Mr. Liefer

I am thrilled to be in my 5th 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 finishing up my fourth 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- Track Meet @ Westhaven vs QP,St. Teresa, Bl.Sac.

5th – 7th Grade Springfield trip

6th – Regional Track Meet @ Breese Central

9th – Track Meet @ MHS vs St. Teresa, Notre Dame, HT, Bl. Sac.

11th – 8th Grade Graduation Party

12th – Athletic Awards Banquet

13th – State Track Meet

19th – School Picnic

20th – Diocesan Track Meet @ BW

25th – Last Day of School

English – 6th grade is working their way through the Shurley English Book.

Current Lesson – Chapter 11: Pattern 4, Possessive Nouns, Quotations, Paragraph Editing, Subjective and Objective Pronouns, and Noun Jobs.

Literature – 6th grade is currently reading Thief and the Beanstalk as the final novel of the year!

Reminder: Each student should read their individual book for May!

English – 7th grade is gathering research for their informative essays.

Literature – 7th grade is currently reading All Quiet on the Western Front as the final novel for the year!

Reminder: Each student should read their individual book for May!

English – 8th grade has finalized all major writing projects for the year but will be writing one final response for the novel To Kill a Mockingbird.

Literature – 8th grade has finished To Kill a Mockingbird, and are finalizing the year with a writing response, test, and movie!

To Kill a Mockingbird test – Friday, May 5