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Highland Park Elementary kindergarten students spread kindness

Kindergarteners at Highland Park Elementary recently worked together to spread kindness to those who serve others as part of the school’s annual Day of Service.

To begin the day, kindergarteners heard from Barbara Dickerson, a therapist with Empathia, the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District’s Employee Assistance Program. Ms. Dickerson shared what therapists do for children and their families. Students then created coasters featuring words encouragement that are being given to Empathia counselors as a thank you for their work with district staff and families.

The students’ service day ended with a return visit from Tim McHenry and his comfort dog, Cheyenne, both with MO-KAN Pet Partners.


In accordance with the provisions of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended), Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, P.L. 93-112, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the regulations thereunder, it is the policy of the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District that no person shall, because of age, sex, race, disability, or national origin be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity of the District, including the employment of staff personnel. Written district policies concerning the rights and responsibilities of employees and students are available for inspection at the Stansberry Leadership Center (R-7 Administrative Offices), located at 301 NE Tudor. Inquiries by persons about their protection against discrimination under The Americans With Disabilities Act, Title IX, Title VI, or P.L. 93-112 and the Section 504 may be directed in writing or by telephone to: Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Lee’s Summit R-7 School District 301 NE Tudor Road Lee’s Summit, MO 64086 (816) 986-1000