Our school district currently has eighteen elementary schools, which house 9,288 students in grades kindergarten through six. Kindergarten students attend full-day sessions and must reach the age of five before August 1 in order to enroll.
Our elementary schools offer a comprehensive curriculum, aligned in conjunction with current national and state standards. Basic skill instruction, higher-level thinking and reasoning skills are developed through our district-wide literature based reading program.
Our elementary libraries provide interactive CD ROM computer technology, and electronic circulation. Information literacy skills, locating, using, and communicating information effectively are taught. Information literacy embraces library research, analysis, evaluation, problem solving and critical thinking. Our Library Media Specialists integrate lessons with the language arts, science, social studies, math, health and technology lessons that students are learning in their classroom. Each library provides flexible access, giving students and teachers the ability to use the Media Center and schedule with the Library Media Center staff at any time. Working collaboratively, teachers and the Library Media Specialist prepare and teach lesson plans customized for each class. This collaborative effort must focus on meeting the learning needs of students, both within and beyond the walls of the Library Media Center. In this way, each student receives instruction and practice in the information skills appropriate for their grade level.
R-7 School District Elementary Principals’ Mission and Vision Statement
Mission: “To lead our school communities in continuous educational improvement with the R-7 mission, vision, and values as our focus.”
Vision: “Lee’s Summit R-7 elementary principals facilitate an empowered learning community enabling students and staff to excel in a global society.”
We are committed to:
- Continuous learning by staff and administrators to utilize best practices for increased student achievement.
- School, community, and parents working together in a partnership formed for providing the best education possible for each student.
- Supporting teachers with time and resources so they can do their job to the best of their abilities.
- Staffs collaborating and working together using student achievement data as a focus for effective school improvement.
- Valuing individual differences and diversity in our global society.
- All students should feel safe and comfortable to take chances in the educational setting.
- See that student’s goals and objectives are authentic and provide real life learning opportunities.
- All students should develop positive character traits for life-long success.
- Providing differentiated instruction and authentic learning opportunities infused with technology.