Surplus Furniture Sale

MVSD Surplus Equipment SaleThe following surplus items will be available for purchase at Liberty Bell Jr/Sr High.

July 24-27, 2017 • 9-11 a.m. and 1:30-3 p.m.

Questions? Please call the district office at (509) 996-9205.

Quantity Description Condition
48 18” x 24” Desk Fair
56 18” x 32” Desk Fair
154 18” x 24” Desk/Chair Combo Good/Very Good
250 18” Student Desk Chair Fair
86 24” x 72” Table Fair
16 36” x 27” Table Fair
8 30” x 60” Table Fair
1 42” x 93” Table Fair
3 24” x 30” Table Fair
1 42″ (diameter) Round Table Fair
2 48″ (diameter) Round Table Fair

Online Sports Registration Now Open!

Liberty Bell Mountain Lions Mascot We are excited to announce that we are now offering the convenience of Online Sports Registration through FamilyID. FamilyID is a secure registration platform that provides you with an easy, user-friendly way to register for our programs, and helps us to be more administratively efficient and environmentally responsible.

When you register through FamilyID, the system keeps track of your information in your FamilyID profile. After your student’s profile is created, sport registration will be extremely quick and easy.

Students will be asked to register for each sport/activity individually throughout the course of the school year. If you need to access a device for completing online registration, please contact the LBHS Office at (509) 996-2215.

For more information or to register for Fall Sports now, please visit the LBHS Athletics page.

MVSD Summer Lunch Program

Fresh carrots from the gardenMethow Valley School District announces free “Summer Lunch Program.”

Beginning June 19th and continuing through August 18th, 2017 (with the exception of July 4th), the district will be serving free lunches (sack lunch with milk) for children 18 years of age or younger at the Twisp City Park between 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. Classroom in Bloom and Red Shed Garden will be partnering with MVSD to provide fresh produce and berries as part of the lunch program.

If you have any questions about this program, please call (509) 996-9205

MVSD Reduces Pay-to Play Fees in 2017-18!

Liberty Bell 2016 State SoccerAs part of the Methow Valley School District’s focus on “Equity and Excellence for All,” it is announcing the reduction of Pay-to-Play Fees for the 2017-18 school year.

Pay-to-Play fees will be $35 per season during the 2017-18 school year. This is the second consecutive year of reductions to Pay-to-Play fees made by the district, resulting nearly a 40% reduction over the two-year period. Activities Director Chase Rost states:

“This is clear reflection of our district’s strategic effort to develop the whole child and remove the economic barriers that can prevent a student-athlete from participating. We know the research strongly suggests that students who are involved in extra-curricular athletics and activities are more likely to graduate on-time.”

The Methow Valley School District’s continued efforts to eliminate course fees, supply fees, pay-to-play fees, and the many other enrichment fees over time is is a reflection of the school board’s vision – A vision made possible the successful passage of its levies in the absence of adequate state funding.

Thank you Methow Valley!

Erik Brooks Steps Into Liberty Bell XC Head Coaching Position

Following a long and successful career as head coach, Craig Herlihy is using last season’s Girls State Title as an opportunity to pass along a vibrant and successful program to his up-and-coming assistant coach, Erik Brooks. Herlihy will continue to support the team as an assistant coach, and is looking forward to seeing the program continue to grow.

LB Girls State XC Champions

Herlihy has coached a multitude of successful teams and individuals throughout his reign as head coach. Herlihy is also credited by many for the survival of the cross-country program, stemming from years ago when he countered a proposal to eliminate cross-country as an LBHS school sport. We wish to thank Herlihy for his many years as head coach and for continuing to grow a program that was once on the edge of extinction.

Stepping in to the head coach position will be, former assistant coach, Erik Brooks. Brooks brings many seasons of coaching and competing experience from the high school and collegiate levels. Brooks excels at developing personalized training schedules, motivating runners towards their desired goals, and building an inclusive team atmosphere. Erik’s wife, Sarah Brooks, will continue to serve as an assistant coach for the program, which has seen a huge number of participants in recent years.

Project Safe and Secure – A Community-Based Approach to School Safety!

Project Safe & Secure - Safe Schools Alert ProgramWorking in partnership with Chief of Police, Paul Budrow, members of the Methow Valley School District’s Emergency Response Core Planning team participated in a comprehensive four-day “Emergency Operations Planning” training in Wenatchee. The training, sponsored by the North Central ESD, was facilitated by the Emergency Management Institute.

During the training, core planning teams from each of the five participating school districts developed the knowledge and skills needed to build and exercise a responsive, community-based approach for maintaining safe schools. The knowledge and skills learned by our team will allow us to engage the entire community in the development of comprehensive plan built on a framework of: Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response and Recovery.

As with every planning process, there are some hazards unique to our schools that are somewhat complex and will require further analysis and collaboration between agencies to ensure everyone understands their role and responsibilities. However, there are other areas that where we can take immediate action to ensure our schools continue to remain a safe place for all.

Areas of Immediate Action:

That being said, we would like to share two important ways you can assist us with this process right away:

1. Visitor Check-in: Please check in at our school offices and receive a visitor’s sticker each time you come in to school. When you come into school as a volunteer, to enjoy an experience or even to pick up your child, you make our buildings safer when you do this. It is important that we can account for who is in our building and classrooms at all times.

2. Safe Alert: In the coming days, our school district will be launching SafeSchools Alert, a tip reporting service that allows students, staff, and parents to anonymously submit safety concerns to our building administrators. You or your child will now be able to report tips on bullying, harassment, drugs, vandalism or any other safety issue you’re concerned about through SafeSchools Alert.

Every tip SafeSchools Alert receives about our district will be immediately logged into this reporting system. Our administration will be notified so that they can investigate and take appropriate action.

You can report in four different ways:

Phone: (509) 587.6107

Text: Text your tip to (509) 587.6107

Email: 1474@alert1.us

Web: https://methow-wa.safeschoolsalert.com/

This is not a tool intended to replace the important face-to-face conversations you have with your child’s teacher. Contacting your child’s teacher or school administrator will continue to be an effective way to ask questions or voice your concerns related to your child’s academic and social-emotional development.

As with any situation, our first priority is everyone’s safety. We look forward to partnering with our first responder agencies and you at all points along the way!

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MVSD SUMMER HOURS: LB Office reopens August 14 • MVES Office reopens August 21 • District Office is open 9AM - 3PM, Monday-Thursday