1. Updated 2020-21 calendar

    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...
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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...
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    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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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.
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    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...
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    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...
  16. 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...
  18. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
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    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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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.
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    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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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.
  31. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
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    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...
  44. 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...
  47. 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...
  48. 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...
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    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...
  51. 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...
  55. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
  60. 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...
  63. Kiley and AV

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

    Kiley Brown is the Ray-Pec 2020 Teacher of the Year! Brown is a first grade teacher at Bridle Ridge Elementary School. She has worked for the District since 2012 teaching first and second grades, and also taught general education in the Compass Program. Read on...
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    Glenda Whitaker is the 2020 Support Staff Employee of the Year

    Glenda Whitaker, the day lead custodian, also at Bridle Ridge Elementary School, is the 2020 Support Staff Employee of the Year! Whitaker has been working as a custodian in the Buildings and Grounds Department of the Ray-Pec School District for 23 years. Read on...
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    Nine from RPHS qualify for NSDA

    Ray-Pec High School has nine students competing at the National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament to be held virtually this summer. Congratulations to them and to our alternates! Read on...
  66. Kari

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

    The Missouri Association of School Business Officials (MoASBO) announced Dr. Kari Monsees as the 2020 Business Official of the Year. Monsees, the superintendent for Raymore-Peculiar School District, has been a member of MoASBO for the past 17 years. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec High School graduation rescheduled for July 17

    In the hopes of having an in-person graduation ceremony, Raymore-Peculiar High School is scheduling commencement for the Class of 2020 at 8 p.m. Friday, July 17, at Panther Stadium. We will keep patrons informed as more details become available. Read on...
  68. Scott Jermain

    Scott Jermain Named 2020 Paul Lambert Coach of the Year

    Ray-Pec High School head boys basketball coach Scott Jermain has been named the recipient of the 2020 Paul Lambert Coach of the Year Award. The award is presented annually to the top high school boys basketball coach in the Kansas City metro. Read on...
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    School Board to have virtual meeting

    The April meeting of the Ray-Pec Board of Education is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23. This will be a virtual meeting with Board of Education members participating via Google. The public may view the meeting via Facebook Live. Read on...
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    RPHS Senior donates "Happy Bags" to Children's Mercy Hospital

    For her Senior DRIVE Project, RPHS Senior Megan Allen worked throughout the school year to raise funds, contact potential donors, and research best practices to create "Happy Bags." She donated 360 bags on April 8 to Children' Mercy Hospital. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec music education program receives national recognition

    The Ray-Pec School District has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Ray-Pec is one of six Missouri districts to be recognized with this award. Read on...
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    RPHS play selected as one of the top in the nation

    The RPHS production of "Lost in Yonkers" has been selected as one of the top 11 high school plays/musicals in the country! Ordinarily, these shows would be presented at the International Thespian Festival. This year, the festival will be a virtual event. Read on...
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    Free WiFi at some school parking lots

    To help students who do not have internet access at home, or who have unreliable internet access, the District offers free WiFi at some school locations: Eagle Glen Elementary, Raymore Elementary, Peculiar Elementary, and Timber Creek Elementary. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec offers meal service during school closure

    For families who rely on school meals, to-go breakfast & lunch will be provided at no charge to any Ray-Pec student Monday through Friday at Peculiar Elementary, Raymore Elementary, and Eagle Glen Elementary. Read on...
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    RPHS Journalism students receive awards

    RPHS journalism students planned to go to state contest on March 25 at Mizzou, but those plans changed! #COVID_19 Students were disappointed to miss on-site event, but celebrated some advance awards by wearing their state shirts for virtual twin day! Read on...
  76. Kian and Jordan

    Scroggins and Jermain named to Class 5 All-State Basketball Team

    Congrats to RPHS basketball players Jordan Jermain and Kian Scroggins on being named to the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Class 5 All-State Basketball team! They led the Panthers to a 25-4 record and one of the best seasons in school history. Read on...
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    Local Lions Clubs donate $2,140 to Caring About Nutrition program

    Thanks to local Lions Clubs for donating $2,140 to the Ray-Pec CAN program. The Bel-Ray Sunrise Lions Club & Raymore Lions Club raised the funds during a Chili Cook Off, and presented the funds to Ray-Pec Foundation Executive Director Jodie Huston. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec High School announces Students of the Month

    Congrats to the RPHS Students of the Month for March! From left: Shawn Courtney & Sasha Trujillo-Fernandez were selected for recognition by the Belton-Raymore Rotary Club, & Kevin Bennett and Jeni Cobb were honored by the Ray-Pec Sunrise Optimist Club. Read on...
  79. Sean Martin

    Sean Martin named next head football coach

    Congrats to Sean Martin, the new Ray-Pec High School head football coach! Martin has been a P.E. teacher and coach at Ray-Pec High School since 1997. Martin, a Ray-Pec graduate, will replace Tom Kruse, who is retiring at the end of this school year. Read on...
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    Share your input as District plans for the future

    The School District is updating its 10-year Long-Range Facility Plan with the assistance of community input. You can view the information in the presentation and then share your input in a survey about planning priorities. Read on...
  81. Esai Oquendo

    Belton 8th grader wins Cass County Spelling Bee

    Congratulations to Belton 8th grader Esai Oquendo, who won the Cass County Spelling Bee and qualified for the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.! Six spellers participated in the Bee, which was hosted by the Ray-Pec School District. Read on...
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    RPHS Band Teacher honored at Gem Theater

    Ray-Pec High School Band Teacher John Wilson was honored with a standing ovation on March 7, during Jazzin'at the Gem at the American Jazz Museum for his many years of teaching. Wilson is retiring from the school district at the end of this school year.
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    RPHS student to compete in Educators Rising State Competition

    Congratulations to Southland CAPS Education Exploration and RPHS student Kendra Hacker on her top 5 placement in two competition events at the Educators Rising State Competition. Kendra has qualified to compete at the national competition. Read on...
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    Public presentations about Long Range Facility Plan

    The District invites the community to come and hear about the Long Range Facility Planning process. You will have the opportunity to share your input in a survey about planning priorities. Public presentations are scheduled for March 10 and 11. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec Foundation presents books written by RPHS grad to elementary schools

    The Ray-Pec Public School Foundation purchased and presented two of Cheryl's picture books for the library at each elementary school and Shull Early Learning Center. Klein, 1 996 graduate, signed copies of "Wings" and "Thunder Trucks" for each school. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec students attend Women of Color Conference

    A group of Raymore-Peculiar students attended the invitation-only "Women of Color Leadership Conference: Girls Day" on March 5 at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Read on...
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    Prowlers win awards at Missouri State Dance Championship

    Congratulations to the Prowlers Dance team! The Prowlers placed 2nd in the mix category and 5th in the jazz category in the 6A division at the Missouri State Championship on Feb. 29. In addition, five team members were recognized for Academic All-State. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec East Middle School honors February Students of the Month

    Congratulations to the February Students of the Month at Raymore-Peculiar East Middle School! Front row: 8th graders. Middle row: 7th graders. Top row: 6th graders. Read on...
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    Speech and Debate students place first overall at Neosho Tournament

    Ray-Pec Speech and Debate Students placed first in the Overall Sweepstakes out of 46 schools at the Neosho Varsity tournament on Feb 28 and 29. Ray-Pec placed first in dramatic interp, humorous interp, duo interp, and informative speaking. Read on...
  90. Riley Zimmerman

    Middle School musician honored at Jazz Festival

    Riley Zimmerman was awarded a certificate for Outstanding Musicianship at the University of Central Missouri Jazz Festival on Feb. 22. Riley was one of four soloists when the SMS Jazz Band received the top rating of "1-Superior" at the festival. Read on...
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    Board honors All State Choir students

    The School Board on Feb. 27 honored the All State Choir students from Ray-Pec High School. From left: Robbie Keays, Austin Planker, Samuel Reicher, and Board Member Bill Lowe. Not pictured: Payton Ballinger, Chloe Coons, Mark Moorhead, & Carinne Williams. Read on...
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    Board recognizes All-State Band students

    The Ray-Pec School Board on Feb. 27 recognized the All-State Band students from Ray-Pec High School. From left: Hayden Smith, Aeryn Mitchell, Zaran Jathaul, Lucian Howlett, Lilah Manning, Sage Buckley, and Board Member Bill Lowe. Read on...
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    Board Members honored for Board Appreciation Week

    Board members were recognized at the Feb. 27 meeting in honor of School Board Appreciation Week! From left: Board President Ruth Johnson, Bill Lowe, Billy King, Aaron Howlett, and Ashley Jones. Not present: Board Vice President Paul Coffman and Kim York.
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    Ray-Pec Foundation presents Partner in Education awards

    The Ray-Pec Public School Foundation honored the Peculiar Charitable Foundation and Allison Scott as the 2020 recipients of the Partners in Education award. They were honored on Feb. 22 at the annual Gala to support Foundation projects and scholarships. Read on...
  95. Sophomore Pilgrimage

    RPHS student Audrey Huffman selected for Sophomore Pilgrimage

    Sophomore Audrey Huffman was selected to attend the Sophomore Pilgrimage. Each year, 250 sophomores are invited to observe the Missouri Legislature; tour the Capitol, the Governor's Mansion and Supreme Court Building; and to meet state legislators. Read on...
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    RPSMS honors February Students of the Month

    Congratulations to the South Middle School Students of the Month! They were recognized for exhibiting self control. Read on...
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    Major Saver card sale continues through March 2

    The 2020 Major Saver discount card campaign starts Feb. 20 and continues through March 2. Elementary and middle school students are selling $15 cards featuring 21 special offers. In addition, patrons may download an app to access other reusable offers. Read on...
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    RPHS honors February Students of the Month

    Congratulations to the Ray-Pec High School Students of the Month for January! Efren Rodriguez and Abigail Prince were honored by the Raymore-Peculiar Sunrise Optimist Club, and Seth Kelley and Kate Lagis were recognized by the Belton-Raymore Rotary Club. Read on...
  99. Rachel Surls

    Human Resources Director earns industry certification

    Ray-Pec Director of Human Resources Rachel Surls was awarded the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification by the HR Certification Institute. Surls has worked for the Ray-Pec Human Resources Department for five years. Read on...
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    Students use "Whisper Phones" funded by Foundation grant

    First graders in Alex Tompkins' class at Bridle Ridge Elementary use "Whisper Phones" during partner reading and independent reading to increase fluency and build confidence. They were purchased through a grant from the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation. Read on...
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    District Chief Financial Officer earns SFO certification

    Chief Financial Officer Cynthia Byous was awarded the Certified Administration of School Finance and Operations (SFO) certification by the Association for School Business Officials International. This is her 4th year as CFO for the school district. Read on...
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    Coach Jamin Swift named XC Coach of the Year for Missouri

    Congratulations to Jamin Swift on being selected by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association as the Boys’ High School Coach of the Year for Missouri for the 2019 cross country season. Read on...
  103. Adelaide and Nathan

    Ray-Pec High School to present "Guys and Dolls"

    Ray-Pec High School presents its winter musical comedy, “Guys and Dolls.” The final performance of the show will be in the RPHS Theatre at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16. Reserve tickets by calling 892-3999, ext. 2400. Read on...
  104. TOY apple

    District announces finalists for Teacher and Support Staff Employee of the Year

    The District announces the finalists for 2020 Teacher of the Year and Support Staff Employee of the Year. A banquet to honor finalists in both programs is scheduled for April 7 at Ray-Pec High School. You may attend the banquet. Read on...
  105. Ray-Pec cheer at UCA

    Ray-Pec cheerleaders compete at nationals

    Ray-Pec cheerleaders competed on Feb. 8 at the Universal Cheerleaders Association High School Nationals. This is the first time in school history that our cheerleaders have qualified for UCA nationals. Congratulations! Read on...
  106. Toys for Tots group

    Student raises funds for Toys for Tots

    RPHS student Hailey Lucas was awarded a plaque for raising over $100 for Toys for Tots in a school project. Toys for Tots is a program of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve to give toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy gifts for Christmas. Read on...
  107. DECA awards

    20 DECA students qualify for state competition

    Fifty-two Ray-Pec High school DECA students attended the District 3 contest on Feb. 6. Of that total, 30 students placed in their event, and 20 qualified for the state competition. Read on...
  108. Ray-Pec School Board May 2019

    School Board Recognition Week is Feb. 9-15

    Communities across the state are honoring the service of boards of education Feb. 9-15 for School Board Recognition Week. Board members volunteer their time and energy to help shape the future of the district. We appreciate their hard work and dedication! Read on...
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    Twenty-eight student athletes sign letters of intent

    It was a full gym on Feb. 7 when 28 Ray-Pec High School student-athletes celebrated plans to continue in their sport at the college level. Read on...
  110. FBLA Feb 2020

    FBLA students qualify for state in many events

    Congrats to the students who placed in the top five of their events at the FBLA District Leadership Conference. A 1st place finish qualifies for State in performance events and 1st through 5th place award qualifies for State in objective testing. Read on...
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    Ray-Pec East Middle School honors Students of the Month

    Congratulations to the January Students of the Month at Ray-Pec East Middle School! Front row: 8th graders. Middle row: 7th graders. Top row: 6th graders. Read on...
  112. All-State Choir

    Ray-Pec students participate in All-State Choir

    Congratulations to Payton Ballinger, Chloe Coons, Robbie Keays, Austin Planker, and Samuel Reicher on their participation in the 2020 Missouri All-State Choir Jan. 22 to 25 at Tan-Tar-A. Also pictured are alternates Carinne Williams and Mark Moorhead. Read on...
  113. Prize Patrol Elem Counselors 1

    Foundation awards more than $11,000 in classroom grants

    The Foundation Prize Patrol presented more than $11,000 in grant awards on Jan. 29. Foundation Board President Phil Parke, Foundation Executive Director Jodie Huston, Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees, and several Board Members participated. Read on...
  114. All State Band 2020

    Ray-Pec High School students perform with All-State Band

    Raymore-Peculiar High School students Lilah Manning, 1st row seat 2, Sage Buckley 2nd row seat 4, and Lucian Howlett, back row on the right, prepare to perform with All-State Band on Jan. 25 at Tan-Tar-A for the Missouri Music Educators Association. Read on...
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    High School Student Leadership Team helps at Harvesters

    On Jan. 23, RPHS Teachers Emily Craig and Scott Jermain took 21 Student Leadership Team members to Harvesters, where they packaged frozen chicken to feed people across the KC area. The group set a record for packaging over 4 pallets of food. Read on...
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    RPEMS recognizes December Students of the Month

    Here are the Ray-Pec East Middle School Students of the Month for December! Front row: 8th Graders. Middle row: 7th Graders. Top row: 6th graders. Read on...
  117. Honor Roll

    Ray-Pec middle schools announce first semester honor rolls

    Ray-Pec East Middle School and Ray-Pec South Middle School announce their honor rolls for first semester. 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...
  118. Kirk Hipple 2020

    Kirk Hipple is new Activities Director for Ray-Pec School District

    Kirk Hipple will be the new Activities Director for the Ray-Pec School District, effective in July. The School Board approved the hiring at its Jan. 23 meeting. He will replace Tom Kruse, who is retiring at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Read on...
  119. Gechter 2020

    Dr. Lauren Gechter to be new principal of Timber Creek Elementary

    Dr. Lauren Gechter will be the new principal at Timber Creek Elementary School, effective in July. The School Board approved the hiring on Jan. 23. She will replace Principal Dr. Lovie Driskill, who is retiring at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Read on...
  120. KeriCollison 2020

    Keri Collison is new principal of Peculiar Elementary School

    Keri Collison will be the new principal at Peculiar Elementary School, effective July 2020. The School Board approved the hiring at its Jan. 23 meeting. She will replace Principal Rob Weida, who is retiring at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Read on...
  121. Carolyn Deane 2020

    Carolyn Deane named new principal of Stonegate Elementary School

    Carolyn Deane will be the new principal at Stonegate Elementary School, effective July 2020. The Ray-Pec School Board approved the hiring at its Jan. 23 meeting. She came to Ray-Pec in 2011 to work in the district as a Behavior Interventionist. Read on...
  122. Rotary donates to Foundation Jan 2020

    Rotary Club donates to Ray-Pec Foundation

    The Belton-Raymore Rotary Club?? donated $2,200 to ?the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation??. Club President Lisa Peek, at left, presented the funds to Foundation Executive Director Jodie Huston at the Jan. 8 club meeting.
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    Ray-Pec High School announces first semester honor rolls

    Congratulations to the students named to the Ray-Pec High School honor rolls for the fall semester 2019. 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. Read on...
  124. RP Spelling Bee 2020 winner

    8th grader Audrey Mitchell wins Ray-Pec Spelling Bee

    Congratulations to 8th grader Audrey Mitchell, winner of the Ray-Pec School District Spelling Bee! 8th grader Connor Cranston was the runner-up. Both students attend South Middle School. Twenty-six students participated in the Spelling Bee on Jan. 14. Read on...
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    District seeks nominations for Teacher and Support Staff awards

    The School District is seeking nominations for the 2020 Teacher of the Year and Support Staff Employee of the Year. For both awards, the deadline to submit a nomination letter is Feb. 3. A banquet on April 7 will honor the award finalists. Read on...
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    Board honors state champion varsity cheerleaders

    The School Board on Dec.19 recognized the state champion High School Varsity Cheer Squad and All-State Cheerleader Hailee Teeter. Awards were accepted by Hailee, the team captains and seniors. They are pictured with School Board President Ruth Johnson. Read on...
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    Board recognizes Junior Varsity Cheerleaders on state championship

    The School Board on Dec. 19 recognized the Ray-Pec High School Junior Varsity Cheer Squad for winning the state championship. Captains Emily Galant, left, and Kendra Schulmeister, center, are pictured with School Board President Ruth Johnson. Read on...
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    Board honors Sarah Chellberg

    The School Board on Dec. 19 recognized Ray-Pec Director of Child Nutrition Sarah Chellberg, at left. Sarah is the current president of the Missouri School Nutrition Association Board of Directors. She is pictured with School Board President Ruth Johnson.
  129. 2019 District Champs

    A.D. and Head Football Coach Tom Kruse to retire at end of 2019-2020

    Last month, after completing his 20th season as head football coach, Activities Director Tom Kruse announced his plans to retire at the end of the 2019-20 school year. This is his 20th year in the Ray-Pec District and his 18th year as Activities Director. Read on...
  130. Deborah Hale

    Sympathy notice - Death of RPHS teacher

    We are saddened to inform you of a death in the Ray-Pec family. Deborah Hale, a teacher at Ray-Pec High School, passed away on Dec. 19, 2019. Mrs. Hale experienced a medical emergency. EMS transported her to the hospital, where she later died. Read on...
  131. Green Machine 2019

    SMS LEGO Robotics Team qualifies for regional championship

    Congratulations to the South Middle School First LEGO League Robotics Team, also known as the Green Machine! The team competed in its first qualifying tournament on Dec. 14 and qualified to advance to the Kansas City Regional Championship on Jan. 25. Read on...
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    RPHS Students of the Month for December

    Congratulations to the High School Students of the Month for December! From left: Dalton Apel and Alani Delce were honored by the Raymore-Peculiar Sunrise Optimist Club, and Jordan Jermain and Te'a White were recognized by the Belton-Raymore Rotary Club.
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    Ray-Pec places 2nd in overall sweepstakes at William Chrisman Tournament

    Ray-Pec speech and debate students won 2nd place in the overall sweepstakes Dec. 6-7 at the William Chrisman Varsity Tournament. Spencer Barr placed first in Humorous Interpretation, and Maddy Busby and Paige Showen placed first in Duo Interpretation. Read on...
  134. Kari Monsees

    Dr. Monsees selected for state Deputy Commissioner post

    Dr. Kari Monsees, who is retiring as Ray-Pec Superintendent in June 2020, has been selected to fill a statewide position as deputy commissioner for financial and administrative services with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Read on...
  135. music

    Six RPHS students selected for All-State Band

    These Ray-Pec High School students were selected for the All-State Band: Sage Buckley, Clarinet; Lilah Manning, Flute; Lucian Howlett, Snare Option; Aeryn Mitchell, Bassoon; Zaran Jathaul, Snare Option; and Hayden Smith, Trumpet. Read on...
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    Music teacher composes alma mater for Ray-Pec High School

    After learning that Ray-Pec High School did not have an official alma mater, Vocal Music Teacher Stephen Rew created one. Over the summer, he wrote the music and lyrics for the song. The first public performance of the song was Nov. 15 at the high school. Read on...
  137. School Board

    School Board candidate filing begins on Dec. 17

    Persons interested in running for a position on the Ray-Pec School Board are invited to file to be a candidate in the April 7, 2020, election. Filing will begin at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17. There are three positions available with three-year terms. Read on...
  138. Journalism awards 2019

    Five RPHS students earn national journalism awards

    Five RPHS students earned national awards at the National Student Press Contest sponsored by the National Scholastic Press Association and Journalism Education Association on Nov. 22 in Washington, D.C. Read on...
  139. EMS January SOM 2019

    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...
  140. Allison Bruflat

    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 Child Nutrition Department is dedicated to our students' health and well-being. Free and reduced-price meals are available to families who qualify. Meal application

    Students participating in virtual learning (VIPR) can sign up for a 5-day meal pack. Students in grades 6-12 can sign up for a 3-day meal pack for days learning at home. More information

Ray-Pec Athletics

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    The Ray-Pec varsity football team runs onto the field before the Sept. 18 Homecoming game against Lee's Summit North. Ray-Pec won the game 27-7. (Photo by Victor Carr)

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

  1. Thu, Dec 17

  2. Fri, Dec 18

  3. Mon, Dec 21 - Tue, Jan 5