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December 2022

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December Recognitions:

  • National Special Education Day Recognized nationally every December 2, National Special Education Day honors students, administration, and teachers who make special education classes possible for students with special needs.

RQS Culinary Arts Students Make Meals for the Community

Students in the award-winning Herndon Career Center Culinary Arts program prepared and distributed 500 meals for families in the Raytown community. This important event designed to help fight food insecurity is made possible through partnerships with 15 and the Mahomies Foundation, Kids Feeding Kids, Pete's Garden, and Lucky International Trading, Inc.

Students in the culinary program prepared meal packages that are protein based and included a starch and vegetable. Each meal package includes food for a family of four.

The district is grateful to Kids Feeding Kids and its parent organization, Pete’s Garden, for helping to coordinate this event. The district is also thankful to Lucky International Trading, Inc. and the 15 and the Mahomies Foundation for their generous funding which provided all of the food and packaging.

Raytown South Student Joins Missouri All-State Ensemble

Congratulations to 11th grade Raytown South High School student Philip W. for being selected as an inaugural member of the Missouri All-State Ensemble "The Collective." Philip, who auditioned on piano for this ensemble, is one of only 15 musicians from across the state that were selected.

"The Collective" is a new ensemble offered by the Missouri Music Educator's Association. Selection for this ensemble is based on an audition consisting of original music composed and performed by the students auditioning. Congratulations Philip!

All-District and All-State Music Highlights To-Date

  • Greyson H. (RHS) made 2nd chair bassoon in the All-State Honorable Mention Band
  • Joel M. (RHS) made 1st chair alto saxophone in the All-State Jazz Band
  • Caleb P. (RSHS) made honorable mention for All-State Choir
  • Oscar P. (RHS) made 3rd chair clarinet in the All-State Band
  • Philip W. (RSHS) was selected as 2nd alternate euphonium for the All-State Band

December Ray of Hope Honorees

At every Board of Education meeting in the 2022-23 school year, a student and staff member will be recognized as a Ray of Hope for their school community.

The December Ray of Hope honorees, who were recognized at the December 12 Board of Education meeting, are Nalini Portillo-Cruz, 8th grade student at Raytown Central Middle School and Nichole Hartnett, Norfleet Elementary Art Teacher. Meet them in the video below!
Ray of Hope Awards - December 2022

Little Blue Mustangs Tour Arrowhead Stadium

On December 12, a group of Little Blue Elementary mustangs took over Arrowhead Stadium, with a tour of the facilities and field. These students earned the trip by selling three boxes of chocolate in the school's last fundraiser. To say they were excited would be an understatement!

Westridge Elementary Students Take On Holiday Bowling

Westridge Elementary P.E. students finished their unit on rolling and throwing with a game of holiday bowling.

Herndon Career Center Students Busy With Hands-On Learning Experiences

It's been a busy time of year with hands-on and traditional learning experiences happening at HCC across multiple program areas.

Call for Nominees: 2023 Alumni Hall of Fame

Do you know an outstanding alum who should be considered for the Raytown Schools Alumni Hall of Fame? Nominate them today! Nominations for the induction class of 2023 are due by Wednesday, February 1. For more information and to download the nomination form, click here.

Upcoming Events:

  • No School - Winter Break: Wednesday, Dec. 21 - Tuesday, Jan. 3
  • No School - Teacher Professional Work Day: Tuesday, Jan. 3
  • Board of Education Meeting: Monday, Jan. 9
  • No School - MLK Day: Monday, Jan. 16
  • No School - Teacher Professional Work Day: Tuesday, Jan. 17
  • Bond Forum - Tuesday, Jan. 24