USD 480 would like to thank all our great teachers! Happy Teacher Appreciation Week 2020 - https://youtu.be/JKwrh_ucxqs
BOE - 5/4/20 6:30pm LHS Auditorium 1.5 Approval of Minutes 4-6-20 - Passed 7-0 1.6 Approval of Agenda - Passed 7-0 3.1 Approval of Consent Agenda - Passed 7-0 4.1 Monthly Bills - Passed 7-0 5.1 Avid Contract - Passed 7-0 5.2 General Stock and Art Supplies - Passed 7-0 5.3 Copy Paper - Passed 7-0 5.4 2020-2021 Instructional Programs/Professional Learning/Consultants - Passed 7-0 5.5 Course Approval - Passed 7-0 5.6 Powerschool Performance Matters Analytics - Passed 7-0 8.1 Resolution 05-04-2020-1 - Passed 7-0 8.2 Resolution 05-04-2020-2 - Passed 7-0 8.3 Catastrophic Leave Request - Passed 7-0 8.4 The Employment/Retirement/Resignations/Transfers - 6-1 (Vargas)
Board of Education - Live Stream starting at 6:30pm - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyteakq0aAEOCJG6uRjJdxA
Join us in celebrating our School Lunch Heroes!! https://www.usd480.net/article/240595?org=liberal-480
Liberal High School National Honor Society will be having their induction ceremony on Tuesday, April 28th at 7 pm. New Inductees will be inducted into NHS. The top 10%, Salutatorian, and Valedictorian of the Class of 2020 will be announced during the event. A link to the event will be sent out this evening via social media, student email, and text notifications.
USD 480 COVID 19 Food Service Change in Schedule and Location - https://www.usd480.net/article/232545?org=liberal-480
BOE - 4/6/20 6:30pm LHS Auditorium 1.5 Approval of Minutes 3-15-20 - Passed 7-0 1.6 Approval of Minutes 3-23-19 - Passed 7-0 1.7 Approval of Agenda - Passed 7-0 1.8 Comments from the Floor - Passed 7-0 3.1 Approval of Consent Agenda - Passed 7-0 5.1 Band Uniforms - Passed 7-0 5.2 KASB Membership - Passed 7-0 5.3 Copiers - Passed 7-0 5.4 Lockdown Pull Stations - Passed 7-0 5.5 Clean and Restripe Track at Redskin Field - Passed 6-1 (Brown) 5.6 Powerschool Ecollect - Passed 7-0 5.7 USD 480 Waiver Application - Passed 7-0 7.2 Add to Agenda - Passed 7-0 7.3 Transfer - Passed 6-1 (Vargas)
Bright Start Early Learning will have parents pick up their student’s learning materials on Saturday, April 4 following the schedule below: SATURDAY, APRIL 4 th 9:00am – 10:00am Russell at Exit 3 Pimentel at bus drive through 10:00am – 11:00am Highfill at Exit 5 Sullivan (Amber Smith covering) at bus drive 11:00am – 12:00pm Ruback at Exit 3 King at bus drive through 1:00pm – 2:00pm Garrison at Exit 3 Almeida at bus drive through 2:00pm – 3:00pm Herren at Exit 3 De La O at bus drive through Parents please stay in your vehicle and the staff will bring the learning materials to you.
All USD 480 Buildings are closed to the General Public until April 19th. Meal deliveries will continue. Learning Plans will launch as planned. Please contact 620-604-1010 if you need to make contact with a building, department or administrator.
LHS parent/guardian virtual meeting today at 10:00 AM (English) and 10:30 AM (Spanish) - YouTube link found in news story - recorded videos will be posted later today - https://www.usd480.net/article/220703?org=liberal-high
BOE - 3/23/20 6:30pm East Campus Lounge 1.5 Approval of Minutes 3-09-20 - Passed 7-0 1.6 Approval of Agenda - Passed 7-0 3.1 Approval of Consent Agenda - Passed 7-0 4.1 Camera Additions - Passed 7-0 4.2 Cottonwood and Sunflower Full Cook Kitchen’s - Passed 7-0 4.4 NWEA Renewal - Passed 7-0 4.5 Resolution - Graduation - Passed 7-0 4.6 REsolution - Covid 19 Payment - Passed 7-0
View the Board of Education meeting tonight at 6:30pm via Google Hangout Meets - https://meet.google.com/ocf-npnm-fvf
This week, March 23-27, there are no classes or student activities being held on any USD 480 campus or site. This is for clarification from any rumors that may be going around.
Home Internet Survey, please fill out - Links at bottom of page for both English and Spanish https://www.usd480.net/article/215810?org=liberal-480
In an effort to better serve our students with a distance learning plan please fill out this Home Internet Survey for students and families by the end of the day on 3/25/20 - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeBUsZztWb16SzbxfBphY9uBs-1qwjvMp9oTb_96NWGhWAi6Q/viewform
Two Locations added to Student food drop off starting today (3/19) https://www.usd480.net/article/211090?org=liberal-480
All Schools Closed for the remainder of the school year. https://www.usd480.net/article/213173?org=liberal-480
We will send off our Girls Basketball Team to State @ Wichita tomorrow @ 7:30 am, North gym entrance! We invite everyone who can to join us! LETS GO REDSKINS!!!
2/20/2020 Bus routes will be delayed 2 hours. Schools will be open at regular time and parents may drop off students at the usual time. School will start at 10:00 a.m. There will be no AM PreK at Bright Start. Afternoon PreK will be in session. Please check news section for more info!
Due to inclement weather, classes and activities are cancelled Tuesday, January 28th. Classes will resume the 29th at regularly scheduled times.
Delayed Start: Friday, 1/17/2020 Bus routes will be delayed 2 hours. Schools will be open at regular time and parents may drop off students at the usual time. Essential staff will be on duty to supervise students until 10:00 a.m. NOTE: Sidewalks and parking lots may not be cleared yet SO PLEASE USE CAUTION if you choose to drop off your children. All other staff will report at 9:30 a.m. School will start at 10:00 a.m. There will be no AM PreKindergarten at Bright Start. Afternoon PreKindergarten will be in session.
Adverse weather conditions are a possibility tomorrow morning. IF school is cancelled or delayed, posts to the USD 480 social media accounts will be made by 5:45 a.m. Media outlets will also be notified. If there is no announcement made by 5:45 a.m., school will be in session. IF school is delayed: Bus routes will be delayed 2 hours. Schools will be open at regular time and parents may drop off students at the usual time. Essential staff will be on duty to supervise students until 10:00 a.m. NOTE: Sidewalks and parking lots may not be cleared yet SO PLEASE USE CAUTION if you choose to drop off your children. All other staff will report at 9:30 a.m. School will start at 10:00 a.m. There will be no PreKindergarten at Bright Start.
With inclement weather forecasted for this afternoon and evening USD 480 will be monitoring conditions to make sure district travel can be made safely. Updates to any scheduled events will be posted on our social media, school website, and sent to our local media outlets.
Liberal High School will be welcoming students back for a regular school day on January 7, 2020. This is an update to the district calendar. We hope that everyone has an outstanding break!
This morning USD 480 was notified by a neighboring school district of a potential issue with a former Liberal High School student. As a precautionary measure, Liberal High School was put into a hold-in-place. The hold-in-place has now been lifted based on the Liberal Police Department recommendation. School has resumed as normal.
Normal operations have resumed at LHS.
As a precautionary measure, LHS is currently in a hold in place. Details will be released as they become available.
UPDATE: Those believed to be responsible for making threats at Eisenhower Middle School last week were identified and arrested shortly after the threat was reported. USD 480 appreciates the Liberal Police Department and EMS staff who worked diligently for this outcome. An additional potential threat was investigated today. No charges were filed.
UPDATE: Those believed to be responsible for the school shooting threats at Liberal High School were identified. They are in police custody. USD 480 appreciates the Liberal Police Department and LHS staff who worked diligently for this outcome.
Over the past week threats against the school have been reported in two buildings. All threats are taken seriously and reported to law enforcement immediately. The threats are being investigated by law enforcement as well as USD 480 administration. The safety of students and staff is our most important priority.
Proud of Meadowlark Elementary for presenting at the KSDE Redesign Conference in Wichita. You are doing great things for our students at USD480.
Final score - Wichita Southeast 33 and Liberal 26. Great effort but came up short.
Homecoming Parade Registration-Click Link!: Sept 27 @ 2:30 Form Due Sept. 20 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe9FbsBNVjGUNuRvqXDNCSbOvlWr8TZDWQJG-Ng7TdNXav2rQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
Free Sports Physicals being offered by the new Xpress Wellness Urgent Care! Xpress Wellness will allow walk-ins or scheduled physical appointments through Friday 9/20. These will be offered every day of the week during their normal business hours. For any questions, call their main line at 620-417-9012.
Homecoming Dismissal September 27, 2019 1:15pm: LHS, Eisenhower, Seymour Rogers dismiss 1:30pm: MacArthur, Meadowlark, Prairie View, Cottonwood, and Sunflower dismiss - NO AFTERNOON PreK at Bright Start 2:30pm: Parade Begins (the parade will start at Light Park and end at the intersection of Kansas Ave. and Trail St.) 7:00pm: Football game @ Redskin Field
Toot'n Totum "Spirit Pump" fundraiser for USD 480! From September 1st through April 30th, 5¢ of every gallon sold at that pump will be donated to the school district. Funds raised will be donated to the district and will be used for enhancing security measures to keep students safe in the classroom. In Liberal, the Spirit Pump will be located at our 1421 N. Western Avenue store.
The Newcomers Center will be closed September 11th-12th in order to move to their new location, 615 W 7th st. They will re-open in their new location Friday, September 13th.
This week we will be looking at the Liberal High School Volleyball team @LiberalVB 2018 Record: 18-19 Returning Lettermen: Logan Dodge, Kenzie Kapp, Sarah Mein, Machia Mullens, Aubrey Warden, and Reagan Watt
If you're in need of some inspiration, listening to these recent LHS graduates will raise your spirits! Congratulations to the LHS Class of 2019!
Please plan to attend this very important event to help grow early education opportunities in our community. Wednesday, June 5th at MacArthur Elementary. 2:30-3:30 or 5:30-6:30.