The next board meeting is Jan. 22

The next Liberty  Board of Education meeting will be on Tuesday,  Jan. 22, at 6 p.m.  in the LHS Media Center.  The Board anticipates to enter into executive session immediately and the regular meeting is expected to resume at approximately 7 p.m.   The agenda will be available on Monday Jan. 21 via  Board Docs

IFFY meets Jan. 18

The Interfaith Youth Group will meet Friday, Jan. 18 from 6-8 p.m. in the LES gym.  All students ages 13-17 are welcome.

Construction continues at athletic fields

Construction at the high school athletic field

While most of us dread the frigid temps, Facilities Director Albert DeMarmels is feeling thankful for the recent cold snap. The previously soggy ground is now dry and firm, which means the athletic field work is moving full speed ahead.

Construction at Liberty High School continues as part of the district’s field improvement project, approved by district voters last fall that will replace two drain lines and add perimeter draining around the school’s baseball, soccer and softball fields.

To date, drain lines and catch basins have been installed and the new soiled has been tested for sufficient compaction. The perimeter draining is approximately 75 percent complete.

Mr. DeMarmels is hopeful that the field will be open in time for our spring athletes to play a few games on their home field.

Sports Roundup (Week of 1/13/2019)

Monday, January 14th

Boys Basketball

Liberty 75 TriValley 29

Teams.. Q1 – Q2 – Q3 – Q4
Liberty 23 – 13 – 20 – 19
TriValley 0 – 10 – 11 – 8


Kymanni Dennis – Game high 20 points
Ashton Barrett – 17 points
Jerlyn Hernandez and Bobby McLeod – 13 points each

Game Highlights

Indians coming out hot in the first quarter with 23 points
Key defensive play from the Indians zone defense and full court pressure
Bench players get significant minutes allowing starters to rest


Liberty 5-6

Girls Basketball

Liberty 37 O’Neill 36

Teams.. Q1 – Q2 – Q3 – Q4
Liberty 6 – 6 – 15 – 10
O’Neill 7 – 8 – 8 – 13


Kelsey Morgans – Game high 20 points
Ally Roth – 7 points
Kassidy DeGroat – 12 rebounds

Game Highlights

Indians use big third quarter to go ahead
Kelsey Morgans found Katy Decker under the basket for the go ahead basket with only 8 seconds left in the game
The Indians cam3 up with a big defensive stop at the other end to hold off O’Neill
Extend win streak to 3 games


Liberty 4-5

Tuesday, January 15th

Girls Basketball

Liberty 59 Roscoe 30

Teams.. Q1 – Q2 – Q3 – Q4
Liberty 17 – 9 – 16 – 17
Roscoe  5 – -6 – 12 -7


Kelsey Morgans – Game high 23 points, 10 steals (double double)
Ally Roth – 13 points, 8 steals
Angel Girrantano – 10 points, 8 rebounds
Kassidy DeGroat – 12 rebounds

Game Highlights

Indians extend win streak to four games with another road win
Reach .500 record


Liberty 5-5

Wednesday, January 16th

Wrestling (non-league)


99 pounds: Colby Amell (S) won by forfeit; 106: Robert Drost (S) pin Quintin Herzog :46; 113: Kristian Chauncey (S) pin Patrick Adams 1:32; 120: Joey Curreri (ELSW) pin Angel Lemus :41; 126: Brendon Bergen (S) pin Charles Amoroso 2:25; 132: James Heinlein (S) pin Tim Dirie :41; 138: Crew Belnap (S) d. Mark Amoroso 8-2; 145: Nick Curreri (ELSW) pin Jacobus Hockx 1:11; 152: Sean Costello (S) pin Wayne Kratz :48; 160: Daniel Ball (S) d. Henry Peters 8-4; 170: Matt Bucci (S) pin Cesar Santiago 4:48; 182: Graeme Knisell (S) pin Drew Bendy 1:47; 195: James DeAveiro (ELSW) d. Anthony Owen 5-4; 220: James Bucci (S) pin Andrew Scamihorn :46; 285: Ayden Patterson-Sprance (S) pin Nathaniel Edwards 2:50.

Dismissal reminder: please do not park cars in thru traffic

Reminder: During dismissal, please do not park your cars in the thru traffic lanes when waiting for your child(ren.)

Please park in an open parking spot to ensure that we do not block the thru traffic lanes.

If there are no parking spots available, please continue to circle through the parking lot via the thru traffic lanes until your child has been located.

LHS students win Regional Scholastic Art Awards

Art students at Liberty High School were recognized for their exemplary work in the Regional Scholastic Art Awards Competition by the Hudson Valley Scholastic Regional Affiliate.

The students competed against middle and high school students from Sullivan, Dutchess, Ulster and Orange Counties. In all, the students took home 16 Gold Key Awards and 14 Silver Key Awards. To date, Liberty students have earned 71 awarded works.

Gold Key and Silver Key Award winners will have their work displayed at Orange-Ulster BOCES and will be honored at an awards ceremony at SUNY New Paltz on Feb. 8. The winners are:

  • Julia Almodoval: 2 Gold Keys, 1 Silver Key
  • Lucia Gonzalez: 1 Silver Key
  • Tiana Helms: 2 Gold Keys, 1 Silver Key
  • Andralyn Lagattuta: 4 Gold Keys, 6 Silver Keys
  • Gabby Magie: 1 Gold Key
  • Bella Mateo: 2 Gold Keys
  • Julisa Rosa: 3 Gold Keys, 3 Silver Keys
  • Maria Rakin: 2 Gold Keys, 2 Silver Keys

Gold Key recipients will be adjudicated again at the exhibit for consideration to move on to higher level Scholastic venues.

“Scholastic is a nationwide, highly selective organization,” explained Liberty High School Art Director Kathleen Johansen. “Being recognized with a Key is no small achievement.”

We are so proud of our students, who have put vast amounts of time, effort and heart into their art. The incredible level of work that our students produce prove that Liberty is a powerhouse in the arts.

We also commend our art teachers for their influence and creative encouragement.

Sports Roundup (Week of 1/7/2019)

Tuesday, January 8th


Section 9 Duals

Eldred-Liberty-Sullivan West team seeded 3rd upsets Red Hook 64-18 in semifinals after beating Ellenville 72-12 in the quarterfinals! ELS faces 4th seeded Highland in the semifinals on Wednesday.


Forfeit wins: 99-Quintin Herzog (ELS); 120-Joey Curreri (ELS); 126-Charlie Amoroso (ELS); 138-Mark Amoroso (ELS); 145-Keegan Campbell (ELS); 182-Drew Bendy (ELS); 195-James DeAvenio (ELS); 220-Andrew Scamihorn (ELS); 106: no contest; 113: Pat Adams (ELS) pin Christian Disessa Len (ELL) 3:26; 132-Walter Evans (ELL) pin Tim Dirie (ELS) 2:55; 152: Nick Curreri (ELS) pin Ethan Conner (ELL) 0:18; 160: Henry Peters (ELS) pin Edwin Price (ELL)0:29; 170: Caesar Santiago (ELS) pin Evan Hamilton (ELL) 0:24; 285: Jason Lonstein (ELL) pin Caleb Milk (ELS)4:57


99-pounds: Brandon McKey (RH) d. Quintin Herzog (ELS); 106: Ben Finch (RH) won by forfeit; 113: Pat Adams (ELS) d. David Ringleben (RH); 120: Matt Morris (RH) won by forfeit; 126: Joseph Curreri (ELS) d. Alex Lopez (RH); 132: Tim Dirie (ELS) d. Connor Knuscke (RH); 138: Mark Amoroso (ELS) d. Liam O’Connor (RH); 145: Nick Curreri (ELS) d. Jimmy Melitski (RH); 152: Keegan Campbell (ELS) d. Zach McGee (RH); 160: Henry Peters (ELS) d. Tyler Benicasa (RH); 170: Caesar Santiago (ELS) d. Nick Tsironis (RH); 182: Marshall Thomas (ELS) d. Jack Brammaur (RH); 195: Drew Bendy (ELS) d. Tommy Marvin (RH); 220: James DiAverio (ELS) d. Isiah Anglada (RH); 285: Caleb Milk (ELS) d. Kane Losurdo (RH)

Boys Basketball

Liberty 56 O’Neill 60

Teams Q1-Q2-Q3-Q4
Liberty 12 – 16 -13 – 15
O’Neill 8 – 13 – 17 – 22


Jerlyn Hernandez- Team high 16 points (3rd Double Double)
Ashton Barrett- 14 points
Kymanni Dennis – 14 points

Game Highlights

Indians ahead 28-21 at the half
Kyammni Dennis and Jerlyn Hernadez tough on the boards
Liberty had 11 foul shots, O’Neill shot 31


Liberty 4-5 O’Neill 7-2

Wednesday, January 9th


Section 9 Duals

The Eldred-Liberty-Sullivan West team, seeded 3rd, defeated the fourth seeded Highland Huskies 37-36 to win their first ever Section 9 Dual Meet Championship! The match was tied 36-36 after all bouts had been wrestled. ELS was awarded the victory because they won 8 bouts to the Huskies 7.

ELS had previously beaten Red Hook 64-18 in semifinals after beating Ellenville 72-12 in the quarterfinals! A summary of the bouts will be posted as soon as it is available.


99-pounds: Quintin Herzog (ELS) won by forfeit; 106: Peter Bender (H) won by forfeit; 113: Chris Gatto (H) d. Patrick Adams (ELS) 7-1; 120: Joey Curreri (ELS) d. Joe Arensten (H) 11-1; 126: Tim Dirie (ELS) pin Anakin Luna (H) 3:09; 132: Logan Zehr (H) pin Mark Amaroso (ELS) 1:11; 145: Nick Curreri (ELS) d. Matt Malheiro (H) 5-3; 152: Brian Joyce (H) pin Kegan Campbell (ELS) 2:28; 160: Henry Peters (ELS) d. Logan Smith 15-2; 170: Cesar Santiago (ELS) d. Adian Maduro (H) 13-4; 182: Drew Bendy (ELS) pin Adam Albright (H) 3:32; 195: Ben Swart (H) pin Marshall Thomas (ELS) 1:56; 220: James DeAuerio (ELS) d. John Perez (H) 4-0; 285: Shamar Gittens (H) d. Caleb Milk (ELS) 5-0

Girls Basketball

Liberty 46 Chester 38

Teams Q1-Q2-Q3-Q4
Liberty 11 – 9 – 9 – 17
Chester 4 – 11 – 9 – 14


Ally Roth – Game high 22 points
Kelsey Morgans – 12 points
Gabby Magie – 12 rebounds
Kassidy DeGroat – 7 points, 9 rebounds

Game Highlights

Indians ahead 11-4 after hot first quarter
Liberty’s press defense forces key Chester turnovers


Liberty 2-5

Thursday, January 10th

Boys Basketball

Liberty 42 Chester 74

Teams Q1-Q2-Q3-Q4


Ashton Barrett- Team high 19 points
Kymanni Dennis – 14 points

Game Highlights



Liberty 4-6

Friday, January 11th

Girls Basketball

Liberty 54 Port Jervis 29

Teams ……Q1-Q2-Q3-Q4
Liberty….. 13 – 16 – 16 – 9
Port Jervis 6 – 10 – 6 – 7


Kelsey Morgans – Game high 19 points, 7 steals
Ally Roth – 18 points, 4 steals, 3 rebounds
Kassidy DeGraot and Angel Girratano –  7 rebounds each

Game Highlights

Lady Indians win back to back games at home
Great team effort with some incredible passing and intense defensive play


Liberty 3-5

Water jugs available during town hydrant shut down

Earlier this morning, the Town of Liberty Water Department notified district officials that the Town would be closing various water hydrants while they repaired a leak. As a result, water from the fountains in the Liberty Middle and High School is showing some discoloration.

Plastic water jugs and cups have been placed throughout the high school hallways for student and staff use while the Town repairs the leak. Water jugs will also be brought to the elementary and middle school if needed. The district will continue to monitor the water at the elementary, middle and high school to check for discoloration.

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Admin share successes, plans with Chancellor Rosa

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Augustine E. Tornatore, Interim Assistant Superintendent Tim Bohlke and various administrators from the Liberty Central School District had the chance to meet with Chancellor Betty Rosa during a recent conference on Community Schools.

In many ways, Liberty Central School District embodies the Community Schools’ philosophy that students’ social and emotional needs must be met before they can learn and that a school’s academic performance is essential but should not be the only measure of its success.

The district looks forward to meeting with and learning from Chancellor Rosa again as it continues to grow as a Community School.

What is a Community School?

In short, it’s a district that partners with families and local businesses in effort to raise student achievement by ensuring that children are physically, emotionally and socially prepared to learn.

At Liberty, administrators work to build relationships with local organizations (such as Cornell Cooperative Extension and PRASAD) to provide easier access to resources like health care, mentoring and other services that support the whole child, engage families and strengthen the entire community. Through partnerships like these, the district is able to arrange for nutrition consults and host events such as Dental Health Night and Math and Movement Night.

The Community School approach — which often involves adding health services at schools, along with art and nutrition programs — aligns with the district’s belief that when children are healthy, mentally ready, and have a community that supports them, they will be more prepared and successful in school.

Studies show that social and health services that are provided by a school district support students’ well-being and boost academic achievement by providing extra learning time and engaging the family.


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Sports Roundup (Week of 12/31/2018)

Friday, January 4th

Boys Basketball

Liberty 58 Seward 39

21 – 17 -6 – 14
11 – 9 – 13 – 6


Jerlyn Hernandez- Game high 19 points (3rd Double Double)
Ashton Barrett- 14 points
Kymanni Dennis – 10 rebounds

Game Highlights

Indians coming out hot in the first quarter with 21 points
Key defensive play from the Indians zone defense and full court pressure.
Paul Symanski also put in key minutes coming off the bench.
Down the road Liberty will need to clean up their offense


Liberty- 4-4 Seward 4-6

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