Celebrate Black History Month at LHS POPS Prism Concert, Thursday, Feb.27 

The Liberty Central School High School Music Department presents the Annual POPS Prism Concert 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb.27  in the David E. Panebaker Auditorium.

This year’s theme celebrates Black History month and features music composed by African Americans or representative of the culture. The concert will feature all of our high school performing groups, several soloists and small ensembles.

This unique prism concert format allows for a continuous cycle of music as each song flows into the next without applause and minimum interruption. For this reason audience members should plan on being in their seats by 7 p.m.

Entry into the auditorium after the start of the concert cannot be guaranteed. The students are under the direction of Tim Hamblin, Dan McConnell and Sarah Weber.

The concert is free and open to the public, however, donations will be accepted to help support our music scholarships.

The snow date is March 2.

We want to hear from you! Liberty’s DTSDE Survey is now open

The Liberty Central School District’s DTSDE Survey is now open.

Share your thoughts on instruction, curriculum, social-emotional learning, and more to help us prepare every student for success. Take the survey from your computer, tablet, or smartphone at https://survey.k12insight.com/r/LCSD2020Parents. Paper surveys in English and in Spanish are also available in the front offices of the Liberty Elementary, Middle and High Schools.

The district needs to hear from everyone to make meaningful improvements. Required for Focus and Priority Schools, the survey asks about leadership and capacity, school leader practices and decisions, curriculum development and support, teacher practices and decisions, student social and emotional developmental health, and family and community engagement.

The district has administered the survey for the past three years, receiving valuable feedback from about 1,200 students, parents and teachers each time.

Also keep an eye on your e-mail for a personal invitation and survey link. The link will also be posted on the district’s Facebook page and sent via our text messaging system.

School employees and students in grades 3–12 are also invited to participate. Students will participate at school; faculty and staff  will receive a survey link in their staff e-mails.

All responses are kept confidential and final reports share overall results, not individual responses.

The survey is open through March 27.

LMS MathCounts team headed to state competition

Eight sevent graders in a group photo. Two are holding small trophies.
Congratulations to the LMS MathCounts team!
Four students working at a round table
The LMS MathCounts team solving problems at the Feb. 21 competition.

It’s impossible to calculate just how #LibertyProud we are of our Middle School MathCounts team, which competed February 21 in the MathCount’s Orange/Sullivan Chapter’s competition in Montgomery.

This powerhouse group of seventh grade math wizards placed third, securing a place at the State Competition. And Joshua Kratz took Third Place for the entire competition. The team will compete March 2 at the MathCounts New York State Competition at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

The MathCounts Competition Series has four levels of live, in-person math competitions – school, chapter, state and national. Each level of competition is comprised of four rounds – Sprint, Target, Team and Countdown.

In the fall, students work with their coaches to prepare for the competition. Competitions begin in the winter and run through the spring

Winners from the State Competitions will go on to compete in the 2020 National Competition, which will be held May 9-12 in Orlando, Florida. Teams of students represent all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam and schools that serve the State and Defense departments.

A special thank you goes to teachers Ms. Vitale and Ms. Martin for this great experience.

LMS February Students of the Month, Citizenship Awards, and Good News Referrals announced

Congratulations to the Liberty Middle School Students of the Month, Liberty Pride Citizenship Award recipients, and our Good News Referral recipients for the month of February!

We are so proud of all of you!

Student of the Month

  • Grade 5: Jill Baumander
  • Grade 6: Brooke Porter
  • Grade 7: Rita Zheng
  • Grade 8: Jumana Abu Al Ghanam

Liberty Pride Citizenship Award

  • Grade5: Sophia Avellino
  • Grade 6: Gianna Lewis
  • Grade 7: Elmida Aguilar Reyes
  • Grade 8: Jeremy Simon

Good News Referral recipients

  •  Jose Aguilar
  • Kimberly Arroyo
  • Austin Bertholf
  • Mailyn Caal
  • Nahum Carcamo Lainez
  • Brayan Cruz
  • Yelsin Cruz
  • Anjay Harripersad
  • Leonel Malaga Ventura
  • Karen Martinez
  • Edvin Perez Perez
  • Jose Perez Sanchez
  • Konnar Williams

Let the Color Wars begin

Spirit Week at Liberty High School begins on Monday, March 2 and continues until  Friday, March 6.  The four classes at the high school will compete in various categories with points being awarded. The final point total will determine the winner.

The schedule for the week

  • Monday- Tik Tok Day (VSCO/eboy/egirl) 
  • Tuesday-Character Day
  • Wednesday- Decades Day
  • Thursday- USA Day
  • Friday- Class Color Day (Freshmen- blue, Sophomores-green, Juniors- orange, Seniors- Purple)

Part of the competition is the decorating of the high school hallways which will take place on Tuesday, March 3 from  2 p.m. to 7 p.m. The early start allows all students to participate in the hallway decorating.

The final event will be the head-to-head class competitions between classes held on Friday, March 6 from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

LMS hosts Digital Safety Night (with free pizza!) Tuesday, Feb. 25

Liberty Middle School is hosting a Digital Safety Parent Night and pizza dinner 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25.

Presented by Fearless of Orange County, the evening will include a discussion on how to stay safe online, establishing boundaries with social media, and when to reach out for help.

The event and pizza dinner are free, and four grocery store gift cards will be raffled off. Children are welcome.

Please RSVP (so we have plenty of pizza!) by email at mbehrman@libertyk12.org or ldiener@libertyk12.org or call 292-5400 ext. 2311.

The snow date is Feb. 27.


Sports Roundup (Week of February 16, 2020)

Wednesday, February 19

Girls Basketball


Liberty: Yazaira Santiago 16 points; Ally Roth 14 points; Kassidy DeGroat 14 points; Gabby Magie 10 points

Thursday, February 20

Girls Basketball



Ally Roth: 6-2pt  4-3pt for 24 pts
Kassidy DeGroat: 5-2pt 1/2 FT for 11 pts

Boys Basketball


Liberty (12-5, 2-3 OCIAA): Kymanni Dennis 19 pts; Joe Robinson 10 pts; Josh Abreu 10 pts

Saturday, February 22

Boys Basketball



Kymanni Dennis: 8-2pt  2-3pt 1/4 FT for 24 pts

National Honor Society completes service project

The Liberty High School National Honor Society wrapped up their service project last week when two representatives from Fearless of the Hudson Valley, formerly Safe Homes, visited to collect 11 boxes of toiletries. The boxes that were collected from the district offices and from the offices of New Hope and Rolling V during the month of January.
Students from NHS, the Senior class and Student Council sorted the toiletries into different boxes They also created toiletry bags to give to those clients who leave unstable domestic situations without even a toothbrush.

Science Olympiad team competes

On Feb. 8, 16 members of the Liberty HS Science Olympiad traveled to John Jay High School in Wappingers Falls to compete in the Regional Science Olympiad Competition. Liberty competed against 31 other teams from the Mid Hudson Region.

The team placed 13th out of 32 teams with five top 10 finishes.

Place Winners:

9th place in Astronomy (Gabriella Fontana and Tanner Ferguson)
8th place in Circuit Lab (Jarod Hellerer and Gavin Racette)
9th place in Geologic Mapping (Jarod Hellerer and Mia Call)
10th place in Dynamic Planet (Leah Fitzgerald and Dominic Fontana)
9th place in Protein Modeling (Jarod Hellerer and Gavin Racette)

Team Members:

Leah Fitzgerald
Gabriella Fontana
Jarod Hellerer
Gavin Racette

Tyler Black
Nathaniel Conklin
Corrine Hellerer
Brooke Nichols

Mia Call
Iaian Elanbassi
Dominic Fontana
Elijah Moreno
Brianna Niforos
Michael Pelton

Tanner Ferguson
Jackson Wolcott

The team is coached by Gene Madsen and Cindy Nolan.

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