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From Teacher to Tittone

Photo courtesy of David Klinginsmith

Jen Hulen, Staff

April 5, 2017

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

On February 27, Giuliana Garziano is writing down a note in Italian. Being able to get the opportunity of coming to a different country was a major goal of Garziano. 
 “My grandpa was born in New York, so I always dreamed of coming to the United States,” said Garziano.

Leidy Venegas, Reporter

March 8, 2017

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

On Sep. 28 during Falcon Time, senior Ramla Mohamed fills a garden bed with dirt. The ELL leadership class took initiative to make community a garden for Staley for their semiannual project.

Leidy Venegas, Reporter

February 7, 2017

     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

     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

In preparation for winter informal, juniors Kylee Sally and
Britlyn Sparks painted posters. The purpose of the poster
was to inform the student body of the dress code. “I was
assigned to be on Tim’s committee which meant we were in
charge of poster making and spirit days,” said Sally.

Maddy Benda, Editor-In-Chief

February 5, 2017

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...

‘Bat’tling Obstacles

'Bat'tling Obstacles

Haylee Roberts, Reporter

December 14, 2016

A dual sport athlete setting out to prove that she is just as good as the rest of her team, freshman Charlie Sheckells faces a challenge that the rest of her team does not. She was born with just one arm, but that doesn’t stop her from playing the sports she loves: softball and basketball.&nbs...

I’m So In Love With Kansas City

I'm So In Love With Kansas City

Mason Hanson, Reporter

December 14, 2016

Kansas City is home to a variety of people, from super sports fans to downtown explorers. From artists to thrifters, Kansas City is more than just a city for so many. It’s a way of life.  “I always loved the diversity of Kansas City,” senior Michael DeJesus said.  On...

Senior Awaits Bone Marrow Match

Senior Awaits Bone Marrow Match

Emilie Kerr, Editor-in-Chief

December 12, 2016

Just about to start her senior year, Adrianna McLean was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia, a rare bone marrow failure disease. Aplastic Anemia prohibits McLean from doing normal day-to-day activities. She can’t go swimming. She can’t go to school. She can’t go to buffets, and the list goes on. “We...

A Special Drawing Connection

A Special Drawing Connection

December 12, 2016

Since she was 10 years old, freshman Carla LaSala has wanted to be an animator.  It’s always been a hobby for her to develop her love of art while working with her dad, who is also an artist.  Since she was able to hold a brush, LaSala’s dad would do art protects with her and her brother,...

Root Beer Day

Root Beer Day

Haley Perrin, Reporter

December 12, 2016

When someone hears “Root Beer Day”, they may think it’s some new national holiday. They’d be wrong. Root Beer Day is Shayla Crumb-Potmesil’s perfect way to get thrown back into the new school year. “We’ve been doing it for five years now,” Crumb-Potmesil said. “We love it.” It...

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