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Posted on: October 20, 2017

Foundation Prize Patrol awards 15 grants across District

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Printmaking supplies for Kellee Clark's art students at Raymore Elementary School and STEM kits for students at Shull Early Learning Center are just two examples of what will be purchased by Ray-Pec classroom teachers with $5,940 in grant awards, courtesy...

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Posted on: October 20, 2017

Board approves annual audit of District finances

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The Board of Education on Oct. 19 approved the audit of the District's finances for the year ended June 30, 2017. Brad Steele, CPA and partner from Westbrook & Co., P.C., presented a summary report. The District had a clean opinion on its financial st...

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Posted on: October 17, 2017

South Middle School choir students sing at NBA game

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Raymore-Peculiar South Middle School Performing Choirs “Cadenza” (8th Advanced), “The Interludes” (7th), and some select students from “The Chromatics” (6th) and Jazz Ensembles combined to sing T...

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Posted on: October 17, 2017

Three students selected for All State Choir

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Congratulations to Sarah Scott, Katie Clewell, and Talmage Kelley on being selected for the All State Honor Choir! They are pictured with Vocal Music Teacher Stephen Rew, second from right.

The All State Choir will perform at the Missouri Music Educators C...

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Posted on: October 16, 2017

Students sample foods from other countries

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As middle school students learn about other countries and languages, the lessons also include food!

Students in the Cultures and Languages Around the World class at East Middle School recently learned about France and its culture. Students at South Middle ...

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Posted on: October 16, 2017

Learn about programs of Ray-Pec Public School Foundation

Foundation Showcase

Come and learn more about the activities and programs of the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation at the Foundation Showcase, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Centerview, 227 Municipal Circle, Raymore. Refreshments will be served.

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Posted on: October 13, 2017

RPHS has two National Merit Commended Students

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Two Ray-Pec High School Seniors, Shane Bruflat and Trevor Diepenbrock, have been named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional acad...

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Posted on: October 13, 2017

School Board members attend and present at state conference

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All seven members of the Ray-Pec Board of Education attended the recent Missouri School Boards' Association annual conference in Lake Osage, Mo.The conference, which is the largest gathering of education leaders in the state, provided the opportunity to m...

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Posted on: October 11, 2017

Daily Grind coffee shop featured at statewide meeting

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Last weekend, school Board members and school leaders from across the state learned about the Rp Daily Grind, a coffee shop operated by students and located in the new library media center at Ray-Pec High School.

The six students in Tina Fultz’s Dual Credi...

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Posted on: October 12, 2017

Choir students perform at Kansas City Renaissance Festival

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Ray-Pec choir students, under the direction of Teacher Stephen Rew, performed several times on Oct. 7 at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival.

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

Public invited to help determine "What's Next for Ray-Pec?"

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The public is invited to attend a community forum at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at Ray-Pec High School to learn more about the Strategic Planning process. Patrons will also have the opportunity to reflect upon the list of potential strategies, suggest a...

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Posted on: October 9, 2017

Sophomore leads Panther boys at Conference cross country meet

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Sophomore Braden Zaner placed 10th and medaled at today's Suburban Gold Conference Cross Country meet on Oct. 7 at Lake Jacomo. Braden led the Panther varsity boys team with a time of 16.52.9. Braden also received Second Team All-Conference honors. Ray-Pe...

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Posted on: October 9, 2017

Girls are Suburban Gold Conference cross country champions

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Conference champions! The Ray-Pec girls cross country team won the Suburban Gold Conference meet on Oct. 7 at Lake Jacomo.

Ray-Pec placed first with 51 points, followed by Blue Springs South with 55 points, and Lee's Summit West with 59 points.

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

School Board honors Teacher Patrick Hemmingsen

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High School Science Teacher Patrick Hemmingsen was recognized at the Sept. 28 School Board meeting as one of 38 public educators selected to receive the California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence. He is pictured here with Board Member Ruth Johnson....

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Ray-Pec East Middle School announces Students of the Month

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Congratulations to the Ray-Pec East Middle School Students of the Month for September!

Sixth grade students in the front row, from left to right: Cayden Ballenger, Mackenzie Warinner and Tre Hill. Sixth grade students in the second row: Brayden Schulze, Se...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Student achievement honored at Ray-Pec High School

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On Wednesday, Sept. 27, Raymore-Peculiar High School honored students with academic honors earned during the 2016-2017 school year.

Students were recognized for achievements such as earning an Academic Letter, receiving the Lamp of Learning award,...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Families check out big trucks at Transportation Station night

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Young children and their families explored big trucks during "Transportation Station" night on Sept. 26 at Shull Early Learning Center. The event was planned for families who participate in Parents as Teachers and families with children attending Shull.

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Ray-Pec doubles team headed to state tennis tournament

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Patricia Moore and Josephine Moore are headed to the state tennis tournament in doubles. The pair defeated Springfield Central 6-4, 6-4, during individual sectional competition on Oct. 3 in Springfield.Also competing at sectionals for individual events wa...

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

Panther Pride Marching Band places 2nd at contest

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The Panther Pride Marching Band placed 1st in the large class during preliminary competition and second place in the finals at the Carl Junction Marching Festival on Sept. 30! Way to go!

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

Girls tennis team fares well at Districts

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The girls tennis team had a great showing during district competition in Joplin! After winning the team district championship on Thursday, the girls competed in individual events on Friday. Patricia and Josephine Moore placed first in doubles. Erica Corne...

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

Girls win KC Metro Classic cross country meet

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Congrats to the girls cross country team for winning the KC Metro Championships on Sept. 30. Ray-Pec hosted this meet, which includes the best schools from the Kansas City metro area. 

Five of the seven girls received individual medals. Miranda Di...

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Posted on: September 29, 2017

Patrick Hemmingsen honored with national teaching award

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Patrick Hemmingsen, science teacher at Ray-Pec High School, is one of 38 public educators who is receiving the prestigious California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence. He was given a $650 check and commemorative certificate during a faculty meeting ...

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Posted on: September 28, 2017

Girls tennis team wins District championship

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District champions! Wednesday night, the Ray-Pec girls tennis team defeated Joplin 5-1 to win the district title. The girls will compete in individual district competition on Sept. 28 in Joplin. 

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Posted on: September 27, 2017

Retired teacher donates books and supplies to Raymore Elementary

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Denise Miller, retired teacher of 34 years, center, recently presented gifts for students at Raymore Elementary School.

Miller presented art supplies to Art Teacher Kellee Clark, left, and books to Library Media Specialist Kat Pogatshnik, right.

Miller, a R...

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Posted on: September 27, 2017

Ray-Pec 6th grader to compete in American Royal youth rodeo

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Alaina Gatz, a sixth grader at Ray-Pec South Middle School, has qualified for the American Royal Youth Invitational Rodeo. Alaina will compete in Junior Barrel Racing on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 28.

The American Royal Invitational Youth Rodeo kicked off o...

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Posted on: September 27, 2017

South Middle School recognizes September Students of the Month

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Eighth grader Ruben Angel was also a Student of the Month for September at Ray-Pec South Middle School.

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Posted on: September 27, 2017

South Middle School announces Students of the Month

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Ray-Pec South Middle School announces its Students of the Month for September. In the front row, from left to right: Jacob Melhorn (6th), Leah Sloan (8th), Audrey Mitchell (6th), and David Ayers (6th). In the middle row: Rickey Zhao (8th), Cintia Soriano ...

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Posted on: September 26, 2017

First-ever alumni band performs at Homecoming

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The first ever Alumni Band performed with the Panther Pride Marching Band before Friday's football game. Former band members and band directors joined current students and directors to march and play the school fight song and the National Anthem.

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Posted on: September 25, 2017

Foundation hosts tailgate party for Ray-Pec alumni and staff

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Thanks to everyone who attended the Alumni/Staff tailgate party on Sept. 22 before the Homecoming football game. Special guests included the Distinguished Alumni Award recipients, the Alumni Band members, and the classmates from the Class of 1997!

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Posted on: September 25, 2017

Foundation honors Distinguished Alumni Award recipients

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Congratulations to the recipients of the Distinguished Alumni award! They were honored during halftime of the Sept. 22 Homecoming football game. Pictured from left: Chase Coffman holding son Elijah; Tricia Kauffman with daughter Margaret, wife of Cory Kau...

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Posted on: September 25, 2017

Homecoming King and Queen crowned

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Congratulations to the Homecoming King Logan Daniels and Queen India Kittrell! India was crowned at the Sept. 22 Homecoming football game. Logan was announced and crowned at the Sept. 23 night dance.

The rest of the Homecoming Court included: Juniors Julia...

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Posted on: September 21, 2017

Shatford speaks to Rotary Club about Early Learning

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Mary Shatford, Director of Shull Early Learning Center, was the guest speaker at the Sept. 20 Belton-Raymore Rotary Club meeting. She shared information about the relocation and expansion of early childhood programs in the Ray-Pec School District.

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Posted on: September 21, 2017

Rotary Club honors Students of the Month

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Brett Felz, left, and Alexandra Green, center, were honored on Sept. 21 by the Belton-Raymore Rotary Club as the Ray-Pec High School Students of the Month for September. They are pictured with Club President Cami Marcom. Each month, the club honors senior...

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

Board work session includes early childhood update

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The School Board met in a work session on Sept. 14 to hear updates about strategic planning and early childhood education, to review a Board self-evaluation, and to discuss hardship waiver requests. Watch the meeting:

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Posted on: September 15, 2017

Ray-Pec Homecoming game is Friday, Sept. 22

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Ray-Pec Homecoming football game is Sept. 22

The Ray-Pec High School Homecoming football game is at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at Panther Stadium. The Panthers will host the Blue Springs South Jaguars. Admission is $5 for adults, and $3 for students. Residen...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

Congratulations to candidates for Homecoming King and Queen

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Meet the candidates for Homecoming King and Queen and attendants! The Queen and female attendants will be introduced and the winners announced during half-time of the Homecoming football game. The King and male attendants will be announced at the Saturday...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

Junior students nominated for Homecoming Court

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Congratulations to these juniors nominated for the 2017 Homecoming Court! In the back row: Dominic Sanders, Austin Gardner, and Garrett Reasoner. In the front row:Emily Buasri, Janae Thurston, and Julia Fenaroli.

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Posted on: September 15, 2017

College and Career Fair set for Sept. 21 at High School

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The high school's 2017 College and Career Fair on Thursday, Sept. 21, will include representatives from nearly 70 institutions, including two-year and four-year colleges and universities, unions, trades, and military branches.

Seniors will attend between 9...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

Sophomores nominated for Homecoming Court

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Congratulations to these sophomores on being nominated for Homecoming attendants! In the back row: Peyton Ball, Luke Grimm, and Jackson Hilsabeck. In the front row: Paige Whitney, Kate Lagis, and Rylee Blake.

The Queen and female attendants will be introdu...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

Freshmen nominated for Homecoming Court

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Congratulations to these freshmen, who are candidates for the Homecoming Court. In the back row: Spencer Barr, Gunner Griffin, and Deshon Adams. In the front row: Faith Durham, Kylie Herndon, and Isabela Hinken.

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

First Church of Peculiar donates $3,000 to CAN food program

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First Church of Peculiar donated $3,000 to support the Caring About Nutrition program of the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation. Accepting the donation are Jodie Huston, Foundation Executive Director, and Allison Bruflat, Board Member.

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

Students selected for Women's Honor Choir

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Congratulations to Katlyn Taylor, MacKenzie Waide, and Avery Nickles, who were selected to perform in the West Central District Women's Honor Choir. They auditioned on Sept. 9. The choir will perform in a concert on Oct. 14 at Oak Grove High School.

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

RPHS singers selected for All District Honor Choir

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Congratulations to 14 Ray-Pec High School students selected to perform in the West Central District Honor Choirs. Students auditioned on Sept. 9. The honor choirs will perform in a concert on Oct. 14 at Oak Grove High School. During the afternoon rehearsa...

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

ACT composite score for Class of 2017 is above state average

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The 2017 graduating class of Ray-Pec High School scored above the state average on the ACT.  

Graduates of 2017 earned an average score of 20.9, compared to the state average of 20.4.

This is the second RPHS graduating class in which virtually ever...

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

Strategic Planning Committee considers 'What's next for Ray-Pec?'

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A newly formed Strategic Planning Committee is meeting throughout the fall to help revise and update the Raymore-Peculiar School District's plan. The first meeting was Sept. 5. 

After a welcome and introductions, Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees (a...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

High School students learn computer repair in IT class

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This week, students in the IT Essentials class learned to disassemble and reassemble Acer Chromebook computers as part of first steps toward earning a certification that can help a student obtain a job in the information technology field.

The 10 students i...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

District sets total tax levy at $4.9122

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The School Board on Aug. 24 approved the 2017 tax levy rate at $4.9122, a decrease from the rate of $5.0397 that had been in place since 2004.

The 2017 rate includes an operating levy of $3.5739 and a debt service levy of $1.3383 per $100 of assessed value...

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Posted on: September 1, 2017

District to offer ACT as one choice to high school juniors

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As part of its action on Aug. 24 to approve the District's Assessment Plan, the Raymore-Peculiar School Board voted to give Ray-Pec High School juniors the option of four assessments, including the ACT.

In spring 2018, juniors may choose from:

  • ACT, the nati...
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Posted on: September 1, 2017

Foundation announces 4 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients

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The Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation announces four recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award: Chase Coffman, Cory Kauffman, Cheryl Klein, and Sarah VanHooser Suiter. Each of the award recipients have excelled in their careers and have gi...

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

MOD Pizza donates $5,749 to Ray-Pec Cares

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MOD Pizza recently presented the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation with a check for $5,749 from its grand opening day sales. The money is earmarked for Ray-Pec Cares. Thanks to all who participated in the grand opening!

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Posted on: August 25, 2017

School Board thanks KCP&L for work at Shull Early Learning Center

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The School Board on Aug. 25 thanked KCP&L for its work at Shull Early Learning Center. KCP&L worked with the District as it upgraded equipment and buried electrical lines near the school's playground. Board Vice President Kim York is pictured with...

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Posted on: August 22, 2017

Traffic flow reminders for the main Ray-Pec campus

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The first day of school is tomorrow! If you are driving to the main campus, remember: School Road is closed for construction from Peculiar Way north to the Fire Station. This phase of the project continues through Nov. 1.

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Posted on: August 22, 2017

Board celebrates new name at Ray-Pec South Middle School

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On Aug. 21, Raymore-Peculiar School Board members commemorated the new school name at Raymore-Peculiar South Middle School. Board members visited the schools during the Meet the Teacher Night events.

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Posted on: August 22, 2017

Board commemorates new name for Eagle Glen Elementary School

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On Aug. 21, Raymore-Peculiar School Board members commemorated the new school name at Eagle Glen Elementary School.

Eagle Glen was previously an intermediate school for fifth and sixth grades.

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Posted on: August 22, 2017

School Board commemorates new name for Bridle Ridge Elementary School

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On Aug. 21, School Board members commemorated the new school name at Bridle Ridge Elementary School. From left: Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees, Board Member Susan Edmonsond, Board Member Ruth Johnson, Principal Missy Mattingly, Board Vice President Kim Y...

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

Taking a break to watch the eclipse

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Many Ray-Pec staff members took time to watch the solar eclipse. Although our community was outside the path of totality, staff wearing eclipse glasses could see the eclipse that peaked about 1:05 p.m., when the moon obscures 99.5 percent of the sun.

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

Foundation donated $100 physical education grant to Raymore Elementary

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The Foundation Board this morning presented $100 to Raymore Elementary School Physical Education Teacher Rebecca Dobson. The funds were raised during the Foundation's annual Make a Difference (MAD) 5K. Participants were able to vote for a school to receiv...

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

Girls donate lemonade stand proceeds to Foundation's CAN program

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Three young Stonegate Elementary School students conducted a lemonade stand and donated the $218.16 to the Caring About Nutrition program! The girls (from left) are Lucy Sparks, second grade; Jenna Sparks, second grade; and Landry Sparks, third grade. The...

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Posted on: August 18, 2017

District dedicates Shull Early Learning Center

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On Aug. 17, the District dedicated the Shull Early Learning Center. The event began with a welcome by Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees, who introduced past and present School Board members, and retired Superintendent Don Shull, the school's namesake.

Dr. Mo...

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Posted on: August 11, 2017

Solar Eclipse is today

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On Aug. 21, 2017, for the first time since 1918, a solar eclipse will be visible on a path across the United States. Our District will be just south of the path of totality for the solar eclipse.

For Raymore and Peculiar, the eclipse will start about 11:41...

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Posted on: August 17, 2017

District conducts dedication at Ray-Pec High School

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A dedication ceremony at Ray-Pec High School included current and past school board members, District and high school administrators, architecture and design professionals, and contractors. With a major addition and extensive renovation, the school looks ...

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

District recognizes employees for 10 years of service

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Thanks to these employees for 10 years of service to the Ray-Pec School District. They received pins at the Aug. 16 all-staff Convocation.

From left: Kellee Clark, Raymore Elementary; Risa Bullard, Raymore and Stonegate elementary schools; Diane Crane, Sou...

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Posted on: August 17, 2017

District honors employees for 10 years of service

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These employees received pins for 10 years of service.

From left: Stefani Russ, High School; Erin Lyon, High School; Calee McElwain, Middle School; Kristin Mason, Raymore Elementary; Stephen Rew, High School; Juline Norman, Creekmoor Elementary; Deb Muelle...

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Posted on: August 17, 2017

Employees honored for 20 years of service in the Ray-Pec School District

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Thanks to these employees for 20 years of service in the Ray-Pec School District! They were honored on Aug. 16 at the all-staff Convocation. Cindy Watson was inadvertently missed for this photo, so please give her an extra thanks if you see her! Cindy is ...

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Posted on: July 31, 2017

Dedication ceremonies set for Thursday, Aug. 17, at Shull and High School

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The District will celebrate new construction and renovated facilities at Shull Early Learning Center and Ray-Pec High School with ceremonies on Thursday, Aug. 17. A Dedication Ceremony is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at Shull Early Learning Center, 117...

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

Powder Puff football game ends in 6-6 tie

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Sunday's Powder Puff football game between the Prowlers dance team and the Varsity Cheerleaders ended in a 6-6 tie. There were also featured performances by the "Growlers" and the "Meerleaders." (Photo by Victor Carr)

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Posted on: August 17, 2017

District welcomes 48 new teachers for 2017-2018!

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The District welcomed new teachers for training and meetings on Aug. 11, 14, and 15 to kickoff the school year. Put a face with a name! 

All staff reported back to work on Aug. 16. After a District-wide Convocation, teachers and staff participated...

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Posted on: August 8, 2017

School Road closed from 211th to fire station

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When traveling to/from the main Raymore-Peculiar campus this fall, please be aware that School Road is closed from Peculiar Way north to the Fire Station through Nov. 1. The District has established traffic patterns guidelines to help traffic flow smoothl...

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Posted on: August 8, 2017

School Board approves 2017-2018 budget focused on Student Success

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The School Board on July 27 approved the revised budget for 2017-2018 that continues to reflect the District's primary focus of Student Success.

The budget includes the expansion of the Project Lead the Way program and early childhood education, as well as...

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Posted on: July 31, 2017

Board recognizes first class of graduates with IB diplomas

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The School Board on July 27 recognized students who graduated in May 2017 with an International Baccalaureate Diploma. This was the first year for Ray-Pec High School to have students graduate with an IB Diploma.

Pictured, from left: Connor Woodward, Malon...

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Posted on: July 31, 2017

Board recognizes State Champion Readers Theatre cast

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The School Board on July 27 honored Ray-Pec Theatre students for winning the state championship in Readers Theatre for the performance of "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" at the 2917 Missouri State High School Activities Association speech, deba...

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Posted on: July 24, 2017

Students perform in statewide honor choirs at MCDA conference

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Ray-Pec students from Bridle Ridge, Eagle Glen, East Middle School and Ray-Pec High School performed along with the best singers from around the state as part of honor choirs during the 2017 Missouri Choral Directors Association conference July 19-22 in J...

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Posted on: July 21, 2017

Garrison selected as Regional Teacher of the Year

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Raymore-Peculiar 2017 Teacher of the Year Dan Garrison was selected by the Regional Professional Development Center as one of two regional finalists for the Missouri Teacher of the Year. He is now among 32 Regional Teachers of the Year c...

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Posted on: July 20, 2017

Students teach computer skills to senior citizens

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This summer, students from Ray-Pec and Belton helped local senior citizens learn basic computer functions using a tablet. A graduation ceremony on Wednesday night celebrated the completion of the eight-week Cyber Seniors program.

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Posted on: July 19, 2017

Pam Steele appointed to state records board

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Congratulations to Pam Steele, executive assistant to the Superintendent and Board of Education secretary, who has been appointed to serve on the Missouri Local Records Board.

Because citizens have an ongoing need to access and obtain copies of various per...

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

Youth football and soccer camps cancelled

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Due to the heat, this week's Youth Football Camp for grades 2-7 and Youth Soccer Camp for grades K-6 are cancelled. Refunds will be issued to those who prepaid. The camps had been scheduled for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Please share the news with others.

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Posted on: July 5, 2017

School bus fleet passes inspection

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All buses serving the Raymore-Peculiar School District were inspected earlier this year and approved for service.

The Apple Bus fleet that serves Ray-Pec had a first-time-through pass rate of 96.3 percent, which is well above the state average of 90.24 per...

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Posted on: July 3, 2017

Band Director honored at Missouri Scholars Academy

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Ray-Pec High School Band Director John Wilson was honored during Teacher Recognition Day at the Missouri Scholars Academy. Scholar Tammy Yang, at right, nominated Wilson for the recognition.

2016 Ray-Pec grad Brayden Roberts, at left, was serving as a coun...

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Posted on: June 29, 2017

RPHS graduate also receives Associate's degree from MCC

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Matthew Feith, pictured at far right, had two commencement ceremonies this year. He received his diploma from Ray-Pec High School and his Associate in Applied Science degree from Metropolitan Community College. Matthew is one of seven students pictured he...

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Posted on: June 29, 2017

Summer choral institute encourages young singers

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Ray-Pec singers participated in the 5th annual Kantorei Summer Choral Institute, June 19-25, in Kansas City. This select event encourages young artists to grow by working with world renowned clinicians.

In the back row, from left: Madison Klein, Miles Sell...

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Posted on: June 29, 2017

Ray-Pec singers attend choral institute

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Ray-Pec singers participated in the 5th annual Kantorei Summer Choral Institute, June 19-25, in Kansas City. This select event encourages young artists to grow by working with world renowned clinicians.

In the back row, from left: Samuel Reicher, William R...

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Posted on: June 27, 2017

Participation in sports/activities increases student success

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In his annual program update, Activities Director Tom Kruse provided data reaffirming that the grades of students involved in a sport or activity continue to be higher than the grades of students who do not participate in an activity.

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Posted on: June 27, 2017

Masonic Lodge of Lee's Summit donates to CAN

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Will Jennens, representing the Masonic Lodge of Lee's Summit, presents a donation of $1,200 to support CAN to Foundation Executive Director Jodie Huston.

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

School Board recognized for state honors

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During its June 22 meeting, the School Board was recognized for receiving two prestigious state-level awards from the Missouri School Boards’ Association. The Board was one of only 16 boards statewide selected as an Outstanding Board of Educatio...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Board recognizes All-State track and field athletes

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The School Board on Thursday night recognized Ray-Pec track and field athletes for earning All-State medals at the state track and field meet May 26 and 27 at Jefferson City High School. Board President Kim Bailey, at right, is pictured with four of the s...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Board recognizes choir students for "1" rating

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The School Board on June 22 recognized choir students who earned an exemplary ("1") rating at the Missouri State high School Solo and Ensemble Contest. Board Member Paul Coffman, at right, congratulates Sam Reicher, who received a "1" ...

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Posted on: June 20, 2017

First Church of Peculiar donates to CAN

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First Church of Peculiar recently donated $3,000 to the Caring About Nutrition program. Larry Teter, on behalf of the congregation, presented the donation on June 4 to Foundation Board Member Allison Bruflat. CAN is a program of the Foundation.

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Posted on: June 19, 2017

Ray-Pec students tour Europe

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A group of Raymore-Peculiar students are traveling in Europe on a trip planned by the high school foreign language teachers. Spanish Teacher Heidi Lanksbury shared these photos of some of the places they have visited. Students on the trip are: Kobe Bennet...

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Posted on: June 16, 2017

Coach Gaines inducted into GKC Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame

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Congratulations to Coach Brad Gaines, who was inducted into the Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame during last night’s Kansas vs. Missouri All-Star Game!

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

2017 graduate receives Comcast scholarship

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Ray-Pec High School 2017 graduate Matthew Argotsinger is one of 12 Kansas City area students to receive a scholarship from Comcast as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. He will receive $1,000 for the 2017-2018 school year.

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

RPEMS announces second semester honor rolls

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Raymore-Peculiar East Middle School announces the second semester honor rolls for the 2016-2017 school year. Students with a grade point average of 3.50 to 4.0 are named to the Principal’s Honor Roll. Students with a grade point average of 3.0 t...

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Posted on: June 12, 2017

Ray-Pec Board members recognized at state conference

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Board Member Ruth Johnson was elected to the Missouri School Boards’ Association Board of Directors, during the annual MSBA Leadership Summit.

She represents Region 4, which includes Cass, Clay, Jackson, and Platte counties...

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Posted on: June 12, 2017

Two more state-level awards for Ray-Pec School Board

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For the third consecutive year, the Ray-Pec School Board received two prestigious state-level awards from the Missouri School Boards’ Association. The Ray-Pec Board was one of only 16 boards statewide selected as an Outstanding Board of Educatio...

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

Optimist Club awards scholarships to 5 Ray-Pec students

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School Board President Kim Bailey was the guest speaker at the Ray-Pec Sunrise Optimist Club annual Scholarship Award Dinner on May 30 at Carnegie Village. Five students were honored and received $1,000 scholarships.

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

Legislators meet with school board members and administrators

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Members of Cass County Kids First met with legislators for breakfast on Friday, June 2, at the Raymore-Peculiar School District Administrative Services Center.

Legislators shared brief comments about the 2017 session, and then answered questions from those...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

RPHS announces second semester Honor Rolls

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Raymore-Peculiar High School announces the second semester honor rolls for the 2017-2018 school year.

Students with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher are named to the Honor Roll. Students with a grade point average of 3.7 or higher are named to the Pr...

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Posted on: May 30, 2017

Joel Miles begins preliminary rounds at national Spelling Bee

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It's spelling time! The Scripps Spelling Bee preliminaries started this morning with the written test. Good luck to Ray-Pec's Joel Miles! Joel was the Cass County Spelling Bee champion. This is his 3rd trip in the past four years to the national bee.

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

School Board supports Red Nose Day fundraiser

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The Ray-Pec School Board celebrated Red Nose Day during its May 25 meeting. Red Nose Day is a fundraising campaign dedicated to ending child poverty in the U.S. and around the world.

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

School Board honors All-State band students

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The School Board on May 25 recognized RPHS band students who earned an Exemplary rating of “1” at the State Solo and Ensemble Contest. Pictured from left: Noah Dorweiler, mallet solo; Carter Wilhite, mallet solo; Tammy Yang, mallet sol...

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

Matt Argotsinger honored for state championship in CAD

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The School Board on May 25 recognized Matt Argotsinger for placing first in Computer-Aided Design Engineering at the Technology Student Association State Champions Conference. Matt graduated this month from Ray-Pec High School. He is pictured with Board M...

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

Ian Fleming receives Rising Star scholarship

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During the Starlight Theatre Blue Star Awards Ceremony on May 25, Ian Fleming received a $2,500 Rising Star scholarship that honors his high school achievements, while helping him in college next year.

Each year, the Blue Star Awards include the presentati...

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Posted on: May 25, 2017

Raymore Chambers awards scholarships to RPHS seniors

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The Raymore Chamber of Commerce on May 23 recognized its scholarship recipients from Ray-Pec High School. From left to right: Mark Poindexter, Alison Graber, Brooke Birkett, Anna King, and Caleb Jones. Not pictured is Dalton Gilmore.

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

Eagle Glen 5th grader is finalist in Got Talent competition

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Alaina Garcia, a 5th grader at Eagle Glen Intermediate School, is a finalist in the Season 7 Got Talent competition! She will compete against 18 others acts from around the Kansas City metro area for a $5,000 grand prize scholarship. The competition is at...

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Posted on: May 22, 2017

RPHS athletes qualify for state track and field meet

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Congratulations to the Ray-Pec track and field athletes who qualified to compete in the state meet! They qualified by placing in the top four at the sectional track and field meet May 20 in Waynesville. 

Qualifiers:

  • Joey Schoenemann, javelin, 4th
  • Ch...
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Posted on: May 22, 2017

Congratulations to Class of 2017!

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The Class of 2017 had commencement exercises on May 19 at the Community of Christ Auditorium in Independence. 

The ceremony included special recognition of IB Diploma candidates, foreign exchange students, and the top 10 students in the class:

  • 10 &...
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Posted on: May 22, 2017

Anna King honored as RPHS Scholar-Athlete for 2017

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Congratulations to Anna King, selected by The Kansas City Star as the Ray-Pec High School Scholar-Athlete for 2017! The Star’s 2017 Scholar-Athletes from each of 104 participating Kansas City-area high schools are being honored for their academi...

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Scholarship offers to seniors top $1 million

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Seniors in the Ray-Pec High School Class of 2017 have received scholarship offers that total $1,005,117.75 for one year, and exceed $4.48 million over four years, if accepted and renewed.

Many of the scholarship awards were announced during the Senior Awar...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Boys track team wins District championship; girls place 2nd

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Congratulations to the Ray-Pec boys track team for placing first and the girls for placing second at the District Championship on May 13. This is the first district championship for the boys since becoming a large-class school in the 1980s. Eight schools ...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Optimist Club donates to Caring About Nutrition program

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Members of the Ray-Pec Sunrise Optimist Club on May 11, 2017, presented a check for $738 to Ray-Pec Public School Foundation Board Member Allison Bruflat and Executive Director Jodie Huston. The funds are earmarked for the Caring About Nutrition program.

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

More than 200 participate in 4th annual MAD Dash

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Thanks to everyone who participated in, volunteered, or sponsored the MAD Dash on May 5! More than 200 people participated in the 5K fun run/walk to support the Foundation!

The top male finisher was Seth Hunziker, with a time of 18:35. The top female finis...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Booster Club has dedication for weight room

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On May 10, the Ray-Pec Athletic Booster Club celebrated the completion of the high school weight room improvements with a dedication.

The Booster Club began working with the District on the project more than three years ago. The District provided funds for...

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Posted on: May 12, 2017

District honors 2017 retirees

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The Raymore-Peculiar School District appreciates the dedication and years of service from this year’s retirees:

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Posted on: May 12, 2017

District announces new principal and assistant principal for RPEMS

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The District announces that Katie Campbell will be the new principal of Ray-Pec East Middle School, effective July 1. The District also announces Stacy Johnson as the new assistant principal for RPEMS. The School Board approved the two during a special me...

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Posted on: May 12, 2017

Rotary Club honors Student of the Month

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Eric Collins, president of the Raymore-Peculiar Rotary Club, congratulates Samantha Shakes, the May Student of the Month from Ray-Pec High School. Each month, the club recognizes a senior from Ray-Pec High School and a senior from Belton High School.

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

RPHS theatre nominated for 17 Cappies awards

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Ray-Pec High School theatre students received 17 nominations for the Cappies awards. There were 11 nominations for “Cash on Delivery,” including top play, and six nominations for “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.” &...

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Posted on: May 8, 2017

Teacher Appreciation Week!

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Teacher Appreciation Week is traditionally the first full week of May. This year, with May beginning on a Monday, Teacher Appreciation activities sponsored by various organizations are taking place over the first two weeks of the month. 

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Ray-Pec theatre program nominated for 10 Blue Star awards

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The Raymore-Peculiar High School theatre program received a total of 10 nominations for the Blue Star Awards. There were two acting nominations for “Children of Eden” and eight nominations for the cast and crew of “Bloody Blo...

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Posted on: April 26, 2017

Summer School for grades K-12 begins June 5

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The District’s 2017 Summer School program begins June 5 and continues through June 29.

Although enrollment forms were due April 28, you may still submit forms and students will be placed in classes as space allows.

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Ray-Pec has 24 students selected for All-State Honor Choirs

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Wow! Twenty-four singers from the Ray-Pec School District were selected to participate in the Missouri Choral Directors Association All-State Honor Choirs July 19 in Jefferson City. (This photo shows from the students from Ray-Pec East Middle School.)

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

District seeks your feedback through annual spring survey

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The Ray-Pec School District is seeking feedback from parents, patrons and staff. Responses to the survey will assist the District in measuring progress on the various Focus Areas in the District's Strategic Plan.

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Ray-Pec TSA Chapter competes at state championship

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Matt Argotsinger won the state championship in Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Engineering, when the Ray-Pec Chapter of the Technology Student Association (TSA) competed in its first TSA State Championship April 22-25 at the Missouri University of Science and...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Ray-Pec students honored at Cass Career Center awards ceremony

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Cass Career Center students received numerous honors at the annual awards night ceremony on May 1. Approximately 200 people attended the event with students from the nine sending schools receiving awards.

Raymore-Peculiar High School senior Sarah Cozad was...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

Five student-athletes sign to continue activities in college

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Congratulations to five more Ray-Pec High School students who have signed letters of intent to continue sports and activities at the college level. A ceremony on May 2 honored these students, pictured from left to right: Lauryn Whitney, cheer, Kansas Stat...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

Fourth graders examine historical items during unit about Revolutionary War

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Most of us have never seen a shilling or a ha’penny, but fourth graders at Timber Creek Elementary School were able to examine and handle realistic currency and other items used in Colonial America as part of their study about the Revolutionary ...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

RPHS vocal music students achieve "1" and "2" ratings at state contest

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Congratulations to Ray-Pec High School vocal music students for their achievements at the Missouri State high School Solo and Ensemble Contest on April 28. Out of 11 entries, nine received Exemplary (“1”) ratings, and two received Outs...

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

Architect provides update on Ray-Pec High School construction project

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Patrick Smith, architect with incite Design Studio, presents an update on the high school construction project to the School Board on April 27. Also pictured from Crossland Construction: Project Manager Cory Howell, Field Superintendent Nick Kelley, and F...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Board recognizes welding students for winning state championship

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The School Board on April 27 recognized RPHS students Blake Vrem, left, and Nathan Krum, center. The boys also attend classes at Cass Career Center, and are members of a 3-student welding team that earned gold at the Missouri SkillsUSA Leadership and Skil...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Band students bring home 14 "1" ratings and 10 "2" ratings from state music festival

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Congratulations to Ray-Pec High School band students on receiving 14 Exemplary (“1”) ratings and 10 Superior (“2”) ratings at the Missouri State High School Solo and Ensemble Contest.

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Board recognizes National Merit Scholarship Finalist

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The School Board on April 27 recognized two Ray-Pec High School seniors – Nick Caskey and Jacob Shriner -- for being named finalists in the National Merit Scholarship program. Nick is pictured with Board Member Maria Davies. Jacob was unable to ...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Junior I.B. students paint wall art at RPHS

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Junior International Baccalaureate art students painted wall art at Ray-Pec High School as a service project. This painting was completed by (from left) Hailey Hensley, Hannah Hornbeck, Katie Carlisle, Abril Fasani, and Shelby Ronnberg (lead artist).

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Board honors girls for first place project at KC science fair

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The Board recognized seventh graders Kayden Stosberg, left, and Tyler Day, center, for winning first place in Micro-Biology at the Greater KC Science & Engineering Fair for their science project. They are pictured with Board Member Maria Davies. The g...

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Students serve as Principal for a Day

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Four students served as Principal for a Day at their respective schools this month. The honorary job was auctioned off by the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation as part of its annual fundraising Gala. The Principals for a Day were:

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Board recognizes state champion Special Olympics team

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The School Board on April 27 honored the Special Olympics State Champion girls 5-on-5 Unified Team. Pictured, from left: Ashley Lindsay, Coach Cara Hornbeck, Carolyn Elkins, Coach Catie Howlett, Emma Gudenkauf (in front), and Board Member Susan Edmondson....

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Volunteers of the Year are Jennifer Voliva and Kyle Burke

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The Raymore-Peculiar Council of PTAs announced Jennifer Voliva, a volunteer at Peculiar Elementary, and Kyle Burke, a volunteer at Timber Creek Elementary, as its 2017 Volunteers of the Year. The announcement came at a reception on April 25 to honor final...

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Board recognizes second grader for winning PTA Reflections contest

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Stonegate Elementary School first grader Adelynn Comegys was recognized at tonight's school board meeting for placing first in the Missouri PTA Reflections contest. Adelynn placed first in the state in the Film Production category for grades K-2. This yea...

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

RPHS wins state championship in Readers Theatre

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Ray-Pec High School won the state championship in Readers Theatre for its performance of “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” at the Missouri State High School Activities Association speech, debate, and theatre tournament.

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  • Austin Moulder won...
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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Optimist Club recognizes 51 students at Excellence in Education banquet

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The Raymore-Peculiar Sunrise Optimist Club continued its tradition of honoring students for top academic achievement with its 29th annual Excellence in Education Banquet on Sunday at Ray-Pec High School.

The club honored 51 students who represent the top o...

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

Athletes win awards and break school records at KU Relays

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Many school records fell as Ray-Pec track and field athletes posted great results at the KU Relays April 21 and 22.

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Ray-Pec girls swept the 2,000-meter steeplechase event. Miranda Dick placed 1st in 7:33 (new school record), Marissa Dick was 2n...

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

Jacob Shriner selected for National Merit Scholarship

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RPHS Senior Jacob Shriner has been selected as a winner of the National Merit James E. Casey Scholarship, which is sponsored by The UPS Foundation.

Earlier this year, Shriner and classmate Nick Caskey were named finalists in the National Merit Scholarship ...

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

National Honor Society inducts 44 new members at RPHS

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Forty-four new members were inducted on April 20 into the Yandall C. Hunt Chapter of the National Honor Society at Raymore-Peculiar High School.

The ceremony to welcome the new members also included recognition of first-year and second-year members. The ce...

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

Students visit Glore Psychiatric Museum

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Ray-Pec High School Teacher Derek Howard took his psychology students to tour the Glore Psychiatric Museum in St. Joseph, Mo. This picture is from a new exhibit: storage tunnels that were painted by the patients, in many cases revealing some of the troubl...

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

Teacher is president-elect of state choral directors

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Congratulations to Stephen Rew, who was recently elected president-elect of the Missouri Choral Directors Association!

His term officially begins in July and will span six years: two years as president-elect, two years as president, and two years as past-p...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Bel-Ray Sunrise Lions Club donates to CAN program

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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 ...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Hospital Medical Staff donates $1,000 to Foundation

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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 Ray-Pec Public School Foundation. At left is Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees.

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

Rotary Club recognizes RPHS Senior Audrey Warters

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Eric Collins, president of the Belton-Raymore Rotary Club, congratulates Audrey Warters, the April Student of the Month from Ray-Pec High School. Each month, the club recognizes a senior from Ray-Pec High School and a senior from Belton High School.

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

Missouri NEA selects Patrick Hemmingsen for 2017 Teacher Award

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Congratulations to Patrick Hemmingsen!

The Missouri National Education Association has selected Mr. Hemmingsen, Ray-Pec High School AP/IB Chemistry Teacher, to receive the Horace Mann “Friend of Education” award in the Teacher Category ...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

Oath of office and reorganization for School Board

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During a special reorganization School Board meeting tonight, Kim York, Paul Coffman, and Ruth Johnson took the oath of office to begin new 3-year terms on the Board.The Board certified the results of the April 4 election, at which the three received the ...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

Brett Beneke selected as Fulbright-Hays educator for Rwandan Tour

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Avila University has selected Raymore-Peculiar High School English teacher, Brett Beneke, as one of 13 educators chosen to participate in “From Genocide to Regeneration: An Exploration of Rwandan Social Justice Issues through the Lens of Education.”

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

Automotive students from RPHS honored as Students of the Month

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Cass Career Center Automotive students Alex Ryle and CJ Myers, both seniors at Raymore-Peculiar High School, were recognized as the April Students of the Month at the Cass Career Center.

The CCC student of the month award is sponsored by the Cass County El...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Ray-Pec FBLA students compete at state conference

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Ray-Pec High School FBLA students competed at the State Leadership Conference April 2-4 in Springfield, Mo. Tammy Yang placed 6th in Introduction to Financial Math, and Alec McClendon placed 9th in Business Calculations. Back row from left: Isaia...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Major Saver card campaign raises $35,805

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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 parti...

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

David Mitchell resigns as principal of Ray-Pec East Middle School

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David Mitchell, principal at Ray-Pec East Middle School, is resigning from the Raymore-Peculiar School District, effective June 30, to accept a similar position with the Lee's Summit School District.

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

School officials stress local control during legislative breakfast

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School officials have a consistent message to legislators: allowlocal school boards the flexibility to make decisions for their own schooldistricts.

 

Local control was the common theme when representatives from publicschool districts in Cass Count...

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

Prize Patrol awards $6,055 in Foundation Impact Grants

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It's a fun job: surprising staff members with over-sized checks and congratulating them on receiving grants.

The Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation awarded $6,055 in 13 grants on April 10 during a surprise Prize Patrol across the District.

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Two Ray-Pec students on welding team headed to nationals

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Three Cass Career Center SkillsUSA students will be heading to national competition in June after earning gold at the state contest in early April.

The welding team of Blake Vrem and Nathan Krum from Raymore-Peculiar High School and Thomas Eglehoff from Be...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Seventh graders place first at Greater KC Science Fair

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Congratulations to RPEMS Seventh Graders Kayden Stosberg and Tyler Day, who won first place in Micro-Biology at the Greater KC Science & Engineering Fair for their science project. They competed against 6th, 7th, and 8th graders across the metro area....

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

Enrollment is under way for District's 2017 Summer School

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The Raymore-Peculiar School District's 2017 Summer School program begins June 5 and continues through June 29.

Parent information letters and enrollment forms for elementary (K-5) grade levels were sent home with students on April 4. Enrollment forms for a...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

Dan Garrison is Ray-Pec 2017 Teacher of the Year

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Dan Garrison, 8th grade social studies teacher at Raymore-Peculiar East Middle School, is the 2017 Teacher of the Year.

The announcement came at the conclusion of the April 6 dinner to honor the finalists for the award. At the conclusion of the event, bann...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

Kristy Warren is the District's 2017 Support Staff Employee of the Year

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Kristy Warren, Focus Facilitator at Raymore Elementary School, is the 2017 Support Staff Employee of the Year. The announcement came during the April 6 dinner to honor the finalists for the award. At the conclusion of the event, banners were unrolled to a...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

Ray-Pec High School presents comedy 'Cash on Delivery!'

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The Raymore-Peculiar High School Theatre Department announces its upcoming comedy, Cash on Delivery!. Performances will be in the Ray-Pec High School Theatre at 7:30 p.m. April 6, 7, and 8, and at 2:30 p.m. April 9. Tickets may be reserved by calling the ...

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Posted on: April 4, 2017

Voters elect Coffman, York, and Johnson to serve on School Board

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Congratulations to Paul Coffman, Kim York, and Ruth Johnson on their election on April 4 to serve three-year terms on the School Board. A meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, to accept the official election results, administer the oath of...

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

First grader advances to national PTA Reflections contest

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Stonegate Elementary School student Adelynn Comegys placed first in the state in the Film Production category for grades K-2 of the Missouri PTA Reflections Contest and qualifies to advance to the national competition.

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

Bands perform well at large group contest; 25 events qualify for state

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Bands perform well at Large Ensemble Contest

Congratulations to the Ray-Pec High School bands on their performances at the State Large Ensemble Contest on March 24. Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, and Percussion Ensemble all received 1 ratings...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

Choirs receive top ratings, and vocalists qualify for state in 11 events

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Choirs receive top ratings

Congratulations to the Ray-Pec High School choirs on outstanding performances at the State Music Contest on March 25. It was the best performance for Ray-Pec choirs in the last eight to 10 years. Concert Choir and Women'...

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Posted on: March 27, 2017

Stranger picks up dinner tab for RP Special Olympians, coaches, and volunteers

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Here’s a story of kindness and generosity to start your week!

When the Ray-Pec Special Olympics basketball players, coaches, family members, and volunteers went out for dinner during the state tournament, a stranger picked up the tab.Ray-Pec Special Olympi...

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Posted on: March 21, 2017

Ray-Pec qualifies for state in policy debate

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Congratulations to Ray-Pec High School speech, debate, and theatre students for qualifying nine events to state!

The Reader’s Theatre presentation of “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” placed first in District competition. The one-act play, “Unexpected Tende...

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Posted on: March 21, 2017

Ray-Pec qualifies theatre and speech events to state

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Congratulations to Ray-Pec High School speech, debate, and theatre students for qualifying nine events to state!

The Reader’s Theatre presentation of “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” placed first in District competition. The o...

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

Panthers place second at state Special Olympics basketball tournament

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The Panthers Special Olympics Boys Basketball Team placed third in the state. Pictured from left: Coach Catie Howlett, Unified Partner Lucian Howlett, Brendan Ellis, Alex Sutton, Tristan Holmes-Dye, and Coach Cara Hornbeck.Unified Partners are vo...

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

Lady Panthers win back-to-back state championships

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Back-to-back state champions! Way to go, Lady Panthers, on winning the Special Olympics state championship in basketball for the second consecutive year!

Pictured from left: Emma Gudenkauf, Unified Partner Kayla Hughes, Unified Partner Savanah Alverado, Ca...

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

Young Panthers place second at state Special Olympics tournament

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The Young Panthers Special Olympics Basketball Team placed second in the state. Pictured from left: Sabrina Peek, Armon Davis, Jag Davis, Unified Partner Grant Hornbeck, Unified partner Max Ewigman, and Grant Ewigman.

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Board recognizes Ruth Johnson for certification

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The School Board on March 16 recognized Board Member Ruth Johnson, at left, for achieving Distinguished Certification in the Missouri School Boards’ Association certified board member program. Johnson is pictured with Board Member Susan Edmonson...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Board recognizes 3-time Cass County spelling champion

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The School Board on March 16 recognized 8th grader Joel Miles as the three-time Cass County Spelling Bee champion. He will represent Ray-Pec and Cass County at the Scripps National Spelling Bee May 28 to June 3 in National Harbor, Maryland. Joel is pictur...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Rotary Club honors Josiah Baird as Student of the Month

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The Belton-Raymore Rotary Club honored Senior Josiah Baird, left, on March 15 as the Ray-Pec High School Student of the Month. He is pictured with Club President Eric Collins. Each month, the club recognizes one senior from Ray-Pec and one from Belton.

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

Association donates personal care items to Ray-Pec Cares

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The Cass County Association of Educational Office Professionals collected personal items, including socks and hygiene products, to donate to Ray-Pec Cares. Here, Pam Steele, CCAEOP member and president of the Missouri AEOP, and Tina Fowler, CCAEOP Corresp...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

Raymore Lions Club donates $500 to Foundation

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

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

Rotary Club donates $500 to Ray-Pec Foundation

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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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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Students demonstrate archery skills learned in P.E. classes

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Fifty-two 6th graders competed in an after-school archery tournament on March 8 at Eagle Glen Intermediate School to demonstrate archery skills learned during Physical Education classes. Colton Sharp was the champion, Zayden Watt placed second, and Ben Am...

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Posted on: March 14, 2017

School Board member achieves Distinguished Certification

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Ruth Johnson, a member of the Raymore-Peculiar School Board, has achieved Distinguished Certification in the Missouri School Boards’ Association certified board member program.

The program established by MSBA recognizes school board members who c...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

RPHS Junior performs in third national honor choir

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Junior Song Waltz (pictured here with Music Teacher Roxanne Martin) performed with the High School Honor Choir during the American Choral Directors Association annual conference. This was Song’s third time to perform with the national honor choirs.

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

Ray-Pec students participate in national honor choir

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Pictured here, Seventh Graders Hunter Diepenbrock, Megan Larsen, and Preslee Noirfalise and Sixth Grader Katie Barber performed with the Children’s Honor Choir during the American Choral Directors Association annual conference March 8-11 in Minneapolis. T...

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Dr. Brewster visits with kindergartners at Creekmoor

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Community Helper Week was recognized by Creekmoor Elementary School’s kindergarten class, on Feb. 24, where Cassandra Brewster, MD, of Peculiar Medical Clinic taught students the basics of what occurs in a health care clinic and what it&rsqu...

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Finalists named for Support Staff Employee of the Year

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Congratulations to the finalists for 2017 Support Staff Employee of the Year:

  • Tracy Caskey, Peculiar Elementary School
  • Dan Fisher, Bridle Ridge Intermediate School
  • Karla Heinrich, Raymore Elementary School
  • Jeff Helzer, Buildings and Grounds Department
  • Konni No...
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Posted on: March 10, 2017

District announces Teacher of the Year finalists

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The Raymore-Peculiar School District on March 10 announced the finalists for 2017 Teacher of the Year and Support Staff Employee of the Year. The finalists will be honored and winners announced at a dinner event on April 6.

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Posted on: March 9, 2017

Life Skills Class hosts burrito luncheon

Life Skills Luncheon

The Life Skills Class at Ray-Pec High School prepared and served a luncheon with a south-of-the-border theme on March 8. Guests included School Board members, administrators, teachers, and staff.

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Joel Miles wins Cass County Spelling Bee for 3rd time

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He did it again! Eighth grader and four-time Ray-Pec School District spelling champion Joel Miles won the Cass County Spelling Bee on March 8 to qualify for his third trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

Ray-Pec Foundation honors Partners in Education

Allison Bruflat

Allison Bruflat 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 more about the award recipients: http://www.raypec.k12.mo.us/1104/Gala-2017

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Guest readers visit Shull for Read Across America

Raymore Mayor Kris Turnbow

Many special guests read aloud to students on March 2 at Shull Elementary School for Read Across America. The guest readers included former Kansas City Chiefs player Danan Hughes, Raymore Mayor Kris Turnbow, and School Board President Kim York.

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Creekmoor raises over $2,000 for MDA

Kevin Brock

Creekmoor Elementary School students, staff, and families raised more than $2,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association during its annual fundraiser spirit week.

The school celebrated the success at an assembly on March 3, with a surprise visit from forme...

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Posted on: March 1, 2017

Board recognizes schools for statewide PLC honor

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The School Board, at its Feb. 23 meeting, recognized Timber Creek Elementary School, Shull Elementary School, and Creekmoor Elementary School for being named Professional Learning Communities Exemplary Schools. The three schools were among 16 schools stat...

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Posted on: March 1, 2017

Debate and Forensics results from Neosho Tournament

Varsity Debate and Forensics Team

Congratulations to the following Ray-Pec High School competitors at the Neosho Varsity debate and forensics tournament on Feb. 25-26.

  • Performance Oral Interpretation: Austin Moulder, first place
  • Dramatic Interpretation: Austin Moulder, second place; Tayler ...
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Posted on: February 28, 2017

Board recognizes four-time District Spelling Bee champion

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The School Board on Feb. 23 recognized 8th Grader Joel Miles for winning the District Spelling Bee for the fourth consecutive year. He will represent Ray-Pec at the Cass County Spelling Bee. He is pictured with Board President Kim York.

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Posted on: February 28, 2017

Board recognizes All-State Band students

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The Raymore-Peculiar School Board on Feb. 23 recognized three Ray-Pec High School students selected for the All-State bands. Sophomore Tammy Yang (left) was named the best mallet percussion player in the state, earning first chair in the All-State Band. S...

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Posted on: February 28, 2017

Jazz Bands score well at festivals

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Ray-Pec High School Jazz Band 1 is having a great season. 

The Band has received unanimous ratings of “1” at both the Rock Bridge and University of Central Missouri Jazz Festivals, with Miles Goodwin, alto sax, Darren Fields, t...

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Posted on: February 27, 2017

Mary Shatford named Early Learning Director

Mary Shatford

Mary Shatford will be the new Director of the Shull Early Learning Center, effective July 1. This new position will include responsibility for Early Childhood classes, Early Childhood Special Education, and Parents as Teachers. These programs will move to...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

Two RPHS Seniors named National Merit Scholarship finalists

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Two Ray-Pec High School seniors – Nick Caskey (left) and Jacob Shriner -- have been named finalists in the National Merit Scholarship program. Beginning in March and continuing through mid-June, the National Merit Scholarship Committee will noti...

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Posted on: February 21, 2017

Physical Night is Feb. 22

Physical Night

Physical Night: 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Ray-Pec High School south. Cost is $15. Students in grades 7-12 participating in sports, marching band, cheerleading, dance team, and color guard must have a physical on file in order to participate. The ...

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Posted on: February 21, 2017

Eagle Glen fifth grader wins DAR essay contest

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The Prairie Chapter (National Society Daughters of the American Revolution) recently honored several students who submitted essays to the annual American History Essay Contest. The topic was: “Celebrating a Century: America’s National Parks.” Emily Morris...

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Posted on: February 20, 2017

Conference champions!

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Ray-Pec won the conference championship in forensics at the Greater Kansas City Suburban Conference Tournament was Feb. 17-18 at Blue Springs High School. Ray-Pec placed first in the individual sweepstakes, second place in the overall sweepstakes, and fou...

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Posted on: February 17, 2017

Four DECA students qualify for state

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Four Raymore-Peculiar High School DECA students qualified for state competition based on achievements at the DECA District 3 Career Development Conference on Feb. 9 at Independence Center.

Ray-Pec had 49 students among the hundreds of students from the Sou...

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

Over $17,600 donated to Stephanie Vest Foundation

Donation to foundation

Ray-Pec Football Coach Tom Kruse, left, and Lee’s Summit Football Coach Eric Thomas, back center, present a check for $17,691.50 to representatives from the Stephanie Vest Foundation. The presentation took place during half-time of the Ray-Pec varsity boy...

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

FBLA students qualify seven events for state

FBLA students at Districts

Ray-Pec Future Business Leaders of America qualified seven events for state competition following the FBLA Districts on Feb. 7 at the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg.

Congratulations to these students for awards at Districts:

Tammy Yang placed s...

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

Students in grades K-6 sell Major Saver cards

Major Saver card

The Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation is once again offering Major Saver cards for sale Feb. 16 to March 2 through Ray-Pec elementary and intermediate schools.The $15 cards feature 19 buy-one-get-one-free offers. Last year, students helped the Fou...

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

Crossland Construction donates tools for auction

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Crossland Construction Superintendent Nick Kelley, left, presents a donation of a hammerdrill set for the Foundation Gala auction to Assistant Superintendent Dr. Bryan Pettengill. The tools are valued at $300. 

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

School Board considers high school, middle school schedule changes

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The Board on Feb. 9, 2017, reviewed proposed schedule changes for the high school and middle schools for 2017-2018 and a list of capital improvement projects. The Board also indicated support for selecting Wolves as the mascot for the second Middle School...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Students bring home awards from debate and forensics tournaments

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Congratulations to Ray-Pec High School debate and forensics students at the Raytown Varsity Tournament and the Oak Grove Individual Events Tournament on Feb. 3-4.

Individual award winners from the Raytown Varsity Tournament:

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Creekmoor, Shull, and Timber Creek honored

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Three Ray-Pec schools among 16 honored for commitment to professional learning

Creekmoor Elementary School, Shull Elementary School, and Timber Creek Elementary School were honored for their commitment to professional learning. Some Shull Leadership Team m...

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Posted on: January 31, 2017

High School to present "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson"

Rock musical at RPHS

The Ray-Pec High School Theatre Department will present the rock musical “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” with performances at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9, 10, and 11, and a matinee performance at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Academy Theatre at the south high school.

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

Ray-Pec has heart Food Drive

Ray-Pec food drive

A food drive Feb. 3-11, 2017, will benefit the Caring About Nutrition program. There is a theme for each school day, along with suggested items to donate.

The food drive kicks off on Friday, Feb. 3, at Ray-Pec High School Courtwarming. Donations may be dro...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

RPHS Advisory Class delivers donuts to Raymore Police

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Freshmen in Ivan Robison's Advisory Class, along with their mentors, delivered donuts on Jan. 17 to the Raymore Police Department to show appreciation.

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Ray-Pec places first at Debate and Forensics Tournament

First place

Ray-Pec High School debate and forensics competitors placed first overall and first in the individual events sweeps Jan. 27-28 at the Platte County Varsity Debate and Forensics Tournament.

 

Individual results:

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

18 students sign letters of intent to play sports in college

Signing day

Eighteen student-athletes at Raymore-Peculiar High School signed letters of intent today to continue their athletic careers in college.

In the back row, from left: Felecia Cummons, tennis, William Jewell College; Darby Lewis, softball, Allen County Communi...

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Posted on: January 31, 2017

Thanks to our School Board members!

School Board

It's School Board Recognition Week! Thanks to our Board members. Front row: Susan Edmonsond, Maria Davies, Barbara Boucher, Ruth Johnson, and President Kim York. In back: Ryan Wescoat and Vice President Kim Bailey.

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Posted on: January 27, 2017

School Board recognizes bookkeeper

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The School Board recognized Bookkeeper Cheryl Tipton, at right, for her work to help prepare the District’s 2016-2017 budget. For the second year in a row, the Association of School Business Officials has awarded the Ray-Pec School District its ...

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Posted on: January 27, 2017

Board recognizes Raymore Elementary School Principal

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The Raymore-Peculiar School Board on Jan. 26 recognized Raymore Elementary School Principal Jennika Miller, at right, for being named Exemplary New Principal by the Kansas City Suburban Elementary Principals Association. Miller is pictured with School Boa...

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Posted on: January 27, 2017

Board recognizes All-State football players

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The Board on Jan 26 recognized three Ray-Pec High School football players who were selected for All-State Teams. 

Both the Missouri Football Coaches Association and the Missouri Media rankings selected Anthony Payne, defensive lineman, to the Clas...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

Annual Physical Night is set for Feb. 22

Sports physical night

The annual Physical Night is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Ray-Pec High School south. Licensed physicians and healthcare providers will conduct physical exams for students. The cost is $15. Students in grades 7-12 participating in MSHS...

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Posted on: September 15, 2017

Students tour sheet metal workers' training facility

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A group of Ray-Pec High School students toured the Sheet Metal Workers' Union training facility on Jan. 20 in Raytown. The students of Industrial Technology Teacher Steve Hatfield indicated an interest in learning more about training programs for trades.

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Posted on: September 15, 2017

Eight candidates seek seats on School Board

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Eight candidates are vying for three seats on the Ray-Pec Board of Education. The filing period closed on Jan. 17. Voters on April 4 will elect three people to serve three-year terms on the Board. The candidates, listed in order of filin...

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Posted on: September 15, 2017

School Board Recognition Week is Jan. 22-28

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During the week of Jan. 22-28, communities across the state will honor the service of boards of education during School Board Recognition Week, as proclaimed by former Gov. Jay Nixon. The goal is to build awareness and understanding of the important funct...

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Posted on: September 15, 2017

Annual Gala to benefit school Foundation

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The Gala is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 25, at Loch Lloyd Country Club.

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Posted on: May 25, 2017

Clinician works with Middle School jazz band

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Jazz Clinician Mike Steffen worked with the Ray-Pec East Middle School Jazz Band on Jan. 11. They had a blast working on a swing piece called "Splanky."

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Posted on: May 25, 2017

District seeks nomination letters

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Districtseeks nominations for Teacher of the Year and Support Staff Employee of theYear

The Ray-PecSchool District is seeking nominations for the 2017 Teacher of the Year and the2017 Support Staff Employee of the Year. A banquet is scheduled for April 6 to...

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Posted on: May 25, 2017

Freshman boys basketball team wins tournament

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The Freshman Boys Basketball Team won the Jan. 9-12 freshman tournament hosted by Ray-Pec. In the front row, left to right – Assistant Coach Rickey Hawkins, Jordan Jermain, Payton Ball, Luke Grimm, Trevor Gray, Noah Schwarz, and Head Coach Dalla...

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Posted on: May 25, 2017

Robotics build season begins

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The robotics build season is officially under way! On Jan. 7, the high school robotics team opened the kit and learned about this year's game. The team has just six weeks to build and program a robot to perform challenging tasks.

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Posted on: May 25, 2017

Main entrance to RPHS is temporarily relocated

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As part of the construction at Raymore-Peculiar High School, several offices and classrooms were relocated over winter break.

The former front office area at the south high school building was closed so that demolition could begin in this area of the build...

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Posted on: May 25, 2017

Snow day to be made up on Feb. 21

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The Jan. 5 snow day will be made up on Tuesday, Feb. 21The District calendar originally slated Feb. 21 as a non-attendance day, with professional development activities for staff, parent-teacher conferences by invitation, and enrollment at the high school...

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Posted on: May 8, 2017

Nomination period now open for gifted program

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LEAPis an intervention program for gifted students in grades 2-8 who have beenidentified as gifted learners. Students must meet qualifying levels onidentified assessments in order to participate in LEAP. The levels areprescribed by the Missouri Board of E...

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Posted on: May 8, 2017

Raymore Elementary Principal honored

Jennika Miller web

Congratulations to Jennika Miller, Principal of Raymore Elementary School, on being named the Exemplary New Principal by the Kansas City Suburban Elementary Principals Association (KCSEPA). Miller was one of several administrators serving in eith...

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Posted on: May 8, 2017

Special delivery to Raymore Police Department

Creekmoor Spec Ed for web

Creekmoor Special Education students made cards for the Raymore Police, thanking them for their service and wishing them a Merry Christmas. On Dec. 19, the Special Education teachers delivered the cards and baked goods to the police station. Pictured, fro...

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Posted on: May 8, 2017

Dual Credit Accounting students take field trip

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Four students from Tina Fultz’s Dual Credit Accounting class were invited to ring the opening trade bell at BATS Global Markets in Lenexa, Kan., on Dec. 12.

Pictured left to right: Jacob Espinoza, Hanna Fuller, Teacher Tina Fultz, Kaylee Elliott,...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Middle School musical theatre students present Elf Jr.

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Musical theatre students at Ray-Pec East Middle School recently presented "Elf Jr., The Musical." Follow the link to see more photos from the show.

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Student Leadership Team helps at sheltered workshop

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SouthEast Enterprises, a sheltered workshop in Raytown, received some help from the Raymore-Peculiar High School Student Leadership Team to conduct the annual holiday party for their workers and families.

The SLT members served a meal, visited with the wor...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Board approves new boundaries for K-8

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The School Board on Dec. 13 approved new attendance boundaries for grades K-8. The boundaries will take effect for the 2017-2018 school year as the District moves to a different grade configuration as part ofthe Long Range Facility Plan. In fall 2017, the...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Rotary recognizes December Student of the Month

Rotary SOM Nick Cook web

Eric Collins, president of the Belton-Raymore Rotary Club, at right, congratulates Nick Cook, Rotary December Student of the Month from Ray-Pec High School. Each month, the club recognizes a senior from Belton High School and Ray-Pec High School.

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Forensics and Debate results from Dec. 9-10 tournaments

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Congratulations to the following competitors at the Raytown South Varsity Tournament and theLee’s Summit Novice Tournament held on Dec. 9 and 10.

VarsityTournament at Raytown South High School:• Junior Varsity Public Forum Debate: Jacob ...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Board recognizes art contest winner

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The School Board tonight recognized Sophomore Adeline Aube for winning the grand prize in a statewide art contest sponsored by ACT Missouri. This year’s theme, Your Actions Matter, was incorporated in each artist’s submission. Winners ...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Three students win awards in art competition

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Three Ray-Pec High School students won awards at a recent art competition.

Ian Noah won first place in the photography category and was awarded $150 for his photo titled "A Painted City." Zane Lady won second place and $100 for his Computer-Gener...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Sports broadcaster to narrate band concert

Danny Clinkscale web

Danny Clinkscale, a sports broadcaster on 810WHB, will narrate the winter band concert, which begins at 7 p.m. tonight (Dec. 13) at Ray-Pec High School.

The band is performing two pieces with Clinkscale, who is co-host on the Between the Lines afternoon dr...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Local woman wins over $1,550 in groceries

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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 Ke...

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Sophomore wins statewide art contest

Adeline Aube rotate web

Each year, schools and communities around the nation celebrate Red Ribbon Week to commemorate substance abuse prevention. To kick off this year’s celebrations, students across Missouri participated in ACT Missouri’s annual art contest....

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Peculiar Charitable Foundation donates to Ray-Pec Foundation

Peculiar Charitable Foundation donation web

The Peculiar Charitable Foundation donated $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.

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Three students selected for All-State Band

All-State Band 2016-2017 web

Three Ray-Pec High School students have been selected for All-State Band. Sophomore Tammy Yang was named the best mallet percussion player in the state, earning first chair. Tammy also was selected for Honorable Mention Band as a timpani player.

Sophomore ...

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Students win IE sweepstakes at JV Tournament

Novice at WC web

Congratulations to the Ray-Pec High School forensics and debate competitors at the William Chrisman Novice Tournament on Dec. 2 and 3.

Ray-Pec placed first in the Individual Events Sweepstakes, and fourth placed overall.

Students also received these awards:...

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

RPHS brings home debate, forensics awards

Varsity at Truman web

Congratulations to the Ray-Pec High School forensics and debate competitors at the Truman Varsity Tournament and the William Chrisman Novice Tournament on Dec. 2 and 3.

At the Varsity Tournament, Ray-Pec students received these awards:

Dramatic Interpretati...

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Foundation awards $10,000 in literacy grants

Collom reaction web

TheRaymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation on Nov. 30 awarded $10,000 in grantsto support literacy for grades K-4. The 16 grant awards were presented during asurprise prize patrol. The grants were funded through the generous donation ofthe Gash family. ...

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Students bring home debate and forensics awards

2016 Varsity group PHS web

Congratulationsto the following Ray-Pec High School forensics and debate students who competedNov. 18-19 at the Park Hill South Varsity and North Kansas City Novicetournaments.

 

ParkHill South High School Varsity:

Sweepstakes:1st in Individual Even...

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

FBLA visits Kansas City Startup Foundation

FBLA field trip

Ray-Pec High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) visited the Kansas City Start-up Foundation and Google Fiber during a field trip on Nov. 16.

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

Ten schools participate in RPHS art show/competition

Hannah Hornbeck self-portrait

Ray-Pec High School hosted its 10th annual art competition and art show on Nov. 17. For the first time ever, 10 schools participated in the event.

The art show included artwork previously completed and dropped off a week earlier and judged before the stude...

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

Board honors Pam Steele on nomination for national award

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The Board of Education on Nov. 17 recognized Pam Steele for being nominated for the Olive T. Ritchie Educational Officer Professional of the Year award. She is the sole nominee from Missouri for this national award. She is pictured with Board Vice Preside...

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

Board recognizes Kruse as KC Athletic Director of Year

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The Board of Education on Nov. 17 recognized Activities Director Tom Kruse on being selected as the Kansas City Interscholastic Administrators Association Athletic Director of the Year. He is one of eight finalists for the state award. He is pictured with...

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

Board congratulates All-State cross country runner

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The Board of Education on Nov. 17 recognized Tyler Musgrave for placing 24th in the Class 4 state cross country race and qualifying as an All-State runner. He is pictured with Board Member Ruth Johnson, left, and Board Vice President Kim Bailey, at right.

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

Board congratulates All-State cross country runner

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The School Board recognized Makenzie Stucker for placing 18th in the Class 4 state cross country race and qualifying as an All-State runner. She is pictured with Board Member Ruth Johnson, left, and Board Vice President Kim Bailey, at right.

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

School Board recognizes All-State cross country runner

Congratulations!

The Board of Education on Nov. 17 recognized Miranda Dick for placing 15th in the Class 4 state cross country race and qualifying as an All-State runner. She is pictured with Board Member Ruth Johnson, left, and Board Vice President Kim Bailey, at right.

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

Board honors All-State cheerleader

Congratulations!

The Raymore-Peculiar School Board on Nov. 17 recognized Jace Whitney for being selected as an All-State Cheerleader. He is pictured with Board Member Ruth Johnson, left, and Board Vice President Kim Bailey, at right.

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

Board recognizes All-State softball player

Congratulations!

The Raymore-Peculiar Board of Education on Nov. 17 recognized Callie Martin for being selected as the Class 4 Softball All-State First Team Catcher. She is pictured with Board Member Ruth Johnson, left, and Board Vice President Kim Bailey, at right.

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

Schools and students honor veterans

Veterans Day

We are proud of the many ways schools and students honored veterans in observance of Veterans Day. Eagle Glen Intermediate had an all-school assembly (pictured), Bridge Ridge Intermediate hosted more than 250 people for breakfast, and at Raymore-Peculiar ...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Ray-Pec Cares holds two kick-off events

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.

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Donated books to create lending library

Book donations

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 ...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Rotary honors RPHS senior as Student of the Month

Congratulations!

Eric Collins, president of the Belton-Raymore Rotary Club, congratulates Jordan Gregory, the Ray-Pec Rotary Student of Month for November. Each month, the club honors a senior from Raymore-Peculiar High School and a senior from Belton High School.

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Student signs letter of intent to play tennis at William Jewell

Felecia Cummons signs intent

Ray-Pec High School Senior Felecia Cummons signs a letter of intent to play tennis at William Jewell College. She is pictured with RPHS tennis coaches Ashleigh Grumke and Derek Howard.

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

RPHS senior signs letter of intent to play at Mizzou

Signing letter of intent

Ray-Pec High School Senior Callie Martin signs a letter of intent to play softball at the University of Missouri. She is pictured with her parents, Abbie and Leo Martin, and her younger brother, Kelby.

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Students cook and serve meal at City Union Mission

Students serve meal

On Nov. 6, members of C.O.R.P. (Community Outreach Ray-Pec), an organization at Ray-Pec High School, volunteered at City Union Mission Family Center. The students cooked and served spaghetti, salad, bread, and cookies to about 50 homeless individuals.

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

American Education Week is Nov. 14-18

American Education Week

American Education Week is Nov.14 to 18, 2016. The annual event presents Americans with the opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education. The 2016 the...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

You are invited to Ray-Pec Cares kick-off events

Ray-Pec Cares

You are invited to learn more about a new venture to support children and youth in the community. The Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation is integrating its youth support programs under the umbrella of Ray-Pec Cares. Two kick-off events are schedule...

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Posted on: February 6, 2017

District earns great score on Annual Performance Report

DESE

The District is pleased to announce a 98.9 percent score on its 2016 Annual Performance Report (APR) from the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The report includes student achievement data, graduation rates, attendance rates, and col...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

Ray-Pec cheerleader selected for All-State honors

All-State Cheerleader

Congrats to the Ray-Pec cheerleading squad for placing second at state in the Small Coed division, and to Jace Whitney, who was named an All-State Cheerleader. (Jace is in the second row, third from left.) The state competition, sponsored by the Missouri ...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

Five students picked for national honor choirs

National honor choirs

Five Ray-Pec students have been selected to participate in the Youth Honor Choirs at the American Choral Director's Association National Conference in March 2018 in Minneapolis. Representing Ray-Pec will be Song Waltz, a junior at Ray-Pec High Sc...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

Ray-Pec has 59 students selected for All-District bands

Ray-Pec bands

The Ray-Pec High School band program had a record-setting day Nov. 5 in Warrensburg. A total of 59 Ray-Pec students were selected for the West Central Missouri Music Educators Association All-District Band in some capacity, and Tammy Yang made the All-Dis...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

Three earn all-state awards at state cross country meet

All-state

Congratulations to the cross country teams on their success at the state meet Nov. 5 in Jefferson City! The girls placed seventh as a team, and three individual runners received all-state awards. Senior Tyler Musgrave finished 24th in the Class 4 Boys rac...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

Kruse named KC Athletic Director of the Year

Tom Kruse

Ray-Pec Activities and Athletic Director Tom Kruse has been selected the Athletic Director of the Year by the Kansas City Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. As award winner, he becomes a finalist for the state award. Each of the eight di...

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Posted on: January 23, 2017

Thanksgiving luncheons

Thanksgiving luncheons

Thanksgiving Luncheons are under way at elementary and intermediate schools across the District. Did you know that we served almost 871 pounds of turkey last year during our luncheons? This week, the Child Nutrition Department served students, staff and g...

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Posted on: January 23, 2017

Board approves audit of District finances

Board approves audit

The Board of Education on Oct. 27, 2016, approved the audit of the District's finances for the year ended June 30, 2016. Brad Steele, a certified public accountant and partner from Westbrook & Co., P.C., presented a summary report. The Distri...

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Posted on: January 23, 2017

District announces principals for 2017-2018 school year

Three principals

The District is pleased to announce the first personnel transitions taking place as we move forward with the long range facility plan. Randy Randolph will be the principal of Ray-Pec South Middle School, starting in the 2017-2018 school year. South Middle...

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Posted on: January 20, 2017

Novice debate and forensics results

Debate and forensics

Congratulations to Ray-Pec students who won awards at the Belton Novice Forensics Tournament on Oct. 28 and 29, and the Grandview Novice Debate tournament on Oct 29. At the Grandview tournament, Seth Kelley and Ella Schnake placed seventh; and Camden Darb...

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Posted on: January 20, 2017

Cross Country runners qualify for state meet

Girls cross country team

Congratulations to the girls cross country team on placing second at Sectionals Saturday in Camdenton and qualifying for the state meet on Nov. 5! Two boys qualified individually for the state meet: Senior Tyler Musgrave, who placed 7th in the Sectional r...

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Posted on: January 20, 2017

Foundation prize patrol awards grants

Prize Patrol

The Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation awarded more $5,847 in grants on Oct. 26 during a surprise Prize Patrol across the District. There were 13 grant awards. Led by Foundation President Phil Parke, Foundation Executive Director Jodie Huston, and ...

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Posted on: January 20, 2017

Food drive donations

Food Drive collections

Fifth graders in Team Tenacity at Eagle Glen Intermediate School collected 249 items for last week's Caring About Nutrition Food Drive. Thank you! (Team Tenacity teachers are Janet Castleman, Dr. Joanna Clark, and Bill Koder.)

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

Successful week for activities at RPHS

Color Guard

It's a great week to be a Panther! Read about successes of our high school band, cross country teams, boys swim team, and varsity football team. Plus, boys soccer plays tonight! The Panther Pride Marching Band won 1st place in Indoor Percussion, ...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

RPHS students attend DECA leadership conference

DECA Leadership Conference

Six Ray-Pec High School DECA members traveled to the Lake of the Ozarks for the State Fall Leadership Conference Oct. 16 and 17. On the first day, students attended the opening session and met the candidates running for state offices. They also participat...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

Greenhouse ready for use at north high school

Greenhouse with students

The greenhouse behind the north high school building is complete and ready for use. The group photo was taken on Oct. 20 to celebrate the project – much of which was completed by maintenance staff of the Buildings and Grounds Department. Adults ...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

Foundation Board donates to food drive

Foundation Board

Ray-Pec Public School Foundation Board members brought food donations to their Oct. 20 meeting. Back row, from left: Larry Dobson, Brad Kiehl, Rich Bartow, Shauna Stephenson, and Leo Anderson. In front: Allison Scott, Allison Bruflat, and Jodie Huston.

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Posted on: October 12, 2017

What's Next for Ray-Pec?

The public is invited to attend a community forum at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at Ray-Pec High School to learn more about the Strategic Planning process. Reflect on the list of potential strategies, suggest additional strategies, and rank strategies.

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