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December 21, 2014
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Upcoming Events
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Board of Education will hold a special meeting, revist Phase II proposals
There will be a special meeting of the Board of Education on Monday, December 22, to walk through the high school to review program areas pertaining to the Phase II Building Project. The Board will meet at 5 p.m. in the school's lobby. review Phase II

The next regular Board of Education meeting will be Tuesday, Jan. 13
The next regular board meeting will be Tuesday, Jan. 13 in the HS Media Center. The Board anticipates to enter into executive session at 6:30 p.m.; the regular meeting is expected to resume at 7 p.m. minutes, agendas, archives

Free Financial Aid Workshop at SUNY Sullivan
How to best finance your son or daughter's college education can be confusing! Families who want to learn the ins and outs of financial aid are invited to a free workshop at SUNY Sullivan on Saturday, February 7. read more

Food donations needed for Snack Pack Program 
‘Tis the season to start gathering donations of food for the district’s Snack Pack Program. Through the program, children who are at risk of hunger during the weekends are given special backpacks filled with nutritious foods. Learn more

Donations are needed to help get through the longer holiday break. If you would like to donate food or money to the program, contact Director of Student Services Eileen Whitaker at or (845) 292-5400 ext. 5112.

Stay informed about snow closings and delays
With the winter season closely approaching, now seems like a good time to review how Liberty schools handle weather-related closings and delays. Learn more

Manténgase informado sobre el cierre de la nieve y los retrasos
Con la temporada de invierno de cerca, ahora parece un buen momento para revisar cómo El Distrito Central de Liberty maneja el cierre relacionados con el clima y los retrasos. aprender más

Wall of Fame 2015 nominations are being accepted
The district is currently accepting nominations for inductees to the Liberty District Wall of Fame. The district will select inductees in February and honor them during a ceremony and breakfast reception prior to graduation on June 27, 2015. Learn more

LHS chosen as Semi-Finalist for GRAMMY Signature School Award
The GRAMMY foundation announced that LHS has been selected as a GRAMMY Signature Schools semifinalist for 2015. This award is designed to honor exceptional public high school music programs across the country with special awards and grants up to $6,000. Learn more about the award here.

New York's students likely to have multiple pathways to graduation, including a career and technical (CTE) option
At its Oct. meeting, the Board of Regents voted to authorize the State Education Department to finalize a plan that will allow New York's students to choose among multiple pathways to graduation, including a career and technical pathway. more 

Snack Pack program returns to Liberty schools
The Snack Pack program provides students with free, nutritious, easy-to-prepare meals to take home for the weekend. Learn more

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District-wide Events
12/24 –1/2 – All schools closed for winter break
1/19 – All schools closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Board of Education Meetings
1/13 – Board of Education regular meeting, HS Media Center, 7 p.m.
1/27 –
Board of Education regular meeting, HS Media Center, 7 p.m.
minutes, agendas, archives

Liberty Middle/High School: Grades 9-12

1/6 – Progress Reports mailed home
1/26 – 1/29 –  N.Y.S Regents Exams
1/30 – Second Marking Period ends

Liberty Middle/High School: Grades 5-8 
1/6 – Progress Reports mailed home
1/30 – Second Marking Period ends

Liberty Elementary School: Grades PreK-4
12/17 – 
Elementary Winter Concert Assemblies (snow date: 12/18), 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
1/12 –  Progress Reports mailed home
1/16 – Second Progress Period ends

Community-wide Events

Liberty Public Library Events
Sign up is not required. For questions and clarification, call (845) 292-6070.

Hat, mitten donation for children*
Liberty Public Library will be collecting donations of never worn (new with tags) winter hats, mitten, gloves, and scarves to give to children who need them. The donation box, near the front entrance of the library, will be available until January.

Crochety Knitters*
Crochety Knitters will meet every Tuesday between 10:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m

12/29 - Health Insurance Free Enrollment Assistance - 10 a.m. - noon
Certified NYS of Health Insurance Navigator, Tracy Givens-Hunter will provide free help with finding affordable health insurance. Takes place on our lower level. Drop-ins welcome; appointed can be made by calling 845-372-3232.

12/29 and 12/31 - School Break Kids Program - 1 p.m.
Get snowed in or join the library for an indoor beach party of stories, games and crafts: "Snowball Fight"  takes place Dec. 29; "Tropical Escape" will be Dec. 31.

12/31 - December Story Hour - 10:40 a.m.
Sessions for toddlers and preschoolers will be Dec. 17 and 31 at 10:40 a.m.

The Library will be closed on Dec. 24 & 25 as well as New Year's Day. Weather related closings are announced via local radio, website, and the library's answering machine.

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Liberty High School students get a taste
of crime-scene investigations

Ms. Barbara Pavlak’s Forensic Science class is exploring the various types of physical evidence that can be found at a crime scene and learning how they are used to help investigators.

Her students are currently learning about fingerprints: how they form, how they are developed, how they are used for identification and how to read fingerprint patterns.

In these photos, the students are practicing rolling each other’s fingerprints with ink.

Ms. Pavlak’s Forensics class is an investigative class geared toward students who may be interested in becoming crime scene investigators or forensic pathologists.

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