1. SMS SOM November 2018

    South Middle School recognizes Students of the Month

    Congratulations to the Ray-Pec South Middle School Students of the Month for November. The character trait of the month was kindness. Read on...
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    New system will check I.D. of school visitors

    As part of continuing efforts to increase safety and security, the District plans to implement a new visitor management system after winter break. The system will screen the visitor's I.D. against the registered sex offender databases in all 50 states. Read on...
  3. RPHS SOM December 2018

    RPHS honors Students of the Month

    Congrats to the RPHS Students of the Month for December! From left: Noah Dorweiler and Julia Fenaroli were recognized by the Raymore-Peculiar Sunrise Optimist Club; and William Greble and Kathryn McCauley were recognized by the Belton-Raymore Rotary Club.
  4. EMS December SOM 2018 1 (2)

    RPEMS recognizes December Students of the Month

    Congratulations to the Ray-Pec East Middle School Students of the Month for December! Front row (8th Grade), middle row (7th Grade), and top row (6th Grade). Read on...
  5. EMS November SOM 2018

    RPEMS recognizes November Students of the Month

    Congratulations to the Ray-Pec East Middle School Students of the Month for November! Front row (8th grade), middle row (7th Grade), and top row (6th Grade). Read on...
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    Please share feedback on school calendar!

    The District Calendar Committee is currently constructing a draft calendar for the 2019-2020 school year. The link on the next page takes you to a brief survey asking for input on various calendar topics. The survey will be active until Dec. 17. Read on...
  7. Varsity Cheer at state 2018

    Ray-Pec High School cheerleaders place 2nd at state!

    Congrats to the Ray-Pec High School Varsity Cheer Squad for placing 2nd at state! The Junior Varsity Squad placed 5th, and was only the second JV squad from RPHS to compete at state. The state competition was Dec. 1-2 at Lindenwood University. Read on...
  8. Varsity Truman group 2018

    Speech and debate students win awards at weekend tournaments

    Ray-Pec speech and debate students won many awards from the Truman Varsity and William Chrisman Novice tournaments on Nov. 30 and Dec 1. At Truman, Ray-Pec placed first in Informative Speaking, Humorous Interpretation, and Program Oral Interpretation. Read on...
  9. SMS SOM October 2018

    SMS recognizes October Students of the Month

    Congratulations to the October Students of the Month at Ray-Pec South Middle School! The character trait for the month was responsibility. Read on...
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    Students win awards at NKC Speech and Debate tournament

    Jaden Lanza and Brenden Lucas placed first in Policy Debate at the North Kansas City Varsity Debate and Forensics Tournament on Nov. 16 and 17. Alissa House placed 3rd in Dramatic Interpretation, and Brenden Lucas placed 4th in Student Congress. Read on...
  11. WCMMEA Jr High Honor Choir 2018 reduce

    Middle School students participate in regional Jr. High Honor Choirs

    Congrats to the students from Ray-Pec East Middle School and Ray-Pec South Middle School who performed in the WCMMEA (West Central Missouri Music Educator Association) Jr. High Mixed Honor Choir and Treble Honor Choir on Nov. 3! Read on...
  12. EMS October 2018

    East Middle School recognizes October Students of the Month

    Congratulations to the Ray-Pec East Middle School Students of the Month for October! The character trait for the month was responsibility. Read on...
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    Board approves adding strings teacher for 2019-2020

    The School Board on Nov. 15 approved adding a teaching position for the 2019-2020 school year for the introduction of an orchestra/strings program. The District plans to hire a certified teacher to begin to implement the program at the middle schools. Read on...
  14. Creekmoor Character Project

    Creekmoor Elementary gives care packages to police officers

    During October, Creekmoor Elementary School students focused on the character trait of RESPECT. For the monthly character project, students honored the Raymore Police Department with "Care Packages" and thank you cards for their service to our community. Read on...
  15. Tammy Yang and Eric Sclesky

    Tammy Yang named semifinalist in Coca-Cola Scholars Program

    Congratulations to Ray-Pec High School Senior Tammy Yang, who has been named a semifinalist in the Coca-Cola Scholars program. A total of 1,896 students were selected as semifinalists from 95,715 applications based on academics, leadership, and service. Read on...
  16. Meritorious Budget Award at Board Meeting 111518

    District receives budget award for 4th year

    For the fourth consecutive year, the Raymore-Peculiar School District has received the Meritorious Budget Award from the Association of School Business Officials International. The award recognizes the District for its 2018-2019 submission. Read on...
  17. Josh Shipp Call your Shot

    Shipp encourages adults to make connections with kids

    During the Nov. 17 Good Neighbors, Strong Community event, Josh Shipp encourages adults to make connections with kids by "calling your shot" and "following through." A former at-risk foster kid, Shipp is an youth advocate, author and acclaimed speaker. Read on...
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    More than 50 RPHS students named to All-District Band

    All-District Band selections include 54 honors for Ray-Pec High School band students. Students from more than 40 schools in the West Central region of the Missouri Music Educators Association auditioned for All-District Band on Nov. 3 in Warrensburg. Read on...
  19. RP Swim 200 free relay at state

    Swim team earns All-State Honorable mention in 5 events

    Congratulations to the boys swim team on earning All-State Honorable Mention in five events at the state meet Nov. 8-9 in St. Peter's Mo. Pictured here: The 200 Free Relay (Brady Terry, Kaleb Thomas, Seth Hammack and Trent Oberlander) finished 11th. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec High School to present musical comedy "The Robber Bridegroom"

    Ray-Pec High School announces its fall musical comedy, “The Robber Bridegroom.” Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, 16, and 17, and at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 18. Reserve tickets by calling 892-3999, ext. 2400. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students. Read on...
  21. RPSD Steam Expo 2018 FLYER

    Come to the 2nd annual STEAM Expo on Tuesday!

    You are invited to attend the 2nd annual STEAM Expo, scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Raymore-Peculiar High School dome gym. This event will showcase students in the areas of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics.
  22. Nike girls championship

    Cross country teams have success at Nike Regional meet

    The cross country teams had their best performances in school history Nov. 11 at the Nike Cross Country Regional meet in Terre Haute, Ind. The boys placed 6th out of 80 teams in the Open Division, while the girls placed 13th in the Championship Division. Read on...
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    Forensics and Debate students bring home hardware

    Congratulations to Ray-Pec High School forensics and debate students on their success at recent tournaments! Pictured are participants from the Lee's Summit West Novice Tournament. Read on...
  24. Oath of office for Bill Lowe

    Bill Lowe sworn in; Ruth Johnson elected Board president

    New School Board Member Bill Lowe took the oath of office on Nov. 8. He was selected to fill a vacancy due to the resignation of Kim Bailey. After Lowe was sworn in, the Board elected Ruth Johnson as president and Paul Coffman as vice president. Read on...
  25. XC All-State

    Four cross country runners earn All-State honors

    Four Ray-Pec cross country runners earned All-State honors for their performances at the Class 4 state meet on Nov. 3, 2018, in Jefferson City. From left: Junior Braden Zaner, Junior Marissa Dick, Senior Miranda Dick, and Senior Makenzie Stucker. Read on...
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    Girls cross country team wins 3rd place at state

    The Ray-Pec High School girls cross country team placed 3rd in Class 4 at the state meet on Nov. 3, 2018, in Jefferson City. The team was led by Junior Marissa Dick, 5th place; Senior Miranda Dick, 6th place; and Senior Makenzie Stucker, 23rd place. Read on...
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    Bill Lowe selected to be new School Board member

    During a special meeting on Oct. 30, the School Board selected Bill Lowe to fill a vacant seat on the Board. The oath of office will be administered to Lowe at a special meeting on Nov. 8. Lowe is being appointed to serve until the April 2019 election. Read on...
  28. Prize Patrol surprises Kat P at RE

    'Prize Patrol' awards more than $10,400 across district

    The Ray-Pec Public School Foundation Prize Patrol traveled the District on Oct. 22 to present grant awards. Foundation Board members visited 10 schools, surprising teachers and students with oversized checks for 18 grants. The awards totaled $10,420. Read on...
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    Forensics and Debate results from Oak Park

    Congratulations to Ray-Pec High School forensics and debate students who competed last weekend! Ray-Pec placed fourth in the overall sweepstakes at the Park Hill Varsity Tournament. Students also competed at the Oak Park Novice Tournament (pictured). Read on...
  30. CCC October SotM

    Katelynn Jungling is Student of the Month at Cass Career Center

    Cass Career Center Fire Science student Katelynn Jungling, a senior at Ray-Pec High School, is October Student of the Month at Cass Career Center. Pictured: Jeri Ware of the Cass County Elks Lodge #2791, presents a certificate and gift card to Katelynn. Read on...
  31. Casey wins from Foundation

    Foundation awards iPad Mini to District employee

    On Oct. 18, the RP Public School Foundation Board presented an iPad Mini to Casey Thompson, administrative assistant for Administrative Services. She won a drawing from names of employees who are new supporters of the Foundation through payroll deduction.
  32. Rotary SOM Oct 2018

    Rotary Club honors RPHS Students of the Month

    The Belton-Raymore Rotary Club on Oct. 17 honored Shane Martin and Becca Bessette as the October Students of the Month from Ray-Pec High School. They are pictured with Club President Kris Turnbow.
  33. Optimist Club Students of the Month Oct 2018

    Optimist Club honors RPHS Students of the Month

    The Raymore-Peculiar Sunrise Optimist Club recognized Kamryn Martin and Trent Oberlander as the Ray-Pec High School Students of the Month for October. They are pictured with Club President Kevin Barber.
  34. RPEMS SOM September 2018

    RPEMS September Students of the Month

    Congratulations to the September Students of the Month at Ray-Pec East Middle School. 8th Graders are in the front row. 7th Graders are in the second row. 6th Graders are in the back row. Read on...
  35. RPSMS SOM Sept 2018

    RPSMS Students of the Month for September

    Congratulations to the Ray-Pec South Middle School Students of the Month for September! These students were recognized for demonstrating Respect. Read on...
  36. Varsity forensics

    Ray-Pec High School forensics and debate results

    The Ray-Pec Forensics and Debate Team went to Blue Springs Oct. 12-13 for the opening tournament of the season. Ray-Pec placed first in forensics at the Blue Springs Varsity Tournament, and first overall at the Blue Springs South Novice tournament. Read on...
  37. All-District Choir

    Eight RP singers selected for All-State Choir

    A new record! Eight RPHS students were selected for the All-State Choir. The previous high was six in 1998. Congrats to: Becca Bessette, Kylie Hansen, Chloe Coons, Tayler B. Bates, Katie Clewell, Gabby Sharp, Samuel Reicher, and Matthew Stewart. Read on...
  38. Academic Honors Night at RPHS

    RPHS honors students for academic achievements

    Ray-Pec High School honored students with academic honors earned during 2017-2018. Recognition included the Academic Letter, the Lamp of Learning, placing in the top 10 percent of the class, and Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate awards. Read on...
  39. Girls Tennis 2018 District Champs

    Tennis team wins District championship

    Congrats to the varsity girls tennis team on winning the District 12 competition on Oct. 3! From left: Faith Swenson, Emrie Ianniello, Nia Phillips, Bayley Raymond , Madelyn Zalewski, and Alicia Atkinson. Next up: individual districts on Oct. 5 in Joplin. Read on...
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    Field biology students participate in monarch migration

    RPHS field biology students experienced the peak of the monarch migration on Sept. 27. Working with Teacher Mike Roberts, they observed about 100 monarchs, and tagged and released 18 monarchs. Students also released 3 that were raised in the classroom. Read on...
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    Conscious Castle of Eagle Glen

    Eagle Glen Elementary Knights are excited about the Conscious Castle of Eagle Glen. The staff and students are learning and implementing the 7 Skills of Conscious Discipline school-wide. The mural pictured above was painted by a parent volunteer. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec drumline places first at Drummit at the Summit

    The Ray-Pec Panther Pride Marching Band drumline placed first in the White Class at Drummit at the Summit percussion competition on Sept. 15 at Lee's Summit High School. Marching band is one of the arts opportunities for Ray-Pec students. Read on...
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    District seeks applicants for School Board vacancy

    There is a vacancy on the School Board as a result of the resignation of Kim Bailey, who has been appointed to the State Board of Education. The Board, by a majority vote, will appoint a replacement to serve until the next Board election in April 2019. Read on...
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    Botany students transplant milkweed in outdoor classroom

    Another hands-on learning opportunity for Ray-Pec students! Juniors and Seniors in the Ray-Pec High School Botany course (taught by Mike Roberts and Megan Walker) last week transplanted milkweed plants to the outdoor classroom just east of the pond. Read on...
  45. Kim Bailey swearing in

    Kim Bailey takes oath of office for State Board of Education

    Kim Bailey is now officially a member of the Missouri State Board of Education. Board President Charlie Shields administered the oath of office to Bailey on Sept. 18. Bailey most recently served as President of the Raymore-Peculiar School Board. Read on...
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    High School English students participate in Motivation Panel

    Students in the English 3 and English 4 classes at Ray-Pec High School participated in a Motivation Panel on Sept. 11. Adults representing a variety of careers in the Kansas City area talked about their career paths and the importance of soft skills. Read on...
  47. 2018 Homecoming Queen and King

    Ray-Pec High School Homecoming Queen and King crowned

    Congratulations to Homecoming Queen Tammy Yang and King Josh Putney and the rest of the Homecoming Court: Juniors Peyton Balfour and Jackson Hilsabeck; Sophomores Madi Hocker and Reece Dunsworth; and Freshmen Caroline Kelly and Jack Ardito.
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    Cross country teams dominate at Bonner Springs Invitational

    The Ray-Pec boys and girls cross country teams dominated at the Bonner Springs Invitational on Sept. 15. Varsity boys placed first, and varsity girls placed second. The individual champion of each of the six races was from Ray-Pec! Read on...
  49. Distinguished Alumni at football game

    Foundation honors Distinguished Alumni Award recipients

    The Ray-Pec Public School Foundation honored 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients Shara Brice and Danielle George during the Sept. 14 Homecoming football game! Pictured from left: Danielle George, Shara Brice, and Foundation President Phil Parke. Read on...
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    Webinar addresses role of security in schools

    Safety training: Three School Resource Officers, three campus supervisors, & Assistant Superintendent Dr. Bryan Pettengill participated in a webinar on Sept. 12 about the critical role of security in schools. Read on...
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    Meet the Ray-Pec High School Homecoming candidates

    Congratulations to the candidates for Senior Homecoming King and Queen and attendants for the Junior, Sophomore, and Freshman classes. The Queen will be announced at the Sept. 14 football game. The King will be announced at the Sept. 15 night dance. Read on...
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    Students explore college and career opportunities

    Ray-Pec High School seniors and juniors had the opportunity on Sept. 11 to visit with representatives from 85 colleges, universities, technical schools, military branches, and unions during the annual College and Career Fair.
  53. Distinguished Alumni duo

    Foundation selects two for Distinguished Alumni Award

    The Ray-Pec Public School Foundation announces recipients of the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award: Shara Clevenger Brice (Class of 1987) and Danielle Gowing George (Class of 1994). Both have excelled in their careers and given back to their communities. Read on...
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    Cross Country teams undefeated after Ray-Pec Invitational

    A wet and muddy course could not stop the Panthers! The boys and girls cross country teams are both undefeated and state-ranked after winning the Cass County Championships on Sept. 1 and the prestigious Ray-Pec Invitational on Sept. 8. Read on...
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    First home varsity football game is Sept. 7

    The first home football game is at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, against Rockhurst! It's also Senior Night! Ray-Pec enters the contest with a 2-0 record. Tickets: $5 for adults and $3 for children. Age 55+ admitted free. The band will perform after the game. Read on...
  56. You Matter t-shirts

    #YouMatterRayPec t-shirts now available to order

    Support the #YouMatterRayPec movement by ordering a t-shirt! Shirts are $10. (Extra charge for 2XL, 3XL, and 4XL) The mission of #YouMatterRayPec is rooted in the need to come together as a community to serve our youth. Read on...
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    Kim Bailey appointed to Missouri State Board of Education

    Kim Bailey has been appointed to the Missouri State Board of Education by Governor Mike Parson. Bailey was elected to the Board in 2016. She served one year as Board Vice President, and has served as School Board President since April 2017. Read on...
  58. Assessment

    Board approves assessment plan for 2018-2019

    Students in PreK through high school participate in a wide range of assessments as part of the instructional process. The Board on Aug. 23 approved the 2018-2019 plan, which includes federal- and state-mandated, and locally-developed assessments. Read on...
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    School Board sets 2018 total tax levy at $5.3622

    The School Board on Aug. 23 approved the 2018 tax levy rate at $5.3622. The rate includes an operating levy of $4.4265 and a debt service levy of $0.9357. The rate reflects a net increase of 45 cents over the 2017 rate due to voter approval of Prop R-P. Read on...
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    District honors employees for 20 years of service

    These employees were honored for completing 20 years of service in the District. They received pins at the all-staff Convocation on Aug. 8. Read on...
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    District honors employees for 10 years of service

    These employees were honored for completing 10 years of service in the District. They received pins at the all-staff Convocation on Aug. 8. (This is the second group honored.) Read on...
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    District honors employees for 10 years of service

    These employees were honored for completing 10 years of service in the District. They received pins at the all-staff Convocation on Aug. 8. (This is the first group honored.) Read on...
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    School Picture Day is coming

    School picture day is coming! School picture order forms are coming home with students. You may send the order form and payment with your student on Picture Day. You also may pre-order online. Read on...
  64. 30 year watches image

    District honors employees beginning 30th year

    Four employees with 29 years of service in the Districtreceived watches at the all-staff Convocation on Aug. 8 to celebrate starting their 30th year. From left: Jeff Helzer, Connie Huckeby, Barb Proctor, Angela Wilke, and Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees. Read on...
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    Middle Schools and High School welcome students on Preview Day

    Eighth grade cheerleaders, Student Council members, and the Husky mascot welcomed sixth graders to East Middle School on Aug. 13, for Preview Day. Sixth and ninth graders were invited to attend Preview Day to become acquainted with their new schools.
  66. Students from Little Blessings donate food to CAN

    Children donate to CAN program

    Children in the Little Blessings School-Age Child Care program at St. Paul's United Methodist Church pose with the cans that they purchased and decorated for the Ray-Pec Caring About Nutrition program! At right is CAN Volunteer Jackie Boursheski. Additional Info...
  67. Speech and Debate students honored at July 2018 Board meeting

    Board honors students for speech and debate success

    The School Board on July 26 honored four students for success at the middle school National Speech and Debate Tournament. From left: Blake Oser, Aidan Martel, Paige Showen, Madison Busby, and Board Member Ruth Johnson. Read on...
  68. Visiting kindergarten families

    Principal and counselor visit families of incoming kindergartners

    Raymore Elementary School Principal Jennika Miller, left, and Counselor Jenni Beck made home visits this week to the school's incoming kindergarten families to welcome them to the school. They gave each student a book.
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    School Board honors IB Diploma graduates

    The Raymore-Peculiar School Board on July 26 recognized 2018 graduates who earned an International Baccalaureate diploma. Pictured, from left: Trevor Diepenbrock, Abril Fasani, Aaron Fuller, Amber Heath, Molly Johnson, and Board Member Ruth Johnson. Read on...
  70. Registration 2018 map A

    Centralized registration is Tuesday, July 31

    The second day of centralized registration for all PreK-12 students is from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 31 at Ray-Pec South Middle School, 20501 S. School Rd., Peculiar. Please park and enter on the east side of the school, as shown in the map. Read on...
  71. Mrs Lucas first day

    Creekmoor Elementary welcomes new principal

    The front lawn of Creekmoor Elementary School on July 23 featured a large greeting to welcome new Principal Melissa Lucas! Mrs. Lucas has worked in the District since 2006, most recently as assistant principal intern at Raymore Elementary School. Read on...
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    Connection seen between GPA and participation in school activities

    During a recent report to the School Board, Athletic/Activities Director Tom Kruse showed how the grades of high school students involved in a sport or activity continue to be higher than students who do not participate in an activity. Read on...
  73. Girls State 2018 RP group image

    Five students represent RPHS at Missouri Girls State

    Five Ray-Pec High School students attended Missouri Girls State June 24-29 on the campus of the University of Central Missouri. From left: Mackenzie Loftin, Kamryn Martin, Tammy Yang, Jordan Wright, and Becca Bessette. The girls will be seniors this fall.
  74. Girls to Pitt State BB camp image

    Girls attend basketball camp at Pittsburg State University

    Ray-Pec girls and coaches are pictured before leaving for the Lane Lord's Women's Basketball Camp June 20-22 at Pittsburg State University.
  75. Sam Fish Comcast scholarship image

    Samuel Fish receives $1,000 Comcast scholarship

    2018 Ray-Pec graduate Samuel Fish recently received a $1,000 scholarship as part of the Comcast Leaders & Achievers Scholarship Program. The award is granted to seniors for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills. Read on...
  76. RP middle school national finalists image

    National Speech and Debate: one champion, one runner-up, and 6th place duo

    RPEMS student Madison Busby won the championship in storytelling at the National Speech and Debate tournament. RPSMS student Paige Showen placed 2nd in humorous interpretation. Also from RPEMS, Blake Oser and Aidan Martel placed 6th in duo interpretation. Read on...
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    High School to offer second Physical Night on July 26

    If your student still needs a physical for participation in 2018-2019 activities, a second physical night has been scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at Ray-Pec High School. The cost is $15. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. Read on...
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    RPHS student journalists attend Media Now camp

    Members of the RayPecNow high school media team are attending Media Now Digital Media Summer Camp for high school journalists at Webster University in St. Louis. Students are preparing to lead the RPHS yearbook, newspaper and digital publications. Read on...
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    Peculiar Elementary celebrates school's centennial

    Peculiar Elementary celebrated the school's centennial with an open house on June 23. The event was planned in conjunction with the City of Peculiar's Sesquicentennial celebration.
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    School Board recognized for awards

    The June 20 School Board meeting included recognition for the Board itself. For the 4th consecutive year, the Board received two prestigious awards from the Missouri School Boards' Association. This picture shows Board members with the Governance Award. Read on...
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    Board recognizes All-State track/field athletes

    The School Board on June 20 recognized student athletes who medaled at the state track and field meet. From left: Braden Zaner, Zach Hill, Nolan Dick, Marissa Dick, Board Member Paul Coffman (in back), Laurana Mitchell, Miranda Dick, and Kylie Mitchell. Read on...
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    Students tour Europe with foreign language teachers

    A group of Ray-Pec students are visiting London, Paris, Barcelona and Rome with High School Foreign Language Teachers Coralie Price and Heidi Lanksbury. Here is a picture from the Arc de Triomphe monument in Paris, France. Read on...
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    South Middle School 8th grade choir competes at contest

    The Ray-Pec South Middle School 8th Grade Advanced Choir "Cadenza" competed for the first time this past spring at the Worlds of Fun Festival Of Music and received a Rating of 2 (Excellent). Read on...
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    School officials meet with legislators for end of 2018 session

    Members of Cass County Kids First met with legislators on June 8 in Archie. Legislators spoke briefly about the 2018 session and then answered questions. Discussion included the topics of school funding, school calendars, reading, and assessment. Read on...
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    RPHS student attends Missouri Leadership Seminar

    RPHS student Te’a White (pictured at left) attended the Missouri Leadership Seminar June 8-10 at the University of Central Missouri In Warrensburg. MLS seeks to help sophomore students expand their leadership skills. Te’a will be a junior this fall. Read on...
  86. Sam Fish

    Samuel Fish receives Comcast scholarship

    Congratulations to Ray-Pec High School 2018 graduate Samuel Fish on being selected as one of 10 students in the Kansas City area to receive a $1,000 scholarship from Comcast Kansas City. Comcast is hosting a reception for the winners on June 20. Read on...
  87. SMS SOM May 2018 image

    May Students of the Month at South Middle School

    Congratulations to the May Students of the Month at Ray-Pec South Middle School. Read on...
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    Teen volunteers needed for Cyber Seniors program

    Here is an opportunity for high school students! Help a senior citizen learn basic computer functions. The program usually meets once a week. At the completion of the class, each participating student receives a tablet. Follow link for information. Read on...
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    Construction activity at Timber Creek

    Construction at Timber Creek Elementary School includes new playground surface and equipment, asphalt and concrete work, and fencing. The projects are more extensive this year with the additional funds from passage of the Prop R-P levy increase. Read on...
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    Peculiar Elementary named "Touchdown School"

    Peculiar Elementary achieved "Touchdown School" status this spring in the Fuel Up To Play 60 program. Students Bentlee Ritter and Kinsley Ritter (with the help of Teacher Tammy Novak) created a commercial to advertise the importance of brain breaks. Read on...
  91. Curriculum Review

    Help review curriculum for Counseling and Modern Language

    The School District seeks your participation in the curriculum review process. Please review the Counseling Curriculum for grades K-12 and the Modern Language Curriculum for grades 6-12, and provide feedback. The form will be accessible through June 13. Read on...
  92. EMS SOM May 2018 image

    Ray-Pec East Middle School Students of the Month

    Congratulations to the Ray-Pec East Middle School Students of the Month for May! Read on...
  93. Melissa Lucas 2017

    Melissa Lucas named principal of Creekmoor Elementary School

    Melissa Lucas has been named principal of Creekmoor Elementary School, beginning in fall 2018. Lucas has worked in the Ray-Pec School District since 2006, most recently as assistant principal intern at Raymore Elementary School the past three years. Read on...
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    School Board honors PTA Volunteer of the Year

    The School Board on May 24 recognized PTA Council Volunteer of the Year Joyce Noah. She is pictured with Board Member Billy King.
  95. All-State Track collage image

    Ray-Pec has 8 all-state finishes and sets 5 school records

    RPHS track and field had All-State finishes in 8 events and set 5 new school records at the state meet May 25-26 in Jefferson City. Medalists: Boys 4x800, Girls 4x800, Girls 4x100, Girls 4x200, Girls Javelin, Girls 1600m, Girls 3200m, and Boys 3200m. Read on...
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    Board recognizes choir students for success at state

    The School Board honored choir students who received gold medals at state. In front: Katie Clewell, Tayler Bates, Vito Brattin, and Kylie Hansen. In back: James Kelley, Song Waltz, Jacob Elliott, Robbie Keays, Logan Daniels, and Board Member Billy King. Read on...
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    Board honors band students who earned gold at state

    The School Board on May 24 honored band students who received gold medals at the state contest. In front: Mikaria Craig, Tammy Yang, Dianna McGinn, and Jacob Buerge. In back: Zane Brown, Blake Wagner, Michael Staudinger, and Board Member Billy King. Read on...
  98. BOE recognition of TSA image

    Board honors TSA state champions

    The School Board on May 24 recognized students who were state champions at the Missouri Technology Student Association Competition April 22-24. Board Member Billy King, at right, is pictured with Amanda Vega, left, and Bryanna Gordon, center. Read on...
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    School Board recognizes cast and crew of one-act play

    The School Board on May 24 honored the cast and crew of the state champion one-act play. Ray-Pec performed "The Diviners" at the Missouri State High School Activities Association speech, debate and theatre state competition. Read on...
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    8th grade science students go fishing

    Eighth graders at Ray-Pec East Middle School enjoyed some fishing this week at the pond on the school property. This activity ties into the district's Strategic Plan by providing hands-on learning and expanding science opportunities for all students. Read on...
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    First graders and high school students work together on art projects

    What do you get when first graders and teenagers collaborate on a project? A room full of monsters! Bridle Ridge Elementary School first graders drew monsters, and RPHS art students turned the first grade projects into stuffed animals or sculptures. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec wins Blue Star award for hair and makeup design

    Ray-Pec High School won the Blue Star award for Outstanding Hair and Makeup Design for the production of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” The annual awards at Starlight Theatre recognize excellence in musical theatre among Kansas City area schools. Read on...
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    Bel-Ray Lions Club donates to Foundation

    The Bel-Ray Sunrise Lions Club donated $701 from its Chili Cook-off to support the Caring About Nutrition Program. Ron Brennan, left, & Angie Fyffe, right, presented the donation to Volunteer Jackie Boursheski & Jodie Huston, Foundation Exec. Director.
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    Raymore Lions Club donates to Ray-Pec Foundation

    Thanks to the Raymore Lions Club for donating $600 and a $100 Price Chopper gift card to support the Caring About Nutrition program! Club President Russ Scott presented the donations on May 10 to Jodie Huston, Foundation Executive Director.
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    District honors 2018 retirees at dinner

    The Raymore-Peculiar School District appreciates the dedication and years of service from this year's retirees. The District honored retirees at a dinner in their honor on May 14 at Loch Lloyd Country Club. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec High School announces Students of the Month for May

    Congratulations to the May Students of the Month at Ray-Pec High School. From left to right: Kaydrin Quest and Tristan Holmes-Dye (honored by the Optimist Club), and Abril Fasani and Maquire Copeland (honored by the Belton-Raymore Rotary Club).
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    Students learn about careers in construction industry

    These Ray-Pec High School students attended the iBuild Showcase on April 18 at Bartle Hall. The annual iBuild Showcase brings students together with industry professionals to learn about careers that are connected to the construction industry. Read on...
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    RPHS Yearbook receives award from publisher

    The Ray-Pec High School Panther yearbook was awarded Walsworth Publishing's Gallery of Excellence award for 2018. Walsworth honors fewer than 5 percent of its books with this award based on superior work in theme, coverage, design, photography and copy. Read on...
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    Students teach computer repair to other students

    Students in Debra Ivanuska’s IT Essentials class at RPHS worked all year learning to repair a computer. On April 27, they taught students in Janet Allen's Business Essentials class basic terminology, and how to disassemble and reassemble the computer. Read on...
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    Country Club Bank donates to Ray-Pec Foundation

    Country Club Bank donated $2,500 to the RP Public School Foundation. From left: Board Member Mike Medsker, Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees, Heather Austin with Country Club Bank, Foundation Exec. Director Jodie Huston, and Board Member Allison Bruflat. Read on...
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    Rotary donates to Ray-Pec Public School Foundation

    Belton-Raymore Rotary Club President Cami Marcom, at right, presents a $1,000 doantion to (from left) Ray-Pec Public School Foundation Board Member Dana Jermain, Foundation President Phil Parke, and Foundation Executive Director Jodie Huston. Read on...
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    Students sign letters of intent to continue activities in college

    Eleven students have signed letters of intent to continue their activities at the college level. The students participated in a signing ceremony on May 8 at Ray-Pec High School. Read on...
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    School Road is open!

    The construction on School Road was completed ahead of schedule, and the road opened for traffic Wednesday morning, May 9. Thanks for your patience and understanding as the City of Peculiar and Cass County completed this final portion of improvements. Read on...
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    Rotary Club recognizes May Students of the Month

    Maguire Copeland, left, and Abril Fasani, right, were honored on May 9 by the Belton-Raymore Rotary Club as the Ray-Pec High School Students of the Month for May. They are pictured with Club President Cami Marcom.
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    District names Scott Dobson as Director of Facilities

    The School Board approved hiring Scott Dobson as Director of Facilities, effective July 2. Dobson has been the Maintenance Supervisor at Ray-Pec since the 2015-2016 school year. Previously, he was an electrician in the Buildings and Grounds Department. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec competes in State Trap Shooting Competition

    On April 28, Ray-Pec competed in the Paul Larsen Memorial High School State Trap Shooting Competition. Top shooters for the Panthers included Junior Hayden Rains, shooting 94/100, and Senior Caleb Cohen, shooting 97/100. Read on...
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    East Middle School honors April Students of the Month

    Congratulations to the Ray-Pec East Middle School Students of the Month for April. Read on...
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    South Middle School honors April Students of the Month

    Congratulations to the Ray-Pec South Middle School Students of the Month for April. They were recognized for their demonstration of the character trait of forgiveness. Read on...
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    Grant funds and volunteers enhance greenhouse lessons at RPSMS

    Seventh and eighth grade science students at Ray-Pec South Middle School are experiencing expanded hands-on learning in the school's greenhouse, thanks to $1,500 in grant money from the Ray-Pec Foundation and assistance from two local patrons. Read on...
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    Board recognizes Special Olympics basketball teams

    The School Board recently recognized the successful Special Olympics basketball teams. Grant Hornbeck, left, and Jag Davis , center, played on the 3 on 3 Unified Wolves team, which placed 1st at state. They are pictured with Board Member Susan Edmonsond. Read on...
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    Dr. Jerrod Fellhauer resigns as principal of Creekmoor Elementary

    Dr. Jerrod Fellhauer, principal of Creekmoor Elementary School, is resigning, effective June 30, to accept a similar position in the Lee's Summit School District. The School Board accepted Dr. Fellhauer's resignation at its April 26 meeting. Read on...
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    Cass Career Center presents end-of-year awards

    Cass Career Center on April 30 honored Senior Destinee Shehan as the Outstanding Sending School Senior from Ray-Pec High School. Destinee Shehan is in the Criminal Justice/CSI program. She is pictured with RPHS Associate Principal Dr. Kristina Martin. Read on...
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    Theatre students win state championship for one-act play

    Ray-Pec won the state championship for the one-act play, “The Diviners” and placed second in the state in Readers Theatre. Ray-Pec students also won other awards at the state speech, debate, and theatre tournament April 20-22. Read on...
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    Band and choir students receive many awards at state contest

    Band and choir students received many awards at the state music competition for solos and ensembles. The MSHSAA contest was April 26 in Columbia. Under a new rating system, students received given gold, silver or bronze medals for their performances. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec receives 10 Blue Star nominations

    Ray-Pec High School received 10 Blue Star nominations. The Blue Star awards honor excellence in high school musical theatre in the metro area. Ray-Pec received eight nominations for "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and two nominations for "Quilters." Read on...
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    District seeks feedback from parents and patrons

    The District is seeking feedback from parents, patrons and staff. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey linked below. Responses will help the District evaluate and improve our efforts. The survey will close May 30. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec wins TSA state championships in two events

    The Ray-Pec Technology Student Association Team came home with TWO championships from the State TSA Competition April 22-24 in Rolla. Ray-Pec placed first in the state in the events of "On Demand Video" and "Computer-Aided Design Engineering." Read on...
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    Board approves more than $750,000 in capital projects

    The Board on April 26 approved more than $750,000 in capital improvement projects to take place around the District. The District schedules projects each year, but the list is longer this year with the additional funds from the Prop R-P levy increase. Read on...
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    Joyce Noah is 2018 Volunteer of the Year

    The Raymore-Peculiar Council of PTAs announced Joyce Noah, left, as the 2018 Volunteer of the Year. The announcement came at a reception on April 26 to honor finalists. She is pictured with Tera Diepenbrock, president of the Ray-Pec Council of PTAs. Read on...
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    18 Ray-Pec singers selected for honor choirs

    18 Ray-Pec singers have been selected to participate in the all-state youth honor choirs at the Missouri Choral Directors Association conference July 18-21 in Jefferson City. Hundreds of students from across the state audition for the all-state choirs. Read on...
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    April Students of the Month at RPHS

    Congratulations to the April Students of the Month at Ray-Pec High School. From left to right: Samuel Fish and Adriana Wright were recognized by the Belton-Raymore Rotary Club, and Zachary Hill and Jillian Killpack were recognized by the Optimist Club.
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    Coaches Gaines inducted into Mo Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame

    Congratulations to Brad Gaines, who was inducted into the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Gaines has nearly 500 wins as a girls basketball coach. He coached the Ray-Pec girls for 7 years. Earlier, he coached at Oak Grove and Orrick. Read on...
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    Optimists honor RPHS students for academic excellence

    The Ray-Pec Sunrise Optimist Club honored 51 RPHS students at the April 22 Excellence in Education banquet. The event recognized 26 seniors, 15 juniors, and 10 sophomores, who are at the top of their respective classes in academic achievement. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec Cares seeks book donations

    Ray-Pec Cares, in conjunction with the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation, is collecting new and gently used books during a book drive Monday, April 23, through Friday, May 4. Books may be geared for beginning readers through young adults.
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    Rotary Club recognizes April Students of the Month

    The Belton-Raymore Rotary Club honored Ray-Pec High School Students of the Month Adriana Wright and Sam Fish during its April 18 lunch meeting. They are pictured with Club President Cami Marcom, at right.
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    Jones and King take oath of office for School Board

    Ashley Jones and Billy King take the oath of office during the April 16 special reorganization meeting of the School Board. Also during the meeting, the Board elected Kim Bailey to serve as president and Paul Coffman to serve as vice president. Read on...
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    School district officials meet with legislators

    On April 13, Rep. Donna Pfautsch, R-33, and Rep. Jack Bondon, R-56, spoke with officials from public school districts in Cass County to discuss issues being considered during the 2018 legislative session. Cass County Kids First organized the meeting. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec High School students receive state journalism awards

    Ray-Pec High School media students received state journalism awards for their work this year in high school publications. The state awards were presented during J-Day at the University of Missouri. Nearly 1,300 students and advisers attended the event. Read on...
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    RPHS students tour Glore Psychiatric Museum

    Senior Nate Henderson is strapped in a straitjacket and Senior Darren Fields is pictured at right during a tour of the Glore Psychiatric Museum in St. Joseph. Psychology classes of Derek Howard and Kelly Logan participated in a tour of the museum. Read on...
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    Students participate in innovation challenge

    Some members of the RPHS Student Leadership Team attended a MECA Challenge event at the Sprint Accelerator. MECA Challenge is a one-day innovation competition, where students work in teams with an entrepreneur mentor to solve a real-world problem. Read on...
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    RPHS to present comedy, 'The Nerd'

    The Raymore-Peculiar High School Theatre Department presents the comedy, "The Nerd." Remaining performances of the show will be in the Academy Theatre at Ray-Pec High School at 7:30 p.m. April 13 and 14, and at 2:30 p.m. April 15. Read on...
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    Beneke and Weida receive annual staff awards

    Congrats to Teacher of the Year Brett Beneke and Support Staff Employee of the Year Kelley Weida! Beneke teaches English Literature and Composition Teacher at Ray-Pec High School. Weida is the Administrative Assistant at Shull Early Learning Center. Read on...
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    Major Saver card sale raises more than $29,000 for Foundation and schools

    Thanks to everyone who supported the recent Major Saver card sale! More than $29,000 was raised for the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation and participating schools. Janet Shelman with Major Saver announced the results on April 10. Read on...
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    SMS recognizes Students of the Month for empathy

    The Ray-Pec South Middle School Students of the Month for March were recognized for demonstrating the character trait of empathy. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec Sunrise Optimist Club donates to CAN program

    Thanks to the Ray-Pec Sunrise Optimist Club for donating $650 to the Caring About Nutrition program. Jodie Huston, Executive Director of the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation, left, received the donation at the March 27 club meeting. Read on...
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    Voters approve Prop R-P

    Ray-Pec voters approved Prop R-P with 57.27% approval. Prop R-P asked for a 75-cent operating levy increase. At the same time, the district will decrease its debt service tax rate by 30 cents, resulting in a net tax rate increase of 45 cents. Read on...
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    Voters elect Jones and King to School Board

    Voters on April 3 elected Ashley Jones and Billy King to serve 3-year terms on the Ray-Pec School Board. Jones and King will take the oath of office during a special reorganization meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, April 16, at the Administrative Services Center. Read on...
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    Band brings home many awards from Chicago festival

    RPHS band students were among more than 30 ensembles and 900 students from many states who performed March 24 in Chicago. The Wind Ensemble placed first in the competition with a score of 98 points. Read on for a long list of awards. Read on...
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    East Middle School honors March Students of the Month

    Ray-Pec East Middle School announces its Students of the Month for March. Read on...
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    TSA presents plaques to Board members

    Teacher Ivan Robision and the Technology Student Association presented School Board members on March 22 with laser-etched black granite plaques to honor their service. Read on...
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    Board honors students for technical theatre achievements

    The School Board recognized four students for for placing 4th in the Missouri Tech Challenge at the 2018 Missouri State Thespian Festival. From left: Becca Bessette, Nick Hime, Peter Dyreng, and Riley Linn are pictured with Board Member Maria Davies. Read on...
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    Board recognizes Garrett LaBelle as All-State Wrestler

    The Board on March 22 recognized Garrett LaBelle for finishing 6th at the State Wrestling meet. Garrett competed in the 132-pound weight class in Class 4. His finish qualified him as an All-State Wrestler. He is pictured with Board Member Ryan Wescoat. Read on...
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    Rotary Club recognizes Students of the Month

    Seniors Aaron Fuller and Cassie Kruse were recognized on March 21 as the Ray-Pec High School March Students of the Month by the Belton-Raymore Rotary Club. They are pictured with Rotary Club President Cami Marcom, at right. Read on...
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    Choir students qualify for state with solo and ensemble events

    Vocal music students are headed to state after 16 entries received Superior "1" ratings at the District Solo and Ensemble Competition March 17 in Grain Valley. The state competition is April 26. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec teams win medals at Special Olympics basketball tournament

    Ray-Pec Special Olympics athletes won medals at the March 17 state basketball tournament. The 3 on 3 Unified Super Senior Team and the 3 on 3 Unified Wolves Team won gold medals. The 3 on 3 Unified Panthers Team won silver, and Team Skills won bronze. Read on...
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    Student qualifies for DECA international competition

    Congratulations to Maddie Welty (second from left in front), who qualified to compete at the DECA International Career Development Conference April 20-25 in Atlanta. She qualified by placing 5th in Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling at state. Read on...
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    Kindergarten Roundup is March 21 at each elementary school

    Parents of children who will turn age 5 before Aug. 1 are invited to attend Kindergarten Roundup. Please attend one session (5 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.) on Wednesday, March 21, at the school your child will attend for the 2018-2019 year. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec students qualify for state band competition

    Forty Ray-Pec High School band students, in 33 events, qualified for state following District competition March 17 in Grain Valley. Students receiving exemplary ratings of "1" advanced to state with solos and ensembles. Read on...
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    Support Staff Employee of the Year finalists

    Congratulations to the finalists for Ray-Pec 2018 Support Staff Employee of the Year: Lisa Baird, Katherine Floyd, Jarod Kientz, Linda Portman, Corrie Posey, Brenda Reinholdt, and Kelley Weida. The finalists will be honored at a banquet on April 11. Read on...
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    Teacher of the Year finalists

    Congratulations to the finalists for Ray-Pec 2018 Teacher of the Year: Brett Beneke, Kevin Crean, Monica Curtis, Jennifer Milligan, Tammy Novak, Stephanie Parris, Brianna Pennington, Kristie Robinson, Brenda Sehorn, and Brooke Urbina, RPSMS. Read on...
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    RPHS Senior is Cass Career Center Student of the Month

    RP's Quentin Thompson, a senior studying Automotive Technology, is the Cass Career Center March Student of the Month. He was selected for his leadership and for volunteering outside of class to help others. At left is Jeri Weir from the Cass County Elks. Read on...
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    Another section of School Road to close March 15

    Effective March 15, School Road will close from the West Peculiar Fire station to 195th Street for construction. All traffic to the Ray-Pec main campus will enter from the south. The project is directed by the City of Peculiar and Cass County. Read on...
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    Lucky 13.1 half-marathon and 5K results

    More than 100 runners and walkers participated in the Lucky 13.1 half-marathon and 5K on March 10 at Ray-Pec High School. The 5K winner was Derek Taylor, 23, with a time of 18:26.8. The female 5K winner was Ray-Pec student Rylee Pettengill, 11 (24:10.4). Read on...
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    Students visit Operating Engineers Local 101

    Practical Arts Teacher Steve Hatfield took a group of Ray-Pec High School students to visit the training site for Operating Engineers Local 101 on March 9. The students learned more about this career and what it takes to become a Local 101 Operator. Read on...
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    South Middle School honors February Students of the Month

    Congratulations to the Raymore-Peculiar South Middle School Students of the Month for February. These students were recognized for being honest. Read on...
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    East Middle School honors February Students of the Month

    Congratulations to the East Middle School Students of the Month for February! Read on...
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    Student honored with Outstanding Musicianship award

    The South Middle School Jazz Band earned "Outstanding" ratings at the UCM Jazz Festival and “Excellent” ratings at Pittsburg State’s Jazz Festival. At both events, Ayden Daugherty received an award of Outstanding Musicianship for his trumpet solo . Read on...
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    Prowlers dance team competes at nationals

    The Prowlers competed in the NDA High School National finals for the first time in school history. The Prowlers placed 16th in pom, 16th jazz and 12th in team performance. The event was also attended by Ray-Pec High School Athletic Director Tom Kruse.
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    Dr. Monsees talks about Prop R-P at Rotary Club meeting

    Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees talked about Prop R-P at the Belton-Raymore Rotary Club meeting. Prop R-P proposes a 75-cent operating levy increase. At the same time, the debt service tax levy will decrease 30 cents, for a net tax increase of 45 cents. Read on...
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    SMS students compete in archery tournament

    Forty-one 6th and 7th graders in the Lifetime Sports classes at Ray-Pec South Middle School competed in an after-school archery tournament on Feb. 14. Jaxon Sloan was the winner, Korie Jaspersen placed 2nd, and Bryce Galtin placed 3rd. Read on...
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    RPHS seeks judges for Senior DRIVE projects

    Ray-Pec High School is seeking judges to give feedback on Senior DRIVE projects. DRIVE stands for Directed, Real-World, Innovative, Venture, Experience. Judging will take place at the April 25 Senior DRIVE project Community Night. (Approximately 5-8 p.m.) Read on...
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    Foundation honors First Church of Peculiar with Partners in Education award

    First Church of Peculiar received the Partners in Education award from the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation. First Church and its members collectively contribute about $10,000 per year to the Foundation's Caring About Nutrition program. Read on...
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    Foundation honors Larry Dobson as Partner in Education

    Larry Dobson received the Partners in Education award from the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation. He was introduced at the annual Gala on Feb. 24. Larry served many years on the Foundation Board of Directors and chaired its Alumni Committee. Read on...
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    Pleasant Hill 6th grader wins Cass County Spelling Bee

    Brady Hughes from Pleasant Hill is the Cass County Spelling Bee Champion. After 12 rounds, Brady spelled “lithe” to win the Bee. Runner-up was Samara Lewis from the Midway School District. Brady advances to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Read on...
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    Board recognizes Stonegate Elementary as PLC Exemplary School

    The School Board on Feb. 22 recognized Stonegate Elementary for being named a Professional Learning Communities Exemplary School. From left: Board President Kim Bailey, Principal Doug Becker, Stonegate Secretary Stephanie Como, and Teacher Deanna Dawson. Read on...
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    Board recognizes Peculiar Elementary as PLC Exemplary School

    The School Board on Feb. 22 recognized Peculiar Elementary School for being named a Professional Learning Communities Exemplary School. Sixteen schools statewide were honored. Pictured are School Board President Kim Bailey and Principal Rob Weida. Read on...
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    East Middle School honors January Students of the Month

    Congratulations to the East Middle School Students of the Month for January! Sixth graders are in the front row and second row; 7th graders are in the third and fourth rows; and 8th graders are in the fifth and top rows. Read on...
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    School Board thanks Real Life Church

    The School Board thanked Real Life Church for work by its members to remodel and organize the Panther Closet. Lead Pastor Sean Petrie, center, and his wife, Diane Petrie, are pictured with Board President Kim Bailey, at left. Read on...
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    Board recognizes Todd Schnake for directing 100th show

    The School Board on Feb. 22 recognized High School Theatre Teacher Todd Schnake for his milestone achievement of directing 100 theatrical productions at Ray-Pec. Congratulations! He is pictured with School Board President Kim Bailey. Read on...
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    RPHS announces delegates for Missouri Boys State

    These students are nominated to attend Missouri Boys State in June at the University of Central Missouri (from left): Trent Oberlander, Alec Rath, Shane Martin, Derek Beauchamp, Austin Gardiner (alternate), Brandon Rayos (alternate), and William Greble. Read on...
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    RPHS announces delegates for Missouri Girls State

    RPHS announces its delegates to Missouri Girls State: Becca Bessette, Cecelia Moss (alt), Sydney Booth (alt), Tammy Yang, Jordan Wright, Kamryn Martin, & Mackenzie Loftin. Community organizations are paying the fees for the students to participate. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec annual Physical Night moved to Feb. 22

    Physical Night is from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Ray-Pec High School. Physicians and healthcare providers will conduct the physical exams. The cost is $15. The exam will meet the requirement for spring semester and the 2018-2019 school year. Read on...
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    Board members attend Legislative Forum in Jefferson City

    Ray-Pec Board members joined others from across the state at the Missouri School Boards' Association Legislative Day on Feb. 13. From left: Ruth Johnson, Susan Edmonsond, and Board President Kim Bailey. It was Public Schools' Day at the Capitol.
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    RPHS presents productions of Quilters and The Diviners

    RPHS presents productions of the musical Quilters and the play The Diviners. The shows aree presented on alternating nights on the same set with completely different groups of actors. Performances continue through Sunday, Feb. 18. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec DECA students qualify for state

    Ray-Pec High School students are headed for the state DECA Conference in 12 events after performing well at the District 3 contest Feb. 8. Fifty-four students competed at Districts in marketing, entrepreneurship and management events. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec wrestlers qualify for state tournament

    These wrestlers qualified for state following District competition. From left: Mason Pratt-160 lbs, 2nd place; Shane Martin-220, 4th; Garrett LaBellle-132, 2nd; Clint Herrick -182, 2nd; and Joey Stallone-195, 3rd place. The state tournament is Feb. 15-17. Read on...
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    Cass County school officials meet with legislators

    Representatives from public school districts in Cass County met Friday, Feb. 9, with Rep. Rick Brattin, R-55, and Rep. Donna Pfautsch, R-33; to learn more about issues expected to be discussed and considered during the 2018 legislative session. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec raises over $11,000 in Polar Plunge

    Ray-Pec continues its tradition of raising money for Special Olympics. A team of brave students and staff participated in the Polar Plunge on Jan. 27 at Longview Lake. Donations are still being tallied, but as of Feb. 8, the Ray-Pec team raised $11,579. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec CORP volunteers at Harvesters

    Fifty-six student members of C.O.R.P. (Community Outreach Ray-Pec) participated in a service project on Jan. 23 at Harvesters. The group packaged over 130 boxes of food for hungry people.
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    Free Good Neighbors, Strong Community conference is Feb. 10

    Plan to attend the FREE Good Neighbors, Strong Community event on Feb. 10 at Ray-Pec High School. Read on...
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    Fourteen student-athletes sign letters of intent

    Fourteen student-athletes have signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at the college level. The students participated in a signing ceremony on Feb. 7 at Ray-Pec High School. Read on...
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    South Middle School honors January Students of the Month

    Congratulations to the South Middle School Students of the Month for January. These students were recognized for demonstrating self-control. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec wins sweepstakes at Oak Grove forensics tournament

    Ray-Pec placed first in the sweepstakes out of 10 schools at the Oak Grove Forensics Tournament on Feb. 3. Ray-Pec placed first in Humorous Interpretation, Duo Interpretation, Informative Speaking, and Extemporaneous Speaking. See more results... Read on...
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    Ray-Pec Foundation awards more than $10,500 in grants

    It was hard to say who was more excited - teachers or students - to see the Prize Patrol arrive with giant checks. Led by Foundation Vice President Shauna Stephenson, the group surprised teachers and presented more than $10,500 in grants on Jan. 31. Read on...
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    Two Ray-Pec elementary schools honored for commitment to professional learning

    Peculiar Elementary School and Stonegate Elementary School were among 16 schools statewide that were named Professional Learning Communities Exemplary Schools. The schools were recognized Jan. 30-31 during the Powerful Learning Conference. Read on...
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    8th grader Olivia Burton is the District Spelling Bee Champion

    Congratulations to Olivia Burton, the District Spelling Champ! Olivia is an 8th grader at Ray-Pec South Middle School. Her winning word was "lunatic" in the 9th round of the bee. She will represent Ray-Pec at the Cass County Spelling Bee on March 6. Read on...
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    Board recognizes All-State football player Zach Starforth

    The Raymore-Peculiar School Board on Jan. 25 recognized Senior Zach Starforth for being selected for the All-State Football Second Team. He is pictured with Board Member Paul Coffman. Zach was also selected for the All-District First Team.
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    'Ray-Pec Has Heart' food drive to benefit CAN program

    A food drive to benefit the Caring About Nutrition program kicks off Jan. 26 at Ray-Pec High School Courtwarming. The food drive continues Jan. 29 to Feb. 2 with daily donation themes and an in-store food drive Feb. 3 at the Raymore Price Chopper. Read on...
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    School Board honored at Jan. 25 business meeting

    It’s School Board Recognition Week, and the Board was honored at its Jan. 25 meeting. Front row: Vice President Kim York and Maria Davies. Back row: Ruth Johnson, Susan Edmonsond, Paul Coffman, President Kim Bailey, and Ryan Wescoat.
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    Top spellers to compete in District Spelling Bee on Jan. 23

    Good luck to the competitors in the District Spelling Bee, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at Eagle Glen Elementary School! The winner will receive a trophy, a Visa gift card, and the opportunity to represent Ray-Pec at the Cass County Spelling Bee. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec places 2nd in individual events sweepstakes at Conference

    Ray-Pec placed second in the individual events sweepstakes at the Greater Kansas City Suburban Conference tournament Jan. 19-20 in Blue Springs. First-place finishers were Ian Van Horn in Humorous Interpretation and Ella Schnake in Storytelling. Read on...
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    Debates place 5th at Greater KC Suburban Conference Tournament

    Ray-Pec placed fifth in the debate sweepstakes at the Greater Kansas City Suburban Conference tournament Jan. 19 and 20. Ray-Pec's top finisher was Julie Garibay, who placed 2nd in Lincoln-Douglas Debate. Read on...
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    School Board Recognition Week

    School Board Recognition Week is Jan. 21-27. Thanks to our Board members for the vital role they play in the education of our children. Front row: Kim York and Maria Davies. Back: Kim Bailey, Paul Coffman, Ryan Wescoat, Susan Edmonsond, and Ruth Johnson. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec High School announces Students of the Month

    Congrats to Ray-Pec High School January Students of the Month (from left): John Baker, Hannah Hornbeck, Shelby Martinez, and Mohson Chouhdry. John and Hannah are being honored by the Rotary Club. Shelby and Mohson are being honored by the Optimist Club.
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    High School Student Leadership Team visits 6th graders

    On Jan. 12, the Ray-Pec High School Student Leadership Team visited with 6th graders from Ray-Pec South Middle School for their annual Leadership Training with a lessons about the Power of Positive Thinking. Read on...
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    District seeks nominations for annual employee awards

    The Ray-Pec School District is seeking nominations for the 2018 Teacher of the Year and Support Staff Employee of the Year. A banquet on April 11 will honor the award finalists. Nomination letters for both awards programs are due by Feb. 23. Read on...
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    Belton-Raymore Rotary Club recognizes Student of the Month

    Hannah Hornbeck, left, was honored on Jan. 17 by the Belton-Raymore Rotary Club as a Ray-Pec High School Student of the Month for January. She is pictured with Club President Cami Marcom.
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    Theatre students win awards at State Thespian Festival

    Ray-Pec Theatre students participated in the Missouri State Thespian Festival Jan. 11-13 in St. Louis.Missouri State Thespians is affiliated with the Educational Theatre Association and its student organization the International Thespian Society. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec places 4th in Tech Challenge at State Thespian Festival

    Ray-Pec placed fourth out of 30 schools in the Tech Challenge at the Missouri State Thespian Festival Jan. 11-13 in St. Louis. Riley Linn placed first in Lighting, Nick Hime placed third in Sound, and Peter Dyreng received a Tech Scholarship. Read on...
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    South Middle School honors December Students of the Month

    Congratulations to the Ray-Pec South Middle School Students of the Month for December. Standing, from left: Cooper, Chance, Isaiah, Katy, Grant, Nick, Ava, Molly, Paige, Aidan, and Nancy. Sitting, from left: Jonah, Isabella, Hannah, and Kristin. Read on...
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    School Board recognizes All-State band students

    The School Board on Dec. 21 recognized students chosen for All-State Band. From left: Tammy Yang, 1st chair mallet and 5th chair timpani; Zane Brown, 7th chair trumpet; Cate Wilhite, 8th chair oboe; & Board Member Ruth Johnson. Not pictured: Brooke Hord. Read on...
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    Course Planning and Informational Night for grades 9-12

    Students currently in grades 8-11 and their parents are invited to attend Course Planning and Enrollment Informational Night from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at Ray-Pec High School, to obtain information to help plan for 2018-2019. Read on...
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    Nomination period now open for LEAP program for gifted learners

    Logic, Enrichment, and Academic Pursuit (LEAP) is a program for students in grades 2-8 who have been identified as gifted learners. Parents or teachers may nominate students in grades 1-7 to be evaluated for LEAP. Nominations are due by Jan. 28. Read on...
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    School Board recognizes Finance Department for budget award

    The Board recognized the Finance Department for receiving the Meritorious Budget Award for the third straight year. From left: Chief Financial Officer Cynthia Byous, Bookkeeper Cheryl Tipton, Finance Specialist Pam Hecker, and Board Member Ruth Johnson. Read on...
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    School Board approves new Strategic Plan for 2018-2022

    The School Board approved the new Strategic Plan, outlining a 5-year road map to the future. With student success as the primary focus, the plan is has three focus areas: Success Ready Students, High Quality Staff, and Financial Responsibility. Read on...
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    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...

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