In the blink of an eye, another school year has come to an end. Join us as we fondly recall some of the key events and activities that took place at Liberty Christian School during the 2015-16 year.
10. Lobby Renovations
The fundraising efforts of the Development Office and Parent Teacher Leadership (PTL) paid off when the school’s new and improved lobby area was unveiled at the start of the school year. Cosmetic renovations included the addition of new laminate hardwood flooring as well as drywall and fresh paint. Once the paint was dry, Art teacher Krista Quenzer designed a photo gallery on the wall opposite the front office that highlights LCS students. And, thanks to a donation coordinated by a Liberty Christian School parent, the wall opposite the main entrance now features a large lobby display housing student work, sports and chess trophies, as well as Costa Rica mission trip memorabilia. A TV monitor graces the same wall and displays a running scroll of photos as well as school news and announcements. These changes have transformed a functional area into a warm and welcoming entryway to our school.
9. Spirit Wear
With last year’s introduction of a new school logo came the need to update our Spirit Wear collection. This fall, that need was met with the introduction of a new and expanded line of vibrant clothing that students, teachers and staff, parents and alumni have been wearing to school as well as throughout the community to show their school spirit.
8. 9- Square In The Air
9-Square In The Air is a new and exciting game that has become a big hit at churches, camps, schools and other similar venues. Invented by a middle school pastor, this game is a 3D adaptation of the traditional ground-based 4- or 9-square game. Thanks to Mr. Tibbels who discovered the game along with a generous donation from a Liberty Christian School community member, the school was able to purchase a game set this past school year. The game, which is being used in PE class, middle school clubs and athletic department fundraisers, has become a big hit within our own student body.
7. Science Fair
Middle School Science teacher Mrs. Mueller’s vision to provide her 8th grade students with a creative and experiential learning activity became a reality when the class hosted a science fair at the end of the school year. For the project, students were given the freedom to select an experiment of interest to them and were then held responsible for gathering the necessary project materials, conducting the selected experiment, writing an 8-10 page project report, preparing a display, and presenting their findings at the in-house science fair. The project was a great learning experience for those involved as it helped them further develop their skills in the areas of planning on a mass scale, time management, critical thinking and problem solving, verbalizing their thoughts and getting them down on paper, as well as presentation and public speaking. The culimating science fair itself offered those in attendance, including our 6th and 7th grade students, teachers, staff, and parents the opportunity to learn from their findings. Mrs. Mueller was pleased with the project outcome, impressed by the effort put forth, and hopeful the experience has prepared our 8th graders for the rigors of high school.
6. Helping Up Mission Visit
In January, LCS hosted the choir from Helping Up Mission (HUM), a community of hope which offers a comprehensive recovery program for men in Baltimore, Maryland. Our 8th graders had the honor of serving lunch to the men and the entire school body participated in a Spirit-filled choir performance consistng of music and testimony of the unbelievable power of God to save and transform lives.
To be continued...