The C-2 View Newsletter
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Welcome back, students!
RQS kicked off the first day of school on Wednesday, August 23. It’s been such a joy seeing so many smiling faces throughout the first week of school. Thank you to our families, staff, and our students for a great start to the school year.
Free backpacks and supplies for district kindergarten students!
What a way to start off the school year, with free backpacks filled with essential school supplies for every kindergarten student in the district thanks to a huge donation from our community partner, Graceway Church. Thank you for being a ray of hope for some of our youngest learners!
RSHS received a special wakeup call from KMBC 9!
On Friday, Aug. 25, Raytown South High School performed as part of KMBC News Banding Together for Teachers back-to-school series, with special guest Johnny Rowlands. RSHS band, cardettes, cheerleaders, and administrators were featured live during the morning show to recognize and honor their teachers for the start of the school year.
RQS celebrates Class of 2023 summer graduates
On Thursday, July 20, RQS held its 2023 summer graduation ceremony to celebrate the RHS and RSHS summer graduates. It was an honor to provide the graduates with the recognition they deserve.
RHS student achieves top honors at summer showcase
Huge congratulations to RHS student, Ja’Nya J., for achieving top honors at the ProX Summer Showcase, which recognized the achievements of Kansas City high school interns and their growth throughout the program and their internships. Ja’Nya, who interned for Challenger Teamwear this summer, earned second place and a cash award of $2,500 in the exhibition category.
Congratulations to HCC current senior, Hannah B., for placing in the Top Ten at the HOSA Health Occupations Students of America Future Health Professionals Nationals Competition this summer in Dallas, TX. We are proud of your hard work and determination as you prepared for the competition, Hannah! Congratulations!
HCC student places Top Ten at the Educators Rising National summer competition
Congratulations to recent RSHS graduate and HCC Education Exploration student, Jalen R., for placing in the Top Ten at the Educators Rising National Competition this summer in Orlando, Fl. Jalen competed in Exploring Non-Core Teaching Careers. We are so excited and proud of you and all your dedication, Jalen!
The district’s Great Expectations Before and After School program staff participated in several professional development trainings this summer to provide students with the most engaging and exciting activities this upcoming school year!
On Friday, Aug. 18, staff throughout the district welcomed the 2023-24 school year at the annual convocation. The theme this year will continue as being that Ray of H.O.P.E. H- Happiness; O- Opportunity; P- Purpose; E- Excellence for our students.
Transportation Department receives outstanding honor from the Missouri State Highway Patrol!
Congratulations to the fantastic RQS Transportation Department for earning the Total Fleet Excellence Award from the Missouri State Highway Patrol!
Every year, every bus in the district’s fleet is inspected by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. They check the ins and outs of all buses in the fleet – from air brakes, to windshield wipers, to engines – all with the goal of ensuring our students have the safest rides in town.
Receiving the Total Fleet Excellence Award is a huge accomplishment. This award is earned by having over 90% of buses pass inspection. Only 256 of the 518 school districts in Missouri have earned this award for the 2023 school year.
We are excited to announce the launch of a new district website coming to screens near you soon. With this website, we have worked to bring you information you need with fewer clicks. Some updates include a fresh new look and color scheme with the flexibility to highlight our students and schools communities easier, responsive website built for any device, quick link icons, and an overall easier navigation. Be sure to update your bookmarks as some of the URLs may have changed.
RQS awarded grant to support district-wide Trauma Smart Training
This summer, the district was chosen as recipients of the Capacity Building One Time Grant from the Children's Services Fund of Jackson County. The grant award totals to $100,000 to be used for the expenses of Trauma Smart Training. Specifically, the award will continue to support the district's efforts behind understanding the impact of trauma on our children and communities and know how we can make a difference with implementation and fidelity of the program.
Fall 2023 Community Education classes now open
Are you familiar with Raytown Quality Schools Community Education and the amazing course offerings available to you?
The commitment of RQS Community Education is to offer a wide variety of educational, recreational, and personal growth experiences for the community. Community education classes give patrons great choices that are all offered at a minimal cost. The district adds new classes every fall and spring. Check out the Fall 2023 brochure to view and sign up for classes of interest now!