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    Middle Schools and High School welcome students on Preview Day

    Eighth grade cheerleaders, Student Council members, and the Husky mascot welcomed sixth graders to East Middle School on Aug. 13, for Preview Day. Sixth and ninth graders were invited to attend Preview Day to become acquainted with their new schools.
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    Middle School sports practices to begin

    For students entering grades 7-8, sports practices and try-outs begin next week at both Ray-Pec East and Ray-Pec South middle schools. Football practice and volleyball tryouts begin on Monday, Aug. 13. Cross Country practice begins Wednesday, Aug. 15. Read on...
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    Children donate to CAN program

    Children in the Little Blessings School-Age Child Care program at St. Paul's United Methodist Church pose with the cans that they purchased and decorated for the Ray-Pec Caring About Nutrition program! At right is CAN Volunteer Jackie Boursheski. Additional Info...
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    Board honors students for speech and debate success

    The School Board on July 26 honored four students for success at the middle school National Speech and Debate Tournament. From left: Blake Oser, Aidan Martel, Paige Showen, Madison Busby, and Board Member Ruth Johnson. Read on...
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    Principal and counselor visit families of incoming kindergartners

    Raymore Elementary School Principal Jennika Miller, left, and Counselor Jenni Beck made home visits this week to the school's incoming kindergarten families to welcome them to the school. They gave each student a book.
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    School Board honors IB Diploma graduates

    The Raymore-Peculiar School Board on July 26 recognized 2018 graduates who earned an International Baccalaureate diploma. Pictured, from left: Trevor Diepenbrock, Abril Fasani, Aaron Fuller, Amber Heath, Molly Johnson, and Board Member Ruth Johnson. Read on...
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    Centralized registration is Tuesday, July 31

    The second day of centralized registration for all PreK-12 students is from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 31 at Ray-Pec South Middle School, 20501 S. School Rd., Peculiar. Please park and enter on the east side of the school, as shown in the map. Read on...
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    Creekmoor Elementary welcomes new principal

    The front lawn of Creekmoor Elementary School on July 23 featured a large greeting to welcome new Principal Melissa Lucas! Mrs. Lucas has worked in the District since 2006, most recently as assistant principal intern at Raymore Elementary School. Read on...
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    Connection seen between GPA and participation in school activities

    During a recent report to the School Board, Athletic/Activities Director Tom Kruse showed how the grades of high school students involved in a sport or activity continue to be higher than students who do not participate in an activity. Read on...
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    Five students represent RPHS at Missouri Girls State

    Five Ray-Pec High School students attended Missouri Girls State June 24-29 on the campus of the University of Central Missouri. From left: Mackenzie Loftin, Kamryn Martin, Tammy Yang, Jordan Wright, and Becca Bessette. The girls will be seniors this fall.
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    Girls attend basketball camp at Pittsburg State University

    Ray-Pec girls and coaches are pictured before leaving for the Lane Lord's Women's Basketball Camp June 20-22 at Pittsburg State University.
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    Samuel Fish receives $1,000 Comcast scholarship

    2018 Ray-Pec graduate Samuel Fish recently received a $1,000 scholarship as part of the Comcast Leaders & Achievers Scholarship Program. The award is granted to seniors for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills. Read on...
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    National Speech and Debate: one champion, one runner-up, and 6th place duo

    RPEMS student Madison Busby won the championship in storytelling at the National Speech and Debate tournament. RPSMS student Paige Showen placed 2nd in humorous interpretation. Also from RPEMS, Blake Oser and Aidan Martel placed 6th in duo interpretation. Read on...
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    High School to offer second Physical Night on July 26

    If your student still needs a physical for participation in 2018-2019 activities, a second physical night has been scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at Ray-Pec High School. The cost is $15. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. Read on...
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    RPHS student journalists attend Media Now camp

    Members of the RayPecNow high school media team are attending Media Now Digital Media Summer Camp for high school journalists at Webster University in St. Louis. Students are preparing to lead the RPHS yearbook, newspaper and digital publications. Read on...
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    Peculiar Elementary celebrates school's centennial

    Peculiar Elementary celebrated the school's centennial with an open house on June 23. The event was planned in conjunction with the City of Peculiar's Sesquicentennial celebration.
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    School Board recognized for awards

    The June 20 School Board meeting included recognition for the Board itself. For the 4th consecutive year, the Board received two prestigious awards from the Missouri School Boards' Association. This picture shows Board members with the Governance Award. Read on...
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    Board recognizes All-State track/field athletes

    The School Board on June 20 recognized student athletes who medaled at the state track and field meet. From left: Braden Zaner, Zach Hill, Nolan Dick, Marissa Dick, Board Member Paul Coffman (in back), Laurana Mitchell, Miranda Dick, and Kylie Mitchell. Read on...
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    Students tour Europe with foreign language teachers

    A group of Ray-Pec students are visiting London, Paris, Barcelona and Rome with High School Foreign Language Teachers Coralie Price and Heidi Lanksbury. Here is a picture from the Arc de Triomphe monument in Paris, France. Read on...
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    South Middle School 8th grade choir competes at contest

    The Ray-Pec South Middle School 8th Grade Advanced Choir "Cadenza" competed for the first time this past spring at the Worlds of Fun Festival Of Music and received a Rating of 2 (Excellent). Read on...
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    School officials meet with legislators for end of 2018 session

    Members of Cass County Kids First met with legislators on June 8 in Archie. Legislators spoke briefly about the 2018 session and then answered questions. Discussion included the topics of school funding, school calendars, reading, and assessment. Read on...
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    RPHS student attends Missouri Leadership Seminar

    RPHS student Te’a White (pictured at left) attended the Missouri Leadership Seminar June 8-10 at the University of Central Missouri In Warrensburg. MLS seeks to help sophomore students expand their leadership skills. Te’a will be a junior this fall. Read on...
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    Samuel Fish receives Comcast scholarship

    Congratulations to Ray-Pec High School 2018 graduate Samuel Fish on being selected as one of 10 students in the Kansas City area to receive a $1,000 scholarship from Comcast Kansas City. Comcast is hosting a reception for the winners on June 20. Read on...
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    May Students of the Month at South Middle School

    Congratulations to the May Students of the Month at Ray-Pec South Middle School. Read on...
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    Teen volunteers needed for Cyber Seniors program

    Here is an opportunity for high school students! Help a senior citizen learn basic computer functions. The program usually meets once a week. At the completion of the class, each participating student receives a tablet. Follow link for information. Read on...
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    Construction activity at Timber Creek

    Construction at Timber Creek Elementary School includes new playground surface and equipment, asphalt and concrete work, and fencing. The projects are more extensive this year with the additional funds from passage of the Prop R-P levy increase. Read on...
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    Peculiar Elementary named "Touchdown School"

    Peculiar Elementary achieved "Touchdown School" status this spring in the Fuel Up To Play 60 program. Students Bentlee Ritter and Kinsley Ritter (with the help of Teacher Tammy Novak) created a commercial to advertise the importance of brain breaks. Read on...
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    Help review curriculum for Counseling and Modern Language

    The School District seeks your participation in the curriculum review process. Please review the Counseling Curriculum for grades K-12 and the Modern Language Curriculum for grades 6-12, and provide feedback. The form will be accessible through June 13. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec East Middle School Students of the Month

    Congratulations to the Ray-Pec East Middle School Students of the Month for May! Read on...
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    Melissa Lucas named principal of Creekmoor Elementary School

    Melissa Lucas has been named principal of Creekmoor Elementary School, beginning in fall 2018. Lucas has worked in the Ray-Pec School District since 2006, most recently as assistant principal intern at Raymore Elementary School the past three years. Read on...
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    School Board honors PTA Volunteer of the Year

    The School Board on May 24 recognized PTA Council Volunteer of the Year Joyce Noah. She is pictured with Board Member Billy King.
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    Ray-Pec has 8 all-state finishes and sets 5 school records

    RPHS track and field had All-State finishes in 8 events and set 5 new school records at the state meet May 25-26 in Jefferson City. Medalists: Boys 4x800, Girls 4x800, Girls 4x100, Girls 4x200, Girls Javelin, Girls 1600m, Girls 3200m, and Boys 3200m. Read on...
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    Board recognizes choir students for success at state

    The School Board honored choir students who received gold medals at state. In front: Katie Clewell, Tayler Bates, Vito Brattin, and Kylie Hansen. In back: James Kelley, Song Waltz, Jacob Elliott, Robbie Keays, Logan Daniels, and Board Member Billy King. Read on...
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    Board honors band students who earned gold at state

    The School Board on May 24 honored band students who received gold medals at the state contest. In front: Mikaria Craig, Tammy Yang, Dianna McGinn, and Jacob Buerge. In back: Zane Brown, Blake Wagner, Michael Staudinger, and Board Member Billy King. Read on...
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    Board honors TSA state champions

    The School Board on May 24 recognized students who were state champions at the Missouri Technology Student Association Competition April 22-24. Board Member Billy King, at right, is pictured with Amanda Vega, left, and Bryanna Gordon, center. Read on...
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    School Board recognizes cast and crew of one-act play

    The School Board on May 24 honored the cast and crew of the state champion one-act play. Ray-Pec performed "The Diviners" at the Missouri State High School Activities Association speech, debate and theatre state competition. Read on...
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    8th grade science students go fishing

    Eighth graders at Ray-Pec East Middle School enjoyed some fishing this week at the pond on the school property. This activity ties into the district's Strategic Plan by providing hands-on learning and expanding science opportunities for all students. Read on...
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    First graders and high school students work together on art projects

    What do you get when first graders and teenagers collaborate on a project? A room full of monsters! Bridle Ridge Elementary School first graders drew monsters, and RPHS art students turned the first grade projects into stuffed animals or sculptures. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec wins Blue Star award for hair and makeup design

    Ray-Pec High School won the Blue Star award for Outstanding Hair and Makeup Design for the production of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” The annual awards at Starlight Theatre recognize excellence in musical theatre among Kansas City area schools. Read on...
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    Bel-Ray Lions Club donates to Foundation

    The Bel-Ray Sunrise Lions Club donated $701 from its Chili Cook-off to support the Caring About Nutrition Program. Ron Brennan, left, & Angie Fyffe, right, presented the donation to Volunteer Jackie Boursheski & Jodie Huston, Foundation Exec. Director.
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    Raymore Lions Club donates to Ray-Pec Foundation

    Thanks to the Raymore Lions Club for donating $600 and a $100 Price Chopper gift card to support the Caring About Nutrition program! Club President Russ Scott presented the donations on May 10 to Jodie Huston, Foundation Executive Director.
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    District honors 2018 retirees at dinner

    The Raymore-Peculiar School District appreciates the dedication and years of service from this year's retirees. The District honored retirees at a dinner in their honor on May 14 at Loch Lloyd Country Club. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec High School announces Students of the Month for May

    Congratulations to the May Students of the Month at Ray-Pec High School. From left to right: Kaydrin Quest and Tristan Holmes-Dye (honored by the Optimist Club), and Abril Fasani and Maquire Copeland (honored by the Belton-Raymore Rotary Club).
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    Students learn about careers in construction industry

    These Ray-Pec High School students attended the iBuild Showcase on April 18 at Bartle Hall. The annual iBuild Showcase brings students together with industry professionals to learn about careers that are connected to the construction industry. Read on...
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    RPHS Yearbook receives award from publisher

    The Ray-Pec High School Panther yearbook was awarded Walsworth Publishing's Gallery of Excellence award for 2018. Walsworth honors fewer than 5 percent of its books with this award based on superior work in theme, coverage, design, photography and copy. Read on...
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    Students teach computer repair to other students

    Students in Debra Ivanuska’s IT Essentials class at RPHS worked all year learning to repair a computer. On April 27, they taught students in Janet Allen's Business Essentials class basic terminology, and how to disassemble and reassemble the computer. Read on...
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    Country Club Bank donates to Ray-Pec Foundation

    Country Club Bank donated $2,500 to the RP Public School Foundation. From left: Board Member Mike Medsker, Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees, Heather Austin with Country Club Bank, Foundation Exec. Director Jodie Huston, and Board Member Allison Bruflat. Read on...
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    Rotary donates to Ray-Pec Public School Foundation

    Belton-Raymore Rotary Club President Cami Marcom, at right, presents a $1,000 doantion to (from left) Ray-Pec Public School Foundation Board Member Dana Jermain, Foundation President Phil Parke, and Foundation Executive Director Jodie Huston. Read on...
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    Students sign letters of intent to continue activities in college

    Eleven students have signed letters of intent to continue their activities at the college level. The students participated in a signing ceremony on May 8 at Ray-Pec High School. Read on...
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    School Road is open!

    The construction on School Road was completed ahead of schedule, and the road opened for traffic Wednesday morning, May 9. Thanks for your patience and understanding as the City of Peculiar and Cass County completed this final portion of improvements. Read on...
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    Rotary Club recognizes May Students of the Month

    Maguire Copeland, left, and Abril Fasani, right, were honored on May 9 by the Belton-Raymore Rotary Club as the Ray-Pec High School Students of the Month for May. They are pictured with Club President Cami Marcom.
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    District names Scott Dobson as Director of Facilities

    The School Board approved hiring Scott Dobson as Director of Facilities, effective July 2. Dobson has been the Maintenance Supervisor at Ray-Pec since the 2015-2016 school year. Previously, he was an electrician in the Buildings and Grounds Department. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec competes in State Trap Shooting Competition

    On April 28, Ray-Pec competed in the Paul Larsen Memorial High School State Trap Shooting Competition. Top shooters for the Panthers included Junior Hayden Rains, shooting 94/100, and Senior Caleb Cohen, shooting 97/100. Read on...
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    East Middle School honors April Students of the Month

    Congratulations to the Ray-Pec East Middle School Students of the Month for April. Read on...
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    South Middle School honors April Students of the Month

    Congratulations to the Ray-Pec South Middle School Students of the Month for April. They were recognized for their demonstration of the character trait of forgiveness. Read on...
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    Grant funds and volunteers enhance greenhouse lessons at RPSMS

    Seventh and eighth grade science students at Ray-Pec South Middle School are experiencing expanded hands-on learning in the school's greenhouse, thanks to $1,500 in grant money from the Ray-Pec Foundation and assistance from two local patrons. Read on...
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    Board recognizes Special Olympics basketball teams

    The School Board recently recognized the successful Special Olympics basketball teams. Grant Hornbeck, left, and Jag Davis , center, played on the 3 on 3 Unified Wolves team, which placed 1st at state. They are pictured with Board Member Susan Edmonsond. Read on...
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    Dr. Jerrod Fellhauer resigns as principal of Creekmoor Elementary

    Dr. Jerrod Fellhauer, principal of Creekmoor Elementary School, is resigning, effective June 30, to accept a similar position in the Lee's Summit School District. The School Board accepted Dr. Fellhauer's resignation at its April 26 meeting. Read on...
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    Cass Career Center presents end-of-year awards

    Cass Career Center on April 30 honored Senior Destinee Shehan as the Outstanding Sending School Senior from Ray-Pec High School. Destinee Shehan is in the Criminal Justice/CSI program. She is pictured with RPHS Associate Principal Dr. Kristina Martin. Read on...
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    Theatre students win state championship for one-act play

    Ray-Pec won the state championship for the one-act play, “The Diviners” and placed second in the state in Readers Theatre. Ray-Pec students also won other awards at the state speech, debate, and theatre tournament April 20-22. Read on...
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    Band and choir students receive many awards at state contest

    Band and choir students received many awards at the state music competition for solos and ensembles. The MSHSAA contest was April 26 in Columbia. Under a new rating system, students received given gold, silver or bronze medals for their performances. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec receives 10 Blue Star nominations

    Ray-Pec High School received 10 Blue Star nominations. The Blue Star awards honor excellence in high school musical theatre in the metro area. Ray-Pec received eight nominations for "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and two nominations for "Quilters." Read on...
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    District seeks feedback from parents and patrons

    The District is seeking feedback from parents, patrons and staff. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey linked below. Responses will help the District evaluate and improve our efforts. The survey will close May 30. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec wins TSA state championships in two events

    The Ray-Pec Technology Student Association Team came home with TWO championships from the State TSA Competition April 22-24 in Rolla. Ray-Pec placed first in the state in the events of "On Demand Video" and "Computer-Aided Design Engineering." Read on...
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    Board approves more than $750,000 in capital projects

    The Board on April 26 approved more than $750,000 in capital improvement projects to take place around the District. The District schedules projects each year, but the list is longer this year with the additional funds from the Prop R-P levy increase. Read on...
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    Joyce Noah is 2018 Volunteer of the Year

    The Raymore-Peculiar Council of PTAs announced Joyce Noah, left, as the 2018 Volunteer of the Year. The announcement came at a reception on April 26 to honor finalists. She is pictured with Tera Diepenbrock, president of the Ray-Pec Council of PTAs. Read on...
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    18 Ray-Pec singers selected for honor choirs

    18 Ray-Pec singers have been selected to participate in the all-state youth honor choirs at the Missouri Choral Directors Association conference July 18-21 in Jefferson City. Hundreds of students from across the state audition for the all-state choirs. Read on...
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    April Students of the Month at RPHS

    Congratulations to the April Students of the Month at Ray-Pec High School. From left to right: Samuel Fish and Adriana Wright were recognized by the Belton-Raymore Rotary Club, and Zachary Hill and Jillian Killpack were recognized by the Optimist Club.
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    Coaches Gaines inducted into Mo Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame

    Congratulations to Brad Gaines, who was inducted into the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Gaines has nearly 500 wins as a girls basketball coach. He coached the Ray-Pec girls for 7 years. Earlier, he coached at Oak Grove and Orrick. Read on...
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    Optimists honor RPHS students for academic excellence

    The Ray-Pec Sunrise Optimist Club honored 51 RPHS students at the April 22 Excellence in Education banquet. The event recognized 26 seniors, 15 juniors, and 10 sophomores, who are at the top of their respective classes in academic achievement. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec Cares seeks book donations

    Ray-Pec Cares, in conjunction with the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation, is collecting new and gently used books during a book drive Monday, April 23, through Friday, May 4. Books may be geared for beginning readers through young adults.
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    Rotary Club recognizes April Students of the Month

    The Belton-Raymore Rotary Club honored Ray-Pec High School Students of the Month Adriana Wright and Sam Fish during its April 18 lunch meeting. They are pictured with Club President Cami Marcom, at right.
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    Jones and King take oath of office for School Board

    Ashley Jones and Billy King take the oath of office during the April 16 special reorganization meeting of the School Board. Also during the meeting, the Board elected Kim Bailey to serve as president and Paul Coffman to serve as vice president. Read on...
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    School district officials meet with legislators

    On April 13, Rep. Donna Pfautsch, R-33, and Rep. Jack Bondon, R-56, spoke with officials from public school districts in Cass County to discuss issues being considered during the 2018 legislative session. Cass County Kids First organized the meeting. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec High School students receive state journalism awards

    Ray-Pec High School media students received state journalism awards for their work this year in high school publications. The state awards were presented during J-Day at the University of Missouri. Nearly 1,300 students and advisers attended the event. Read on...
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    RPHS students tour Glore Psychiatric Museum

    Senior Nate Henderson is strapped in a straitjacket and Senior Darren Fields is pictured at right during a tour of the Glore Psychiatric Museum in St. Joseph. Psychology classes of Derek Howard and Kelly Logan participated in a tour of the museum. Read on...
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    Students participate in innovation challege

    Some members of the RPHS Student Leadership Team attended a MECA Challenge event at the Sprint Accelerator. MECA Challenge is a one-day innovation competition, where students work in teams with an entrepreneur mentor to solve a real-world problem. Read on...
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    RPHS to present comedy, 'The Nerd'

    The Raymore-Peculiar High School Theatre Department presents the comedy, "The Nerd." Remaining performances of the show will be in the Academy Theatre at Ray-Pec High School at 7:30 p.m. April 13 and 14, and at 2:30 p.m. April 15. Read on...
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    Beneke and Weida receive annual staff awards

    Congrats to Teacher of the Year Brett Beneke and Support Staff Employee of the Year Kelley Weida! Beneke teaches English Literature and Composition Teacher at Ray-Pec High School. Weida is the Administrative Assistant at Shull Early Learning Center. Read on...
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    Major Saver card sale raises more than $29,000 for Foundation and schools

    Thanks to everyone who supported the recent Major Saver card sale! More than $29,000 was raised for the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation and participating schools. Janet Shelman with Major Saver announced the results on April 10. Read on...
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    SMS recognizes Students of the Month for empathy

    The Ray-Pec South Middle School Students of the Month for March were recognized for demonstrating the character trait of empathy. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec Sunrise Optimist Club donates to CAN program

    Thanks to the Ray-Pec Sunrise Optimist Club for donating $650 to the Caring About Nutrition program. Jodie Huston, Executive Director of the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation, left, received the donation at the March 27 club meeting. Read on...
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    Voters approve Prop R-P

    Ray-Pec voters approved Prop R-P with 57.27% approval. Prop R-P asked for a 75-cent operating levy increase. At the same time, the district will decrease its debt service tax rate by 30 cents, resulting in a net tax rate increase of 45 cents. Read on...
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    Voters elect Jones and King to School Board

    Voters on April 3 elected Ashley Jones and Billy King to serve 3-year terms on the Ray-Pec School Board. Jones and King will take the oath of office during a special reorganization meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, April 16, at the Administrative Services Center. Read on...
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    Band brings home many awards from Chicago festival

    RPHS band students were among more than 30 ensembles and 900 students from many states who performed March 24 in Chicago. The Wind Ensemble placed first in the competition with a score of 98 points. Read on for a long list of awards. Read on...
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    East Middle School honors March Students of the Month

    Ray-Pec East Middle School announces its Students of the Month for March. Read on...
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    TSA presents plaques to Board members

    Teacher Ivan Robision and the Technology Student Association presented School Board members on March 22 with laser-etched black granite plaques to honor their service. Read on...
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    Board honors students for technical theatre achievements

    The School Board recognized four students for for placing 4th in the Missouri Tech Challenge at the 2018 Missouri State Thespian Festival. From left: Becca Bessette, Nick Hime, Peter Dyreng, and Riley Linn are pictured with Board Member Maria Davies. Read on...
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    Board recognizes Garrett LaBelle as All-State Wrestler

    The Board on March 22 recognized Garrett LaBelle for finishing 6th at the State Wrestling meet. Garrett competed in the 132-pound weight class in Class 4. His finish qualified him as an All-State Wrestler. He is pictured with Board Member Ryan Wescoat. Read on...
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    Rotary Club recognizes Students of the Month

    Seniors Aaron Fuller and Cassie Kruse were recognized on March 21 as the Ray-Pec High School March Students of the Month by the Belton-Raymore Rotary Club. They are pictured with Rotary Club President Cami Marcom, at right. Read on...
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    Choir students qualify for state with solo and ensemble events

    Vocal music students are headed to state after 16 entries received Superior "1" ratings at the District Solo and Ensemble Competition March 17 in Grain Valley. The state competition is April 26. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec teams win medals at Special Olympics basketball tournament

    Ray-Pec Special Olympics athletes won medals at the March 17 state basketball tournament. The 3 on 3 Unified Super Senior Team and the 3 on 3 Unified Wolves Team won gold medals. The 3 on 3 Unified Panthers Team won silver, and Team Skills won bronze. Read on...
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    Student qualifies for DECA international competition

    Congratulations to Maddie Welty (second from left in front), who qualified to compete at the DECA International Career Development Conference April 20-25 in Atlanta. She qualified by placing 5th in Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling at state. Read on...
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    Kindergarten Roundup is March 21 at each elementary school

    Parents of children who will turn age 5 before Aug. 1 are invited to attend Kindergarten Roundup. Please attend one session (5 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.) on Wednesday, March 21, at the school your child will attend for the 2018-2019 year. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec students qualify for state band competition

    Forty Ray-Pec High School band students, in 33 events, qualified for state following District competition March 17 in Grain Valley. Students receiving exemplary ratings of "1" advanced to state with solos and ensembles. Read on...
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    Support Staff Employee of the Year finalists

    Congratulations to the finalists for Ray-Pec 2018 Support Staff Employee of the Year: Lisa Baird, Katherine Floyd, Jarod Kientz, Linda Portman, Corrie Posey, Brenda Reinholdt, and Kelley Weida. The finalists will be honored at a banquet on April 11. Read on...
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    Teacher of the Year finalists

    Congratulations to the finalists for Ray-Pec 2018 Teacher of the Year: Brett Beneke, Kevin Crean, Monica Curtis, Jennifer Milligan, Tammy Novak, Stephanie Parris, Brianna Pennington, Kristie Robinson, Brenda Sehorn, and Brooke Urbina, RPSMS. Read on...
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    RPHS Senior is Cass Career Center Student of the Month

    RP's Quentin Thompson, a senior studying Automotive Technology, is the Cass Career Center March Student of the Month. He was selected for his leadership and for volunteering outside of class to help others. At left is Jeri Weir from the Cass County Elks. Read on...
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    Another section of School Road to close March 15

    Effective March 15, School Road will close from the West Peculiar Fire station to 195th Street for construction. All traffic to the Ray-Pec main campus will enter from the south. The project is directed by the City of Peculiar and Cass County. Read on...
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    Lucky 13.1 half-marathon and 5K results

    More than 100 runners and walkers participated in the Lucky 13.1 half-marathon and 5K on March 10 at Ray-Pec High School. The 5K winner was Derek Taylor, 23, with a time of 18:26.8. The female 5K winner was Ray-Pec student Rylee Pettengill, 11 (24:10.4). Read on...
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    Students visit Operating Engineers Local 101

    Practical Arts Teacher Steve Hatfield took a group of Ray-Pec High School students to visit the training site for Operating Engineers Local 101 on March 9. The students learned more about this career and what it takes to become a Local 101 Operator. Read on...
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    South Middle School honors February Students of the Month

    Congratulations to the Raymore-Peculiar South Middle School Students of the Month for February. These students were recognized for being honest. Read on...
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    East Middle School honors February Students of the Month

    Congratulations to the East Middle School Students of the Month for February! Read on...
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    Student honored with Outstanding Musicianship award

    The South Middle School Jazz Band earned "Outstanding" ratings at the UCM Jazz Festival and “Excellent” ratings at Pittsburg State’s Jazz Festival. At both events, Ayden Daugherty received an award of Outstanding Musicianship for his trumpet solo . Read on...
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    Prowlers dance team competes at nationals

    The Prowlers competed in the NDA High School National finals for the first time in school history. The Prowlers placed 16th in pom, 16th jazz and 12th in team performance. The event was also attended by Ray-Pec High School Athletic Director Tom Kruse.
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    Dr. Monsees talks about Prop R-P at Rotary Club meeting

    Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees talked about Prop R-P at the Belton-Raymore Rotary Club meeting. Prop R-P proposes a 75-cent operating levy increase. At the same time, the debt service tax levy will decrease 30 cents, for a net tax increase of 45 cents. Read on...
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    SMS students compete in archery tournament

    Forty-one 6th and 7th graders in the Lifetime Sports classes at Ray-Pec South Middle School competed in an after-school archery tournament on Feb. 14. Jaxon Sloan was the winner, Korie Jaspersen placed 2nd, and Bryce Galtin placed 3rd. Read on...
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    RPHS seeks judges for Senior DRIVE projects

    Ray-Pec High School is seeking judges to give feedback on Senior DRIVE projects. DRIVE stands for Directed, Real-World, Innovative, Venture, Experience. Judging will take place at the April 25 Senior DRIVE project Community Night. (Approximately 5-8 p.m.) Read on...
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    Foundation honors First Church of Peculiar with Partners in Education award

    First Church of Peculiar received the Partners in Education award from the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation. First Church and its members collectively contribute about $10,000 per year to the Foundation's Caring About Nutrition program. Read on...
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    Foundation honors Larry Dobson as Partner in Education

    Larry Dobson received the Partners in Education award from the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation. He was introduced at the annual Gala on Feb. 24. Larry served many years on the Foundation Board of Directors and chaired its Alumni Committee. Read on...
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    Pleasant Hill 6th grader wins Cass County Spelling Bee

    Brady Hughes from Pleasant Hill is the Cass County Spelling Bee Champion. After 12 rounds, Brady spelled “lithe” to win the Bee. Runner-up was Samara Lewis from the Midway School District. Brady advances to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Read on...
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    Board recognizes Stonegate Elementary as PLC Exemplary School

    The School Board on Feb. 22 recognized Stonegate Elementary for being named a Professional Learning Communities Exemplary School. From left: Board President Kim Bailey, Principal Doug Becker, Stonegate Secretary Stephanie Como, and Teacher Deanna Dawson. Read on...
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    Board recognizes Peculiar Elementary as PLC Exemplary School

    The School Board on Feb. 22 recognized Peculiar Elementary School for being named a Professional Learning Communities Exemplary School. Sixteen schools statewide were honored. Pictured are School Board President Kim Bailey and Principal Rob Weida. Read on...
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    East Middle School honors January Students of the Month

    Congratulations to the East Middle School Students of the Month for January! Sixth graders are in the front row and second row; 7th graders are in the third and fourth rows; and 8th graders are in the fifth and top rows. Read on...
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    School Board thanks Real Life Church

    The School Board thanked Real Life Church for work by its members to remodel and organize the Panther Closet. Lead Pastor Sean Petrie, center, and his wife, Diane Petrie, are pictured with Board President Kim Bailey, at left. Read on...
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    Board recognizes Todd Schnake for directing 100th show

    The School Board on Feb. 22 recognized High School Theatre Teacher Todd Schnake for his milestone achievement of directing 100 theatrical productions at Ray-Pec. Congratulations! He is pictured with School Board President Kim Bailey. Read on...
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    RPHS announces delegates for Missouri Boys State

    These students are nominated to attend Missouri Boys State in June at the University of Central Missouri (from left): Trent Oberlander, Alec Rath, Shane Martin, Derek Beauchamp, Austin Gardiner (alternate), Brandon Rayos (alternate), and William Greble. Read on...
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    RPHS announces delegates for Missouri Girls State

    RPHS announces its delegates to Missouri Girls State: Becca Bessette, Cecelia Moss (alt), Sydney Booth (alt), Tammy Yang, Jordan Wright, Kamryn Martin, & Mackenzie Loftin. Community organizations are paying the fees for the students to participate. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec annual Physical Night moved to Feb. 22

    Physical Night is from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Ray-Pec High School. Physicians and healthcare providers will conduct the physical exams. The cost is $15. The exam will meet the requirement for spring semester and the 2018-2019 school year. Read on...
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    Board members attend Legislative Forum in Jefferson City

    Ray-Pec Board members joined others from across the state at the Missouri School Boards' Association Legislative Day on Feb. 13. From left: Ruth Johnson, Susan Edmonsond, and Board President Kim Bailey. It was Public Schools' Day at the Capitol.
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    RPHS presents productions of Quilters and The Diviners

    RPHS presents productions of the musical Quilters and the play The Diviners. The shows aree presented on alternating nights on the same set with completely different groups of actors. Performances continue through Sunday, Feb. 18. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec DECA students qualify for state

    Ray-Pec High School students are headed for the state DECA Conference in 12 events after performing well at the District 3 contest Feb. 8. Fifty-four students competed at Districts in marketing, entrepreneurship and management events. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec wrestlers qualify for state tournament

    These wrestlers qualified for state following District competition. From left: Mason Pratt-160 lbs, 2nd place; Shane Martin-220, 4th; Garrett LaBellle-132, 2nd; Clint Herrick -182, 2nd; and Joey Stallone-195, 3rd place. The state tournament is Feb. 15-17. Read on...
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    Cass County school officials meet with legislators

    Representatives from public school districts in Cass County met Friday, Feb. 9, with Rep. Rick Brattin, R-55, and Rep. Donna Pfautsch, R-33; to learn more about issues expected to be discussed and considered during the 2018 legislative session. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec raises over $11,000 in Polar Plunge

    Ray-Pec continues its tradition of raising money for Special Olympics. A team of brave students and staff participated in the Polar Plunge on Jan. 27 at Longview Lake. Donations are still being tallied, but as of Feb. 8, the Ray-Pec team raised $11,579. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec CORP volunteers at Harvesters

    Fifty-six student members of C.O.R.P. (Community Outreach Ray-Pec) participated in a service project on Jan. 23 at Harvesters. The group packaged over 130 boxes of food for hungry people.
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    Free Good Neighbors, Strong Community conference is Feb. 10

    Plan to attend the FREE Good Neighbors, Strong Community event on Feb. 10 at Ray-Pec High School. Read on...
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    Fourteen student-athletes sign letters of intent

    Fourteen student-athletes have signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at the college level. The students participated in a signing ceremony on Feb. 7 at Ray-Pec High School. Read on...
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    South Middle School honors January Students of the Month

    Congratulations to the South Middle School Students of the Month for January. These students were recognized for demonstrating self-control. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec wins sweepstakes at Oak Grove forensics tournament

    Ray-Pec placed first in the sweepstakes out of 10 schools at the Oak Grove Forensics Tournament on Feb. 3. Ray-Pec placed first in Humorous Interpretation, Duo Interpretation, Informative Speaking, and Extemporaneous Speaking. See more results... Read on...
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    Ray-Pec Foundation awards more than $10,500 in grants

    It was hard to say who was more excited - teachers or students - to see the Prize Patrol arrive with giant checks. Led by Foundation Vice President Shauna Stephenson, the group surprised teachers and presented more than $10,500 in grants on Jan. 31. Read on...
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    Two Ray-Pec elementary schools honored for commitment to professional learning

    Peculiar Elementary School and Stonegate Elementary School were among 16 schools statewide that were named Professional Learning Communities Exemplary Schools. The schools were recognized Jan. 30-31 during the Powerful Learning Conference. Read on...
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    8th grader Olivia Burton is the District Spelling Bee Champion

    Congratulations to Olivia Burton, the District Spelling Champ! Olivia is an 8th grader at Ray-Pec South Middle School. Her winning word was "lunatic" in the 9th round of the bee. She will represent Ray-Pec at the Cass County Spelling Bee on March 6. Read on...
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    Board recognizes All-State football player Zach Starforth

    The Raymore-Peculiar School Board on Jan. 25 recognized Senior Zach Starforth for being selected for the All-State Football Second Team. He is pictured with Board Member Paul Coffman. Zach was also selected for the All-District First Team.
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    'Ray-Pec Has Heart' food drive to benefit CAN program

    A food drive to benefit the Caring About Nutrition program kicks off Jan. 26 at Ray-Pec High School Courtwarming. The food drive continues Jan. 29 to Feb. 2 with daily donation themes and an in-store food drive Feb. 3 at the Raymore Price Chopper. Read on...
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    School Board honored at Jan. 25 business meeting

    It’s School Board Recognition Week, and the Board was honored at its Jan. 25 meeting. Front row: Vice President Kim York and Maria Davies. Back row: Ruth Johnson, Susan Edmonsond, Paul Coffman, President Kim Bailey, and Ryan Wescoat.
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    Top spellers to compete in District Spelling Bee on Jan. 23

    Good luck to the competitors in the District Spelling Bee, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at Eagle Glen Elementary School! The winner will receive a trophy, a Visa gift card, and the opportunity to represent Ray-Pec at the Cass County Spelling Bee. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec places 2nd in individual events sweepstakes at Conference

    Ray-Pec placed second in the individual events sweepstakes at the Greater Kansas City Suburban Conference tournament Jan. 19-20 in Blue Springs. First-place finishers were Ian Van Horn in Humorous Interpretation and Ella Schnake in Storytelling. Read on...
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    Debates place 5th at Greater KC Suburban Conference Tournament

    Ray-Pec placed fifth in the debate sweepstakes at the Greater Kansas City Suburban Conference tournament Jan. 19 and 20. Ray-Pec's top finisher was Julie Garibay, who placed 2nd in Lincoln-Douglas Debate. Read on...
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    School Board Recognition Week

    School Board Recognition Week is Jan. 21-27. Thanks to our Board members for the vital role they play in the education of our children. Front row: Kim York and Maria Davies. Back: Kim Bailey, Paul Coffman, Ryan Wescoat, Susan Edmonsond, and Ruth Johnson. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec High School announces Students of the Month

    Congrats to Ray-Pec High School January Students of the Month (from left): John Baker, Hannah Hornbeck, Shelby Martinez, and Mohson Chouhdry. John and Hannah are being honored by the Rotary Club. Shelby and Mohson are being honored by the Optimist Club.
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    High School Student Leadership Team visits 6th graders

    On Jan. 12, the Ray-Pec High School Student Leadership Team visited with 6th graders from Ray-Pec South Middle School for their annual Leadership Training with a lessons about the Power of Positive Thinking. Read on...
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    District seeks nominations for annual employee awards

    The Ray-Pec School District is seeking nominations for the 2018 Teacher of the Year and Support Staff Employee of the Year. A banquet on April 11 will honor the award finalists. Nomination letters for both awards programs are due by Feb. 23. Read on...
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    Belton-Raymore Rotary Club recognizes Student of the Month

    Hannah Hornbeck, left, was honored on Jan. 17 by the Belton-Raymore Rotary Club as a Ray-Pec High School Student of the Month for January. She is pictured with Club President Cami Marcom.
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    Theatre students win awards at State Thespian Festival

    Ray-Pec Theatre students participated in the Missouri State Thespian Festival Jan. 11-13 in St. Louis.Missouri State Thespians is affiliated with the Educational Theatre Association and its student organization the International Thespian Society. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec places 4th in Tech Challenge at State Thespian Festival

    Ray-Pec placed fourth out of 30 schools in the Tech Challenge at the Missouri State Thespian Festival Jan. 11-13 in St. Louis. Riley Linn placed first in Lighting, Nick Hime placed third in Sound, and Peter Dyreng received a Tech Scholarship. Read on...
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    South Middle School honors December Students of the Month

    Congratulations to the Ray-Pec South Middle School Students of the Month for December. Standing, from left: Cooper, Chance, Isaiah, Katy, Grant, Nick, Ava, Molly, Paige, Aidan, and Nancy. Sitting, from left: Jonah, Isabella, Hannah, and Kristin. Read on...
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    School Board recognizes All-State band students

    The School Board on Dec. 21 recognized students chosen for All-State Band. From left: Tammy Yang, 1st chair mallet and 5th chair timpani; Zane Brown, 7th chair trumpet; Cate Wilhite, 8th chair oboe; & Board Member Ruth Johnson. Not pictured: Brooke Hord. Read on...
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    Course Planning and Informational Night for grades 9-12

    Students currently in grades 8-11 and their parents are invited to attend Course Planning and Enrollment Informational Night from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at Ray-Pec High School, to obtain information to help plan for 2018-2019. Read on...
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    Nomination period now open for LEAP program for gifted learners

    Logic, Enrichment, and Academic Pursuit (LEAP) is a program for students in grades 2-8 who have been identified as gifted learners. Parents or teachers may nominate students in grades 1-7 to be evaluated for LEAP. Nominations are due by Jan. 28. Read on...
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    School Board recognizes Finance Department for budget award

    The Board recognized the Finance Department for receiving the Meritorious Budget Award for the third straight year. From left: Chief Financial Officer Cynthia Byous, Bookkeeper Cheryl Tipton, Finance Specialist Pam Hecker, and Board Member Ruth Johnson. Read on...
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    School Board approves new Strategic Plan for 2018-2022

    The School Board approved the new Strategic Plan, outlining a 5-year road map to the future. With student success as the primary focus, the plan is has three focus areas: Success Ready Students, High Quality Staff, and Financial Responsibility. Read on...
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    Three RPHS students among those inducted into National Technical Honor Society

    Cass Career Center inducted 45 students into its chapter of the National Technical Honor Society. Congrats to Raymore-Peculiar High School students Katelynn Jungling, EMT; Kaleb Perkins, Fire Science; and Sophia Tibbetts, Health Science! Read on...
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    Students of the Month at Ray-Pec High School

    Congrats to RPHS December Students of the Month (from left) Doug Adolphson, Morgan Sharp, Logan Daniels, and Erin Woolf! The Belton-Raymore Rotary Club recognized Doug and Morgan. The Bel-Ray Sunrise Optimist Club recognized Logan Daniels and Erin Woolf.
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    School Road opens between 211th Street and fire station

    Starting at mid-day Friday, Dec. 15, the portion of School Road from 211th Street north to the fire station will open. The segment of School Road between the fire station and the north entrance to the middle school will be closed over the winter. Read on...
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    RPHS students nominated to attend Missouri Leadership Seminar

    Congratulations to Ella Schnake, left, and Te'a White on being nominated to attend the Missouri Leadership Seminar June 7-10 at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. Ella is the nominee, and Te'a is the alternate. Read on...
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    Belton-Raymore Rotary Club recognizes RPHS Students of the Month

    Seniors Morgan Sharp, left, and Doug Adolphson, center, were recognized on Dec. 13 as the Rotary December Students of the Month from Ray-Pec High School. They are pictured with Cami Marcom, president of the Belton-Raymore Rotary Club. Read on...
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    Filing period begins for April 2018 School Board election

    The filing period opened Dec. 12 for persons interested in running for a position on the School Board. There are two positions available with three-year terms. The election is April 3, 2018. The filing period closes at 5 p.m. Jan. 16, 2018. Read on...
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    Grocery Grab total is more than $1,400 during 5-minute shopping spree

    Congratulations to Chloe Alleman, winner of the Cosentino's Price Chopper Grocery Grab! During her 5-minute shopping spree, she filled carts with items totaling more than $1,400! The event raised $3,000 for the Ray-Pec Foundation and RPHS cheerleaders. Read on...
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    RPHS students nominated to attend leadership seminar

    Congratulations to these Ray-Pec students nominated to attend the HOBY Leadership Seminar June 15-17 at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. From left: Jillian Humke (alternate), Taylor Hermsmeier, Dawn'Yel Iverson, and Emma Menzel. Read on...
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    RPHS students participate in TubaChristmas

    Ray-Pec High School musicians Kiersten Grier, Brent Corbin, and Xander Roller (not pictured here) participated in TubaChristmas on Dec. 4 at the Kauffman Center. TubaChristmas in Kansas City has happened annually since 1979. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec South Middle School congratulates Students of the Month

    The Ray-Pec South Middle School congratulates the Students of the Month for November. Read on...
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    Four students selected for All-State Band

    Four Ray-Pec High School students were selected for All-State Band: Cate Wilhite, 8th best oboe in the state; Zane Brown, 7th best trumpet; Brooke Hord; 3rd best snare drum player; and Tammy Yang, top mallet player and the 5th best timpani player. Read on...
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    Retired Superintendent Don Shull passes away at age 89

    Retired School Superintendent William “Donald” Shull passed away on Dec. 4. Mr. Shull was the beloved superintendent of the Raymore-Peculiar School District from 1966 to 1984, and is the only person to have a district school named after him. Read on...
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    East Middle School Students of the Month for November

    Congratulations to the Ray-Pec East Middle School Students of the Month for November. In the front row: Audrey Spencer and Braedyn Gooding. 2nd row: Adam Daire, Noah Smith and Maren Benz. 3rd row: Jamari Cornelius, Genesis Campbell and Stephanie Aguilar. Read on...
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    RPHS Wrestling Team takes 3rd place at Leavenworth Tournament

    The wrestling team placed third at the Leavenworth Tournament on Dec 2. Clint Herrick and Shane Martin led the team with tournament titles. Tyler Jackman, Coleton Cahill, and Tyson King also were undefeated. The Panthers will compete at Belton on Dec. 7. Read on...
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    Share your opinions on the district calendar!

    The school district Calendar Committee is currently constructing a draft calendar for the 2018-2019 school year. The link on the next page takes you to a brief survey on various calendar topics. The survey will be open until the morning of Dec. 15. Read on...
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    District repeats great score on Annual Performance Report

    For the second consecutive year, the District achieved a 98.9 percent score on its Annual Performance Report from the state. The report includes achievement data, , graduation rates, attendance rates, and college and career readiness indicators. Read on...
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    Hero's Harmony choir performs at Kansas City Mavericks hockey game

    Hero's Harmony, the 6th grade performing choir at Ray-Pec East Middle School, performed at the Kansas City Mavericks Hockey Team Kid's Day Game on Nov. 14. Vocal Music Teacher Shea Twenter is directing the students.
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    Students sing National Anthem at Mavericks hockey game

    Ray-Pec East Middle School Vocal Music Teacher Shea Twenter leads members of the Blue Notes and Silver Sounds choirs in singing the National Anthem at the Kansas City Mavericks hockey game on Nov. 10.
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    High School CORP serves meal at rescue mission

    Members of C.O.R.P. (Community Outreach Ray-Pec) went to Cass County Rescue Mission on Nov. 11 and cooked/served chili and cinnamon rolls to approximately 80 individuals. Read on...
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    District Wellness Committee holds first staff workout day

    The District Wellness Committee conducted its first staff workout day on Nov. 11. The boot-camp style workout was led by District Wellness Coordinator Lindsay Tom and School Board Member Paul Coffman.
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    Nov. 21 is the deadline to order Ray-Pec High School 2018 yearbook

    The deadline to order the 2018 Panther yearbook is Nov. 21. The base cost is $75. The school does not order extra yearbooks to sell at distribution, so please pre-order to reserve your book for May 2018. Read on...
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    Board members visit Ray-Pec South Middle School

    Board members visited South Middle School and attended the all-school assembly with the school mascot! In front: Ruth Johnson. In back, from left: Paul Coffman, Maria Davies, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Al Voelker (in costume), and Susan Edmonsond.
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    Rotary Club honors November Students of the Month

    The Belton-Raymore Rotary Club honored Seniors Amy Cambridge and Wesley McCullough as the Ray-Pec High School Students of the Month for November. In the first picture, they are pictured with Club President Cami Marcom.
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    RPHS to present musical 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame'

    Ray-Pec High School announces its production of the musical “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16, 17, and 18, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19. Reserve tickets by calling the box office line, 892-3999 ext. 2400. Read on...
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    Students participate in Startup KC Ecosystem Tour

    Teacher Debbie Ivanuska and students participated in the Startup KC Ecosystem Tour on Nov. 8. The students, who are learning about computer repair and networking, visited Plexpod, Enterprise Center, and Hammerspace Community Workshop & Makerspace. Read on...
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    South Middle School announces Students of the Month

    Ray-Pec South Middle School congratulates its October Students of the Month. In the back row, from left: James Moss (7), Keaton Niemeyer (7), Cole Hilton (6), Riley Zimmerman (6), Mason Cohen (6), and Grant Blackwell (8). For more names, follow the link. Read on...
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    RPSMS students participate in WCMMEA Junior High Honor Choir

    Congratulations to Ray-Pec South Middle School students who participated in the 7-8 grade Honor Choir for the West Central Missouri Music Educators Association. The choir practiced and performed Nov. 4 at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. Read on...
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    STEAM Expo scheduled for Tuesday night

    You are invited to the District's first STEAM Expo from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in the dome gym at Ray-Pec High School. Follow the link to watch a video about some of the District's Science, Technology, Enginerring, Arts, and Mathematics activities. Read on...
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    RPEMS school students participate in WCMMEA Junior High Honor Choir

    Congratulations to Ray-Pec East Middle School students who participated in the 7-8 grade Honor Choir for the West Central Missouri Music Educators Association. The choir practiced and performed Nov. 4 at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. Read on...
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    Forensics and Debate results from Lee's Summit West tournament

    Congrats to competitors at the Nov. 3-4 LSW Tournament! Ella Schnake placed 1st in storytelling and 4th in JV Lincoln Douglas Debate. Katie Clewell was 2nd in Informative Speaking. Jacob Scott and Trevor Turner placed 4th in JV Public Forum Debate. Read on...
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    Middle schools collect 867 pairs of new socks to donate

    Ray-Pec South and East middle schools thank all students, families, and staff for participation in Socktober. Together, the schools collected 867 pairs of new socks. The socks will be donated locally.
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    RPHS has 58 students selected for 61 spots in All-District Band

    Great news from the Ray-Pec High School band program! A total of 58 students were selected for All-District Band claiming 61 spots in the West Central Missouri All-District Band. Three of these students were also selected for All-District Jazz Band. Read on...
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    Swimmers earn All-State Honorable Mention at state swim meet

    Congrats to the boys swim team on All-State Honorable Mention finishes at the state meet! The team placed 14th in the 200-yard medley relay. In addition, Trent Oberlander and Seth Hammack earned All-State Honorable Mention honors in 4 individual events. Read on...
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    Girls cross country team wins 2nd at state meet

    The Ray-Pec High School girls cross country team placed 2nd in Class 4 at the state meet on Nov. 4, 2017, in Jefferson City. All-State honors were awarded to Miranda Dick, 4th place overall; Makenzie Stucker, 8th place; and Marissa Dick, 14th place. Read on...
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    RPEMS announces Students of the Month for October

    Ray-Pec East Middle School congratulates its Students of the Month for October! Each month, the school recognizes students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. Follow the link to see all student names. Read on...
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    19 Ray-Pec singers selected for regional honor choirs

    Congratulations to the 19 Ray-Pec middle school and high school singers selected for the 2018 Southwestern American Choral Directors Association Honor Choirs. Singers from seven states were selected by recording and will perform in March in Oklahoma City. Read on...
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    MAEOP Board includes two members from Ray-Pec

    The nine-member executive board of the Missouri Association of Educational Office Professionals includes two members from Ray-Pec! Pam Steele is completing her second year as president, and will be past president. Ellen Wilfong is a MAEOP Board member. Read on...
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    Boys swim team travels to state meet

    The boys swim team is headed to St. Peters, Mo., for the state meet! From left: Coach Adam Hall, Drew Fulk, Zach Matteson, Brady Terry, Shane Bruflat, Max Ewigman, Kaleb Thomas, Daniel Stephens, Seth Hammack, Trent Oberlander, and Manager Avery Perry. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec Teacher of the Year honored at state banquet

    Ray-Pec Teacher of the Year Dan Garrison, third from left, was honored as one of the Regional Teachers of the Year at the Missouri Teacher of the Year banquet on Oct. 30. He teaches 8th grade social studies at Ray-Pec South Middle School. Read on...
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    Panther Pride Marching Band has successful season

    The Panther Pride Marching Band has had a great season! The Band placed 2nd in indoor drum line, 3rd in indoor color guard, and 3rd in field at the Odessa Marching Invitational. The band also won the Outstanding Music Award at the Odessa event. Read on...
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    Both girls and boys cross country teams qualify for state meet

    The boys and girls cross country teams both qualified for the state meet on Nov. 4. This is the fifth consecutive year the girls team has qualified for state. The boys advanced after a performance that led to an upset of several higher-ranked teams. Read on...
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    Boys swim team heads to state meet Nov. 2-4

    Good luck to the boys swimming team as it heads to the state meet Nov. 2-4 in St. Peters, Mo.! Trent Oberlander, Seth Hammack, and Brady Terry qualified in individual events. All three relay teams (200 Medley, 200 Free, and 400 Free) qualified for State. Read on...
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    Public invited to first Ray-Pec STEAM Expo

    The public is invited to the District's first STEAM Expo, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Ray-Pec High School. The free event will showcase middle and high school students in the areas of science, technology, engineering, art, math, and culinary arts. Read on...
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    Please share input about future priorities for District

    The District would like your input as it revises its Strategic Plan. Please take a few minutes to complete a survey indicating your top priorities about where the District should focus its energy and resources over the next five years. Read on...
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    Forensics and Debate students bring home awards from tournaments

    Congrats to Ray-Pec Forensics and Debate students! At the Rockhurst Tournament, RP averaged more points per entry than any other school and placed 2nd in the individual events sweepstakes. At Blue Springs, RP won the individual events sweepstakes. Read on...
  198. Image of Lezlie Waltz and students after receiving grant award

    Foundation Prize Patrol awards 15 grants across District

    Lezlie Waltz's music classes will have some new rhythm instruments, thanks to a grant from the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation. The foundation's "Prize Patrol" visited schools on Oct. 19, surprising teachers with a total of $5,940 in grants. Read on...
  199. Audit image

    Board approves annual audit of District finances

    The Board of Education on Oct. 19 approved the annual audit of the District's finances. The auditor complimented District staff on preparation for the audit and recognized the Board's commitment to strong financial planning and management. Read on...
  200. SMS choir at NBA game web

    South Middle School choir students sing at NBA game

    South Middle School performing choirs “Cadenza” (8th Advanced), “The Interludes” (7th), and some students from “The Chromatics” (6th) and Jazz Ensembles combined to sing The National Anthem at the NBA Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat Game on Oct. 13. Read on...
  201. All State Honor Choir_edited web

    Three students selected for All State Choir

    Sarah Scott, Katie Clewell, and Talmage Kelley were selected for the All State Honor Choir! They are pictured with Teacher Stephen Rew, second from right. The All State Choir will perform at the Missouri Music Educators Conference in January. Read on...
  202. EMS Food Experience 8 web

    Students sample foods from other countries

    As sixth graders learn about other countries and languages, the lessons also include food. Students in the Cultures and Languages Around the World class at RPEMS recently learned about France, while students at RPSMS started by learning about Germany. Read on...
  203. Foundation Showcase

    Learn about programs of Ray-Pec Public School Foundation

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

    RPHS has two National Merit Commended Students

    Two Ray-Pec High School Seniors, Shane Bruflat and Trevor Diepenbrock, have been named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. About 34,000 Commended Students nationwide are being recognized for exceptional academic promise. Read on...
  205. Board at podium MSBA web

    School Board members attend and present at state conference

    All seven members of the Ray-Pec Board of Education attended the recent Missouri School Boards' Association annual conference in Lake Osage, Mo. Four Board members presented in break-out sessions. This photo is from one of the sessions. Read on...
  206. MSBA Student Showcase Daily Grind_edited

    Daily Grind coffee shop featured at statewide meeting

    School Board members and school leaders attending the recent Missouri School Boards' Association annual conference learned about the Rp Daily Grind, a coffee shop managed by students and located in the library media center at Ray-Pec High School. Read on...
  207. Ren fest 2 web

    Choir students perform at Kansas City Renaissance Festival

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

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

    The public is invited to a community forum at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at Ray-Pec High School to learn more about the Strategic Planning process, reflect upon a list of potential strategies, suggest additional strategies, and rank strategies. Read on...
  209. Braden Zaner Varsity Boys CC web

    Sophomore leads Panther boys at Conference cross country meet

    Sophomore Braden Zaner placed 10th and medaled at the Suburban Gold Conference Cross Country meet on Oct. 7. Braden led the Panthers with a time of 16.52.9. He also received Second Team All-Conference honors. Ray-Pec placed 6th as a team. Read on...
  210. Varsity Girls CC win conference web

    Girls are Suburban Gold Conference cross country champions

    Conference champions! The Ray-Pec girls cross country team won the Suburban Gold Conference meet. Ray-Pec was first with 51 points, followed by Blue Springs South, 55, and Lee's Summit West, 59. Miranda Dick led with Panthers, placing 2nd overall. Read on...
  211. Hemmingsen at BOE meeting web

    School Board honors Teacher Patrick Hemmingsen

    High School Science Teacher Patrick Hemmingsen was recognized at the Sept. 28 School Board meeting as one of 38 public educators selected to receive the California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence. He is pictured here with Board Member Ruth Johnson. Read on...
  212. EMS SOM SEPTEMBER 2017 web

    Ray-Pec East Middle School announces Students of the Month

    Congratulations to the Ray-Pec East Middle School Students of the Month for September! Read on...
  213. Academic awards web

    Student achievement honored at Ray-Pec High School

    RPHS honored students with academic honors earned during 2016-2017. Students were honored for earning an Academic Letter, receiving the Lamp of Learning, placing in the top 10% of their class, AP Scholarship, and high IB Psychology scores. Read on...
  214. Big Truck night web

    Families check out big trucks at Transportation Station night

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

    Ray-Pec doubles team headed to state tennis tournament

    Patricia Moore (left) and Josephine Moore (right) are headed to the state tennis tournament in doubles. The pair defeated Springfield Central 6-4, 6-4, during sectional competition on Oct. 3. Erica Cornell (center) also competed at sectionals in singles. Read on...
  216. Band competition web

    Panther Pride Marching Band places 2nd at contest

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

    Girls tennis team fares well at Districts

    The girls tennis team competed on Sept. 29 in individual events at the district competition. Patricia and Josephine Moore placed 1st in doubles. Erica Cornell placed 1st in singles, and Alicia Atkinson was 3rd in singles. Read on...
  218. Girls KC Metro Champs web

    Girls win KC Metro Classic cross country meet

    Congrats to the girls cross country team for winning the KC Metro Championships on Sept. 30. Ray-Pec hosted this meet, which includes the best schools from the Kansas City metro area. Five of the seven girls received individual medals. Read on...
  219. MO CCATE 2017  presentation Edited web

    Patrick Hemmingsen honored with national teaching award

    Science teacher Patrick Hemmingsen is one of 38 public educators who is receiving the prestigious California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence. He was given a $650 check during a faculty meeting and will be honored in Washington, D.C., next February. Read on...
  220. RP District Tennis Champions web

    Girls tennis team wins District championship

    District champions! On Sept. 27, the girls tennis team defeated Joplin 5-1 to win the team district title. Pictured, from left: Emrie Ianniello, Madelyn Zalewski, Josephine Moore, Erica Cornell, Patricia Moore, Alicia Atkinson, and Faith Swenson. Read on...
  221. D.A.R. Presentation to RE web

    Retired teacher donates books and supplies to Raymore Elementary

    Retired teacher Denise Miller, center, recently presented art supplies to Raymore Elementary School Art Teacher Kellee Clark, left, and books to Library Media Specialist Kat Pogatshnik, right. Miller obtained the items in a silent auction. Read on...
  222. Alaina Gatz web

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

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

    South Middle School recognizes September Students of the Month

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

    South Middle School announces Students of the Month

    Congratulations to the Students of the Month for September at Ray-Pec South Middle School. Read on...
  225. Band and alumni band 2 web

    First-ever alumni band performs at Homecoming

    The first ever Alumni Band performed with the Panther Pride Marching Band before Friday's football game. Former band members and band directors joined current students and directors to march and play the school fight song and the National Anthem.
  226. Tailgate 7 web

    Foundation hosts tailgate party for Ray-Pec alumni and staff

    Thanks to everyone who attended the Alumni/Staff tailgate party on Sept. 22 before the Homecoming football game. Special guests included the Distinguished Alumni Award recipients, the Alumni Band members, and the classmates from the Class of 1997!
  227. Distinguished Alumni 1 on field web

    Foundation honors Distinguished Alumni Award recipients

    Distinguished Alumni Award recipients at half-time: Chase Coffman with son Elijah; Cory Kauffman's wife, Tricia Kauffman, with daughter Margaret; Kauffman's mother, Nancy DuVall; Sarah VanHooser Suiter; Cheryl Klein; and Foundation President Phil Parke. Read on...
  228. Hoco King and Queen web

    Homecoming King and Queen crowned

    Congratulations to the Homecoming King Logan Daniels and Queen India Kittrell! India was crowned at the Sept. 22 Homecoming football game. Logan was announced and crowned at the Sept. 23 night dance. Read on...
  229. Mary Shatford at Rotary web

    Shatford speaks to Rotary Club about Early Learning

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

    Rotary Club honors Students of the Month

    Brett Felz, left, and Alexandra Green, center, were honored on Sept. 21 by the Belton-Raymore Rotary Club as the Ray-Pec High School Students of the Month for September. They are pictured with Club President Cami Marcom. Read on...
  231. image from Work session_edited

    Board work session includes early childhood update

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

    Ray-Pec Homecoming game is Friday, Sept. 22

    The Ray-Pec High School Homecoming football game is at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at Panther Stadium. The Alumni Band will perform before the game. During halftime, the Distinguished Alumni and Homecoming Queen candidates will be introduced. Read on...
  233. Homecoming Candidates Seniors

    Congratulations to candidates for Homecoming King and Queen

    These seniors are candidates for Homecoming King and Queen. Back row: Logan Daniels, Noah Durham, Brett Felz, and Ben Luebbert. In front: Cassie Kruse, India Kittrell, Chloe Richardson, and Amy Cambridge. Not pictured: Ross Lagis and Sadie Harmon. Read on...
  234. Homecoming Candidates Juniors

    Junior students nominated for Homecoming Court

    Congratulations to these Ray-Pec High School juniors on being nominated for the 2017 Homecoming Court! In the back row: Dominic Sanders, Austin Gardner, and Garrett Reasoner. In the front row: Emily Buasri, Janae Thurston, and Julia Fenaroli. Read on...
  235. College and Career Fair_edited

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

    The College and Career Fair on Sept. 21 will include nearly 70 representatives from 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities, unions, trades, and military branches. Seniors will attend from 9:15 to 9:50 a.m. Juniors will attend from 10 to 10:50 a.m. Read on...
  236. Homecoming Candidates Sophmores

    Sophomores nominated for Homecoming Court

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

    Freshmen nominated for Homecoming Court

    Congratulations to these freshmen, who are candidates for the Homecoming Court. In the back row: Spencer Barr, Gunner Griffin, and Deshon Adams. In the front row: Faith Durham, Kylie Herndon, and Isabela Hinken. Read on...
  238. First Church of Peculiar web

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

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

    Students selected for Women's Honor Choir

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

    RPHS singers selected for All District Honor Choir

    Congratulations to Ray-Pec High School students selected to perform in the West Central All District Honor Choir. Students auditioned on Sept. 9. The honor choirs will perform in a concert on Oct. 14 at Oak Grove High School. Read on...
  241. act web

    ACT composite score for Class of 2017 is above state average

    The 2017 graduating class earned an average score of 20.9 on the ACT, compared to the state average of 20.4. This is the second RPHS graduating class in which virtually every student had the opportunity to take the ACT. Read on...
  242. Strategic Plan table 1_edited cropped web

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

    A newly formed Strategic Planning Committee will help revise and update the District's plan. The first meeting was Sept. 5. The committee includes approximately 50 stakeholders, with opportunities for community-wide feedback later this fall. Read on...
  243. IT Essentials 1_edited web

    High School students learn computer repair in IT class

    Students in the IT Essentials class at Ray-Pec High School learn to disassemble and reassemble Acer Chromebook computers as part of first steps toward earning a certification that can help a student obtain a job in the information technology field. Read on...
  244. calculator web

    District sets total tax levy at $4.9122

    The School Board approved the 2017 tax levy rate at $4.9122, a decrease from the rate of $5.0397 that had been in place since 2004. The 2017 rate includes an operating levy of $3.5739 and a debt service levy of $1.3383 per $100 of assessed value. Read on...
  245. act web

    District to offer ACT as one choice to high school juniors

    This year, juniors will have the option of 4 assessments, including the ACT. Previously, the state of Missouri funded the opportunity for juniors to take the ACT. The state will not pay for the test this year. In spring 2018, Ray-Pec will pay the costs. Read on...
  246. collage web

    Foundation announces 4 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients

    The Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation announces four recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award: Chase Coffman, Cory Kauffman, Cheryl Klein, and Sarah VanHooser Suiter. They will be honored on Sept. 22. Read on...
  247. MOD Pizza_edited web

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

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

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

    The School Board thanked KCP&L for working with the District to upgrade equipment and bury electrical lines near the Shull Early Learning Center playground. Board Vice President Kim York is pictured with Carter Morrison, field construction supervisor. Read on...
  249. RPHS 2017 traffic pattern_edited web

    Traffic flow reminders for the main Ray-Pec campus

    The first day of school is Wednesday! If you are driving to the main campus, remember that School Road is closed for construction from Peculiar Way north to the Fire Station. To help traffic flow smoothly, follow the traffic guidelines in the link. Read on...
  250. BOE at SMS web

    Board celebrates new name at Ray-Pec South Middle School

    On Aug. 21, School Board members commemorated the new school name at Raymore-Peculiar South Middle School. Board members visited the school during Meet the Teacher Night. The building was previously used as a second building for the High School. Read on...
  251. BOE at Eagle Glen web

    Board commemorates new name for Eagle Glen Elementary School

    On Aug. 21, the School Board commemorated the new school name at Eagle Glen Elementary School. Board members visited the schools during the Meet the Teacher Night events. Eagle Glen was previously an intermediate school for fifth and sixth grades. Read on...
  252. BOE at Bridle Ridge web

    School Board commemorates new name for Bridle Ridge Elementary School

    On Aug. 21, the School Board commemorated the new school name at Bridle Ridge Elementary School. From left: Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees, Susan Edmonsond, Ruth Johnson, Principal Missy Mattingly, Kim York, Kim Bailey, and Ryan Wescoat. Read on...
  253. raymore elem eclipse

    Taking a break to watch the eclipse

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

    Foundation donated $100 physical education grant to Raymore Elementary

    The Foundation Board presented a $100 grant to Raymore Elementary School Physical Education Teacher Rebecca Dobson. The funds were raised during the Foundation's annual Make a Difference (MAD) 5K. Participants voted for a school to receive a PE grant. Read on...
  255. Lemonade stand web

    Girls donate lemonade stand proceeds to Foundation's CAN program

    Three young Stonegate Elementary School students conducted a lemonade stand and donated the $218.16 to the Caring About Nutrition program! The girls conducted the lemonade stand in their neighborhood and at their grandmother's house in Kansas City. Read on...
  256. Donors web

    District dedicates Shull Early Learning Center

    On Aug. 17, the District dedicated the Shull Early Learning Center. Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees told about the District's expansion of early childhood programs at the Shull school. The expanded playground was made possible in part by donations. Read on...
  257. HS Learning Stairs web

    District conducts dedication at Ray-Pec High School

    Hundreds of people helped the District celebrate at a dedication ceremony Aug. 17 at Ray-Pec High School. With a major addition and extensive renovation, approximately 130,000 square feet has been added to the school. Read on...
  258. 10 year pins 1 web

    District recognizes employees for 10 years of service

    Thanks to these employees for 10 years of service to the Ray-Pec School District. They received pins at the Aug. 16 all-staff Convocation. Read on...
  259. 10 year pins 2 web

    District honors employees for 10 years of service

    The District on Aug. 16 honored these employees for 10 years of service. They received pins during the all-staff convocation. Read on...
  260. 20-year pins web

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

    Thanks to these employees for 20 years of service in the Ray-Pec School District! They were honored on Aug. 16 at the all-staff Convocation. Cindy Watson was inadvertently missed for this photo, so please give her an extra thanks if you see her! Read on...
  261. PP 1

    Powder Puff football game ends in 6-6 tie

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

    District welcomes 48 new teachers for 2017-2018!

    The District welcomed new teachers for training and meetings on Aug. 11, 14, and 15 to kickoff the school year. All staff reported back to work on Aug. 16 to participate in training, meetings, and other preparations for the start of school. Read on...
  263. Allison Bruflat

    Ray-Pec Foundation honors Partners in Education

    Allison Bruflat of Raymore 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 on...

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  1. Back-to-School1 web
    Learn about registration, school supplies, bus routes and more: Back to School 2018

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