A summer school lunch program in Lee’s Summit provides free meals every weekday to students who typically received free or reduced-price lunch. Five groups provide the sack lunches, which they deliver to parks and other accessible places.
Lee’s Summit West grad Meg Cunningham will report on congressional elections as a fellow at ABC News in Washington, D.C. Incoming freshmen explore tech careers at Summit Technology Academy. Three receive $1,000 Comcast scholarships.
Lee’s Summit Farmers Market features a lending library sponsored by the R-7 School District. Library specialists are on hand Wednesdays through July 25, 2018, to help students pick out books. The program encourages summer reading.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lee’s Summit music teacher David Tourtellot will participate in Teacher at Sea in July. Summit Christian Academy students visited Ultrax Aerospace Inc. Three Summit Ridge Academy students will take part in the Teen Fringe Festival in July.
Developers asked Lee’s Summit City Council to create a community improvement district to develop a piece of the Summit Orchards area. The proposal would add a 1 percent tax on sales within the proposed development for 25 years.
The Lee’s Summit City Council is considering a plan drafted by Mayor Bill Baird to increase pay for city employees. It proposes to pay for the raises with new revenue from increased taxes and fees and cuts to spending on city operations.
“Battle for Blood” in Lee’s Summit brought together the fire and police departments and community members to donate blood to the Community Blood Center on May 7, 2018. The police department won the competition to donate the most units.
Lee’s Summit’s LAND3 Studio has landed the landscape design project for Kansas City International Airport’s $1 billion new terminal project. Team will create the exterior, interior and roof design package for the colossal development.
The St. Michael the Archangel Catholic High School in Lee’s Summit recently brought in a 3 and a half-month-old puppy named Mike as “director of love and hospitality.” The dog is being used to help students learn responsibility and to raise spirit