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Posted on: December 12, 2019

RPHS Students of the Month for December

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Congratulations to the High School Students of the Month for December! From left: Dalton Apel and Alani Delce were honored by the Raymore-Peculiar Sunrise Optimist Club, and Jordan Jermain and Te'a White were recognized by the Belton-Raymore Rotary Club.

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Posted on: December 10, 2019

Ray-Pec places 2nd in overall sweepstakes at William Chrisman Tournament

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Ray-Pec speech and debate students won 2nd place in the overall sweepstakes Dec. 6-7 at the William Chrisman Varsity Tournament. Congratulations!

Individual awards to:• Spencer Barr, 1st in Humorous Interpretation• Angelique Brown and Mik...

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

Dr. Monsees selected for state Deputy Commissioner post

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Dr. Kari Monsees, who is retiring as Ray-Pec Superintendent of Schools in June 2020, has been selected to fill a statewide position with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Beginning July 1, 2020, Monsees will be the deputy commi...

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

Six RPHS students selected for All-State Band

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These Ray-Pec High School students were selected for the All-State Band:

  • Sage Buckley, Clarinet Honor Band, 2x All State, junior
  • Lilah Manning, Flute Honor Band, 2x All State, junior
  • Lucian Howlett, 1st chair snare option, junior
  • Aeryn Mitchell, Bassoon Honor...
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Posted on: December 5, 2019

Music teacher composes alma mater for Ray-Pec High School

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After learning that Raymore-Peculiar High School did not have an official alma mater, Vocal Music Teacher Stephen Rew created one. Over the summer, he wrote the music and lyrics for the song. The first public performance of the alma mater was during the N...

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

District announces new superintendent, Dr. Mike Slagle

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The Raymore-Peculiar School District Board of Education has selected Dr. Mike Slagle to serve as superintendent of the district, effective July 1, 2020. He will replace Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees, who is retiring at the end of this school year.

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

School Board candidate filing begins on Dec. 17

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Qualified persons interested in running for a position on the Ray-Pec School Board are invited to file to be a candidate in the April 7, 2020, election. You may file at the Administrative Services Center, 21005 S. School Rd.

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Posted on: December 2, 2019

Five RPHS students earn national journalism awards

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Congratulations to these students who earned national awards at the National Student Press Contest sponsored by the National Scholastic Press Association and Journalism Education Association.

Jennifer Aguilar (12) received an Honorable Mention award in Fea...

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

Ray-Pec places 1st in individual events at Park Hill South tournament

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Ray-Pec speech and debate students brought home many awards from the Park Hill South Varsity and North Kansas City Novice tournaments on Nov. 22 and 23, 2019.

Varsity Results:

  • 1st Place in Individual Events Sweepstakes
  • 3rd Place Overall Sweepstakes
  • Spencer Ba...
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Posted on: November 22, 2019

Semifinal football game is set for 1 p.m. Saturday

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The Ray-Pec Panthers host the De Smet Jesuit High School Spartans in the Class 6 semi-final game on Saturday. Admission is $7. No passes will be accepted. Panther Stadium will open at 11 a.m. Saturday. Kick-off is at 1 p.m. 

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

School Board honors softball team

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The School Board on Nov. 21 recognized the Ray-Pec High School softball team for placing 2nd in the state! Front row, from left: Madison Busby, Elizabeth Pace, Alexis Helzer, Brooke Law, Lexi Blackmon, Haley Smuder, and McKenna Wilson. Middle row: Natalie...

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Posted on: November 19, 2019

Last week to order RPHS yearbooks

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Yearbook orders are accepted through Nov. 26. Students can drop off an order form in room 811 or the high school main office. The base cost of the yearbook is $75, and checks can be made out to RPHS. Cash is also accepted. To purchase using a credit card,...
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Posted on: November 18, 2019

Hailee Teeter earns All-State cheer honors

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Congratulations to Hailee Teeter for achieving All-State cheer honors in the Base Category at the state competition. From left: Coach Courtney Morgan, All-State Cheerleader Hailee Teeter, and Coach Megan Speer.

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Posted on: November 18, 2019

Ray-Pec Cheerleaders are state champions!

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Ray-Pec has two more state champion teams! Congratulations to Ray-Pec Cheerleading for winning the state championship in the Varsity Superlarge Division AND the JV Large Division! Also, congratulations to Hailee Teeter for achieving All-State honors in th...

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Posted on: November 18, 2019

JV cheerleaders win state championship!

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Congratulations to the Ray-Pec cheerleaders who won the state championship in the JV Large Division on Nov. 16 at the Missouri Cheerleading Coaches Association competition. Last month, the JV squad captured its first regional championship.

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Enrollment projected to grow by 800 in next 10 years

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Enrollment projected to grow by 800 in next 10 years

The Board met on Nov. 14, 2019, to discuss Long Range Facility Planning and to hear an update about planned capital improvements.

Enrollment in the Ray-Pec School District is projected to reach nearly 6,8...

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

Share your feedback on school calendar

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The Ray-Pec School District Calendar Committee is currently constructing a draft calendar for the 2020-2021 school year. The link below takes you to a brief survey asking for input on various calendar topics. Recently, Missouri Law was changed and does no...

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

Softball players receive many post-season awards

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Congrats to our Ray-Pec softball players who won second in the state AND gathered a bunch of individual honors!
Check it out:
All-State Softball
First Team All-State: Camryn Stickel, Pitcher. Second Team All-State: Lexi Blackmon, Outfield.
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Posted on: November 11, 2019

Ray-Pec qualifies record number of students to All-District Band

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The Ray-Pec High School band set a new record for the number of seats earned for All-District Band! From approximately 500 students auditioning, Ray-Pec students earned 62 band chairs through blind auditions on Nov. 9 at Warrensburg High School.

Both the H...

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

STEAM Expo is tonight!

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Ray-Pec middle and high schools present the 3rd Annual STEAM Expo from 6 to 7:30 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, Nov. 12 in the High School Library/Media Center. This free and open to the public event will showcase over 30 student-led exhibits in the areas of scie...

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Posted on: November 11, 2019

Boys Cross Country Team wins State CHAMPIONSHIP!

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Congratulations to the Boys Cross Country team for winning the Class 4 State Championship on Nov. 9 in Columbia! Ray-Pec was in 14th place as a team after the 1K marker, but moved up throughout the race to finish in first place. Senior Braden Zaner placed...

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Posted on: November 11, 2019

Braden Zaner is 4th at state and sets new school record

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At the Missouri Class 4 cross country race on Nov. 9, Senior Braden Zaner placed 4th out of about 180 runners with a time of 15:26 for a new school record and his second straight All-State honor. Braden led the Panthers to a 1st place finish as a team.

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Posted on: November 11, 2019

Marissa Dick places 4th at state Cross Country Meet

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In the Class 4 Girls Cross Country race on Nov. 9, Senior Marissa Dick placed 4th with a time of 18:33 for her 3rd straight All-State honor. Freshman Michaela Duran was 84th in 20:07; and Senior Abigail Prince was 103rd in 20:20.

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Trick or Treat so Tots Can Eat!

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"Trick or Treat So Tots Can Eat!" For Halloween, these Ray-Pec High School speech, debate, and theatre students collected more than 1,100 food items for a local food pantry. 

Kneeling, from left: Kerstin Randolph, Jillian Humke, Abby Bal...

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

Speech and debate students win awards at Lee's Summit tournaments

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Ray-Pec speech and debate students brought home many awards from the Lee’s Summit West Varsity and Lee’s Summit North Novice tournaments on Nov. 1-2. Congratulations to the following who were awarded, and to all who c...
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Posted on: October 29, 2019

High School to present "Lost in Yonkers"

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Raymore-Peculiar High School announces its production of Neil Simon’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, Lost in Yonkers. Performances will be in the Ray-Pec High School Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7, 8, and 9, and at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 10. Tickets may be reserved by...

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

Softball team ends season placing second in the state

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Congratulations to the softball team for a great season for placing second in the state! The Lady Panthers defeated Northwest (Cedar Hill) 10-0 in 6 innings in the Nov. 1 semifinal game, and then fell to defending state champion Blue Springs South 10-0 in...

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

Boys cross country team wins sectional championship

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Congrats to the cross country teams for their outstanding performances on Nov. 2! The boys team won the Class 4, Sectional 3 meet, and the girls team placed 5th, just a few points shy of their state bid. Medalists and individual state qualifiers included ...

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

Board approves annual audit of District finances

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The Board of Education on Oct. 17 approved the audit of the District's finances for the year ended June 30, 2019. Brad Steele, CPA and partner from Westbrook & Co., P.C., presented a summary report. The District had a clean opinion on its financial st...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Ray-Pec Speech and Debate students bring home awards from two tournaments

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Ray-Pec speech and debate students brought home many awards the Lee’s Summit Varsity and Belton Novice tournaments on Oct. 25 and 26. Congratulations to the following who were awarded and to all who competed!

Novice Results:• 3rd Place i...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

RPEMS recognizes October Students of the Month

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Congratulations to the Students of the Month for October at East Middle School:
Front row, from the left: 8th graders Jillian Collom, Grayson Niswonger, Chloe Banks, Gavin Bellis, and Lorren Chatfield. Not pictured: Brighton Wolverton 
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Posted on: October 28, 2019

Office Depot/Office Max donates thousands of school supplies to Raymore Elementary

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Thanks to Office Depot/Office Max for the donation of more than 4,000 school supply items to Raymore Elementary School! The store partners with the community to collect school supplies throughout the summer. Each year, one school is selected as the recipi...

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Posted on: October 28, 2019

Peculiar Elementary 5th graders produce a podcast

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Fifth grade music students at Peculiar Elementary are producing an audio podcast called "Music Movers!" 

Music Teacher Katie Schork is working with the students, who are on teams to handle different aspects of the process, including prep...

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Posted on: October 28, 2019

RPHS student receives more bowling awards

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Sixteen-year-old Brooke Law's success in bowling makes her a top contender in local, state, and national tournaments. 

The Ray-Pec High School Junior is a 4-time Missouri State Pepsi champion in two divisions (U15/U17), and this year placed 31st a...

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

Ray-Pec High School honors students for academic achievements

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Raymore-Peculiar High School Principal Steven Miller welcomed guests to the Academic Honors ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 22. The school honored students with academic achievements earned during the 2019-2020 school year. 

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

Sports updates

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Varsity football

The Panthers, with a record of 6-2, play their last regular game of the season at 7 p.m. tonight at Lee’s Summit West High School, 2600 SW Ward Rd, Lee's Summit, MO 64082. Districts begin on Friday, Nov. 1, with the location depe...

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Posted on: October 24, 2019

Foundation hosts luncheon for Ray-Pec retirees

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A group of District retirees on Oct. 23 enjoyed lunch and heard updates about the District, the Foundation, and Ray-Pec CARES. To be notified of future retiree events, send a message to jodie.huston@raypec.org.

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Posted on: October 23, 2019

RPHS Field Biology students experience Monarch Migration

Ray-Pec Field Biology students were able to experience the wonder of the fall Monarch migration as it passed through the outdoor classroom on Oct. 8. Many Monarchs were captured and released, and 18 were tagged as part of a citizen science project coordin...

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Posted on: October 22, 2019

RPHS Students of the Month for October

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Congratulations to the Ray-Pec High School Students of the Month for October! From left: Braden Zaner and Camryn Stickel were honored by the Ray-Pec Sunrise Optimist Club, & Spencer Harris and Peyton Balfour were honored by the Belton-Raymore Rotary Club.

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Posted on: October 22, 2019

School Board recognizes RPHS Teacher Karla Penechar

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The School Board on Oct. 17 recognized Ray-Pec High School Teacher Karla Penechar for being named the 2019 Wayne Brown Outstanding Speech and Theatre Teacher for the state of Missouri. The award was presented last month by the Speech and Theatre Associati...

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Posted on: October 22, 2019

School Board recognizes President Ruth Johnson

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The School Board on Oct. 17 recognized Board President Ruth Johnson for receiving the Carter D. Ward Excellence in Advocacy Award at the recent Missouri School Boards' Association conference. She is pictured with Board Vice President Paul Coffman.

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Posted on: October 22, 2019

Marching Band is Grand Champion at Cameron MarchFest

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Wow! The Panther Pride Marching Band was the Grand Champion at the Cameron MarchFest! Ray-Pec won the award for the top combined score from parade and field competitions.

The Panther Pride Marching Band won 1st place for parade, 1st place for indoor color ...

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Posted on: October 21, 2019

RPEMS recognizes Students of the Month

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Congratulations to the East Middle School Students of the Month for September! Front row, from the left: 8th graders Meagan Faulkner, Dorien Fredericks, Savanna Porter, Zatorian Crawford, Tre Hill and Maggie Schaub. Middle row: 7th graders Levi D...

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Posted on: October 16, 2019

Parents as Teachers supports a child's first teachers

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A family's connection with the Ray-Pec School District can begin well before a child enters kindergarten. Parents as Teachers is a program that serves families with children who are younger than kindergarten age. In fact, services can begin before birth -...

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Posted on: October 15, 2019

Mustang Teams helps promote positive school culture

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Every other month, Bridle Ridge Elementary School students participate in Mustang Teams to learn Conscious Discipline skills and promote school culture. The teams have students from each grade level and allow the students to build relationships throughout...
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Posted on: October 15, 2019

Panther Pride Band wins awards at marching festival

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The Panther Pride Marching Band won 1st place in prelims and finals at the Park Hill High School Marching Festival on Oct. 12.The Band won awards for Outstanding Effect, Outstanding Percussion, Outstanding Music, Outstanding Brass group (Hayden Smith, Noa...

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Posted on: October 14, 2019

Seven Ray-Pec singers selected for All-State Choir

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Congratulations to these students who were selected for the All-State Choir! From row, from left: Carinne Williams, 2nd Alternate Soprano; Chloe Coons, All-State Soprano; and Payton Ballinger, All-State Soprano. Back row: Austin Planker, All-Stat...
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Posted on: October 14, 2019

Boys cross country team wins conference championship

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Suburban Gold Conference! The girls placed 4th overall, while the boys won their first Gold Conference Championship! Senior Braden Zaner was the first place finisher in the varsity boys race with a time of 16:01.1!

Earning 1st team all-conference honors we...

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Posted on: October 14, 2019

Ray-Pec wins speech sweepstakes at Blue Springs South Varsity Speech and Debate tournament

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The Ray-Pec High School Speech and Debate 2019-2020 season is off to a great start after competing at the Blue Springs South Varsity and Blue Springs Novice tournaments over the weekend. Congratulations to all who competed! The varsity squad won 1st Place...

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Posted on: October 10, 2019

RPHS Student Leadership Team trains at Camp Clark

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On Sept. 30, the High School Student Leadership Team, along with Teachers Emily Craig and Scott Jermain, went to Camp Clark in Nevada, Mo., for training from the National Guard.

Students learned how to work together during life-threatening emergencies, how...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

University students visit Ray-Pec to learn about special education programs

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A group of students from Northwest Missouri State University visited Ray-Pec last week to learn more about the District's programs to support students in the areas of behavior and special education.

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Four Ray-Pec golfers qualify for sectional tournament

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Congratulations to the Raymore-Peculiar High School girls golf team for success at the District tournament on Oct. 7 in Joplin.  Lauren Kurtz and Sydney Sampson earned All-District honors. Lauren, Sydney, Sarah Larkins, and Ashley Sclesky qualifi...

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

Meet Dr. Lisa Hatfield: Ray-Pec Compliance Officer

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As Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources for the Raymore-Peculiar School District, Dr. Lisa Hatfield is involved in all aspects of recruiting, hiring, and retaining employees. The District relies on Dr. Hatfield for information about compensation, ...

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

Band takes first place at Valhalla Marching Band Festival

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First place! The RPHS Panther Pride Band won first place at the Valhalla Marching Festival on Saturday at Parkview High School in Springfield. The band won Outstanding Winds, Outstanding Drum Line and Outstanding Drum Majors.Students, from left: Debrah To...

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

Cass Career Center honors RPHS Senior Lucas Tracy

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Cass Career Center EMT/Fire Science student Lucas Tracy, a Senior from Ray-Pec High School, was recognized as the October Young Professional of the Month at CCC.  The CCC Young Professional of the Month award is given out monthly to an outstandin...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

RPHS Monarch Waystation featured at conference

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Students in the Botany and Field Biology classes at Raymore-Peculiar High School have created a Monarch Waystation in the outdoor classroom on the campus.  

Developed over two years, the Monarch Waystation provides a milkweed garden for caterpilla...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

2018-2019 RPHS yearbook receives award

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Last year's Ray-Pec High School yearbook earned the All-Missouri Award from the Missouri Interscholastic Press Association. The award is presented to the top 1 percent of yearbooks in Missouri. The yearbook staff will be recognized on stage in March at th...

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Posted on: October 2, 2019

Ruth Johnson honored for advocacy work

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Ruth Johnson, president of the Ray-Pec Board of Education, is the recipient of the 2019 Carter D. Ward Excellence in Advocacy Award presented by FutureBuilders, the education foundation of the Missouri School Boards' Association.

She was recognized on Sept...

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Karla Penechar named Outstanding Theatre Teacher of the Year

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Her students’ work is viewed by thousands each year and has been recognized and honored repeatedly in the metro area and at state and national competitions. But this teacher and coach remains mostly behind the scenes. Karla Penechar, who teaches...

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

FAFSA Frenzy event is 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3

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Students and parents who would like help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are invited to a FAFSA Frenzy event from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3,in the library media center at Raymore-Peculiar High School. 
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Posted on: September 27, 2019

Marissa Dick is 2019 Homecoming Queen

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Senior Marissa Dick was crowned Homecoming Queen during halftime of the game on Sept. 27. She is pictured with her father, Billy Dick.

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Posted on: September 25, 2019

Homecoming foootball game moved to Thursday, Sept. 26

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Football game moved to Thursday

Due to the forecast for storms on Friday night, the Ray-Pec Homecoming football game vs. Park Hill is being moved to 7 p.m. THURSDAY, Sept. 26. Admission is $5 for adults, and $3 for students. Residents ages 55 and older may...

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

Ray-Pec Foundation to honor 3 with Distinguished Alumni Award

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The Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation announces 3 recipients of the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award: Nicholas Hart, Jeremy Jones, and Mike Medsker. The award recipients will be honored on Sept. 27 at a luncheon and at the Homecoming Football Game

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

Tennis team places 2nd at Blue Springs South JV Invitational

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Congrats to the Tennis Team on placing second at the Blue Springs South JV Invitational on Sept. 18!

A Flight singles- Marli Brusick placed 5thB Flight singles- Juliann Newman placed 2ndA Flight doubles- Lola Kirkpatrick and Isabella de Leon (not pictured)...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

RPHS announces 2019 Homecoming candidates

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Senior Homecoming King and Queen candidates

In the front row, from left: Riley Westpfahl, Peyton Balfour, Rylee Blake, Abbey Park, and Marissa Dick.Back row: Jacob Collins, Dylan DeLeon, Micah Baird, Dalton Apel, and Carson Eve.

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Posted on: September 19, 2019

SADD students stencil safety messages at RPHS

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Several members of SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) met at the high school to stencil sidewalks with "Buckle Up Ray Pec!" messages.

The students painted the messages on Sunday, Sept. 15. They wanted to have the messages in place befo...

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Posted on: September 19, 2019

Foundation awards prizes to employees who give

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Thanks to the Ray-Pec employees who regularly give to the Foundation! The Foundation Board today awarded some prizes drawn from the names of employees who give to support the Foundation.

Front row, from left: Foundation Executive Director Jodie Hu...

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Board begins search for new superintendent

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The School Board on Sept. 12 met with consultants from the Missouri School Boards' Association about the District's search for a new superintendent.

Current Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees has announced his retirement at the end of the 2019-2020 school yea...

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Softball team wins tournament

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Congrats to the Ray-Pec Softball Team on winning the Ozark Fall Classic Tournament after defeating the following: Nixa 10-2; Eureka 9-1; Poplar Bluff 9-0; Grain Valley 4-2; and Francis Howell Central 9-1.

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

Twenty-four RPHS singers selected for All-District choirs

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Twenty-four singers from Raymore-Peculiar High School were selected on Sept. 7 for All-District honors. These singers will represent Ray-Pec High School on Oct. 12 in Oak Grove. 

A total of 18 singers -- a new school record -- were selected to the...

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

Varsity Girls Golf team has strong start to season

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Congratulations to the Ray-Pec varsity girls golf team on winning the Independence Invitational Tournament Sept. 6 at Drumm Farm! Medal winners were Madi Priest, Sarah Larkins, Lauren Kurtz, and Ashley Sclesky.Earlier in the week, the girls beat Raytown a...

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

District expands Real World Learning program

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District expands Real World Learning program

The District is expanding its Real World Learning program in an effort to better prepare students for the future.

Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees said that the District wants students to leave high school with mo...

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Posted on: September 5, 2019

Students in Law Enforcement Class learn about police radar

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School Resource Officer Rick Clausing teaches students in the Law Enforcement Class about police radar. On Sept. 4, students gathered on the grassy area between Shull Early Learning Center and the Administrative Services Center.

The Law Enforcement class a...

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Posted on: September 5, 2019

Kindness Crew plans "Operation Buddy Bench" project

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The 5th Grade Kindness Crew at Peculiar Elementary School asked Scott Dobson, Director of Buildings and Grounds, for some information about their project, “Operation Buddy Bench.” The students want to provide buddy benches on both school playgrounds to be...

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

Ray-Pec CAN sponsors Fall Food Drive

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Ray-Pec Caring About Nutrition (CAN) is holding a food drive to re-stock the CAN Pantry. Donations may be delivered to any Ray-Pec elementary school, East Middle School, South Middle School, or the Raymore Chamber of Commerce. You may also donate on Satur...

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

New schedule for Parent-Teacher Conferences

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New schedule for Parent-Teacher Conferences

Separate dates set for conferences for high school students

This year, the District is implementing a split schedule for Parent-Teacher Conferences. In the past, Parent-Teacher Conferences for all grade levels wer...

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

School Board honors Technology Department

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The School Board on Aug. 22 honored the Ray-Pec Technology Department for winning the first ever MOTechTalk Technology Department Excellence Award.

The award was announced in July at the MOTechTalk conference in Osage Beach, Mo. The two-day conference for ...

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

School Board honors Ella Schnake for national championship

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The Board of Education on Aug. 22 honored Senior Ella Schnake for winning the national championship in Program Oral Interpretation.She competed in June at the National Speech and Debate tournament in Dallas. Her piece was titled "Debate Like a Girl.&...

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Posted on: August 23, 2019

School Board begins search for new superintendent

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As one of the first steps in finding a new superintendent for the District, the Ray-Pec School Board last night voted to approve a proposal from the Missouri School Boards' Association to assist in the search process. Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees is re...

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Posted on: August 23, 2019

Ray-Pec tax levy rate to decrease by 18 cents

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The Raymore-Peculiar School Board on Aug. 22, 2019, approved the 2019 tax levy rate at $5.1823, which reflects a decrease of 18 cents from the 2018 rate. The 2019 rate includes an operating levy of $4.1492 and a debt service levy of $1.0331. The approval ...

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

Superintendent speaks to Belton-Raymore Rotary Club

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Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees shared news about growth in the Raymore-Peculiar School District while speaking on Wednesday to the Belton-Raymore Rotary Club. Enrollment is up, and the District has added new positions to accommodate the growth. ...

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

District welcomes new teachers!

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This school year, the Ray-Pec School District welcomes more than 65 new certified staff members, including teachers, counselors, library media specialists, and speech pathologists.

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Posted on: August 12, 2019

RPHS Senior participates in Missouri Boys State

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Braden Zaner, senior at Ray-Pec High School, participated in The American Legion Boys State of Missouri June 15 to 23 on the campus of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. During his week, he was a citizen of Ingle City and held the position...

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Posted on: August 12, 2019

Foundation board delivers treats to all staff

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The Ray-Pec Public School Foundation Board delivered drinks and snacks to all staff on Friday, Aug. 9, as they prepared for the new school year. Executive Director Jodie Huston and Board Member Mike Medsker are pictured here at Peculiar Elementary.

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Posted on: August 12, 2019

Mo Retired Teachers Foundation awards grants to Ray-Pec teachers

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Wow! The Missouri Retired Teachers Foundation is awarding 101 classroom grants across the state. Ray-Pec teachers received FIVE of the 8 grants awarded in Region 2, which includes five counties! Each grant is for $500. 

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

Aimsweb Data Breach - Sharing Information

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We are in receipt of information about a data breach affecting the Aimsweb 1.0 assessment platform used in the district. Aimsweb is owned by the Pearson Clinical Assessment company. The nationwide breach affected more than 13,000 school and university acc...

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees announces retirement

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Ray-Pec School District Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees announced that he will retire at the end of the 2019-2020 school year.

He made the news public at the Aug. 7 all-staff Convocation. This annual meeting of District employees is the kick-off to the sch...

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

District honors employees for 10 years of service

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These employees were honored for 10-years of service in the Ray-Pec School District!Front row: Nicki Heist, teacher at Ray-Pec High School; and Dr. Michelle Hofmann, Director of Elementary Education.Middle row: Samantha Allen, teacher, Shull Early Learnin...

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

Ray-Pec honors employees for 20 years of service

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These employees were honored for 20 years of service in the Ray-Pec School District. Back row, from left: Dan Garrison, teacher at South Middle School; Pepper Grimm, teacher at Stonegate Elementary School; Steve Hatfield, teacher at Ray-Pec High ...

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Posted on: August 6, 2019

Superintendent welcomes new teachers to District

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Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees welcomed our new teachers to the District during their 3rd day of orientation. Foundation Executive Director Jodie Huston announced that each new teacher would receive a $25 grant to help purchase supplies.

The teachers were...

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Posted on: August 5, 2019

District partners with Gaggle for online safety

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The Ray-Pec School District and Gaggle are partnering to keep students safe when they use G Suite for Education from Google. 

Gaggle Safety Management combines technology with live safety representatives, who review content 24/7 to assure students...

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Posted on: August 5, 2019

New School Resource Office at South Middle School

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Three School Resource Officers serve the District through agreements with local law enforcement agencies. Previously, the positions were filled by the City of Peculiar and the City of Raymore. This year, one position is the result of a new partnership wit...
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Posted on: August 5, 2019

Back to school registration

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During Centralized Registration on July 30, future Ray-Pec student Charlotte played with a hat while Mom Megan and Dad Chris registered her two siblings to attend Peculiar Elementary School. (Megan Beckett is a RPHS graduate.)

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

Country Club Bank supports Foundation

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Sherri Parsons, Financial Center Manager at Country Club Bank in Raymore, on Aug. 1, 2019, presented a check for $2,500 to support the Foundation. From left: Foundation Board Member Jamie Bogner, Foundation Executive Director Jodie Huston, Parsons, Founda...

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Board honors students who earned IB Diploma

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The Board of Education on July 25 recognized eight students from the Class of 2019 who completed requirements for the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Two of the students were available to attend the Board meeting. Pictured are Julia Fenaroli, Mallory...
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Posted on: July 31, 2019

School Board honors Audrey Huffman

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The Board of Education on July 25, 2019, recognized Audrey Huffman for placing third in the nation in Impromptu Speaking at the FBLA Awards of Excellence Program on July 2.

Huffman competed against approximately 200 finalists in her event. She will be a so...

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Posted on: July 29, 2019

School Board honors Katelynn Jungling

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The Board of Education on July 25, 2019, recognized 2019 RPHS graduate Katelynn Jungling. Katelynn won the gold medal in firefighting at the Missouri SkillsUSA competition. She was the first female student to ever win the state title in that event. She qu...

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Posted on: July 25, 2019

Students at engineering camp make cutting boards

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Students in the 2nd annual RPHS TSA (Technology Student Association) Engineering Camp created cutting boards to take home. The students used AutoCAD to draw a project, which was then cut out on the laser etcher. The weeklong camp included an introduction ...

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Posted on: July 23, 2019

Stuff the Bus school supply drive to benefit Ray-Pec students

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Community Bank of Raymore is hosting its 11th annual “Stuff the Bus” School Supply Drive to collect school supplies for children in the community. The event began July 22 and will conclude on Aug. 5. This year, organizers anticipate fi...

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Posted on: July 22, 2019

RPHS students participate in MCDA 9-10 Youth Honor Choir

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Congratulations to the Raymore-Peculiar students who participated in the Missouri Choral Directors Association Youth Honor Choirs on July 17 in Jefferson City. They performed in a choir consisting of the top singers in Missouri. These students were select...

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Posted on: July 11, 2019

School Board approves 2019-2020 budget

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The School Board on June 27, 2019, approved the budget plan for 2019-2020. The budget reflects the priorities of the 2018-2022 Strategic Plan and uses new revenues from the Prop RP operating levy increase as promised. 

The budget includes an avera...

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

RPHS offers Physical Night on July 25

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If your student needs a physical for participation in 2019-2020 activities, a physical night is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m.Thursday, July 25, at Ray-Pec High School. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. This will allow organizers to schedule the appropriate ...

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

Foundation seeks to recognize outstanding alumni

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Think of someone you know who exemplifies the values, tradition, and successes of Raymore-Peculiar High School. It must be someone who graduated at least 10 years ago from RPHS, Raymore High School, or Peculiar High School.

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Posted on: July 10, 2019

Audrey Huffman places 3rd at FBLA Nationals

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Audrey Huffman from Raymore-Peculiar High School received national recognition at the FBLA Awards of Excellence Program on July 2. Huffman competed in Impromptu Speaking and brought home third place. Students are assigned a topic and given 10 minutes to p...

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Posted on: July 5, 2019

Board honors all-state track and field athletes

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The School Board on June 27 honored athletes who earned all-state honors at the Missouri State Track and Field meet. From left: Kylie Mitchell, Jolie McClellan, Braden Zaner, and Board Member Bill Lowe.
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Posted on: July 5, 2019

School Board honors Blue Star award recipients

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The School Board on June 27 honored the cast and crew of "The Robber Bridegroom" for receiving 4 Blue Star awards at the Starlight Theatre Blue Star award ceremony for high school musical theatre.Ray-Pec won awards for: Outstanding Contribution ...

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Posted on: July 5, 2019

Board honors vocal music students who received gold ratings

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The School Board on June 27 honored vocal music students who received a gold rating at the state music contest. Board Member Bill Lowe is pictured with Payton Ballinger, Jaycee Robertson, and Gracie Romine.Unable to attend the meeting were: Tayler Bates, ...

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Posted on: June 28, 2019

Board approves bus transportation for all students

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School Board approves providing bus transportation for all students

The Raymore-Peculiar School Board on June 27 approved changing District policy to provide bus transportation to all students, regardless of their proximity to school.

Previously, bus servic...

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Posted on: June 28, 2019

RPHS gym updates will cover Panther mural

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A project to increase safety in the main gym at Ray-Pec High School will also result in the loss of the large Panther mural.

Wall padding will be added this summer to both ends of the gym to increase safety for athletes, officials, cheerleaders, dancers, a...

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Posted on: June 26, 2019

Raymore and Peculiar Sonics donate toward new scoreboard

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John Baker of the Raymore Sonic, left, and Corey Drummond of the Peculiar Sonic, right, each presented $5,000 to Tom Kruse.

The funds are for the Ray-Pec Athletic Booster Club and are designated for the new scoreboard at Panther Stadium.

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Posted on: June 26, 2019

Belton Regional Medical Center donates $25,000 toward new scoreboard

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Todd Krass, CEO of Belton Regional Medical Center, presented a check in the amount of $25,000 to Ray-Pec Activities Director Tom Kruse.

The funds are for the Ray-Pec Athletic Booster Club and are designated for the new scoreboard at Panther Stadium.

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

Ella Schnake wins national championship in Program Oral Interpretation

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Ella Schnake is the national champion in Program Oral Interpretation! Ella competed last week at the National Speech and Debate tournament in Dallas. You can watch her performance, "Debate Like a Girl," by following the link below. (Scroll to 2:...

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Posted on: June 12, 2019

Ray-Pec School Board receives Governance Team honor

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Thirty-three Missouri school boards have received the Missouri School Boards’ Association’s 2019 Governance Team Award. This prestigious award is based on those school boards’ outstanding commitment to ongoing professional de...

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Posted on: June 10, 2019

Districts join forces to support public education

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This is the fifth year that public school districts in Cass County have come together as "Cass County Kids First" to share concerns and endorse a list of legislative priorities. Members of Cass County Kids First met with legislators for breakfas...

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Posted on: June 4, 2019

Ray-Pec East Middle School Students of the Month

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Congratulations to the May Students of the Month at Ray-Pec East Middle School!Front row, from left: 8th Grade – Tyler Boyda, Sarah Staton, Dawson Franzen, Kaylee Hernandez, and Olivia Townsend. Not pictured: Oliver Byers. Middle row: 7...

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

Peculiar Elementary 5th grade musicians create "Kindness Kits"

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As the school year came to a close, 5th grade musicians at Peculiar Elementary School held a "Kindness Kit" drive to benefit a local charity.

Students collected travel-size hygiene products and assembled "kindness kits." Staff, students...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Sign up for Summer School

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Students in grades K-12, as well as those entering kindergarten in the fall, are invited to attend Summer School 2019, which begins June 5. The program will end on June 27 for grades K-8, and on June 28 for grades 9-12. Transportation will be provided.

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Posted on: May 30, 2019

Ray-Pec group completes "The Murph" workout

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Nearly 60 people gathered early Friday morning, May 24, at Ray-Pec High School to complete “The Murph Challenge.” The Murph is a workout done over Memorial Day Weekend to honor fallen military heroes. The workout is named after Navy Se...

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Posted on: May 30, 2019

Ray-Pec students receive awards at Cass Career Center ceremony

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Ray-Pec students who attend Cass Career Center received numerous honors at the annual awards night ceremony on May 6. Approximately 500 people attended the event with students from the 10 sending school districts receiving awards.

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Posted on: May 30, 2019

South Middle School jazz ensembles received recognition

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Members of Ray-Pec South Middle Schools’ Vocal Jazz Ensembles "Syncopation" and "Southside Jazz" have had fun performing this spring. They are directed by Vocal Music Teacher Lezlie Waltz.

On April 23, the groups participated ...

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Posted on: May 29, 2019

Rotary Club donates to Foundation Caring About Nutrition program

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Thanks to the Belton-Raymore Rotary Club for the donation of $500 to the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation Caring About Nutrition program. Rotary Club President Kris Turnbow presented the check on May 29 to Foundation Executive Director Jodie Huston.

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Posted on: May 29, 2019

East Middle School presents "Little Shop of Horrors"

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East Middle School presents the “Little Shop of Horrors!” Reserve tickets by calling the box office line at 892-3999, ext. 2400. Show times are at 7:30 pm Wednesday, May 28; and Thursday, May 29; in the high school theatre.

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Posted on: May 29, 2019

School Board honors band students for gold medals at state

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The School Board on May 23 recognized band students who received a gold medal at the State Music Contest!

Front row, from left: Julianna Reaka, percussion quartet; Ashlyn Mohn, percussion quartet; Lilah Manning, flute solo, and McKenna Sloan, flute solo. S...

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

8th grader competes in 2 rounds at Scripps National Spelling Bee

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Miles Sellami incorrectly spelled "vervain" on May 28 in Round 2 of the Scripps National Spelling Bee and does not advance in the competition.

Miles, an 8th grader at Ray-Pec East Middle School, is in Washington, D.C., this week for National Spel...

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

School Board honors PTA Volunteer of the Year

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The School Board on May 23 honored Jodi Price, the Ray-Pec PTA Council Volunteer of the Year. She is pictured with School Board Member Aaron Howlett.

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

Results from state track and field meet

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Congratulations to the Ray-Pec Track and Field team for success at the Class 5 state track and field meet May 25 in Columbia, Mo. The top 8 places earned All-State honors.

Girls 3200 meters, 3rd place, Miranda Dick

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

School Board recognizes TSA students for success

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The School Board on May 23 recognized students from the Ray-Pec Technology Student Association for their success at the state competition!
From left: Vincent Como, 2nd place, Transportation Modeling; Harrison Jones, 2nd place CAD Engineering and member of ...
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Posted on: May 28, 2019

Board recognizes Special Olympics teams

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The Raymore-Peculiar School Board on May 23 recognized four Ray-Pec Special Olympics basketball teams for their success at the state basketball tournaments. They brought home two gold medals and two silver medals. The Unified Partners on the 3 on 3 teams ...

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RPHS honors May Students of the Month

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Congrats to the May Students of the Month at the high school! From left: Grant Hutchings and Alexandra Newton were honored by the Raymore-Peculiar Sunrise Optimist Club, and Jacob Lopez and Gracie Allan were recognized by the Belton-Raymore Rotary Club.

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Memorial Day

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Reminder: Ray-Pec schools are not in session and offices are closed on Monday, May 27, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

South Middle School recognizes April Students of the Month

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Congratulations to the Ray-Pec South Middle School Students of the Month for April! They were recognized for the character trait of forgiveness.

Back row, from left: - Katelyn Hazen, Rob Shrestha, Jaylen Nevins, Ashtyn Hutchison, Preston Bennet, and Abby H...

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Ten students sign letters of intent to continue activities in college

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These students participated in a Signing Day ceremony on May 7 at Ray-Pec High School!From left:Chloe Alleman, cheer, Avila UniversityMaddie Phillips, dance, University of Missouri, ColumbiaMaddie Johnson, dance, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryv...

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

RPHS and SMS choir students score well at Worlds of Fun music festival

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Choir students in Ray-Pec High School’s “Bella Armonia,” South Middle School’s 8th Grade Performing Choir “Cadenza,” and South Middle School’s 7th Grade Performing Choir “The ...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

Belton-Raymore Rotary Club honors Students of the Month

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The Belton-Raymore Rotary Club honored Gracie Allan and Jacob Lopez as the May Students of the Month from Ray-Pec High School. The students and their parents were guests at the May 8 club luncheon. They are pictured with Club President Kris Turnbow.

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

RPHS musical nominated for 10 Blue Star awards

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The high school production of "The Robber Bridegroom" has been nominated for Blue Star awards in 10 categories, including Outstanding Overall Production.

The other nominations are: Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role-Spencer Barr (Goat); Outs...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

Ray-Pec Sophomore advances to state golf tournament

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Sophomore Chase Martel is headed to the state golf tournament for the second year! 
Chase placed 18th at the Class 4, Sectional 3, tournament in Joplin to advance. He shot an 81 in wet and muddy conditions. The state tournament is next week in Bol...
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Posted on: May 2, 2019

Ray-Pec Trapshooting Team results

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The Ray-Pec Trap Shooting Team competed in the annual Paul Larsen Memorial State Trap Shooting Event on April 27 at Linn Creek, Mo. Nine Panthers posted scores of 85/100 or higher, led by Noah Elkhatib, 93; Hayden Rains, 91, and Tyler Fagan, 90.

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Publishing company recognizes RPHS yearbook for excellence

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The 2019 Ray-Pec High School yearbook, The Panther, has been inducted into the Walsworth Publishing National Gallery of Excellence.

The Gallery is an annual collection of the most distinguished yearbooks in the country. Yearbooks are chosen based on qualit...

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Ray-Pec Volunteer of the Year is Jodi Price

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Jodi Price is the 2019 Volunteer of the Year for the Raymore-Peculiar School District!

The Ray-Pec Council of PTAs made the announcement during a reception on April 30 to honor 14 nominees for the award.

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

Two Ray-Pec golfers earn All-District honors

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Congratulations to Ray-Pec High School All-District golfers Chase Martel (10) and Cole Stocking (11)! They are headed to sectionals next week. From left: Assistant Coach Wendell Pritchett, Chase, Cole, and Head Coach Paul Carvan.

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

RPHS students have success at state music contest

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Congratulations to these Ray-Pec High School students for their success at the State Music Contest on Friday, April 26, in Columbia:

Gold Ratings for Vocal Solos:ayton Ballinger, Tayler Bates, Cooper Carson, Katie Clewell, Chloe Coons, Addison Hansen, Kyli...

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

Board honors theatre students for success at state

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The School Board on April 25 honored Ray-Pec High School theatre students and Teacher Todd Schnake. The school won the first-ever state Speech Sweepstakes Championship at the state tournament April 11-13 in Springfield. Ray-Pec also won 2nd place in the s...

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

Board honors FBLA student

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The Raymore-Peculiar School Board on April 25 honored Audrey Huffman for placing first in Impromptu Speaking at the FBLA State Leadership Conference, April 14-16 in Springfield. She qualified for the FBLA National Conference June 29-July 2 in San Antonio,...

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

Board honors students for top journalism awards

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The School Board on April 25 recognized Ray-Pec High School journalism students who received All-State awards at the state journalism contest on March 25.
The All-State designation was awarded for entries scoring in the top 1 percent statewide. JDAY is spo...
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Posted on: April 26, 2019

Board recognizes student for DECA success

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The School Board on Thursday night recognized Maddie Welty for placing 4th in Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling at the Missouri DECA State Career Development Conference March 24-26 in Kansas City. She qualified to compete at the International D...

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Posted on: April 25, 2019

Special Olympics basketball teams bring home 2 gold and 2 silver medals

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The Ray-Pec High School Special Olympics basketball teams continued their success this year at the state tournament, bringing home two gold medals and two silver medals!

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Posted on: April 25, 2019

East Middle School recognizes April Students of the Month

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Congratulations to the April Students of the Month at Ray-Pec East Middle School!

Front row, from the left: 8th Grade – Jordon Eagleson, Laney Cracraft, Emma Zeysing, Mason Daire, Jayden Escobar and Ellie Martin. Middle row: 7th Grade &a...

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Posted on: April 24, 2019

RPHS honors Students of the Month

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Here are the April Students of the Month at Ray-Pec High School. From left: Andrew Burdick and Kylee Kauffman were honored by the Belton-Raymore Rotary Club, and Jacob Beauchamp and Jordan Wright were honored by the Raymore-Peculiar Sunrise Optimist Club.

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Posted on: April 24, 2019

Students qualify for National Speech and Debate Tournament

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Congratulations to Ray-Pec on winning the District Championship in Speech and 2nd place overall in the overall speech sweepstakes at the Speech and Debate Show Me District tournament on April 15.

These students qualified to compete at the National Speech a...

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Posted on: April 23, 2019

High School and South Middle School to present A Midsummer Night's Dream

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The Ray-Pec Theatre Department announces its joint High School/South Middle School productions of William Shakespeare’s comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Both schools are producing their own versions of the show and will present them over the next two wee...

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Ray-Pec Technology Student Association chapter qualifies 12 students for nationals

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We have ANOTHER state champion!

Matthew Thompson won the state championship in Video Game Design at the TSA State Conference April 14-16 on the campus of Missouri Southern State University in Joplin.

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Varsity tennis team wins Belton Invitational

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The Raymore-Peculiar High School boys varsity tennis team won the Belton invitational tournament on April 17.

In addition, Senior Wes Horner won the championship in A-flight singles.

The team defeated Belton, William Chrisman, Truman, Winnetonka, Harrisonvi...

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

RPHS Students wins FBLA state championship in Impromptu Speaking

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We have another state champion! Audrey Huffman received 1st place in Impromptu Speaking at the FBLA State Leadership Conference, April 14-16 in Springfield.

Audrey qualified for the FBLA National Conference June 29-July 2 in San Antonio, Texas.

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

Board approves new turf, track, and scoreboard

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The School Board on March 25 approved bids to replace the turf and track at Panther Stadium and to partner with the Ray-Pec Booster Club for the replacement of the stadium scoreboard.

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

South Middle School recognizes March Students of the Month

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Congratulations to the South Middle School Students of the Month for March! They were recognized for demonstrating the character trait of Empathy.

Back row, from left: Hailee Nading, Molly Sevy, Bryan Harris, Madison Sevy, and Jaden McClellanMiddle row: Ma...

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

Foundation awards funds to school principals for STEAM projects

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The Ray-Pec Public School Foundation last week awarded $7,750 to Ray-Pec school principals to use for STEAM related programs or projects. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. The funds were raised during the Foundation...

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Posted on: April 16, 2019

Raymore Elementary teacher honored by insurance agency

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Tara Garcia, 4th grade teacher at Raymore Elementary, was surprised with recognition and gifts on April 10 as part of a new teacher recognition program by the Jason Langston Farmers Insurance Agency. Three teachers are recognized each month.

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Posted on: April 16, 2019

Students form taste-testing panel for Child Nutrition Department

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A group of 4th graders at Creekmoor Elementary School recently tasted and provided feedback about several new food items that might be added to the offerings next school year in Ray-Pec cafeterias.

Director of Child Nutrition Sarah Chellberg met with the s...

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Posted on: April 16, 2019

Board members Howlett and Lowe take oath of office

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Aaron Howlett and Bill Lowe were sworn into office during a special School Board reorganization meeting Monday night. Board Secretary Pam Steele administered the oath of office after the Board certified the results of the April 2 election. Howlett and Low...
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Posted on: April 15, 2019

Major Saver campaign raises $34,042 for Foundation and schools

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This year marked the second-most successful Major Saver campaign in District history, raising $34,042! Students and schools sold $15 cards offering discounts and buy-one-get-one offers in the community. Half of the proceeds benefit the Raymore-Peculiar Pu...

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Posted on: April 15, 2019

RPHS wins state speech sweepstakes championship

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Raymore-Peculiar High School won the first-ever state Speech Sweepstakes Championship. In addition, Ray-Pec students were state champions in two other events.

While MSHSAA has honored champions in individual events for years, this is the first year to awar...

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Posted on: April 12, 2019

School officials meet with legislators to discuss education-related issues

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Local control was the theme when representatives from public school districts in Cass County met Friday morning, April 12, with four state legislators to discuss issues being considered during the 2019 legislative session. The meeting was hosted by the Pl...

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Posted on: April 11, 2019

RPHS recognizes March Students of the Month

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Congratulations to the March Students of the Month at Ray-Pec High School! From left:Joshua Thomas and Dianna McGinn were honored by the Ray-Pec Sunrise Optimist Club; and Tucker Woodson and Isabela Gardner were honored by the Belton-Raymore Rotary Club.

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Posted on: April 11, 2019

Jennifer Vacca and Corrie Posey receive annual employee awards

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Congratulations to 2019 Teacher of the Year Jennifer Vacca and Support Staff Employee of the Year Corrie Posey! The announcement of both awards came during the April 10 dinner to honor the finalists.

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Ray-Pec bands earn Exemplary Ratings at state contest

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The Ray-Pec High School Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Percussion Ensemble, and Wind Symphony all received Exemplary Ratings - the highest score possible - at the MSHSAA Large Ensemble Festival on April 5 at The Paseo Academy in Kansas City.

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Choirs earn Exemplary ratings at state contest

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For the first time in Raymore-Peculiar High School history, five ensembles received Exemplary Ratings at the State Large Ensemble Contest. This included Concert Choir, The Black and Gold, Chamber Choir, Treble Choir and Bella Armonia.  As a part ...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

Ray-Pec student qualifies for DECA International Conference

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The Raymore-Peculiar DECA Chapter had 15 students qualify and compete at the 71st annual Missouri DECA State Career Development Conference March 24-26 at Crown Center in Kansas City.  They joined nearly 2,000 high school marketing students, teach...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

Election results

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Congratulations to Bill Lowe and Aaron Howlett, who were elected on Tuesday to 3-year terms on the Ray-Pec School Board! 

Unofficial results from the Cass County Clerk's office show Lowe with 623 votes and Howlett with 567 votes. They will take th...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

You are invited: Mental Health series

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YouMatterRayPec is continuing its Mental Wellness series with a conversation teaching parents and guardians how to talk to children about mental health and suicide.

The session, “Not Another *#$! Word,” is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Apr...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

Ray-Pec theatre students advance to state

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Congratulations to members of the Ray-Pec forensics and debate team for their success at the district tournament over Spring Break!

At the MSHSAA District tournament for Speech, Debate, and Theatre, each school is allowed to take one entry in each event (o...

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

RPHS students earn many awards at state journalism contest

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Ray-Pec journalism students brought home many awards from the state journalism contest on March 25. JDAY is sponsored by the Missouri Interscholastic Press Association on the campus of the University of Missouri, Columbia. Congratulations to these student...

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

RPEMS honors March Students of the Month

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Congratulations to the March Students of the Month at East Middle School! They were recognized for the character trait of empathy. Front row, from the left, 8th Grade – Stephanie Aguilar, Lily Allee, Jordan Mohn, Mackynzie Jones, Delanee Breuer ...

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Posted on: March 26, 2019

Band and choir students qualify for state

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Wow! Fifty-eight Ray-Pec High School instrumental and vocal music students are headed to state following the Solo/Ensemble District Festival March 23 in Grain Valley.

Instrumental music students with an Exemplary Rating (formerly a 1 rating) to qualify for...

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Posted on: February 25, 2019

Kindergarten Roundup is March 27

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Parents of children who will turn age 5 before Aug. 1, 2019, are invited to attend Kindergarten Roundup to receive information and register your child for kindergarten screening. Information about screening will be available at Roundup.

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Posted on: March 26, 2019

Board honors spelling champion

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The School Board on March 25 recognized 8th grader Miles Sellami, the Cass County Spelling Bee champion. Miles will represent Ray-Pec and Cass County in May at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. Miles is pictured with School Board Membe...

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Posted on: March 18, 2019

Peculiar Elementary students perform musical

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The first grade students at Peculiar Elementary performed "Amazing Animals" on March 14 under the direction of Music Teacher Katie Schork. Students learned five songs about animals, including "We Love our Pets," "Redbird," an...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

KC Chorale Director Charles Bruffy works with RPHS Concert Choir

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Members of the Ray-Pec High School Concert Choir had a local legend among them on Thursday, March 14, as three-time Grammy Award winner Charles Bruffy, director of the Kansas City Chorale, visited. The choir is preparing to represent RPHS March 29 to Apri...
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Posted on: February 25, 2019

PreK Registration and Enrollment set for April 2

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Parents of children who will be 4 years old before Aug. 1, 2019, are invited to attend Pre-Kindergarten registration and enrollment on Tuesday, April 3, at Shull Early Learning Center, 11706 E. 211th St.

Parents may attend either the 5 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. se...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Congresswoman Hartzler visits Ray-Pec

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Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler visited the Ray-Pec School District on March 15 to meet with School Board members and District leaders.

Hartzler was eager to hear about programs and successes in the District, and how schools are helping to prepare students fo...

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

Happy Pi Day!

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Happy Pi Day (March 14) from Joe O'Neal's 6th hr Calculus class at Ray-Pec High School!

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

Ray-Pec 8th grader Miles Sellami wins Cass County Spelling Bee

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He's headed to Washington, D.C.! 
Ray-Pec East Middle School eighth grader and District spelling champion Miles Sellami won the Cass County Spelling Bee on March 13 to qualify for the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Five spellers participated in the...
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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Spencer Barr selected for Sophomore Pilgrimage

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Sophomore Spencer Barr was nominated by his teachers to attend the Sophomore Pilgrimage, which will take place on April 9. One sophomore from each high school in the state of Missouri is selected to attend the annual event.

Each year, 250 high school sopho...

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

RPSMS announces February Students of the Month

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Congratulations to the Ray-Pec South Middle School Students of the Month for February! They were recognized for the character trait Honesty.

Back row, from left: Haley Wheeler, Cabriah Voliva, Andrew Brokaw, Bella Davies, and Lana GermanMiddle row: Cameron...

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Posted on: March 8, 2019

RPHS yearbook featured in publisher's idea book

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Walsworth yearbooks just released its new idea book, Possibilities, featuring The Panther yearbook as an outstanding source of inspiration for yearbook staffs around the country. The book features 248 elementary, middle and high school yearbook examples. ...

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Posted on: March 8, 2019

RP grad's debut picture book launches this week

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The launch of a new children's book this week has a special tie to the Ray-Pec School District.
"Wings," a sweet rhyming story about a baby bird, is the debut picture book written by Ray-Pec High School graduate Cheryl Klein. The book is illustra...
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Posted on: March 8, 2019

Summer School planning is under way

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Although the ground was still snow-covered, the School Board on Feb. 28 heard a preview of Summer School 2019.

Dr. Al Voelker, Assistant Superintendent for Academic Services, said that Summer School for grades K-8 will again feature 2-week units centered a...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Teacher shares about Senior DRIVE projects

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RPHS English Teacher Jennifer Gingrich spoke to the Belton-Raymore Rotary Club on March 6 about the Senior DRIVE Projects required of seniors enrolled in English IV. Community members are needed to serve as judges for the April 24 DRIVE Community Night.

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Rotary Club honors RPHS Students of the Month

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The Belton-Raymore Rotary Club on March 6 honored Tayler Bates, center, and Skyler Roberson, right, as the February Students of the Month from Ray-Pec High School. They are pictured with Club President Kris Turnbow.

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

Ray-Pec Child Nutrition Director attends national meetings

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Ray-Pec Director of Child Nutrition Sarah Chellberg attended the School Nutrition Association (SNA) Legislative Action Conference Feb. 24-26 in Washington, D.C. Chellberg, who is president-elect of the Missouri School Nutrition Association, spent two days...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

Boys selected for All-District basketball teams

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Congratulations to Jordan Jermain, left, and Kian Scroggins, center, for being named to the All-District basketball team. Matthew Harrison, right, made the Honorable Mention team. These 3 helped lead the Panthers to 2nd place in the District tournament.

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

Thanks to our Ray-Pec School Board members!

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The School Board was thanked and celebrated during its Feb. 28 meeting. Thanks to our Board members for their service! Front row, from left: President Ruth Johnson, Ashley Jones, Susan Edmonsond, and Kim York. Back row: Vice President Paul Coffman, Bill L...

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Posted on: March 4, 2019

School Board honors volleyball coach

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The School Board on Feb. 28 honored Ray-Pec High School Volleyball Coach Aubri (Renshaw) Janes for being selected as one of Thirty Under 30 High School Coaches by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. The awards honor top young coaches across all d...

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Posted on: March 4, 2019

Board honors state champion Tech Challenge Team

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The School Board on Feb. 28 honored the Missouri Grand Champion Technical Challenge Team from Ray-Pec High School. Pictured, from left: Riley Linn, Becca Bessette, Zach Scott, Devyn Phillips, Nick Hime, and Board Member Susan Edmonsond. A school can enter...

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Posted on: March 4, 2019

School Board honors All-State wrestlers

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The School Board on Feb. 28 honored All-State wrestlers Clint Herrick, left, and Kanen Huff. They are pictured with Board Member Susan Edmonsond.

Clint placed 3rd place in the 182-lb weight class and Kanen placed 4th in the 138-pound weight class at the Cl...

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

RPHS places 2nd in overall sweepstakes at Neosho Tournament

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Ray-Pec Speech and Debate students won second place in the overall sweepstakes from among 44 schools at the Neosho Varsity Tournament Feb. 22 and 23. This was Ray-Pec’s final invitational tournament of the year.Individual results:• Tevi...

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

RPHS Senior is accepted into accelerated medical program

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Congratulations to Ray-Pec High School Senior Gracie Allan, who has been accepted to Missouri Southern State University’s “Yours to Lose” Accelerated Medical Program.

Out of hundreds of applicants participating in the competit...

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

RPSMS students compete in archery tournament

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Thirty-five students from South Middle School competed on Feb. 14 in the school’s annual Lifetime Sports archery tournament.

The event ended with an exciting tie breaker for first place! Finishing in third place was Hayden Kurtz, second place was...

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Posted on: February 27, 2019

More than 300 students participate in annual Physical Night

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Physical Night on Feb. 20 at Ray-Pec High School was a huge success, with more than 300 student-athletes receiving a physical. This was made possible by the volunteer help of these people:

  • Doctors: Dr. Kevin Olson, Dr. Samuel Brewster, Dr. Jeffery Scott, D...
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Posted on: February 27, 2019

RPHS DECA students qualify for State Conference

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Congratulations to these Panthers for qualifying for the State DECA Conference to be held March 24-26 in Kansas City. They qualified based on results from the District 3 Conference on Feb. 14 at Independence Center. Students competed in marketing, managem...

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Posted on: February 25, 2019

11th annual Lucky 13.1 Half Marathon and 5K is set for March 16

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Sign up now for the 11th annual Lucky 13.1 half-marathon and 5K. Start time is at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at RPHS Panther Stadium. Registration is $25 for the 5K or $48 for the half marathon. Prices go up after March 1.

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

Ray-Pec High School announces February Students of the Month

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Here are the February Students of the Month at RPHS! From left: Cameron Gillespie and Makenzie Stucker are honored by the Ray-Pec Sunrise Optimist Club, and Skyler Roberson and Tayler Bates are being recognized by the Belton-Raymore Rotary Club.

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

Major Saver card sale fundraiser is under way!

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The 2019 Major Saver discount card campaign continues through March 4. Elementary and middle school students are selling $15 cards with 21 special offers. Last year, students helped the Foundation and the participating schools raise more than $29,000.

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

February Students of the Month at East Middle School

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Congratulations to the February Students of the Month at Ray-Pec East Middle School! Front row, from the left: 8th Graders Peyton Boykin, Delaney Gipple, Taryn Stucker, Genesis Campbell, Lauren McElmurry, and Rylan Teale. Middle row: 7th Graders ...

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Posted on: February 20, 2019

Bridle Ridge students learn about empathy

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Bridle Ridge Elementary School students meet on cross-grade level Mustang Teams to learn important skills such as Positive Intent and Assertiveness. These students are helping each other learn to be empathetic towards others!The support and development of...

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

Raymore Elementary assembly focuses on the Power of Positive Intent

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In January, Raymore Elementary School students attended a school-wide assembly with their buddies. The focus was “Positive Intent – The Power of Love” with a message to choose to see the best in others. The emphasis was on co...

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Posted on: February 18, 2019

Clint Herrick places 3rd at state wrestling meet

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Congratulations to Clint Herrick, who placed 3rd in the state for the 182-lb weight class!

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Posted on: February 18, 2019

Kanen Huff places 4th at state wrestling meet

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Congratulations to Kanen Huff, who finished the wrestling season by placing 4th in the state for the 138-lb class.

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Posted on: February 18, 2019

Ray-Pec announces 2019 Teacher of the Year finalists

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The Raymore-Peculiar School District announces the finalists for 2019 Teacher of the Year:• Samantha Allen, Shull Early Learning Center• Jenni Beck, Raymore Elementary• Andrea Calkins, Creekmoor Elementary• Kristan Gutierrez, Bridle Ridge Elementary• Jeff...

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Ray-Pec announces 2019 Support Staff Employee of the Year finalists

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The District announces the finalists for 2019 Support Staff Employee of the Year:• Elizabeth Breier, Eagle Glen Elementary• Peggy Brotherton-Ford, South Middle School• Deanna Brucker, South Middle School• Karla Heinrich, Raymore Elementary School• Christi...

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Girls swim team competes at state tournament

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Congratulations to the Ray-Pec High School girls swim team on the successes this season that included competing Thursday at the state tournament in two relays and three individual events! The girls did not qualify for the finals, which are today at the Re...

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Posted on: February 11, 2019

RPHS to present comedy "See How They Run"

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Raymore-Peculiar High School announces the performance of its upcoming winter comedy, See How They Run. Performances are scheduled in the Ray-Pec High School Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14-16, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. Tickets for See How They Run m...

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

Ray-Pec FBLA students qualify for state

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Congratulations to the these Ray-Pec FBLA members and teams placing in the top five at the District Leadership Competition on Feb. 5 at the University of Central Missouri. State qualifiers will compete April 14-16 in Springfield.

• Tammy Yang: 1st...

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

Ray-Pec forensics and debate students compete at Conference Tournament

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Ray-Pec High School placed second in the individual events sweepstakes and third in the overall sweepstakes at the Greater KC Suburban Conference Tournament Gold Division on Feb 8-9.

Here are the individual results:• Tevin Chavez - 1st in Dramatic...

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Posted on: February 11, 2019

Ray-Pec wins wrestling district, qualifies 9 boys to state

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Ray-Pec High School won the boys district championship and qualified 9 individual boys to state following the Class 4, District 3, wrestling tournament on Feb. 8-9 at Ray-Pec High School!
Two boys were district champions: Senior Zach Brown in the 132-lb we...
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Posted on: February 11, 2019

Food Drive to benefit Caring About Nutrition

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This week is a food drive to benefit the Caring About Nutrition (CAN) program. If you can help, please donate at any of the K-5 elementary schools or the middle schools. You can also drop donations at the Raymore Chamber of Commerce.

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Posted on: February 7, 2019

Kindergarten classes celebrate the 100th day of school

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The 100th day of school was Monday, Feb. 4, in the Raymore-Peculiar School District. Creekmoor Elementary School kindergarten teachers dressed as 100-year-old teachers to celebrate the day.

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Posted on: February 7, 2019

Foundation awards more than $13,000 in classroom grants

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The Foundation Prize Patrol traveled the District on Jan. 31 to present more than $13,000 in grant awards. Many of the grants will be used for robotics and engineering activities. Members of the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation Board visited every school,...

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

Cheerleaders place 13th at national competition

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Congrats to the Ray-Pec High School cheerleaders, who attended a national competition for the first time in school history. It was the largest event in which they’ve ever competed. After placing 1st at regionals and 2nd at state, the cheerleader...

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

Prowlers win awards at national dance competition

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Congrats to the Ray-Pec High School Prowlers dance team! At the Dance Team Union Nationals Feb. 1-3 in Orlando, Fla., the Prowlers advanced to finals with all three routines they performed. Competing against teams from across the country, the team finishe...

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Posted on: February 5, 2019

Students use Lego WeDo sets for engineering activities

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Last week, the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation awarded two grants to purchase Lego WeDo sets. Dr. Amanda Kilgore, Digital Learning Teacher at Eagle Glen Elementary, received a $750 grant and Tracy LeRosen, 4th grade teacher at Stonegate Elementary, recei...

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Posted on: February 5, 2019

Annual Performance Report score: 98.7 percent

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The Raymore-Peculiar School District has achieved a 98.7 percent score on its Annual Performance Report (APR) from the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

The 2018 report includes student achievement data, graduation rates, atten...

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Posted on: February 5, 2019

Ray-Pec places 3rd in sweepstakes at Staley Tournament

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Ray-Pec forensics and debate students placed third in the Varsity Sweepstakes at the Staley High School Varsity Tournament on Feb 1 and 2.

Here are the results for the individual events:

  • Tevin Chavez and Alec Heriford - 1st place in Duo Interpretation
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Posted on: February 4, 2019

Two RPHS girls advance to state wrestling tournament

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Two Ray-Pec girls have advanced to the girls wrestling state tournament following District 3 competition Feb. 1-2 in Nixa. Congratulations to Sophomores Shelby Patterson and Tatum Westendorf!

It’s not just a first for Ray-Pec – it&r...

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

Two middle school students participate in Honor Band

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Two Ray-Pec South Middle School band students participated in the UMKC Midwest Honor Band January 18-20.

Ashton Montigny (left) and Derek Nissen (right) were selected from a group of 8th graders nominated by their director.

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Posted on: January 30, 2019

RPEMS honors January Students of the Month

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Congratulations to the January Students of the Month at Ray-Pec East Middle School!

Front row, from the left: 8th Grade – Jamari Cornelius, Rinna Goodson, Mason Sewing, Jaxon Fellhauer, Avery Kiehl and Dylan Matteson.

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Posted on: January 24, 2019

RPHS musical performances are Jan. 31-Feb. 3 at Flex

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Ray-Pec High School Theatre Department will present the musical "Songs for a New World" at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31, Feb. 1, and Feb. 2; and at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 3 in the Ray-Pec East Middle School Flex Theatre. "Songs for a New World" features ...

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Posted on: January 30, 2019

5 RPHS students participate in All-State Choir

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Five singers from Ray-Pec High School participated in the 2018-19 Missouri All-State Choir on Jan. 26 at Tan-Tar-A Resort.

Singers were selected in October for the honor. Ray-Pec broke a school record by earning 5 of 16 possible spots from among the 55 sch...

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Posted on: January 29, 2019

Two RPHS students perform with All-State Band

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Two Ray-Pec students performed with the All-State Band on Jan. 26 at Tan-Tar-A Resort.

Senior Tammy Yang, second from left, was first chair, percussion. Sophomore Sage Buckley, second from right, was 5th chair, clarinet. They are pictured with Band Teacher...

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Posted on: January 28, 2019

RPHS places 5th in combined sweepstakes at Liberty tournaments

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Ray-Pec placed 5th out of 50 schools in the Combined Novice and Varsity Sweepstakes at the Liberty North Varsity and Liberty HS Novice Tournaments (Jan. 18-19).

Ray-Pec placed third in the varsity sweepstakes. Brenden Lucas and Jaden Lanza placed first in ...

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Posted on: January 28, 2019

Ray-Pec places 2nd in sweepstakes at Platte County Tourn

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Ray-Pec forensics and debate students placed second in the individual event sweepstakes and second in the overall sweepstakes at the Platte County Invitational Tournament Jan. 25-26. Tevin Chavez placed first in Dramatic Interpretation and Prose Interpret...

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Posted on: January 25, 2019

Board honors RPHS Senior Janae Thurston

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The School Board on Jan. 24 honored RPHS Senior Janae Thurston for being named to the All-State Volleyball team. JShe has committed to play volleyball next year for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She is pictured with Board Member Ashley Jones.

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Posted on: January 25, 2019

Board honors District Spelling Bee champion

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The School Board on Jan. 24 honored Miles Sellami, the District Spelling Bee Champion. Miles, an 8th grader at Ray-Pec East Middle School, will represent Ray-Pec on March 13 at the Cass County Spelling Bee. He is pictured with Board Member Ashley Jones.

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Posted on: January 24, 2019

Ray-Pec High School honors Students of the Month

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Congratulations to the January Students of the Month at RPHS! From left: Derek Beauchamp and Miranda Dick were honored by the Belton-Raymore Rotary Club; and Brandon Rayos and Magdalyn Carlson were recognized by the Raymore-Peculiar Sunrise Optimist Club.

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

8th grader Miles Sellami wins District Spelling Bee

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Congratulations to Ray-Pec East Middle School 8th grader Miles Sellami, winner of the Ray-Pec School District Spelling Bee. After nine rounds of words, Miles won the Bee by correctly spelling the word TRAWL. Creekmoor Elementary School 4th grader Sonam Ja...

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

Tech Challenge Team wins title of State Grand Champion

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Grand champions! Ray-Pec’s Tech Challenge team earned the title of Grand Champion at the Missouri State Thespian Festival with 1st place for Riley Linn on lighting, 2nd place for Becca Bessette on threading a sewing machine, 3rd place for Zach S...

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

Community Bank of Raymore donates to Foundation

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The Board of the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation received a donation of $750 today from the Community Bank of Raymore.From left: Andrew Goffinet, Mike Medsker, Allison Bruflat, Shauna Stephenson (Foundation Board Member and representing CBR), Ja...

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

Peculiar Elementary temporarily adopts "Patricks" mascot

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The Peculiar Elementary "Patricks" are cheering for the Chiefs! The school changed its mascot name on the bulletin board from "Patriots" to "Patricks" as the area anticipates the Jan. 20 football game between the KC Chiefs and New England Patriots.

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

Raymore Elementary receives donation of sports equipment

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Raymore Elementary received a donation of sports equipment from Scheels!

The donation was made possible by the Diesel family. The equipment will be used as part of an equipment “checkout” program that Physical Education Teacher Rebecca ...

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

Cass Career Center students address Harrisonville School Board

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Ray-Pec High School Senior Katelynn Jungling, (far right in photo), who studies fire science at Cass Career Center, was one of several CCC students who addressed the Harrisonville Board of Education on Jan. 15 about the value of career education.

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

RPHS Seniors invite community to Self Defense Class

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Ray-Pec High School Seniors Jada Yancey and Kayla Hughes, are hosting a Self Defense Class from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, in the main gym at Ray-Pec High School. They have organized the event as part of the requirements to earn the International ...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Submit your nomination for Teacher/Support Staff Employee of the Year

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The Ray-Pec School District is seeking nominations for the 2019  Teacher of the Year and Support Staff Employee of the Year. A banquet on April 10 will honor the award finalists.

Anyone may nominate a teacher by submitting a letter of nomination b...

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Posted on: December 31, 2018

District expands mental health supports for students

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Ray-Pec expands mental health supports for students

Under a new partnership between the Raymore-Peculiar School District and Compass Health Network, two licensed therapists will provide therapy services at school to Medicaid-eligible students who qualify. ...

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Posted on: December 31, 2018

Nine choir students selected for national honor choirs

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Nine Ray-Pec choir students have been selected to perform with the 2019 American Choral Directors Association National Honor Choirs

Singers from across the nation auditioned through recording. Those selected will represent Ray-Pec from Feb. 27 to March 2 i...

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Posted on: December 26, 2018

School Board honors Cross Country runners

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The School Board on Dec. 20 recognized the girls Cross Country Team for placing third in the state in Class 4, and also recognized four runners for earning All-State honors for performances at the Class 4 state meet on Nov. 3, 2018, in Jefferson City.

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Posted on: December 26, 2018

School Board honors All-State Band students

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The School Board on Dec. 20 recognized students selected for the All-State Band. From left to right: Senior Tammy Yang, first chair, percussion; Sophomore Sage Buckley, 5th chair, clarinet; Sophomore Lilah Manning, 20th chair, flute, Honorable Mention Ban...
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Posted on: December 26, 2018

School Board honors All-State Choir students

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The School Board on Dec. 20 recognized students selected for the All-State Choir.From left to right: Becca Bessette, Soprano; Chloe Coons, Soprano Alternate; Tayler Bates, Soprano Alternate; Gabby Sharp, Tenor; and Board Member Susan Edmonsond. N...

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Posted on: December 26, 2018

Board honors two students selected for All-State Football Second Team

BOE 122018 honors All State Football

The School Board on Dec. 20 recognized two students who were selected by the Missouri Football Coaches Association to the Class 6 All-State Second Team. At left is Senior Chase Hutchison, offensive line. At right is Junior Luke Grimm, wide receiv...

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Posted on: December 21, 2018

Ray-Pec to expand online learning opportunities

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The Raymore-Peculiar School Board on Dec. 20 took a big step to increase online course offerings for Ray-Pec High School students.

The Board approved a memorandum of understanding with the Springfield School District to provide an increased number of high-...

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Posted on: December 21, 2018

School Board thanks Victor Carr for photography

BOE 122018 recognition Victor Carr

The School Board on Dec. 20 recognized and thanked Victor for his volunteer photography. You may have seen him on the sidelines at different Ray-Pec sporting events. He is pictured with Board Member Susan Edmonsond.

The certificate reads:

Presented to Victo...

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

Ray-Pec Foundation honors Partners in Education

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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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