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Writing Contest for k-12

LEADS (Lakota Enrichment and Academic Development of Students) is excited to announce The Write Challenge writing contest for all Lakota students in grades K-12. This year's theme is SEASON. Students can submit an essay, narrative, poem or all three. Entries are due on March 10 and must be submitted electronically.

Please see the Link below for more information or visit for more information. 

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CCP Intent Form Deadline and more

INTENT FORM:  Any student that would like the opportunity to participate in the College Credit Plus program for the 24/25 school year, must complete and submit the State mandatory CCP Intent form by April 1st.  Submitting the CCP Intent form does NOT commit you to participating in the program. However, if you do NOT submit the CCP Intent form you will not have the option to participate in the CCP program during the 24/25 school year.  

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Spring Picture Day

Spring and 8th Grade Panoramic pictures will be March 7th,2024. You can buy your pictures in advance with the ID's below or have your students stop by the office to get an order form. 


Picture Day Id: EVT2TTJHW


8th Grade Panoramic Picture ID: JC013052T0

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First page of the PDF file: savethedate8thgradedance

It is time to plan the 2024 Eighth Grade Dance! You are invited to join the LJS and HJS Dance Committee. Let's create another fun Middle School memory for the kids. Our kick off meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 27th at 7:00pm  in the HUB at Liberty Junior School. Please contact Amy Chiaramonte at or Michelle VanGuelpen at with any questions.

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First page of the PDF file: RaiseCrazeInfoforParents_1


Dear Parents and Guardians,

Liberty Junior is embarking on a special journey of community service and kindness. We are participating in a school-wide fundraiser in collaboration with our LJS Sources of Strength peer leaders, an incredible initiative that focuses on uplifting our community through service projects. To make this possible, we're partnering with Raise Craze, an online platform dedicated to fundraising through acts of kindness.

Raise Craze is an innovative approach to fundraising where students request donations via a secure online platform, but instead of selling products, they pay it forward by completing acts of kindness for others. This method not only raises funds but also instills the values of compassion and service in our students.

Our goal is to raise $10,000 between February 20th and March 5th. This amount will significantly aid our school in various service projects and enable us to contribute positively to our community.

We believe this fundraiser is a wonderful way for our school to make a meaningful impact. It's not just about raising funds; it's about teaching our students the importance of kindness and helping others. We are eager to see the positive changes our students will bring to our community through their acts of kindness.

We encourage you and your family to get involved. Attached is additional information on how to participate. Your support is crucial in helping us reach our goal and making a difference in our community.

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Barb Bossu Nominations

Barb Bossu was an enthusiastic parent volunteer and the Union Elementary PTA president at the time of her death. The Barb Bossu Volunteer Spirit Award was established in 1990 to commemorate her dedication to public education by honoring a volunteer who has positively impacted the entire Lakota District and one volunteer from each school in the district. The recipients of the Barb Bossu Volunteer Spirit Award give of their time unselfishly and represent a positive spirit and dedication toward the betterment of ALL students. 

Please consider nominating a volunteer who is making a positive impact at Liberty Junior School for our students! Nominations will be accepted through 5pm on Friday March 1st.  Click the link to submit a digital form:

Please take the time to nominate one (or more) of our hard-working volunteers!


Sarah Chambers and Crystal Lopes

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Picture of LJS Parking Lot and arrows to show drop off routine.

AM Drop Off:  If you are dropping off a student in the morning, please enter the parking lot off of Dutchland Parkway.  When entering the parking lot, please stay to the right and in line with the other cars.  Pull your car all the way up, so we can use the entire sidewalk as a drop off lane.  All students should be dropped off in the line right beside the sidewalk. As soon as you are adjacent to the sidewalk and the line has stopped moving, PLEASE have your student exit the vehicle - do not allow them to stay in the vehicle to try to get closer to the door.  This just slows the entire process and results in students being late to school.   Remain in line and make a large loop and exit the lot onto Dutchland Parkway (again staying to the right).  Please do not drop off students anywhere in the parking lot except next to the sidewalk.  If students are walking through the parking lot, it is unsafe with all of the moving vehicles and it slows the process when students walk in front of the drop off line.    You may drop your student off at school as early as 6:30 AM.  I have added a map for clarification.

PM Pick Up:  Upon arriving to school, please park your vehicle in a parking space.  Your child can walk to your car in a parking space.  If people do not park their car in a parking space and just form a line, it blocks other vehicles from leaving their parking space.  Please be courteous to others and park you vehicle.   Thank You!

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Summer School

Summer School Information:

When: May 28th to July 3rd 


  • Bridge to Advanced Math 7 or Algebra I:  
    • January 22nd - March 15th
    • Complete the Google Form linked here and also found on the summer school website starting January 22
    • For more information about the Math Bridge options - click on the document linked here.
  • Health and Physical Education:  
    • Registration is from January 28th to March 15th through EZPay.      

Summer School Parent Handout

For more information, view the Summer School Website, or email us at  Here is the Summer School Information Sheet for your reference as well. 

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Picture of shelves full of canned goods

We have a resource pantry at Liberty Junior School that houses supplies for students in need.  We keep everything from toothbrushes to microwaveable mac n cheese in our pantry.  If you are interested in contributing to our resource panty, sign up using the Sign Up Genius.  You can drop your donation off at school anytime and mark it "Resource Pantry" so we know to put it into the pantry as a free give away for any student who needs it.  Thank you for your generosity!

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our code We are HAWKS

From this day forward, we proudly declare ourselves as HAWKS, an acronym that reflects our core principles and aspirations.

H - High Expectations: At the heart of our community, we uphold a commitment to excellence. We set high standards for ourselves and each other, fostering an environment where growth and achievement are not just encouraged but expected. Together, we strive for greatness in every endeavor, pushing boundaries and surpassing our own limitations.

A - Accountability: As HAWKS, we recognize the importance of individual and collective responsibility. We hold ourselves accountable for our actions, decisions, and the impact they have on those around us. By fostering a culture of accountability, we build trust and ensure that our community thrives through transparency and integrity.

W - Welcoming: Inclusivity is our strength. We embrace diversity in all its forms, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere where everyone feels valued and respected. Together, we celebrate our differences, understanding that a welcoming community is a strong and united one.

K - Kind: Kindness is the cornerstone of our interactions. We believe in the power of compassion, empathy, and understanding. By choosing kindness, we create a positive and supportive environment where individuals can flourish, and relationships can thrive.

S - Safe: Our commitment to safety extends beyond physical well-being. We prioritize emotional safety, ensuring that each member of our community feels secure expressing themselves authentically. By fostering a safe space, we cultivate an atmosphere of trust and openness.

As HAWKS, we embark on a journey of shared values and common purpose. Let us soar to new heights, supporting each other, and creating a community that exemplifies High Expectations, Accountability, a Welcoming spirit, Kindness, and Safety. Together, we are HAWKS – strong, united, and ready to embrace the future.

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7 hands of various skin tones joined together with the words Join PTO

2023-2024 PTO Meetings start at 6:00 PM on the following dates:


Sept. 11

Nov. 6

Jan. 8

March 4

May 6

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Woman sitting on ground with hands in the air facing large group of kids sitting on risers and singing

What do you get when you put more than 100 sixth-graders from eight different Lakota schools on stage to sing together after just a single day of rehearsal? “They sounded amazing,” said Hopewell Junior School choir director Jennifer Akers, who worked alongside her junior school counterparts to revive the “WE are Lakota Honor Choir” this year.

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Colorful display with four different country flags at center

Up-and-coming Lakota East freshmen who are debating whether or not to take a world language - and if so, which one - had to look no further than a World Language Fair that landed right in their junior school this month.

Foreign languages may not be a state graduation requirement, but it’s definitely an expectation from most colleges and universities and the only way to earn an honors diploma. The benefits are far-reaching for students not choosing the higher education path, too.

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CCP Information Sessions

Andrew Wheatley, Director of Secondary Curriculum, is hosting important College Credit Plus Information sessions at all 3 high schools during their 2024/2025 Course Information nights. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the necessary steps and qualifications a student needs to participate in the CCP program. Our college partners, Cincinnati State, Miami University, Sinclair College, and the University of Cincinnati will have representatives available for students, and their families, to learn more about each of their CCP programs.

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First page of the PDF file: Bibibop

No need to cook dinner on December 14th.....go to Bibibop and Liberty Junior receives 20% of the proceeds.  it's an easy way to donate to LJS!!

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