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Far more than a hundred pounds of cucumbers and a couple pounds of carrots sprouted from the new gardens at Lakota’s four junior schools. In fact, according to 7-12 gifted advisor Ron Henrich, at the root of the philanthropy project led by a subgroup of gifted students for a local food pantry was leadership training.

“For a lot of the students I work with, all their lives they’re told they’re smart and truly exceptional, but are we training them to lead,” challenged Henrich, who leans into an annual project with his seventh-graders across all four junior schools to do just that. “Leadership skills need to be intentionally taught and experienced and once that happens, it’s ingrained." 

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Over 40 Lakota junior and high school students from Liberty Junior, Ridge Junior, Lakota East & Lakota West earned spots to compete at the national Technology Student Association (TSA) conference this summer in Louisville, Ky. The Lakota and Butler Tech teams, joined by 7,000 students hailing from 48 states and three other countries, placed in seven different national events.

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Hello Ridge Jr. School Families,

I hope this letter finds you in good health and high spirits.  On behalf of the entire faculty and staff, we extend a warm and heartfelt welcome to all new and returning families.  We are delighted to begin another school year filled with possibilities and learning adventures.  At Ridge Junior School, we firmly believe that education is a collaborative effort between the school, families, and the community, and we eagerly await the opportunity to work together to support and nurture your children’s growth.

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