Aug. 3 - Registration by Appointment ONLY! Call 701-356-2671 to schedule an apt.
Aug. 4 - Registration by Appointment ONLY! Call 701-356-2671 to schedule an apt.
Liberty Middle School News
Information for West Fargo Public School Families on the United Way Backpack Supplies Distribution
Tuesday, August 11:
• 4-5 p.m.: Cheney Middle School (825 17th Ave E, West Fargo, ND 58078, Door 1)
Thursday, August 13:
• 8-9 a.m.: Willow Park Elementary School (4901 15th Ave S, Fargo, ND 58103, Door 1) • 11 a.m.-Noon: Aurora Elementary School (3420 9th St W, West Fargo, ND 58078, Door 1)
• For the safety of all, families should remain in their vehicles and we ask those engaging with United Way volunteers wear a mask.
• Families will be asked to complete one registration form per family – forms will be available when you arrive.
• Please bring a form of ID for each child who will be receiving school supplies. Acceptable forms of ID include social security card, passport, school ID, insurance card or report card.
• Backpacks and school supplies are available for K-12 students in need who attend school in Cass or Clay county.
• Families who are unable to attend one of the distribution events should contact their school district. Our goal is for United Way to provide each school district with a limited quantity of backpacks that can be available students in need who are unable to attend a distribution event.
Liberty Middle School Summer Office Hours
8:00 - 12:00
June 26 - July 13
8:00 - 12:00
Aug. 3 - 24
8:00 - 4:00
We have news to share about 2019-20 yearbooks! Balfour, our publisher, has given us an estimated ship date of July 31. After that, most books should be delivered to homes in 5 or 6 business days, but please be aware that it may take up to 10 business days in some cases. Balfour has also advised us that all books are shipped through the U.S. Postal Service, and there is no tracking. Any books that cannot be delivered or are returned will end up at Liberty.
In short, those who ordered yearbooks can expect to see them in early to mid-August. Also, there will be ordering information for 2020-21 yearbooks at registration next month. We hope you are staying well and having a great summer
100s of New eBooks available!
Fall Sports Registration
FALL 2020 ATHLETIC SIGN-UPS
We are excited to be looking ahead to Fall 2020 Athletics and wanted to get some information out to you before our Summer Break begins! With the assumption that our Fall School Schedule will not be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are hopefully anticipating Fall 2020 Athletics to take place as scheduled. Of course, we will keep you informed as decisions are made over the next few months.
SHS Co-Op Athletics for current 6-7 Grades:
For the 2020 Fall Season, Liberty and Heritage Middle Schools offer Co-op Athletics with Sheyenne High Schoo for Cross Country, Boys Tennis, Girls Swim and Dive. Please check the SHS Activities Website for start information about these opportunities.
Sheyenne High School Students
Current 2019-20 8th Graders, please check the SHS Activities Website for start information about Fall Activity opportunities.
Horace High School Students
Current 2019-20 8th Graders: Football and Volleyball will be offered at Heritage. Please check the SHS Activities Website for start information about other Fall Activity opportunities.
The NDHSAA Board has recently decided that for the coming school year any physical exams completed for the 2019-2020 school year will be accepted during the 2020-2021 school year upon submission of a parent/guardian & athlete signed waiver (Form B). This means that rather than having to have a physical exam for 2020-2021 the athlete can use the one they had for 2019-2020 if the Form B is filled out and submitted to the school. If the student did not have a 2019-20 physical they must turn in a physical prior to participation.
The link below is to the PDF of this Form B and attached is a Word version.
The family will still need to return the completed form to Liberty Middle School. Families can complete and return this right away if they would wish to. This can be done by email (email@example.com), fax to (701) 499-9229, by regular mail to Liberty Middle School, or by dropping it off at the building if/when restrictions on doing so are lifted.
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Student Resource Officer update
If a student needs to contact Officer Jorgensen, She is available on Microsoft Teams.
Send her a meeting invite or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org with a time and she will set up a meeting with you.
Officer Jorgensen is available Monday-Friday from 9-10:30 or 1:00-3:00.
The text a tip number is still active (701-541-7823)
Parent Portal/PowerSchool Parent Access
- You will need the access ID(s) and password(s) emailed by your child's school. Contact the school if you misplaced the information.
- Create your single sign-on account. Use a web browser to navigate to the PowerSchool login. Log in and select the CREATE ACCOUNT tab and the CREATE ACCOUNT button. Follow the questions to enter your first name, your last name, your email address, your desired username, and your chosen password.
- Select the LINK STUDENTS TO ACCOUNT tab and follow the questions to enter your child's name, the associated access ID for the child, the associated password, and the relationship you have to the child. Repeat these steps to add additional children to your single sign-on account.
Device Breakage Process during COVID-19
To report a broken device:
- If the teacher has not created a Tech Request, the student should login to Schoology and send an email message to:
LMS Student Help Desk (directions below)
- Once an email has been submitted, you can drop your device off in the East Foyer of LMS between 8am and 12pm Tuesday-Thursday. There is a drop box located inside the first set of doors.
- When your device is fixed or you are issued a loaner device, you can pickup that device from the table located in the East Foyer of LMS between 8am and 12pm Tuesday-Thursday.
Directions on creating a Schoology email
- Login to Students Schoology account
- Select the envelope on right side of the toolbar
The 'New Message box' opens
- In the ‘To’ field- type in: Help
- Select: LMS Student Help Desk
- In the 'Subject' field: Briefly tell us what is wrong
- In the 'Message' field: Describe in detail what your issue is
- Select: Send
Liberty FCCLA members advance to Nationals
Several FCCLA students took their Students Taking Action for Recognition or STAR event from state competition to the National level. This year due to the Covid-19 virus. Their district scores were tabulated against the other districts in the state. It is incredible for all 8 of our competitors to advance to Nationals. It is a true testament to their hard work and dedication. Listed are the students and their projects.
Chapter Service Project Display- Elena Boehm, she filled 90 baskets she sewed with self-care items and gave to Youth Works at Christmas time for the homeless youth there.
Chapter Service Project Portfolio- Olivia Schempp, For this project she led a group, picking up garbage at our Rendezvous Park in West Fargo.
Entrepreneurship- Addy Bjerke and Belle Bruns, they created an extensive business plan for their bath bomb business. They were able to sell at the Unglued Craft Festival this past February.
Event Management- Olivia Schempp, Yes again! This time she planned a school dance and raised over $800.00 for our Great Plains Food Bank and several hundred items as well.
Food Innovations- Bailey Bobb, the scenario this year was to take a breakfast item that is traditionally a meat product and to create plant-based option. She created Vegan pancakes with fruit salsa.
Public Policy Advocate- Ben Kramer, he looked at current laws and how they affected the LGTBQ community/population and people’s rights.
Teach and Train- Maggie Seeley, she wrote lessons to teach other students about what it would be like to have autism. She taught 3 classes of 6th and 8th graders at Liberty Middle School. Maggie plans on a degree in education working with students with special needs.
Teach and Train- Taylor Erdmann, she wrote lessons on helping students to respond to bullies and she taught her lessons at Deer Creek Elementary. Taylor is planning on becoming a pediatrician and feels this project will help her ability to help children with their mental health.
Submitted by; Sarah Larson advisor.
Immunization Information for Students Entering 7th Grade
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 2020-21 school year will have until October 1, 2020 or they will be excluded from school.
Live to Give
Ms. Notch’s advisory raised $131.06 to support 4 Luv of Dogs Rescue and wanted to do a little something extra on Giving Hearts Day. After reaching out to the charity, we found out they would be stationed at the Natural Pet Center for the day and we decided bringing in our donation to meet the people who work there would be more impactful. They were very grateful for our donation and students enjoyed their time playing with the puppies.
Spring Musical 2020
The Cast of Mary Poppins Jr. Musical
Our Musical Directors
Susan Morken and Lori Jo Brekke
Scenes from Mary Poppins Jr Musical Production
State Lego League
Way to go Nuggets! The Nuggets competed at the First Lego League state tournament this weekend at UND. They placed 9th out of 40 teams in the robot competition and earned 2nd place for the Strategy and Innovation.
Please congratulate Bradyn Dorval, Reagan Koppelman, Julian Dahl, Cohen Raimo, and Alexis Chong when you see them!
Lego League Competition Results
The Competition was held in January at NDSU.
Our LMS/Deer Creek students won three awards:
- Inspiration Award
- Liberty City Savers (Olivia Hendrix, Ethan Snyder, Corina Swanson, Amour Mach, Nolan Torgerson)
- Strategy and Innovation Award
- The Meme Team (Bryce Tiegen, Andrew Rexin, Owen Rohr, Hunter Kane, Jackson Selk)
- Programming Award
- The Nuggets (Bradyn Dorval, Reagan Koppelman, Cohen Raimo, Julian Dahl, Alexis Chong)
One of our teams is going to state! The Nuggets will compete February 8th at UND.
Middle Level Honors Orchestra
The following students participated in North Dakota Middle Level Honors Orchestra. It was an orchestra made up of 90 students from around the state.
Front from left to right: Tyler Hanson, Jordan Cossette
Back from left to right: Paul Noyes, Sydney Schweyen, Sam Wieland, Madison Lugert, Emma Nelson, Isaac Gamez
FCCLA News - Leadership, Live to Give and Compassion
Hello, my name is Elena Boehm I’m an 8th grader at Liberty. Last October students and staff at liberty were given the opportunity to help a group of people that, over the years, we have forgotten about. This group in teenagers. According to the United States interagency council, during the 2016-2017 school year an estimated 2230 students were homeless in North Dakota. Also, schools have always been having toy drives, for children in need of Christmas gifts, but not teens. In my student survey 75% of students at Liberty, West Fargo High, and Sheyenne said that cleanliness positively impacted their mental health. Each person at Liberty was invited to participate in a self-care drive. This Christmas teens staying at the youthworks shelter would be given self-care baskets. The reason, Self-care improves mental health. Approximately 90 baskets were sewn and filled with hygiene products and delivered to Youthworks in Fargo just in time for Christmas.
Olivia Schempp, hosted a school dance which raised over $800.00 and several canned items which were donated to the Great Plains Food Bank. You can view her story on KVLY from January 29, 2020.
https://www.valleynewslive.com/video/?vid=567408162 at min 7:37 😊
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! Speakeasies are usually associated with American Prohibition (1920's).
NDSU Physics Stations
NDSU Physic Volunteers help with stations in Mrs. Steffen's Science class.
Our school hours are from 8:30 am until 3:30 pm. We expect students to be in school and on time every day that they are not sick or unable to attend for serious reasons. There are many positive benefits from regular school attendance. If a student is absent from school, we need a parent or guardian to call the school office at (701) 356-2671 OR send an email to Liberty@west-fargo.k12.nd.us before 9:30am . If we do not hear from you by that time, our automated system will call you at 9:40 am.
If your student is going to be leaving the school during the day, a parent or guardian must call the school or send a note with your student to give to the office. Your student must check out in the office when they leave and check back in when they return. Students must be responsible for coming to the office without being called at checkout time. We do not like to call students out of classrooms; it is very disruptive to the class.
Illness Policy Reminder
As cold and flu season falls upon us, we want to share a few reminders regarding the district’s illness policy:
Please do not send a sick child to school to be assessed by the nurse. If your child has an elevated temperature, rash, diarrhea, or is vomiting at home, DO NOT send the child to school.
Children will the following symptoms should not be sent to school and/or school activities:
- Thermometer indicates a temperature of 100 degrees or more
- Undiagnosed rash or sores
- Contagious infection diagnosed by a health care provider
Children may not return to school until:
- Their temperature has remained below 100 degrees for 24 hours without the use of Tylenol or other medications.
- There has been no vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours without the use of over the counter medications.
- When a student has been diagnosed with a contagious infection and was given prescription medication, the student may not return to school until they have taken the medication a full 24 hours and their temperature has remained below 100 degrees for 24 hours.
FOR THE LOVE OF SCIENCE!!!!!!
When you are studying rock and minerals…you make Rock Candy! Thanks Ashley Fisk for bringing it full circle! How fun!
Rocks you can eat…that sounds like great Science! Rock Candy!
SHS Sporting Events
Just a reminder that NO Backpacks, footballs or soccer balls are allowed at SHS sporting events.
Box Tops For Education
The new Box Tops are here!
The Box Top App makes it super easy to support Liberty Middle School. After you download the app, find Liberty Middle School. Then simply buy Box Top Products, scan your receipt, and you will earn real-time cash for our school!
School Emergency Information for Parents and Guardians
At the beginning of the year, West Fargo Public Schools communicated to families regarding school safety procedures. We encourage all families to review the School Emergency Information for Parents/Guardians.
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.
LMS students – unless you are here for an afterschool activity, you need to exit the building and school grounds by 4:00 each day.