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CLASSROOM IMPACT GRANTS
The Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation invites teachers and staff to apply for grants of $50 to $750 to supplement the classroom and provide ways to enhance teaching and learning. Grant requests should impact student achievement. These grants are offered twice a year - spring and fall.
The Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation invites Ray-Pec seniors to apply for $500 scholarships each spring. Our Scholarship initiative for the 23-24 school year is $12,750. Also awarded at the end of the school year, are $250 cash awards given to the top individual in each academic department. These are
co-sponsored by individuals and businesses in the community.
TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Congratulations to 2023 Teacher of the Year Brandon Ransom and Support Staff Employee of the Year Yajaira Reed Tellez! The announcement of both awards was made during a program and reception on April 13, 2023. Ransom is an American history teacher at Ray-Pec High School. Tellez is a Teacher Associate in the English Language Learner program and Creekmoor Elementary School.
Ray-Pec Cares is a state registered prevention coalition and an outreach of the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation. We strive to provide a system of care for the students and families of the Raymore-Peculiar School District by meeting physical, emotional and social needs that allow our students and families to live successful and meaningful lives.
Caring About Nutrition provides healthy and child-friendly food for students on weekends throughout the year. Every week volunteers sort and log donations before pulling items for that week’s bags. Each Thursday, a group of volunteers pack the food, and other volunteers distribute it to our schools.
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS
The Ray-Pec Public School Foundation and Ray-Pec School District are partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City! Big Brothers Big Sisters creates and supports life-changing friendships between children facing adversity in the Kansas City area with caring, adult mentors. Little Brothers and Little Sisters who are matched with a "Big" are proven to receive better grades, have higher self-esteem and be more likely to reach their full potential.
To learn how your student may participate as a Little Brother or Little Sister, visit the Big Brothers Big Sisters website or contact your student's school counselor. If you are interested in participating as a Big Brother. a Big Sister, or a Big Couple, you may visit the website or contact Jodie Huston, Foundation Executive Director.
You Matter Ray-Pec
The mission of #YouMatterRayPec is rooted in the need to come together as a community to serve our youth and to remind them they are loved, cared for, supported, and heard.
We will create a strong presence within the community to serve as a constant reminder that we are in this together.
Together we can help our youth direct the narrative of their story.
WHAT WE'VE DONE
Classroom Impact Grants - $155,370 (2002-Spring 2023)
Building Grants - $86,500 (2010, 2017-2019)
Student Led Grants - $5,650 (2022-2023)
Senior Scholarships - $238,750 (2002-2022)
Senior Academic Awards – $33,500 (2008-2022)
Project Grad Sponsorship/Donation - $6,128 (2002-2010, 2015-2018)
Boys/Girls State Sponsorships - $10,657 (2010-2020)
3R Reading Program - $31,544 (2004-2005)
Library Grants - $5,000 (2014)
K-4 Literacy Grants - $10,000 (2016)
Fund-A-Need Grants - $37,450 (2016-2019)
Current Initiatives for 2023-24
Classroom Impact Grants - $22,000
Senior Scholarships - $12,750
Senior Academic Awards - $2,250
Caring About Nutrition (CAN) – 250+ students served
Ray-Pec Cares – students served, as needed
Big Brothers Big Sisters program
You Matter Ray-Pec