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Elementary Education

The mission guiding our elementary leaders is to lead our school communities in continuous educational improvement with the R-7 mission, vision, and values as our focus.

Our 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 staff, 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.
  • Staff 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 feeling safe and comfortable to take chances in the educational setting.
  • Ensuring student goals and objectives are authentic and provide real life learning opportunities.
  • Helping all students develop positive character traits for life-long success.
  • Providing differentiated instruction and authentic learning opportunities infused with technology.


Elementary Summer School

Engage in summer programming for elementary students. The R-7 Elementary Summer Learning Institute will offer enrichment courses in June.

Kindergarten Kickoff

To help families prepare for kindergarten and allow the district to plan for the coming school year, elementary schools host annual spring Kindergarten Kickoff sessions for incoming kindergarteners.

Before & After School Services

Through a partnership with the YMCA, our Y Club program provides support to families by caring for their children during out of school time in a safe, nurturing, fun and educational environment. 

Important Information

Photo of Dr. Heather Kenney

Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education

Dr. Heather Kenney

Barb Berberich
Administrative Assistant

Phone: 816.986.1022
Fax:  816.986.1582

R-7 Elementary

Our school district currently has 19 elementary schools, including our elementary R-7 Online Academy. Our elementary programs include 7,509 students in grades kindergarten through five. Kindergarten students attend full-day sessions and must reach the age of 5 before August 1 in order to enroll.