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Posted on: June 24, 2022

RPHS Summer School students showcase ideas

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Ray-Pec High School students enrolled in English, history, biology, art, public speaking, and research & design classes this summer have been hard at work using elements of the design thinking process to learn more about various topics and develop tra...
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Posted on: June 15, 2022

Ray-Pec Board President elected to MSBA state office

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Ray-Pec School Board President Ruth Johnson has been elected president-elect of the Missouri School Boards’ Association for the 2022-23 year. 
As president-elect, Johnson will become president of MSBA during the 2023-24 year. She was ele...
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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Ray-Pec wins theatre awards

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Congrats to the Ray-Pec High School Theatre Department on a successful awards season! Ray-Pec won awards from the Kansas City Cappies and the Blue Star program.

 

The Cappies are open to both musicals and plays from about 20 school in Missouri. The...

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

Ashlyn Smith places 8th at state track meet

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Congratulations to Sophomore Ashlyn Smith, who placed 8th in the 3200-meter race at the State Track & Field Track Meet! She earned All-State with her time of 11:22.15. This is Ashlyn's second year to compete at the state meet. Last year, as a...
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Posted on: May 23, 2022

Ray-Pec singers selected for summer honor choir

MCDA HONOR Choirs

Congratulations to Ray-Pec singers selected for the Missouri Choral Directors Association Graded Honor Choir this summer!
Students will rehearse and perform July 26 at Juanita K. Hammons Hall on the campus of Missouri State University.
 
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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Congratulations, Class of 2022!

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On Friday, May 20, the Class of 2022 graduated from Ray-Pec High School!
Nolan Campbell was the valedictorian, and Leilany Zarco-Aguirre was the salutatorian.
Of the 470 graduates, 31 are Missouri George Washington Carver Top 10% students, and 15 are Bright...
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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Lions Clubs donate to Ray-Pec Foundation

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Lions Stan Boursheski and Angie Fyffe presented a check for $2,040 to the Foundation Board of Directors on May 19.
The funds were proceeds from the Raymore Lions Club and Bel-Ray Sunrise Lions Club Chili Cook-off last month.
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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Ray-Pec annual Physical Night is June 8

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Students who need a physical to participate in 2022-2023 activities are invited to attend RP Physical Night from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, at Ray-Pec High School. Sign up here

Students (grades 7-12) who plan to participate in sports or marchi...

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Andrew Dawson awarded the Legacy Award

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Andrew Dawson was awarded the Legacy Award during the Ray-Pec South Middle School Band Concert on May 17. 
The Legacy Award is given to one 8th grade band member each year who has shown all the qualities of an outstanding musician, an outstanding ...
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Posted on: May 17, 2022

District track results

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Congrats to the Ray-Pec Track and Field teams for great performances on May 14 at the district track meet. The girls placed 3rd overall, while the boys finished 5h. The following athletes have advanced to the sectional track meet.
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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Ray-Pec orchestra performs at Worlds of Fun

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Ray-Pec orchestra students performed on May 12 at the Worlds of Fun Festival of Music and received a "2" (excellent) rating from the judges.
The group includes East Middle School 8th graders; South Middle School 8th graders; and...
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Posted on: May 12, 2022

EMS Student to attend Junior National Young Leaders Conference

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This summer, 8th grader Aurora Lautzenhiser will join outstanding middle school students from across the nation to take part in a unique academic and career-oriented development experience, Junior National Young Leaders Conference (JrNYL...
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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Conversations with a Cop

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Conversations with a Cop this morning at Peculiar Elementary! Students, staff, and parents enjoyed donuts, milk, and coffee, while meeting and visiting with police officers.
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Posted on: May 2, 2022

MSHSAA State Solo and Small Ensemble Festival

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The Panther Pride Band and Choir programs had a great weekend at the MSHSAA State Solo and Small Ensemble Festival on April 29.

ORCHESTRA RESULTS

Solo Receiving Bronze Medal

  • Emma Browning, viola

BAND RESULTS

Solos Receiving Gold Medals:

  • Dawson Franzen, alto sax...
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Posted on: May 2, 2022

Volunteer of the Year winner announced

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Congratulations to Amber Bult, 2022 Volunteer of the Year!
Amber currently volunteers at East Middle School and was an active volunteer at Creekmoor Elementary School when she had a child attending that school. She is pictured with Christi Feagins of the P...
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Posted on: May 2, 2022

Ray-Pec High School to present "Marvin's Room"

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Final rehearsals are under way for the Raymore-Peculiar High School Theatre Department production of the comedy-drama "Marvin’s Room." Performances of Marvin’s Room will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5; Friday, May 6; and Sat...
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Posted on: April 27, 2022

Ray-Pec preformance at FBLA State Competition

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The Ray-Pec chapter of Future Business Leaders of America performed well at the state competition!
Audrey Huffman placed second in Human Resource Management and qualified for the national competition June 29 to July 2 in Chicago.
Michael Viermann placed fif...
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Posted on: April 27, 2022

Amber Bult is the 2022 Volunteer of the Year

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 Amber Bult is the Raymore-Peculiar PTA 2022 Volunteer of the Year.

She volunteers at East Middle School and was previously an active volunteer at Creekmoor Elementary School when she had a child attending that school.

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Board recognizes Special Olympics Basketball teams

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The Raymore-Peculiar School Board on April 21 recognized members of the Ray-Pec Special Olympics basketball teams who won medals at the State tournament last month in St. Charles.
The Panther Pride team won 2nd place. Players were: Athletes Jag Davis and A...
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Posted on: April 28, 2022

National Honor Society inducts 50 new members

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The Ray-Pec High School Yandall C. Hunt Chapter of National Honor Society inducted 50 new members during a ceremony on April 27 at the school.
Students are selected for excelling in these four areas: character, scholarship, leadership, and service. Each st...
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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Scenes from Senior Drive Night

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Students in Ray-Pec's English 4 classes have been working all year on projects with business, community, and school district clients. 
The students shared summaries of their projects on tri-fold posters in the dome. Then, students present...
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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Voice of Democracy Award

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Chester Jones, member of VFW Post 1894 out of Clinton, Mo., was at Ray-Pec High School on April 20 to present a certificate and monetary award to Senior Kaijah Simmons for her entry in the Voice of Democracy contest. 

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

Optimist Club honors top students at RPHS

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The Ray-Pec Sunrise Optimist Club on April 24 honored top students at Ray-Pec High School during its 34th annual Excellence in Education Banquet. The club honored the top 25 seniors, the top 15 juniors, and the top 10 sophomores in their respective classe...

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

Ray-Pec Literary Magazine hosts Open Mic Night

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On April 13, Ray-Pec High School's Literary Magazine hosted its second annual Open Mic Night! 
From spoken word poetry to guitar solos, students were invited to show off their talents within a safe, inviting space. RP Li...
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Posted on: April 19, 2022

Board members take oath of office

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Carol Barnes and Bill Lowe were sworn into office during a special School Board reorganization meeting Monday night. Board Secretary Pam Steele administered the oath of office after the Board certified the results of the April 5 election. Barnes and Lowe ...
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Posted on: April 13, 2022

Employee award winners for 2022

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Congratulations to 2022 Teacher of the Year Shaniece Wise and Support Staff Employee of the Year Sam Myers! The announcement of both awards was made during a program and reception on April 12.

Wise teaches fifth grade at Timber Creek Elementary School. Mye...

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

Mock crash event serves as safety reminder

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On April 12, juniors and seniors at Raymore-Peculiar High School watched scenarios showing the tragic outcomes that can result when someone is driving while impaired or distracted.
Two mock crash events - one for the senior class and one for the junior cla...
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Posted on: April 9, 2022

Ray-Pec presents "The Shadow Box" drama

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Raymore-Peculiar High School is pleased to announce its upcoming production of the drama "The Shadow Box."   Performances will be in the Ray-Pec High School Theatre Wednesday, April 13; Thursday, April 14; and Friday, ...
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Posted on: April 8, 2022

Hamburger cook-off at Ray-Pec Academy

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Middle school students at the Success Academy have been participating in real-world learning activities.  
On April 6, they had a hamburger cook-off. Student Dayne Ducharme won for best Tasting Burger. Student Mark Foxworthy won the awards for Jud...
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Posted on: April 8, 2022

TSA students

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After a two-year absence due to the pandemic, the State TSA (Technology Student Association) Contest returned to an in-person competition at the University of Central Missouri at Warrensburg.
Once again, Ray-Pec's Computer-Aided Drawing D...
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Posted on: April 8, 2022

Superintendent Dr. Mike Slagle honored

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Congratulations to Superintendent Dr. Mike Slagle on being among eight Missouri Superintendents recognized by the Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA) for outstanding performance as an emerging superintendent!

 

Dr. Slagle was nomin...

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Posted on: April 8, 2022

Voters elect Barnes and Lowe to School Board

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Voters elected newcomer Carol Barnes and incumbent Bill Lowe to serve on the Raymore-Peculiar School Board. They will be sworn in during a reorganization meeting on April 18 when the Board certifies the election results.

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Katlyn Lanoue is new Director of Child Nutrition

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Katlyn Lanoue is the new Director of Child Nutrition for the school district. She began work on April 4.

Lanoue comes to Ray-Pec from the Kansas City, Missouri, Public School District, where she had been the assistant director and dietitian since 2018. She...

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Chamber of Commerce brochure

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A team of Ray-Pec High School students has been working with the Peculiar Chamber of Commerce to develop a brochure for the organization. On April 5, the students presented their ideas during the Chamber of Commerce meeting. #realworldlearning&am...

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

South Middle School Students of the Month

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Congratulations to the Raymore-Peculiar South Middle School Students of the Month for March. They were recognized for being Learners. Front row, from left:  Nichele Njoroge, Clayton Marr, Damien Bosler, Kelsey Aciego, Sidney Wimsatt, an...

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

Robotics Team placed 9th at regional competition

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The Ray-Pec High School robotics team had its second and last regional competition last weekend at the Central Missouri Regional in Sedalia. The team placed 9th out of 24 teams and were the first pick of the #5 alliance where they advanced to the quarterf...

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

Football scholar-athletes honored

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Congratulations to Ray-Pec Seniors Nick Karr and Tucker Miller, who were selected as Scholar-Athletes by the Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association at a Scholar-Athlete Banquet held in Olathe. 
The association awards 22 $1000 scholarship...
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Posted on: April 1, 2022

Zoo Week at Shull

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It's Zoo Week at Shull Early Learning Center! Here is Teacher Cassie Passeau's Pride of Lions!

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

Special Olympics teams bring home medals

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Three Ray-Pec basketball teams brought home medals from the Special Olympics Missouri State Basketball competition on Saturday, March 19, at St. Charles. 
Athletes also participated in opening ceremonies and a dance on Friday, March 18. During the...
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Posted on: March 25, 2022

Four students qualify for international DECA Conference

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Nine Ray-Pec students competed at the DECA State Conference, and four qualified to compete at the DECA International Conference!
Students who competed at the DECA State Career Development Conference March 13-15 at Crown Center were Ruben Angel, Khuram Chou...
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Posted on: March 22, 2022

Seniors prepare for DRIVE Community Night

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Before Spring Break, seniors in English 4 classes were preparing for their DRIVE Project community night presentations, which take place on April 20.
You can learn more about Senior DRIVE projects here: https://sarahrenfrow.wixsite.com/mysite
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Posted on: March 22, 2022

Honoring the Ray-Pec Board of Education

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As part of the monthlong celebration of our School Board, the Board meeting on March 17 included special recognition of Raymore-Peculiar Board of Education members.
Front row, from left: Aaron Howlett, Deanna Olson, Board President Ruth Johnson, and Kim Yo...
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Posted on: March 15, 2022

Students qualify for national speech and debate tournament

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 The Ray-Pec High School Speech and Debate team placed third in overall Speech Sweepstakes at the NSDA district tournament and qualified 5 entries to nationals this summer.
The results are as follows:
  • Paige Showen placed 2nd in Humorous Interpretat...
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Posted on: March 9, 2022

SMS student selected for UMKC vocal music program

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Congratulations to Amari Russell on being accepted into the Conservatory Bridges Program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City!
Amari is a 7th grader at Ray-Pec South Middle School.
The program provides exceptional young performing arts students with in...
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Posted on: March 9, 2022

RPHS students to attend Girls State

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Congratulations to the Ray-Pec High School students who were nominated to attend the Missouri Girls State program for 2022. From left: Paige Bruflat, Alia Abdelgawad, Isabella de Leon, Aisha Yanez-Corea, and Ava Kirkpatrick.
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Posted on: March 9, 2022

RPHS students to attend Boys State

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Congratulations to the Ray-Pec High School students who were nominated to attend the Missouri Boys State program for 2022. 
From left to right: Dalton Ballinger, Trey Doss, Keaton Neimeyer, Nigel Norvell, and Derek Nissen.
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Posted on: March 8, 2022

New books for school libraries

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It's great when new books arrive at one of our school libraries. It's extra-special when the books were written by a Ray-Pec graduate!
The Ray-Pec Public School Foundation last week visited Shull Early Learning Center and each elementary ...
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Posted on: March 7, 2022

Students perform well at District Music Festival

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Congratulations to the Ray-Pec High School students who prepared for and performed solos and in small ensembles at the MSHSAA District Solo & Small Ensemble Festival on March 5 at Grain Valley High School. Students who earned Exemplary Ratings qualify...

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Posted on: March 4, 2022

Sources of Strength grant

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The Sources of Strength organization at Ray-Pec High School received a grant of $715 from the Raymore Peculiar Public School Foundation to purchase resources for a spring campaign 

Front row, from left to right: Bree Totten, Avery Kiehl, Teacher L...
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Posted on: March 4, 2022

Foundation awards nearly $10,000 in grants

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Second graders in Melinda LaSala's class at Raymore Elementary are excited to learn that a grant will allow each of them a take-home copy of the book "Inch and Miles: The Journey to Success."
The class has been studying the book by famed...
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Posted on: March 2, 2022

RPHS Student selected for Sophomore Pilgrimage

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Congratulations to Ray-Pec High School Sophomore Riley Zimmerman on being nominated to participate in the annual Sophomore Pilgrimage!
Each year, 250 high school sophomores have the opportunity to observe the Missouri Legislature in sessi...
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Posted on: February 18, 2022

Scott Bacon to be new Deputy Principal at RPHS

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Scott Bacon will be the new Deputy Principal at Ray-Pec High School, effective July 1. Bacon will work alongside current Principal Steven Miller during the 2022-2023 school year, and then will assume the position of principal upon Miller’s retir...

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

Dr. Kristina Martin to be new Activities Director for Ray-Pec

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Dr. Kristina Martin will become the activities director for the Raymore-Peculiar School District, effective in July. The Ray-Pec School Board approved the internal transfer at its Feb. 22 meeting.

Martin is currently the associate principal at Ray...

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

Rebecca Kolkmeier to be new Principal at Eagle Glen Elementary

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Rebecca Kolkmeier will be the new principal at Eagle Glen Elementary School, effective in July. The Ray-Pec School Board approved the hiring at its Feb. 22 meeting.

 

She is currently the administrative intern at Bridle Ridge and Raymore e...

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

School Board meeting rescheduled

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The Feb. 17 Raymore-Peculiar School Board meeting is RESCHEDULED for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, at the Ray-Pec Academy Innovation Center, 21001 S. School Rd.
It will also be streamed live on the Ray-Pec Activities YouTube channel:&...
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Posted on: February 17, 2022

Four Ray-Pec wrestlers to compete at state

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Good luck to our Ray-Pec wrestlers who qualified to compete in the Class 4 state meet!
Competition begins Thursday in Columbia!
From left: Zander Dombrowski (170-pound weight class); Jaylen Nevins (195 pounds); Kanen Huff (160 pounds); and Elijah VanTrump (...
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Posted on: February 15, 2022

FBLA events qualify for state

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Fifteen students from Ray-Pec High School attended the FBLA District Conference. Thirteen events qualified for the state conference, which will be April 10 to 12 at Missouri State University in Springfield. Here are the state qualifiers:

 

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

High School to present "The Play That Goes Wrong"

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Raymore-Peculiar High School Fine Arts Department announces its upcoming production of the musical The Play That Goes Wrong. Performances of the show will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10, 11, and 12, and at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Ray-...

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Posted on: February 2, 2022

Students perfrom with All-State Choir

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Congratulations to these Raymore-Peculiar High School singers who performed with the Missouri All-State Choir on Jan. 29. This is the highest honor a singer can receive in Missouri.
From left: Meghan Larsen, Kennedy Kinnick, Xander Blackmon, and Nathan Eck...
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Posted on: February 2, 2022

Ray-Pec freshman performs in All-State Band

Jonny Reque at All-State Band

Ray-Pec Freshman Jonny Reque performed with the All-State Band on Jan. 29 during the Missouri Music Educators Association Conference in Osage Beach, Mo.
Jonny was selected 4th chair percussion in the All-State Band, and was the only freshman to make the pe...
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Posted on: January 27, 2022

Abe Lewis to be LEAD Center Director

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Abe Lewis will be the Director of the new LEAD Center, which is under construction at M-58 and Foxridge Dr. in Raymore. LEAD stands for Learning, Experiences, And Discovery. The center will open in August 2022 with several programs for Ray-Pec High School...

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Posted on: January 28, 2022

School Board recognizes state champion cheerleaders

BOE recognizes state champion cheerleaders

The School Board on Jan. 27, 2022, recognized the Ray-Pec High School cheerleading program. Both the Ray-Pec Varsity AND Junior Varsity cheer squads placed first at the Missouri Cheerleading Coaches Association state championships on Dec. 11 and 12.
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Posted on: January 28, 2022

Board recognizes All-State Football players

BOE recognizes All-State football

The School Board tonight recognized three football players who were selected for All-State honors by the Missouri Football Coaches Association. The three players were named to the Class 6 All-State Second Team. From left to right: Senior Seontra McIntosh,...

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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.

“It has been an extreme honor and privi...

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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

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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.
The competitio...
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Posted on: December 10, 2021

8th graders selected for UMKC Midwest Honor Band

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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. 
Congratulations to...
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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

Katie Huff

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. 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.
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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

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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

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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

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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.
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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: 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.

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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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