Raymore-Peculiar School District News

Aug. 17, 2018
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Eighth grade cheerleaders, Student Council members, and the Husky mascot welcomed sixth graders to East Middle School on Aug. 13 for Preview Day
Enrollment tops 6,250 as the school year begins
First day of school was Wednesday, Aug. 15.
First day of school!
Thanks for a great start to the school year!

Initial numbers show over 6,250 students attending in grades K-12, with some new students still enrolling. There are an additional 160 students attending Shull Early Learning Center. Official enrollment numbers will be declared in late September. The official September enrollment for 2017 was 6,086 students.

Thanks to everyone for being patient and understanding as bus routes and school drop-off and pick-up routines are being learned.

(Photo at right shows kindergartners at Eagle Glen Elementary School.)
District takes steps to expand mental health supports
Two new professionals will work District-wide
Expanding mental health supports for students and staff was identified as an important need and was included in the District's recently-adopted  Strategic Plan . As a result, two new mental health professionals have joined the Ray-Pec staff this fall.

Jessica Jackson will work with students and staff in the elementary schools and at Shull Early Learning Center. Sarah Kuchinski will work with students and staff in the middle and high schools.

While Jackson and Kuchinski will work with some individual students or small groups, their primary focus will be broader and will include assisting with professional development for staff members. They will  identify community resources and create partnerships to provide more support to students and families and work  with school counselors and behavior interventionists to support mental wellness and behavior goals for students. Jackson and Kuchinski also will be available to provide school counselors support with suicide and threat assessments as needed.
RPHS Curriculum Night/Open House is Aug. 22
Follow your student's schedule and meet the teachers
Attention parents:  Curriculum Night / Open House is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Ray-Pec High School.

The event will be a time for parents to meet with teachers and gain insight and information about their son's or daughter's courses. During the evening, parents will walk through their student's 1st-to-7th period schedule.