Welcome to Liberty Middle School!
Home of the Lions!
IMPORTANT END OF YEAR INFORMATION
Tdap vaccine (tetanus booster) incoming 7th graders for the 2015-2016 school year - Please remember that all 7th graders are required to have this vaccine starting the first day of school.
BOOK RETURN SCHEDULE - Please return books before school on: May 26th - 6th grade, May 27th - 7th grade, May 28th - 8th grade. Books will not be refused if they are brought on a different day other than their scheduled day.
FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE
1ST PERIOD - MAY 28 & 29 BLOCK DAYS DISMISSAL AT 2:20
2ND AND 3RD PERIOD - JUNE 1 EARLY RELEASE NO BACKPACKS
4TH AND 5TH PERIOD - JUNE 2 EARLY RELEASE NO BACKPACKS
6TH AND 7TH PERIOD - JUNE 3 EARLY RELEASE NO BACKPACKS LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
McKay Scholarship Program - The District 2015-2016 Parent Notification of the John M. McKay Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Program has been sent home with students who may qualify.
School Public Accountability Report
SPARs can be viewed in each school’s front office, the Grants and Federal Programs Office of Marion County Public Schools (306 NW 7th Ave., Ocala), and at the district’s Public Relations Office (420-A SE Alvarez Ave., Ocala). Documents are also available online at http://doeweb-prd.doe.state.fl.us/eds/nclbspar/year1314/main1314.cfm.
AMO information explaining what schools must do to meet proficiency targets in reading and math for all students tested is also included. Additional detailed information on Florida’s annual reporting of AMOs in compliance with the ESEA wavier is available at http://schoolgrades.fldoe.org/.
8TH Grade Students attending West Port High School 2015-2016
The West Port Curriculum Guide is available to view on their website http://www.marion.k12.fl.us/schools/wph/ . Please take the time to read what classes are available to you during your high school years. (The curriculum guide for 2014-2015 is the same one they will be using for 2015-2016.
*********Attention all Students and Parents*********
Important FSA Testing information
Testing season is upon us. Let's make sure we are all aware of the following information:
Electronic Devices Policy—If students are found with ANY electronic devices, including, but not limited to, cell phones or smartphones, during testing OR during breaks, their tests will be invalidated. The best practice would be for students to leave devices at home or in their backpacks on the day of testing.
Leaving Campus—If students leave campus before completing a test session (for lunch, an appointment, illness, etc.), they WILL NOT be allowed to complete the test. Students and parent/guardians should be aware of this policy. If a student does not feel well on the day of testing, it may be best for the student to wait and be tested on a make-up day.
New tool called the Equation Editor Item Tutorials is available. This tutorial explains how to use the Equation Response Editor tool and lets students practice using the tool to enter answers that are numbers, expressions, or equations. Students can use the keyboard, the on-screen keypad, or a combination of both to enter responses. You can find it under the Resources tab for FSA ELA/Mathematics or click this link http://demo.tds.airast.org/eqtutorial/?c=florida_pt&language=true# . Students in grades 5-8 who are taking the FSA Math tests and students in grades 9-11 who are taking the FSA EOCs should work through this tutorial before testing.
**Information Regarding eTextbooks: Students should now be able to access their books online. Please see below:
-top right of the page, click Portals Login
-click student desktop
-enter username and password
-They will either see a brown icon that says Course Schedule or they will look across the bottom to where it says eTextbooks. When they click on either of those links, their eTextbook appears next to the course. It will take them straight to the publisher’s site and no key code or number will be required.
Registration Information: New registrations are taken daily, Monday-Friday from 7:00 am - 3:30pm . Please see Ms. Bagley for information. Her contact email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
** For bus routes and information, please call the transportation center at 352-671-7050.
has been replaced with the Florida Standards Assesment
(FSA). Please click on the link for more information regarding this test plus information on End-of-Course Assessments and testing calendars. Click on the links FSA
and Florida Department of Education
The administration, faculty, and staff at Liberty Middle School are committed to a higher standard of excellence. We invite our students, parents, and community members to become part of our greater learning community and share our PRIDE. We are committed to:
Educating the whole student
Fostering a safe school environment
Inspiring our students to reach their highest academic potential
Encouraging character development
Building the leaders of tomorrow from the students of today
Congratulations to our boys basketball team for winning the County Championship March 7 at West Port High School. They ended their season with a 14-3 record. Our girls basketball team had an ourstanding season as well and finished as runner-ups in the championship tournament.
7th grade Ms. James' students - Math tutoring
**After school on Wednesdays 2:30-3:30 with Ms. Sharon James (not offered on early release day)
STEM: Local Teachers and Students Recognized at School Board Meeting
Recently three Marion County teachers and 19 students were recognized by Central Florida's STEM Alliance. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Liberty Middle School was represented by Ms. S. Crusher for her engaging teaching techniques. Seventh grade student Sophia Lopez was recognized for her knowledge of science.
Check out our own Ms. Hannon and her class projects and Mr. Roberts with our Robotic Team featured in the May Classroom Connection.
Congratulations to our HOSA members that placed 1st and 2nd in their respective competitions at the FL HOSA Regional Conference.
Good luck at State!
Washington D.C. Trip
New trip information for 8th graders. This is for students that will be in 8th grade during the 2015-2016 school year.
Pay schedule Several payment options are available.
Online payment registration instructions. Go to www.myedtours.com - click on the TRIP SIGN UP button - enter tour number 1055 - password LIBDC15 (case sensitive) - submit. You will receive an email with your log-in information. Be sure to check your spam folder if you do not see it right away. If you don't receive an email, call Education Tours @ (800) 343-9003.
Contact Teri.Adams@marion.k12.fl.us for more information.
Order your yearbook now. See Ms. Adams
Check out this special yearbook video
Last chance to pre-order your yearbook and be guaranteed a copy. Order yours today. The price keeps going up.
Here is the Yearbook information if you would like to place an advertisement, congratulate your student, 8th grade send off, or send a Shout-Out to a friend.
Yearbook Advertisement Form
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Box Tops Collection
We are still collecting Box Tops. Your collection efforts are greatly appreciated!