Raymore-Peculiar School District News

April 12,  2019
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Congratulations to Teacher of the Year Jennifer Vacca and Support Staff Employee of the Year Corrie Posey! All finalists were honored at a banquet on April 10. From left: 2018 Teacher of the Year Brett Beneke, 2017 Teacher of the Year Dan Garrison, Jennifer Vacca, Corrie Posey, 2018 Support Staff Employee of the Year Kelley Weida, and 2014 Support Staff Employee of the Year Scott Dobson.
Jennifer Vacca is 2019 Teacher of the Year
Jennifer Vacca
Jennifer Vacca, a special education teacher at Eagle Glen Elementary School, is the 2019 Teacher of the Year for the Raymore-Peculiar School District. This is her first year in that position, but she has been teaching for 20 years, with 17 years teaching fourth and fifth grades in the Ray-Pec District.

She was nominated by two students, and by Special Education Teacher Jacque Underwood, who wrote: " Even though this is Jennifer's first year as a special education teacher, she is a rock star and a natural at handling the many needs of our special education population.  It is easy to see that she cares, and the relationship she has with her students, current and past, is just amazing. She understands that each child is unique and has needs that are not just academic ."

Read more:   Teacher of the Year
Read more about all of the finalists:  Banquet program
Corrie Posey is the Support Staff Employee of the Year
Stonegate Elementary cafeteria manager wins annual award
Corrie Posey
Corrie Posey is the cafeteria manager at Stonegate Elementary School. This is her seventh year in that position and her eighth year working for the school district.  
Before working at Ray-Pec, Corrie worked at Clinical Reference Laboratory for 4 years. After her children were born, she stayed home. During her years as a stay-at-home mom, she also ran an in-home daycare for 8 years. Her first year in the district, she was a cook at Eagle Glen.
She was nominated by two students - Connor and Chris:
"First off, she names the café, how fun is that??? She makes our café so fun. She always has a hug to give and makes fun cinnamon rolls every Friday. She sometimes even sings and dances for us."

Read more about all of the finalists: Banquet program
Major Saver campaign raises $34,042
This year marked the second-most successful Major Saver campaign in District history, raising $34,042! Students and schools sold $15 cards offering discounts and buy-one-get-one offers in the community. Half of the proceeds benefit the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation, and half benefit the participating schools.

Dale Krumm, Major Saver vice president of sales and development, presented checks on April 9 to the Foundation and to principals of the participating schools.   Each school received a check based on the number of cards sold.

Front row, from left: Bridle Ridge Principal Missy Mattingly; East Middle School Principal Katie Campbell; Eagle Glen Principal Robin Jones; Dale Krumm with Major Saver; Timber Creek Principal Lovie Driskill; Foundation Executive Director Jodie Huston; Foundation Board Member Allison Bruflat; Foundation Board Member Jamie Bogner; Foundation Board President Phil Parke; Foundation Board Member Kim York; and Foundation Secretary/Treasurer Pam Steele. Back row: Shull Early Learning Center Director Mary Shatford; Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees; Raymore Elementary Principal Jennika Miller; Peculiar Elementary Principal Rob Weida; Stonegate Elementary Principal Doug Becker; Creekmoor Principal Melissa Lucas; High School Principal Steven Miller; Academy Principal James Brown; South Middle School Principal Randy Randolph; and Foundation Board Member Greg Teale.
Registration begins for Summer School 2019
Summer School scheduled to begin on June 5
Sign up for 2019 Summer School! Classes begin June 5 for students entering kindergarten through high school. Enroll online
  • K-8 Session 1: June 5 - 14 (includes Fridays)
  • K-8 Session 2: June 17 - 27 (no Fridays)
  • K-8 may attend one session or both sessions
  • 9-12: June 5 to June 28 (most courses for credit will meet five days per week)
K-5: 8:30 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. at Bridle Ridge, Creekmoor, and Eagle Glen
6-8: 7:35 a.m. to 2:55 p.m. at South Middle School
9-12: 7:25 to 10:55 a.m. for morning session and/or 11:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. for afternoon session at Ray-Pec High School
Deadline extended for Raymore Day at the K tickets
Sixth graders to sing National Anthem at annual event

The deadline to order tickets for Raymore Day at the K has been extended to Wednesday, April 17! 

The event is Friday, April 26, when the Royals host the Los Angeles Angels. Ray-Pec middle school students will perform the National Anthem. Tickets are $25 (Outfield Plaza) and $14 (View Reserved). A parking pass is $13. Order tickets at the Chamber office at 1000 West Foxwood Dr., Suite 200 (inside the Country Club Bank building), Raymore, or use this order form  and return it to the Chamber office or any elementary or middle school.

Other dates for your calendar:

  • Friday, April 19: No School, holiday.
  • Monday, April 22: School in session for snow makeup day.