Peters appointed LHS Interim Assistant Principal

Robert Peters, new LHS Interim Assistant Principal, with High School Principal Derek Adams

Mr. Robert Peters was appointed LHS Interim Assistant Principal at the Nov. 12 meeting of the Board of Education.  Mr. Peters will serve in this position until a new Assistant Principal is hired. He replaces Mr. Paul Brown who left our district to accept an appointment in another school.

Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers visit Mercy College

Six students stand in front of a Mercy College sign
From left to right, Liberty High School students Sophia Medina, Abigail Simmons, Destiny Pearson, Charlee Henley (a LHS 2019 graduate and currently a Mercy College student), Gabriella Fontana, and Leah Fitzgerald.

Members of Liberty’s Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers (TSTT) visited Mercy College on Nov. 5, where they met with faculty and other TSTT students from the region.

TSTT is a career development and mentoring program that recruits and trains students for college, and later, a career in teaching. TSTT mentors these students by preparing them with effective leadership skills while still in high school.

The program is part of a school initiative that supports and
mentors students who would like to pursue a career in education.
The program helps to identify, recruit, and mentor current Liberty High School students who after college may return to Liberty classrooms as teachers and school leaders.

A woman and five students at a lunch table
Mary Ellen Hoffman, Associate Dean of the School of Education at Mercy College, spoke with Liberty students at lunch to share advice and answer their questions.

TSTT serves more than 300 high school students and over 300
college students  from nearly 50 high schools in New York, Connecticut,  Virginia and Massachusetts.

Additionally, TSTT students can qualify for a minimum 50 percent
tuition scholarship from its partner colleges.

Students are expected to attain a B+ average by their senior year, volunteer for two hours a week as a tutor and volunteer for 20 hours in the summer.

TSTT program features include:

  • Career development workshops
  • Teaching with Technology conferences
  • Teacher mentors
  • Tutor training
  • Job shadowing
  • College guidance and visits
  • SAT preparation
  • Summer internships
  • College and career counseling assistance

TSTT members meet regularly in the high school and may take part
in excursions such as college visits, career and leadership
based workshops, and conferences. Soon they will begin weekly
tutoring sessions with middle school students and students who
speak English as a second language.

Soccer Seniors play in Recognition Game

Seniors Sydneigh Fleischman, Noe (Danny) Romero-Bello and Kassidy DeGroat.

On Sunday, November 10, three Liberty athletes competed in the Section IX Senior Recognition Games atNewburgh Free Academy in Newburgh, NY.  Noe (Danny) Romero-Bello competed in the boy’s game. Kassidy DeGroat and Sydneigh Fleischman competed in the girl’s game.

 

Congratulations to these fine Liberty athletes. Thank you for representing Liberty Athletics.

LHS Parent Teacher Conferences on Nov. 14

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students:

Greetings! Our Parent Teacher Conferences are in two weeks. Our conference date is Thursday, November 14, from 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. We’re continuing with our appointment based system that you, as a parent, will sign up for via the website. The benefits of the appointment based system include; confidentiality with the teacher, teachers being able to prepare specific information regarding your child, and allowing families to plan ahead and see multiple teachers for multiple children, just to name a few. 

In order to sign up, please go to Liberty High School Parent-Teacher Fall Conferences (https://sites.google.com/libertyk12.org/hsptcf2019/home) and follow the directions listed.  Only sign up for one time slot per teacher. Each appointment slot is six (6) minutes in length and our bell schedule has been adjusted to help everyone stay on track. 

Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher directly via email or phone if appointment slots are closed, or that night does not fit your schedule. If you cannot schedule ahead of time, teachers will post their schedule outside their room for you to see if any openings are available.

For the parents of Juniors and Seniors, we’re also having a representative from SUNY Sullivan, Ms. Weintraub, come and present Financial Aid information at 5:30 p.m. This presentation will take place in the David E. Panebaker (HS) Auditorium.

If you have questions, please contact me. 

All the Best,

Derek Adams, Principal

 

Estimados Padres / Tutores y Estudiantes: 

Saludos! Nuestra conferencia de padres y maestros es en dos semanas. Nuestra fecha de conferencia es el Jueves 14 de Noviembre de 6:30 p.m. a 8:30 p.mEstamos continuando con nuestro sistema de cita que usted como padre, se registrará a través del sitio web. Los beneficios del sistema basado en citas incluyen; confidencialidad con el maestro, los maestros pueden preparar información específica sobre su hijo y permitir que las familias planifiquen con anticipación y vean varios maestros para varios niños, solo por nombrar alguno de los beneficios. 

Para registrarse, por favor vaya a Liberty High School Parent-Teacher Fall Conferences (https://sites.google.com/libertyk12.org/hsptcf2019/home) y siga las instrucciones enumeradas. Solo inscríbase en un espacio de tiempo por maestro. Cada espacio de cita tiene una duración de seis (6) minutos y nuestro horario de timbre se ha ajustado para ayudar a todos a mantenerse en el camino correcto. 

Por favor no dude en ponerse en contacto con el maestro de su hijo directamente por correo electrónico o por teléfono si los espacios para las citas están cerrados o si esa noche no se ajusta a su horario. Si no puede hacer cita con anticipación, los maestros publicarán su horario fuera de su salón para que pueda ver si hay vacantes disponibles.

Para los padres de Juniors y Seniors, también tenemos un representante de SUNY Sullivan, Ms. Weintraub, que presentará Información de Ayuda Financiera a las 5:30 pm. Esta presentación tendrá lugar en el Auditorio (HS) David E. Panebaker .

Si tienen preguntas, por favor póngase en contacto. 

Cordialmente,

Derek Adams, Principal

 

District hosts first All Things Liberty Night on Nov. 7

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!

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Siegel, Henry named Section 9 Class B All-Stars

Congratulations to Owen Siegel and Liam Henry, who were named to the Section 9 Class B All-Star team. The team is voted on by the 12 MHAL and OCIAA Class B coaches. Only 15 players are chosen.

Owen Siegel was also named to the All-Section 9 team, which includes 22 players from Class AA, A, B, C, and D. Only five Class B players were picked for this team.

Congratulations to Owen for his accomplishments and positive representation of Liberty Soccer!

Boys Soccer advances to semifinals

The Boys Varsity Soccer team defeated Ellenville 1-0 on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at home on a sloppy field. The team now advances to the Section 9 Class B semi-final game against Burke on Thursday, Oct 31 in Goshen.

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College Fair at SCCC on Nov. 8

Interested juniors and seniors will attend a College Fair from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. On Friday, Nov. 8 at SUNY Sullivan. College representatives will be present to discuss admission requirements, application deadlines, course offerings, and financial aid.

The following colleges and universities will be in attendance:

Albany College of Pharmacy
Alfred University
American International College
Clarkson University
College of Saint Rose
Curry College
Delaware Valley University
Dominican College
Elizabethtown Colege
Elmira College
Emmanuel College
Fulton Montgomery Community College SUNY
Hartwick College
Hofstra University
Houghton College
Ithaca College
Johnson College
Johnson College
Kean University
Keuka College
Keystone College
Kings College
Lawrence Tech
Lycoming College
Manhattanville College
Marywood University
Mercy College
Misericordia University
Mount Saint Mary College
Paul Smith’s College of Art & Science
Ramapo College
Ramapo College of NJ
Russell Sage College
Sacred Heart University
Saint Thomas Aquinas College
SUNY Adirondack
SUNY Alfred State
SUNY Brockport
SUNY Cobleskill
SUNY Courtland
SUNY Delhi
SUNY Fredonia
SUNY Geneseo
SUNY Herkimer Comm College
SUNY Morrisville
SUNY New Paltz
SUNY Oswego
SUNY Plattsburgh
SUNY Polytechnic Institute
SUNY Potsdam
SUNY Sullivan
(SUNY) Tompkins Cortland Community College
SUNY Ulster
The Culinary Institute
University of New Haven
University of Scranton
Utica College
Wagner College
Wells College
Western Connecticut State University
Wilkes University

Sports Roundup (Week of October 27)

Monday, October 28

Girls Soccer

Highland #7 @ Liberty #2 (HS soccer field)
Section 9 Class B Quarterfinal game

Highland 6 Liberty 3

Liberty goals: Sydneigh Fleischman, Yamileth Romero, Ally Roth
Liberty assists: Sydneigh Fleischman, Ally Roth, Cheselyn Hanofee
Liberty saves: Jennifer Reyes 5

Tuesday, October 29

Boys Soccer

Ellenville #5 @ Liberty #4 (HS soccer field)
Section 9 Class B Quarterfinal game

Liberty 1 Ellenville 0

Liberty goals: Raul Morales Romero
Liberty assists: Wilber Gomez
Liberty saves: Eduardo Romero 4

Congratulations to the Boys Varsity Soccer team on their 1-0 quarterfinal
sectional win over Ellenville yesterday. Aimar Ramirez played exceptional defense throughout the game. The team worked hard to secure the win in sloppy field conditions, which made passing difficult and left many players sliding through the mud. Despite the difficulties, the team persevered, and their strong team effort prevailed.

Thursday, October 31

Boys Soccer

Liberty #4 @ Burke #2 (Goshen turf field)
Section 9 Class B  Semifinal game

Burke 4 Liberty 1 

Liberty goals: Owen Siegel
Liberty assists: Liam Henry
Liberty saves:

The Boys Varsity Soccer team put up a valiant fight in their semi-final Class B loss to Burke. They left everything on the field and never stopped trying to
even the score until the final whistle blew.

The team had a great season, finishing with a 13-4 overall record. They
represented Liberty at the highest level and we are proud of them. They are
already looking forward to their potential next year as nearly the entire team will be returning!

Records: Burke 14-3-1; Liberty 13-4

Boys, Girls Soccer home playoff games

Come one, come all to  see the Boys and Girls Varsity Soccer teams in their first round Section IX Class B playoff games at home.

The girls team is second seeded and will face seventh seeded Highland at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, October 28. The game will be played on the Liberty soccer field. Liberty plays in the OCIAA while Highland is a member of the MHAL. The winner of this game will earn a spot in the semifinals of the tournament.

The boys team is fourth seeded and will take on fifth seeded Ellenville at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29. The game will be played on the Liberty soccer field. Liberty plays in the OCIAA while Ellenville is a member of the MHAL. The winner of this game will earn a spot in the semifinals of the tournament.

Wear red and white and come out to support both teams. Liberty Pride!

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