Free musical performances:
The school’s musical theater students will give free performances of “Herbie and the Good News Garden” at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Friday.
The 30-minute, family-friendly performances will be in the elementary commons area at 1450 S.W. Jefferson St. in Lee’s Summit.Lee’s Summit
The Lee’s Summit Educational Foundation recently met its 2012-13 annual fund drive goal, raising more than $275,000, the Lee’s Summit School District announced.
This year’s drive is providing funding in these areas:
• $200,000 for Chromebook computer labs. The foundation and the district shared the cost of providing a 30-computer mobile Google Chromebook lab for each school. The computers are on charging carts so they can be used easily by different classrooms.
• $50,000 for PEAK (Promoting Excellence And Knowledge) grants. Teachers apply for these grants through the foundation. Forty-one grants have been awarded for 2013-14.
• $25,000 for the foundation’s endowment.Center
Christian Williams, a sophomore at Center High School, has been named a Telluride Scholar and will attend the six-week Telluride Association Summer Program at the University of Michigan
Only 18 students nationwide received the scholarship, which pays for all program costs. The topic is “Race, Ethnicity and Differences in Modern Medicine and Society.”Raytown
The Raytown School District has hired Raytown native Cheryl Reichert as the new director of the Herndon Career Center.
Reichert holds a bachelor’s, masters and education specialist degrees from the University of Missouri in career and technical education-business, and marketing education. She is working on her doctorate in educational leadership, the district said in a news release.
Reichert, who began teaching in the district in 2001, became assistant principal at Raytown High School in the fall of 2010.Belton
Jill Brown has been named principal of Grace Early Childhood Care and Education Center. She will replace Rhonda Hardee, who will be the assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction in the 2013-2014 school year.
Brown has worked in the Belton district for 13 years, the district said, and most recently was assistant principal at Kentucky Trail Elementary.