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Holiday meal highlights Expo's growing leaders

Dec 2, 2016

WCFCourier.com

WATERLOO, IA – Expo Alternative Learning Center is in a unique position, they are one of the few high schools in the country who have implemented The Leader in Me. Their effort to embrace leadership instruction recently yielded a huge effort to support their annual Thanksgiving feast. Students have been able to advance their responsibility and learn skills that will prepare them for life after high school.

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Dadeville Elementary celebrates reaching Lighthouse status

Dec 1, 2016

AlexcityOutlook.com

DADEVILLE, AL – Through a focused and unrelenting effort, Dadeville Elementary recently achieved The Leader in Me Lighthouse Milestone. Students and staff have accomplished their goal of unleashing the greatness in themselves and have shown exceptional results during their ongoing implementation of The Leader in Me.

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Hoover School in Melrose sees drop in behavior issues after implementing new system

Nov 29, 2016

Melrose Free Press

MELROSE, MA – After enduring a year as a disciplinarian rather than an educator, Hoover School Principal Jenny Corduck knew a change was needed and appropriate. Through implementation of The Leader in Me, Hoover has seen a significant drop in their behavior referrals. Hoover’s continued implementation has shifted their culture and changed the entire attitude of the school.

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Bank partners with elementary school

Nov 29, 2016

Hometown Life

HIGHLAND, MI – A new initiative between Huron Valley State Bank and Heritage Elementary School called “Bank at School” fits perfectly with Heritage’s involvement with The Leader in Me. “Bank at School” teaches students valuable money management techniques and provides important knowledge of finance as students serve as tellers, marketing representatives and managers. The skills and leadership principles taught through The Leader in Me are helping students excel in these positions.

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North Jackson Elementary teacher honored for work with special needs students

Nov 28, 2016

Bowling Green Daily News

BOWLING GREEN, KY – Molly Caswell is an exceptional educator and was recently named Teacher of the Year by the Council of Exceptional Children. Described by her principal as “irreplaceable”, Caswell has used The Leader in Me and her own talent in developing curriculum that tailors to the needs of students with disabilities.

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Nolley program producing leaders in the community

Nov 25, 2016

TheSuburbanite.com

AKRON, OH – Nolley Elementary recently hosted PTA members, community leaders in business, and Board of Education members to demonstrate their vast leadership capabilities. The Leader in Me has provided guidance in leadership to Nolley Elementary and students seized the opportunity to lead tours, talk about goal setting and discuss the many leadership opportunities available at Nolley.

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Students Find Leadership in Themselves

Nov 24, 2016

The Clarkston News

CLARKSTON, MI – Andersonville and Springfield Plains Elementary schools are on a similar journey with The Leader in Me. Both schools are in the first years of their implementation of The Leader in Me. Each school hopes to help their students find their respective greatness and take that greatness to their homes and communities.

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'Leader in Me' Process Underway at Cairo Elementary

Nov 23, 2016

SurfKY.com

HENDERSON, KY – Cairo Elementary has a clear vision for the type of school they want to be and for the way they want their school to operate. Using The Leader in Me, Cairo is instilling leadership skills in their entire student body and is preparing to accomplish the goals they have set for their school.

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St. Stan's Celebrates 'Leader In Me' Lighthouse School Status

Nov 18, 2016

DNAinfo.com

NOBLE SQUARE, IL – After a few years of dedication to The Leader in Me process, St. Stan’s has become a beacon of leadership to their community. St. Stan’s recently achieved the Lighthouse Milestone, a result of their outstanding school and student outcomes. Students are leading both in school and in the community.

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Letting Go to Let Students Lead

Nov 18, 2016

Schoolnewsnetwork.org

ROCKFORD, MI – Valley View Elementary is empowering their students to lead fun and engaging activities inside and outside the school. Valley View’s recent soccer tournament was organized and executed by the students, and that’s not all. Valley View’s study and implementation of The Leader in Me process has spawned student in many other aspects of the school day-to-day activities. Using this approach both teachers and students are thriving.

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Leadership Day showcases implementation of Leader in Me program

Nov 15, 2016

The Gleaner

HENDERSON, KY – Sturgis Elementary recently hosted a Leadership Event to demonstrate the leadership and life skills that their students have been learning through The Leader in Me process. One teacher commented, “the students are taking ownership of their learning. They set both academic and personal goals for themselves. They help keeps us as teachers on track in a polite, positive way. They always want to help us complete tasks to make our school better.”

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Veterans Day services slated across the region

Nov 10, 2016

The Bradford Era

BRADFORD, PA – As part of a large area initiative to honor the nations veterans, students from Bradford area schools partnered with other local organizations to celebrate Veteran’s Day. Focusing on the skills exhibited through The Leader in Me process, students hosted assemblies, crafted emblems and participated in a parade to commemorate and honor those who have sacrificed so much for the United States.

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Boonton mayor visits sixth graders

Nov 6, 2016

The Citizen of Morris County

BOONTON, NJ – Students at John Hill School in Boonton were visited by town Mayor Matt DiLauri to discuss leadership, community and local government. Students were able to discuss with Mayor DiLauri the leadership and life skills that they have acquired through The Leader in Me process.

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Students learn about Mexican holiday

Nov 3, 2016

Hickory Daily Record

CLAREMONT, NC – A focus of The Leader in Me is celebrating differences. Students at Oxford Elementary School gathered together recently to celebrate the diversity that exists in their school. A big focus of the celebration was Dia de los Muertos, however students built stations representing each culture within the school and manned those stations to explain each respective heritage.

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Gibbons wins state school honor

Nov 3, 2016

StMaryNow.com

PATTERSON, LA – Sheryl Gibbons recently received the 2017 Louisiana Principal of the Year award from the Louisiana Principals Association. Mrs. Gibbons works inside Hattie Watts Elementary where she is an avid supporter of the success of her students and her school. With support using The Leader in Me, Mrs. Gibbons motivates and encourages Watts elementary students to achieve their goals and become the leaders they want to be.

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Ashe County Names Callie Grubb "Principal Of The Year"

Nov 3, 2016

GoBlueRidge.net

WARRENSVILLE, NC – Callie Grubb has been recognized as the 2016-17 Ashe County Schools Principal of the Year. Mrs. Grubb has been vital to the growth and vision of Blue Ridge Elementary and has been a shining model of The Leader in Me process that has been implemented in the school.

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North Warren Elementary honored for leadership education efforts

Nov 2, 2016

Bowling Green Daily News

SMITH’S GROVE, KY – Students and staff at North Warren recently celebrated their distinguished scores on state testing and achieving the Lighthouse Milestone, a high standard of implementation of The Leader in Me. Principal Amy Ground complimented both parents and the Warren County Public Schools Board of Education for their support of North Warren’s initiatives.

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Altec Achievers tour local plant

Nov 2, 2016

News-Pressnow.cocm

ST. JOSEPH, MO – Using The Leader in Me process, students at Skaith Elementary set goals and closely track their progress. Through a joint effort between Skaith and Altec Industries, several students who achieved their goals had the opportunity to tour Altec’s facilities, where they manufacture lift trucks.

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Running club takes off

Nov 2, 2016

Royse City Herald Banner

ROYSE CITY, TX – Through The Leader in Me, students and staff are guided through the process of setting and meeting goals. It’s this process that motivated Davis Elementary School to start the Davis Running Club. This club is motivating students to accomplish their goals on the track and in the classroom.

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Cleveland's "Investment Schools" improve some as they sort out what works

Nov 1, 2016

Cleveland Plain Dealer

CLEVELAND, OH – In 2013, Cleveland is implemented a massive strategy to turnaround their low performing schools. The Leader in Me is playing a role in this wide ranging initiative, helping to teach social-emotional skills and set and accomplish academic goals.

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