Bridle Ridge Parent Update

March 18, 2016

Mission and Vision

Ray-Pec Vision: - Turning today’s learners into tomorrow’s leaders.

Ray-Pec Mission: - Preparing EACH student for a successful and meaningful life.

End of Third Quarter

  1. As you know, your child’s teacher communicates your child’s progress regularly through the TeacherEase portal, which is our online program that allows you to check your child's scores anytime.
  2. As of today, the 3rd Quarter Student Progress Report (“report card”) is available for your viewing within the TeacherEase system. This report reflects a snapshot of your child's current progress at this time. This year TeacherEase reflects a separate Student Progress Report for each quarter.
  3. For directions on how to login to TeacherEase, click HERE . To locate this quarter's Progress Report within TeacherEase, select “Academics” from the top menu, and then select “Report Card.”
  4. It is helpful to keep in mind that learning targets often reflect end-of-year goals, and that learning is a progression. Our teachers often work on the same target throughout multiple units during the year, and therefore, it is not uncommon for a progress report to reflect some 2s at this time.
  5. Anytime you have a question, we encourage you to call or email your child's teacher. They are wonderful resources, and they are happy to sit down with you to discuss any ideas or concerns.

BR-PTA Skate Night!

Come join the fun on March 19th @ Landmark Skate Center from 4:45-6:45.

Spring Break

On behalf of our wonderful teachers and staff, we hope you enjoy a nice weekend with your child and we wish you a fabulous spring break!

NO School

There is no school for students on Monday, March 28th as teachers will be participating in professional development.

Rent the Instrument Night

There will be a Rent the Instrument Night at 6:00 p.m. on April 5th at Eagle Glen Intermediate School for 5th grade students planning to take band in 6th grade.

Summer School

The dates for Summer School, 2016 are June 6th - 30th. The program is shaping up to be similar to the program offered in 2015.

For grades K-8, Summer School will be four days per week (Monday-Thursday). Science, technology, engineering, arts, and math topics will be integrated into the courses. Students may choose to attend one session of two weeks, or two sessions to total four weeks. Transportation will be available to students in grades K-8.

Board of Education Update

The Board met in a work session on March 10, 2016, to discuss the 2016-2017 budget and to hear an update about the April 5 bond issue. You can watch the Board work session:

The School Board is scheduled to meet at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 17, for its regular monthly business meeting at the Administrative Services Center, 21005 S. School Rd. You can preview the agenda at The meeting is open to the public.

Bond Presentation

Here's another way to learn more about the $27 million bond issue District voters will see on the April 5th ballot - by viewing a presentation narrated by Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees. The presentation includes information about the $27 million no-tax-rate-increase bond issue and how the funds will be used to address space needs throughout the District. The plan includes constructing an addition onto the south high school to accommodate all students in grades 9-12 in one school. Presentation:

Candidate Forum

The City of Raymore and Raymore Chamber of Commerce will co-host a public candidate forum at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, at Raymore City Hall. All official candidates for the officers of Raymore City Council and Raymore-Peculiar School Board have been invited to attend and participate in the forum. In addition to being televised live on the City's government access channel, the candidate forum will be rebroadcast daily at 10 a.m. until Election Day on April 5. The forum will also be available for on-demand viewing on the City's website

School Board approves 2016-2017 calendar

The School Board on Jan. 28 approved the calendar for the 2016-2017 school year. The first day of school will be Wednesday, Aug. 17th, with Preview Day for 5th, 7th and 9th graders on Aug. 15th. For winter break, students will be dismissed early on Dec. 20th. Classes are not in session Dec. 21st through Jan. 3rd. School resumes on Jan. 4th, 2017. Spring break is scheduled from March 20-24, 2017. There are two possible make-up days for inclement weather: Feb. 21st and April 17th. The last day of school is an early release on May 23rd. Any additional make-up days will be added to the end of the school year.

View and print the calendar:

Preliminary plans show additions and renovations to RPHS

The School Board recently reviewed plans for additions and renovations to the south high school. The plan, which includes new construction of about 100,000 square feet, would allow the District to accommodate all students in grades 9-12 in one school. The preliminary building plan includes a two-story addition at the north end of the building. The plan includes a dedicated area for freshman core classes, a new library media center, additional space for fine arts and performing arts classes, and relocation of some classrooms and offices. The latest plans also include construction of a storm-resistant concrete dome structure on the east side of the building. The dome would include an auxiliary gym, restrooms, and locker rooms and would also serve as a shelter for students and staff in the event of severe weather. See preliminary floor plans:

For three months, a team has been meeting to create a building addition and renovation plan for the south high school. The goal is to have a design ready to implement as soon as possible, pending voter approval of the no-tax-rate-increase bond issue on the April 5th ballot.