Mark your calendar for 20th annual Race for the Future 5K Run/Walk
Benefit for the LS Educational Foundation to be Oct. 8
The Lee’s Summit Educational Foundation is preparing for its 20th annual Race for the Future 5K Run/Walk and Kids Dash, scheduled for 8 a.m. Oct. 8 at Lee’s Summit West High School, 2600 SW Ward Road.
The popular annual fundraiser includes a Kids Dash, prizes and special activities. Visit the website for more information.
Over the last five years, the Foundation has awarded more than $2.6 million to Lee’s Summit R-7 students and schools via PEAK Grants, classroom technology, school programs, student assistance and scholarships to graduating seniors. For more information about the Foundation’s programs, please visit www.lsedfoundation.com.
Lee’s Summit R-7 school lunch prices remain among lowest in area
Board of Education approves slight increase in lunch prices with no change to breakfast
The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District Board of Education approved a minimal increase in school lunch prices at its July 21 meeting. Despite this increase — ranging from 10 to 15 cents depending on the grade level — Lee’s Summit R-7 lunch prices remain among the lowest in the metropolitan area.
Lee’s Summit R-7 lunch prices for the 2016-17 school year will be $2.20 for elementary, $2.35 for middle school and
LS R-7 honored as District of Distinction by national magazine
The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District was one of 24 districts from across the nation honored in the July edition of District Administration magazine. The Missouri Innovation Campus, a partnership with the R-7 School District, higher education and business, is featured in the monthly magazine.
Through the national magazine’s Districts of Distinction program, districts are recognized for leading the way with new ideas that work. Honorees were selected based on the quantifiable results and replicability of their initiatives. This is the sixth round of honorees in the recognition program, and districts are selected by the magazine’s editors.
Located within Lee’s Summit R-7’s Summit Technology Academy, the Missouri Innovation Campus has been recognized at the regional and national level for reshaping the way students experience high-school and college education. By engaging business partners and community organizations, the Missouri Innovation Campus is able to accelerate the time it takes students to earn higher-education degrees. They also graduate from college with little or no debt
Click here to view the PEAK Grant Award Winners
Online Safety Quick Bytes:
How to recognize, prevent and address cyberbullying
Cyberbullying is defined as the use of digital-communication tools to make others feel hurt, angry or frightened, often with cyberbullying taking place multiple times against the same victim. Examples include sending hurtful texts or instant messages, posting mean or embarrassing photos, videos or messages on social media and spreading false and hurtful rumors using the Internet or cell phone.
The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District is partnering with EveryoneOn to increase home access to the Internet among families. EveryoneOn is a national non-profit organization created to eliminate the digital divide by making high-speed, low-cost Internet service accessible to all unconnected Americans.
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