Comet Weekly Update
Thursday, December 1st
Happy December Leland Comets!
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Recently at LPS...
BASKETBALL IS BACK!
Adopt a tree project with the Old Art Building! Thank you to all the volunteers.
Two Leland students were named Career Tech Center Student of the Quarter!
NYT book reviewed author and daughter of Pierce Stocking for whom the scenic drive in the park is named came in to speak to social studies classes. She spoke about about early African American pioneers in Leelanau County, the history of the county, and her experiences traveling the world. Thank you so much for your visit Kathleen!
John Boonstra, Sharon Vreeland, and Rebekah Tenbrink visited Leland school this last Wednesday, November 30 as representatives of Leelanau Investing For Teens and the Leelanau County Substance Misuse Prevention Coalition to present "Dead on Arrival," a short film about fentanyl's deadly role in the U.S. illicit drug market.
Students in grades 9-12 participated in a viewing of the film and then had a panel discussion led by the Prevention Specialists. An additional community presentation occurred at 7pm on the same day in the PAC.
The film, "Dead on Arrival", is focused on the people at risk of fentanyl poisoning - from which 65,000 people died in 2021. Those at risk include casual users, partygoers, experimenters, regular users, and even unsuspecting bystanders who may come into contact with this powerful opioid. The film by Natural High explores the stories of four families who lost loved ones to fentanyl in various ways and its more significant impact on communities of all types.
The group is developing other community presentations on relevant topics that will be offered to schools in the area. Stay tuned for additional information.
Mrs. Zywicki's salmon science project has begun! The eggs are in the tank and starting to hatch!
AP Human Geography Language Families/ Trees
Important Information & Events
Ski/ Snowboard Club forms DUE TODAY use the QR code to complete.
The Crystal Mountain School Program offers students the chance to experience winter sports that can be enjoyed for a lifetime. Students ages 7-18 participate in an instructional program designed specifically for them. Certified Snow-sports Instructors are available each evening to provide instruction and coaching for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels. Participants are offered special rates for chairlift access and rental equipment.
Program begins January 10, 2023. Please return completed applications to the Main Office or email to Matt Peschel firstname.lastname@example.org by December 1st.
School Program Pass: $100
School Program Pass with Rental Equipment: $120*
• Instruction and chairlift access on one scheduled evening per week for 6 weeks
(Group Advisor will designate the evening for your group: Wednesday)
*Rental equipment is included on your scheduled night once per week through January and February. Rental is available for $20 mid-week during March.
Leland is excited to offer this opportunity to students this year. Please find all required paperwork including a Parent Letter LINKED BELOW. Paper application packets will also be available in the main office. Our day of the week will be WEDNESDAY. All paperwork due to the school by December 1st. Transportation planning is in development. If 25 students sign up, the family contribution to a shared bus would be $10 each.
Nordic Ski Club Winter Wednesdays are coming up!
IMPORTANT Pre Registration Meeting: December 15th at 5 PM in the LPS cafeteria. Please attend from 5-6 pm for a chance to pick out skis for the season and learn about the nordic ski club including transportation.
Rentals: $20/season if you use equipment issued by Coach Kirt. There is a chance to pick out equipment for the season. This is based on a first come first serve basis. You may be classic skiing or skate skiing depending on the availability and sizing of skis/boots.
Rent classic skis for $10/ski at Suttons Bay Bikes. You will need to be fitted prior to January 4. Pickup and dropoff of rental equipment is on your own. Scholarships are available!
What to wear: Layer winter clothing that allows you to move and be warm. You need gloves or mittens.
Transportation: Busing is provided to 45 North Recreational Trail, 8580 Horn Rd. Skis and poles will be transported by Coach Kirt. Pickup is at 45 North 4:30 PM for elementary and 5:30 PM for MS and HS.
Contact: Karen Kirt email@example.com or (231)360-3311 with questions.
Volunteer Coaches: Karen Kirt, Molly Steck, and Dan Young.
Local Skiing Events:
Sunday, Jan. 22 -Flying Squirrel at Crystal Mountain
Saturday, Feb. 11 -Junior Vasa at Timber Ridge
Sunday, Feb 12- Biathlon at Crystal Mountain.
JUNIOR PARENTS and anyone else wishing to donate craft supplies for Santa's Workshop, please use the Amazon Wishlist linked below!
Attention Seniors and Sophomores - Turn in your orders for caps, gowns(Seniors) and class rings(Sophomores) by Tuesday December 6th.
Class Rings - Order and design online.
As you are going through your winter clothing for your children, if you find any items that no longer fit your child(ren), we would love to take the items off your hands.
News From The Athletic Department
This Weekend in Sports
Thursday, December 1st
MS Boys Basketball @ Suttons Bay
Friday, December 2nd
Varsity / JV Girls Basketball @ Charlevoix - 5:30pm