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Public Relations

The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District Public Relations oversees all district efforts to provide our school community with two-way communication that builds engagement, collaboration and confidence.

In an effort to keep you informed about Lee’s Summit R-7 Schools, we communicate in a number of ways including through the district website, electronic newsletters, a district magazine, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.

Learn more about the 2024 Communications Audit conducted by the National School Public Relations Association.

Direct communication 

We use our SchoolMessenger system to communicate via phone call, email and text about district information, including Inclement Weather.

Social Media 

Follow us on FacebookInstagram, LinkedIn and Youtube.

All visitors to LSR7 social media pages should be aware of our Commenting Guidelines.

Summit Up Podcast

Check out the district's podcast on Apple, Spotify or the district website. Search "LSR7: Summit Up".

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 Apple Podcasts

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Digital Newsletters

The district had dedicated weekly newsletters to provide regular updates for our parents, staff and community.

R-7 News is e-mailed on Thursdays to more than 38,000 subscribers. Special issues are occasionally released. 

R-7 Advocacy is designed to help interested individuals stay informed about legislative advocacy issues impacting our schools. 

View our Legislative Advocacy page.

Messenger is LSR7's weekly staff e-newsletter.

View the Newsletter Archive & Subscribe

Digital Flyers

We partner with Peachjar's flyer management system to send district-approved eflyers directly to parents' email and online. Visit our Flyers page.

R-7 Speaker Series

View our archive of virtual conversations about district topics.

The R-7 Speaker Series takes place on Zoom webinar. If you'd like to attend live, you must register. The speaker series is recorded and posted to the district's YouTube channel.

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 R-7 Speaker Series Playlist

Our Schools 

Be on the lookout for our glossy magazine, which is delivered to all residences in the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District five times a year.

Contact News-Press Gazette at (816) 454-9660 or email Sandy Nelson to place ads in Our Schools.

View the Magazine Archive

Johnny Brackins Jr., a Tiger High track star, is on the September 2020 cover of Our Schools Magazine.

Board Meetings

Board of Education meetings are typically held at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Tony L. Stansberry Leadership Center, 301 NE Tudor Road. For more information about the meetings, call 986-1000.

Teacher of the Year

We celebrate our outstanding staff with the Teacher of the Year and Support Professional of the Year awards programs each spring. Learn more.

Executive Director of Public Relations

Katy Bergen

Jessica Morris
Administrative Assistant

Phone: 816.986.1112
Fax:  816.986.1170

Contact Us

The LSR7 Public Relations team welcomes the opportunity for meaningful conversations about how we communicate and share in our mission to prepare each student for success in life. Reach out at

Media representatives should contact the Public Relations Department to request information or interviews from LSR7.

Public records requests should be directed to Custodian of Record Linda Ismert.