

Due Nov 1, 2019 Senior Quotes

Email to  Amy Cooke @ cookea@issaquah.wednet.edu

Nov 5 & 6, 2019 Senior Interviews

Nov 5: 8-9 a.m., 1:30-4 p.m.

Nov 6: 8-11 a.m.  

 


National Honor Society Induction Ceremony - Oct 15 

Attention National Honor Society members, our New Member Induction Ceremony will be Tuesday, October 15th, 7pm in the PAC.  New Members will receive an email announcement and RSVP request.  See Mr. Darnell in Portable 1 with questions.


Altered Schedule for PSAT/NMSQT Test - Oct 16

On Wednesday, Oct. 16, all 10th and 11th grade students will take the PSAT/NMSQT.  The test starts at 10:10am and takes approximately 3 hours.  Students will have lunch at 1:30pm, so they are encouraged to eat a good breakfast and bring snacks for the breaks.  Students should also remember to bring pencils and a calculator.  10th and 11th grade students should look for blue posters with details about testing room locations around the campus.  

9th grade students will rotate through several sessions during the morning, including an introduction to the Career Cruising graduation requirement, Guided Study, open gym time, and Patriot Crew activities.  9th grade students should look for yellow posters with details about group assignments and session locations.  Students should remember to bring classwork or homework to can work on during the Guided Study session.  

12th grade students will have supported work time in the Video Production Lab (1210) that morning.   

In the afternoon, all students will attend 20-minute classes for periods 5-8.  

Please note that attendance is taken like any other school day.  If your student has an excused absence, be sure to contact the Attendance Office.  

October 15 and October 16 are both B-days so that students do not miss time with some classes more than others. 

If you have questions about Oct. 16, please refer to the PSAT page of our school website.  


Dorian Picture Orders Have Arrived

If you placed an on-line order or provided an order form with payment on the first day of school, your student’s picture packet has arrived.  Students may pick-up their picture packet(s) in the main office.   If your on-line order was placed after 9-8-19, your pictures will be mailed to you directly from Dorian.

Picture Re-Take Day is Thursday October 17th – 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM (During Both Lunches)

Brand new to LHS? Missed picture day?  Current pictures aren’t what you hoped for and need re-takes? Dorian Photography will be on campus during both lunches.  You may place a new, on-line order here: Order Dorian Photos or pick up an order form in the main office.  If your student is getting re-takes, please have them bring their original picture packet to give to photographer – there is no charge for re-takes.   If your student is Running Start/partial schedule with LHS, they may show up any time between 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM.  


Screenagers - Free Showing Oct 22 at Liberty Performing Arts Center 

Maywood Middle School is hosting a FREE showing of Screenagers Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience at Liberty High School. It is a film by the makers of Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age and is about helping young people thrive in our screen and stress-fill world. Filmmaker and physician Delaney Ruston uses a personal lens and professional eye to help us all flip the script on stress, anxiety and depression. Join us at the Liberty High Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, October 22nd . Doors open at 6 pm & film begins at 6:30 pm. Open to all ISD parents, guardians, staff, middle and high school students.  


AP Exam Registration - Deadline: Monday, Nov. 4

To register for exams, submit this form to the main office by the end of the day on Nov. 4, 2019. 

Each Advanced Placement exam costs $94. 

  • $40 of the exam fee is non-refundable after Nov. 15, 2019.   

Exam fee/s will be added to your account when this form is received (go to Pay Online to complete payment). 

If you request financial assistance, Mrs. Armstrong will check in with you before any fees are assessed.  

If you need College Board-approved accommodations for AP testing, contact your counselor to ensure that all paperwork is submitted promptly.  The deadline to begin the accommodations process is Jan. 17, 2020.  

Additional information is available on the LHS Advanced Placement website

 



Issaquah School District

 

What Every Parent Wants to Know About ISD

Are you new to the ISD? Would you like to learn more about the school system and programs in the Issaquah School District?

All families are invited to attend the ISD event “What Every Parent Wants to Know about the ISD” on Oct. 23, 2019 at 6:30 pm at Clark Elementary School.

This event will have separate sessions for elementary, middle and high school information on topics such as school and classroom expectations, behavior expectations, grading, homework, communication with school and teachers, how to get involved, and course selection at the secondary level. District staff and parent volunteers will be available to answer questions.

Spanish, Korean and Mandarin speaking interpreters will be available at the event.  Contact gilmourl@issaquah.wednet.edu by Oct. 17th if you need an interpreter in another language.

Snacks and Childcare are available.


ISD Transportation Department Weather Emergency Notification Bulletin - Be Ready for Winter Weather

Watch your mailbox starting October 2 for the ISD 2019-2020 school year Emergency Transportation Bulletin. This mailer includes information on snow routes and stops, as well as program cancellations and schedule changes due to inclement weather. The bulletin also includes information on how to find out about school delays or closure. For more information, including a link to the electronic version of the bulletin, please click here


FLASH Presentation for Secondary Families — Thursday 10/17 and Saturday 10/19

The upcoming presentations for the Family Life and Sexual Health (FLASH) and HIV/AIDS Curriculum for the parents of Beaver Lake Middle, Issaquah Middle, Maywood Middle, Pacific Cascade Middle, Pine Lake Middle, Issaquah High, Liberty High, Skyline High, and Gibson Ek High Schools will be held on Thursday, October 17, from 6:00-7:30 p.m, and Saturday, October 19, from 9:00-10:30 a.m. This presentation will be held at the Issaquah School District Administration Center, 5150 220th AVE SE, Issaquah, WA 98029. Both presentations are the same, so parents can chose the date that works best for them. 


Free and Reduced Lunch Grace Period Ending - Oct 15 

Families in need of meal assistance must submit an application each school year.  If you qualified for free or reduced priced meals in the previous school year, but have not yet submitted an application for the 2019-2020 school year, you must do so by October 15 in order for your benefits to continue uninterrupted.

If you have submitted a new application for this school year, no further action is needed. 

Applications are processed as received; however, while you are awaiting approval, please send money or a lunch for your student until your qualification has been determined. Once approved, a letter will be sent to your primary family address. 

Low income families may qualify for free or reduced price school lunches. The online English and Spanish application can be found at https://issaquah.strataapps.com/ .  If you prefer to fill out a paper application, one may be printed from the District website under Family Resources/Free and Reduced Lunch Program.  If you do not have access to a computer, a paper copy is available by contacting your school office.



 Liberty High School PTSA

   

 

Get Your Class of 2020 Auction Tickets!! On Sale now $75ea

SENIOR BENEFIT AUCTION IS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12th, 2019

Maplewood Golf Course, Renton, WA • Hosted by Liberty PTSA 

Dress attire is Casual - Come as you are!!

You're invited to attend the annual Dinner Auction to raise funds for the 2020 graduating class of Liberty High School. Funds raised at this event will go to fund senior events. It will be a delightful evening with a variety of auction items, intense bidding wars, fun games, delicious food, and more.  We have many incredible items! Everyone is welcome - invite your friends and family and reserve a table! Tickets $75.00 each, available for purchase on the PTSA website at www.libertyhighptsa.com

**Our Grand Sponsor: Kukumber Skin Lounge in Bellevue, will be giving every woman that purchases a ticket to the auction (up to the first 200) a certificate for a Signature Facial (valued at $125) at their Bellevue location!***  https://kucumberskinlounge.com/

Thank you for supporting our Class of 2020 Seniors!  

-The Class of 2020 PTSA Auction Committee


SAVE THE DATE FOR LHS FALL CAMPUS CLEANUP EVENT

Earn Community Service Hours while making Liberty Beautiful for the Fall Season! Saturday October 12, 10a-12noon. LHS Students looking to earn volunteer hours for graduation cords or class requirements are encouraged to come help spruce up the entry to our campus. Please bring gloves and a bucket. This is a fun, easy way to earn hours with your friends. Questions? Email Stacy at campusbeautification@libertyhighptsa.com 


REFLECTIONS ART CONTEST - 2019-2020 THEME IS "LOOK WITHIN"

The Reflections Program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts competition.  Designed to enhance rather than replace a quality arts education, the national PTA Reflections Program provides opportunities for students, preschool through 12 grade, to express themselves and to receive positive recognition for their artistic efforts. Since 1969, the PTA Reflections Program has inspired millions of students across the nation to reflect on a specific theme and create original artwork. 

Deadline: Monday, November 4th by 3:00pm to the Liberty Front Office.

Click here for more information, entry form and details


Have you  had a chance to join Liberty PTSA yet?

Feeling out of the loop and want to receive information? Join Liberty PTSA. Besides all of the great programs and events PTSA supports and organizes for our Liberty community, as a member you will also receive informative emails (like this one) which go out bi-weekly to our members, to keep everyone informed! 

Members also receive a complimentary "L" window cling  and printed student directory. It's easy to join - just go to the website at www.libertyhighptsa.com and sign up. Your membership and donations are important and make a difference to our students and Liberty community. Thank you for your support!


Is your child normal? New ParentWiser talk!

Meet and hear Jonathan Mooney on speaking tour for his new book, Normal Sucks! With humor, knowledge and hope, Mooney speaks on neuro-diversity, how we should stop fixing people and start empowering them. He gives hope for anyone who learns differently, emphasizing the impact of supportive teaching and parenting. Join us Oct 22 at 7pm at Skyline HS.  REGISTER HERE! 

ParentWiser Parent Education Events are organized and funded by all PTSAs in the Issaquah School District - including Liberty High PTSA

All PTSA members are invited to attend these events throughout our district during the year, FREE of charge. Part of your membership benefit for joining Liberty PTSA!

   



2019-2020 School Calendars

Our A/B calendar for next year is posted on our website here

Liberty High School 2019-2020 bell schedule is posted on our website here

Access District Calendars here

  


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