published: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Lake Country creating leaders
By SAMANTHA GHOLAR
LAKE PLACID - Students at Lake Country Elementary School have been exploring the many ways to become leaders in the school and the community under the school's "Leader In Me" program.
The internationally recognized program is taking elementary institutions by storm boasting more than 1,200 "Leader In Me" schools working to become a part of the movement worldwide, according to the program's website.
LCE is one of several in Highlands County that is nearly complete with its two-year-long initiative to become what is known as a Lighthouse School.
"Based on 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,' the Leader in Me produces transformational results such as higher academic achievement, fewer discipline problems, and increased engagement among teachers and parents," the website states.
The seven habits, known to students as the "Covey Habits," help outline what students and administrators should be doing in order to maintain progress to become a LIM school.
A fun-filled day of learning and exploring will take place at LCE Thursday, when children will demonstrate the things they have learned through the Covey Habits.
"Each attendee will be given time in the classroom to observe the ways Lake Country incorporates Stephen Covey's '7 Habits of Highly Effective People,' through the Leader in Me program," a LCE press release said.
A luncheon will also be held during the event featuring items from the "Taste of Lake Placid" program.
The Lake Country Elementary Leadership Day will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. For more information, contact Laura Sherley at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 699-5050 ext. 202.
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