Liberty 23 Cester 58
Playing two games back to back is never easy. On Friday, February 26, the Indians hoped to avenge a loss to Chester earlier in the season but were instead overwhelmed by the Hambletonians 58 to 23. Liberty had trouble scoring against Chester and Chester took advantage at the offensive end.
In recognition of Black History Month, Liberty High School shared this video featuring “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” performed by LHS Assistant Principal Tiffane Barrow. The film highlights the people and events that helped to reshape and redefine the Black experience in America.
About the song
In 1899, a young poet and school principal James Weldon Johnson was asked to address a crowd in Jacksonville, Fla., for the coming anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. Just two decades had passed since the Reconstruction era, and lynchings were on the rise in the segregated South. Instead of preparing an ordinary speech, Johnson wrote a poem. He began with a simple but powerful line, a call to action: Lift ev’ry voice and sing.
Johnson’s classically trained brother, John Rosamond Johnson, later put music to James’s words. The song was embraced as a hymn in churches and performed at graduation ceremonies and school assemblies. Within 20 years, the NAACP adopted “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” as its official song. For generations it has been known widely as the “Black National Anthem.”
Liberty 43 Sullivan West 38
The Liberty boys basketball team defeated Sullivan West at home 43 to 38. Liberty held a 26 to 11 half time lead which they extended to 38 to 20 by the end of the third quarter. Sullivan West came roaring back in the fourth quarter to outscore the Indians 19 to 5 but Liberty held the lead to win the game. Junior forward Nasir Gibbs had a game-high 19 points but 12 o0f these were in the first quarter. Sophomore guard Rayshawn Reynolds was also in double digits scoring 13 points.
Liberty 60 Fallsburg 11
On Thursday, February 25, the Varsity Girls Basketball team defeated Fallsburg 60-11. Everyone on the team scored and had their best games of the season. Ally Roth led the way for Liberty with the first triple-double of her career. She had 26 points, 10 steals, and 10 rebounds. Angelina Rodriguez, Yanira Wilson, and Yanire Wilson dominated the boards with a combined 40 rebounds.
This was the last game for the team that finished 2-2 for the season. Coach Fuentes and Coach Murphy said “We want to thank the seniors on behalf of the entire team. You have been great role models and have meant so much to our team. We are going to miss all of you next season!”
Liberty 33 Livingston Manor 52
On Tuesday, February 23, the Liberty girls basketball team traveled to Livingston Manor to play the Lady Wildcats. Liberty came up on the short end of a 33-52 score. Alyssa Kavleski scored 10 points for the Lady Indians.
Liberty 43 TriValley 40
On Tuesday, the Liberty boys basketball team defeated TriValley 43-40 in a hard-fought game that went into overtime. Liberty trailed at the end of the first three quarters but outscored the Bears 13-8 to knot the score at 36-36. Liberty best TiValey 7 to 4 in OT to secure the win.
Junior forward Nasir Gibbs led the way with a game high 24 points; 16 in the second half and 5 in OT. Sophomore guard Raysawn Reynolds score 10 for the Indians.
Liberty 50 Seward 39
On Saturday, the Liberty boys basketball team traveled to SS Seward to take on the Spartans on their home court. Liberty fell behind in the first quarter but led at halftime by one point. Liberty expanded that lead to 3 points at the end of the third and then outscored Seward 12 to 4 in the fourth to seal the victory.
Sophomore guard Rayshawn Reynolds netted 15 points. Junior forward Nasir Gibbs added 12 for the Indians.
The Liberty Central School District has updated the 2020-21 District-Wide Safety Plan to reflect legislation signed into law by Governor Cuomo in September of 2020. The new legislation requires the adoption of a response plan for health emergency events involving a communicable disease.
Review the New Protocols
The approval process for updates to the safety plan involves a review by the District Safety Team followed by a 30-day public comment period. In Liberty, the public comment is effect through March 23, 2021
To submit your comments, please email Dr. Patrick Sullivan, Assistant Superintendent.
Mandate for public employee
The new legislation requires all New York State public employers to adopt a plan for operations in the event of a declared public health emergency involving a communicable disease. The new legislation will constitute New York State Labor Law Section 27-c, and serves as a response to the effects of the sudden onset of the COVID-19 pandemic this past Spring.
Mandate for School Districts
In addition to Section 27-C, the following section was added to 2801-a of the Education Law that will require additions to the District Plan: 2801-a (m) – protocols for responding to a declared public health emergency involving a communicable disease that are substantially consistent with the provisions of section twenty-seven-c of the labor law.
Governor Cuomo extended the original deadline (30 days after the passage of the law) to allow employers and school districts time to implement the process and work out logistics with unions and other affected agencies. The NYS website states that such a plan must be finalized and published by April 1, 2021.
The LCSD Board of Education is expected to adopt the updated Safety Plan at its March 23 meeting.
Pre-K registration for the 2021-22 school year is open March 1- March 31.
Eligible pre-kindergarten students must be residents of the Liberty Central School District and turn 4 years old before Dec. 1, 2021. The district offers full day and half day Pre-K options.
Full Day Pre-K
- 8 a.m. – 2:40 p.m.
Demand for the full day program typically exceeds the available seats, so requests are placed in a lottery to be drawn when the registration period closes. To be considered for the full day program you must register by March 31 and have submitted all required paperwork.
Half Day Pre-K
- Morning Half Day
- Afternoon Half Day
Parents’ preference is considered, but cannot always be accommodated.
How to register for prekindergarten
Pre-K registration is held at LCSD Registration Office, 115 Buckley St., Liberty. To make an appointment call Heather Austin at 292-5400, ext. 2331.
Please bring the following to your appointment:
- A copy of the parent/guardian’s photo ID
- The child’s birth certificate
- Proof of residency (such as a utility bill or rental lease)
- Immunization records, including proof of lead screen
- Copy of a recent physical exam
- Custody papers, if applicable
We are so proud of all of our Liberty High School scholars!
To be on the Honor Roll students must have an overall average of 85 to 89. The High Honor Roll requires an average of 90 to 100.
Second Quarter Honor Roll | 2020-21
9th Grade High Honor Roll
Abu Al Ghanam, Jumana
Cristino Lopez, Yuridia
Garzon Valle, Christopher
9th Grade Honor Roll
Aubain Jr, Anthony
Ines Leon, Liliana
Leon Martinez, Aylin
10th Grade High Honor Roll
Bajana Alegria, Bryan
Cubero Vargas, Eliezer
Gonzalez Ramirez, Gissel
Osorio Ramirez, Anthony
Romero Jr, Oscar
Sellers IV, Boise
Valencia Bamac, Zandy
10th Grade Honor Roll
Flores Gomez, Joseline
Nivelo Cruz, Ashlyn
Osorio Aguilar, Elvin
11th Grade High Honor Roll
Dubon Duque, Dixy
Reyes Lazo, Lesbia
Romero Jimenez, Juan
Swartz Jr, Courtney
11th Grade Honor Roll
De La Cruz Coronado, Digsania
Flood Jr., Steven
Marin Garzon, Daylene
12th Grade High Honor Roll
Gomez Cruz, Wilson
Lindsey Paige, Amara
Penn Cosentino, Eboni
Sandoval Padilla, Laura
12th Grade Honor Roll
Raymundo Cedillo, Miguel
Smith Jr., August
Liberty 33 Livingston Manor 49
The Liberty girls basketball team fell to Livingston Manor 33-49 in their second home game of the season. Liberty was down by 2 points at halftime but struggled to score against Manor’s quick defense. Manor was able to capitalize on several Liberty turnovers.
Sophomore guard Grace Wormuth led the way with ten points. Yanira Wilson had another great game on the boards with 14 rebounds. Manor had three girls in double figures led by Kristina Davis with 13 points. Liberty is 1-1.
After the game Seniors Ally Roth, Yanira Wilson, and Yanire Wilson were recognized for their participation in the Lady Indians basketball program.