Four students from Raytown are among Missouri’s brightest high school students who recently attended the Missouri Scholars Academy (MSA) at the University of Missouri.
Local Students who attended MSA include:
Raytown High School
Raytown South High School
MSA began in 1985 and provides students opportunities to expand their educational and social skills. This year, students spent their time at Mizzou in intensive classroom settings, studying one of four individually selected subjects, including mathematics, science, social studies and humanities. Each Missouri high school nominated one junior-to-be for the academy; larger schools could nominate more students. Students at the academy represent nearly every county in the state.
“This is a special year for MSA because we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the program,” said Ted Tarkow, associate dean of the College of Arts and Science and director of MSA. “Students who come to MSA gain valuable educational experience that they would not gain otherwise while also interacting with peers who share their same interests.”
Outside the classroom, students were introduced to a series of activities, workshops and discussions by guest speakers. Students learned from experts in the fields of aeronautical engineering, global warming and autism. In addition, the students had an opportunity to hear from Linda Godwin, a former astronaut and current professor of physics at MU. The students attended performances by jazz artist Eugene Lowry and hypnotist Tom Thale. The students also took field trips to the National Churchill Museum in Fulton, Mo., and the Missouri Symphony Society orchestra.
MU is the largest and oldest university of the state’s major public, land-grant research institutions.
The Raytown School District is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. Carl Calcara as principal of Raytown South Middle School. Mr. Calcara has most recently served as an Assistant Principal at Raytown South High School.
Mr. Calcara earned his Bachelor of Arts in History, his Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, and his Educational Leadership and Educational Administration Certificates from the University of Missouri Kansas City.
Mr. Calcara started his tenure in education teaching at Park Hill High School before coming to the Raytown School District in 2007 to serve as an Assistant Principal at Raytown Middle School. In 2010, Calcara became an Assistant Principal at Raytown South High School.
“Mr. Calcara has led our staff and students to success as a middle school and high school assistant principal,” Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Dr. Steve Shelton said. “His passion for Raytown, knowledge of our district and skills as a leader will ensure the South Middle School staff continues to prepare students for success in and after high school.”
Calcara’s duties began in July.
Raytown police were called to a business in the 8900 block of 350 highway at approximately 5:00 AM for an armed robbery. The man told the officers that he was walking to his car and two (2) black men approached him. The first subject was wearing a white shirt and white pants. The second subject was wearing a black t-shirt and dark colored jeans. They demanded his money and then ran away.
If you have any information on this or any other crime please call the TIPS hotline
The Raytown Summer Childrens Lunch Ministry does not have enough funds to complete its mission of providing free healthy lunches to low-income children in Raytown for the period between the end of Summer School and the start of the Fall semester. This is the seventh year for the program and the need exceeded their expected 600 children, an aditional 200 more children have shown up. They need your help.
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The Raytown Summer Lunch Ministry is coordinated by Raytown Christian Church in conjunction with the following…
Blue Ridge Bible Church
More information on how to donate or volunteer can be found at their website http://raytownsummerlunch.info/
This recent program ran on KCTV5 and we thank them for providing the code to embed their video.
This months Raytown Chamber of Commerce Coffee was held at the Center 63 Boutique.
Pictured here is Chamber President Vicki Turnbow
Police Chief Jim Lynch and Alderman Pat Ertz
Since the last time RaytownOnline.com visited Center 63, they have added a men’s clothing rack and the inventory has changed. Center 63 is essentially an upscale used clothing store with other items like jewelry and decorative items. Most of the inventory ranges from nice to very nice. There is a major change coming, they are adding a used furniture store, located a few doors North of the clothes store. The official opening for the furniture store is about two weeks away. Below is a sneak preview of some of the items already in inventory.
At approximately 4:30 AM on July 16th, 2014 Raytown Police were called to the 8900 block of Rose Lane on a disturbance. When officers arrived they found a male deceased in a garage. A person of interest has been identified. The cause of death has not been determined and the case is still under investigation. If anyone has any information on this or any other crimes please contact the TIPS Hotline.
July 23, 2014, Wednesday at 10:00 AM
Raytown C-2 School Districtannounced its revised free and reduced price policy for school children unable to pay the full price of meals served in schools under the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program.
Local education officials have adopted the following family-size income criteria for determining eligibility:
Children from families whose current income is at or below those shown are eligible for free or reduced price meals. Applications are available at the school office or online at www.raytownschools.org To apply, fill out a Free and Reduced Price School Meals Family Application and return it to the school. The information provided on the application is confidential and will be used only for the purpose of determining eligibility. Applications may be submitted any time during the school year. A complete application is required as a condition of eligibility. A complete application includes: (1) household income from all sources or Food Stamp/Temporary Assistance case number, (2) names of all household members, and (3) the signature and last four digits of social security number or indication of no social security number of adult household member signing the application. School officials may verify current income at any time during the school year.
Foster children may be eligible regardless of the income of the household with whom they reside.
If a family member becomes unemployed or if family size changes, the family should contact the school to file a new application. Such changes may make the children of the family eligible for these benefits.
Under the provisions of the policy, the Director of Food Service will review the applications and determine eligibility. If a parent is dissatisfied with the ruling of the determining official, they may wish to discuss the decision with the hearing official on an informal basis or he/she may make a request either orally or in writing to the Assistant Superintendent of Support Services at 6608 Raytown Road, Raytown, MO 64133 for a hearing to appeal the decision.
Hearing procedures are outlined in the policy. A complete copy of the policy is on file in each school and in the central office where any interested party may review it.
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Tyree Taylor, a senior football student-athlete at Raytown South High School, was among only 100 students selected from the State of Missouri for participation in the University of Missouri School of Medicine’s High School Mini Medical School (HSMMS) in Columbia, MO.
The program, now in its 16th year, is designed to give high school seniors who are already interested in medical careers a one-week preview of medical school. This is a unique experience for students that have shown the capacity to benefit from the program. Tyree was chosen out of hundreds of applicants from across the State through a selective process which included a competitive application process and a personal essay.
During the session, Tyree will participate in a medical-school style curriculum, which includes problem-based learning, a method of teaching that combines independent learning in small groups with patient care cases. Students will also participate in sessions with clinical and research specialists; gain hands-on experience in anatomy, microbiology and clinical skills; interact with medical school students, faculty and staff; and attend seminars on college and medical school life. In addition, students will live on-campus and participate in various social activities to give a full real life experience to medical school life and college campus living.
Raytown High School Seniors Paige Keeton and Claire Robinson advanced to round nine of the Public Forum Debate at the National Forensic League Tournament hosted in Overland Park, Kansas.
In the competition that started with almost 300 entries, Keeton and Robinson finished as the top entry in the Kansas City area and ranked among the top 50 in the nation. After finishing the Public Forum Debate, the pair also participated in the consolation event of Impromptu Speaking. The event started with almost 500 entries and Keeton advanced to finish in the top 40.
Wrapping up an undefeated season, this was the pair’s second trip to nationals.
The Talking Bluejays are coached by Mark Harris
Want a GREAT hotdog? From 11:00 am to 2:00 pm this Saturday and Sunday, you get a great Hebrew National hotdog and a soda for a donation to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The location is Westlake Ace Hardware, just East of Raytown Road on 350 Highway.
I bite into one and noticed that it was way above the average frank, so I ask the griller what was the brand and he showed me the package. Hebrew Nationals ranks up in the top 4 or 5 premium hotdogs in the country in my opinion. They are ALL beef, and on the level of Nathans, Vienna, or Sabretts in quality and number of devotees. I am going back to eat a couple more.
This is the second case in a row of abuse to children in Raytown.
A Raytown man has been charged in an alleged child sexual abuse case of a 14-year-old girl, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Steven L. Davis, dob: 3/26/1959, faces Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, two counts of Statutory Sodomy in the 2nd Degree, Possession of Child Pornography and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.
Davis, according to court records, the reporting party told police that the victim, born in January 2000, was touched inappropriately by Davis. During a forensic interview at Child Protection Center, the child confirmed the touching and Raytown police later searched and found numerous images of naked children in Davis’ home.
Prosecutors have requested a bond of $250,000.
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