School Board to hold special meeting July 26

There will be a special meeting of the Board of Education 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 26, in the High School Media Center. The meeting is open to the public.

The liminted agenda will include action items and no other regular business. The agenda will be available July 25 at BoardDocs.

The Elementary School’s 2021-22 student supply lists are available here!

Ready for some back-to-school shopping?

Here’s what Liberty’s Elementary students will need for the 2021-22 school year:

Pre-K | Kindergarten | Grade 1 | Grade 2 | Grade 3 | Grade 4


Full Day

  • Change of clothes (shirt, pants, underwear, socks, sneakers), labeled with child’s name in sealed bag
  • Backpack (regular size, not a small one)
  • 3 two-pocket plastic folders (paper folders tear easily)
  • Elmer’s washable glue sticks, 4-pack
  • Elmer’s glue, 1 bottle
  • Last Name (A-M): Box of gallon size storage bags with zip-lock
  • Last Name (N-Z): Box of quart size storage bags with zip-lock
  • Crayola fat washable classic colors markers, 8-pack
  • Crayola crayons, 24-pack
  • Play-Doh, 4-pack
  • Small pillow, small stuffed animal and small blanket for rest time (We have no room for large items)

Half Day

  • Change of clothes (shirt, pants, underwear, socks, sneakers), labeled with child’s name in sealed bag
  • Backpack (regular size, not a small one)
  • 3 two-pocket plastic folders (paper folders tear easily)
  • Elmer’s washable glue sticks, 2-pack
  • Elmer’s glue, 1 bottle
  • AM Students: Box of gallon size storage bags with zip-lock
  • PM Students: Box of quart size storage bags with zip-lock
  • Crayola fat washable classic colors markers, 8-pack
  • Crayola crayons, 24-pack or fewer
  • Play-Doh, 4-pack

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  • Book bag or back pack, labeled with student’s name
  • Set of clothes and sneakers for Physical Education class
  • Plastic crayon box labeled with student’s name
  • Headphones
  • 3 boxes of 24 crayons (Crayola preferred)
  • Glue sticks, 15 (Will need to be replenished throughout the school year)
  • Marble composition notebooks, 3
  • 3 packages of 24 pencils (Ticonderoga preferred)
  • Play-Doh, 4-pack, any color
  • 3 two-pocket folders
  • Scissors
  • EXPO markers, 3 packages
  • Last Name (A-M): 1 box of gallon size Ziploc bags; 1 package of paper plates, and l box of tissues
  • Last Name (N-Z): 1 box of sandwich bags;  18oz package of plastic cups and 1 package baby wipes

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Grade 1

  • Book Bag or backpack labeled with child’s name
  • 3 durable pocket folders (1 red, 1 green, and 1 blue. Do not put names of these folders)
  • Pocket folder of student’s choice (Put name on this folder. This is the homework folder to go to and from school daily)
  • Yellow pencils, 2 packages (Ticonderoga preferred, already sharpened)
  • Large pink erasers, 2
  • Crayons, 2 boxes (no more than 24/box)
  • Black and white marble composition notebooks, 2 (Put name on 1 notebook to go to and from school daily)
  • 4 fine-point black  Expo dry-erase markers
  • Washable markers, 8
  • Elmers purple glue sticks, 10
  • Kids’ blunt tip scissors
  • Durable pencil box
  • Handheld pencil sharpener with shaving catcher
  • Headphones for personal use
  • Tissues, 2 large boxes
  • 1 box of quart, gallon or jumbo Ziploc bags
  • Hand sanitizer, 1 container
  • Disinfectant wipes, 1 package

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    Grade 1 supplies to keep at home

    • Crayons
    • Glue sticks
    • Pencils
    • Erasers
    • Scissors
    • Ruler (with centimeters and inches)

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    Grade 2

    • Red plastic folder
    • Blue plastic folder
    • Green plastic folder
    • 1 pocket folder of student’s choice for homework
    • Composition notebooks, 3
    • Ticonderoga pencils, 2 packages
    • Pencil box
    • Personal pencil sharpener (one that catches shavings)
    • 3×5 index cards
    • Colored pencils
    • Large pink erasers, 2
    • Book bag or back pack labeled with child’s name
    • 3×3″ Post It notes, 4-pack
    • Crayons, 2 boxes (no more than 24/box)
    • Hand sanitizer, small bottle
    • Personal water bottle
    • 3 packs of at least 4 thin black Expo dry erase markers
    • Glue sticks, 12
    • Tissues, 2 boxes
    • Girls: Quart sized Ziploc bags
    • Boys: Gallon sized Ziploc bags
    • Headphones for iPads
    • Scissors

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    Grade 3

    • Headphones
    • Marble composition notebooks, 4
    • Pencil case/tool box
    • Pencils (Ticonderoga are best!)
    • Pencil top erasers or the rectagular ones, 1 package
    • 4 two-pocket folders (1 blue, 1 red, 1 purple, 1 free choice)
    • Crayola colored pencils or crayons, 1 small box
    • Glue sticks (2-3)
    • Post It Notes (3″x3″), 1 large pack
    • Scissors
    • Tissues, 2 boxes
    • Dry erase markers, 2 packages
    • Highlighters (2-3)

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    Grade 4

    • Crayola colored pencils or crayons, 1 package
    • Pencil pouch or box
    • Pencils, 24 (Ticonderoga are best!)
    • Marble composition notebooks, 5
    • Glue sticks, 2
    • 3″ x 3″ post-it notes, 1 package
    • 5 two-pocket folders (Reading, Writing, Math, Social Studies/Science)
    • Tissues, 4 boxes
    • Dry erase markers, 2 packages
    • Scissors
    • 1″  binder
    • Erasers
    • Highlighters, 1 package
    • A healthy morning snack each day

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    Liberty Athletics announces Athletic Block L Awards

    Traditionally, Liberty Athletics holds a Block L Awards ceremony in June to honor those athletes who have been recognized for their efforts on Liberty Indians teams. All of these awards are chosen by the Liberty coaching staff. Once again this year, the awards ceremony was not held in person.  The video below is a compilation of videos recorded by the coaches and edited into one presentation. Please enjoy this presentation which honors our athletes.

    Liberty HS announces Senior Awards and Top Ten

    Senior Awards

    Beaverkill Foundation Award – Jennifer Reyes

    Betsy Jo Wisneski Reed Memorial Scholarship – Sophia Medina

    PTA Scholarships – Emma Dworetsky, Ally Roth

    Liberty Rotary Scholarships
    Richard H. Fosler Memorial ScholarshipEmma Dworetsky, Sophia Medina, John Nolan, Ally Roth                                

    Community Service Awards (Sponsored by):   
                  Colonial Ramsay Funeral Homes – Pankti Chaudhar
    Foster Supply Hospitality – Emma Dworetsky
                  Kaplan Cabinet – Ally Roth
                  Leadership Sullivan – Sophia Medina
                  New Hope Community – Samantha Rizzitano
                  Woodbourne Lawn and Garden – Owen Siegel

    Gaetano Fontana Memorial Scholarship – John Nolan

    Corky Chanov Memorial Scholarship – Wilber Gomez-Lopez         

    NYSCOPBA Scholarship – Ally Roth

    The Swan Lake Hose Company No. 1 Scholarship – Ally Roth

    The Swan Lake Hose Company No. 1 Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship   – Ally Roth

    Liberty Fire Department Ladies’ Auxiliary Scholarship – Jessica Dworetsky

    White Sulphur Springs Fire Dept. & Ladies’ Auxiliary Award – Tyler Black, Reed Black

    Liberty Elks Lodge Citizenship Awards – Corrine Hellerer, Tyler Black

    Visual Arts Award – Cheselyn Hanofee, Eboni Penn Cosentino, Zoe Sisselman

    Worden Family Scholarship – Tyler Black

    Keep Your Dreams Scholarship – Sophia Medina

    Siegel Family Music Achievement Award – Tyler Black, Sophia Medina, Brooke Nichols

    Music Department Scholarship – Tyler Black, Zachary Haberzettl, Sophia Medina, Nya Reebe

    Lowell Heffley Memorial Scholarship – Sophia Medina

    I.O.O.B Chapter 583 Scholarship – Corrine Hellerer

    Lorraine Carrington Memorial Award – Joshua Abreu

    Barbra Sims Memorial Scholarship – Haillie Larios   

    Ed Wolff  Memorial Scholarship – Jennifer Reyes

    Bette Burke  Memorial Scholarship – Yanira Wilson

    Linda Argentati Memorial Scholarship – Joshua Abreu, Christina Daniels, Corrine Hellerer, Haillie Larios, Angelina Martinez, Sophia Medina, Erik Orta, Tristan Porter, Jennifer Reyes, Samantha Rizzitano, Laura Sandoval Padilla

    The Grace Johansen Memorial Scholarship – Sophia Medina

    Ron Francisco Memorial Scholarship Sponsored by the Liberty Central School Phys. Ed. Departmen – Jordan Raynor, Elijah Clarkson

    Liberty Indian Booster Club Scholarships  – Reed Black, Tyler Black, Wilber Gomez Lopez, Corrine Hellerer, Sophia Medina, Brooke Nichols, John Nolan, Eboni Penn Cosentino, Ally Roth

    Liberty Faculty Association Scholarships – Reed Black, Tyler Black, Emma Dworetsky, Jessica Dworetsky, Wilber Gomez-Lopez, Corrine Hellerer, Emily Lutz, Sophia Medina, Brooke Nichols, Ayushi Patel, Eboni Penn Cosentino,  Naydelin Pineda Lopez, Miguel Raymundo Cedillo, Samantha Rizzitano, Ally Roth, Abigail Simmons

    Top Ten

    1. Sophia Medina
    2. Brooke Nichols
    3. Emily Lutz
    4. Emma Dworetsky
    5. Nya Reebe
    6. Karla Garcia
    7. Jordan Raynor
    8. Corrine Hellerer
    9. Jennifer Reyes
    10. Kelly Crisostomo





    Liberty BOE appoints Dr. Patrick Sullivan as district superintendent

    Dr. Patrick Sullivan, the Liberty Central School District assistant superintendent, will take the helm on July 1, replacing Dr. Augustine Tornatore as District Superintendent.

    The Board of Education appointed Dr. Sullivan to the superintendent post at its June 15, 2021 meeting.

    Dr. Sullivan joined Liberty’s administrative team in 2016 as assistant director of student services. In 2018, he became assistant principal of the middle school, and in July 2019 was appointed assistant superintendent.

    “I’m excited and honored to serve as Liberty’s superintendent, and I am looking forward to continued collaboration with the district’s talented and dedicated professionals,” said Dr. Sullivan. “I thank the Board of Education for this opportunity and for placing their trust in me.”

    Dr. Sullivan earned his Doctor of Education degree from Manhattanville College. He earned his undergraduate degree at St. Lawrence University;  earned a Master of Science in Education from Long Island University, and a Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership and Administration from Long Island University.

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    We miss you! | Let’s reconnect at the June 16 “Liberty Forward and Beyond” event

    Families are invited to reconnect with Liberty’s teachers and staff at the June 16 “Liberty Forward and Beyond! A Look Into Next School Year” meet-and-greet event, which will be held 5:30-6:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 16 at Liberty High School.

    Parents and students are encouraged to stop by this casual, outdoor mixer, which will be held under the high school’s entrance pavilion. Light refreshments will be served.

    The COVID-19 Pandemic has made it difficult for many of us to stay connected, but let’s get together to talk about what we’ve been through and what the next school year might look like. “Liberty Forward and Beyond” will include updates from district leaders about the coming 2021-22 school year and the opportunity meet and chat with:

    • Superintendent Dr. Augustine E. Tornatore and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Patrick Sullivan
    • Elementary School Principal Jacqueline Harris and Assistant Principal Robert England
    • Middle School Principal Heather Cheh
    • High School Principal Derek Adams
    • Experts from the Sullivan County Department of Health
    • Liberty Library’s Marjorie Linko, who will tellus about the library’s summer programming for K-8 students
    • Pre-K and kindergarten teachers, who will share  summer literacy materials for parent

    We hope you’ll join us!

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    MASK UPDATE | Masks no longer required outdoors on Liberty school grounds

    On June 7, the New York State Department of Health released updated guidance regarding mask-wearing in schools. In response to this new guidance, effective immediately, the Liberty Central School District will no longer require that face masks be worn outdoors on school grounds, including during outdoor sporting events. 

    Face masks must still be worn by all students, staff and visitors while inside our school buildings. All students and staff must also continue to follow social distancing protocols while on school grounds and in school facilities to protect against the spread of COVID-19.

    Please be aware that even though masks are no longer required outdoors, no one shall be prevented from wearing one if they so choose.

    Owen Siegel named to State All-Star Team

    Section 9 Boys Soccer Chairperson and Regional United Soccer Coaches
    Association representative, Pete Ferguson, released the names of the 2021 Spring New York State Boys Small School All-Star Soccer Teams yesterday. Liberty Senior Captain Owen Siegel was named to the Second Team All-Stars! Coach Debbie Simpson said “Owen has been the core of our attacking midfield the past two years and a four-year varsity player. Coach Hamlin and I couldn’t be happier for Owen and are so proud of his accomplishments. Way to go Owen! You represent Liberty with Pride.”

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