Welcome to the RQS newsroom! Learn the latest news on what's happening in all corners of the district.
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Check out the August 2023 C-2 View newsletter for summer highlights, welcome back, and more!
The Baby Jays Preschool is now enrolling for classes starting late February 2024. Learn more here.
The first student forum of the year was held with middle school students across the district, who shared their positive experiences, challenges, and hopes for the remainder of the school year.
Congratulations to the district’s Alumni Hall of Fame Class of 2023!
Congratulations to the district's Transportation Department for their recent recognition from the Missouri State Highway Patrol! Read more here.
February marks the start of Black History Month, a month-long observance that aims to recognize & celebrate the many Black women & men who have made significant contributions in various fields.
National School Counseling Week is from Feb. 6-10. School counselors are essential to the school community, as they often serve as a first line of defense in identifying & addressing academic, career, or social/ emotional needs for students.
Robinson Elementary students received hands-on gardening lessons that will educate, connect, and introduce students to food and gardening. Learn more here!
Round of applause and huge thanks to the Eastwood Hills Elementary PTA group, who has been hard at work for the past two years raising funds for the purchase of a school book vending machine. Click here for more information.
Students from every corner of the district read, and were read to, books from different genres and themes, to encourage them to 'read outside the box' National Read Across America Week.
Girls from across the district sparkled, joining us in the inaugural Sparkle Empowerment Conference led by Superintendent Dr. Penelope Martin-Knox. Participants heard and learned from leaders in the KC area and leave with life lessons. Learn more here.
A huge congratulations to the twelve seniors who earned a Distinguished Missouri Seal of Biliteracy (SoBL) for the Spanish language. The SoBL is awarded to graduating high school students in districts with a DESE-approved program, who have demonstrated achievement in English, a language other than English, and sociocultural competence. Read more here.
Raytown Quality Schools has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Read more here.
Congratulations to the district’s 2023-24 school year teacher of the Year, Melissa Hays, for being selected as one of six 2024 Kansas City Regional Teacher of the Year. Melissa is a seventh and eighth grade social studies teacher at RCMS. Read more here.