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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1, GROWTH will take the pressure off of Explorer, Endeavor, Freedom, and t (the four elementary schools with some concern for overcrowding). The new elementary school will be geographically located in such a place that would accommodate overcrowding from the aforementioned schools, more than likely outside of city limits. It will house all the Tiger Reserve students from Endeavor and Liberty, which is about 200 students as of now, and it will include about 200 other students from t and Explorer. Even with the recent addition to the high school, the building is nearing its 1,000th student, up from 988 at the start of the year, and will be full at 1,200 students. Four more CTE classrooms will be added to the north side, and an auxiliary gym on the east side, as were intended in the original plans. A satellite building will be built directly north of the high school for a Freshmen Academy and for Early College. Early College students will be in a separate wing of that building and not intermingled with the freshmen. Attached to that building will be a field house to be used for freshmen PE and for outside activities during poor weather conditions. This building will have its own principal, counselor, teachers and staff, as well as its own lunch Liberty 4th Graders write letters to Santa in hopes of being hired as his #1 Elf. room and kitchen. Freshmen will mainly come to the 10-12 building for CTE, activities and clubs, as well as to use the performing arts center as needed. The Freshmen Academy will hold 400 students which will take the total high school campus to 1,600 when full. At that time, projected to be about four years, a decision will need to be made on whether two high schools are needed. At some point in the future, it will be needed, but current crowding issues can be resolved with the proposed plan.
Liberty Students Hope to be Elf Employed Fourth Grade Team
Liberty fourth graders have been working hard on many holiday-themed projects. In December, students worked on their persuasive papers trying to convince Santa that they were the best elf for hire! Each fourth grader wrote a five paragraph essay including their three reasons
why they should be hired to work at the North Pole. During the last week of school before Christmas break students researched how this holiday is spent in different countries around the world. Each student picked which country they would
like to research and discovered their country’s traditions, foods, celebrations, weather, and much more! Here are some fun facts our students discovered that you might not know: In Canada, plum pudding is a common dessert.
In many Spanish speaking countries Santa is called Papa Noel. In Costa Rica, homes are decorated with bright tropical flowers and fruit.
Published on Jan 3, 2018