LS R-7 News & Notes
LS North & LS West Air Force Junior Reserve Cadets graduate from flight academy class
Air Force Junior Reserve Cadets Austin Merit (LSN) and Luke Poudel (LSW) recently graduated from the inaugural Flight Academy class at Liberty University in Virginia.
The Chief of Staff of the Air Force Flight Academy scholarship program awarded all expenses, including travel, of over $20,000 per cadet to these flight academies. Austin and Luke, two of the 120 Air Force Junior ROTC cadets attending the accredited eight-week aviation program at one of six partnering universities, earned their private pilot licenses.
Next year, Air Force Junior ROTC plans to expand the program to 250 cadets and then to 500 cadets the year after. There are also plans to open the program to Army, Navy, and Marine Junior ROTC programs as well as Civil Air Patrol cadets by 2020.
The objectives of the Air Force JROTC program are to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship and life skills; promote community service; instill responsibility, character, and self-discipline through character education; and to provide instruction in air and space fundamentals. Enrollment is open to high school students who are in the 9th to 12th grades. Air Force JROTC is located in close to 900 high schools across the United States and at selected schools in Europe, in the Pacific, and in Puerto Rico. Air Force JROTC enrollment includes more than 120,000 cadets who do over 1.6 million hours of community service each year.
For more information on the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Flight Academy Scholarship program or AFJROTC, contact the instructors at any of the Lee’s Summit high schools.
LSHS to host 4th annual mattress sale fundraiser
Are you looking to replace a bed in your home? Now is the time. The Lee’s Summit High School Band program is excited to announce they will be hosting a one-day Mattress Sale Fundraiser on Saturday, August 18th from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. For one day only, Lee’s Summit High School will be transformed into a mattress showroom. For quick information about the sale, text “Sleepy Summit” to 797979.
There will be 28+ mattress floor models on display for customers to try. Adjustable power bases, premium pillows, bed frames, and mattress protectors will be available as well. The brands include Simmons Beautyrest, Southerland, and Intellibed. All beds are available in all sizes, come with factory warranties, and are made to order. Delivery and haul away are available. Best of all, the Lee’s Summit High School Band benefits from every purchase and the beds are priced less than retail stores because of the fundraising company's unique business model. If you are considering a new bed for someone in your home, the Lee’s Summit High School Band wants you at the sale.
This will be the 4th time Lee’s Summit High School has hosted a fundraiser of this sort. Most schools run the sale once per year to give their communities the chance to save money and support local school programs.
Custom Fundraising Solutions (CFS) has worked with numerous other schools in the KC Metro running Mattress Fundraisers and the results can be impressive. In a one day sale, schools have the ability to raise several thousand dollars, simply by promoting and advertising for the weeks leading up to the event. CFS provides the promotional material and handles the sales and distribution of the products.
Custom Fundraising Solutions was founded in Cleveland, OH. With over 80 independently owned and operated locations, the company has helped revolutionize fundraising in schools by helping programs earn great sums of money with no risk and a relatively small amount of work. As a whole, the organization has raised over $28 Million for schools.