Elite singers learn from the best
A number of Ray-Pec singers participated in the fifth annual Kantorei Summer Choral Institute, held June 19-25 in Kansas City.
The select event encourages young artists to grow by working with world-renowned clinicians.
Those in activities and sports earn higher GPAs
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Again this past year, Raymore-Peculiar High School students participating in sports and other activities performed better academically than the rest of the student body.
Activities Director Tom Kruse outlined the differences for the school board last month. On average, all high school students earned a cumulative grade-point average of 2.89 during 2016-17, compared to 2.66 for those who participated in no activities.
For those in extracurricular or co-curricular activities, the cumulative GPAs broke down this way:
▪ 3.37 for students who participated in band.
▪ 3.32 for students who participated in drama.
▪ 3.27 for students who participated in Scholar Bowl.
▪ 3.08 for students who participated in athletics.
▪ 2.93 for students who participated in choir.
Nearly 1,000 students at Ray-Pec High were involved at least one sport or activity in the just-completed school year, Kruse said. In addition, more than 600 were members of a student club, including the new Technology Student Association, which produced a Missouri champion at state-level competition.
Self-defense class Aug. 12
Peculiar Elementary School will be the site of a self-defense class conducted by The Ali Kemp Foundation from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 12.
The Peculiar Police Department invites community members to enroll at www.takedefense.org. A parent’s consent is needed for anyone under 18 years of age.
There is no charge to attend the class, but a $12 donation would be appreciated.