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Recycling helping kids become leaders

Mar 30, 2016

The Ledger Independent

VANCEBURG, KY – Students at Lewis County’s Central Elementary School are being given the opportunity to learn what it means to recycle through The Leader in Me process. Students who would not normally assume leadership roles are getting involved. With the new responsibility, they feel important and helpful to their school.

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Students discovering The Leader in Me

Mar 29, 2016

The Ledger Independent

MAYSVILLE, KY – Mason County School District is working to develop 21st Century Learning with The Leader in Me process. Superintendent Rick Ross said not only are all students participating at each grade level, the program has also helped teachers to implement the seven habits. The end result is an education promoting essential life skills of leadership, problem solving, adaptability, effective communication and more.

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Students at Silverdale Elementary showcase their leadership skills

Mar 28, 2016

JD News

JACKSONVILLE, NC – Leadership Day at Silverdale Elementary was all about the students using the leadership skills they have learned throughout the year to show the community their school and what they do day-to-day. This was the school’s third student-led conference.

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In-depth focus: Carver students get down to business

Mar 26, 2016

Neosho Daily News

NEOSHO, MO – Using The Leader in Me, Carver Elementary School was able to transform their random leadership roles, such as line leader, into a school-wide initiative. By assessing their needs inside the school and using The Leader in Me as a resource, Carver Elementary has been able to create an environment that thrives on responsibility and team work.

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Leadership program showcased at Macon's Carter Elementary

Mar 26, 2016

The Telegraph

MACON, GA – Sonny Carter Elementary School is using The Leader in Me to help accomplish their stated mission of building students who are confident leaders who then make an impact on their community. Read how the process is keeping students and staff motivated and how it’s shaping their school culture.

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Students display MMS leadership program

Mar 22, 2016

Maryville Daily Forum

MARYVILLE, MO – As Maryville Middle School continues to implement The Leader in Me process, their leadership climate continues to advance. Students are learning valuable communication skills and the school has been able to achieve their Wildly Important Goals in reading and student engagement.

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Lakeview Leadership Academy gives tour showcasing ‘Seven Habits’ philosophy

Mar 20, 2016

Dailey Press

VICTORVILLE, CA – Lakeview Leadership Academy enjoyed a successful student-led conference this week, showing off their personal accomplishments and by extension, the school’s positive atmosphere. "I was thoroughly impressed with everything Principal Lonnie Keeter and his staff are doing to nurture and cultivate the talents of these amazing students," VVUHSD Superintendent Dr. Ron Williams said.

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Cherokee Elementary showcases leaders

Mar 20, 2016

C&G Newspapers

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI – As Cherokee Elementary School is finishing their second year as a Leader in Me school, the community is reflecting on the change in the school culture. Teachers and students are benefiting from the common language, and students are feeling empowered as they grow in collaboration and academic skills.

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Can you see the leader in me? Newman Leadership Day an expo of skills

Mar 19, 2016

The News Courier

ATHENS, AL – Read how Julian Newman Elementary has used The Leader in Me to create various school clubs to help students prepare for the transition into larger schools. Students are matched into clubs using a survey that gauges their interests and skills.

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Allen gets rare Leader in Me Lighthouse honor

Mar 17, 2016

Chillicothe Gazette

CHILLICOTHE, OH – Read about Allen Elementary and their journey to achieving Lighthouse certification. With support from the area chamber of commerce and dedication from school staff and students, Allen reached this rare milestone, and the community is noticing as well.

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Carmel Elementary hosts Leadership Day in celebration of new program

Mar 15, 2016

Hesperia Star

HESPERIA, CA – Carmel Elementary has been able to successfully integrate The Leader in Me into their school curriculum. This implementation has spurred an understanding and a change among the student body of what being a leader means.

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Elementary schools honored for adopting leadership principles

Mar 10, 2016

Daily News

ALVATON, KY – Two schools in Kentucky were recognized as Lighthouse Schools for their progress with The Leader in Me process. Sarah Johnson, principal of Alvaton Elementary, said the program has been "a transformation for our students, faculty and parents here at Alvaton."

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School “Lighthouse Team” teaches leadership

Mar 10, 2016

News Eagle Reporter

DINGMANS FERRY, DE – To encourage self-directed learning and student voice in Dingman Delaware Elementary School, four students from each grade are now part of the Lighthouse Team, a group that will spearhead The Leader in Me process at their school. Student empowerment, Principal Victoria McNeely said is important because it inspires students to become leaders.

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Riverview’s ‘Leader in Me’ program builds character

Mar 9, 2016

Ken-Ton Bee

CITY OF TONAWANDA, NY – Riverview Elementary School experienced another highly successful student led conference. The school has been a Leader in Me school for 5 years, providing students with a 21st century learning experience. During the “Leadership Day” local high school students were shocked by all that the elementary school kids could do on their own such as lead tours, greet guests, act as technology helpers and give presentations.

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Leader in Me helps students develop soft skills

Mar 5, 2016

Bloomberg

WATERLOO, IA – The business community in Iowa made the first case for implementing the leadership development initiative and provides funding to ensure it continues growing. They were concerned that students were not coming out of schools with professional development needed to succeed in future jobs. Leader Valley director Melissa Reade said, "It's really authentic learning opportunities in, I think, the most pivotal years."

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CH student chosen to attend Harvard Leadership Summit

Mar 5, 2016

Daily Mountain Eagle

CARBON HILL, AL – Read about Amara Killen, an eighth grader at Carbon Hill Jr. High, as she will represent her school at Harvard University’s Leadership Summit. Nominated by one of her teachers to attend the Summit, Killen sits on her schools Lighthouse team and exemplifies leadership in every sense.

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While test scores can predict academic success, self-management and relationship skills may better prepare students to thrive and graduate

Mar 2, 2016

The Atlantic

CHICAGO, IL – A focus on social emotional learning, 21st century skills, and school culture has changed the educational success of several Chicago schools. Students there are more likely to graduate, get accepted to college and attend college. The Leader in Me process helps schools implement this type of education philosophy.

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Elementary students learn alternative strategies

Mar 1, 2016

The Daily Reporter

COLDWATER, MI – Using The Leader in Me process as a foundation, Larsen Elementary School Principle Dr. Shawn Bishop has created a Growth Mindset Pilot for the 2015 – 2016 school year. He wanted to emphasize social emotional learning as part of a well-rounded education. "If they think they are not good at science or math or reading, they can be if they believe in themselves, good things will happen,” he said.

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News Focus: Sturgis schools incorporate ‘Leader in Me’ skills

Mar 1, 2016

Sturgis Journal

STURGIS, MI – the Sturgis school district is starting The Leader in Me process with teacher training, which involves teachers volunteering to read Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and getting together each month to discuss one habit. From there, teachers can start incorporating the habits into the classroom. “It’s intrinsic rather than extrinsic,” Principal Nicole Airgood said, based on internal values and character rather than externally modified behavior.

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Hillcrest Elementary sees passion, behavioral changes through second Leader Day

Feb 27, 2016

HJ News

LOGAN, UT – During their second year celebrating Leader Day, Hillcrest Elementary educators agree student behavioral patterns have changed since their facility became a Leader in Me school three years ago. “The kids own their choices. They own their behavior. They’re working together. They’re learning basically life skills. “It’s working,” said Tom Papiernik, refocus specialist at the school. “We’re consistently seeing improvement in their behavior, and it’s very apparent from before we started the program to now.”

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