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  • November 22 There is a Movie Club meeting on Thurs. Dec. 2 in Mr. Reitemeier's room.
  • November 22 Late Night at the Pirate will be on Mon. Nov. 29 hosted by BLA. Entry will be $5.
  • November 22 Seniors: if you placed an order with Jostens and did not pick it up, please stop by the office.
  • November 22 Seniors: Jostens will be back on Nov. 30 at 7 a.m. if you have not placed an order
  • November 19 Following Thanksgiving break, all students will be required to ride the bus to the CTE and back.
  • November 17 Bowling tryouts will be on Mon. Nov. 29.
  • November 17 If you are using school transportation, masks are still mandatory.
  • November 15 The first powerlifting practice will be Mon. Nov. 29.
  • November 15 The 5-minute grace period due to morning traffic is no longer in effect.
  • November 15 The Wizard of Oz musical is this week Thur. - Fri. Tickets are $7 student & $10 adult
The student news site of Piper High School in Kansas City, Kansas.

The student news site of Piper High School in Kansas City, Kansas.

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Business students work in a pod workspace while following the new optional masking policy.

Recent mask optional decision results in mixed opinions

Audrey Menzies, Co Editor-In-Chief November 12, 2021

Among other things discussed during the Nov. 8th Piper school board meeting, one of the most talked about is the unanimous decision to make masks optional for all high school students. This decision is...

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Piper Middle School uses cones to block incoming traffic. This is one of the new safety precautions implemented for pedestrian safety.

Traffic Turnaround: New campus driving plan causes unanticipated school traffic

Annalia Escalante, Arts & Entertainment Editor October 22, 2021

On Oct. 4, Piper Middle School created a new driving route to increase the safety of student pedestrians. This route, which only allows both middle and high school drivers to take the same entrance and...

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The last day to register to vote for the Jan. 25, 2022 bond issue is Jan. 4, 2022.

Hitting the Polls: Seniors register to vote in upcoming Bond Issue

Zoey Pudenz, Co Editor-In-Chief October 22, 2021

The community will hit the polls to vote on the new proposed Bond Issue on Jan. 25, 2022. The last day to register to vote is Jan. 4, 2022, which has many adult seniors eager to vote.  The proposed...

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Sophomores Jackie Gildo, Annalia Escalante, and Deanna Jones converse during newspaper stay late night.

Kansas Senate passes bill requiring full in-person learning throughout districts

Zoey Pudenz, Co Editor-In-Chief March 9, 2021

On Mar. 3, the Kansas Senate passed Senate Bill no. 235 which would require all K-12 schools to have a full in-person and full remote option by Mar. 26. Up to this point, the district has offered a “half-day”...

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High School teacher Stephan Brumbaugh poses with vaccination card which shows receipt of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

Vaccine Update: District’s staff receives COVID-19 vaccine

RIley Merrick, Staff Writer March 9, 2021

While trying to get the country back to normal after getting hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, many are turning to the COVID-19 vaccine for some hope. About 70% of Piper High School’s teachers have been...

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2020 seniors pose for a photo at prom in june. Project grad hosted a senior only prom last year but allowed outside guests. Photo Courtesy Morgan Haworth

Recent senior only prom decision causes disappointment

Audrey Menzies, Co Editor-In-Chief March 8, 2021

Covid-19 has taken away many things from the class of 2021 and many were optimistic that prom would not be one of them. However, as prom plans are being put in place it is being added to the list of let...

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Freshman Jack Wells writes on a piece of paper during a Scholars Bowl meet.

New hybrid model allows more in-person interaction for students

Annalia Escalante, Arts & Entertainment Editor February 17, 2021

After a year full of adjustments, students had to make the decision of whether or not they wanted to return back to school on Jan. 25. “We had to think through all aspects of the school day to ensure...

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On Jan. 14 the debate state qualifiers headed into their first round of the weekend.

Debaters take on first virtual state competition

Riley Merrick, Staff Writer January 26, 2021

The debate team attended the first-ever virtual State competition the weekend of Jan. 14. While their hopes were high, it was more difficult than expected when having to debate virtually. The 2-speak...

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Fine arts teacher Randy Robertson stands next to playground during cohort break.

District remains Hybrid despite rise in COVID-19 cases

Riley Merrick, Staff Writer December 15, 2020

With the rise in COVID-19 cases, many schools in the Kansas City area decided to switch back to virtual learning after having a hybrid schedule for a few months. For Piper, however, the school decided...

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Junior Raven Corlee gets ready to set against Tonganoxie.

School growth results in 5A switch

Madi Welker October 22, 2020

After over 20 years of being 4A, all athletics excluding football will be moving up to 5A this year.  In the past several years, the district’s population has increased due to the number of jobs nearby.  “This...

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Junior Skylar Ryan checks her temperature before entering her cohort classroom.

Hybrid 2.0: Board of Education discusses new plan to move students back-to-school

Reagan Montgomery, Staff Writer October 19, 2020

On Oct. 14, the Board of Education discussed the second phase of reopening for hybrid students. When it's worked out, it will allow hybrid students to go to school longer and have more freedom than under...

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Sophomore Ricky Schneeberger takes notes through online learning. The districts hybrid option for high school and middle school students has them working on all of their school work virtually with Wednesdays in person for three hour cohorts.

COVID-19 creates new unique learning environments

Blake Beashore, Editor-in-Chief September 16, 2020

With COVID-19 continuing to affect the nation, districts are adding regulations and changing the structure of education to get students back in the classroom and back to learning. Piper has given students...

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