1. Former Orscheln building

    Facility in Raymore to be called the Ray-Pec LEAD Center

    On April 29, the Ray-Pec School Board approved a name for the new district facility at M-58 Highway and Foxridge Drive. It will now be called the Ray-Pec LEAD Center. LEAD stands for Learning, Experiences, And Discovery. Read on...
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    Amanda Reed is the 2021 Support Staff Employee of the Year

    Congratulations to 2021 Support Staff Employee of the Year Amanda Reed! Reed is the child nutrition manager at Eagle Glen Elementary School. She has been working for the District since March 2016. Read on...
  3. Todd Schnake with RJ and AV

    Todd Schnake is the 2021 Teacher of the Year

    Congratulations to 2021 Teacher of the Year Todd Schnake, who teaches speech and theatre at Ray-Pec High School. This is his 30th year of teaching - all at Ray-Pec. After two years at the middle school he has been teaching 28 years at RPHS. Read on...
  4. RPHS Lit Mag

    RPHS Literary Magazine hosts Open Mic Night

    The Ray-Pec Literary Magazine hosted its first annual Open Mic Night on April 19! It showcased many of Ray-Pec High School's talented artists. From spoken word poetry to pianists, it was an evening full of flair! Read on...
  5. Cristin Blunt 2021

    Cristin Blunt to be new assistant principal at RPEMS

    Cristin Blunt will be the assistant principal at Ray-Pec East Middle School, effective in July. The Ray-Pec School Board approved the hiring at its April 29 meeting. She is currently an administrative intern in the Hickman Mills School District. Read on...
  6. Ashley Tegenkamp

    Ashley Tegenkamp to be new principal at Creekmoor Elementary

    Ashley Tegenkamp will be the new principal at Creekmoor Elementary, effective in July. The Ray-Pec Board approved the hiring on April 29. She is currently assistant principal at two elementary schools in the Warrensburg School District. Read on...
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    You may live stream performances of "Once Upon a Mattress"

    The Ray-Pec High School spring musical "Once Upon a Mattress" opens this week! In-person seating in the theatre is extremely limited. However, the school has negotiated the rights to live stream the show at 7:30 p.m. April 29, April 30, May 7 and May 8. Read on...
  8. Spencer Barr state champ

    Spencer Barr wins state championship in Original Oratory

    Spencer Barr is the state champion in Original Oratory! With Spencer's championship at the state tournament, Ray-Pec High School now leads the state of Missouri in all-time State Championships in Speech and Debate with 31! Read on...
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    RPHS inducts 52 new members into National Honor Society

    The Ray-Pec High School Yandall C. Hunt Chapter of National Honor Society inducted 52 new members during a ceremony on April 20 at the school. Students are selected for excelling in four areas: Character, Scholarship, Leadership, and Service. Read on...
  10. Traffic Stop A

    Law enforcement students practice making traffic stops

    Students in the Ray-Pec High School Law Enforcement Class are practicing traffic stops. On April 21, Superintendent Dr. Mike Slagle was the driver who had been stopped. Students used the radio to communicate with dispatch (Teacher Keegan Garner). Read on...
  11. Oath of office

    School Board members take oath

    Deanna Olson and Billy King took the oath of office to begin new three-year terms on the Ray-Pec School Board. They were elected on April 6. This will be Olson’s first term on the Board. King was first elected in 2018, and now begins his second term. Read on...
  12. All-State Choir at BOE

    School Board honors All-State Choir

    The Board honored students who were selected for the All-State Choir. From left: Austin Planker, Mark Moorhead, Denton Meehan, Jaci Stratton, Kennedy Kinnick, Addison Hansen, Payton Ballinger, and Board Member Billy King. Not pictured is Sydney Strauss. Read on...
  13. Prop S logo

    Voters approve Proposition S bond issue!

    Ray-Pec voters on April 6 approved Proposition S, the district's $72 million no-tax-rate-increase bond issue. Unofficial vote totals: YES - 2,887 (66.15 percent), and NO - 1,477 (33.85 percent) The Board is scheduled to certify the results on April 19. Read on...
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    7th graders learn about laser rays

    Seventh graders at South Middle School are learning about laser rays, thanks to a gift from the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation. Teachers Vanessa Beere and Joanna Clark received a $750 grant to purchase laser ray boxes and lenses for the science classes. Read on...
  15. Eagle Glen Amelia Z poster

    Fifth grader wins statewide poster contest

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

    On April 21, RPHS seniors taking English 4 will present their experience working on client-connected DRIVE projects over the 2020-21 school year. The high school needs volunteer evaluators to hear their stories and provide feedback on presentations. Read on...
  17. Solos and Small Ensembles

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

    Ray-Pec High School band and choir students recently performed at the State Solo and Small Ensemble Festival. Ray-Pec music students were adjudicated, given feedback, and earned a combined total of 30 gold medals, 29 silver medals, and 17 bronze medals. Read on...
  18. Congratulations All-State Choir (1)

    Eight students selected for All-State Choir

    Ray-Pec choir members who were selected for the All-District Choir recently auditioned for the Missouri All-State Choir. Eight Ray-Pec singers were selected. In total, RPHS has one-third of the All-State choir available in the District. Read on...
  19. Prop S logo

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

    On Feb. 25, the Ray-Pec School Board approved purchasing the former Orscheln building at 58 Highway and Foxridge Drive. The District plans to use the facility, which has been vacant for several years, for career oriented education and real world learning. Read on...
  20. All Conference Wrestling 2021

    Ray-Pec wrestlers named to All-Conference teams

    Congratulations to the Ray-Pec wrestlers named to the Suburban Conference - Gold Division - 2020-2021 All-Conference Wrestling Teams! Read on...
  21. Optimist Club donate to RPF

    Optimist Club donates to CAN

    Ray-Pec Sunrise Optimist Club President Reginald Townsend presents a check for $800 to Jodie Huston, Executive Director of the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation. The money is earmarked for the Foundation's Caring About Nutrition (CAN) program. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec 5th grader wins Cass County Spelling Bee

    Congratulations to Ray-Pec's Mac Northcraft on winning the Cass County Spelling Bee to qualify for the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee! Mac, a 5th grader at Creekmoor Elementary, also received a trophy, a tumbler, and a $50 Visa gift card. Read on...
  23. St Patricks Day

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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

    Ashley Rowland honored as Outstanding Beginning Teacher

    Congratulations to Ashley Rowland, 9th grade ELA Teacher at Ray-Pec High School, on being selected as one of Missouri's Outstanding Beginning Teachers! Avila University and Ray-Pec High School nominated Ashley to receive this honor. Read on...
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    Congratulations to our award finalists!

    Congratulations to the finalists for the Teacher of the Year and Support Staff Employee of the Year! The finalists will be honored and the winner announced later this spring. The 2021 celebration is planned as a virtual event. Read on...
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    Prowlers win awards at Missouri State Dance Championship

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

    RPHS students compete in DECA District 3 competition

    During February, DECA District 3 held its contest online. Students used Marketing, Management, Finance, and Entrepreneurial skills to compete in testing and role play scenarios. Twenty-six students competed, and 12 qualified for state competition. Read on...
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    RPHS student Trey Doss selected for Sophomore Pilgrimage

    Ray-Pec High School Sophomore Trey Doss for being nominated to participate in the annual Sophomore Pilgrimage! He is pictured here with Judy Wertz, representing General Federation of Women's Clubs of Missouri. Read on...
  29. RPHS Cheer places 2nd at state

    Varsity and JV cheer squads place 2nd at State

    Congratulations to the Ray-Pec High School Varsity and Junior Varsity Cheer Squads on both placing second at the state tournament! Read on...
  30. Congratulations All-District Choir

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

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

    Fourteen FBLA events qualify for state tournament

    Congratulations to Ray-Pec High School Future Business Leaders of American (FBLA) on their performances at the District Tournament. Fourteen events qualified for the state tournament! Read on...
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    Ray-Pec uses new tool to gather your feedback

    In an ongoing improvement effort, the Ray-Pec School District is using Pulse, a new tool that sends regular, short, anonymous surveys. The feedback will help District leaders make better decisions related to school culture and family engagement. Read on...
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    Twenty students celebrated at RPHS Signing Day ceremony

    Congratulations to these 20 Ray-Pec High School Seniors who have signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers in college. The students were honored at a ceremony on Feb. 3 at the high school. Read on...
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    Board approves calendar for 2021-2022 school year

    The School Board has approved the 2021-22 school calendar. The first day of school will be Monday, Aug. 23. The calendar does not include make-up days for inclement weather. Virtual instruction days will be used for the first five inclement weather days. Read on...
  35. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner to be new assistant principal at South Middle School

    Paul Turner will be the new assistant principal at Ray-Pec South Middle School, effective July 1. The Ray-Pec School Board approved the hiring at its Jan. 28 meeting. He will replace Eric Arnold, who is retiring at the end of the 2020-2021 school year. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec students earn 48 spots in All-District Honor Bands

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

    District budget honored for 6th straight year

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

    Fifth grader wins District Spelling Bee

    Fifth grader Mac Northcraft won the Ray-Pec District Spelling Bee. East Middle School seventh grader Brooklyn Meloy was the runner-up. Mac advances to the Cass County Spelling Bee to compete for the chance to go to the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Read on...
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    Foundation awards more than $10,300 in Classroom Impact Grants

    The Foundation Prize Patrol looked different this year, but the thrill of awarding classroom grants to teachers remained the same. The Ray-Pec Public School Foundation on Dec. 11 awarded 19 grants, totaling $10,359, to teachers across the district. Read on...
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    Children visit Santa at drive-through event at Ray-Pec High School

    Santa, also known as Teacher Dan Garrison, visits with children during the Saving Christmas event on Saturday, Dec. 12, at Ray-Pec High School. The event also included collection of donations of toys, food, and clothing. Read on...
  41. Conrad Hawley with Simone

    Senior Conrad Hawley receives Thomas A. Simone memorial Football Award

    Congratulations to Ray-Pec High School Senior Conrad Hawley on receiving the Simone Award, which is presented annually to the top football player in the Kansas City metro area. The award is given by the Thomas A. Simone Foundation. Read on...
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    School Board adjusts 2020-2021 calendar

    Dec. 4, 11, and 18 will be virtual learning days for elementary students. On those days, grades K-5 will not attend school in-person. There will be limited virtual instruction and time for teacher collaboration. Dec. 18 is the last day of the semester. Read on...
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    Needed: Substitute teachers

    The Ray-Pec School District needs additional substitute teachers! If you or someone you know is interested in working as a sub, we would love to have you! You can qualify in two ways: Complete 60 college credit hours, or complete an online course. Read on...
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    School Board meetings this week

    The School Board has scheduled a special meeting for 7 p.m. tonight, Nov. 17, in the main gym at Ray-Pec High School. The meeting will include a Schools Update with information about COVID-19 case trends and discussion about the school schedule. Read on...
  45. Luke Voelker running in the 2020 state cross country meet

    Luke Voelker places 6th at state

    Congratulations to Junior Luke Voelker for placing 6th at the Class 5 state cross country meet on Nov. 7 in Columbia! He ran the 5k race in 15:47.1 minutes.
  46. Ashlyn Smith running at 2020 state cross country meet

    Ashlyn Smith places 8th at state

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

    Celebrate National Parents as Teachers Day!

    Sunday, Nov. 8, is National Parents as Teachers Day! Celebrate National PAT Day by playing a game or taking a walk with your child. Parents as Teachers, a program offered through local school districts, serves families with children from birth to age 5. Read on...
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    I.B. students volunteer at polling places

    Even though some of them were too young to vote in the Nov. 3 election, RPHS International Baccalaureate students made a difference by volunteering at the polls. Pictured here: RPHS Junior Jessica Philips is interviewed by KSHB Reporter Jordan Betts. Read on...
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    District receives clean audit

    The District received a clean audit opinion on its financial statements, compliance with laws, and internal controls over financial reporting for the year ended June 30, 2020. Brad Steele of Westbrook & Co. presented the results on Oct. 22 to the Board. Read on...
  50. RP Panthers crest

    High School honors students for academic achievements

    On Oct. 22, Ray-Pec High School honored students with academic honors earned during the 2019-2020 school year. Awards included the Academic Letter, the Lamp of Learning award, placing in the top 5 percent of their class, and AP and IB Scholarship. Read on...
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    Student Leadership Team meets virtually with younger students

    Members of the High School's Student Leadership Team had their first virtual Lead with Me event on Oct. 23. Here, Seniors Jaci Stratton, left, and Kayla Jones, right, participate in Google Meets with younger students. Read on...
  52. Fall 2020 sports program

    Fall Sports Program now available

    The #PlanAndAdjust RPHS Fall Sports Program has arrived! This commemorative book, showcasing all fall sports and supporting activities, is now available for purchase. This full color edition is $5, plus $2 shipping to mail it to your home. Read on...
  53. Peyton Koper at 102220 Board Meeting

    All-State tennis player honored by School Board

    Ray-Pec High School Sophomore Peyton Koper was recognized at the Oct. 22 School Board meeting for her 4th place finish at the state singles tennis tournament. Read on...
  54. Peyton Koper with Coach Howard at state tournament

    Peyton Koper places 4th at state tennis tournament

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

    Cass County superintendents discuss common issues

    Cass County school district superintendents met on Oct. 7 to discuss common concerns, including Covid-19. Dr. Steve Ritter, Superintendent of the Sherwood Cass School District, led the meeting, which was hosted by the Raymore-Peculiar School District. Read on...
  56. Brendan Fuller

    Brendan Fuller named Commended Student

    Congratulations to RPHS Senior Brendan Fuller, who has been named a Commended Student in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. He is among about 34,000 Commended Students nationwide who are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Read on...
  57. Dane Schnake receives award

    Dane Schnake honored with Outstanding New Teacher award

    Ray-Pec High School Theatre Teacher Dane Schnake was named the Outstanding New Teacher of the Year for 2020 by the Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri! The award was announced during the STAM fall conference, which was a virtual event this year. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec conducts community survey

    A comprehensive survey of patron opinion is under way to provide insight into what residents think about the Raymore-Peculiar District and its long-range facility planning priorities. The phone and online survey will conclude on Oct. 2. Read on...
  59. Board honors Tyson King

    School Board honors Tyson King for state wrestling finish

    The School Board on Thursday night recognized Senior Tyson King for his 4th place finish at the 2020 State Wrestling Tournament. Tyson competed in the 285-pound weight class for Class 4. He is pictured with School Board Vice President Paul Coffman. Read on...
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    RPEMS student tests positive for COVID-19

    An RPEMS student has tested positive for COVID-19. Because the student stayed home when first experiencing symptoms and the school had followed COVID-19 safety protocols, no other students or staff are required to quarantine related to this case. Read on...
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    Watch Sept. 25 football game online

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

    A new resource is available for families! Ray-Pec Parent University is a Facebook group with a mission of engaging, educating, and empowering parents to build a resilient community. Answer a couple of questions to be admitted to the private group. Read on...
  63. Senior Queen Riley Woodson

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

    Senior Riley Woodson is the 2020 Ray-Pec High School Homecoming Queen. Follow the link to see pictures of the rest of the Homecoming Royalty. Read on...
  64. Wanted substitute teachers

    Another way to become a substitute teacher

    Are you interested in being a substitute teacher for Ray-Pec? It's a great way to earn extra income, maintain a flexible schedule, and help the school district. You can now become certified as a substitute after completing a 20-hour online course . Read on...
  65. 2nd Gr LEAP at Creekmoor 2

    Second graders learn coding with Ozobots

    Creekmoor Elementary School second grade LEAP student Sadie Miller is learning coding using Ozobots. Students program the robots to follow paths. Rebecca Huber is the elementary LEAP teacher. Read on...
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    Free meals for all students through December

    Great news! The USDA has extended the Seamless Summer Option program through Dec. 31, 2020. This allows the Ray-Pec Child Nutrition Department to provide completely FREE breakfast and lunch meals to all children up to age 18 beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8 Read on...
  67. Deyvion Plunkett

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

    It's an inspiring story about love and survival. A baby burned in a fire survived to become a young boy in foster care. Over the summer, he was adopted by his foster mom. Soon the story of 2nd-grader Deyvion Plunkett will be shared with a wider audience. Read on...
  68. Superintendent Dr. Mike Slage at EG car rider line

    Good morning, Ray-Pec families!

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

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

    No increase in the tax rate. That's what taxpayers will get after the Ray-Pec School Board approved the 2020 tax levy rate at $5.1823 during its Aug. 27 meeting. The approval followed a public hearing. Read on...
  70. Board honors IB diploma grads

    Board honors I.B. diploma graduates

    The Ray-Pec School Board on Aug. 27 honored 2020 graduates Larissa Wratney, center, and Ella Schnake, right, for completing the requirements for the International Baccalaureate Diploma. They are pictured with Board Member Aaron Howlett, at left. Read on...
  71. BOE honors Kirk Hipple

    School Board honors Activities Director Kirk Hipple

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

    Board recognizes Denton Meehan for Outstanding Supporting Actor award

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

    Superintendent Dr. Mike Slagle welcomes a student on the first day of school at Creekmoor Elementary School!
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    Plan and adjust. Patience and grace. A message to Ray-Pec teachers and staff

    Plan and adjust. Patience and grace. Superintendent Dr. Mike Slagle is visiting each school to share a Back to School message about the incredible efforts to prepare for the start of school, and the uncertainty of teaching and learning during a pandemic. Read on...
  75. Meet the Teachers

    Virtual Meet the Teacher event set for students PreK-8

    Due to COVID-19 and a desire to minimize the number of people entering each school and classroom, students entering PreK through 8th grade will have the opportunity to meet their teacher through a virtual introduction on Wednesday, Aug. 19. Read on...
  76. Brooke Law

    Ray-Pec incoming senior continues bowling success

    Ray-Pec's Brooke Law is continuing her bowling success this summer! The incoming senior finished 3rd in her division at the Youth Masters Scratch Tournament last weekend in Enid, Oklahoma. Brooke will be bowling Aug. 8-9 in a tournament in Blue Springs Read on...
  77. Fall Sports!

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

    Practices and tryouts for Ray-Pec High School fall sports start on Monday, Aug. 10. Middle school sports practices do not begin until the school year begins. Read on...
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    Improving air quality in our schools

    To help prevent the spread of coronavirus, the District is implementing ways to improve indoor air quality for staff and students. The District is making several changes immediately and will research additional recommendations for improving air quality. Read on...
  79. Matt Davidson donation to CAN

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

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

    Bus ride is dream come true for this kindergartner

    Shout out to Apple Bus! A Summer School kindergartner realized he would never get to ride a bus because his mom is a teacher. This has been bothering him all Summer school. Apple Bus had a bus show up after school Tuesday to give him and his mom a trip. Read on...
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    No in-person registration event today

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

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

    Please complete the online registration forms and make your choice of in-person classes or virtual learning by Tuesday, July 21. Note: In-person learning will include an alternative schedule for grades 6-12. Read on if you need help with registration. Read on...
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    Middle School Summer School art students create pinatas

    Middle School Summer School students in Rachel Jacobs' Art class are making paper mache pinatas this week.
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    Graduation ceremonies set for July 17 and 18 at Panther Stadium

    A view from the stage as preparations are under way for the RPHS Class of 2020 graduation ceremonies at Panther Stadium. You can watch the ceremonies live on at 8 p.m. Friday, July 17, (last names A-L) and 8 p.m. Saturday, July 18, (last names M-Z). Read on...
  85. Audrey Huffman

    Audrey Huffman places 9th at FBLA Nationals

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

    Ray-Pec Elementary Summer School students have been working with Digital Learning Teacher Aimee Wilson on some fun lessons. Here, they're trying to create a ball in which an Ozobot coding robot can travel in (aka an Ozobot Ball or hamster ball). Read on...
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    Ray-Pec High School student earns Gold Award

    Congrats to rising RPHS Senior Kerstin Randolph on completing her Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting (comparable to the Eagle Scout Award). Her Gold Award addressed the need for people to be better educated about pollinators, like bees. Read on...
  88. Mike Slagle 2019

    Welcome new Superintendent, Dr. Mike Slagle

    Dr. Mike Slagle is the new superintendent of the Ray-Pec School District, effective July 1. He comes to Ray-Pec from the Blue Valley School District in Overland Park. Slagle had been with Blue Valley for 25 years, most recently as deputy superintendent. Read on...
  89. Delayed start for HS/MS Summer School

    The District learned Sunday afternoon that a high school employee tested positive for Covid-19. The Cass County Health Department was contacted immediately. As a precaution, the start of middle and high school summer school is delayed until July 7. Read on...
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    School Board approves 2020-2021 budget plan

    The School Board on June 25 approved the budget plan for 2020-21. The budget reflects the priorities of the 2018-2022 Strategic Plan and anticipated growth. It also includes plans and contingencies for current economic uncertainties due to the pandemic. Read on...
  91. CB and KM at BOE meeting

    Board honors retiring Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees

    Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees was named the 2020 School Business Official of the Year by the Missouri Association of School Business Officials. Ray-Pec CFO and MoASBO Board Member Cynthia Byous, left, presented the award to Dr. Monsees on June 25. Read on...
  92. Tom Kruse at June BOE meeting

    School Board congratulates Tom Kruse

    Ray-Pec retiring Athletic/Activities Director Tom Kruse was congratulated at the June 25 Board meeting on his recent induction into the Greater KC Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He also received a Missouri House of Representatives Resolution. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec finishes in top 40 at national speech and debate tournament

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

    This year's Major Saver card sale set a new record, raising $38,422.50 to benefit the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation and individual elementary and middle schools. During the fundraiser, students in grades K-8 sold 5,123 discount cards for $15 each. Read on...
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    Board members take oath of office

    Ruth Johnson, Paul Coffman, and Kim York were sworn into office during a School Board reorganization meeting on June 11, 2020. All three were re-elected to 3-year terms. The Board elected Johnson as President, and Coffman as Vice President. Read on...
  96. Congratulations!

    Ray-Pec High School announces spring semester honor rolls

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

    Ray-Pec East Middle School announces the honor rolls for spring semester 2020. The Principal’s Honor Roll includes students with a Grade Point Average of 3.5 or higher. The Honor Roll includes students with a GPA of 3.0 to 3.49. Read on...
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    Free COVID-19 testing on June 11 and 12

    Free COVID-19 testing will be available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 11, and Friday, June 12, at Ray-Pec High School. The test is open to Missouri residents, with or without symptoms. No doctor’s order is needed. Registration is required! Read on...
  99. unofficial election results june 2020

    Voters re-elect three incumbents to School Board

    The winners in the June 2 School Board election were Paul Coffman, Ruth Johnson, and Kim York. All three incumbents were re-elected to serve for three more years. The Board will certify the election results at a special meeting on June 11. Read on...
  100. Volunteer of the Year

    Andrea Cox is Volunteer of the Year

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

    'Guys and Dolls' nominated for 11 Blue Star awards

    Ray-Pec's production of "Guys and Dolls" has been nominated for 11 Blue Star awards. The award nominations were announced on May 21. Ray-Pec was nominated in 11 categories, including: Outstanding Overall Production, and Outstanding Ensemble. Read on...
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    Scholarship offers to seniors top $1.2 million

    As a group, the RPHS Class of 2020 has qualified for and/or earned the potential of $1,248,144 in tuition and fee savings for the first year of college. Because many awards are renewable, the Class can potentially receive funding of nearly $5 million. Read on...
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    Best wishes to Ray-Pec's 2020 retirees!

    The Ray-Pec School District appreciates the dedication and years of service from this year's retirees. Read on...
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    RPEMS honors January Students of the Month

    Congratulations to the January Students of the Month at Ray-Pec East Middle School! Front row: 8th Grade. Middle row: 7th Grade. Top row: 6th Grade. Read on for student names. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec Foundation honors Partners in Education

    Allison Bruflat of Raymore 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 on...

School Meals for 2020-2021

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    The District is offering Summer School sessions in June (in-person and virtual) and July (virtual only). Registration is now open. You may enroll online . Enrollment forms are due May 14.

Ray-Pec Athletics

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    Athletic schedules for Ray-Pec High School, East Middle School, and South Middle School: 
    Ray-Pec Athletics