May 26, 2017

The Register Herald

BECKLEY, WV – The atmosphere at Cranberry-Prosperity Elementary three years ago could have been described as cold and unwelcoming. In the time since then it would be impossible to label the school that way. Following the implementation of the Leader in Me, the culture has undergone a tremendous reformation. Reduced discipline referrals, a cohesive staff and a student body who own their learning are all marks of the work the school has done through the implementation of the Leader in Me.

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Leadership skills boost kids’ behavior, success

May 25, 2017

The Wrangler News

CHANDLER, AZ – As Kyrene de la Mirada joined over 250 other schools who have achieved the Leader in Me Lighthouse milestone, teachers are noticing a shift in their students. Principal Nancy Branch says students are actively engaged in goal setting, data tracking and learning the value of leadership roles. The Leader in Me is helping students realize the great things they can do in life.

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Nutter Fort Primary students share knowledge, accomplishments in Leadership Day

May 19, 2017

The Exponent Telegram

NUTTER FORT, WV – Embracing differences and finding your voice are important elements of the Leader in Me process, and at Nutter Fort Primary in West Virginia, students have been able to join various clubs and make connections with classmates to put those important elements into practice. Students are also using the Leader in Me to set and track academic goals. As the school year came to a close the school gathered for a leadership event to demonstrate their skills in personal leadership.

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Leadership Day showcases QJHS students

May 19, 2017

The Herald-Whig

QUINCY, IL – It was with a distinct purpose that Quincy Junior High School opted to engage the Leader in Me process. Understanding that their students would utilize leadership skills in their future, QJHS is seizing the opportunities and skills available through implementation of the Leader in Me. Their recent leadership event was a prime platform for the demonstration of the skills they have learned and an example of the positive influence those skills are having.

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Concord's Ox Bow Elementary hosts VIP Leadership Day to highlight student leaders

May 19, 2017

The Elkhart Truth

ELKHART, IN – Students and staff at Concord Ox Bow Elementary are attacking their leadership learning with vigor. Their first leadership event was a tremendous success. But why the need for the Leader in Me? Principal Kent Myers explained, “We’re providing leadership opportunities for kids because we know that the more that kids are in charge of their own learning, the better they are going to learn.”

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Parris South Elementary leads state in 'Leader in Me' program

May 18, 2017

The Courier

SAVANNAH, TN – Parris South Elementary has been recognized as the first Leader in Me Lighthouse school in the state of Tennessee. The school held a celebratory assembly where they were congratulated by county director of schools, Michael Davis and principal Mitzi Baker. State representative David Byrd and Hardin County Mayor Kevin Davis were also in attendance. Country music artist Darryl Worley sent a special video message to the school to recognize the occasion. The Darryl Worley Foundation has been financially supportive of the efforts around the Leader in Me at Parris.

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Students show their leadership abilities at Oakfield-Alabama

May 17, 2017

The Daily News

OAKFIELD, NY – Oakfield-Alabama Elementary recently held a leadership event, their second in as many years. Using art and their talents, students and staff demonstrated to visiting parents the many leadership skills they have learned through the Leader in Me.

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Bottle caps to benches: Glenn Marshall students turn trash into treasured memorials for slain officer

May 17, 2017

The Richmond Register

RICHMOND, KY – Through their incredible generosity and compassion, third graders at Glenn Marshall Elementary used the focus of their Leader in Me service project to recycle used plastic and pay tribute to a fallen community hero. After months of gathering plastic for recycling and raising $2,300, nine benches memorializing Officer Daniel Ellis were delivered to various Richmond locations. The thoughtfulness and dedication of the students is a perfect example of their leadership skills taking effect inside and outside of their school.

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Straub students show support for KYGMC

May 15, 2017

The Ledger Independent

MAYSVILLE, KY – The Leader in Me process at Straub Elementary has triggered a desire to give back and facilitated the learning of biology and human anatomy. After holding a bake sale, Straub second graders presented a check for $400 to the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center where they recently learned how blood flowed through the human body. They even got a hands-on experience by dissecting the heart of a sheep. This experience provided the students an opportunity to own their education and make a great contribution to their community.

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Foundation kicks off campaign at gala

May 11, 2017

Grosse Pointe News

GROSSE POINTE, MI – The Grosse Pointe community came together recently at a fund-raising gala they believe will better their community. The gala’s purpose was to raise money to help fund the implementation of the Leader in Me throughout the entire Grosse Pointe Public School System. Two students from Leader in Me schools spoke in front of the VIP group to express the many ways that the Leader in Me has helped them become leaders at school, at home and in the community.

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Congress, Wenzel present ‘Spring Sing’

May 11, 2017

Scott Elementary School program aims to bring leadership qualities out of every student

May 10, 2017

The Greeley Tribune

GREELEY, CO – You’ve all got a little leader in you. This is the encouraging message Scott Elementary School teachers and administrators are sending to students in the first year of participating in the Leader in Me. The school recently held its Leadership Day where students demonstrate the leadership skills they have learned at school. Principal Ryan McDougal has examples of students improving thanks to the Leader in Me. He kindly spoke of a fifth-grader at his school and said, “He was one of our shyest and most introverted kids in fourth grade. To see him stand up there, tall and proud, and be able to speak in front of an audience of not only his peers, but adults, it was amazing.”

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School holds first Lead Day, part of Leader in Me program

May 10, 2017

Daily Mountain Eagle

JASPER, AL – Sumiton Middle School just had its first Lead Day event, which allows students to demonstrate their new-found leadership skills that they have learned in school. During the program, one of the speakers, Ilene Black, gladly donated $1,000 to help the school continue the Leader in Me process.

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5-year-old superhero feeds the hungry

May 10, 2017

Tri-County Times

FENTON, MI – Holly Elementary Young Fives student, Liam Senton, is Super Can Man. He becomes this superhero while trying to raise money and organize a food drive for the Eastern Michigan Food Bank. He has already received $241 and almost 300 cans of food. His goal is to raise $1,250 for the food bank. Michelle Senton, Liam’s mom, believes that her son’s spark to “can hunger” comes from participating in The Leader in Me process at school. To enforce her point, she said, “How many 5-year-olds do you know who are excited for a food drive and to be a leader? … He’s really going out of his way to lead the charge in this and I think it’s fantastic.”

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Students Show Off What They’ve Learned

May 10, 2017

Review Times

FOSTORIA, OH – Students at Longfellow and Riley elementary schools have been growing as students and leaders this past year through the implementation of the Leader in Me process. Their recent leadership event demonstrated the many things they have accomplished throughout the year. Through the establishing of clubs, tracking data on their way to achieving their goals and leading their own learning, students and staff have seen great progress this school year.

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Modesto school models seven habits of highly effective children

May 7, 2017

The Modesto Bee

MODESTO, CA – Mary Ann Sanders Elementary School held its Leadership Day to demonstrate what students are learning in school. Students shared their favorite leadership skills that they are learning from the Leader in Me process. Fifth-grader Elliana Gaskins said that her favorite is “Put first things first.” She explained, “At home, I do my homework first, then I go to play.”

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South Newton Elementary celebrates 3rd Leadership Day

May 5, 2017

NEWTON, NC – South Newton Elementary School students demonstrated their leadership skills to parents and the community at the school’s Leadership Day. This is the third year the school has held this event and has participated in The Leader in Me process. Third-grade teacher Sara McCall said, “The habits have helped my kids by giving them responsibility and a purpose to come to school, other than just to learn.”

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Hollis Grade School in Peoria County leads the way

May 4, 2017

Journal Star

PEORIA, IL – By using the goal setting principles from the Leader in Me process, Hollis Grade School has scored an average of 87 percent on Accelerated Reader tests, which has been the school’s goal this past year. Hollis’ focus on creating a culture of leadership and the tremendous results they have produced have earned them Lighthouse Status, the highest achievement for a school implementing the Leader in Me.

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A plea to the school board

May 3, 2017

Atmore News

COLUMBIA, SC – A.C. Moore teacher Anna Tingle presented this plea to the Escambia County Board of Education on April 27. She spoke out against closing down the school and told of the students’ accomplishments as they have used The Leader in Me process. “The ACM student body shows tremendous academic growth each year on standardized tests and more importantly is showing great student strides in productive character, self-confidence, and self-worth through The Leader In Me Program,” Tingle said. “The Leader In Me Program allows our students opportunities that they otherwise may never have a chance to experience.”

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UCMS hosts student leadership day

May 2, 2017

The Gleaner

MORGANFIELD, KY – Union County Middle School students demonstrated their leadership skills at the school’s Leadership Day. The school was recently named a Leader in Me Lighthouse School and is the first school in Kentucky to achieve this status. Sixth-grader Mallory Hassell described what she thinks about the program. She said, “Being a Leader in Me School is not being a boss, but helping each other to be successful in all that we do.”

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