Category: Schools

Raytown students video rated excellent at journalism convention

RHS Student Video pic

Raytown High School students earned an excellent rating for their work in the Broadcast Package contest at the National High School Journalism Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Broadcast Package contest is sponsored by the Journalism Education Association. Students from Raytown High School and Raytown South High School attended the convention. For the contest, Jeremiah Paul…

Raytown South Student Council Accepts Donation for Children’s Holiday Party

Raytown Police donate to annual Children's Holiday Party

Raytown South Student Council members accepted a $2500 donation from the Raytown Police Department for the annual Children’s Holiday Party they host in conjunction with Raytown High School Student Council. Police Chief Jim Lynch was on hand to present the check to the students. Each year, more than 70 elementary students from around the community attend…

Southwood 3rd Grader has high hopes for NFL PPK competition

Jayla and her PPK medal

By Diane Krizek Jayla McClinton has been training since first grade to win the NFL PUNT, PASS & KICK competition. This month, she beat out all the girls in all three third grade classes at Southwood Elementary which qualifies for the Sectional Competition that includes Kansas and Nebraska. “I felt really happy, and excited that…

Raytown teacher nominated for national LifeChanger of the Year

Madeline Burkemper

Little Blue Elementary School fourth grade teacher Madeline Burkemper has been nominated for the 2016-17 national LifeChanger of the Year Award. Sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation, the national LifeChanger of the Year program recognizes and rewards the very best K-12 public and private school educators and employees across the United States who are…

12th annual Raytown Schools Alumni Hall of Fame weekend

St. Joe tips Raytown 36-30The crowd at last Friday’s league contest between the St. Joseph Central Indians and the host Raytown Bluejays observed Central edge Raytown by a count of 36-30. The Bluejays (2-6) will prepare for their match against Raytown South on. Oct. 13. The Cardinals enter the non-league match with a 4-4 record.…

Southwood Elementary celebrates National Walk to School

Walk to school led by Mayor McDonough and Officer Holt

By Diane Krizek Eager young students of Southwood Elementary school joined up at C. Lee Kenagy Park at 79th Street and Raytown Road for the annual National Walk to School Day on the morning of Oct. 5.  The sky was blue, the grass covered with dew and dozens of delicious donuts donated by Raytown Hy-Vee…

High school students participate in innovation challenge

Photo cutline: Front row (L-R) Raytown South math teacher Vivian Bozikis, Raytown South student Maia Lewis, Raytown High student Elizabeth Kujath. Back row (L-R) Raytown High student Dylan Finch, Raytown South student Andrew Wegley, and Raytown High math teacher Ian Abundis.

Raytown High School students Dylan Finch and Elizabeth Kujath and Raytown South students Andrew Wegley and Maia Lewis participated in the Student Innovation Challenge at the Missouri School Boards’ Association’s annual fall conference on Oct. 1. During the challenge, students had to use creativity, problem solving, team work, and collaboration to think of ways to…

Springfield wins Early Childhood Education Program of the Year Award – Mehlville, Raytown also honored

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The Springfield School District is the recipient of the Early Childhood Education Program of the Year award from FutureBuilders, the educational foundation of the Missouri School Boards’ Association. The award was presented at the 2016 MSBA Annual Conference at the Lake of the Ozarks on October 3. The MSBA FutureBuilders Early Childhood Education Program of…

Raytown Schools announce 2016 Alumni Hall of Fame Class

The Raytown School District is pleased to announce its Alumni Hall of Fame Class for 2016.  The class includes six individuals who will join the ranks of other respected alumni on during the Oct. 7 and 8 Induction Weekend activities. Dr. Cynthia (Paris) Burkhead is a 1975 graduate of Raytown High School.  Dr. Burkhead is…

Raytown South Southern Regiment Places First at Marching Band Competition

South Regiment with drum majors Christopher Gilbert and Elizabeth Teeman in forefront

The Raytown South High School marching band, Southern Regiment, placed first in their division and earned the outstanding performance recognition at the Sedalia Marching Band Competition. Southern Regiment competed against four other bands to earn the top honor. This year’s show is titled, “Reflections of Fame” and was arranged by 1987 Raytown South graduate, Steve…

Raytown South High School Choral Department Rummage Sale

Raytown South High school’s choral department will be hosting a rummage sale on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 8 a.m. to noon.  The sale will take place in the south parking lot and cafeteria, located at the corner of 83rd Street and Sterling.  Many items of all types will be available, and all proceeds will directly…

Raytown bus driver recognized for action following Aug. crash

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By Kris Collins Miriam Bounds, bus driver for the Raytown C-2 School District, was recognized by the Board of Education Monday evening for her safety acumen following a head-on collision in August. Kevin Easley, director of transportation for the district, presented Bounds wish a certificate in recognition of her execution of an evacuation just seconds…

Summer improvements boost Raytown South appearance

By Kris Collins When the school year started up again in mid-August, students at Raytown South High School returned to a re-energized building. Improvements made to the decades-old building as part of 2014 bond series projects gave the school a bit of a face lift. Travis Hux, assistant superintendent of support services, said the improvements,…

Raytown Quality Schools announces partnership with Missouri Mavericks

Raytown Quality Schools and Missouri Mavericks partnership logo

The Raytown Schools Wellness Center has been selected as the official training facility of the Missouri Mavericks. The partnership will provide the Missouri Mavericks players and full-time staff with free facility use in exchange for enhanced access to certain Missouri Mavericks games, players, and events to include: school visits by Missouri Mavericks players and mascot,…

Raytown high student achieves perfect ACT score

Paul Lawless

Raytown High School senior Paul Lawless scored a perfect 36 on his ACT, placing him in the 99th percentile. According to figures from ACT, 1,598 students, or 0.08 percent of all test-takers, got perfect stores on the test in 2015.

Raytown student named Academic All-American

Romeo Baguno

Raytown High School senior Romeo Bagunu recently earned the honor of Academic All-American from the National Speech and Debate Association. Bagunu received the honor for his accomplishments throughout his junior year. He is a two-time national speech and debate tournament qualifier and is the first Raytown High School Talking Blue Jay to earn the All-American…

Raytown schools aims to increase attendance with car giveaway

As part of a new incentive program to increase student attendance at the high schools in the Raytown C-2 School District, the administration is giving away two Ford Focuses in a drawing at the end of the school year. Students must maintain a 95 percent attendance rate in order to have his or her name added to the drawing pool monthly.

By Kris Collins The Raytown C-2 School District wants students to be in class. To that end, the administration is giving away two cars to encourage students to “Attend to Win.” On Tuesday, Superintendent Allan Markley inched around the track at Ted Chitwood Stadium in a blue Ford Focus before coming to a halt before…

The Bluejays victorious over the Patriots 36-0

The game between Raytown High School Bluejays and Truman High School Patriots began this past Friday evening and was postponed until the following morning because of lighting. The Bluejays were victorious over the Patriots 36-0.

Raytowner accepted into national scholars’ organization

Anna Ryan, sophomore at Raytown High School, was recently accepted into The National Society of High School Scholars, an organization that recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment. “On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice and commitment that Anna has demonstrated to achieve this…