Liberty Letter

October 2021

A Message from Dr. Cassidy

Please take a moment (or two) to read this newsletter all the way through. We have included a lot of information about our school, as well as information about some outstanding community programs that are coming up.


Nine weeks down! It's hard to believe that we are already at the end of the first nine weeks. Our students and staff have been champions this nine weeks as they have had to relearn the process of "school". It's been three school years since we have seen "normal" and we are all missing it. However, we have worked together to make the best of the situation. I'm proud of all of our students and staff.


One thing is for sure...whether student or staff, I am positive all are ready for this long weekend! We hope you are all able to rest and find some time to be together as a family.

Thank you ALIVE Wesleyan Church

ALIVE Wesleyan Church recently donated Physical Education equipment to one of our classes. We are so appreciative of the love and support that ALIVE offers to Liberty Middle School students and staff.

JOIN US!

Please join us on Monday, October 25th at 6:00 p.m. We will be hosting an event where you will learn how to plan for high school and college in a way that will not require as many student loans.


Each family will receive a free book, pizza and plan on how to get to a college education debt free.


Please RSVP to https://tinyurl.com/LMSDFreeD

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Counselors' Corner

Be sure to visit our Counselors' Corner to learn more about the PSAT, Christmas Help, Camps Hands of Hope, and some mental health tips.


Counselors' Corner

Report Cards

It's almost that time! We've made it through the first nine weeks. Report cards will be sent home on October 18th. Be on the lookout.

NAMI Offerings

Refresh & Reclaim: A Boundaries & Self-Care Workshop is a free 45-60 minute interactive workshop that introduces the relationship between healthy boundaries and self-care. Participants will discuss barriers to self-care and learn to apply the concepts discussed to set and maintain healthy boundaries, personally and professionally, to promote mental wellness.

*Participation requires a wireless device.

Ending the Silence (ETS) for Families is a 60-minute presentation for parents and other primary caregivers of students that helps raise awareness around mental health conditions. The program is delivered by a trained, two-person team and includes a PowerPoint slide show featuring video clips of students sharing their personal challenges/successes with various mental illnesses (including depression and anxiety), a young adult with a mental health condition sharing their story of living in recovery, and a Q&A. The presentation includes:

  • Warning signs of mental health conditions
  • Facts and statistics
  • Suicide awareness and prevention
  • How to approach and talk to your student
  • How to work with school staff
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Virtual Student Summit

Registration for the November 2021 Virtual Student Summit hosted by the Clemson University’s Office of College Preparation and Outreach is now open. This event is co-sponsored by Boeing and will take place on Saturday, November 6th from 10am- 3pm through Zoom. This summit is designed to educate, inspire, and empower underrepresented middle and high school students but is open to any 7th-12th grade student who registers. Students can expect to hear from a variety of speakers that will hold interactive sessions about the college admissions process, financial aid options, strategies for academic success in high school, leadership development, career options and much more! In addition to sessions, students will have the opportunity to hear from colleges/universities from around South Carolina during a virtual college fair. Our keynote speaker is star of the tv show Greenleaf, actor Lamman Rucker.


The link to register is www.clemson.edu/virtualsummit.

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Support During Quarantine

If your student has been quarantined, we want to help! Our goal at LMS is to work together to keep students from feeling overwhelmed when they return to school. If your student is put on quarantine or absent for any period of time please look at link below.


https://tinyurl.com/yt6kv3df

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Volleyball

Congratulations to the LMS volleyball team. They had another win (3-1) against Dacusville last night. Join us for the last home game on Wednesday, October 13th at 5:30 as they take on Belton Middle School.
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E-Books

Take a minute to watch this video to learn how access E-Books. Any day is a good day to read!


https://youtu.be/ea79qI3_DG4

Soil Donations Needed

Liberty Middle School is implementing A Middle School Gardening Project. We will use training from Pickens County 4H and the School Gardening for SC Educators Program. Clemson Cooperative Extension and 4H will be donating seeds and vegetable transplants for all year planting. The school is in need of any Top Soil, Potting Mix or Seasoned Mulch that can be donated for this Gardening Project. Anyone interested in donating should contact Mr. Fair at rogerfair@pickens.k12.sc.us.

Upcoming Dates

October 11 - No School - Holiday


October 12 - No School - Professional Development Day


October 13 - Volleyball Game - Home - v. Belton Middle - 5:30 pm


October 15 - Last day to RSVP for the Debt Free Degree Program


October 25 - Debt Free Degree Program - 6:00 pm