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Mr. Liefer

I am thrilled to be in my 8th 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 and our second son, Kase Michael on March 27, 2019. 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 7th year as athletic director here at HCS. I also coach our track team. 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!

September

23rd – 27th – IOWA Basics testing week

28th-29th – Soccer and Baseball Diocesan

October

1st – Basketball begins

English – Chapter 2 Shurley English Test following testing week

Literature – 6th grade is reading Bridge to Terabithia as our classroom novel. We are finished with the book, and the tests are scheduled for the end of the week with the essay portion following testing week.

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

English – 7th Grade is getting back into Shurley English starting Chapter 8

Literature – 7th grade is reading Where the Red Fern Grows as the classroom novel.

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

English – 8th grade is researching for their first major essay of the year: informative. We have visited the high school and have learned a lot about research and credible sources. The first draft of the essay will be due on October 3.

Literature – 8th grade has finished the Outsiders with tests scheduled for the end of the week. In addition to beginning the informative essay, 8th grade is working on a character essay for the Outsiders due September 30

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