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 art students create murals for Liberty bus depot

Art students stand in front of a wall of muralsWe’re proud of our Libety High School Advanced Studio students, who recently completed murals for the Liberty Bus Depot utilizing Sullivan Renaissance awards to finance the collaboration.

The murals, which celebrate the changing seasons, will be mounted in the spring with a reception to follow. Stay tuned for the date!


  • Jimenez, Darlyn
  • Rebolledo, Hennesi
  • Juliua Gorr


  • Camille Rodriguez
  • Tessa Nettleton


  • Liam Keaveney
  • Alyssa Slater
  • Darius Martin


  • Christy Leal
  • Andralyn Lagattuta
  • Madeline Kosto

Liberty Sign

  • Bryan Ramirez
  • Adriana Pomales


  • Zoe Sisselman
  • Eboni Penn Cosentino
  • Kymani Dennis
  • Annalyse  Holbert

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 ( 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 ( 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. 


Derek Adams, Principal


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!

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

Coach Franke named Coach of the Week

The New York Jets have announced that Joseph Franke of Liberty High
School in Liberty, NY has been named this week’s (week of 10/13/19) recipient of the New York Jets High School Coach of the Week award presented by Gatorade. Through Gatorade’s partnership, the monetary award to benefit the school’s football program has doubled to $2,000. Coach Franke will receive a Gatorade kit, containing a cooler, fuel bars, Gatorade powder mix, squeeze bottles and much more. Along with this award, Liberty High School receives an automatic bid to compete in the 2020 New York Jets 11-ON Tournament. In addition, he is invited to watch
the New York Jets play the Pittsburgh Steelers on Dec. 22 from a luxury suite at MetLife Stadium, where he will be presented with a certificate and an award ball.

In its 24th year, the Coach of the Week award is given to a coach in the Tri-State area who serves the best interests of the game through the teaching of sound football fundamentals, the motivation of young players to achieve and the promotion of youth football by way of dedication to their community, their school and their student-athletes.

Coach Franke is a graduate of Liberty High School. He played wide receiver and safety for the football team. After graduating in 2012, Franke attended SUNY Oneota. During his time at SUNY Oneota, Franke played shortstop for the baseball team. He began coaching high school football after graduating college in 2016. Franke was named the head coach of his alma mater, Liberty High School in 2018. In addition to his coaching duties, Franke serves as a 5th grade mathematics and science teacher for Liberty Middle School.

On Friday, Oct. 12, the Liberty Indians defeated the O’Neill Raiders, 24-15.

Financial aid information available Nov. 14

At 5:30 p.m.  on Nov. 14, Ashley Weintraub, Financial Aid Officer at
SUNY Sullivan will present Financial Aid information for all interested students and parents. The presentation will take place in the LHS cafeteria.

All parents and students who are interested in learning about the financial aid process for post-secondary programs are invited to attend. Information will be provided regarding:

  • Scholarships, Loans & Grants
  • College Financial Planning
For more information contact Kelli White, high school guidance counselor, at

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