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Ray-Pec board will interview three finalists for a vacancy

On a Saturday in September, the Belton Singers and Bella Voce performed at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival. Dressed in Renaissance garb, members of each Belton High School choir gave three performances for large audiences. Here, (from left) Jayden Green and Jalyn Glass pose with a pirate from the fair.
On a Saturday in September, the Belton Singers and Bella Voce performed at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival. Dressed in Renaissance garb, members of each Belton High School choir gave three performances for large audiences. Here, (from left) Jayden Green and Jalyn Glass pose with a pirate from the fair. Courtesy photo

Finalists chosen for Ray-Pec vacancy

The Raymore-Peculiar Board of Education will interview three finalists later this month for a vacancy on board, which was created when Kim Bailey was chosen to serve on the Missouri State Board of Education.

The finalists are Maria Davies, Bill Lowe and Joyce Noah.

They were chosen at a special meeting on Oct. 9, when the board reviewed letters from seven people interested in filling the seat. The other hopefuls were Kyle Gillespie, Aaron Howlett, Kimberly Mallinson and Shannon Weichel.

The finalists will be interviewed at a special board meeting, scheduled for 6 p.m. Oct. 30. The person chosen will serve until the April 2019 election.

HHS National Honor Society inducts 27

Harrisonville High School inducted 27 new members into its National Honor Society chapter on Oct. 10.

The 2018 inductees are Madison Barnes, Connor Blentlinger, Jessi Buerge, Kelsey Campbell, Austen Cesonis, Caitlyn Costner, Bradley Cox, Kathrine Dooley, Evan Filer, Emma Fischer, Kaylee Harp, Matthew Hasenyager, Madison Hoffman, Bryce Jenkins, Ayllip Khieu, Lauren Lasure, Kyrklind Mangan, Grace McLaughlin, Arden Middaugh, Jayden Osborn, Karley Reynolds, Presley Reynolds, Michael Schuhler, Harley Sipple, Ireland Slover, Maria Styron and Amy Tracy.

Knights of character at Eagle Glen

Staff and students at Eagle Glen Elementary School are implementing the 7 Skills of Conscious Discipline school-wide.

In keeping with the Ray-Pec school’s Knight mascot, a parent volunteer painted a mural depicting the Conscious Castle of Eagle Glen.

Flags flying from the castle are reminders of the seven skills: composure, encouragement, assertiveness, choices, empathy, positive intent and consequences.

Students of the month

Faculty members at Harrisonville High School have chosen seniors Peyton Zaring and Ayllip Khieu as Students of the Month for October. They two were selected for their character, citizenship, and academics.

Zaring, the daughter of Michael and Julie Zaring, is president of DECA and her senior class, and she serves on the Fellowship of Christian Athletes leadership team. A member of the soccer and golf teams, she’s also involved in National Honor Society, Student Council and the Music Makers show choir.

After graduation, Zaring plans to attend Ouachita Baptist University to pursue a career in ministry.

Khieu is the son of Ty Khieu and Dalin Nguon.

At Harrisonville High, he is president of the student body, the Academic Club and Future Business Leaders of America -- as well as captain of the robotics team. Other school activities include Student Council, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Key Club, Music Makers, soccer and tennis.

Khieu plans to study medicine and earn a doctorate.

Support your local police (dog)

Cass County Sheriff’s deputies Ben Barbarick and Steve Valentich brought police dog Champ to Harrisonville Christian School recently.

Kindergarten and Kinder Kastle students learned what police dogs can do as part of the “Show and Tell” activity.

Read more here: https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article196503444.html#storylink=cpy

Nominations sought for Wall of Fame

Nov. 9 is the deadline for nominating candidates for the Harrisonville High School Distinguished Wall of Fame. The award recognizes alumni who exemplify the values, tradition and the successes of Harrisonville High.

Nominees, living or dead, must have graduated from Harrisonville at least 10 years ago.

The nominator should submit a statement of up to 250 words, explaining why the candidate is deserving. Any supporting material -- such as newspaper stories, awards or letters of recommendation — should be submitted with the nomination form.

The form can be found at harrisonvilleschools.org/foundation.

The 2019 inductees will be recognized on Feb. 15 during winter homecoming festivities.

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