Scientific Learning Promoted at Fair

Congratulations to Liberty Christian’s Middle School Science Fair winners!  “We had a wonderful science fair,” said Heather Lytle, Science Department Chair.  “All category ribbon winners will advance to the Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair at UT Arlington later in February!”  First place in “Best of...

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Key Club Member Elected to Division Office

Haylee Smith, the first Liberty Key Club student to hold a district office, was elected lieutenant governor of the 39th North Division of the Texas-Oklahoma District of Key Club International.   “I am so proud of Haylee!” said Key Club sponsor and teacher Kathy Hall. “Haylee has been an exemplary Key Club president, one of...

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Theatre Students Deserve an Encore

Liberty’s advanced theatre class, Encore, prevailed as tournament champions in eight out of the nine categories in an annual speech tournament held Jan. 13 and 14 at Stone Gate Christian Academy in Irving.  “This year, by a margin of 500 points, Encore students were unstoppable in their talents throughout the entire weekend,”...

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History Students See Renaissance in a New Way

History came to life for Liberty Christian sophomore Pre-AP world history students who toured the Meadows Museum of Art at SMU recently. The trip enriched the students’ classroom study of the Renaissance, a time period that has been called the rebirth of learning.  At the museum, students focused on the artistic movement from...

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Advanced Placement Courses Prepare Liberty Students for College

Since its inception in 1900, the College Board has set its goal to ensure every student has the opportunity to prepare for, enroll in, and graduate from college.  Part of preparation includes its Advanced Placement (AP) college-level courses that are offered at Liberty.  “The Pre-AP and AP standards and rigor keep the academic...

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Spanish and Cultural Studies Class Added to Middle School

Spanish I as an 8th grade elective became a reality this year.  Teacher Kathi Melo said that in just the first week of school, students were already using what they had learned to communicate with people of the Spanish culture.  “The joy this brought to the students was precious, that they were speaking in another language and...

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Eye Spy: Third Graders Experience Hands-on Science

Third graders began the year in science studying about the bodies God has given humankind.  Third grade teacher Karina Smith said, “The most special part of creation is man. God made us in His image. People can think, love, and worship.”  When the students were learning about the eye and its parts, Super Science teacher...

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Community Created by Liberty Cheerleaders

Cheerleading is more like family at Liberty, said Cara Strickland, varsity cheerleading sponsor.  “I love that cheerleading brings the school together,” Strickland said. “We support all sports and plan fun activities like pep rallies, fundraisers, spirit days, and contests to create a sense of excitement and energy within the...

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Seven Wonders of the World Recreated in History Class

World History Pre-AP students experienced the Seven Wonders of the World by recreating them in their own creative way.  Students researched all of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and wrote research papers on each one. They then created a model of one of the wonders and presented to the class what they learned from the...

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Developing Musicians at a Young Age

John Racina, Lower School music teacher, sees every child in kindergarten through 4th grade every week, and he hopes the children he teaches eventually make the study of music a part of their lives.  “I want my students to experience the joy that playing a musical instrument provides,” he said. Racina teaches in the music lab,...

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Writing, Art, and Prayer Blend Beautifully in Music History Class

Fourth grade music history students earlier this fall combined art and writing in their study of music. They listened to songs from Stravinsky’s “Firebird: Infernal Dance,” Tchaikovsky’s “Cannonball,” and a suite played by a cello.  After the students listened to these selections, they answered questions like, “What...

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Liberty Expands Fine Arts Program with Additional Class

Art teacher Charlotte Villarreal has seen public schools across Texas and the nation succumb to fiscal challenges and cut art and other “nonessential” programs.  She said, “Conversely, Liberty has made a commitment to grow its fine arts program. LCS graduates will continue to be very competitive in university applications and...

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Lower School Students Create “Peace” of Art

Earlier last semester, fifth grade art elective students created pinwheels and decorated them with words and pictures representing peace. These 24 students were a part of a much bigger initiative called Pinwheels for Peace. On the International Day of Peace last year, it was estimated that 3.5 million pinwheels spun in countries...

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New Robotics Class Developing Young Engineering Minds

Science teacher Dr. Brent Dragoo discovered his passion for building things at a very young age, and he enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience with Middle School students in the new robotics class.  “In junior high, I built my own ski sharpening system. I was ecstatic to take classes that taught me how to draft my ideas, as...

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Students Learning Skills Essential for Success

To help Middle School students acquire skills essential for success in Upper School and beyond, Lona Rames teaches the new “Study and Life Skills” class for every sixth grader.  Topics in the class include:  Critical thinking Effectively using planners Cornell method of note taking Listening skills Goal setting and the...

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Middle School – Getting a Head Start with Pre-Advanced Placement Courses

For the last four years, Middle School eighth graders have had the opportunity to take Pre-AP math, and this year, they can also take Pre-AP English, science, and history.  English teacher Claire Batey said she is teaching her Pre-AP students to “think outside the box” as she exposes them to an accelerated curriculum and...

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New Mac Lab Presented to Upper School Students

Just inside the Upper School wing at Liberty this year is a new Mac research lab that is designed to engage students in their learning and offer them various resources as they prepare for college and beyond.  “In preparing our students for a college environment, we felt it was very important to have students exposed to Macs,”...

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Spirit Team: No Tryouts – Close Sisterhood

A Liberty dad more than a decade ago had an idea for a cheer and dance team for Middle School girls that had no tryouts. He met with Dr. Haire, and the Spirit Team became reality.  This year’s team is a group of 27 girls who have complementary skills and are committed to a common purpose of cheering and dancing in support of...

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Liberty: A Blueprint for the Future

We look to our students, families, staff, and alumni to connect us to our past and point us to our future. Knowing that Liberty families share our goal of keeping Liberty at the forefront of education, Liberty hired an independent consulting firm to conduct a feasibility study to offer strategic suggestions as the Master Plan...

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Frost Bank Sponsors Tailgate Thanks

To thank key stakeholders and welcome new families, President and Founder Dr. Rodney Haire, along with the Advancement Department and the Warrior Club, invited President’s Council members, Warrior Club members, and new Liberty families to a special tailgate.  “Warriors in the Zone” was held during a big district football...

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Parent Volunteers Make a Difference

More than 225 volunteers have partnered with Liberty to serve through monthly “Make A Difference” volunteer days, teacher appreciation events, school workroom projects, community missions activities, photo days, hospitality service, athletic events, and much more! Volunteering is a great way to stay connected with the school,...

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History in the Making: Liberty Pep Rallies, Then and Now

Liberty began its first year in 1983 with a flag football team. The following year the team played in pads at a park, and prayed about getting a field.   “Soon Dr. Haire acquired a field next to the school building, and we went to work clearing it,” said Patrice Bowles, teacher and former cheer sponsor.  “We worked...

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Liberty Business Connections – Coming Together … Working Together

Liberty Business Connections is one of the most beneficial programs in the Liberty Advancement Office, and it came from an idea brought forward from a group of Liberty families. LBC is a group of Liberty family professionals who participate in quarterly breakfast meetings to discuss their business or profession while networking...

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Middle School Students Give Warriors the Advantage

Middle School students are now giving our athletic teams the home field advantage even on the road!  The “Advantage” began this year, and students who are a part of this rowdy crowd sit together at games, wear their best navy and gray attire, and travel to away games together on a bus. The Advantage is another way students are...

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Sixth Grade Trip – Learning and Building Friendships

The sixth grade trip held earlier last fall was the perfect year opener where parents, teachers, and students came together in a fun and adventurous setting at Sky Ranch in Van, Texas. Everyone enjoyed learning through playing in the great outdoors.  Students built rockets, explored reptiles, and saw gravity in action through zip...

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