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Are You a Carrot, Egg, or Coffee Bean?

The S.A.L.T. of the Firebirds met for their December meeting on Wednesday, December 09th, spending the majority of the time diving into their study of The Coffee Bean.  Written by Jon Gordon and Damon West, The Coffee Bean focuses on our responses to circumstances we face in life.  If you are unfamiliar with the book, please read

S.A.L.T. of the Firebirds Learn to “Beak the Stigma!”

On Wednesday, November 04th, the S.A.L.T. of the Firebirds were joined by Mrs. Kristie Baumchen, Student-Athlete Wellness Coordinator at the University of Kansas, who spoke about the importance of mental wellness, overcoming adversity, and steps to take to try and manage the stress of uncertainty.  We are so appreciative of Mrs. Baumchen and her willingness to meet with

2020-21 S.A.L.T. of the Firebirds Kick-Off Meeting

The S.A.L.T. of the Firebirds kicked off the 2020-21 school year, having had their first meeting on October 08th!  50-member strong, the S.A.L.T. of the Firebirds spent their first meeting focused on “Positive Leadership,” identifying the benefits of positivity, traits of positive leaders, and the impact a positive culture can have on a team.  As we look to

S.A.L.T. of the Firebirds Welcome Paralympian Nick Taylor

The S.A.L.T. of the Firebirds welcomed Mr. Nick Taylor, a Singles and Doubles Wheelchair Tennis Paralympian to Free State today (Thursday, December 19, 2019).  As a four-time paralympian, Mr. Taylor has competed in Rio (2016), London (2012), Beijing (2008), and Athens (2004), earning three gold medals, one silver medal, and one bronze medal!  Mr. Taylor has also

S.A.L.T. of the Firebirds Support the Lawrence PD’s Blue Santa Program

The Free State S.A.L.T. of the Firebirds chose the Lawrence Police Department’s Blue Santa Program for their holiday season give-back campaign.  Joined by members of the Free State Staff, more than 400 items were donated to program, organized in 2011 by the men and women of the Lawrence, Kansas Police Department, to provide toys and food for those

S.A.L.T. of the Firebirds Planning Committee Hosts SM Northwest Student-Athletes

On Wednesday, December 04th, members of the S.A.L.T. of the Firebirds Planning Committee hosted six student-athletes from SM Northwest to discuss the Free State Student-Athlete Leadership Team.  The group spent a lot of time in conversation about the selection process, meeting topics, community service ideas, and ways to get their respective teaching staff more involved

S.A.L.T. of the Firebirds Assemble Thanksgiving Baskets

Joining Free State Security Team member Mr. Dee Kemp, members of the S.A.L.T. of the Firebirds spent time on Sunday assembling 70 Thanksgiving boxes that will provide a Thanksgiving meal to Lawrence families in need this holiday season! Pictured Front Row (Left to Right): Sophomore Erin Rule, Junior Keegan VanPelt, Sophomore Ashley Mai, Junior Lauren

S.A.L.T. of the Firebirds Host 1st Annual Sunflower League Student-Athlete Leadership Summit

On Thursday, October 24th, the S.A.L.T. of the Firebirds hosted the 1st Annual Sunflower League Student-Athlete Leadership Summit!  Joined by 66 students from our league schools, the S.A.L.T. of the Firebirds welcomed Keynote Speaker Mrs. Adrienne Bulinski.  Adrienne is an award-winning motivational speaker, entertainer, and the author of “Blood Sweat & Tiaras.”  While she calls Colorado home, she

2nd Annual Firebirds Athletic Department Appreciation Breakfast Hosted by the S.A.L.T. of the Firebirds

On Wednesday, October 23rd, the S.A.L.T. of the Firebirds hosted the 2nd Annual Firebirds Athletic Department Appreciation Breakfast in honor of the commitment, hard work, and time that our coaching staff devotes to our student-athletes.  Our hearts are full of gratitude for all that our coaches do to make the high school athletic experience the best in Kansas!