Public School Foundation/Alumni

4th annual MAD Dash is May 5

The Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation presents its fourth annual MAD Dash 5K Walk/Run on Friday, May 5, 2017, at Raymore Recreation Park. Registration opens at 5:45 p.m., and the walk/run begins at 6:30 p.m. Registration is $15 for adults and $10 for students. Register by April 21 to guarantee a T-shirt. Current Ray-Pec employees are free and receive a free T-shirt, if registered by April 21. (Must participate to receive T-shirt.)
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Lions Club donates to Caring About Nutrition program

Thanks to the Bel-Ray Lions Club for donating $505 to the Caring About Nutrition (CAN) program! Lion Meryl Lange presented the check to Allison Bruflat and the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation Board of Directors on April 20. The money was raised at the Lions Club chili cook-off in February.

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In the front row, from left: Kim York, Meryl Lange, Allison Bruflat, Pam Steele, and Allison Scott. In the back row: Dr. Kari Monsees, Larry Dobson, Phil Parke, Jodie Huston, Rich Bartow, and Leo Anderson.

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Todd Krass, chief executive officer of Belton Regional Medical Center, presents a check for $1,000 from the hospital's Medical Staff to Jodie Huston, Executive Director of the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation. At left is Raymore-Peculiar School District Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees.

Major Saver campaign raises $35,805

This year marks the most successful Major Saver campaign in Raymore-Peculiar School District history, raising $35,805! Students and schools sold 4,774 cards to raise $17,913.75 for the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation and $17,891.25 for the participating schools. Chris Ary, vice president of operations for Major Saver, presented checks on April 13 to the Foundation and to principals of the participating schools. 
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During the fundraiser, students sell discount cards that offer buy-one-get-one deals at areas restaurants and businesses. This year, the cards sold for $15. 

Each school received a check based on the number of cards sold:

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  • Creekmoor Elementary, $3,303.75
  • Peculiar Elementary, $2,467.50
  • Raymore Elementary, $3,060
  • Shull Elementary, $1,650
  • Stonegate Elementary, $1,905
  • Timber Creek Elementary, $2,553.75
  • Bridle Ridge Intermediate, $1,728.75
  • Eagle Glen Intermediate, $1,222.50
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CCAEOP donates personal items to Ray-Pec Cares

The Cass County Association of Educational Office Professionals collected personal items, including socks and hygiene products, for Ray-Pec Cares. Pam Steele, CCAEOP member and Missouri AEOP president, and Tina Fowler, CCAEOP Corresponding Secretary, present donations to the Foundation Board.
Front row, from left: Kim York, Foundation Executive Director Jodie Winter Huston, Pam Steele, Tina Misner Fowler, and Allison Bruflat. In the back row: Phil Parke, Dr. Kari Monsees, Matt Hocker, and Rich Bartow.

Rotary Club donates $500
to Ray-Pec Foundation

The Belton-Raymore Rotary Club presented $500 to the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation on March 15. Pictured, from left: Foundation Executive Director Jodie Huston, Foundation Board Member Allison Bruflat, and Rotary Club President Eric Collins.
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Raymore Lions Club donates $500 to Foundation

The Raymore Lions Club presented $500 to the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation on March 9. Pictured, from left: Darren Kennedy of the Lions Club, Foundation Executive Director Jodie Huston, Foundation Board Member Allison Bruflat, and Foundation Board Member Allison Scott.

Major Saver campaign

The annual Major Saver card sale ended on March 2, but you may still order a card for a limited time. Major Saver cards can be purchased online at or by contacting Foundation Executive Director Jodie Huston at 816-892-1368 or

The $15 cards feature 19 buy-one-get-one-free offers. Last year, the Foundation and participating schools raised over $32,900 through the sale of Major Saver cards.

The 2017 participating businesses include: Price Chopper, Little Pig BBQ, El Dorado, Dairy Queen, Papa John’s, Taco Bell, Golden Corral, Burger King, Tara’s Café & Malt Shop, 54 th Street, Jose Pepper’s, Sonic, Paradise Park, McDonald’s, Skyzone, Merle’s American Tavern, Brewbakers, Enjoy Thai Cuisine, and Jump City.
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Donation from Peculiar Charitable Foundation

Thanks to the Peculiar Charitable Foundation for donating $5,000 to the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation. Larry Dobson and Scott Dobson, representing the Peculiar Charitable Foundation, presented the donation on Dec. 5, 2016.

Pictured from left: Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees; Jodie Huston, Executive Director of the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation; Larry Dobson, Director of the Peculiar Charitable Foundation and the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation; and Scott Dobson, Director of the Peculiar Charitable Foundation and Maintenance Supervior for the Ray-Pec School District.

Winner's 5-minutes grocery grab valued at over $1,550

Angie Winchel grabbed more than $1,550 worth of groceries during the Grocery Grab on Dec. 10 at Cosentino's Price Chopper in Raymore. Four other winners each received a $100 Price Chopper gift card: Kara Bartow, Madison Bossler,  Carl Kent, and Michele Stidham. Interestingly, Angie was not the original winner.

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On Saturday, Dec. 10, the five semi-finalists arrived at the store to review the Grocery Grab rules. Four names were drawn for $100 gift cards. Carl Kent won the grand prize of the 5-min shopping spree. And then he did something incredible. He offered the shopping spree to one of the other winners in exchange for their gift card. He picked a number between 1 and 100, and let the other finalists select a number.

Angie Winchel won the shopping spree (thanks to Carl's generosity). While thanking Carl and his wife, she shared that the timing was wonderful for her family.

This was the second annual Cosentino's Grocery Grab and Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation fundraiser.

The fundraiser offered a chance to buy a ticket for $5, for the opportunity to win a 5-minute grocery shopping spree or one of four $100 gift cards. Each ticket includes a coupon for $5 off a grocery purchase of $50 or more.

Grocery Grab 2016

Prize drawing for 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.

The first drawing was from names of all employees who contribute. The second drawing was for new givers or employees who increased their giving level.

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Jennifer Gibson, assistant band director, won an iPad mini, donated by the Foundation, and Terry Foster, accompanist for vocal music, won a Chromebook, donated by Matt Hocker Agency – American Family Insurance. Hocker is a member of the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Pictured, from left: Jodie Huston, Foundation Executive Director; Jennifer Gibson; Terry Foster; and Matt Hocker.

Mini golf tournament

A mini golf tournament on Sept. 25 raised $500 for the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation. Thanks to everyone who participated in this fun event at Aaron's Family Fun Center. 

The golf tournament was hosted by Community Financial Services Group.

Congrats to the first place team of Shawn Jones, Lori Jones, Billie Godfrey, and Mike Godfrey! All four are Ray-Pec High School alumni. 
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The second place team (pictured at right) included: Sherry Proch, Todd Proch, Ron Greninger, and Diana Greninger.

Four golfers had a hold in one! Congratulations to Darren Kennedy, Adam Bartow, Doug Alexander, and Gary Davidson.
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Distinguished Alumni Award recipients honored at luncheon

2016 Distinguished Alumni Award winners Ted Martin (Class of 1985) and Dr. Sandy Clutter (Class of 1971) were the guests of honor at a Sept. 16 luncheon with the Foundation Board.
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Business of the Month

The Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation was recognized as the September Business of the Month by the Peculiar Chamber​ of Commerce during a Friday Coffee on Sept. 16 at the Ray-Pec School District Administrative Services Center. Holding the sign are Jodie Huston, Foundation Executive Director, and Phil Parke, Foundation Board President.
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New partnership

The Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation and the Ray-Pec Community Alliance announce their new partnership. The mission of the Foundation is to enhance educational opportunities for the benefit of our students, staff and community. As a registered prevention coalition with the Missouri Department of Mental Health, the Ray-Pec Community Alliance works to promote protective factors that lead to a decrease in violence, bullying and substance abuse in our community. In joining forces, the organizations hope to inspire community partnerships to support the needs of the community by bringing together existing resources. To learn more about the Alliance, you can find us on Facebook @Ray-Pec Community Alliance. You may also contact Director Allison Scott at


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.

The club collects donations from its members, and each quarter presents a contribution toward the program. Club members also volunteer one month each year to help pack the grocery bags for students in the program.

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Donation to CAN

Ed Russell, president of the Raymore-Peculiar Sunrise Optimist Club, stopped by today to present a $220 donation to the Foundation's Caring About Nutrition (CAN) program. Pictured from left: CAN Volunteer Jackie Boursheski, Russell, and Foundation Executive Director Jodie Huston.

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Thanks to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City for donating $2,000 to support the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation! Mike Daleo of Blue Cross Blue Shield, at right, presented the donation this week to Ray-Pec Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees.

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