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Sophomore Jack Warner's injury from a BB gun shooting during cross country practice Oct. 17.

Masked BB Shooters Injure Cross Country Runners

Administration Files Police Report
Emilie Kerr, Reporter October 18, 2017

     While the boys cross country team was running their normal route in the Highland Acres neighborhood Oct. 17, they heard popping sounds just as they realized they were being shot...

New Flock Leader

Principal Wants Student-Led Culture
Paxton Donaldson, Staff October 11, 2017

Competitive. Positive. Strategic. Funny. Confident. These are some of the traits that the new principal Larry Smith said describe him. He is eager to take part in the school’s culture,...

‘The People Make Staley Great’

Anderson Reflects on 10 Years
October 11, 2017

In August of 2008, Staley High School opened its doors for the first time.  There were dignitaries, men in parachutes jumping out of a plane and fanfare.  This was all done to celebrate the new...

At the Homecoming dance Sept. 23, more than 700 student showed up. It was the biggest turnout in school history. “The ‘Cupid Shuffle’ dance was my favorite because everyone was able to dance to it. I also liked this year’s dance better than last year’s because there was more participation,” said sophomore Cole Chambers.

To The Moon & Back

Did It Live Up To the Hype?
Jack Warner, Staff October 11, 2017

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...

Filming for her next hype video at the pep rally on Sept. 20, junior Pierson Beaulieu records the students yelling a chant.  She  normally recorded the student section, cheerleaders, Emeralds and players during games. “I hope to make more videos for other sports,” said Beaulieu.

What’s All The Hype?

Junior's Student Section Hype Videos A Hit
Alexa Schulte, Staff October 11, 2017

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...

On Sept. 28, head coach Phil Lite gives the team a post-practice talk. It was the day before a game, and the players had just gotten done with walk throughs. “He’s a good speaker, and he just gets us ready to play. He’s a coach on the field but like a friend off the field,” said varsity quarterback senior John Raybourn. Photo by Leidy Venegas

High ‘Lite” of The Week

Chiefs Present Award To Head Football Coach
Dawson Parks, Staff October 11, 2017

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...

National Award Winning Baton Twirler

Sophomore Adds To Brigade and Diamonds
Makenzie Hooton, Staff September 27, 2017

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...

Hallways are empty because of the no travel policy during falcon time.

Students Question the Late Falcon Time Release

Administrative team changes Falcon Time Release Date
Dawson Parks, Staff September 27, 2017

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,...

Dropping AP classes

Dropping AP classes

Administrators encourage students to stay in AP classes
Jen Hulen, Staff September 19, 2017

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...

During Falcon Time on Sept. 6, seniors Tina Pham and Milkise Yassin are working together on their Research and Exhibition classwork. Pham is currently in the Research Methods class getting ready for her exhibition next semester, and Yassin is preparing for her exhibition that will be presented at the end of the semester. “It’s a lot of work, but I know it will be beneficial for future presentations and college classes,” said Pham.

Is Gold Medallion Worth It?

A Quick look Inside Gold Medallion
Leidy Venegas, Editor-in-Chief September 19, 2017

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...

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