Lee’s Summit High School alumni Jack Campbell donated $86,000 for a covered outdoor classroom at his alma mater. Campbell, the son of legendary superintendent Bernard Campbell, cashed in stock inherited from his father for the donation.
Lee’s Summit City Council spent its work session June 14, 2018, evaluating its vision statement for the city’s economic development. Mayor Bill Baird sought input from members after one objected to investing public money in the downtown area.
The 67th Annual National Square Dance Convention comes to Kansas City June 27-30, 2018, at the convention center. Thousands of dedicated dancers are expected to participate in the dances, workshops — and watch for a flash mob.
A Summit Christian Academy student as been accepted to the 2018 American Legion Auxiliary Missouri Girls State June24-30, 2018. Underwood Elementary students have pen pals in Jamaica. Lee’s Summit Elementary gets new assistant principal.
Summit Theatre Group in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, tackles “Next to Normal,” which deals with timely topics such as mental illness, bipolar disorder, suicide and drug abuse. The show opens June 15, 2018, at MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center.
Three vocalists from Lee’s Summit area are finalists for KC SuperStar. Heart screenings will be offered at Lee’s Summit High School. Lee’s Summit students win medals at District Technology Contest. Summit Christian Academy students honored.
The biennial Golden 50 reunion held at Lee’s Summit High School brought alumni together from across the country. This year, the classes of 1967-1968 were honored at the event, where they had a chance to catch up with old friends.
Four Pleasant Lea eighth-graders will now have the chance to play their string instruments at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Isabel Julo, Angel Brock, Aaliyah Roland and Kailee Loffer have been chosen for the Middle School Honors Performance Series, which will perform June 23.
Lee’s Summit CARES Presents: Got Talent on June 9, 2018, showcased 18 performances by young artists who vied for scholarships. Winners were Clouds and Cannonfire, Elaine Watson, Kennedy Newell and Madison Grand & Allison Beech.
On Thursday, the Lee’s Summit City Council voted to move forward with discussion of the proposed annual budget. They also approved an ordinance by Summit Orchards creating a community improvement district for their mixed-use development.