At today's ribbon-cutting ceremony at Whataburger in Raymore, the business donated $1,000 to the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation. Ray-Pec High School students sang the National Anthem as part of the ceremony. Thanks, Whataburger, for partnering with Ray-Pec!
Library Media Specialists at three schools received a grant of $750 to purchase non-fiction books for use by students in the Success Academy program. Success Academy is an alternative education program for students in grades K-8. Librarians Janet Bader (Creekmoor Elementary), Heather Poland (Eagle Glen Elementary), and Kelly Testerman (Timber Creek Elementary) applied for the grant. Holding the giant check are Kristie Farris, Success Academy Administrator, Teacher Shaylen Boze, and Teacher Katie Fernandez. Others pictured, from left: School Board President Ruth Johnson, Superintendent Dr. Mike Slagle, Foundation Board Member Kristi Schumacher, Foundation Executive Director Jodie Huston, Success Academy Instructional Coach Amanda Barr, and Foundation Board Member Cathy Wansing.
Mental Health Professionals Alexis Myers and Sarah Martin received a $600 grant to purchase sandtray therapy supplies. Pictured from left: School Board President Ruth Johnson, Sarah Martin, Foundation Executive Director Jodie Huston, Foundation Board Member Cathy Wansing, Alexis Myers, and Superintendent Dr. Mike Slagle.
Dr. Bryan Pettengill, Assistant Superintendent for Operations, was the guest speaker on Feb. 1 at the Belton-Raymore Rotary Club. He talked about the Proposition RP-1 tax levy transfer issue that will be on the April 4 ballot. He also provided an update on Proposition S construction projects.
These buses are delayed this morning: 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 30, and 38. There is difficulty getting all buses started due to the cold temperatures. Routes could be delayed 15 to 20 minutes.
Eat dinner tonight at Culver's in Raymore! On Thursday, January 26th from 5pm - 8pm. Culver's will donate 10% of all sales to the RPHS Athletic Booster Club!
The School Board tonight recognized East Middle School Theatre Teacher Adam Segura for an award he received last fall. Segura received the Outstanding New Teacher Award from the Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri, or STAM. This award is given annually to a teacher in their 3rd to 5th year of teaching. Mr. Segura is in his 4th year of teaching, and his entire teaching career has been in the Ray-Pec School District. He was nominated for the award from Dane Schnake, speech and theatre teacher at Ray-Pec High School. Dane received this award in 2020. Adam Segura is pictured with Board Member Carol Barnes.
The Ray-Pec School Board tonight recognized Senior Peyton Koper on her 5th place finish at the state tennis tournament last fall. She’s the first-ever girls tennis two-time state medalist in Ray-Pec school history. She finished 4th as a sophomore and 5th as a senior. She plans to continue her playing career at Washburn University. Peyton is pictured with Board Member Carol Barnes.
Thanks to the Community Bank of Raymore for donating a total of $3,000 to the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation! This picture shows the presentation of the bank's gift of $2,000. An additional $1,000 came as a result of the bank receiving a special award. Community Bank of Raymore received the 2022 Forvis Award for Excellence and Innovation for its annual “Stuff the Bus” School Supply Drive and Operation: Gratitude efforts. This award recognizes Missouri Independent Bankers Association (MIBA) member banks that make extraordinary use of innovative ideas and demonstrate commitment to their employees, customers, and community. In addition to the recognition, Forvis contributed $1000 to the bank to give to the charity of its choice. Thanks, Community Bank of Raymore, for selecting the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation as the recipient charity.
Due to inclement weather, Ray-Pec schools will have a virtual instruction day, today, Wednesday, Jan. 25. Students will learn from home.
Congratulations to former Ray-Pec High School baseball coach Gary Renshaw, for being inducted into the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Jan. 21 at the annual coaches association meeting in Jefferson City. He had an overall record of 333-312; with five conference Championships; six District Championships; and three Elite 8 appearances. Congratulations to Coach Brandon Ransom on being named Assistant Coach of the Year!
Ray-Pec High School announces the candidates for Courtwarming Royalty! The Courtwarming dance is scheduled from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Ray-Pec High School.
Raymore-Peculiar schools and offices are closed today in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Attention! If you plan to attend the Boys Basketball C-team games today (Jan. 11) at Truman High School, please enter through the East Entrance. Other events are also taking place today at Truman, and this will help traffic flow. (The East Entrance faces the football field.)
Thanks to Amy Bowden - American Family Insurance, Peculiar, for collecting board games for The Refuge! On Friday, Jan. 6, Amy presented about 30 board games to Ray-Pec Public School Foundation Executive Director Jodie Huston, and Foundation Board Member Ashley Crowe. The games will be used when The Refuge opens for middle school students on the second Friday of each month. Thanks, Amy! From left: Jodie Huston, Amy Bowden, and Ashley Crowe.
On Wednesday, ground was broken for a new Performing Arts Center! The new PAC will seat 771 and will be completed in Spring 2024. Thanks, Ray-Pec community, for approving the 2021 Prop S Bond Issue. #raypec #forwardandbetter PT:2
On Wednesday, ground was broken for a new Performing Arts Center! The new PAC will seat 771 and will be completed in Spring 2024. Thanks, Ray-Pec community, for approving the 2021 Prop S Bond Issue. #raypec #forwardandbetter
Thank you, Belton-Raymore Rotary Club, for donating $5,000 to the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation. Today, the club presented the money to Foundation Executive Director Jodie Huston after learning more about the Foundation during the lunchtime meeting. The funds were part of the proceeds from the Rotary Club's annual golf tournament. Pictured from left: Allison Bruflat, Ray-Pec Foundation Board President; Jodie Huston, Foundation Executive Director and Rotarian; Eric Collins, Foundation Board Member and Rotarian; and Sonja Abdelgawad, Rotary Club President.
Workers installed waterproofing over the DensGlass Sheathing on the exterior of the Ninth Grade Center on Jan. 3, 2023. The Ninth Grade Center is scheduled to open in August 2023.
Students in the Panther Pride School Age Child Care program at Eagle Glen Elementary School collected more than 200 food items for the West Central Community Action Agency!