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Math Made Easy

Start the school year off with confidence by jump starting next year’s math course this summer.  Club Z! In Home Tutoring will make math seem easy by exposing your child to 1st semester’s curriculum in just 10 one hour sessions, 5 weeks before school starts. A diagnostic test will be given prior to the start to expose any holes in your child’s base knowledge and a post test to show progress.

Math Prep was designed and written by Mary Crumpley, our Math Consultant in response to our math call volume and to address the issue of our student’s lack of confidence and retention of knowledge in their math courses.  We wanted to design a curriculum to build confidence in their math skills and to do it in a short amount of time.

Math Prep is offered in all math courses: 7th grade, Pre Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Calculus, and IB Math.  Over the past three summers we have received overwhelming results and response to the Math Prep curriculum from our students, parents, teachers, and counselors.  Our current students do Math Prep and then we enroll many new students as well.  Those students that do Math Prep tutor very little if at all during the school year.

Completing Math Prep each summer ensures the retention of skills and helps students build their mathematic knowledge each year.  Our goal is to instill the love of math and to arm our students with a body of mathematic knowledge, so that can be successful  on the ACT, in college,  and in their careers. Email Jayme Richardson at ClubZ Tutoring for details.  jrichardson@clubztutoring.com

Lee’s Summit High Schools Ranked Among Nation’s Best

Lee’s Summit West High School and Lee’s Summit High School were recognized through U.S. News and World Report’s annual “Best High Schools” ranking this spring.

LSWHS earned a silver ranking and was ranked No. 16 among all Missouri high schools. LSHS earned a bronze ranking.

This is the eighth year that the magazine has developed this ranking to determine which high schools are most successful. U.S. News and World Report teamed with the RTI International research firm to develop the rankings. High schools were first analyzed at the state level in terms of how well students in each school performed on state assessments, taking into account the test scores of disadvantaged students. Performance on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams was then used to determine the degree to which schools prepare students for college work.

Lee’s Summit R-7 Kids Country recognized by Missouri 
After-school Network

The Sunset Valley Elementary Kids Country was recently recognized as a Program of the Month by the Missouri Afterschool Network. In addition, staff member Alyssa Twaddell, site coordinator at the Lee’s Summit Elementary Kids Country program, was named the organization’s March Staffer of the Month.

Site coordinator at Sunset Valley is Cassie Hackett. Within the Missouri Afterschool Network’s newsletter, the program was praised for its curriculum-focused activities, its Older Kids Club, its thematic days, leadership opportunities for students and community service. “Our program shows incorporation of children with all needs,” Ms. Hackett said in the newsletter. “We strive each and every day to provide a safe, fun and exciting place where it’s cool to be a kid!”

Ms. Twaddell has been with the Kids Country program for five years. At Lee’s Summit Elementary, she leads arts/crafts, science, gym, games and other activities.

“I love working in my program because I love getting excited for the kids,” she said. “Even if it is a small thing, showing my enthusiasm rubs off on the kids and then they start getting excited about it and then they take off with their own amazing and out-of-the-box ideas.”

For more information about Kids Country and other Lee’s Summit R-7 Before- and After-School Services programs, visit the website at http://bass.lsr7.org/.

Scholarships Presented to Local Seniors

The Lee’s Summit Rotary Club presented seven $1,000 scholarships recently to local seniors planning to attend Metropolitan Community College. The scholarship program is called the E. Claud Shaffer Scholarships. Claud was a longtime member of the Lee’s Summit Rotary Club. This year’s recipients are Caleb Dean, Summit Christian Academy; Tommye Koontz and Daniel Sytkowski, Lee’s Summit High School; Caitlin Cook and Haley Estes, Lee’s Summit West High School; Hannah Stewart and Trent Schreckler, Lee’s Summit North High School. Schreckler is the first recipient of the newly named Adam Plaas Stevens Memorial Scholarship for Lee’s Summit North students. The Plaas and Stevens family presented the award. Tommye Koontz’ sister was a previous recipient of the scholarship. Proceeds from the “Investing in Our Youth” golf tournament are dedicated to the Rotary Club of Lee’s Summit Endowment Fund through which the Rotary Club of Lee’s Summit is proud to support seven students annually (3 boys and 3 girls) from the three Lee’s Summit High Schools and one student from Summit Christian Academy. Each student receives a $1,000 scholarship to attend the college of their choice within the MCC network.

Lee’s Summit Chamber announces new President

The Lee’s Summit Chamber board of directors has announced Tim Arbeiter as the new president to lead the organization. Arbeiter will succeed Nancy Bruns upon her retirement from the organization effective June 30, 2016. Arbeiter has been serving as vice president of the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce since 2006. The Cape Chamber represents 1,400 members and also contracts services for economic development and tourism.

Summit Christian Academy EAGLES FOOTBALL 5th ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

To kick off the 2016 Football Season, the SCA Eagles Football Team is hosting the 5th Annual Eagles Football Golf Tournament this summer! This is a fund-raiser for the football team.
The SCA Football team invites you to enjoy a relaxing day of fun, food, fellowship, silent and live auctions, and playing golf. The tournament is Saturday, July 16th at Shamrock Hills Country Club Golf Course in Lees Summit. Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. “Shot Gun” start at 1 p.m. with a live auction dinner banquet at 6 p.m. catered by Salvatore’s Italian Restaurant.
For more information contact Coach Vann at dvann@sca-kc.org or register online at SCA.hhimagehost.com.
If you are interested in playing, going to dinner, or volunteering to help with the tournament, dinner, or auction please contact Coach Vann. If you are unable to attend but want to donate, make your check payable to: SCA FOOTBALL (Golf Fundraiser in the memo) or donate online.