Liberty 4th grader, Hannah Stevens, cooked her way to the title of Future Chef winner! Hundreds of Albany elementary school students submitted recipes to GAPS’s food service provider, Sodexo, for the annual Future Chef competition. Hannah and eight other students were chosen to cook their recipes on March 18th at South Albany High School and Hannah won 1st place! Her recipe will go on to compete at the state level later this month. Way to go, Hannah!
On Friday, January 18th, Chris Reese and James Leeper, shared with the 5th grade leadership class, the proper, respectful way to handle, raise and lower the United States flag. Raising and lowering the flag is one of the many jobs that Liberty’s wonderful 5th graders do each day. Their advisor and one of Liberty’s brilliant 5th grade teachers, Mrs. Rider, meets each month to assign jobs around the school. Thank you, Chris and James, for helping us learn the proper flag etiquette!
This fall Mr. Nazarian, one of Liberty’s talented 5th grade teachers, took on the task of rebuilding the courtyard benches. Located outside of the office area, these two benches were worn and weathered but now are beautifully fresh and new, ready to be enjoyed by students! Parr Lumber generously donated the wood, paint and screws. In art and regular classes, each student was able to design a square. Thank you to all who participated and especially to Mr. Nazarian who spent extra time (even came in on winter break!) to create our brilliant benches!
Thank you to our Hewlett Packard employee volunteers, Jeff Oneida, Sum Yee Lai, Isaac Jessop, and Patrick Hulligan for facilitating this year’s Hour of Code activity. The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code”, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts.
“The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness” – John Muir
Grab your hiking boots, backpack and water bottle and join the Liberty Hiking Club as we explore various trails in the local area. Below please find additional information and scheduled trips for the 2018-19 school year.
This club is open to students and their families.
For more information, please contact Max Nazarian at email@example.com.
Overview & Purpose
Our goal is to introduce students to the joys and experiences waiting in the great outdoors. Students will have the opportunity to encounter and explore several local hikes during the hiking club which will take place over the rest of the year. Hiking is an often overlooked form of physical activity that not only provides a physical challenge, but also provides a sense of exploration and wonder that is often lost during our daily immersion into modern technology.
Locations & Dates
- Takena Landing September 15th 10:00 am
- Jackson Frazier Wetland October 13th 10:00 am
- Dimple Hill November 17th 10:00 am
- William L. Finley Wildlife Refuge December 8th 10:00 am
- Peavy Arboretum January 12th 10:00 am
- Beazell Memorial Forest February 16th 10:00 am
- McDonald Forest- Oak Creek March 16th 10:00 am
- Chip Ross Park April 20th 10:00 am
- Bald Hill May 18th 10:00 am
- McDowell Creek Falls June 8th 10:00 am
Requirements for Luckiamute Landing
Parents and guardians are responsible for transportation. *Students must have a parent/guardian present on the hike.
- Bring water and appropriate shoes.
- Dress appropriately for the weather. (Bring a coat for winter hikes, etc.)