Welcome Class of 2021

Welcome to Liberty High School!

Welcome Class of 2021!

This is your Advisory space for your academic career at Liberty High School.  Your advisory teacher is different than a classroom teacher in that there is no grade for this class. The advisory teacher will support you in a variety of ways from academic support to building relationships as well as connecting you to community involvement and events. Here is an overview of the purpose of advisory:

Accountability:  Liberty High School students, with the support of the Advisory teacher, will...
  • build an academic portfolio via an on-line program called Family Connections/Naviance
  • each student and advisory teacher will conference weekly regarding academic successes and/or support

Building Relationships:  Each advisory class...
  • consists of approximately 20 students with one Advisory teacher
  • will loop together each year of high school with the same Advisory teacher
  • will partner with LINK Crew (student mentors) for various group activities
Community:  Liberty High School students will...
  • participate in school spirit activities such as athletic and academic award assemblies
  • have opportunities to donate items of need to the Liberty community as well as help raise money for causes such as United Way
  • attend presentations regarding:
    • school to career readiness
    • drug and alcohol prevention
    • anti-bullying 
    • digital citizenship and responsibilities
Advisory time allows you to partner with your advisory teacher and classmates for the intent of supporting one another throughout high school. 

Liberty High School
Blue Jays
Welcomes YOU!

May 18, 2017

This Thursday when there is an Advisory scheduled either before or after lunch, our Technology Department needs our help to expedite the laptop turn-in process. 

Here is the plan:
An information card for each student will be delivered to all Advisory teachers on Wednesday afternoon.  The information cards need to be given to each student on Thursday with the instructions to take the card, laptop, case and charger to the turn-in stations. 

Please share with your Advisory peeps!!!

Enjoy your morning-

April 26, 2017

*After all students complete the lesson below, please plan with your students to have an in class advisory end of year celebration next Wednesday, May 3.

Get the Word Out! 

We need to get word out that LHS is a semi-finalist in a National Competition. Information is below, don’t forget about the Media Relations directions above for info going out via twitter, social media, broadcast, etc. I have included images you can click on and save in Aaron’s email below. We need to get the word out FAST because voting opens tomorrow and runs to May 10. Folks can vote one time per day. We are top 50 of over 3,000 entries and we are top 5 in our region which includes 14 states! Amazing accomplishment for LHS students!

Please share this link with everyone:

Liberty High School is listed in the Southeast Region.

April 11, 2017 Extended Advisory

Seniors: Please collect permission slips for the April 19th service projects and submit them to the office ASAP.

If there is extra time, please have seniors fill out the form below to nominate teachers for Staff Awards

April 4, 2017

Advisory today will:
  • Complete the Clarity BrightBytes Survey
  • Discover their service learning project for April 19th
  • Check in on students' grades using the grade check options below
Advisory Grade Check

Option #1:
  1. Have students open their PowerSchool on their laptops.
  2. Walk around the room and look at every student's grades or call students up individually with their laptops to show you their grades
  3. Provide encouraging feedback 
  4. If you want to know more about a grade in a specific class ask the student to click on the percent/letter grade in order to see assignment details for the class.
Option #2:
  1. Use Teacher PowerSchool to access student grades (see PDF for PowerSchool support)

During Advisor-Student Grade Conference....consider having students do the following
  1. Share this link http://bit.ly/studylhs for students to check out study skills
  2. Have students click on the first link "Study Skills Checklist" and have students jot down answers to the questions.  Then students need to read the directions at the end of the checklist.  Have students write down the areas they need self-help study guides and then...
  3. Have students explore the various study links provided on the StudyLHS link above
  4. After conferencing with all students have students share out study tips they learned or ideas that work for them 
    1. Want to capture it? 
      1. Try creating a Padlet wall for your Advisory & have students post study ideas

March 29, 2017

Service Learning Project Preferences

Please review the options for service projects below and have students complete the google form to rank project preferences (at the end of the SMORE Flyer). Students can also access the flyer with the Tiny URL below.

Notify students that on Tuesday, April 4th, seniors will find out which service project they will be participating in on April 19th and be asked to sign the permission slips.


March 1, 2017 Unlock the Box Challenge

Today in advisory:

  • Check your mailbox for advisory roster and candy for the UNLOCK THE BOX lesson
    • When students show you that they completed ALL 8 "Attendance Badge" challenges, then mark their name as complete on the roster and give them some candy:) Please turn in the roster to your grade level advisory leader's mailbox
      • 9th = Sara Havermann
      • 10th = Charity Stephens
      • 12th = Brenda Parker
  • Lesson for Unlock the Box Challenge 
    • Teachers will show the following video to lead students through the "Get Schooled" Challenge to win LHS $500
      • project the video/have sound ready/students have laptops out to follow along

  • Grade Checks
    • Conference with each student regarding their grades
      • See if they need support in any classes
      • Inquire if they are attending LH for additional support
      • Remind them that P/T conferences are in less than 2 weeks

January 31, Extended Advisory

There are several activities for Seniors to complete in today's 80 minute advisory.

1. Resume Update
2. Community Scholarship Applications Due Wednesday!! CLICK HERE for forms (counselors are available to help seniors with applications so as long as they are sent with a hall pass)
3. Write a Legacy Letter for our incoming freshmen
4. Grade checks/study time
5. Advisory Choice tab for games/activities

Resume Update
Have students go to LHS website and select Family Connections under the Counseling tab. The screen below will appear. Students can watch the screencast (screencast embedded below) on how to create or update their resume and access the Family Connection site as marked in red below:

Legacy Letter
CLICK HERE for directions

January 4, 5, and 6

Wednesday & Thursday: Advisory Choice Idea Below
Friday: Show Scholarship Screencast from 12/7, work on application and/or study time

Advisory Choice
  • see Advisory Choice Tab and let students help pick 1-2 lessons to accomplish Wed/Thurs

Try out this 2 day lesson on "New Year's Resolutions"
  • Watch the video below and class discuss any "ah-ha" moments
  • Share past resolutions that have worked versus those that were an epic fail
  • The next advisory follow the lesson below the video

  • Day 2: Go to this website http://dreamitalive.com/ and click the button that says "Watch Video" and it will describe the purpose of vision boards
    • Sadly, DreamItAlive requires sign up with Facebook and this will be blocked for students.  HOWEVER, the video is great at detailing the purpose of vision boards.  Who knows maybe a student will be inspired enough to try it out at home.
  • Give students time to brainstorm and/or create a Vision Board using digital platforms such as  Padlet, Google Docs, Google Slides, PiktochartSmoreTackkThinglink 
  •  Start adding ideas that represent your vision:
    • images
    • quotes
    • words
    • poems
    • brief videos
  • Students may choose not to do this activity.  That's ok, don't make them.  However, if you are seated with them and creating your own vision board they may just become intrigued enough to try one of their own.

No one wants to make a vision board? Then check out these other videos to talk about "stick withitness" for the New Year

Law of Attraction

What is the one significant key to success?