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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Internships at the Ray-Pec Administrative Services Center

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In the Raymore-Peculiar School District, at the Administrative Services Center, there are three departments that have student interns working with full-time employees. 

Two opportunities are offered through the Finance and Communications departmen...

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Posted on: January 13, 2022

8th grader Brooklyn Meloy is District Spelling Champ!

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Congratulations to Brooklyn Meloy, the Raymore-Peculiar Spelling Bee Champion!

 

The District Spelling bee was held virtually on Jan. 12.  After 16 rounds of competition, Brooklyn was declared the winner after successfully spelling the wor...

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Posted on: January 13, 2022

High School Principal to retire in June 2023

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Ray-Pec High School Principal Steven Miller announced that he will retire at the end of the 2022-2023 school year.

He made the news public today (Jan. 13) in a meeting with the high school faculty and staff.

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

Real World Learning Project

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Hayes DeDonder, a senior at Ray-Pec Academy, used the “Portrait of a Ray-Pec Graduate” as inspiration for a Real World Learning project for her art class. 
Hayes designed images based on the characteristics of a Ray-Pec graduat...
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Posted on: January 12, 2022

South Middle School Students of the Month

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Congratulations to the Ray-Pec South Middle School Students of the Month for December! These students were honored for being organized.
Back row: Hailey Armstrong, Olivia Bowman, Trenton Palmer, Nate Gibbs, Josh Chapman, Mikey Chick, and Michaela Karl. Mid...
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Posted on: January 7, 2022

Hawaiian Bros presentation

Hawaiian Bros presentation

Two groups of Ray-Pec High School students have been developing plans to help the Hawaiian Bros restaurant in Belton generate more online guest reviews in order to improve customer service at the restaurant. The project is part of their English 4 class.
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Posted on: January 7, 2022

Ryan Leonard to be new School Resource Officer

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The School District announces the addition of another School Resource Officer on the main campus.

Officer Ryan Leonard with the Peculiar Police Department begins work on Jan. 18. He will be based at the Ray-Pec Academy building, but will be available to su...

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

Eagle Glen Principal Robin Jones announces retirement

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After a career in education spanning more than three decades, Principal Robin Jones has announced that she will retire at the end of the current school year. 

Jones came to the Ray-Pec School District in 2014, and spent her first three years in th...

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Posted on: January 4, 2022

College credit opportunities

Did you know College credit

Did you know?

Ray-Pec provides several ways for students to earn college credit while in high school:

1. Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment - Students receive, simultaneously, both high school and college-level course credit.

2. Online/Virtual - Students earn credi...

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

Dr. Slagle selected as 2021 Superintendent to Watch

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Superintendent Dr. Mike Slagle has been selected as a 2021 Superintendent to Watch by the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA). 

Dr. Slagle joins just 18 other superintendents nationwide who were selected for the award. Honorees ar...

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Posted on: December 17, 2021

Nearly 1,000 food items collected in service project

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English 4 students at Ray-Pec Academy are surrounded by nearly 1,000 food items donated last week.

The students, working with Teacher Jennifer Ramirez, planned and implemented a service learning project called “Olaf’s Week of Sharing.&a...

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Posted on: December 17, 2021

Board honors All-State Band student

BOE recognizes Zach Reque

The School Board on Dec. 17, 2021, recognized Freshman Jonathan Reque for being selected 4th chair percussion in the All-State Band. He is the only freshman to make the percussion section and is now considered the 4th best percussionist in the state of Mi...
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Posted on: December 16, 2021

RPHS Senior studies computer networking at Summit Tech Academy

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 Ray-Pec High School Senior Derek Nissen spends part of his school day at Summit Technology Academy in Lee’s Summit where he learns more about computer science in a program that allows him to apply what he learns to real-world problems ...
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Posted on: December 13, 2021

Grocery Grab winner!

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Congratulations to Raymore Grocery Grab winner, Angie Winchel. Angie is a second time winner of the Grocery Grab. She grabbed $1,373.90 of groceries and donated a portion of her shopping run to Harvesters! The Grocery Grab was a fundraiser for the Ray-Pec...
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Posted on: December 13, 2021

Junior Varsity cheerleaders win state championship

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The Ray-Pec Junior Varsity cheer squad placed first at the Missouri Cheerleading Coaches Association state championships! 
The competition was Dec. 11 and 12 at Southwest Missouri State University.
Front Row- Cayleigh Tyus, Mackenzie Holden, Robbie...
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Posted on: December 13, 2021

Varsity cheerleaders win state championship

Varsity State

The Ray-Pec Varsity cheer squad placed first at the Missouri Cheerleading Coaches Association state championships! Three cheerleaders received individual All-State Honors: Boston Dobrin, back; Olivia Friend, base; and Elizabeth Greble, base.
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Posted on: December 10, 2021

8th graders selected for UMKC Midwest Honor Band

SMS Midwest Honor Band

Six 8th grade band students from Ray-Pec South Middle School were selected to play in the UMKC Midwest Honor Band! They earned their place in the band based on their audition competing with students from all across the midwest. 
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Posted on: December 8, 2021

Ceremony marks beginning of renovation at LEAD Center

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On Thursday, Dec. 2, the Raymore-Peculiar School District had a “demo-day” groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction for the district’s LEAD Center. 
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Posted on: December 7, 2021

New pep band makes debut at RPHS

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A new pep band made its debut on Dec. 3 at the Ray-Pec High School home basketball game!

The group of nine students recently formed and has been practicing at one student’s home. Upon their arrival Friday night at the gym, they were surprised to ...

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

RPEMS to present "James and the Giant Peach"

James and the Giant Peach

The 8th Musical Theatre Class from Ray-Pec East Middle School will present the musical 'James and the Giant Peach' at 7 p.m. on Dec. 10 and 11 and at 2 p.m. on Dec. 12. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Academy Theatre Box Office L...
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Posted on: December 6, 2021

Transition class prepares students for life after high school

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Katie Huff and Jody Routon teach the Transition class at Ray-Pec High School. The hands-on class gives students experience in different fields to help prepare them for jobs in the future. 

The students also run Chewy’s Market, which is l...

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Posted on: December 6, 2021

Saving Christmas

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The second annual Saving Christmas event was a success! The event took place on Dec. 4 at South Middle School. Thanks to all attendees for the many donations of food, toys, clothing, and coats! Food and clothing were donated to Ray-Pec Cares, and toys wer...
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Posted on: December 1, 2021

Olaf's Week of Sharing is Dec. 6-10

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Students at Ray-Pec Academy are conducting a food drive and Scholastic Book donation campaign Dec. 6 to 10 at each elementary school. Students will also receive information from their school about the food drive and ways to donate money toward the purchas...

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Posted on: November 30, 2021

Saving Christmas is Dec. 4

Saving Christmas flyer updated

Families are invited to come and meet Santa Claus and give back to others! The Saving Christmas event is scheduled from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Ray-Pec South Middle School, 20501 S. School Rd., Peculiar. Please enter through the back entrance ...

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Posted on: November 29, 2021

RPHS students selected for All-District Bands

2021 All-District Bands

Congratulations to the Ray-Pec High School band students who were selected for the West Central Missouri Music Educators All-District Band!

 

All-District Honor Band Members:

  • Ella Oldham, 5th chair clarinet, Honor Band
  • Laine Schmalzried, 6th chair cl...
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Posted on: November 23, 2021

RPSMS Students of the Month

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Congratulations to the South Middle School Students of the Month for November. They were recognized for exhibiting the character trait of being honorable. 
Back row, from left: Ethan Huffman, Andrew Dawson, Catherine Helzer, Addison Trompeter, Ama...
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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Trout Stocking

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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...
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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Board honors Missouri All-State Choir students

Board honors All-State Choir Students

The School Board on Nov. 18 honored students who were selected for the Missouri All-State Choir. It is the highest honor a high school singer can receive in Missouri.
From left: Ronald Graves - second alternate bass; Jacob Delgao-Carpio, first alternate ba...
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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Board Honors Todd Schnake

School Board honors Todd Schnake

Board Honors Todd Schnake

The School Board on Nov. 18 honored Ray-Pec High School Teacher Todd Schnake. Mr. Schnake, who teaches speech and theatre at Ray-Pec High School, is the Ray-Pec School District 2021 Teacher of the Year.
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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Board approves changes to second semester calendar

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Board approves changes to second semester calendar

In an effort to provide more planning and collaboration time for staff, three school days will now be teacher/staff work days.

 

The change comes in response to the need expressed by staff for addit...

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Booster Club funds more than $20,900 in requests

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Booster Club funds more than $20,900 in requests

This fall, the Ray-Pec Athletic Booster Club paid more than $20,900 in requests from Ray-Pec High School coaches.

The Athletic Booster Club is an organization of volunteers who raise money to help pay for exp...

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

District receives clean audit

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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, 2021.
Brian Eckhoff, CPA from Westbrook & Co., P.C., presented the ...
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Posted on: November 18, 2021

Caring Hearts of Peculiar

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Caring Hearts of Peculiar recently presented a check for $5,500 to the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation.  This donation will provide $2,000 to the Caring About Nutrition (CAN) program, $1,500 to Ray-Pec Cares, and $2,000 to the general a...
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Posted on: November 12, 2021

October Students of the Month at RPEMS

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Congratulations to the October Students of the Month at Ray-Pec East Middle School! They were selected for exhibiting the character trait of responsibility.
Front row, from left: Team 8C - Ethan Adamson, Amy Robinson, Taylor Sredl. 2nd row: Team 8A and 8B ...
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Posted on: November 12, 2021

Mystery visitor

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This mystery visitor was at Peculiar Elementary School on Nov. 12 to greet students.

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Posted on: November 10, 2021

Thank you, Ray-Pec Sunrise Optimist Cub!

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Thank you, Ray-Pec Sunrise Optimist Cub!

Thanks to the Ray-Pec Sunrise Optimist Club for supporting our fine arts programs!

The club has again donated to support the Visual Arts Competition at Ray-Pec High School. The event has grown from four high school i...

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Posted on: November 10, 2021

Ray-Pec singers selected for regional honor choirs

SWACDA Honor Choirs

Congratulations to the Ray-Pec students selected for the 2022 Southwestern American Choral Directors Association (SWACDA) Honor Choirs. 
These singers will represent Ray-Pec at the 2022 SWACDA Conference: Feb. 28 to March 3, 2022, in Little Rock, ...
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Posted on: November 9, 2021

Students repair car for donation to a veteran

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A group of students in the Ray-Pec Enterprise & Design program are fixing up a car for future donation to a veteran or first responder.
The four students are repairing the donated car to make it functional for donation. The project is in partnership wi...
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Posted on: November 8, 2021

Superintendent and Board President present at MSBA Conference

MSBA Slagle and Johnson

Superintendent Dr. Mike Slagle and School Board President Ruth Johnson were presenters on Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Missouri School Boards' Association annual conference.
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Posted on: November 4, 2021

Ray-Pec football wins Team of the Week

Team of the Week

Ray-Pec football wins Team of the Week

Karen Kornacki, Sports Anchor at KMBC Channel 9, and Gina Gimbel, Human Resource Manager for the Belton HyVee, present the Team of the Week award to Ray-Pec Head Football Coach Sean Martin. The presentation took place...

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Posted on: November 3, 2021

Machining and manufacturing classes

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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 imm...

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Posted on: October 26, 2021

High School to present musical, "Footloose"

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The Raymore-Peculiar High School Theatre Department announces its fall musical, Footloose. Performances will be in the Ray-Pec High School Theatre Nov. 4, 5, and 6 at 7:30 p.m. and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7. Tickets may be reserved by calling the box of...

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Posted on: November 2, 2021

A new way to become a substitute teacher

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Are you interested in serving as a substitute teacher in the Ray-Pec School District? It's a great way to earn extra income, while maintaining flexibility in your schedule, and helping the school district.

You can now become certified as a substit...

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Posted on: October 29, 2021

Students train as peer leaders for Sources of Strength

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On Oct. 22, a group of students at Ray-Pec High School participated in training as peer leaders for the Sources of Strength (SOS) program. 
The peer leaders, mentored by adult advisors, lead school-wide campaigns to help students...
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Posted on: October 26, 2021

Construction technology student

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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 . This is his second year in the program.
At the...
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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Ray-Pec Cheerleaders to go to state competition

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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.)

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Client-connected projects

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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...
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Posted on: October 18, 2021

High School students honored for academic achievements

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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...

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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...

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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...
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Posted on: October 14, 2021

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

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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...
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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...

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Posted on: October 4, 2021

Kevin Pluss selected to receive Charles W. Cummings Scholarship

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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...

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Posted on: October 4, 2021

Sarah Larkins earns all-conference honors

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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.

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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...

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

Constitution Day

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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...
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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...
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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...

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Ella Menzel placed 3rd at JV golf tourney

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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.
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Posted on: August 30, 2021

Ray-Pec Wins First Home Football Game of the Season

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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/...
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Posted on: August 27, 2021

Arrowhead Stadium Visit

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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...

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Posted on: August 25, 2021

Raymore man donates 85 pairs of shoes

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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...
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Posted on: August 20, 2021

An update on face coverings

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

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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...
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Posted on: August 18, 2021

Welcome to Shull Early Learning Center

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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)

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Posted on: August 13, 2021

New coordinator for Panther Pride before/after school child care

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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...
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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Fall COVID-19 protocols

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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.

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Posted on: August 9, 2021

Todd Schnake honored at Regional Teacher of the Year Luncheon

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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...
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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.
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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!
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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. 

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Fast facts about athletics and activities

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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...
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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Todd Schnake selected as Regional Teacher of the Year

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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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Posted on: June 22, 2021

Ray-Pec student helps with dinosaur excavation

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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...
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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...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

RPHS student-athletes celebrate with signing ceremony

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

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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 ...
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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Amanda Reed is the 2021 Support Staff Employee of the Year

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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...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Todd Schnake is the 2021 Teacher of the Year

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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 ...

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Cristin Blunt to be new assistant principal at RPEMS

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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.

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Ashley Tegenkamp to be new principal at Creekmoor Elementary

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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...

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

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

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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...

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

Spencer Barr wins state championship in Original Oratory

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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...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

RPHS inducts 52 new members into National Honor Society

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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, ...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Law enforcement students practice making traffic stops

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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...
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Posted on: April 20, 2021

School Board members take oath

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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...

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

School Board honors All-State Choir

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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, ...

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

Major Saver card sales raises more than $26,000

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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...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

Voters approve Proposition S bond issue!

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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...
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Posted on: April 12, 2021

7th graders learn about laser rays

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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...
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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Fifth grader wins statewide poster contest

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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....
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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Volunteers needed!

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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...
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Posted on: March 30, 2021

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

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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...

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Eight students selected for All-State Choir

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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...
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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Ray-Pec wrestlers named to All-Conference teams

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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...
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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Optimist Club donates to CAN

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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...
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Posted on: March 17, 2021

Ray-Pec 5th grader wins Cass County Spelling Bee

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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...
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Posted on: March 17, 2021

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

Ashley Rowland honored as Outstanding Beginning Teacher

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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 (...
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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Congratulations to our award finalists!

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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.

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Prowlers win awards at Missouri State Dance Championship

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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...
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Posted on: March 2, 2021

RPHS students compete in DECA District 3 competition

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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 ...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

RPHS student Trey Doss selected for Sophomore Pilgrimage

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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...
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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...
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Posted on: February 18, 2021

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

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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...
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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Fourteen FBLA events qualify for state tournament

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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...
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Posted on: February 3, 2021

Ray-Pec uses new tool to gather your feedback

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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...
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Posted on: February 3, 2021

Twenty students celebrated at RPHS Signing Day ceremony

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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.

 

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

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

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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...
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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Board approves calendar for 2021-2022 school year

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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...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Paul Turner to be new assistant principal at South Middle School

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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...

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Posted on: January 30, 2019

RPEMS honors January Students of the Month

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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...

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

Ray-Pec Foundation honors Partners in Education

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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

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