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March 06, 2015
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Upcoming Events
In the Spotlight
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Reminder: All Liberty Central Schools will be closed March 13 for a Conference Day.

Top musicians selected for 61st annual All County Music Festival
Good luck on your performances this weekend!

Over 100 Liberty Central School District students, grades 5-12, will participate in the Sullivan County Music Educators’ Association  (SCMEA) All County Music Festival on March 6 and 7.  read more

March is 'National Youth Art Month'
Youth Art Month demonstrates how Liberty schools are shaping artists. For some, all that time spent in the art classroom has resulted in a piece of art worthy enough for public display. Dozens of student-artists will get their first taste of public exposure with the opening of three major exhibits. read more

March is also 'Music in Our Schools Month'
March has been officially designated by the Board of Education as Music in Our Schools Month as an opportunity for music teachers to bring their programs to the attention of the school and community and display the benefits school music brings to students. View the district calendar for a schedule of upcoming concerts and musical performances.

Annual POPS Prism Concert RESCHEDULED for Thursday, March 5
The high school's music department will present their Annual POPS Prism Concert March 5 at 7 p.m. in the David E. Panebaker Auditorium.  The unique prism concert format allows for a continuous cycle of music as each song flows into the next without applause and minimum interruption. read more

Regular Meeting of the Board will take place March 10
The next regular Board of Education meeting will be Tuesday, March 10 in the high school media center.  The Board anticipates to enter into executive session at 6 p.m; the regular meeting is expected to resume at 7 p.m. minutes, agendas, archives

Phase II Capital Project to be revisited at special Board meeting March 19
There will be a Special Meeting of the Board of Education on Thursday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school media center to discuss the Phase II Capital Project that was previously rejected by voters on Oct. 21, 2014. phase II news archives

Anonymous Alerts: your questions, answered!
Anonymous Alerts allows students or parents to quickly, easily, and anonymously report urgent information to school officials across all of our school campuses. Click here for frequently asked questions and answers.

Families invited to the Liberty Easter Egg Hunt
There will be a free Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 28 in Liberty. View flyer

What's for lunch?
Click here to view the lunch menus for Feb. 1  - Mar. 6.

Information regarding snow days: what happens if the district runs out?
As of February 20, the Liberty Central School District has used six out of seven snow days. According to the one-page 2014-15 district calendar, if the district uses all seven snow days before the next Conference Day on Friday, Mar. 13, that day will become a regular school day. If an additional day is needed, then Monday, Apr. 6 will also become a regular school day.

LPA presents "The Sound of Music" on Mar. 20 and 21
Liberty Performing arts will present the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "The Sound of Music" at 7 p.m. on Mar. 20 and 21 in the David E. Panebaker Auditorium at Liberty High School. The cost of the tickets is $8 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. read more

Information for families about school and extreme cold
Under certain conditions, outlined here, extreme cold can cause school to be delayed or closed.  We hope this information is helpful for our students, families and staff to know more about our decision-making process.

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

Food donations needed for 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

Spaces are available in Liberty Elementary's preschool program

This is a half day morning or afternoon program designed to prepare children for kindergarten by building the foundation of Common Core literacy and math. more

For News Archives, click HERE

District-wide Events
– All-County Music Festival 4-9 p.m., Monticello High School
– All-County Music Festival 8:30 a.m.- 7 p.m., Monticello High School
3/13 – School Closed for Conference Day
3/20 – LPA production of “Sound of Music”, 7p.m., high school auditorium
3/21 – LPA production of “Sound of Music”, 7p.m., high school auditorium

Board of Education Meetings
3/17 –
Board of Education regular meeting, HS Media Center, 7 p.m.
minutes, agendas, archives

Liberty Middle/High School: Grades 9-12

3/6 - End of 3rd quarter progress report period
3/9 - Varsity Spring Sports begin

Liberty Middle/High School: Grades 5-8 
3/9 - Varsity Spring Sports begin
3/16 - Modified Spring Sports begin
3/19 – MS Parent-Teacher Conferences 5:30p.m.

Liberty Elementary School: Grades PreK-4

Liberty Public Library Events

2/21 or 3/21 – Get your taxes done for free from 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Volunteers trained and certified as tax counselors will prepare and e-file your Federal and State tax returns at the library for free. You must make a one hour appointment by calling the library at (845)292-6070.

Ongoing Events:

Story Hour for Toddlers and Preschoolers is held every Wed. at 10:40 a.m.

Knitters & Crocheters Club is held every Tues. at 10:00 a.m.

The LHS "My Point of View" Photography Display will be shown now through Feb. 24

Library Offers Overdrive eBooks and eMagazines: The current issues of 45 popular magazines can be downloaded here for 7 day periods.

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Students Recognized for Positive Behavior

28 middle school students posed for a photo and reflected on the impact of positive reinforcement on their school community as part of a monthly PBIS recognition celebration at Liberty Middle School.

PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and is a school-wide student behavior improvement model that the school implemented to develop positive behavior to create a positive climate for learning.

Students are regularly are recognized by staff and teachers for demonstrating a safe, responsible, and respectful character and presented with a prize.

This December, Principal Jack Strassman decided to recognize teachers as well.
“I’ve always felt strongly that recognizing students and teachers for their efforts encourages others to follow suit,” he said. “It’s a fun way to remind teachers that they are doing a great job as positive role models or our students.”

Click here for a video.

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