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!
The Liberty City Council, under the direction of Mayor Carl Pickett, honored the LHS Varsity Boys Soccer team with a City Proclamation declaring today, Wednesday May 13th, as Liberty High School Soccer Team Day. This was in recognition of both the collective and individual accomplishments of our student athletes on the field and in the classroom. It is a great honor and very much appreciated. Once again, we would like to thank everyone for the phenomenal support that we received not only this year, but every year. Go Panthers!
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.
On Thursday, April 9th, Valencia Arceneaux and Dorothy Hajovsky made a surprise visit to LISD Superintendent Cody Abshier's office to donate 41 beautiful books to the LISD Bookmobile. Their donation was perfectly timed to help the bookmobile crew as they prepared for National Bookmobile Day on Wednesday, April 15. Arceneaux and Hajovsky were there representing the Retired South Liberty County School Employee Group. That group boasts approximately 50 members. They meet every second Thursday of the month at lunchtime and usually have a guest speaker. This past week they heard from local attorney Brandon Davis who talked about estate planning. The meetings are held at Norvosky's and anyone is welcome to attend. The group is very active in the community and their donations of books to area schools is only one example of the many ways that they give back to South Liberty County kids and community. They are also very involved in legislative matters that affect retired school employees and providing helpful information to their members and to the greater community. If you are a retired school employee or someone who is about to retire, you can contact Valencia, Dorothy, or perhaps Gene Best.
Camp Invention is coming to San Jacinto Elementary July 6 - 10 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM for children entering grades one through six. Each day is an exciting new experience where children take a hands-on approach to fun, engineer solutions to real-world challenges and create new inventions. Sign up at www.campinvention.org for a week long summer enrichment program! Save $15 by signing up before May 12. Use promo code SPRING. Click on the headline title for more information.