Liberty High School (Henderson, Nevada)

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Liberty High School
Location
3700 Liberty Heights Avenue
Henderson, NV
Coordinates 35°59′20″N 115°09′10″W / 35.9889°N 115.1529°W / 35.9889; -115.1529Coordinates: 35°59′20″N 115°09′10″W / 35.9889°N 115.1529°W / 35.9889; -115.1529
Information
School type Public high school
Established 2003
School district Clark County School District
Dean Kim Kamrowski
Wilfredo Rivera
Principal Derek Bellow
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,500
School colour(s) Red, white and navy blue
              
Athletics conference Sunrise 4A Region
Team name Patriots
Website

Liberty High School is a high school in Henderson in the U.S. state of Nevada. It is part of the Clark County School District. Before the school opened, prospective students chose the name "Liberty" and the school mascot "The Patriot" through a survey mailed to their homes. This was largely chosen due to the recent terrorist attacks. Liberty's team name is the Patriots. Liberty considers itself to be a "classical school." This is because through Liberty's curriculum, one can study Latin, as well as focus on the history and society of ancient Rome and Greece. [clarification needed]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Athletics[edit]

The Liberty Patriots compete in the Southeast Division of the Sunrise 4A Region. Through most of the school's history, the athletic department used the Pat Patriot logo used by the New England Patriots from 1971–92. Recently, the school has adopted a logo similar to that used by the athletic program at Southern New Hampshire University. Their Varsity Quiz Program is a staple part of their school with former captain Rei Vital (2014-2015) bringing the team to the championships

  • The varsity football team won seven straight Sunrise Regional Championships from 2010–2016. They were also state-runner ups in 2012, 2015, and 2016.
  • The girls varsity bowling team won the school’s first Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association State Championship in 2012.
  • The boys varsity track and field team won the Sunrise Regional Championship and took 3rd place at the State Championship in 2013.
  • The girls varsity basketball team were Sunrise Regional Champions and state-runner ups in 2016.

Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association State Championships[edit]

  • Baseball - 2014
  • Bowling (Girls) - 2012

Band Program[edit]

Liberty's band, known as the "Sound of Liberty" during their marching season, has won many awards and competitions throughout the years that they have been competing. The Sound of Liberty Marching Band has been a finalist at the Sounds Across the Valley Nevada Championships consistently throughout their recent history. The marching band supports the school by performing at football games, basketball games, pep rallies, and school assemblies. The band is currently under the direction of Mr. Travis Whaley. The Color Guard program is under the direction of Mrs. Cristy Stephens.

The band program offers concert band and marching band classes all year round to provide a well rounded, competitive education to its students. The programs offered at Liberty High School currently are:

1. Marching Band (Sound of Liberty)

2. Advanced Concert Band (Wind Ensemble)

3. Intermediate Concert Band (Symphonic Band)

4. Winter Colorguard (Colors of Liberty)

5. Winter Drumline (Pulse of Liberty)

6. Jazz Band (Drive of Liberty)

7. Percussion Ensemble

8. Solo and Ensemble

9. Stage Band (for musical productions)

10. Symphony Orchestra

The growing concert band program has become consistently stronger in recent history. The Symphonic Band made its debut CCSD Festival Performance earning a rating of Excellent, and the Wind Ensemble earned a rating of Superior for the 2014-2015 school year.

If you are interested in becoming a part of the Liberty High School Band here is some information you may find helpful:

Marching Band is not a requirement at Liberty High School - however you must participate to qualify for Wind Ensemble (Advanced Band). LHS is on a 4x4 block schedule. If a student chooses to only participate in concert band, that class meets every other day all throughout the year with 5 formal concert performances on and off campus. Students participating in marching band will be in a band class every day (marching class on one day, and concert class on the other) all year round. The marching class is used as a solo and ensemble performance class and sight reading class once marching band is finished. This will take up both elective spots for an incoming freshmen. Freshmen who are interested in taking an elective in addition to band are strongly encouraged to take PE I during summer school or online. Once marching band is completed, the members will receive a PE II credit.

Band Camp is a requirement for all students participating in marching band. Band camp starts THREE WEEKS before school for Color Guard, Drumline, and Leadership. Woodwind and Brass players start TWO WEEKS before school starts. The marching band rehearses on Monday and Wednesday nights from 4:30-9:00. All of this information and more can be found at:

www.soundoflibertybands.com

Choral programs[edit]

Liberty offers five different choir classes and an innovative approach to music in special education. Liberty's award winning[citation needed] choirs have been featured at festivals in San Diego and New York City. Liberty's founding director, Nicki Bakko Toliver, recently completed her DMA in Choral Conducting at North Dakota State University and is currently the Assistant Professor of Choral Music at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa.

The choir's current director is Mr. Lamont Russell, a graduate of Oklahoma City University. Under Mr. Russell's direction, the Choir Department has grown from one choir to five choirs. The Department consists of the following choirs: Viva Voce (Mixed Chamber Choir); Voce Harmonique (Women's Chamber Choir); Men of Note!(Men's Choir); Bella Tones (Beginning/Intermediate Women's Choir); The Patriot Stars Show Choir; and features the following small groups: Patriotix Acappella Group; Mixed Jazz Quartet, and a Men's Barbershop Quartet. Recently, the LHS Choirs performed with Amira Willighagen, Winner of Holland's Got Talent. In addition to concerts and festival throughout the year, the Choir participates in Community Service Projects such as Relay for Life and presents benefit performances around the valley.

Theatre Programs[edit]

Liberty Theater also known as "Liberty Patriot Players" and Troupe 6730 offers both Technical Theater I, II,III, and VI and Theater I, II, III, and VI. The Classes are taught by Mrs. Sharon Chadwick the Troupe Director of Nevada STO board. Liberty High School has put on numerous classics such as "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder. It has also put on many broadway shows such as "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee", "Brigadoon" "Grease" Troupe 6730 has been to the Regional Short play and individual events showcase for Nevada Thespians, State Conference For Nevada Thespians and International Thespian Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Patriot Players also hold an Annual Lip Sync competition, Broadway Review, Evening of Classical Theater, and Veterans Day Concert. Theatre website: http://www.libertythespians.org/

Feeder Schools[edit]

  • John R. Hummel Elementary School
  • John C. Bass Elementary School
  • Roberta C. Cartwright Elementary School(1999)
  • Roger D. Gehring Elementary School
  • John R. Beatty Elementary School
  • Steven G. Schorr Elementary School (2000)
  • Shirley and Bill Wallin Elementary School (2010)
  • Charles Silvestri Junior High School (1997)
  • Del E. Webb Middle School (2005)

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External links[edit]

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