Lee’s Summit West High School is among eight high-achieving public schools named Gold Star Schools by Missouri education officials on April 11.
Students from Summit Technology Academy recently captured awards at the Missouri SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference.
The school-sponsored bowling teams at Lee’s Summit High School and Lee’s Summit North High School recently qualified for the Missouri State Bowling Tournament, scheduled for May 25 in St. Joseph. Both teams qualified at the Northwest Zone Missouri Bowling Proprietors Association High School Bowling Club tournament, held April 14 at St. Joseph.
Several Lee’s Summit R-7 School District sophomores were recently selected to attend the Missouri Scholars Academy, a three-week academic program for approximately 330 of Missouri’s gifted students.
The Energy Hound Team at Richardson Elementary recently organized a school wide Earth Day project to encourage reusing of old T-shirts to “Go Green” and help the planet.
Christy Rutherford, business and marketing teacher at Lee’s Summit West High School, was recently recognized by Missouri DECA as a Diamond Award recipient. This prestigious award is presented each year at the Missouri DECA State Career Development Conference. She is among 11 DECA chapter advisors from Missouri receiving the award this spring.
National leaders from Google Education visited Lee’s Summit April 10 to learn how R-7 School District schools are using Google technology to enhance day-to-day classroom learning and improve student achievement.
Lee’s Summit R-7 School District middle schools recently recognized their April Students of the Month. Students of the month are recognized based on outstanding citizenship, conduct, attitude and school involvement.
MCC-Longview Theater Department will be holding open auditions for the summer production of “Avenue Q” May 18 and 19 at the MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center. Preference will be given to those enrolled in the one-credit summer theater workshop class at Metropolitan Community College.
Lee’s Summit North High School boys tennis team members recently visited Harvesters Food Pantry in Kansas City. The team put together packages of food for Harvesters backsnack program, filling 915 packages for Kansas City area youth. Pictured assisting at the food pantry are students Lance Lanier (left) and Patrick Dowd.
Metropolitan Community College-Longview’s Speech and Theater Department will present “The Exonerated,” by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen April 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Cultural Arts Center on the MCC-Longview campus at 500 S.W. Longview Rd. in Lee’s Summit.
Summit Christian Academy will host its first annual International Festival from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 30 at the SCA Elementary School, 1450 SW Jefferson in Lee’s Summit. The Lee’s Summit Human Relations Commission is one of the sponsors of this community-wide event and members from the Kansas City Mayor’s Ethnic Enrichment Commission will also be participating.
Summit Christian Academy recently hosted the fourth annual Eagle Egg 5K Run/Walk with more than 660 participants. SCA will purchase outdoor bleachers for its football field with the proceeds from the event. Pictured here is the race start for the event. or Pictured here is Lee’s Summit Mayor Randy Rhoads and NBC 41 Meteorologist Brett Anthony, who served as Master of Ceremonies.
Students at Bernard Campbell Middle School recently completed a community-service project for the United States Postal Service’s Stamp Out Hunger Program. Approximately 90 students folded bags for the food-collection program.
Peyton Milligan, Lee’s Summit High School senior, has accepted an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.