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1 FRESHMAN PARENT ORIENTATION WELCOME TO LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL HARRISON BAILEY III, PRINCIPAL

2  Liberty High School strives to create a positive learning community, dedicated to a culture of excellence, where all relationships are valued. All members of the Liberty family have a responsibility to uphold the spirit of accountability through open communication, consistency, and mutual respect. Through collaboration, our school will provide opportunity for growth and develop independent thinkers for our 21 st century global society.  -Liberty Family LIBERTY VISION

3  LHS Profile:  2800 Students (9-12)  Built in 1922 / Renovated in 2009  5 Buildings - Klein Classroom Center, The Commons, The Lab Center, The Student Activities Center, & The Memorial Gym  129 Classrooms – 33 Classrooms For The Future, 33 Mobile Laptop Carts, & 9 Stationary Labs. LIBERTY PROFILE

4  Mrs. Kathy Halkins – Nurse  Stacey Burke- Special Ed Department Chair  Dr. Gina Scala- Parent Advisory Council Representative  Guidance Counselors INTRODUCTIONS

5 26 Credits are required for graduation  English: 4 credits  Social Studies, Science, and Math: 4 credits (3 for Vo-tech students)  Health: 1 credit  Physical Education 2 credits  Fine & Practical Arts: 1 credit  Computer Technology: 0.5 credits  Community Service:0.5 credits  General Electives : 5.0 credits  Note: for College Bound Students 3 Credits of Foreign Language is required GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

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7  The purpose of the Grade 9 Plan is to use a comprehensive approach to the academic and student service needs of Liberty students and to meet the greater demands for competitive graduates.  Attention has been given to Grade 9 as a strategy to assist all students in study skills, personal goal setting, improved writing skills, increasing motivation and success when starting high school, and making improvement in the graduation rate. FRESHMAN CENTER INTRODUCTION

8 THE NEW FRESHMAN CENTER EIGHT PILLARS OF CHANGE 1. SCHOOL WITHIN A SCHOOL 2. HYBRID SCHEDULE 3. ADVANCED ACADEMIC LEVEL 4.FRESHMAN SEMINAR COURSE 5.INTEGRATION OF STUDY SKILLS WITHIN ALL COURSES 6.WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM FOCUS 7.REORGANIZED STUDENT SERVICE CENTERS 8. RESTORATIVE PRACTICES INTEGRATED INTO HEALTH CURRICULUM

9 First Day of School Freshman Friday Transition is a process….. …..NOT an Event!

10 How to Read Your Student’s Schedule

11 STUDENT SERVICE REORGANIZATION AND IMPROVED ORIENTATION PROCESS Smaller 9 th Grade case loads for counselors. Each family will have the same counselor and assistant principal for all children in the family Students who are retained stay with their counselor regardless of their grade. More consistent access and delivery of student support services (college and career counseling, emotional health and D&A counseling, medical/wellness services, etc.) over a student’s four-year career. Guidance counselors will remain connected to community and college resources annually Increased social & community resource coordination through social work personnel at each high school. More personalized guidance services toward life planning

12 COMMUNITY SERVICE All students must complete a minimum of 60 hours of Community Service in order to graduate. Students who complete 135 hours or more will be honored at graduation with the presentation of the Silver cord. May earn up to 30 hours between 8 th grade and Freshman year

13 Lehigh Valley Conference ATHLETICS Facilities: an auxiliary gym, a state of the art natatorium, four weight training rooms, our Memorial Gym (seats 3150 people), four tennis courts, a baseball field, a softball field, practice fields, and the Frank Banko Stadium. LHS Teams: baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, field hockey, football, golf, rifle, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball and wrestling field, volleyball and wrestling.

14 LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC CLUB Support Liberty Athletics Visit LHSATHLETICCLUB.COM Our website features on online store and an easy way to donate to liberty athletics online.

15 A sampling of organizations include: Grenadier Marching Band, Cauldron (yearbook), Choraliers, DECA, Ecology Club, FBLA, Key Club, Latino Leadership, Liberty Life (newspaper), Liberty Theatre, SADD, Stage Crew, Student Government, and Teen Summit. GET INVOLVED!!!

16 Staying in Touch with Liberty High School Liberty Web Site LHS Twitter Freshman Center Twitter PARENT PORTAL Teacher s

17 UPCOMING EVENTS Student Picture Day- Thursday,September 5 th Back To School Night- Wednesday, September 11, :30 p.m. College Application Night – Thursday, September 12, 2013 Parent Teacher Conferences- October 2, 2013 Homecoming Dance – Saturday, October 5, 2013 Liberty / Freedom Football Game- November 2, 1013 Student Photo Re-takes- Tuesday, November 12, 2013

18 Thank you for coming out this evening!!!!!


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