1. Graduation reminder

    2022 Graduation Ceremony

    Graduation for the Class of 2022 is scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight, May 20, at Panther Stadium. Gates will open at 6 p.m. You must have a ticket to attend. Read on...
  2. Lions to Foundation

    Lions Clubs donate to Ray-Pec Foundation

    Lions Stan Boursheski and Angie Fyffe presented a check for $2,040 to the Foundation Board of Directors on May 19. Read on...
  3. Physicals clip art

    Ray-Pec annual Physical Night is June 8

    Students who need a physical to participate in 2022-2023 activities are invited to attend RP Physical Night from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, at Ray-Pec High School. Read on...
  4. SMS Band Legacy Award

    Andrew Dawson awarded the Legacy Award

    Andrew Dawson was awarded the Legacy Award during the Ray-Pec South Middle School Band Concert on May 17. Read on...
  5. Blue and Gold Trophy Mind Sports T-shirt

    District track results

    Congrats to the Ray-Pec Track and Field teams for great performances on May 14 at the district track meet. The girls placed 3rd overall, while the boys finished 5h. The following athletes have advanced to the sectional track meet. Read on...
  6. Orchestra at WOF

    Ray-Pec orchestra performs at Worlds of Fun

    Ray-Pec orchestra students performed on May 12 at the Worlds of Fun Festival of Music and received a "2" (excellent) rating. Read on...
  7. Aurora Lautzenhiser

    EMS Student to attend Junior National Young Leaders Conference

    This summer, 8th grader Aurora Lautzenhiser will join outstanding middle school students from across the nation to take part in a unique academic and career-oriented development experience, Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. Read on...
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    Conversations with a Cop

    Conversations with a Cop this morning at Peculiar Elementary! Students, staff, and parents enjoyed donuts, milk, and coffee, while meeting and visiting with police officers. Read on...
  9. medals (1)

    MSHSAA State Solo and Small Ensemble Festival

    The Panther Pride Band and Choir programs had a great weekend at the MSHSAA State Solo and Small Ensemble Festival on April 29. Read on...
  10. Volunteer Amber (1)

    Volunteer of the Year winner announced

    Congratulations to Amber Bult, 2022 Volunteer of the Year! Amber currently volunteers at East Middle School and was an active volunteer at Creekmoor Elementary School when she had a child attending that school. Read on...
  11. Play rehearsal

    Ray-Pec High School to present "Marvin's Room"

    Performances of Marvin’s Room will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5; Friday, May 6; and Saturday, May 7; and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 8, in the Ray-Pec High School theatre. Read on...
  12. Audrey Huffman at FBLA 1

    Ray-Pec preformance at FBLA State Competition

    The Ray-Pec chapter of Future Business Leaders of America performed well at the state competition! Read on...
  13. Volunteer Amber

    Amber Bult is the 2022 Volunteer of the Year

    Amber Bult is the Raymore-Peculiar PTA 2022 Volunteer of the Year. She volunteers at East Middle School and was previously an active volunteer at Creekmoor Elementary School. Read on...
  14. RP BOE Special Olympics large group

    Board recognizes Special Olympics Basketball teams

    The Raymore-Peculiar School Board on April 21 recognized members of the Ray-Pec Special Olympics basketball teams who won medals at the State tournament. Read on...
  15. National Honor Society

    National Honor Society inducts 50 new members

    The Ray-Pec High School Yandall C. Hunt Chapter of National Honor Society inducted 50 new members during a ceremony on April 27. Students are selected for excelling in these four areas: character, scholarship, leadership, and service. Read on...
  16. Drive Night b

    Scenes from Senior Drive Night

    Ray-Pec's English 4 seniors have been working all year on projects with business, community, and school district clients. The students shared summaries of their projects on posters and presented their projects to a panel of evaluators. Read on...
  17. Kaijah VFW - Voice of Democracy, Post 1894

    Voice of Democracy Award

    Chester Jones, member of VFW Post 1894 out of Clinton, Mo., was at Ray-Pec High School on April 20 to present a certificate and monetary award to Senior Kaijah Simmons for her entry in the Voice of Democracy contest. Read on...
  18. Optimist Club medals

    Optimist Club honors top students at RPHS

    The Ray-Pec Sunrise Optimist Club on April 24 honored top students at Ray-Pec High School during its 34th annual Excellence in Education Banquet. The club honored the top 25 seniors, the top 15 juniors, and the top 10 sophomores. Read on...
  19. RPHS Literary Magazine

    Ray-Pec Literary Magazine hosts Open Mic Night

    On April 13, Ray-Pec High School's Literary Magazine hosted its second annual Open Mic Night! Read on...
  20. IMG_0079

    Board members take oath of office

    Carol Barnes and Bill Lowe were sworn into office during a special School Board reorganization meeting on April 18. Board Secretary Pam Steele administered the oath of office after the Board certified the results of the April 5 election. Read on...
  21. 2022 winners double picture

    Employee award winners for 2022

    Congratulations to 2022 Teacher of the Year Shaniece Wise and Support Staff Employee of the Year Sam Myers! The awards were announced on April 12. Wise teaches fifth grade at Timber Creek Elementary. Myers is a paraprofessional at Eagle Glen Elementary . Read on...
  22. Mock crash 6

    Mock crash event serves as safety reminder

    On April 12, juniors and seniors at Raymore-Peculiar High School watched scenarios showing the tragic outcomes that can result when someone is driving while impaired or distracted. Read on...
  23. Shadow Box-Poster-FINAL

    Ray-Pec presents "The Shadow Box" drama

    Raymore-Peculiar High School announces its upcoming production of the drama "The Shadow Box." Performances will be in the High School Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13; Thursday, April 14; and Friday, April 15; and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16. Read on...
  24. Hamburger awards

    Hamburger cook-off at Ray-Pec Academy

    Middle school students at the Success Academy have been participating in real-world learning activities. On April 6, they had a hamburger cook-off. Read on...
  25. TSA students

    TSA students

    Ray-Pec students compete well at the Technology Student Association (TSA) state contest! Four events qualified for the international conference. Read on...
  26. Slagle, Mike award at MASA MOSPRA

    Superintendent Dr. Mike Slagle honored

    Congratulations to Superintendent Dr. Mike Slagle on being among eight Missouri Superintendents recognized by the Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA) for outstanding performance as an emerging superintendent! Read on...
  27. double photo

    Voters elect Barnes and Lowe to School Board

    Voters elected newcomer Carol Barnes and incumbent Bill Lowe to serve on the Raymore-Peculiar School Board. They will be sworn in during a reorganization meeting on April 18 when the Board certifies the election results. Read on...
  28. Katlyn Lanoue

    Katlyn Lanoue is new Director of Child Nutrition

    Katlyn Lanoue is the new Director of Child Nutrition for the district. She began work on April 4. Lanoue comes to Ray-Pec from the Kansas City, Missouri, Public School District, where she had been the assistant director and dietitian since 2018. Read on...
  29. Peculiar Chamber presentation

    Chamber of Commerce brochure

    A team of Ray-Pec High School students has been working with the Peculiar Chamber of Commerce to develop a brochure for the organization. On April 5, the students presented their ideas during the Chamber of Commerce meeting. Read on...
  30. SMS SOM March 2022

    South Middle School Students of the Month

    Congratulations to the Raymore-Peculiar South Middle School Students of the Month for March. They were recognized for being Learners. Read on...
  31. Robotics picture

    Robotics Team placed 9th at regional competition

    The Ray-Pec High School robotics team had its second and last regional competition last weekend at the Central Missouri Regional in Sedalia. Read on...
  32. Football awards

    Football scholar-athletes honored

    Congratulations to Ray-Pec Seniors Nick Karr and Tucker Miller, who were selected as Scholar-Athletes by the Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association. Read on...
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    Zoo Week at Shull

    It's Zoo Week at Shull Early Learning Center! Here is Teacher Cassie Passeau's Pride of Lions! Read on...
  34. Special Olympics Panther Pride 2022

    Special Olympics teams bring home medals

    Three Ray-Pec basketball teams brought home medals from the Special Olympics Missouri State Basketball competition on Saturday, March 19, at St. Charles. Athletes also participated in opening ceremonies and a dance on Friday, March 18. Read on...
  35. DECA State competitors

    Four students qualify for international DECA Conference

    Nine Ray-Pec students competed at the DECA State Conference, and four qualified to compete at the International Conference! Qualifying for the International Conference in April were Colbey Stosberg, Khuram Choudhry, Chance Embry and Rylee McKinzey. Read on...
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    Seniors prepare for DRIVE Community Night

    Before Spring Break, seniors in English 4 classes were preparing for their DRIVE Project community night presentations, which take place on April 20. Read on...
  37. BOE on 31722

    Honoring the Ray-Pec Board of Education

    Ray-Pec School Board members were honored at the March 17 meeting. Front, from left: Aaron Howlett, Deanna Olson, President Ruth Johnson, and Kim York. Back row: Superintendent Dr. Mike Slagle, Vice President Paul Coffman, Bill Lowe, and Billy King. Read on...
  38. forensics

    Students qualify for national speech and debate tournament

    The Ray-Pec High School Speech and Debate team placed third in overall Speech Sweepstakes at the NSDA district tournament and qualified 5 entries to nationals this summer. Read on...
  39. Amari Russell UMKC Conservatory Bridges

    SMS student selected for UMKC vocal music program

    Congratulations to Amari Russell on being accepted into the Conservatory Bridges Program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City! Read on...
  40. Missouri Girls State Picture

    RPHS students to attend Girls State

    Congratulations to the Ray-Pec High School students who were nominated to attend the Missouri Girls State program for 2022. Read on...
  41. Missouri Boys State Picture

    RPHS students to attend Boys State

    Congratulations to the Ray-Pec High School students who were nominated to attend the Missouri Boys State program for 2022. Read on...
  42. Klein books to BR

    New books for school libraries

    It's great when new books arrive at one of our school libraries. It's extra-special when the books were written by a Ray-Pec graduate! Read on...
  43. Congratulations music

    Students perform well at District Music Festival

    Congratulations to the Ray-Pec High School students who prepared for and performed solos and in small ensembles at the MSHSAA District Solo & Small Ensemble Festival on March 5 at Grain Valley High School. Read on...
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    Sources of Strength grant

    The Sources of Strength organization at Ray-Pec High School received a grant of $715 from the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation to purchase resources for a spring campaign. Read on...
  45. LaSala students (1)

    Foundation awards nearly $10,000 in grants

    Second graders in Melinda LaSala's class at Raymore Elementary are excited to learn that a grant will allow each of them a take-home copy of the book "Inch and Miles: The Journey to Success." Read on...
  46. Riley Zimmerman Sophomore Pilgrimage

    RPHS Student selected for Sophomore Pilgrimage

    Congratulations to Ray-Pec High School Sophomore Riley Zimmerman on being nominated to participate in the annual Sophomore Pilgrimage! Read on...
  47. Scott Bacon

    Scott Bacon to be new Deputy Principal at RPHS

    Scott Bacon will be the new Deputy Principal at Ray-Pec High School, effective July 1. He will work alongside current Principal Steven Miller during the 2022-2023 school year, and then will assume the position of principal upon Miller’s retirement. Read on...
  48. Kristina Martin

    Dr. Kristina Martin to be new Activities Director for Ray-Pec

    Dr. Kristina Martin will become the Activities Director for the School District, effective in July. The Board approved the internal transfer on Feb. 22. She is currently the associate principal at Ray-Pec High School, a position she has held since 2013. Read on...
  49. Rebecca Kolkmeier

    Rebecca Kolkmeier to be new Principal at Eagle Glen Elementary

    Rebecca Kolkmeier will be the new principal at Eagle Glen Elementary School, effective in July. She is currently the administrative intern at Bridle Ridge and Raymore elementary schools. The School Board approved the internal transfer on Feb. 22. Read on...
  50. Reschedule

    School Board meeting rescheduled

    The Feb. 17 Raymore-Peculiar School Board meeting is RESCHEDULED for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, at the Ray-Pec Academy Innovation Center, 21001 S. School Rd. Read on...
  51. Wrestlers to state 2022

    Four Ray-Pec wrestlers to compete at state

    Good luck to our Ray-Pec wrestlers who qualified to compete in the Class 4 state meet! Competition begins Thursday in Columbia! Read on...
  52. FBLA at Districts

    FBLA events qualify for state

    Fifteen students from Ray-Pec High School attended the FBLA District Conference. Thirteen events qualified for the state conference, which will be April 10 to 12 at Missouri State University in Springfield. Read on...
  53. Play picture

    High School to present "The Play That Goes Wrong"

    Raymore-Peculiar High School announces its upcoming production of the musical The Play That Goes Wrong. Performances of the show will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10, 11, and 12, and at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Ray-Pec High School Theatre. Read on...
  54. All State Choir

    Students perfrom with All-State Choir

    Congratulations to these Raymore-Peculiar High School singers who performed with the Missouri All-State Choir on Jan. 29. This is the highest honor a singer can receive in Missouri. Read on...
  55. Jonny Reque at All-State Band

    Ray-Pec freshman performs in All-State Band

    Ray-Pec Freshman Jonny Reque performed with the All-State Band on Jan. 29 during the Missouri Music Educators Association Conference in Osage Beach, Mo. . Read on...
  56. Abe Lewis

    Abe Lewis to be LEAD Center Director

    Abe Lewis will be the Director of the new LEAD Center, which is under construction at M-58 and Foxridge Drive. LEAD stands for Learning, Experiences, And Discovery. The center will open in August 2022 with programs for Ray-Pec High School students. Read on...
  57. BOE recognizes state champion cheerleaders

    School Board recognizes state champion cheerleaders

    The School Board on Jan. 27 recognized the Ray-Pec High School cheerleading program. Both the Ray-Pec Varsity AND Junior Varsity cheer squads placed first at the cheerleading state championships on Dec. 11 and 12. Read on...
  58. BOE recognizes All-State football

    Board recognizes All-State Football players

    The Board on Jan. 27 recognized three football players who were named to the Class 6 All-State Second Team by the Missouri Football Coaches Association. From left: Seontra McIntosh, Jack Ardito, and Board Member Aaron Howlett. Not pictured: Jaidyn Doss. Read on...
  59. Ella Gawf 3

    Internships at the Ray-Pec Administrative Services Center

    At the Administrative Services Center, three departments hire student interns. Two opportunities are offered during the school year through the Finance and Communications departments. During the summer, the Technology Department hires student interns. Read on...
  60. RP Spelling Bee winner

    8th grader Brooklyn Meloy is District Spelling Champ!

    Congratulations to Brooklyn Meloy, the Ray-Pec Spelling Bee Champion! After 16 rounds of competition, Brooklyn was declared the winner. She is an 8th grader at Ray-Pec East Middle School. The runner-up was Mason Bunger, a 5th grader at Raymore Elementary. Read on...
  61. Miller, Steven

    High School Principal to retire in June 2023

    Ray-Pec High School Principal Steven Miller announced that he will retire at the end of the 2022-23 school year. He made the news public today on Jan. 13. The District plans to hire his replacement to work alongside Miller next year. Read on...
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    Real World Learning Project

    Hayes DeDonder, a senior at Ray-Pec Academy, used the “Portrait of a Ray-Pec Graduate” as inspiration for a Real World Learning project for her art class. Hayes designed images based on the characteristics of a Ray-Pec graduate. Read on...
  63. SMS SOM Dec 2021

    South Middle School Students of the Month

    Congratulations to the Ray-Pec South Middle School Students of the Month for December! These students were honored for being organized. Read on...
  64. Hawaiian Bros presentation

    Hawaiian Bros presentation

    Two groups of Ray-Pec High School students have been developing plans to help the Hawaiian Bros restaurant in Belton generate more online guest reviews in order to improve customer service at the restaurant. The project is part of their English 4 class. Read on...
  65. Leonard3

    Ryan Leonard to be new School Resource Officer

    The School District announces the addition of another School Resource Officer on the main campus. Officer Ryan Leonard with the Peculiar Police Department will begin work on Jan. 18. He will be based at the Ray-Pec Academy building. Read on...
  66. Robin Jones 1920

    Eagle Glen Principal Robin Jones announces retirement

    Principal Robin Jones has announced that she will retire at the end of the school year. She came to the District in 2014, and spent three years as principal of Bridle Ridge Intermediate School before becoming principal at Eagle Glen Elementary School. Read on...
  67. Did you know College credit

    College credit opportunities

    Did you know? Ray-Pec provides several ways for students to earn college credit while in high school. Read on...
  68. Mike Slagle 2020

    Dr. Slagle selected as 2021 Superintendent to Watch

    Superintendent Dr. Mike Slagle has been selected as a 2021 Superintendent to Watch by the National School Public Relations Association. Just 19 superintendents were selected for the award, which honors dynamic leadership and strong communication. Read on...
  69. Olaf collection

    Nearly 1,000 food items collected in service project

    English 4 students at Ray-Pec Academy are surrounded by nearly 1,000 food items donated last week. Read on...
  70. BOE recognizes Zach Reque

    Board honors All-State Band student

    The School Board on Dec. 17, 2021, recognized Freshman Jonathan Reque for being selected 4th chair percussion in the All-State Band. Read on...
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    RPHS Senior studies computer networking at Summit Tech Academy

    Senior Derek Nissen spends part of his school day at Summit Technology Academy in a program that allows him to apply what he learns about computer science to real-world projects. Read on...
  72. Grocery Grab

    Grocery Grab winner!

    Congratulations to Raymore Grocery Grab winner, Angie Winchel. Angie is a second time winner of the Grocery Grab. Read on...
  73. JV State

    Junior Varsity cheerleaders win state championship

    The Ray-Pec Junior Varsity cheer squad placed first at the Missouri Cheerleading Coaches Association state championships! Read on...
  74. Varsity State

    Varsity cheerleaders win state championship

    The Ray-Pec Varsity cheer squad placed first at the Missouri Cheerleading Coaches Association state championships! Read on...
  75. SMS Midwest Honor Band

    8th graders selected for UMKC Midwest Honor Band

    Six 8th grade band students from Ray-Pec South Middle School were selected to play in the UMKC Midwest Honor Band! Read on...
  76. Ray-Pec LEAD Center Demo Day-079 - Copy

    Ceremony marks beginning of renovation at LEAD Center

    On Dec. 2, the School District had a “demo-day” ceremony to mark the beginning of construction for the district’s LEAD Center. A group of students planned the ceremony, which included hitting a wall with sledgehammers to kick off renovation at the site. Read on...
  77. Pep band 2

    New pep band makes debut at RPHS

    A new pep band made its debut on Dec. 3 at the Ray-Pec High School home basketball game! Read on...
  78. James and the Giant Peach

    RPEMS to present "James and the Giant Peach"

    The 8th Musical Theatre Class from Ray-Pec East Middle School will present the musical 'James and the Giant Peach' at 7 p.m. on Dec. 10 and 11 and at 2 p.m. on Dec. 12. Read on...
  79. Katie Huff

    Transition class prepares students for life after high school

    Katie Huff and Jody Routon teach the Transition class at Ray-Pec High School. The hands-on class gives students experience in different fields to help prepare them for jobs in the future. The students run Chewy’s Market to sell snack and drink items. Read on...
  80. sC 1

    Saving Christmas

    The second annual Saving Christmas event was a success! The event took place on Dec. 4 at South Middle School. Thanks to all attendees for the many donations of food, toys, clothing, and coats! Read on...
  81. Olaf flyer image cropped

    Olaf's Week of Sharing is Dec. 6-10

    Students at Ray-Pec Academy are conducting a food drive and Scholastic Book donation campaign Dec. 6 to 10 at each elementary school. Read on...
  82. Saving Christmas flyer updated

    Saving Christmas is Dec. 4

    Families are invited to come and meet Santa Claus and give back to others! The Saving Christmas event is scheduled from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Ray-Pec South Middle School. Read on...
  83. 2021 All-District Bands

    RPHS students selected for All-District Bands

    Congratulations to the Ray-Pec High School band students who were selected for the West Central Missouri Music Educators All-District Band! Read on...
  84. RPSMS SOM Nov 2021

    RPSMS Students of the Month

    Congratulations to the South Middle School Students of the Month for November. They were recognized for exhibiting the character trait of being honorable. Read on...
  85. 21 trout

    Trout Stocking

    Students from the Ray-Pec High School Enterprise & Design program are helping the Missouri Department Conservation improve the process for stocking Johnston Lake in Raymore with rainbow trout. Read on...
  86. Board honors All-State Choir Students

    Board honors Missouri All-State Choir students

    The School Board on Nov. 18 honored students who were selected for the Missouri All-State Choir. It is the highest honor a high school singer can receive in Missouri. Read on...
  87. School Board honors Todd Schnake

    Board Honors Todd Schnake

    The School Board on Nov. 18 honored Ray-Pec High School Teacher Todd Schnake. Mr. Schnake, who teaches speech and theatre at Ray-Pec High School, is the Ray-Pec School District 2021 Teacher of the Year. He is pictured with Board Member Aaron Howlett. Read on...
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    Board approves changes to second semester calendar

    The School Board approved changes to the calendar for the second semester. In an effort to provide more planning and collaboration time for staff, three school days will now be teacher/staff work days: Friday, Jan. 28; Friday, March 11; Friday, May 6. Read on...
  89. Thank you Booster Club image

    Booster Club funds more than $20,900 in requests

    This fall, the Ray-Pec Athletic Booster Club paid more than $20,900 in requests from Ray-Pec High School coaches. The Athletic Booster Club is an organization of volunteers who raise money to help pay for expenses beyond the regular district budget. Read on...
  90. Audit graphic

    District receives clean audit

    The District received a clean audit opinion on its financial statements, compliance with laws and regulations, and internal control over financial reporting for the year ended June 30, 2021. The audit results were presented on Nov. 18 to the Board. Read on...
  91. Caring Hearts of Peculiar donation (1)

    Caring Hearts of Peculiar

    Caring Hearts of Peculiar recently presented a check for $5,500 to the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation. This donation will provide $2,000 to the Caring About Nutrition (CAN) program, $1,500 to Ray-Pec Cares, and $2,000 to the general account. Read on...
  92. EMS SOM October

    October Students of the Month at RPEMS

    Congratulations to the October Students of the Month at Ray-Pec East Middle School! They were selected for exhibiting the character trait of responsibility. Read on...
  93. Grinch at PE

    Mystery visitor

    This mystery visitor was at Peculiar Elementary School on Nov. 12 to greet students. Read on...
  94. Arts at Optimist Club

    Thank you, Ray-Pec Sunrise Optimist Cub!

    Thanks to the Ray-Pec Sunrise Optimist Club for supporting our fine arts programs! The club has again donated to support the Visual Arts Competition at Ray-Pec High School. T Read on...
  95. SWACDA Honor Choirs

    Ray-Pec singers selected for regional honor choirs

    Congratulations to the Ray-Pec students selected for the 2022 Southwestern American Choral Directors Association (SWACDA) Honor Choirs. These singers will represent Ray-Pec at the 2022 SWACDA Conference: Feb. 28 to March 3, 2022, in Little Rock, Ark. Read on...
  96. Cars for Heroes all

    Students repair car for donation to a veteran

    Four students in the Ray-Pec Enterprise & Design program are repairing a car to make it functional for future donation to a veteran or first responder through the Cars 4 Heroes non-profit organization in Kansas City. Read on...
  97. MSBA Slagle and Johnson

    Superintendent and Board President present at MSBA Conference

    Superintendent Dr. Mike Slagle and School Board President Ruth Johnson were presenters on Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Missouri School Boards' Association annual conference. Their topic was "Ray-Pec Enterprise & Design - Innovation in Secondary Education." Read on...
  98. Team of the Week

    Ray-Pec football wins Team of the Week

    Karen Kornacki, Sports Anchor at KMBC Channel 9, and Gina Gimbel, Human Resource Manager for the Belton HyVee, present the Team of the Week award to Ray-Pec Head Football Coach Sean Martin. The presentation took place before practice on Nov. 3. Read on...
  99. Chase Bronson using Manual Mill

    Machining and manufacturing classes

    Did you know that Ray-Pec High School students can learn computer integrated machining and manufacturing skills? Students earn dual credit, and the courses prepare students for jobs immediately after graduation or to pursue an engineering degree. Read on...
  100. Footloose poster

    High School to present musical, "Footloose"

    Ray-Pec High School announces its fall musical, Footloose. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4, 5, and 6 and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7. For tickets, call the box office line, 892-3999, extension 2400. Tickets are $6 for students and $7 for adults. Read on...
  101. Did-You-Know

    A new way to become a substitute teacher

    Are you interested in serving as a substitute teacher in the Ray-Pec School District? Earn extra income, maintain flexibility in your schedule, and help the school district. You can become certified by completing a 20-hour online course at a cost of $180. Read on...
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    Students train as peer leaders for Sources of Strength

    A group of Ray-Pec High School students participated in training as peer leaders for the Sources of Strength program. The peer leaders, mentored by adult advisors, lead school-wide campaigns to help students identify and build their sources of strength. Read on...
  103. Brendon

    Construction technology student

    Did you know that a student can graduate from Ray-Pec with an Industry Recognized Credential (IRC) in Carpentry? Other programs include Health Sciences, Criminal Justice, Firefighting, and Automotive Maintenance and Repair. Read on...
  104. Varsity Cheer Comp

    Ray-Pec Cheerleaders to go to state competition

    Congratulations to the Ray-Pec High School cheer squads! Varsity placed first and junior varsity placed third at regionals! Both squads are heading to state competition on Dec. 11-12! (The varsity cheerleaders are pictured.) Read on...
  105. Columbatto English students

    Client-connected projects

    Students in English 4 classes at Ray-Pec High School have begun working on their client-connected projects. Seniors have been practicing pitch presentations in the classroom. This week they are beginning to meet with clients, both in-person and virtually. Read on...
  106. RPHS Seal

    High School students honored for academic achievements

    On Oct. 14, Ray-Pec High School honored students with academic honors earned during the 2020-2021 school year. Students were recognized for many achievements including earning an Academic Letter and receiving the Lamp of Learning award. Read on...
  107. Blake Chalmers

    Ray-Pec announces new School Resource Officer

    Officer Blake Chalmers with the Peculiar Police Department is the new School Resource Officer in Peculiar. He replaces former SRO Rick Clausing, who was recently promoted to Sergeant within the Police Department. Read on...
  108. Sarah Larkins District Champ

    Sarah Larkins wins girls golf District Championship

    Congrats to Sarah Larkins, the girls golf District Champion! Despite rainy conditions and a tournament delay, she shot a 79 to win the tournament at Longview. Sam Larkins placed 8th and received All-District honors. Read on...
  109. Jack Green BBQ contest

    Ray-Pec Junior Wins 1st Place At Chilifest in Lee’s Summit!

    Congratulations to Ray-Pec High School Junior Jack Green, who won 1st Place in the Wings category at the 18th Annual Chilifest in downtown Lee’s Summit! Read on...
  110. Raymore Day at the K on big screen

    Raymore Day at the K

    ?The last game of the season for the Kansas City Royals was a special game for the Ray-Pec School District. It was the 13th annual Raymore Day at the K, and included choir students from Ray-Pec middle schools singing the National Anthem. Read on...
  111. Kevin Pluss 2

    Kevin Pluss selected to receive Charles W. Cummings Scholarship

    Congratulations to Kevin Pluss on being selected to receive the $1,000 Charles W. Cummings Scholarship. He received the scholarship during the recent MO-CASE conference for special education administrators in Missouri. Read on...
  112. Sarah Larkins All Conference 9th2

    Sarah Larkins earns all-conference honors

    Congratulations to Sarah Larkins, who earned all-conference honors after placing 9th at the Oct. 4 girls conference golf match at Adams Pointe Golf Club in Blue Springs. Read on...
  113. RAYPEC RUSH

    RAYPEC RUSH

    Congratulations to the students selected for this year’s RAYPEC RUSH, the competitive show choir at Ray-Pec High School. RAYPEC RUSH is an after school activity and includes students in grades 9-12. Read on...
  114. IMG_3806 (1)

    Constitution Day

    Students at Raymore Elementary School celebrated Constitution Day on Sept. 17 with flags and bookmarks donated by Prairie Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution. Read on...
  115. All District Choir

    Students selected for All-District Choir

    Twenty-eight Ray-Pec High School singers received All-District Honors! Congratulations to selected members of the West Central District All-District Choir and the Treble Honor Choir. Students are pictured here with Vocal Music Teacher Stephen Rew. Read on...
  116. First day of PAT

    Parents as Teachers offers in-home or virtual visits

    The Ray-Pec Parents as Teachers (PAT) program is now offering families virtual or in-person home visits. So far this year, most families have scheduled in-person visits. Read on...
  117. Ella Menzel 3rd at 090121

    Ella Menzel placed 3rd at JV golf tourney

    Congratulations to Ella Menzel on placing third in the Junior Varsity tourney on Sept. 1 at Longview. The Panthers placed 3rd overall out of 16 teams. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec Wins First Home Football Game of the Season

    Ray-Pec's first home game of the season. hosted Rockhurst Hawklets Final score: Ray-Pec defeats Rockhurst, 20-14! With 17 seconds left in the game, the Panthers scored a touchdown to move ahead. Read on...
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    Arrowhead Stadium Visit

    The Ray-Pec Enterprise & Design team of coaches visited Arrowhead Stadium to view the finishing steps of a project by Turner Construction Company. Read on...
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    Raymore man donates 85 pairs of shoes

    A big thank you to Curtis Moke of Raymore! On Aug. 25, he dropped off approximately 85 pairs of new shoes for Ray-Pec students. Curtis organized a hole-in-one fundraiser, recruited sponsors, and raised funds to purchase the shoes for families. Read on...
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    An update on face coverings

    Please read this message from Superintendent Dr. Mike Slagle about the Aug. 20 School Board meeting and an update on face coverings. Additional Info...
  122. MO 2022 TOY Semifinalists

    Todd Schnake named semi-finalist for Missouri Teacher of the Year

    Congratulations to Ray-Pec Teacher of the Year Todd Schnake, who was selected as one of 17 semi-finalists for Missouri 2022 Teacher of the Year! Next, DESE will reveal the finalists for the 2022 Missouri Teacher of the Year award on Thursday, Sept. 2. Read on...
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    Welcome to Shull Early Learning Center

    Dr. Mary Shatford, Director of Shull Early Learning Center, welcomes families to Meet the Teacher night on Aug. 17. Families visited the school, met teachers, toured classrooms, and dropped off supplies. (Photo by Ella Gawf)
  124. Ryan Naylor Family Pic

    New coordinator for Panther Pride before/after school child care

    Ryan Naylor is the new program coordinator for the Panther Pride before and after school child care program in the District. Naylor began work on Aug. 9. He comes to Ray-Pec with more than 15 years of experience in before and after school programs. Read on...
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    Fall COVID-19 protocols

    The School Board on Aug. 10 reviewed COVID-19 protocols for Ray-Pec schools. At this time, face coverings are highly recommended, but not required, for all persons in all indoor settings when physical distancing cannot be maintained. Read on...
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    Todd Schnake honored at Regional Teacher of the Year Luncheon

    Ray-Pec Teacher of the Year Todd Schnake was one of 6 teachers honored Aug. 4 at a KC Regional Teacher of the Year Celebration Luncheon. Todd teaches speech and theatre at RPHS. He is pictured with Dr. J. Michael Pragman, Director of the Kansas City RPDC. Read on...
  127. I.B. Diploma grads at BOE meeting

    Board honors I.B. Diploma graduates

    The Raymore-Peculiar School Board on July 22 honored Brendan Fuller, left, and Kerstin Randolph, right, for completing the requirements to earn the International Baccalaureate Diploma. They are pictured with Board Vice President Paul Coffman. Read on...
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    Board honors twins for placing 12th at national tournament

    The School Board on July 22 honored Samantha Williams, left, and Kayla Williams, right, for placing 12th in Duo Interpretation at the National Speech and Debate Association Tournament! They are pictured with Board Vice President Paul Coffman. Read on...
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    Sympathy notice - Paul Barbarick

    UPDATE: The celebration of life service has been postponed. A new date is not yet scheduled. Sympathy is extended to family and friends of Paul Barbarick, former longtime teacher and coach at Ray-Pec High School, who passed away on July 15. Read on...
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    Fast facts about athletics and activities

    On June 24, Activities Director Kirk Hipple reported to the School Board on the Athletic/Activities Program. He said that 1,190 students were involved in one or more MSHSAA activities during the 2020-21 school year. Read on for more about the program. Read on...
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    Todd Schnake selected as Regional Teacher of the Year

    Congratulations to our 2021 Ray-Pec Teacher of the Year, Todd Schnake, on being selected as a Kansas City Regional Teacher of the Year! The Kansas City Regional Professional Development Center chose Schnake as one of six honorees for the award. Read on...
  132. BOE honors Gold Medal vocalists June 2021

    Board honors gold medal vocalists

    The Board on June 24 recognized RPHS choir students who received gold medals at MSHSAA's State Solo and Small Ensemble Festival in the spring. Some students received a gold medal for a solo, some as part of a small ensemble, and some in both events. Read on...
  133. BOE honors Luke Voelker June 2021

    School Board honors All-State Track athlete

    The School Board on June 24 recognized Luke Voelker for earning All-State honors at the State Track and Field Meet in May. He placed 6th in the 3,200-meter run and set a new school record of 9:22.47. Luke is pictured with Board President Ruth Johnson. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec student helps with dinosaur excavation

    Nadia Hill, an incoming 8th grader at East Middle School, recently returned from participating in the excavation of the famous Triceratops dinosaur named Shady in South Dakota. She assisted in excavating ribs, vertebrae, and other parts of the body. Read on...
  135. Eric Arnold at Admin Council June 2021

    District leaders thank Eric Arnold for service

    During the June 8 Administrative Council meeting, District leaders thanked Eric Arnold, center, for his years of service. Mr. Arnold began working at Ray-Pec in 1993. He retires this month as assistant principal at Ray-Pec South Middle School. Read on...
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    RPEMS honors January Students of the Month

    Congratulations to the January Students of the Month at Ray-Pec East Middle School! Front row: 8th Grade. Middle row: 7th Grade. Top row: 6th Grade. Read on for student names. Read on...
  137. 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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