Belton’s Mackay selected as SOMO Outstanding Coach

FROM STAFF REPORTS Each year, Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) salutes those who have made significant contributions to the Special Olympics movement. To read full story PLEASE purchase the December 13 issue of the Raymore Journal

Ray-Pec speech, debate teams earn honors

FROM STAFF REPORTS Raymore-Peculiar High School speech and debate students brought home many awards from the Truman Varsity and William Chrisman Novice tournaments on Nov. 30 and Dec 1. To read full story PLEASE purchase December 13 issue of the Raymore Journal

Santa visits Belton

Trissi Hardin-Turner Journal Writer On Saturday, December 1, Belton Regional Medical Center was able to convince Santa to come to town a little early to visit with local children. To Read full story PLEASE purchase Dec. 13 issue of Raymore Journal

Harrisonville approves new schedule for 2019-20 school year

FROM STAFF REPORTS Harrisonville High School students will have the opportunity to participate in more labs, extended learning times, and more project-based learning thanks to a new schedule for the 2019-20 school year approved by the Board of Education at its November meeting. To read full story PLEASE purchase December 6 issue of the Raymore…

Belton spelling bee champions

The 2018 Belton School District Spelling Bee winner was determined at a recent Board of Education meeting. Mill Creek Upper Elementary School 6th grader Leo Zheng took the title Zheng (left) was also a winner as a 4th grader while at Kentucky Trail Elementary School. After several rounds, second place was awarded to 7th grader…

Ray-Pec to add Strings Teacher

FROM STAFF REPORTS The School Board on Nov. 15 approved adding a teaching position for the 2019-2020 school year for the introduction of an orchestra/strings program. To read full story PLEASE purchase the December 6 issue of the Raymore Journal.

Ray-Pec South Middle Students of the Month

Congratulations to the October Students of the Month at Ray-Pec South Middle School! The character trait for the month was responsibility. Back row, from left: Angelina Crosby, Lexie Thomas, Natalie Bishop, Holden Kephart, Blake Kirby, and Cooper Trivers. Middle row: Ashley Davis, Porter Gum, Alex Hurley, Layne Jensen, and Emma Carter. Front row: Pierce Hazen,…