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December 18, 2014
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lightbulbs repurposed and painted as ornamentsHand painted ornaments for sale
LHS art students are selling repurposed hand painted light bulb holiday ornaments. The cost is $5 for a small ornament; $10 for a large ornament. All proceeds will benefit the high school’s Art Scholarship. The ornaments will be on display in the LHS art showcase. For more information, contact Jennifer Bull at

Food donations needed for Snack Pack Program 
‘Tis the season to start gathering donations of food for the district’s Snack Pack Program. Through the program, children who are at risk of hunger during the weekends are given special backpacks filled with nutritious foods. Learn more

Donations are needed to help get through the longer holiday break. If you would like to donate food or money to the program, contact Director of Student Services Eileen Whitaker at or (845) 292-5400 ext. 5112.

Stay informed about snow closings and delays
With the winter season closely approaching, now seems like a good time to review how Liberty schools handle weather-related closings and delays. Learn more

Manténgase informado sobre el cierre de la nieve y los retrasos
Con la temporada de invierno de cerca, ahora parece un buen momento para revisar cómo El Distrito Central de Liberty maneja el cierre relacionados con el clima y los retrasos. aprender más

Wall of Fame 2015 nominations are being accepted
The district is currently accepting nominations for inductees to the Liberty District Wall of Fame. The district will select inductees in February and honor them during a ceremony and breakfast reception prior to graduation on June 27, 2015. Learn more

LHS chosen as Semi-Finalist for GRAMMY Signature School Award
The GRAMMY foundation announced that LHS has been selected as a GRAMMY Signature Schools semifinalist for 2015. This award is designed to honor exceptional public high school music programs across the country with special awards and grants up to $6,000. Learn more about the award here.

Spaces are available in Liberty Elementary's preschool program

This is a half day morning or afternoon program designed to prepare children for kindergarten by building the foundation of Common Core literacy and math. more

Liberty student-musicians chosen for county festival 
The district is proud to announce the selection of three students to perform in the Zone 9 Area-All State Festival on Nov. 21 and Nov. 22. Learn more

No substances found during locker search at Liberty Middle/High School

The Liberty Village Police and Liberty Central School District have announced that a police K9 search that took place on Nov. 12 at Liberty Middle and Liberty High School resulted in no illegal substances or explosives being found. Learn more 

New York's students likely to have multiple pathways to graduation, including a career and technical (CTE) option
At its Oct. meeting, the Board of Regents voted to authorize the State Education Department to finalize a plan that will allow New York's students to choose among multiple pathways to graduation, including a career and technical pathway. more 

New elementary principal has open door policy

The district welcomed Jackie Harris to Liberty on Oct. 31. Ms. Harris wants teachers and parents to know that her door is always open. Learn more

LCSD musicians will perform at Sullivan County Govt. Center in Dec.
Musicians from Liberty Central School District will be providing sounds of the season throughout the month of December as part of the Sullivan County Government’s annual holiday concert series.  view schedule  

Liberty Performing Arts Club Mystery at Shady Acres great success
The Liberty High School Performing Arts Club presented Mystery at Shady Acres, a mystery/comedy on Nov. 14 and 15. Click here for photos.

District prepared to respond to health concerns
The fall and winter months often bring sniffles, coughs and the occasional fever. This season is no different, but recent media reports of communicable diseases in New York City and Dallas, TX, have Liberty schools and health agencies taking some extra precautions to ensure residents’ safety. Learn more

Police locate driver who reportedly approached student, case resolved
On Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, the Liberty Police Department notified the district that the incident occurring on Thursday, Oct. 23, has been resolved. Police located the vehicle, spoke to the driver and determined that he was the parent of a Liberty student, and he had been trying to get the attention of his child. The student who reported the incident mistakenly thought the man was calling to her.  Learn more

Snack Pack program returns to Liberty schools
The Snack Pack program provides students with free, nutritious, easy-to-prepare meals to take home for the weekend. Learn more

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District-wide Events
12/18 – District Safety Meeting, HS Media Center, 3:30 p.m.
12/24 –1/2 – All schools closed for winter break
1/19 – All schools closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Board of Education Meetings
1/13 – Board of Education regular meeting, HS Media Center, 7 p.m.
1/27 –
Board of Education regular meeting, HS Media Center, 7 p.m.
minutes, agendas, archives

Liberty Middle/High School: Grades 9-12

12/17 - HS Winter Concert Part 2 (snow date: 12/18), 7 p.m.
1/6 – Progress Reports mailed home
1/26 – 1/29 –  N.Y.S Regents Exams
1/30 – Second Marking Period ends

Liberty Middle/High School: Grades 5-8 
1/6 – Progress Reports mailed home
1/30 – Second Marking Period ends

Liberty Elementary School: Grades PreK-4
12/17 – 
Elementary Winter Concert Assemblies (snow date: 12/18), 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
1/12 –  Progress Reports mailed home
1/16 – Second Progress Period ends

Community-wide Events

Liberty Public Library Events
Sign up is not required. For questions and clarification, call (845) 292-6070.

Hat, mitten donation for children*
Liberty Public Library will be collecting donations of never worn (new with tags) winter hats, mitten, gloves, and scarves to give to children who need them. The donation box, near the front entrance of the library, will be available until January.

Crochety Knitters*
Crochety Knitters will meet every Tuesday between 10:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

12/16 - Book Discussion Title Selection Meeting - 1 p.m.
Our book club regulars  have been reading different books and will meet to discuss which they feel will make our final list of titles to discuss during the upcoming year. New members welcome to join and bring  suggestions.

12/17 and 12/31 - December Story Hour - 10:40 a.m.
Sessions for toddlers and preschoolers will be Dec. 17 and 31 at 10:40 a.m.

12/22 and 12/29 - Health Insurance Free Enrollment Assistance - 10 a.m. - noon
Certified NYS of Health Insurance Navigator, Tracy Givens-Hunter will provide free help with finding affordable health insurance. Takes place on our lower level. Drop-ins welcome; appointed can be made by calling 845-372-3232.

12/29 and 12/31 - School Break Kids Program - 1 p.m.
Get snowed in or join the library for an indoor beach party of stories, games and crafts: "Snowball Fight"  takes place Dec. 29; "Tropical Escape" will be Dec. 31.

The Library will be closed on Dec. 24 & 25 as well as New Year's Day. Weather related closings are announced via local radio, website, and the library's answering machine.

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 winter 2014

Liberty High School students get a taste
of crime-scene investigations

Ms. Barbara Pavlak’s Forensic Science class is exploring the various types of physical evidence that can be found at a crime scene and learning how they are used to help investigators.

Her students are currently learning about fingerprints: how they form, how they are developed, how they are used for identification and how to read fingerprint patterns.

In these photos, the students are practicing rolling each other’s fingerprints with ink.

Ms. Pavlak’s Forensics class is an investigative class geared toward students who may be interested in becoming crime scene investigators or forensic pathologists.


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