Sunset Valley Elementary 12/14/18

Jaguar Corner

Hello Jaguars!

-Here is an easy way to support SVE PTA!! As you are shopping on Amazon, you can support SVE and the PTA by using this simple link for shopping on Amazon Smile and choosing SVE PTA as your organization to support! Thank you!

-Don't forget to order your yearbook by January 11th! Click here for the PTA website and yearbook ordering information.

-Here is a Greg Tang Math Winter Challenge!!

-Wednesday, December 19 is an early release day! (This is not a late start.) Students will be dismissed at 1:30 pm for Winter Break!

-As of today, the LSR7 last day of school is May 21. This will be an early release day.

hOur of Power

Lee’s Summit R-7 School District is pleased to launch our new hOur Power mentoring program. We have the collective power to impact the lives of our students and we are excited to open another avenue for bringing the community into our schools. The launch of this partnership will allow mentors to spend up to an hour a week supporting our students. The hOur Power program has been designed to engage, inspire and connect caring and talented individuals in our community through a variety of mentoring and volunteer opportunities that positively influence the academic success of Lee’s Summit R-7 students. Please contact myself or Mrs. Kirkham with questions. Thank you!


December is the Bucket Lesson at SVE. The students and teachers enjoy the tradition of filling each others' buckets with compliments.

Thank you VERY much for all the donations to our SVE families. Our generous students, parents, and staff will help 34 students and their families for the holidays. SVE is awesome #10years

CFMP Process Update

LS R-7 Board of Education votes to move forward with Comprehensive Facilities Master Plan, boundary adjustments
Lee’s Summit R-7 Board of Education approves recommendation to adjust boundaries and continue planning for Phase II work of Comprehensive Facilities Master Plan

At their regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, Dec. 13, the Lee’s Summit R-7 Board of Education unanimously voted to approve boundary adjustments and move forward with Phase 2 recommendations in the Comprehensive Facilities Master Plan (CFMP) process. An additional recommendation amended the parameters to allow current 8th grade students, who have siblings in 10th or 11th grade, to submit a request to continue on to high school with their siblings.

The CFMP team presented the recommendations during Monday’s Board of Education work session, which were ultimately approved at the Board meeting. The recommendations were approved after five months of robust engagement series, public input, in person conversations and dedicated work from the CFMP team.

It has been important to the District to release recommendations around facilities and learning as well as potential boundary options to our staff, families and community so that our community could review them and engage with us throughout this semester. These recommendations have been refined based on our engagement efforts, staff and community input, data analysis and CFMP team discussions. We will continue to engage with our entire community as recommendations move forward and we embark on Phase 2 of the CFMP process during Spring 2019.

“We have understood the personal nature of these conversations this fall and we have heard many personal scenarios connecting to our schools. We have a community that cares deeply for our schools and I want to thank our staff and community for their engagement in this process. We’ve listened and used this community feedback to guide our decisions moving forward. We get to now begin the exciting work of continuing to reimagine the future of education in Lee’s Summit R-7 schools through Phase 2 of the Comprehensive Facilities Master Plan,” said Dr. Dennis Carpenter, Superintendent.

“Thank you to the committed and dedicated CFMP team that helped form recommendations in this process. We are grateful to the students, teachers, coaches, administrators, parents, business leaders, city officials and community members who served on the team, guiding the recommendations that the Board of Education approved. Our team listened and used that feedback to help us in our decision-making process. There was much goodwill involved and we hope our community feels the good faith effort to move forward in a collaborative manner,” said Board of Education President Phyllis Balagna.

The final elementary and secondary boundary recommendations can be found on our CFMP website, along with recommendations for Phase 2 work around research for future facilities and programming.

Again, thank you to our community for staying connected to this process.



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Upcoming Dates

December 17: STUCO Candy Cane Sale

December 19 - Not a Late Start Wednesday and 1:30 PM Early Dismissal

December 20 - January 2 - No School, Winter Break

January 3 - Classes resume