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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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May
27

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 […]

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May
20

Prom 2012

Prom 2012!                 

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May
10

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!    

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May
10

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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May
5

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, […]

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Jan
3

The Writer’s Waterfall

If truth be told, English teachers have always felt a bit jealous of some of the other content area teachers.  Unlike, say, science teachers, who can put on a good public show with fire and bubbling beakers, or art teachers, who can wow us with their amazing classroom paintings, sometimes it seems as if all […]

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Dec
24

What’s Your Favorite Christmas Movie?

What do you do to get into the Christmas spirit? Sing Christmas carols? Bake Christmas cookies? Decorate the tree? These are all wonderful ways to get spirited in the holiday season. One of my favorite ways to get into the Christmas spirit is to watch my favorite Christmas movies! This week, I decided to go […]

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Dec
22

An Elementary Christmas

It’s that warm and fuzzy time of year again and the elementary students of Leland Public Schools are getting festive, with Santa hats, Christmas trees and even reindeer noses.  The classes of Mr. Pershinske, Mrs. Klein, Mrs. Kirt and Ms. Irwin can’t wait to see what’s under that tree.  Here’s a little sneak peek of […]

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Dec
22

The Varsity Volleyball Season 2011

This year, the Leland girls’ Volleyball team accomplished amazing things. They won the district, conference and regional titles, and made it to quarter finals of the state round. They were undefeated until their disappointing but well-matched loss in the state quarter finals. As a team they worked as a well-oiled machine, always anticipating correctly, and […]

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Dec
16

A High School Christmas

As Johnny Mathis once said, “it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas,” except for our lack of snow. The jury is still out when it comes to the question of having a white Christmas this year, but many people are hoping for the weather to turn cold again. Once again, the students of Leland […]

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Dec
13

Christmas Carolling At the Great Wolf Lodge

On Friday December 9th, our high school music teacher Mr. Evans brought the Middle School Choir, as well as Leland’s’ famous Comet Chorale to the Great Wolf Lodge for their annual Christmas caroling. Excited to hear their children’s beautiful voices, parents went along to watch. Standing in front, a proud Mr. Evans headed the two […]

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Dec
12

Life… in 10 Words

Motivational phrases and sayings are used every day by people all over the world. These slogans can be seen in many places: on posters, on the airwaves, or stuck to the bumper of a car. Many of us here at school have our own little phrases that we use to sum up how we feel […]

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Dec
11

To the Rescue

“I want to be a Firefighter!” When asked what they want to be when they grow up, many kindergarteners will say things like, “vet,” “doctor,”  “artist,” or “firefighter.”  On December 5th, Mrs. Fisher’s and Mrs. Osorio’s kindergarten class got to be firefighters for 45 minutes – sitting in squad cars, ambulances and fire trucks. 9-1-1 […]