May 21, 2021
Ray-Pec families,

Join me in honoring over 450 Panthers who will receive their high school diplomas in ceremonies tonight (Friday) and Saturday! Congratulations to these students and to all of our families who have helped the graduates achieve this milestone.

As announced at the Senior Awards Assembly on Wednesday evening, this class is a high achieving and well-deserving class. Over $1.8 million in scholarships have been awarded for the next academic year to these students, and when renewed over a four-year period, total nearly $5 million. Many of our graduates will enter military service or go directly to the workforce. These students for all that they have endured over the past 15 months have made their mark in Panther history through their grit and determination.

As I think about graduating classes, it is evident that high school graduation is more than just what happens in high school. Our students who walk across the stage at graduation are a sum-total of their experiences from PK through 12th grade. Thank you to all of the teachers, principals, coaches, sponsors, support team members, and others over the 13-year journey who have helped shape the young people that we celebrate this weekend. 

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

Thank you for entrusting your children to the Ray-Pec School District.

Mike Slagle

I am passionately driven by the belief that Everyone Is Created To Flourish