TSTT honored at Recognition Brunch

A group of students standing with guidance counselors and the principals from the middle and high schoolOn May 9, over 100 distinguished guests including local, county, state and federal officials, prominent educators, supporters and current and future teachers joined in the Celebration of Sullivan County’s school Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers (TSTT) Annual Recognition Brunch. The event took place at Bernie’s Holiday Restaurant in Rock Hill.

TSTT is for students who are interested in a career that involves teaching, coaching or leading. TSTT mentors these students by preparing them with effective leadership skills while still in high school.

The program is part of a school initiative that supports and mentors students who would like to pursue a career in education. The program’s advisor, Lisa Adrian-Davies, helps to identify, recruit, and mentor those current students who after college may return to Liberty classrooms as teachers and school leaders.

The Annual Recognition Ceremony is an opportunity for the organization to honor leaders in education, dedicated teachers, and future educators on their accomplishments over the past year.

Students in grades 8-12 have an opportunity to participate in the Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers (TSTT) program at Liberty.

TSTT members meet regularly in the high school and may take part in TSTT excursions such as college visits, career and leadership based workshops, and conferences. Soon they will begin weekly tutoring sessions with middle school students and students who speak English as a Second Language.

TSTT students can qualify for a minimum 50 percent tuition scholarship from its growing roster of partner colleges.

TSTT program features include:
• Career Development Workshops
• Teaching with Technology Conferences
• Teacher Mentors
• Tutor Training
• Job Shadowing
• College Guidance and Visits
• SAT Preparation
• Summer Internships
• College and Career Counseling Assistance

Students who would like to learn more about TSTT can contact their building principal, guidance counselor or Lisa Adrian-Davies at LAdrianDavies@libertyk12.org or (845) 292-5400 ext. 4209.

 

 

Sports Roundup (Week of May 5)

Monday, May 6

Softball

Liberty 15, Burke 9

The Lady Indians scored a huge divisional win in a game against Burke played at “The Yard” in Warwick.  Liberty held a 9-1 lead until Burke tied it in the bottom of the 6th at 9-9. The resilient Lady Indians scored 6 runs in the top of the 7th spurred by a 2-run double by Gabby Magie giving Liberty a 15-9 win. Kelsey Morgans had a bases clearing triple in the second inning to go along with two singles and three runs scored.  Yanira Wilson scored three times in her Varsity debut. Brooke Nichols also scored three times while Jerikah Fleischman drove in 5 runs.
The team’s record improves to 3-1 in the division and 7-4 overall.

Boys Tennis

Liberty vs. Monticello

No information supplied by coach.

Boys Golf

Liberty vs Sulivan West @ Villa Roma

No information supplied by coach.

Tuesday, April 30

Boys Golf

Liberty vs Roscoe @ ?

No information supplied by coach.

Wednesday, May 8

Baseball

Liberty vs Eldred @ Hall of Fame

No information supplied by coach.

Boys Spring Track

The Liberty Boys Spring Track team traveled to Monticello for a league meet. Liberty lost to a very deep and talented team but several Indians had good performances.

Lucas Carrion won the long jump with Kymanni Denis placing second. Jake Lesczynski won the pole vault improving his personal best by 2 feet! Jake was also third in the 400 hurdles. Troy Willis took second in 100, 200 and 400. Rayshawn Reynolds was second in high jump and third in the 100. Miguel Campos was second in the 800 and third in the 1600. Jose Luna was second in triple jump improving his season’s best by almost two feet! Francisco Miguel was second in shot put and third in discus. Rich Jandik was second in discus and third in shot put. John Nolan was third in the 110 high hurdles. Wayne Kratz was third in the 400.

Girls Spring Track

The Girls Varsity Track team produced some excellent results in their dual meet at Monticello.

Alyssa Kavleski won the 100 and 200. Brooke Roth won triple jump and was second in 100 hurdles and long jump. Brianna Roth won pole vault and was second in 400 hurdles, triple jump, and high jump. Ally Roth was second in the 1500 and the 800 and 3rd in high jump. Eleisha Graves was second in shot put and discus. Chloe Ricco was 3rd in the 400 and Alexandra Riley was 3rd in the 3000.

Many girls set personal bests in the meet.

Softball

Liberty 14, O’Neill 5

Gabby Magie’s grand slam in the bottom of the 6th inning helped to break open what was a tie game and key a 9-run inning as Liberty went on to defeat O’Neill in an OCIAA Division IV game.  With the win, Liberty (4-1 division, 8-4 overall) clinched a sectional birth.  Gabby went 4-4 with 6 runs batted in.  Brooke Nichols had 2 singles, 3 walks and 4 runs scored out of the lead-off spot.  Kelsey Morgans had a bases clearing triple to go along with 3 runs scored while Jerikah Fleischman had 2 hits and 2 runs driven in.

Boys Golf

LIberty 276 Sullivan West 296 TriValley 300

The Boys Golf clinched the league championship beating Sullivan West and Tri-Valley. Gavin Racette led the way with a 48.  The Indians captured the league championship and ended their league season UNDEFEATED! 

Girls Golf

Sullivan West 161 TriValley 189 Liberty 189

The Girls Golf team participated in a match at the Villa Roma on a par 35 course. Liberty lost to TV in a tiebreaker. Corrine Hellerer shot a team low 52. Emma Dworesky came in with a score of 67. Emily Lutz shot a 70.

Baseball

Liberty vs. O’Neill @ O’Neill

No information supplied by coach.

Boys Tennis

Liberty vs. Cornwall @ Cornwall

No information supplied by coach.

Thursday, May 9

Softball

Liberty 20  Fallsburg 2

Liberty used a 10-run inning to spur the Indians to a 20-2 victory over Fallsburg at Liberty.  Kelsey Morgans went 2-2 with a HR, single and 3 RBI to help lead the offense.  Katy Decker and Rebecca Philips each had a double.  Brooke Nichols and Kylie Bachman each had 3 runs scored. Liberty improves to 5-1 (Div IV) and 9-4 overall.

Girls Golf

Fallsburg 172 Liberty 178

The Girls Golf team participated in a match at home at the Swan Lake CC on a par 36 course. Corrine Hellerer shot a team low 49. Emma Dworesky came in with a score of 63 scoring a birdie on the 11th hole. Emily Lutz shot a 66 which was her best round of the year.

Friday,  May 10

Saturday, May 11

 

Presentation from Budget Hearing available online

A public hearing on the Liberty Central School District’s proposed $48,393,178 budget vote took place on Tuesday, May 7 at 7 p.m. Click here to view the Budget Hearing presentation online.

There, School Business Official Georgia Gonzalez presented a summary of the development of the proposed budget, a closer look at the revenues and expenses and what would happen if the budget was defeated.

On Tuesday, May 21, residents will head to the polls to vote on the proposed budget, a no-cost referendum to transfer funds and three seats on the Liberty Board of Education.

This proposed budget presents a decrease in spending of -$455,935 (or -0.93 percent) over the current year’s budget. If approved, it would result in a 0 percent tax levy increase in the coming year and would introduce a third School Resource Officer and purchase security equipment, translation equipment and supplies for flexible classrooms in each of the schools.

ALSO ON THE BALLOT

  • A no-cost referendum to transfer funds: Residents will vote on a no-cost referendum that would allow the district to transfer no more than $350,000 from its general fund to its capital fund. If approved, these funds will be used to replace the Liberty Elementary School’s gymnasium floors and mat walls.
  • Three seats on the Liberty Board of Education: Voters will select from among four candidates to fill three seats on the Liberty Board of Education.  Candidates, in order they will appear on the ballot, are as follows: Marta Illing, Philip Olsen, John Nichols, Matthew DeWitt.

Residents who would like to learn more or ask questions may contact Georgia Gonzalez at (845) 292-6171 to set up an appointment.

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LHS ranks second in county as “best in class”

Seventeen Orange, Sullivan and Ulster county high schools placed on the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best High School” ranked list.

Based on college readiness, math and reading proficiency, math and reading performance, under-served student performance, college curriculum breadth and graduation rate, schools in the three counties were ranked out of 17,245 high schools in the nation and 1,204 high schools in New York, according to the U.S. News’ ranking explanation.

Liberty High School ranked second in the county.

 

Read the full story here: https://www.recordonline.com/news/20190509/us-news-amp-world-report-ranks-17-local-high-schools-among-best-in-class

Sports Roundup (Week of April 28)

Monday, April 29

Boys Golf

Liberty vs Goshen @ Stony Ford CC

No information supplied by coach.

Girls Golf

Liberty vs Burke Cathloic @ ?

No information supplied by coach.

Boys Tennis

Liberty vs. Goshen

No information supplied by coach.

Tuesday, April 30

Boys Golf

Liberty vs TriValley

No information supplied by coach.

Wednesday, May 1

Boys Spring Track

The Liberty Boys Spring Track team hosted Goshen and Chapel Field and a cold a breezy day. Liberty stayed close to Goshen for the first half but succumbed to the Gladiators greater depth. The Indians easily defeated Chapel Field.

The meet began with a victory in the 4 by 8 relay by the team of Miguel Campos-Castro, Jake Lescynski, Jose Luna and Gabe Desrochers. Senior Ashton Barrett won the high jump, triple jump and long jump! Senior Lucas Carrion won the 100 meter dash and was third in long jump. Eighth grader Rayshawn Reynolds was third in the 100 meter dash and placed second in high jump. Sophomore Miguel Campos-Castro was second in the 800 and placed third in the 1600 and 3200. Sophomore Troy Willis tied for first in the 200 and was second in the 400. Senior Jake Lescynski was second in the 400 hurdles. Senior Kymanni Dennis was third in the 200. Junior Francisco Miguel placed second in shot out. Junior Rich Jack placed third in discus

The Varsity 4 by 1 team of Lucas Carrion, Kymanni Dennis, Rayshawn Reynolds and Jamar Islam won their race.

Girls Spring Track

The Girls Varsity Track team beat Chapel Field handily but lost to a strong Goshen team yesterday in a home tri-meet.

The girls had some strong performances in the meet including Brooke Roth, Brianna Roth, and Alyssa Kavleski sweeping triple jump. Additional team scoring came from the following:
Eleisha Graves won shot put and was 2 nd in discus.
Brooke was second in 100 hurdles and long jump.
Brianna was second in high jump, pole vault and the 400 hurdles.
Alyssa was second in the 100 and 200.
Ally Roth was third in high jump.
Katrina Blais was third in 400 hurdles.
The 4×400 team of Katrina, Ally, Chezzy Hanofee and Chloe Ricco placed first.

Softball

Liberty 20, TriValley 2

Liberty defeated Tri-Valley 20-2 today in Grahamsville improving their record to 5-2 on the season. Gabby Magie led the Indian offense with three hits, including a booming triple, two runs scored and 4 RBIs. Jerikah Fleischman chipped in a double and single, scored twice and drove in two while Katy Decker had two hits, two RBI and three runs scored. Ana Barragan also had her first double of the season. Liberty also played a nearly flawless game defensively.

Boys Golf

Liberty vs TriValley

No information supplied by coach.

Baseball

Liberty vs. O’Neill @ O’Neill

No information supplied by coach.

Thursday, May 2

Friday,  May 3

Saturday, May 4

 

Liberty students earn 10 awards at CAS art show 

Congratulations to

  • Gabby Magie (first place in color photography)
  • Julisa Rosa (second place in color photography)
  • Marin Rakin (first place in ceramics, student choice and computer art)
  • Andralyn Lattuta (second place in computer art and first place in sculpture)
  • Tiana Helms (second place in mixed media)
  • Julia Austin (second place in printmaking)

Six districts participated and with a total of 30 awards possible, Liberty took 10 of the 30.

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