New Building Kick-Off Meeting
There is a New Building Kick-Off meeting scheduled for October 20th, 2014 in the Little Theater at 6:00 pm. At this meeting you will have the ability to sign up for a subcommittee, which will have input on the various parts of the building.
Committees Include: Jr/Sr High School, Elementary School, Athletics, Arts/Music, Vocational/Agricultural, Site (playgrounds, parking, etc) and LC History.
Please come to the meeting and get involved in our new building.
Liberty Center Local Schools takes the safety of our students very seriously. Currently, we are evaluating our transportation policies to determine if there is a safer, more responsible way to provide this service to our families. However, before any transportation policies are changed, the Board of Education and Administration needs to ensure that we are well informed and have accurate information regarding how possible changes will affect our families and students.
Please complete the Transportation Survey in advance of Monday, October 20, 2014, to provide us with correct data to better inform our decisions. Click the link below to answer questions and make comments that you feel are important for us to know about your individual situation. We appreciate your help.
Ms. Kristi Thompson, Superintendent
The Vikings and Bulldogs vs The Tigers
This Thursday is the 7th and 8th grade football game. The 7th grade's football game is at Tiger Stadium against Evergreen from 4:30 to 6:30. The 8th grade football team is facing Swanton. This game is away and goes from 4:30 to 6:30. The Tigers are going up against two different schools: the Vikings and the Bulldogs. Let's show our stripes at these games and go support our team!
Information For Parents Concerning Data Release
Federal Court Instructs Ohio Districts to Post Information for Parents Concerning Data Release
A U.S. District Court has ordered that 2013-2014 school year records from the Ohio Department of Education’s Educational Management Information System be turned over to Disability Rights Ohio as part of an ongoing lawsuit.
Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, families of students whose data will be released must be notified and given the opportunity to object. The court is instructing all local education agencies to post notice about this opportunity to object on their district websites and in a central location, accessible to the public, in each building that is open to the public.
A copy of the notice – which includes instructions on how parents may object to the data release – can be found here. The court must receive objections no later than Sept. 12.
Students’ names, addresses and social security numbers are not part of the information to be released. Ohio is one of only three states that do not allow their departments of education to collect this data, to protect student privacy.
Data to be released for each student include student ID number, school name, grade, gender, race, age and disability category. The records also reveal student performance on the state’s Ohio Achievement Assessments and Ohio Graduation Tests, as well as tests related to Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Student suspensions and expulsions also are listed.
The data is subject to a protective order, which means Disability Rights Ohio cannot publicize it.
Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Please contact the Ohio Department of Education’s legal office at (614) 466-4705 if you have questions.
Liberty Center Presents....
Family Movie Night
On October 25th, Liberty Center Schools will be hosting a family movie night at Tiger Stadium. This event is a free community event, and everybody is encouraged to come. The featured film will be How to Train Your Dragon. It is the tale of a young viking whose greatest wish is to become a dragon hunter. In a surprising turn of events, he befriends a young dragon who teaches him that there may be more to the creatures than he originally assumed. The movie will be showing from 7:00-9:00 pm on the football scoreboard. Families are encouraged to bring their own blankets and chairs and to dress for the weather. Concessions will also be sold to movie-goers. Please come out and enjoy a good movie and a great time with your family and community.
Spotlight on Liberty Center's New Staff
Shannon Bozigar has joined Liberty Center's digital academy this year. She lives in Bowling Green. Her favorite part of what she does is working with the students and supporting them in achieving their academic goals. Mrs. Bozigar's first thoughts of LC were that it is a welcoming and friendly school surrounded by a close knit and helpful staff and community. She chose to work here since it reminds her of the school she attended. The singular, K-12 campus is familiar to her. While in high school, her basketball team went to New York and played a game that was aired on ESPN. Activities she enjoys are reading, swimming, water polo, and doing things with her family.
DID YOU KNOW?
Teachers and students alike are excited for the new technologies being implemented this school year. Over the course of this year, the technology department has acquired 110 new laptops and 50 iPads for student use. Along with this, the kindergarten through third grade are now utilizing interactive projectors. The large, bright screens provide a new and fun way to learn for our younger grades. The technology department is working to push our school forward with the new upgrades.
Alongside the new pieces of technology, new programs are also being integrated into the workings of Liberty Center. Microsoft 365 will soon be replacing the use of Google Docs on every new laptop and iPad. This site provides an excellent and convenient source for all of a student's mail, documents, and school projects. One of the frontrunners for use of this site is the new Senior Experience Internship (SEI) course offered to ten seniors per year. SEI's goals are to improve communication throughout the district in the form of social media and updates to the school's webpage. We are looking forward to seeing where these changes will take us in the coming years.
In the near future, the technology department is hoping to make several more updates. The interactive projectors are expected to expand throughout every grade in the entire school. Also, there is a plan in the works to get announcements to stream to the television in the cafeteria. There are many plans to continue technology expansion in the future. Some of these ideas, such as a large, mobile audio unit, will be brought into use once the new school is up and running.
Liberty Center is quite excited to be brought up to speed in a fast-paced, technology-filled world and hopes to help students further understand the technologies that are quickly becoming part of everyday life.
Digital Academy Renovations
Recently Liberty Center's Digital Academy underwent renovations. In the 2013-2014 school year, former teacher Mrs. Bright initiated these changes, which were sponsored by the Straight A Grant. The Digital Academy needed multiple improvements. These improvements include updating the furniture throughout the room, computer and software updates, and new technology in general. The grant paid for a new laptop cart, a uniform furniture set, additional enrichment opportunities, electives, and new learning programs such as Northwest Ohio Virtual Academy (N.O.V.A). Digital Academy teachers commented that the students seem to be responding well to the new renovations.
The newest edition to the Digital Academy staff, Shannon Bozigar, hopes to continue the Digital Academies success and plans to expand the options available to students. If you have any questions about the Straight A Grant, the new renovations, or how to enroll your child in the Digital Academy please contact Shannon Bozigar at email@example.com or 419-533-6641.
LC Gets Connected
Liberty Center Local School District is now on social media! Follow us on Twitter @LC_Tigers and "like" us on Facebook at Liberty Center Local Schools.
Pay for It is now back up and running correctly and the issues have been resolved. All student fees will be posted after September 15th. If you have any questions please contact your child's Building Office.
On behalf of the Liberty Center Local Schools, faculty, staff, and administration, I extend an enthusiastic greeting and sincere welcome to our public school system. I am pleased to have the opportunity to serve as superintendent of such an excellent school district. Our pledge to students, parents, and community is a commitment to strive for excellence in all that we do to meet the needs of all students. Because we have a dedicated staff, a wonderful student body, involved parents, a committed board of education, and a supportive community. I am excited about the coming year and have high expectations for a superior school year. The major focus of our district is to ensure the highest level of academic achievement for all students.
As we begin our journey into the new school year, the Liberty Center Board of Education thanks you for your continued support and invites you to continue to become involved in our schools as we provide outstanding quality education to the students of the Liberty Center Local School System. Join our administrators, staff, parents, students and the entire community in our efforts to continue a legacy of excellence in this great school system. Education works best when it is a partnership between students, teachers, families and our community.
Kristi A. Thompson
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