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Backpacks for Buddies! Backpacks for Buddies

Sunny 95 and Mad River Mountain salute rising stars, Alee Brunty and Katie Wells.  Alee and Katie, 8th graders at Liberty Union Middle School, discovered that some of their classmates would head into the weekend not knowing where their next meal would come from.  So Alee and Katie started a program called Backpacks for Buddies.  

Elementary Spelling Bee (Rescheduled) Spelling Bee

The Liberty Union Elementary Spelling Bee has been rescheduled to Monday, February 12th at 1:30!

LUES Yearbooks for Sale! Sale

Liberty Union Elementary School YEARBOOKS are now on sale!

Ordering available until February 6, 2018

Full-Color Yearbook:  $13.00


To order visit:  www.inter-state.com/yearbook and enter this code:  22173V

The Parent Project: Parents are the Answer The Parent Project

Come join us through this journey of parenthood.  You are not alone!

You will receive information on…                                 

How to have better communication with your teen.  Improve school attendance and performance.  Prevent or intervene in alcohol and other drug use.  Find resources to help.  For more information, visit our website www.facfc.org, contact us at 740-652-7287 or pamela.redding@fairfieldcountyohio.gov


Portrait of an LU Grad LU

Liberty Union-Thurston School District is embarking on a journey to define our Core Values and bring Our Vision and Our Mission into practical implementation.


Our Mission: Empowering all students to maximize their talents.  

Our Vision: Preparing every student to be successful in the 21st century.

Our Core Values:

Innovative Excellence

Student Achievement

Collaborative Leadership

Responsible Citizenship

Safe and Productive Learning Organization

All buildings closed Closed

All Liberty Union-Thruston School buildings will be closed and all activities are canceled for this evening due to weather.  Any updates will be posted here on our website, Facebook, or the official LU App. 

Liberty Union will be dismissing early Friday January 12 Early Release Friday

 Early release due to the strong possibility of snow and ice in the early afyernoon, Friday, January 12th.  Liberty Union High School and Middle School will release at 12 pm.  Elementary school will release at 1 pm.

College Credit Plus Meeting for Parents and Students meeting


Who should attend:  2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR FOR GRADES 7-12


When:  THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2018

             6:00 PM- 7:30 PM



LUES Blizzard Bag 1 snow

Having trouble finding your elementary child's Blizzard Bag 1 Information?  Well, look no further!  Click "Read More..." to find more information!

Snow Day Information Snow Days

When I have the opportunity to speak with the students the question asked most often is, “Are you going to give us a lot of snow days?”    I know the students love snow days, but I know the change in schedule impacts parents because they need to make alternative plans for their children that day.  My number one concern is the safety of the children.  The current weather, temperature and future weather are all factors in making a decision to hold school, delay or cancel.


Veteran's Day at LU-T Veteran's Day

LU-T Schools honor their Veterans.  Thank you for your service!

2017 Breakfast with Santa Santa

Liberty Union Music Boosters Present

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday December 2nd  

8:30 - 11:00 AM in the

Liberty Union HS Auditorium

$6.00 per person


Event includes:

Pancake and sausage breakfast

Visits & Photos with Santa

Holiday Crafts

Secret Santa shop


Holiday Music performed by LUHS band and choir students


This is a fun way to kick off the holiday season. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors!  All ages are welcome to attend!

Questions can be directed to Alicia Miller at 614-440-6414, aliciamiller9418@gmail.com or Gale Staples at 740-862-9212, staplespiano@gmail.com

October FFA Newsletter FFA

Throughout the past four months, that Liberty Union FFA has been busy preparing for the Forestry CDE.  This rigorous event requires the students to know over 50 different species of trees, identify numerous forestry tools, chainsaws, conduct scientific studies for a timber stand improvement along with identify different forestry problems found in the Ohio Region.  The team consisted of Ray Chestnut, Ali Ety, Alex Gibbs, Mya Gorsuch, Michael Hiles, Ethan Kaper, Kaylee Savage and Lucas Slone.  These students would spend hours each week studying and preparing with various coaches and college instructors to obtain the knowledge needed to succeed with this contest.  

2-Hour Late Arrival Reminder

Reminder:  There is a 2-Hour Late Arrival scheduled for Wednesday, Januray 24th.  LUES and LUMS students can sign up to join the Delayed Start Activities at LUES, which is provided by the Baltimore-Thurston Ministerial Association & area churches.

Computer Insurance for LUHS and LUMS Students Insurance

At Liberty Union-Thurston High and Middle Schools, your child has the wonderful opportunity to be able to use a Chromebook to enhance and accelerate their learning.  LUHS and LUMS are considered 1-to-1 with Chromebooks, meaning that each student is assigned their own Chromebook to use and carry with them from class to class.  Since your child is given the responsibility of carrying the same Chromebook each day, he/she is responsible for any damages that occur with their assigned Chromebook.  Since some damages can be costly, we wanted to offer the option of insurance to cover the damages that may occur to your child’s assigned device.  Below is the information about insurance offered by the Worth Ave. Group.  You can  complete and mail-in the below form to the Worth Ave. Group, or visit the libertyunion.org website, under the “Parents and Students” tab to find the Student Computer Insurance Portal to purchase insurance online.

Art, After School Program, Student of the Month After School Program Students

At tonight's board meeting, HS Art Students, After School Program Students, and Student of the Month.

Take Your Parent To School Day

October 30th & November 6th

Fair Break Reminder Fair Reminder

This is a reminder that Liberty Union-Thurston Schools will not be in session Monday, October 9th through Friday, October 13th for the Fairfield County Fair!

September 27th Delayed Start Delayed Start

Do you need a fun, safe place to go during
Liberty Union’s Delayed Start
on September 27?
You are invited to hang out at the
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL until school starts.
Parents may drop off their students at the elementary school any time between 6:45 a.m. and 10:40 a.m.
(An adult needs to walk into the building with the student.)
Middle School students will need to walk to the middle school
when their school day begins.

Preparing for Blizzard Bags Snowflake

I know you will read this and think... seriously?  


But, I feel the chill in the air already... so it is time to think about BLIZZARD BAGS :-)   

September Board of Education Meeting Board

The September Board Meeting on Monday, September 11th at 7:00 PM will include a Board discussion on the November Permanent Improvement Levy, and the vision and direction the Board has for LU-T facilities.

7th Grade Parent Communication Survey 7th Grade Parent Communication Survey


7th Grade Parents:

We have been made aware that our 7th Grade Parent Communication Survey link is not working, and we apologize for the technical difficulty! Please use this link to find the survey: 7th Grade Parent Communication Survey

Remember, this link is for parents who need Progress Book access or would like a "guardian invite" to the 7th Grade (General) Google Classroom. If there are any other communication concerns, please don't hesitate to email any of the 7th grade teachers! 

Teen and Childrens Walk-In Clinic

Fairfield Department of Health is holding walk-in school immunization clinics September 7th and 19th from 3 to 5 PM at 1550 Sheridan Dr. Suite 100 in Lancaster for ages 6-18. 

Insurances, Medicaid, and Cash will be accepted as payment.


For more information call 740-652-2800

Backpacks for Buddies Backpacks for Buddies

This school year we will be doing our Backpacks for Buddies Program again.  This program offers food items a few times a month for families in need.  This program runs October-May.  If you sign up with Kay Williamsons' after-school program, students automatically receive a bag.  If you are interested in your child being in this great program, please fill out the form below and return to the school office as soon as possible.  If you are interested in donating to this program, please email Mrs. Harris:  tammy.harris@libertyunion.org.


Backpacks for Buddies Sign-Up Form

Device Pick up LU Announcement

Students that have not recieved their device may pick theirs up Monday August 14th, 2017 between 9-11AM.  AUP/CUA must be signed by parent/guardian and student prior to receiving device.  Freshman will recieve their device August 16th.


Loan Agreement is now part of the AUP/CUA.  One signature for all forms is needed. 

Student Device Pick Up LU Chromebooks

The following is the schedule for student device pick up.

Sophomores and Juniors - Monday August 7th 10-12

Seniors - Tuesday August 8th 10-12

Freshman will recieve their device their first day of school, August 16th.

Signed documents by parent/guardian and student must be completed prior to recieving the device.

Computer Use Agreement and Signature Page

Open Houses and Orientation LU Logo

Planning for the beginning of the school year?  Well you are in luck!  Here is Open House information for LUHS, LUMS and LUES schools, and Freshmen Orientation:

LU-T is a Google for Education Preferred District! LU-T Selected as by Google

Liberty Union-Thurston Local School District has been selected by Google for Education as a preferred and reference district.

Google for Education Reference Districts are districts that demonstrate excellence and thought leadership through the innovative use of technology, including G Suite for Education (formerly known as Google Apps for Education) and Chromebooks, to drive impact and positive learning outcomes.

News and Updates Official LU Mobile App

Get the official LU App to recieve notification regarding all things Liberty Union!  Get the latest news, alerts, and information right on your phone, tablet, or iPad.  Its easy to use and easy to set up.

Summer Food Service Program Clickable Map Summer Food Service Program

Children ages 1 through 18 are eligible to receive free meals during the summer months at participating program sites. Individuals ages 19 through 21 who have been identified as having mental or physical disabilities and are following Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) through their current enrollment in educational programs also are eligible for free summer meals. For more information or to find a location near you call 1-866-3-HUNGRY (486479)

IMPORTANT: Dates for FFA Summer Events ffa

Important Dates for 2017-2018

All Members that want to be considered for the National Convention Trip MUST complete at least 5 summer activities.  These are events held in the months of June, July and August.

Summer Links iReady

Have fun and stay cool this summer with JiJi and iReady lessons!

LUHS Graduation Streamed Live LU Logo

If you, a family member, or friend cannot make it to the Class of 2017 Graduation Ceremony, watch it live on YouTube!

LU-T Summer School 2017 Registration Summer School

Please print off the pamphlet to register for Summer School 2017 or fill out the online registration form!

The LU-T Pro Peace Project LU-T Pro Peace

The LU-T Pro Peace Project presented their final projects to the board!  Liberty Union-Thurston High School students started a mentoring program with the elementary students.  They plan to visit their elementary buddies once a week and provide a positive support system for their buddy.  Liberty Union-Thurston Elementary School students created a variety of projects to help empower and inspire students in their building.  Projects include:  updating the LUES Pro Peace Corner website, creating a bucket filling initiative, planning a project to have students read with live animals, how to be a good sport at recess examples and how to be a BULLY BUSTER!

Special (Emergency) Board of Education Meeting Board of Education

Special (Emergency) Board of Education Meeting tomorrow (Wednesday, April 5th) at 8:00 p.m. in the District Office.  The meeting will be held in Executive Session for the purpose of discussing personnel.

Liberty Union Thurston Schools Launches Mobile App Liberty Union Mobile App

Liberty Union-Thurston Schools is happy to announce the release of its Mobile App.  This app is available for iPhone and Android phones, Tablets, and iPad.

You can find installation and setting up notifications here on Liberty Union's Support page.

Java & Jazz Java and Jazz

The Liberty Union Music Boosters presents Java & Jazz on May 6 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in the auditorium.  Event includes performances by the LUHS Jazz Band as well as Community Jazz Band and other individual performances.  Come for the music and the appetizers and desserts!  This event is FREE so bring the entire family, all ages are welcome to attend.

LUES Kindergarten Registration registration

Please visit LUES at 1000 S. Main St. for paperwork.

Your child must be 5 years old by August 1, 2017.

Call Mrs. Wade at 740-862-4143 for more information!

Liberty Union-Thurston Local Schools  |  1108 S. Main St  |  Baltimore, OH 43105
Phone:(740) 862-4171  |  Fax:(740) 862-2015