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

Oct 6, 2014


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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DeFranco Elementary, Bangor, PA

Sep 30, 2014

Principal Braden Hendershot of DeFranco Elementary knew he wanted to bring The Leader in Me to his school but didn’t know where to find the funds...

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


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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Proactive Process

Sep 17, 2014

via Osceola Sentinel-Tribune

If Clarke Elementary Vice Principal Randy Bolton sees two students have a tense interaction in the school hallway, he knows there’s a quick way to fix the issue proactively.

Many times, all he has to say is, “Hey guys, can we think win-win?”

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Hiller Elementary Creates a Culture of Leadership

Sep 17, 2014


MADISON HEIGHTS — Hiller Elementary in the Lamphere Schools district has become an official Leader in Me school, and is now recalibrating its approach to teaching to include a constant and ongoing dialogue with the students about what it means to be a leader.

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Parent Leadership Night/Open House at Kenneth Gardner Elementary

Sep 16, 2014

via The News

Kenneth Gardner Elementary School recently conducted its Parent Leadership Night and Open House as a Leadership event for parents. The highlights of the evening were the Student-Parent conferences where students discussed their Student Data Notebook, in a conference format, with their parents/guardians.

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The Leader in Me

Sep 11, 2014

via Lee County Schools' Digital Digest

Every school aims to make its students into leaders.

But four elementary schools in Lee County are taking it a step further, making leadership qualities an integral part of every lesson, every moment.

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Kids in Charge: Does a 5-Year-Old Have What it Takes to Lead? In Catawba County-Yes.

Sep 11, 2014

Kids in Charge: Does a 5-year-old have what it takes to lead? In Catawba County — yes.

via Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY, N.C. — Never again will a new student walk into an unfamiliar lunchroom scanning frantically for eye contact and a friendly face at St. Stephens Elementary School. Not once the school’s administration sorts through its pile of applications and chooses 30 Classroom Ambassadors.

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'Superheroes' Swoop into Silver Springs Elementary

Sep 10, 2014


Now that it has gained Lighthouse status, Silver Springs Elementary is aiming to take its Leader in Me program to another level as students work to identify their “superhero” strengths over the next school year.

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'7 Habits' Guide Redland Students

Sep 9, 2014

via Montgomery Advertiser

"How do I get to the principal's office?"

"Take a right at Understanding Lane, a left at the intersection of Synergize Street and Think Win-Win Boulevard, then go to Proactive Way, and you're there."

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Schoolcraft Taking Part in Leader in Me Model

Sep 8, 2014

Schoolcraft taking part in Leader in Me model


SCHOOLCRAFT, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A West Michigan elementary school is part of a nationwide effort, aiming to transform schools and empower students.

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Adairville begins ‘Sharpen the Saw’ Fridays

Sep 4, 2014

News Democrat and Leader

RUSSELLVILLE, KY — Adairville School is looking to add something more to the students’ education by starting “Sharpen the Saw” Fridays. These special days involve activities that bolster physical and fine-motor skill development in clubs such as Mr. Mike Brindley’s Campus Service Team and the Kind Kids Club.

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Today's Leaders Give Tomorrow's Hopefuls a Boost

Sep 2, 2014

via Bowling Green Daily News

Leaders help leaders. Just ask folks at Warren Elementary School, where the school’s young leaders inspired people who choose to guide Kentucky into the future.

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Program's Successes Gaining Recognition

Sep 2, 2014

via Bowling Green Daily News

Bowling Green and Warren County are no strangers to being at the forefront of the news. With the No. 1 high school in America for the third year running and over $430 million in economic development investment over the last 18 months, we’re often mentioned as innovators.

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Rogers Teachers Take Leadership Lessons at Eastside

Aug 29, 2014

via NWA Online

ROGERS -- Leadership was the curriculum, and teachers were the ones learning this week at Eastside Elementary School.

Students at Eastside, which operates on a continuous learning calendar, were on break the first three days of this week. School staff got their first look at "The Leader in Me" training from Franklin Covey while students were out.

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FUESD Features Keynote Speaker at Welcome Back Breakfast

Aug 28, 2014

via Fallbrook Bonsall Village News

FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Union Elementary School District (FUESD) hosted Muriel Summers, principal of AB Combs Elementary School as the keynote speaker for its Welcome Back Breakfast on Aug. 7 in the Bowers Auditorium on the Potter Junior High campus. All district employees attended.

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New Elementary School Program Emphasizes Growth, Good Habits

Aug 26, 2014

New elementary school program emphasizes growth, good habits

via The Sanford Herald

SANFORD —When students returned to B.T. Bullock Elementary Monday, they were treated to a different greeting than in the past. Posters, banners and a new mural adorned the hallways and soft music played through the speakers as part of the Leader in Me program.

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Candidates Should Note 'Leader in Me' Education Program

Aug 26, 2014

via The Courier-Journal

The atmosphere of learning and respect belies the statistics that might otherwise stereotype the place.

Bright hallways. Happy children learning in well-organized settings. Engaged, motivated teachers in control of their classrooms with no outward discipline issues bogging down the day. Lots of eye contact, good manners and polite handshakes from the tiny greeters welcoming you to their school.

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