News Flash

Posted on: October 19, 2021

Ray-Pec Cheerleaders to go to state competition

Varsity Cheer Comp

Congratulations to the Ray-Pec High School cheer squads! Varsity placed first and junior varsity placed third at regionals! Both squads are heading to state competition on Dec. 11-12! (The varsity cheerleaders are pictured.)

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: October 19, 2021

Client-connected projects

Columbatto English students

Students in English 4 classes at Ray-Pec High School have begun working on their client-connected projects. Seniors have been practicing pitch presentations in the classroom. This week, they are beginning to meet with clients, both in-person and virtually...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: October 18, 2021

High School students honored for academic achievements

RPHS Seal

On Oct. 14, 2021, Raymore-Peculiar High School honored students with academic honors earned during the 2020-2021 school year. Students were recognized for achievements such as earning an Academic Letter, receiving the Lamp of Learning award, plac...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Ray-Pec announces new School Resource Officer

Blake Chalmers

Officer Blake Chalmers with the Peculiar Police Department is the new School Resource Officer in Peculiar.

 

He replaces former SRO Rick Clausing, who was recently promoted to Sergeant within the Police Department. On days school is in session, Off...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Sarah Larkins wins girls golf District Championship

Sarah Larkins District Champ

Congrats to Sarah Larkins, the girls golf District Champion! Despite rainy conditions and a tournament delay, she shot a 79 to win the tournament at Longview.  Sam Larkins placed 8th and received All-District honors.
Ray-Pec girls also placed seco...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Ray-Pec Junior Wins 1st Place At Chilifest in Lee’s Summit!

Jack Green BBQ contest

Congratulations to Ray-Pec High School Junior Jack Green, who won 1st Place in the Wings category at the 18th Annual Chilifest in downtown Lee’s Summit!
Jack won first place/Grand Champion out of 27 teams in the wings category using his own recipe for &quo...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: October 5, 2021

Raymore Day at the K

Raymore Day at the K on big screen

The last game of the season for the Kansas City Royals was a special game for the Ray-Pec School District.

It was the 13th annual Raymore Day at the K, and included choir students from Ray-Pec East and Ray-Pec South middle schools singing the National Anth...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: October 4, 2021

Kevin Pluss selected to receive Charles W. Cummings Scholarship

Kevin Pluss 2

Congratulations to Kevin Pluss on being selected to receive the $1,000 Charles W. Cummings Scholarship. He received the scholarship during the recent MO-CASE conference for special education administrators in Missouri. Mr. Pluss was selected for demonstra...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: October 4, 2021

Sarah Larkins earns all-conference honors

Sarah Larkins All Conference 9th2

Congratulations to Sarah Larkins, who earned all-conference honors after placing 9th at the Oct. 4 girls conference golf match at Adams Pointe Golf Club in Blue Springs.

Latest News
Posted on: September 23, 2021

RAYPEC RUSH

RAYPEC RUSH

Students selected for RPHS show choir

Congratulations to the students selected for this year’s RAYPEC RUSH, the competitive show choir at Ray-Pec High School. RAYPEC RUSH is an after school activity and includes students in grades 9-12. Auditions...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: September 22, 2021

Constitution Day

IMG_3806 (1)

Students at Raymore Elementary School celebrated Constitution Day on Sept. 17 with flags and bookmarks donated by Prairie Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution. 
Nancy Morris, a local member, delivered th...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Students selected for All-District Choir

All District Choir

Twenty-eight Ray-Pec High School singers received All-District Honors! Congratulations to selected members of the West Central District All-District Choir and the Treble Honor Choir. Students are pictured here with Vocal Music Teacher Stephen Rew.
Twenty-f...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Parents as Teachers offers in-home or virtual visits

First day of PAT

The Ray-Pec Parents as Teachers (PAT) program is now offering families virtual or in-person home visits. So far this year, most families have scheduled in-person visits. Last year, only virtual visits were scheduled. Ray-Pec Parent Educators are Cindy Wes...

Read on...

Additional Info... Latest News
Posted on: September 2, 2021

Ella Menzel placed 3rd at JV golf tourney

Ella Menzel 3rd at 090121

Congratulations to Ella Menzel on placing third in the Junior Varsity tourney on Sept. 1 at Longview. The Panthers placed 3rd overall out of 16 teams.
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: August 30, 2021

Ray-Pec Wins First Home Football Game of the Season

Final score

Ray-Pec's first home game of the season. hosted Rockhurst Hawklets
Final score: Ray-Pec defeats Rockhurst, 20-14!
With 17 seconds left in the game, the Panthers scored a touchdown to move ahead.
You can watch the game at:  https://youtu.be/...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: August 27, 2021

Arrowhead Stadium Visit

ED

The Ray-Pec Enterprise & Design team of coaches visited Arrowhead Stadium to view the finishing steps of a project by Turner Construction Company. Turner Construction is one of the businesses partnering with RP E&D to provide a client-connected pr...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: August 25, 2021

Raymore man donates 85 pairs of shoes

Moke Shoes 2

A big thank you to Curtis Moke of Raymore! On Aug. 25, he dropped off approximately 85 pairs of new shoes for Ray-Pec students.
Curtis organized a hole-in-one fundraiser event, recruited corporate sponsors, and raised funds to purchase the shoes for famili...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: August 20, 2021

An update on face coverings

masking graphic

Please read this message from Superintendent Dr. Mike Slagle about the Aug. 20 School Board meeting and an update on face coverings.

Additional Info... Latest News
Posted on: August 18, 2021

Todd Schnake named semi-finalist for Missouri Teacher of the Year

MO 2022 TOY Semifinalists

Congratulations to Ray-Pec Teacher of the Year Todd Schnake, who was selected as one of 17 semi-finalists for Missouri 2022 Teacher of the Year!
These teachers were selected from 35 Regional Teachers of the Year across the state. Next, DESE will reveal the...
Read on...

Additional Info... Latest News
Posted on: August 18, 2021

Welcome to Shull Early Learning Center

Shatford greeting 4

Dr. Mary Shatford, Director of Shull Early Learning Center, welcomes families to Meet the Teacher night on Aug. 17. Families visited the school, met teachers, toured classrooms, and dropped off supplies. (Photo by Ella Gawf)

Latest News
Posted on: August 13, 2021

New coordinator for Panther Pride before/after school child care

Ryan Naylor Family Pic

Ryan Naylor is the new program coordinator for the Panther Pride before and after school child care program in the Ray-Pec School District. Naylor began work on Aug. 9.
Naylor comes to Ray-Pec with more than 15 years of experience in before and after scho...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: August 12, 2021

Fall COVID-19 protocols

masking graphic

The School Board on Aug. 10 reviewed COVID-19 protocols for Ray-Pec schools. At this time, face coverings are highly recommended, but not required, for all persons in all indoor settings when physical distancing cannot be maintained.

You can review the&...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: August 9, 2021

Todd Schnake honored at Regional Teacher of the Year Luncheon

Schnake and Plagman

Ray-Pec Teacher of the Year Todd Schnake was one of six teachers honored on Aug. 4 at a KC Regional Teacher of the Year Celebration Luncheon. Todd teaches speech and theatre at Ray-Pec High School. He is pictured with Dr. J. Michael Pragman, Director of t...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Board honors I.B. Diploma graduates

I.B. Diploma grads at BOE meeting

The Raymore-Peculiar School Board on July 22  honored Brendan Fuller, left, and Kerstin Randolph, right, for completing the requirements to earn the International Baccalaureate Diploma.
They are pictured with Board Vice President Paul Coffman.
Two ...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Board honors twins for placing 12th at national tournament

Williams twins at July BOE

The Board of Education on July 22 honored Samantha Williams, left, and Kayla Williams, right, on placing 12th in the nation in Duo Interpretation at the National Speech and Debate Association Tournament!
They are pictured with Board Vice President...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Sympathy notice - Paul Barbarick

Paul Barbarick

UPDATE: The celebration of life service for Paul Barbarick has been postponed, and a new date has not yet been scheduled. Please share this information with anyone you know who might be planning to attend. 

Sympathy is extended to family and frien...

Read on...

Obituary Latest News
Posted on: July 8, 2021

Fast facts about athletics and activities

Activities collage

At the June 24, 2021, School Board meeting, Activities Director Kirk Hipple gave a report on the Athletic/Activities Program in the district. Here are a few of the facts that he shared:

  • 1,190 students were involved in one or more MSHSAA sponsored activitie...
Read on...

Additional Info... Latest News
Posted on: July 8, 2021

Todd Schnake selected as Regional Teacher of the Year

Todd Schnake 2

Congratulations to our 2021 Ray-Pec Teacher of the Year, Todd Schnake, on being selected as a Kansas City Regional Teacher of the Year! 
The Kansas City Regional Professional Development Center chose Schnake as one of six honorees for the award.
Th...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: June 30, 2021

Board honors gold medal vocalists

BOE honors Gold Medal vocalists June 2021

The Board on June 24 recognized RPHS choir students who received gold medals at MSHSAA's State Solo and Small Ensemble Festival earlier this spring. Some students received a gold medal for a solo, some received a gold medal as part of a ...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: June 30, 2021

School Board honors All-State Track athlete

BOE honors Luke Voelker June 2021

The School Board on June 24 recognized Luke Voelker for earning All-State honors by finishing in the top 8 at the Missouri State Track and Field Meet in May. Luke, an incoming senior, finished 6th in the 3,200-meter run and set a new school recor...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: June 22, 2021

Ray-Pec student helps with dinosaur excavation

Nadia Hill 2

Nadia Hill, an incoming 8th grader at East Middle School, recently returned from participating in the excavation of the famous Triceratops dinosaur named Shady in the Badlands of South Dakota. 
The discovery of Shady made national news last year w...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: June 9, 2021

District leaders thank Eric Arnold for service

Eric Arnold at Admin Council June 2021

During the July 8 Administrative Council meeting, District leaders thanked Eric Arnold, center, for his years of service to the District. Mr. Arnold began working at Ray-Pec in 1993 as a science teacher. He retires this month as assistant principal at Ray...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: May 18, 2021

RPHS student-athletes celebrate with signing ceremony

Signing Day May 2021IMG_1335

Congratulations to these Ray-Pec High School seniors who signed letters of intent to continue their activities at the college level! A ceremony on May 14 celebrated the signings.
Front row, from left: Jacob Smith, eSports at Kansas Wesleyan University, Sal...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: May 17, 2021

Panthers qualify for sectionals in 19 events

Track and Field Sectional Qualifiers

Congratulations to these sectional qualifiers from the district track meet on May 15 in Nixa. The sectional track and field meet is May 22 at Carthage. The Panthers qualified in 19 events!

  • Boys 4x100 (Gunner Elkins, Jaidyn Doss, D'Marion Riley, Ca...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: May 12, 2021

Ray-Pec wins Class 6 Scholar Bowl state championship

Scholar Bowl State Picture

Congratulations to Ray-Pec High School’s Scholar Bowl team, which won the Class 6 state championship on May 8 in Columbia! The trip to the top included a 360-200 win over Kickapoo on April 27, and 371-370 win over St. Joseph Central on May 8, an...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: May 7, 2021

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

Former Orscheln building

On April 29, 2021, the 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.

In February 2021, t...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: May 5, 2021

RPHS Literary Magazine hosts Open Mic Night

RPHS Lit Mag

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! The Literary Magazine's ...
Read on...

KPTV segment about Open Mic Night Latest News
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Amanda Reed is the 2021 Support Staff Employee of the Year

Amanda Reed with banner

Congratulations to 2021 Support Staff Employee of the Year Amanda Reed! Reed is the child nutrition manager at Eagle Glen Elementary School.

As the winner, Reed receives a $500 cash award, a desk award, and banners for her school. 

Reed has been wo...

Read on...

Read more Latest News
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Todd Schnake is the 2021 Teacher of the Year

Todd Schnake with RJ and AV

Congratulations to 2021 Teacher of the Year Todd Schnake! The announcement was made on May 3. A small group of District administrators surprised each recipient with the news, just before it was announced to the public. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there ...

Read on...

Read more Latest News
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Cristin Blunt to be new assistant principal at RPEMS

Cristin Blunt 2021

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.

 B...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Ashley Tegenkamp to be new principal at Creekmoor Elementary

Ashley Tegenkamp

Ashley Tegenkamp will be the new principal at Creekmoor Elementary School, effective in July. The Ray-Pec School Board approved the hiring at its April 29 meeting.

She is currently assistant principal at Sterling and Ridge View elementary schools in the Wa...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: April 28, 2021

You may live stream performances of "Once Upon a Mattress"

OnceUponMattress-Poster-FINAL

The Ray-Pec High School spring musical "Once Upon a Mattress" opens this week! Due to the pandemic, in-person seating in the theatre is extremely limited, and reservations are being prioritized for parents of the cast and crew members.

However, t...

Read on...

To order a ticket Latest News
Posted on: April 26, 2021

Spencer Barr wins state championship in Original Oratory

Spencer Barr state champ

Congratulations to Spencer Barr on winning the state championship in Original Oratory at the State Speech and Debate Tournament!

With Spencer's championship, Ray-Pec High School now leads the state of Missouri in all-time State Championships in Sp...

Read on...

State tournament results Latest News
Posted on: April 22, 2021

RPHS inducts 52 new members into National Honor Society

NHS2-900x569

The Raymore-Peculiar High School Yandall C. Hunt Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 52 new members during a ceremony on April 20 at the school.

Students are selected for excelling in the four pillars of NHS: Character, Scholarship, Leadership, ...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: April 22, 2021

Law enforcement students practice making traffic stops

Traffic Stop A

This week, students in the Ray-Pec High School Law Enforcement Class are practicing traffic stops. During the April 21 simulation, Superintendent Dr. Mike Slagle was the driver who had been stopped.
As part of a test, students used the radio to communicate...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: April 20, 2021

School Board members take oath

Oath of office

On April 19, Deanna Olson and Billy King took the oath of office to begin new three-year terms on the Ray-Pec School Board. Olson and King were elected on April 6. This will be Olson’s first term on the Board. King was first elected to the Board...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: April 19, 2021

School Board honors All-State Choir

All-State Choir at BOE

The School Board on April 19 honored students who were selected for the All-State Choir. From left: Bass Austin Planker, Tenor Mark Moorhead, Tenor Denton Meehan, Alto Jaci Stratton, Alto Kennedy Kinnick, Soprano Addison Hansen, Soprano Payton Ballinger, ...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: May 17, 2021

Major Saver card sales raises more than $26,000

Major Saver 2021

Kelly Osborn, president of Major Saver, at left, on April 13, 2021, presented a check for $26,010 to the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation and Ray-Pec elementary and middle schools. Of that total, $13,042.50 benefits the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation, a...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Voters approve Proposition S bond issue!

Prop S logo

Ray-Pec voters on April 6 approved Proposition S, the district's $72 million no-tax-rate-increase bond issue. The bond issue will fund priorities identified in the long-range facility plan. Funds will be used for these primary areas:

  • Student enrol...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: April 12, 2021

7th graders learn about laser rays

Laser ray 1

Seventh graders at South Middle School have been learning about laser rays, thanks to a gift from the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation.
Earlier this semester, Teachers Vanessa Beere and Joanna Clark received a $750 grant to purchase laser ray boxes and len...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Fifth grader wins statewide poster contest

Eagle Glen Amelia Z poster

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...

Latest News
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Volunteers needed!

Senior DRIVE image

Volunteers needed!
On the evening of April 21, seniors taking English 4 at Ray-Pec High School will present their experience working on client-connected DRIVE projects over the 2020-21 school year. 
In-person students will present at the h...
Read on...

Additional Info... Latest News
Posted on: March 30, 2021

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

Solos and Small Ensembles

Ray-Pec High School band and choir students recently performed solos and small ensembles at MSHSAA's State Solo and Small Ensemble Festival.  Students were adjudicated virtually, given feedback, and awarded gold, silver, or bronze medals. Ray-Pec...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: March 29, 2021

Eight students selected for All-State Choir

Congratulations All-State Choir (1)

Recently, Ray-Pec choir members who were selected for the West Central All-District Choir auditioned for the Missouri All-State Choir.

Selected singers include:

  • Sopranos - Payton Ballinger (2-year member), Alternate Addison Hansen
  • Altos - Kennedy Kinnick an...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Ray-Pec wrestlers named to All-Conference teams

All Conference Wrestling 2021

Congratulations to the Ray-Pec wrestlers named to the Suburban Conference - Gold Division - 2020-2021 All-Conference Wrestling Teams!
BOYS 2nd Team
160 - Patrick Martin (Fr)
182 - Coleton McElliott (Sr)
BOYS Honorable Mention
113 - Bryce Gatlin (Fr)
145 - Jacob...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Optimist Club donates to CAN

Optimist Club donate to RPF

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) pro...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: March 17, 2021

Ray-Pec 5th grader wins Cass County Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee winners 4

Congratulations to Ray-Pec's Mac Northcraft on winning the Cass County Spelling Bee!
Mac, a 5th grader at Creekmoor Elementary School, won the Bee by spelling the word "guess." He has qualified to compete in the annual Scripps National S...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: March 17, 2021

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

St Patricks Day

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

Latest News
Posted on: March 10, 2021

Ashley Rowland honored as Outstanding Beginning Teacher

ARowland

Congratulations to Ashley Rowland, 9th grade English Language Arts Teacher at Ray-Pec High School, on being selected as one of Missouri's Outstanding Beginning Teachers!
Every two years, the Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Congratulations to our award finalists!

TOY apple

Congratulations to the finalists for 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.

Teacher of the Year finalists

Cong...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: March 3, 2021

Prowlers win awards at Missouri State Dance Championship

congratulations

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 sol...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: March 2, 2021

RPHS students compete in DECA District 3 competition

DECA results

During February, DECA District 3 held its contest online. Students used their Marketing, Management, Finance, and Entrepreneurial skills and knowledge to compete through testing and preparing role play scenarios. Twenty-six Ray-Pec students competed with ...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: March 2, 2021

RPHS student Trey Doss selected for Sophomore Pilgrimage

Soph Pilgrimage Trey Doss

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.
Each year, 250 HS Sophomores have the...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: March 2, 2021

Varsity and JV cheer squads place 2nd at State

RPHS Cheer places 2nd at state

Congratulations to the Ray-Pec Varsity and Junior Varsity Cheer Squads on both placing second at the state tournament!
BACK row, from left: Emily Morris, Arielle Ausler, Nevaeh Whaley, Ava Keating, Olivia Friend, Lauren Downey, Alivia Bently, Lizzie Greble...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: February 18, 2021

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

Congratulations 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.

  • Sopranos: Payton Ballinger, Ki...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: February 18, 2021

Fourteen FBLA events qualify for state tournament

Party Celebration Zoom Virtual Background

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. Here are the individual results: 

  • Madison Priest, fifth place B...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: February 3, 2021

Ray-Pec uses new tool to gather your feedback

Pulse logo

In an ongoing effort to improve school culture and focus on feedback related to parent and family engagement, the Ray-Pec School District is using a new tool.
Pulse is the new tool that sends regular, short, anonymous surveys. The quick and frequent feedba...
Read on...

To sign up ... Latest News
Posted on: February 3, 2021

Twenty students celebrated at RPHS Signing Day ceremony

Signing Day 2021 IMG_1176

Congratulations to these 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 Ray-Pec High School.

 

Front row, from left:

Jack Kel...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: January 29, 2021

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

Prop S logo

During its Feb. 25 meeting, the Raymore-Peculiar School Board approved purchasing the building at M-58 Highway and Foxridge Drive. The facility, which has been vacant for several years, formerly housed the Orscheln Farm and Home store.The District plans t...
Read on...

Learn more about Proposition S: Latest News
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Board approves calendar for 2021-2022 school year

2021-2022 calendar image

The Ray-Pec School  Board on Jan. 28 approved the calendar for the 2021-2022 school year. The first day of school will be Monday, Aug. 23.For winter break, students will be dismissed early on Dec. 17. Classes are not in session through Jan. 2. Sc...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Paul Turner to be new assistant principal at South Middle School

Paul Turner

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.

Turner previously served as a secondary teacher and football coach in Colton, S.D.; Comme...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: January 26, 2021

Ray-Pec students earn 48 spots in All-District Honor Bands

assembling-clipart-orchestra-5

Ray-Pec High School 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!

Congratulations to Ba...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: January 26, 2021

District budget honored for 6th straight year

MBA logo

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.

The MBA p...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: January 25, 2021

Fifth grader wins District Spelling Bee

Mac Northcraft

Fifth grader Mac Northcraft won the Ray-Pec School District Spelling Bee on Jan. 13. Brooklyn Meloy, a seventh grader at Ray-Pec East Middle School, was the runner-up.
After eight rounds of spelling, Mac, a 5th grader at Creekmoor Elementary School, spelle...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: December 15, 2020

Foundation awards more than $10,300 in Classroom Impact Grants

PE Schork 3

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 Friday, Dec. 11, awarded 19 grants, totaling $10,359, to teachers across the distric...

Read on...

Additional Info... Latest News
Posted on: December 14, 2020

Children visit Santa at drive-through event at Ray-Pec High School

IMG_5629

Thanks to everyone who helped make the Saving Christmas event a success! High School Junior Paige Showen planned the event,  which included a drive-through Santa visit experience on Saturday, Dec. 12, for children in the community. Families who a...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: December 14, 2020

Senior Conrad Hawley receives Thomas A. Simone memorial Football Award

Conrad Hawley with Simone

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...

Latest News
Posted on: November 24, 2020

School Board adjusts 2020-2021 calendar

Updated 2020-21 calendar

The School Board approved designating Dec. 4, 11, and 18 as limited virtual learning days for elementary students. On those three Fridays, students in grades K-5 will not attend school in-person. There will be limited virtual instruction, and the...
Read on...

Additional Info... Latest News
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Needed: Substitute teachers

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 -- even one day a week -- we would love to have you!
You can qualify in two ways: 
1.    Complete 60 co...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: November 17, 2020

School Board meetings this week

school_board

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. The meeti...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: November 11, 2020

Luke Voelker places 6th at state

Luke Voelker running in the 2020 state cross country meet

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.

Latest News
Posted on: November 11, 2020

Ashlyn Smith places 8th at state

Ashlyn Smith running at 2020 state cross country meet

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.

Latest News
Posted on: November 6, 2020

Celebrate National Parents as Teachers Day!

Parents as Teachers group photo

Sunday, Nov. 8, is National Parents as Teachers Day! Celebrate National PAT Day by playing a game or taking a walk with your child.
A family's connection with the Ray-Pec School District can begin well before a child enters kindergarten. Parents as Teacher...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: November 6, 2020

I.B. students volunteer at polling places

Jessica Philips interviewed by Channel 41

Even though some of them were too young to vote in the Nov. 3 election, RPHS International Baccalaureate students made a difference by volunteering! A total of 16 Ray-Pec High School students in the International Baccalaureate program volunteered at four ...
Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: November 3, 2020

District receives clean audit

Audit graphic

The District received a clean audit opinion on its financial statements, compliance with laws and regulations, and internal control over financial reporting for the year ended June 30, 2020. Brad Steele, CPA from Westbrook & Co., P.C., presented the a...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: October 27, 2020

High School honors students for academic achievements

RP Panthers crest

On Oct. 22, Raymore-Peculiar High School honored students with academic honors earned during the 2019-2020 school year. Students were recognized for achievements such as earning an Academic Letter, receiving the Lamp of Learning award, placing in the top ...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Student Leadership Team meets virtually with younger students

SLT Lead with Me

Members of the High School's Student Leadership Team had their first virtual Lead with Me event on Oct. 23. High School students met with students at Stonegate, Peculiar, and Eagle Glen elementary schools.

Here, Seniors Jaci Stratton, left, and Ka...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Fall Sports Program now available

Fall 2020 sports program

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 if you want it mailed to your ho...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: October 23, 2020

All-State tennis player honored by School Board

Peyton Koper at 102220 Board Meeting

RPHS Sophomore Peyton Koper was recognized at the Oct. 22 School Board meeting for her 4th place finish at the state singles tennis tournament. 

Also pictured: Board Member Kim York, left; Superintendent Dr. Mike Slagle, right; and Jason Waltz, In...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: January 30, 2019

RPEMS honors January Students of the Month

EMS January SOM 2019

Congratulations to the January Students of the Month at Ray-Pec East Middle School!

Front row, from the left: 8th Grade – Jamari Cornelius, Rinna Goodson, Mason Sewing, Jaxon Fellhauer, Avery Kiehl and Dylan Matteson.

Middle row: 7th Grade &nd...

Read on...

Latest News
Posted on: March 7, 2017

Ray-Pec Foundation honors Partners in Education

Allison Bruflat

Allison Bruflat 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 more about the award recipients: http://www.raypec.k12.mo.us/1104/Gala-2017

A...

Read on...

Latest News

News Flash

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: October 4, 2021

Schedule for Oct. 28-29 and Nov. 1

On Thursday, Oct. 28, elementary schools will dismiss early for parent-teacher conferences. On Friday, Oct. 29, schools are not in session to allow staff to participate in professional development. Elementary schools will have opportunities for Parent-Tea...

Read on...

Special Alerts