Staley News

Special Olympics Shoots for a Good Season

Julie Hewitt, Editor

January 25, 2013


Filed under Lifestyles

Since December, the Special Olympics team has been practicing every Saturday. They had their first tournament on Jan. 12 at Belton. According to coach Pam Rohlfing, the team is actually split up into seven different teams and there are three Staley coaches: Rohlfing, Monte Harmon and Tammy Harmon. Rohlfing...

Have a Crush Soda

Julianna Harrell, Reporter

January 23, 2013


Filed under Entertainment

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is doing their second fundraiser of the year. Their first fundraiser was holiday cake pops. Now they are doing a crush fundraiser just in time for Valentine’s Day. The theme is “Send a Crush to your crush.” “You can put a label on a crush soda...

Scholarship Deadlines Creep Up

Julianna Harrell, Reporter

January 23, 2013


Filed under Lifestyles

With the second semester rolling around seniors are beginning to wrap up their scholarship applications. “Now until the end of April is a prime time for scholarship applications,” said counselor Robert Lundien. The Staley website has a link to scholarships. The link has three different categories:...

Students Adapt “Hug It Out” Corner

Destiny Wilbourn, Reporter

January 23, 2013


Filed under Entertainment

During passing time, students gather by Paul Guess’s room to socialize before departing to their classes. The corner has evolved from simply being a place to talk to a place, almost exclusive for hugging. The corner has been dubbed the “hug it out corner” by the students and Guess. Guess has ev...

Students Relax at Yoga Club

Students Relax at Yoga Club

Julie Hewitt, Reporter

January 23, 2013


Filed under Lifestyles

Every Thursday during the second part of Falcon Hour, students meet in teacher Anna Maki-Birchler’s classroom to practice breathing exercises, balance and yoga poses. “We usually start by lying down and focusing on our breathing to get our bodies relaxed,” said senior Ashley Sykora. “Then...

Theater Shoots For A Great Production

Megan Hynek, Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2012


Filed under Entertainment

The Theater IV students will be putting on the show “A Christmas Story” on Dec. 6, 7 and 8 after the Theater III class’s film festival ends around 7:30 p.m. “We wanted a show that would be family friendly that people would recognize,” said theater teacher Shelly Blay. “This show has a lot o...

Students Deliver Flowers To Classes

Julianna Harrell, Multimedia Editor

December 4, 2012


Filed under Entertainment

Flowers are being delivered by students to classes all over the school. Janice Henson, the teacher of gaining our independence and life skills class, takes all of her students to deliver these flowers. Teachers put out vases to put their flowers in and the students pick up and clean them on Wednesdays. On ...

Yearbook Wins All Missouri

Julie Hewitt, Editor

December 4, 2012


Filed under Entertainment

The yearbook staff was notified this week that they earned an All Missouri award for the 2012 “Legacy” yearbook. Senior Megan Hynek, editor of last year’s yearbook staff, said winning the All Missouri is the yearbook’s equivalent to winning state. Journalism teacher Cherié Burgett said that the...

Students Take Initiative To Write

Megan Hynek, Editor-in-Chief

November 19, 2012


Filed under Lifestyles

Every November, thousands of writers around the world are united with the similar goal of writing 50,000 words to create a novel. The average word count per day is 1,667 words to make it to 50,000 by the end of November. This year a couple students are taking part of the novel writing experience. “Who...

Students Prepare For College

Ryan Mountz, Reporter

November 16, 2012


Filed under Lifestyles

With the semester coming to an end in a few short weeks many students are planning early for which colleges they want to go to after graduation.   “I am going on college tech school visits soon,” said senior Sam Smith, “I want to go to the Aviation Institute of Maintenance here in Kansas...

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