R-7 forum soundbites didn’t reveal enough

I must learn to lower my expectations of public political forums just a bit. Taking nothing away from the event itself, many of the responses at last week’s Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce R-7 Board of Education forum left me shaking my head and asking, “where are the answers?”

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niversity of Central Missouri working with students from Lee’s Summit R-7 School District to present sessions at 2019 Microsoft DigiGirlz Day

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.

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UCM Lee’s Summit to present STEAM summer camp for kids

The University of Central Missouri Lee’s Summit will present an engaging and educational summer camp focusing on science, technology, engineering, art and math. STEAM Course is a week-long adventure for students from kindergarten through third grade.

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LS CARES offering 'Parenting Made Fun' class as part of its Love and Logic series

Lee’s Summit CARES will offer a course designed for parents of children from birth through age 6 at Love and Logic Early Childhood: Parenting Made Fun. The five-week course will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays, April 8 through May 6, at Great Beginnings Early Education Center, 905 NE Bluestem, Lee’s Summit.

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LS CARES seeks high-school students willing to share perspectives on youth mental health & wellness

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.

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Prestigious KC metro youth talent competition to host auditions April 18

Talented young people from throughout the Kansas City area are encouraged to audition for Got Talent, the metro area’s premier youth talent competition. Auditions will be April 18 at MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center, and interested individuals may sign up at LSTalent.com.

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What is our community's current narrative; who's writing it?

It could be argued that, collectively, every citizen of a city helps to define it. Families that have been here for generations, certainly, have the historical background; residents that have called Lee’s Summit home for a decade, a year or even a month, too, have a stake in this narrative.

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Weather forces STG to change dates for musical

Due to many weather related issues affecting rehearsals and the impending weekend storm, Summit Theatre Group's performances of Disaster! The Musical has been canceled for Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2. 

To accommodate patrons, the group has added a show for March 7. With the changes, performance dates are as follows: 

  • 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 7
  • 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 8
  • 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 9
  • 2:30 p.m., Sunday, March 10

Summit Theatre Group will honor tickets already purchased for this weekend’s performances for any of the remaining performances.

If tickets cannot be used at one of the other performance dates, Summit Theatre Group will offer a voucher to any future production. Either of these can be done by calling 816-463-2654 or emailing ginger@summittheatre.org.