Wentzville R-IV School District
Liberty High School
Home of the Eagles
2275 Sommers Road
Lake St. Louis, MO 63367
Welcome to Liberty High School
Home of the Eagles
On behalf of the administration, faculty, and staff we wish to extend to you
a sincere welcome to Liberty High School. We are extremely excited that
you will be joining us through your high school experience. We are
extremely proud of what our school stands for and know that you will carry
that same pride with you as we embark on this journey together.
Our school mascot, the Eagle, represents freedom, strength, and soaring
opportunities. The colors blue and red remind us that we are distinguished
and intuitive: using intuition to teach and serve. The vision of our school is
“Inspire. Dream. Dare. Soar.” Our school belief is that “all Liberty High
School students and staff will be responsible, be respectful, and act with
To achieve success you must develop positive work habits and plan to
make the best use of your educational opportunities throughout your school
years. Successful students get involved in school activities, have good
attendance, prepare for their classes, and participate in a variety of
activities in and out of school. Excellence is a habit, one we strive for on a
regular basis at Liberty High School.
With Liberty Pride,
Main Line ... (636) 561-0075 Fax Line ... (636) 561-0058 Principal ... Mr. Phil Ragusky….ext.28224 Administrative Assistant……….……….…..Mrs. Sandy Reininger….ext.28221 Activities Director………....Mr. Cary Eldredge….ext. 28238 Guidance Counselor... Mr. Todd Gieselmann….ext. 28242 Special Education Dept. Chair………..…..Mrs. Tiffany Fruend….ext.28226 Attendance/Registrar………...…...……..Mrs. Mindy Webb….ext. 28222 Nurse……….Mrs. Donna Donaldson….ext. 28233 Cafeteria……….……..Mrs. Debbie Boswell….ext. 28235 Library………Mrs. Kelly Oliva….ext. 28249 Transportation ... (636) 327-3860
Wentzville R-IV School District Website:
American Bald Eagle
Blue & Red
“Inspire. Dream. Dare. Soar”
“Liberty High School will serve as a model of excellence for building altruistic leaders, developing a united school community through strong relationships, and commissioning
students to realize the potential of their future. This is the Liberty legacy”.
Our belief is that all Liberty High School students and staff will be responsible, be respectful and act with integrity.
School Data (2013-2014):
Type of School: Public Grades Included: 9 Enrollment: 289 Professional Staff: 34 Size of Senior Class:
Accreditation: MSIP – State of Missouri Pattern of School Year : 2 semesters
Pattern of School Day: 7 Periods
Communities served: O’Fallon, Lake St. Louis, Dardenne Prairie
Grading Scale:A 100-94 C 76-74 A- 93-90 C- 73-70 B+ 89-87 D+ 69-67 B 86-84 D 66-64 B- 83-80 D- 63-60 C+ 79-77 F Below 60
The use of pluses and minuses is to provide parents and students with more information related to grade averages and has no impact on the calculation of grade point averages (GPA).
Grade Point Average:
The GPA is an indicator of overall scholastic performance. The GPA is computed by multiplying the number of grade points earned in each course (A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0) times the number of courses, then dividing the sum by the total number of credits taken. GPA is calculated at the end of each semester and is used to determine class rank.
Missouri A+ Schools Program:
The A+ Program provides opportunities for students to attend community college or vocational/technical schools in the state of Missouri with tuition and general fees reimbursement. Students must enroll in the program and meet specific requirements. This program is funded annually by the Missouri State Legislature.
Students are eligible for the tuition incentive within the first four years following high school graduation and they must be enrolled full time. They can receive reimbursement up to 67 credits only if they maintain a 2.5 GPA in the postsecondary setting.
Wentzville School District
High School Graduation Requirements
Credits Subject Requirements
4 Communication Arts 8 semesters of English courses, including English III
3 Mathematics 6 semesters of Math courses
3 Social Studies World History, American History, American Government, World Geography
3 Science 2 semesters each of a physical and life science, 2 semesters of a science elective
1 Physical Education 2 semesters of PE
1 Practical Arts 2 semesters of Practical Arts
1 Fine Arts 2 semesters of Fine Arts
½ Health 1 semester of Health
½ Personal Finance 1 semester of Personal Finance
8 Electives College Prep courses; Career Path courses
LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL
ACADEMIC COURSES - 9th GRADE
CORE COURSES – 9TH GRADE
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
Course Number Credits Course Name
H1102 2.0 READING WORKSHOP H1104 1.0 READING ENRICHMENT H1110 1.0 ENGLISH I H1113 1.0 PRE-AP ENGLISH I MATHEMATICS H4041 1.0 ALGEBRA I H4037 1.0 ALGEBRA I STRATEGIES H4052 1.0 GEOMETRY SCIENCE H3000 1.0 PHYSICAL SCIENCE H3010 1.0 BIOLOGY H3013 1.0 HONORS BIOLOGY SOCIAL STUDIES H2012 0.5 WESTERN CIVILIZATION H2022 0.5 CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY H2014 1.0 PRE-AP WORLD HISTORY
H2005 1.0* AP EUROPEAN HISTORY
H6600 1.0 BOYS PE H6602 1.0 GIRLS PE
ELECTIVE COURSES – 9TH GRADE
Course Number Credits Course Name
H6002 1.0 ART FUNDAMENTALS H6500 1.0 GENERAL MUSIC H6550 1.0 BAND
H6530 1.0 CHOIR (BOYS AND GIRLS) H1186 0.5 THEATER ARTS I H1187 0.5 THEATER ARTS II PRACTICAL ARTS H6120 0.5 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS I H6122 0.5 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS II H6200 0.5 CHILD DEVELOPMENT I H6210 0.5 CLOTHING I H6212 0.5 CLOTHING II
H6218 0.5 INTRO TO CULINARY ARTS H6220 0.5 CAREER & FAMILY LEADERSHIP
H6310 0.5 INTRO TO MATERIALS & PROCESSING H1188 0.5 TECHNICAL THEATER I
H1189 0.5 TECHNICAL THEATER II
PROJECT LEAD THE WAY
H1029 1.0* INTRO TO ENGINEERING DESIGN H1041 1.0* PRINCIPLES OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
WORLD LANGUAGES H1210 1.0 FRENCH I H1220 1.0 GERMAN I H1230 1.0 SPANISH I OTHER ELECTIVES H1154 1.0 JOURNALISM *WEIGHTED COURSE
Absences: Contact the attendance office to report student absences by calling (636) 561-0075 and pressing 1. The attendance office should be contacted each day that a student is absent.
Activity Bus: The activity bus is provided for students staying after school for tutoring, club meetings, and other activities. The bus runs Monday through
Thursday throughout the school year. Activity bus stops will not be the same as the student’s regular bus stop but should be within walking distance of home. Students wishing to ride the activity bus must sign up daily in the student office before 1:00 p.m. to receive a bus pass.
After-school Academic Assistance: After school tutoring is provided for any student needing extra help with homework. Academic Assistance is held from 2:20 p.m. until 3:20 p.m., Monday through Thursday, in the Library.
Athletic Eligibility: Students must meet MSHSAA academic requirements to participate in an athletic contest or non-sport activity against another school. A student must have earned, the preceding semester of attendance, at least 3.0 units of credit, and must be currently be enrolled in 3.0 or more units of credits.
Café: Each student is issued a personal identification number (PIN) to be used for purchases from the school café. Money can be deposited into the student’s lunch account in any amount, at any time. The cost of a regular student lunch is $2.55. In addition, there is a large variety of individual items available for purchase during both lunch and breakfast.
Extra-curricular Activities: There are several clubs and activities that meet after school throughout the year. Students are encouraged to listen to the daily
announcements for information on clubs and activities.
Grade Reports: Report cards are issued quarterly and reflect the student’s
progress for the quarter. Progress reports are issued at the midpoint of each quarter as a communication tool to inform parents of the student’s progress to that point.
High School Course Planning Guide: This Wentzville School District publication provides general course information including course title, course description, grades offered to, credit information, prerequisite information, and weighted grade information.
Homework Request: Homework may be requested through the attendance office after a student has been absent for two or more days. Requests for homework must be received by 9:00 a.m. and may be picked up in the main office after 2:30 p.m.
Honor Roll: Students who achieve a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher, and who have not received a grade of D, F, or I will be recognized as being on the school’s Honor Roll for the quarter.
Late Work Policy: High school students will receive 100% of earned credit on the date due, 50% on the following day and 0% on the next day.
LHS Booster Club: This parent organization meets each month with the purpose of helping aid LHS athletics and activities. Their email address is
NCAA Eligibility:Athletes are recommended to register with the NCAA
clearinghouse after their Sophomore year. Division I athletes must successfully complete 16 NCAA approved high school core courses and qualify with certain sliding scale GPA and ACT standards. For more information, refer to the NCAA website at http://eligibilitycenter.org.
P.E. Uniforms: All students are required to dress out in appropriate P.E. attire. A uniform is available at a cost of $12 and includes a t-shirt and shorts. All students will receive a P.E. locker and combination lock.
Parent Portal: Parents may enroll in Parent Portal by completing a registration form in the main office. For security purposes, forms must be turned into the office in person and you must show a photo ID. Parent Portal allows you to go on-line and see information for your child such as attendance, grades, missing assignments, lunch account balances, and student fines/fees.
Parent/Teacher Conferences: Parent/Teacher conferences are held in the fall and spring of each school year. If needed, parents may request a conference with any or all of the student’s teachers at any time throughout the school year.
School hours: 7:15 a.m. until 2:15 p.m.
Sports: Multiple individual and team sports exist in each season- Fall, Winter, and Spring. Students must have a current physical on file in the nurse’s office to
participate in high school athletics. The district’s athletic teams are a member of MSHSAA and compete in the Gateway Athletic Conference.
Volunteers: Parent volunteers for field trips and special activities are always welcomed. Parents interested in volunteering should contact the main office for a Volunteer Background Check Form.
The Talonstaff creates, designs, edits, and publishes the Liberty High School yearbook which covers every aspect of school life with photographs and stories. Staff selection is made by application and interview in the spring and staff members attend a summer yearbook camp.
Cheer Katie Rosner email@example.com
Dance Amanda Miller firstname.lastname@example.org
Cross Country Toby Glavin email@example.com
Boys Soccer Abe Raziq firstname.lastname@example.org
Football Ryan McMIllen email@example.com
Softball Toby Lindsay firstname.lastname@example.org
Volleyball Lindsay Sutherlin email@example.com
Girls Tennis Jennifer Granicke firstname.lastname@example.org
Girls Golf Todd Gieselmann email@example.com
Boys Swimming Susan Meneau firstname.lastname@example.org
Winter Cheer Katie Rosner email@example.com
Winter Dance Amanda Miller firstname.lastname@example.org
Girls Basketball Hayley Leake email@example.com
Boys Basketball Chip Sodemann firstname.lastname@example.org
Wrestling Kevin Haynes email@example.com
Girls Swimming Tracey Webb firstname.lastname@example.org
Baseball Don Jolliff email@example.com
Girls Soccer Heidi Kleekamp firstname.lastname@example.org
Boys Track Toby Glavin email@example.com
Girls Track Toby Glavin firstname.lastname@example.org
Boys Golf Toby Lindsay email@example.com
Boys Tennis TBD
Drama/Musical is an activity designed for students who enjoy acting and/or singing and wish to perform in the fall or spring musical. Participants are chosen by audition and are required to attend after school rehearsals. In addition, students may apply to be a part of the stage crew. Stage crew members are responsible for handling props, lighting, and other behind the scenes activities.
Epsilon Beta (Keepers of the Library) The purpose of this club is to promote interest in the local school library and to improve library services. Members assist with book fairs and monthly book club meetings, help to plan reading-related celebrations and activities, and volunteer some time each month to shelve books, create displays and help patrons.
Key Club is a high school club sponsored by Kiwanis International. High School student members of Key Club perform acts of service in their communities, such as cleaning up parks, collecting clothing, and organizing food drives. They also learn leadership skills by running meetings, planning projects and holding elected positions at the club, district, and international levels.
Lunchtime Gateway Book Club explores the year’s Missouri award-nominated books for high school- known as the Gateway books. Students vote to determine which Gateway books they would like to read, and then they have a chance to sign up for as many meetings as they wish. The librarian provides students with a copy of the month’s chosen book, and they meet in the library at lunch on a set date to discuss the book.
Movie Club The purpose of this club is to gather together students who enjoy watching, discussing and recommending movies. The club meets early in the school year to choose monthly themes, and then meets once per month to watch a film related to that month’s theme.
National Honor Society (NHS) The NHS chapter at Liberty HS creates enthusiasm for academic achievement and stimulates a desire to render service for our community and our school.
Membership into the NHS is an honor bestowed upon a student. Selection for membership is by a faculty council and is based on outstanding scholarship, citizenship, character, leadership, and service. In order to be considered for an application to NHS, students must have a grade point average of at least 3.6 and no discipline referrals.
Screamin Eagles Pep Club promotes positive school spirit within Liberty High School by facilitating various in-school activities, events and displays. Events include participating in spirit days, wearing “red” to all games, supporting Liberty teams in a positive way, cleaning up after games and assisting teams and the athletic booster club as needed.
Student Council STUCO organizes and runs many of the activities, dances, and events that take place at Liberty High School. Students must apply to STUCO and pass a screening process involving a written application, teacher recommendation, and a personal interview.
Talent Show gives students the opportunity to showcase their talents. Participants are chosen by audition and are required to attend at least one mandatory dress rehearsal. Open practices are twice per week after school. The talent show is held in the evening and is a fun activity for the whole family to attend.