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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....

Ashley Beffa Graduation Speech

Ashley Beffa Graduation Speech

May 11, 2017


Filed under News, People Of Staley

Family, friends, faculty, and distinguished guests, Do you remember your first day of kindergarten? I went to school with a neon pink Barbie back pack, my hair in pig tails, and my older sister by my side. My parents had no problem sending me to kindergarten, now as I look back and realize that they...

Hannah Mountz Graduation Speech

Hannah Mountz Graduation Speech

May 11, 2017


Filed under News, People Of Staley

So it’s finally here. The countdown on all of our phones reached zero and we get to walk across the stage to receive a sheet of paper that represents 13 years of our lives. Today marks our freedom. Freedom from sitting at a desk, listening to a teacher lecture for 90 minutes at a time, and do endless...

Hannah Long Graduation Speech

Hannah Long Graduation Speech

May 11, 2017


Filed under News, People Of Staley

Dear freshman self, This stinks. You don’t really know how to act, everything is so foreign and different, and you seem to be doing everything wrong. It seems like there’s this current pulling you deeper and deeper into this wide, vast, unknown ocean and you can’t stop it. All your teachers...

Young Journalists Learn Consequences of Field

Maddy Benda, Editor-in-Chief

March 29, 2017


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     Students traveled to the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, Mo., for the 48th Annual Scholastic Journalism Day on March 29.  Students arrived and entered Jesse Hall where they started their day by listening to the keynote speaker, John Beaudoin.      &nb...

‘Romeo and Juliet’

‘Romeo and Juliet’

March 17, 2017


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Text-A-Tip Takes New Form

Text-A-Tip Takes New Form

Jessica Jordan

March 17, 2017


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The Text-A-Tip line is coming to an end and being replaced by an app called P3 that follows the same format. This change comes as an effort to make the report line more accessible for students. “The concept is that kids are so used to using, and people in general anymore with smartphones, having...

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