• 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


COVID-19 creates new unique learning environments

Sophomore Ricky Schneeberger takes notes through online learning. The district's hybrid option for high school and middle school students has them working on all of their school work virtually with Wednesday's in person for three hour cohorts.

Blake Beashore, Web Editor

September 16, 2020

With COVID-19 continuing to affect the nation, districts are adding regulations and changing the structure of education to get students back in the classroom and back to learning. Piper has given students two options for learning for the school year of 2020-21. Students can either choose an online or...

Graduates walk the stage at socially distanced graduation nearly three months later than planned

Graduates walk the stage at socially distanced graduation nearly three months later than planned

Amanda Bauman, Adviser

August 3, 2020

Little was known about the coronavirus circulating in China when the news of the potentially dangerous virus reached the United States in December. Schools continued for an additional two months as the virus raged overseas. Then came the inevitable. Cases started appearing closer and closer to home....

Seniors take part in graduation parade

Seniors take part in graduation parade


May 10, 2020

Due to schools remaining closed as an attempt to flatten the curve for COVID-19 seniors took part in a rainy parade on their original graduation day, May 7. The official graduation ceremony is scheduled for August 1.

Governor Kelly’s Stay at Home order calls for social distancing to “flatten the curve”

Government officials look for ways to

Blake Beashore, Web Editor

April 6, 2020

With the outbreak of COVID-19 growing in severity, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly issued a Stay at Home order that started March 30 and will last until at least April 19. Kelly was prompted by the increasing severity of the virus and its continued spread. As of April 5, there were 747 confirmed cases...

First responders work overtime to help combat COVID-19

Dressed in personal protective equipment from head to toe, pediatric nurse Andrea Serrano works during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Morgan Haworth, Print Editor

April 3, 2020

PhotoNurses, firefighters, police officers and more are working overtime due to the pandemic, COVID-19. First responders have to work in the midst of all the craziness, leaving them more prone to catching the coronavirus.  Senior Jack Robinson’s dad is a firefighter for the Kansas City Kansas Fire...

Administration struggles amidst COVID-19

COVID-19 is also evolving and changing fast, the Piper School District has had to make quick changes to stay on top of student and staff safety.

Audrey Menzies, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

The recent escalation of COVID-19 has caused many people to adapt to a new temporary life of staying six feet apart at all times along with other out of the ordinary things. School administrators have had to change many things for themselves while also being leaders for hundreds of students.  “I...

Spread of COVID-19 causes spring sports, activities to be canceled

Following Governor Laura Kelly's issue to cancel all K-12 schools for the remainder of the school year, all spring athletics and activities have been canceled until further notice. Illustration by Zoey Pudenz.

Zoey Pudenz, Staff Writer

March 31, 2020

Tuesday, March 17 Governor Laura Kelly announced all K-12 schools would be closed for the remainder of the semester due to the outbreak of COVID-19. With the closing of all schools, cancellations of all spring athletics and activities occurred. According to athletic director Doug Key, KSHSAA decided to cancel all KSHSAA activities due to the decision f...

School closures raise concerns for low-income families

As the community self-distances, through the COVID-19 pandemicthe Piper School District offers free lunches for pick up at the high school. This was one of many ways the community came together to help others during the crisis.

Megan Neal, Print Editor

March 27, 2020

Following Kansas governor Laura Kelly’s announcement for all K-12 schools to close for the remainder of the school year due to the COVID-19 virus, low-income families struggle to provide the same opportunities given at schools.  According to the Kansas Health Institute, over 48% of students get free or reduc...

Bill 335 Offers Free Dual Enrollment for Kansas high schoolers

Caroline Zimmerman, Staff Writer

March 20, 2020

On February 27, 2020, Kansas senators passed a new Senate Bill (335) on education. “You’re on both ends of the spectrum where either they’re a high performer or they want a career, but they’re ready to get on with it,” said Wyandotte County’s Senator Kevin Braun.  “And so this particular b...

Growing into the 21st Century: CTE building brings new opportunities to career pathways

Science teacher Shawna John feels medical research practice dummy breath as it comes to life.

Zoey Pudenz, Staff Writer

March 20, 2020

This summer, the current East Elementary building will be transformed into a technology-based learning center that will allow students wishing to receive more in-depth knowledge over specific career paths the opportunity to do so. Interim superintendent Dr. Blane McCann presented the idea of a Career ...

Democratic Donors lead to controversey

The Democratic controversy is taking the united states by storm.

Adam Novak, Staff Writer

March 13, 2020

On March 3, Super Tuesday was held in mainly Southern states. This year, 14 states are voting in this Super Tuesday. Super Tuesday is one of the most consequential days in the Democratic primary. On this day, states vote on delegates in the United States. For this year, Alabama, Arkansas, California,...

Coronavirus threatens to affect travel plans

Extra precaution has been put into place following the spread of COVID-19, or Coronavirus.

Morgan Haworth, Print Editor

March 11, 2020

Spring break is approaching and that means it is time for vacations. The nice, warm weather and cool ocean breeze is just a couple weeks away, but with the rising epidemic of COVID-19, plans may change.  COVID-19 or coronavirus, emerged in China in Dec. of 2019. According to the New York Times, the...

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