Mr. Liefer

I am thrilled to be in my 6th 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 I.

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!



2nd- Start of Basketball Season

9th- No School- Columbus Day

13th- End of 1st Quarter

14th- School Dinner Auction

18th- First Home BBall game- Girls vs St. John Lutheran

25th- Report cards

26th- Parent-Teacher Conferences 3:30-7:00

27th- Parent-Teacher Conferences 12:30-4:00

27th- Trunk or Treat

English – 6th grade is working through the Shurley English book.

Current Lesson – Chapter 4: Pronouns, Subject Pronoun, Possessive Pronoun, Conjunctions, identifying sentences, classification, and editing

Literature – 6th grade has completed “Bridge to Terabithia.” The novel test and final project will be completed this week. We will begin our second novel, Hatchet, Monday, October 16.

Reminder: Students need to read 1 book for the month of October!

English – 7th grade has begun work in the Shurley English book.

Current Lesson- 4: Pattern 1, Prepositions, Editing, Subject-Verb Agreement. Test on Thursday.

Literature – 7th grade has completed “Where the Red Fern Grows.” We will test on the novel and vocabulary on Thursday and Friday this week.

Reminder: Students need to read 1 book for the month of October!

English – After our visit to the high school, the 8th graders are well prepared for their research project. They will be able to access the databases through their Chromebooks for all research-based projects this year! This paper will take approximately 4 weeks to complete.

Literature – 8th grade is beginning their second novel, The Giver, this week.

Reminder: Students will need to read 1 book for Reading Counts beginning in September!