Camp Invention begins Monday, Aug. 19!

Camp Invention, a summer enrichment program offered at schools nationwide, begins Monday, Aug. 19 at Liberty High School!

During Camp Invention’s new program, Supercharged, students in kindergarten through Grade 6 will build confidence, learn to collaborate and transform their wild imaginations into epic creations. Supercharged  features hands-on activities to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning; building resourcefulness and problem-solving skills, and encourages entrepreneurship.

Campers will learn creative problem-solving skills while coding and programming futuristic robots, uncovering ancient fossils, designing high-tech superhero gadgets and exploring radio frequencies.

Students in grade 7-9 will take part in the camp’s Leaders-in-Training program, gaining mentoring and collaboration skills while helping guide campers throughout the week.

Liberty Elementary School teacher and MakerSpace facilitator Tamika Terry will lead the program, which meets 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and features hands-on STEM activities teaching campers to question, explore, break through obstacles and even embrace failure.

Each day in this five-day long camp will focus on four modules and their coordinating projects:

Creative Problem Solving

Students team up to rebuild ships and design underwater equipment in Deep Sea Mystery.

STEM Application

In DIY Orbot, participants explore circuit boards, motors and gears as they design a remote-control bot to take on obstacles from sports to dance.

Innovation

Students collaborate with inventor superheroes and take on the role of engineers, fabricators and innovators to conquer villains in Innovation Force.

Confidence

Kids become successful entrepreneurs in Farm Tech, as they code bots to turn a polluted wasteland into a money-making machine and create devices to save animals.

Special Board of Education meeting Aug. 21

There will be a special meeting of the Liberty Central School District Board of Education 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21 in the District Office, 115 Buckley St., Liberty.

This open meeting is for the purpose of Board of Education voting on the tax levy and any other action items as necessary.  There will be no other regular business.

The agenda will be available Tuesday, Aug. 20 at BoardDocs.

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LES 2019-20 classroom supply lists available

Mrs. Bayer’s Kindergarten Supply List

  • 1 book bag labeled with your child’s name
  • 2 packages  #2 pencils
  • 1 box of erasers
  • 2 composition notebooks
  • 12 glue sticks
  • 3  2-pocket folders
  • 4 EXPO dry erase markers
  • 2 standard boxes of 24 crayons
  • 1 package of markers
  • 1 box of tissues
  • 1 container of play dough
  • 1 box of Ziploc bags (quart or gallon)
  • 1 set of clothes (if needed for accidents)
  • 1 pair of extra sneakers for PE days
  • Girls: Washable watercolor paint 8 count set
  • Boys: 1 Elmer’s liquid glue

Ms. Benjamin’s Supply List

  • 24 #2 pencils (Ticonderoga are best)
  • 1 package of pencil-top erasers or the rectangular ones
  • 2 marble composition notebooks
  • Three 2-pocket folders (the pockets on the bottom work best)
  • 2 small boxes of crayons or colored pencils-No markers!
  • 5 large glue sticks
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 3 large boxes of tissues (to be shared)
  •  1 package of Post It Notes
  • Pencil case
  • 2 packages of dry erase markers. Fine tip works best
  • Headphones (earbuds are best)

Label notebooks and folders with your child’s name. Most other supplies
(crayons, pencils, glue post-it notes, etc.) will all be shared throughout the
classroom so please do not label these items.

Mrs. Bury’s Kindergarten Supply List

  • 24 Eimers Glue Sticks (no Ross or Kidstick,please)
  • 2 Pocket Folders (1 for take-home papers, 1 for a writing folder)
  • 1 standard composition notebook
  • 1 pkg. expo dry erase markers
  • 2 pkg. of 24 crayola crayons
  • 1 pkg. crayola classic markers
  • 1 pkg. of colored pencils
  • 2 packages of #2 pencils
  • 1 package of index cards
  • 4 pkg. of baby wipes and 2 boxes of tissues
  • A change of clothes in a zip-lock bag with child’s name on the
    bag,  label each article of clothing
  • Boys: 1 box of gallon size zip-lock bags, 1 box of snack size zip lock bags, regular sized paper plates (non-wax kind)
  • Girls: 1 box of gallon size ziplock bags, 1 box of sandwich size zip-lock bags, small paper plates
  • To keep germs down to a minimum, please feel free to send in tissues and hand sanitizer.

Ms. Cinque’s and Mrs. Smith’s  Supply List

  • Headphones for iPad
  • #2 pencils (no mechanical pencils)
  • 1 package of pencil-top erasers or the rectangular ones
  • 3 marble composition notebooks
  • 4 2-pocket folders (the pockets on the bottom work best)
  • a small box of crayons or colored pencils
  • package of glue sticks
  • large pack of Post It Notes
  • pair of blunt-tipped scissors
  • three large boxes of tissues
  • two packages of dry erase markers
  • one clipboard
  • 2-3 highlighters

Mrs. Colao’ s supply list

Required:

  • Backpack. Larger ones work better
  • Folder (plastic ones last longer)- to send work, correspondence home
  • Composition notebook – daily communication purposes
  • 1 package of #2 pencils
  • 1 hard plastic/metal pencil box
  • 8 glue sticks
  • 1 box of markers
  • 1 box of Crayola crayons
  • 1 box of Zip lock sandwich bags
  • Extra set of clothing labeled with your child’s name

Optional and appreciated:

  • Tissues
  • 2 gallon zip lock bags
  • dry erase markers (fine tip)

Mrs. Conklin’s  and Mrs. James’ Supply List

  • Erasers (3)
  • Glue Sticks (2-8 packs)
  • Plastic Pencil Box (1)
  • Box of Pencils
  • Box of Crayons (2-24 packs)
  • Colored Pencils (8/12 pack)
  • Marble Notebooks (3)
  • Folders: 1 of each Yellow, Orange, Purple
  • Folder of Choice (2)
  • Scissors (1)
  • Hand Sanitizer (2)
  • Disinfecting wipes (2)
  • Tissues (5)

Mrs. Countrymen’s Supply List

  • 2 red poly (plastic) pocket folder (no fasteners)
  • 2 boxes of Crayons (no more than 24/box)
  • 2 pocket folders of your choice (please put names on their folders)
  • 2 marble composition notebooks wide rule (please put names on them)
  • 2 dozen pencils (Try to buy Ticonderoga pencils)
  • Expo dry-erase markers (6 fine tip  & 6 bullet tip)
  •  1 package of Crayola markers
  • 6 glue sticks
  • 1 package of 6 post-it notes
  • 3 large boxes of tissues
  • 1 package of 2 large pink erasers
  • 1 box of Ziploc bags (girls buy gallon, boys buy quart)
  •  1 book bag or backpack labeled with name to carry supplies and homework
  • extra change of clothes to leave at school (gym sneakers are a good idea too)

Mrs. Faria’s Supply List

  • 1 red pocket folder &  1 blue pocket folder
  • 2 packages of Crayola twistable crayons 8 pack (no more than 24)
  • 1 pocket folder of your choice
  • 1 heavy duty pocket folder (please put names on their folders)
  • 2 marble composition notebook (please put names on them)
  •  32 #2 yellow pencils (No fancy pencils. Sharpened, Ticonderoga pencils are best)
  • 1 pack of 4 Black Expo dry-erase markers
  • 1 pack fine point Black Expo dry­ erase markers
  • 1 package of 3×5 index card
  • 15 glue sticks
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 3 large boxes of tissues
  •  1 package of 2 large pink erasers
  • 1 box of sandwich or snack size Ziploc bags
  •  1 pair of earbuds (for personal use)
  • $4 for Scholastic News Subscription

Mrs. Farrand’s and Mrs. Schafer’s Supply List

  • 2 or 3 boxes of pencils (Dixon/Ticonderoga sharpen the best!)
  • Pencil top erasers
  • Student scissors
  • 12 glue sticks
  • 4 pocket folders
  • 3 composition notebooks
  • Crayons
  • 1 box of markers
  • Pencil box/case
  • 3 boxes of tissues
  • 1 box black dry erase markers
  • 1 pair of ear buds for student school iPad

Mrs. Fodor’s Supply List

  • 6 pocket folders (please put names on their folders)
  •  3 boxes of Crayons (no more than 24)
  • 2 packages of #2 pencils
  •  4 marble composition notebooks with name label
  • l package of magnetic letters
  • 2 packs of Expo dry-erase markers
  • l package of post-its
  • 30 glue sticks
  •  l pair of scissors
  • 2 large boxes of tissues (lo be shared)
  •  l package of large pink erasers
  • $6 for Scholastic News
  • l box of gallon size Ziploc bags
  •  l box of sandwich or snack size Ziploc bags
  •  l package of paper plates
  • l package of plastic cups
  • l set of clothes,  sneakers
  • l package of Play-Dough
  • l book bag or backpack (Labeled with name to carry supplies and homework)
  • l package of index cards

Fourth Grade Team  Supply List

  •  1 package of Crayola colored pencils (primary colors)
  • 24 #2 pencils (Ticonderoga are best!)
  • 1-2 small hand-held pencil sharpener(s)
  • 6 Marble (Composition) notebooks
  • 1 box Crayola Crayons
  • 4 – 6 Elmer’s Glue sticks
  • 2-4 packages of yellow Post It Notes
  • 5 2-pocket folders (Reading, Writing, Math, Social Studies/Science)
  •  3 boxes of tissues
  •  2 packages of wide-ruled white loose leaf paper
  •  2 packages Dry Erase Markers
  •  1 pair of scissors
  • One, 1″ binder
  • Pencil erasers
  •  Ruler
  •  Protractor

Mrs. Gorr’s and Ms. Green’s  Supply List

  • Crayola crayons ( no more than 24)
  • 2 boxes of #2 pencils
  • 5 glue sticks
  •  Three sturdy pocket folders (with bottom pockets only)
  • 1 large box of tissues
  •  Scissors
  •  A backpack or book bag to carry supplies and homework.
  • 1 package of index cards
  •  4 large erasers
  •  Two composrnon notebooks ( No Spiral bound books)
  • Four fine point dry erase markers (No fat tips)
  •  1 pack of Post-its

Send in an extra set of clothes to be kept at school in case of accidents. Label all supplies with your child’s name.

Ms. Hand’s Supply List

  • 4 dozen #2 pencils
  • 3 spiral notebooks
  • 3 2-pocket folders
  • 1 pencil case
  • 1 box of crayons or color pencils
  • 1box of markers
  • 3 small glue sticks
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 4 boxes of tissues (to be shared)
  • 2 packs of dry erase markers
  • 1 package of post-it notes
  • 1pack of highlighters
  • 1 package of baby wipes
  • 1set of headphones (please do not spend a lot of money)

Mrs. Hoffman’s Supply List

  •  Headphones or earbuds for iPod
  • Two dozen # 2 pencils
  • 1 package of pencil-top erasers or the rectangular ones
  •  Four marble composition notebooks
  • Four 2-pocket folders (pockets on the bottom work best)
  • A small box of crayons or colored pencils
  • A package of glue sticks
  •  A pencil case
  • Two pocks of Post It Notes
  • Pair of scissors (no sharp tips please!)
  • Two boxes of tissues (to be shored)
  • Two packages of dry erase markers

Mrs. Houghtaling’s  Supply List

  • 24 #2 pencils (Ticonderoga brand pencils are best!)
  • 1 package of pencil-top erasers or the rectangular ones
  • 3 marble composition or spiral bound notebooks – see below
  • 6 two-pocket folders (Pockets on the bottom work best!) – see below
  • Small box of crayons or colored pencils
  • 1 package of glue sticks
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 2 large boxes of tissues (to be shared)
  • 1 multipack of 3×3 inch Post It Notes {lighter colors work best)
  • 1 package of loose-leaf paper
  • Pencil Case
  • 1 package of black dry erase markers
  • 1 handheld pencil sharpener with receptacle to hold shavings
  • 3 highlighters (one yellow, one blue, one green)
  • headphones or earbuds for using with the iPads

Following the color coded system below helps stay students organized. Keep this in mind when shopping for folders and notebooks.

Reading/ELA folder and notebook: red
Math folder and notebook: blue
Mini Economy folder: green
HW folder and notebook: your choice
eSpark folder: yellow
Fundations folder: purple

Label notebooks and folders with your child’s full name.

Ms. Kehrley’s Supply List

  • 6 pocket folders with name labels
  •  3 boxes of Crayons (no more than 24)
  • 2 packages of #2 pencils
  • 4 marble composition notebooks with name labels
  • 1 package of index cards
  • 2 packs of Expo dry-erase markers
  •  1 package of post-its
  • 30 glue sticks
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 2 large boxes of tissues
  • 1 package of large pink erasers
  • $6 for Scholastic News
  • 1 box of gallon size Ziploc bags
  • 1 box of sandwich or snack size Ziploc bags 1 package of paper plates
  • 1 package of plastic cups
  • 1 set of clothes & sneakers
  • 1 package of Play-Dough
  •  1 book bag or backpack (Labeled with name to carry supplies and homework)

Mrs. Kline’s Supply List

  • 2 packages of Crayola colored pencils (primary colors)
  •  24 #2 pencils (Ticonderoga brand pencils are bestl)
  • 6 Marble (Composition) notebook
  • 1 box Crayola Crayons
  • 4 – 6 Eimers Glue sticks
  • 2-3 packages of yellow Post It Notes
  • 4 two-pocket folders (Reading, Writing, Math, Social Studies/Science)
  •  2 boxes of tissues
  • 2 packages of wide- ruled white loose-leaf paper
  • 2 packages Expo Dry Erase MarkeRS
  • 1 pair of scissorS
  • Erasers
  • 1 package of yellow highlighters
  • 1 one inch binder

Mrs. Knight’s Kindergarten Supply List

  • 24 Elmers Glue Sticks (no Ross or Kidstick,please)
  • 2 Pocket Folders (1 for take-home papers. 1 plain red one for writing folder in class)
  • 1 standard composition notebook
  • 2 pkg. expo dry erase markers
  • 1 pkg. of 24 crayola crayons
  • 1 pkg. crayola classic markers
  • 1 pkg. of colored pencils
  • 4 pkg. of baby wipes and 2 boxes of tissues
  • A change of clothes in a zip-lock bag with child’s name on the bag,  please label each article of clothing
  • Boys: 1 box of gallon size ziplock bags, 1 box of snack size zip­ lock bags, regular sized paper plates (non-wax kind)
  • Girls: 1 box of gallon size ziplock bags, 1 box of sandwich size zip-lock bags, small paper plates

To keep germs down to a minimum, please feel free to send in
tissues and hand sanitizer.

Ms. Kratz’s Supply List

  • Backpack
  • 2 plastic folders
  • 1 blue paper folder
  • 1 pack of #2 pencils (Ticonderoga are the best)
  • 2 marble note books (wide ruled)
  • 2 pack of white 3×5 cards
  • 10 glue sticks
  • 1 standard box of 24 Crayola crayons
  • 1 (10 count) pack of Crayola markers (classic colors)
  • 1 box of 12 count colored pencils
  • 4 dry erase markers (fine tip)
  • 4 dry erase markers (bullet tip)
  • 2 boxes of tissues
  • 1 pair of child scissors
  • Girls – 1 box of quart zip lock bags
  • Boys – 1 box of gallon zip lock bags

Mrs. Kutschera-Zombo ‘s Supply List

  • 1 box of 24 crayons (Crayola brand please)
  • 2 dozen number 2 pencils (Ticonderoga brand please)
  • 1 box colored pencils (sharpened)
  • 1 box fine tipped dry-erase makers (black)
  • 2 highlighters (any color)
  •  1 personal pencil sharpener that catches the shavings.
  • 2 large boxes of tissues
  • Post-It Notes
  • 1 pack of index cards with lines
  • 1 set of Earbuds or Head Phones (these will not be shared)
  • 1 plastic pencil pouch
  • Plastic pencil box (label with your child’s name)
  • A backpack to carry daily notices and schoolwork.
  • If your child brings money please put in a small purse or envelope labeledwith their name on it.
  • Healthy snack (every day)
  • Please send an extra set of clothes to be kept at school in case of accidents.
  • An individual water bottle-to be filled nightly at home (please label with
    your child’s name).

Mrs. Poley-Gorr’s Supply List

  • 48, #2 Pencils (Ticonderoga works the best)
  • 4 large pink erasers
  • Student scissors
  • 8 glue sticks
  • 4 dry erase markers
  • 2 yellow highlighters
  • 4 pocket folders
  • 3 composition (not spiral) notebooks (wide ruled)
  • Colored pencils
  • Crayons (24pack)
  • Markers (8 pack)
  • Pencil I tool box
  • 2 boxes of tissues
  • A backpack or book bag to carry homework
  • A small purse or wallet with your child’s name for ice cream money

Miss Sharrin’s Supply List

  • Backpack
  • 2 folders, any style (Please label with your child’s name)
  • 1 pack of #2 pencils
  • 2 large erasers
  • 1 soft pencil case
  • 2 composition notebooks (wide-ruled) ❏ 2 packs of 3x5” cards
  • 4 glue sticks
  • 1 box of colored pencils
  • 1 box of markers
  • 4 dry erase markers (Fine tip)
  • 2 boxes of tissues (large)
  • Boys: 1 box of ziploc bags- quart size
  • Girls: 1 box of ziploc bags- gallon size
  • Extra change of clothes

Lista de útiles escolares de la Miss Sharrin

  • Mochila
  • 2 carpetas (etiqueta con el nombre de tu hijo)
  • 1 paquete de lápices numero 2
  • 2 gomas de borrar grandes
  • 1 estuche suave de los lapices
  • 2 cuadernos de composición (de regla ancha)
  • 2 paquetes de tarjetas de 3×5 “
  • 4 barras de pegamento
  • 1 caja de lápices de colores
  • 1 caja de marcadores
  • 4 marcadores de borrado en seco (punta fina)
  • 2 cajas de pañuelos (grandes)
  • Niños: 1 caja de bolsas ziploc – tamaño cuarto
  • Niñas: 1 caja de bolsas ziploc – tamaño galón
  • Cambio extra de ropa

Mrs. VanLeuven’s Supply List

  • 1 red pocket folder
  • 1 blue pocket folder
  • 1 pocket folder of your choice (Used for homework folder)
    (Please put names on their folders)
  • 2 boxes of Crayons (no more than 24/box)
  • 2 marble composition notebooks (Please put names on them)
  • 2 packages of pencils
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 2 packs of 4 Black Expo dry­ erase markers (1 pack of fine point)
  • 1 package of 3×5 index cards
  • 12 glue sticks
  • 1 package of post-it notes
  • 3 large boxes of tissues
  • 1 package of 2 large pink erasers
  • 1 box of sandwich or gallon Ziploc bags
  • 1 set of earbuds
  • $3 for Scholastic News Subscription
  • 1 book bag or backpack labeled with name to carry supplies and homework

Ms. Vasta’s Supply List

  • 1 book bag (back pack) labeled with child’s name
  • 1 set of clothes (if needed for ‘accidents’ or spills)
  • 1 pair of headphones
  • 3 boxes of crayons (Crayola preferred)
  • 1 box of Crayola markers
  • 8 glue sticks
  • 1 composition notebook
  • 1 one subject spiral notebook
  • 2 packages
  • #2 pencils (Ticonderoga brand preferred)
  • 1 package of colored pencils
  • 2 cans of any colored play-doh
  • 2- two pocket folders- Please do not write your child’s name on these
  • box of gallon size Ziploc bags
  • 1 box of sandwich or snack bags
  • 1 package of paper plates
  • 1 8oz package of plastic cups

Supplies that can be donated:

  • Tissues
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Baby Wipes

Mrs. Williams’s Supply List

  • Crayola crayons 24 pack only
  • 24 #2 pencils YELLOW (sharpened, no fancy pencils)
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 10 glue sticks
  • 4 sturdy pocket folders (bottom pocket) plastic preferred
  • 2 boxes of tissues
  • 2 large erasers (to be replenished as the year goes on)
  • 4 black and white composition notebooks
  • 3 Low Odor Expo markers (black only)
  • 12 pack colored pencils

New Athletic Director appointed

A man in a white shirt stands in front of red bleachers
Peter Bianco, Liberty’s new Athletic Director.

On Tuesday, July 30, the Board of Education appointed a new Athletic Director, Peter Bianco. Mr. Bianco will serve the Liberty Central School District as the Athletic Director, a physical education teacher and the Director of Physical Education and Health.

Mr. Bianco spent the last five years at York Prep in Manhattan as the Athletic Director, head of the Physical Education Department, a teacher and a coach. He was appointed the President of the Independent Schools Athletic League in 2017. Mr. Bianco is also Certified Athletic Administrator through the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.

Mr. Bianco’s love for athletics drove him to seek employment in the field after college. He worked his way up the ranks at the Parisi Speed School, where he eventually became the training director. Later, he accepted a position at the East Harlem School at Exodus House as the Athletic Director, a physical education teacher, and a coach for soccer, basketball, and lacrosse. He is also certified by the American Sport Education Program as a Youth Coach and is a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

He conducted his undergraduate studies at Springfield College where he obtained a degree in Physical Education with a minor in Athletic Coaching. He also played on the men’s soccer team. His passion for athletics resulted in his obtaining a Master’s degree in Athletic Administration from Ohio University.

Peter and his wife Meagan live in Highland, NY. They are the proud parents of a son, Luke, born in December 2018. He likes to spend his free time cooking, playing golf and attending sporting events.

Liberty Rotary Club donates $900 to Snack Pack Program

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(From L-R) Liberty Rotary Club President Dr. Bill Silver; past president Jack Strassman; District Superintendent Dr. Augustine Tornatore; Director of Student Services Dr. Timothy Wade, and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Patrick Sullivan.

Thank you to the Liberty Rotary Club for its generous $900 donation to our Snack Pack Program!

Rotary District 7210 President Dr. Bill Silver and past president Jack Strassman delivered the donation July 29 and praised the Snack Pack’s mission of ensuring that Liberty students always have access to healthy snacks and meals. Over weekends and long breaks, students who experience food insecurity are sent home with a back pack full of healthy food.

“We know this is going to a great cause,” said Dr. Silver.

District Superintendent Dr. Augustine Tornatore thanked the Rotarians for the Snack Pack donation and all the work the organization does for the community and local students, which includes scholarships, Arbor Day events, and more.

“The Rotary has always been a wonderful advocate of Liberty’s students and this Snack Pack donation will certainly go a long way in making sure our kids have access to healthy and nutritious food,” Dr. Tornatore said.

For more information or to make a donation to the Snack Pack Program, contact Dr. Timothy Wade, Director of Student Services, at twade@libertyk12.org.

Be a volunteer tour guide for Woodstock 50th

Be an official volunteer tour guide aboard our round-trip Woodstock Monument Tour Buses.

Tour guide opportunities are as follows:

Aug. 15: 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Aug. 16: 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Aug. 17: 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Aug. 18: 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Students who participate will receive community service hours.

• Buses will run from Swan Lake and Monticello
• Volunteer for one, two, three or all four days to be a tour guide
• Bus rides will be 15-20 minutes each way, with longer times when traffic is heavier
• Brochures and county-wide promotional materials will be available for guests

If you are interested, contact:

Dan Hust: 845-807-0450
DAN.HUST@CO.SULLIVAN.NY.US

Lori Solomon: 845-747-4449
LJS@SCVA.NET

Administrators learn, sharpen skills at annual Summer Retreat

Liberty’s administrative team spent a recent summer week honing their skills at their annual Summer Retreat, held this year at nearby Bethel Woods.

Administrators, principals, assistant principals and others attended the four-day professional   development event, an annual opportunity to collaborate, learn and plan for the school year ahead.

Presentations included one focused on the Liberty Framework, which consists of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), and the SAMR Model (a technology integration model to help increase digital literacy for both students and staff.)

Ten adults in a classroom looking at a power point presentation
Liberty’s administrative team attended a 4-day Summer Retreat, which included workshops and presentations.

Workshops and training sessions also included:

  • Training on how to implement and utilize the STAR universal screener assessment, facilitated by Renaissance.
  • Right Reason Technology came to show the administrative team the new observation system.
  • Attorneys shared important legal reminders and updates.
  • A Leader In Me presentation. Leader in Me helps our students gain important “soft-skills” (social and emotional competencies). The training exposed everyone to the Leader In Me program’s “7 Healthy Habits of Highly Effective People” framework.  The 7 Healthy Habits of Highly Effective People are:
    Habit 1: Be Proactive (You’re in Charge)
    Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind (Have a Plan)
    Habit 3: Put First Things First (Work First, Then Play)
    Habit 4: Think Win-Win (Everyone Can Win)
    Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood (Listen Before You Talk)
    Habit 6: Synergize (Together Is Better)
    Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Balance Feels Best)

Bethel Woods hosted the retreat at no facilities charge to the district.

Chromebook insurance available to MS, HS parents

Picture of Lenovo ChromebookEach student at LMS and LHS will receive a Chromebook for use in the classroom. Students will be responsible for the loss of the Chromebook or damage to it. Insurance is available for only $28 a year per unit. The cost of replacing the Chromebook is $270. Parents of middle and high school students should go to https://gpo.worthavegroup.com/opt/libertycsd to buy the insurance or opt out.

To purchase insurance, parents will need a credit card to pay for the insurance. The student’s school e-mail and student id number are also required. The deadline for the purchase of insurance is October 31, 2019.

Below is a list of the coverage:

Covered

Accidental Damage (Drops & Spills)
Cracked Screen
Liquid Submersion
Fire, Flood & Natural Disaster
Power Surge By Lightning
Theft & Vandalism

Not Covered

Manufacture Defect & Mechanical Failure
Standard Wear & Tear
Cosmetic Damage
Unexplained Loss

LES teachers meet authors, experts at summer reading conference

Six teachers in a group photo
LES teachers attended the Scholastic Reading Summit on July 18.

Several Liberty Elementary School teachers attended the Scholastic Reading Summit for a day of professional development.

The conference, which was held on July 18 in Greenwich, CT, was an opportunity to attend workshops, meet authors, and network and learn from leading educational experts from across the nation.

Mrs. Philips, Mrs. Hess-Colao, Ms. Benjamin, Mrs. Farrand, Mrs. Bury, Mrs. Kratz, Ms. Feely and Mrs. Farrand, who organizes the LES Scholastic Book Fair twice each year, attended the summit.

We can’t wait to see the books and activities they bring back to our LES students in September!

Cohen earns national FBLA recognition

picture of Mike Cohen in FBLA compeition
Mike Cohen too second place in the Help Desk category at the national FBLA competition

More than 9,500 of America’s best and brightest high school students traveled to Texas to Create. Lead. Inspire, as they competed for the opportunity to win more than $179,000 in cash awards.

The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference was held June 29–July 2 in San Antonio. Participants from across the United States and abroad attended this exciting conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 70 business and business-related competitive events.

Michael Cohen from Liberty High School in Liberty, NY received national recognition at the FBLA Awards of Excellence Program on July 2. Cohen competed in Help Desk and brought home second place. Help Desk is a competition-oriented around developing skills in the field of Information Technology. The participant is given a prompt dealing with a given user that needs technological assistance. From here, the competitor must professionally design and implement a solution that properly fits the customer’s needs. “It’s such an honor to represent my hometown and my school in this way. My experience in the Future Business Leaders of America organization has provided me with incredible opportunities that I would not have otherwise,” said Michael, President of Liberty’s FBLA.

The award was part of a comprehensive national competitive events program sponsored by FBLA-PBL that recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. For many students, the competitive events are the capstone activity of their academic careers. In addition to competitions, students immersed themselves in interactive workshops, visited an information-packed exhibit hall, and heard from motivational speakers on a broad range of business topics.

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