Members of SMART clubs at each Lee’s Summit R-7 high school participated in an all-day leadership training to share ideas and prepare for the 2018-19 school year. SMART clubs are offered at Lee’s Summit High School, Lee’s Summit North High School and Lee’s Summit West High School. The SMART clubs focus on providing activities that are alcohol, tobacco and other drug free for their members as well as all students at their schools.
Chris Fuller and Sophia Jones were selected for the Bernard Campbell Middle School Be the Change Award for January. Gage Trammell and Deborah Kuol were selected for the month of February. For the month of March, Skyler Stubblefield and Logan Bennett were selected.
The engineering-minded Summit Squared BattleBOTS team captured the top award at the 2018 Bots St. Louis Regional Competition, held April 21. The team, consisting of students from Summit Technology Academy, won first place in battles, was awarded the grand champion award for scoring the highest number of points in all categories and has qualified for the national competition, which will be held in late May in Pennsylvania.
Students from Lee’s Summit High School’s engineering and industrial technology classes recently partnered with Lee’s Summit Elementary School to present STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) activities to sixth-graders.
The Social Studies Department at Pleasant Lea Middle School selected the High 5 winners for May. Congratulations to the winners: (from left) Christian Fulmer, Most Improved Seventh-grader; Caya Vendelin, Outstanding Seventh-grader; Isabel Murphy, Outstanding Eighth-grader; and Ashley Sanders, Most Improved Eighth-grader. Dr. Janette Miller (center), PLMS Principal, presented the students with their awards.
The Lee’s Summit R-7 Before- and After-School Services (BASS) program was recognized by the Missouri AfterSchool Network at a state-wide conference, held March 2-3 in Lake Ozark.
Seth Keep, a student at Lee’s Summit West High School, has been selected for the 2018 High School Honors Performance Series at Sydney Opera House. He will perform in July with the Honors Orchestra. Participation in the Honors Ensembles is limited to the highest-rated high school performers from across the world.
Baylie Andersen, a student at Lee’s Summit West High School, was recently named the High School Student-Athlete of Character by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Baylie is being honored at the NAIA fifth annual Champions of Character Foundation Luncheon, scheduled for May 15 in Kansas City.
A number of Lee’s Summit High School students captured awards at the District Technology Contest, held April 26 at Metropolitan Community College’s Business and Technology Campus in Kansas City. The competition included schools from throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Videos highlight staff members for outstanding work in area of equity
Michelle Robertson, fifth-grade teacher at Meadow Lane Elementary, is highlighted in the lastest “R-7 Equity Minute,” a video series available on the district’s YouTube channel.