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Royal Guest Teaches Leadership Habits to Elementary Students

Mar 27, 2017

whotv.com

WEST DES MOINES, IA – Lady Leadership comes to Maple Grove Elementary once a month to lead school assemblies. She is one of the ways that the school is using The Leader in Me process, but she is unique to Maple Grove. Jennifer Neal, the school’s counselor, said, “Kids love fairy tales, and we wanted to add a magical element that would create a connection that would hopefully resonate with them for the rest of their life.”

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Our View: Kudos to schools, districts doing things right

Mar 25, 2017

The Daily Press

VICTORVILLE, CA – Several public schools in California struggle, but many are making strides to help their students and deserve kudos for doing so. One example is Montara Elementary, which just held its second annual Leadership Day.

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Blackburn holds inaugural Leadership Day, gives students control

Mar 25, 2017

HickoryRecord.com

HICKORY, NC – Blackburn Elementary School held its first Leadership Day where parents were invited to see how students took charge of various activities throughout the day. Sixth-grade leader, Raegan Willis said, “It’s basically just how our school’s students have become leaders.” Leadership Day is part of The Leader in Me process.

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Taking the Lead: Montara Elementary School program turns all students into leaders

Mar 24, 2017

The Daily Press

BARSTOW, CA – Montara Elementary School is unifying its students and teachers by implementing The Leader in Me process. Principal Dave Finch said, “That’s a big transformation. Our students are becoming a more active part of their own educations.” He also said that the school’s discipline referrals have decreased.

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Children Demonstrate Leadership Learning

Mar 24, 2017

The DAILY Independent

CANNONSBURG, KY – Cannonsburg Elementary invited community leaders to tour the school to demonstrate its leadership and teamwork abilities gained through The Leader in Me process. The Leader in Me helps students learn habits that add upon their life skills. Scott Malone, General Manager at Big Sandy Superstore, said, “They are building good character values here. As an employer, that’s what we look for in employees.”

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Learning about Leadership

Mar 22, 2017

SCnow.com

PAMPLICO, SC – Hannah-Pamplico Elementary/Middle School is helping students take on leadership roles to organize school events and help them develop lifelong skills through applying The Leader in Me process. Assistant Principal Angela Tanner said, “Our awards day programs now, instead of the adults standing up and leading the program, the children are taking over in those leadership roles.”

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Fostering elementary leadership

Mar 22, 2017

The Dickinson Press

DICKINSON, ND – Teachers at Prairie Rose Elementary firmly believe in student interaction, and that is why they have students give tours to the community each year when parents come to see what progress the kids have made through The Leader in Me. Students lead the tour around the school and through various classrooms highlighting the student’s work. “We love having them doing that part of it because they can show the pride that they have in their school, plus they also see things in a different perspective than we do as adults,” Principal Sherry Libs said.

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Findlay schools implement Leader in Me program

Mar 22, 2017

The Courier

FINDLAY, OH – One of the most difficult things as an adult is finding your passion, however, teachers have found that students can begin this quest at an early age and that is why they love The Leader in Me process. “You get to kind of find your niche, is what I like about it,” First-grade teacher Becky Solomon said. “The kids get to find the little piece of them that is their passion and then carry that on to greatness.” Recognizing that everyone’s passion is different is critical and this is what The Leader in Me embraces.

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James Ward Elementary shows off success of Leader in Me

Mar 21, 2017

American Press

JENNINGS, LA – Teachers have seen a major decrease in disciplinary referrals since implementing The Leader in Me process at James Ward Elementary School. Many of the kids who attend the school grew up in poverty, making it difficult to have the best role models. However, since implementing the process, teachers have seen massive improvements. “Many of our children who are coming out of poverty homes are entering our school at age 4, but they don’t have the social and emotional skills of what we would consider a normal, regular 4-year-old, so this program helps develop some of those skills of self-respect, responsibility, self-discipline and regulation,” Principal Suzanne Doucet said.

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Sodt Elementary students put leadership skills in action

Mar 18, 2017

The Monroe News

MONROE, MI – Community leaders were taken on a tour of Sodt Elementary School and were amazed at the communication skills of elementary school students due to The Leader in Me process. “I see students who are becoming young leaders,” Craig Haugen, Jefferson School District Superintendent said. “They’re learning citizenship and communication skills.” Guests learned more about the elementary as well as The Leader in Me process.

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Dudley Elementary recognized nationally for leadership

Mar 17, 2017

The Franklin News-Post

ROCKY MOUNT, VA – Achieving Lighthouse status as a Leader in Me school is no small achievement, but faculty at Dudley Elementary School are saying it was worth the effort, which did not come without dedication. “Perhaps the greatest successes of all are in the stories that our teachers and students can chat about the way we build each other up and use skills of initiative, responsibility and teamwork in our daily practices,” Principal Lisa Newell said.

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Washington Elementary brings in community to showcase ‘The Leader in Me’

Mar 16, 2017

The Daily Record

CANON CITY, CO – Washington Elementary school has created a school culture using The Leader in Me process.  Ever since starting the process, Washington Elementary has assigned the older students to give a tour to local leaders and dignitaries setting a trend in culture for the younger students. “I thought they were so awesome,” Toni Carchochi said speaking of the older students. “I was really hoping that I could do that one day.” Carchochi had her opportunity recently, as she was able to take local leaders on a tour of the school and explain more about The Leader in Me process.

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Student leadership, success celebrated at local elementary

Mar 14, 2017

The Bowling Green Times

BOWLING GREEN, KY – Bowling Green Elementary School held their annual Leadership Day this past month, but it is not the Leadership Day that teachers who work at the elementary school are so happy about. While Leadership Day is a great community event, teachers have seen tremendous growth in the students and school culture since the school began implementing The Leader in Me. “There has been a huge change in our students,” school counselor Karen Lawnzano said. “I see our students becoming leaders in areas where they are taking charge of themselves.”  The school first started the process in 2013.

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South Students Saddle Up To Learn Leadership Skills

Mar 10, 2017

Benton County Enterprise

WARSAW, MO – It is a daunting task for anyone to give a tour, much less to someone who is twice their age. However, this didn’t effect students at South School who recently lead tours of their school to local community leaders as part of their second annual Leadership Day. As the students gave leaders a tour of their school and explained more about The Leader in Me process, local leaders were amazed at how much the students had done. “We should have more of this in our schools,” Sheriff Eric Knox said. “I see this as having a huge impact on the kids and their future. Public speaking is hard for a lot of people and this leadership training gives them the opportunity to do it.”

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IHS to focus on leadership skills

Mar 9, 2017

The Clanton Advertiser

CLANTON, AL – “We saw it and it excited us and we know that if they see it, they are going to get excited as well,” Tammy Smitherman said regarding The Leader in Me process. Isabella High School faculty have made the decision to implement the process in their school after attending a Leader in Me symposium where they saw young students conduct during the entire event.

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Two TASD schools name Magnet School of Distinction

Mar 8, 2017

Ark LaTex

TEXARKANA, AR – College Hill Middle School Academy of Design Magnet was recently named a Nation Magnet School of Distinction by Magnet Schools of America. Schools that achieve this honor are judged and scored on the institution’s capability to raise student academic achievement, promote racial and socioeconomic diversity, provide integrated curricula and instruction, and create strong family and community partnerships built upon the school’s magnet theme. While there are many factors to contribute to the school’s success, College Hill Middle is saying that it was through The Leader in Me process where their students learned to take initiative.

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Manchester Middle School students taking LEAD in classroom

Mar 8, 2017

The Suburbanite

NEW FRANKLIN, OH – The LEAD program is making an impact in over 400 student lives at Manchester Middle School. “We are extremely proud of the way our students have embraced the roles part of the program,” Principal James Miller said. “Students are taking responsibility for their actions and are making an impact both for themselves and others at MMS.”

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Grant Elementary wants to take the lead as a magnet school

Mar 7, 2017

Muscatine Journal

MUSCATINE, IA – Students at Grant Elementary are learning firsthand what it means to become a leader through FranklinCovey’s The Leader in Me process.  “It is the total foundation of everything we do … our goal isn’t to just make them successful at school, it is to make them be successful in life,” Grant Elementary third grade teacher Lisa Mckee said. They believe that by implementing the process they can achieve the prestigious award of being a magnet school. Jerry Ribe doesn’t think the progress should stop at Grant but believes the entire district can attain this goal of becoming magnet schools.

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Lincoln Elementary showcases ‘The Leader in Me’

Mar 4, 2017

MagicValley.com

TWIN FALLS, ID – Faculty at Lincoln Elementary School are showing students that they are in control of their own destiny, that is why they decided to implement The Leader in Me. With 92 percent of the school living in poverty, the faculty has really made a push to implement the process. “The model affects everyone in a school building including employees and students,” John Flokstra FranklinCovey The Leader in Me coach said. Family and friends were able to witness the impact the process has made on March 4, as they toured the school and saw class room presentations that were completely student led.

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Jefferson Elementary name a Leader in Me Lighthouse School

Mar 1, 2017

The Gleaner

HENDERSON, KY – Faculty at Jefferson Elementary are noticing the culture change that occurs in schools when students participate in The Leader in Me process. Jefferson Elementary was recently named a Lighthouse School, one of the highest honors a school can achieve in the process. Principal Crissy Sandefur remarked that since implementing the process they have seen a significant increase in student achievement, a decrease in behavior referrals, and improved school culture.

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