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    The 2015 Scripps Spelling Bee

    Saturday, March 14, 2015

    Leland Public School hosted its annual Spelling Bee in January, in which 20 students—five students each from grades five through eight—competed for five spots in the County Bee at Northport Public School. Jayden Spencer (’19) was the school champion! Olivya Graham (’20), Mollie Grishaw (’19), Joey Hlavka (’21), and Talia Yaakoby (’19) joined Jayden at […]

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    Finally getting cast

    Friday, January 16, 2015

    By: Luke Klein For the past three years, I have been auditioning for roles in regional theater, on Broadway, and even for film. Although all of the auditions led to callback after callback, I only recently achieved my goal. It all started when I found out that one of my close friends, Maddy Hertel, was […]

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    A book that will melt your heart

    Thursday, June 12, 2014

    By: Lennon May* Whenever you pick up a book, you have inadvertently put yourself in a very important position. You have given yourself the grand opportunity to read a novel that may very well change your life! You must make the decision of whether you will spend the next great deal of your time dedicated […]

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  • Graduating seniors, left to right: Anna Och, Elizabeth Wiesen, Heather Burns, Noa Yaakoby, and Serine Pallesen.

    Norwegian stereotypes vs. true colors

    Thursday, June 12, 2014

    By: Serine Pallesen In Norway, it’s always about being the prettiest, skinniest, tannest, and blondest. It’s about being the most intelligent, but not so intelligent that you’re labeled a nerd. As a teenager, you need to have the most brand-name clothes, have a good-looking boyfriend, and a descent part-time job. In addition to this, you […]

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    The Bucket List

    Thursday, June 12, 2014

    By: Maddie Trumbull What would want to do before you die? What would be on your bucket list? Would you want to travel the world? Perhaps skydive, or do something in the medical field? Would you even want to make a bucket list? Well, sometime in your life, you have most likely said you would […]

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    Springtime in Leland

    Wednesday, May 7, 2014

    By: Eva Grobbel Every year, after a very long cold winter, the snow begins to melt. The essence of spring: when the ground is visible and summer in Leland, Michigan has once again come into our sights. What does one do in spring? Lindsey Brandt (’16) admits that she “looks forward to the fact that […]

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    English department to visit Stratford, ON

    Monday, April 28, 2014

    By: Patrick Taylor Leland Public School’s English department will be leading a trip to Stratford, Ontario, at the end of this month! Mark Smith, Judy Yoder, Patrick Taylor (long-term substitute for Jeanne Gross), and 20 high school students are traveling across country lines to see three professional theatre productions: Crazy For You, a Western-style musical; […]

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  • Seniors Heather Burns and John Van Raalte attempt a "selfie" while wearing masks to simulate a lack of vision.

    Psychology students simulate blindness

    Monday, April 28, 2014

    By: Heather Burns For Psychology, many students went a day living life as a blind individual, and found out that it is extremely difficult. They were accompanied by an escort who guided them through the halls and helped them complete tasks throughout the day. From my own personal experience, I realized multiple difficulties such as […]

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  • The Peter Pan cast is comprised of members ranging from elementary to high school.

    LPS Drama presents: Peter Pan!

    Monday, April 28, 2014

    By: Ariana Brock The LPS drama program is preforming a play this spring called Peter Pan. Peter Pan is a wonderful play telling the story of a young boy never wanting to grow up, with the help of a young girl. Throughout his journey, he runs into Pirates, Mermaids, and has help from the Lost […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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Oct
24

Crop Walk

Omena Presbyterian Church was the scene for the beginning of the 23rd annual Crop Walk in Leelanau County this October 14th.  It was wet.  Really wet! Three inches of rain fell in 24 hours.  But nothing could dampen the spirits of over 100 hardy walkers who participated in the three mile trek. Leland’s National Honor […]

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Oct
17

Mr. Gann on Warpath

“Who did this?” says principal Charles Gann as he looks at the vandalism which took place on his “READ” poster.  Gann, a lifelong Yankees fan, discovered the hijinks this morning during a routine patrol of the halls.  He was not amused.  “There’s nothing funny about this,” he shouted.  “Heads will roll!” The vandalism took place […]

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Oct
16

Farmers Market

Leland Public School was the site for the 6th annual Indoor Farmers Market on October 4th.  This fun filled event was made possible through the generosity and energy of many people, including  the Michigan State Extension Office,  Annette Kleinschmidt, Maureen Earl, Leelanau Farmers, Sandy Thomas, Cheryl Robinson, and the Leland National Honor Society.  Community members […]

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Oct
14

Harvest Run

On September 29th, homecoming day, only a handful of people will be up at eight in the morning to go running. In my opinion, only a handful of people should be up at eight in the morning. Well, for cross country, there’s no such thing as sleeping in. The Leland elementary cross country team, along […]

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Oct
12

Poverty!

On Friday, October 5th, a handful of NHS and Student Council members attended the Poverty Simulation Workshop at the Hagerty Center in Traverse City.  This workshop, created to raise awareness about the issue of poverty, gave us all a chance to get involved and leave with a deeper understanding of the issue. Olivia Ursu, senior […]

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Oct
4

Fifth and Sixth Grade Camp

  The beginning of the school year is always a drag.  What with homework, projects, and especially the new grading policy, Leland’s fifth and sixth graders certainly weren’t jumping for joy on September fourth.  That reluctance didn’t last long, however.  Every year, the upper elementary goes to camp for three days and two nights.  This […]

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Sep
28

Who do you think YOU are?

More spirit week activities.  This one is dress up day.  Students were asked to dress up like their favorite celebrity … or Mr. Wodek (same thing, really).  So, can you identify the famous celebrities here?