This fall, Liberty ISD’s insurance carrier Property Casualty Alliance of Texas (PCAT) offered the LISD transportation department a program that gets our bus drivers positive recognition within the schools they serve as well as the community. The program is called PCAT Bus Driver of the Year. Nomination forms were distributed to each campus, the administration building, and each auxiliary service location. On the due date, we collected the nominations and a committee went through each one, reading the reasons why the driver was nominated, and made a decision. 34 nominations were turned in for 12 drivers. Some of the comments about LISD drivers from different nominations: “professional and extremely confident”, “goes beyond what is asked”, “extremely careful”, “active member of the community”, “demonstrates daily how to take a negative and turn into a positive”, “team player”, respects students”, “remains calm”. These comments are just a few among many that reflect what a great group of bus drivers serves LISD.
Liberty High School Freshman, Jacob Mintz, participated in the Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps Audition Camp in Liberty Hill, Texas during the Thanksgiving weekend. Genesis is part of the Drum Corps International Open Class lineup. Jacob was selected to return to the December audition leading up to their choices for their summer tour group. If he is selected, he will spend the summer touring with the DCI award winning group. We wish him good luck in his endeavors. Jacob is the son of Bruce and Sonia Mintz of Liberty.
On Saturday November 22, 2014 members of the Liberty Panther Band competed for seats in the Region 10 ATSSB All-Region Band. Six Liberty High School students earned chairs in that band: Lionel Brown on Flute, Lidia Ochoa on Bass Clarinet, Ryan Rhodes on Alto Saxophone, Juan Ochoa on French Horn, Trevor Powell on Trombone, and Ian Gaskin on Tuba. These students also advanced to the ATSSB Area Band and will audition for the Texas All-State Band in January. Congratulations Panther Band!