Middle School

Welcome to
Liberty Center
Middle School


New Building

MS Principal, Nick Mariano
 Office Phone Number: 419-533-0020




Good Morning!  Today is Friday, April 20th, 2018

The lunch menu today is: Tangerine Chicken, Rice, Broccoli & Cheese, Fresh Veggies, Fortune Cookie and Milk

Mrs. Wesley’s 5th and 6th grade technology students should report to Mrs. Wesley’s music room instead of the technology lab upstairs.

Attention 5th and 6th grade Student Council Members:  Please see Mrs. Sines today during recess to finalize details for our Spring Fun event this afternoon!


We wish the 7th graders good luck today with their testing and remind the rest of the middle school students to move through the middle school hallways quietly this morning.  Thank you!

There will be a Carnival to Celebrate Brady Chapa, one of our Elementary students, held on Wednesday, April 25th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the auditeria.  There will be games & food, face painting, 50/50 raffle, cake walk & more! All proceeds will help support Brady’s family. Come and join the fun!


Out of respect for those that are testing, students should not be going to their lockers during the morning testing times.  Thank you.

This is a reminder to students that you should not come to the office, the counselor or the nurse on your own during lunch or between classes.  You should report to class first and your teacher will call to be sure there is someone available to assist you. Thank you.

Students: If you are having trouble with your locker - please do not kick it!  If you need help with your locker, ask an adult to help you.  Make sure you are placing large items on the bottom of the locker instead of hanging them on the hooks and that all straps, sleeves, books and folders are tucked completely inside before closing it.  

Congratulations to the March Students of the Month

Grade 5 - Gavin Gaehlen and Isabelle Hill

Grade 6 - Xander Myers and Kinze Jaqua

Grade 7 - Jacob Fosnaught and Madalyn Brogan

Grade 8 - Cole Roth and Kaitlyn Carter

Dress Code reminder: with the warmer weather around the corner, please refer to the school dress code to determine what is school appropriate:

14. Dress Code: Clothing and/or grooming shall not distract from the educational process or interfere with the health standards or safety conditions of the school. The dress code also applies to clothing worn for physical education classes. Parent/Guardians may be required to bring in a change of clothes if a student is dressed inappropriately. This includes, but is not limited to the following:

Clothing too tight, too loose, or too short. Shorts or skirts must extend beyond the fingertips of the student when they are standing straight up with their feet together.

Clothing that is not neat, clean, and socially appropriate for the gender of the student.

Skin may not show through if there are holes in pants.

Bodysuits, tank tops, halter-tops, see-through shirts or blouses, cut off clothes, plunging necklines and tops exposing the midriff. Short sleeve shirts must cover the entire top of the shoulder to be acceptable.

Hats, Caps, Bandannas/scarves, any type headgear and sunglasses. No hoods up, including hoods on hooded sweatshirts.


All visitors must enter through the main entrance and check-in at the office.  

 (This includes parents) should be escorted by a LC Staff member  when in the building. If you see someone who does not belong ask them to report to the office and notify the office immediately.

DO NOT OPEN ANY DOOR to allow someone from the outside to enter the building. All visitors should enter through the front entrance

Attention students that walk or ride bikes to school:  There should be absolutely NO ONE cutting between the Grain Elevator buildings before or after school. This is extremely dangerous with farm machinery traveling in and out.  You should only be using sidewalks to and from school.  Thank you!

AIR Testing: Ohio's State Tests

Testing Begins!

This week we will have our Ohio State Tests in Language Arts f. This is an exciting and important time of the year. It is exciting because we have have been in training for years for this moment. Each grade level is focused on preparing our students for the benchmarks set by the state for each grade level. This test gives students an opportunity to show what they know

We will continually share with our students that there is no need to worry about the tests, but instead, do their very best. This is all any of us can ask. We have all done our best to prepare and are excited to see the results.


We ask that you stress with your student that it is important to give his or her best. Again, we all should be happy if that is that effort given, regardless of results. We also ask that you stress the importance of proper sleep and nutrition each day and continue to stress those things on testing weeks.


Middle School Testing schedule:

4/10 5th grade ELA

4/11 8th grade ELA

4/12 5th grade ELA

4/13 8th grade ELA

4/17 6th grade ELA


4/19 7th grade ELA

4/20 7th grade ELA 4/25 6th grade ELA part 2

4/26 5th grade Science   8th grade Science

4/27 5th grade Science   8th grade Science

5/1 7th grade Math 8th grade Math

5/2 7th grade Math 8th grade Math

5/3 5th grade Math

5/4 5th grade Math

5/8 6th grade Math

5/9 6th grade Math

Please make sure your student is in school on the day they are testing. Thank you

Test Taking Tips for Parents & Students

Preparing a student for a Testing Session – For Parents

1. Make sure your child gets an ample, normal amount of sleep the night before the test

2. Mark testing days on your calendar to help remind you and your child when the testing will take place and plan your preparations.

3. The student should eat a nutritious and filling breakfast. Avoid high sugar cereals which can make the student hyper and/or unfocused.

4. Set aside time each night prior to the test for several weeks to review the concepts that will be covered

5. Work with teachers and administrators at your child’s school to find materials to work on at home in preparation for the test

6. Make sure the student is on time (if not early) on the day of testing

7. Set a backup alarm to avoid the possibility of oversleeping

8. If you child is sick please contact the school immediately to inform them. Working with

Students who are anxious about testing – For Parents

1. Try not to put too much pressure on the student. Reinforce that as long as they worked hard in preparation and did their absolute best you will be proud of them.

2. Have the child visualize success. Encourage them to rehearse what it will feel like to get a good score on the test.

3. Work with them to focus on breathing. Stress is often caused by insufficient oxygen to the brain. Work with the student to take time before the test begins to take a number of deep, cleansing breaths, exhaling slowly. Focusing on breathing by taking some time when stress levels rise helps to focus the mind during testing.

4. Encourage your child to review the night before the test, but avoid cramming. Cramming is rarely if ever effective. A longer, more systematic schedule of short reviews will prepare the student better.

5. Try to use positive language when talking about expectations of the test. Do not overinflate the student’s expectations but also try to avoid negative wording (e.g. replace “you are going to fail this test if you don’t study” with “if you don’t study you aren’t going to pass this test.”)

6. Plan for a fun outing or treat for your child after the test has been completed.

7. Keep a positive attitude about testing in general around your child and emphasize their ability to demonstrate what they have learned rather than the consequences of not passing



Attendance update:
State attendance laws are changing and that will necessitate the school  change the way we respond to tardy and absent students. Parents will receive attendance letters from the school once a child has missed 38 hours of school in a month or 65 hours in a year. This letter will be sent if the absence is excused or unexcused. The school and the parent will be required to meet and develop  a plan for improvement in school attendance. If the attendance does not improve, then a court referral will take place.


Check out the Middle School Twitter page at @LCMS_Principal for updates that are going on around the Middle School. Go Tigers!

2017 - 2018 Middle School Parent Teacher Conferences

Dear Parents,

Thank you for attending Parent Teacher Conferences. We had a great turn out. Please remember that you don't need to wait till conference time to communicate with your students teacher. If you have questions about your students academic progress, please feel free to contact you teacher. The preferred way for most communication is via email. All emails can be found on PowerSchool or here on the website. Again thank you for your support!

If you have any questions, please contact the following guidance offices:

Elementary - Mrs. Righi 419-533-1207

Middle School - Mrs. Ahleman 419-533-1203

High School - Mrs. Braucksieck 419-533-6403

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