1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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.
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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.
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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.
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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."
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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.
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. 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.
  41. 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...
  42. 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...
  43. 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...
  44. 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...
  45. 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...
  46. 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...
  47. 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.
  48. 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...
  49. 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...
  50. 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...
  51. 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...
  52. 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...
  53. 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.
  54. 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...
  55. 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...
  56. 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...
  57. 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.
  58. 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.
  59. 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.
  60. 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.
  61. 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.
  62. 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...

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