Senior citizens tour LSHS as part of R-7 community program

// Posted By Janie Rohlfing

Area senior citizens returned to school March 1 as part of a special program hosted by the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District. Through the district’s Senior Citizens’ School Tour program, the local residents visited Lee’s Summit High School.

The event included a tour of the facility, lunch with students, a visit to the robotics area and a performance by the LSHS Concert Choir. Dr. John Faulkenberry, principal, led the group through the school, and students ate lunch with the senior guests. Dr. Dave Benson, R-7 interim superintendent, welcomed the group.

Since the district’s Senior Citizens’ School Tours began in 2007, more than 425 local seniors have participated in the program. The opportunities are provided to seniors two times each school year and are free to participants.

The tours for senior citizens are part of the R-7 School District’s Comprehensive School Improvement Plan and were recommended by a community team. Plans call for a fall 2017 tour.

LSHS seniors Paige Maxwell (left) and Madeline Stouffer talk about their work in the school’s robotics program.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Dave Benson (standing, far right) talks to senior citizens at the LSHS tour.

 

 

 

The LSHS Concert Choir performs for senior citizens guests.

 

 

 

 

Dr. John Faulkenberry (left) is pictured with Josh Nazworthy, current student, and Dennis Harvey, LSHS Class of 1971 who wore his 46-year-old school letter jacket during the tour.

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