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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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When I Grow Up

Lovely artwork from our elementary.  When I grow up … this is how it will be!  Enjoy.    

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Xin Chào!

Linh, from Vietnam, can only be described in one word: Linh. There is no other person quite like her. She’s on exchange here for a year (staying with the Millers), and I’m dreading the day when she heads home. Linh, pronounced either as Ling or Lin, is likable, hilarious, and creative. When you pass her […]

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Getting to Know Jessica

Getting to Know – Jessica Flies by Jenna Olesnavage 1. What’s the last good book you read? Gone With the Wind, I really enjoyed it because I love the history of the book and the characters that are in it. 2. What’s your favorite class, and why? English, because I really enjoy reading which we […]

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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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What is the definition of summer? Is it hanging out with friends at the beach? Is it spending time with your family? Or is it just relishing the Sun’s rays at the beach? We may never really know, but we really don’t need to, because even the fact of having summer is the greatest feeling […]

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Ladies and Gentlemen: Heidi Terjesen

This year, we’ve had a fantastic group of exchange students at our school. Though the end of the school year is right around the corner and exams are almost here, there’s still time to meet someone pretty cool. Ladies and gentlemen, this is Heidi Terjesen, from Norway. There are a few things not everyone knows […]


Prom 2012

Prom 2012!                 

Mike Osorio strolling through the Middle School.

Spring Time in Leland

Life at Leland Public School can be full of surprises. Here are some pictures, taken within the last week or two. Enjoy your slice of life!    


Big and Little

Members of Mrs. Klein’s 3/4 grade class work with Mr. Peplinski’s Environmental class to make potted plants for our wonderful school volunteers.

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Leland Rockers

Have you ever played soccer out in the pouring rain, with numb legs, cold feet, and wet clothes?  Well this Saturday morning the U-10 Leland Rockers soccer team did just that and more.  Their coach, Johnston Mitchell, was with them the whole way, his voice carrying all across Hancock field.  Kayla, Mia, Elly, Helene, Brianna, […]


So how do you succeed in business?

Leland Drama is in full swing once again as the opening night of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” fast approaches. This year’s performance of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (H2S) is set to be one of the drama department’s best ever. With a cast and crew of over 30 middle school and high […]


Young World Leaders

In early March of this year Milos Acimovic, our exchange student from Serbia, attended a prestigious gathering of future world leaders in Washington D.C. The event was the Civic Education Workshop for Future Leaders.  This program brought together 150 students from 40 different countries.  A joint venture of the American Civics Center and American Councils […]