Upcoming Events


  • May 30 Last day of school

    Jun-Jul Summer School 8 am - 12 pm: June 11-13; 18-20; 25-27; July 16-18; 23-25


    Aug. 5 Grade 6 Registration - LMS/Deer Creek 6th grade @ LMS (8:00 AM -4:00 PM)

    Aug. 6  Registraton - LMS/Deer Creek 6th Grade @ LMS (11:00 AM-7:00 PM)

    Aug. 15 6th Grade Mustang RoundUP -Students will learn about life as a middle school student, and what to expect in 6th grade.

    Aug. 22 Back to School Night  5:00 - 7:00 pm

    Aug. 27 First day of SchoolFall

    Sept. 4 First Late Start

    Sept. 30 No School

    Nov. 4 Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:15-7:45

    Nov. 7 Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:15-7:45


     

Liberty Middle School News

  • LMS Summer Office Hours

     

    2019

    Date

    Hours

    M-Thu

    June 3-28th

    8am – 12pm

    M-Thu

    July 1  - 12th

    CLOSED

    M-Thu

    July 15-Aug 2

    8am – 12 pm

    Mon

    Aug. 5

    8 am - 4 pm

    Tues

    Aug. 6

    11:00 - 7 pm

    M-Thu

    Aug. 7 - 26

    8:00 - 4 pm

     


     

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  • Immunization Information for Students Entering 7th GradeSyringe

    2019-2020 School Year

    According to North Dakota law 23-07-17.1, children entering 7th grade are required to receive Tdap (tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis) and MCV4 (Meningococcal) vaccines.

    Tdap and MCV4 are recommended at age 11.

    If your child is in the 6th grade and 11 years of age he/she can receive Tdap and MCV4 now.

    Please make an immunization appointment for your child with a healthcare provider of your choice. For an appointment at Fargo Cass Public Health please call 701-241-1383. The updated immunization record should then be handed into the school upon completion.

    Students who have not received the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines at the start of the 2019-20 school year will have until October 1, 2019 or they will be excluded from school.


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  • Summer School at Liberty

    Summer School Registration letters have been sent. However, anyone wanting to work on their math and reading skills are welcome. Please contact the LMS Office for a Registration form. Our Library will be open to all students during summer school hours!

     

    Summer School Dates are:

    June 11-13, 18-20, 25-27; July 16-18, 23-25Summer

    Session I: 8:00 – 10 am     Session II: 10 am-12 pm

    Bussing is not provided


     

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  • Check out the new Lego Table…Cool things are being designed! 

    Lego Creations

    Shout out to Mr. Ryan Lyson…he always jumps in and does whatever it takes to make the wheels keep turning and not fall off! 

    Buidling with Lego Building with Legos


     

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  • Celebrating our Paraprofessionals with food and a video by our students and Oscars were given! 

    LMS Paraprofessionals


     

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  • Heritage Middle School Groundbreaking Ceremony…Dr. Spies and LMS Orchestra kiddos with Mrs. Larson!

     

    LMS Orchestra Students groundbreaking ceremony


     

     

     

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  • sun Summer Camps

    Summer camp information is available on each of the SHS Activity Webpages

     Football, Strength and Conditioning, Volleyball, Basketball etc.. 


     

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  • blocks that spell learn Welcome Incoming 6th Graders!

    Overview of 6th Grade Transition (sent Jan. 2019)  - Overview Letter

    Incoming 6th Grade Events  - LMS Parent Letter of Events

    Incoming 6th Grade Events for Deer Creek - Deer Creek Parent Letter of Events


     

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  • Outside Food OrdersSign for Food

    Students please note that any outside food orders cannot be placed during class time (including Mustang Minutes + or MM). Students cannot leave class to receive a food order, or miss their next class period because a food order arrived late. We will not be allowing students to come to the office to receive a food order during class time, including MM+ or MM.


     

    Cell Phone Usagecell phone

    Students are required to leave their cell phones LOCKED in their locker during the school day. The only time you should have your phone out during the day is before or after school and at lunch (7th & 8th grade at lunch only).


     

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  • 2019 Tri-College Math Competition on March 6th

     

    2019 Tri College Math Participants

    Tyler Neeb (grade 8), made it to STATE for the Mathcounts Competition. We went to Bismarck on April 1st. He placed 30th out of about 200 participants.

    He received his participation certificate from Kirsten Baesler (state superintendent) and got to shake her hand as well. It was a fun day!

    Tyler receiving certificate Tyler with Certificate Tyler receiving 30th place medallian

     

    Group photo of State Competition

    group photo of state competition

     


     

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  • Pop Up Art Show in the Theatre – it was AWESOME!

     

    Art Show Stage Display

    Eye Candy                           Climate Change           I want a world where everything is balanced

    Eye Candy             Climate Change            balanced world

                   

    The Kind Quotes and Notes – this student created a video sharing her project– she displayed her “art” on all 8th graders lockers one day >download the  Kind Quote Video

     

     

     

     

    Kind Quotes


     

     

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  • TSA State Competition

    Congratulations to our TSA crew for their outstanding performance at the state competition in Mandan this week! We brought home FOURTEEN medals in 6 different events including Problem Solving, Tech Bowl, Digital Photography, and Video Game Design. #INCREDIBLE! Give a high five to AJ Kaufman, Kacy Steinhouse, Emma Curtis, Gavin Villareal, Aiden Villareal, and Aiden Worster. Way to go, team! 


     

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  • The Augmented Reality Sandbox

    The augmented reality sandbox was a real-time depiction of changes in topography. As the students changed the elevation of the sand, the topographic levels were colored through an overhead projector. Students were also able to fill areas with water by having their hands act as clouds to produce rain and flood areas they had carved out. Many made volcanoes as well and thought that was pretty cool!

     

    sandbox 1 sandbox 2 sandbox 3 sandbox 4 sandbox 5 sandbox 6

    Students pictured:

    Isaac Kanega, Payton Lais, Conner Hustad, Kasen Baer, Ray Vigo, Rachel Fielzer, Claire Upton, Karson Sanders, Lexy Terhark, Megan Johnson, Jordyn Beyl, Olivia Heiden, Alayna Holder, Saree Wadeson, Sam May, Madee Shea, Lindsey Erickson, Hailey Jaeger


     

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  • Mr. Anderson's Advisory Class 'Values' Video

    We started something “new” at Liberty Middle School this year.  Every day except for Wednesday, we start our day with Advisory Time.  It lasts seventeen minutes at the beginning of every day, the students participate in many different activities with lots of great discussions about whats important in their lives.  Everyone has their own personal values that they hold true in their hearts, each student needed to come up with a value and introduce it to the rest of their Advisory Class.  We took everyone’s input and created a WeVideo to culminate our amazing findings.  Please enjoy our WeVideo, I know the students really did.

    Watch the  Video > https://www.wevideo.com/view/1305570691 


     

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  • Student Ambassadors Group

    This month these fabulous students under, Shaina Winning’s guidance, have been doing amazing things all month in the commons over lunch.  Creating a culture of acceptance, compassion, and appreciation.  Thank you for making Liberty a place where it is Cool to Care! 

    Students writing on paper hearts


     

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  • NDSA Assessmentspencil

    In the upcoming weeks, our LMS students will begin taking the North Dakota State Assessments (NDSA) for Math, Reading and Writing. Students will take NDSA assessments on their 1:1 devices at school, and teams may be requesting students keep their device and charger at school during the testing window. If you have questions or concerns regarding the NDSA assessments, you should reach out to your child’s team of teachers or the LMS office.

    Other information:

    • NDSA Testing Window: March 18-May 10
    • LMS NDSA Testing Schedule
      • 6th Grade: March 18-29?
        • Math will be taken last week in April
      • 7th Grade: April 1-12?
      • 8th Grade: April 15-May 3?

     Student/Parent Resource: https://ndsa.portal.airast.org/users/students-families.stml


     

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  •  

    Tower Garden

    Check out the tower garden in Mrs. Woodbury’s 7th grade science room. This technology utilizes hydroponics and aeroponics for growing. No soil. Year-round growing season. Knowledge of food source. Less use of space and water. Sustainability at its finest. Yeah, Lisa!

     

     Tower Garden with plants Tower Garden with plants


     

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  • Students holding Gift Cards

    Giving Hearts Day was another huge success for our region this year.  Liberty raised about $1200 which equates to $2400 with DMF match funds!  That is incredible for all our charities in the region that do so much good!  Team Amazon (Darcy Olson, Brandy Sellden, Rachel Heinze, Randi Lamoureux) was the team winner with donating $421 dollars.  This is their second year in a row!  Their funds along with a couple other teams ended up giving over $600 to the Ronald McDonald House…with DMF matching funds…means $1200!!!!!!  Way to go Liberty!

     

    Giving Hearts Day Webpage Student looking at Web Page


     

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  • Text me app logo Text Me App

    The Text Me App is the latest rage as it allows students to create fake phone numbers to contact real people.

    • Why should parents care?
    • In our experience, students will download apps like Text Me so that they can hide their activity from their parents (since it won’t appear on their phone bill)
    • Even if a user doesn’t have a cellular plan, they can make calls and send texts using the app
    • Text Me offers location sharing features which can be incredibly dangerous for students
    • Apps that use location sharing make it easy for predators to target children. It’s easy for predators to pretend to be kids to learn where children live, where they go to school, and the locations they visit frequently
    • The app offers in app purchases, so if you haven’t set spending guidelines for your family then costs can add up over time. Additionally, the app encourages students to earn more points by watching ads, inviting their friends to use the app, or playing games within the app
    • Text Me does not support 911, so it’s important for parents to teach their kids to use the call function built into their phones if there is an emergency
    • Some users have reported that they consistently receive random calls and messages from strangers on their Text Me app phone number

      * Source @JoshOchsSmartSocial.com*


     

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  • Top apps to help parents monitor their children (part 5 - Final)

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

    9.      PhoneSheriff

    @PhoneSheriff

    PhoneSheriff is an app for parents concerned about their teens’ smartphone and tablet usage, with monitoring tools and blocking features to help keep them focused on safe media.

    Key Features:

    • Block phone numbers from calls and text messages
    • Set custom time restrictions
    • Block specific apps you deem inappropriate
    • Monitor text messages
    • Get custom activity alerts
    • Real-time location tracking
    • Lock commands
    • Compatible with Android, iPhone, and iPad

    Cost: 

    • $49/6 months
    • $89/year

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    • Available with purchase

    10.    Qustodio

    @Qustodio

    Protect, understand, and manage your child’s online activity with Qustodio. With this parental control app, you can block pornography, monitor social networking activities, set usage time limits, and more.

    Key Features:

    • Block pornography, even in private browsing mode
    • Monitor time spent on social media
    • Set multi-device time limits
    • Control time spent on games and apps
    • Track SMS messages and calls
    • Location tracking
    • Panic button

    Cost:

    • Free (1 user, 1 device)
    • Premium 5: $49.95/year (5 users, 5 devices)
    • *Premium 10: $87.95/year (10 users, 10 devices)

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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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  • 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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  • 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

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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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  • 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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  • 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.

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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

  • Little Red Reading Bus

    The Little Red Reading Bus is scheduled to be out in the community throughout this summer. Review this year's schedule to determine when the bus will be in your neighborhood!

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  • Kid-Ventures and Teen-Ventures

    The summer issues of Kid-Ventures and Teen-Ventures are now available.

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  • WFPSchools Scoop

    The most recent issue of WFPSchools Scoop is now available. WFPSchools Scoop is a quarterly publication for all West Fargo Public Schools families. An electronic edition of WFPSchools Scoop is emailed every September 15, December 15, March 15, and June 15 via the Blackboard Messaging System. The publication includes communication from district administrators, as well as district updates and new.

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