Meadow Lane Elementary School boasts a rich history and an exciting present day and future. Located just north of a now nationally recognized downtown Lee’s Summit, Meadow Lane opened in 1972. At the time, it was the eighth elementary school in Lee’s Summit and was almost completely surrounded by farms. Since then, the gradual transformation of this farm land into residential communities has been paralleled with additional phases of growth for the school. The latest of which included a 2004 bond issue funding renovation and a major addition to this school. The Lee’s Summit R-7 Board of Education accepted the bid of $562,528 to construct the first phase of Meadow Lane Elementary in 1972. Phase I included 10 teaching stations, temporary offices, a boiler room, restroom, and storm shelter in the basement. The building was constructed on an open concept plan to eliminate space-wasting hallways and provide for an easier means of team teaching methods. The initial phase held about 250 students with a design plan to eventually hold nearly 750 students on a 12-acre campus comprised of Kindergarten through grade 6 (Adapted from The Lee’s Summit Journal- June 29, 1972). Naturally, the heart of the school was to be the library media center. Phase one was dedicated on October 27, 1974, and has become the home to approximately 20,000 students since then. • Phase II added an all-purpose gymnasium, cafeteria-stage unit, serving kitchen, sixteen teaching stations, music room, reading center, LD room, 2 special education rooms, a speech therapy room, administrative offices, health and counseling suites, and a number of small conference teaching rooms. • Phase III added a music room, restroom, art studio, gymnasium, and the conversion of an existing gym into a full-size cafeteria to accommodate all students during each lunch shift. • Phase IV added two kindergarten classrooms to accommodate the all-day kindergarten program. Today, Meadow Lane has had just three principals since its conception. It is a learning community where students and staff collaboratively work together. Our mission is to educate, inspire, and empower each student to be a life-long learner. Student leadership opportunities include Student Council, Bengal Book Exchange, School Store, and Safety Patrol. Traditions at Meadow Lane include a monthly spirit assembly where students showcase their talents, knowledge, and accomplishments, along with an annual community-wide Veterans’ recognition ceremony. We come together as a school community to recognize and celebrate academic achievement and high-quality citizenship. Being a student at Meadow Lane means walking in a rich heritage of learning and carrying the responsibility of passing on a legacy to future generations.
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