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

Trout Stocking

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.

The students are developing a proposal for the MDC to use a quicker process that will reduce stress on the fish during the stocking process. 
The Ray-Pec E&D students are Brynn Elkins, Caleb Dula, Ryan Canon, Ethen Reddel, and Jesse Simpson. 

On Nov. 9, MDC stocked Johnston Lake with 900 rainbow trout. Read more about the trout stocking project: https://tinyurl.com/fxbkky3e

Ray-Pec E&D is a half-day program through which students earn credits in English, science, social studies, and/or business, while working on real-world projects. #aschoolofchoicerp

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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.

Cars for Heroes all

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.)

Chase Bronson using Manual Mill

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.)

Evan Holman and Quinn Hime CMC Mill

Credentials Earned in the Program

  • Mill Certificate

  • Lathe Certificate

  • OSHAA 7100 Certificate

  • Potential NIMS (National Institute for Metalworking Skills) Certifications for the following:

    • CNC Lathe Operations

    • CNC Mill Operations

    • Drill Press I

    • Milling I

    • Turning 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 abram.lewis@raypec.org. #aschoolofchoiceRP

Carpentry and Construction Technology

Did you know that a student can graduate from Ray-Pec with an Industry Recognized Credential (IRC) in Carpentry? 
Brendon Meyerkorth is a senior studying Construction Technology at Cass Career Center. The 2021-2022 school year is his second year in the program.
At the end of the year, if he continues to pass all of the module tests and performance tasks, Brendon will earn his Industry Recognized Credential (IRC) in Carpentry from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). He has already earned his OSHA 10-hour certification and has been trained on the Bobcat Skid Steer.
Construction Technology is just one of the programs available to Ray-Pec High School students through Cass Career Center (CCC), which is located in Harrisonville. Other programs include Health Sciences, Criminal Justice, Firefighting, and Automotive Maintenance and Repair. The programs are designed to be one or two years in length. #aschoolofchoiceRP
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