Lee’s Summit, Missouri is the sixth largest city in the Kansas City Metro area with a population of 91,364. It was ranked 27th in the 2010 Money magazine 100 Best Cities to Live in the United States. Three public school districts serve the children of the city, Lee’s Summit School District, Blue Springs School District and Raymore Peculiar School District. The Lee’s Summit school district receive the state’s highest recognition for academic achievement, Missouri’s Distinction in Performance Award. During fall 2011, the the Lee’s Summit School District was recognized for being among a handful of districts in the state to earn a perfect score on criteria for the Distinction In Performance Award each year for the last 11 years. The Lee’s Summit School District was among 16 percent of the nation's school districts receiving the SchoolMatch "What Parents Want" national award in spring 2012. Longview Community College, Summit Technology Center, a branch of the University of Central Missouri and a branch of Baker University all provide opportunities for higher education in Lee’s Summit.
This past weekend the Lee's Summit Parks and Rec Department hosted their annual Kids Fishing Derby. This is an event that is held every spring at the Legacy Park Lake. This is a great family occasion that gives families the opportunity to enjoy being outside and try their hand at fishing with the children. Prizes are awarded for most fish caught in multiple age groups and a grand prize is given to the child who catches the largest fish. The Fishing Derby is a great opportunity for family bonding time and gives kids a chance to experience fishing and the great outdoors. The venue is lovely and the weather is normally amazing. Put a note in your calendar to check in with Lee's Summit Parks and Rec next spring to find out how you can take part in this great event next year!