Ray-Pec Cares

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Book donations 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, the District's alternative high school. On Nov. 17, the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation Board of Directors presented the books to English Teacher Kirshten Koehn and several students. 

Pictured in the front row: Board Member Allison Bruflat, Executive Director Jodie Huston, Student Nicole Byrnes, Student Ava Szilvasy, English Teacher Kirshten Koehn, Student Jax Gonzales, Board Member Allison Scott, and Board Member Don Laffoon.

In the back row: Board Vice President Shauna Stephenson, Board Member Matt Hocker, Board Member Brad Kiehl, Board Member Larry Dobson, Board Secretary Pam Steele, Board President Phil Parke, Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees, Board Member Leo Anderson, and Board Member Rich Bartow.

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Kick-off events for Ray-Pec Cares


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.

School staff and community members were invited to kick-off events on Nov. 14 and/or Nov. 16. At the open house style events, attendees could learning about current programs, such as Caring About Nutrition (CAN) and Adopt-a-Family. Attendees could also provide input on future programming. Ray-Pec Cares is considering a number of possible future programs, including a sports equipment closet, a clothing closet, a book/reading program, parenting groups, and more.