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Students Question the Late Falcon Time Release

Students Question the Late Falcon Time Release

Dawson Parks, Staff

September 27, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories, Top Stories

Students have 30 minutes of Falcon Time to get help from teachers, meet with clubs, do homework and have free time. Students are normally allowed to go get help from any teacher and be in any classroom, but this school year the students weren’t released until Sept. 11, which was 3-5 days later than...

Dropping AP classes

Dropping AP classes

Jen Hulen, Staff

September 19, 2017


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Once enrolled in an AP class this school year, it was difficult to drop. If a student signed up for one and no longer wanted to be in it anymore, they had a conference with a counselor after having a conference with an administrator to get out of it.  Assistant principal James Wheeler said this...

Is Gold Medallion Worth It?

Is Gold Medallion Worth It?

Leidy Venegas, Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2017


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A gold medallion, gold stoll, and gold diploma cover is awarded to students on graduation night who have successfully completed the Gold Medallion honors diploma program. The Gold Medallion honors diploma is the highest honors diploma offered at Staley.  Several requirements must be met in order...

AP Art Grows up

AP Art Grows up

Emilie Kerr, Staff

September 19, 2017


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There is a district-wide push for students to enroll into Advanced Placement classes. The programs have grown, but for the AP Art students, that means they are going to grow out of their traditional venue. Since the school’s opening, the art department has held the art show in the Performing Arts...

Fall Sports Team’s Traditions

Fall Sports Team’s Traditions

Jack Warner, Staff

September 13, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Top Stories

     Fall sports are in full swing, and so is the team bonding. Each group has different traditions that help them create a family-like bond.      Before the Friday night lights, there is a lot of time with the team. The football team has a pregame meal after school where...

Behind the Scenes of Traveling Abroad

Behind the Scenes of Traveling Abroad

Haylee Roberts, Multi-Media Editor

September 13, 2017


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     Traveling is a learning experience, and students get to indulge themselves in another culture when they travel abroad with their classmates. Much planning and many small details go into leaving the country for a school trip, and often goes unnoticed.      The modern language teachers each...

Papa Falcon Chooses ‘A Great Retirement’

Papa Falcon Chooses ‘A Great Retirement’

Emilie Kerr

May 24, 2017


Filed under Feature, News, Teachers Of Staley

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...

Grow Your Own Teachers

Grow Your Own Teachers

Jessica Jordan

May 18, 2017


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When students begin to decide on their future career and life decisions, schools support students’ decisions and offer any available resources. For students in the North Kansas City School District who are looking to become educators, there is a new program called “Grow Your Own,” In this program,...

Taking on the Senior Role

Taking on the Senior Role

Kyla Gaines

May 17, 2017


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The transition from junior to senior year is heavily stressed onto students by counselors first talking to students as underclassmen about preparing for the senior-to- college transition. These visits with juniors begin the discussion of college and plans for after high school. The process then moves...

What Does it Take to Academically Letter?

Haylee Roberts

May 17, 2017


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Lettering is not only for athletes but also for the scholarly. There are multiple ways to letter at school, one of them being academically. This award recognizes students who have a commitment to community service, accept personal ownership for their educational plan and keep high academic achievement....

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