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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

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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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

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
  • Chris ...
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Posted on: May 19, 2017

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

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 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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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. 

We think that...

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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.

A link to the employee survey was rece...

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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

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: 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

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.

Band Director John Wilson notes that it is unusu...

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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: 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

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

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: 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 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

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

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 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: 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 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.

Individual results:

  • Austin Moulder won...
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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.

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 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.

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 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 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 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: Isaiah Lo...

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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.

On April 11, the Ray-Pec School Board accepted his ...

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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 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 County me...

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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 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 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: 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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Enrollment forms are available online:
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.

Five other Stonegate students were al...

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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 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: 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

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

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

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.

Unified Partners are volunteers who pl...

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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

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

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

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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.

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.

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 choos...

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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 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 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 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 9, 2017

Life Skills Class hosts burrito luncheon

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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.

Six spellers participated in today's ...

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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

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 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 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
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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

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.

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

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 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 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

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

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

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: 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 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 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

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 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

Board recognizes All-State football players

Congratulations!

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 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

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 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 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: 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

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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

RPEMS Jazz Band web

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: 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

Freshman BB tournament champions web

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

Main entrance to RPHS is temporarily relocated

hallway construction web

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

Robotics build season begins

Robotics kit web

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: May 25, 2017

Snow day to be made up on Feb. 21

snow day ATF

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

Dual Credit Accounting students take field trip

BATS field trip 2 web

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, and...

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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 either t...

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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: 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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:

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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

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 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

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 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

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 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 All-State softball player

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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

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

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

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

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: 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: 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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 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 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

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 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

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 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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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: 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: 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

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

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

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

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.

In addition to outstanding careers in publi...Read on...

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: 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

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

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: 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

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: 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: 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 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 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 2, 2017

Summer School

Summer School for grades K-12 begins June 5. You may still submit enrollment forms, and students will be placed in classes as space allows. Transportation is provided for grades K-8.

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