Liberty High School (Henderson, Nevada)
|Liberty High School|
|3700 Liberty Heights Avenue
|School type||Public high school|
|School district||Clark County School District|
|Vice principal||Christopher Hermes
|School colour(s)||Red, white and navy blue
|Athletics conference||Sunrise 4A Region|
- For schools with similar names, see Liberty High School.
Liberty High School is a high school in Henderson, 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. 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]
The athletics department at Liberty High School is Patriots and compete in the Southeast Division of the Sunrise 4A Region. Through most of the schools 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. The 2007-08 boys' basketball team won the Southeast Division title, the first championship for the school. A year later, the boy's basketball team would finish as the runner-up in the Sunrise 4A Region playoffs and reached the NIAA state championship play-in game, losing to Palo Verde 68–63. In 2010, the football team won its first ever Sunrise 4A Region championship, defeating Las Vegas 35–14, but lost in the state semi-finals 7–6 to McQueen High School.
Sunrise 4A Region Championships
- Football - 2010
- Football - 2011
Sunrise 4A Region - Southeast Division titles
- Basketball (boys) - 2008
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 also placed at the top of the top ten bands at the 2008 Las Vegas Invitational (LVI) marching band competition taking eighth place. At SAV, they got 9th place out of 12. The band supports the school by performing at football games, basketball games, pep rallies, and school assemblies. The band was formerly under the direction of Mr. Andrew LaFave, who left Liberty in 2012 to pursue doctoral work at the University of Southern California. He was replaced by Mr. Travis Whaley.
Liberty offers 5 different choir classes and an innovative approach to music in special education. Liberty's award winning choirs have been featured at festivals in San Diego and New York City. Liberty's former director, Nicki Bakko Toliver, has recently completed her DMA in Choral Conducting at North Dakota State University and conducts the Bel Canto women's ensemble at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. The choir's current director is Mrs. Elizabeth Mainz.
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 SSO board. Liberty High School has put on numerous classics such as "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder, and Antigone by Sophocles. 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