Lee's Summit Journal

LS School District holds more key meetings on growth

Christian Character Award winner Myles Jeffries, pictured with Summit Christian Academy Elementary Principal Charissa Sanders.
Christian Character Award winner Myles Jeffries, pictured with Summit Christian Academy Elementary Principal Charissa Sanders. Courtesy photo

Next week is key for R-7 facilities planning

The Lee’s Summit School District will hold more public meetings next week to receive feedback on its recommendations on how to plan for future growth and make sure school buildings can provide equal learning opportunities across the district.

The meetings will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 27, 28 and 29. The first two sessions will be at the Missouri Innovation Campus at 1101 N.W. Innovation Parkway, near Tudor and Ward roads. The final meeting will be at Lee’s Summit High School, 400 S.E. Blue Parkway.

Phase One recommendations were to be posted this week at www.lsr7.org/cfmp so patrons can look them over before the meetings. Residents also will be free to react to the proposals online.

The district also has posted online survey results on some potential changes. Two-thirds of respondents indicated that the district should consider moving sixth-graders from the elementary schools into middle schools, which would then serve grades six through eight. About 46 percent of respondents supported developing another centralized early-childhood center. Both of those steps would free up space in elementary schools.

Perfect ACT scores at Blue Springs South

Blue Springs South High School students Anna Kochman and Matthew Clark have earned perfect scores of 36 on the ACT college entrance exam. Both are from Lee’s Summit.

The number of perfect scores varies from year to year nationwide, but generally, fewer than one-tenth of 1 percent of students taking the test earn the top score.

Kochman and Clark are the only two seniors in the history of Blue Springs South to earn a perfect 36 on the ACT, according to the Blue Springs School District.

Spelling champs at Delta Woods

Delta Woods Middle School has crowned its spelling bee champions. Charis Morasch won again this year, and Leanne Cheng was the runner-up.

Delta Woods, at 4401 N.E. Lakewood Way in northern Lee’s Summit, is part of the Blue Springs School District.

Summit Christian Academy has named the recipients of its first-quarter Christian Character Awards at the elementary school.

They are first grade-student Myles Jeffries, son of Todd and Lori Jeffries of Grandview, and sixth-grader Brynn Smith, daughter of Travis and Stephanie Smith of Lee’s Summit.

The awards are designed to encourage children to pursue their highest potential in personal and academic development.