The Raytown School District is pleased to announce its Alumni Hall of Fame Class for 2015. The class includes six individuals who will join the ranks of other respected alumni on during the September 18 and 19 Induction Weekend activities.
Linda Rae Chappell is a 1965 graduate of Raytown South High School. She is the owner and president of SpiritWorks Cheerleading and Dance Company, the former owner and president of Dynamic Cheerleaders Association, an educator and an author. Stephanie L. Davis is a 1995 graduate of Raytown High School. She is the CEO and Founder of The Advocate Group, the Co-Artistic Director/Founder of Unbound Collective, and a marketing and branding consultant, Social Terra.
Sgt. Major Kent Dolasky is a 1986 graduate of Raytown High School. He has served as the Commander of Joint Special Operations Forces Senior Enlisted Academy, is the recipient of the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Army Commendation Medals, and is an Incarnate Word University Alumni of Distinction Award Winner. Tim Dollar is a 1977 graduate of Raytown High School. He is an award winning trial lawyer, has served as the Special Assistant Prosecutor, Jackson County, Missouri, and is a Founding Partner, Dollar, Burns & Becker, LC.
Eddie Lee is a 1974 graduate of Raytown South High School. He is and internationally known cellist, performer, and teacher, is the Principal Solo Cellist of the Korean National Orchestra, and the Musical Director of the Ulsan Sinfonia Players (Professional Ensemble). Trevor Vance is a 1985 graduate of Raytown High School. He is the Senior Director of Groundskeeping and Landscaping for the Kansas City Royals, a member of 15 Superbowl and 3 Pro Bowl grounds crews, and a civic-minded volunteer.
The six inductees will meet with students at the two district high schools, will be featured speakers at a luncheon, and will be introduced at the Raytown South vs. Raytown football game all on Friday, September 18; the formal induction is on Saturday, September 19.
This is the 11th class to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, which began in 2005.
RAYTOWN DEMOCRATIC ASSOCIATION
Thursday, July 16th, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Thank you for helping to keep MO Blue
HOLD THE DATE
Saturday July 25th 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker Tweeting a photo of the audience at the last Raytown Democratic Association meeting
THE RAYTOWN ARTS COUNCIL
announces their 2015 Summer Musical Cast
Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe
DIRECTOR: Ms. PATRICIA MCLAUGHLIN
Performance Dates & Location: July 17-18, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m.
Tickets will on sale beginning June 22nd, 2015 at the RAYTOWN HY-VEE STORE, 9400 E 350 Hwy (intersection of 350 Hwy & Gregory Blvd.), Raytown, MO, 816-358-9940 or online through our website. Ticket prices are: $8 in advance and $10 at the door.
Seated: Caleb McCarroll. Standing: Sharon Sawaya, Julianna McCarroll, Kyrstin Stoneking, Madie Hill, and Bailey Shaw in a scene from the musical of RAC’s BRIGADOON. Photograph by Sharon Propst, RAC Publicity.
THE STORY OF THE SHOW
Show tunes include Almost Like Being in Love, The Heather on the Hill, There but for You Go I, Come to Me, Bend to Me, My Mother’s Wedding Day, I’ll Go Home with Bonnie Jean and Waitin’ for My Dearie.
Julianna McCarroll, Hannah Fabean, and Bailey Shaw (seated); Front Row: Sharon Sawaya, Hannah Steele, Khalid Johnson, Jim DeFries, Caleb McCarroll, Kyrstin Stoneking and Sharon Propst. Back Row: David Fast, Gabe Sawyer, and Israel Hanke. The musical cast of RAC’s BRIGADOON. Photograph by James. D. Walters, RAC Publicity.
Scrapbook stuff. . .
routers, DVD Players, TV, Stereo equipment, Turntable
Small Mammal habitat
Graco Car seat bases
Formula (enfamiland similac gerber )
Lots of girls shoes Twinkle Toes, boots, name brand clothing
Lots of teenager/womens clothes sizes 0-10
Crafts & art supplies
Home office & computers
Lawn care & garden tools
Cameras & phones
Baby things & kids toys
Furniture & bedding
LOTS of items priced under $1! Snacks & drinks available.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
10:00 am -5:00 pm
7215 Manchester Ave Kansas City Mo 64133
This is a short version of video from a nice backyard fireworks display on the 4th.
Tornado Waring till 6:00 Pm Monday July 6th NOW, Take shelter.
Ok since last post, NWS issued a tornado warning for Northern Jackson County. In case you have not noticed, the sky is dark, the rain and thunder are starting and the tornado sirens are blaring in Raytown. It is 5:40 pm on Monday July 6th.
NWS has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Jackson County untll 530 Pm
Jackson County Jean Peters Baker on KCNOVA (Kansas City No Violence Alliance) after a presentation on the organization to the Raytown Democratic Association at the regular June meeting. The distortion in the audio is due to the amount of cleaning needed to reduce street background noise.
The Kansas City No Violence Alliance (KC NoVA) is a collaboration among several organizations committed to reducing violent crime in the urban core. It is spearheaded by a Governing Board consisting of the following organizations:
For more about KCNOVA, click HERE to visit their website.
Just in from the National Weather service. Severe thunderstorm, 60 mph winds and quarter size hail warning for Jackson County at 7:06 pm.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until midnight for Jackson County Mo.
Raytown is specifically mentioned on the NWS website ….
Guest editorial by Nicole Nickens:
Teacher educators support higher standards for admission into teacher education programs, and value rigorous and valid assessment of education students. However, much controversy has arisen surrounding interpretation of the initial results of the new tests for future teachers.
Faulty conclusions are based on low pass rates by prospective teacher candidates on a series of new standardized licensure tests called Missouri Content Assessments.
When a test produces a very high fail rate, a good educator doesn’t say, “My students are all stupid,” but rather, “I did not adequately help my students understand this content” or “This instrument is not a valid measure of the content/skills I intended to measure.”
The first groups administered the Missouri Content Assessments took a test that is not a valid measure of what they learned in their education programs because the curriculum in those programs was aligned to Praxis, the testing series formerly used for licensure.
This is like teaching your teen to drive an automatic, and then expecting him to drive a stick shift during his driver’s test. Your teen understands how to drive and may actually be skillful, but he won’t be able to show off those skills using unfamiliar equipment.
Blaming the test takers for a high fail rate is as incorrect as assuming that the high pass rate on the previous licensure test indicated the test was “too easy”. Does a high pass rate automatically mean a test is too easy? Consider:
Using the logic of some state education leaders, it’s very easy to become a physical therapist, a doctor, a nurse or a lawyer in Missouri.
An alternate explanation for a high pass rate is that students must meet entrance criteria for any professional program in Missouri, including teacher education. Upon successful completion, they are well educated and thus well prepared for the exam.
Finally, there is no evidence yet to demonstrate these tests are technically sound in any way. The State Board also acknowledges biases against minority students, who represent the highest fail rates.
For these reasons, critics should step down. Teacher education is working hard to meet unreasonable timelines for implementing a system that is fraught with problems. We all want the same thing: quality education for all the children of Missouri.
Nicole Nickens lives in Lee’s Summit. She is a professor of Educational Psychology and department chair of Elementary & Early Childhood Education at University of Central Missouri and an executive board member of Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.
This op-ed piece was written by one of my colleagues at UCM and also appears in the Kansas City Star today:
Scrappy was lost Saturday, June 20. He is 10+ years old and has survived a lot in his lifetime including a house fire. The family had just brought home a new puppy a few days before and she started to stray from the (fenced) yard. Scrappy went after her (we believe) and the two have not been seen since. The new puppy is Small blue/grey/silver boxer mix w floppy ears about 6-8 months old her tail is long her name is Mary.
His home is in the area of 87th and Blue Ridge. There is a $50 reward for him also.
Here are some pictures of him. Thank you so much for helping us get the word out. He means a lot to his family.
Raytown Police are currently investigating several robberies that have manifested from Craigslist meetings within the last month. Each meeting was in the late evening hours between 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm. Each meeting was to buy/sell electronics and each meeting was in a parking lot. Agreements were made between the buyer and seller to meet to exchange the property for money. The buyers were described as two black males in their late teens. A gun was displayed at two of the robberies while physical force was used during the third.
Raytown Police are encouraging its residents to be proactive when meeting with potential Craigslist buyer/sellers by following a few simple tips.
Raytown Police Chief James Lynch is offering the parking lot of the Police Station, 10000 E. 59th Street, as a meeting place for those interacting in Craigslist transactions. If you have any information on the Craigslist robberies please call 816-474-TIPS (8477).
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for an area that includes Raytown. The warning is in effect until 5:00 pm today.
From the Raytown Police Dept.
Two Raytown brothers have been charged in an alleged rape of a woman in her Raytown apartment, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Mark C. Hill and Matthew J. Hill, both born on 1/13/1998, faces a charge of Rape ro Attempted Rape 1st Degree.*
According to court records, the victim, 18, told Raytown Police who responded to the scene in the 9200 block of E. 54th Terrace in Raytown that the Hill brothers, who lived nearby, and at least one other man refused to leave her apartment after entering. They grabbed her and dragged her by the hair, stripped her and forced her to repeatedly have sexual intercourse over about an hour.
Prosecutors have requested a bond of $100,000.
From other sources…
The victim named a third attacker so far only identified as James. The accused are claiming they had consent, but security footage from the accused’s apartment complex has an audio of the accused making statements that are contrary to their claims of consent.
City of Raytown and RH Johnson Company announce three new businesses coming to Raytown. AT&T is scheduled to open at 350 Highway and Gregory in late July. Great Clips and Dominos are scheduled for an early August opening.
RH Johnson Company is the owner and developer of the property. The property was formerly a mattress company but before that was a gas station. The property had to have some environmental work done because of the later owner before it could be developed. That work was completed and work to get a building for tenants was begun.
“We are pleased that these three organizations are coming to our city.” said Tom Cole, Economic Development Administrator. “We continue to build the strength of 350 Highway with a good assortment of businesses.”
Dominos has become more than a pizza restaurant. The new store design aims to put pizza front and center with a “Pizza Theater” format that will have pizza-making artists’ hand tossing dough and creating custom-made pies in front of seated guests. Their new menu also offers sandwiches, pastas, chicken wings, desserts and other appetizers.
Great Clips, a Minneapolis-based haircare company is the world’s largest salon brand creating more than 80 million haircuts each year. The salons are locally owned and operated. Great Clips offers many services and are open evenings and weekends. For convenience they also offer online check in.
AT&T mission is to connect people with their world. They provide products and services to make this happen.
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