2019 Promising Practice "Character Education Through Sports Education", 2017 Promising Practice Ã¢ÂÂConnection DayÃ¢ÂÂ (Character.org), 2015 National School of Character (Character.org), 2015 State School of Character (Character.org), 2015 National Blue Ribbon School
|White|| 64% |
|Black|| 1% |
|Asian|| 23% |
|Hispanic|| 7% |
|American Indian or Native Alaskan|| 0% |
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander|| 0% |
|Multiracial|| 5% |
|Female|| 48.5% |
|Male|| 51.5% |
|Economically disadvantaged students|| 3% |
|Students with disabilities|| 14% |
|English learners|| 2% |
|Homeless students|| 0% |
|Students in foster care|| 0% |
|Military-connected students|| 0% |
|Migrant students|| 0% |
|Grade||Percent of total students||Students|
|Kindergarten|| 14% ||76|
|1st Grade|| 16% ||82|
|2nd Grade|| 18% ||97|
|3rd Grade|| 18% ||93|
|4th Grade|| 19% ||99|
|5th Grade|| 15% ||79|
|Incidents per year|
|Harassment, intimidation, and bullying||3|
|Days absent||Percent of students|
|0 days|| 4% |
|1 to 5 days|| 39% |
|6 to 10 days|| 34% |
|11 to 15 days|| 17% |
|Over 15 days|| 7% |
|English|| 87.3% |
|Other|| 5.7% |
|Chinese|| 2.3% |
|Spanish|| 2.1% |
|Korean|| 1.5% |
|Hindi|| 1.1% |
Learn more about Liberty Corner School.
History: Liberty Corner School in the Liberty Corner Section of Bernards Township was built in 1905 for a farming community. It is a nationally recognized landmark registered with the NJ Register of Historic Places.LCS Philosophy: There are about 530 students in grades K-5 with ethnic, racial, economic, and cultural variations that present numerous opportunities to explore understanding, celebrate our similarities and acknowledge our differences. The recognition of our historic past and the celebration of our future keep us staunchly committed to our mission as we face further changes and challenges. We strive to provide academic excellence and social assurance as we nurture the emotional well-being of each student. Programs, initiatives, and a rigorous curricula promote critical thinking, flexibility of attitude and cooperative skills. This will instill a love of learning that will enable our students to become assertive, determined individuals who contribute positively to society.
Our mission is to provide a superior education while meeting individual needs, differences and similarities of our children. A rigorous curriculum, substantiated by current educational research, encourages flexibility and diversification. Our educators understand, recognize and address the multiple intelligences, varying learning styles and differing developmental stages of the students.Our literature-based reading program is a balance of shared reading, guided reading and phonetic integration. Our math program, Go Math! is a high interest, hands-on, inquiry-directed approach that complements our district curriculum goals and objectives. All students are exposed to art, music, technology and physical education. It is our intent to provide developmentally appropriate programs with high expectations and opportunities for challenge and enrichment. We embrace the opportunity to nurture and foster values and morals in our students that will result in compassionate individuals.
At LCS, we have various opportunities for students to engage in student leadership opportunities to promote student voice. These programs include the following:Kids for Character a 5th grade Committee (KFC) This is our student character education committee. Paws Up Greeters (New 2017-18) These students will offer a friendly hello and high five wearing a Ã¢ÂÂlion pawÃ¢ÂÂ. This group will focus on social skills and starting the day off on a positive note. Boosters (A program for students who need a boost in self-esteem. Students in upper grades give up their recess time 1 x per week to work with younger students in one of their specials. Student Council - An important leadership committee that makes decisions representing the student body. Peace Patrol Program: 5th Graders take turns once a week having lunch with 3rd graders and go outside with 3rd graders playing with them and acting as extra Ã¢ÂÂeyes and earsÃ¢ÂÂ for the Recess Leaders.
Digital Citizenship and Internet Safety Parent and Student presentation was provided in October, 2019. Character Ed Staff College to write the Character Ed Curriculum for 19-20 school year. Back to School Night focus for parents was a presentation on our Character Ed Program for the 19-20 school year. This enhanced communication and understanding of what character education looks like and why it is important. Cybersafety & Digital Citizenship Parent and student presentation.
Individual Health Plan (IHP)504Individual Education Plan (IEP)I&RS Action Plans
Part of our Character Education program focuses on mindfulness.Our PE curriculum and Health Curriculum focus on developing healthy choices and habits.
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Liberty Corner School maintains a school crisis management team that is part of a larger district team. The crisis management team meets monthly and consists of administrators and teachers. The crisis management team reviews all safety measures in the building, both for the physical plant and procedurally. The school safety team reviews harassment, intimidation, and bullying reports; identifies potential hot spots for bullying; and makes recommendations to administrators for changes to the system.
Kids for Character Mission Statement: Character is what makes up a person. At LCS, we strive to always improve our character. We treat others the way we want to be treated and look out for each other. The pillars of character are very important to follow, that is why the students at Liberty Corner School try to obey them. The pillars of character are, fairness, caring, respect, trustworthiness, responsibility, responsibility, and citizenship, along with self-control and cooperation. Older students are looked up to and need to be good role models, which is why monthly assemblies are presented. Everybody can make a difference in this school. Whether itÃ¢ÂÂs standing up to bullies or coming up with ideas, there is strength in numbers, so we encourage bystanders to speak up. Everyone in this school is equal, regardless of age, grade, or ability. At LCS, everybody is important and we make LCS the school it is today.