1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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.
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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...
  13. 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.
  14. 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...
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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.)
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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.
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
  41. 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...
  42. 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...
  43. Work session

    School Board work session

    During a work session on Oct. 13, the Raymore-Peculiar School Board discussed early childhood programming, a proposed change to the high school schedule, school names, and a boundary committee update. Additional Info...
  44. Food drive flyer

    Fall Food Drive

    A food drive the week of Oct. 17 will benefit the Caring About Nutrition program. There is a theme for each school day, along with suggested items to donate. Items can be dropped off at any Ray-Pec elementary or intermediate school. Read on...
  45. Marching band competition

    Band competition

    Congratulations to the Ray-Pec High School Panther Pride Marching Band on receiving the 2nd highest score at the Missouri Western Tournament of Champions band competition on Tuesday in St. Joseph. The competition included 23 bands from MO, KS, & Iowa.
  46. Team of golfers

    Golf tournament

    It was a great day for golf on Monday, Oct. 10, at Creekmoor Golf Club for the 4th annual golf tournament to benefit the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation. Thanks to participants, sponsors, donors, and volunteers. See results:
  47. School Board

    Board members share Ray-Pec successes

    Ray-Pec School Board members attended the Missouri School Boards' Association annual conference Sept. 29 to Oct. 2. At the conference, three Board members presented sessions. Read on...
  48. Boys soccer team

    Soccer team places first at tournament

    Congratulationss to the varsity boys soccer for winning first place on Oct. 6 in the Park Hill South Panther Classic.
  49. Employees win prizes

    Foundation awards prizes to 2 employees

    Ray-Pec employees Jennifer Gibson and Terry Foster received prizes in a drawing sponsored by the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation for employees who contribute to the Foundation through payroll deduction. Read on...
  50. Pasta feed

    Football team pasta feed includes special guests

    Ray-Pec football players enjoyed their Thursday night pasta feed with special guests! Each student is playing tonight's game in honor of or in memory of a person touched by cancer. Many attended the Thursday night team dinner. Read on...
  51. Boys soccer team

    Soccer team wins 3rd place in tournament

    Congrats to the Varsity Boys Soccer team for winning 3rd Place in its bracket at the Gateway City Soccer Classic tournament Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 in St. Louis! The tournament included more than 50 teams from nine states. Additional Info...
  52. Optimist Club SOM

    Ray-Pec Sunrise Optimist Club honors students

    Emily Harris, left, and Anna King, right, were honored as the Ray-Pec High School September Students of the Month by the Ray-Pec Sunrise Optimist Club. They are pictured with Club President Ed Russell at the Sept. 20 meeting.
  53. DECA students

    DECA students visit Children's Mercy Park

    Ray-Pec High School DECA students received advice about marketing and business majors, toured the stadium, and attended a Sporting KC game during a Sept. 13 event at Children's Mercy Park.
  54. Mini golf first place team

    Mini golf tournament

    A mini golf tournament on Sept. 25 raised $500 for the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation. Thanks to everyone who participated. Congrats to the first place team of Shawn Jones, Lori Jones, Billie Godfrey, and Mike Godfrey! Read on...
  55. Prowlers in parade

    Raymore parade

    The Ray-Pec High School Prowlers dance team performed in the Raymore Festival in the Park parade on Sept. 24. The Panther Pride Marching Band and Ray-Pec Cheerleaders also participated.
  56. Cross Country runners at Oklahoma

    Cross Country teams do well in Oklahoma

    The Ray-Pec Cross Country teams had great performances on Sept. 24 at the Oklahoma State Cowboy Jamboree. The boys team placed 7th, and the girls placed 8th out of approximately 80 of the best teams from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, Kansas, and Missouri. Read on...
  57. 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.
  58. 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.
  59. 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.
  60. 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...
  61. 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...
  62. 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...
  63. 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...
  64. 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...
  65. 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...
  66. 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.
  67. 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...
  68. 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. Read on...
  69. 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.

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