The University of Central Missouri is partnering with the Full Employment Council (FEC) to help qualifying individuals obtain valuable training for in-demand jobs. Beginning Feb. 26, the FEC will participate in pre-qualifying Open House events in Lee’s Summit to help individuals determine eligibility and apply for scholarships to fund non-semester based certification training as well as some college degree programs.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
Summit Christian Academy senior Sophie Schooley recently won the SCA Poetry Out Loud competition for the third year in a row.Read More
Four SCA students qualified to compete in the Regional ACSI Spelling Bee in Plano, TX in March. Those students include: 8th grade student Olivia Truesdale, 6th grade student Michael Ward, 6th grade student Lucie Epema, and 7th grade student Adrian Haack.Read More
For the second consecutive year, SCA sophomore Ashlyn Steller has been selected as the Senate District Eight Exhibit winner.Read More
Summit Christian Academy has announced its most recent Christian Character award recipients. The purpose of this award is to encourage students to pursue their potential toward attaining the highest level of personal and academic development.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
Students from throughout the metropolitan area are invited to participate in upcoming camps and workshops through the University of Central Missouri Lee’s Summit. Both events are offered at the Missouri Innovation Campus.Read More
The University of Central Missouri is offering a variety of fast-track certificate programs. Enrollment for the classes, which will be offered at the Missouri Innovation Campus in Lee’s Summit, is currently ongoing.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
Summit Christian Academy will host the 2019 Kansas City Area Christian College Fair, sponsored by the North American Coalition for Christian Professionals (NACCAP).Read More
Summit Christian Academy recently recognized students who consistently exhibit exceptional Christian character through the Christian Character Award program.Read More
Lee’s Summit CARES will offer its popular Parenting the Love and Logic Way course from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 24 through Feb. 21. Designed for parents of children of all ages, the class will be at Great Beginnings Early Education Center, 905 NE Bluestem Drive, Lee’s Summit.Read More
Adults interested in starting a new career in a growing field with a good salary are encouraged to check out the Career Certificate Program, offered through the University of Central Missouri’s (UCM) Lee’s Summit location -- the Missouri Innovation Campus.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
In a rare opportunity, students from all three Lee’s Summit R-7 School District high schools will join forces and perform together, marching in the nationally-televised Citrus Bowl Parade in Orlando, Florida.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