The Liberty High School Panther Band has advanced to the Association of Texas Small School Bands Outstanding Performance Series Competition. The ATSSB Outstanding Performance Series is a compact disc audition process designed to select the most outstanding Class 1C, 2C, 1A/2A, 3A, and 4A concert band programs in the state of Texas each year. The Area competition will be held in June and the State competition will be held in July at the Texas Bandmasters Association convention.
The UIL Literary Criticism team won the state title Tuesday. This is the thirteenth year in a row that Liberty Lit Crit has been represented at the state meet, and this is their seventh state title. The students are seniors, Hudson Standish and Weston Russel, junior, Camilla Brady, and sophomore Jacob Stelly. Our alternate was John Webb. Camilla Brady placed 5th individually. The Lit Crit coach is Randy Gunter.
The LHS Choir was very busy this past weekend. They traveled to San Antonio and competed in the Director's Choice Festival. They received a Superior rating from all three judges which is the best rating a group can receive. In addition, the choir was named Best in Class out of all 4A schools and then also was awarded Outstanding High School Ensemble. These students did an amazing job and we are so proud of each of them! Now, there are 13 students preparing for State Solo & Ensemble Contest this next weekend. They will be leaving on Friday morning for Pflugerville. Those students are: Bree Bohannon Madison Brown Lionel Brown Maiya Chavis Ian Gaskin Hannah Hinch Freddy Mancilla Sierra Morrison Sydney Rexroat Weston Russell Sadie Strawn Dakota Whittaker. Congratulations LHS Choir!
During the regular monthly meeting on April 21st, the Liberty ISD Board of Trustees unanimously passed a Resolution on Proposed Legislation on Assessment and Accountability that calls for the elimination of state high-stakes testing, which includes those assessments that are required for graduation. Currently several bills introduced by legislators in the Texas 84th Legislative Session propose the elimination of all high-stakes tests required by the state. Click on the Headline Title for the full story and Resolution.