Raymore-Peculiar School District News

Oct. 5, 2018
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High School Assistant Principal Mark Cook announces awards for the Junior Class.
Student achievement highlighted at high school
Academic Honors Night includes Lamp of Learning and academic letter awards
On Wednesday, Oct. 3, Raymore-Peculiar High School honored students with academic honors earned during the 2017-2018 school year.  

Students were recognized for achievements such as earning an Academic Letter, receiving the Lamp of Learning award, placing in the top 10 percent of their class, Advanced Placement Scholarship, and International Baccalaureate Scholarship.

The Academic Letter was presented to students earning a Grade Point Average of at least a 3.95 averaging both semesters of the 2017-2018 school year.  The Lamp of Learning was presented to students who maintained a minimum 3.7 GPA in both semesters of 2017-2018.

The Advanced Placement Scholars program honors students who score well on multiple AP exams. A student receives the AP Scholar award for scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams. Students received the AP Scholars with Honors award for an average of 3.25 on all AP Exams and scores of 3 or higher on four or more exams. Two s tudents received the AP Scholars with Distinction award for receiving an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more exams.

The IB program recognized IB Diploma candidates that completed year 1 of the 2-year program. IB Certificate Scholars were recognized for earning a qualifying score in individual courses.

See the list of students and honors:  Academic Honors
Board members attend, present at state conference
Ray-Pec Board members share best practices in governance and leadership
All six members of the Ray-Pec Board of Education attended the Missouri School Boards' Association annual conference Sept. 27-30 in Lake Osage, Mo.  The conference, which is the largest gathering of education leaders in the state, included networking opportunities, nationally recognized speakers, and over 130 breakout sessions. 

Two Board members presented a session related to the District's Outstanding Board of Education award
Board Member Ruth Johnson Board Member Susan Edmonsond (pictured above) represented Ray-Pec by presenting on best practices in the area of governance, leadership, and accountability.

Also during the conference, Board Member Ruth Johnson participated in the fall delegate assembly to adopt legislative resolutions. Johnson serves on the MSBA Board of Directors representing Region 4.

At its Oct. 11 work session, the Ray-Pec Board will discuss information that was provided at the conference.
Good Neighbors, Strong Community
Mark your calendars for Saturday, Nov. 17
The 2nd annual Good Neighbors, Strong Community event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Ray-Pec High School.

Join us for a daylong event focused on resources to build a strong community. Child care will be provided if you register in advance. Lunch will be provided for the first 300 registrants. Register

Speakers and break-out sessions will include topics related to family support, mental health, safety, healthy relationships, and bully and suicide prevention. You may attend specific presentations or come for the entire day. More information

9 to 10 a.m. Appreciating Differences - Keynote Speaker AJ Crabill
10:10 to 11:05 a.m. Breakouts
11:15 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Lunch Break/Poster Session
12:30 to 1:25 p.m. Breakouts
1:30 to 2:25 p.m. Breakouts
2:30 to 3:30 p.m. One Caring Adult - Keynote Speaker Josh Shipp

Monday, Oct. 8 - no school
Mark your calendar!
Ray-Pec schools will not be in session on Monday, Oct. 9, to allow staff to participate in professional development.