Upcoming Events

  • Jan. 16  8th Gr. Coffee with the Counselors 7:30-8:00 or 8:30 - 9:00 am in the Library

    Jan. 17  Incoming 6th grade Instrument Fitting Night @ 5-8pm 

    Jan. 18  End of Quarter

    Jan. 18  8th Gr. Tour at SHS

    Jan. 21 No School

    Jan. 22  Parent/Teacher Conference for Grade 8 4:30-8:15

    Jan. 24  Parent /Teacher Conferences for Grade 8 4:30 - 8:15

    Jan. 24  Incoming 6th grade Instrument Fitting Night @ 5-8pm 

    Jan. 29  POSTPONED - new date will be announced. Liberty Ensemble Concert 7:00 pm in the Commons

    Jan. 31 "Feed My Starving Children" servent event for 550 students from noon - 2 pm.

    Feb. 18  Professional Development Day - No School

    Feb. 21-23 Spring Musical @ 7pm in the LMS Theatre

    Feb. 26  Orchestra Concert for 6th Gr Blue @ 6:00;

                 6th Gr Orange @ 7:00;

                 7th Gr. Blue @ 8:00pm

    Feb. 28  Orchestra Concert for 7th Gr Orange @ 6:00 pm 

    Feb. 28  Orchestra Concert for 8th Gr @ 7:00 pm at SHS

    Mar. 7    Band Ensemble Concert 7th @ 6:00 pm and 8th @ 7:00 pm

    Mar. 11  8th Gr Choir, 8th Gr. Mustang Choir and Show Choir @ 7pm at SHS 

    Mar. 12  7th Gr Choir, 7Gr Mustang Choir and Show Choir Concert @ 7:00 pm at LMS

     

Liberty Middle School News

  • This past week was full of amazing learning opportunities big and small for our students here at Liberty Middle School.  Here is one example that Andrea Thiner (CTE educator) spearheaded…

     7th Computer Apps took part in Junior Achievement’s It’s My Business working with Matt Shaske from Sanford as our Business partner.  The students worked in teams to develop a proposal for  business.

    As a culmination of  the It’s My Business project, teams presented their Pitch for their business at Sanford in one of their Boardrooms to management of Sanford and a member of The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber. The boardroom members had the team’s written Business Plans and were given Business Cards during the presentations. The Boardroom determined which teams would receive funding of “JA” dollars much like Shark Tank.

    In addition to presenting their project, students were able to take part in a tour of Sanford hospital. They were able to see many of the features of the building including the morgue, the Veteran’s Lounge, and the most important the Helipad. The weather was not good for helicopter flight so the students got to see the helicopters!  Matt, our JA partner, runs the restaurants and gifted the students and the adults that were on the trip lunches.

    students in plane first place winners skincare

    first place winner steplight second place double or don't

    second place brantonly


     

     

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  • Our 8th graders making their first transition to SHS…gotta love their energy!

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  • Toys for Tots Winner

    The winning class from the Toys for Tots donation drive was Mrs. Smalley’s Art Class. Olivia Schempp and Zoe Rennich were chosen to ‘Pie’ Mrs. Weber.

     Watch the video:  Pie in Face.

     


     

     

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  • Top apps to help parents monitor their children (part 4)

    created by: SRO RHONDA JORGENSEN, jessica koerselman and jacob anderson 

    7.      TeenSafe

    @TeenSafeCom

    Chosen by more than one million parents to keep teens safe, TeenSafe is an app designed by parents, for parents that enables you to keep tabs on your teens’ online behavior and physical location.

    Key Features:

    • See sent, received, and deleted SMS and chat messages
    • View call logs of incoming and outgoing phone calls
    • Get web browsing history
    • Access to the current smartphone location on a map

    Cost: Free

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    • Available on sign-up

    8.    Curbi

    @getcurbi

    Curbi is a monitoring app that enables parents to block content they deem inappropriate, set ground rules, and time limits. This app ensures your teens are spending the appropriate time studying or sleeping, rather than of on their smartphones. It also features other tools to make sure your teens are using their devices safely.

    Key Features:

    • Block specific apps or call a time-out for studying
    • Filter out adult sites and other inappropriate websites
    • Keep track of the sites your child visits

    Cost:

    • Free (up to 2 devices)
    • Premium: $3.99/month
    • Internet Filter (iOS only): additional $2.99 per month, per iOS device

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  • many bracelets Hope for Paws Animal Rescue Organization

    6th Grade Team Pathfinder raised $280.26 to be used for  animal rescue activities. 47 - 6th graders creatively designed over 200 bracelets of string, rubber bands and beads. They were sold to their peers during lunchtimes and after school for 5 days. Ava M. was the leader behind this project and with the “live to give” and “the time is now” mindsets, she recruited her classmates on the mission of supporting the Hope for Paws Animal Rescue Organization.

     

    Bracelets signage

                                      Ava Melideo-Fitch

    girls selling  

    Sahvanna Ramsey, Ava Melideo-Fitch, Alora Rude, Axel Lindquist. 

    bracelet sellers

    Jonah Follingstad, Aubrey Beck.


     

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  • Speak Easy

    Mr. Burris and his 8th grade Social Studies classes knocked it out of the park with their Speak Easy!  Fabulous transformation of the Large Conference Room!  Well done!  Talk about standards and history coming to life!

     

    candle and menu live music Enjoying the atmosphere good conversation


     

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  • Lucky Lunch Notes

    Liberty Student Ambassadors were at it again…students got their lunch yesterday and after everyone was seated one of the ambassadors asked students to look under their trays.  If they found a sticker they won a fun prize!  Here is a picture of our curious students… Love the Liberty Ambassadors…making great things happen for our student body!

    Looking for Lunch notes under trays


     

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  • Gently Used Book DriveStack of Books

    FCCLA students are hosting a book drive for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.  Gently used books will be set up in a library for all patients at Sandford.  The drive will continue until January 31st.  The advisory with the most books will earn Oreo shakes.


     

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  • HELP THE QUAD SQUAD!

    As you are aware the cost of having a child is astronomical.  Our Advisory Group hopes to alleviate some of those costs for Sally and Eric Richardson by having a diaper drive for them.  We are sure you have already heard they are expecting Quads in April!!!  Sally teaches at LMS and Eric is a swim coach at SHS.

    Diaper Drive Flyer

    Walking Billboards spreading the news!

    Walking Billboards

     


     

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  • We are pleased to intoduce our new day custodian, Stacy Bitzer! Please welcome her to our Liberty Family!

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  • Book FairBook Fair

    Liberty’s PTO will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair February 26th - March 5th. Students and families can shop the book fair each day during Mustang Minutes and Lunch from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and also during our Parent Teacher Conferences. During conferences the book fair will be open from 3:30 to 8:00 pm. The Book Fair will be held in Liberty’s Library and there will be chances for students to win prizes!


     

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  • Top apps to help parents monitor their children (part 3)

    created by: SRO RHONDA JORGENSEN, jessica koerselman and jacob anderson 

    5.   K9 Web Protection

    @K9WebProtection

    A free internet filter and parental control software, K9 Web Protection helps parents control the content their kids can access online. If you’re looking for a free and easy way to prevent your teen from viewing adult content, malicious websites, sites that promote violence, or other concerning content, K9 Web Protection is a useful tool.

    Key Features:

    • Block websites in more than 70 categories
    • Force SafeSearch on all major search engines
    • Configure custom lists to set allowable and prohibited content
    • Override blocked pages with a password
    • Easily generate reports to monitor your teens’ online activity

    Cost: Free

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    6.   ShieldMyTeen

    In three simple steps, you can keep your teenagers safer on their mobile devices with ShieldMyTeen’s internet filtering, application blocking, and other monitoring tools to restrict your child’s access to only safe, approved content.

    Key Features:

    • Internet filtering
    • Application blocking
    • Pornography blocking
    • Web history logging
    • Remote management
    • Location tracking
    • SMS logging

    Cost: $29.99/year

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  • App Information from Officer Jorgensen

     

    To help keep kids safe on social media and help monitor safe digital citizenship, we are going to be sending out 2 apps every 2 weeks in the newsletter. This is to help parents help monitor what their child may be downloading, sending, viewing, their interactions, monitor cyberbullying etc..

    If you ever have questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to me at the school.


     

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  • Top apps to help parents monitor their children

    created by: SRO RHONDA JORGENSEN, jessica koerselman and jacob anderson

    1.      Life360

    @Life360

    Location and communication combine to keep your family connected, no matter how many miles divide you. And with features to promote safe driving, you can have peace of mind when your teens are on the road.

    Key Features:

    • Instantly see everyone in your private circle on the map
    • Message everyone in your circle at the same time or 1:1
    • Send quick check-ins to let other family members know you’re safe
    • Add “Places” to automate alerts when family members arrive at specified locations
    • Crash detection, emergency response, and driving analysis

    Cost: Free

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    2.    OurPact

    @OurPactApp

    OurPact teaches responsible and safe digital citizenship through tools that enable parents to set time limits on smartphone use, create schedules, block apps and internet access, and even reward your teens with extra time when they deserve it. With OurPact, parents can finally balance the risks and rewards of mobile technology.

    Key Features:

    • Block social media access
    • Create an agreement with your teens
    • Block apps
    • Schedule device use
    • Manage chores, academic responsibilities, and more
    • Coordinate the whole family’s schedule with reminders

    Cost: Free

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  • Top apps to help parents monitor their children (part 2)

    created by: SRO RHONDA JORGENSEN, jessica koerselman and jacob anderson

    3.  FlexiSPY

    @FlexiSPYLtd

    FlexiSPY is a more intrusive mobile and online monitoring app, but it’s useful for some parents who have reason to be concerned about their teens interactions online. With more than 150 features to give you insight into all your teens’ activities on their devices, you can be sure they’re not putting themselves in danger.

    Key Features:

    • Ambient recording
    • Call recording and interception
    • Monitor email, Facebook, Skype, and other popular messaging and social apps
    • View notes, locations, calendar, browser and app activity
    • Seee RemCam, photos, wallpapers and videos
    • Compatible with Android and iOS devices

    Cost:

    • Premium: Plan: $68/month, $99/3 months, $149/year
    • Extreme: $199/quarter, $349/year

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    4. SecureTeen

    @Secure_Teen

    SecureTeen is a parental control and monitoring app designed specifically for parents of teenagers, with features that work to keep your teens safe from the dangers that lurk online – cyberstalking, cyberbullying, and more.

    Key Features:

    • Filter the web to eliminate pornography and other inappropriate content
    • Application blocking
    • Facebook and Instagram monitoring
    • Web history logging
    • Time management
    • Text message logging
    • Location tracking
    • Remote device control

    Cost: 1 year/ 3 Devices: $39.99

    Download:

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  • Social Media picture            Follow us on Twitter!

    Are you a Twitter user? Make sure to follow Liberty Middle School on Twitter!


     

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  • WantedSmart Phone Donation

    We are looking for 30 used, unwanted smart phones. iPhone 5 or newer and Androied 3.2 or newer. Please see our FLYER for specific information.

     

     

     

     


     

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  • 2018-19 Yearbook

    Deadline is Aprl 1st

    The Balfour link is OPEN to order your 2018-19 yearbook. To order, please click on the following link:

    http://shop.balfour.com/smi134209/catalog/category/view/s/your-yearbook/id/312793/

    Yearbooks are $34; shipping is included in the cost. The books will be shipped to your home shortlyflying book after the school year has concluded. If you would like to have your yearbook personalized with a name stamp, there are options for that with an extra charge. If you have any questions about the yearbook ordering process, please contact Mr. Haaland, the yearbook advisor, at chaaland@west-fargo.k12.nd.us.

     If you do not order your yearbook online, we cannot guarantee that there will be any for sale at the end of the year.


     

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  • Student Wi-Fi access has been turned off until further notice. This affects all personal electronic cell phone devices...including cell phones.

     


     

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  • Introducing Rhonda Jorgensen - Our new Resource Officer

    Hi Liberty Middle School students, parents and staff!

    I’m Officer Rhonda Jorgensen. I have been with the West Fargo Police Department for 19 ½ years. I moved here from the Bismarck/Mandan area.

    I spent the past 5 years as the School Resource Officer at Sheyenne High School. While at Sheyenne I spent a lot of time in classrooms talking about building safety, social media, and the variety of different Law Enforcement positions, answering questions about laws and teaching Alive at 25 to driver’s education class.

    Along with my SRO duties I’m the coordinator of the West Fargo Citizens Police Academy program, member of our PACT (peer assistance crisis team), instructor of armed robbery and active shooter in the work place, 2nd vice president of out local Fraternal Order of Police lodge and currently assigned at a member of our regional CART (child abduction response team).

    I have been awarded two Distinguished Service awards, lifesaving award, Chief’s medal, and employee of the year, VFW Gold Medal nominee and Outstanding Safety Instructor for the ND Safety Council.

    I am married to my husband Rory who is also one of the West Fargo Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief’s. We live in West Fargo, we have no children but a spoiled dog, Louie. In my spare time I enjoy traveling, our motorcycle trips around the country, and spending time with our nieces and nephews. I’m an avid sports fan (GO Broncos and Bison)!

    I’m excited for my opportunities here at Liberty and if you need anything feel free to contact me.


     

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  • As the SRO at Liberty I plan on sharing information with parents on different trend and apps that students are using and what these apps are used for. I will put these in the newsletter to help you keep up with your student’s ever changing world. If there is ever you need from me please let me know.

    Risky Apps

    Risk Apps


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    Sexting Information


     

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  • cell phone   Text-a-Tip

     Text-a-Tip number 701.541.7823 for Liberty Middle school. This is information to the SRO that can be anonymous about thefts, vandalism, violence or illegal activity.


     

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School-Based Sealant Program

  • Seal! ND School-Based Fluoride Varnish and Dental Sealant Program

    In 2012, The North Dakota Department of Health, Oral Health Program (OHP) implemented the Seal! ND School-based Fluoride Varnish and Dental Sealant Program. Public health dental hygienists visit schools two times a year (fall and spring) and provide direct preventive services, under standing orders of a dentist which include: oral health education, a screening, dental sealant and fluoride varnish application. A parent/guardian signed consent form is required to participate in the Seal! ND fluoride varnish and dental sealant program.

    Services are provided to schools that are recognized as being in need by the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (DPI). Students attending pre-kindergarten through 12th grade (depending upon the school) with parent/guardian consent are eligible to receive the free oral health services. A goody bag consisting of a result sheet (what the child had done), toothbrush, toothpaste and floss will be provided to each child that is seen. In the West Fargo area, Maple Family Dental will be providing the services. Watch for more information to come!

District News & Updates

  • Impacted by the Government Shutdown?

    New guidance from the US Department of Agriculture provides support for families impacted by the shutdown of the federal government. If your family’s income has been cut off due to the shutdown, you are eligible to apply for Free & Reduced Lunch. Information about the Free & Reduced Lunch program, including how to apply, can be found on our website.

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  • No School

    There is no school on Monday, January 21, 2019.

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  • Student Success Forum: Social Media

    The third session of a four-part series on student success is scheduled for Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 7:00PM - 8:30PM at Cheney Middle School.

    Join West Fargo Public Schools' administrators and students, West Fargo Police Department, and representatives from various community agencies to get an inside look at how social media impacts the lives of our students and children today. Resources will be shared that will allow families to better understand the risks of the online world and best practices for responsible digital citizenship. Moderated and live broadcasted by AM 1100 The Flag WZFG.

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  • Weather Procedures

    It is that time of year again when weather can alter school day plans. Please review the district's weather procedures to better prepare in the event of a late start, early dismissal, or no school day. In the event of a weather-related closure, all evening activities and facility rentals will be cancelled and the West Fargo Sports Arena and Hulbert Aquatic Center will close.

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  • Building & Trades Program House for Sale

    The West Fargo High School Buildings & Trades Program house is currently being built, but is available now for purchase.

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  • FEET Parent Trainings

    Families of students receiving special education services are invited to attend the following West Fargo Public School's Family Educator Enhancement Trainings (FEET):

    • Introduction to Functional Behavior Assessment & Positive Behavior Support Plans - Thursday, December 6 from 6:00PM - 7:30PM   CANCELLED
    • Picture Communication - Thursday, February 26 from 6:00PM - 7:30PM

    All three trainings will be held at the Leidal Education Center (Room #133), 207 W Main Ave, West Fargo, ND 58078. The Family Educator Enhancement Team (FEET) is designed to assist families who have children with special needs by connecting them to available educational partners. If you wish to attend, please RSVP one week prior to the event. Childcare will be provided.

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