A School of Choice
The Ray-Pec School District provides a wide variety of choices for students for life after graduation, whether students choose to attend college, join the military, or enter the workforce. #ASchoolOfChoiceRP
Students from the Ray-Pec High School Enterprise & Design program are helping the Missouri Department Conservation improve the process for stocking Johnston Lake in Raymore with rainbow trout.
Students repair car for donation to veteran
Four students in the Raymore-Peculiar High School Enterprise & Design program are fixing up a car for future donation to a veteran or first responder. The project is in partnership with the Cars 4 Heroes non-profit organization in Kansas City.
The students working on the car are: Malachi Carver, Kessler Richard Bunger, Aiden Churchwell, and Jake Walsh.
Malachi said that all four students like to work on cars and like the idea that this car will likely go to a veteran. The project is especially meaningful to them because their teacher, Darrick Gray, is a U.S. Army veteran.
Dr. Kristel Barr, Director of Secondary Education, said that the Ray-Pec E&D program allows students to earn credits in several courses while working on real world projects. Juniors and seniors are eligible to enroll in the half-day program, which is located at the Ray-Pec Academy building. Next school year, the program will be located at the new LEAD Center at M-58 and Foxridge Drive. #aschoolofchoiceRP
Learn more about Ray-Pec Enterprise & Design.
Computer Integrated Machining and Manufacturing
Did you know that Ray-Pec High School students can learn computer integrated machining and manufacturing skills? Students earn dual credit through Metropolitan Community College, and the courses prepare students for jobs in machining and manufacturing immediately after graduation or to pursue additional education toward an engineering degree.
Currently, 10 seniors participate in the half-day program, which is housed in the Ray-Pec Academy building. At the end of this school year, the program will move to a new home.
Beginning with fall 2022, the program will be located in the LEAD Center at M-58 highway and Foxridge Dr. LEAD stands for Learning, Experiences, And Discovery.
(At right, Chance Bronson uses a Manual Mill to cut a hexagonal head on his project.)
While most of the coursework takes place on the Ray-Pec campus, some Saturdays may be spent at the MCC Engineering Student Machine Shop at the Business and Technology Center. Seniors are eligible to apply for the program. To participate in the machining program, students must have successfully completed Materials & Processes I. Successful completion of Materials & Processes II and CAD experience is highly recommended.
The courses include:
Introduction to Machining and Manufacturing
Machine Shop Safety
Introduction to Blueprint Reading
Manual Lathe Operation
Manual Mill Operation
Lathe Operation Fundamentals - students will learn the fundamentals of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) lathe programming and operation
Mill Operation Fundamentals - students will learn the fundamentals of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) mill programming and operation
(At right, Evan Holman and Quinn Hime use a CNC Mill.)
Credentials Earned in the Program
OSHAA 7100 Certificate
Potential NIMS (National Institute for Metalworking Skills) Certifications for the following:
CNC Lathe Operations
CNC Mill Operations
Drill Press I
Job Planning, Benchwork, and Layout
(At right, Laura Heffernon uses the Digital Readout on the Manual Mill.)
A 2021 graduate of the program is currently studying Industrial Engineering in college. Of the students enrolled in 2021-2022, four plan to study engineering in college, one plans to use the training for work placement in the military, and three plan to participate in a Computer Integrated Machining and Manufacturing (CIMM) internship during the summer. Other students are undecided at this time about their post-graduation plans.
For more information about the program contact the instructor, Abe Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org. #aschoolofchoiceRP