The Liberty Central School District is hosting its first All Things Liberty Night and everyone is invited to join us at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 in the High School Media Center.
The evening will include conversation about All Things Liberty with Assistant Superintendent Dr. Patrick Sullivan; Elementary Assistant Principal/Director of Community Schools Robert England, and Elementary Dean of Students/District Safety Coordinator Nathaniel Zacek
We’re excited to share news about our students and staff and all the great new things happening in the elementary, middle and high schools.
The evening will include information about the “Three Frameworks” – Technology, Behavioral Supports, and Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) – which are the foundation of the district’s commitment to be the best teachers, administrators, mentors, and advocates to our students.
There will also be time to answer your questions about All Things Liberty.
Please RSVP on this form before Oct. 30 by writing your name and the amount of people attending.
We hope to see you there!
The New York Jets have announced that Joseph Franke of Liberty High
School in Liberty, NY has been named this week’s (week of 10/13/19) recipient of the New York Jets High School Coach of the Week award presented by Gatorade. Through Gatorade’s partnership, the monetary award to benefit the school’s football program has doubled to $2,000. Coach Franke will receive a Gatorade kit, containing a cooler, fuel bars, Gatorade powder mix, squeeze bottles and much more. Along with this award, Liberty High School receives an automatic bid to compete in the 2020 New York Jets 11-ON Tournament. In addition, he is invited to watch
the New York Jets play the Pittsburgh Steelers on Dec. 22 from a luxury suite at MetLife Stadium, where he will be presented with a certificate and an award ball.
In its 24th year, the Coach of the Week award is given to a coach in the Tri-State area who serves the best interests of the game through the teaching of sound football fundamentals, the motivation of young players to achieve and the promotion of youth football by way of dedication to their community, their school and their student-athletes.
Coach Franke is a graduate of Liberty High School. He played wide receiver and safety for the football team. After graduating in 2012, Franke attended SUNY Oneota. During his time at SUNY Oneota, Franke played shortstop for the baseball team. He began coaching high school football after graduating college in 2016. Franke was named the head coach of his alma mater, Liberty High School in 2018. In addition to his coaching duties, Franke serves as a 5th grade mathematics and science teacher for Liberty Middle School.
On Friday, Oct. 12, the Liberty Indians defeated the O’Neill Raiders, 24-15.
Deadline: Sale ends Oct. 18. Online sales continue through Oct. 25.
The Liberty High School Sophomore class is selling fruit and cheesecakes to raise funds for their class. To place an order contact a member of the Sophomore class or order online at https://freshfruitorder.org/LibertyClassof2022. The online link will also allow you to credit the order to a member of the class. All orders will be delivered by Dec. 9th.
“LES News,” a video newcast brought to you by our Liberty Elementary students with the expert assistance of teacher Tamika Terry, is a great way to learn about some of the terrific things happening in the elementary school.
Here’s the latest edition, along with some of the students’ earlier broadcasts:
POSITION AVAILABLE: Middle School/High School Assistant Principal 5-12
HOURS: Full-Time Hours, 12 month, Tenure Track Position
LOCATION: Liberty High School, Buckley Street, Liberty
Additional Info (if applicable): Probationary position located in the High School (Grades
9-12). Duties to include, but not limited to, student discipline, working with school counselors
to promote positive behavior and address attendance issues, conduct Dignity Act
investigations, facilitate stakeholder groups, coordinate NYS testing, observe faculty and staff
as assigned, oversee student extracurricular activities/events, and other responsibilities as
assigned by the High School Principal. Candidates should demonstrate leadership experience
and knowledge of scheduling, current best practices in education, use of data to drive
instruction, and the ability to establish positive relations with students, parents, and the
community. Successful experience teaching high school students preferred.
EFFECTIVE DATE: December 17, 2019
PROFESSIONAL: NYS School Building Leader Certification required. School District Leader Certification preferred.
EXPERIENCE: High School experience preferred
SALARY: Based on experience and the current LAA Agreement
RECRUITING OFFICER: Derek Adams EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
DUE DATE: October 29, 2019
APPLY VIA: OLAS
Football: Currently 1-1 in the league with a 4-2 record overall. Currently 3rd in the division.
Girls Soccer: Currently 5-1 in the league with a 10-1-1 overall record. Was ranked as high at 19th in the state for class “B” schools (Rankings come out on Tuesday night). Battling for the top spot in the division and a home sectional playoff berth.
Boys Soccer: Currently 3-3 in the league with an 8-3 overall record. Competing for the top spots in the division along with a sectional playoff berth.
Girls Volleyball: 0-7 in the league and 2-8 overall record.
Girls Tennis: 0-8 in the league and 0-9 overall record.
Tuesday, October 15
Sullivan West @ Liberty (Football field)
Liberty 7 Sullivan West 2
Liberty Goals: Liam Henry 2, Yucevin Canales, Owen Siegel, Raul Morales Romero, Chase Racette, Kacper Sandelewski.
Liberty Assists: Owen Siegel 2, Liam Henry, Chase Racette, Steven Cardenas
Liberty Saves: Eduardo Romero 1
Team record: Overall 9-3, League 3-3
Congratulations to the Boys Varsity Soccer team on their 7-2 Spirit Week/Senior Game win over Sullivan West. The team came out strong and never let up. The win was a total team effort.
Juan Bajana, Lucas Feijo, and Danny Romero were recognized at half-time as graduating seniors.
TriValley/Fallsburg @ Liberty
Liberty 4 TriValley/Fallsburg 2
Singles: Leydi Gonzalez (L) d. Jasmine Irwin (TVF) 10-6; Balvina Garcia (L) d. Alexia Cintula (TVF) 10-7; Rebecca Coombe (TVF) d. Nicole Blais 10-4;
Doubles: Leah Fitzgerald-Madison Green (L) d. Theresa Conway-Julia Moore (TVF) 10-3; Paola Ponce-Laura Sandoval (L) d. Gabrielle Pantel-Kylie Smith-Lowe (TVF) 10-3; Melana Quick-Lepke – Neema Darboe (TVF) d. Daylene Garzon-Julie Johnston 10-7
Liberty Record: League (1-9) , Overall (1-10)
Wednesday, October 16
Liberty @ Cornwall
Cornwall 3 Liberty 0
Thursday, October 17
Liberty @ Chapel Field
Liberty 6 Chapel Field 0
Liberty Goals: Owen Siegel 2, Liam Henry, Yucevin Canales, , Raul Morales Romero, Chase Racette
Liberty Assists: Owen Siegel, Liam Henry
Team record: Overall 10-3, League 3-3
Congratulations to the Boys Varsity Soccer team on their 6-0 win over Chapel Field on a very windy Thursday. The team controlled both sides of the ball well in the win.
Friday, October 18
Fallsburg @ Liberty (Lower soccer field)
Liberty 4 Failure 1
Liberty Goals: Owen Siegel 3 (1 PK), Liam Henry, Yucevin Canales, , Raul Morales Romero, Chase Racette
Liberty Assists: Liam Henry. Wilber Gomez
Liberty Saves: Eduardo Romero 10
Team record: Overall 11-3, League 4-3
Congratulations to the Boys Varsity Soccer team on their convincing 4-1 victory over league rival Fallsburg on a cold, blustery Friday afternoon on our home field. Our offense pressured Fallsburg throughout the game forcing their keeper to make over a dozen stops.
Fallsburg kept our defense of Aimar Ramirez, Wilson Gomez, Jose Barragan, and Michael Cuellar busy all day with their fast counter attack though the team provided strong pressure refusing to let them through. Eduardo Romero was exceptional in goal.
Saturday, October 19
Port Jervis @ Liberty
Port Jervis 42 Liberty 13
Kymanni Dennis: 16 rushes for 107 yards, 1 TD
Jah-Heam Mitchell: 1 TD receiving
Joe Robinson: 1 INT with a 70 yard return
Liberty record: 4-3
Liberty Elementary School is hosting its very first fabulous, fun LES Fall Field Day on Thursday, Oct. 31!
The LES Fall Field Day will feature a hay maze, relay races, the great pumpkin roll, tasty fall snacks and many more fun fall activities! Students will attend the outdoor event by grade level.
Parents are welcome to join their child’s class. A schedule will be sent home to let parents know what time their child’s class will attend the field day.
The Fall Field Day takes the place of the former Halloween Parade. Costumes and character make-up are not permitted on the day of the Field Day.
The LES teachers and staff have planned a wonderful event where all our students can participate in the games and activities on the athletic field. Students should wear sneakers and dress appropriately for outdoor weather.
We are looking forward to a successful, first annual Fall Field Day and we hope to see you there!
The rain date for this event is Nov. 1.
¡La Escuela Elementaria de Liberty organizaron su primer fabuloso Día de Campo de Otoño el ueves 31 de octubre! La fecha de lluvia para este evento es el 1 de noviembre. Día de Campo de Otoño ocupa el lugar del antgue desfile Halloween. No se permiten disfraces ni maquillaje de personajes el día del Día de Campo.
LES contará con un laberinto de heno, carreras de relevos, el gran rollo de calabaza, deliciosos bocadillos de otoño y muchas más actividades divertidas de otoño. Los estudiantes asistirán al evento al aire libre por nivel de grado. Los padres pueden unirse a la clase de sus hijos. Se enviará un horario a casa para que los padres sepan a qué hora asistirá la clase de su hijo al día de campo.
Los maestros y el personal de LES han planeado un evento maravilloso donde todos nuestros estudiantes pueden participar en los juegos y actividades en el campo deportivo. Los estudiantes deben usar zapatillas de deporte y vestirse adecuadamente para el clima al aire libre.
¡Esperamos tener un exitoso primer Día de Campo de Otoño anual y esperamos verte allí!
POSITION AVAILABLE: Technology Integration Specialist
HOURS: Full Time
LOCATION: as assigned
EFFECTIVE DATE: November 13, 2019
PROFESSIONAL: NYS Teacher Certification Required
EXPERIENCE: 3 Yrs +
SALARY: Starting at $49,863 annually and based on experience and the current LFA Agreement
RECRUITING OFFICER: Assistant Superintendent Dr. Patrick Sullivan EMAIL: email@example.com
DUE DATE: October 31, 2019
APPLY VIA: OLAS
Reports to: Assistant Superintendent of Schools
Department: Curriculum and Instruction
Position Summary: Technology Integration Specialist will assist teachers in elementary, middle and high schools to enhance learning through improved integration of technology. The primary focus of the Technology Integration Specialist is to enrich and support teaching and learning while strengthening the technology skills of students, teachers and staff. The Technology Integration Specialist will assist classroom teachers in the incorporation of technological hardware and software into lesson plans,
supporting the SAMR framework. The Technology Integration Specialist will work under the direction of the Assistant Superintendent and work collaboratively with the instructional technology support team. Google calendar should be updated and shared with the Assistant Superintendent of Schools. Extensive knowledge, experience and successful implementation of instructional technology is required.
Minimum Qualifications / Job Requirements
• Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in computer science information technology or a related area of study and/or demonstrates the skills of instructional technology competencies evidenced by effective classroom implementation.
• NYS Teacher Certification
• Minimum of three years of verifiable elementary, middle, or high school teaching experience.
• Evidence of success with reading and mathematics instruction.
• Demonstrated teaching and leadership skills, written and oral communication skills.
• Extensive knowledge of teaching techniques, curriculum and staff development.
• An understanding of key learning theories and methods of instruction, and their relation to technology integration. Ideal candidate should work well with others and be skilled team management.
• Have a background in instructional design.
• Have clear goals and strategies for integrating technology into instruction.
• Familiarity with methods for integrating technology into the curriculum such as WebQuests, online resources, digital portfolios and other forms of assessment.
• Experience with effective technology teaching strategies in teaching software and hardware skills.
Specific Training / Skills:
• Strong technology skills in up-to-date computer software, including word processing, database, spreadsheet. Web page development, presentation, digital video and audio editing, image processing, and graphics applications.
• Experience using SmartBoard, graphing calculators, Google Chrome, G Suite, Google Classroom, Ipads, Chromebooks, GoGuardian, JAMF and other Instruction Softwares and mobile apps.
• Current on new instructional technologies and their use in the classroom and willingness to continue to learn additional instructional technologies.
• Ability to coach, mentor and teach adults.
• Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with others, demonstrate self-discipline and initiative, follow state and district guidelines.
• Ability to collect and analyze data from a variety of sources, evaluate and make recommendations.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Working closely with classroom teachers in the development of lesson plans that encompass the use of technology.
• Support implementation of District initiatives including the SAMR framework.
• Maintain a database of all instructional software and applications.
• Coordinates all activities surrounding the professional technological development of administrative staff members and faculty.
• Provide direct support to teachers through personal campus visitation, observation, coaching and mentoring.
• Serves as a central liaison between faculty, administrative staff and the organization’s technology team.
• Facilitate effective use of learning time by providing professional development related to:
1. Maximize increased instructional technology time focused on student academic needs.
2. Provide professional development that ensures student engagement when providing differentiated re-teaching and focused interventions utilizing instructional technology; and
3. Integrate curriculum areas to strengthen key concepts across all subject areas using technology.
• Provide professional development and ongoing support with a focus on strategies and activities on improving daily instruction.
• Provide after school Technology Professional Development.
• Coordinate approved and authorized curriculum and instructional initiatives as it relates to technology.
• Create learning resources for teachers, staff and students. These may include Web sites, tutorials, interactive programs and databases that support teachers in integrating technology. Ideally, teachers
will be guided and encouraged to develop their own resources, while the Technology Integration Specialist will support these efforts by providing additional support needed.
• Structure the technology education of teachers. Though the Technology Integration Specialist may not directly conduct all training, lab work or classes regarding computer use, he or she will coordinate
instruction to meet technology proficiency goals.
• Recommend purchase of hardware, software and related resources.
• Identify trends in software, curriculum, and teaching strategies in all content areas.
• Assess technology skill levels of students, teachers and staff.
• Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Superintendent of Schools.
Our elementary students love Firetruck Day, when local first responders visit our students and teach them important fire safety lessons.
All the fun was captured by our teachers. Thank you to Ms. Terry who compiled all their photographs into this LES Firetruck Day Video!
POSITION AVAILABLE: Shared Aide
HOURS: Full time Elementary schedule
LOCATION: Liberty Elementary School, Main St., Liberty
Additional Info: Willing to be trained in Handle with Care Willing to toilet.
EFFECTIVE DATE: November 13, 2019
EXPERIENCE: Experience working with students who have management needs. Be able to proactively de-
escalate students and use Handle with Care techniques.
SALARY: Per contract
RECRUITING OFFICER: Timothy Wade EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
DUE DATE: October 23, 2019
APPLY VIA: www.libertyk12.org/employment/