• 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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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.

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 ...

Project Grad holds design contest

Last year's design by Grace Haworth.

Melanie Mnirajd, Design Editor

March 4, 2019

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

With the number of snow days after winter break, the school district looks for unique ways to make up contact time.

Scout Molder, Editor-in-Chief

February 28, 2019

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 crews began working on the grounds of the future of Piper Elementary.

Trey Trumbo, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

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 ...

Debate celebrates season with banquet

Jamison Foglesong gave shout-outs to all his friends and partners. He was happy he had an amazing season.

Asher Searcy

February 12, 2019

Debate places at State

Piper Debate prepares for the State Debate  Tournament at Fort Scott.

Blake Beashore, Web Editor

January 18, 2019

The Piper High School Speech and Debate team travelled to Fort Scott this weekend to participate in the State Tournament. There are two parts of the state tournament, 2-Speak Debate and 4-Speak debate. Last year, the 4-Speak team ended up as state champions. Senior Dylan Hendrix has confidence that ...

New teacher brings changes to senior project

Senior Marisa Sanchez works to create her senior poster about her project on child psychology Dec. 11.

Kaleb Brown, Co-Web Editor

November 30, 2018

Every year, the senior class is required to work on a year-long project about a potential career. This year, it’s a bit different. Cohorts will be used for the first time during presentations. “So cohorts are students with the same type of project that will be in the same room during presentation...

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