Here is a continuation of the list of some of the key events and activities that took place at Liberty Christian School during the 2015-16 school year.
5. ACSI Art Festival
In April, selected middle school students traveled to Lancaster County Christian school in Pennsylvania to represent our school for the first time in the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) Art Festival. While there they had the opportunity to participate in art workshops and view art entries from over 20 other schools.
4. Race for Education Color Run
This year’s Race for Education included a colorful twist for our middle school students. While completing their laps to raise funds for the school, students became living artwork thanks to the help of fun-loving teachers and parent volunteers who were strategically stationed throughout the race course and armed with condiment containers filled with colored corn starch. This activity, which proved to be a big hit with race participants, certainly brightened an otherwise overcast day.
3. Blessings in a Backpack
As part of this year’s Race for Education festivities, our students had the wonderful opportunity to serve others by participating in a community service project for Blessings in a Backpack, an organization that mobilizes communities, individuals and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry. This project consisted of a food drive that offered both lower and middle school students the chance to purchase and donate food items as well as a packing event during which middle school students packed lunches for 85 students at two local elementary schools in Baltimore and Carroll Counties. The school was also able to provide a monetary gift to Blessings in a Backpack from money raised during the Race for Education.
2. New Archery Team
The sport of archery was introduced this year to Liberty Christian School thanks to a grant received from the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP). Archery teaches skills such as patience, maintaining calm under pressure, focus and self-discipline, balance and coordination, confidence and self-awareness. After purchasing the necessary equipment, Mr. Frock and Mr. Dumas were able to begin an archery unit in PE and form an archery team. In March, 26 members of the archery team participated in their first event, the Maryland National Archery in the Schools Tournament, held at the Carroll County Agricultural Center. At the tournament, two of our lower school students achieved a top 10 ranking in the state for their age range. Mr. Frock is looking to build on the success of this year’s efforts with the goals of continuing to develop our archers’ skills as well as competing in multiple tournaments next year.
1. Liberty Christian School Celebrates 35 Years
In 1980, Liberty Christian School started as a preschool in the basement of Liberty Church. In the years that followed, the school grew both in terms of its offerings as well as its footprint as grades were added and the building was expanded. Since the school’s opening, hundreds of LCS alumni have benefitted from a Christian education and have gone on to impact their families, jobs and communities. This year, the school marked the school’s 35th anniversary and the LCS community enjoyed reflecting upon God’s goodness and provision over the years. In addition to other events and activities to mark the occasion, the community celebrated this milestone in style at the Celebration Auction Gala in March.