In the spring, Ms. Fuerst leads Liberty students in training for the Pittsburgh Kids Marathon, by running the 26.2 miles together over the course of 8 weeks, with the last run being the big, city-wide event. Dozens of families participate each year.
Contact: Mrs. Fuerst
Fun, evidence-based programs that inspire girls to build their confidence, kindness, and decision-making skills. More info here: https://www.gotrmagee.org/
Contact: Ms. Portillo and Ms. Garcia
Elections are held in early November. 4th and 5th graders. Officer positions include: president (5th grader), vice president (4th grader), Secretary (5th grader), treasurer (4th grader), and homeroom representatives (all grades). Students can nominate themselves for positions. They give a speech either to their whole grade level for officer positions or their homeroom for homeroom representatives, then elections are held in homerooms. The student council officers decide when they will meet (usually during lunch and recess, or sometimes during the teacher’s prep period). Contact: Ms. Louann Zwieryznski (aka "Ms. Z")
The children get an opportunity to learn to play an instrument starting 4th grade through a PPS program and can participate in the All City Arts every year. Signup is in the spring for the following year.
Contact: Mr. Adam Katz
Participants meet weekly during lunch. They learn rules while they eat, then play one another.
2nd Graders, Contact: Contact: Ms. Keri Cox
3rd & 4th Graders, Contact: Ms. Tracy Theobold
In this popular after-school activity, students come to learn to jump rope and/or to display their talents.
Contact: Ms. Dannielle Cash
Any grade may participate. Homerooms take turns planting, weeding, harvesting, preparing, winterizing beds. They rake, mulch, clean up, and spruce up side gardens and flowerbeds. Contact: Ms. Keri Cox
Fourth and Fifth grade students focus on the environment.
Contact: Ms. Tracy Theobald
Strong Women, Strong Girls is excited to continue working with girls at Liberty Elementary, Mondays, 4:30–5:30 p.m.
SWSG serves girls in 3rd through 5th grades in our free and innovative after-school program, helping them to build skills in leadership, self-esteem, and problem solving through the study of contemporary and historic female role models. Through participation in Strong Women, Strong Girls, girls will work to build positive mentoring relationships with female college-aged mentors and to build community with the girls with their SWSG program site. Please note: Strong Women, Strong Girls programming will continue to be VIRTUAL this semester so girls can sign into the program from anywhere!
Girls registered through Liberty will be paired with female mentors from our Carnegie Mellon University chapter. Our curriculum highlights girls and women of different backgrounds, such as age, race, ethnicity, career, and ability. Throughout the semester, your SWSG girl will play games that promote healthy youth development and will learn how our girl and women role models made a difference in the world!
Contact: Ms. Garcia