Welcome to Liberty High School

Home of the Minuteman!  Liberty High School is part of Bedford County Public Schools serving the town of Bedford and surrounding areas.  Find useful links for teacher webpages under Our Staff or look for important forms and links under Parents and Students.  Learn more about what is happening at Liberty via the Calendar or Our School link.  Below you can find important announcements and Minutemen Good News! 

  • Freshmen Moving Up Day will be on Wednesday, August 10th, from noon to 3pm. Click HERE for the schedule.  
  • Open House for all students will be Thursday, August 11th from 12 - 7 pm. Come tour the campus and meet your new teachers.  
  • Have you ever wanted to receive text reminders with announcements concerning LHS?  Now you can!  Many of our teachers already use a free service called Remind to remind students about upcoming projects or homework.  All you need to do to sign up is text @lhsbedford to 81010 or go remind.com/join/lhsbedford where you can chose to receive e-mail updates or texts.  Why do so many teachers love remind and why is it safe? "Remind is a free, safe, and simple messaging tool that helps teachers share important updates and reminders with students & parents. Subscribe by text, email or using the Remind app. All personal information is kept private. Teachers will never see your phone number, nor will you see theirs.  Visit remind.com to learn more."  This document also explains how to sign up.
  • Follow our Minutemen and support our athletics on social media.  Twitter: @MinutemenPride  Instagram: Minutemen_Pride  Facebook: Minutemen Pride
  • Keep up to date with all the great activities that our 21st Century Grant are sponsoring through their webpage: https://sites.google.com/a/bedford.k12.va.us/lhs21/. There is also a quick link in the link list on our homepage. College credit, summer fun or classes to improve work readiness skills are just a few of the cool things that our 21st Century Grant program offers.  
  • This summer you can get loads of FREE audio books!  The schedule is listed below.  Find out more about all the great things our library offers here: https://sites.google.com/a/bedford.k12.va.us/lhs-library/ 
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  • LHS Electronic Sign Fundraiser
    • We are asking every graduate and parent of every graduate to donate at least $1 to help make the dream of a digital sign become a reality. 
    • Thanks to the SCA Auction we are closer than ever to our goal.  Currently we have $10,095.43 towards our goal for an electronic sign.  
    • Class Leaders:
      • 1st Place: Class of 1965
      • 2nd Place: Class of 1970
      • 3rd Place: Class of 1969

Minutemen Good News:
Click here to read about success stories throughout Bedford County.

  • Congratulations to Maloni Wright whose History Day project broke into history day finals here at the University of Maryland! She is one of two Virginia projects moving on to competition! 
  • Principal Dr. Dills, Personal Finance Teachers Mrs. Willis and Ms. Austin, appreciate American National Bank's commitment to financial literacy at Liberty High School. Students complete modules and earn a certificate for Financial Literacy Certification. Representing our own Bedford Branch are Scott Carter and Vikeesa Stultz.

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  • WelchCongratulations to Linda Welch, the Liberty High School Nutrition Manager, for being awarded the Lifetime Achievement award from the Virginia School Nutrition Association!  Winners of this award must have demonstrated exceptional achievements in the area of Child Nutrition issues in schools, community, state, nationally and in legislation, have at least 25 year of experience, and be SNA Certified or Credentialed.  Mrs. Welch has worked for Bedford County Public Schools since 1986.  She is always ready to do what is best for the students of Liberty High School.  From being willing to sample new products with the students, to participating in student surveys about the school cafeteria, to working with her staff to try new recipes that the nutrition program is considering implementing, when it comes to wanting to please the students Mrs. Welch gives her best towards this sometimes difficult task.  Mrs. Welch and other staff members work many athletic banquets for the students, they also make homemade rolls to sell at Thanksgiving and Christmas in which they take most of the profit and help the SNA members at her school pay their SNA dues. Liberty High School is very proud of Mrs. Welch!  She was presented an engraved plaque at the State Conference.  Pictured are Linda Welch and BCPS Nutrition Supervisor Karen Arthur. 
  • EOMLiberty High School is proud to announce their Employee of the Month for May, Mrs. Cindy Key.  Mrs. Key has spent her 34 year teaching career in special education, 19 of which have been at Liberty High School.  Her peers describe Mrs. Key as a devoted teacher who is full of life and has a huge heart for our special needs students.  This year she decided to give the most amazing retirement party to herself by taking her entire class to the prom.  Her leadership and plan quickly attracted the support of many.  Each child had a magical night. Each parent had the fairytale ball they dreamed of for their precious child. Teaching is more than writing papers and studying books, it is a devotion to the student and their well-being.  Mrs. Key’s swan song will be one to remember for years to come.  One that we all can look up to and strive to remember at the end of the day, the end of the year. What is really is important is how we treat one another and the care we show to our students.  The LHS Staff says, job well done and is appreciative of Mrs. Key’s many years of service. Mrs. Key is looking forward to traveling and scuba diving in her retirement, but she will be back to help remediate students at LHS.  Mrs. Cindy Key received a bundle of gifts provided by several generous businesses in Bedford including a lovely arrangement of flowers from Frederick’s Flowers, an oil change from Berglund of Bedford and Dominion of Bedford, a free lunch from The Station, a free meal from Wendy’s and a free sub from Bedford Subway as well as items from Applebee’s, Pizza Hut and Ruby Tuesday.  Other nominees received a beautiful fresh rose courtesy Everafter Flowers in Bedford and a free meal and drink each week for a month from McDonald’s in Bedford.  Liberty High School is proud of the accomplishments of Mrs. Key and thanks the generous businesses for providing the wonderful gifts to show the support Liberty High School enjoys and appreciates from the Bedford community. The faculty and staff thanks and appreciates all the wonderful businesses who have donated items throughout this school year to make Minutemen Succeed…No Exceptions! 
  • BCPS TOYCongratulations to Miss Crystal DeLong who was chosen as the Bedford County Teacher of the Year!!!  Read more about the award ceremony HERE. Miss DeLong has been with Bedford County Public Schools for 12 years, 4 of which have been at Liberty High School teaching Advanced Placement Government and World History II. Miss DeLong also taught social studies overseas for 6 years in Turkey and Morocco where she got to further expand her passion for traveling. In addition to her teaching duties Miss DeLong is also the Social Studies Department Chair and National Honor Society Advisor. Miss DeLong is known for her collaborative efforts not only within her department but throughout the school as well as finding creative outlets and technology resources to use in her classroom. Miss DeLong is passionate about history and loves incorporating her travels into her lessons. As one of the recipients of the 2015 Bedford County Personalized Learning Grant she also strives to develop 21st century skills in her students and help prepare them to be global citizens.
  • econMinutemen Succeed in Personal Finance!  Liberty High School won at the Regional Level to move on the participate  in The Governor's Challenge in Economic and Personal Finance, a rigorous statewide competition held Thursday, April 14th at Virginia Commonwealth University(VCU) in Richmond. VCEE's Mortensen explains that The Challenge brings classroom concepts to life for students. "Learning about economics and how it relates to their lives helps student realize they already participate in the global ecnomoy," Mortensen states.  "Applying these concepts leads to more informed buying and saving decisions on the part of students. They make better choices when planning for their future, including college and job choices."  From Left to right: Jeanne Willis, Teacher Liberty High School, Kirsten Dooley, Dan Mortensen, Executive Director, Virginia Council on Economic Director, Emily Tinsley, Morgan Armington, Becky Booth, Director, Center for Economic Develop Lynchburg College
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    We are super proud of the our LHS students and their success at the regional science fair! Grand prize winner Hannah Steele and Runner up Rhiannon Cire showed off their impressive skills this weekend. Both are going to the state fair. Hannah will also be going to Arizona for the Intel science fair the highest level of science fair competition. (Pictured: Hannah, left and Rhiannon, right).  

  • Liberty's Science Fair successes have continued!  The Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair Held was held at VMI  April 9.  There were over 260 first and second place regional science fair winners competing.
    Congratulations to:
    Hannah Steele - 2nd place Physics /Astronomy (Liberty HS)
    Noah Rempfer - APA Award (Jefferson Forest HS/CVGS)
    Rhiannon Cire - US Navy Award (Liberty HS/CVGS)

  • Congratulations to May's Super Seniors: Victoria Clarkson, Yasmine Robinson, and Nate Willis. This seniors, who were nominated by their teachers, will receive gifts for Domino's of Bedford.
    The Students-of-the-Month for May are 9th grade Haven Henry; 10th grade Allison Andrews; 11th grade Sarah Oelschlaege. These students will be honored by Domino's of Bedford. 

  • Congrats to the following students who placed in the History Day Competition:  Maloni Wright got 1st place in individual performance with "Loving vs. Commonwealth of Virginia:  Exchanging Vows, Encountering Racism, and Exploring the 14th Amendment", Rhiannon Cire got 3rd place in individual performance with "The Rise of the Rapier", Sarah Bradley got 3rd in Individual documentary with "Encountering danger, exploring options, exchanged homes for safety:  CORB", Hannah Willis and Landon Cheek got 1st in group website with "Medical Experiments in the Holocaust: Encountering Opportunity, Exploring through Experimentation, Exchanging the Results", Piper Moore got 1st in individual website with "Pencillin:  Encounter, Exchange, Exploration", Will Milton got 2nd in individual website with "The Atomic Bombs:  Encounter, Exploration, Exchange", Faith Ringressy got 3rd in individual website with "WAVES: Encounter, Exchange, Exploration"

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  • The Bedford JROTC “Wolfpack” Raider Team traveled to Orange county to compete in an extreme physical fitness competition.  The competition began with a “Modified Army Physical Fitness Test.”  Cadets performed push ups, sit ups and a 1-Mile Run.  Immediately afterwards, the team ran a 3-Mile run as group while carrying a 20-pound sandbag.  Next, the team raced through a series of other tasks.  They Flipped a 300-pound tire through an obstacle course, assembled a 1-Rope Bridge to cross 40’ of open space, and finally, carried a simulated patient on a litter through a muddy course.  The team performed well overall, earning 4th place in a field of 19 teams.  This is remarkable considering the Bedford JROTC program was the smallest at the competition.  To put this in perspective, Bedford only has 30 cadets and competed with schools of over 150 cadets.   Of special note, Skylar Stanforth earned the “Best Male Physical Fitness Test” trophy for the highest individual test score.  Pictured above- The Bedford “Wofpack” team: Front row: J. Hensley, D. Moore, Bowers, C. Anderson, B. Harris; Back Row: S. Evans, J. Blackburn, R. Bible, S. Stanforth, L. Fafard, J. Elliott and LTC(R) Becker   Other Raider Team members not photoed were: E. Barrett, S. Branscome, J. Deel and J. Wardell.raiders
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