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  • 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

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Spread of COVID-19 Causes Spring Sports and Activities to be Canceled

Spread of COVID-19 Causes Spring Sports and Activities to be Canceled

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

School closures raise concerns for low-income families

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

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

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

Democratic Donors lead to controversey

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

Coronavirus threatens to affect travel plans

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...

Local businesses face threat of bankruptcy

Local businesses face threat of bankruptcy

Zoey Pudenz, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

The Legends Outlet Mall is a place many bargain shoppers go for clothes, food, movies or ice cream. However, stores including T-Rex Cafe, Forever21 and Sweet Frog are closing in the future or have already closed.  Forever21 filed for the Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection code September of 2019 follow...

Cheer and Dance look to make additions to next year’s teams

Cheer and Dance look to make additions to next year’s teams

Audrey Menzies, Staff Writer

March 2, 2020

  Cheer and dance team tryouts are right around the corner. These teams are different from many others because they are year-round. Cheer tryouts will be March 31 through April third. PHS dance team tryouts April 6 through the 9th. Cheer and dance both have Instagrams that will be posting more ...

After months of debating, Shawnee Mission School District teacher negotiations are at a standstill

After months of debating, Shawnee Mission School District teacher negotiations are at a standstill

Caroline Zimmerman, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

On February 10, 2020, Amanda Coffman, a teacher at Indian Woods Middle School in Shawnee Mission, resigned at a board of education meeting due to failed negotiations over teaching contracts within the school district. “We’re lucky to have a lot of support here,” said English teacher Taylore Weitner....

President Trump acquitted

President Trump acquitted

Lauren Pappert, Photo Editor

February 19, 2020

Despite almost three months of investigation that led to a successful impeachment, President Donald J. Trump was acquitted after a 20 day trial on Feb 5, 2020. According to the impeachment papers, President Trump was being tried on two charges: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. In Article...

CoronaVirus Causes Global Health Scare: Students fight against spread of virus by practicing good hygiene

CoronaVirus Causes Global Health Scare: Students fight against spread of virus by practicing good hygiene

Blake Beashore, Web Editor

February 7, 2020

Due to a rapidly spreading virus stemming from China, the World Health Organization has declared a Global Health Emergency. This virus is called the Coronavirus. The death toll reached 565 on Feb. 6. according to CBS News. The number of infections was over 28,000. The Coronavirus is a physically large ...

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