The Raytown Police activated the H.E.A.R. Program Monday, March 3, 2014, in response to the extremely cold temperature. H.E.A.R. is the Health Emergency Assistance Registry, with the purpose of providing assistance to at-risk residents, who are registered in the program, during times of weather emergencies (including extreme temperatures, hot or cold, and storms.)
The service is free to qualifying Raytown residents, which could include the disabled, elderly and frail, or those relying on a health device powered by electricity.
During times of weather emergencies, including extreme temperatures and storms, the Raytown Police will activate the program. Department members will try to make contact with those registered in the program, either by phone or at their residence, to check their welfare and offer any assistance.
Anyone wishing to enroll in the H.E.A.R. Program must first complete an application. Applications may be obtained in person at Police Headquarters, by phone request at 816-737-6124, or online, at http://photos.raytownpolice.org/H.E.A.R.%20Brochure.pdf.
The Raytown School District is proud to announce building-level Teachers of the Year for the 2014-2015 school year. The selected teachers were chosen by their peers and have the opportunity to interview for Raytown School District Teacher of the Year. The winner will be announced at the annual breakfast held on Friday, March 28. Each teacher will be recognized by their principal peers, and District administration.
Building representatives are as follows:
Makenna Fulmer, Blue Ridge Elementary School; Krista Phillips, Eastwood Hills Elementary School; Rebecca Dobson, Fleetridge Elementary School; Patty Kralicek, Little Blue Elementary School; Christy Curran, Laurel Hills Elementary School; Starla Cushman, Norfleet Elementary School; Evonne Medrano, Robinson Elementary School; Leigh Duewel, Southwood Elementary School; Laverne Williams, Spring Valley Elementary School; Courtney Wattenbarger, Westridge Elementary School; Amy Monnig, Raytown Central Middle School; Jennifer Jennings, Raytown Middle School; Dan Feehan, Raytown South Middle School; Heather Woodson, Raytown High School; Marie Hazel, Raytown South High School; Stephanie Migletz, Herndon Career Center; and Maya Roofe, Raytown Success Academy.
No school, Monday, March 3 due to inclement weather. District offices will be open beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Six Raytown South High students in the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) program earned Gold in the regional competition and will compete at the State Leadership Conference in Columbia, MO, March 30-April 1.
Seniors Marcedes Bell, Dara Britton, and Mikayla Poole received a near perfect score of 97 out of 100 earning Gold in Interior Design; Sophomore Janelle Dempsey earned Gold in Fashion Design; Juniors Taelor Ingram and Jasmine Pope earned Gold in Life Event Planning; and Seniors Megan McGowan and Lauren Hopper just missed state qualification, earning Silver in Sports Nutrition.
“The FCCLA program teaches students necessary leadership and career planning skills, and their recent achievement has given them a great sense of pride,” Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Jenna Russell said. “I am excited to see how this translates into the work they present at the State Leadership Conference.”
(left to right) Taelor Ingram, Jasmine Pope, Janelle Dempsey, Mikayla Poole, Dara Britton, Lauren Hopper, and Megan McGowan
Participants can learn a variety of range-of-motion, flexibility, strengthening, balance, endurance-building activities, and relaxation techniques in this class. All the exercises are done sitting in a chair and can be modified to meet participant need. This is a six-session class.(For adults) Registration is required.
March 6, 2014, Thursday at 2:00 PM
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6131 Raytown Road
Raytown, MO 64133
Mon – Thur 9-9, Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5
Raytown and Jackson County are under a winter storm warning from 6:00 pm today (3/1/2014) till midnight on 3/2/2014. Possible 4 to 6 inches of snow, plus 1 inch of sleet. Wind chill on Monday (3/3/2014) ranging from -10 to -25.
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The Raytown South Middle Jazz Band received a 1, the highest rating, at the University of Central Missouri Jazz Festival in Warrensburg, Missouri held on Saturday, February 22.
Raytown South Middle School Jazz Band was among 35 middle school and high school jazz bands participating in the festival.
Outstanding Musicianship awards were given to Levi Barkley and Veron Potts for 7th grade vibes for 7th grade alto saxophone; and Nate McIntyre for 8th grade bass.
The band is under the direction of Brenda Kueck.
The Raytown Area Chamber of Commerce held the February Membership Luncheon at First Baptist Church of Raytown on the 26th of the month. The highlight of the luncheon was Mayor Bower delivering his annual State of the City Address. The video below consists of the introduction of the Mayor by Chamber Chair Loretha Hayden and the Mayor’s State of the City Address.
Michael Taylor was executed for the murderer of Ann Harrison at 12:01 am today. Taylor was pronounced dead at 12:10 am Feb. 26th 2014.
The Raytown C-2 Robotics team participated in its very first competition at the University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC) First Team Robotics competition. Winning 6 of its 9 matches, the team placed 6th overall in the competition which featured over 30 teams from four different states.
“All in all the students did a great job in their first competition, and I am very proud of their accomplishment,” robotics sponsor and Industrial Arts Teacher Steve Myer said. “We will be working through the spring and summer to improve and look forward to taking our team back to UMKC for a second go around.”
The team, named Fire and Ice, is comprised of students from Raytown and Raytown South High School and formed in November of 2013.
“The students had fun and the robot performed as you would expect any computer operated machine would,” Myer said. “We had to constantly kick it to motivate it to do what we wanted, but it all worked out in the end.”
A nice sized smoked pork chop with eggs, toast and hash browns. Everything was perfect.
Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders announced today that a deal has been cut with Union Pacific for the right to purchase sections of abandoned Union Pacific railroad corridors. The exclusive right to purchase was given at no cost, but the actual purchase would cost $59 million. This price is about 1/2 the previous asking price of one section of abandon track.
Jackson County has at least two proposed uses for the property, public transportation lines and hiking & biking trails. The biggest section of the land in question is the old Rock Island line that runs through Raytown. The hiking and biking goal is to have a continuous KATY Trail from St. Louis to Independence. That trail would run through Raytown.
Given the price and the likelihood of outside funds and financing, the probability that this purchase will happen is high. If the purchase happens, then the creation of the hiking and biking trail is also high. The planned public transportation system is now more likely.
Mayor Bower sounds a little different in this video due to heavy audio scrubbing to reduce wind noise. Sorry Mayor Bower I thought my wind screen was up to the task.
Raytown Mayor Dave Bower and County Legislator Theresa Garza Ruiz (who grew up in Raytown) comment on the announcement.
Video of the event, graphics of the areas involved are being processed and will be published this week.
High School Basketball Tournament Class 4 District 14
Tournament Dates:3/3/2014 – 3/7/2014
Location:8211 Sterling – Raytown South High
Raytown, MO 64138-2690
High School Basketball Tournament Class 5 District 13
Tournament Dates: 3/3/2014 – 3/7/2014
Location: 6019 Blue Ridge Blvd – Raytown High School
Raytown, MO 64133-3998
Raytown High School’s Talking Bluejays debate team recently won the Greater Kansas City Suburban Conference Tournament White Division Debate Championship.
Students earning first team All-Conference honors were Sophomore Yermeya Bagunu in Storytelling; Senior Alexandria Clark with Junior Sarah Holloway in Public Forum Debate; Senior Emma Givens in Original Oration; Junior Tamela Hill in Lincoln-Douglas Debate; Senior Paige Keeton in Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking; Senior Paige Keeton with Senior Claire Robinson in Public Forum Debate; Senior Claire Robinson in Student Congress; and Senior Lilly Rodriguez with Sophomore Israel Hanke in Policy Debate.
Students earning second team All-Conference honors were Senior Derek Baska in Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking; Senior Deja Bolton with Senior Derek Baska in Duo Interpretation and Policy Debate; Freshman Shekinah Carr in Prose Reading; Senior Maggie Dorsey with Junior Madison McLellan in Duo Interpretation; Senior Emma Givens in Dramatic Interpretation; Sophomore Israel Hanke in International Extemporaneous Speaking; Junior Alexis Hartenstein in Poetry Reading; Senior Paige Keeton in Original Oration; Senior Alex Montenegro in Student Congress; Senior Lilly Rodriguez in Poetry Reading.
The Talking Bluejays are sponsored by Mark Harris
A t 2 car accident at about 2:00 pm has the North bound lane of Raytown Road closed between the lanes of 350 Highway.
The Missouri Legislative Forum held in the Raytown School District Administration Building at 4:30 pm at 6608 Raytown Road. The legislators present were State Senator LeVota and Representatives McDonald and Mims.
Topics focused on included:
- Legislation that deal with the transfer of students from unaccredited school district to accredited districts.
- Tax cuts and how they can affect funding for education.
- Changes in the standards for school district accreditation the Missouri Department of Secondary and Elementary Education (DESE).
- The political forces attempting to promote charter schools and for profit education companies at the expense of public schools.
2014 Legislative Forums in Raytown
Senators LeVota and Curls, Representatives Cross, Ellington, McDonald, Mims and Torpey
Mayor David Bower and Administrative Staff, City Council Persons
Chamber President Vicki Turnbow
School District Board of Education, Administrators and Staff
PTA Representatives and Raytown Patrons
Dates: February 21 - March 28 - April 25
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Raytown School District Administration Building
6608 Raytown Road, Raytown, Mo. 64133
For information: 816.268.7008
Please join us to interact with our legislators on issues that impact the City of Raytown and our children and their education.
The suspect in custody has been charged with 1st Degree Murder and he has been identified as 42-year-old Falonzo Davis. Mr. Davis has also been charged with armed criminal action. The victim has been identified as 30-year-old Steven L. Jones.
It is alleged that motivation was the victim keeping company with the shooters wife.
The following is alleged in the charges filed by the Jackson County Prosecutor.
Upon receiving a text message that the victim was driving the shooters wife and children to school, the shooter retrieved his gun from a local pawn shop. He then drove to his son’s school, arriving at 10:04 am and waited. At 10:27 am the victim arrived in a vehicle with the shooters wife and son as passengers. Mr. Davis sprinted to the victims car, there was a confrontation, the victim attempted to flee, but ran into a parked vehicle.
Mr. Davis then argued with his wife, until his son intervened. At that point Mr. Davis walked over to the wrecked car, opened the driver’s door, shot Mr. Jones, put the gun and two clips on top of the car and waited for the police to arrive.