Class of 2018 turns their tassels

Liberty High School seniors who gathered for Saturday’s graduation were encouraged to remember where they come from regardless of where they are bound.

Whether they’re diving into careers, packing for college or following any of the many paths open to them, the Class of 2018 has a long journey ahead of them and that journey starts now.

On Saturday, June 23, seniors from Liberty High School crossed the stage and accepted their diplomas.

In a ceremony filled with Liberty pride, words of advice, and reflection, the members of the graduating class heard a larger theme — to experience life while remembering their roots, to cherish their memories always, and to use the values of service, concern, responsibility and kindness that they were taught in Liberty.

To relive moments from the commencement:

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Liz Fuentes selected to present at RSA conference

The district is proud to announce that Liberty High School math Teacher Liz Fuentes has been selected to present at the Rural Schools Association (RSA) Annual Conference July 8-10, 2018 in Cooperstown, New York.

Ms. Fuentes was recognized by the RSA for her innovating use of technology in the classroom and how it provides students with a unique level of individualized instruction.

During her presentation, she will pull back the curtain on how she plans for instruction and assessments to drive instructional decisions that meet the needs of each individual learner. She will share with other educators how she builds and shares her detailed lesson plans using RightPath™, and how that same tool  provides the assessments, lessons and analysis which makes remediation and acceleration easy.

About the Rural Schools Association

The Rural Schools Association is a statewide, member driven organization dedicated to representing the interests of small and rural school districts in New York State. Approximately 300 school districts and BOCES units are currently enrolled as members of RSA. In addition to the financial support provided by RSA members, supplemental assistance is given by New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, in the form of office facilities, utilities, clerical assistance, and the use of equipment.

Each year, the RSA Conference draws thousands of educators, administrators and school bound members from around the state to participate in two days of professional learning and programming. RSA attendees hear presentations from established speakers and master teachers, attend thought-provoking sessions, participate in topical workshops, network and share best practices.

About Ms. Fuentes

Ms. Fuentes graduated from Liberty High School in 1998. Not only was she an athletic standout during her years at Liberty, she was also a member of the band and senior class president. Following high school, she studied at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, and later at Dowling College in Oakdale, New York. After a teaching at Brentwood Union Free School District for six years, Ms. Fuentes decided it was time to move back to Liberty. The district would like to extend its appreciation for Mrs. Fuentes and congratulate her on this fantastic opportunity.

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