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Highland Park Elementary held an assembly on alopecia, and celebrated one of their own

Fox 4’s Shannon O’Brien visited Highland Park Elementary this week to report on a special assembly for Alopecia Areta Awareness Month — an assembly led by Children’s Alopecia Project founder John Woytovich.

But the stars of the broadcast were two LSR7 students, Highland Park Elementary’s Gabby Mora, and Hawthorn Hill Elementary’s Kinley McKay. Gabby and Kinley both have the autoimmune disease that causes hair loss.

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Results from Diversity, Equity and Belonging Thoughtexchange and EEC Training Evaluations from District Leaders

Last May, the district gathered feedback on our diversity and equity initiatives using a Thoughtexchange forum that allowed participants to share thoughts, rank ideas and interact with other people’s comments.

Click here for a presentation, as well as links to data, that showcases the top thoughts and trends from that May 2019 forum.

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An engagement series regarding the future of LSR7’s middle school programs

As we’ve been releasing information about our Comprehensive Facilities Master Plan (CFMP) work teams that have been meeting throughout the spring and summer, we’ve also been working through recommendations with our Board of Education, our CFMP team and our Citizens’ Advisory Committee. We hope you’ve had time to review presentations and overview information from some of these teams.

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Let Lee’s Summit North freshman Isaac McBurney tell you about finding ‘your Everest’

Erik Weihenmayer has long been an idol for LSR7’s Isaac McBurney.

But though the Lee’s Summit North freshman once won an award named after Weinhenmayer at an Alpha Point summer camp for kids with visual impairments, Isaac assumed the first blind man to summit Mount Everest would be someone he continued to admire from afar.

Then, Isaac’s parents sat him on the couch and gave him an incredible surprise.

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Fox4 News features new technology in LSHS football helmets

LSHS senior Darrias Pearsall and Tigers football coach Eric Thomas were featured on Fox 4’s morning show this week. Darrias and Coach Thomas talked with reporter Matt Stewart about the team’s new Riddell football helmets, which are equipped with sensors that allow coaches and trainers to monitor the impacts that players experience.

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