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Spring Garden School achieves lofty status

Apr 30, 2017

The Morning Call

ALLENTOWN, PA – Spring Garden Elementary School has become the first Leader in Me Lighthouse School in Pennsylvania. This is quite an accomplishment considering that by the end of 2017, there will be 38 elementary schools and 2 middle schools in the state implementing The Leader in Me.

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Tuttle Elementary hosts inaugural Leadership Day

Apr 29, 2017

HickoryRecord.com

MAIDEN, NC – Tuttle Elementary School held its first Leadership Day where students demonstrated to parents and community members the leadership skills they are learning at school. Teachers say they are seeing good changes in their students as they implement the Leader in Me process. Sixth-grade teacher Julie Young said, “We've done a lot about relationships and building connections and working on their whole self. It really has been developing who they are as a person.”

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School earns honor in ‘Leader in Me’ program

Apr 26, 2017

Tuscaloosa News

TUSCALOOSA, AL – Jeff and Kathleen Taylor, co-owners of Sweet T’s Bakery and winners of Food Network’s “Cake Wars” competition, presented a lighthouse-shaped cake to Faucett-Vestavia Elementary. The cake was to honor the school on its accomplishment in being named a Leader in Me Lighthouse School. The Leader in Me process teaches students leadership skills and helps them learn to be goal-oriented. Jeff Taylor said, “Those habits don’t just apply to school, it can apply to any field of work.”

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MCIS presents Leadership night

Apr 25, 2017

The Ledger Independent

MAYSVILLE, KY – Mason County Intermediate School held its Leader in Me Leadership Night to demonstrate what students have been learning from the process. Students gave presentations based on projects and topics that they chose to put together. This way they were able to really enjoy the project and have fun learning.

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SCS to focus on ‘development of the total child’

Apr 24, 2017

Shelby County Reporter

NORTH SHELBY, AL – Shelby County Schools are concentrating on the development of the whole child in their schools. The school system is highly rated with a 95 percent graduation rate. Elvin Hill Elementary School is a Leader in Me School that is helping students be successful leaders. Mayor Mark Hall said, “Successful schools are the forefront of every successful city.”

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Community leaders celebrate student leaders at Payson school

Apr 17, 2017

Daily Herald

PAYSON, UT – Kevin Johnson, Mountain View Hospital CEO, arrived at Barnett Elementary in a helicopter to see what the students had been learning about leadership. Coming in by helicopter was a way that he wanted to thank the students for inviting him and other community leaders to the school. Johnson was amazed as the students demonstrated their leadership skills as part of The Leader in Me process. He said, “I never anticipated how floored I would be by what they are doing at this school. The program they are doing is just amazing.”

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Valley named a Leader in Me Lighthouse School

Apr 17, 2017

Daily Journal Online

CALEDONIA, MO – Valley R-6 Elementary School has been certified as a Leader in Me Lighthouse School and is the first rural school in Missouri to achieve this milestone. Schools who achieve the Lighthouse Milestone are great examples of a strong leadership model, process, and of what it means to be a Leader in Me school.”

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Cox Middle School refuses to give up, makes progress with ‘Leader in Me’

Apr 15, 2017

The Columbia Daily Herald

COLUMBIA, TN – Principal of Cox Middle School, Dr. Tim Webb, has turned the school around since taking over two years ago. Students were always finding ways to get in trouble, but students have new, positive attitudes. This success comes largely in part thanks to implementation of The Leader in Me. Eighth-grader Asontiajia Walker said, “Last year, I’m not sure if there was a purpose in coming to school, other than seeing your friends. This year, there is a purpose — learning and being a leader.”

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Tharrington teaching Global Leaders

Apr 13, 2017

The Mount Airy News

Mount Airy, NC – B.H. Tharrington Primary School opened its doors to visitors to demonstrate what students had learned about specific countries around the world. After talking to schools in other countries about foreign cultures, students compiled their presentations for the day. B.H Tharrington participates in The Leader in Me, which teaches young people to embrace and learn from the differences of others.

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Middle school students show leadership skills

Apr 13, 2017

The Paducah Sun

PADUCAH, KY – Paducah Middle School students demonstrated their leadership skills to parents and teachers at its first Leadership Day as part of The Leader in Me process. Students took the lead on the activities and gave presentations to talk about the habits they have learned about effective leadership. Assistant Principal Patrick Saddler said, “It's teaching them how to talk in front of their teachers and in front of their parents."

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Middle school students show leadership skills

Apr 13, 2017

The Paducah Sun

PADUCAH, KY – Paducah Middle School students demonstrated their leadership skills to parents and teachers at its first Leadership Day as part of The Leader in Me process. Students took the lead on the activities and gave presentations to talk about the habits they have learned about effective leadership. Assistant Principal Patrick Saddler said, “It's teaching them how to talk in front of their teachers and in front of their parents."

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Leader in Me program sets foundation for success at St. Stephens Elementary

Apr 13, 2017

Hickory Record

CONOVER, NC – St. Stephens Elementary School held its 2017 Leadership Day to demonstrate students’ leadership skills, learned in school as part of The Leader in Me process. Principal Kathy Keane said, “It makes the students more targeted on owning their learning.” Students said that they feel that they are becoming better leaders through this process.

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Student selected to be Hickory Creek mayor for a day

Apr 9, 2017

Star Local Media

HICKORY CREEK, TX – Fifth-grader, Cassidy Forehand, is going to be Hickory Creek’s mayor for one day. Mayor Lynn Clark spoke to students in The Leader in Me process and randomly chose Cassidy for the opportunity. Cassidy will help Mayor Clark attend to certain responsibilities throughout the day.

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Student Leaders Walk Loreburn Halls

Apr 7, 2017

THE OUTLOOK

LOREBURN, CANADA – Loreburn Central School held its Leadership Day and welcomed more than 60 visitors to demonstrate students’ leadership skills. This Leadership Day is part of The Leader in Me process. The school believes that the process is really helping students.

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Loveland ‘stars’ raise fund for the Leader in Me program

Apr 6, 2017

Reporter-Herald

LOVELAND, CO – The Loveland Chamber of Commerce is putting on its third annual Dancing with the Stars, aiding the funding for The Leader in Me process in the Thompson School District. "We believe heavily in the program," said Mindy McCloughan, president of Loveland Chamber of Commerce. "We know the program itself is going to feed into the strong character in our youth but it will eventually help to build the workforce pipeline."

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Leadership habits a priority at Sunnyvale elementary school

Apr 5, 2017

The Mercury News

SUNNYVALE, CA – Bishop Elementary School recently held their second annual Leadership Day. What do members of the staff think The Leader in Me is accomplishing in their school? Assistant Principal Becky Schmidt said, “Ultimately I think it is empowering the kids.” Bishop is also seeing a decrease in their discipline referrals. Referrals to the office in October dropped from 40 from the preceding year to 18.

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MMS hosts Leadership Day

Apr 3, 2017

Maryville Daily Forum

MARYVILLE, MO – Maryville Middle School held its third annual Leadership Day where students demonstrate what they are learning and doing at school. Maryville’s success implementing The Leader in Me attracted surrounding schools to visit and witness the culture of leadership inside Maryville. Principal Kevin Pitts commented that curriculum like Leader in Me is important for any and every school.

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Eastwood students launch unique project to paint, distribute rocks

Mar 31, 2017

The Sturgis Journal

STURGIS, MI – Eastwood Elementary School students are finding ways to inspire their community. Practicing the principles learned through The Leader in Me, the “Giving Garden Club” has been painting rocks and writing inspirational messages on them, then placing those rocks in various parts of the city.

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KCPS to model district-wide anti-bullying program after elementary school's program

Mar 28, 2017

KSHB

KANSAS CITY, MO – Trailwoods Elementary School is empowering its students to become better leaders and to stop bullying. Jorge Rodriguez, a sixth-grader, said that bullying doesn’t happen at the school.

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The Leader In Me: Harrison Elementary Showcases School Initiative

Mar 27, 2017

The Herald Palladium

STEVENSVILLE, MI – Hollywood Elementary School just had its 2017 Community Day where students demonstrated what they are learning from The Leader in Me process. Using many of the leadership principles learned through the process, some students showed their plans to construct a school pond, while others described plans to stay physically fit.

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