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To The Moon & Back

To The Moon & Back

Jack Warner, Staff

October 11, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories, Top Stories

Homecoming was a highly anticipated event. Student Council worked from the start of the school year to well after the dance was over Sept. 23, and it had the biggest dance turnout in school history. This theme was “To the Moon and Back.” The whole lower PE hallway leading to the gym was blacked...

What’s All The Hype?

What’s All The Hype?

Alexa Schulte, Staff

October 11, 2017


Filed under Feature, News, Top Stories, Top Stories

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?’...

High ‘Lite” of The Week

High ‘Lite” of The Week

Dawson Parks, Staff

October 11, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, News, Sports, Teachers Of Staley, Top Stories, Top Stories

Award winning varsity football head coach Philip Lite won the K.C. Chiefs coach of the week award.  Lite won the award after leading his team to 22-15 win against the undefeated Fort Osage high school. This made Staley the No. 2 class 5 team in the state. “Personally, this is more of a team...

National Award Winning Baton Twirler

Makenzie Hooton, Staff

September 27, 2017


Filed under Feature, News, People Of Staley, Top Stories, Top Stories

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...

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


Filed under News, Top Stories, Top Stories

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


Filed under News, Top Stories, Top Stories

     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...

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