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Upcoming Events
8/4/2014
- Registration
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8/9/2014
Home Game - FCA Football Jamboree
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
8/11/2014
- Make up Registration
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
8/12/2014
8/22/2014
 
District Announcements
Visit Our New Website
Beginning the week of July 1, we're switching to a new website host. You should still be able to find our district homepage at www.pickens.k12.sc.us, but if you're seeing this site, please click here to go directly to our new district site. There you'll find more information about the website transition.
 
Likewise, our school websites will transition a new look, but you should still find them at the same URL addresses as before. If you don't see anything different about your school's site yet, just wait a day or two as we finish the changes.
 
Please take some time to explore the new sites as they go live. You will find that most information is arranged in the same way as it was, but many things have been rearranged to make the sites easier to navigate. We hope the new sites will make you feel more informed and connected to our schools than ever.

Save the Date!
The dates and times for registration and Meet the Teacher nights for the 2014-2015 school year have been set.

Elementary Meet the Teacher night will be Thursday, August 14, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at every elementary school in the district. 

Click below for a detailed list of dates and times for middle and high school registration. Mark your calendar!

Registration Dates and Times

Welcome to Liberty High School!
Student Government Elections
The results of the 2014 Student Government Association elections are in!
  • Student Body President: Tori Pegram
  • Student Body VP: Kathryn Durham
  • Junior Class President: Monica Keever
  • Junior Class VP: Sara Devilbiss
  • Sophomore President: Blair Dismukes
  • Sophomore VP: Genefer Lewis
  • SGA Secretary/Treasurer: Maddie Sampson
  • SGA Historian: Kara Moore

Weidman signs with Life University
Nikki Weidman, of Liberty High School, has signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Life University in Marietta, GA to compete in wrestling. She helped lead LHS to a team Region Championship and State Runner-up finish again this season. 
 
LHS Wrestling Coach Dale Burrell said “Nikki has wrestled at Liberty for the past 6 years. She was the varsity starter for all 4 years of high school. Her career record includes 93 victories; almost all of which were against male competitors. This year she was the Pickens County Champion, she won the team workhorse award, and she was the Skyline AA female region athlete of the year. She is the 4th of 5 siblings to wrestle at LHS. I am very proud to see her continue her career on the collegiate level.”
 
In addition to her success in wrestling, Nikki has competed in cross country and track while at LHS.   This season she was All-Region in track in the 800 m run and finished 4th in the state.
 
She was selected as the Region I-AA Female Athlete of the Year for 2013-14.
 
Pictured are:   LHS Asst. Coach Michael Connor, Nikki with her mom, Jeanette Weidman, and LHS Coach Dale Burrell

 
Roberts named All-State and All-Star
Congratulations to Caleb Roberts for being named All-State by the SC Baseball Coaches Association.  He was also selected to play in the North South All-Star game.  This recognizes him as one of the top seniors in the state. 









Balawi wins 1600 m at State
Abraham Balawi won the 1600 m run at the AA State Track meet.  He also was All-Region I-AA in the 800 m, 1600 m and 3200 m Run.



Student Medication
All medication must be picked up by the end of the school year. Medication left in the health room will be destroyed and cannot be kept in the health room over the summer. If your student rides a bus, a parent must pick up the medication at school.
Remember, any prescription medication given at school next school year will require a physician's authorization. You may carry the medication permission form to your student's physician and have them fill out the top portion. We will not be able to administer prescription medications without physician authorization. The Medication Permission form can be found on the School District of Pickens County website and on the school website through Student Services, Health Information.


To Find Our School:

Please use the following address when trying to locate Liberty High School using a GPS system: 435 Ruhamah Road, Liberty, SC.









AA State Track Meet Results
Congratulations to Abraham Balawi for winning State in the 1600 m run!   He also finished 7th in the 3200 m run.
Josh Marshall finished 4th in the 400 m hurdles.
The boys’ placed 28th out of 64 teams in AA & A.
 
Nikki Weidman finished 4th in the 800 m run.
Hannan Balawi finished 5th in both the 1600 m and 3200 m runs.
The girls’ 4 x 400 m relay team (Kiley James, Grace Trotter, Caroline Whitt and Nikki Weidman) finished 8th.
Amber Ayers finished 6th in the long jump.
The girls’ placed 22nd out of 59 teams in AA & A.

Red Devil Booster Club meeting
The Red Devil Booster Club will have the end of the year meeting on Thursday, May 29th, at 6:00 pm in the LHS Cafeteria
 
Anyone interested in running for an office for next year, please contact Brian Dismukes  at  864-207-0617    or bkdismukes@gmail.com       ---   we need parents of our athletes to get involved.  The booster club supports all our sports!








8 LHS Athletes advance to State Track Meet
At the AA Upper State Track Meet held at Liberty, LHS qualified 8 athletes in 9 events (5 events for girls / 4 events for boys):
Nikki Weidman – 800 m (2nd)
Hanan Balawi – 1600 m (2nd), 3200 m (2nd)
4 x 400 m Relay – Kiley James, Grace Trotter, Shanda Russell & Nikki Weidman (4th)
Amber Ayers – Long Jump (4th)
Abraham Balawi – 800 m (3rd), 1600 m (tied for 1st), 3200 m (2nd)
Josh Marshall – 400 m Hurdles (3rd)
Congratulations to these athletes for advancing to STATE!   Good luck on Saturday, May 17th!

Chambers & Whitmire sign with SMC Wrestling
Tanner Chambers and Garrett Whitmire, of Liberty High School, have signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Spartanburg Methodist College to compete in wrestling. These two seniors helped lead LHS to a team Region Championship and State Runner-up finish again this season. 
 
Tanner has a career record of 116-36. He wrestled for Liberty High for 6 years and was a 3 year starter. He was a state placer twice, including the State Champion in the 182 pound weight class this year. At the end of his senior season, he was selected to compete in the North-South All-Star match, was All-Region and was the 2014 Skyline AA Wrestler of the Year. In addition to his high school career, he has wrestled freestyle and Greco-Roman tournaments on the national level. He has been a state champion in these styles multiple times. Tanner also played football at LHS and was All-Region this season.
 
Garrett wrestled for Liberty High for 6 years. He has a career record of 79-34, including a stellar 32-13 record his senior year. He was the Pickens County Champion in his weight class for all 4 years of high school. This season he was All-Region and placed 4th in the state in the 138 weight class.
 
LHS Wrestling Coach Dale Burrell said “Tanner is very strong and explosive. He is dangerous to opponents because he is a diverse wrestler. He has a unique combination of strength, speed, and technique. Garrett is a deceptive wrestler. He wrestles a "funk" style of wrestling that most opponents have difficulty dealing with. Both Tanner and Garrett are dedicated wrestlers who work very hard to improve their skills.”
 
Pictured - Seated:  Jeri Whitmire, Garrett Whitmire, Tanner Chambers, Kim Chambers
Standing:  Tom Whitmire, LHS Wrestling Coach Dale Burrell, LHS Asst. Wrestling Coach Michael Connor, Butch Chambers

Red & Black (May 2014)
The May edition of the Liberty High Schoool newsletter, Red & Black, is now available online. Printed copies will go home with students on the back of fourth quarter interim reports later this week.

This issue includes important information about second semester exams, prom, awards day, yearbook, and important upcoming events at LHS.

Red & Black (May 2014)









Prom Tickets
Prom tickets will go on sale beginning Monday, May 5, 2014, in room 408. 

Ticket Prices:
LHS Seniors: $25.00
LHS Juniors: $30.00
All Other Guests: $30.00 

Everyone must complete the prom approval form before being allowed to purchase tickets. If you owe seat time, detention, or money to the cafeteria or media center, you will not be allowed to purchase prom tickets. If your guest is a student at LHS, they must complete a separate form.

Forms are available from Mr. Stewart in room 408 and from Mrs. Waring at the front desk in the main office. 



Students Achieve GOLD on WorkKeys Career Readiness Test
The following students achieved the GOLD level on their WorkKeys Career Readiness Tests​. 



L-R: Savannah Swaney, Brandon Newton, Kristen Kitchens, Darien Painter, and Kasey Holcombe. Not pictured: Aaron Daves. 


Palmetto Boys State & Palmetto Girls State
LHS is pleased to announce that the following students have been selected as delegates for Palmetto Boys State and Palmetto Girls State.  The girls are sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary group.  They will attend the Palmetto Girls State week, the week of June 8, at Presbyterian College.  The boys are sponsored by the American Legion Post.  They will attend Palmetto Boys State week, the week of June 8, at Anderson University.  These are amazing opportunities for these students!
Girls State Delegates are Krista Boozer, and Caroline Evatt. Boys State Delegates are: Andrew King, Hunter Moore, James Grayson, and Drew Culpepper.


Free Meals for Children During The Summer
During the summer, the School District of Pickens County will provide a free breakfast and lunch to school age children up to 18 years of age and to those with physical or mental disabilities that are 19 years or older and enrolled in school.  The program will be housed at West End Elementary, Pickens Elementary, and Liberty High Schools and is open to all children in Pickens County. The program will operate from June 12 – August 8, 2014 with the exception of July 4th. The program will be closed July 4th in recognition of Independence Day.

2014 Application





Heart of a Champion - Jordan Kirby
Jordan Kirby, manager for our track teams, has been selected as the Spring Sports Heart of a Champion winner for Liberty High School.  This award is presented by the Foothills Fellowship of Christian Athletes to student athletes who exemplify the values of FCA:  Integrity, Service, Teamwork and Excellence.   Congratulations to Jordan on this recognition.  Pictured is Mac Campbell, FCA representative, presenting Jordan her award.




Congratulations, Heath White!
Heath White has signed to play football at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. Heath played running back and wide receiver for the Red Devils.
While at LHS, Heath has also played basketball and ran track. This winter he was a member of our State Runner-Up wrestling team. Heath is a scholar athlete at LHS and is a member of the youth group at Enon Baptist Church.
Coach Kyle Stewart said: “Heath has a never say die attitude. He goes hard in practice and games the entire time and never gives up. His tremendous work ethic will help him succeed on the next level.”
Pictured:   Seated is Heath with his parents, Kevin and Amy White. Standing is LHS Head Football Coach Kyle Stewart.





Heart of a Champion - Tanner Chambers
Congratulations to Tanner Chambers, LHS wrestler, for being selected as LHS's winter sports Heart of a Champion award winner.  This award is selected by the winter coaches and administrators and presented by the Foothills FCA.  The award is presented to one athlete per season from each of the local high schools who demonstrate the 4 core values of FCA:  Integrity, Service, Teamwork and Excellence.  We congratulate Tanner on this recognition!





Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
Liberty High School will be implementing the School District of Pickens County BYOD policy on March 3, 2014.   Changes that will be implemented are the Liberty High School cafeteria and courtyard will now become a Tech Zone during food service times. This will mean students are able to use their electronic devices for any purpose except for making phone calls during this time in the cafeteria and courtyard. 
 
Each teacher will designate his/her classroom as a BYOD classroom through signage.   If a teacher chooses to not have their classroom as BYOD then students must abide by the district cell phone policy while in class.   If a teacher’s classroom is designated as BYOD then students will use devices at the discretion of the teacher. 
               
All students wishing to participate in BYOD must return the completed BYOD permission form!



BYOD Student Presentation
BYOD Student Agreement
BYOD Parent Letter


Snow Make-Up Days:




2013-2014 Student Handbook
The student handbook for 2013-2014 is now available online. The information found in the student handbook is very important and should be familiar to all students at LHS.

2013-2014 Student Handbook 











2014 Daily Bell Schedule
There is a new bell schedule at LHS this school year. Please take note. Club One meets only on Wednesdays, unless there are special occasions. Students will follow the daily schedule at all other times. 

Click here to download the new bell schedules












Click here to see previous announcements!

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in compliance with Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Section 504, and all other applicable civil rights legislation.
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