Liberty Middle School

Library News

Author Visit: Diana Lopez

Diana Lopez is an English teacher and works at Centro Victoria, at the University of Houston Victoria. She is the author of Confetti Girl and Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel. Her works are also featured in the anthologies Hecho en Tejas and You Don’t Have a Clue. Mrs. Lopez was a guest on the NPR’s Latino USA, won the 2004 Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Award along with the 2012 William Allen White Award.


Diana Lopez visited Liberty Middle School On November 7th, to talk to students about her literary works. All 117 students attended the book discussion and received her book, Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel. Mrs. Lopez enlightened the students on her trials, tribulations, and success as an author. After her presentation, students got their books autographed.

Mentoring Program: Christmas Celebration

Mentor, Ms. Sanchez, invited her littles: Victor Aguilar, Andrew Alvarez, Jacob Cavazos, Jose Luis Gomez, Sebastian Hernandez, Jonathan Herrera, Carlos Iruegas Smith, Victor Lopez, Gabriela Porraz, Alejandro Reyes, and Erick Rodriguez to the library for a good read. The students sat attentively as Ms. Sanchez read, The Magic of Christmas, a Disney classic. Right after that they had a surprise visit by Santa Claus. The students then received a Christmas book The Nutcracker. They also received a bag of chocolate goodies from their Mentor Ms. Sanchez. The students enjoyed the visit and were glad to see Santa Claus. A special thanks goes to Mr. Adolfo Garica, Library Director, from the Pharr Memorial Library for his contribution in this event.

Battle of the Books

Congratulations to the following 23 students completed Round Three of Battle of the Books: Iza Aguado, Sophia Arista, Ariana Bravo, Abigail Castro, Rhaven De Leon, Kayla Garcia, Samantha Garza, Karina Granadoz,, Yaritza Gutierrez, Ana Hernandez, Kim Hinojosa, Natalie Honl, Martha Jaramillo, Mariana Juarez, Aren Kintigh, Lexi Kintigh, Alexandra Martinez, Kristina Ortiz, Eligio Pineda, Valerie Ramos, Evelyn Rodriguez, Raul Salazar, and Sheccid Slough. After these finalists took a written test, the following students will represent Liberty Middle School at the PSJA Battle of the Books Competition at Southwest Early College High School on January 22: Ariana Bravo, Yaritza Gutierrez, Kristina Ortiz, and Captain Samantha Garza.