LHS Principal Derek Adams recognized with 2020 Award of Excellence

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LHS Principal Derek Adams is a recipient of the 2020 Award of Excellence.

Liberty High School Principal Derek Adams has been selected by the Mid-Hudson School Study Council to receive one of this year’s 2020 Awards for Excellence in Administration.

Each year, the Mid-Hudson School Study Council honors those in the education field who display excellence in their field.  Mr. Adams was selected among the nominees submitted by school districts in the seven counties comprising the Mid-Hudson region.

In the past, a celebratory dinner has been held to honor winners from the award categories of support staff, administration, school board service and pupil personnel services. Due to current restrictions on gatherings the MHSSC is unable to host such an event in person this year, but the  honorees will receive a commemorative medal and certificate from the Mid-Hudson School Study Council to be presented by their local school district.

Section IX delays fall sports, winter sport begin November 30

Section IX has made the decision to start practices for winter sports on November 30.

Sports normally contested in the fall will now take place during the months of March and April.

The spring season will be taking place in May and June.

Section IX will continue to monitor any developments and make changes if necessary.

Off season workouts may begin on September 21 at the discretion of the coaches. There are strict guidelines in place to protect all those involved in these workouts. Contact the coach for your sport to find out when workouts will occur.

College visits are virtual at LHS

This year colleges will “visit” students at Liberty High School virtually through a Google Meet. Codes for the visits are available from the high school Guidance Office. To see all the colleges that are visiting click on virtual visits. The list will be updated as more colleges are added.

Welcome to the High School! (Videos)

Welcome to Liberty High School and a brand new school year!

If you’re a student headed to the High School for the first time, we already have a little bit of homework for you: Check out these videos for some inside insights, helpful tips, and general information.

Meet Daylene, who can tell you all about the clubs, events, activities and opportunities Liberty High School has to offer.

Yes, you have to wear a mask. Social Distancing and other new protocols will help keep you, and your classmates, healthy and safe. Dylan’s here to tell you all about it.

Don’t forget to check you e-mail!

And you’ll need to check your SchoolTool, too:

Everything you’ve ever wondered about Leader in Me

Welcome to ENL!

Meet the Guidance Department:

What you need to know about riding the school bus in the new school year (with video)

The Liberty Central School District is enacting several new transportation protocols to help keep our students safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

For students beginning school in-person on Sept. 9 and Sept. 10

  • If your child will be going to a location other than the home address provided, you must notify the school’s main office by 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4. (Unless you have already done so this school year.)
  • After Sept. 4, change requests must be made in writing to the school office:
    – Change requests received before the second Friday of the current month will take effect on the fourth Friday of the current month.
    – Change requests received between the second and fourth Friday of the current month will take effect on the second Friday of the following month.
  • Change requests cannot be made by the school without proper prior notice, as outlined above, to the bus company.

For all Students

  • Students will socially distance while on the bus and will sit in assigned seats.
  • Masks must be worn.
  • Department of Health school bus capacity restrictions means there is a strict limit on how many students can ride a bus. Rolling V, which provides bus service for our students, will need advance notice for all changes to student transportation requests.
  • Change requests cannot be made last minute nor on a daily basis. If your child cannot ride their scheduled route, you will need to arrange transportation.
  • Families must provide prior notification to the school (Elementary, Middle, or High) of any permanent transportation changes.
  • Check out this video, which explains what the new safety procedures will look like:

NYSPHSAA Delays Fall Sports Start Date

Schools in New York State just received word that the beginning of the fall sports season will be delayed until at least September 21. This decision was made by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association and all schools must abode by this decision. More changes may occur and you can stay updated through this website or the Facebook page.

Part of the NYSPHSAA announcement read as follows:

The Officers of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA), voted to delay the official start date of the Fall 2020 sports season, cancel the Fall 2020 Regional and State Championships and prepare to implement a condensed season schedule in January 2021 if high school sports remain prohibited throughout 2020 due to COVID-19.  This decision comes at the recommendation of the NYSPHSAA COVID-19 Task Force when they convened as a working group for the third time this morning.

“As the state considers reopening, it is unrealistic to believe athletic seasons can start on August 24thas originally scheduled,” said Paul Harrica, NYSPHSAA President. “The priority will continue to be on the educational process and a return to learning in the safest way possible.”

The NYSPHSAA Officers’ decision includes:

• Delay Fall sports start date until Monday, September 21st (NYSPHSAA PAUSE)

• Cancel Fall Regional and State Championship events

• Waive seven-day practice rule

• Maintain current practice requirements

• Encourage geographic scheduling for games & contests

• Schools would have the option, if permitted by state officials, to offer off-season conditioning workouts.

Click the link to find out more about the fall sports delay.

LHS announces Academic Block L awards

Each year Liberty High School presents academic awards for deserving students during the Academic Block L Awards presentation. This celebration includes Block L awards for students, special department awards and the official announcement of the Top Ten in the graduating Senior class.

Unfortunately, this year the awards could not be presented in person but a Google Slides presentation was created to honor all of these hard-working students.

Even though the awards could not be made in person to these students, they still deserve all the recognition and credit for their achievements. You can read the list of the awards and the recipients below.

You may also see the awards by viewing the Academic Block L Slideshow.

Academic Block L Awards
Liberty High School
2019 – 2020

Block L Awards
90 or higher average

Norlis Acosta Bustillo
⇒Spanish 3

Lily Alejandro
⇒Economics

Julia Austin
⇒Advanced Personal Fitness

Juana Azcona Lopez
⇒Career and Financial Management

Kylie Bachman
⇒Economics
⇒Business Math
⇒Environmental Science – Biology

Bryan Bajana Alegria
⇒Spanish 3

Ana Barragan
⇒College Political Science
⇒Honors Chorus
⇒Statistics

Christopher Bayer
⇒College Political Science
⇒College Fundamentals of Speech
⇒AP Biology
⇒Calculus
⇒Honors Band

Austin Bertholf
⇒Economics

Mikayla Bivins
⇒Photo 2

Tyler Black
⇒Honors Chorus

Nicole Blais
⇒College Political Science
⇒College Fundamentals of Speech
⇒AP Biology
⇒Calculus
⇒Honors Chorus
⇒Honors Orchestra

Katrina Blais
⇒Algebra 2 Honors
⇒Spanish 3
⇒Chemistry

Ean Blank
⇒Calculus
⇒College Political Science
⇒College Composition
⇒Introduction to Computer Science
⇒Honors Band

Joseph Call
⇒Economics
⇒Participation in Government
⇒English 12A

Wendy Cando
⇒Business Math
⇒Spanish 3

Steven Cardenas
⇒Spanish 4

Julianna Carrion
⇒Math with Financial Applications

Gabriel Castillo-Calderon
⇒Participation in Government

Breckin Cheh
⇒Physics of Toys
⇒Participation in Government
⇒English 12A
⇒Advanced Personal Fitness

Celina Christian
⇒Economics
⇒English 12A

Ethan Cogswell
⇒US History

Nicholas Connal
⇒College Composition
⇒Economics
⇒Introduction to Computer Science
⇒Spanish 5
⇒Statistics

Nichole Connal
⇒Economics
⇒Spanish 5
⇒Statistics

Kelly Crisostomo
⇒English 11H/AP
⇒US History
⇒PreCalculus

Megan Culton
⇒College Political Science
⇒College Fundamentals of Speech
⇒Chemistry

Christina Daniels
⇒English 11
⇒Spanish 3
⇒US History

Natalie De la Cruz
⇒Career and Financial Management

Kassidy DeGroat
⇒Participation in Government

Emily DeJesus
⇒Math with Financial Applications

Kymanni Dennis
⇒Economics
⇒English 12A

Alexis Doering
⇒Economics
⇒Fundamentals of Accounting
⇒Environmental Science – Biology
⇒English 12 B

Emma Dworetsky
⇒English 11 Honors AP
⇒Business Math
⇒Pre Calculus
⇒Physics
⇒Spanish 4
⇒US History

Jessica Dworetsky
⇒Spanish 4

Iain Elanbassi
⇒Algebra 2 Honors

Leora Fabian
⇒English 11

Jasmine Fancher
⇒Economics
⇒Fundamentals of Accounting
⇒Career and Financial Management
⇒English 12B

Marissa Figueroa
⇒College Composition
⇒Math with Financial Applications

Lucas Feijo
⇒Economics

Leah Fitzgerald
⇒College Political Science
⇒College Fundamentals of Speech
⇒AP Biology
⇒Calculus
⇒Spanish 5
⇒Honors Orchestra

Sydneigh Fleischman
⇒College Political Science
⇒College Composition
⇒Calculus
⇒Honors Chorus
⇒Statistics

Kylie Flynn
⇒College Political Science
⇒College Composition
⇒Honors Band
⇒Statistics

Gabriella Fontana
⇒College Political Science
⇒College Fundamentals of Speech
⇒AP Biology
⇒Calculus
⇒Honors Chorus
⇒Honors Band
⇒Spanish 5

Dominic Fontana
⇒Algebra 2 Honors
⇒Chemistry

Keaton Freer
⇒Math with Financial Applications

Balvina Garcia
⇒Honors Band

Karla Garcia
⇒English 11
⇒Spanish 4

Leydi Gonzalez Gonzalez
⇒Algebra 2
⇒Spanish 5

Melanie Graham
⇒Honors Chorus
⇒Spanish 4

Kaelyn Gulley
⇒English 11 Honors AP
⇒US History

Cheselyn Hanofee
⇒Spanish 4

Kiran Harripersad
⇒Chemistry
⇒US History

Corinne Hellerer
⇒English 11 Honors AP
⇒Honors Chorus
⇒Pre Calculus
⇒Spanish 4

Jarod Hellerer
⇒AP Biology
⇒Calculus
⇒Honors Band

Quintin Herzog
⇒Algebra 2 Honors
⇒Chemistry

Ian Hoag
⇒Participation in Government

Annalyse Holbert
⇒Economics

Cody Hook
⇒Business Math

Block L Recipients
⇒Jennifer Hyzer
⇒Career and Financial Management
⇒English 12A

Daniela Iniguez Gutierra
⇒Spanish 3

Richard Jandik
⇒Participation in Government
⇒English 12B

Julia Johnston
⇒Economics

Juan Journet
⇒Math with Financial Applications
⇒General Chemistry

Alyssa Kavleski
⇒Spanish 3
⇒Algebra 2 Honors
⇒Chemistry

Liam Keaveney
⇒Business Math
⇒Advanced Personal Fitness

Logan Keaveney
⇒Algebra 2 Honors
⇒Chemistry
⇒Spanish 3

Kelsey Kellam
⇒Participation in Government
⇒Honors Band
⇒English 12 A

Abigail Kelly
⇒Algebra 2 Honors
⇒Chemistry

Mya Kennie
⇒Economics

Madeline Kosto
⇒Math with Financial Applications

Andralyn LaGattuta
⇒College Composition
⇒Economics
⇒Photo 3

Erick Ledoux
⇒Economics
⇒English 12A

Andrea Licona Palma
⇒English 12B

Amara Lindsey Paige
⇒Honors Band

Nico LoCascio
⇒Economics
⇒English 12B

George Lopez
⇒Business Math

Briana Luna
⇒Spanish 4

Emily Lutz
⇒English 11 Honors AP
⇒Pre Calculus
⇒Physics
⇒Spanish 4

Gabriella Magie
⇒Economics

Rory Magie
⇒Economics
⇒Honors Chorus
⇒Photo 3
⇒Introduction to Computer Science

Maria Maldonado
⇒English 12B
⇒Economics

Ysabel Manzi
⇒Honors Chorus
⇒Business Math

Daylene Marin Garzon
⇒Algebra 2 Honors
⇒Spanish 3

Yalexa Martinez
⇒Advanced Algebra

Angelina Martinez
⇒Physics of Toys

Bella Mateo
⇒Economics

Ciara Mathis
⇒Economics
⇒English 12B
⇒Career and Financial Management

Edward McCormack
⇒Algebra 2

Sophia Medina
⇒English 11 Honors AP
⇒Honors Chorus
⇒Honors Band
⇒Pre Calculus
⇒US History – SCCC

Francisco Miguel Castaneda
⇒Economics
⇒Honors Band

Caleb Milk
⇒Advanced Personal Fitness

Jah-Heam Mitchell
⇒Participation in Government
⇒Career and Financial Management
⇒Advanced Personal Fitness

Jackson Morgan
⇒Economics
⇒Introduction to Computer Science

Veda Murphy
⇒English 11
⇒Algebra 2 Honors
⇒Introduction to Computer Science
⇒Chemistry

Tessa Nettleton
⇒English 11
⇒Participation in Government
⇒Physics of Toys
⇒English 12A

Brooke Nichols
⇒English 11 Honors AP
⇒Honors Chorus
⇒Honors Band
⇒Pre Calculus
⇒Physics

Arianna Nieves
⇒Economics
⇒English 12A
⇒Honors Band

John Nolan
⇒Honors Orchestra

Erik Orta
⇒English 11 Honors AP

Alejandro Ortiz Maldonado
⇒Business Math

Adam Otero
⇒Career and Financial Management

Montana Papacharalambous
⇒Economics
I⇒ntroduction to Computer Science

Niyuti Patel
⇒Economics
⇒English 12B

Ayushi Patel
⇒Spanish 4

Destiny Pearson
⇒College Political Science
⇒College Fundamentals of Speech
⇒AP Biology
⇒Calculus
⇒Honors Chorus
⇒Spanish 5

Michael Pelton
⇒Spanish 3

Yareli Perez Reyes
⇒Spanish 4

Eriberto Perez – Cordero
⇒Fundamentals of Accounting
⇒Career and Financial Management

Kenneth Perry
⇒Career and Financial Management

Anthony Phillipe
⇒Advanced Personal Fitness

Adrianna Pomales
⇒Career and Financial Management
⇒Physics of Toys

Tristan Porter
⇒Chemistry

Trinidad Puente
⇒English 11
⇒Math with Financial Applications
⇒Spanish 4
⇒US History

Melana Quick – Lepke
⇒Algebra 2 Honors
⇒Spanish 3
⇒Chemistry

Gavin Racette
⇒College Political Science
⇒College Fundamentals of Speech
⇒AP Biology
⇒Calculus
⇒Spanish 5

Chase Racette
⇒Algebra 2 Honors
⇒Chemistry
⇒Spanish 3

Bryan Ramirez
⇒Career and Financial Management
⇒Physics of Toys

Jordan Raynor
⇒Honors Chorus
⇒Pre Calculus
⇒Physics

Nya Reebe
⇒English 11 Honors AP
⇒US History
⇒Honors Orchestra

Jennifer Reyes
⇒English 11
⇒Algebra 2
⇒Chemistry

Stanley Rivas Cornejo
⇒Economics
⇒Career and Financial Management
⇒English 12 B

Jaylyn Rivera
⇒Career and Financial Management

Yamileth Romero
⇒Spanish 3

Noe Romero Bella
⇒Economics

Juan Romero Jimenez
⇒Algebra 2 Honors
⇒Spanish 3

Julisa Rosa
⇒Photo 3

Brianna Roth
⇒College Political Science
⇒College Fundamentals of Speech
⇒AP Biology
⇒Calculus

Brooke Roth
⇒College Political Science
⇒College Fundamentals of Speech
⇒Forensics
⇒Advanced Personal Fitness

Laura Sandoval Padilla
⇒English 11

Samantha Santana
⇒English 12A

Jonathan Sarney
⇒Economics
⇒Honors Band

Patricia Scarlett
⇒Economics
⇒Photo 2

Joshua Schmidt
⇒Economics
⇒Career and Financial Management

Gabriella Schrader
⇒Economics
⇒Honors Band

Owen Siegel
⇒English 11 Honors AP
⇒Advanced Personal Fitness

Abigail Simmons
⇒US History

Alyssa Slater
⇒Economics

Baley Smith
⇒Economics

August Smith Jr.
⇒Career and Financial Management

Marshall Thomas
⇒Physics of Toys
⇒Economics

Dorlyn Valencia Bamac
⇒Business Math
⇒Career and Financial Management

Adell Velazquez
⇒Algebra 2
⇒English 12 B
⇒Economics

Deja Wells
⇒Career and Financial Management

Ethan Werlau
⇒Algebra 2 Honors
⇒Spanish 3
⇒Chemistry

Gavn Werring Mendez
⇒Economics
⇒English 12B
⇒Algebra 2

Aidan Whitehead
⇒English 11 Honors AP

Troy Willis
⇒Economics
⇒Career and Financial Management

Yanira Wilson
⇒Math with Financial Applications

Karol Wood
⇒Career and Financial Management

Isis Wright
⇒College Political Science
⇒College Composition
⇒Honors Chorus
⇒Statistics
⇒Spanish 5

Eric Zheng
⇒Algebra 2 Honors

Department Awards

Music Department

Louis Armstrong Jazz Award
Gabriella Fontana

National Choral Award
Rory Magie and Ysabel Manzi

Fred Waring Director’s Award for Chorus
Destiny Pearson

Patrick Gilmore Award for Band
Christopher Bayer

National School Orchestra Award
Nicole Blais

Leonard Bernstein Musicianship Awards for Band and Chorus
Francisco Miguel Castaneda

John Philip Sousa Award for Band
Gabriella Schrader

Area All-State Mixed Chorus
Tyler Black

2020 All County Participants
Kylie Bachman, Christopher Bayer, Tyler Black, Nicole Blais, Ean Blank, Mia Call, Dennis Cardenas-Reyes, Zeimoni Dansby, Michael DeFrank, Jr, Iain Elanbassi, Connor Evans, Leah Fitzgerald, Gabriella Fontana, Balvina Garcia, Grace Hernandez, Tatiana Hinkley, Charlyanna Johnson, Kelsey Kellam, Storm Kuhlman, Mahetzin Leon Martinez, Elliel Lima, Daylene Marin-Garzon, Sophia Medina, Francisco Miguel-Castaneda, Brooke Nichols, Dylan Nichols, Filiberto Nieves, John Nolan, Alexus Parisella, Dylan Parks, Juan Ramirez, Angelina Rodriguez, Nya Reebe, Jonathan Sarney, Gabriella Schrader, Boise Sellers IV, Trinity Warren, Derek Wheeler, Jackson Wolcott

Physical Education Department

Outstanding 9th Grade Students
Allie Dworetsky and Eric Llanos

Outstanding 10th Grade Students
Melana Quick-Lepke and Quintin Herzog

Outstanding 11th Grade Students
Brooke Nichols and Kiran Harripersad

Outstanding 12th Grade Students
Gabriella Magie and Noe Bella Romero

Outstanding Adapted PE Students
Natasha Torres, Hannah Trujillo David Inman, and Zavien Jones

Outstanding Personal Fitness Students
Megan Culton and Lucas Feijo

Outstanding Advanced Personal Fitness Students
Brooke Roth and Jah-Heam Mitchell

Health Department

Outstanding Health Students
Melana Quick-Lepke and Quintin Herzog

Art Department

Photography 1
Abigail Kelly

Photography 2
Patricia Scarlett

Photography 3
Andralyn LaGattuta

Art Department
Studio Art
Gavn Werring Mendez

Advanced Studio
Zoe Sisselman

Ceramics
Jennifer Hyzer

Drawing and Painting
Jennifer Hyzer

Drawing and Painting 2
Marissa Figueroa

Social Studies Department

Global History and Geography 9
Summer Schmidt

Global History and Geography 10
Katrina Blais

US History and Government
Emma Dworetsky

College US History and Government
Sophia Medina

College Political Science
Isis Wright

Economics
Andralyn LaGattuta

Government
Richard Jandik

Honors Economic
Brianna Roth

Science Department

General Science
Marleny Ordonez Lago

Environmental Science
Ariana Frazier

Forensics
Brooke Roth

Earth Science
Jackson Wolcott

Physics of Toys
Tessa Nettleton

General Chemistry
Juan Journet

Chemistry
Katrina Blais and Abigail Kelly

Physics
Emily Lutz

AP Biology
Nicole Blais and Brianna Roth

Business Department

Business Math
Emma Dworetsky and Ysabel Manzi

Career and Financial Management
Natalie de la Cruz

Fundamentals of Accounting
Jasmine Fancher

Entrepreneurship
Jennifer Hyzer

Introduction to Computer Science
Jackson Morgan

World Language Department

Spanish Exploratory
Tristyn Bell

Spanish Language Arts
Dixy Dubon Duque

Spanish II
Grace Wormuth

Spanish III
Melana Quick-Lepke

Spanish IV
Jordan Raynor

Spanish V
Leydi Gonzalez Gonzalez

Mathematics Department

Algebra 1
Ariana Frazier

Algebra 1A
Eliezer Cubero Vargas

Algebra 1B
Alithea Douet

Geometry
Dylan Nichols

Algebra 2
Katrina Blais

Advanced Algebra
Yalexa Martinez

Math with Financial Applications
Marissa Figueroa

Statistics
Sydneigh Fleischman

Pre Calculus
Jordan Raynor

Calculus
Destiny Pearson

English Department

9th Grade
Tatianna Rebolledo and Faith Velazquez

9th Grade Honors
Summer Schmidt

10th Grade
Lesbia Reyes Lazo

10th Grade Honors
Melana Quick-Lepke

11th Grade
Karla Garcia

Advanced Placement English
Kaelyn Gulley

English 12 A
Kelsey Kellam

English 12 B
Adell Velazquez

College Composition I
Marissa Figueroa

College Fundamentals of Speech
Brooke Roth

Class of 2020 Top Ten

10. Brooke Roth
9. Jarod Hellerer
8. Sydneigh Fleischman
7. Destiny Pearson
6. Leah Fitzgerald
5. Gavin Racette
4. Gabriella Fontana
3. Christopher Bayer

Class of 2020 Salutatorian
Brianna Roth

Class of 2020 Valedictorian
Nicole Blais

LHS elects class officers

Liberty High School held its annual class officer elections and is pleased to announce the results. These officers will serve in the position indicate

CLASS OF 2021

President – John Nolan
Vice President – Jennifer Reyes
Secretary – Ayushi Patel
Treasurer – Brooke Nichols

CLASS OF 2022

President – Katrina Blais
Vice President – Ethan Werlau
Secretary – Daylene Marin Garzon
Treasurer – Abby Kelly

CLASS OF 2023

President – Dayris Valladares
Vice President – Grace Hernandez
Secretary – Janessa DeGroat
Treasurer – Ryan Lin

RESOURCES FOR AT-HOME LEARNING

Additional Resources

The Liberty Central School District is committed to providing educational resources for our students during this time away from school.
Here, our teachers share some helpful educational links to enhance at-home learning during the extended school closure.

Remote Learning with Google


Google Meet/Hangout Etiquette

  • When you enter the Meet/Hangout, mute yourself.
  • When you have a question, type in the textbox and wait for your teacher to call on you.
  • When you have something to contribute to the discussion but it is not your turn, use the chat feature in the right-hand corner. Wait for the teacher to call on you. Then unmute yourself.
  • Only one student should contribute/talk at a time
  • Look into the camera when you are talking.
  • Stay attentive when the teacher or other students are speaking.

The LCSD Media Centers and Libraries


  • SORA: Access ebooks and audiobooks from the Liberty Central School District’s media centers. (Use the Technology Resources for Students Shared Drive to retrieve login information)
    Ms. Jill Parks, our Middle School Librarian, created this terrific SORA tutorial to show you around the site.

All Grade Levels


  • Khan Academy:  With a mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere, Khan Academy offers daily schedules and academic exercises in an exhaustive range of subjects for students ages 2-18.
  • ReadWorks: Content and at-home curriculum to strengthen reading comprehension for grades K-12.
  • WNET-NY/Public Television: PBS has ramped up its educational offerings for all grades in subjects from reading to science to the arts.
  • PBS Resources for Emergency Closings:  A curated collection of resources organized by grade and subject area created by PBS LearningMedia producers and educators. For Spanish language content, visit Recursos de PreK-12 para Cierres de Emergencia.

Elementary


Middle School


  • LCS Makerspace and Technology: Mrs. Terry, Mrs. Treible and Mrs. Parks have created a digital Makerspace, where you’ll find exciting ideas for your next project.
  • Scholastic Magazine : Projects for students in PreK-Grade 9 to keep them learning, thinking and growing.
  • High School

  • Scholastic Magazine: Projects for students in PreK-Grade 9 to keep them learning, thinking and growing.
  • Test Preparation

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