Bret Pignatiello
6th Grade Language Arts classes had John Dykstra, a local journalist, come speak to the students about the writing process and his experience in journalism. The students answered some questions from John, asked some thoughtful questions about writing and were able to view some of his journalism equipment such as his camera and notebooks as well as a couple of his featured stories.
6 days ago, Bret Pignatiello
Krystal Tezak
Liberty Reminder - Due to this week being our Camp Tecumseh trip, there will be no RTI or after school homework help the entire week. RTI will resume next week. Thank you!!!
15 days ago, Krystal Tezak
Krystal Tezak
LIBERTY - Girls Robotics Club Starts this Week - The club meets this week on Wednesday and Friday. We meet from 2:45pm- 4:00pm. The girls need to be picked up at 4:00pm. We are excited about all the girls who came out for this club. We are looking forward to seeing some inventive ideas from our girls.
22 days ago, Krystal Tezak
Krystal Tezak
LIBERTY ANNOUNCEMENT - A friendly reminder that today is intramural basketball after school in place of this past Wednesdays meet. We didn't have it on Wednesday due to early dismissal. Next week will be the normal schedule of Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday. Have a wonderful weekend!
25 days ago, Krystal Tezak
Krystal Tezak
Remember Intramural Basketball started this week. If you selected Monday/Wednesday that will be when you attend. If you selected Tuesday/Thursday we will see you today. (Please note that with early dismissal Wednesday 02/27 there will be no intramural basketball and it will be held on Friday 3/1 for this week only)
28 days ago, Krystal Tezak
Krystal Tezak
Liberty Intermediate Announcement- Today we will be sending spring portrait packets home. Spring portraits will be taken March 8th. Forms along with payment MUST be sent in that day with your student. Only students with a completed form and payment will be accepted. No late orders, online orders, or make-up/retakes will be taken for these portraits. There are extra forms in the school's main office. Please phone Image Group with questions/concerns. (815) 932-1230 Thank you!
about 1 month ago, Krystal Tezak
Krystal Tezak
LIBERTY ANNOUNCEMENT- TRACK TRYOUTS To all sixth grade students interested in trying out for the 2019 BUGC Track Team: 1. Students- in order to try out, you must complete the Google form via the email sent to you on February 14, 2019. 2. You must have a signed insurance waiver into Mr. Chamernik on or before March 1st. Insurance waiver forms are available in the main office or in the gym. Waivers can be turned in to Mr. Chamernik or main office. 3. You must have an up-to-date physical. If you are unsure if you are up to date, we can give you that information. Tryouts are Monday, March 4th at BUGC. Tryout times are 3pm to 5pm. The girls will ride bus 1 from Liberty to BUGC. The boys will ride bus 7 from Liberty to BUGC. Parents please pick students up from BUGC at 5:00 pm. 5. All sixth-grade students will be assigned a number. You need to remember your personal number. This will be the number the coaches use to call back sixth-grade students. 6. Sixth grade does not have tryouts on Tuesday, March 5th or Wednesday, March 6th. 7. Callbacks for sixth-grade students are Thursday, March 7th from 3 pm to 5 pm at BUGC. Your tryout number will be posted on the BUGC athletic website if you are being called back. The 6th grade call back numbers will be posted by Wednesday, March 6th by 6 pm.
about 1 month ago, Krystal Tezak
Krystal Tezak
Liberty Intermediate Announcement There will be NO RTI / Homework help at Liberty after school this Thursday, February 14th. Yearbook orders are due THIS Friday-2/15. The cost is $18. Orders can also be done online or send in the order form with payment with your student.
about 1 month ago, Krystal Tezak
Bret Pignatiello
Mrs. Edmonson continues to make connections with the literature and enriches the reading experience for students at Liberty. The students listened to guest speakers share their stories about living in different cultures and shared their view of the question, "What does home mean to you?" The guest speakers were Kibet Rono, who immigrated from Kenya, and Ben and Reese Kuwitzky, who have lived in Nigeria.
about 1 month ago, Bret Pignatiello
Bret Pignatiello
The 5 Essentials Parent Survey window will close on Feb. 15, 2019, so please complete the survey and provide us with valuable information. Link for parents to take the survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/ Thank you in advance for your participation!
about 1 month ago, Bret Pignatiello
Bret Pignatiello
Dear 5th grade Parents/Guardians: Due to unsafe weather conditions forecasted for next week, Camp Tecumseh has been postponed until the week of March 11th - March 15th. Chaperones that are negatively impacted by this change need to notify the school as soon as possible. We will need to make appropriate arrangements for replacement chaperones. Also, if the date change causes any individual to not be able to attend the Camp Tecumseh trip, a refund will be distributed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but we want to ensure the safety of our students, staff, and chaperones. We also want to ensure that all participants get to experience all aspects of the Camp Tecumseh trip and the weather would hinder that possibility. Please contact Mrs. Coughenour or Mr. Ruberry with any questions or concerns. Thank you for being understanding!
2 months ago, Bret Pignatiello
Bret Pignatiello
Liberty Parents: There is no after school RtI this week due to MAP testing. RtI resumes next week for those students that attend.
2 months ago, Bret Pignatiello
Bret Pignatiello
Liberty Week at a Glance: 1/14/19 Math Team Practice @ 2:45 6th Girls Volleyball Game @ Kennedy 4:30 1/15/19 MAP Testing 5th and 6th Grade 1/16/19 MAP Testing 6th Girls Volleyball Game - Home 4:30 1/17/18 6th Grade 4th R Party 8:15-10:15am Robotics Tryouts 2:45-Applications are due Tuesday and must be signed by a parent w/teacher recommendation. 1/18/19 5th Grade 4th R Party 9:00-11:00am EARLY DISMISSAL 1:15pm
2 months ago, Bret Pignatiello
Bret Pignatiello
Liberty Parents/Guardians: 5 Essentials Survey Please take this time to provide feedback about your school. Information from this survey is reviewed by administration and school leadership teams to collaborative opportunities and initiate growth. Link to survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/ Closes Feb. 15, 2019.
3 months ago, Bret Pignatiello
Bret Pignatiello
Liberty Spirit week... lots of holiday cheer!!!!
3 months ago, Bret Pignatiello
Bret Pignatiello
Spirit Day: Wednesday- Wear Red, Green, White Thursday-Dress like your Favorite Holiday Character Friday-Ugly Holiday Sweater
3 months ago, Bret Pignatiello
Bret Pignatiello
Liberty 5th graders enjoyed a trip to the Field Museum last week. They enhanced their learning with educational discussions throughout the experience.
4 months ago, Bret Pignatiello
Bret Pignatiello
The 6th graders at Liberty are investigating mixtures! They are using sand, sugar, and mayonnaise to determine which are heterogeneous and homogeneous mixtures. Which, do you think, mix into a solution, colloid, or a suspension? Mrs. Riegel loves how well her students work together to investigate!!!!
4 months ago, Bret Pignatiello
Bret Pignatiello
Late Bus: Attention parents, Liberty bus 16 is running approximately 15 minutes behind. Early dismissal was at 10:45 and students are waiting supervised at Liberty.
4 months ago, Bret Pignatiello
Bret Pignatiello
Reminder to Liberty parents. Today at Liberty, staff and students will be participating in ALICE training from 8:00-10:45am. Students will be viewing a presentation from Officer Garcia and participating in scripted scenarios to practice the ALICE techniques.
4 months ago, Bret Pignatiello
Bret Pignatiello
6th grade reading classes are engulfed in the novel Esperanza Rising. Emmeline Sovinski brought in a yarn doll, she made, to show Mr. Burda’s Advanced Reading class. The doll is exactly like the one described in the book. Emmaline talked to the class, explaining the basic steps taken to make the doll. Emmeline is also able to crochet and knit, so she is using her skills to inspire others to make a yarn doll of their own.
4 months ago, Bret Pignatiello
Bret Pignatiello
Liberty 5th and 6th grade students participated in Open Mic night at Bourbonnais Public Library. Mrs Edmonson was instrumental in the organization of the event. Those in attendance had a fun night with original and famous poetry, stories, and jokes. Many families came and listened to their children read aloud and deliver performances. Even a few siblings joined in on the fun!
4 months ago, Bret Pignatiello
Bret Pignatiello
The 5th Grade Math Team competed in their first competition of the year! They were amazing! They LOVE MATH!
4 months ago, Bret Pignatiello
Bret Pignatiello
6th Grade Girls Volleyball Camp ($15) November 4th 4:00-5:30 pm BBCHS North Gym
5 months ago, Bret Pignatiello
Bret Pignatiello
Attention 6th Grade Parents: Signs of Suicide Prevention Programs
5 months ago, Bret Pignatiello
Bret Pignatiello
Build it and they will come.... Liberty PE Classes are building hula huts to develop problem solving and team building skills.
5 months ago, Bret Pignatiello
Bret Pignatiello
Red Ribbon Week Spirit: Mrs. Coughenour's class Teaming Up Against Drugs and Mrs. Regas' class pledging to Keep Their Hands Off Drugs.
5 months ago, Bret Pignatiello
Bret Pignatiello
Liberty students show off some of their art skills by creating designs to paint on the wall inside the PRIDE Room.
5 months ago, Bret Pignatiello
Bret Pignatiello
Students in 6th grade are working in small groups to find textual evidence from their novel Bud, not Buddy. It's incredible to come down the hallway on various days and see them strewn about engaged in learning.
5 months ago, Bret Pignatiello
Bret Pignatiello
Students in Mrs. Edmonson’s class engage in a Socratic Seminar. In a Socratic Seminar activity, students help one another understand the ideas, issues, and values reflected in a text through a group discussion format. Students are responsible for facilitating their group discussion around the ideas in the text.
5 months ago, Bret Pignatiello
Bret Pignatiello
2018 6th Grade Boys Basketball: Congratulations to the newest members of the Liberty Tigers basketball team. 1 2 4 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 16 18 22 24 25 26 27 30 35 Practices will begin Thursday October 11th 10/11 (Thursday): 3-5pm 10/12 (Friday): 3-5pm, Parent meeting at 5pm 10/13 (Saturday): 8-10am *We will practice each day after school from 3-5pm (4:30pm)* **We will only practice the first Saturday of the season, 10/13** "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take" - Wayne Gretzky
6 months ago, Bret Pignatiello
Bret Pignatiello
Final Notice! 5th Grade Parents: Camp T permission slips are due TOMORROW (10/10/18). If you have not done so, please send your completed forms in with your student tomorrow. If you have any questions, please contact your Camp T sponsors Mrs. Coughenour or Mr. Ruberry.
6 months ago, Bret Pignatiello
Bret Pignatiello
Happy Custodians Day! Liberty staff and students thank you for keeping our building beautiful! Tom, Randy, and Henry... you’re Incredible!
6 months ago, Bret Pignatiello
Bret Pignatiello
Last year, 5th grade students at Liberty in Mrs. Laskey's and Mrs. Wilkie's science classes have benefited from the ESP Energy grant. The Energizing Student Potential Program is designed to infuse energy into the STEM classroom. The STEM project was centered around hydroponics. The students grew plants from seeds in water. While the hydroponic system was successful, we never saw vegetables. Students took home the plants and these two girls returned this fall with the fruits of our labor. ESP is sponsored by: The Exelon Foundation, ComEd, Pepco, Nicor Gas, Peoples and North Shore Gas, and BP.
6 months ago, Bret Pignatiello
Bret Pignatiello
Camp T Parent Meeting When: Tonight, Monday September 24th @ 6:00PM Where: Liberty Multi-Purpose Room Who: 5th grade parents
6 months ago, Bret Pignatiello
Bret Pignatiello
Attention 5th Grade Parents: Camp T- Parent Meeting Change The parent meeting will take place in the Liberty Multi-Purpose Room on September 24th @ 6:00 PM. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Coughenuor or Mr. Ruberry.
6 months ago, Bret Pignatiello
Bret Pignatiello
Learning Stinks Sometimes...6th grade Science Potato Lab. One potato was touched with dirty hands, one with sanitized hands, and one touched with hands washed with soap and water. The soap potato was not much change, hand sanitizer had bacteria, and dirty potatoes were smelly and full of bacteria...eww!
6 months ago, Bret Pignatiello
Bret Pignatiello
2018 Liberty Boys Basketball Tryouts (6th Grade) Tuesday, October 9th 3-5:30pm Wednesday, October 10th 3-5:30pm ** Athletes need to be present both days ** *Multi-sport athletes are encouraged, but Liberty Basketball will take priority over other sports** In order to tryout you must: 1) Turn in a signed insurance waiver form which you can be picked up in the PE and/or Main office. 2) Must have an up-to-date physical on file with the school. A physical is good for one year from its date. **Please fill out the google registration form below prior to tryouts** https://goo.gl/forms/Tn7NrbRxr4b5ED2o1 Practices start Thursday October 11th, a schedule can be found online. There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting Friday October 13th after practice from 5-5:30pm ***Tryouts and practices are closed.*** Liberty Basketball Website with information: https://sites.google.com/besd53.org/liberty-basketball/home Coach Arlis arlisp@besd53.org (815) 929-5265 Coach Chamernik chamernikd@besd53.org (815) 929-5066
6 months ago, Bret Pignatiello
Bret Pignatiello
CLOSING TODAY!!!! Spirit Wear: Students, families, and friends of Liberty. Show your school spirit with Liberty Tigers apparel. My Team Shop is open through September 12th. If the item does not show up with an image, please select a color and the image will appear. All orders will be delivered to Liberty and distributed to students by the PTA. https://www.bsnteamsports.com/v3/shop/team_shop/VmnNydFAJp#/
7 months ago, Bret Pignatiello
Bret Pignatiello
Good morning 5th grade parents! This is just a reminder that Band and Orchestra registration, meeting, and instrument rentals will take place TONIGHT from 6PM-8PM in the Liberty Band Room. If you cannot make the meeting but would still like your child to join, please make sure the last page of the registration packet gets turned in to the school. You will also need to begin the rental process as soon as possible so everyone gets their instruments on time. Thank you very much for your time, and we look forward to seeing you tonight! Heather Crooks BESD 53 Band Director crooksh@besd53.org
7 months ago, Bret Pignatiello
Abby Saldivar
Liberty’s Bus #15 route is running late today.
7 months ago, Abby Saldivar
Bret Pignatiello
Liberty staff celebrates an Incredible start to the year. Students have begun their learning journey for the 2018-2019 school year and they are putting for their best effort to Be Incredible.
7 months ago, Bret Pignatiello
Bret Pignatiello
CORRECTED LINK: Spirit Wear: Students, families, and friends of Liberty. Show your school spirit with Liberty Tigers apparel. My Team Shop is open through September 12th. If the item does not show up with an image, please select a color and the image will appear. All orders will be delivered to Liberty and distributed to students by the PTA. https://www.bsnteamsports.com/v3/shop/team_shop/VmnNydFAJp#/
7 months ago, Bret Pignatiello
Bret Pignatiello
Liberty 6th graders are team building to enhance their collaboration skills and work on being Incredible in all that they do.
7 months ago, Bret Pignatiello
Abby Saldivar
We’ve received several calls asking if we are dismissing early due to the heat. Our District has A.C, so dismissal times are normal. Thanks.
7 months ago, Abby Saldivar
Abby Saldivar
Liberty students are practicing bus evacuations today.
7 months ago, Abby Saldivar
Abby Saldivar
Mr. Pignatiello and Mrs. Saldivar are excited to welcome students to an Incredible school year. We look forward to seeing you at Open House on Monday, August 20th at 6:30pm.
7 months ago, Abby Saldivar
Director of Technology
Parents of 6th graders: Chromebook Turn In for 6th graders will be Monday, May 21st. For more information - http://5il.co/3596
11 months ago, Director of Technology
Abby Saldivar
Bus #15 is bus #25 today for Liberty and is running late. We apologize for the inconvenience.
11 months ago, Abby Saldivar
Abby Saldivar
Liberty’s phones and Internet are back up. You will see firetrucks and police outside of Liberty on Burns Rd and Career Center Rd where the power issue happened. Our SRO is monitoring that. Thank you for your patience.
11 months ago, Abby Saldivar
Abby Saldivar
Phones and Internet are down at Liberty.
11 months ago, Abby Saldivar
Abby Saldivar
Just a reminder that Liberty students dismiss at 10:45am today.
11 months ago, Abby Saldivar
Abby Saldivar
The Track Meet that was scheduled to be in Watseka today, has been cancelled.
12 months ago, Abby Saldivar
Mary Bicknell
Wearing red at Liberty today to support Red Ribbon Week! Just say NO!
over 1 year ago, Mary Bicknell