A racial discrimination claim has resulted in another lawsuit being filed against the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District. The filing stems from a complaint from Danielle Nixon, who says she was not considered for the role of Executive Director of Public Relations because of race.Read More
A celebration took place Tuesday at ULTRAX Aerospace, where a group of interns recently completed a summer internship program for the company which creates mission-critical maintenance and sustainment technologies for aircraft and fleets.Read More
Colby Jacquemin is only 17 years old, but he is already gaining valuable on-the-job training to prepare him for his future career.Read More
In a rare move, two members of the Lee’s Summit R-7 Board of Education have issued a release voicing their dissent in the Board’s decision to part ways with former superintendent Dr. Dennis Carpenter.Read More
We have a lot of work to do. There’s likely a checklist floating around the Stansberry Leadership Center right now that has a long, arduous list of items that we simply have to get done in our school district. While I can’t possibly imagine the entirety of this list, a few items are pretty obvious and need to be addressed immediately.Read More
It’s been really loud in Lee’s Summit during the past several months. Voices have been raised in coffee shops, the district Board Room, driveways and (especially) social media forums. Righteous indignation (on all sides) have hit levels of extreme usually reserved for debates on national political issues. I’d like to be able to say we’re unaccustomed to this on a local level. That should be the case. But I think we’ve seen this kind of sewer muck seep into our local conversations a lot over the last 3 years.Read More
In a reversal of a decision made in May, the Lee’s Summit R-7 Board of Education voted in special session Wednesday evening to enter into a contract with Educational Equity Consultants.Read More
The Lee's Summit R-7 School District has announced graduation dates for its three high schools.Read More
A partnership with four metro-area school districts, is making it possible for the University of Central Missouri to launch a new program designed to help paraprofessionals obtain a bachelor’s degree in education while continuing to work full time.Read More
Final results for the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District Board of Education election.Read More
A total of six Lee’s Summit R-7 School District students, working with the University of Central Missouri Gigabit Lab, will assist with Internet of Things presentations at the 2019 Microsoft DigiGirlz Day. The April 11 international event is designed to provide teenage girls with a better understanding of technology career opportunities.Read More
High-school students from the Lee’s Summit area are invited to share their opinions about youth mental health and wellness at four community forums.Read More
The last eight weeks or more have proven a challenging time for the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District. And that doesn’t have a thing to do with the barrage of winter that has stolen a day or more every week since Christmas break.Read More
Lee’s Summit CARES and the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District are seeking public input on the subjects of youth safety and youth violence in the community.Read More
Students participating in the Missouri Innovation Campus have more opportunities to earn a bachelor’s degree in a high-wage, in-demand field while significantly reducing the time to graduate. The recognized program, located in the state-of-the-art Lee’s Summit campus, added a bioinformatics program this school year and will launch software engineering next year.Read More
Tuesday’s filing deadline left us with eight candidates announcing campaigns to fill two seats on the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District’s Board of Education.Read More
After a lengthy process (involving a citizen-led team we should profusely thank, more on that later), lots of headaches, heartaches, heartburn, public gnashing, near-fainting on social media and lots of discussions seeming to ominously foreshadow a mental health crisis if a kiddo is forced to attend a different school than the year before, we finally have our boundary changes.Read More
At it’s regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, the Lee’s Summit R-7 Board of Education unanimously voted to approve boundary adjustments and move forward with Phase 2 recommendations in the Comprehensive Facilities Master Plan (CFMP) process.Read More
Volunteers spend a Saturday painting positive messages on restroom walls
Lee’s Summit CARES recently joined forces with local artists, art teachers and students to paint inspirational messages throughout Pleasant Lea Middle School. The group spent approximately four hours on Saturday, Dec. 8, working on the school-wide project.
“We are calling it empowerment art,” said Lindsay Weiss, youth outreach coordinator for Lee’s Summit CARES who assisted with the project. “It was inspirational watching these creative and kind students give their time and efforts for this project.”
A total of 16 students participated in the project with the volunteer young people coming from Pleasant Lea Middle School, Lee’s Summit High School, Lee’s Summit West High School and Summit Technology Academy.
The volunteers painted messages in one girls restroom, one boys restroom and the school’s staff restroom. Kimberly Alonzo, PLMS assistant principal, and Brooke Linquist and Jennifer Shults, art teachers from the school, spearheaded the project along with Jaime Lyon of In Joy LLC and I Am Noticed.
“We hope the students feel empowered and engaged when they see the new positive messages in their school,” Weiss added.
Transparency. Communication. These have been the assurances coming from Lee’s Summit R-7 Superintendent Dr. Dennis Carpenter, administrators, Board of Education members and candidates for the board during the past three years as the district looks to move on from a series of public relations stumbles related to past decisions from the superintendent on down.Read More