November 2018 Report
Lakeland Band Performs Winter Concert at CHS
Lakeland 5th Grade band students performed their winter concert on Thursday, December 13 at Coldwater High School. It was exciting to hear how much progress students have made on their instruments! They have been working so hard, and it was a great opportunity to showcase their progress at the Winter Concert. A huge thank you to Mrs. Jewell, our 5th Grade band director for all her extra efforts getting the kids ready for this performance.
Kiwanis Awards Lakeland 4th Grade with Books
On November 21 the Kiwanis Club of Coldwater visited our 4th Grade classrooms to award students for meeting their goal in their character-education program known as Kiwanis Terrific Kids. Participants learn the Terrific Kids character traits and how to set goals. The goals usually involve one academic goal and one behavior goal. After the students have met their goals, the Kiwanis Club comes to the classroom with a cart full of books and flashcards from which they can choose.
Lakeland Readers Are Leaders
Recently Lakeland Elementary started a new literacy program called "Lakeland Readers are Leaders". This program allows for each of their 408 4th and 5th Graders to get a new book to read each month for the remainder of the school year. Teachers Jayne Harris and Lindsay Hughes started this program with their homeroom students using social media to find sponsors. Shana Grife, a mother of a student in Hughes's classroom, worked with the two teachers to expand the program to include all Lakeland students. Grife coined the name "Lakeland Readers Are Leaders" for the program and worked with Lakeland library clerk Deb Dally to help organize the program. "The ultimate goal of this program is to help students develop into powerful readers, and thus increase reading scores," stated Lakeland principal Gary Dancer. Grife and Dally will be in charge of this program. To donate to the Readers are Leaders Program, please make checks out to "Lakeland Readers Are Leaders" and send to 519 Otis Rd., Coldwater, MI 49036.
Gary Dancer, Principal
Lakeland Elementary School