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Teacher’s Corn Snake Missing in Action

Teacher’s Corn Snake Missing in Action

Kara Morley, Staff

October 3, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, News, Stories, Teachers Of Staley

For roughly three months, Snek the snake roamed the halls, a student did not close the lid of the 2-year-old snake’s cage properly. Snek slithered out and traveled around the school for several weeks.  “He always comes back.” said Helwig. She was not worried about her snake. On July...

Takahashi Becomes American

Takahashi Becomes American

Alexa Schulte, StaleyNews Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2018


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

Moving to the United States at 4 months old was Manabu Takahashi, one of the art teachers. His parents moved to the United States from Japan for his dad’s job, relocating to St. Louis. “My parents were actually living in the United States before I was born, but they took me home to Japan because...

College Awaits

Jack Warner

May 14, 2018


Filed under Feature, Magazine, MultiMedia, Teachers Of Staley

A first-generation student is a person who is in the first generation of their family to attend college. The process of a student going to college can be a lot to handle, even if both parents attended college. Being a first-generation student has many obstacles that student and their families must...

‘The People Make Staley Great’

October 11, 2017


Filed under Feature, Magazine, Teachers Of Staley, Top Stories, Top Stories

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 multi-million dollar school in the North Kansas City School District.  This new school would...

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...

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...

From Teacher to Tittone

From Teacher to Tittone

Jen Hulen, Staff

April 5, 2017


Filed under Feature, Teachers Of Staley

Students have the opportunity to have a movie director and actor as a teacher. English teacher David Klinginsmith has recently directed, produced and starred in a movie called “Top Coat Cash,” about a professional MMA fighter who went home after losing a fight. Once he was home, he reunited with...

Head Basketball Coach Takes New Position in District

Head Basketball Coach Takes New Position in District

Maddy Benda, Editor-in-Chief

May 19, 2016


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Teachers Of Staley

As the school year came to a close head basketball coach James Wheeler decided to take a new position in the North Kansas City School District. Wheeler has been a basketball coach for 12 years, six of which were at Staley.  Next year Wheeler will be supervising the high school alternative education...

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