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  • April 30Freshmen and sophomore, please check your school email and vote for your StuCo representatives for next year. Votes must be submitted by Friday.

  • April 18Art Club will be meeting Monday, April 22 in the art room.

  • April 18Attention NHS candidates, a Piper cleanup is being held April 27 through April 30. For more information, call 913-488-5478.

  • April 18Seniors need to complete the Post-Graduation Plans form due by April 26.

Softball Falls Short of State

Softball Falls Short of State

Blake Beashore, Web Editor/Sports Editor

May 15, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports, Spring Sports

Softball competed for a trip to state in the Regional Championship on Monday, May 13. The regional took place at the Pirates' home field. The regional semifinal game was against Labette County. The game ended as a seven to six victory for the Pirates on Hannah Pappert's walk-off single. In the regional...

Senior Barbecue and Grad Walk Cancelled

Senior Barbecue and Grad Walk Cancelled

Blake Beashore

May 7, 2019


Filed under News, News Briefs, Showcase

The senior barbecue and grad walk, which were scheduled for Tuesday, May 7, are canceled due to poor weather conditions. The grad walk has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 9, after senior breakfast. The senior barbecue will not be rescheduled.

Changing of the guard: Pair of state champion coaches set to leave the school

Changing of the guard: Pair of state champion coaches set to leave the school

Charles Connor, Sports Editor

April 9, 2019


Filed under School News, Showcase, Sports

Following a historic 4A boys' basketball state championship, head coach Toure Grimes is set to leave his post here at Piper and take over at Olathe East High School. Grimes has been teaching social studies at Piper for the past three years. He was an assistant for one year and head coach for two. ...

Conrad announces his retirement

Conrad announces his retirement

Hannah Pappert, Photo Editor

March 27, 2019


Filed under News, School News, Showcase

After eleven full years of working within the Piper Schools’ administration, Tim Conrad has announced his retirement. Although Conrad did not respond to email interviews, an email sent March 5 to all staff members in the district addressed his upcoming leave. He was sure to remind all how much the s...

PHS dance team showcase

PHS dance team showcase

Taylor McEachron, Co-Web Editor

March 21, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

The Piper Dance Team will be having their second annual showcase. They will be performing many group routines from throughout the 2018-19 season. The team will also be showcasing many solos and duos and a guy/girl routine including seniors Kaleb Brown and Corbin Fullerton, juniors Christian Arndt, Miles...

Project Grad holds design contest

Project Grad holds design contest

Melanie Mnirajd, Design Editor

March 4, 2019


Filed under School News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Project Grad is holding a t-shirt design contest for the Class of 2019 t-shirts. These shirts will be given out at Senior Breakfast to each of the seniors at no cost, courtesy of the Project Grad Committee. They will be worn at the Main Event celebration after graduation. Design requirements: -Us...

Excessive snow days lead to extended school day

Excessive snow days lead to extended school day

Scout Molder, co editor-in-chief

February 28, 2019


Filed under News, News Briefs, School News, Showcase

Due to more school cancellation than expected for the year, the Board of Education and administration decided to add five minutes to the school day at the high school and 10 minutes to the school day at the middle school. Additionally, the last two days of school, May 15 and 16, will be full days in...

Construction begins on bond issue building

Construction begins on bond issue building

Trey Trumbo, Staff writer

February 28, 2019


Filed under News, School News, Showcase

Many students, administrators and community members were upset when the bond issue to build a new high school, set to be completed in 2018, was rejected four years ago. As a result, Piper has continued to remain overpopulated, with more than 2,300 students in attendance. The incoming freshman class is set ...

Government shutdown could happen again

Government shutdown could happen again

Charles Connor and Lauren Textor

February 28, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Weeks of headlines were made for every major news source when President Donald Trump announced that the federal government would be shutting down due to Congress’s decision not to grant the requested five billion dollar funding for a wall along the United States-Mexico border. However, the cost of...

Booster Club questions future

Booster Club questions future

Megan Neal, Managing Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

 Behind the concession stands, scholarships, new warm-ups and other fundraising for the clubs, teams and activities of the high school is the PHS Booster Club. “PHS Booster Club is an outside, all volunteer, non-profit organization which operates concessions for athletics and other fundraising school ...

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