On Wednesday, Dec. 5, high school football players from the surrounding communities in both public and private schools are invited to Liberty Christian School’s first College Showcase that will feature college coaches who are scouting athletes for their university programs.
Each year, the Middle School volleyball coaching staff divides the normal volleyball court into a type of four-square, and when the players dress up in costume and create team names, a unique and fun experience ensues, as parents join the fun and cheer for their girls in this Warrior versus Warrior showdown.
Liberty families and the surrounding communities are invited to a showing of the documentary, “Screenagers,” on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 6 p.m. The film dives deep into how technology impacts children’s development and the challenges of parents in the digital world.
On Oct. 26, students and families gathered for a greatly anticipated Liberty Christian tradition, the 15th Annual Chili Cook-off. This year honored and raised tuition assistance for military and first responder families.
From greeting alumni to enjoying band, dance, and cheer performances, the Liberty Christian community gathered for the homecoming football game on Oct. 12 to cheer for the Warriors and honor those chosen for the homecoming court.
The Class of 2019 kicked off their senior year with an adventurous and unifying retreat to Pine Cove Ranch Oct. 5–7. Students relished in their weekend together enjoying the outdoors, competing in a tribal competition, and singing as one in worship.
Hands-on learning and academic objectives collide on this special day every September when students creatively dress in their class color and experience a day filled with an extra dose of knowledge and excitement.
In AP Computer Science Principles, teacher Tom Shiflet provides students a broad overview of the internet, data and privacy, programming, collaboration and innovation, and the global impact of computer science.
In Dr. Joyce Curry’s Forensic Science class, students recently completed the “Crime Scenes” unit of study, which involved learning the intricacies of solving a crime. Students immersed themselves in a fictional account of their own crime investigation by collecting evidence, recreating the scene of the crime, and familiarizing themselves with professional forensic terminology.
On International Dot Day, Liberty Christian’s Preschool celebrated with creativity and collaboration throughout the curriculum with activities designed to activate their imaginations and showcase their artistry.
To prepare for athletic success this school year, Liberty’s Strength and Conditioning Director David Neill met with other top high school coaches every week this summer to share ideas and discuss how to improve workouts and nutrition for student athletes.
In my youth, I saw my teachers as literally the coolest people ever. Something about adulthood and maturity made me automatically think that they were superheroes. After having almost finished high school, I can affirm that they are, indeed, superheroes.
More than 130 college representatives flocked to Liberty’s campus on Sept. 10 for the school’s annual College Fair. These representatives answered students’ thought-provoking questions, such as “What is unique about your school,” “What percent of first-year students return as sophomores,” and “What are your most popular programs?”
Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, including Liberty student Ashley Howard.
Sometimes the art of history makes history. Such was the case for the University of North Texas history professor Andrew Torget, as he deftly covered all the nuances of Texas history from before it was Texas to the grand state that it is today.
In addition to accreditation with AdvancED, Liberty Christian recently received accreditation from the prestigious Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), an organization that provides leadership and accountability to Christian schools globally, offering cutting-edge educational support along with a biblical worldview.
On Aug. 28, Upper School students at Liberty Christian gathered by the masses to engage and learn from each other at the 2018 Annual Club Fair. Student officers represented various clubs and organizations at decorative booths to present their vision for the year, register new members, and share their plans and upcoming events.
“The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” takes audiences to a library within a mansion in 1940 where a murder occurs. Mayhem and hilarity ensue soon after, as intrigue and who-done-it plots quickly unravel.
Last summer in Roswell, N.M., teacher Brent Dragoo participated in an innovative training program with SystemsGo, which covered all levels of this leading-edge, project-based curriculum that uses rocketry to teach STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and workplace skills.
In a statewide contest, Liberty 2018 graduate Peyton Jolley triumphed as the 2018 Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) Fine Arts 6A Female Student of the Year. A National Merit Semifinalist, Peyton will attend New York University this fall and major in Forensic Chemistry.
On June 9–13, 20 Liberty students, parents, and faculty traveled to New York City to participate in Broadway workshops and see the 2018 Tony-nominated “My Fair Lady,” a show students performed earlier this year on Liberty’s stage. They also enjoyed the 2017 Tony-winner “Come From Away” and “Hello, Dolly!” as well as Andrew Lloyd Webber's “School of Rock.”
Every year, Liberty teachers beam with pride as they reward students for their hard work, success, and dedication. For students, the Academic Awards serves as a celebratory crossing of the finish line, letting us know that we not only completed the school year, but we thrived in our studies doing so. This year, the Upper School Academic Award Convocation was held on May 15 and Middle School’s on May 17.
On May 25 at NorthWood Church in Keller, the 122 members of the 2018 Senior Class received their diplomas, moved their tassels, and tossed up their graduation caps in celebration of their many accomplishments, including approximately $7.2 million awarded to them in college scholarships.
Differentiated instruction meets children where they are individually in learning, and the A-Z implementation in the younger grades made reading an attainable skill where all children achieved success.
Liberty Christian students won the overall state championship from the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS), which named Liberty Christian its top 6A private school for the fifth time in six years!
Every year, 5th Grade Language Arts teacher Kristi Hovanetz plans a party complete with ice cream sundaes for her “Reading Rock Stars,” students who have read at least 25 books with more than 100 pages each during the school year.
Liberty Christian students in grades 1st to 8th competed in academic contests with the Private Schools Interscholastic Association’s district and state contest, winning in creative writing, mathematics, on-site drawing, music memory, modern oratory, and poetry interpretation, among many others.
Liberty Christian baseball coach Johnny Isom has never entered a season where he didn’t believe deep down that his team had enough talent to win it all. At the same time, he also knows reaching the top of the mountain in TAPPS is hard.
Liberty Christian girls and boys track coaches and brothers Zack and Trent Vest typically have a pretty good idea where each of their teams is projected to finish heading into the biggest weekend of the year – the state meet. Sometimes they think the Warriors are in the mix for a state title, other times they figure they’ll fall somewhere in the top five.
On Friday May 4, Spanish teacher Kim Earley took 23 students from Spanish II Pre-AP on a field trip to the Latino Cultural Center in Dallas, a multidisciplinary arts center and regional catalyst for the preservation, development, and promotion of Latino and Hispanic arts and culture.
In 19 contests ranging from Advanced Math to Literary Criticism, students traveled to the Waco Convention Center on April 10–11 to compete academically and theatrically in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) State contest.
Before Malyn Porter graduated from Liberty in 2013, she competed with the school in a local speech tournament her sophomore year. One of her judges owned a theater in Richardson, which is now the location of her play, “Remembering June.”
On April 28, students in art, band, choir, dance, and theatre displayed their artistic skill on stage and in an art show that gave delighted audience members a glimpse into student learning and love for the arts.
On April 24, the Liberty Christian Band, small in number but mighty in music, competed and won the second and final round of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) state competition in Temple, Texas.
From winning its first choir state championship in Liberty history last year to coming back and winning it again this year, the Liberty Christian Choir enjoyed a busy year filled multiple performances and competitions.
Liberty Christian School is preparing for another jam-packed summer of fun-filled activities for area youth, starting with two of its larger sports camps that are guaranteed to keep your kids begging for more.
For more than a handful of Liberty Christian athletes, Thursday’s TAPPS regional track and field meet in Lancaster on April 26 was the biggest stage they had competed on at the high school level. But that inexperience didn’t get in the way of where the program stands for state, as the boys won regionals, and the girls took third.
With their One Act Play production of “And A Child Shall Lead” by Michael Slade, Middle School students first won the Private School Interscholastic Association’s (PSIA) area contest on March 3 at Liberty.
The Liberty Christian Boys Tennis team won the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools’ (TAPPS) 6A State Championship for the first time since the school began 35 years ago. Playing for state at the Waco Regional Tennis Center on April 17, the boys made Liberty history by bringing home the state title.
Golfers took fourth place at the regional tournament on April 9–10 at the Sherrill Park Golf Course in Richardson in a close match against some of the best teams in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS).
More than 30 Upper School students entered sculptures, videos, paintings, drawings, photography, digital art, and ceramics to the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools' (TAPPS) state contest in Waco April 9–10. They won state with 270.5 points – a margin of more than 170 points over the second place school.
When Ryan Folk, Taylor Scalzi, and Hunter Stinnett signed to play their sport at the college level, they celebrated this monumental accomplishment at Liberty with their friends and family amidst coaches and the media at the National Signing Day ceremony on April 11.
In its 13th visit to the Palmetto High School Golf Championship at the True Blue Golf Plantation and Caledonia Golf and Fish Club, Liberty Christian’s golf team secured first place in its division at the tournament that took place March 29–31.
Ribbon winners from the regional science fair last month at The University of Texas at Arlington traveled to San Antonio March 23–26 to explain their scientific learning to judges and gain insight from a host of innovations in the field of science.
Middle and Upper School students invest an hour each morning at school for three days prior to Easter each year, as they worship together in song and hear from a guest speaker that challenges them to encounter Jesus and embrace the life He gives them as a Christ-follower.
From a day that began with paintball and games sparring dads vs. dads, dads vs. kids, and kids vs. kids, Pure Adventure addressed important topics throughout the day for Liberty fathers and sons to explore, like becoming a man of courage, gaining clarity with God, standing strong against temptation, and fighting a real enemy.
Matthew 5:13–14 states that all Christians are called to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world. For more than 20 years, Liberty has made this calling a priority by offering an overseas mission trip to Upper School students during Spring Break. This year, nearly 200 of them answered this call by volunteering their time to serve and share the gospel with the people of Jamaica.
From “The Cat in the Hat” to “Horton the Elephant,” 5th grade students sang and danced on the Liberty Christian stage March 6 as the Musical Theatre class performed songs and choreography from “Oh the Thinks You Can Think” and “Green Eggs and Ham,” among 19 others.
Coming on the heels of TAPPS State on April 9–10, the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) Art Festival hosted at Liberty Christian School on March 20–21 featured art from nine regional schools including Liberty. More than 350 works of art from 3rd to 12th grade lined the tables as teachers, parents, grandparents, and other guests applauded students’ accomplishments on awards day, March 21.
Every so often, a team has one of those games where nothing goes right, and players and coaches leave wondering what happened. For the Liberty Christian softball team, that game was a 7-5 loss to Plano John Paul II on March 8.
The crowd needed no stirring at this year’s Quest for the Crown reading competition on March 8. Students came ready to boost their classmates with signs and hurrahs as student contenders answered questions about books from the Triple Crown Awards, an organization that has encouraged elementary and junior high students to read wholesome and uplifting books since 1992.
The Liberty Christian Board of Directors is delighted to announce Dr. Blair McCullough as the newly appointed President of Liberty Christian School, only the second in the school’s history. In his previous role as the school’s headmaster, Dr. McCullough displayed spiritual leadership, academic excellence, and a heart for students and families.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go (Dr. Seuss). Early Childhood preschoolers and prekindergartners immersed themselves in Dr. Seuss books and activities on their annual Dr. Seuss Day, even dressing like “The Cat in the Hat.”
Fifth grade students each year learn about famous Americans from colonial to modern times who helped make the United States the country that it is today. After studying westward expansion in their writing classes, students each chose an American pioneer to bring to life in the annual wax museum.
Liberty Christian School presented its spring performance, “My Fair Lady,” Feb. 22–26 and entertained audiences of all ages from this play written in 1913 that became a Broadway show and 1964 award-winning movie.
On Feb. 28, more than 150 Liberty mothers, grandmothers, and guests enjoyed fellowship, delectable treats, a “guess the table” game, and insight from the talk, “How to Feel REALLY Loved – Even on Your Worst Day.”
Students from area schools who qualified from the more than 3,000 math tests submitted to the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) in December competed at a final area competition, with Liberty’s held Feb. 16 at Prestonwood Christian Academy.
Both Middle and Upper School science students invest the first semester each year gathering data and preparing for the Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair (FWRSEF) held this year on Feb. 17 at The University of Texas at Arlington.
With a “Natural Disaster” theme, 5th grade students and their robots entered Commons Place Feb. 1 for a friendly competition that included three obstacle courses, a racing challenge, a technical interview, and an original project experiment that invited students to create an innovative solution using technology to prevent natural disasters or help those affected by one.
For the third consecutive year, the Liberty Christian cheerleaders competed in Orlando, Fla., at the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) Nationals annual event and placed higher than ever before in front of a crowd of 50,000 attendees and 15,000 athletes. ESPN2 will air Nationals on April 7 at 8:30 a.m. and 8 p.m.
There were a lot of firsts last year for the Liberty Christian tennis program. Most notably, the boys and girls teams each won a district championship, which they then parlayed into a seventh-place finish at the TAPPS state tournament.
What began as a yearning in 2009 to fulfill Matthew 25:40 that says, “…whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did it for me,” grew into an organization that has provided more than 1.6 million meals to children in need.
Children in Liberty Christian’s preschool and prekindergarten dressed as football players and cheerleaders on Feb. 2, as the day began with a hide-and-seek football challenge that guided their learning throughout the day.
On Jan. 31, Liberty’s College Recruitment Coordinator Ross Roby met with nearly 60 parents and student-athletes for the first-ever College Recruiting Seminar. Parents and 8th–12th grade students learned the ins and outs of what one must do as an athlete to play at the collegiate level.
The adaptation from a George Bernard Shaw play “Pygmalion” in 1912 to an award-winning Broadway musical and blockbuster movie, “My Fair Lady” will premiere on the Liberty stage Thursday, Feb. 22 and will run until Sunday, Feb. 25.
On Jan. 19–20 at Dallas Bishop Lynch, Warrior Wrestling earned first place at the prestigious Prep State Duals, which features a competition of schools from two associations, the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) and Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC).
In front of an audience of nearly 10,000, students in 2nd to 6th grade performed “The Star Spangled Banner” at the Harlem Globetrotters evening game on Jan. 27 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
Award-winning Liberty Christian School hosts its Spring Preview Day Breakfast on Wednesday, Feb. 21 from 9 – 10:30 a.m. Prospective parents will enjoy breakfast, hear from the headmaster, meet administrators, and see classes in action on a student-led tour.
After spending three months studying spelling words beyond their normal course load, Liberty Christian Lower School students competed against 18 other schools in the Association of Christian Schools International spelling bee on Jan. 12 at St. Paul’s Preparatory in Arlington.
With one game left in the first half of district play, the Liberty Christian girls basketball team is within striking distance of the top spot on the leaderboard. But can they knock off the teams ahead of them?
Playing sports in high school and college gave Steven Greek a love for athletics that became his calling in life. His faith in Jesus Christ gave him a love for God that permeates every moment of his life.