New spaces to be dedicated
The Raymore-Peculiar School District will celebrate new construction and renovations at Shull Early Learning Center and Ray-Pec High School with ceremonies on Thursday.
A dedication ceremony is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at Shull Early Learning Center, 11706 E. 211th St. in Peculiar. A similar ceremony is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. at Ray-Pec High School, 20801 S. School Road, followed by an open house from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
The high school ceremony will take place in the new Library Media Center. Use the north entrance.
International Baccalaureate grads take a bow
This was the first year for Raymore-Peculiar High School students graduate with an International Baccalaureate diploma, and the school board recently recognized those who did so last May.
The 2017 IB graduates were Malone Blaich, Grant Bosley, Lilly Carroll, Jordan Doss, Dalton Gilmore, Samantha Heggem, Austin Moulder, Benjamin Osborne, Zachary Newman, Jacob Shriner, Jesse Turos, Audrey Warters and Connor Woodward.
According to the Ray-Pec district website, International Baccalaureate is a “comprehensive and balanced two-year curriculum and assessment system that allows students to study courses across all disciplines.” IB students explore the connections among six major subject areas through an international perspective, independently pursue one subject in great detail and apply what they have learned in community outreach.
“It is designed for highly motivated students who seek the challenge of a well-rounded curriculum,” the website said.
Readers Theatre group recognized for state victory
The Raymore-Peculiar school board recently honored high school drama students for winning a state championship.
The group won the Readers Theatre competition earlier this year for the performance of “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” at the 2017 Missouri State High School Activities Association speech, debate and theatre tournament.
The Raymore-Peculiar school board recognized students who worked on “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” which won the 2017 state Readers Theatre competition. Pictured (from left) are Macee Blair, Tevin Chavez, Erica Theiling, Austin Moulder, Ian Haston, Kelley Shanahan, Riley Linn, Valiante Waltz and school board member Maria Davies. Not pictured: Isabelle Burton, Trevor Diepenbrock, Peter Dyreng, Courtney Farr, Parker Hauptmann, India Kittrell, Noah Lampson, Cameron Perry, Dalton Russell, Allison Trageser and Song Waltz.