• Liberty North has many exciting teaching and learning opportunities! This space is devoted to making that learning visible and sharing our collective story. 

  • The Convenient Eagle

    Posted by Tara Harvey on 11/22/2022 8:00:00 AM

    Guest Blogger: Dr. Precious Kurth

    It is finally open for business. The Convenient Eagle held its grand opening October 18th during Parent/Teacher Conferences. The Convenient Eagle exists to empower students to develop and utilize their vocational skills. The real-world work experience increases the students’ employability. The Convenient Eagle is a place where students, staff and stakeholders can purchase school supplies and products.

     

    The Convenient Eagle has everything you might need to make it through the day, and some additional items that will enhance your school experience. The Convenient Eagle offers snacks, electronics, fidgets,  school supplies and more. 

     

    The Convenient Eagle is student - centered and student operated. The store is currently open for business daily, after 1st and 6th hours. Come see the smiling faces of the student employees and leave with a snack, a phone charger or an Eagle sticker; it’s a real world shopping experience right here at Liberty North. The Convenient Eagle is located on the First Floor in the Back Glass Hallway. 

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  • World History Project Based Learning

    Posted by Tara Harvey on 10/18/2022 4:05:00 PM

    Students in North Nation by Design 10 recently analyzed the historic development of Islam as well as the expansion of Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism in order to explain their transformations and roles in conflict and cooperation. Using a world history lens, they examined the origins and impact of social structures and stratification on societies and relationships. 

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    Teacher Reflection- Students had the opportunity to explore religions they might not have been exposed to in the past, so it was fun to see students gain a broader perspective beyond their worldviews. Hopefully, they will take these newfound perspectives and apply them to other aspects of their learning.

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    Student Reflections- “We dug into the beliefs, holy books, conflicts, traditions, and the holy lands. We researched using the Mid Continent Library World History resources. Lastly, we picked a religion to take a deep dive into and a conflict we could try to solve without violence.” - Jada, Brian, Xaiver, Isaiah, and Lauren

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  • Friday Night Bites

    Posted by Tara Harvey on 10/10/2022 10:00:00 AM

    The excitement of Friday Night lights, and Friday Night Football games has been expanded with the edition of the Liberty North Food Truck, sponsored by Pro Start and Pro Start Instructor, Mrs. Wendy Turner. 

     

    The Food Truck changes the menu weekly and serves gourmet recipes for patrons, community members and school personnel. The menus are posted in advance of the football game. 

     

    The Food Truck is a student-centered collaborative effort at Liberty North. Both the Culinary and Industrial Technology Classes are involved in the design and creation.  The food truck allows Real World Learning experiences for our students and entrepreneurial opportunities. 

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    Stop by and see us at our next home football game on October 21st, 2022. We begin serving at 5:30 pm.

     

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  • Examining the Depth of Conversation in AP

    Posted by Tara Harvey on 10/3/2022 9:00:00 AM

    Classroom discussions are powerful tools to gauge understanding in any classroom. Making learning intentionally visible*, discussions have the ability to  accelerate learning at a rate of almost double the speed. Kelli Penner’s AP Literature class recently  added a new challenge to level up the discussion by also determining the depth of the discussion.  Students read short stories by Ernest Hemingway and Tim O’Brien to compare and contrast syntax, symbolism, and style.  The learning intention was to initiate thoughtful contributions to a discussion as well as noting if the points made were a surface, deep, or transfer level of thinking. 

    Penner tracked the contributions by level of complexity and Harvey tracked the actual flow of the conversation from student to student and students to Penner. The flow was lively and on topic throughout. The AP students reflected on their first attempt and agreed on places to grow in the future, noting that there was a lack of transfer, not everyone shared or was prepared. However, the date of the first discussion early in the first semester of a year-long course, nothing but time to grow in the future. 

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    Student Reflection: “Some of the best points made within this discussion were connecting both of the texts through their ability to showcase how this impacted the men’s ability to love and be loved. We also touched on the symbolism that “The Things They Carried” held in reflecting on the mental baggage of the soldiers. I do think that there was a nice balance of surface and deep, but we needed to delve deeper into transfer”  - Santina

     

    Teacher Reflection: “Even though you know each other, we are still building trust. Where we are makes sense for September and I would agree with your reflection of the conversation. There were a lot of great points made and we will improve next time.”

     

    *Hattie, J. (2008). Visible learning. Routledge.

     

     

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  • Meet the Squad

    Posted by Tara Harvey on 9/27/2022 10:00:00 AM

    The Squad is becoming a pillar of people at Liberty North High School. They are a student- led tour guide group that welcomes visitors, parents, community members and the general public to North Nation. 

    The Squad showcases and highlights North's traditions, student and academic programming, along with our culture and climate.

    The Squad is developing their interpersonal skills and sharpening their skill sets in communication, public speaking, and listening. Additionally, they possess and provide in-depth knowledge about Liberty North. They share their experiences, while touring guests,  through storytelling and personal testimony.  They also have unmatched Eagle enthusiasm, excitement and energy. 

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    The Squad is unique and creates personal connections with stakeholders. Moreover, The Squad members are all actively involved in various clubs and activities and show genuine interest and investment in our school community. 

    The Squad can:

    • Customize school tour visits 

    • Serve on a student panel

    • Share their background and learning experiences on discussions about different hobbies, clubs, organizations, athletics, and more that are related to their interests.

    • Speak to classroom culture as a Student Guest Speaker 

    • Share insights about North’s traditions, customs, climate and culture. 

    Guest Blogger: Dr. Precious Kurth

     

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  • North Nation by Design is Thriving

    Posted by Tara Harvey on 9/7/2022 10:00:00 AM

    North Nation by Design is an innovative and interdisciplinary approach to school. One of the benefits of the program is the flexibility of the school day. Within the hours the teachers share with students, they have found a way to incorporate time to THRIVE. THRIVE time consists of high-interest clubs and programs students choose to participate in while developing our goals for graduates. 

    THRIVE Today was the THRIVE FAIR and all NNBD students were able to "shop" for their perfect club. Learner agency is a priority at Liberty North and choice is a big component! 

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    Teacher Reflection- "I am really looking forward to the club time and having the ability to work outside the standard curriculum and encouraging the students to design our time. They brainstormed ideas to run with today and I am looking forward to diving into their interests." Traci Silvey 

     

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    Student Reflection- "I am very excited about the clubs because it gives me an opportunity to get to know more students, help others, learn about the school and add items to my high school resume" - Melana - 9th grade NNBD 

     

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  • World War II in France

    Posted by Tara Harvey on 4/2/2022 11:00:00 AM

    Brandi Pruente's French IV and V students educated participants regarding the different aspects of World War II in France last week. Prior to this, students attended the Auschwitz Exhibit at Union Station (thanks the wonderful LPS Foundation committee), read several letters from people who fought and experienced the war, and watched a film about the roundup that occurred in Paris, France.  Each student chose a specific role or aspect of the war to present.

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    Teacher Reflection:  I was surprised by the students’ level of interest and contemplative perspective on this very serious time in history.  They really delved into the stories behind the war events. 

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  • One Artist to Another

    Posted by Tara Harvey on 3/7/2022 2:00:00 PM

    AP Studio Art with Steve Person 

    Essential Question: How has art been used to raise awareness, explore root causes, express dissent or highlight solutions related to equity, justice or inclusion in our society or around the world?

    Students engaged in a research assignment meant to broaden the collective understanding of the topic and to inform future artwork.  They identified an artist whose works explore ideas related to equity, justice, dissent or inclusion. 

    Hung Lui

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    Student reflection: How did studying the life and work of the artist effect the creation of your work? The inspiration is evident. 

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  • Physical Science

    Posted by Tara Harvey on 3/4/2022

    Ask any teacher and they will say that grading is the worst part of the job. However, when your students are asked to share their understanding in a way beyond the traditional test, it gets interesting. Thy Trieu’s physical science students have produced some amazing learning products. 

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    Teacher reflection: I actually enjoy assessing this way. It definitely makes grading easier! 

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  • Lewis and Clark Visit Success

    Posted by Tara Harvey on 3/2/2022 12:00:00 PM
    On Wednesday our 4th Grade Trailblazers came to LNHS to share their Titanic Research! They unloaded at the front of what will be their High School in just a few years. They walked into the entrance to the beat of the the Eagle Drumline and beamed from ear to ear.
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    A Chance to Showcase.  As you know and as we have lived, it felt amazing to take our learning out and share in front of YOUR 9th and 10th graders. Our students went from Nervous to Confident in a matter of minutes due to your hospitality, feedback, and warm welcome as they shared.  Thank you for the continued partnership and the chance we can give our Trailblazers an authentic audience.
     
    Go EAGLES!
    Mitch Hiser, Ed. D.
    Principal, Lewis and Clark Elementary
     
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