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Parents Have Glowing Review of Beaver School

Feb 25, 2015

via The Ceres Courier

Editor, Ceres Courier, We are the parents of two children who are students of Patricia K. Beaver Elementary School, in Ceres. We made the decision to have our children attend Patricia K. Beaver Elementary, a leadership school, because of the premise of the schools emphasis of the book, "The Leader in Me," written by Stephen R. Covey. Along with the Common Core curriculum, Beaver Elementary offers teachings from "The Leader in Me," which instills the seven habits from its leadership program for children of all ages. This program is geared for children to be goal oriented, prioritizing and to be a positive contributor to the world. Piloted by other schools in the country, "The Leader in Me" and the "Seven Habits of Leadership" shows how effective this program truly is and has positive potential for all the students.

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Learning by Doing

Feb 24, 2015

via Hartselle Enquirer

Public education in Alabama has taken its share of hard knocks from the national media and education critics in recent years but that doesn’t hold water when you see the pace of learning that is taking place today in Hartselle, Decatur and Morgan County classrooms.

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Moss Middle Leads Way With Dedicated Leadership Time

Feb 24, 2015

via Bowling Green Daily News

This year, through The Leader in Me, Henry Moss Middle School students are taking more active leadership roles throughout the school. While students participate in leadership roles each day, Wednesday mornings are dedicated to leadership time. Students spend time participating in leadership building activities, as well as awards and recognition for academic growth.

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Burris Named VWSD Top Administrator

Feb 13, 2015

via The Hicksburg Post

Bowmar Elementary Principal Tammy Burris has been named the Vicksburg Warren School District’s Administrator of the Year.

Tondia Ferracci, a STEM lab teacher at Bowmar, said Burris is humble, though she has achieved many great accomplishments.

Burris’ resume boasts accomplishments from the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching Math and Science and the Chamber of Commerce District Teacher of the Year to the Governor’s Award of Distinction and Bowmar becoming the first Leader in Me Lighthouse School in Mississippi.

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Students Set Goals, Take on More Leadership Roles

Feb 12, 2015

via The Davis Clipper

WOODS CROSS — They were half the size and a third the age, but they were running the show.

Students at Woods Cross Elementary have been learning to be leaders since school began this year, and already there is a difference, according to Stephanie Preston, parent organizer.

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OMES to Implement The Leader in Me

Jan 21, 2015

via Shelby County Reporter

NORTH SHELBY—Oak Mountain Elementary School is taking another step to foster leadership among students. The school will officially become a “Leader in Me” school next fall, OMES Principal Debbie Horton confirmed.

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Northville Students Lead Through Community Service

Jan 16, 2015

via hometownlife.com

Thornton Creek Elementary School, and Hillside and Meads Mill middle schools led by example in the past month by stepping up their community service to help out wherever they can.

The schools point to the Leader in Me initiative and International Baccalaureate program in expanding the students' community service desires and ideas.

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Leader in Me Begins at Amerman Elementary

Jan 14, 2015

via hometownlife.com

Amerman Elementary School staff and students begin 2015 by looking to become stronger leaders and learners.

Implementation of the Leader in Me process has kicked off at this Northville Public School with a lot of excitement and anticipation.

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Southwark School Creates Lifelong Leaders

Jan 13, 2015

via The Philadelphia Tribune

As you walk through the hallways of Southwark School and take a look around the classrooms you’ll begin to notice a theme: hard-working students and a dedicated community of faculty, staff, administration and parents — all striving for excellence.

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Lexington-Richland Five Students Give Back to Veterans, Families in Need

Dec 27, 2014

via ColaDaily.com

Multiple agencies and organizations received a holiday boost this year with help from students in Lexington-Richland School District Five.

When they weren’t busy at practice or studying for tests, kids from across the district raised money and collected donations to benefit people who served their country and families in need in their local community.

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Leader in Me Program Teaches Effective Leadership to Students

Dec 21, 2014

via WCF Courier

Leader in Me is a key part of the curriculum at Blessed Maria Assunta Pallotta Middle School and St. Edward School. Students participate in a variety of leadership opportunities and implement the process in the daily operation of the school.

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North Jackson Elementary 1 of 4 Leader in Me Lighthouse Schools in Kentucky, Named 103rd School in World

Dec 11, 2014

via Glasgow Daily Times

North Jackson Elementary became one of four schools in the commonwealth – and 103rd school in the world – to be named a Leader in Me Lighthouse School on Thursday.

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New Mascot Roars into Country Oaks Elementary

Oct 23, 2014

via hometownlife.com

After careful thought and planning last spring, the staff and students at Country Oaks Elementary decided it was time for a new school mascot. Since the building opened in 1993, the school has had a sun as its unofficial mascot. “Country Oaks Kids Shine” was the school mantra, and the sun would make appearances at school events like Jump Rope for Heart, the Fun Run, and Community Time. With Country Oaks entering year two of Leader in Me, there was a feeling that an official mascot was needed as a part of the new leadership culture.

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Walking Trail Opens at T.C. Cherry Elementary

Oct 23, 2014

via Bowling Green Daily News

When students at T.C. Cherry Elementary School returned to school in August, they discovered an idea for a walking trail they proposed in the spring turned into a reality.

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Program at Captain Strong Increases Classroom Learning

Oct 22, 2014

via The Reflector

At Captain Strong Primary School, students speak the language of leaders.

Words like proactive and synergize are embedded in their vocabulary, as are phrases such as, “Begin with the end in mind,” and “Seek first to understand, then to be understood.”

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Junior High Students 'Star' in Training Video

Oct 12, 2014

via emissourian.com

Students in Tim Isgrig’s seventh- and eighth-grade advisory class seemed oblivious to the lights, cameras and microphone as they engaged in a game with two members of the school’s Lighthouse Team.

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This is a Harrisburg School Where Parents are Eager to Send Their Children: #HBGNext

Oct 6, 2014

via PennLive.com

How do you know when a school is doing a good job for its students, or at least heading in a much better direction?

One indicator is when families are eager to enroll their children there.

And that's what happening at Harrisburg's Downey Elementary school, according to  superintendent Sybil Knight-Burney.

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Councill Middle School Becomes 'Leader in Me' School

Sep 30, 2014

via The Alexander City Outlook

Starting this semester, Councill Middle School has created a means for students and faculty leaders to have their voices heard.

As a part of becoming a “Leader In Me” school, Councill has implemented Lighthouse Teams for students and teachers.

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'Leader in Me' Book Tour to Stop at Henrico School

Sep 29, 2014

via Henrico Citizen

One of the authors of a best-selling book credited with improving schools is making Henrico's Holladay Elementary School one of her stops on a 30-city book tour.

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Novi Elementary Students Running to Raise Funds

Sep 28, 2014

via Hometownlife.com

This year’s Fun Run at Parkview Elementary has the school partnering with local business ONE Training to help bring a new perspective on daily wellness.

The new perspective is a twist on the 7 habits of the school’s Leader in Me process, which is being implemented. The twist is entitled the 7 Habits of Wellness.

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