• Liberty Central School District will be closed in recognition of Memorial Day on Monday, May 29.
  • Dear families, please take the Leader in Me Measured Results Analysis survey. Details are available hereThe survey is open through May 30.

End of quarter fun for LMS students

Students maneuver stacked cups to catch a ping pong ballIt was Friday Funday for LMS middle school students on Jan. 27.

The “All Things Middle School” committee sponsored a variety of activities for students who worked hard and behaved appropriately during the second quarter to de-stress and have fun.

A student throws a large ball during a game of kickball

The students were able to chose two activities in which to participate — one for the first hour and another for the second.

Activities included movies, trivia, arts and crafts, baking, “Minute to Win It” competitive games, gym games, walking the halls, reading, puzzles, soap making, board games, Kahoot, tube sock snowmen, bingo, board games and STEM activities. There were prizes and treats for the students as well.

The event also gave teachers an opportunity to work with the students outside of their content area and build wider relationships. More photos from the event can be seen here.

Character Counts for dozens at LES

Four students hold certificates Six students hold certificatesDozens of Liberty Elementary School were honored during the monthly “Character Counts” awards ceremonies held Friday, Jan. 27, in the gymnasium. Both assemblies were livestreamed.  The third and fourth grade awards livestream can be seen here. The livestream for the ceremony for the kindergarten through second graders can be viewed here.

The awards, given to one student in each classroom and chosen by the teacher, recognized students who embodied one of the seven habits promoted by Leader in Me. January winners received the “First Place Focus” and “Task Tackler” awards. The awards, named by the students, are based on Habit 2 (Begin With the End in Mind) and Habit 3 (Put First Things First). The students focused on their Wildly Important Goals, or WIGs, in January, by setting their goals (Habit 2), and determining how they can reach them (Habit 3).

Students stand in a line holding certificates

The winners of the “First Place Focus” Awards, for setting realistic goals and working to achieve them, were Allison Martinez, David Pineda Monzón, Remaissae Benadim, Elenna Farias, Yasmim Macedo Melo, Jazmin Ramirez Gonzalez, Lucas Kern, Omar Garcia Martinez Jr., Michael Garcia-Vargas, Ana Barragan Velazquez, Emilia Warren, Adriana Colocho Argueta, Grace Wang, Blake Beseth, Mackenzie Beatty, Austin Cuellar Jeronimo, Sophia Lopez Luna, Jordan White, Camden Lake, Ana Hernandez, Cailynn Pate, Willis Gamble Jr., Jamel Smith, Nyjha Miranda, Neviya Cash, Katie Lopez, Dylan Joya Reyes, Farrah Conklin-Degraw, Emma Boyles, Brenda Lucero Andrade, Riley Church-Bradley and Lilliana Garzon Ferrufino.

Students stand in a line holding certificates

The “Task Tackler” winners, for working before playing and being organized and managing  their time according to their personal priorities, were Valentino Valencia Vasquez, Anastasiia Honcharenko, Rain Mott, Adah Smith Juarez, Emely Aguilera Bonilla, Juan Corona Jr., Sam Martin, Madelyn Gavidia Reyes, Jayden Reyes, Jean Valdiviesio Cajamarca, Ethan Hernandez Mejia, Mia Harrison, Leyvi Eli Banegas Cortes, Eliab Torres Garcia, Aizah Suleman, Emily Portillo, Karrah Atkins, Indigo Love, Jordana Ratner, Keily Martinez Zelaya, Joseph Wilson Jr., Lillian Keating, Nicholas McPhillips, Yarixa Reyes Cardenas, Joseph Geoghan, Savannah Gonzalez, Avery Decker, Kaydence Kalthoff, Denali Owens, Ellis Dilworth, Megan Martinez Gomez, Scarlett Ratner and Anabel Hernandez Fuentes.

Students stand in a line holding certificates

Well done, students!

A reminder of the Digital Equity Survey

Dear Liberty Families,
The Liberty Central School District is asking all parents, guardians and students to take a Digital Equity Survey to help identify students who may need access to reliable internet and/or a digital device for completing schoolwork at home. New York state requires that school districts collect this information annually to better serve our families’ needs.
The survey should take no more than five minutes to complete. Access the Digital Equity Survey here.
If you have already completed the survey and your situation hasn’t changed, you do not need to complete it again. However, if your situation has changed, please complete the survey again, as we are looking for the most up-to-date information.
For more information or if you have trouble submitting the survey, email Stacy Feasel at sfeasel@libertyk12.org or call her at 845-292-5400, ext. 2322.

Three earn Excellence in Service Awards

Liberty Central School District awarded its first three Excellence in Service Awards earlier this month. 

A woman holding a certificates stands between two men with the Liberty CSD banner behind them.

LHS senior typist Audra Santillo, LMS teacher Cathy Clifford and LES teacher Rachel Countryman were recognized at the Board of Education meeting on Jan. 10.

“Audra is always ready to answer any questions, or solve any problems. She is professional, polite, and just plain dynamite!!” her nomination read.

A woman holding a certificates stands between two men with the Liberty CSD banner behind them.“Cathy goes above and beyond every day. Her classes are full of eager and active sixth graders,” read her nomination. It went on to say many of her students are first-year ENL students. “These students are not only in need of English support, but emotional and social support as well. This is no easy task. Cathy incorporates all of this into her lessons, differentiating as needed.”

A woman holding a certificates stands between two men with the Liberty CSD banner behind them.Countryman “is a grade level facilitator … and was a huge help to organize the Veteran’s Day assembly,” her nomination read. “Staff members see her as a person to turn to with a wide variety of questions.” 

Each month, staff members nominate others they believe are going above and beyond, be it a single act of excellence or kindness or a continuous work ethic.

We congratulate these three on their awards.

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