22-23 Meeting MINUTES

august 10, 2022 General Meeting

Call to order: 7:01 pm

  • Board Updates:

      • President

          • Introduction of Board:

                • President: Leslie Young

                • VP Arts & Academics: Doty Hoffman

                • VP Athletics: Andy Zink

                • VP Membership: Scot Bell

                • Secretary: Brett Jensen

                • Treasurer: Cheyenne Tavares

                • Funding/Concessions Chairperson: Mike Young

                • Financial Secretary: Carrie Babbitt

                • Concessions Leader - Field House: Rebecca Kimmerle

                • Concessions Leader - The Yard: Leeann Randall

          • Eagle Club information

            • Updated Eagle Club website at: www.lnhseagleclub.com

              • PowerPoint slide on website to learn more about Eagle Club

          • Parent Reps - Please make sure that you sign in on the attendance sheets in back

      • Treasurer & Financial Secretary

      • VP of Membership

      • VP of Athletics

          • Looking to build relationships with athletic teams, coaches, parents and Eagle Club

          • Have met with a few teams already, looking forward to meeting others.

    • Principle Updates

      • Welcome Back!

      • Liberty north registered approximately 2400 students. Is one of the top 5 largest schools in Missouri

        • Freshman class is 635 students, largest ever

        • New teachers and staff start 8/11, rest of staff 8/16

        • Freshman orientation is 8/23

        • Classes start 8/24

    • Athletics/Activates Update

        • 8/14 Fall Parent Activity meetings at North

      • Athletics:

        • 110 students participating in athletics

          • Football has 80+ freshmen, largest class ever.

        • Greater Kansas City Suburban Conference changes

          • Moved to Gold Division in Conference

            • Blue Springs

            • Blue Springs South

            • Lee's Summit West

            • Liberty North

            • Raymore-Peculiar

        • 8/12 Football Navy & Gold Scrimmage

        • 8/19 Football Jamboree at Lee Summit High School

        • 8/25 High School pep rally

        • 8/26 First home football game

        • Check school calendar for all the volleyball, softball, etc games.

      • Activities:

        • 8/27 Black Light Blow out for students at the Field house. 8-10pm

        • Bowling and Fishing clubs are starting out. Looking for donations of supplies.

        • Convenient Eagle: Student ran convenience store, will operate like a QuickTrip

        • Eagle Express: Student ran print services, similar to Kinkos


    • Fall Concessions Sign up

      • Groups signed up for meeting their 3 concession stand commitments a year.

    • Meeting concluded 8:20 pm




SEPTEMBER 14, 2022 General Meeting

Call to order: 7:01 pm

  • Board Updates:

      • President

          • Introduction of Board:

                • President: Leslie Young

                • VP Arts & Academics: Doty Hoffman

                • VP Athletics: Andy Zink

                • VP Membership: Scot Bell

                • Secretary: Brett Jensen

                • Treasurer: Cheyenne Tavares

                • Funding/Concessions Chairperson: Mike Young

                • Financial Secretary: Carrie Babbitt

                • Concessions Leader - Field House: Rebecca Kimmerle

                • Concessions Leader - The Yard: Leeann Randall

          • Reminder to sign in

          • Parent Reps - Please make sure that you sign in on the attendance sheets in back

      • Principle Updates (Dr. Kurth)

        • New School activities/businesses:

          • New addition to football games; Student ran Food Truck

            • Culinary class has been working on for 2 years

            • Students come up with menu, prepare and sell the food

            • Mark Clue: Liberty North teacher made the food truck

          • Laundry Station: North Nation Laundry

            • Student ran business that does school and community laundry

          • North Nation Alteration

            • Student ran business to fix clothes

          • Sneaker Shop

            • Student ran business to clean shoes

        • Homecoming 2022

          • Homecoming activities begin the week of Sept 26

          • Football game Friday Night against Blue Springs

          • Homecoming dance Saturday at 8:30 in the Fieldhouse

        • Liberty North's first dance: Black Light Blow out was in September

          • Well attended and everyone had fun

        • North's Trunk or Treat October 27th

          • If you have a group or car that wants to participate reach out to the administration office.

        • Liberty continues to focus on Security for our students

          • Added 2 additional security associates

            • 1 armed security guard

            • 1 guard will monitor doors to ensure they are locked and safe

      • Athletics/Activates Update

        • Softball:

          • Defending district champions

          • Hosting September slam with Liberty at Capital Federal Field

        • Girls Tennis

          • 27 Seniors on the team

          • 4/3 in Match play

        • Volleyball

          • Girls are 7/0 in the season

          • Just returned from tournament in Columbia where they did extremely well

        • Boys Soccer

          • Boys are 5/2 in the season

          • Home Opener is September 15

          • Have been busy with a couple tournaments and a few away games

        • Football

          • Boys are 3/0 in the season

            • Ranked #1 in the state!

        • Men's Swimming

          • Took 4th in Lees Summit meet

          • A couple boys are making state considerations

        • Girls Golf

          • Won every tournament except the first one of the season

          • Lots of depth on the team

        • Cross Country

          • Ran the Olathe Twilight Meet

            • Sage Wilde finished 1st, broke school record at 5k

              • 2nd best time in the state of Missouri

          • Lots of depth

        • Speech and Debate

          • Debate starts in October

            • New debate coach this year

          • Scholar Bowl starts in October

        • Band and Orchestra

          • Selected to perform at Missouri Educator's conference

          • Concerts and competitions start in October


      • Board Updates:

        • President

          • Staff Conference Dinner for staff on October 17th

            • Eagle Club provides dinner on Monday night

            • Can provide a main dish, paper goods

              • Ask parents to contribute sides dishes, desserts, or money

                • Sign up Genius will be sent out for volunteers

                • Looking for a parent volunteer to help coordinate

        • VP of Membership

          • Membership update:

            • Way up from last year, up 75% since last year

              • Target 700 members

              • One last push to get to 700

                • $100 gift certificate raffle at North Nation

          • As first push of membership winds down is now looking a head towards 2023/2024 school year

          • Membership punch cards and banners can be retrieved after the meeting

            • Unclaimed punch cards and banners can be retrieved from the school office

        • VP of Athletics

          • Lots of things going on, answering lots of questions about Athletics and Eagle Club

          • Working with Lane to help get parent and organizations questions answered

            • Realize that Liberty North has a lot going on and it takes time to respond to everyone

          • Track & Field

            • Kick off an All Weather Javelin Runway Project

              • Private Fundraiser: Needs to raise $35,000

                • Go Fund Me account setup

                • Coach Perk is working on communicating the fundraiser

          • Women's Swim and Dive

            • Team is using old warm ups and are looking for something more modern

              • Has worked with Lane to get funding. Lane announced Funding was approved and order going out this week.

          • Football games are a huge draw for Liberty North

            • Huge shoutout to Liberty North's Staff and Administration for working all day and then through the night to cover Football.

            • Custodians continue to work after everyone has left to clean up the stadium.

          • Please reach out to Andy if your athletic organization has any questions or would like to engage with Eagle Club on future projects

        • Concessions and Fundraising

          • Winter Concession sign-ups will occur at October meeting

          • Helpful reminders for clubs working concessions:

            • At end of the week there will be a Closing Procedures book at the Yard and Fieldhouse

            • Encourage group to pay attention to the emails that are going out to parent reps. Double check arrival times

              • A few events people looked at the Event start time, not the arrival time. Concessions need to be open at start of the event.

              • Check that at least one person signed up has worked concessions previously. It helps to ensure things go smoothly.

          • Concessions are going really well. Football, Volleyball and Softball

            • Volunteers have been great

            • Clean up after event has been great

        • Treasurer:

          • Has been very busy. Helps to have all the information required for reimbursements submitted at once.

          • Deposits and Financial requests are picked up from the School office Monday/Tuesday and Friday.

            • Try to check 4 to 5 times a week

          • Plan on 2 week turn around for checks to be cut

          • If using a vendor, stay on top of invoices and turn in on a timely manner

      • New Business

        • Cheer is going to regionals September 24th

        • Band

          • 8th graders are playing with Highschool band at Football game, along with flags

          • September 17th, Drumline is competing in a competition

          • September 24th, Band is marching in Fall Festival Parade

          • September 24th, Liberty and Liberty North Marching Bands will both do field shows at Liberty North for comments from outside judge

          • Band Fundraising:

            • Adults only event: Beer and Bourbon at the Boulevard is coming up

            • Mattress sale October 30th

            • Online silent auction with Travel Pledge

    • Meeting concluded 7:44

OCTOBER 12, 2022 General Meeting

Call to order: 7:01 pm

August/September meeting notes approved

    • Holly Erickson motioned, Doty approved


Principal and Athletic Updates: Dr. Kurth

      • Parent Teacher conferences next week

      • Bring back diversity festival October 30th, 6pm

          • If interested reach out to Dr. Kurth

      • LPS is doing a cares campaign for hurricane relief

          • Flyer was handed out

          • Donating book bags, supplies, etc.

          • Now until October 25th

      • Student Programing

          • Further updates In Parent Newsletter

          • Beaksquad

              1. Spinnoff of Geeksquad. Student center IT help center

              2. Can help staff with their technology issues

              3. Located in Eagle Point

        • Preparing for Suicde Awareness

          • Beaksquad is helping out by providing tech help and guidance on websites and classroom equipment

        • Student ran Food truck made debut Sept 29th

          • After the first game, the next game had a line waiting before the stand was fully setup.

          • Selling out every week by half time

      • Football:

          • Football currently undefeated with 2 games left in season

          • If North wins the last 2 games, we'll be #1 seed going into Districts

      • Women’s golf

          • Won District and conference title

      • Softball:

          • Record is 19 wins and 10 losses

          • Defeated oak park, last round of districts

          • District championship tomorrow, if win can host quarter finale

      • Swim:

          • Season is winding down

          • Completed at blue springs. 8 out of 19 firs places

          • Conference meet is at Lee's Summit

      • Tennis:

          • Season ended October 3rd

          • Good season had

      • Volleyball:

          • Season winding down with just 2 games left

      • Basketball:

          • Season starts October 30th with tryouts for both men and women's

      • Wrestling:

          • Season starts October 30th

      • Athletic Website:

          • Transitioning to a new web host

              1. Can access via School website, Activities->Athletics

          • Comment from the group:

              1. Website looks stale, with limited content.

              2. Dr. Kurth to follow up on.


Board Updates:


  • President:

        • Membership close to 700

            • Still encourages people to sign in on and create a membership

            • When in front of your groups, plug Eagle Club

        • Parent Teacher Conference meals:

            • Eagle Club is providing meal for Tuesday October 18th, Dr. Kurth is providing a meal for the other night.

            • Slots were created for people to donate to the cause

                • All slots have already been filled! Thank you all

                • Non-perishable donations to be dropped off the Friday before

                • Desserts need to provide servings for 12 people

                • Food donations can be store bought or home made

  • VP of Athletics:

        • Privat! Coaches reached out to make sure people know that students need to ensure privat accounts are updated.

            • Make sure that the physical on record hasn't expired.

  • VP of Arts:

        • Reflections program

            • National Arts enrichment program is going on locally and for the State

            • 6 different categories such as Visual Arts, Music, etc.

            • The theme is "Show your voice"

            • Local deadline is in December (State of Missouri shortly after)

                • Visual arts will be collected at school

                • Digital art can be submitted to Doty (mutgrgal@yahoo.com)

                • For more information about the program reach out to Doty

            • This past month the Choir had an amazing concert

            • Marching band competed over the weekend at Lees Summit West and got 2nd overall

                • Another Marching band competition this coming weekend in Cameron.

            • Orchestra has a concert tomorrow at Liberty North, 7pm.

  • Treasurer:

      • Financial updates are posted on the website


New business:

  • Choir had 21 students make it to All District Choir

      • 11 students eligible for All-State

  • Therapy Dog:

      • Jonnie starts Monday. Will be available at Liberty North to help provide comfort and help destress by providing free cuddles in exchange for pets.

      • Jonnie is a trained and certified Therapy dog.

      • Eagle Club has voted to approve a staff grant to Mrs. Lindsey of $500 to help cover the expenses that are required to be a certified therapy dog.


Meeting concluded 7:26 pm


Move to Winter Concession signups