The Lee’s Summit Kiwanis Club recently recognized six students at Trailridge Elementary School as Terrific Kids. Kiwanians Claire Jones and Richard Veasman made the presentation to the fifth-grade students. The students for the May selections are, from left, Lillyan Lucus, Cooper Veasman, Madison Hulsey, Ellie Webb, Hailey Kornis and Isabella Vega. This month marks the the last presentation for the 2012-2013 school year.
More than 400 individuals from Summit Christian Academy and the community were part of the first annual SCA International Festival recently held at SCA.
Music students from Lee’s Summit High School, Lee’s Summit North High School and Lee’s Summit West High School recently received top ratings at the Kansas City Area District Music Festival contest.
The FIRST World Robotics Championships were held at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis April 24-27. The competition featured 400 of the world’s best high school robotics teams representing 42 states and nine nations including teams from all three Lee’s Summit high schools.
Lee’s Summit R-7 School District students participated in PTA Reflections, a national arts in education recognition program. Through their schools and PTAs/PTSAs, students submitted creative works inspired by the 2012–2013 Reflections Program theme, “The Magic of A Moment.”
The Kansas City Cappies gathered May 6th at Lee’s Summit High School to vote for the awards for the 11th annual Kansas City Cappies Gala.
The halls were silent April 18 at Summit Christian Academy’s secondary building with all junior and senior high students out serving the Lee’s Summit community and surrounding areas. Things were bustling at 15 not-for-profits in the area.
Lee’s Summit West High School students enrolled in clothing construction recently earned awards at Panache 2013, held April 18. Panache is an annual event sponsored by the Apparel and Textile Department at Penn Valley Community College. This was the 32th year for the event and LSWHS’s eighth year to participate.
Lee’s Summit R-7 School District students recently earning grand recognition in the Duke University Talent Search are Anna Bilton of Bernard Campbell Middle School and Alexander Geoghegan of Summit Lakes Middle School.
Six Lee’s Summit R-7 School District high school seniors were recently named April 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.
Lee’s Summit West High School students captured awards in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America State Leadership Conference, held April 8-9 in Columbia.
Katie Collier, Lee’s Summit R-7 School District Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Instruction, was named Greater Kansas City Guidance Director of the Year by the Greater Kansas City School Counselor Association.
Lee’s Summit R-7 School District students recently captured awards in the Reel Spirit: Young Filmmaker Showcase 2013, held April 13 at the Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet in Kansas City.
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.
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.