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Theater department performs spring play

Theater department performs spring play

Megan Neal, Copy editor

April 27, 2018


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The spring play, The Radium Girls, begins at 7 p.m. Thur., April 26 through Fri., April 27 and costs $5 for students and $7 for adults. Radium Girls is about the female factory workers who contracted radiation poisoning from painting with the radioactive paint during World War II. “It’s based...

Cheer team begins new season

Cheer team begins new season

Morgan Haworth, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Cheer team tryouts took place on April 2-6. They had clinics on Monday and Wednesday in preparation for their official tryouts on Friday, April 6. Congratulations to the following that made the 2018-19 Piper Cheer team: Alyia Cantrell Abbie Grimm Emma Johnson Charity Monroe Jada Simmons Courtney...

AP exams require practice, planning beforehand

AP exams require practice, planning beforehand

Drew Englis, Co-Business Manager

April 18, 2018


Filed under News, School News, Showcase

AP exams are right around the corner for high school students nationwide. The AP curriculum provides courses in which high school students can enroll in order to obtain college credit. In order to get college credit students take and cumulative exam that is scored 1-5. Colleges typically provide cred...

Student council wins leadership challenge

Student council wins leadership challenge

Hannah Haworth, Co-Web Editor

April 10, 2018


Filed under News, School News

Student council attends a leadership challenge event each year at the Washburn University Leadership Institute with sponsor Tiffany Scheffler. Student council presidents Scott Ladish and Maria Accardi, senior class president Kara Evans, secretary Cara Bruce and junior representative Drew Novak worked...

Colton Lloyd, Co-Business Manager

April 9, 2018


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The spring blood drive will be April 12 in the gym. Students must be at least sixteen years old to donate and need parent permission to donate if under the age of eighteen. Sign ups can be found in room 205. Student council members will also have sign ups at lunch from April 9-11. More information wi...

Dance team welcomes new members

Dance team welcomes new members

Taylor McEachron, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


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Congratulations to the following for being selected for the 2018-19 dance team:   Calleigh Gardner Lexi Gerber Olivia Golden Morgan Haworth Taylor McEachron Audrey Menzies Zoey Pudenz Morgan Slaughter   With this year coming to the end, it’s time to start pre...

Tickets go on sale as prom quickly approaches

Tickets go on sale as prom quickly approaches

Heather Nguyen, Video Editor

March 30, 2018


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With prom quickly approaching, there are a few things to keep in mind for students who are planning to attend.   Tickets will begin going on sale April 9 and end April 13.  The cost is $50 and are to be purchased from Secretary Marcea Brown in the office. The dates students are allowed to purchase...

Nationwide walkout held in honor of lives lost in school shooting

Nationwide walkout held in honor of lives lost in school shooting

Morgan Haworth, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018


Filed under News, School News

On February 17, 2018, a mass shooting occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Seventeen lives were lost, and 17 more were injured due to this tragedy, making it one of the deadliest school shootings in history. From 10 to 10:17 a.m. March 14, there will be a nationwide walko...

Forensics team competes to qualify for CFL nationals

Forensics team competes to qualify for CFL nationals

Drew Englis, Co-Business Manager

March 8, 2018


Filed under News, School News

The forensics team has several Catholic Forensics League Qualifiers. The official competition will be in Washington, D.C., during Memorial Day Weekend May 25-27. “My favorite moment has been watching De'Avion Lynch take first place in both Dramatic Interp and Poetry Interp at Shawnee Mission Nor...

Students participate in National Honor Society

Students participate in National Honor Society

Colton Lloyd, Co-Business Manager

March 7, 2018


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The National Honor Society has long been a prestigious and well known organization across the United States. Students in NHS extend beyond the school and into their communities in giving back with service hours. Within the walls of Piper over the past year, 37 students have participated in NHS. Forty...

District renews safety measures

District renews safety measures

Lauren Textor, Web Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2018


Filed under News, School News

Many students and staff members are shaken after the shooting Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, but the district is currently evaluating its safety measures. In an email to the staff, superintendent Tim Conrad said that the district is reviewing safety measures, protoc...

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