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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
After noticing the gender-based disparity in a potential college’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program, East Lansing High School junior Samantha White was deeply concerned with the gaping and nearly ubiquitous gap.
As ELi previously reported, the East Lansing Public Library will be closed to the public from December 7 through January 10 to prepare for renovations. Although the Library will reopen in stages starting in January, the Friends of the East Lansing Public Library will be unable to accept donations until the renovation project is completed in May of 2016.
This Sunday (November 8th), organizers Tamara Butler, Liesel Carlson, Heidi Phillips, and Donna Rich Kaplowitz are working with MSU’s Project 60/50 to host “Don’t All Lives Matter? Why #BlackLivesMatter.”
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.
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.
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.”