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Liberty Union-Thurston Schools Receive National Recognition TechXcellence 2018

District Administration magazine is honoring 22 schools and districts for education technology initiatives as part of the Schools of TechXcellence program. This is the second year for this national recognition program.  Liberty Union-Thurston is one of the 22 schools and districts nation wide to be honored.

Ag Day 2018 Ag Day Flyer



When:  Saturday, May 19th  10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Where:  Liberty Union Middle School Shelter House


Please join us for a fun-filled day of Ag related activities, including presentations by the Antique Tractor Club and Ohio Cattlemen's Association.  Events will also include a Tractor Drive, Kiddie Tractor Pull, Face Painting, 50/50 Raffle, Dunk Tank, and Concession stand to collect donations for a community project!

Stick around for a few water games and an ice cream treat for completing the Ag Day Challenge!

Scrap Metal Drive Metal Drive

Want to benefit the environment, help out a local school, and get some scrap off your hands?  Donate to the Liberty Union Athletic Boosters Scrap Metal Drive!


When:  May 12th    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where:  500 W. Washington St. Baltimore, OH  43105  (Parking lot behind the gymnasium on the east side of Liberty Union High School)

Who:  100% of the proceeds will benefit the non-profit Liberty Union Athletic Boosters.

Middle School Career Exploration Summer Camp Career Exploration Summer Camp

Test Drive YOUR Future!  


Free Summer Camp on June 6, 7, 8

(Open to middle school students* currently in grades 6th, 7th, and 8th)


Morning session:  9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Afternoon session:  12:30 - 3:00 p.m.

(Students may choose one or both sessions... if both, bring a sack lunch)


Registration begins April 1st and continues until May 15th (or until full)

See flyer for all details!

Fairfield County Engineering Technology Camp Tech Camp

Does your Junior High or High Schooler love Legos, math, technology, or science? Then this is the camp for them. This camp uses STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) in fun and creative ways. Students will learn how things are made- from research and design to the finished product. This five-day camp is facilitated by a college instructor as well as a junior high STEM teacher. Students will see their classroom lessons come to life with tours of area manufacturers that use cutting edge technology and automation. To be a part of this exciting new camp go to Fairfield33.com or contact Fairfield County’s Economic Development Department at Rick. Szabrak@fairfieldcountyohio.gov or 740-652-7160.

Regional Spelling Bee B. Shy

Bailey Shy, a fourth grade student at Liberty Union-Thurston Elementary, participated in the 2018 Scripps College of Communication Regional Spelling be hosted at Ohio University, Athens, March 24th.

Liberty Union Music Newsletter Winter Newsletter

The LU Bands and Choirs had some truly
wonderful December performances,
including theWinter Concerts at the Middle
and High Schools.Students in the LU
Bands and Choirs also performed for the
Breakfast with Santa event in December.
Students in theBandsand Choirs also
participated in the Fairfield County Honor
Band and the HS Solo and Ensemble event.

Kindergarten Parent Meeting Scheduled
Student Safety LU

This post is in regards to the incident reported by the Baltimore Police Department.  School officials became aware of two separate security issues on Monday (February 26th) evening that involved two Liberty Union high school students.  The Baltimore Police Department was contacted Monday night.  School officials also contacted the parents of the students involved that night.

Be Our Guest at a very special Story Time with Belle and Friends Belle
The Liberty Union Music Department
Would like to cordially invite you
Be Our Guest
at a very special Story Time
with Belle and Friends
Sunday, March 11th
from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Liberty Union Middle School
Stories, Music, Crafts, face painting, light refreshments and
a special magical appearance at 3:30 p.m.
Belle and her friends from Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast Tickets Now on Sale! Get your Tickets Now! Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Liberty Union Music Department presents Beauty and the Beast

March 23-25

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


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!

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.

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

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)

2018-2019 Transportation Request Bus





Complete the online form below.

LU Basketball Camp Registration LU Basketball

LU Basketball Skills Camp will be held for boys entering 3rd-8th grade on May 29th through June 1st from 9am to 12pm.  You can register online or pick up a form in the school buildings.  Camp has been moved to the Elementary gyms rather then the High School gym.

Lady Lions Basketball Camp basketball



JUNE 19th, 20th AND 21st





The Liberty Union Lady Lions’ Basketball Camp will feature instruction from Varsity players and staff.

Camp Highlights

· Camp T-Shirt


· Individual Awards

· Offensive Strategies                                                                         

· Defensive Strategies

· Individual Position Work



Liberty Union High School

c/o Randy Darst

500 Washington St.

Baltimore, Ohio 43105

Last Day of School Reminder Last Day of School Reminder
2018 Lions Volleyball Camp Volleyball

Are you interested in learning more about the sport of volleyball?  Improving and developing volleyball skills? Or just out to have fun?  Join us for the Liberty Union Volleyball Camp this summer on July 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th!  We will be working on all the varied fundamental and complex skills of the sport of volleyball.  


Campers will need to wear T-shirt, athletic shorts, socks and comfortable tennis shoes.  A water bottle is also suggested. 


Grades 3-6 - 8:30-10:30                and/or                 Grades 7-8 - 11:00-1:00


Early Registration is $40 per single camper and $75 per any pair of siblings- Early Registration due by June 30th.
After July 1st is $50 per single camper / $85 per any pair of siblings- Camp shirt guarantee deadline is July 1st.  
Send Payment to:  (Checks made out to LUHS Athletics w/ Volleyball in the Memo)
Liberty Union High School
500 W Washington St. 
Baltimore, OH 43105
c/o Jenni Sage

4th Grade's Smeck Farm Adventure 2018 Smeck



Village Pharmacy Vaccinations Vaccine

Village Pharmacy is a privately-owned pharmacy in the town of Baltimore, located at the corner of State Routes 256 and 158.  We proudly serve our community and appreciate the support of our local business.  It is our privilege to bring the current vaccination requirements to your attention.

Required Vaccinations Vaccination

Dear Parents and/or Guardians,


Village Pharmacy is a privately-owned in the town of Baltimore, located at the corner of State Routes 256 and 158.  We proudly serve our community and appreciate the support of our local business.  It is our privilege to bring the current vaccination requirements to your attention.

2018 Summer School Summer School

2018 Summer School Information

Credit Recovery or Courses for Credit require students to attend a minimum of 3 days a week.  The cost of Credit Recovery is $50 per class for HS students and $30 per class for MS students.  Courses for Credit (with administrator approval) will be $100. All classes will meet at the HS.



Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs reading

Individualized programs include engaging online instruction, independent reading in great books, and a skilled and encouraging teacher.

Kindergarten Registration Kindergarten

Will your child come to Kindergarten next year?????

All the up to date information you need to know is below...

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