Northeast Johnson County morning roundup



Results of Kansas vs. Missouri test scores can be misleading. The Kansas City Star’s Joe Robertson used the Shawnee Mission School District, which reports 89 percent of its students meeting the state reading standard, as an example of how it can be difficult to compare Missouri students and Kansas students on reading. Just 28 percent of students in the Kansas City Public School District scored “proficient” or better on that Missouri reading test — but the Missouri test is considerably more difficult than the Kansas test, and the state uses different categories to rate results. [Joe Robertson: In state proficiency tests, all scores are not created equal — Kansas City Star]

Prairie Village JazzFest Beer Tasting fundraiser set for Friday. The Prairie Village JazzFest organizing committee will be holding a special beer tasting event at Johnny’s Tavern at Corinth Square this Friday, July 10, to help raise money for the annual music festival. The price of entry is $15 at the door, and the event will run 5-9 p.m. Admission comes with a five-beer tasting flight and light appetizers.

Prairie Village team field reservations due July 15. Sports teams interested in reserving practice time on Prairie Village fields this fall must file their applications by July 15. All applications should arrive at coaches’ houses by July 8. If you haven’t received an application by Wednesday, contact the Prairie Village City Clerk’s office at 913-381-6464.

Country Club swim championships this week. The annual Country Club Association of Kansas City Championship Swim Meet kicks off with a two-day championship dive meet starting today at the Country Club of Leawood. The swim championships get under way Wednesday at the Blue Hills Country Club. The Country Club of Leawood has won the title 28 times, followed by Brookridge Country Club and Mission Hills Country Club with 12 titles each. Other members include Hallbrook Country Club, Indian Hills Country Club, Kansas City Country, Club Carriage Club, Milburn Country Club and Oakwood Country Club.

Fairway unlimited trash day. It’s not a bulk item pickup day, but in Fairway this morning you can put out an unlimited amount of trash. Trash set out today does not require the bag tag if it exceeds the 96-gallon limit.

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