Sixth-graders in the Lee’s Summit R-7 ASPIRE elementary gifted program recently participated in a community service field trip. Approximately 18 students from six elementary schools participated in a non-perishable food drive, delivering the items to Lee’s Summit Social Services on April 2.
In addition, the sixth-graders spent several hours at the Social Services facility where they helped sort and organize the donated food. The field trip ended with lunch at Dairy Queen before they returned to their schools.
All students participating in the service activity attend elementary schools that feed into Pleasant Lea Middle School. This field trip is the first of three scheduled for this spring with gifted students from elementaries feeding into Bernard Campbell Middle School and Summit Lakes Middle School participating in the service events in early May. The activities are designed to help the students become better acquainted with sixth-graders from other schools before they transition to middle school next fall.
ASPIRE stands for Achieving Student Potential In Reaching and Expanding. The elementary gifted program is offered in kindergarten through sixth grade at all Lee’s Summit R-7 School District elementary schools.
Students help sort donated food at Lee’s Summit Social Services.