1. drama masks

    Ray-Pec to present comedy 'Cash on Delivery!'

    The RPHS Theatre Department announces its upcoming comedy, Cash on Delivery! Performances will be in the High School Theatre April 6-9. Call the box office at 892-3999 extension 2400, to make reservations. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults. Read on...
  2. RP Wind Ensemble web

    Bands perform well at large group contest; 25 events qualify for state

    Ray-Pec High School bands performed well at the State Large Ensemble Contest on March 24, with four groups receiving 1 ratings. In addition, Ray-Pec qualified 25 events to state following the District Solo and Ensemble Festival on March 18. Read on...
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    Choirs receive top ratings, and vocalists qualify for state in 11 events

    Congratulations to the Ray-Pec High School choirs on their best performances in years with 1 ratings at the State Music Contest on March 25. Ray-Pec also qualified 11 vocal events to state following the MSHSAA District Solo and Ensemble Festival. Read on...
  4. Special Olympics dance web

    Stranger picks up dinner tab for RP Special Olympians, coaches, and volunteers

    Here’s a story of kindness and generosity to start your week! When the Ray-Pec Special Olympics basketball players, coaches, family members, and volunteers went out for dinner during the state tournament, a stranger picked up the tab. Read on...
  5. Debate group MSHSAA district 17  web

    Ray-Pec qualifies for state in policy debate

    Congratulations to Austin Moulder and Dalton Russell for qualifying for state in Policy Debate following District 9 competition March 17-18 at William Chrisman High School in Independence. The state competition will be April 21-22 in Springfield. Read on...
  6. IE group MSHSAA district 17 web

    Ray-Pec qualifies theatre and speech events to state

    Congratulations to Ray-Pec speech, debate, and theatre students for qualifying nine events to state! The Reader’s Theatre presentation (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) placed first at Districts. The one-act play (Unexpected Tenderness) placed second. Read on...
  7. Panthers web

    Panthers place second at state Special Olympics basketball tournament

    The Panthers Special Olympics Boys Basketball Team placed third in the state. Pictured: Coach Catie Howlett, Unified Partner Lucian Howlett, Brendan Ellis, Alex Sutton, Tristan Holmes-Dye, and Coach Cara Hornbeck. Read on...
  8. Lady Panthers back to back web

    Lady Panthers win back-to-back state championships

    Back-to-back state champions! The Lady Panthers won the Special Olympics state championship in basketball for the second year! Pictured: Emma Gudenkauf, Unified Partner Kayla Hughes, Unified Partner Savanah Alverado, Carolyn Elkins, and Ashley Lindsay. Read on...
  9. Young Panthers place second web

    Young Panthers place second at state Special Olympics tournament

    The Young Panthers Special Olympics Basketball Team placed second in the state. Pictured from left: Sabrina Peek, Armon Davis, Jag Davis, Unified Partner Grant Hornbeck, Unified partner Max Ewigman, and Grant Ewigman. The state tournament was March 17-19. Read on...
  10. Board recognizes Ruth Johnson web

    Board recognizes Ruth Johnson for certification

    The School Board on March 16 recognized Board Member Ruth Johnson, at left, for achieving Distinguished Certification in the Missouri School Boards’ Association certified board member program. Johnson is pictured with Board Member Susan Edmonsond. Read on...
  11. Board recognizes Joel Miles web

    Board recognizes 3-time Cass County spelling champion

    The School Board on March 16 recognized 8th grader Joel Miles as the three-time Cass County Spelling Bee champion. He will compete at the Scripps National Spelling Bee May 28 to June 3 in Maryland. Joel is pictured with Board President Kim York. Read on...
  12. Josiah Baird at Rotary web

    Rotary Club honors Josiah Baird as Student of the Month

    The Belton-Raymore Rotary Club honored Senior Josiah Baird, left, on March 15 as the Ray-Pec High School Student of the Month. He is pictured with Club President Eric Collins. Each month, the club recognizes one senior from Ray-Pec and one from Belton.
  13. CCAEOP gives to RP Foundation web

    Association donates personal care items to Ray-Pec Cares

    The Cass County Association of Educational Office Professionals collected personal items, including socks and hygiene products, to donate to Ray-Pec Cares. Here, Pam Steele and Tina Fowler present some donations to the Foundation Board. Read on...
  14. Lions Club gives to RP Foundation web

    Raymore Lions Club donates $500 to Foundation

    The Raymore Lions Club presented $500 to the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation on March 9. Pictured, from left: Lion Darren Kennedy, Foundation Executive Director Jodie Huston, and Foundation Board Members Allison Bruflat and Allison Scott.
  15. Rotary gives to RP Foundation web

    Rotary Club donates $500 to Ray-Pec Foundation

    The Belton-Raymore Rotary Club presented $500 to the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation on March 15. Pictured, from left: Foundation Executive Director Jodie Huston, Foundation Board Member Allison Bruflat, and Rotary Club President Eric Collins.
  16. Top 3 web

    Students demonstrate archery skills learned in P.E. classes

    Fifty-two 6th graders competed in an after-school archery tournament at Eagle Glen Intermediate School to demonstrate skills learned during Physical Education class. Colton Sharp was the champion, Zayden Watt placed second, and Ben Amonette placed third. Read on...
  17. Ruth Johnson web

    School Board member achieves Distinguished Certification

    Board member Ruth Johnson has achieved Distinguished Certification in the Missouri School Boards’ Association certified board member program. The program recognizes board members for additional professional development beyond the required 16 hours. Read on...
  18. Song and Roxanne web

    RPHS Junior performs in third national honor choir

    Junior Song Waltz (pictured here with Music Teacher Roxanne Martin) performed with the High School Honor Choir during the American Choral Directors Association annual conference. This was Song’s third time to perform with the national honor choirs. Read on...
  19. youth choir at ACDA web

    Ray-Pec students participate in national honor choir

    Seventh Graders Hunter Diepenbrock, Megan Larsen, and Preslee Noirfalise and Sixth Grader Katie Barber performed with the Children’s Honor Choir during the American Choral Directors Association annual conference March 8-11 in Minneapolis. Read on...
  20. Dr. Brewster

    Dr. Brewster visits with kindergartners at Creekmoor

    Community Helper Week was recognized by Creekmoor Elementary School’s kindergarten class, on Feb. 24, where Dr. Cassandra Brewster of Peculiar Medical Clinic taught students about what occurs in a health care clinic and what it’s like to be a physician. Read on...
  21. Congratulations!

    Finalists named for Support Staff Employee of the Year

    The District announces the finalists for 2017 Support Staff Employee of the Year: Tracy Caskey, Dan Fisher, Karla Heinrich, Jeff Helzer, Konni Noyes, Linda Portman, Cheryl Tipton, Kristy Warren, and Penny Wilson. The finalists will be honored on April 6. Read on...
  22. Congratulations!

    District announces Teacher of the Year finalists

    The Raymore-Peculiar School District announces the finalists for 2017 Teacher of the Year. The finalists will be honored and winners announced at a dinner event on April 6 sponsored by the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation. Read on...
  23. Life Skills Luncheon

    Life Skills Class hosts burrito luncheon

    The Life Skills Class at Ray-Pec High School prepared and served a luncheon with a south-of-the-border theme on March 8. Guests included School Board members, administrators, teachers, and staff.
  24. Congratulations!

    Joel Miles wins Cass County Spelling Bee for 3rd time

    Eighth grader and four-time Ray-Pec School District spelling champion Joel Miles won the Cass County Spelling Bee to qualify for his third trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee. After 59 rounds, Joel correctly spelled "meistersinger" to win. Read on...
  25. Allison Bruflat

    Ray-Pec Foundation honors Partners in Education

    Allison Bruflat of Raymore and the Raymore and Peculiar Sonic restaurants are the 2017 recipients of the Partners in Education award from the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation. Read on...
  26. Raymore Mayor Kris Turnbow

    Guest readers visit Shull for Read Across America

    Many special guests read aloud to students on March 2 at Shull Elementary School for Read Across America. The guest readers included former Kansas City Chiefs player Danan Hughes, Raymore Mayor Kris Turnbow, and School Board President Kim York.
  27. Kevin Brock

    Creekmoor raises over $2,000 for MDA

    Creekmoor Elementary School raised more than $2,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association during its annual fundraiser. The school celebrated at an assembly on March 3, with a surprise visit from former NFL player Kevin Brock. Read on...
  28. Congratulations!

    Board recognizes schools for statewide PLC honor

    The School Board recognized Timber Creek Elementary School, Shull Elementary School, and Creekmoor Elementary School for being named Professional Learning Communities Exemplary Schools. The three schools were among 16 schools statewide honored this year. Read on...
  29. Varsity Debate and Forensics Team

    Debate and Forensics results from Neosho Tournament

    Ray-Pec performed well at the Neosho Varsity debate and forensics tournament, led by Austin Moulder, who placed first in Performance Oral Interpretation, second in Dramatic Interpretation, and second in Policy Debate with partner Dalton Russell. Read on...
  30. Congratulations!

    Board recognizes four-time District Spelling Bee champion

    The School Board on Feb. 23 recognized 8th Grader Joel Miles for winning the District Spelling Bee for the fourth consecutive year. He will represent Ray-Pec at the Cass County Spelling Bee. He is pictured with Board President Kim York.
  31. Congratulations!

    Board recognizes All-State Band students

    The School Board on Feb. 23 recognized three Ray-Pec High School students selected for the All-State bands. Tammy Yang (from left), Zane Brown, and Zoe Goodwin are pictured with Board President Kim York, at right. Read on...
  32. Congratulations!

    Jazz Bands score well at festivals

    Ray-Pec High School Jazz Band 1 received "1" ratings at both the Rock Bridge and University of Central Missouri Jazz Festivals. Jazz Band 2 received "2+" ratings at the same two festivals. The RPEMS Jazz Band received a "2" rating at the UCM festival. Read on...
  33. Mary Shatford

    Mary Shatford named Early Learning Director

    Mary Shatford will be the new Director of the Shull Early Learning Center, effective July 1. This new position will include responsibility for Early Childhood classes, Early Childhood Special Education, and Parents as Teachers. Read on...
  34. Congratulations!

    Two RPHS Seniors named National Merit Scholarship finalists

    High School Seniors Nick Caskey (left) and Jacob Shriner have been named finalists in the National Merit Scholarship program. This spring, the National Merit Scholarship Committee will notify finalists if they are selected to receive a Merit Scholarship. Read on...
  35. Physical Night

    Physical Night is Feb. 22

    The annual Physical Night is from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Ray-Pec High School south. Cost is $15. Students in grades 7-12 participating in sports, marching band, cheer, dance, and color guard must have a physical on file to participate. Read on...
  36. Congratulations!

    Eagle Glen fifth grader wins DAR essay contest

    The Prairie Chapter (National Society Daughters of the American Revolution) recently honored Emily Morris, a 5th grader at Eagle Glen Intermediate School, for her first place essay in the DAR annual American History Essay Contest. Read on...
  37. Congratulations!

    Conference champions!

    Ray-Pec won the conference championship in forensics at the Greater Kansas City Suburban Conference Tournament Feb. 17-18. Ray-Pec placed first in the individual sweepstakes, second in the overall sweepstakes, and fourth in the debate sweepstakes. Read on...
  38. Congratulations!

    Four DECA students qualify for state

    Four Ray-Pec DECA students qualified for state competition based on achievements at the DECA District 3 Career Development Conference on Feb. 9 at Independence Center. Ray-Pec had 49 students who competed in the District Conference. Read on...
  39. Donation to foundation

    Over $17,600 donated to Stephanie Vest Foundation

    Ray-Pec Football Coach Tom Kruse and Lee’s Summit Football Coach Eric Thomas present a check for $17,691.50 to representatives from the Stephanie Vest Foundation. The money was raised through the second annual Siege the Cure football games. Read on...
  40. FBLA students at Districts

    FBLA students qualify seven events for state

    Ray-Pec Future Business Leaders of America qualified seven events for state competition following the FBLA Districts on Feb. 7 at the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg. Read on...
  41. Major Saver card

    Students in grades K-6 sell Major Saver cards

    The Ray-Pec Public School Foundation is once again offering Major Saver cards for sale through Ray-Pec elementary and intermediate schools. The $15 cards feature 19 buy-one-get-one-free offers. Last year, over $32,900 was raised through the card sale. Read on...
  42. Thank you!

    Crossland Construction donates tools for auction

    Crossland Construction Superintendent Nick Kelley, left, presents a donation of a hammerdrill set for the Foundation Gala auction to Assistant Superintendent Dr. Bryan Pettengill. The tools are valued at $300. Read on...
  43. Work session

    School Board considers high school, middle school schedule changes

    The Board on Feb. 9 reviewed proposed schedule changes for the high school and middle schools for 2017-2018 and a list of capital improvement projects. The Board also indicated support for selecting Wolves as the mascot for the second Middle School. Read on...
  44. Congratulations!

    Students bring home awards from debate and forensics tournaments

    Congratulations to Ray-Pec High School debate and forensics students for awards received at the Raytown Varsity Tournament and the Oak Grove Individual Events Tournament on Feb. 3-4. This picture is from the Oak Grove tournament. Read on...
  45. Congratulations

    Creekmoor, Shull, and Timber Creek honored

    Creekmoor Elementary School, Shull Elementary School, and Timber Creek Elementary School were among 16 schools statewide honored for their commitment to professional learning. Some Shull Leadership Team members are pictured here. Read on...
  46. Rock musical at RPHS

    High School to present "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson"

    Ray-Pec High School will present the rock musical “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” with performances Feb. 9-12 at the south high school. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students. To make a reservation, call 816-892-3999, ext. 2400. Read on...
  47. Ray-Pec food drive

    Ray-Pec has heart Food Drive

    A food drive Feb. 3-11 will benefit the Caring About Nutrition program. The food drive kicks off on Feb. 3 at RPHS Courtwarming and ends on Feb. 11 with an in-store food drive at Raymore Price Chopper. There is a theme for each school day. Read on...
  48. Donut delivery

    RPHS Advisory Class delivers donuts to Raymore Police

    Freshmen in Ivan Robison's Advisory Class, along with their mentors, delivered donuts on Jan. 17 to the Raymore Police Department to show appreciation.
  49. First place

    Ray-Pec places first at Debate and Forensics Tournament

    Ray-Pec High School debate and forensics competitors placed first overall and first in the individual events sweeps Jan. 27-28 at the Platte County Varsity Debate and Forensics Tournament. Ray-Pec placed first in five events at the tournament. Read on...
  50. Signing day

    18 students sign letters of intent to play sports in college

    Eighteen student-athletes at Raymore-Peculiar High School signed letters of intent today to continue their athletic careers in college. Best wishes on your continued success! Read on...
  51. School Board

    Thanks to our School Board members!

    It's School Board Recognition Week! Thanks to our Board members. Front row: Susan Edmonsond, Maria Davies, Barbara Boucher, Ruth Johnson, and President Kim York. In back: Ryan Wescoat and Vice President Kim Bailey.
  52. Congratulations!

    School Board recognizes bookkeeper

    The School Board recognized Bookkeeper Cheryl Tipton, at right, for her work to help prepare the District’s 2016-2017 budget, which received the Meritorious Budget Award. Cheryl is pictured with Board Member Susan Edmonsond. Read on...
  53. Congratulations!

    Board recognizes Raymore Elementary School Principal

    The School Board on Jan. 26 recognized Raymore Elementary School Principal Jennika Miller, right, for being named Exemplary New Principal by the Kansas City Suburban Elementary Principals Association. Miller is pictured with Board Member Susan Edmonsond. Read on...
  54. Congratulations!

    Board recognizes All-State football players

    The Board on Jan 26 recognized three RPHS football players named to All-State Teams. Pictured with Board Member Susan Edmonsond, from left: Nick Cook (2nd team All-State), Genesis Combs (2nd Team All-State), and Anthony Payne (1st team All-State). Read on...
  55. Sports physical night

    Annual Physical Night is set for Feb. 22

    The annual Physical Night is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Ray-Pec High School. The cost is $15. Students participating in sports, marching band, cheerleading, dance, and color guard must have a physical on file to participate. Read on...
  56. Touring

    Students tour sheet metal workers' training facility

    A group of Ray-Pec High School students toured the Sheet Metal Workers' Union training facility on Jan. 20 in Raytown. The students of Industrial Technology Teacher Steve Hatfield indicated an interest in learning more about training programs for trades.
  57. Your Vote Counts

    Eight candidates seek seats on School Board

    Eight candidates are vying for three seats on the Ray-Pec Board of Education. The candidates, listed in order of filing, are: Ruth Johnson, Kim York, Patrick S. Clark, Paul Coffman, Collin Stosberg, Chris Bruton, Donna Nuccio, and Bill Lowe. Read on...
  58. School Board

    School Board Recognition Week is Jan. 22-28

    The week of Jan. 22-28 is School Board Recognition Week in Missouri. Thanks to our Raymore-Peculiar School Board members: President Kim York, Vice President Kim Bailey, Barbara Boucher, Maria Davies, Susan Edmonsond, Ruth Johnson, and Ryan Wescoat. Read on...
  59. Gala invitation

    Annual Gala to benefit school Foundation

    You are invited to be a part of this special event to raise money for the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation! The event includes dinner, a social hour, and silent and live auctions - all to benefit the students and staff of the District. Read on...
  60. Guest clinician Mike Steffen

    Clinician works with Middle School jazz band

    Jazz Clinician Mike Steffen worked with the Ray-Pec East Middle School Jazz Band on Jan. 11. They had a blast working on a swing piece called "Splanky."
  61. Teacher of the Year

    District seeks nomination letters

    The Ray-Pec School District is seeking nominations for the 2017 Teacher of the Year and Support Staff Employee of the Year awards. Follow the link to read more about the program. A banquet is scheduled for April 6 to honor finalists for both awards. Read on...
  62. Freshman Boys Basketball Team

    Freshman Boys Basketball Team wins tournament

    The Freshman Boys Basketball Team won the Jan. 9-12 freshman tournament hosted by Ray-Pec. Read on...
  63. 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.
  64. 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...
  65. 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...
  66. 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...
  67. 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...
  68. 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...
  69. 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...

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    See the latest update on the high school construction project.

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