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North Jackson Elementary 1 of 4 Leader in Me Lighthouse Schools in Kentucky, Named 103rd School in World

Dec 11, 2014

via Glasgow Daily Times

North Jackson Elementary became one of four schools in the commonwealth – and 103rd school in the world – to be named a Leader in Me Lighthouse School on Thursday.

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New Mascot Roars into Country Oaks Elementary

Oct 23, 2014

via hometownlife.com

After careful thought and planning last spring, the staff and students at Country Oaks Elementary decided it was time for a new school mascot. Since the building opened in 1993, the school has had a sun as its unofficial mascot. “Country Oaks Kids Shine” was the school mantra, and the sun would make appearances at school events like Jump Rope for Heart, the Fun Run, and Community Time. With Country Oaks entering year two of Leader in Me, there was a feeling that an official mascot was needed as a part of the new leadership culture.

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Walking Trail Opens at T.C. Cherry Elementary

Oct 23, 2014

via Bowling Green Daily News

When students at T.C. Cherry Elementary School returned to school in August, they discovered an idea for a walking trail they proposed in the spring turned into a reality.

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Program at Captain Strong Increases Classroom Learning

Oct 22, 2014

via The Reflector

At Captain Strong Primary School, students speak the language of leaders.

Words like proactive and synergize are embedded in their vocabulary, as are phrases such as, “Begin with the end in mind,” and “Seek first to understand, then to be understood.”

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Silver Springs Elementary, Northville, MI

Oct 14, 2014

It all started when a few teachers decided to pilot The Leader in Me in their classrooms. Their passion was contagious and the parents of students in those classrooms began to see positive changes in their children...

Mt. Pilchuck Elementary, Lake Stevens, WA

Oct 14, 2014

After a book study and a visit to a Leader in Me school, the staff of Mt. Pilchuck Elementary overwhelmingly decided to implement The Leader in Me...

PS 39 Francis J. Murphy School, Staten Island, NY

Oct 14, 2014

In 2012, the staff at PS 39 was looking for ways to improve academic achievement, decrease discipline referrals, and enhance school climate...

Lee Hamilton Elementary, Ferguson, MO

Oct 14, 2014

Within one month of her arrival as principal, Emily Turner’s school was named a “Focus school” in Missouri..

Junior High Students 'Star' in Training Video

Oct 12, 2014

via emissourian.com

Students in Tim Isgrig’s seventh- and eighth-grade advisory class seemed oblivious to the lights, cameras and microphone as they engaged in a game with two members of the school’s Lighthouse Team.

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

Oct 6, 2014

via PennLive.com

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

via Hometownlife.com

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

via candgnews.com

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

via Hometownlife.com

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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