The C-2 View Newsletter
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Congratulations, Class of 2023!
Northwood School, Raytown Success Academy, Raytown High School, and Raytown South High School seniors proudly received their diplomas during their commencement ceremonies, officially becoming RQS graduates. More than 80 students of the graduating class were awarded over 115 scholarships, surpassing one million in scholarships. Their hard work and dedication led them to this proud moment in their lives. To our graduating seniors, congratulations! We can’t wait to see where your next journey takes you.
Southwood Elementary hosts fun-filled, hands-on career day
In early May, Southwood Elementary students participated in a fun-filled career day full of guest speakers, presentations, activities, games, and – goats!
Students learned about and explored different professions and career pathways, and even have some hands-on experiences. Visitors included entrepreneurs, a barber, artist, graphic designer, nurse, Herndon Career Center students from the construction program, Lakeside Nature Parks and Recreation, Raytown Public Works, DJ Playmaker from Hot 103 Jamz, Powell Gardens, Raytown Fire Department, Aviation Institute of Maintenance, and so many more. They even had a special visitor from the ‘crazy goat lady,’ who shared her love of goats with the students.
Robinson Elementary P.E. class welcome surprise guest visitors
Third, fourth, and fifth-grade students at Robinson Elementary had quite the surprise in one of their last physical education classes of the year. Baseball players from Dallas Christian College, Oakland City University, and Mid-America Christian University, visited the students and taught them the fundamentals of baseball. The college students were in Kansas City to participate in the National Christian College Athletic Association baseball world series. This surprise visit was made possible through the Crown Schools Program.
Two RQS middle schoolers make history – in Washington, D.C.!
Two district student delegates traveled to Washington, D.C. for the first time in district history to participate in the Ford's Theatre National Oratory Fellowship program. Raytown Middle School eighth-grade student Lavoid T., and Raytown Central Middle School seventh-grade student Tere'ion K., memorized and performed a contemporary speech, not once, but twice!
The first performance was on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at the very spot where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech, and the second performance was on stage at Ford's Theater. Lavoid performed a cut of Denzel Washington's Commencement Speech at the University of Pennsylvania, and Tere'ion performed "How Dare You" by Greta Thunberg. They were two of ten students from across the nation to participate in this program. Congratulations, students!
Congratulations, RHS and RSHS KC Scholar recipients!
At RsHS, juniors Ian B., Andrea C., Carleysia L., and Carys S. were awarded a $50,000 scholarship to attend one of the 17 colleges or universities in the KC Scholars Network. Freshman Casey H. received the college savings match scholarship which provides a 1:1 match and incentives up to $1,400 to use toward college. At RHS, juniors Mariana B., Charlize B., Doniesha F., Arcianne S., Dominick L., and Taliah R. (not pictured) were each awarded a $50,000 scholarship to attend any of the 17 colleges or universities in the KC Scholars Network. Congratulations, students!
The district's transportation team of of nine bus drivers had some fun participating in the annual bus 'Roadeo,' showing off their skills in a written test, inspection test, and road skills obstacle course.
The district is pleased to announce the hiring of Jessica Bassett as Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Leadership for Secondary Schools.
Summer's Officially Here!
It’s officially summer break! Schools across the district wished students a happy last day of school last week. Have a wonderful, safe summer break RQS family!
- Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
- Teacher Appreciation Week, Monday, May 1 – Friday, May 5
- School Lunch Hero Day, Friday, May 5
- National School Nurse Day, Wednesday, May 10