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The Liberty Band has been hard at work rehearsing and making recordings for our first virtual performance of the year. We are aiming to release our first virtual performance later in November, so stay tuned for details to come soon! Our virtual performance titled, "Heroes Among Us," will feature performances by the band, orchestra and choir and will pay tribute to everyday heroes that make a difference in our lives.

We are also excited to welcome our student teacher, Mr. Bierma. Mr. Bierma is finishing up his undergraduate degree at Northern Illinois University. He will be with us from mid-October through mid-December. Jazz Band is also up and running and we are having a great time learning to play in a rock style. Soon we will branch out from the rock style and will learn how to play in a swing style. Any band members who would like to join Jazz Band are welcome. Jazz Band is currently rehearsing on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:45-4:15pm on ZOOM.


Liberty Chorus is singing out this fall! Our Patriots have been meeting in a virtual choir on Zoom and we're working on several songs around the theme of "Heroes Among Us.” While singing at home is not quite the same as being with the ensemble, the students are able to work on their own technique and also "sing along" with some pre-recorded tracks to master the songs. The final step is new this year... we’re taking each singer "to the studio and recording ourselves. Once all the recordings are finished, Mr. Jesse is mixing them all together to create a concert-style performance. Along with the Band and Orchestra, we'll be delivering a virtual concert Mid- November. Links will be posted on the Liberty website.


ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS AND STAFF: Starting immediately, Homework Club will be postponed until further notice. Don’t forget, you can always utilize PM Study Hall to receive extra help from any of your teachers.

POSTPONED: Homework Club will meet every Tuesday and Wednesday morning from 7:30 am to 8:15 am. There you can work on homework, re-take tests, or simply get extra help with classwork such as sentence diagramming! You can drop in to the Zoom meeting whenever you like.


 Morning Math is an additional resource specifically for math help. It will run from 7:30 am - 8:15 am before school every week from Tuesday through Friday. Students will be permitted to drop in any time during that window to request assistance from the math teacher running the Zoom meeting that day. The teacher schedule for Morning Math will be: Tuesday = Mrs. Zettergren, Wednesday = Mrs. Bethman, Thursday = Mr. Bahret, Friday = Mrs. Byrnes.

Starting September 8, students can find the Zoom links for Morning Math in their Classroom math class, listed as a material.


Recently, the members of the National Junior Honor Society created a welcome back video for the staff at Liberty. The students gave some heartfelt thanks for the hard work and flexibility the teachers displayed during remote learning earlier this fall and expressed their excitement for returning to school in person. In addition, the NJHS members wrote letters to NLSD122 teachers who have inspired them. Both of these projects helped brighten a teacher's day during the transition from remote learning to in-person learning.

Our next NJHS meeting is T.B.D. Current members should watch for an announcement on the NJHS Google Classroom page and Remind.


Liberty Orchestra has begun in-person rehearsals! It's been great to have students back and being able to make music together. They have been working hard transitioning and preparing new music for our first virtual performance. We'll have more information and details to come. Stay tuned!


Any students who are interested in acting, drama, or who just like talking in front of people should think about participation on the Speech Team. Events include things like: solo or group acting, storytelling, poetry, and improvisation.

This year’s events will all be held virtually. Contact Mr. Jesse for more details by sending an email to tjesse@nlsd122.org


Yearbook Sales will be online this year!
Order Before March 1st For only $26.00 

Click here to order: https://www.balfour.com/illinois/new-lenox/liberty-junior-high-school 

Follow These Steps:
1.  Scroll down to yearbook products and ads
2.  Click order
3.  Fill in your student’s grade and name
4.  Click shop for this student
5.   Click get started
6.  Click add to cart
7.  Enter your payment information

Yearbook Club had their first meeting on September 28. Students are still able to join this club. If your student is interested in joining the Yearbook Club please have them email Mrs. Hartwig at khartwig@nlsd122.org to get the Zoom link. If you have any questions contact Mrs. Hartwig.