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Congratulations to our Liberty High 2017 Outstanding Educator Award Winners:

Tod Oney, Jared Tanner & Kathy Schroeder!

Thank you for all of the nominations from parents, community, students and staff!

Tod Oney is one of our outstanding teachers who is a dedicated, supportive, and tireless advocate for all students, as well as a mentor for the Liberty robotics program. He finds ways to make sure that all students in his classes are engaged and learning, regardless of their academic abilities. He became a teacher because he wanted to make a difference, and he does, every day! Congratulations Mr. Oney!

Jared Tanner is our exceptional band director, leading our wind ensemble, symphonic band, jazz band and guitar classes. He is supportive and kind to all students, and his positive, calm, and upbeat attitude encourages students to do the best they can do. Mr. Tanner is a true asset to our Liberty community and a positive, inspiring role model to our music students. Congratulations Mr. Tanner and Thank you!

Kathy Schroeder may have the title of "support staff" but she is so much more for Liberty! She has been at Liberty for more than 30 years and stays constand in representing the core values of integrity, hard work, and caring that directly feeds our community. She has a big heart, students enjoy working with her, and she truly wants what is best for our Liberty Community! Thank you and Congratulations Kathy!

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Liberty PTSA families - 

It's hard to believe that we are wrapping up the year, it has flown by. Thank you to YOU - our members, for your generous donations that support our programs, to all our volunteers that donate your valuable time, and to our  amazing staff and community that continually supports our needs. 

Due to your financial support, this year we were able to give over $10,000 in classroom grants - supporting the following: Marching Band - able to provide pizza for all Middle School and High School band members, who collaborated for a workshop prior to performing for a home football game; Issaquah Power Pack Food bank donation; LHS Health Room supplies; Purchased a mini-fridge to support the Outreach breakfast program for students; Mailer sent to all families from school listing resources available; Band & Orchestra bringing in professional musicians into the classroom; CARE week pancake breakfast and program funding; Choir workshop funding while on Disney trip and the Discover Your Power Self-Defense Workshop. 

PLUS....PTSA was able to purchase an industrial grade CNC cutter for Liberty, valued at over $10,000, for our woods & metal fabrication classes that also benefits the robotics and TSA clubs, making us the only high school in the district with this technology available to our students. 

This year Liberty PTSA was awarded a Silver Award from State PTA for growth in membership numbers, increasing our members by 9% over last year! We also won a Gold Standards of Excellence Award at the annual convention, for going above and beyond what we are required to do. All of this was possible due to the strong support we have from you, our members.

We appreciate all of your support of PTSA, and please remember to join, donate, and sign up for volunteer opportunities next fall during the school RSVP process. To our graduating families - we wish your graduate good luck! Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey, we will use this information to make Liberty PTSA even better next year. Feel free to contact us at any time at president@libertyhighptsa.com. 

Thank you & Go Patriots! 

Shelly Russell, Liberty PTSA President 2016-17 

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PTSA OPEN POSITIONS FOR 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR 

We are still looking for volunteers for Board and Committee Chair positions for Liberty PTSA next year: 

Membership: The Membership Chair (board position)inputs and uploads membership information to the WSPTA database, provides monthly membership updates, and helps the Board as needed with membership campaigns.  Busiest time is Sept - October. As a member of the Board of Directors you will be expected to attend monthly meetings. 

Way & Means: The Ways & Means Chair (board position) oversees passive fundraising opportunities for PTSA, such as Escrip, Matching Gifts, Amazon Smile, etc. We are always looking for passive fundraisers and this will a chance to explore other opportunities. As a member of the Board of Directors you will be expected to attend monthly meetings. 

Staff Appreciation: The Staff Appreciation Chair(s) (committee) organizes lunches for our amazing Liberty staff throughout the year. The committee is made up of volunteers who bring in items for lunches, a chair/co-chair is needed to send out the signup genius for food, set up, and organize on lunch days. You can make this program what you want and also have a PTSA budget to work with as well. This is a great opportunity to meet our teachers and staff face to face throughout the year and do something special for them too!

 If you would like more information about any of these positions for the 2017-2018 school year, please contact us at president@libertyhighptsa.com 

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ISD LEVY COMMITTEE UPDATE 

The purpose of the ISD Levy Development Committee is to advise the Superintendent as he prepares a recommendation for the school board to approve levy issues for the 2018 ballot. The Issaquah School District Levy Committee made up of 44 community members, including representatives from all schools, principals, teachers, and community, met for the 3rd time on May 31st. The district shared information about the Capital Levy which included details on what Technology items and upgrades are proposed as part of the 2018 Levy package. There was also a discussion about adding lighting to the Maywood Middle School Field which may be added to this levy package (more details to come as process develops).  The committee went over the entire 3 part replacement levy package - M&O Levy rates, Transportation, and Technology (Capital) Levy and approved the entire package as a whole. The information now goes back to Superintendent Ron Thiele, who will present the package to the school board for final approval to run a Levy in 2018. Click here for more information and details of the meetings, including handout materials and meeting minutes: https://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/district/levy-development-committee-2018 

If you are interested in helping VIS (Volunteers for Issaquah Schools) next Fall on the Levy campaign, please contact Volunteers for Issaquah Schools hereDo your students need community service hours next year? This is a great way to get those hours by doing something that directly helps our schools in the Issaquah School District!  Thank you. 

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Congratulations Liberty PTSA for achieving Standards of Excellence

GOLD Level & Membership SILVER Level!

Washington State PTA recognized our PTSA at the State Convention in April for following best practices and going above and beyond what's required of our association. Liberty PTSA also achieved the SILVER membership Award for growing the Liberty High PTSA membership by 5% over last year. Thank you to ALL PTSA members for joining PTSA and your support of PTSA programs and events for our Liberty students this year!

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Attn: Class of 2018 Parents!

Click here for information about next years committees

Click here to Like! the Class of 2018 Facebook Page for updates

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Join Liberty High PTSA...CLICK HERE

Your membership and donations fund many programs and events that enrich our Liberty students' educational experience. Thank you so much for your support, membership, donations and corporate matching funds! 

Check out these exciting Member Benefits & Discounts that all Liberty PTSA members receive with their membership...Barnes & Noble, FedEx, Great Wolf Lodge, Key Arena, Silverwood, Wild Waves, Xfinity Arena...and more! 

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READ the Current Issue of the National PTA "OUR CHILDREN" Digital Magazine Here!

Our Children is National PTA's online magazine for parents.

Today's PTA is dedicated to empowering parents to make a difference in the

education, health, and safety of America's children.

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LIBERTY PTSA MISSION STATEMENT

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!

As a member of Liberty High PTSA you are also a member of the WA State PTA & National PTA. Click on the links below to view your additional membership benefits from the WA State PTA & National PTA!

                      

ONE LOVE WORKSHOP COMING TO LHS FALL 2017
SAVE THE DATE!  October 17, 2017 ONE LOVE HIGH SCHOOL ESCALATION WORKSHOP Hosted by the Liberty High PTSA This informative workshop is powerful and emotionally engaging, leading students to recognize relationship abuse as an issue relating to their own lives, and empowering them to understand the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationship behaviors and how they can step in to help a friend.  Click here to view a video clip with information.  This workshop will be open to all high school students, grades 9-12, specifically for students in grades 11-12.  Questions? Email here. ... read full article

Gift of Failure talk available online....
ParentWiser announces… “ The Gift of Failure ” talk by Jessica Lahey is  now available ONLINE !  Register for a password, and please do not share the link outside the Issaquah School District.  Access additional parent ed conferences  over the summer …because parenting continues after school’s out.  ParentWiser.org ... read full article

ISF Dining for Kids Weds April 5th
Dining for Kids Wednesday April 5 th ! Join us all day on Wednesday, April 5 th at either participating restaurant for our monthly Dining for Kids event! Uncle Si’s Pizza & Katie’s on the Lake! A local favorite, Uncle Si’s Pizza will serve it’s famed pizzas, calzones, grinders and salads. Or, head next door to the newest restaurant in town, Katie’s on the Lake! Katie’s, an upscale dining experience on the shores of Lake Sammamish in Sammamish, WA will offer discerning diners a fresh take on locally sourced flavors. At either restaurant, a portion of your meal purchase will ... read full article

Save The Date - Issaquah Schools Foundation Lunch/Breakfast
19th Annual  Nourish Every Mind  Benefit Luncheon Thursday, May 11, 2017, Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue 11:00 am – Networking time, wine wall, displays and more   Noon – 1:00 pm - Lunch & Program   4 th Annual Nourish Every Mind Benefit Breakfast Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Eastridge Church, Issaquah 7:00 – 7:30 am – Networking time, displays and Breakfast Buffet 7:30 – 8:30 am - Program ... read full article

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REFLECTIONS 2017-2018
PTSA REFLECTIONS PROGRAM 2017-2018 Encourage your student to enter their artistic creation, utlizing the theme "Within Reach" in any of the categories: Visual Arts, Literature, Photography, Dance Choreography, Music Composition or Film Production. Students may enter up to 3 total entries. Liberty High had a state winner this year, so let's keep this strong tradition alive!  Work on your entry over the summer! Liberty High turn in date is Monday, November 6th, 2:00pm to the front office. Click here for information about this program . Email reflections@libertyhighptsa.com  with questions. ... read full article

Fall 2017 Sports Registration
  Fall Sports Registration 2017-18 -- Online Registration is available beginning July 17th Fall Sports Registration at LHS begins August 10th Athletic registration is a two-step process. After successfully completing both steps, the Athletic Secretary will issue Final Clearance.  Click here for links and instructions for Liberty Athletics Sports Registration Info. ... read full article

Congrats 2016-2017 Golden Acorn Winners!
Congratulations to 2016-2017 Liberty PTSA Golden Acorn Winners:   Libbie FitzGerald and Kim Weiss   Libbie is a long time PTSA volunteer who is our Issaquah Schools Foundation Ambassador, Outreach Co-Chair, Baccalaureate Co-Chair, PTSA Nominating Committee member and Staff Appreciation committee. She also volunteers at LHS Boys Swim Team meets, LHS Concessions, and the Seattle Humane Society. Her outstanding 'above and beyond' volunteer efforts for our PTSA, school and community show how truly deserving she is of this Award. Congratulations Libbie!   Kim works tirelessly for the children at Liberty High School and Issaquah! She is currently our PTSA Outreach Co-Chair, who ... read full article

Congratulations to LHS State Reflections Winner!
Congratulations to Liberty student Annabelle Smith Washington State PTA Reflections Award Winner! Annabelle received a State Award of Merit for her Dance Choreography entry! Annabelle will be honored by the Washington State PTA at a State Reception in April. If you are interested in entering Reflections Art Program in Fall 2017, Click here for more information Liberty PTSA coordinates this program for our Liberty Students, Grades 9-12 The 2017-2018 Theme is "Within Reach" 5 categories to enter your work of art: Visual Arts • Photography • Music Composition • Literature • Film Production • Dance Choreography Click here for a complete list ... read full article

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