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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!

November

14th- All For Books and Scholastic Book Fair begin

21st- Special Persons’ Day

22nd- No School (Thanksgiving Break)

23rd- Thanksgiving

3oth- Santa’s Cottage

 

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

Current Lesson – Chapter 5: Helping verbs, compound sentences, coordinating conjunctions, connective adverbs, grammar, skills, editing.

Literature – 6th grade will finish Hatchet in class this week. Vocab Test Thursday. Novel Test Friday!

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

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

Current Lesson- Chapter 8: Helping verbs, Adverb exception, natural/inverted word order, Complex sentences, grammar, skills, editing.

Literature – 7th grade has finished A Day No Pigs Would Die. Vocabulary Test Thursday. Novel Test Friday

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

English – 8th grade is working on their creative writing skills. Their current project is “Twisted Fairy Tales”; a fun twist on some of the classics.

Literature – 8th grade has finished The Giver. Vocabulary Test Thursday. Novel Test Friday.

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