Lighthouse Academic Honor

District Elementary School Earns National Leadership Award
This is the image for the news article titled District Elementary School Earns National Leadership AwardGraden Elementary earned national honors for having some of the best academics in the Leader in Me process. 

The Leader in Me Lighthouse Academic Honor Roll honor recognizes Graden for high academic performance, according to data for similar schools across Missouri, and fulfilling rigorous requirements for continued Lighthouse School certification. Graden demonstrated academic excellence by rising above the 85th percentile for the state’s combined proficiency standards and by showing academic growth. Staff maintained school certification with training, community coaching days with other Leader in Me Schools and a site visit.

Leader in Me is a national process that develops students’ leadership through learning about the student version of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” creating a culture of student empowerment and emphasizing academics.