Monday, April 29, 2013
High school group took time to showcase their talents for students.
The West Orange Winter Color Guard, a nationally ranked team in its 10th year performing along with the performing percussion band, visited Liberty Middle School April 19 to entertain the eighth grade students. Each year the Marching Band, Step Teams, Jubilee Choir and Winter Color Guard visit the middle school to provide a preview of activities available as the students transition to the high school. Liberty Middle School Principal Robert Klemt welcomed West Orange High School Band Director Erin McClure and the performers. Klemt acknowledged Liberty alumni and encouraged the students to get involved in sports, clubs or the range of music experiences. "Not only are the West Orange High School groups providing an extremely entertaining …
Monday, February 4, 2013
The MATHCOUNTS competition allowed students to compete in math-based competition on Saturday, Feb. 3.
Students from throughout the region recently had a chance to flaunt their number sense in a good-spirited competition. Among those who participated in the annual "MATHCOUNTS" contest were West Orange's three middle schools. The event was held at Liberty Middle School on Saturday, Feb. 3. Students participating in each school's afterschool math clubs were invited to take part in this yearly event. The "MATHCOUNTS" Competition is a national middle school mathematics contest that promotes mathematics achievement through a series of fun and engaging "bee" style contests. Represented at the competition were 228 “Math-letes” from 29 schools in the North Central Chapter of MATHCOUNTS. The format of the competition was as follows:
Friday, December 21, 2012
Students at Liberty Middle School recently handed out gifts, provided holiday spirit for students at township's Washington Elementary School.
Friday, December 21, 2012
On Tuesday, Dec. 19, staff and students from Liberty Middle School and the school’s Helping Hands Club brought some holiday spirit by delivering nearly 450 gifts to students from the township’s Washington Elementary School. The event, planned by Liberty Middle School teacher and Helping Hands Club Advisor Jane Horwitz, provided gifts to every student at the Washington Elementary School. "For the past 8 years,” Horwitz said, “Liberty Middle School has participated in a toy drive that gifted presents to special needs children in Newark. This year, with the help of the Jackson Malia Foundation we decided to give gifts to needy students right here in our West Orange community.” The Jackson Malia Fund, Horwitz added, was set up when Jackson …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
The school raised awareness by wearing purple and creating a human purple ribbon.
For the sixth consecutive year, the students and faculty at Liberty Middle School were encouraged to wear purple to raise awareness during November’s Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month about the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States. The week was organized by one of the school’s math teachers, Todd Cohen, who lost his father to pancreatic cancer 10 years ago and volunteers for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, a pancreatic cancer charity. During the week, pancreatic cancer facts were read during the morning announcements and the students were given purple ribbons that were sorted by the Student Council to wear Friday, Nov. 16. Cohen said the five-year survival rate is six percent. With no early-detection method or …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Event at Liberty Middle School slated to thank township employees for their work during the storm.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Mayor Robert D. Parisi and the township of West Orange will host a "Hurricane Sandy Donation Drive" at the Liberty Middle School, 1 Kelly Dr. on Thursday, Nov. 15 beginning at 6 p.m. The event is being called a community gathering and appreciation party to thank township employees for all the hard work they performed in the aftermath of the storm that knocked down trees, pulled down wires and caused damage around the township in the overnight hours of Oct. 28 and 29. "After the storm, many residents were reaching out to us to ask, how can we help others," said Parisi. "Also, our township employees worked around the clock during that period, and I wanted to acknowledge them and say thanks." Parisi decided that the best way to show …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Students raised money and awareness, and formed a human pink ribbon at school.
Liberty Middle School students in West Orange formed a human Breast Cancer Ribbon as part of an activity on "Pink & Denim" day to recognize breast cancer awareness. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and a group of students raised money and made a visible gesture about their desire to wipe out all cancers, according to Jeanine Genauer, spokeswoman for the West Orange schools. Student council members also helped collect one dollar donations for the fight for the cure, Genauer said. Krystal McGruder, a seventh grade student and student council member, said the students worked hard during their free time to help the cause, "I raised money for a good cause which will help people in need. During lunch, we got a lot of donations from both…
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Program at Liberty Middle School holds its first fundraiser.
Students at Liberty Middle School found a way to beat the heat and raise some money for autism awareness at the school on Monday. Cars pulled up to the school throughout the morning to get their cars hand washed by more 80 students. And students dunked their hands in soapy water and scrubbed cars as part of the school’s Extended Year Program to fundraise for autism awareness. Coordinator of the program and school psychologist Sanhita Kar was also at the car wash on Monday getting her hands wet. She said that the academic program primarily helps special needs students with reading, language arts, mathematics and other services. Kar said this was the program’s first car wash as well as the first car wash for many of the students. She …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Liberty Middle School holds fifth annual Pajama Party as a way to focus on reading for young people throughout the district.
For one night, Liberty Middle School was transformed into a campground. With no campfires or wild animals around, the only things rustling were the pages of books being read in the district’s newest school. It was Liberty Middle School's fifth annual Pajama Party held from 6 to 8 p.m. on May 11. Designed to promote literacy, the theme of the event was “Read S’More Books” and dozens of children in grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade were exposed to different ways to enjoy reading. “It’s a great way to encourage young people to read,” Solimo said. “It’s so important to nurture and promote reading and our pajama party is one way we are trying to do that. But everyone needs to remember, reading is a year-round event.” The program is …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The Liberty Middle School Antibullying Ambassadors create a video to prevent bullying throughout the school and community.
The Liberty Middle School Antibullying Ambassadors recently submitted a video in order to participate in the “For Good” Video Contest hosted through SchoolClimate.org. After joining the Upstander Alliance, the Ambassadors were eager and excited to showcase what they are doing at Liberty that puts an end to bullying. The Ambassadors came up with a catchy and fun take on how their club responds to bullying situations that arise on their school campus. The club members are sort of like the school’s “Bully Patrol,” which showcases how they are actively involved in witnessing and calling out bullying when it’s happening. With a bit of humor and slight exaggeration, the Ambassadors' true message is preserved in the video. The students are on…
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The Off-Broadway production will be performed on May 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Liberty Middle School
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
It might be a few weeks after Earth Day, but Liberty Middle School will be going green in a big way this May. Featuring a giant green plant, the hit Off-Broadway musical “Little Shop of Horrors” will be performed on May 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Liberty Middle School auditorium. Tickets are $10 apiece and can be purchased via this link or going to www.seatyourself.biz/LMS. Seymour (Daniel Querques), a down-and-out skid row floral assistant, becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon "Audrey II" grows into an ill-tempered, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature …