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News Archive 2014-15

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Liberty welcomes Maurice Greenberg to the Wall of Fame 
The Liberty Central School District Wall of Fame inducted one new member at its annual banquet on Saturday, June 27. read more

WWII Veteran receives long-awaited high school diploma
Time Warner Cable sat down with Edward Palmer, a veteran who received his honorary diploma from Liberty High School. Click here for additional footage from the Class of 2015 commencement ceremony. read more

Liberty grad looks onward after cancer fight
Class of 2015 graduate Liz Grese was recently featured in the Times Herald Record after being selected as an exceptional senior. read more

VIDEO: Liberty seniors turn their tassels
The Liberty High School Class of 2015 bid farewell at on Saturday, June 27, during a commencement ceremony at the Robert Van Slyke Gymnasium.  read more

LCSD to induct Mr. Maurice Greenberg to the Wall of Fame
Alumni Maurice Greenberg will be the 2015 inductee to the Liberty Central School District Wall of Fame this June. Mr. Greenberg will join 18 inductees who were selected since the Wall’s inception in 2011. READ MORE or visit Wall of Fame Home

WWII veteran to receive honorary diploma at graduation
On Saturday, June 27, Liberty High School will bestow an honorary diploma on World War II veteran Edward Palmer, an octogenarian who did not graduate because he joined the United States Armed Forces instead. READ MORE

SUNY Sullivan to hold meeting for Healthy World Institute on June 30
Dr. Karin Hilgersom, President of SUNY Sullivan, will host a meeting regarding SUNY Sullivan's Healthy World Institute at 6 p.m. at the Parks and Recreation building. read more

Black places 8th in NYS Outdoor Track Championship
Junior Shane Black placed 8th in the high jump at the NYS Public High School Athletic Association Outdoor Track Championship at the University at Albany on June 13. Shane gained valuable experience and vowed "I'll be back!"

Students honored with over 40 scholarships at Senior Assembly 
On June 15, Liberty High School honored seniors who have been awarded scholarships from organizations and individual donors and recognized the top 10 graduates in the class.  click here for a full list

Liberty Central School District will offer universal free meals for every child
Beginning on September 8, the district will serve free meals – both lunch and breakfast -- to all students, regardless of their income status. read more

30th annual Academic Achievement Dinner recognizes top students
The top four percent of graduating seniors from each of Sullivan County’s eight school districts were honored at the 30th annual Academic Achievement Dinner on June 1 at The Rockland House.  read more.

LMS students experience Civil War reenactment
Members of Sullivan County’s 143rd New York State Volunteer Infantry Regiment performed a Civil War reenactment for LMS classes during every period. The event was organized by junior Donavan Nietzel. see a picture gallery

Liberty community celebrates student art at second annual Art Show
Dozens of parents followed behind their children who eagerly pointed out their artistic masterpieces during the LElementary/Middle School Art Show. read more

Kort Wheeler chosen as umpire for NYSPHSAA Baseball Championships

After 10 seasons behind home plate, Kort Wheeler has been selected to be an umpire at the NYSPHSAA Boys Baseball Championships in Binghamton. read more

Michelle Quick recognized as Outstanding Educator

Foreign Language Department Chair Michelle Quick has been recognized by the Sullivan County School Boards Association as an Outstanding Educator. read more

Fog machine causes temporary evacuation at Liberty Elementary School

Liberty Elementary School briefly evacuated all building occupants on Thursday, May 28, when a fog-making machine that was being used during a morning assembly activated the fire alarm. read more

Mock car crash sends powerful message to teen drivers

The school conducted a mock car accident to provide a direct look at the dangers that can come with getting behind the wheel while intoxicated. read more

Free meals for kids starts June 29 in Liberty

School is almost out for the summer, and the summer feeding program will be available again to Liberty area students at three participating sites.  read more

We've gone Google!

Liberty Central School District now has a Google Calendar available on its website. As district events are updated, these changes are automatically seen by anyone who checks or subscribes to any of the school calendars. read more

Liberty voters approve $42.9 million budget, capital project
On May 19, Liberty Central School District voters approved the district’s $42.9 million 2015-16 budget proposal, elected three board of education members and approved a $9.6 million capital project proposal. read more or visit budget page

Summer school dates announced
Summer school dates have been announced for Liberty students. Read more

LHS symphonic band and honors chorus participate in Music in the Parks
On Saturday, May 16, the Liberty High School Symphonic Band and Honors Chorus participated in the Music in the Parks music festival and won first place. read more

Sullivan County BOCES closed for remainder of today, May 8
Sullivan County BOCES officials notified the Liberty Central School District on May 8 that BOCES received a threat via voice mail to its schools and facilities. A police investigation is currently underway, and BOCES programs are canceled for the remainder of the day. read more

In the language of art: fourth grade art postcard exchange
Fourth grade students in Mrs. Euker’s art classes are breaking down classroom walls through a very neat pen pal exchange with students in Korea! READ MORE

The Catskill Art Society Silent Auction is May 9
Student artwork will be for sale/on display at the SHHH! CAS Silent Auction Benefit on Saturday, May 9 from 4-6 p.m. The auction will begin with contributing work from students from the National Art Honor Society.

National Art Honor Society Induction will take place May 31
Mark your calendars for the Liberty High School Art Show followed by the National Art Honor Society Induction at the Liberty Museum on Sunday, May 31 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Spring concert dates announced
The music department is pleased to announce the dates for this year’s spring concert series. Don’t forget to mark your calendars! READ MORE

LES students inspired by bullying prevention performance
On April 17, students at LES learned about bullying prevention through song and dance thanks to Breach the Barrier, a rock band comprised of four students from Sullivan West dedicated to spreading a message of acceptance, anti-bullying and originality. READ MORE

WWII veteran to receive honorary diploma at graduation
On Saturday, June 27, Liberty High School will bestow an honorary diploma on World War II veteran Edward Palmer, an octogenarian who did not graduate because he joined the United States Armed Forces instead. READ MORE

Liberty Board of Education adopts 2015-16 budget
On Tuesday, April 21, the Liberty Board of Education unanimously adopted a $42,202,840 budget for 2015-16 that keeps spending flat and yields a zero percent tax levy increase.  read more

New York State tests and test-taking tips
State tests provide administrators and parents with an overall picture of a student's academic strengths and weaknesses. Though testing does not fully reflect a student's capabilities, it can help teachers and parents work together to maximize the benefits a student receives from his/her education.  
click here for test-taking tips

Don't stress about the test!
Parents can help their children prepare mentally and physically to face standardized tests head on. these tips and techniques may not completely eliminate a child’s stress, but they are tools that can empower him or her to confront this challenge and others they will face in school and beyond.

High school artists to be featured in CAS Art Show, March 28 - April 19
Don't miss the opening reception on March 28!
Several Liberty High School student-artists will be featured at the Sullivan County High School Art Show at the Catskill Art Society. The ingenuity and talent of the school’s top student artists will be celebrated at the exhibit’s opening reception on Saturday, March 28 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Read more

LCSD to induct Mr. Maurice Greenberg to the Wall of Fame
Alumni Maurice Greenberg will be the 2015 inductee to the Liberty Central School District Wall of Fame this June. Mr. Greenberg will join 18 inductees who were selected since the Wall’s inception in 2011. READ MORE or visit Wall of Fame Home

Lenny the Leprechaun visits preschool on St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day in the pre-school classes was a daylong celebration that involved reading, counting, building, painting…and searching for a very silly little leprechaun! Click here to see photos. 

Voters to elect three Board of Education members May 19
On May 19, Liberty Central School District voters will choose three district residents to serve on the Liberty Board of Education. Residents who are interested in running for a Board of Education position can attend a free workshop hosted by the Sullivan County School Boards Association for information.  Read more

2015-16 budget hearing to be held May 5
Don't forget to vote May 19!
The budget hearing on the proposed 2015-16 budget will be held Tuesday, May 5 at 7 p.m. in the David E. Panebaker Auditorium in the Liberty High School. The Annual Meeting Budget Vote and Election will take place Tuesday, May 19 from noon – 9 p.m. in the high school’s gymnasium. Find out if you are eligible to vote.  find out if you are eligible to vote.

Liberty Mathletes will compete for State MATHCOUNTS title
On Saturday, March 27, the Liberty Middle School MATHCOUNTS team will compete for top honors at the MATHCOUNTS State Competition at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. read more

Top musicians selected for 61st Annual All County Competition
Over 100 Liberty Central School District students, grades 5-12, will participate in the Sullivan County Music Educators’ Association  (SCMEA) All County Music Festival on March 6 and 7. Read more

Science Olympiad Team places at Mid-Hudson Regionals
Thirteen students went to Ulster Community College on February 7 to take part in 24 different events and placed 16th overall out of 28 schools. Read moreorview slideshow

March is 'National Youth Art Month'
Youth Art Month demonstrates how Liberty schools are shaping artists. For some, all that time spent in the art classroom has resulted in a piece of art worthy enough for public display. Dozens of student-artists will get their first taste of public exposure with the opening of three major exhibits. read more

Kindergarten students have “Egg”stra healthy teeth!

Students in Ms. Kristen Vasta and Ashley Bury’s kindergarten classes are learning about dental health and the importance of taking care of their teeth. To culminate the lesson, both classes conducted an experiment. Read more

Liberty Elementary celebrates 100 days of school

Liberty Elementary School recently had a celebration of centennial proportions. Earlier this week, the school celebrated its hundredth day school year and commemorated the occasion with an assortment of fun and educational activities. Click here to see a slideshow.

Photographs by Liberty High School students get ‘exposure’
Seven pieces of photography by Liberty High School Students were selected for the Mill Street Loft’s twelfth annual national juried high school photography exhibition, Exposure. To see pictures taken by Senior Sierra Thomas, Junior Imani Kelly, Junior Mikayla Perez click here.

Saltworks Theatre Company visits LMS
On February 25, The Saltworks Theatre Company visited Liberty Middle School to present a production called "I Am the Brother of Dragons” to students in grades 6-8.  Click here to learn more.

Congratulations to Mrs. Faria's class!

Congratulations to the students of Mrs. Faria’s first grade class! They were the first students to spell out the word “COME” as part of Liberty Elementary School’s attendance challenge. This is a four part challenge. The first class to spell out the words “TO SCHOOL” will also receive a prize.

March is 'Music in Our Schools Month'
March has been officially designated by the Board of Education as Music in Our Schools Month as an opportunity for music teachers to bring their programs to the attention of the school and community and display the benefits school music brings to students. View the district calendar for a schedule of upcoming concerts and musical performances.

Anonymous Alerts: your questions, answered!
Anonymous Alerts allows students or parents to quickly, easily, and anonymously report urgent information to school officials across all of our school campuses. Click here for frequently asked questions and answers.

President Obama announces 'Every Kid in a Park' initiative

Earlier this month, President Obama launched the Every Kid in a Park initiative, which provides every fourth-grader in the nation free admission to America’s federal lands and waters for a full year, beginning in the 2015-16 school year. more

Annual POPS Prism Concert will be held Wednesday, March 4
The high school's music department will present their Annual POPS Prism Concert March 4 at 7 p.m. in the David E. Panebaker Auditorium.  The unique prism concert format allows for a continuous cycle of music as each song flows into the next without applause and minimum interruption. read more

New Visions presents a Health Fair
On Monday, Mar. 2 the students in the New Visions program will conduct a Health Fair from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the HS teachers' cafeteria. The Health Fair will include blood pressure screenings, tips for maintaining your health, and suggestions for good nutritional habits.

Clash of the Classes: Student Council announces Color War 2015
Students are invited to take part in a color war competition. The battle of the classes will be held Feb. 23-27. Students will earn points for their respective graduating class by dressing up for Spirit Days.   read more

Parents invited to attend Honor Roll Breakfasts in Feb.
The 9/10 breakfast will be held on Feb. 18; the 11/12 breakfast will be held on Feb. 19.  Both celebrations will take place at 9:45 a.m. in the cafeteria.

Guidance director takes temporary medical leave; support services available for staff and students
On Wednesday, Feb. 11 2015, Principal Jack Strassman informed staff and students that Guidance Director Mrs. Linda Argentati has temporarily stepped down from her position because she is undergoing medical treatment for a health issue. If students and staff are personally impacted, counselors are available to provide support. Click here to see the letter that was emailed to staff and read to students on Feb. 11.

Statement on the arrest of Liberty Central School District teacher
On Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, the Village of Liberty Police Department alerted Liberty Central School District officials that Shannon Kip, a Liberty Central School District math teacher, had been arrested.

Liberty police officials arrested Ms. Kip on Feb. 4 and informed the district that the allegations against Ms. Kip did not happen during school hours or on school property, nor do they involve the school district or Liberty students. more

Student Council and Interact support Heart-a-thon
Members of Liberty High School Student Council and Interact Club are selling hearts to raise money for the WSUL/WVOS HEART-A-THON. Hearts are on sale now until Feb. 12. See any Student Council or Interact member to make a contribution. The hearts cost $1 for white or $10 for gold and will included the contributor's name. The hearts will be posted on a wall in the high school.

This year the annual county-wide fundraiser will benefit the Catskill Regional Medical Center's Pulmonary Division. The 37th ANNUAL WSUL/ WVOS HEART-A-THON will take place on Saturday, Feb. 14 at The Sullivan in Rock Hill from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Both WSUL 98.3 /95.7 and WVOS 95.9 / 105.7 will broadcast live for the entire event.

Regent Exams rescheduled due to weather

The Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 Regents exams scheduled for 1:15 p.m. have been postponed and will take place instead at 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015.

All exams scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 27 have also been postponed and will take place on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at the originally scheduled times. Please refer to the original schedule
here

The Annual Jazz Festival will take place Feb. 7
LCSD will host the 19th Annual Liberty Jazz Festival on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the middle school's gymnasium. The festival will feature jazz ensembles from the Liberty and Monticello Central School District. read more

Show your Liberty Pride with a Liberty ball cap

The class of 2016 is selling Liberty Ball caps. They are flex fit (sizes s/m, l/xl and xxl) and come in red or white with a script L. The cost is $18. See a member of the Junior class or contact class advisor Carol Flynn.

4-H hosts International Night
The public is invited to an evening of culture-inspired youth displays and performances representing diverse profiles from around the world at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on Feb. 7. learn more.

Students Recognized for Positive Behavior
28 students posed for a photo as part of a monthly PBIS recognition celebration. click here to learn more.

Parents invited to Honor Roll and BUG Award Ceremonies in Feb.
LMS Honor Roll Breakfasts and BUG (Bring Up Your Grade) Award Ceremonies will be held in the middle of Feb. Click here to view the district calendar.

No Name-Calling Week begins Jan. 20

Students are asked to join their teachers put the spotlight on bullying and name-calling by taking part in No Name-Calling Week’s theme days.  Read more

Wear your favorite team's jersey Friday, Jan 30!

On the last Friday of every month, students and staff celebrate with a fun theme day. Friday, Jan. 30 is “Jersey Day”. Please come to school wearing your favorite team’s jersey!

Attendance Challenge returns to Liberty Elementary on Jan. 20

Liberty Elementary hopes to improve on-time attendance with a school-wide competition rewards classrooms that have enough days of perfect attendance to spell out the phrase "COME TO SCHOOL, ALL DAY, EVERYDAY". Read more

LHS Photography Students in exhibit at Liberty Public Library
Join the LHS Photography 1 and 2 students in celebrating their new imagery at their first show, “My Point of View”, opening on Jan. 9 at 5:30 p.m. at the Liberty Library. Photography 1 students will exhibit their first selections in traditional black and white darkroom prints alongside the images of Photography 2 students who are working digitally. Photography 1 students have focused their attention on the nuances of everyday life through point of view, creative lighting and lines and angles assignments.

Principal Strassman wins Administrative Award
The Sullivan County BOCES School Library System Council awarded Principal Strassman for his dedication to improving literacy and reading comprehension among middle school students. read more

December Artist of the Month announced

Every month, one student will be chosen based on how well s/he exemplifies the following characteristics: work ethic, positive attitude, and interest in the arts. See December’s artist here.

Third graders take part in Mini-Economy Market

Mini-Economy Market is an event which provides students the opportunity to sell hand made products they have made as part of simulating their own business. Students also became buyers and used currency established for the class economy.

Backpack Express dismissal plan reminder

Liberty Elementary thanks parents and guardians for their patience during afternoon dismissal. A reminder was recently sent home with students regarding bus safety and drop off procedures. Click here to view flyer.

Students share realistic fiction stories in an interactive read aloud

On Dec. 8, fourth grade students celebrated the culmination of their realistic fiction unit by reading their narratives out loud to their peers and teachers.  view gallery

Graduation cap and gown measurements will take place Dec. 10
Measurements will be during lunch periods on Wednesday, Dec. 10. The cost is $19.50.  Seniors will be given the option to make the purchase using the proceeds from his/her individual fundraiser accounts. Seniors who do not have enough funds raised will be notified and asked to pay with a check.

Congratulations Honor Roll Students!
Liberty High School is proud to announce and congratulate our students who made the High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the first quarter. Click here for the full list. Keep up the good work!

Congratulations Honor Roll Students!
Liberty Middle School is proud to announce and congratulate our students made the Honor Roll for the first quarter. Click here for the full list. Keep up the good work!

Parents, please make sure your children are winter weather ready

Outdoor recess at the elementary school will continue during the winter months unless the temperatures and/or wind chill factor go below 32 degrees. Students must have coats, hats, gloves, boots (during snowy conditions) and long pants to play outside.

Budding artists appreciated through fan letters

Elementary teachers and students praise student artists whose work is on display by filling out these fan letter forms. The fan letters are a way for students to recognize their talents and the talents of others, said LES art teacher Tracie Euker.

Addtional concert performance announced

To avoid hitting the maximum occupancy in the elementary school gym, there will now be two performances of the Elementary Winter Concert Assembly on Dec. 17 at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Click here for the full schedule.

Kindergarten students decorate their classroom for the holidays

Students from Ms. Ashley Bury’s kindergarten class were delighted to deck the classroom with their very own handmade holiday decorations. Complete with buttons, felt shapes and googly eyes, each student created a ginger bread man or woman of their very own.  view gallery

Annual Community Kids Holiday Party

The Liberty Elks Lodge will be hosting a Holiday Party on Dec. 13. Children 11 years of age and younger are invited to meet Santa and receive a gift, lunch and photo.
Click here for the flyer.

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 econwaywhitaker@libertyk12.org or (845) 292-5400 ext. 5112.

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.

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  

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.

Winter Concert Dates Announced
The Liberty Central School District has announced its winter concert schedule for all schools. Click here for the schedule.

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

College Application Week begins Nov. 17
Liberty High School is participating in College Application Week, Nov. 17-21. The purpose of this statewide, week-long event is to have teachers and advisors help seniors get through the sometimes daunting application process. 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 

NY students likely to have multiple pathways to graduation, including a career and technical 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. learn 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

Liberty Performing Arts Club presents Mystery at Shady Acres
The Liberty High School Performing Arts Club will present Mystery at Shady Acres, a mystery/comedy by Michelle R. Davis. Performances will take place at the high school auditorium on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14 and 15 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Learn more | view rehearsal photos 

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  

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

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

Liberty middle school student reportedly approached by stranger
A Liberty Central School District student reported that as she was walking home from school on Thursday, Oct. 23, a male who appeared to be Caucasian and between 30 and 35 years old attempted to lure her into his vehicle. Learn more

Trick-or-treat safety tips
Halloween is one of the most exciting times of the year for children, but sometimes hectic for parents and guardians. Click here for tips to help ensure your loved ones have a safe and Happy Halloween.

Phase II capital project not approved, Board to review outcome
Liberty Residents have rejected a $13.6 million capital project proposal to upgrade the high school’s aging infrastructure and to improve safety, instructional technology and energy efficiency. Learn more   VIEW PHASE ii PROJECT BROCHURE (pDF)

SAT revisions begin in 2015
The College Board is making comprehensive changes to the standardized test to reinforce the skills and evidence-based thinking that high school students are learning in today's classroom.  Learn more

Principal Strassman lifts ban on Halloween costumes
Liberty High School is bringing back the tradition of allowing senior students to wear Halloween costumes at school. Learn more

Winter sports start Nov. 10
Students, it’s time to get ready for the winter sports season. Yellow cards  are available at the nurse’s office. Current physicals are also required! ready for the winter sports season. See the athletic handbook sheet for more information.

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

Pride Week to be held Oct. 20 – Oct. 24
It’s time for Liberty students, teachers and staff to display their spirit and pride during Pride Week, which will kick off on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Learn more

Sullivan Renaissance offers Seminar for Youth on Nov. 5

Students are encouraged to take advantage of this seminar as it provides opportunities for seasonal jobs, community service, internships and career exploration. Click here to see a flyer.

National School Bus Safety Week is Oct. 20-24 
In conjunction with National School Bus Safety Week, Liberty Central School District encourages residents to keep students safe all year round. Click here for school bus safety tips for students, parents, drivers and motorcyclists.

Oct. is National Bullying Prevention Month
Staff and students will wear orange on Unity Day, Oct. 22. Unity Day is a time when communities can unite to raise awareness of bullying prevention through events, outreach, and education. We’re asking you to join the movement! here's how.

Sign up for tours of facility areas affected by Phase II capital project
Come explore the facility areas to be renovated under a proposed $13.6 million capital project during tours offered on Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. and on Oct. 10, at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Call the superintendent's office at (845) 292-6990 to sign up for any of the tours, which will begin in the Liberty High School lobby. Learn more

Catskills by Moonlight on display

Photographs taken by the Liberty HS Photo 2 class will be on display at Morgan Outdoors in Livingston Manor until Oct. 13. There is also a 10 foot topographic lunar map on display. On Oct. 3, a special program will discuss the Apollo missions and how to best view the upcoming total lunar eclipse on Oct. 8. To download a flyer with a complete description and contact information click HERE

Students and parents invited to attend Nov. College Fairs

350 colleges will be attending the Pine Bush High School College Fair and Financial Aid Night on Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. Parents are welcome to join juniors and seniors at College Day at Sullivan County Community College. Permission slips are available in the Guidance Office. Contact Director Linda Argentati for more information.

Firefighters visit school to stress fire safety
Students at Liberty Elementary received hands-on fire safety lessons from several Sullivan County Fire Departments on Oct. 10 as part of National Fire Prevention Week. Learn more

Schools to dismiss early Thursday, Oct. 9, for county-wide drill

On Thursday, Oct. 9, the Liberty Central School District will participate in an early release emergency drill. The entire district will dismiss buildings 15 minutes earlier than their regular times. Click here for additional details from each school.  

Being popular is a state of being yourself
As kids navigate the middle school terrain, there's plenty parents can to do help them come out (fairly) unscathed, especially by remaining a steady rock they can rely on. Click here for some messages to share with your children.

How to raise an eager reader

Parents play an important part in creating an eager reader before they ever step into a classroom. Read to and with your children as often as possible, and click here for other simple ways to help your preschooler become an eager reader.

Safety update for Liberty families

On Oct. 1, the village of Liberty Police Department notified the Liberty School District that an incident occurred during an afternoon bus run at Sullivan West School District.  After exiting a bus, a student was reportedly approached by an unknown person in a white SUV. On Oct. 2, the Sullivan West School District was notified by the New York State Police that the case involving a student reportedly approached by a person driving a white SUV was unfounded and has been closed.  learn mor

Veronica Gomez Granados named Artist of the Month

Each month during the school year a student is selected to have their artwork featured on display in the school. Veronica was selected as the September LHS Artist of the Month by teacher Kathleen Lambert.  READ more

Expressions Café returns to Liberty High School
The high school cafeteria will be converted into a coffee house on Thurs, Oct. 23 from 7-9p.m; student artwork, music, poetry and more will on display. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more

Access to Virtual AP program funded by state

High school students in grades 10-12 may be able to enroll in several free, online Advanced Placement courses this fall as a result of funding from the New York State Education Department. Learn more

2015 Pride Weekend schedule of events announced
Pride Weekend will take place on Oct. 10 and 11.  Learn more

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

Phase II capital project presentations continue
The superintendent of schools will discuss the proposed phase II capital project during a series of public presentations this fall. view a schedule of presentations

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

Preventing spread of respiratory illness Enterovirus D68

Liberty Central School District is providing information from the New York State Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help parents and community members become better informed about Enterovirus D68 and to help prevent its spread. Learn more

Notice of public hearing on proposed reserve fund transfer    

There will be a Public Hearing regarding the Proposed Reserve Fund Transfer on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Liberty High School Media Center.

New dismissal procedures take effect at Liberty Elementary

 Linda Widomski thanks parents and guardians for being patient during afternoon dismissal during the first few days of school. Learn more

8th Annual ESL Parent Orientation a great success
More than 100 parents and students recently attended Liberty Central School District's 8th Annual ESL Parent Orientation for families where English is their second language. read more

District mourns passing of Joseph Rubin, Alumnus
The Liberty Central School District was deeply saddened to learn of the unexpected death of Mr. Joseph Rubin, an extremely dedicated and active alumna who passed away on September 1. read more

State assessment scores show progress
The New York State Department of Education recently released district and school results for the English and math assessments that students in grades 3-8 took last spring. Students in Liberty and across the state made progress on those tests, which were based on the Common Core Learning Standards. Learn more

Five graduate from LHS in August
Congratulations to the following summer graduates of Liberty High School: Lyndell Olmo, Javon Patterson, Michael Pekny, Trae Serrano and Tiffaney Williams. They were recognized at the Liberty Board of Education meeting on Aug. 26.

Elementary school leaders to change, interim support set
Two experienced educators, Dr. Linda Widomski and Dave Philips, will provide support to Liberty Elementary School as district leaders work to identify the best candidates to fill the recently vacated principal and assistant principal positions. Learn more

Reorganizational meeting sets Board of Education leadership
The Board of Education recently held its reorganizational meeting, naming Andrew Kavleski as president and Sheila Parks as vice president. Learn more

Liberty offers PARENT TODAY to district parents,  families
Covering pre-K through senior year, Parent Today is a fantastic resource for all parents - free for all Liberty parents - sign up today! learn more

State updates immunization requirements for pre-K - 6

The New York State Department of Health has revised immunization requirements for school attendance. No new vaccines are required, but the number of doses required and the time intervals between doses has changed. Learn more

Liberty grads spotlighted in summer district newsletter
The summer district newsletter (PDF) includes articles about the Class of 2014 graduates, moving-up ceremonies in June and more. Read More

Liberty School District offers free summer food service program
Children under the age of 18 eat free in July and August  | read more

Missed the Phase 2 Community Forum?
View the PowerPoint presentation to learn more! (in PDF format)
If you weren't able to attend, more forums will be scheduled this autumn.

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