Moms, stepmoms and grandmoms can accompany their little gentleman (ages 3 and up) to a night packed with tubular fun. This year’s mother-son event is a pool party. The party will be from 6 to 9 p.m., May 24. Be the first to splash in to Summit Waves for 2013 and enjoy the action river, water slides and lap pool, plus dinner will be served from the Summit Wave’s concession stand. A disc jockey will also be on hand along with games, a professional photo and a goody bag to go.
Lee’s Summit High School, Lee’s Summit North High School and Lee’s Summit West High School were among the top 20 high schools in Missouri to receive recognition in U.S. News and World Report’s annual “Best High Schools” ranking this spring.
Students participating in the Holi Festival at the Hindu Temple and Cultural Arts Center of Kansas City are, from left, Alexis Thurman, Blue Springs South High School, Sarah Martin, Lee’s Summit West High School, Daniel Graham, Lee’s Summit High School, Wendy Hayworth, Lee’s Summit High School, Victoria Brown, Raytown High School and Syndney Buford, Lee’s Summit West High School. As part of the festival, participants cover themselves in paint, emphasizing the fact that we are all the same.
Six Lee’s Summit R-7 School District high school seniors were recently named March Optimist Students of the Month by the Lee’s Summit Breakfast Optimist Club. The club honors six seniors each month for outstanding scholarship and citizenship.
For the 22nd year in a row, the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District received the “What Parents Want” Award from SchoolMatch, an independent nationwide school selection service. Approximately 16 percent of the nation’s 15,571 public school districts received this award for meeting the needs of families choosing schools.
Victoria Cain, a fourth-grader at Westview Elementary, recently captured top honors in the Jackson County Soil and Water Conservation poster contest. Fourth-graders from throughout the school entered the contest earlier this spring. Victoria was honored with a party and trophy April 23 at her school. Her poster will also be entered into the state competition. Cain, left, is pictured with Linda Struewe of Jackson County Soil and Water Conservation.
Lee’s Summit High School National Art Honor Society has partnered with Metcalf Bank for an art show, scheduled from April 9 through 30.
Lee’s Summit R-7 students in the life skills and medically fragile programs at Sunset Valley Elementary School recently earned their white belts and certificates in karate with the help of Kyoshi Linda Hanson of Tamashii Black Belt Academy pictured here with the students.
Several Lee’s Summit R-7 School District students qualified this spring for the National Debate Competition, scheduled for June in Birmingham, Ala.
Dianne Rennicke was named the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District Learning for Life Award winner for April. She teaches special education at Pleasant Lea Middle School.
Summit Christian Academy senior Stephen Herrera has been named to the Academic All-American Team in Speech and Debate. Herrera, who will also be competing at the National Forensic League national competition in Birmingham, AL in June, is excited to be named an All-American.
Sales clerks at two Lee’s Summit businesses were issued citations after an undercover sting found the clerks to have sold alcohol to minors.
Summit Christian Academy third and fourth-grade students were out and about April 22 serving on Earth Day. Every year SCA students serve the community during the month of April. Pictured here are, from left, Kaitlyn Gregg, Addison Collins and Hannah Brown raking leaves and planting flowers at the Collier Care Nursing Home in Blue Springs.
Lee’s Summit R-7 citizens are continuing to work together to advocate on behalf of students and schools through the efforts of the school district’s Board of Education, Citizens’ Advisory Committee and Business Roundtable. Representatives from all three groups traveled to Jefferson City April 8 to meet with state lawmakers and discuss legislative priorities.
Lee’s Summit in Action will host a fundraising art sale to benefit a Lee’s Summit West High School graduate who is battling cancer. The sale will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. May 4 at Mr. Goodcents, 705 SE Melody Lane.