Due to some floor refinishing work, tryouts for Ray-Pec High School volleyball are moved to another location! High School volleyball tryouts will be 4-6 pm Aug. 9, 10, and 11 in the main gym at Ray-Pec SOUTH Middle School. The first day of practice will be Friday, Aug. 12, at the High School. More details will be shared at tryouts. Contact Head Coach Christin Mitchell with any questions at christin.mitchell@raypec.org.
2 days ago, Raymore-Peculiar School District
Picture of a volleyball on a gymnasium floor
The Ray-Pec robotics team, System Meltdown, offers its next 3D Printing Camp 6-8 pm, Aug. 15-19, at Ray Pec Academy. $300 registration includes: a new 3D Printer for each student to take home, instruction, accessories, & snacks! Sign up: https://forms.gle/VGcuZKVzLKdGqtut6
3 days ago, Raymore-Peculiar School District
3-D printers
Are you interested in becoming a teacher? You are invited to attend a Route to Certification Expo from 1 to 3 pm Aug. 15, at Memorial Station in Belton. Ray-Pec is hosting this event with the Belton School District. While geared to school district support staff employees, the event is also open to the public.
3 days ago, Raymore-Peculiar School District
Route to Certification
The School Board Recognized Pam Hecker, left, for being selected the 2022 Olive T. Ritchie Educational Office Professional of the Year! She received the award at the National Association of Educational Office Professionals Conference on July 19 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Pam is a Human Resources Specialist in the Ray-Pec Human Resources Department. She is pictured with Board Member Billy King.
3 days ago, Raymore-Peculiar School District
Pam Hecker
Homeschool & Special Education Meeting Homeschooling families who reside in the Raymore-Peculiar School District boundaries are invited to attend an informational meeting about the special education process. If you suspect your child has a disability, we are here to walk you through that process. On Tuesday, August 8 th, 2022 at 3:00pm at the Administrative Services Center (21005 South School Road) Marlena Walley, Director of Special Education, will be available to discuss the process and answer questions you may have. Please RSVP with the Special Education Office by calling Tammy Slinger at 816-892-1352. Virtual attendance details can also be provided.
3 days ago, Raymore-Peculiar School District
Important
The Cass County Health Department is offering a Back to School Immunization Clinic Aug. 1 to 5 & Aug. 8 to 12. Walk in 9 am to 5:30 pm at the Health Department, 1411 S. Commercial St. Harrisonville. The clinic accepts patients with private insurance, Medicaid, and no insurance.
3 days ago, Raymore-Peculiar School District
Back to school immunization clinic
The Ray-Pec Marching Band Color Guard will have a new face on staff this year with the addition of Kelsey Walker. Although Ms. Walker came to Ray-Pec from Chicago, she is actually a Kansas City native. The city and her grandmother’s philanthropic prowess formed her passion for nonprofit missions during her formative years. She has since worked for nonprofits for the last 12 years, making her start doing search and rescue in New Mexico and working her way to becoming founder and CEO of From The Green Desk and owner of Fiddlestix Creative, LLC. She is a published author and comes with a rich writing and development history. Ms. Walker fostered her love for color guard at age 11, becoming captain of her 13-time state champion team in high school and proudly marching with the “Pride of Wildcat Land” Kansas State University Marching Band for three years in college. She is married to Christopher Walker and has two kids, Cayden and Ember. Please welcome Kelsey Walker to the Ray-Pec community!
4 days ago, Raymore-Peculiar School District
Kelsey Walker
Last week, a group of Ray-Pec High School students participated in the Missouri Choral Directors Association Graded Youth Honor Choirs and the All-State Festival Choir. Front row, from left: Choral Director, Stephen Rew, Destinee Shaffer, Jillian Collom, Sav Jordan, Meghan Larsen, and Ellie Barker. Back row: Caitlin Gregory, Chloe Adams, Mason Rew, Serena Bursley, Nathan Eckert, and Xander Blackmon.
5 days ago, Raymore-Peculiar School District
RPHS students who participated in the MCDA summer Honor Choir.
Last week, a group of South Middle School students participated in the Missouri Choral Directors Association Graded Youth Honor Choirs and the All-State Festival Choir. The first picture shows students who participated in the MCDA 4, 5, 6, Honor Choir. Back row, from left: Rock Hahn, Amelia Burton, Sophia Shaw, and Izzy Greig. Front row: Lorelei Fairbanks, Olivia Link, Lizzie Roller, and Hailey Doyle. The second picture shows SMS Choir Teacher Lezlie Waltz with the students who participated in the MCDA 7-8 Honor Choir (from left) CJ Neal, Shyanne Hammer, and Amari Russell. Amari Russell also auditioned and was selected to perform the solo for one of the songs in the MCDA 7-8 Honor Choir Concert.
5 days ago, Raymore-Peculiar School District
South Middle School students who participated in the MCDA 4/5/6 Honor Choir.
Choir Teacher Lezlie Waltz and students who participated in the MCDA 7-8 Honor Choir.
Last week, a group of Ray-Pec East Middle School students participated in the Missouri Choral Directors Association Graded Youth Honor Choirs and the All-State Festival Choir. The first photo shows sixth grade participants. Back row, from left: Chloe Rew, Kendall Sanchez, Callie Russell, and Addison Crowe. Front row: Helen Van Arkel , Madison Trone, and Makenzie Barnhill. The second photo shows seventh grader Delaney Burk and East Middle School Choir Teacher Shea Twenter.
5 days ago, Raymore-Peculiar School District
RPEMS participants in the MCDA Summer Honor Choir
Seventh grader Delaney Burk with EMS Choir Teacher Shea Twenter
The annual Stuff the Bus school supply drive is under way through Aug. 13. Drop off supplies 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or from 9 to noon on Saturday at Community Bank locations in Raymore, Peculiar, or Harrisonville.
6 days ago, Raymore-Peculiar School District
Stuff the Bus school supply drive flyer
Skylar Lautzenhiser of Raymore has been selected for a student internship with Kansas City Fashion Week’s (KCFW) upcoming Fall and Spring seasons. Skylar will be a senior this fall at Ray-Pec High School. Teisha Barber, KCFW President, said Lautzenhiser’s role will include assisting with coordinating social media, support event production, and aid staff with operations. “The decision to bring Skylar on as one of our student interns this year was an easy one,” Barber expressed. “She has excelled as a KCFW model for several seasons, and I thought she would be the perfect candidate for an internship, seeing as she already has that experience backstage and participating in the event as a whole. “My goal throughout her internship is to give Skylar a broad overview of KCFW, so she can experience all aspects of the event production during her time with us. We’re very excited to bring her onto our team!” With a focus on the business side of the industry, KCFW features local, national and international designers while producing two weeks of events annually, bringing a national audience to the Kansas City fashion industry. In addition, KCFW collaborates with stylists, make-up artists, models and photographers to present their collections. Lautzenhiser has previously walked as a runway model in KCFW’s Spring 2019 and 2018 shows. She is currently a commercial model for SK Model Management in Rock Island, IL. Lautzenhiser has also been involved in the Ray-Pec Student Leadership Team (SLT) as a Junior, Ray-Pec Girls Golf as a Junior, and on the Ray-Pec Cheer Team as a Sophomore and Freshman. After graduation, Lautzenhiser plans to pursue a degree in Fashion Design and Product Development.
16 days ago, Raymore-Peculiar School District
Skylar Lautzenhiser
The Ray-Pec High School yearbooks are here! Drive-thru the bus lanes on the north side of the high school on one of these dates: 4 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, or 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7. Questions to stefani.russ@raypec.org You can pay with cash or a check to RPHS. The yearbook staff will also be set up to take orders for next year's yearbook as well. They can accept cash or checks to be made out to RPHS. Books purchased before school will be sold with a back-to-school discount for $70. If you are unable to attend one of these events, books will be available for pick up when students return to school.
17 days ago, Raymore-Peculiar School District
Yearbook Pickup
Yearbooks are here!
Congrats, Pam Hecker, right, for being selected the 2022 Olive T. Ritchie Educational Office Professional of the Year! She received the award at the National Association of Educational Office Professionals Conference on July 19 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Melody Wise Butler with NAEOP presented the award. Pam is a Human Resources Specialist in the Ray-Pec Human Resources Department.
18 days ago, Raymore-Peculiar School District
Pam Hecker
Take a look at the new tennis courts under construction on the Ray-Pec High School campus!
19 days ago, Raymore-Peculiar School District
Tennis courts surface
Sidewalk to the tennis courts
Tennis court site in June
Two Ray-Pec students are at the US Youth Soccer National Championships in Orlando, Fla. Senior Mikayla Ernst (17U) & Sophomore Channing Brock (16U) play for KC Athletics. After winning State Cup & Midwest Regionals, they are on the top 16 teams in their age groups nationwide!
19 days ago, Raymore-Peculiar School District
Two RP students at USYS National Championships
Congrats to 2022 graduate Audrey Huffman on placing 7th in the nation in Human Resource Management at the FBLA National Conference! FBLA, or Future Business Leaders of America, is the largest career student business organization in the world.
24 days ago, Raymore-Peculiar School District
Audrey Huffman
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25 days ago, Raymore-Peculiar School District
Early morning concrete pouring on July 13, 2022, at the site of the future Ninth Grade Center on M-58 west of Ray-Pec East Middle School.
25 days ago, Raymore-Peculiar School District
Workers pour concrete at construction site with sunrise in background
Views from the top of the elevator shaft at the Ninth Grade Center, under construction on M-58 highway adjacent to Ray-Pec East Middle School. Thanks to the Ray-Pec community for approving the Proposition S bond issue in April 2021!
26 days ago, Raymore-Peculiar School District
The top of the elevator shaft at the Ninth Grade Center
A view from the top of the elevator shaft
Looking across the Ninth Grade Center site
The Ninth Grade Center site