• February 28The registration deadline for the April 4th ACT is today, Friday, Feb. 28
  • February 3Piper Educational Foundation is hosting a trivia night as a fundraiser to support Piper Schools. This will be held Feb. 29 7:00 pm
  • February 3Parent Teacher Conferences will be on Feb. 12 and 13 from 4:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m
  • January 22Parking passes should be displayed in the front window of cars. Parking lot checks will start on Friday

Student Life

Musical creates behind-the-scenes memories

Beast (senior Ian Smith) bows at Belle's feet out of respect before they dance.

Kara Evans, Yearbook Staff Member

November 10, 2016

The only part of a production that the audience of a performance sees is the final product on stage. However, the performance of a musical or play on the stage is only the end of a months-long process full of blood, sweat and the occasional tear. With this year’s production of  “Beauty an...

Special dance proposals add a sweet touch

Special dance proposals add a sweet touch

Raven Fletcher, Business Manager

September 14, 2016

Dance proposals have become a tradition among high school students all over the country. The first reported proposals occurred in 2001, when students began asking each other to prom over the speakers in their schools. Since then, social media has allowed the trend to grow exponentially. The more pe...

Yearbook staff’s efforts overlooked

The 2016 Pirate staff poses for their own staff picture.

Isaiah Washington, Mass Media Student

May 20, 2016

As the school year is wrapping up for students and teachers throughout the district, it is the time to celebrate the end of the school year and determine summer plans. For the yearbook staff, it’s a different story. This is the most important time of the year for them as the yearbook must be c...

Singing goodbye to seniors

The fellas stand as they are applauded.

Sarah Fuentez, Mass Media Student

May 20, 2016

Singing in a choir in high school is relatively easy because the performers know everyone and always have help on the side. However, singing outside of high school can be a bit more challenging. It takes guts to go out on your own and try to get your talent noticed by colleges and other professional...

Students start American Sign Language club

The ASL Club members.

Isley Ford, Social Media Editor

May 20, 2016

American Sign Language is the language deaf people use to communicate. Many people learn ASL for the fun of it, or they may personally know someone who is deaf. There are lots of clubs in school, but a new and educational one is ASL Club. ASL club was started this year by Kristen Warner and Andr...

Juniors vs. chemistry

Piper High School

May 20, 2016

 Many students' worst fear is junior year with chemistry. Students drop sports and clubs and other outside school activities like jobs. Incoming junior Vanilla Davis said, “I believe junior  year will be challenging, but I think I will make it.It may be challenging, but I'm still up for it. I thin...

Top Dogs

Class of 2017 reaches the senior hallway

Mackenzie Walton, Mass Media Student

May 20, 2016

It’s official: Now the class of 2017 takes on senior year. Junior Anissa Brantley said it’s a bittersweet feeling because she’s one step closer to graduating, and she also is looking forward to opening her time capsule letter she wrote in her eighth-grade English class. While in some ways it...

High school fears of the 2020 freshman

Eighth-grader Morgan Slaughter said being on dance team and late start on Fridays are two things she's looking forward to in high school.

Hannah Haworth, Co-Web Editor

May 20, 2016

As a high schooler, one may remember the feeling of first moving up to the high school as a freshman and the anxiety and fear that follows, but memories may have faded. Morgan Slaughter, Grace Banes and Jack Robinson are all eighth-graders transitioning to the high school next school year, and their fea...

Life Skills program opens new doors for students, mentors

The room where Life Skills students will be permanently moving to next year has space and materials for the frequent crafts that students engage in.

Lauren Textor, Editor-In-Chief

May 20, 2016

The Life Skills program, which will be officially installed at Piper next year, aims to give special education students real-world skills that will help them to thrive in their environments. Since early April, student mentors have been getting a taste of what having the Life Skills program will mean f...

Students share views on the senior project

Senior, Jacob Talkin, presents his Senior Project on the Senior Project.

Ryan Bach, Mass Media Student

May 20, 2016

Every year, some students question how necessary the senior project really is. This time of year many students are anti-senior project due to all the stress it causes them, because it is worth a third of their English 4 grade each semester. That means if a student fails the senior project, that student...

Summer camps continue education outside of school

Summer camps continue education outside of school

Isaia Wilcoxen, Editor-in-Chief

May 9, 2016

Summer is a time of year where swimming is a priority every day, sleeping in becomes a habit and new experiences are made at summer camp. “I mainly go to summer camps because they are fun, and I learn a lot from going to them,” sophomore Alexander Falk said. Falk attends two camps during the...

Intramural basketball provides new outlet

Intramural basketball provides new outlet

Keegan Sparks, Editor-in-Chief

January 27, 2016

A new opportunity for students looking for a way to engage their competitive spirit has recently become available: intramural basketball. The league was started by a group of senior boys who wanted a place to play basketball with their friends. It blossomed into much more than that. Currently, seven...

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