The Leader in Me Lighthouse School

Boiling Springs Intermediate School Achieves Lighthouse Status

At the recent Leader in Me Symposium held in Spartanburg, Boiling Springs Intermediate School was recognized by Franklin Covey Education Company as a Lighthouse Leader in Me School. BSIS is the third school in Spartanburg, fifteenth in SC, 148th in the United States, and 171st in the World to achieve Lighthouse status. Over 300 educators from North and South Carolina attended the conference.

Boiling Springs Intermediate contributed to the symposium as Leader of Art. BSI student artwork was on display. Additionally, Boiling Springs Intermediate students and teachers participated in speeches, panels, and break-out sessions-"The Implementation of PBIS and LIM" and "Shared Leadership Evidence Binders."

Content from Stephen Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a key component of The Leader in Me process, which is aligned with academic standards and best-in-class content and concepts practiced by global education thought leaders. It provides a logical, sequential, and balanced process to help schools proactively design the culture that reflects their vision of the ideal school. The process teaches students the skills needed for academic success in any setting. These skills include critical thinking, goal setting, listening and speaking, self-directed learning, presentation-making, and the ability to work in groups.

On Leadership Day, BSI's drama group, pictured above and directed by Diane Kuykendall, presented "Snow White and the Seven Habits," based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The Leader in Me program:

    1. Be proactive.
    2. Begin with the end in mind.
    3. Put first things first.
    4. Think win-win.
    5. Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
    6. Synergize.
    7. Sharpen the saw.