Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


"Utah Highlands" was painted in 1954 by Thomas Hart Benton
“Utah Highlands” was painted in 1954 by Thomas Hart Benton

Nelson holding reception celebrating Shawnee Mission loan of Utah Highlands. Members of the Shawnee Mission Board of Education will be among the attendees at a reception at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art May 28 celebrating the district’s loan of “Utah Highlands,” the Thomas Hart Benton painting appraised at $700,000 several years ago that used to be on display at SM North. The school board approved the loan of the work to the Nelson in March.

Sports physicals offered by Shawnee Mission. University of Kansas physicians will offer physicals for Shawnee Mission students on from 8 a.m. to noon May 16 at SM Northwest. The physicals will satisfy the requirements for the PPE form for athletics in the 2015-16 school year. No appointment is necessary, but walk-ins will not be accepted after noon. Cost is $10 with cash or check made out to Shawnee Mission School District.

Roeland Park City Council meeting tonight. The Roeland Park City Council will hold a meeting of the committee of the whole tonight at 6 p.m. at city hall. The meeting is largely focused on budget discussions.

Education negotiating teams meeting again. Negotiations on a 2015-16 school year contract will continue at 4 p.m. today between the Shawnee Mission School Board and the Shawnee Mission NEA. The meeting, in the administration building, is open to the public.

Electronic waste recycling Saturday. The Johnson County Household Hazardous Materials Collection Program will collect electronic waste and hazardous household waste Saturday from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at the wastewater treatment plant near I-35 and Lamar. An appointment is necessary and can be made by calling 913-715-6907.

Television looks at revised Shawnee Mission drug, alcohol and tobacco policy. KSHB this week aired a piece on the Shawnee Mission School District’s recent updates to its drug, alcohol and tobacco policy, which we told you about Monday morning. [SMSD athletes face more lenient consequences for breaking drug, alcohol, tobacco policy — KSHB]

Star covers Prairie Village vote on 71st to 75th Street project. The Kansas City Star on Wednesday published an account of Monday’s Prairie Village City Council meeting, in which a group of homeowners put pressure on the councilors to make the renovation of Mission Road from 71st to 75th Streets its priority road project for 2016. [Prairie Village makes Mission Road project listed as 2016 priority — Kansas City Star]

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