Lee’s Summit R-7 students enrolled in an introductory science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) course had the opportunity to meet the public and share their knowledge during a June 18 showcase.
Phyllis Balagna and Jacqueline Clark achieve advanced certifications from Missouri School Boards’ Association
Phyllis Balagna, top photo, and Jacqueline Clark of the Lee’s Summit R-7 Board of Education were both recently honored by the Missouri School Boards Association (MSBA) for receiving advanced leadership certifications through the organization’s professional development program. Both Board members were recognized at the MSBA Leadership Summit on June 2.
Dr. Dennis L. Carpenter, superintendent of the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District, was recently named president of Cooperating School Districts of Greater Kansas City. The organization includes 33 area school districts and represents more than 177,000 students and 30,000 employees.
Lee’s Summit R-7 School District was among 10 organizations recently celebrating the launch of Degree in 3, a new accelerated path to a bachelor’s degree. At the June 12 signing ceremony, area school districts and community colleges joined the University of Kansas to formalize the program at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park, Kan.
Volunteers from the First Baptist Church of Lee’s Summit spent a recent Sunday donating their time to a variety of community projects, including a number at Lee’s Summit R-7 schools. Instead of attending their normal Sunday services, several hundred members of the church participated in a Day of Service on June 10.