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Mr. Liefer

I am thrilled to be in my 9th 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 coach our track team and have recently “retired” from the athletic director position after seven years. 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!

October

 

21st- Parent-Teacher Conferences

22nd- Parent-Teacher Conferences

23rd- No School

30th- Halloween Party

English – 6th grade is studying chapter 3 in Shurley English. Lessons include prepositions, prepositional phrase, noun job charts, subject-verb agreement, homonyms, and editing.

Literature – 6th grade has begun the second class novel, Hatchet.

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

English – 7th Grade is studying chapter 4 in Shurley English which includes pronouns and pronoun jobs, subject-verb agreement, double-negatives, and editing.

Literature – 7th grade has begun the second class novel for the year, Peak.

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

English – 8th grade has finished their first essay of the year related to the story, The Outsiders. They have now begun their first major research paper which will be by Thanksgiving.

Literature – 8th grade is reading their second novel for the year, The Giver.

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