Staley News

New Flock Leader

Paxton Donaldson, Staff

October 11, 2017


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Competitive. Positive. Strategic. Funny. Confident. These are some of the traits that the new principal Larry Smith said describe him. He is eager to take part in the school’s culture, but he also has goals for the school. “Having a culture that is again student led and student driven and that strives to be the best, and that’s in anything,...

‘The People Make Staley Great’

October 11, 2017


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In August of 2008, Staley High School opened its doors for the first time.  There were dignitaries, men in parachutes jumping out of a plane and fanfare.  This was all done to celebrate the new multi-million dollar school in the North Kansas City School District.  This new school would...

What’s All The Hype?

What’s All The Hype?

Alexa Schulte, Staff

October 11, 2017


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Hype videos are quickly becoming popular, and junior Pierson Beaulieu has been creating them for each varsity football game. Each game has a theme for the student section, and her videos try to match each of the themes. “When making my videos, I try to think, ‘How enjoyable can I make the video?’...

National Award Winning Baton Twirler

Makenzie Hooton, Staff

September 27, 2017


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Down on the football field, among the band and the Diamonds, is sophomore Averi Clement. She’s not there to play an instrument or toss a flag; Clement is a baton twirler-- the only one in the school. Clement said she always knew she had a knack for baton twirling even at a young age. She said when she was younger her sister got a toy for Christmas tha...

Papa Falcon Chooses ‘A Great Retirement’

Papa Falcon Chooses ‘A Great Retirement’

Emilie Kerr

May 24, 2017


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In a surprise announcement on May 11, Papa Falcon revealed he is leaving the nest. Principal Clark Mershon is retiring after 35 years in public education, effective at the end of his contract this June. “I will always remember that opening day, Aug. 18, 2008. The most beautiful morning, crisp, not...

From Teacher to Tittone

From Teacher to Tittone

Jen Hulen, Staff

April 5, 2017


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Students have the opportunity to have a movie director and actor as a teacher. English teacher David Klinginsmith has recently directed, produced and starred in a movie called “Top Coat Cash,” about a professional MMA fighter who went home after losing a fight. Once he was home, he reunited with...

Coming to a New Country

Coming to a New Country

Leidy Venegas, Reporter

March 8, 2017


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Foreign exchange students from around the world are spending the year at Staley. They came from places such as Italy, Pakistan and Germany. They are receiving a different cultural experience along with the families they are staying with. German foreign exchange student Leon Rossberg said that in order...

Garden for a Change

Garden for a Change

Leidy Venegas, Reporter

February 7, 2017


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     The English Language Learners class decided to make this year’s leadership project one that would bring all types of people, departments and communities together to work on something that would benefit everyone.      Every other year, ELL juniors and seniors come...

Falcons Invade Powerplay

Falcons Invade Powerplay

Leidy Venegas, Reporter

February 7, 2017


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     Teens often want a job where they will have fun and get paid at the same time, and PowerPlay is the place many students have chosen to do so. The Metro North PowerPlay Family Entertainment Center employs 18 Staley students.      PowerPlay is an arcade that also has...

Forming Informal

Forming Informal

Maddy Benda, Editor-In-Chief

February 5, 2017


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Leadership and Student Council gave the winter dance a complete makeover. It was originally a formal, but it had low attendance. With Student Council’s goal of changing the school culture, they felt the formal needed a change, too. Courtwarming has been changed to a glow out. Student Council has...

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