Lee’s Summit R-7 hosts students from France through exchange program

// Posted By Janie Rohlfing

Lee’s Summit R-7 families shared a memorable 10 days with students from Lycée International Charles de Gaulle in Dijon, France for the second time. The 26 students and two teachers arrived Oct. 12 and spent the next day in French classes at Lee’s Summit High School, Lee’s Summit North High School and Lee’s Summit West High School.  

During the stay French students traveled to Kansas City to visit the Nelson-Atkins Museum, the Plaza, the World War I Museum, the City Market and the Historic 18th and Vine Jazz District.  

After a restful weekend with host families, the families and visiting students participated in Une Soirée Potluck and Talent Contest which included the singing of both countries National Anthems. In addition, the French students visited Lee’s Summit R-7 schools to see unique electives that American schools offer.

Other activities included decorating pumpkins with high-school French clubs, visits to the Lee’s Summit Police and Fire Headquarters, municipal court, Dairy Queen, a lock-in at Dave’s Gymnastics and a trip to Summit Technology Academy to meet with International Studies students.  

Lee’s Summit R-7 French students will travel to France May 29 through June 11.  

nvfrenchexchangepizzaLSHS student Lily Akins eating at Il Lazzarone with French exchange students






nvfrenchexchangewwigroupThe French crew and some of the American Hosts at the World War I museum.



nvfrenchexchangefirestationFrench students visit the Lee’s Summit Fire Department.

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