East Lansing Schools

ELHS Students Plan Costa Rica Service Trip

Monday, January 4, 2016

Photo courtesy of Global Doing Good.

This summer, a group of East Lansing High School Spanish students will be travelling to the Central American country of Costa Rica on a service trip.

The eight-day excursion will be taken by 30 students in various grades at ELHS, and will have a main goal of constructing a house for a local family in the Sarapiqui region of Costa Rica. Students plan to fundraise together, as well as individually, for both the travel and the construction, over $2,200 per student in total.

New Organization Works to Create "a Better East Lansing"

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Image: Keith Hagen, East Lansing Forward Project

East Lansing Forward was created by a group of community members who came together to discuss issues and opportunities that were facing East Lansing and how they could be improved.

“We all want a better East Lansing,” said Keith Hagen, East Lansing Forward Project Coordinator.

Red Cedar Decision Stirs Strong Feelings in Community

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The ripples of East Lansing Board of Education’s decision to re-open Red Cedar Elementary next fall are being felt throughout the community.

The Board now has eight months to figure out the costs, staffing and student population for Red Cedar. Several Board members expressed their concern about the cost of the plan, and indicated they are prepared to change the opening date if it becomes fiscally difficult to reopen by the fall.

Girl Scout Troop Holds Holiday Sale at Marble Elementary

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Lilla Wilkinson shows off some of the crafts she has made for the Girl Scout Holiday Sale.

The holiday sale is where 3rd grade Girl Scouts are selling homemade crafts for under $4! It will happen on Tuesday the 15th after school until 7:00PM and it will also be happening on Wednesday the 16th at 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and the last day is Thursday the 17th  at 8:00AM to 8:45AM.

EL Board Votes 5-2 to Reopen Red Cedar

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

With a standing-room only crowd and public comment that lasted several hours, the East Lansing Board of Education voted 5-2 on Monday night to re-open Red Cedar Elementary School in less than a year as a STEAM school for all grades.

East Lansing Board of Education to discuss reopening Red Cedar Elementary School tonight

Monday, December 14, 2015


Red Cedar Elementary

The East Lansing Board of Education is poised to approve a motion to reopen Red Cedar Elementary School as a preschool – grade 5 STEAM school at their regular monthly meeting tonight (7 p.m. Monday Dec. 14)

The board’s Committee for Educational Programming has been meeting since October to discuss “initiating innovative educational programming at Red Cedar and Donley Elementary Schools.”

ELPS Finance Director Reports unexpected Increase in Student Count

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Present: Superintendent Robyne Thompson, Kate Powers, Nell Kuhnmuench, Kath Edsall, Karen Hoene, Hillary Henderson.

Absent: Yasmina Bouraoui, Erin Graham.

East Lansing Public Schools’ student body has continued to grow this year but for only the fourth time in 25 years, its residential population grew as well as its out-of-district students.

ELHS Students Stage Original, Student-Created Theater this Weekend

Monday, November 16, 2015

TBD poster created by Sophie Rutkowski, ELHS student and part of the play's Tech Crew.

From Thursday November 19th through Sunday November 22nd, the theater department at East Lansing High School will be presenting its annual fall show TBD, or To Be Determined.

Michigan Senate May Say “yes” to Concealed guns in schools; EL School Board Says “no”

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Members of Michigan’s Senate may decide as early as this week whether or not to let concealed weapons into Michigan’s “gun-free zones,” such as schools and universities. In mid-October, educators, alongside members of the public and state law-makers, discussed the proposed legislation at the Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee meeting in which Senators voted 4-1 in favor of the Senate Bill 442.

High School Boys’ Water Polo Team Qualifies for Regionals for the First Time

Thursday, October 29, 2015


The combined water polo team of East Lansing and Holt High Schools (HOTEL) has qualified for Michigan Water Polo Association’s Regional tournament for the first time ever. Regionals will be held October 30 and October 31 at Saline High School. HOTEL faces Ann Arbor Pioneer, the number-four ranked team in the state, at 7:45 p.m. on Friday. If HOTEL wins the game on Friday, they will qualify for a spot at the MWPA state tournament for the first time in the co-op’s history.

EL School Board Moves Forward to Re-Open Red Cedar

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The East Lansing School Board took a major step toward reopening the shuttered Red Cedar Elementary School on Monday Night, adopting a resolution to appoint a committee charged with “initiating innovative educational programming in fall 2016 for pre-k through grade 5 at Red Cedar, as mandated by the 2012 resolution, and on or after the Fall of 2016, but no later than the Fall of 2017, at Donley.”


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