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Student raises money for nations without clean water

Student raises money for nations without clean water

Megan Neal, Copy editor

December 11, 2017


Filed under News, School News, Uncategorized

Junior Lauren Textor will be raising money for The Thirst Project, which is a non-profit organization working to bring safe and clean drinking water to developing nations and communities around the world where it is not available. A well can be found in the library where Textor will be collecting chang...

Finals schedule released

Finals schedule released

Kaylyn Noah, Mass Media Student

December 5, 2017


Filed under News

Finals will begin Dec. 15, which is a purple day. Students will attend all classes and take finals P2 and P4 finals. Dec. 18 students will attend all white day classes and take finals in W2 and W4 classes. Classes will be slightly longer, because there is no seminar. Dec. 19 is a half day with W1...

Choir celebrates holiday season

Choir celebrates holiday season

Leila Flenoy, Mass Media Student

December 4, 2017


Filed under News, School News

The winter choir concert will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 in the High School auditorium. All people in high school choir will be participating.   Admission is free, but donations for the program will be accepted. After the event, the annual Cookie Walk, featuring cookies and other holiday treats available for purch...

NHS hours must be submitted by Jan. 12

NHS hours must be submitted by Jan. 12

Lauren Textor, Web Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2017


Filed under News

Juniors and seniors with a GPA of 3.5 or above must complete 40 hours of community service and submit the required paperwork by 3 p.m. Jan. 12 to gifted teacher Teri Beashore. The service hours must be completed within one calendar year, come from at least three different sources with no more than...

Key Club recruits volunteers for the holiday season

Lauren Textor, Web Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2017


Filed under News

Throughout the month of December, Key Club will be hosting holiday-related fundraisers and service projects for students. Sign-ups are posted on the bulletin board outside Officer Beashore's office. Santa Express needs volunteers in shifts from 8:30 a.m. to 23:30 p.m. and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 2,...

Thanksgiving break for students

Thanksgiving break for students

Hannah Haworth, Co-Web Editor

November 22, 2017


Filed under News, School News

Thanksgiving break starts today, Wednesday Nov. 22 and will last until Monday, Nov. 27 for the Piper district. Staff will be on break and will not be posting for those days.

New members elected for school board

New members elected for school board

Hannah Haworth, Co-Web Editor

November 10, 2017


Filed under News, School News

This past week on Nov. 7 was the Wyandotte County district elections, which included Piper's school board members as well as the results for the new Mayor David Alvey. The three elected members at large for Piper all received over 1,000 votes making John Bakarich, Desiree Fergus and Theresa Fisette the...

“The Drowsy Chaperone” starts next week

“The Drowsy Chaperone” starts next week

Rene Evans, Mass Media Student

November 6, 2017


Filed under News, School News

The school musical, “The Drowsy Chaperone,” will be performed at 7 p.m. Nov. 15-18 in the auditorium. “I’m looking forward to the feeling of stepping on the stage for the first time on opening night,” said senior Kara Evans, who will be performing in her fourth and final musical. “I ho...

StuCo holds fall blood drive

StuCo holds fall blood drive

Natalie Frick, Mass Media Student

November 6, 2017


Filed under News, School News

StuCo will sponsor the first blood drive of the year from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in the gym. In order to make an appointment, students and staff can either stop by English teacher Tiffany Scheffler’s classroom, Room 205, or go online, and visit esavealifenow.org and use the Sponsor Code: pi...

Funding equally distributed throughout activities

Funding equally distributed throughout activities

Megan Neal, Copy Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

At the start of each activities season, rumors can often be heard about one sport getting all new equipment and uniforms, while others are completely forgotten about. However, athletic director Doug Key says all activities are given the same amount of funding. According to Key, after each activities seas...

Veterans Day celebration planned to honor local military Nov. 10

Veterans Day celebration planned to honor local military Nov. 10

Hannah Haworth, Co-Web Editor

October 31, 2017


Filed under News

Piper High School invites all local veterans and active military to attend a “Meet and Greet” from 7:15 to 9:15 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10. Students and staff will welcome and thank veterans for their service and have an opportunity to visit with them. All veterans and those currently serving are wel...

Merit Scholars share advice

Merit Scholars share advice

Taylor McEachron, Staff Writer

October 22, 2017


Filed under News

During the fall of last school year many sophomores and juniors took the PSAT, which is the preliminary SAT. It also a test to qualify for a National Merit Scholarship. Approximately 3.5 million students take the test each year. Among  the students that took the PSAT last year, three seniors have b...

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