Posted on: March 28, 2017

Ray-Pec to present 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: 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

IE group MSHSAA district 17 web

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 volunt...

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

Lady Panthers win back-to-back state championships

Lady Panthers back to back web

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

Young Panthers place second web

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.

Unified Partners are volunteers who pl...

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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 Edmonsond.

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Board recognizes 3-time Cass County spelling champion

Board recognizes Joel Miles web

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.

Posted on: March 16, 2017

Association donates personal care items to Ray-Pec Cares

CCAEOP gives to RP Foundation web

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.

Posted on: March 16, 2017

Rotary Club donates $500 to Ray-Pec Foundation

Rotary gives to RP Foundation web

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.

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

Ruth Johnson web

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 choos...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

RPHS Junior performs in third national honor choir

Song and Roxanne web

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

Dr. Brewster

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.

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.

Posted on: March 6, 2017

Creekmoor raises over $2,000 for MDA

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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

Congratulations!

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.

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, trump...

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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!

Congratulations!

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

Thank you!

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

Work session

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

Donut delivery

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

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:

Policy Debate – Jaden Lanza and ...

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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.

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 Class 6 ...

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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: January 23, 2017

Students tour sheet metal workers' training facility

Touring

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.

Posted on: January 20, 2017

Eight candidates seek seats on School Board

Your Vote Counts

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 filing, are: ...

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Posted on: January 20, 2017

School Board Recognition Week is Jan. 22-28

School Board

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 ...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

Annual Gala to benefit school Foundation

Gala invitation

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

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

Clinician works with Middle School jazz band

Guest clinician Mike Steffen

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."

Posted on: January 18, 2017

District seeks nomination letters

Teacher of the Year

District seeks nominations for Teacher of the Year and Support Staff Employee of the Year

The Ray-Pec School District is seeking nominations for the 2017 Teacher of the Year and the 2017 Support Staff Employee of the Year. A banquet is scheduled for April ...

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

Freshman Boys Basketball Team wins tournament

Freshman Boys Basketball Team

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: January 9, 2017

Robotics build season begins

Robotics team

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.

Posted on: January 6, 2017

Main entrance to RPHS is temporarily relocated

Interior construction

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: January 6, 2017

Snow day to be made up on Feb. 21

Snow day

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: January 4, 2017

Nomination period now open for gifted program

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LEAP is an intervention program for gifted students in grades 2-8 who have been identified as gifted learners. Students must meet qualifying levels on identified assessments in order to participate in LEAP. The levels are prescribed by the Missouri Board ...

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

Raymore Elementary Principal honored

Jennika Miller

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 either t...

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Posted on: December 20, 2016

Special delivery to Raymore Police Department

Special delivery

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: December 16, 2016

Dual Credit Accounting students take field trip

Accounting students

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.

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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

SLT at sheltered workshop web

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.

Posted on: March 17, 2017

Forensics and Debate results from Dec. 9-10 tournaments

Varsity RSHS 12_16 web

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 Scot...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Board recognizes art contest winner

Board recognizes Aube web

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

Art Awards three students rotate web

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

Grocery grab web

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.

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.

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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 Events; ...

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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.

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

Congratulations!

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

Congratulations!

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

Congratulations!

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.

Posted on: March 7, 2017

Board congratulates All-State cross country runner

Congratulations!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

RPHS presents "Children of Eden"

Children of Eden poster

The Raymore-Peculiar High School Theatre Department announces its upcoming musical, Children of Eden. Performances of the show will be in the Ray-Pec High School Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3, 4, and 5; and at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 6. Tickets may be reserved by ca...

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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.)

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.

Posted on: January 19, 2017

Post-season honors for softball players

Softball players

Post-season honors are starting to roll in for Ray-Pec Softball players, with Senior Callie Martin and Junior Shelby Martinez both receiving All-Conference, All-District, and All-Region honors. Here's a list of the honors to date: All-District ho...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

Rotary Club honors RPHS student

Matthew Greble

Eric Collins, president of the Belton-Raymore Rotary Club, at right, congratulates Matthew Greble as the club's October Student of the Month from Ray-Pec High School. Each month, the club honors a senior from Belton High School and Ray-Pec High S...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

Officers attend SkillsUSA Executive Council meeting

SkillsUSA

District Officers Sarah Cozad, President, and Ryan Rushin, Vice President, attended the Missouri SkillsUSA Executive Council meeting on Oct. 14 in Jefferson City, MO. Both Sarah and Ryan are students at Cass Career Center in Harrisonville, and are seniors...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

Debate and Forensics success at Blue Springs

Debate and Forensics

Congratulations to the Ray-Pec High School trophy winners from the first Debate and Forensics tournament of the season! Here are results from the Varsity Tournament Oct. 14 and 15 at Blue Springs High School: Individual Events Sweepstakes: 1st Place Combi...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

School Board work session

School Board

During a work session on Oct. 13, the Raymore-Peculiar School Board discussed early childhood programming, a proposed change to the high school schedule, school names, and a boundary committee update.

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Fall Food Drive

Food Drive

A food drive the week of Oct. 17 will benefit the Caring About Nutrition program. There is a theme for each school day, along with suggested items to donate. Items can be dropped off at any Ray-Pec elementary or intermediate school. •Oct. 17 - Mu...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Band competition

Congratulations

Congratulations to the Ray-Pec High School Panther Pride Marching Band on receiving the 2nd highest score at the Missouri Western Tournament of Champions band competition on Tuesday in St. Joseph. The competition included 23 bands from MO, KS, & Iowa.

Posted on: January 6, 2017

Golf tournament

Golfers

It was a great day for golf on Monday, Oct. 10, at Creekmoor Golf Club for the 4th annual golf tournament to benefit the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation. Thanks to participants, sponsors, donors, and volunteers.

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Board members share Ray-Pec successes

School Board

Ray-Pec School Board members attended the Missouri School Boards' Association annual conference Sept. 29 to Oct. 2 at Osage Beach. At the conference, three Board members presented sessions. Board Member Ruth Johnson presented with Belton School B...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Soccer team places first at tournament

Congratulations

Congratulationss to the varsity boys soccer for winning first place on Oct. 6 in the Park Hill South Panther Classic.

Posted on: January 6, 2017

Foundation awards prizes to 2 employees

Congratulations

Ray-Pec employees Jennifer Gibson and Terry Foster received prizes in a drawing sponsored by the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation for employees who contribute to the Foundation through payroll deduction. The first drawing was from names of all em...

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

Football team pasta feed includes special guests

Pasta feed

Ray-Pec football players enjoyed their pasta feed on Thursday night with special guests! Each student is playing tonight's game in honor of or in memory of a person touched by cancer. Names of the honorees will be listed in the game program, and ...

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

Soccer team wins 3rd place in tournament

Soccer team

Congrats to the Varsity Boys Soccer team for winning 3rd Place in its bracket at the Gateway City Soccer Classic tournament Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 in St. Louis! The tournament included more than 50 teams from nine states.

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

Ray-Pec Sunrise Optimist Club honors students

Congratulations

Emily Harris, left, and Anna King, right, were honored as the Ray-Pec High School September Students of the Month by the Ray-Pec Sunrise Optimist Club. They are pictured with Club President Ed Russell at the Sept. 20 meeting.

Posted on: January 4, 2017

DECA students visit Children's Mercy Park

DECA field trip

Ray-Pec High School DECA students received advice about marketing and business majors, toured the stadium, and attended a Sporting KC game during a Sept. 13 event at Children's Mercy Park.

Posted on: January 4, 2017

Mini golf tournament

Congratulations

A mini golf tournament on Sept. 25 raised $500 for the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation. Thanks to everyone who participated in this fun event at Aaron's Family Fun Center. Congrats to the first place team of Shawn Jones, Lori Jones, Billie Godfr...

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

Raymore parade

Prowlers perform

The Ray-Pec High School Prowlers dance team performed in the Raymore Festival in the Park parade on Sept. 24. The Panther Pride Marching Band and Ray-Pec Cheerleaders also participated.

Posted on: January 4, 2017

Cross country teams do well in Oklahoma

Cross Country teams

Congrats to the Ray-Pec Cross Country teams for incredible performances on Sept. 24 at the Oklahoma State Cowboy Jamboree in Stillwater, Okla. The boys team placed 7th, and the girls placed 8th out of approximately 80 of the best teams from Oklahoma, Arka...

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

Board honors student for academic achievement

Board honors student

The Board of Education on Thursday night recognized RPHS Senior Breanna Birkett for qualifying as an Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction for her coursework in 2015-2016. She is pictured with Board Member Ryan Wescoat.

Posted on: January 4, 2017

Board recognizes scholarship semi-finalists

Congratulations

The Board of Education on Thursday night recognized RPHS Seniors Jacob Shriner, left, and Nick Caskey, center, for being named National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists. They are pictured with Board Member Ryan Wescoat.

Posted on: January 4, 2017

Student places 3rd in KC SuperStar

Valiante Waltz

The Board of Education on Thursday night recognized RPHS Senior Valiante Waltz for placing third in the KC SuperStar singing competition. He received a $2,500 scholarship. Valiante is pictured with Board Member Ryan Wescoat.

Posted on: January 4, 2017

Youth rodeo

Youth rodeo

Three Ray-Pec students are among the competitors at the American Royal Invitational Youth Rodeo, which continues through Friday, Sept. 23, at Hale Arena in the American Royal Complex. Pictured here is Royce Gatz, a second grader at Shull Elementary School...

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

Rotary honors student

Rotary Student of the Month

Eric Collins, president of the Belton-Raymore Rotary Club, right, congratulates Spencer Lueckenotto as the club's September Student of the Month from Ray-Pec High School. Each month the club honors a senior from Belton High School and Ray-Pec Hig...

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

Preamble bookmarks

Preamble bookmarks

Nancy Morris, representing the Prairie Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, presented Preamble bookmarks to Randy Randolph, principal at Eagle Glen Intermediate School. The bookmarks are for 5th graders in observance of Co...

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

Distinguished Alumni

Distinguished Alumni

2016 Distinguished Alumni Award winners Ted Martin (Class of 1985) and Dr. Sandy Clutter (Class of 1971) were the guests of honor at a luncheon on Sept. 16 with the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation Board. Martin and Clutter were also guests at th...

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

All-District Choir

Music notes

Congratulations to these students, who were chosen by a rigorous audition process to be in the West Central Missouri All-District Choir: Ian Fleming, Lucas Hagelin, Dakota Parrish, Chely Stratton, Malone Blaich, and Sammie Fries. Women's Honor Ch...

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Posted on: December 16, 2016

National Merit Scholarship Semi-finalists

National Merit Scholarship

Two Ray-Pec High School seniors have been named semi-finalists in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship program. As semi-finalists, Nick Caskey and Jacob Shriner represent the top 1 percent of the state's senior students. Nick and Jacob now ...

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Posted on: December 16, 2016

College and Career Fair

College and Career Fair

More than 60 college and career representatives, including two-year and four-year colleges and universities, unions, trades, and military branches, participated in the College and Career Fair on Sept. 15 at Ray-Pec High School.

Posted on: December 16, 2016

Optimists donate to CAN program

Optimist Club donates

Thanks to the Ray-Pec Sunrise Optimist Club for your support of the Caring About Nutrition program! Club President Ed Russell, center in blue shirt, presents a donation of $292.55 to the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation Board of Directors. The cl...

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Posted on: December 16, 2016

Homecoming Court candidates

Homecoming 2016

Updated: Homecoming Court Congratulations to the Ray-Pec High School Homecoming Queen Samantha Shakes and King Jordan Gregory. Underclass attendants were: Juniors Amy Cambridge and Ben Luebbert, Sophomores Morgan Houston and Matthew Houston (brother and s...

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Posted on: December 16, 2016

Ribbon cutting

Peculiar Way interchange

The RPHS Panther Pride marching band performed at the Sept. 13 ribbon cutting event for the new I-49 and Peculiar Way interchange. Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees was a guest speaker at the ceremony. The interchange is expected to open within the week.

Posted on: November 9, 2016

New interchange

Peculiar Way

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

Posted on: November 4, 2016

Homecoming Week at RPHS

Homecoming 2016

Homecoming Week activities begin on Sept. 12 at Ray-Pec High School with spirit themes for each school day:
• Monday, Sept. 12: KC Pride Day

• Tuesday, Sept. 13: Flannel Day

• Wednesday, Sept. 14: Mean Girl’s Day (Pink)

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Posted on: October 25, 2016

Foundation announces Distinguished Alumni

Distinguished Alumni 2016

Foundation announces recipients of Distinguished Alumni award

The Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation announces Dr. Sandy Clutter and Ted Martin as 2016 recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award.

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Posted on: October 6, 2016

Third place in singing competition

Valiante Waltz on stage

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

Posted on: October 6, 2016

Scholars with Distinction

College Board

Nine Ray-Pec High School students received the Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction award for the 2015-16 year. These students received an average score of at least 3.5 on all Advanced Placement exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or mor...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2016

American Legion band

Teacher in band

Kelsey Kurdle, music teacher at Bridle Ridge Intermediate School, is a member of the American Legion Band of Greater Kansas City, which traveled to Cincinnati Aug. 26-29 for the 98th National American Legion Convention. The band earned a score of 93.7 and...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2016

Thank you!

Cass County Health Dept

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

Posted on: October 6, 2016

Ray-Pec scores well above state average on ACT

ACT logo

Ray-Pec ACT composite score well above state average

The 2016 graduating class of Ray-Pec High School scored well above both the state average and the national average on the ACT.

Graduates of 2016 earned an average score of 21.4, compared to the ...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2016

Golf tournament

Golf tournament

The Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation announces its 4th annual Golf Tournament on Monday, Oct. 10, at The Golf Club of Creekmoor. The four-person scramble will have a shotgun start at noon. The entry fee of $100 per golfer includes lunch, green f...Read on...

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Posted on: October 6, 2016

Traffic flow

Traffic flow diagram

Two traffic flow adjustments are being implemented at the south high school building this year to keep students, parents, and staff safe.
All parents and visitors are asked to enter the north entrance of the south building and make a counterclockwise loo...Read on...

Posted on: September 29, 2016

Preview Day

Preview Day at RPHS

A Preview Day assembly on Aug. 15 welcomed freshmen to Ray-Pec High School. Preview Day gives freshmen the opportunity to meet teachers and learn their way around the school without upperclassmen in the building. The first day of school is Aug. 17.

Posted on: September 29, 2016

Teacher honored

Carol Barnes honored

Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees congratulates Carol Barnes as she begins her 30th year with the District. Barnes is a speech language pathologist at Creekmoor Elementary School.

Posted on: September 29, 2016

20-year employees

20-year employees

These employees were honored for 20 years of service. In front, from left: Cathy Pittman, teacher at Bridle Ridge; Roxanne Martin, teacher at Ray-Pec High School; Gretchen Emry, teacher at Shull Elementary; and Nikki Brewer, library media specialist at Ra...Read on...

Posted on: September 29, 2016

More 10-year employees

10-year employees part 2

Front row, from left: Jason Waltz, instructional technology specialist, Academic Services Department; Kevin Lemen, teacher at Ray-Pec High School; and Anna Lemen, teacher at Creekmoor Elementary. Second row: Wendy Turner, teacher at Ray-Pec High School; J...Read on...

Posted on: September 29, 2016

Ten years of service

10-year employees

The Raymore-Peculiar School District on Aug. 10 recognized employees for 10 years of service to the District. Front row, from left: Deanne Brucker, custodian at Ray-Pec East Middle School; Kim Allan, teacher at Shull and Creekmoor elementaries: Jenny Bull...Read on...

Posted on: September 29, 2016

Teacher of the Year

Hemmingsen speech

Teacher of the Year Patrick Hemmingsen presented a thoughtful and inspiring message about vulnerability and perfectionism. He shared the acronym DIG: get Deliberate, get Inspired, and get Going, and introduced #RPDigDeep.

Posted on: September 29, 2016

School Resource Officer

School Resource Officers

In a continuing effort to enhance safety and security for staff, students and visitors, the District is adding a third School Resource Officer this year.

The School Board on July 28 renewed agreements with the cities of Peculiar and Raymore for the pr...Read on...

Posted on: September 29, 2016

Teacher honored

Hemmingsen honored

The School Board on July 28 congratulated High School Chemistry Teacher Patrick Hemmingsen on being named a Regional Teacher of the Year. He is one of 32 finalists for Missouri Teacher of the Year. He is pictured with School Board Member Ruth Johnson.

Posted on: September 29, 2016

7-8 Honor Choir

7-8 honor choir

Nine students from Raymore-Peculiar East Middle School performed with the Missouri Choral Directors Association 7-8 Honor Choir on July 20 in Jefferson City. In the back row, from left: Robbie Keays, Sam Reicher, and Charles Keys. In the second row: Zoe S...Read on...

Posted on: September 29, 2016

4-5-6- Honor Choir

Honor Choir

Students from Bridle Ridge and Eagle Glen intermediate schools participated in the Missouri Choral Directors Association 4-5-6 Honor Choir on July 20 in Jefferson City. Top row, from left: Stephen Rew, music teacher at Eagle Glen; Meghan Larsen, 6, Eagle ...Read on...

Posted on: September 29, 2016

Teacher honored

Patrick Hemmingsen

Ray-Pec Teacher of the Year Patrick Hemmingsen has been named a Regional Teacher of the Year for Missouri.

He is one of 32 regional winners and is eligible for the Missouri Teacher of the Year award. The Regional Teacher of the Year program is new for...Read on...

Posted on: September 28, 2016

Convention

MAEOP hosts NAEOP

Ray-Pec’s Pam Steele, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent and Board of Education, is also the 2015-2016 president of the Missouri Association of Educational Office Professionals. The Missouri organization, MAEOP, recently hosted the annual conventio...Read on...

Posted on: September 28, 2016

Altitude camp

XC Team to Colorado

Four coaches and 18 runners from the Ray-Pec High School cross country team returned Saturday from a weeklong camp in Colorado. The week included running and hiking in the high altitudes. The team camped in tents near Dillon, Colo., along members of the c...Read on...

Posted on: September 28, 2016

Trip to D.C.

Board trip to D.C.

School Board members Ruth Johnson and Ryan Wescoat were among a dozen Missouri school board members who participated in the Missouri School Boards’ Association’s Federal Relations Capitol Visit July 5-7 in Washington, D.C.

During the event school board...Read on...

Posted on: September 1, 2016

Bus inspection

Apple Bus

All 79 buses serving the Raymore-Peculiar School District were inspected earlier this year and approved for service.

The Ray-Pec School District's 100 percent approval rate is well above the state average of 89.9 percent. In addition, Ray-Pec and other...Read on...

Posted on: September 1, 2016

New CFO

Cynthia Byous

Cyndee Byous of Peculiar will be the new Chief Financial Officer for the District, effective, July 18. Her responsibilities will include the areas of finance, budgeting, accounts payable, and accounts receivable.

Byous brings a wide range of financial ...Read on...

Posted on: September 1, 2016

National Champion

Congratulations!

School Board Vice President Kim Bailey, left, congratulates Ella Schnake on winning the Middle School national championship in Humorous Interpretation and Storytelling. Ella, who will be a freshman this fall, won the awards at the National Speech and Deba...Read on...

Posted on: September 1, 2016

Board meeting

The School Board on June 23 approved the Math Curriculum, and approved a memorandum of understanding to participate in the Southland CAPS program. CAPS stands for Center for Advanced Professional Studies. The Board also heard reviews about the District’s ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 1, 2016

Detour

Detour map

As part of the Peculiar Way road construction project, a detour will be implemented on School Road.

Traffic at the curve on School Road at 211th Street will be re-routed to use the Ray-Pec School District campus drive around the Administrative Services...Read on...

Posted on: September 1, 2016

2016-2017 budget

Fiscal responsibility has allowed the Raymore-Peculiar School District to achieve at very high levels, while spending near the lowest per pupil among area schools.

With a tax levy rate that has not increased for more than 13 years, the District continu...Read on...

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Posted on: September 1, 2016

National Award

Ella Schnake wins awards

Eighth grader Ella Schnake is the Middle School national champion in Humorous Interpretation and Storytelling!
She earned the honors at the National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament June 12 to 17 in Salt Lake City.Results from Ray-Pec ...Read on...

Posted on: September 1, 2016

Driver's Education

Driver's Education

Missouri Highway Patrol Sgt. Collin Stosberg was a recent guest speaker for the Summer School driver's education class at Ray-Pec High School. Stosberg is the public information officer for the Highway Patrol's Troop A.
This is the first time in many yea...Read on...

Posted on: August 24, 2016

Board awards

Board receives award

Ray-Pec School Board receives two statewide awards

The Missouri School Boards' Association honored the Ray-Pec School Board on June 4 with two prestigious awards for 2016.

The Board was one of only 12 boards statewide selected as an Outstanding Boar...Read on...

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Posted on: August 24, 2016

Site work

Site work at HS

Drive past the Ray-Pec High School south building, and you will see evidence of site work as contractors take the first steps in the major construction and renovation project to enlarge the school.
Aerial photos show the changes in more dramatic fashion....Read on...

Posted on: August 24, 2016

Memorial trees

Memorial trees

As part of site preparation for the addition onto the south high school, several memorial trees near the front of the school have been relocated to make room for the driveway and parking lot expansion.

The work was done over the past month. You can see...Read on...

Posted on: July 29, 2016

CFO leaving

Kendra Hutsell

Ray-Pec Chief Financial Officer leaving June 30

Kendra Hutsell, Chief Financial Officer, is resigning from the Ray-Pec School District, effective June 30, to accept the position of Director of Accounting with the North Kansas City School District.

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Posted on: July 29, 2016

Groundbreaking ceremony

Groundbreaking at RPHS

A May 24, 2016, groundbreaking ceremony marked the official kick-off to a major construction and renovation project at Raymore-Peculiar High School.
Participants in the ceremony included representatives from the School Board, District and high school adm...Read on...

Posted on: June 1, 2016

State track results

State track meet

Ray-Pec students set four school records and earned All-State honors in 13 events at the state track meet May 27 and 28 in Jefferson City.
As a team, the boys finished eighth, which is the school’s highest finish competing in the large class. The girls f...Read on...

Posted on: May 26, 2016

New Assistant Superintendent

Dr. Bryan Pettengill

The Raymore-Peculiar School District announces Dr. Bryan Pettengill as the new Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services, effective July 1.

Pettengill will come to Ray-Pec from the Clinton School District, where he has been principal of Clin...Read on...

Posted on: May 27, 2016

Band students honored

Congratulations!

The Raymore-Peculiar School Board on May 26 recognized band students for receiving a "1" rating at the state music festival. Some students were unavailable to attend the meeting. Pictured, from left: Matt Crotty, Cassidy Elrod, Katie Hatfield, B...Read on...

Posted on: May 27, 2016

Vocal music success

Congratulations!

The Board on May 26 recognized Song Waltz for receiving a "1" rating for her vocal solo at the state music festival. The Board also recognized Nick Schneider, who was unable to attend the meeting. Song is pictured with Board President Kim York.

Posted on: May 23, 2016

Congratulations, graduates!

Congratulations!

Congratulations to the Ray-Pec High School Class of 2016. Graduation was May 20 for the approximately 425 seniors. Class co-valedictorians were Brayden Roberts and Stefania Smith. Salutatorian was Cara Sibert.

Here is a list of seniors...
Posted on: May 23, 2016

Construction preparation

Library at south high school

With the end of the school year, the District is moving forward with construction of an addition to the south high school. The first steps include site work for additions to the high school.

In April, the School Board approved bids for site development...Read on...

Posted on: May 23, 2016

State track qualifiers

Ray-Pec set three schools records at the sectional track meet on May 21 as the girls placed second overall and boys were fourth out of 16 teams. The Panthers qualified for state in 18 events.

For the boys, Micah Beaver placed first in the 100m and 200m...Read on...

Posted on: May 23, 2016

Construction preparation

Library at south high school

With the end of the school year, the District is moving forward with construction of an addition to the south high school. The first steps include site work for additions to the high school.

In April, the School Board approved bids for site development...Read on...

Posted on: May 20, 2016

Blue Star awards

Congratulations!

Ray-Pec High School made history on May 19 by becoming the first high school in the history of the Blue Star Awards to win the Outstanding Overall Production award two year consecutive years!
Ray-Pec won the award last night for "The Pirates of Penz...Read on...

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Posted on: May 20, 2016

Tennis honors

Congratulations to the Ray-Pec Boys Tennis Team on post-season honors from the Suburban Big 6 Conference:
• Second Team Singles – Honorable Mention: Gavin Cummons• First Team Doubles: Nino Owens/Dayton Pugh
• Second Team Doubles – Honorable Mention: ...Read on...

Posted on: May 19, 2016

Physical Education grant

Grant award

In connection with the MAD Dash 5K, the Foundation awarded a $100 Physical Education Impact grant to Chris Roller, physical education teacher at Peculiar Elementary School. Participants in the MAD Dash 5K walk and run were able to indicate a Ray-Pec schoo...Read on...

Posted on: May 18, 2016

Foundation grants

Grant award

The Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation is giving an additional $500 grant to each school in the District. The funds were raised during the Foundation's annual gala.

Schools may opt to use the money for projects or programs in these areas: roboti...Read on...

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Posted on: May 16, 2016

KC SuperStar

Valiante Waltz

Ray-Pec High School student Valiante Waltz is among 24 students from across the Greater Kansas City Metro area chosen as semifinalists for the 2016 KC SuperStar, a high school singing competition.

The singers were selected during auditions for KC Supe...Read on...

Posted on: May 16, 2016

District track

Ray-Pec had one of its best days in school track history at the District track meet, by qualifying for sectionals in 28 out of 36 events and setting two new school records!

The girls placed second and the boys placed third overall. The top four finishe...Read on...

Posted on: May 16, 2016

BCBS donation

Thank you!

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

Posted on: May 13, 2016

Band awards

Band awards

Band students were honored May 10 for accomplishments throughout the school year, including All-District Band, All-State Band, State Large Group Festival, and Solo/Small Ensemble Festival. Students wore their Hawaiian shirts to remember the incredible tri...Read on...

Posted on: May 10, 2016

MAD Dash

MAD Dash

More than 120 walkers/runners participated in the third annual Make a Difference (MAD) Dash 5K on May 6 at Raymore Recreation Park.

The MAD Dash is a benefit for the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation. Thanks to everyone who participated, volunt...Read on...

Posted on: May 9, 2016

Honoring retirees

Best wishes!

In appreciation of the dedication and years of service from this year's retirees, the Raymore-Peculiar School District honored and recognized them at a dinner on May 2 at Loch Lloyd Country Club.

Retirees were presented with a school bell from the Dist...Read on...

Posted on: May 9, 2016

Mini Medical School

Derek Fields, a senior at Ray-Pec High School, was among the 112 students selected for participation in the University of Missouri School of Medicine’s High School Mini Medical School.

The program, now in its 18th year, is designed to give high school ...Read on...

Posted on: May 6, 2016

Trap shooting

Teacher Appreciation

The Ray-Pec Trap Shooting team hosted its 6th Annual Teacher Appreciation Shoot on Wednesday, May 4. The Team hosted nearly 30 teachers for a BBQ and the opportunity to participate in a trap shooting competition side by side with the students who chose to...Read on...

Posted on: May 6, 2016

5K walk/fun run

MAD Dash 2016 logo web.jpg

Tonight is the 3rd annual Make a Difference (MAD) Dash 5K walk/fun run to benefit the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation. Come out and join the fun!

Check-in and registration opens at 6 p.m., and the Dash begins at 7 p.m. tonight at Raymore Recr...Read on...

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Posted on: May 5, 2016

State gifted competition

Congratulations!

Ray-Pec hosts statewide gifted competition
19th annual Extemporé was April 30

Ray-Pec gifted students in grades 2 to 8 were among those competing in the 19th annual Extemporé, the statewide competition for gifted students. Ray-Pec hosted the event, at...Read on...

Posted on: May 6, 2016

Donation

Thank you!

Todd Krass, Chief Executive Officer of Belton Regional Medical Center, at left, presents a $1,000 check to Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation Executive Director Jodie Huston and President Phil Parke. The funds are from the hospital’s General Medica...Read on...

Posted on: May 5, 2016

Signing day

Student athletes

Ten Ray-Pec High School student athletes signed letters of intent on May 3 to continue their athletic careers at the college level. Family and friends joined the students for a signing ceremony at the high school. Congratulations!

In the front row, fro...Read on...

Posted on: May 4, 2016

Cass Career Center awards

Congratulations!

Ray-Pec High School students were among those honored at the annual awards night ceremony May 2 at Cass Career Center. Approximately 200 people attended the event with students from the nine sending schools receiving awards.

One student from each of th...Read on...

Posted on: May 4, 2016

Blue Star nominations

Congratulations!

Congratulations to the Ray-Pec High School cast and crew of "The Pirates of Penzance" on receiving eight nominations for the Blue Star Awards!

The Starlight Theatre Blue Star awards ceremony is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. May 19. Admission is fre...Read on...

Posted on: May 4, 2016

DECA International

DECA International

Three students represented Raymore-Peculiar High School at the DECA International Career Development Conference April 22 to 27 in Nashville.
Madeline Buasri competed in Fashion Merchandising Promotion Plan, Tyler Mossman competed in Restaurant and Food S...Read on...

Posted on: May 2, 2016

Spring survey

Seeking your feedback

Tell us what you think! 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.

Take the Parent...Read on...

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Posted on: May 4, 2016

Pasta feed

Pasta feed

Ray-Pec High School's Student Council had a pasta feed for the Special Olympians on April 29 as they prepared for the Special Olympics track meet on Saturday, April 30. Students made goody bags and hung out and socialized during 5th period.

Posted on: May 4, 2016

Board meeting

The School Board on April 28 approved bids for site development work at the south high school, as well as bids for summer capital improvement projects and food products. The Board approved an increase to meal prices and salary schedules for 2016-2017. The...Read on...

Read a recap of the meeting...
Posted on: May 3, 2016

Resignation

Jay Harris

Board accepts resignation of Assistant Superintendent Jay Harris

Jay Harris, assistant superintendent for administrative services, is resigning from the Raymore-Peculiar School District, effective June 30, to accept a position with another Kansas City...Read on...

Posted on: May 2, 2016

State band results

Congratulations to Ray-Pec High School band students. Fifteen events received exemplary “1” ratings; 20 events received outstanding “2” ratings, and one event received a satisfactory “3” rating.

Receiving “1” ratings and blue medals:
• Tammy Yang, mal...Read on...

Posted on: May 2, 2016

Vocal music at state

Congratulations to Ray-Pec High School students Nick Schneider and Song Waltz for receiving exemplary "1" ratings for their vocal solos April 29 at the State Music contest. Two events received outstanding "2" ratings: Katie Clewell voc...Read on...

Posted on: April 29, 2016

State FBLA success

Congratulations!

Two Ray-Pec High School students qualified for the Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference after competition at the state level. National qualifiers are Kamran Choudhry in Entrepreneurship and Trevor Golden in Desktop Application...Read on...

Posted on: April 29, 2016

RPHS site work

South high school site plan

In preparation for construction of an addition to the south high school, the Board of Education on April 28, 2016, approved bids for site development work.

The Board approved a total bid of $1,523,066 from JA Lillig Excavating for the site package, wh...Read on...

Posted on: April 28, 2016

Welding student

Congratulations!

Cass Career Center welding student Tony Villarreal, a senior from Ray-Pec High School, was recognized as the May Student of the Month at the CCC. Earle Sanford, Inner Guard of the Cass County Elks Lodge, at right, presented a certificate and a gift card t...Read on...

Posted on: April 28, 2016

Yearbook award

Congratulations!

The 2016 Ray-Pec High School yearbook, The Panther, has been selected for the third year in a row to the Walsworth Yearbooks Gallery of Excellence.

The 2016 yearbook was led by Editor-in-Chief Cassie Allen and managed by editors Maddie Reihs and Jordan...Read on...

Posted on: April 27, 2016

National journalism contest

Congratulations!

Thirteen Ray-Pec students attended the national high school journalism conference and contest April 14-17 in Los Angeles.

Junior Lauren Rook earned the highest honor at the contests in the “First Year Photojournalism” category, with her image “The Wei...Read on...

Posted on: April 27, 2016

State Theatre

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Ray-Pec High School winners at the MSHSAA Forensics, Theatre, and Debate State Tournament:
One-Act Play State Champion, with additional awards for Alie Gillespie as Best Actress and Macee Blair as Best Supporting Actress Readers Thea...Read on...

Posted on: April 25, 2016

KU Relays

First place!

It was a great weekend to be a track and field Panther! Ray-Pec track and field athletes set six new school records and brought home three gold and two silver medals from the KU Relays April 22 and 23.
The Ray-Pec girls won the 4x1600 for the second cons...Read on...

Posted on: April 21, 2016

Job Olympics

Job Olympics

The Raymore-Peculiar High School Life Skills Class had an amazing day at the Job Olympics competition on April 8 at Yeokum Middle School in Belton. Students received 27 medals while competing against four other Cass County schools. Life Skills students re...Read on...

Posted on: April 21, 2016

Student Congress

Congratulations!

Ray-Pec High School student Cameron Leonard qualified for the 2016 National Speech and Debate Association conference in the Student Congress event, following District competition April 16 at Pembroke Hill High School. He is pictured here with Teacher Karl...Read on...

Posted on: April 20, 2016

Board reorganizes

Oath of office

In its reorganization meeting on April 19, the Ray-Pec School Board elected Kim York to serve as president and Kim Bailey as vice president for the coming year.
The elections followed the certification of the April 5 election results. In addition, Board ...Read on...

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Posted on: April 20, 2016

Art contest

Art contest winners
Ray-Pec High School art students won first place in each grade level category of the recent Cass County Student Art Show. Awards were presented at a reception April 13 at the Harrisonville branch of the Cass County Public Library. Con...Read on...

Posted on: April 19, 2016

Legislative breakfast

Legislative breakfast

Cass County Kids First stresses local control during second Legislative Breakfast

It’s a message that was repeated time and again: allow local school boards the flexibility to make decisions for their own school districts.

Local control was the comm...Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2016

Coding for a Cause

Coding for a Cause

A group of Raymore-Peculiar School District students didn’t just learn to code computers – they took that skill and used it for a service project to benefit children staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Kansas City. The students coded background scenes...Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2016

Tennis success

Congratulations!

For the first time in school history, the Ray-Pec boys Tennis Team won the Truman Invitational on April 16.

Individual winners were Nino Owens and Dayton Pugh (A Flight Doubles), Gavin Cummons (B Flight Singles), and Riley Wagner and Chad McElfresh (B...Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2016

KU Relays

Congrats to the following Ray-Pec High School athletes for qualifying for the prestigious KU Relays this weekend:
• Toni Martin - Discus, Javelin• Kiley Deain - 3200m Run, 1600m Run
• Tyler Musgrave - 3200m Run• Kami Tabor - 800m Run, 1600m Run
• C...Read on...

Posted on: April 14, 2016

Major Saver

Thank you!

This year marks the most successful Major Saver campaign in District history, raising $32,985!
Students and schools sold 4,398 cards to raise $16,503.75 for the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation and $16,481.25 for the participating schools.

Du...Read on...

Posted on: April 8, 2016

Journalism contest

Congratulations!

Ray-Pec High School students brought home many awards from the state journalism contest April 6 at the University of Missouri-Columbia. The contest is sponsored by the Missouri Interscholastic Press Association.

Most of the awards are based on work don...Read on...

Posted on: April 11, 2016

Track team

Congrats to the Ray-Pec High School track teams for outstanding performances Friday, April 8, at the Jerry Crews Invitational Meet at Staley Stadium. The girls won the championship by nearly 40 points, while the boys were only a few points behind the cham...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2016

Employee awards

Congratulations!

Patrick Hemmingsen, chemistry teacher at Raymore-Peculiar High School, is the 2016 Teacher of the Year for the Ray-Pec School District.

Aurora Rivera, paraprofessional at Bridle Ridge Intermediate School, is the 2016 Support Staff Employee of the Year ...Read on...

Read about all the finalists...
Posted on: April 8, 2016

Basketball awards

Congratulations!

Megan Maher, left, and Taylor Koper, right, are representing Ray-Pec on the Missouri All Star Team when they play in the women's Missouri vs. Kansas All Star Game at 6 p.m. April 8 at Shawnee Mission South High School.

Nick Janssen, second from right, ...Read on...

Posted on: April 4, 2016

"The Crucible"

Play opens on April 7

Ray-Pec Theatre Department to Present Arthur Miller’s Classic Drama The Crucible

The Raymore-Peculiar High School Theatre Department announces its production of Arthur Miller’s classic drama The Crucible. Performances will be in the Ray-Pec High School...Read on...

Posted on: April 7, 2016

Mock crash

Mock crash

Ray-Pec High School Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) and multiple first responder agencies worked together to conduct a mock crash Wednesday morning, April 6. The enactment was staged south of the West Peculiar Fire Station on School Road nea...Read on...

Posted on: April 5, 2016

Thank you!

Thank you, Ray-Pec voters, for approving the $27 million bond issue! Unofficial election results show that the question passed with 79.85 percent approval. Cass County election results showed 3,745 "yes" votes and 945 "no" votes.

Posted on: April 4, 2016

Election on Tuesday

Election Day is April 5

Ray-Pec voters on April 5, 2016, will consider a $27 million no-tax-rate-increase bond issue to address space needs throughout the District. The plan includes constructing an addition onto the south high school to accommodate all students in grades 9-12 i...Read on...

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Posted on: March 30, 2016

Textile drive

Textile recycling

Ray-Pec East Middle School's third annual textile drive continues through Friday, and culminates with a community-wide collection on Saturday, April 2 from 9am-3pm in the north bus loop at the school.
RPEMS is partnering with Goodwill again this year to ...Read on...


Posted on: January 5, 2017

Make-up days

The next snow makeup day is Monday, April 17. Any other inclement weather days will be made up starting on May 24.