East Lansing Schools

East Lansing Schools Experience Brief "Secure in Place"

Monday, November 24, 2014

Parents of children in the East Lansing Public Schools were notified by email today of a "secure in place" order occurring throughout the district. Residents subscribed to the local emergency notification system, NIXLE, were also alerted. The order began at 11:45 am and lasted for about 45 minutes.

SHOW OF THE WEEK: Twelve Angry Jurors at ELHS

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Most of us remember the movie Twelve Angry Men as a gritty, black-and-white drama centering on jury deliberations in a homicide trial. The jurors are not named, but numbered, and Henry Fonda plays Juror #8 who gradually persuades the other eleven jurors that there is reasonable doubt. The lengthy and intense deliberation exposes the biases of individuals with a volatile mixture of backgrounds and personalities, most of which seem remarkably fresh despite the fact that the play was written sixty years ago.

East Lansing Parents and Students Plan Pep Rally to Support Teachers

Sunday, November 9, 2014
ELPS Educator support T-shirts ready for distribution

East Lansing teacher contract negotiations have extended into November, and some East Lansing parents are looking for ways to support teachers during a tumultuous time. Jodi Spicer, parent of children at Marble Elementary School and East Lansing High School, created the public Facebook group “We Support ELPS Educators” on October 31 as a way to share ideas. As of Sunday morning, 500 people have joined.

CITY OF THE SMARTS: The Gear Girls gear up for Saturday competition

Saturday, November 8, 2014
Photo courtesy of the Haslett Robotics Club

Saturday is a big day for the “Gear Girls”. This local, all-girl competitive robotics team is geared up to compete November 8 in a Regional Qualifier against 29 other teams for the chance to go on to the state First Lego League competition. 

School Board Election Results Unclear - UPDATE

Thursday, November 6, 2014

This article was updated to add the final three paragraphs at 4:45 pm, Thursday November 6.

Results are still somewhat unclear concerning the November 4 East Lansing School Board election.

At 3:03am, MLive posted an article indicating that “East Lansing races [were] too close to call” at the time, but named Kate Powers, Karen Hoene, Yasmina Bouraoui and Nell Kuhnmuench as the winners of four open seats.

East Lansing School Board Election Winners - Why Are They Excited?

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

In a very close election, preliminary results (16 of 17, or 94% of the precincts reporting) show that Kate Powers, Yasmina Bouraoui, Karen Hoene, and Nell Kuhnmuench have won the four available seats.  If this result holds, it would mark a clean sweep by the four female candidates.

An article with complete covereage of these election results will be published shortly.  For now, here are the answers we received from the four apparent winners when we asked them "What about education in the East Lansing School District excites you the most?"

School Board Candidates Defend PAC Endorsement

Monday, November 3, 2014

Two school board candidates who have been endorsed by the PAC “Neighborhoods 1st” are objecting to criticisms of this relationship by a third candidate not endorsed by the PAC.

Links to All ELi Questions, and School Board Candidate Answers

Monday, November 3, 2014
East Lansing High School

In an effort to provide the community of East Lansing a closer look at candidates running for School Board in the upcoming November 4 elections, ELi gave every candidate the opportunity to answer a list of questions regarding their goals and ideas for improving education in East Lansing.

PAC Involvement in ELPS Board Election Questioned

Friday, October 31, 2014

The involvement of Neighborhoods 1st, a local Political Action Committee (PAC), in the East Lansing school board elections is raising questions, including questions about the slate of four candidates endorsed by the PAC: Yasmina Bouraoui, Karen Hoene, Nell Kuhnmuench, and Jeff Wrey.

ELi Asks: What Are You Excited About in ELPS?

Monday, October 27, 2014
East Lansing High School

In an effort to provide the community of East Lansing a closer look at candidates running for School Board in the upcoming November 4 elections, ELi gave every candidate the opportunity to answer a list of questions regarding their goals and ideas for improving education in East Lansing. Candidates were provided a 200-word limit per question and ELi’s publisher selected the order in which their answers appear through a random drawing of names.  

The answers to ELi’s previous questions can be found in these articles:

ELi Asks: About Diversity

Sunday, October 26, 2014
East Lansing High School

In an effort to provide the community of East Lansing a closer look at candidates running for School Board in the upcoming November 4 elections, ELi gave every candidate the opportunity to answer a list of questions regarding their goals and ideas for improving education in East Lansing. Candidates were provided a 200-word limit per question and ELi’s publisher selected the order in which their answers appear through a random drawing of names.  

The answers to ELi’s previous questions can be found in these articles:

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS: ELHS Students Raise $2750 for Breast Cancer Awareness

Sunday, October 26, 2014

This past Wednesday, October 22, East Lansing senior women from the class of ‘15 took on the junior women from the class of ’16 in a friendly game of Powder Puff Football. The two classes spent the past three weeks in preparation for this one night event in order to raise money for breast cancer awareness. Through the dedication of everyone involved in the process, East Lansing High School raised a total of $2,750 which will be donated to a local fundraiser, “It’s a Breast Thing.”

ELi Asks About Reconfiguration

Saturday, October 25, 2014
East Lansing High School

In an effort to provide the community of East Lansing a closer look at candidates running for School Board in the upcoming November 4 elections, ELi gave every candidate the opportunity to answer a list of questions regarding their goals and ideas for improving education in East Lansing. Candidates were provided a 200-word limit per question and ELi’s publisher selected the order in which their answers appear through a random drawing of names.  

The answers to ELi’s previous questions can be found in these articles:

ELi Asks: What Are Your Fiscal Priorities?

Friday, October 24, 2014
East Lansing High School

In an effort to provide the community of East Lansing a closer look at candidates running for School Board in the upcoming November 4 elections, ELi gave every candidate the opportunity to answer a list of questions regarding their goals and ideas for improving education in East Lansing. Candidates were provided a 200-word limit per question and ELi’s publisher selected the order in which their answers appear through a random drawing of names.  

The answers to ELi’s previous questions can be found in these articles:

Michigan State University Holds 13th Annual Day of Percussion Sunday, October 26

Friday, October 24, 2014

MSU will host its annual day of percussion this Sunday October 26, at East Lansing’s MacDonald Middle School. East Lansing High School’s drumline will perform and be critiqued at 4:35 pm. MSU’s Percussion Ensemble will perform at 1:10 pm and the MSU Drumline will perform at 5:00 pm. High school drumlines from Lansing Eastern, Mason, Troy, Olivet, Okemos, Port Huron, Farmington, Utica, Waterford Kettering and Harrison will also perform. Section clinics for snare, tenor, bass and cymbals will be offered for the students around noon. Admission is $5 for all adults at the door.

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