In the Community

Community Events

This is a list of community events. Information is provided by the groups listed. To submit an item, or make comments, suggestions or questions, please send a message to or call Michele Stidham, Communication Director, at 816-892-1314.

Suicide awareness and grief program

The public is invited to attend a remembrance and celebration of life event that will include suicide awareness and grief resources. The program "Don’t Fight Alone" will focus primarily on Adolescent and Teenagers.  

The program is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, located at M-58 and Johnston Parkway in Raymore. This event is to educate parents and teens on how to identify, cope with and/or help others struggling with suicidal thoughts. This event will also talk about how to deal with grief and understand the purpose of emotions. This is not specifically a religious event; however, there will be a religious message/prayer.

Refreshments will follow the presentation. Childcare will be available for ages up to 12 years old, Sign-up here.
More information is available on Facebook.

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Kindergarten Student Screening Night

This year, the District is introducing a new format for Kindergarten Screening. You should bring your kindergarten-age child to the event to participate in the screening activities. 

In the past, the District conducted separate Round-up and Screening events. This year, those activities are combined on one date, which is now called Kindergarten Screening.

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Parents of children who will turn age 5 before Aug. 1, 2020, are invited and encouraged to attend Kindergarten Screening to receive information and complete registration documents. Please bring your kindergarten-age child to the event!

Kindergarten Screening will take place from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on these dates:

  • Tuesday, March 31 (Bridle Ridge Elementary, Creekmoor Elementary, Raymore Elementary, and Timber Creek Elementary)

  • Thursday, April 2 (Stonegate Elementary, Eagle Glen Elementary, and Peculiar Elementary)

Please go to the school your child will attend for the 2020-2021 school year. If you are uncertain which school your child will attend, call the Administrative Services Center at 816-892-1300. More information

Booster Club Golf Tournament

The Ray-Pec Athletic Booster Club announces its annual golf tournament at 9 a.m. May 9 at Eagles Landing Golf Course in Belton. The tournament is an 18-hole Scramble, and the entry fee is $300 per team.

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Raymore Day at the K is April 17

Make plans now to attend the 13th annual Raymore Day at the K on Friday, April 17, to see the Royals host the Baltimore Orioles. The deadline to order tickets is April 8.

Students from Ray-Pec East and Ray-Pec South middle schools will perform the National Anthem. The Raymore Chamber of Commerce is selling tickets for $25 (Outfield Plaza) and $14 (View Reserved). You may purchase a parking pass for $13.

Order tickets at the Chamber office at 1000 West Foxwood Dr., Suite 200 (inside the Country Club Bank building), Raymore, or use this order form and return it to the Chamber office or any elementary or middle school. (A portion of each ticket sold will benefit the Raymore Chamber of Commerce.)


5K for Health

The Cass County Health Foundation presents its annual 5K for Health at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 2, at Belton Regional Medical Center. The event raises money for the children and teens who receive care at the safety net dental clinic, Cass County Dental Clinic. The Ray-Pec School School District is a sponsor of this event. You may sign up as a walker or runner. Register here

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Cass County Essay Contest

High School sophomores are invited to enter an essay contest sponsored by the Cass County Historical Society. The grant prize is $500. Writer of the second-place essay receives $100, and third place is $50. The deadline for submission is Friday, April 3, 2020.


  • Topic must be Cass County related
  • Must be between 1,500 and 2,500 words
  • Must be formatted properly, including citations

Questions? Contact Jennifer Reed at

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Spring Flag Football

CCJAA invites students in grades K-7 to participate in its Spring 7-on-7 Flag Football league. The cost is $95 if signed up between Jan. 25 and March 8. Cost is $105 if registered March 9 or later. Flyer

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Tumbler fundraiser

New! Tumblers now available for each Ray-Pec school. The school name is on one side, and "We are Ray-Pec" is on the reverse. The tumblers are created by the Ray-Pec Technology Student Association (TSA). You may also choose from several sports and activities. The price is $23 for a 30-ounce tumbler and $18 for a 20-ounce tumbler. All proceeds will benefit Ray-Pec TSA and Ray-Pec First Robotics. Contact for info.

Cass County Dental Clinic

Summer is the perfect time to schedule your child’s dental check-up or to complete any outstanding treatment! Call Cass County’s ONLY nonprofit dental clinic for kids, Cass County Dental Clinic at 816-322-7600 (Belton) or 816-380-4000 (Harrisonville) to schedule an appointment. All Missouri Medicaid plans accepted! No dental insurance? You may qualify for a discount.

Community Band

RPHS Band Director John Wilson is forming a community band, Sounds of South KC. Jennifer Gibson, director of bands at East Middle School, will be the assistant conductor. The Sounds of South KC will provide an opportunity for adults in the community to play in a concert band and to advance the arts in South Kansas City and Cass County. For more information, visit the Sounds of South Kansas City Facebook page or contact Members should be high school graduates. Practices will be held at the Ray-Pec High School band room, 20801 S School Rd. Peculiar, Mo., 64078.  Sign up here.

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Wanted: Bus drivers

Apple Bus Company is seeking bus drivers for Raymore-Peculiar School District routes. 
  • No experience necessary
  • Training provided
  • Competitive pay
  • Work only when school is in session
  • Child-friendly work environment
Some monitor positions are also available. For information, call 816-318-1900.

Cub Scouts in Raymore and Peculiar

For information about Cub Scouts in Raymore and Peculiar: Flyer

Cass County Dental Clinic

Summer is the perfect time to schedule your child’s dental check-up or to complete any outstanding treatment! Call Cass County Dental Clinic at 816-322-7600 (Belton) or 816-380-4000 (Harrisonville) to schedule an appointment. All Missouri Medicaid plans accepted! No dental insurance? You may qualify for a discount.

Cass County Dental Clinic provides dental services to children from birth to age 20 in Cass County who are Missouri Medicaid or low-income uninsured. These services include x-rays, exams, fillings, extractions, crowns, cleanings, sealants and fluoride varnish. A financial screening is required for those without insurance. 

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