We want your student to be successful and have a positive experience at Liberty Middle School. We believe you are a key component to your student’s success. How you can best support your student is to continually show an interest in your student’s learning, monitor their progress, communicate with teachers and counselors when you have questions or concerns, and support the guidelines outlined in the student handbook. It is not uncommon for your middle school student to discourage your participation as this is normal in adolescent development. However, our experience is that students are most successful when they know their parents and/or guardians are actively involved and supportive of the school program. Students whose parents are involved tend to have better grades and fewer academic, social, and behavioral problems.
In addition to regular conversations with students and teachers, parents are encouraged to monitor academic progress and attendance online. “Skyward Family Access” is a component of the district’s computerized student information system. Parents and students will receive individual login information early in the fall.
We believe that communication between parents/guardians, students and teachers is critical in maximizing student success. Please review this handbook with your student. The information will assist you in communicating with staff and provide a working knowledge about school practices.
Students are expected to manage their behavior and to understand that the choices they make contribute to their success at school. We will create a culture where students are courteous and cooperative, respectful of peer diversity and school property, and responsible for their behaviors. Students have many opportunities to demonstrate their ability to make responsible choices at school, no matter where they are or what they are doing. In the event that students need help managing their behavior, they should understand that appropriate actions will be taken and parents and/or guardians will be notified. Consequences may include:
- Lunch or after school detention
- Conference with teacher or administrator
- Behavioral contract
- School or community service
- Short-term suspension (in-school or out-of-school)
- Police contact
- Long-term suspension
The consequences assigned will depend on the severity of the incident(s), number and frequency of offenses of the same or different nature, and previous consequences given. Suspension could eliminate student opportunities to participate in school-sponsored activities or events.
Complete information regarding student expectations is detailed in the Student Handbook.
Please do not hesitate to call if you have any questions or concerns. We appreciate your support.
Marilyn Boerke, Principal
Amy Grabenkort, Associate Principal
Julie Mueller, Associate Principal