News Flash

Latest News

233 Stories
Posted on: March 18, 2019

Peculiar Elementary students perform musical

PE Music program 1

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

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: March 15, 2019

KC Chorale Director Charles Bruffy works with RPHS Concert Choir

Bruffy working with choir

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

Latest News
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Congresswoman Hartzler visits Ray-Pec

IMG_5455

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

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

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: March 14, 2019

Happy Pi Day!

pi day

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

Latest News
Posted on: March 14, 2019

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

DSCF5510

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

Latest News
Posted on: March 12, 2019

Spencer Barr selected for Sophomore Pilgrimage

Sophomore pilgrimage

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

Each year, 250 high school sopho...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: March 11, 2019

RPSMS announces February Students of the Month

SMS Feb SOM

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

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

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: March 8, 2019

RPHS yearbook featured in publisher's idea book

RPHS Yearbook honor

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

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: March 8, 2019

RP grad's debut picture book launches this week

Wings

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

Additional Info... Latest News
Posted on: March 8, 2019

Summer School planning is under way

summer-school-logo

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

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

Read on...

Additional Info... Latest News
Posted on: March 7, 2019

Rotary Club honors RPHS Students of the Month

Bates and Roberson at Rotary

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

Each month, the club honors two seniors ...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: March 7, 2019

Teacher shares about Senior DRIVE projects

Jennifer Gingrich at Rotary

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

Additional Info... Latest News
Posted on: March 6, 2019

Boys selected for All-District basketball teams

Basketall All-District

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

Latest News
Posted on: March 6, 2019

Ray-Pec Child Nutrition Director attends national meetings

Sarah Chellberg at D.C.

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

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: March 5, 2019

Thanks to our Ray-Pec School Board members!

BOE School Board

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

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: March 4, 2019

School Board honors volleyball coach

BOE recognition Aubri

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

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: March 4, 2019

Board honors state champion Tech Challenge Team

BOE recognition Tech Challenge Team

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

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: March 4, 2019

School Board honors All-State wrestlers

BOE recognition wrestlers

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

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

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: February 28, 2019

RPHS places 2nd in overall sweepstakes at Neosho Tournament

Neosho group pic 19

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

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: February 28, 2019

RPHS Senior is accepted into accelerated medical program

Gracie Allan RPHS Class of 2019

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

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

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: February 28, 2019

RPSMS students compete in archery tournament

Archery tournament 1

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

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

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: February 27, 2019

More than 300 students participate in annual Physical Night

spring-sports-300x239

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

  • Doctors: Dr. Kevin Olson, Dr. Samuel Brewster, Dr. Jeffery Scott, D...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: February 27, 2019

RPHS DECA students qualify for State Conference

mo-deca-logo-horiz-blue

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

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: February 25, 2019

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

Lucky 13 small image

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

Additional Info... Latest News
Posted on: February 25, 2019

PreK Registration and Enrollment set for April 2

Shull Shark logo

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

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

Read on...

Additional Info... Latest News
Posted on: February 25, 2019

Kindergarten Roundup is scheduled for March 27

schoolhouse

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

Please attend one s...

Read on...

Additional Info... Latest News
Posted on: February 22, 2019

Ray-Pec High School announces February Students of the Month

RPHS SoM February

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

Latest News
Posted on: February 22, 2019

Major Saver card sale fundraiser is under way!

Major Saver card front

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

Card...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: February 22, 2019

February Students of the Month at East Middle School

FEB SOM 2019 2 (1)

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

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: February 20, 2019

Bridle Ridge students learn about empathy

Bridle Ridge Mustang Team

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

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: February 19, 2019

Raymore Elementary assembly focuses on the Power of Positive Intent

RE Jan assembly

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

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: February 18, 2019

Clint Herrick places 3rd at state wrestling meet

Clint Herrick 3rd place at state

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

Latest News
Posted on: February 18, 2019

Kanen Huff places 4th at state wrestling meet

Kanen Huff 4th place at state

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

Latest News
Posted on: February 18, 2019

Ray-Pec announces 2019 Teacher of the Year finalists

TOY apple

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

Read on...

Purchase banquet tickets online Latest News
Posted on: February 18, 2019

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

SSEOY web

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

Read on...

Purchase tickets online Latest News
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Girls swim team competes at state tournament

Girls swim team

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

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: February 11, 2019

RPHS to present comedy "See How They Run"

See How They Run image

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

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: February 14, 2019

Ray-Pec FBLA students qualify for state

FBLA group pic

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

• Tammy Yang: 1st...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: February 13, 2019

Ray-Pec forensics and debate students compete at Conference Tournament

Conference 19 IE group

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

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

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: February 11, 2019

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

Wrestling District Champion Team

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

Latest News
Posted on: February 11, 2019

Food Drive to benefit Caring About Nutrition

Food Drive overall

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

Themes for the rest of...

Read on...

Additional Info... Latest News
Posted on: February 7, 2019

Kindergarten classes celebrate the 100th day of school

100th day CM 2

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

Latest News
Posted on: February 7, 2019

Foundation awards more than $13,000 in classroom grants

Prize Patrol TC Martin

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

Read on...

Additional Info... Latest News
Posted on: February 6, 2019

Cheerleaders place 13th at national competition

Cheer 1

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

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: February 6, 2019

Prowlers win awards at national dance competition

Prowlers

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

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: February 5, 2019

Students use Lego WeDo sets for engineering activities

DSCF5451

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

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: February 5, 2019

Annual Performance Report score: 98.7 percent

DESE-color

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

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

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: February 5, 2019

Ray-Pec places 3rd in sweepstakes at Staley Tournament

Staley group pic 2019

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

Here are the results for the individual events:

  • Tevin Chavez and Alec Heriford - 1st place in Duo Interpretation
  • Tevin ...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: February 4, 2019

Two RPHS girls advance to state wrestling tournament

Girls wrestling Districts at Nixa 2

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

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

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: February 1, 2019

Two middle school students participate in Honor Band

MS students at Honor Band

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

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

Students from across the Midwest ...

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: January 24, 2019

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

Songs for a New World poster

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

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: January 30, 2019

5 RPHS students participate in All-State Choir

All State Choir students

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

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

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: January 29, 2019

Two RPHS students perform with All-State Band

All-State Band students with teachers

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

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

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: January 28, 2019

RPHS places 5th in combined sweepstakes at Liberty tournaments

Liberty V and N kids 2019

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

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

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: January 28, 2019

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

Platte group

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

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: January 25, 2019

Board honors RPHS Senior Janae Thurston

BOE recognition Janae Thurston 4

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

Latest News
Posted on: January 25, 2019

Board honors District Spelling Bee champion

BOE recognition Miles Sellami 3

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

Latest News
Posted on: January 24, 2019

Ray-Pec High School honors Students of the Month

RPHS SOM January 2019

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

Latest News
Posted on: January 18, 2019

8th grader Miles Sellami wins District Spelling Bee

RP Spelling Bee winner

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

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: January 17, 2019

Tech Challenge Team wins title of State Grand Champion

Tech Challenge State Grand Champion 2019

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

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: January 17, 2019

Community Bank of Raymore donates to Foundation

CBR donates to Foundation 3

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

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: January 17, 2019

Peculiar Elementary temporarily adopts "Patricks" mascot

PE Patricks

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

Latest News
Posted on: January 17, 2019

Raymore Elementary receives donation of sports equipment

Scheels donation

Raymore Elementary received a donation of sports equipment from Scheels!

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

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: January 17, 2019

Cass Career Center students address Harrisonville School Board

CCC students at

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

Latest News
Posted on: January 11, 2019

RPHS Seniors invite community to Self Defense Class

CAS Project Flyer - Made with PosterMyWall (8)

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

Read on...

Additional Info... Latest News
Posted on: January 11, 2019

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

TOY apple

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

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

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: December 31, 2018

District expands mental health supports for students

Compass logo

Ray-Pec expands mental health supports for students

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

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: December 31, 2018

Nine choir students selected for national honor choirs

assembling-clipart-orchestra-5

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

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

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: December 26, 2018

School Board honors Cross Country runners

BOE 122018 honors XC

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

From...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: December 26, 2018

School Board honors All-State Band students

BOE 122018 honors All State Band

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

Latest News
Posted on: December 26, 2018

School Board honors All-State Choir students

BOE honors All State Choir

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

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: December 26, 2018

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

BOE 122018 honors All State Football

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

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: December 21, 2018

Ray-Pec to expand online learning opportunities

LAUNCH-transparent-small

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

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

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: December 21, 2018

School Board thanks Victor Carr for photography

BOE 122018 recognition Victor Carr

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

The certificate reads:

Presented to Victo...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: December 14, 2018

South Middle School recognizes Students of the Month

SMS SOM November 2018

Congrats to the South Middle School Students of the Month for November. The character trait of the month was kindness. Back row, from left: Amelia Randall, Nathanael Parker, Olivia Prewitt, McKenzie Marsh, Jocelyn Smith, Aspen Moeschler, and Devyn Pinney....

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: December 14, 2018

New system will check I.D. of school visitors

raptor device image

As part of our continuing effort to increase safety and security, the Raymore-Peculiar School District plans to implement a new visitor management system after the winter break. 

With the new system, each visitor will be asked to provide a photo I...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: December 13, 2018

RPHS honors Students of the Month

RPHS SOM December 2018

Congrats to the RPHS Students of the Month for December! From left: Noah Dorweiler and Julia Fenaroli were recognized by the Raymore-Peculiar Sunrise Optimist Club; and William Greble and Kathryn McCauley were recognized by the Belton-Raymore Rotary Club.

Latest News
Posted on: December 6, 2018

RPEMS recognizes December Students of the Month

EMS December SOM 2018 1 (2)

Congratulations to the East Middle School Students of the Month for December! Front row, from the left (8th Grade): Isabella de Leon, Cesar Pulido, Ella Storey, Dawson Jones, Austin Noah and Avery Raymond. Middle row (7th Grade): Ava Deems, Sophia Dial, L...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: December 6, 2018

RPEMS recognizes November Students of the Month

EMS November SOM 2018

Congratulations to the East Middle School Students of the Month for November! Front row, from the left (8th Grade): Lily Braswell, Peyton Koper, Aidan Luebbert, Tallie Scott, Rylee Stewart and Daniel Wink. Middle row (7th Grade): Isabel Chatfield, Elsa Ha...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: November 30, 2018

Please share feedback on school calendar!

clipart-calendar-blue-3

The Ray-Pec School District Calendar Committee is currently constructing a draft calendar for the 2019-2020 school year. 

The link below takes you to a brief survey asking for input on various calendar topics.

The  survey  link wi...

Read on...

Calendar survey Latest News
Posted on: December 4, 2018

Ray-Pec High School cheerleaders place 2nd at state!

Varsity Cheer at state 2018

Congratulations to the Ray-Pec High School Varsity Cheer Squad for placing 2nd at state! The Junior Varsity Squad placed 5th, and was only the second JV squad from Ray-Pec ever invited to compete at state. The state competition was Dec. 1-2 at Lindenwood ...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: December 3, 2018

Speech and debate students win awards at weekend tournaments

Varsity Truman group 2018

Ray-Pec speech and debate students brought home many awards from the Truman Varsity and William Chrisman Novice tournaments on Nov. 30 and Dec 1.

At the Truman Varsity Tournament, Katie Clewell placed first in Informative Speaking; Ian Van Horn placed firs...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: November 28, 2018

SMS recognizes October Students of the Month

SMS SOM October 2018

Congratulations to the October Students of the Month at Ray-Pec South Middle School! The character trait for the month was responsibility.

Back row, from left: Angelina Crosby, Lexie Thomas, Natalie Bishop, Holden Kephart, Blake Kirby, and Cooper Trivers. ...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: November 28, 2018

Students win awards at NKC Speech and Debate tournament

NKC V pic

A small group of students attended the North Kansas City Varsity Debate and Forensics Tournament on Nov. 16 and 17. Jaden Lanza and Brenden Lucas placed first in Policy Debate; Alissa House placed 3rd in Dramatic Interpretation; and Brenden Lucas placed 4...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: November 27, 2018

Middle School students participate in regional Jr. High Honor Choirs

WCMMEA Jr High Honor Choir 2018 reduce

Congratulations to the following students from Ray-Pec East Middle School and Ray-Pec South Middle School who performed in the WCMMEA (West Central Missouri Music Educator Association's) Jr. High Honor Choir on Nov. 3!

WCMMEA Jr. High Mixed Honor Choir:

  • RP ...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: November 27, 2018

East Middle School recognizes October Students of the Month

EMS October 2018

Congratulations to the Ray-Pec East Middle School Students of the Month for October! The character trait for the month was responsibility.

Front row, from the left (8th grade): Jillian Griffin, Emma Jones, Je’shan Shoats, Caroline Bult, and Logan...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: November 20, 2018

Board approves adding strings teacher for 2019-2020

assembling-clipart-orchestra-5

The School Board on Nov. 15 approved adding a teaching position for the 2019-2020 school year for the introduction of an orchestra/strings program.
The District plans to hire a certified teacher to begin to implement a strings program at the middle school ...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: November 20, 2018

Creekmoor Elementary gives care packages to police officers

Creekmoor Character Project

During the month of October, Creekmoor Elementary School students focused on the character trait of RESPECT. For the monthly character project, students honored the Raymore Police Department with "Care Packages" and thank you cards for their ser...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: November 19, 2018

Tammy Yang named semifinalist in Coca-Cola Scholars Program

Tammy Yang and Eric Sclesky

Congratulations to Ray-Pec High School Senior Tammy Yang, who has been named a semifinalist for the 2019 class of the Coca-Cola Scholars program.

A total of 1,896 high school seniors were selected as semifinalists from a pool of 95,715 applications from ac...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: November 19, 2018

District receives budget award for 4th year

Meritorious Budget Award at Board Meeting 111518

For the fourth 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 2018-2019 submission. 

The M...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: November 19, 2018

Shipp encourages adults to make connections with kids

Josh Shipp Call your Shot

During the Nov. 17, 2018, Good Neighbors, Strong Community event, Josh Shipp encourages adults to make connections with kids by "calling your shot" and "following through." A former at-risk foster kid turned youth advocate, Shipp is an...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: November 13, 2018

More than 50 RPHS students named to All-District Band

Band_clip art

All-District Band selections include 54 honors for Ray-Pec High School band students. Students from more than 40 schools in the West Central region of the Missouri Music Educators Association auditioned for All-District Band on Nov. 3 at Warrensburg High ...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: November 12, 2018

Swim team earns All-State Honorable mention in 5 events

RP Swim 200 free relay at state

Congratulations to the Ray-Pec boys swim team on earning All-State Honorable Mention in five events at the state meet Nov. 8-9 in St. Peter's, Mo. Pictured here: The 200 Free Relay (Brady Terry, Kaleb Thomas, Seth Hammack and Trent Oberlander) earned All-...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: November 5, 2018

Ray-Pec High School to present musical comedy "The Robber Bridegroom"

Robber Bridegroom image smaller

Raymore-Peculiar High School presents “The Robber Bridegroom”

The Raymore-Peculiar High School Theatre Department announces its fall musical comedy, Alfred Uhry and Robert Waldman’s “The Robber Bridegroom.” Performances will be in the Ray-Pec High School T...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: October 24, 2018

Come to the 2nd annual STEAM Expo on Tuesday!

RPSD Steam Expo 2018 FLYER

You are invited to attend the 2nd annual STEAM Expo, scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Raymore-Peculiar High School dome gym. This event will showcase students in the areas of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics.

Latest News
Posted on: November 12, 2018

Cross country teams have success at Nike Regional meet

Nike girls championship

The Raymore-Peculiar High School cross country teams had their best performances in school history Nov. 11 at the Nike Cross Country Regional meet in Terre Haute, Ind. The boys placed 6th out of 80 teams in the Open Division, while the girls placed 13th i...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: November 7, 2018

Forensics and Debate students bring home hardware

LSW N pic

Congratulations to Ray-Pec High School forensics and debate students on their success at recent tournaments.

KCKCC Tournament of Champions Qualifier Qualifier (Nov. 3-4):

Jaden Lanza and Brenden Lucas – Debate – advanced to “double-octo finals,” where 32 co...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: November 9, 2018

Bill Lowe sworn in; Ruth Johnson elected Board president

Oath of office for Bill Lowe

New School Board Member Bill Lowe took the oath of office during the Nov. 8 special meeting of the Board. He was selected to fill a vacancy due to the resignation of Kim Bailey, who was appointed to the Missouri State Board of Education. At the time of he...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: November 5, 2018

Four cross country runners earn All-State honors

XC All-State

Four Ray-Pec cross country runners earned All-State honors for their performances at the Class 4 state meet on Nov. 3, 2018, in Jefferson City. 

From left: 

  • Junior Braden Zaner placed 21st in the boys race to earn All-State honors for the ...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: November 5, 2018

Girls cross country team wins 3rd place at state

xc 3rd place girls team

The Ray-Pec High School girls cross country team placed 3rd in Class 4 at the state meet on Nov. 3, 2018, in Jefferson City. The team was led by Junior Marissa Dick, 5th place; Senior Miranda Dick, 6th place; and Senior Makenzie Stucker, 23rd place.From l...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: November 2, 2018

Bill Lowe selected to be new School Board member

Bill Lowe 3

During a special meeting on Oct. 30, the School Board selected Bill Lowe of Raymore to fill a vacant seat on the Board of Education.

The vote came after the Board interviewed three finalists for the open seat. In addition to Lowe, the Board also interviewe...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: October 29, 2018

'Prize Patrol' awards more than $10,400 across district

Prize Patrol surprises Kat P at RE

The Ray-Pec Public School Foundation Prize Patrol traveled the District on Oct. 22 to present grant awards. Foundation Board members visited 10 schools, surprising teachers and their students with oversized checks for 18 grants. The awards totaled $10,420...

Read on...

See a list of all grants! Latest News
Posted on: October 23, 2018

Forensics and Debate results from Oak Park

OP N pic

Congratulations to Ray-Pec High School forensics and debate students who competed last weekend! 

Varsity students placed fourth in the overall sweepstakes at the Park Hill Varsity Tournament. Individual results: Jaden Lanza and Brenden Lucas - fir...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: October 23, 2018

Katelynn Jungling is Student of the Month at Cass Career Center

CCC October SotM

Cass Career Center Fire Science student Katelynn Jungling, a Senior @ RPHS, is October Student of the Month at Cass Career Center.

"Katelynn is the consummate professional and has been a delight to have in class," said Bill Shaumeyer, fire scienc...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: October 18, 2018

Foundation awards iPad Mini to District employee

Casey wins from Foundation

On Oct. 18, the RP Public School Foundation Board presented an iPad Mini to Casey Thompson, administrative assistant for Administrative Services. She won a drawing from names of employees who are new supporters of the Foundation through payroll deduction.

Latest News
Posted on: October 18, 2018

Rotary Club honors RPHS Students of the Month

Rotary SOM Oct 2018

The Belton-Raymore Rotary Club on Oct. 17 honored Shane Martin and Becca Bessette as the October Students of the Month from Ray-Pec High School. They are pictured with Club President Kris Turnbow.

Latest News
Posted on: October 18, 2018

Optimist Club honors RPHS Students of the Month

Optimist Club Students of the Month Oct 2018

The Raymore-Peculiar Sunrise Optimist Club recognized Kamryn Martin and Trent Oberlander as the Ray-Pec High School Students of the Month for October. They are pictured with Club President Kevin Barber.

Latest News
Posted on: October 17, 2018

RPEMS September Students of the Month

RPEMS SOM September 2018

Congratulations to the September Students of the Month!
  • 8th Grade - front row, from the left: Landon Wickett, Brian O’Neil, Taylor Vandegrift, Persephanies Wilson, Brayden Copeland and Trey Hipple.
  • 7th Grade - second row: Dakota Boal, Cha...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: October 17, 2018

RPSMS Students of the Month for September

RPSMS SOM Sept 2018

Congratulations to the South Middle School Students of the Month for September! These students were recognized for demonstrating Respect.

Back row from left: Emily Baker-Wise, Peyton Neemann, Trey Doss, Zach Mitchell, Gavin Oliver, and Cintia Soriano. Midd...

Read on...

Additional Info... Latest News
Posted on: October 16, 2018

Ray-Pec High School forensics and debate results

Varsity forensics

The Ray-Pec Forensics and Debate Team went to Blue Springs Oct. 12-13 for the opening tournament of the season.

Ray-Pec finished in 1st place in forensics at the 24-school Blue Springs Varsity Tournament. Results were as follows: In Dramatic Interpretation...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: October 16, 2018

Eight RP singers selected for All-State Choir

All-District Choir

A new record for the Ray-Pec High School choir! Eight students were selected for the All-State Choir. This is the highest honor a high school singer can receive in the state of Missouri.

Students were selected after auditions during the West Central All-Di...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: October 5, 2018

RPHS honors students for academic achievements

Academic Honors Night at RPHS

On Oct. 3, Raymore-Peculiar High School honored students with academic honors earned during the 2017-2018 school year.  

Students were recognized for achievements such as earning an Academic Letter, receiving the Lamp of Learning award, p...

Read on...

See the list of students and honors. . . Latest News
Posted on: October 4, 2018

Tennis team wins District championship

Girls Tennis 2018 District Champs

District champs! Congratulations to the Ray-Pec varsity girls tennis team on winning the District 12 competition on Wednesday, Oct. 3!

Pictured from left: Faith Swenson (12), Emrie Ianniello (12), Nia Phillips (12), Bayley Raymond (10), Madelyn Zalewski (1...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: October 3, 2018

Field biology students participate in monarch migration

Monarch 2 image

Sept. 27 was a big day for Raymore-Peculiar High School field biology students as they experienced the peak of the monarch migration. Working with Teacher Mike Roberts, they observed about 100 monarchs, and tagged and released 18 monarchs. Students also r...

Read on...

Click on map to see red dot at location of RPHS Latest News
Posted on: October 1, 2018

Conscious Castle of Eagle Glen

Eagle Glen castle

Eagle Glen Elementary Knights are excited about the Conscious Castle of Eagle Glen. The staff and students are learning and implementing the 7 Skills of Conscious Discipline school-wide. The mural pictured above was painted by a parent volunteer.

Read on...

Additional Info... Latest News
Posted on: September 20, 2018

Ray-Pec drumline places first at Drummit at the Summit

Ray-Pec Drummit at the Summit 1

The Ray-Pec Panther Pride Marching Band drumline placed 1st in the White Class at Drummit at the Summit on Sept. 15.

The 8th annual Marching Percussion Competition was Saturday, Sept. 15, at Lee's Summit High School.

Placing second in the White Class was Li...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: September 17, 2018

District seeks applicants for School Board vacancy

School Board meeting Youtube screenshot

There is a vacancy on the Board of Education as a result of the resignation of Kim Bailey, who has been appointed to the Missouri State Board of Education. Bailey was the School Board President. Board Vice President Paul Coffman is now serving as interim ...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: September 19, 2018

Botany students transplant milkweed in outdoor classroom

Milkweed planting 2 image

Another hands-on learning opportunity for Ray-Pec students!
Juniors and Seniors in the Ray-Pec High School Botany course (taught by Mike Roberts and Megan Walker) last week transplanted milkweed plants to the outdoor classroom just east of the pond. &n...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: September 19, 2018

Kim Bailey takes oath of office for State Board of Education

Kim Bailey swearing in

Congratulations to Kim Bailey, who is now officially a member of the Missouri State Board of Education. She is pictured with Board President Charlie Shields, who administered the oath of office to Bailey on Tuesday.

Bailey most recently served as President...

Read on...

Additional Info... Latest News
Posted on: September 19, 2018

High School English students participate in Motivation Panel

Motivation Panel 2

Students in the English 3 and English 4 classes at Ray-Pec High School participated in a Motivation Panel on Sept. 11. Adults representing a variety of careers in the Kansas City area were invited to speak on panels geared toward specific student interest...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: September 17, 2018

Ray-Pec High School Homecoming Queen and King crowned

2018 Homecoming Queen and King

Congratulations to Homecoming Queen Tammy Yang and King Josh Putney and the rest of the Homecoming Court: Juniors Peyton Balfour and Jackson Hilsabeck; Sophomores Madi Hocker and Reece Dunsworth; and Freshmen Caroline Kelly and Jack Ardito.

Latest News
Posted on: September 18, 2018

Cross country teams dominate at Bonner Springs Invitational

Bonner Springs varsity boys

The Ray-Pec cross country teams dominated at the Bonner Springs Invitational on Sept. 15. Varsity boys placed first, and varsity girls placed second. The individual champion of each of the six races was from Ray-Pec! The six race champions were Bela Torre...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: September 17, 2018

Foundation honors Distinguished Alumni Award recipients

Distinguished Alumni at football game

Congratulations to the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients, Shara Clevenger Brice and Danielle Gowing George.The Ray-Pec Public School Foundation honored them during the Homecoming football game.Pictured from left: Danielle George, Shara Brice, and...

Read on...

Additional Info... Latest News
Posted on: September 14, 2018

Webinar addresses role of security in schools

safety training at raypec

Safety training: 3 School Resource Officers, 3 campus supervisors, & Assistant Superintendent Dr. Bryan Pettengill participated in a webinar on Sept. 12 about critical roles of security in schools..Clockwise from top left: School Resource Off...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: September 14, 2018

Meet the Ray-Pec High School Homecoming candidates

HOCO Seniors image

Congratulations to the candidates for Senior Homecoming King and Queen and attendants for the Junior, Sophomore, and Freshman classes. The Queen will be announced at the Sept. 14 football game. The King will be announced at the Sept. 15 night dance.

Senior...

Read on...

Additional Info... Latest News
Posted on: September 11, 2018

Students explore college and career opportunities

College and Career Fair 1 image

Ray-Pec High School seniors and juniors had the opportunity on Sept. 11 to visit with representatives from 85 colleges, universities, technical schools, military branches, and unions during the annual College and Career Fair.

Latest News
Posted on: September 7, 2018

Foundation selects two for Distinguished Alumni Award

Distinguished Alumni duo

The Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation announces two recipients of the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award: Shara Clevenger Brice (Class of 1987) and Danielle Gowing George (Class of 1994). The award recipients have excelled in their careers and have g...

Read on...

Additional Info... Latest News
Posted on: September 10, 2018

Cross Country teams undefeated after Ray-Pec Invitational

XC mud image

A wet and muddy course could not stop the Panthers! Congratulations to the boys and girls cross country teams for their dominating performances to open their seasons.

Both teams are currently undefeated and state-ranked after winning the Cass County Champi...

Read on...

For complete results... Latest News
Posted on: September 7, 2018

First home varsity football game is Sept. 7

Weve got spirit image

The first home football game is at 7 p.m. tonight against Rockhurst! It's also Senior Night!
Ray-Pec enters the contest with a 2-0 record. Tickets: $5 for adults and $3 for children. High school students are required to show their school I.D. Adults age 55...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: September 7, 2018

#YouMatterRayPec t-shirts now available to order

You Matter t-shirts

Support the #YouMatterRayPec movement by ordering a t-shirt or making a donation! Shirts are $10. (Extra charge for 2XL, 3XL, and 4XL)

The mission of #YouMatterRayPec is rooted in the need to come together as a community to serve our youth and to remind th...

Read on...

To order ... Latest News
Posted on: September 5, 2018

Kim Bailey appointed to Missouri State Board of Education

Kim Bailey web

Kim Bailey has been appointed to the Missouri State Board of Education by Governor Mike Parson.

Bailey, who has been serving as School Board President, was elected to the Board in 2016. She served as Board Vice President for one year, and has served as Boa...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: August 24, 2018

Board approves assessment plan for 2018-2019

Assessment

Students in PreK through high school participate in a wide range of assessments as part of the instructional process. The School Board on Aug. 23 approved the 2018-2019 plan, which includes federal- and state-mandated assessments, as well as locally-devel...

Read on...

Read the Assessment Plan Latest News
Posted on: August 29, 2018

School Board sets 2018 total tax levy at $5.3622

calculator web

The School Board on Aug. 23 approved the 2018 tax levy rate at $5.3622. The 2018 rate includes an operating levy of $4.4265 and a debt service levy of $0.9357. The approval followed a public hearing.The rate reflects a net increase of 45 cents over the 20...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: August 29, 2018

District honors employees for 20 years of service

20 year pins image

These employees were honored for completing 20 years of service in the District. They received pins at the all-staff Convocation on Aug. 8.
Front row, from left: Joe O’Neal, Teacher, High School; Lisa Coldiron, Teacher, Timber Creek; Jessi Cartwr...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: August 24, 2018

District honors employees for 10 years of service

10 year pins part 2 image

These employees were honored for completing 10 years of service in the District. They received pins at the all-staff Convocation on Aug. 8. (This is the second group honored.)

Front row, from left: Kim Shaul, Curriculum Facilitator, District-wide; Ashlie R...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: August 24, 2018

District honors employees for 10 years of service

10 year pins image

These employees were honored for completing 10 years of service in the District. They received pins at the all-staff Convocation on Aug. 8. (This is the first group honored.)

Front row, from left: Stacey O’Connell, Counselor, Ray-Pec Academy; Maria Bueno, ...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: August 24, 2018

School Picture Day is coming

picture day

School picture day is coming! School picture order forms are coming home with students. You may send the order form and payment with your student on Picture Day. You also may pre-order online.

Picture day schedule:

  • Tuesday, Aug. 28 - Ray-Pec High School
  • Wedn...
Read on...

Additional Info... Latest News
Posted on: August 23, 2018

District honors employees beginning 30th year

30 year watches image

Four employees have completed 29 years of service in the District and received watches at the all-staff Convocation on Aug. 8 to celebrate their 30th year at Ray-Pec.

Pictured, from left: Jeff Helzer, Buildings and Grounds Department; Connie Huckeby, Healt...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: August 14, 2018

Middle Schools and High School welcome students on Preview Day

Preview Day EMS welcome image

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.

Latest News
Posted on: August 9, 2018

Children donate to CAN program

Students from Little Blessings donate food to CAN

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... Latest News
Posted on: July 30, 2018

Board honors students for speech and debate success

Speech and Debate students honored at July 2018 Board meeting

The School Board on July 26 honored four students for their success at the middle school National Speech and Debate Tournament.

From left: Blake Oser and Aidan Martel placed 6th in duo interpretation, Paige Showen placed second in humorous interpretation, ...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: July 27, 2018

Principal and counselor visit families of incoming kindergartners

Visiting kindergarten families

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.

Latest News
Posted on: July 27, 2018

School Board honors IB Diploma graduates

BOE recognizes IB diploma graduates 072618

The Raymore-Peculiar School Board on July 26 recognized Class of 2018 graduates who completed all requirements to earn an International Baccalaureate diploma. Pictured, from left: Trevor Diepenbrock, Abril Fasani, Aaron Fuller, Amber Heath, Molly...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: July 24, 2018

Centralized registration is Tuesday, July 31

Registration 2018 map A

Registration will be centralized for all PreK-12 students from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, at the 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 above.

If you ca...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: July 23, 2018

Creekmoor Elementary welcomes new principal

Mrs Lucas first day

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 the past t...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: July 26, 2018

Connection seen between GPA and participation in school activities

Tom Kruse gives activities report image reduced

Extra-curricular activities are valued as a way for students to learn about teamwork, responsibility, discipline, competition, and a sense of community. They provide an avenue to socialize and have fun.

There are also tangible benefits, such as learning ne...

Read on...

Additional Info... Latest News
Posted on: July 9, 2018

Five students represent RPHS at Missouri Girls State

Girls State 2018 RP group image

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.

Latest News
Posted on: July 9, 2018

Girls attend basketball camp at Pittsburg State University

Girls to Pitt State BB camp image

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.

Latest News
Posted on: July 6, 2018

Samuel Fish receives $1,000 Comcast scholarship

Sam Fish Comcast scholarship image

2018 Ray-Pec graduate Samuel Fish recently received $1,000 scholarships as part of the Comcast Leaders & Achievers Scholarship Program. The award is granted to seniors for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills.

Comcast Kan...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: June 28, 2018

National Speech and Debate: one champion, one runner-up, and 6th place duo

RP middle school national finalists image

Congratulations to Ray-Pec East Middle School student Madison Busby, who won the championship in storytelling at the National Speech and Debate Association national tournament! Ray-Pec South Middle School student Paige Showen finished second in the nation...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: June 26, 2018

High School to offer second Physical Night on July 26

extracurricular web

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. Because this is the first time to offer a summer physical night, you a...

Read on...

Sign up to attend Physical Night ... Latest News
Posted on: June 26, 2018

RPHS student journalists attend Media Now camp

Media Now image

Members of the RayPecNow high school media team are attending the Media Now Digital Media Summer Camp for high school journalists at Webster University in St. Louis. Students are preparing to lead the Ray-Pec High School yearbook, newspaper and digital pu...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: June 25, 2018

Peculiar Elementary celebrates school's centennial

PE 7 image

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.

Latest News
Posted on: June 21, 2018

School Board recognized for awards

BOE award 06202018 image

The June 20 School Board meeting included recognition for the Board itself. For the fourth consecutive year, the Ray-Pec School Board has received two prestigious state-level awards from the Missouri School Boards' Association.

The first picture, taken at ...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: June 21, 2018

Board recognizes All-State track/field athletes

BOE Track recognition a 06202018 image

The School Board on June 20 recognized student athletes who earned All-State honors by finishing in 8th place or higher at the Missouri Class 5 State Track and Field May 25-26 in Jefferson City.
Pictured, from left: Braden Zaner, Zach Hill, Nolan Dick, Mar...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: June 20, 2018

Students tour Europe with foreign language teachers

Arc de Triomphe image

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 are a few pictures from their trip!

Trip participants: Students Morgon Sword, Riley Nicholson, Syd...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: June 18, 2018

South Middle School 8th grade choir competes at contest

RPSMSContestpic2

The Ray-Pec South Middle School 8th Grade Advanced Choir "Cadenza" competed for the first time this past spring at World's of Fun's Festival Of Music and received a Rating of 2 (Excellent).
Student members who competed were: Alivia Bentley, Brice...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: June 18, 2018

School officials meet with legislators for end of 2018 session

3 legislators image

Members of Cass County Kids First met with legislators for breakfast on June 8 at the Archie School District

Legislators shared brief comments about the 2018 session, and then answered questions from those in attendance. Discussion included the topics of s...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: June 15, 2018

RPHS student attends Missouri Leadership Seminar

Tea White 2 image

RPHS student Te’a White attended the Missouri Leadership Seminar June 8-10 at the University of Central Missouri In Warrensburg. (Te'a is pictured at left in the first picture, and in the center of the second picture) MLS seeks to help sophomore...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Samuel Fish receives Comcast scholarship

Sam Fish

Congratulations to 2018 graduate Samuel Fish on being selected for a $1,000 scholarship from Comcast Kansas City.

Samuel is one of 10 students in the Kansas City area to receive a scholarship as part of the company’s Leaders and Achievers Scholar...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: June 13, 2018

May Students of the Month at South Middle School

SMS SOM May 2018 image

Congratulations to the May Students of the Month at Ray-Pec South Middle School! In the back row, from left: Nekayla Russell, Paris Wilkins, Aidan Starforth, Ava Kirkpatrick, Zachary Hiles, Sahem Haddad, and Tyler Stotler. In the front row: Savannah Large...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Teen volunteers needed for Cyber Seniors program

cyber seniors image

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. 

The goal of the Cyber-Seni...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: June 7, 2018

Construction activity at Timber Creek

TC construction June 7 image

Construction has been taking place over the past week at tTimber Creek Elementary School in Raymore.

Work includes new playground surface and equipment, extensive asphalt and concrete work, and fencing.

The District schedules maintenance and repair projects...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: June 6, 2018

Peculiar Elementary named "Touchdown School"

PE Touchdown School image

Peculiar Elementary achieved "Touchdown School" status this spring after completing all 7 steps in the Fuel Up To Play 60 program.

This program helps schools analyze their physical activity and healthy eating programs to provide an opportunity fo...

Read on...

Watch the student-created commercial . . . Latest News
Posted on: June 4, 2018

Help review curriculum for Counseling and Modern Language

Curriculum Review

The School District seeks your participation in the curriculum review process.
Reviewing and updating curriculum is a part of the district's ongoing commitment to provide the best educational opportunities for students. The review process provides District...
Read on...

Additional Info... Latest News
Posted on: May 31, 2018

Ray-Pec East Middle School Students of the Month

EMS SOM May 2018 image

Congratulations to the Ray-Pec East Middle School Students of the Month for May!

Front row, from left: Zoey Simpson and Savanna Porter. Second row: Natalie Kies, Aidan Hill, and Hameed Suleiman. Third row: Dawson Jones, Persephanies Wilson, and Alivia Youn...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: May 30, 2018

Melissa Lucas named principal of Creekmoor Elementary School

Melissa Lucas 2017

Melissa Lucas has been named principal of Creekmoor Elementary School, beginning in fall 2018. The School Board approved the hiring on May 24. Lucas has worked in the Ray-Pec School District since 2006, most recently as assistant principal intern at Raymo...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: May 29, 2018

School Board honors PTA Volunteer of the Year

BOE recognition of Joyce Noah image

The School Board on May 24 recognized PTA Council Volunteer of the Year Joyce Noah. She is pictured with Board Member Billy King.

Latest News
Posted on: May 29, 2018

Ray-Pec has 8 all-state finishes and sets 5 school records

All-State Track collage image

The Raymore-Peculiar high school track and field teams had All-State finishes in eight events and set five new school records at the Class 5 Missouri State Track and Field meet May 25 and 26 in Jefferson City.

The state medalists included:

• Boys 4...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: May 29, 2018

Board recognizes choir students for success at state

BOE recognition of choir gold medals image

The School Board on May 24 honored choir students who received a gold medal at the state music contest.

In the front row, from left: Katie Clewell, vocal solo and double quartet; Tayler Bates, double quartet; Vito Brattin, double quartet; and Kylie Hansen,...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: May 25, 2018

Board honors band students who earned gold at state

BOE recognition of band gold medals image

The School Board on May 24 honored band students who received a gold medal at the state music contest.

In the front row, from left: Mikaria Craig, bass clarinet solo; Tammy Yang, mallet solo; Dianna McGinn, trombone quartet; and Jacob Buerge, multi percuss...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: May 25, 2018

Board honors TSA state champions

BOE recognition of TSA image

The School Board on May 24 recognized students who were state champions at the Missouri Technology Student Association (TSA) Competition April 22-24.

Board Member Billy King, at right, is pictured with Amanda Vega, left, and Bryanna Gordon, center. They we...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: May 25, 2018

School Board recognizes cast and crew of one-act play

BOE recognition of one-act play image

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.

In the front row, fro...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: May 24, 2018

8th grade science students go fishing

IMG_2595 image

Eighth graders in Teams 8A and 8B at Ray-Pec East Middle School enjoyed some fishing this week at the pond on the school property. The students are in the science classes of Valerie DeNayer and Randy Welhoff (retired RPEMS teacher serving as a long-term s...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: May 23, 2018

First graders and high school students work together on art projects

20180510_143718 cropped image

What do you get when first graders and teenagers collaborate on a project? A room full of monsters!

Bridle Ridge Elementary School Art Teacher Emily Pfaff organized the collaboration, which began with her first grade art classes learning about monsters. Th...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: May 22, 2018

Ray-Pec wins Blue Star award for hair and makeup design

blue-star18-150x150

Congratulations to the Ray-Pec High School theatre department for winning the Blue Star award for Outstanding Hair and Makeup Design for the production of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” 

The annual Blue Star Awards at Starlight...

Read on...

See all of the Blue Star Awards ... Latest News
Posted on: May 17, 2018

Bel-Ray Lions Club donates to Foundation

Bel-Ray Lions donate to Foundation image

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.

Latest News
Posted on: May 17, 2018

Raymore Lions Club donates to Ray-Pec Foundation

Raymore Lions donates to RP Foundation 051018 image

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.

Latest News
Posted on: May 15, 2018

District honors 2018 retirees at dinner

Cindy Moore image

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. 

 This year's retirees:

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: May 14, 2018

Ray-Pec High School announces Students of the Month for May

RPHS SOM May 2018 image

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).

Latest News
Posted on: May 14, 2018

Students learn about careers in construction industry

iBuild 2018 image

These Ray-Pec High School students attended the iBuild Showcase on April 18 at Bartle Hall. The iBuild Showcase is an annual exposition and a major event to bring students together for an opportunity to actively connect with industry professionals. The pr...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: May 11, 2018

RPHS Yearbook receives award from publisher

Yearbook award image

The Ray-Pec High School Panther yearbook was awarded Walsworth Publishing's Gallery of Excellence award for the 2018 book. Walsworth honors less than 5 percent of their books with this award based on superior work in theme, coverage, design, photography a...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: May 11, 2018

Students teach computer repair to other students

IMG_2241 image

Students in Debra Ivanuska’s IT Essentials class at Ray-Pec High worked hard all year learning how to repair a computer. On April 27, they shared their knowledge with students in Janet Allen's Business Essentials class. They taught basic compute...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: May 11, 2018

Country Club Bank donates to Ray-Pec Foundation

Country Club Bank donates to Foundation image

Thanks to Country Club Bank for donating $2,500 to the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation!

Pictured from left: Foundation Board Member Mike Medsker, Foundation Board Member and Ray-Pec Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees, Heather Austin with Country Club Bank, F...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: May 10, 2018

Rotary donates to Ray-Pec Public School Foundation

Rotary presents to RP Foundation image

The Belton-Raymore Rotary Club donated $1,000 to the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation. At its May 9, 2018, lunch meeting, President Cami Marcom, at right, presented the donation to Dana Jermain, Foundation Board Member, Phil Parke, Foundation Pre...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: May 9, 2018

Students sign letters of intent to continue activities in college

Spring Signing Day image

Eleven student-athletes have signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at the college level.The students participated in a signing ceremony on May 8 at Ray-Pec High School.From left to right:•Cody Morgan, soccer, Avila Universit...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: May 9, 2018

School Road is open!

School Road completed image

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. Dri...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: May 9, 2018

Rotary Club recognizes May Students of the Month

Rotary SOM May 2018 image

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.

Latest News
Posted on: May 9, 2018

District names Scott Dobson as Director of Facilities

Scott Dobson

The School Board on April 26 approved hiring Scott Dobson as Director of Facilities, effective July 2.Dobson has been the Maintenance Supervisor for the District since the 2015-2016 school year. Previously, he was an electrician in the Buildings and Groun...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: May 4, 2018

Ray-Pec competes in State Trap Shooting Competition

Trapshooting image

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. Caleb placed 3rd in the Senior Div...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: May 4, 2018

East Middle School honors April Students of the Month

EMS April 2018 SOM image

Congratulations to the Ray-Pec East Middle School Students of the Month for April! In the front row, from the left: Emily Morris, Mikyla Taylor, and Will Reynolds. Second row: Micah Taylor, Joseph Gillespie, and Brody Butler. Third row: Jayden Escobar, Is...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: May 4, 2018

South Middle School honors April Students of the Month

SMS April SOM image

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.

In the back row, from left: Taron Shelby, Bree Totten, Blake Kirby, John Ribordy, Savann...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: May 3, 2018

Grant funds and volunteers enhance greenhouse lessons at RPSMS

IMG_4752 image

Science students at Ray-Pec South Middle School are able to experience some expanded hands-on learning in the school's greenhouse, thanks to grant money from the Ray-Pec Foundation and assistance from two local patrons.

At the beginning of the school year,...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: May 3, 2018

Board recognizes Special Olympics basketball teams

1st place 3 on 3 Wolves image

The School Board on April 26 recognized the success of the District's Special Olympics basketball teams at the state tournament. Due to schedule conflicts, many of the students were unable to attend the Board meeting. Here is a complete list of the honore...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: May 2, 2018

Dr. Jerrod Fellhauer resigns as principal of Creekmoor Elementary

Jerrod Fellhauer 2016 web

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. Dr. ...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: May 2, 2018

Cass Career Center presents end-of-year awards

CCC Destinee Shehan image

Cass Career Center students received numerous honors at the annual awards night ceremony held April 30. Approximately 500 people attended the event with students from the nine sending school districts receiving awards.

Harrisonville High School senior Nick...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: May 1, 2018

Theatre students win state championship for one-act play

Theatre state champs

Ray-Pec High School theatre students won the state championship for the one-act play, “The Diviners.”

Ray-Pec placed second in the state for its Readers Theatre performance of  "The Fundamentals of Caregiving.” ...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: May 1, 2018

Band and choir students receive many awards at state contest

State Music senior trio image

CORRECTED! Look at all the awards that Ray-Pec High School band and choir students received at the state music competition for solos and ensembles. The Missouri State High School Activities Association contest was April 26 in Columbia.

 

There is a...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: April 30, 2018

Ray-Pec receives 10 Blue Star nominations

Blue Star nomination banners

10! That's how many Blue Star nominations Ray-Pec High School received. The Blue Star awards honor excellence in high school musical theatre in the Kansas City area. Ray-Pec received eight nominations for "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and two no...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: April 30, 2018

District seeks feedback from parents and patrons

SurveyRedMouse

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. We have shortened the survey from prior years to reflect th...

Read on...

Survey Latest News
Posted on: April 30, 2018

Ray-Pec wins TSA state championships in two events

TSA On Demand Video image

The Ray-Pec Technology Student Association Team came home with TWO championships from the State TSA Competition April 22-24 in Rolla.

The team of Bryanna Gordon, Trent Oberlander, Amanda Vega, and Ryan Jones, placed first in the state in the category of &a...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: April 27, 2018

Board approves more than $750,000 in capital projects

TC rooftop units 5 rotate and web

The School Board on April 26 approved more than $750,000 in capital improvement projects to take place around the District.

The District schedules maintenance and repair projects each year, but the list is more extensive this year with the additional funds...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: April 27, 2018

Joyce Noah is 2018 Volunteer of the Year

Joyce Noah and Tera Diepenbrock image

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.

Joyce has served as PTA president at Timber Creek Elementary, Eagle Glen, and the Middl...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: April 25, 2018

18 Ray-Pec singers selected for honor choirs

RPHS  - MCDA choir image

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 opportunity to parti...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: April 25, 2018

April Students of the Month at RPHS

RPHS April SOM image

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.

Latest News
Posted on: April 23, 2018

Coaches Gaines inducted into Mo Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame

Gaines_large lighter image

Congratulations to Brad Gaines, who was inducted on April 21 into the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Coach Gaines has nearly 500 wins as a girls basketball coach. He was the the Panthers girls basketball coach for 7 years. Prior to c...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: April 23, 2018

Optimists honor RPHS students for academic excellence

OI_logo-color-high-res web

Congratulations to 51 high school students honored by the Raymore-Peculiar Sunrise Optimist Club at the April 22 Excellence in Education banquet. The event honored 26 seniors, 15 juniors, and 10 sophomores, who are at the top of their respectives classes ...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: April 19, 2018

Ray-Pec Cares seeks book donations

Ray-Pec Cares book drive flyer image

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.

Latest News
Posted on: April 19, 2018

Rotary Club recognizes April Students of the Month

Rotary SOM April 2018

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.

Latest News
Posted on: April 17, 2018

Jones and King take oath of office for School Board

Oath of office 2 041618 image

Ashley Jones and Billy King take the oath of office during the April 16 special reorganization meeting of the School Board.

The two were elected on April 3 to serve three-year terms. They replace Ryan Wescoat and Maria Davies, who did not seek re-election....

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: April 17, 2018

School district officials meet with legislators

CCKF 041318 image

Cass County Kids First stresses local control during second Legislative Breakfast

 

School officials have a consistent message to legislators: allow local school boards the flexibility to make decisions for their own school districts.

 

Loca...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: April 16, 2018

Ray-Pec High School students receive state journalism awards

MIPA-Web-Header-1-498x180

The annual state journalism awards were announced at the end of March. Raymore Peculiar High School’s media students were recognized for their work throughout the 2017-18 year in high school publications. The state awards are held in conjunction...

Read on...

Additional Info... Latest News
Posted on: April 13, 2018

RPHS students tour Glore Psychiatric Museum

Glore field trip

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. Students participated in a tour of the museum as part of the psychology class curriculum. The fi...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: April 13, 2018

Students participate in innovation challenge

SLT accelerator image

Some members of the Ray-Pec Student Leadership Team attended a MECA Challenge event on April 6 at the Sprint Accelerator. MECA Challenge is a one-day innovation competition, where students work in teams of seven with an entrepreneur mentor to solve a real...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: April 5, 2018

RPHS to present comedy, 'The Nerd'

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.

The Nerd is a ...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Beneke and Weida receive annual staff awards

Winners with banners image

Congrats to 2018 Teacher of the Year Brett Beneke and Support Staff Employee of the Year Kelley Weida! The announcement of both awards came during the April 11 dinner to honor the finalists.

Beneke teaches English Literature and Composition Teacher at Ray-...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: April 11, 2018

Major Saver card sale raises more than $29,000 for Foundation and schools

Major Saver check presentation

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 the participating elementary and middle schools.

Janet Shelman with Major Saver attended the April 10 Administrativ...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: April 11, 2018

SMS recognizes Students of the Month for empathy

SMS March SOM

March Students of the Month

Here are the Ray-Pec South Middle School Students of the Month for March, recognized for their demonstration of empathy.

Back row, from left: Caitlin Figge, Leah Provance, Cayla Eggers, and Kendra Schulmeister. Middle row, from l...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: April 6, 2018

Ray-Pec Sunrise Optimist Club donates to CAN program

JH at Optimist Club

Jodie Huston, Executive Director of the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation, left, was the guest speaker at the Ray-Pec Sunrise Optimist Club meeting on March 27 at the IHop Restaurant. Jodie told the club about the Caring About Nutrition (CAN) prog...

Read on...

Additional Info... Latest News
Posted on: April 6, 2018

Voters approve Prop R-P

I Voted web

Ray-Pec voters on April 3 approved the Prop R-P operating levy increase with 57.27% approval.  Prop R-P asked voters for a 75-cent operating levy increase. At the same time, the district is scheduled to decrease its debt service tax rate by 30 ce...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: April 6, 2018

Voters elect Jones and King to School Board

your-vote-counts web

Voters on April 3 elected Ashley Jones and Billy King to serve three-year terms on the Ray-Pec School Board. They will replace current board members Maria Davies and Ryan Wescoat, whose terms expire in 2018.

Jones and King will take the oath of office duri...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: April 4, 2018

Band brings home many awards from Chicago festival

Chicago Trophies image

Ray-Pec High School band students performed March 24 in Chicago. More than 30 ensembles and 900 students from Georgia, Tennessee, Illinois, Missouri, and other states participated. 

  • Gold Superior Rating : Concert Band, Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Ba...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: March 27, 2018

East Middle School honors March Students of the Month

EMS SOM March 2018 image

Ray-Pec East Middle School announces its Students of the Month for March. In the front row, from the left: Kaden Young, Chloe Banks, and Kylin Sousley. In the second row: Mia Sternod, Cora Gross, and Anthony Michael. In the third row: Ethan Culbertson, Ta...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: March 27, 2018

TSA presents plaques to Board members

TSA at BOE meeting image

Industrial Technology students presented School Board members on March 22 with laser-etched black granite plaques to honor their service.

Back row: Board Member Paul Coffman, Teacher Ivan Robison, Zach Kerfoot, Board President Kim Bailey, Board Member Ryan...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: March 26, 2018

Board honors students for technical theatre achievements

Missouri Tech Challenge image

The School Board recognized four Ray-Pec High School students for their achievements at the 2018 Missouri State Thespian Festival. This group placed fourth in the Missouri Tech Challenge, a competition in technical theatre skills. From left: Becca Bessett...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: March 26, 2018

Board recognizes Garrett LaBelle as All-State Wrestler

Garrett LaBelle at BOE meeting image

The School Board on March 22 recognized Garrett LaBelle for finishing in 6th place 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 ...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: March 22, 2018

Rotary Club recognizes Students of the Month

Rotary SOM March image

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.

Each month, the club honors two ...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: March 20, 2018

Choir students qualify for state with solo and ensemble events

music_notes11

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.

Soloists receiving Superior “I”...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: March 19, 2018

Ray-Pec teams win medals at Special Olympics basketball tournament

Special Olympics Unified Super Senior Team

Ray-Pec teams win medals at 2018 Special Olympics State Basketball Tournament

Ray-Pec Special Olympics athletes brought home the hardware from the March 17 state basketball tournament in St. Joseph - two teams won the gold, one team won silver, and one tea...

Read on...

See the other teams... Latest News
Posted on: March 19, 2018

Student qualifies for DECA international competition

DECA students image

Congratulations to Maddie Welty, who qualified and plans to compete at the DECA International Career Development Conference April 20-25 in Atlanta, Ga. She qualified by placing 5th in Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling at the recent state confer...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: March 19, 2018

Ray-Pec students qualify for state band competition

music_notes11

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.

Solos: Cory Atteberry, Mon...

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

Posted on: February 25, 2019

Spring Break

Spring Break is March 18-25. Classes resume on Monday, March 25, which is the second snow makeup day.

Special Alerts