1. Breanna Birkett honored

    Board honors student for academic achievement

    The Board of Education on Thursday night recognized RPHS Senior Breanna Birkett for qualifying as an Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction for her coursework in 2015-2016. She is pictured with Board Member Ryan Wescoat.
  2. National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists

    Board recognizes scholarship semi-finalists

    The Board of Education on Thursday night recognized RPHS Seniors Jacob Shriner, left, and Nick Caskey, center, for being named National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists. They are pictured with Board Member Ryan Wescoat.
  3. Valiante Waltz

    Student places 3rd in KC SuperStar

    The Board of Education on Thursday night recognized RPHS Senior Valiante Waltz for placing third in the KC SuperStar singing competition. He received a $2,500 scholarship. Valiante is pictured with Board Member Ryan Wescoat.
  4. Mutton busting

    Youth rodeo

    Three Ray-Pec students are among the competitors at the American Royal Invitational Youth Rodeo, which continues through Friday, Sept. 23. Pictured here is Royce Gatz, a second grader at Shull Elementary School, who qualified to compete in mutton busting. Read on...
  5. Rotary Student of the Month

    Rotary Club honors student

    Eric Collins, president of the Belton-Raymore Rotary Club, right, congratulates Spencer Lueckenotto as the club's September Student of the Month from Ray-Pec High School. Read on...
  6. Preamble bookmarks

    Preamble bookmarks

    Nancy Morris, representing the Prairie Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, presented Preamble bookmarks to Eagle Glen Principal Randy Randolph. The bookmarks are for 5th graders in observance of Constitution Week. Read on...
  7. Distinguished Alumni

    Distinguished Alumni

    2016 Distinguished Alumni Award winners Ted Martin (Class of 1985) and Dr. Sandy Clutter (Class of 1971) were the guests of honor at a luncheon on Sept. 16 with the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation Board. Read on...
  8. Music notes

    All-District Choir

    Congratulations to students chosen for the West Central Missouri All-District Choir: Ian Fleming, Lucas Hagelin, Dakota Parrish, Chely Stratton, Malone Blaich, and Sammie Fries. Students were also named to the Women's Honor Choir and 9/10 Honor Choir. Read on...
  9. National Merit semi-finalists

    National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists

    Ray-Pec High School seniors Nick Caskey and Jacob Shriner have been named semi-finalists in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship program. As semi-finalists, they represent the top 1 percent of the state's senior students. Read on...
  10. College and Career Fair

    College and Career Fair

    More than 60 college and career representatives, including two-year and four-year colleges and universities, unions, trades, and military branches, participated in the College and Career Fair on Sept. 15 at Ray-Pec High School.
  11. Optimists donate

    Optimists donate to CAN program

    Thanks to the Ray-Pec Sunrise Optimist Club for your support of the Caring About Nutrition program! Club President Ed Russell, center in blue shirt, presents a donation of $292.55 to the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation Board of Directors. Read on...
  12. Homecoming King and Queen

    Homecoming Court candidates

    Meet the Ray-Pec High School Homecoming royalty candidates! Homecoming Queen and her underclass attendants will be announced at half time of the football game on Friday, Sept. 16. The King and male attendants will be announced at the Homecoming dance. See pictures of all candidates
  13. Ribbon cutting ceremony

    Ribbon cutting

    The RPHS Panther Pride marching band performed at the Sept. 13 ribbon cutting event for the new I-49 and Peculiar Way interchange. Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees was a guest speaker at the ceremony. The interchange is expected to open within the week.
  14. ribbon cutting invitation

    New interchange

    The new I-49 and Peculiar Way interchange is scheduled to open following a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13.
  15. Homecoming 2016

    Homecoming Week at RPHS

    RPHS Homecoming activities include spirit days, a pep assembly, and a dance. The Homecoming football game, against St. Joseph Central, is on Friday. The Foundation plans an alumni and staff tailgate party and recognition of Distinguished Alumni. Read on...
  16. Distinguished Alumni

    Distinguished Alumni

    The Ray-Pec Public School Foundation announces Dr. Sandy Clutter and Ted Martin as the 2016 recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award. Both have outstanding careers in public service and have contributed to the betterment of their communities. Read on...
  17. Valiante Waltz places third

    Third place in singing competition

    Ray-Pec High School's Valiante Waltz (third from left) placed third in the KC SuperStar singing competition and won a $2,500 scholarship. He is pictured with the other finalists. The competition recognized the top high school singers in the metro area. Read on...
  18. AP logo

    Scholars with Distinction

    Nine RPHS students received the Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction award for the 2015-16 year. These students received an average score of at least 3.5 on all Advanced Placement exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more exams. Read on...
  19. Kelsey Kurdle in band

    Music teacher performs

    Bridle Ridge Music Teacher Kelsey Kurdle is a member of the American Legion Band of Greater Kansas City, which earned a score of 93.7 and was named 2016 Champion at the National Concert Band contest in Cincinnati. Read on...
  20. Thank you!

    Thank you!

    The School Board on Aug. 25 thanked the Cass County Health Department for providing immunizations during Back-to-School registration. Board Member Maria Davies is pictured with Health Department Director Tiffany Klassen and Office Manager Kelsie Stafford.
  21. ACT logo

    Ray-Pec scores well above state average on ACT

    The 2016 graduating class of Ray-Pec High School scored well above both the state average and the national average on the ACT. Graduates of 2016 earned an average score of 21.4, compared to the state average of 20.2 and the national average of 20.8. Read on...
  22. Golf tournament logo

    Golf tournament

    The Ray-Pec Public School Foundation announces its 4th annual Golf Tournament on Monday, Oct. 10, at The Golf Club of Creekmoor. The four-person scramble will have a shotgun start at noon. The entry fee is $100 per golfer. Read on...
  23. Traffic flow adjustments

    Traffic flow

    There are two traffic flow adjustments at the south high school. Parents are asked to enter the school's north entrance to make a counterclockwise loop around the new circle. Also, traffic will be halted during passing times between classes. Read on...
  24. Preview Day assembly

    Preview Day

    A Preview Day assembly on Aug. 15 welcomed freshmen to Ray-Pec High School. Preview Day gives freshmen the opportunity to meet teachers and learn their way around the school without upperclassmen in the building. The first day of school is Aug. 17.
  25. Carol Barnes

    Teacher honored

    Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees congratulates Carol Barnes as she begins her 30th year with the District. Barnes is a speech language pathologist at Creekmoor Elementary School.
  26. 20 years of service

    20 years

    During the All-District Convocation, these employees were honored for 20 years of service. Read on...
  27. 10 years of service

    More 10-year employees

    The District on Aug. 10 honored employees for 10 years of service. Here is a photo of the some of the 10-year employees. Read on...
  28. 10 years of service

    Ten years of service

    The District on Aug. 10 recognized employees for 10 years of service. Here is a photo of some of the 10-year employees. Read on...
  29. Patrick Hemmingsen

    Teacher of the Year

    Teacher of the Year Patrick Hemmingsen presented a thoughtful and inspiring message about vulnerability and perfectionism. He shared the acronym DIG: get Deliberate, get Inspired, and get Going, and introduced #RPDigDeep.
  30. School Resource Officers

    School Resource Officer

    In a continuing effort to enhance safety and security for staff, students and visitors, the District is adding a third School Resource Officer this year. Please welcome Master Police Officer Rick Clausing from the Peculiar Police Department. Read on...
  31. Hemmingsen honored

    Teacher honored

    The School Board on July 28 congratulated High School Chemistry Teacher Patrick Hemmingsen on being named a Regional Teacher of the Year. He is one of 32 finalists for Missouri Teacher of the Year. He is pictured with School Board Member Ruth Johnson.
  32. 7-8 Honor Choir

    7-8 Honor Choir

    Nine students from Raymore-Peculiar East Middle School performed with the Missouri Choral Directors Association 7-8 Honor Choir on July 20 in Jefferson City. Shea Twenter is the vocal music teacher at Ray-Pec East Middle School. Read on...
  33. Honor Choir

    4-5-6 Honor Choir

    Students from Bridle Ridge and Eagle Glen intermediate schools participated in the Missouri Choral Directors Association 4-5-6 Honor Choir on July 20 in Jefferson City. Read on...
  34. Patrick Hemmingsen

    Teacher honored

    Ray-Pec Teacher of the Year Patrick Hemmingsen has been named a Regional Teacher of the Year for Missouri, and is eligible for the Missouri Teacher of the Year award. He teaches chemistry at Ray-Pec High School. Read on...
  35. MAEOP members


    Pam Steele, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent and School Board, is also president of the Missouri Association of Educational Office Professionals. MAEOP hosted the National Association of Educational Office Professionals annual convention. Read on...
  36. Mt. Bierstadt

    Altitude camp

    Four coaches and 18 runners from the Ray-Pec High School cross country team returned July 16 from a weeklong camp in Colorado. The week included running and hiking in the high altitudes. The team camped in tents near Dillon, Colo. Read on...
  37. MSBA trip

    Trip to D.C.

    School Board members Ruth Johnson and Ryan Wescoat were among a dozen Missouri school board members who participated in the Missouri School Boards’ Association’s Federal Relations Capitol Visit July 5-7 in Washington, D.C. Read on...

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