Girl Scout Hopes to Sweeten the Semester for ELPS Employees

The article that had appeared at this url, about a sale of Girl Scout cookies, has been unpublished

This year, one Girl Scout in East Lansing is working to keep alive a tradition started last year by a Girl Scout Troop from Whitehills Elementary School: collecting enough donations to give a free box of Girl Scout cookies to each member of faculty and staff at East Lansing Public Schools. Last year, a troop from Whitehills collected enough donations to give 230 boxes of cookies to ELPS staff, enough to make sure everyone employed by the district went home with a box of cookies. While that troop is now working to give the same gift to nurses at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, one Girl Scout at East Lansing High School plans to make sure ELPS faculty and staff are not forgotten. Emmerson Davis, older sister of a member of the Whitehills troop, wants every member of faculty and staff at each of the eight buildings that make up ELPS to be given a box of cookies again this year. 

Davis wants to ensure that not just teachers but every worker of ELPS is thanked and cheered up again this year by receiving a free box of cookies from Girl Scouts. When asked why she chose to take on this endeavor, Davis told ELi she is doing it because she believes the teachers and staff in East Lansing’s community have been through so much, and that “cookies make everything better.”

Davis’ Girl Scout troop consists of herself only.

Ask ELi: What’s Behind the Land Acknowledgment of the Indigenous History of East Lansing?

East Lansing, including Michigan State University, occupies the Lands of the Anishinaabeg, and Indigenous faculty at MSU are drawing attention to that with a Land Acknowledgement statement. The City has sometimes adapted and used the statement, too. What is the history of this Land Acknowledgment? What might it mean moving forward?

ELPS Archery Shoots for the Stars

“Kids who need a niche will find me,” Marble P.E. teacher and archery coach Casey Bain told ELi about the district’s archery program. How has the program developed and how has it weathered the challenges of the pandemic and a very different season?

“Thank You, Pandemic”?

More places to relax outdoors, convenient pink parking spots, MSU disciplining problematic off-campus behavior, more people participating in government. Maybe the pandemic hasn’t been all bad?

ELHS Students Urge Town Hall Over Issues of Equity and Social Justice, While Trustee Fink Questions “Silence”

The editorial board of Portrait, East Lansing High School’s student newspaper, is calling on the leadership of East Lansing Public Schools to attend to concerns they have identified. Board Trustee Monica Fink read a statement in which she also questioned how the district leadership is managing issues of racism and equity. Here is what happened last evening.

MHSAA Announces Suspension of Postseason Events

UPDATE (4:30 p.m. Thursday 3/24/20): Tonight’s MHSAA girls basketball regional championship game between East Lansing and Holt has been postponed indefinitely, as has Friday’s boys district championship game between East Lansing and Grand Ledge. The boys state swimming and diving finals, as well as the girls gymnastics finals, and state hockey finals, have also been suspended.