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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!

GO APACHES!

February

15th- 11:30 Dismissal

16th- No School, Professional Development Day

19th- No School, President’s Day

English – After a month-long break to focus on paragraph structure and writing, we are going to revisit Shurley English for Chapter 6. The focus will be on Interjections, possessive nouns, complex sentences, grammar and editing.

Literature – 6th grade’s current class novel is “Maniac Magee”.

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

English – 7th grade is taking a break from Shurley English in the month of February to work on paragraph structure and effective writing strategires.

Literature – 7th grade is currently reading the novel, “Freak the Mighty,” in literature class.

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

English – 8th grade is finishing the first draft of their persuasive essay. The first draft is due Wednesday of this week, and we will continue with peer editing and the second draft.

Literature – 8th grade has finished the novel, “Stargirl”. The novel test is Friday of this week.

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