• November 23Thursday morning help sessions run from 7:30-10:15 A.M.
  • November 23Picture retakes will be Dec. 8 at the CTE building
  • November 23Thursday and Friday classes now start at 7:30 and end at 11
  • November 12Project Grad will be hosting a cornhole tournament Saturday, Dec. 5, at The Venue at Willow Creek


Life with an addict

Life with an addict
Students cope with friends, family struggling with alcoholism, opiod abuse.
February 28, 2019

*Names have been changed to protect the identity of sources. When someone becomes addicted to a substance of any kind, they are no longer in control. Whether it’s taking that one sip of alcohol or taking...

Overeating remains largely unaddressed

Substitutions for poor food choices.
February 28, 2019

Compulsive eating is often overlooked as a form of addiction since there are no issues of legality, but it’s more common than it’s given credit for. “Food addiction occurs when someone can’t stop...

Drugs can have beneficial qualities

February 28, 2019

*Names have been changed due to source requests for anonymity. Inherently “bad” drugs, such as marijuana and Adderall, have recently undergone studies that suggest more positive effects. Studies have...

Hoping to suppress anxiety, teens look to drugs to self-medicate

84 students out of 222 surveyed at PHS said they partake in the use of illegal substances.
February 28, 2019

*Names have been changed due to source requests for anonymity. Drug usage among teens is up to 50 percent, according to a 2017 survey by Project Brand. Psychologists say this is due to high levels of...

Courtwarming updates

BACK ROW (left to right) Charlie Connor, Braijion Barnes, Tyrone Bates, Esrom Griffin, Kimball Backus. FRONT ROW (left to right) Grace Hawley, Jada Simmons, LaKya Leslie, Charity Monroe, Josie Barbosa
February 5, 2019

Congratulations to the following for being nominated by their senior class as Courtwarming candidates: Josie Barbosa Grace Hawley LaKya Leslie Charity Monroe Jada Simmons   Kimball...

Humans of PHS: Dona O’Neal

O'Neal intructs freshman English class on February 1.
February 4, 2019

When a teacher is gone for the day, a substitute is trusted to take over their class. Students may see this as a day of busy work or a chance to mess around, but some substitutes are known to be able to...

Cheer goes to Nationals

Cheer team celebrates State Game Day Competition win with trophy.
January 24, 2019

After winning the state competition Nov. 17 in Topeka, the cheer team will be heading to Dallas, Texas to compete in the National Cheerleaders Association High School Nationals Jan. 26 and 27. The team...

Debate places at State

Piper Debate prepares for the State Debate  Tournament at Fort Scott.
January 18, 2019

The Piper High School Speech and Debate team travelled to Fort Scott this weekend to participate in the State Tournament. There are two parts of the state tournament, 2-Speak Debate and 4-Speak debate....

Trading in the Christmas turkey

Students describe their out of the ordinary Christmas meals
November 30, 2018

A turkey lays at a center of a dining room table. Delicate plates and folded napkins are neatly placed around scattered festive dishes. For most people, this is the average Christmas dinner; it’s a tradition...

New teacher brings changes to senior project

Senior Marisa Sanchez works to create her senior poster about her project on child psychology Dec. 11.
November 30, 2018

Every year, the senior class is required to work on a year-long project about a potential career. This year, it’s a bit different. Cohorts will be used for the first time during presentations. “So...

Biology, stress play factor in sleeping habits

Biology, stress play factor in sleeping habits
November 30, 2018

Teenagers need to get eight to ten hours of sleep a night, but the matter of the fact is that adolescents are getting an average of six to seven hours of sleep. “When I was younger I definitely slept...

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