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    Farmers Market

    Monday, September 30, 2013

    Thursday, September 27th the LPS gymnasium was filled with locally grown veggies, fruit, flowers, and worms (yes, worms). This was the 6th year that Leland Public School has hosted the Indoor Farmers Market.  Nine local farmers displayed their goods, ranging from honey to gourds, so the kids could see and sample locally grown products.  Students […]

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    Farm to School Curriculum Night

    Saturday, September 28, 2013

    It gets better every year!  This year’s Curriculum Night (September 25th) at our school started off with the Farm to School dinner, and it was delicious.  Buntings provided the specially made hot dogs, we had lettuce from Nine Bean Rows, tomatoes and cucumbers from Drake Farm, and tofu from Oryana.  Thanks to Pam Bardenhagen from […]

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    Tough as Nails

    Tuesday, June 11, 2013

    The morning of May 25th, 2013 dawned bright and clear – cold for a day in late May, but perfect for running.  Kat Murphy waited at the starting line in the cold, early morning sun, waiting to run her first ever marathon, the Bay Shore Marathon, on the beautiful Old Mission Peninsula.  Kat had been […]

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    Show de Talento!

    Thursday, June 6, 2013

    What happens when you combine learning languages with song and music?  Good things.  And one of those good things took place in Leland’s PAC on May 31st, when Mrs. LaCross got to see the fruition of all her fine efforts (and those of her students) culminate in a fantastic talent show, well attended by students […]

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    Wildflower Rescue

    Saturday, May 25, 2013

    Leland’s National Honor Society sophomores were big helpers at the Leelanau Conservancy’s annual Wildflower Rescue on May 23rd at the Village Green.  Wildflower Rescue volunteers dig plants that would be destroyed by construction or road work, then pot them up to sell.  All the money earned over the Memorial Day weekend sale goes to the […]

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    Flip, Flop, Float

    Monday, May 20, 2013

    Leland students listened to an important presentation from Sea Grant Michigan‘s Mark Breederland on May 16th.  Mr. Breederland, along with Leland’s Harbormaster Russell Dzuba and Mr. Belanger from the Leelanau Marine Patrol, explained the dynamics and dangers of rip currents, and how to cope with them. Students listened carefully to learn about the “Flip, Flop, […]

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    Open House

    Thursday, May 16, 2013

    Spring Open House, May 15th What a wonderful evening!  This year’s Open House was a huge success, thanks to the hard work and planning of so many dedicated staff and  students.  The event started off at 6:00 with the fabulous Farm to School Dinner, featuring Bardenhagen strawberries in a homemade vinaigrette, scratch-prepared desserts, tofu from […]

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    Iron Chef

    Tuesday, April 30, 2013

    March 25th was the day and LPS School Cafeteria was the place for the first Jr. Iron Chef Competition, based on the popular TV show.  The two teams were led by Kevin Peabody and Jen Welty, who worked with students for two months prior to the competition.  The teams consisted of  6th-8th grade students and […]

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    NHS Induction, 2013

    Friday, April 19, 2013

    In a candlelight ceremony before a crowd of proud parents and relatives the Leland National Honor Society inducted 16 new members on March 18th.  Opening comments were done by NHS Advisor, Mr. Mark Smith.  The ceremony itself was led by NHS president Sierra Baker, with the assistance of vice president Carly Gross, secretary Analise Robinson, […]

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    Getting to Know Dylan

    Thursday, March 21, 2013

    1. What’s the last good book you read? 1984 by George Orwell. I really enjoyed it because it was about the government and how they had complete control over everything which I thought was very interesting. 2. What’s your favorite class, and why? I really enjoy honors chemistry because I love having Mr.Kiessel as a […]

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flip2
May
20

Flip, Flop, Float

Leland students listened to an important presentation from Sea Grant Michigan‘s Mark Breederland on May 16th.  Mr. Breederland, along with Leland’s Harbormaster Russell Dzuba and Mr. Belanger from the Leelanau Marine Patrol, explained the dynamics and dangers of rip currents, and how to cope with them. Students listened carefully to learn about the “Flip, Flop, […]

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art010
May
16

Open House

Spring Open House, May 15th What a wonderful evening!  This year’s Open House was a huge success, thanks to the hard work and planning of so many dedicated staff and  students.  The event started off at 6:00 with the fabulous Farm to School Dinner, featuring Bardenhagen strawberries in a homemade vinaigrette, scratch-prepared desserts, tofu from […]

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ic1
Apr
30

Iron Chef

March 25th was the day and LPS School Cafeteria was the place for the first Jr. Iron Chef Competition, based on the popular TV show.  The two teams were led by Kevin Peabody and Jen Welty, who worked with students for two months prior to the competition.  The teams consisted of  6th-8th grade students and […]

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Apr
19

NHS Induction, 2013

In a candlelight ceremony before a crowd of proud parents and relatives the Leland National Honor Society inducted 16 new members on March 18th.  Opening comments were done by NHS Advisor, Mr. Mark Smith.  The ceremony itself was led by NHS president Sierra Baker, with the assistance of vice president Carly Gross, secretary Analise Robinson, […]

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dylan
Mar
21

Getting to Know Dylan

1. What’s the last good book you read? 1984 by George Orwell. I really enjoyed it because it was about the government and how they had complete control over everything which I thought was very interesting. 2. What’s your favorite class, and why? I really enjoy honors chemistry because I love having Mr.Kiessel as a […]

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induction2
Apr
19

NHS Induction, 2013

In a candlelight ceremony before a crowd of proud parents and relatives the Leland National Honor Society inducted 16 new members on March 18th.  Opening comments were done by NHS Advisor, Mr. Mark Smith.  The ceremony itself was led by NHS president Sierra Baker, with the assistance of vice president Carly Gross, secretary Analise Robinson, […]

dylan
Mar
21

Getting to Know Dylan

1. What’s the last good book you read? 1984 by George Orwell. I really enjoyed it because it was about the government and how they had complete control over everything which I thought was very interesting. 2. What’s your favorite class, and why? I really enjoy honors chemistry because I love having Mr.Kiessel as a […]

Seguin
Mar
20

March is Reading Month: Decorated Doors

In Leland Elementary, it’s March is Reading Month! This means that for every day of March, there is a special activity that the kids participate in that has to do with reading. For example, on March first, they celebrated Dr. Suess’s birthday. And on March fourth, each class voted on their favorite book and decorated […]

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Mar
17

The Leland Experience, 1.2

The Leland Experience By Jason Stowe Volume I No. 2- “What does LPS Value?”, March 15, 2013 Educating children is an incredibly important and challenging undertaking.  Start by teaching five year olds how to take turns and get along with others, end with preparing graduating seniors for “the real world”, and you have taken on […]

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Mar
1

Blessings in a Backpack

Blessings in a Backpack is a program adopted by Leelanau Christian Neighbors at the start of the 2012-13 school year.  The program sends child-friendly nutritional food home with K-6 grade children each Friday of the school year.  The children have been chosen by school staff, based on their risk of going hungry on the weekends.  […]

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Feb
14

Geography/Spelling Bees

In the geography and spelling bees hosted by the school, students from each class answer questions to see who will compete in the bigger bees. Kids from the fifth through eighth grades were eligible to participate. Congratulations to all of our 2012 bee contestants! The geography bee, hosted by Miss Michelle Irwin, had a total […]

Farm to School
Feb
7

NHS – What a Year

Leland’s National Honor Society has started the year off very successfully.  Between volunteer time, community service, and major fundraisers including “Cranes for a Cure”, NHS has found a way to stay very busy and active in the community. The group started the year off with the annual “Crop Walk”.  This event is an all county […]

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Feb
7

Progress

Tuesday night the Leland Girls Varsity basketball team played Frankfort at home. The game was tied at half, and still tied at the end of the game at 37-37 after Maggie Osorio’s layup and sunken free throw. With only 48 seconds left, Frankfort called a time out and had a plan. Mackenna Kelly, a freshman […]