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Mr. Liefer

I am thrilled to be in my 7th year here at Holy Childhood School. I began teaching at HCS fresh out of college from Eastern Illinois University, and Holy Childhood School and parish have developed me, not only professionally, but personally as well. This school, students, and families mean so much to my family and me.

Speaking of family, my wife, Mallory, and I welcomed our son Crue Nicholas on July 28th, 2016. Prior to becoming parents, we lived in Red Bud (where Mallory and I were born and raised) for the first two years of our marriage. We moved to Waterloo in October, 2016.

In addition to teaching 6th-8th grade English and Literature, I am in my 5th year as athletic director here at HCS. I also coach girls’ basketball and track. Coaching is a passion of mine, and I love giving back to the school as it has given me so much in return!

GO APACHES!

January

21st- MLK Day

27th- Feb. 1- Catholic School’s Week

February

1st- Munchkin Night

English – Chapter 7 Shurley English Test on Thursday

Literature – 6th grade is reading Tuck Everlasting as our classroom novel. We are currently half-way through and look to finish by early February

Reminder: Students will need to read 1 book for Reading Counts for the month of January!

English – 7th Grade is getting back into Shurley English starting Chapter 12 which begins Pattern 2 discussions.

Literature – 7th grade is reading A Day No Pigs Would Die as the classroom novel.

Reminder: Students will need to read 1 book for Reading Counts for the month of January!

English – 8th grade is researching for their third major essay for the year: persuasive. With a visit to the high school this week, they will have topics secured and will begin writing this week.

Literature – 8th grade is reading Stargirl as their classroom novel.

Reminder: Students will need to read 1 book for Reading Counts for the month of January!