In the Community

Community Events

This is a list of community events. Information is provided by the groups listed. To submit an item, or make comments, suggestions or questions, please send a message to or call Michele Stidham, Communication Director, at 816-892-1314.

Easter Graphic

Easter Egg Hunt

Children who live in the Ray-Pec School District are invited to an East Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 8, at Peculiar United Methodist Church, 20521 S. School Rd. The event will include more than 10,000 eggs! Children will be divided into these age groups: Baby to 2 years old; 3 years old to kindergarten; and grades 1-6. There will be a free pancake and sausage breakfast. Some items will be available to purchase at a bake sale, and crafted custom coffee will be available for $4.

Chapstick Donations

Egg My Yard fundraiser

The Ray-Pec High School girls soccer team offers to deliver/hide stuffed plastic eggs to your yard - Raymore and Peculiar residents only. The eggs will be delivered on the evening of Friday, April 7. The cost is $25 for 30 eggs, $40 for 50 eggs, $50 for 75 eggs, and $70 for 100 eggs. This is a fundraiser for the girls soccer team. To schedule your yard and arrange payment, complete this form

Parents Night Out Flyer

Candidate forum

The Raymore Chamber of Commerce sponsored a candidate forum on March 22 at Raymore City Hall. The event included city council candidates and school board candidates. View the forum here

Food Drive

Food Drive

A food drive to support the Caring About Nutrition (CAN) program continues through March 31.

Donations may be dropped off at any elementary school, the Raymore Chamber of Commerce office, the Ray-Pec Administrative Services Center, or Peculiar City Hall.

The suggested donation is for snacks, such as granola bars and peanut butter crackers. For the week of March 27-31, any donation is welcome.

For more information, contact

Cheer Flyer

Cheerleading tryout information

Cheer Tryouts will be the week of March 27. Clinics to learn material are scheduled from 3:15 to 5:30 p.m. March 27 to March 29 in the high school gym.

Middle school tryouts will be March 30. High school tryouts will be March 31. Results for all squads will be posted at 10 p.m. March 31 on the high school side doors. 

Any current 6th grade-11th grade athlete who is interested can pick up a "Cheerleading Tryout Packet" in your school's front office or complete this Google Form. Tryouts are open to current 6th graders at both Middle Schools. Return the application to Coach Megan Speer or back to your school's main office.

For tryout week, a bus will provide transportation from East Middle School, leaving at 3 p.m. and arriving at the high school by 3:15 p.m. An informational meeting for parents of high school students will be held prior to tryouts at 6 p.m. Monday, March 13, in the high school library. 

For questions, contact Coach Speer at

Color Guard Flyer

Prom Dress Donation flyer

Mens Prom Attire donation flyer

Bank Teller Job Fair Flyer

Peculiar Street Clean Up

Prom Photos Flyer

Prom photos at Unity Village

There is a tradition of students taking their Prom and other special occasion photos at Unity Village. As many events are scheduled at Unity Village this spring, please remember that, in the event there is a wedding or reception at the Fountain Courtyard, students will need to make arrangements to take their photos at an alternate location on grounds. When the courtyard is closed, there will be signs indicating the courtyard is closed. The Courtyard is definitely closed for wedding setup and ceremony: April 21 & 22, May 5 & 6, May 13, May 20 & 21. Other dates subject to availability. Students are welcome to visit and take personal photos other days of the week.

Library Events Calender

Library Events Calendar

VFW Scholarship

Cass County Memorial VFW Post #4409 in Harrisonville is offering a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior in Cass County. To be eligible for the scholarship, one must be a high school senior in Cass County; and the son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter of a veteran eligible for V.F.W. membership. The application must be submitted by April 15. Review other requirements and apply here.

5k Flyer

5K for Health

You are invited to join the Raymore-Peculiar School District team of walkers and runners for the 29th annual 5K for Health. The event is scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday, May 6, at Southwick Stadium in Belton. The registration fee is $40. You may also earn prizes by raising additional funds. Proceeds will benefit the Cass County Dental Clinic, a safety net dental clinic for children and teens in Cass County. Register here

Rainbow Girls Flyer

Yard Sign

Panther Pride yard signs

Show your school spirit by proudly displaying a yard sign sporting your favorite Ray Pec activity, sport, graduating year, or maybe you’re an alumni.

The sign includes: Panther sign/stake/hardware, Personalized plaque that holds up to 15 characters, and a sign that can hold up to 4 plaques at one time. Change your plaques during the year depending on your students current activities.

Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

As part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the President and Congress created the ACP, which provides eligible households up to $30/month toward their internet bills, as well as a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet. 

All households with a child who was approved to receive free or reduced price school meals under the National School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program, within the last 12 months, including children who attend schools participating in the Community Eligibility Provision, are eligible for ACP benefits. 

Households are also independently eligible if (1) their income is at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level ($55,500 for a family of four); or (2) a member of the household participates in certain other Federal benefit programs — including, among others, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Medicaid, and Federal Public Housing Assistance. Families can check their eligibility, sign up, and find fully covered plans at or by calling 877-384-2575.

Additionally, please note that this benefit is not considered income for purposes of determining eligibility for free and reduced price school meals.

Girl Scouts

Learn more about Girl Scouts by watching the video!

Cub Scout Pack 4621

Cub Scout Pack 4621

For information about Cub Scout Park 4621, contact Cyndee Byous, recruiting coordinator, at 816-536-4146; Matt Hahs, Cubmaster, Pack 621, at 913-313-6588 or; or John Kochay, District Scout Executive, at 816-724-9859.

Cass County Dental Clinic

Spring is on the way! Spring break is a great opportunity to schedule your child's dental checkup or to complete any outstanding treatment. Cass County Dental Clinic is here for your child's dental needs! To schedule, call 816-322-7600 (Belton) OR 816-380-4000 (Harrisonville) today. Medicaid plans accepted, discounts for uninsured patients. *Must qualify based on household size and income.

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