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New Faces to Leigh High School

By: Reagan Settje, senior at Leigh High School | September 9, 2019

The start of a new school year calls for new classes, same teachers, and some old friends. On top of it all, every year, we have our fair share of new students that we are happy to welcome into our community.   . . . read more

7th Grade Science Class

August 28, 2019

The 7th grade Science class worked together to make polymer slime. Students learned about polymers before making the polymer slime. Students used scales and graduated cylinders to measure out the ingredients for the slime.  . . . read more

Patriot Booster Club Hosts Spirit Night

By: Kennedy Settje, sophomore at Leigh High School | August 27, 2019

Celebrating Spirit Night can only mean one thing. Fall sports are here! Patriot athletes, parents, and fans celebrated the beginning of the fall seasons in the park in Clarkson on August 16. All the athletes are excited to get . . . read more

High School Project Breaks Ground Aug. 5

Expected Completion Set for Fall of 2020

By: Madisyn Pelan, a junior at Leigh High School | August 26, 2019

After two years of waiting anxiously and excitedly, after two years of preparing with community meetings and a successful bond campaign, the construction for the new Leigh High School is finally underway!   . . . read more

Leigh Students Head Back to School Amid Construction, Changes

By: Emily Loseke, junior at Leigh High School | August 25, 2019

With the pool closing, school reconvening, and fall athletics starting, everyone is starting to feel the end of summer quickly approaching. But unlike any other new school year, this year there’s also the sound of bulldozers . . . read more

Booster Club Fundraiser

August 20, 2019

Please click the link below to view the Booster Club Fundraiser. Fundraiser     read more

Student Perspective: Attending HOBY Camp is “Amazing Experience”

By: Emily Loseke, a junior at Leigh High School | June 6, 2019

Mrs. Karen Hillen, our high school guidance counselor, approached me about attending the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Conference (HOBY) earlier this spring.  As Mrs. Hillen stated, “The mission of HOBY is to . . . read more

High School Celebrates Academic Awards Day

By: Rylee Olson, a sophomore at Leigh High School | May 28, 2019

Leigh High School values high education, and our Academic Awards Ceremony proves it. For students that excel in their classes and try their hardest, this is the day where they receive accolades for their yearlong hard work. Each . . . read more

Leigh Art Students Create Unique Project: “Little Doors of Leigh”

By: Kayden Schumacher, a sophomore at Leigh High School | May 28, 2019

At the end of the school year, Mrs. Ann Cerv’s art students completed unique final projects for art class: the “Little Doors of Leigh.”   Each student chose a partner and then . . . read more

Leigh Youth Advisory Members Meet with Ord Community Leaders

By: Abbi Brabec, a junior at Leigh High School | May 28, 2019

On April 24, 2019, the junior and senior members of the Leigh Youth Advisory Council had the opportunity to take part in a community tour of Ord, Nebraska in a day focused on entrepreneurship and small-town opportunity.   . . . read more

Class of 2019 Celebrates Commencement

By: Logan Schroeder, a freshman at Leigh High School | May 21, 2019

“What feels like the end is often the beginning.” This quote will stand true for the Leigh High School Class of 2019.   12 individuals will walk down the aisle for one last time as . . . read more

Leigh Students Showcase Talent at EHC Art Show

By: Kayden Schumacher, a sophomore at Leigh High School | May 21, 2019

The art students’ hard work really paid off on April 10th when Mrs. Ann Cerv and several art students traveled to West Point to compete in the Conference Art Show at the Nielsen Center.   . . . read more

Patriot Sports Banquet Held at Colfax County Fairgrounds

By: Leigh High School journalism staff | May 7, 2019

Student-athletes, coaches, parents, relatives, and community members gathered at the Colfax County Fairgrounds in Leigh on Thursday, May 2 to celebrate another fantastic year of Patriot athletics.     . . . read more

Prom 2019: A Spring “Winter Wonderland”

By: Taylor Larson, a junior at Leigh High School | May 7, 2019

A lot of dancing and good fun was had on March 30th at the Opera House in Clarkson as the junior and senior classes of Clarkson and Leigh celebrated Prom.   A “Winter Wonderland” . . . read more

Town of Leigh - Drone Video

By: Abby Sayers | May 2, 2019

Mrs. Sayers Tech Apps class has been working hard on creating a video to feature the town of Leigh.  This entire video was filmed using a drone and highlights what our town looks like today.  Students had to discover apps to fly the . . . read more

Patriot Sports Banquet - Thursday, May 2nd

April 24, 2019

Please view the link below to see all the details about the 2018-19 Sports Banquet. Patriot Sports Banquet.pdf read more

Conference Quiz Bowl Held in Leigh

By: Alissa Kasik, a sophomore at Leigh High School | April 2, 2019

Seven students from Leigh participated the Conference Quiz Bowl competition.   Conference Quiz Bowl was held in Leigh at the high school on Monday, March 25, with all Leigh Community Schools . . . read more

Leigh Places 10th at NECC Scholastic Day

By: Makenna Held, a freshman at Leigh High School | April 2, 2019

It was a battle of the brains March 20th at Northeast Community College. Students competed in the 32nd annual Scholastic Day competition. A series of different tests all based on a different topic where given to students who were . . . read more

ESU 7 Provides RESPECT Assembly for Leigh Students

By Abbi Brabec a junior at Leigh High School | March 26, 2019

“I’m here for you.”     This was the main message of the assembly presented at Leigh High School earlier this month.  Hearing these four words can make a difference . . . read more

Random Acts of Kindness - Leigh Community Schools Video

March 19, 2019

One of our goals this year at Leigh Community Schools is spread kindness and we have joined the #bekind movement.  Random Acts of Kindness week took place February 18th-22nd this year.   The video below highlights the RAK . . . read more

Leigh Quiz Bowl Team Eliminated from Radio Competition

By: Cort Pokorney, a senior at Leigh High School | February 6, 2019

After defeating Hartington Cedar Catholic on January 8, the Leigh Quiz Bowl team advanced to the second round of the 64-team KTCH quiz bowl bracket.   The team dialed in for their second-round . . . read more

Leigh Jr/Sr High School 2018-19 First Semester Honor Roll

January 21, 2019

Please use the link below to view the students on first semester honor roll.  Congratulations and keep up the good work! 1st Semester Honor Roll   read more

Leigh Quiz Bowl Team Victorious Through Round 1

by Logan Becher, a senior at Leigh High School | January 14, 2019

The Leigh Quiz Bowl came away with a first-round win in the KTCH Radio Quiz Bowl on January 8. The 4-person team—composed of seniors Holly Kuhr, Cort Pokorney, and Kaegan Held; and sophomore Alicia Holmberg—earned their . . . read more

Exploring New Technologies Video - #hourofcode

December 19, 2018

National Coding Week was December 3rd-7th.  On December 7th our entire school participated in a Nation wide event called Hour of Code.  The Hour of Code is a global movement to introduce and excite students about computer . . . read more

Students Attend “Reid’s Story” Assembly in Stanton

By: Natalie Brabec, a freshman at Leigh High School | December 17, 2018

3 in 10 young adults ages 10-19 have seriously contemplated suicide.     This alarming statistic was shared with the Leigh student body on December 11 by Dr. Mark Adler and his wife Joni at . . . read more

Leigh Students Participate in Nationwide “Hour of Code”

By: Logan Becher, a senior at Leigh High School | December 13, 2018

Elementary and high school students at Leigh got the chance to try their hand at computer coding and using robots during the schoolwide “Hour of Code” event on December 7.   Hour of . . . read more

Sophomores Explore Career Opportunities

By: Alicia Holmberg, a sophomore at Leigh High School | December 13, 2018

The sophomores at Leigh High School have been taking major steps to further their occupational thoughts after graduating high school. The 13 of them have been traveling around the area to learn more about prospective careers. They . . . read more

Leigh Eighth Graders Tour Area Colleges

By: Rylee Olson, a sophomore at Leigh High School | December 11, 2018

Even though they are only 14 years old, it is not too early for the eighth-grade students of Leigh High School to begin thinking about their futures.     On November 27, the Leigh 8th . . . read more

New Leigh Community Schools Mobile App

December 11, 2018

Leigh Community Schools now has a mobile app and it's FREE to download!  Below are the links to the app or you can search Leigh Community Schools directly in your app store and download it from there.  Enjoy . . . read more

PATRIOT BOOSTER CLUB MEMBERS – Split-the-Pot Volunteers Needed!

December 7, 2018

PATRIOT BOOSTER CLUB MEMBERS – Split-the-Pot Volunteers needed!   December 13 th  – Senior Moms December 15 th  – Trish & Shelby Paprocki January 4 th . . . read more

Download the New Infinite Campus App

December 6, 2018

Parents and Students who are using Infinite Campus are encouraged to download the new Infinite Campus app onto their phones for real-time access to grades, assignments, attendances, schedules, etc.   You will need . . . read more

Students Attend Digital Citizenship Presentation

By: Rylee Olson, a sophomore at Leigh High School | December 5, 2018

On November 1, the entire Leigh student watched al digital citizenship presentation by Karen Haase. Karen is an exciting, down-to-earth speaker from KSB Law Firm who specializes in cases that deal with social media exploitation. . . . read more

High School Students Attend Dating Violence Assembly

By: Kayden Schumacher, a sophomore at Leigh High School | December 4, 2018

Students at Leigh High School enhanced their knowledge of dating and dating violence at an assembly hosted by Center For Survivors on October 29 at 9 am.   Center For Survivors taught the high . . . read more

Seniors Attend County Government Day

By: Kaegan Held, a senior at Leigh High School | December 3, 2018

The November 6 general elections boke voter turnout records across the country.  But after all of the voting ends and candidates are elected into office, the average American does not think much about the workings of their . . . read more

Art Students Visit Joslyn Museum

By: Madisyn Pelan, a sophomore at Leigh High School | November 29, 2018

Degas…Chihuly…Renoir…all famous artists that have their artwork displayed at the Joslyn museum. This is where the Leigh and Clarkson art students went for a field trip on November 16 to learn more about the . . . read more

Leigh Places Fifth At UNL Math Day

By: Taylor Larson, A junior at Leigh High School | November 29, 2018

On an early Thursday morning on November 16, six high school students embarked to Lincoln for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Math Day.   Seniors Holly Kuhr, Kaegan Held, and Logan Becher; junior Reagan Settje; and . . . read more

Leigh Students Participate in National Manufacturing Day

By: Lexi Schroeder, a junior at Leigh High School | November 29, 2018

On Thursday, October 18, Leigh High School students got the opportunity to participate in National Manufacturing Day in Columbus, Nebraska at Central Community College. The main reason for putting on this Manufacturing Day is to . . . read more

Patriots’ Pen and Voice of Democracy Winners Announced

By: Leigh High School Journalism Staff | November 16, 2018

Cecil Fields of the Leigh American Legion Post 302 announced the local winners of the Patriots’ Pen Contest and Voice of Democracy Contest at the annual Veteran’s Day Program in Leigh.     . . . read more

Entire School Celebrates Homecoming Spirit Week

By: Abbi Brabec, a junior at Leigh High School | November 15, 2018

Another Homecoming Spirit Week took off at the elementary and high school students decorated and dressed up to show their school spirit.   On Monday was Yee Haw day at the high school where . . . read more

Kuhr and Becher Crowned 2018 Homecoming Royalty

By: Reagan Settje, a junior at Leigh High School | November 15, 2018

Both Leigh and Clarkson announced homecoming king and queen after the football game on October 6, 2018.   The 2018 girl candidates from Leigh were Hannah Kasik, Holly Kuhr, Kaegan Held, and . . . read more

Leigh Schools Join the #BeKind Movement

By: Reagan Settje, a junior at Leigh High School | November 6, 2018

Many schools around the country have joined the #BeKind campaign, and Leigh Community Schools is one of those schools.   The #BeKind campaign started with a family from Ralston: Mark and Jodi . . . read more

Science Classes Visit Zoo

By: Madisyn Pelan, a sophomore at Leigh High School | November 6, 2018

On October 3, the students from the Biology and Advanced Biology classes visited the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha.   Prior to the visit the students had picked a species of animal to study and . . . read more

Grades 9-12 Dating Violence Presentation

October 30, 2018

Students in grades 9-12 participated in a Dating and Sexual Assault assembly presented by the “Revolution” group from the Columbus Center for Survivors.  The group consists of students from the Columbus area high . . . read more

Apply to College Initiative

October 22, 2018

The Leigh Senior Class has 100% participation in the "Apply 2 College” initiative sponsored by the EducationQuestion Foundation. All seniors have applied to at least one college and some have applied to as many as 4 colleges. . . . read more

Abbi Brabec Attends HOBY Conference

By: Kennedy Settje, a freshman at Leigh High School | September 24, 2018

More than 10,000 teens from across the country participate annually in the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership (HOBY) Conference.  HOBY is leadership conference for incoming juniors who want to be stronger . . . read more

New Kindergarten Teacher at Leigh Elementary

By: Alicia Holmberg, a sophomore at Leigh High School | September 24, 2018

There are a few fresh, new faces at the Leigh Elementary this school year, and one of them is Mrs. Michkayla Wietfeld.  Mrs. Wietfeld joined the teaching staff as the new Kindergarten teacher. She replaces Mrs. Robin Urban, . . . read more

Nicole Kabes is New Second Grade Teacher

By: Taylor Larson, junior at Leigh High School | September 24, 2018

There are several new faces the kids have gotten used to at Leigh Elementary this year, and one of those is new second-grade teacher, Mrs. Nicole Kabes.   Mrs. Kabes past jobs have included . . . read more

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

By: Emily Loseke, a sophomore at Leigh High School | September 24, 2018

It is always all around us, but we tell ourselves that it could never happen to us . “Those people were just unlucky; it was just a fluke,” we . . . read more

Elementary Grades Take Spring Field Trips

By: Lexi Schroeder, freshman at Leigh High School | May 22, 2017

On Tuesday May 9th, the second and third-grade classes at Leigh Elementary School went on their annual field trip to Ashfall Fossil Beds in Royal, Nebraska. There were 37 students who attended. Their day started off by visiting the . . . read more

“Let’s Have S’more Fun in Pre-K!”

Leigh Elementary Hosts Pre-K Round-up

By: Lexi Schroeder, freshman at Leigh High School | May 8, 2017

“Let’s Have S’more Fun in the Pre-K!” This was the theme as Pre-K classes for the 2017-18 school year gathered for the first annual Pre-Kindergarten Round-up held at Leigh Elementary School on Friday, April 28.  . . . read more

New Students of Leigh

September 26, 2014

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