News Flash

Latest News

100 Stories
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Voters approve Proposition S bond issue!

Prop S logo

Ray-Pec voters on April 6 approved Proposition S, the district's $72 million no-tax-rate-increase bond issue. The bond issue will fund priorities identified in the long-range facility plan. Funds will be used for these primary areas:

  • Student enrol...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: April 12, 2021

7th graders learn about laser rays

Laser ray 1

Seventh graders at South Middle School have been learning about laser rays, thanks to a gift from the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation.
Earlier this semester, Teachers Vanessa Beere and Joanna Clark received a $750 grant to purchase laser ray boxes and len...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Fifth grader wins statewide poster contest

Eagle Glen Amelia Z poster

Congratulations to Eagle Glen Elementary School 5th grader Amelia Zernickow on winning the 2021 Missouri Department of Public Safety's National Missing Children's Day Poster Contest!
Amelia will represent Missouri in the national contest....
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Volunteers needed!

Senior DRIVE image

Volunteers needed!
On the evening of April 21, seniors taking English 4 at Ray-Pec High School will present their experience working on client-connected DRIVE projects over the 2020-21 school year. 
In-person students will present at the h...
Read on...

Additional Info... Latest News
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Ray-Pec music students earn medals for solos and small ensembles

Solos and Small Ensembles

Ray-Pec High School band and choir students recently performed solos and small ensembles at MSHSAA's State Solo and Small Ensemble Festival.  Students were adjudicated virtually, given feedback, and awarded gold, silver, or bronze medals...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: March 29, 2021

Eight students selected for All-State Choir

Congratulations All-State Choir (1)

Recently, Ray-Pec choir members who were selected for the West Central All-District Choir auditioned for the Missouri All-State Choir.

Selected singers include:

  • Sopranos - Payton Ballinger (2-year member), Alternate Addison Hansen
  • Altos - Kennedy Kinnick an...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Proposition S includes use of former Orscheln building for career oriented education

Prop S logo

During its Feb. 25 meeting, the Raymore-Peculiar School Board approved purchasing the building at M-58 Highway and Foxridge Drive. The facility, which has been vacant for several years, formerly housed the Orscheln Farm and Home store.The District plans t...
Read on...

Learn more about Proposition S: Latest News
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Ray-Pec wrestlers named to All-Conference teams

All Conference Wrestling 2021

Congratulations to the Ray-Pec wrestlers named to the Suburban Conference - Gold Division - 2020-2021 All-Conference Wrestling Teams!
BOYS 2nd Team
160 - Patrick Martin (Fr)
182 - Coleton McElliott (Sr)
BOYS Honorable Mention
113 - Bryce Gatlin (Fr)
145 - Jacob...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Optimist Club donates to CAN

Optimist Club donate to RPF

Ray-Pec Sunrise Optimist Club President Reginald Townsend presents a check for $800 to Jodie Huston, Executive Director of the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation. The money is earmarked for the Foundation's Caring About Nutrition (CAN) pro...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: March 17, 2021

Ray-Pec 5th grader wins Cass County Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee winners 4

Congratulations to Ray-Pec's Mac Northcraft on winning the Cass County Spelling Bee!
Mac, a 5th grader at Creekmoor Elementary School, won the Bee by spelling the word "guess." He has qualified to compete in the annual Scripps National S...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: March 17, 2021

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

St Patricks Day

St. Patrick's Day spirit at Peculiar Elementary School! From left: Teacher Colleen Bennett, Principal Keri Collison, and Teacher Monica Roller.

Latest News
Posted on: March 10, 2021

Ashley Rowland honored as Outstanding Beginning Teacher

ARowland

Congratulations to Ashley Rowland, 9th grade English Language Arts Teacher at Ray-Pec High School, on being selected as one of Missouri's Outstanding Beginning Teachers!
Every two years, the Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Congratulations to our award finalists!

TOY apple

Congratulations to the finalists for Teacher of the Year and Support Staff Employee of the Year! The finalists will be honored and the winner announced later this spring. The 2021 celebration is planned as a virtual event.

Teacher of the Year finalists

Cong...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: March 3, 2021

Prowlers win awards at Missouri State Dance Championship

congratulations

Congratulations to the Ray-Pec Varsity Prowlers!  The Prowlers placed 2nd in their Team Performance and 5th in their Pom division at the Missouri Dance Team State Championship.  Senior Madison Marsh placed 10th overall for her senior sol...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: March 2, 2021

RPHS students compete in DECA District 3 competition

DECA results

During February, DECA District 3 held its contest online. Students used their Marketing, Management, Finance, and Entrepreneurial skills and knowledge to compete through testing and preparing role play scenarios. Twenty-six Ray-Pec students competed with ...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: March 2, 2021

RPHS student Trey Doss selected for Sophomore Pilgrimage

Soph Pilgrimage Trey Doss

Ray-Pec High School Sophomore Trey Doss for being nominated to participate in the annual Sophomore Pilgrimage! He is pictured here with Judy Wertz, representing General Federation of Women's Clubs of Missouri.
Each year, 250 HS Sophomores have the...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: March 2, 2021

Varsity and JV cheer squads place 2nd at State

RPHS Cheer places 2nd at state

Congratulations to the Ray-Pec Varsity and Junior Varsity Cheer Squads on both placing second at the state tournament!
BACK row, from left: Emily Morris, Arielle Ausler, Nevaeh Whaley, Ava Keating, Olivia Friend, Lauren Downey, Alivia Bently, Lizzie Greble...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: February 18, 2021

Ray-Pec High School has record number selected for All-District Choir

Congratulations All-District Choir

Congratulations to the Ray-Pec High School students who were selected for the All-District 11-12 Grade Choir! Ray-Pec has a school record of 28 singers selected. These singers will audition next month for the All-State Choir.

  • Sopranos: Payton Ballinger, Ki...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: February 18, 2021

Fourteen FBLA events qualify for state tournament

Party Celebration Zoom Virtual Background

Congratulations to Ray-Pec High School Future Business Leaders of American (FBLA) on their performances at the District Tournament. Fourteen events qualified for the state tournament. Here are the individual results: 

  • Madison Priest, fifth place B...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: February 3, 2021

Ray-Pec uses new tool to gather your feedback

Pulse logo

In an ongoing effort to improve school culture and focus on feedback related to parent and family engagement, the Ray-Pec School District is using a new tool.
Pulse is the new tool that sends regular, short, anonymous surveys. The quick and frequent feedba...
Read on...

To sign up ... Latest News
Posted on: February 3, 2021

Twenty students celebrated at RPHS Signing Day ceremony

Signing Day 2021 IMG_1176

Congratulations to these Ray-Pec High School Seniors who have signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers in college! The students were honored at a ceremony on Feb. 3 at Ray-Pec High School.

 

Front row, from left:

Jack Kel...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Board approves calendar for 2021-2022 school year

2021-2022 calendar image

The Ray-Pec School  Board on Jan. 28 approved the calendar for the 2021-2022 school year. The first day of school will be Monday, Aug. 23.For winter break, students will be dismissed early on Dec. 17. Classes are not in session through Jan. 2. Sc...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Paul Turner to be new assistant principal at South Middle School

Paul Turner

Paul Turner will be the new assistant principal at Ray-Pec South Middle School, effective July 1. The Ray-Pec School Board approved the hiring at its Jan. 28 meeting.

Turner previously served as a secondary teacher and football coach in Colton, S.D.; Comme...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: January 26, 2021

Ray-Pec students earn 48 spots in All-District Honor Bands

assembling-clipart-orchestra-5

Ray-Pec High School Band members earned 48 spots in the West-Central Missouri Music Educator Association's All-District Honor Band and Honorable Mention Band. That means that Ray-Pec makes up 25 percent of the combined bands!

Congratulations to Ba...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: January 26, 2021

District budget honored for 6th straight year

MBA logo

For the sixth consecutive year, the Raymore-Peculiar School District has received the Meritorious Budget Award from the Association of School Business Officials International. The award recognizes the District for its 2020-2021 budget submission.

The MBA p...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: January 25, 2021

Fifth grader wins District Spelling Bee

Mac Northcraft

Fifth grader Mac Northcraft won the Ray-Pec School District Spelling Bee on Jan. 13. Brooklyn Meloy, a seventh grader at Ray-Pec East Middle School, was the runner-up.
After eight rounds of spelling, Mac, a 5th grader at Creekmoor Elementary School, spelle...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: December 15, 2020

Foundation awards more than $10,300 in Classroom Impact Grants

PE Schork 3

The Foundation Prize Patrol looked different this year, but the thrill of awarding classroom grants to teachers remained the same. The Ray-Pec Public School Foundation on Friday, Dec. 11, awarded 19 grants, totaling $10,359, to teachers across the distric...

Read on...

Additional Info... Latest News
Posted on: December 14, 2020

Children visit Santa at drive-through event at Ray-Pec High School

IMG_5629

Thanks to everyone who helped make the Saving Christmas event a success! High School Junior Paige Showen planned the event,  which included a drive-through Santa visit experience on Saturday, Dec. 12, for children in the community. Families who a...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: December 14, 2020

Senior Conrad Hawley receives Thomas A. Simone memorial Football Award

Conrad Hawley with Simone

Congratulations to Ray-Pec High School Senior Conrad Hawley on receiving the Simone Award, which is presented annually to the top football player in the Kansas City metro area. The award is given by the Thomas A. Simone Foundation.

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: November 24, 2020

School Board adjusts 2020-2021 calendar

Updated 2020-21 calendar

The School Board approved designating Dec. 4, 11, and 18 as limited virtual learning days for elementary students. On those three Fridays, students in grades K-5 will not attend school in-person. There will be limited virtual instruction, and the...
Read on...

Additional Info... Latest News
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Needed: Substitute teachers

Needed_ Substitute Teachers

The Ray-Pec School District needs additional substitute teachers! If you or someone you know is interested in working as a sub -- even one day a week -- we would love to have you!
You can qualify in two ways: 
1.    Complete 60 co...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: November 17, 2020

School Board meetings this week

school_board

The School Board has scheduled a special meeting for 7 p.m. tonight, Nov. 17, in the main gym at Ray-Pec High School. The meeting will include a Schools Update with information about COVID-19 case trends and discussion about the school schedule. The meeti...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: November 11, 2020

Luke Voelker places 6th at state

Luke Voelker running in the 2020 state cross country meet

Congratulations to Junior Luke Voelker for placing 6th at the Class 5 state cross country meet on Nov. 7 in Columbia! He ran the 5k race in 15:47.1 minutes.

Latest News
Posted on: November 11, 2020

Ashlyn Smith places 8th at state

Ashlyn Smith running at 2020 state cross country meet

Congratulations to Freshman Ashlyn Smith, who placed 8th at the Class 5 state cross country meet on Nov. 7! Her time was 18:34.9. The Ray-Pec varsity girls placed 9th as a team.

Latest News
Posted on: November 6, 2020

Celebrate National Parents as Teachers Day!

Parents as Teachers group photo

Sunday, Nov. 8, is National Parents as Teachers Day! Celebrate National PAT Day by playing a game or taking a walk with your child.
A family's connection with the Ray-Pec School District can begin well before a child enters kindergarten. Parents as Teacher...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: November 6, 2020

I.B. students volunteer at polling places

Jessica Philips interviewed by Channel 41

Even though some of them were too young to vote in the Nov. 3 election, RPHS International Baccalaureate students made a difference by volunteering! A total of 16 Ray-Pec High School students in the International Baccalaureate program volunteered at four ...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: November 3, 2020

District receives clean audit

Audit graphic

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, 2020. Brad Steele, CPA from Westbrook & Co., P.C., presented the a...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: October 27, 2020

High School honors students for academic achievements

RP Panthers crest

On Oct. 22, Raymore-Peculiar High School honored students with academic honors earned during the 2019-2020 school year. Students were recognized for achievements such as earning an Academic Letter, receiving the Lamp of Learning award, placing in the top ...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Student Leadership Team meets virtually with younger students

SLT Lead with Me

Members of the High School's Student Leadership Team had their first virtual Lead with Me event on Oct. 23. High School students met with students at Stonegate, Peculiar, and Eagle Glen elementary schools.

Here, Seniors Jaci Stratton, left, and Ka...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Fall Sports Program now available

Fall 2020 sports program

The #PlanAndAdjust RPHS Fall Sports Program has arrived!

This commemorative book, showcasing all fall sports and supporting activities, is now available for purchase. This full color edition is $5, plus $2 shipping if you want it mailed to your ho...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: October 23, 2020

All-State tennis player honored by School Board

Peyton Koper at 102220 Board Meeting

RPHS Sophomore Peyton Koper was recognized at the Oct. 22 School Board meeting for her 4th place finish at the state singles tennis tournament. 

Also pictured: Board Member Kim York, left; Superintendent Dr. Mike Slagle, right; and Jason Waltz, In...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Peyton Koper places 4th at state tennis tournament

Peyton Koper with Coach Howard at state tournament

Congratulations to Sophomore Peyton Koper, who finished 4th in the Singles Class 3 Girls Tennis State Tournament. Her state run ended in the semi-finals, when she lost to the eventual state singles champion, Lily Walthor, from John Burroughs High School.

Latest News
Posted on: October 8, 2020

Cass County superintendents discuss common issues

Cass County Supts

Cass County school district superintendents met on Oct. 7 to discuss issues of common concern, including conducting school during the Covid-19 pandemic. Dr. Steve Ritter, Superintendent of the Sherwood Cass School District, led the meeting, which was host...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: September 29, 2020

Brendan Fuller named Commended Student

Brendan Fuller

Congratulations to Senior Brendan Fuller, who has been named a Commended Student in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. Brendan is among about 34,000 Commended Students nationwide who are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. B...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Dane Schnake honored with Outstanding New Teacher award

Dane Schnake receives award

Congratulations to Ray-Pec High School Theatre Teacher Dane Schnake on being named the Outstanding New Teacher of the Year for 2020 by the Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri!

The award was announced during the STAM fall conference, which was a virt...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Ray-Pec conducts community survey

call

Beginning Sept 18, phones will be ringing across the District as a comprehensive survey of patron opinion will begin.

The survey of 300 households will provide insight into what residents think about the District and its long range facility planning priori...

Read on...

Take online survey here Latest News
Posted on: September 25, 2020

School Board honors Tyson King for state wrestling finish

Board honors Tyson King

The School Board on Thursday night recognized Senior Tyson King for his 4th place finish at the 2020 State Wrestling Tournament. Tyson competed in the 285-pound weight class for Class 4.
Tyson was originally scheduled to be recognized at the March 2020 Boa...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: September 25, 2020

RPEMS student tests positive for COVID-19

important announcement

The District learned on Monday, Oct. 5, that a student has tested positive for COVID-19. The case involves a student at Ray-Pec East Middle School. The Cass County Health Department and school district administrators have conducted contact tracing. Becaus...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Watch Sept. 25 football game online

Football on 091820

On Friday, Sept. 25, the 4-0 Ray-Pec varsity football team travels to Lee’s Summit West. Kick-off is at 7 p.m. Here is a link to watch the game: http://www.810varsity.com/webcasts. (Photo by Victor Carr from Sept. 18 game against Lee's Summit North)

Additional Info... Latest News
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Ray-Pec Parent University Facebook group is a resource for families

Ray-Pec Parent University image

A new resource is available for families! Ray-Pec Parent University is a Facebook group with a mission of engaging, educating, and empowering parents to build a resilient community.
Although Ray-Pec Parent University is a private Facebook group, you need o...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: September 21, 2020

Riley Woodson is the 2020 Ray-Pec High School Homecoming Queen

Senior Queen Riley Woodson

Senior Riley Woodson is the 2020 Ray-Pec High School Homecoming Queen. Follow the link to see pictures of the rest of the Homecoming Royalty.

Homecoming Court Latest News
Posted on: September 21, 2020

Another way to become a substitute teacher

Wanted substitute teachers

Are you interested in serving as a substitute teacher in the Ray-Pec School District? It’s a great way to earn extra income, while maintaining flexibility in your schedule, and helping the school district.

You can now become certified as a substi...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: September 21, 2020

Second graders learn coding with Ozobots

2nd Gr LEAP at Creekmoor 2

Creekmoor Elementary School second grade LEAP student Sadie Miller is learning coding using Ozobots. Students program the robots to follow paths. Rebecca Huber is the elementary LEAP teacher.

Expanding STEAM opportunities for all students is part of the Di...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Free meals for all students through December

Child Nutrition logo

Great news: free meals for all students through December!

The USDA recently announced an extension of a waiver allowing for the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) program to be extended through Dec. 31, 2020, or until funding allows. This waiver will allow the R...

Read on...

Additional Info... Latest News
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Raymore 2nd grader to be featured on "Thursday's Child" segment

Deyvion Plunkett

It’s an inspiring local story about love and survival. A baby severely burned in a structure fire survived to become a young boy in foster care. Over the summer, he was adopted by his foster mom into his forever home.

Soon the story of Raymore El...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Good morning, Ray-Pec families!

Superintendent Dr. Mike Slage at EG car rider line

How’s your morning going? Superintendent Dr. Mike Slagle greets families on Wednesday, Sept. 9, in the car rider line at Eagle Glen Elementary School. Each day, he visits one or two schools to meet parents and welcome students.

Latest News
Posted on: September 2, 2020

No increase to Ray-Pec tax rate in 2020-2021

Property tax rate history

No increase in the tax rate. That’s what taxpayers will get after the Ray-Pec School Board approved the 2020 tax levy rate at $5.1823 during its Aug. 27 meeting.

The approval followed a public hearing. During the hearing, Cyndee Byous, Ray-Pec Ch...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: August 28, 2020

Board honors I.B. diploma graduates

Board honors IB diploma grads

The Ray-Pec School Board on Aug. 27 honored 2020 graduates Larissa Wratney, center, and Ella Schnake, right, for completing the requirements for the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

They are pictured with Board Member Aaron Howlett, at left.

Five other ...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: August 28, 2020

School Board honors Activities Director Kirk Hipple

BOE honors Kirk Hipple

The Ray-Pec School Board on Aug. 27 honored Activities Director Kirk Hipple on completing the requirements of the NIAAA to earn the Certified Athletic Administrator designation. He is pictured with Board Member Aaron Howlett, at left.

Latest News
Posted on: August 28, 2020

Board recognizes Denton Meehan for Outstanding Supporting Actor award

BOE recognition Denton Meehan

The Raymore-Peculiar School Board on Aug. 27 honored Denton Meehan for receiving the Blue Star award for Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role for his portrayal of Nicely Nicely Johnson in Ray-Pec High School’s production of “Guys and...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: August 26, 2020

First day of school

Dr. Slagle at CM first day

Superintendent Dr. Mike Slagle welcomes a student on the first day of school at Creekmoor Elementary School!

Latest News
Posted on: August 18, 2020

Plan and adjust. Patience and grace. A message to Ray-Pec teachers and staff

IMG_3664

Plan and adjust. Patience and grace. Superintendent Dr. Mike Slagle is visiting each school in the District to share a "Back to School" message with teachers and staff. He talked about the incredible efforts to prepare Ray-Pec for the start of s...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: August 12, 2020

Virtual Meet the Teacher event set for students PreK-8

Meet the Teachers

Due to COVID-19 and a desire to minimize the number of people entering each school and classroom, the annual Meet the Teacher event will occur in a virtual format. Students entering PreK through 8th grade will have the opportunity to meet their teacher th...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Ray-Pec incoming senior continues bowling success

Brooke Law

Ray-Pec’s Brooke Law is continuing her bowling success this summer! The incoming senior finished 3rd in her division at the Youth Masters Scratch Tournament last weekend in Enid, Oklahoma.Brooke, 17, will be bowling Aug. 8-9 in the Heart of Amer...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: August 7, 2020

Practices and tryouts for fall sports start Monday, Aug. 10

Fall Sports!

Practices and tryouts for Ray-Pec High School fall sports start on Monday, Aug. 10. Here is the schedule for Aug 10 to 21:

  • Cross Country: 6 to 8 a.m. at the high school
  • Freshman Football: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., starting on the practice fields
  • Football: 3 to 6 p....
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: July 31, 2020

Improving air quality in our schools

Untitled design (2)

As part of a continuing effort to implement health and safety measures as we approach the start of school, the District is implementing ways to improve indoor air quality for staff and students. 

The District plans to make several changes immediat...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: July 29, 2020

Matt Davidson of State Farm donates $1,000 to CAN program

Matt Davidson donation to CAN

Thank you to Matt Davidson of State Farm for donating $1,000 to support the Caring About Nutrition (CAN) program. Davidson presented the donation on July 28 to Jodie Huston, Executive Director of the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation.

Latest News
Posted on: July 29, 2020

Bus ride is dream come true for this kindergartner

Kindergarten student rides bus

Shout out to Apple Bus! A Summer School kindergarten student realized that he would never get to ride a bus because his mom is a teacher. This has been bothering him all Summer school.

Apple Bus had a bus show up after school Tuesday to give Easton Curtis ...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: July 29, 2020

No in-person registration event today

clipart-calendar-blue-3

Due to the large number of families that have already completed registration, the in-person registration event planned for today has been canceled. If you need to register/enroll your child for the 2020-2021 school year, please call your child's school.

Latest News
Posted on: July 20, 2020

School year to begin with alternative schedule for grades 6-12

important announcement

Online registration for the 2020-2021 school year is now open!

As you register your children, you will make a choice for your child between an in-person learning experience or a virtual learning experience. Please make this choice by Tuesday, July 21.

As of...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: July 17, 2020

Middle School Summer School art students create pinatas

IMG_3965

Middle School Summer School students in Rachel Jacobs' Art class are making paper mache pinatas this week.

Latest News
Posted on: July 17, 2020

Graduation ceremonies set for July 17 and 18 at Panther Stadium

stage 2

A view from the stage as preparations are under way for the Class of 2020 graduation ceremonies this weekend at Panther Stadium. Here is the Graduation Program. You can watch the ceremonies live on this Facebook page at 8 p.m. Friday, July 17, (last names...

Read on...

Watch the ceremonies... Latest News
Posted on: July 17, 2020

Audrey Huffman places 9th at FBLA Nationals

Audrey Huffman

Ray-Pec High School student Audrey Huffman placed 9th in the nation in the FBLA Client Service Event! In 2019, Audrey placed third in the nation in Impromptu Speaking at the FBLA Awards of Excellence Program. She will be a junior this fall at Ray-Pec High...

Read on...

Additional Info... Latest News
Posted on: July 15, 2020

Students practice coding with Ozobots at Summer School

IMG_7189

Raymore-Peculiar Summer School students at the elementary schools have been working with Digital Learning Teacher Aimee Wilson on some fun lessons. In these pictures, they’re trying to find a solution to get the Ozobot coding robot through the m...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Ray-Pec High School student earns Gold Award

Kerstin

Congratulations to rising RPHS Senior Kerstin Randolph on completing her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting (comparable to the Eagle Scout Award).Kerstin has been in Girl Scouts for 12 years and is a member of Troop 1701. Her Gold A...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Welcome new Superintendent, Dr. Mike Slagle

Mike Slagle 2019

Dr. Mike Slagle is the new superintendent of the Ray-Pec School District, effective July 1, 2020.

He comes to Ray-Pec from the Blue Valley School District in Overland Park, Kan. Slagle had been with the Blue Valley School District for 25 years, most recent...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: July 5, 2020

Delayed start for HS/MS Summer School

The District learned this afternoon that a high school employee tested positive for Covid-19 over the holiday weekend. The Cass County Health Department was contacted immediately to verify next steps and to discuss the status of Summer School at Ray-Pec H...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: June 29, 2020

School Board approves 2020-2021 budget plan

budget cover page image

The School Board on June 25, 2020, approved the budget plan for fiscal year 2020-21. The budget reflects the priorities of the 2018-2022 Strategic Plan and anticipated growth. It also includes plans and contingencies for current economic uncertainties due...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Board honors retiring Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees

CB and KM at BOE meeting

Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees was named the 2020 School Business Official of the Year by the Missouri Association of School Business Officials (MoASBO).Ray-Pec Chief Financial Officer Cynthia Byous, left, serves on the MoASBO Board of Directors. She pre...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: June 26, 2020

School Board congratulates Tom Kruse

Tom Kruse at June BOE meeting

Raymore-Peculiar School District retiring Athletic/Activities Director Tom Kruse was honored at the June 25 School Board meeting.

He was congratulated on his recent induction into the Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame, which inc...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: June 25, 2020

Ray-Pec finishes in top 40 at national speech and debate tournament

Banner-Nats-Page2

Ray-Pec High School finished in the Top 40 in the nation from more than 1,000 participating schools at the National Speech and Debate Tournament. This year, the tournament was held in a virtual format with students submitting recorded performances.

Beginn...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: June 17, 2020

Major Saver fundraiser has best year ever

Major Saver cropped front of card

This year’s Major Saver card sale set a new record, raising $38,422.50 to benefit the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation and individual elementary and middle schools.During the annual fundraiser, students in grades K-8 sell the discount cards for ...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Board members take oath of office

IMG_2633

Paul Coffman, Ruth Johnson, and Kim York were sworn into office during a Board reorganization meeting on June 11, 2020. All three were re-elected to 3-year terms. 

Board Secretary Pam Steele administered the oath of office after the Board certifie...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Ray-Pec High School announces spring semester honor rolls

Congratulations!

Congratulations to the students named to the Ray-Pec High School honor rolls for the 2020 spring semester. Students named to the Honor Roll have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Students on the Principal’s Honor Roll have a GPA of 3.7 or higher.

Additional Info... Latest News
Posted on: June 9, 2020

Ray-Pec East Middle School announces spring semester honor rolls

honor roll 2

Ray-Pec East Middle School announces the honor rolls for spring semester 2020. The Principal’s Honor Roll includes students with a Grade Point Average of 3.5 or higher. The Honor Roll includes students with a GPA of 3.0 to 3.49.

Read on...

Additional Info... Latest News
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Free COVID-19 testing on June 11 and 12

Blue and White Simple Illustrated Situational Report Twitter Post (1)

Free COVID-19 testing will be available Thursday and Friday at Raymore-Peculiar High School. The test is open to Missouri residents, with or without symptoms. No doctor’s order is needed. 

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Ser...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: June 3, 2020

Voters re-elect three incumbents to School Board

unofficial election results june 2020

The winners in the June 2 School Board election were Paul Coffman, Ruth Johnson, and Kim York. All three incumbents were re-elected to serve for three more years.

The Board will certify the election results at a special meeting at 6:45 p.m. June 11. Board ...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: May 27, 2020

Andrea Cox is Volunteer of the Year

Volunteer of the Year

Congratulations to Andrea Cox, the Ray-Pec Volunteer of the Year for 2019-2020! The Ray-Pec Council of PTAs made the announcement on May 26. Andrea is the President of the PTA at Creekmoor Elementary and is also active at East Middle School. One of Andrea...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: May 22, 2020

'Guys and Dolls' nominated for 11 Blue Star awards

Guys and Dolls group photo

Ray-Pec’s production of "Guys and Dolls" has been nominated for 11 Blue Star awards.

Starlight Theatre’s annual Blue Star Awards recognize achievement and excellence in musical theatre among Kansas City area high school studen...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Scholarship offers to seniors top $1.2 million

Senior Awards intro image

As a group, the Ray-Pec High School Class of 2020 has qualified for and/or earned the potential of $1,248,144 in tuition and fee savings for the first year of college. Because many of the awards are renewable, the Class of 2020 can potentially receive sch...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Best wishes to Ray-Pec's 2020 retirees!

Ray-Pec retiree slide show image

The Raymore-Peculiar School District appreciates the dedication and years of service from this year’s retirees:

  • Doug Becker, Principal, Stonegate Elementary School
  • Carol Brandt, Section 504 Administrative Assistant
  • Jackie Coop, Special Education Pr...
Read on...

Video of retirees Latest News
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Kiley Brown is the Ray-Pec 2020 Teacher of the Year!

Kiley and AV

Kiley Brown is the Raymore-Peculiar 2020 Teacher of the Year! Brown is a first grade teacher at Bridle Ridge Elementary School. She has been working for the District since 2012 teaching first and second grades. During the 2018-2019 school year, she taught...

Read on...

Additional Info... Latest News
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Glenda Whitaker is the 2020 Support Staff Employee of the Year

Glenda and BP

Glenda Whitaker, the day lead custodian, also at Bridle Ridge Elementary School, is the 2020 Support Staff Employee of the Year!

As the winner, Whitaker receives a $500 cash award, an acrylic desk award, and a banner for her schools. Her photo will be on d...

Read on...

Additional Info... Latest News
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Nine from RPHS qualify for NSDA

IE NQ 2020

We are proud to have nine students competing at the National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament to be held virtually this summer. Congratulations to them and to our alternates:

• Ella Schnake, defending her 2019 National Championshi...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees selected as MoASBO Business Official of the Year

Kari

The Missouri Association of School Business Officials (MoASBO) announced Dr. Kari Monsees as the 2020 Business Official of the Year.  Monsees, the superintendent for Raymore- Peculiar School District, has been a member of MoASBO for the past 17 y...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: April 27, 2020

Ray-Pec High School graduation rescheduled for July 17

RPHS Seal

Due to Covid-19, the closure of schools for the rest of the school year, and social distancing requirements, the Ray-Pec High School graduation ceremony set for May 15 has been postponed.

In the hopes of having an in-person ceremony, Ray-Pec High School is...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: April 23, 2020

Scott Jermain Named 2020 Paul Lambert Coach of the Year

Scott Jermain

Scott Jermain, head boys basketball coach at Raymore-Peculiar High School has been named the recipient of the 2020 Paul Lambert Coach of the Year Award. The award is presented annually to the top high school boys basketball coach in the Kansas City metro ...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: April 21, 2020

School Board to have virtual meeting

school_board

The April meeting of the Ray-Pec Board of Education is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23. You may view the agenda at: www.raypec.k12.mo.us/boarddocs. This will be a virtual meeting with Board of Education members participating via Google. T...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: January 30, 2019

RPEMS honors January Students of the Month

EMS January SOM 2019

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

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

Middle row: 7th Grade &nd...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: March 7, 2017

Ray-Pec Foundation honors Partners in Education

Allison Bruflat

Allison Bruflat and the Raymore and Peculiar Sonic restaurants are the 2017 recipients of the Partners in Education award from the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation. Read more about the award recipients: http://www.raypec.k12.mo.us/1104/Gala-2017

A...

Read on...

Latest News

News Flash

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: April 7, 2021

Last day of school

The last day of school is Tuesday, May 25.

Special Alerts