Leah Finch (Lee’s Summit High), Elaine Watson (Lee’s Summit North) and Gabby Sifuentes (Lee’s Summit West) stood on the Convocation stage at Lee’s Summit High School this August and sang “One Voice,” a song about unity and trust that captured the hearts of the faculty and staff in attendance.
We are in receipt of information about a data breach affecting the Aimsweb 1.0 assessment platform used in the district prior to the 2016-17 school year. Aimsweb is owned by the Pearson Clinical Assessment company. The nationwide breach affected more than 13,000 school and university accounts with some accounts containing information on hundreds of thousands of students at those institutions. First and last names, email addresses, and dates of birth were obtained in the hack.
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has awarded the district a $79,000 grant to support strategic initiatives that increase the number of graduates who leave high school ready for “learning, work and life in the Kansas City region.”
“This work will contribute to our mission of creating solutions that empower people to be successful,” President Wendy Guillies wrote in a letter congratulating the district.
Blake Little, Lee’s Summit High School teacher and Lee’s Summit R-7’s Teacher of the Year, has been selected as one of six Kansas City Regional Teachers of the Year. As Regional Teacher of the Year, Mr. Little has the opportunity to compete for Missouri Teacher of the Year for 2019-20. The Missouri Teacher of the Year will be announced in August 2019 and will be honored at a ceremony in Jefferson City in October along with all Regional Teachers of the Year.
At their Special Session on Wednesday, June 19, the Lee’s Summit R-7 Board of Education voted to approve a one year contract with three possible renewal years with Educational Equity Consultants.