Grandparents return to school
Refreshments, a student program and classroom showcases were part of Grandparents Day at Harrisonville Christian School.
The event took place the morning of Sept. 28.
Homecoming in Harrisonville
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Harrisonville High School celebrated homecoming late last month with a parade, a community rally attended by the entire student body, the crowning of royalty and a couple of fundraisers that benefit students in Harrisonville schools.
King and queen honors went to Jack DeVenney and Peyton Zaring, who were crowned before the football game on Sept. 28. Peyton Holden and Brecken Moreland were the runners-up.
Held in conjunction with homecoming, the Alumni and Friends Golf Tournament raised more than $6,000 for the Harrisonville Public School Foundation. In addition, the foundation and the Harrisonville High School Peer Helpers Program raised more than $2,500 at the 11th Annual Catch the Spirit 5K Walk/Run. That annual event benefits the foundation and the Christina Collins Memorial Scholarship.
Meet Harrisonville’s new superintendent
Harrisonville School Superintendent Paul Mensching will host a series of “Listening Post” events in the coming months.
The come-and-go sessions allow community members to meet with Mensching, who is in his first year as superintendent. Guests also can provide suggestions and feedback on the school district.
The first two events:
▪ Oct. 16 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Cass County Public Library, 400 E. Mechanic St.
▪ Oct. 23 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Brick House Coffee, 201 E. Wall St.
Check the district calendar at www.harrisonvilleschools.org and the district Facebook page, www.facebook.com/HarrisonvilleSchools, as additional events are scheduled.
Belton High School celebrated homecoming over the weekend.
Jaden Norman and Jacob Dolphin represented the freshmen on the Belton homecoming court.
Monarchs in motion
A day of observing monarchs has put Raymore-Peculiar High School on a national map that tracks the annual migration of the orange and black butterflies.
On Sept. 27, field biology students went outdoors with teacher Mike Roberts to experience the peak of the monarch migration in this area. They observed about 100 monarchs, and tagged and released 18 of them. The students also released three monarchs that were raised in the classroom.
The map is at maps.journeynorth.org. When the Fall 2018 maps pop up, click on Monarch Peak Migration, and find the orange-red dot for Ray-Pec.
Part of the entry reads: “Skies were clear, but monarchs struggled to fly into a 5-10MPH wind from the South.”
Socks, underwear and football
The Harrisonville Wildcats have challenged the Oak Grove Panthers to see which team’s supporters can bring the most socks and underwear to the Oct. 12 football game.
Donors will be admitted free to the game.
Bright Futures Harrisonville is hosting the drive, but each community will keep the donations its fans bring in. Harrisonville’s donations will go to needy children in the community.
Representatives will collect donations starting at 5:30 p.m. at the main gate of Memorial Stadium. Donations should be new packages. All sizes are needed.