Raymore-Peculiar School District News

Sept. 25, 2020
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Students at Bridle Ridge Elementary celebrated creativity by dressing like art supplies on Sept 24. The school is having a virtual art show featuring work from the 2019-2020 school year. Emily Pfaff is the Art Teacher.
Remember: Friday, Oct. 2, is a virtual instruction day

Friday, Oct. 2, will be a virtual instruction day for all grades.
  • Students in grades 6-12 will have virtual learning as usual.
  • Students in grades EC-5 will not attend school in person. Elementary schools plan to send devices home with students in grades 2-5 to practice procedures that will be used if school closure is required later in the school year for inclement weather or COVID-19. As part of this practice day, teachers will provide an activity or two for students to complete. The activity will be paper-based for students in our five-day early childhood classes, kindergarten, and first grade; and online via Seesaw for grades 2-5. 
Staff for grades EC-5 will participate in professional development related to virtual learning and online resources. The District calendar originally designated an early dismissal on Friday, Oct. 2. The 2020-2021 District Calendar now indicates Oct. 2 as a virtual instruction day. Revised 2020-2021 calendar
Community survey to close in one week

A community survey of school district patrons will continue for one more week.

The survey asks residents what they think about the District and its long range facility planning priorities.

Some residents are taking the survey via telephone. The calling is being done by Kansas City-based Market Research Associates. Participants will be selected totally at random, and all responses will be kept completely confidential.

For those who are not contacted at random on the phone, an online version of the survey is available. Take online survey here The survey will close Oct. 2.

As part of its long-range facility planning process, the District is considering a no-tax-rate bond issue election in April 2021. The survey results will help provide feedback important in developing a ballot proposal.
Ray-Pec Board Secretary leads session on teamwork

Pam Steele, Secretary to the Ray-Pec School Board, led an educational session this week for school board secretaries across the state.

Steele joined forces with Susan Brooker, Board Secretary for the Harrisonville School District, to lead the session titled "Teamwork - Support Groups for the Educational Office Professional."

The Sept. 24 session was part of the Missouri School Boards Association Board Secretary Workshop. This year, the annual workshop was a virtual event.

Both Steele and Brooker hold dual roles in their districts. In addition to serving as school board secretary, Steele is also Executive Assistant to the Superintendent, and Brooker is the Superintendent's Secretary. 

Steele and Brooker are active members and have held leadership positions in professional organizations at the county, state, and national level, including the Cass County Association of Educational Office Professionals, the Missouri Association of Educational Office Professionals, and the National Association of Educational Office Professionals. They also are members of the Greater Kansas City School Administrative Assistants Association.

In their online session, Steele and Brooker emphasized the value of professional associations for networking and learning opportunities. They also described the paths to become a Certified Educational Office Employee (CEOE) and a Certified Educational Support Employee (CESE).