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Lockton Companies Secures Naming Rights to Piper’s Business, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Academy

KANSAS CITY, KS – Piper USD 203 and the Piper Educational Foundation are pleased to announce that Lockton has secured the naming rights to Piper’s Academy of Business, Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Piper launched the Secure the Ship campaign in May to financially support Piper’s Real World Learning programs and initiatives through partnership contributions and equipment donations.

The launch of Secure the Ship coincides with the grand opening of Piper’s state-of-the-art high school opening this August 2024. The new, innovative wall-to-wall academy high school is the first of its kind in the state of Kansas and opens the door for a broad range of partnership opportunities. The design demonstrates a lab-based learning model, made up of six academies including the Business, Entrepreneurship and Innovation academy. More information on the new high school and the campaign can be found at  https://www.piperschools.com/piper-educational-foundation. Click here for the full press release.

Kansas City Kansas Fire Department Secures Naming Rights to Piper’s Public Services Academy through Contributions

KANSAS CITY, KS – Piper USD 203 and the Piper Educational Foundation are pleased to announce that through the generous donation of fire science equipment, the Kansas City Kansas Fire Department has secured the naming rights of Piper High School’s Public Services Academy. Piper launched the Secure the Ship campaign in May to financially support Piper’s Real World Learning programs and initiatives through partnership contributions and equipment donations.

The launch of Secure the Ship coincides with the grand opening of Piper’s state-of-the-art high school opening this August 2024. The new, innovative wall-to-wall academy high school is the first of its kind in the state of Kansas and opens the door for a broad range of partnership opportunities. The design demonstrates a lab-based learning model, made up of six academies including the Public Services Academy. More information on the new high school and the campaign can be found at  https://www.piperschools.com/piper-educational-foundation. Click here for the full press release. 

PIPER USD 203 RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION FROM PROJECT LEAD THE WAY FOR COMMITMENT TO EMPOWERING STUDENTS

KANSAS CITY, KS – Piper USD 203 announced today that it has been recognized as a 2023-24 Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School District. This honor is given to a select number of schools across the U.S. for providing broad access to transformative learning experiences for students through PLTW STEM curriculum. PLTW is a national nonprofit organization that serves millions of PreK-12 students and teachers in schools across the U.S., aiming to make every child in every grade STEM successful. Click here for the full release. 

Piper Middle School YLinK Club Awarded $30k for Makerspace

Congratulations to Piper Middle School YLinK Club, sponsored by teachers Jennifer Warneke and Tesa Davis with members Lilly Dupree, Mckinley Baker, Nika Wells, Finley Bergin, Kinsley Coleman, Lillian Willmon and Stella Biondi, who were awarded a $30,000 grant to create a Makerspace at the new Piper Middle School next school year. The teachers and students wrote the grant, sponsored by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) entitled, "Mission Possible: Makerspace Nation. The mission is to help improve science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) education in schools. The students and teachers were surprised during an all school assembly today. Thank you to Kerri Stowell and FOX4 News Kansas City for covering this monumental moment for our school today! Click here for the story covered by Fox 4 News Kansas City. 

Piper Building Capacities

Due to capacities being met at all buildings, we will not be accepting outside enrollment for the 24-25 school year. For more details, click here.

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