1. Robotics team

    Robotics build season begins

    The robotics build season is officially under way! On Jan. 7, the high school robotics team opened the kit and learned about this year's game. The team has just six weeks to build and program a robot to perform challenging tasks.
  2. Interior construction

    Main entrance to RPHS is temporarily relocated

    As part of the construction at the south high school, some offices and classrooms have been moved. The former front office area was closed, and the main entrance is relocated to the double doors just south of the front courtyard and flag pole area. Read on...
  3. Snow day

    Snow day to be made up on Feb. 21

    The Jan. 5 snow day will be made up on Tuesday, Feb. 21. The District calendar originally slated Feb. 21 as a non-attendance day, with staff development, parent-teacher conferences, and high school enrollment. Those activities will move to Feb. 20. Read on...
  4. Forms logo

    Nomination period now open for gifted program

    LEAP is an intervention program for students in grades 2-8 who have been identified as gifted learners. Each year, parents or teachers may nominate students in grades 1-7 to be evaluated for LEAP. The nomination period is from Jan. 3 to 29, 2017. Read on...
  5. Jennika Miller

    Raymore Elementary Principal honored

    Congratulations to Jennika Miller, Principal of Raymore Elementary School, on being named the Exemplary New Principal by the Kansas City Suburban Elementary Principals Association (KCSEPA). Miller will be recognized at the state conference in the spring. Read on...
  6. Special delivery

    Special delivery to Raymore Police Department

    Creekmoor Special Education students made cards for the Raymore Police, thanking them for their service and wishing them a Merry Christmas. On Dec. 19, the Special Education teachers delivered the cards and baked goods to the police station. Read on...
  7. Accounting students

    Dual Credit Accounting students take field trip

    Four students from Tina Fultz's Dual Credit Accounting class were invited to ring the opening trade bell at BATS Global Markets in Lenexa, Kan., on Dec. 12 as part of a field trip. These students manage the RP Daily Grind coffee shop at the high school. Read on...
  8. Elf Jr.

    Middle School musical theatre students present Elf Jr.

    Musical theatre students at Ray-Pec East Middle School recently presented "Elf Jr., The Musical." Follow the link to see more photos from the show. Additional Info...
  9. RPHS SLT

    Student Leadership Team helps at sheltered workshop

    SouthEast Enterprises, a sheltered workshop in Raytown, received help from the RPHS Student Leadership Team to conduct the annual holiday party for their workers and families. SLT members served a meal, visited with workers, and participated in a dance. Read on...
  10. Elementary boundaries

    Board approves new boundaries for K-8

    The School Board on Dec. 13 approved new attendance boundaries for grades K-8. The boundaries will take effect for the 2017-2018 school year. Read on...
  11. Nick Cook

    Rotary recognizes December Student of the Month

    Eric Collins, president of the Belton-Raymore Rotary Club, at right, congratulates Nick Cook, Rotary December Student of the Month from Ray-Pec High School. Each month, the club recognizes a senior from Belton High School and Ray-Pec High School.
  12. Varsity competitors

    Forensics and Debate results from Dec. 9-10 tournaments

    Ray-Pec Forensics and Debate competitors brought home many awards from the Raytown South Varsity Tournament and the Lee’s Summit Novice Tournament held on Dec. 9 and 10. At the Novice Tournament, Ray-Pec placed third in the sweepstakes. Read on...
  13. Adeline Aube

    Board recognizes art contest winner

    The School Board tonight recognized Sophomore Adeline Aube for winning the grand prize in a statewide art contest sponsored by ACT Missouri. She won a tablet, and her artwork will be included in the organization's 2017 calendar. Read on...
  14. Art award winner

    Three students win awards in art competition

    Three Ray-Pec High School students won awards at a recent student art competition. In the photography category, Ian Noah won first place. In the computer-generated art category, Zane Lady won second place, and Kelsey Kort was awarded an honorable mention. Read on...
  15. Danny Clinkscale

    Sports broadcaster to narrate band concert

    Danny Clinkscale, a sports broadcaster on 810WHB, will narrate the winter band concert, which begins at 7 p.m. tonight at Ray-Pec High School. Clinkscale also plans to bring his book, “Leaving Cancer for the Circus." Read on...
  16. Congratulations!

    Local woman wins over $1,550 in groceries

    Angie Winchel grabbed more than $1,550 worth of groceries during the Grocery Grab on Dec. 10 at Cosentino's Price Chopper in Raymore. Four other winners each received a $100 Price Chopper gift card. Read on...
  17. Adeline Aube

    Ray-Pec sophomore wins statewide art contest

    To kick off this year’s celebration of Red Ribbon Week, students across Missouri participated in ACT Missouri’s annual art contest. Ray-Pec Sophomore Adeline Aube won the grand prize of a tablet, and her artwork will appear in the 2017 Calendar. Read on...
  18. Thank you!

    Peculiar Charitable Foundation donates to Ray-Pec Foundation

    The Peculiar Charitable Foundation donated $5,000 to the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation. Larry Dobson and Scott Dobson, representing the Peculiar Charitable Foundation, presented the donation on Dec. 5.
  19. All-State Band 2016-2017

    Three students selected for All-State Band

    Three Ray-Pec students have been selected for All-State Band. Tammy Yang was named the best mallet percussion player in the state, earning first chair. Honorable Mention Band: Tammy Yang on timpani, Zane Brown on trumpet, and Zoe Goodwin on clarinet. Read on...
  20. Novice Tournament

    Students win IE sweepstakes at JV tournament

    Congratulations to the Ray-Pec High School forensics and debate competitors at the William Chrisman Novice Tournament on Dec. 2 and 3. At the Novice Tournament, Ray-Pec placed first in the Individual Events Sweepstakes, and fourth placed overall. Read on...
  21. Varsity Tournament

    RPHS brings home forensics, debate awards

    Congratulations to the Ray-Pec High School forensics and debate competitors at the Truman Varsity Tournament on Dec. 2 and 3. Individual awards included Dalton Apel placing first in storytelling. Read on...
  22. Collom reacts to grant award

    Foundation awards $10,000 in literacy grants

    The Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation on Nov. 30 awarded $10,000 in grants to support literacy for grades K-4. The grants, made possible through the generous donation of the Gash family, are to supplement classroom literacy resources. Read on...
  23. Varsity tournament

    Students bring home forensics and debate awards

    High School forensics and debate students received many awards Nov. 18-19 at the Park Hill South Varsity and North Kansas City Novice tournaments. At the varsity tournament, Ray-Pec placed first in individual events, fifth in debate, and fourth overall. Read on...
  24. FBLA field trip

    FBLA visits Kansas City Startup Foundation

    Ray-Pec High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) visited the Kansas City Start-up Foundation and Google Fiber during a field trip on Nov. 16.
  25. Hannah Hornbeck self portrait

    Ten schools participate in RPHS art show/competition

    Ray-Pec High School hosted its 10th annual art competition and art show on Nov. 17. For the first time ever, 10 schools participated. IB Art Student Hannah Hornbeck won first place in the photography category with this non-conventional self-portrait. Read on...
  26. Pam Steele

    Board honors Pam Steele on nomination for national award

    The Board recognized Pam Steele for being nominated for the Olive T. Ritchie Educational Officer Professional of the Year national award. She is pictured with Board Vice President Kim Bailey, left, and Board Member Ruth Johnson, at right. Read on...
  27. Tom Kruse honored

    Board recognizes Kruse as KC Athletic Director of Year

    The Board recognized Activities Director Tom Kruse on being selected as the Kansas City Interscholastic Administrators Association Athletic Director of the Year. He is a finalist for the state award. Read on...
  28. Tyler Musgrave recognized

    Board congratulates All-State cross country runner

    The Board of Education on Nov. 17 recognized Tyler Musgrave for placing 24th in the Class 4 state cross country race and qualifying as an All-State runner. He is pictured with Board Member Ruth Johnson, left, and Board Vice President Kim Bailey, at right.
  29. Makenzie Stucker

    Board congratulates All-State cross country runner

    The School Board recognized Makenzie Stucker for placing 18th in the Class 4 state cross country race and qualifying as an All-State runner. She is pictured with Board Member Ruth Johnson, left, and Board Vice President Kim Bailey, at right.
  30. All-State runner

    School Board recognizes All-State cross country runner

    The Board of Education on Nov. 17 recognized Miranda Dick for placing 15th in the Class 4 state cross country race and qualifying as an All-State runner. She is pictured with Board Member Ruth Johnson, left, and Board Vice President Kim Bailey, at right.
  31. All-State Cheerleader

    School Board congratulates All-State cheerleader

    The Raymore-Peculiar School Board on Nov. 17 recognized Jace Whitney for being selected as an All-State Cheerleader. He is pictured with Board Member Ruth Johnson, left, and Board Vice President Kim Bailey, at right.
  32. Callie Martin

    Board recognizes All-State softball player

    The Raymore-Peculiar Board of Education on Nov. 17 recognized Callie Martin for being selected as the Class 4 Softball All-State First Team Catcher. She is pictured with Board Member Ruth Johnson, left, and Board Vice President Kim Bailey, at right.
  33. Veterans Day assembly

    Students and schools honor veterans

    We are proud of the many ways schools and students honored veterans in observance of Veterans Day. Eagle Glen Intermediate had an all-school assembly (pictured). Activities at schools included breakfasts, assemblies, music, and artwork. Read on...
  34. Kick-off event

    Ray-Pec Cares holds two kick-off events

    Thanks to everyone who stopped by one of the kick-off events for Ray-Pec Cares! We are excited to see the response from the community as we plan more programs and initiatives to support youth in our community.
  35. Foundation Board

    Donated books to create lending library

    During the Ray-Pec Cares kick-off events, books were collected to create a lending library at the Raymore-Peculiar Academy. On Nov. 17, the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation Board presented the books to English Teacher Kirshten Koehn and several students. Read on...
  36. Jordan Gregory honored

    Rotary honors RPHS senior as Student of the Month

    Eric Collins, president of the Belton-Raymore Rotary Club, congratulates Jordan Gregory, the Ray-Pec Rotary Student of Month for November. Each month, the club honors a senior from Raymore-Peculiar High School and a senior from Belton High School.
  37. Felecia Cummons

    Student signs intent to play tennis at William Jewell

    Ray-Pec High School Senior Felecia Cummons signs a letter of intent to play tennis at William Jewell College. She is pictured with RPHS tennis coaches Ashleigh Grumke and Derek Howard.
  38. Callie Martin

    RPHS Senior signs letter of intent to play at Mizzou

    Ray-Pec High School Senior Callie Martin signs a letter of intent to play softball at the University of Missouri. She is pictured with her parents, Abbie and Leo Martin, and her younger brother, Kelby.
  39. Serving at City Union Mission

    Students cook and serve meal at City Union Mission

    On Nov. 6, members of C.O.R.P. (Community Outreach Ray-Pec), an organization at Ray-Pec High School, volunteered at City Union Mission Family Center. The students cooked and served spaghetti, salad, bread, and cookies to about 50 homeless individuals.
  40. American Education Week logo

    American Education Week is Nov. 14-18

    It's American Education Week. Thanks to our teachers and staff for making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education! The 2016 theme is "Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility." Read on...
  41. Ray-Pec Cares

    You are invited to Ray-Pec Cares kick-off events

    You are invited to learn more about a new venture to support children and youth in the community. The Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation is integrating its youth support programs under the umbrella of Ray-Pec Cares. Two kick-off events are planned. Read on...
  42. DESE

    District earns great score on Annual Performance Report

    The District is pleased to announce a 98.9 percent score on its 2016 Annual Performance Report (APR) from the state. The District received 138.5 out of 140 total points possible. The report includes student achievement data and other indicators. Read on...
  43. All-State cheerleaders

    Ray-Pec cheerleader selected for All-State honors

    Congrats to the Ray-Pec cheerleading squad for placing second at state in the Small Coed division, and to Jace Whitney, who was named an All-State Cheerleader. (Jace is in the second row, third from left.) The competition was Nov. 5 and 6 in Columbia. Read on...
  44. ACDA students

    Five students picked for national honor choirs

    Five Ray-Pec students have been chosen for the Honor Choirs at the American Choral Director's Association National Conference in March 2018. Representing Ray-Pec will be Song Waltz, Hunter Diepenbrock, Preslee Noirfalise, Meghan Larsen, and Katie Barber. Read on...
  45. RP Band logo

    RPHS has 59 students selected for All-District bands

    The Ray-Pec High School band program had a record-setting day Nov. 5 in Warrensburg. A total of 59 Ray-Pec students were selected for the West Central Missouri Music Educators Association All-District Band in some capacity. Read on...
  46. All state cross country

    Three earn all-state awards at state cross country meet

    Congratulations to the cross country teams on their success at the state meet Nov. 5 in Jefferson City. The girls placed seventh as a team. Three runners - Tyler Musgrave, Makenzie Stucker, and Miranda Dick - received all-state awards. Read on...
  47. Tom Kruse

    Kruse named KC Athletic Director of the Year

    Ray-Pec Activities and Athletic Director Tom Kruse has been selected the Athletic Director of the Year by the Kansas City Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. As award winner, he becomes a finalist for the state award. Read on...
  48. Thanksgiving luncheon

    Thanksgiving luncheons

    Thanksgiving Luncheons are under way at schools across the District. Did you know we served almost 871 pounds of turkey last year during our luncheons? Pictured here, the Child Nutrition Department served a delicious turkey meal at Peculiar Elementary. Read on...
  49. Audit

    Board approves audit of District finances

    The School Board on Oct. 27 approved the audit of the District's finances for the year ended June 30, 2016. The District had a clean opinion on its financial statements, compliance with laws and regulations, and internal control over financial reporting. Read on...
  50. Children of Eden poster

    RPHS presents "Children of Eden"

    Raymore-Peculiar High School announces performances of the musical "Children of Eden" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 and 5; and at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 6. To reserve tickets, call 892-3999, extension 2400. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students. Read on...
  51. Three principals

    District announces principals for 2017-2018 school year

    Beginning in fall 2017, Randy Randolph will be the principal of Ray-Pec South Middle School, Robin Jones will be principal of Eagle Glen Elementary School, and Missy Mattingly will be principal of Bridle Ridge Elementary School. Read on...
  52. Belton tournament

    Novice debate and forensics results

    Congratulations to Ray-Pec students who won awards at the Belton Novice Forensics Tournament on Oct. 28 and 29, and the Grandview Novice Debate tournament on Oct 29. Pictured are students from the Belton tournament. Read on...
  53. Cross Country team

    Cross Country runners qualify for state meet

    Congratulations to the girls cross country team on placing second at Sectionals on Oct. 29 in Camdenton and qualifying for the state meet on Nov. 5! Two boys qualified individually for the state meet: Senior Tyler Musgrave and Junior Nolan Dick. Read on...
  54. Megan Jones receives grant

    Foundation Prize Patrol awards grants

    The Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation awarded more $5,847 in grants on Oct. 26 during a surprise Prize Patrol across the District. Led by Foundation President Phil Parke, the group surprised teachers with presentations of oversized checks. Read on...
  55. Food drive donations

    Food drive donations

    Fifth graders in Team Tenacity at Eagle Glen Intermediate School collected 249 items for last week's Caring About Nutrition Food Drive. Thank you! (Team Tenacity teachers are Janet Castleman, Dr. Joanna Clark, and Bill Koder.)
  56. Band awards 102216

    Successful week for activities at RPHS

    It's a great week to be a Panther! Read about successes of our high school band, cross country teams, boys swim team, and varsity football team. Read on...
  57. DECA trip

    RPHS students attend DECA leadership conference

    Six Ray-Pec High School DECA members traveled to the Lake of the Ozarks for the State Fall Leadership Conference Oct. 16 and 17. Pictured, from left: Zerryn Gines, Kobe Bennett, Tessa Velez, Jonaie Batiste, Serenity Cave, and Makayla Poindexter. Read on...
  58. Greenhouse with students web.jpg

    Greenhouse ready for use at north high school

    The greenhouse behind the north high school is complete and ready for use. This photo was taken on Oct. 20 to celebrate the project – much of which was completed by maintenance staff of the Buildings and Grounds Department. Read on...
  59. Foundation food drive

    Foundation Board donates to food drive

    Ray-Pec Public School Foundation Board members brought food donations to their Oct. 20 meeting. Back row, from left: Larry Dobson, Brad Kiehl, Rich Bartow, Shauna Stephenson, and Leo Anderson. In front: Allison Scott, Allison Bruflat, and Jodie Huston.
  60. RPHS Softball

    Post-season honors for softball players

    Post-season honors are starting to roll in for Ray-Pec Softball players, with Senior Callie Martin and Junior Shelby Martinez both receiving All-Conference, All-District, and All-Region honors. Read on...
  61. Rotary honors Matthew Greble

    Rotary Club honors RPHS student

    Eric Collins, president of the Belton-Raymore Rotary Club, at right, congratulates Matthew Greble as the club's October Student of the Month from Ray-Pec High School. Read on...
  62. SkillsUSA meeting

    Officers attend SkillsUSA Executive Council meeting

    SkillsUSA District President Sarah Cozad and Vice President Ryan Rushin attended the Missouri SkillsUSA Executive Council meeting on Oct. 14 in Jefferson City. Sarah and Ryan are seniors at Raymore-Peculiar High School and attend Cass Career Center. Read on...
  63. Forensics and Debate Tourn

    Debate and Forensics success at Blue Springs

    Congratulations to the trophy winners from the first Debate and Forensics tournament of the season! Ray-Pec placed first in the Individual Events Sweepstakes and third in the Combined Sweepstakes at the Varsity Tournament Oct. 14-15 at Blue Springs. Read on...

Bond Issue Updates

  1. former front office web
    Here's a picture of the former front office at the high school. See the latest update on the high school construction project.

RayPec Now