In this issue of Enews:

  • Liberty High School
    • The Patriot Press
    • Student Planners Available
    • Homecoming Week is Oct 21-25
    • Homecoming Dance FAQs
    • Upcoming Senior Dates
    • Screenagers - Free Showing Oct 22
    • ISD Forefront Event - How to Keep your Teen Safe Oct 28
    • AP Exam Registration
  • Issaquah School District 
    • What Every Parent Wants to Know About ISD
    • FLASH Presentation
    • Community Forum on Teen Drug Abuse
    • Are you Registered to Vote?
  • Liberty High School PTSA
    • Thank you for attending Class of 2020 Auction
    • Reflections Art Contest
    • ParentWiser Talk
    • Join Liberty 
      PTSA
  •  School Calendars    

 


The Patriot Press

Want to know more about what goes on at your kid's high school? The Patriot Press, Liberty's very own student newspaper, has you covered. We pull back the cover on news in the Liberty community, check in with Liberty's sports teams, and showcase a variety of students all around the school. And the best part is that all of our articles are available on our website! If you missed our first issue of the 2019-2020 school year, published September 27th, make sure to check out all the articles and more online exclusive content at https://lhspatriotpress.com/, or follow us @lhspatriotpress4 on Instagram.


Student Planners Available Now 

We have received a new shipment of planners.  We’d really like to get these to students who could benefit from them (cost is still $3).  They can be purchased and picked up at the ASB bookkeeper’s office.


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 Week

 


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   

 

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

Due Nov 1, 2019 Senior Quotes 

Nov 5 & 6, 2019 Senior Interviews

  • Nov 5: 8-9 a.m., 1:30-4 p.m.
  • Nov 6: 8-11 a.m.   

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.  


ISD Forefront Event - How to Keep your Teen Safe

Please join us for a Community Informational Session and Forum on October 28th at Liberty High School or November 7th at Issaquah High School from 7pm-9pm for Forefront’s LEARN saves Lives Training which will provide skills and build confidence to have conversations with teens around difficult topics like suicide.  Free attendance for Parents/Adults & Teens. Presented in partnership by Issaquah School District, Swedish Medical Center, and ParentWiser of Issaquah PTSA Council. 


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.


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. 


Community Forum on Teen Drug Abuse: Warning Signs and Resources

The City of Sammamish is hosting a community forum on teen drug abuse on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at Central Washington University at 120 228th Ave NE. Sammamish. Speakers include Sammamish Police Department, King County Public Health, Influence the Choice (featuring Hidden in Plain Sight), and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). The event is free and childcare will be provided. 


TEST of our Text Notification System 

On Thursday, October 24 we will be conducting a TEST of our text notification system. We are doing this to make sure the information we have on file for you in Family Access is correct. Please note that if we only have a landline telephone number for you, we cannot send a text. Here’s how it will work: At approximately 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 24, the District will send a test text message to all families that says “TEST text message from ISD.” At approximately 6:30 p.m. the District will send a follow E-News by email to all families with information about how to let us know if you did not receive the text. 

-    If you do receive the text, you’re all set! You do not need to respond to the follow up E-News.

-     If you do not receive the text, please follow the instruction in the email. 


Are you Registered to Vote? A quick way to check and register online for 11/15 Election 

Ballots for the November 5 election are being mailed out to registered voters on October 18, 2019! Do you know if you are registered to vote? If you’ve recently moved or changed your name (or just haven’t voted in a while), you probably need to re-register to vote. And, because general elections usually happen only once a year, it’s understandable if you’re not totally clear on your voter status or if you remembered to update your registration after your last big life event. Even if you’re pretty sure you have, there’s no harm in taking a minute to double-check and there is an easy way to find out! Simply follow this link to the VoteWA website and enter your name and birthday. It will verify your status, and offer you the opportunity to update your information if need be. October 28 is the deadline to use the online registration, but you can still register in person up to November 5. All of the details are on the VoteWA.gov website! You can also find important details about the November 5, 2019 General Election at King County’s Election Website. 



 Liberty High School PTSA   

 

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING THE LIBERTY PTSA CLASS OF 2020 AUCTION

Thank you to all parents and community members that attended the Class of 2020 Auction Saturday 10/12 at Maplewood Golf Course. The event was a success and a great time was had by all. Event proceeds support our Liberty PTSA Senior Events, including Senior Grad Night, which promotes a "safe and sane" graduation night party for all of our Liberty students. We are putting together the final proceed total this week, and will share that information next week. Thank you to ALL the volunteers who made the evening a success and the wonderful, supportive sponsors who donated items for the auction. A special thank you to our hardworking Auction Chairs for organizing this event - Lisa Vold, Kris Brown and Dawn Peschek. 


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

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

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. 

Click here for more information, entry form and details

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

CLICK HERE FOR PROGRAM VIDEO


New ParentWiser Parent Education Event

Oct 22 at 7pm at Skyline High school.  REGISTER HERE!  

Is your child "normal?"   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. 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!


The Liberty High PTSA's mission is to support the Liberty community to achieve academic and life-skills goals for all students.   

Please join Liberty PTSA and help support our students and school community! Liberty High PTSA does so many wonderful things for our students & staff here at Liberty and we would love to have you be a part of it! PTSA 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!

As a member of Liberty High PTSA you are also a member of the WA State PTA & National PTA which come with local, state, and national benefits and discounts. Visit the PTSA website for more information:  www.libertyhighptsa.com 



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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