1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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...
  4. 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.
  5. 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...
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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.
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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.
  19. ribbon cutting invitation

    New interchange

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

    Homecoming Week at RPHS

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

    Distinguished Alumni

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

    Third place in singing competition

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

    Scholars with Distinction

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

    Music teacher performs

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

    Thank you!

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

    Ray-Pec scores well above state average on ACT

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

    Golf tournament

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

    Traffic flow

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

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