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C-SPAN 2017 StudentCam national competition winners

C-SPAN 2017 StudentCam national competition winners

Abby Geisz, copy editor
April 3, 2017 • 428 views
Filed under News

AP Language and Composition students were assigned to enter in the C-SPAN’S 2017 StudentCam national competition. KHS had four winners: Hailey Chellis, Katie Judd, Sarah Morgan and Clarke Shead, juniors. They each received honorable mentions for their videos on the topic asking, “What is the most u...

Vote here! New sculpture coming to the Nancy Grimes Sculpture Garden

Vote here! New sculpture coming to the Nancy Grimes Sculpture Garden

Erin Kelly, managing editor
March 31, 2017 • 319 views
Filed under News

KHS is looking to add another sculpture to the Nancy Grimes Sculpture Garden, located outside the senior hallway. The administration wants students to vote on their favorite design in the poll below. Approximately 80 students from Jordan Fryer’s Engineering Design and Development class created paper m...

KHS 2014 graduate Bella Sammartano dies March 24

KHS 2014 graduate Bella Sammartano dies March 24

Kennady Wade, editor-in-chief
March 28, 2017 • 4,205 views
Filed under Breaking News, Briefs, News, Top Stories

photo courtesy of the Sammartano family Bella Sammartano, 2014 graduate, died March 24. Visitation details will be listed below and a private service will be held for close family. A link to her obituary can be found here. Visitation details are as follows: When: Thursday, March 30, 4-8 p.m. Wher...

Class 5 state champions

Class 5 state champions

Christian Heutel, sports editor
March 19, 2017 • 316 views
Filed under Breaking News, Sports, Top Stories

[View the story "Kirkwood celebrates state championship win over Lee's Summit " on Storify]...

Chuck Berry dies at age 90

Chuck Berry dies at age 90

Brendan Davidson, designer
March 19, 2017 • 268 views
Filed under Breaking News, Entertainment, News, Top Stories

Before Elvis, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, there was Chuck Berry. While Elvis was considered to be the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Berry defined it. The Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll died at the age of 90 at his home in Wentzville, Mo. March 18. The St. Charles Police Department responded to a medical...

iProblems

iProblems

Melanie Witt, news-features writer
March 12, 2017 • 335 views
Filed under News

Whines echo through the classroom as students are instructed to take out their iPads. Immediately, hands raise with technology issues and a long line begins to form at the iPad Help Center. The current KSD iPads will not be updated to the newest software because of their age, which causes problems with storage and speed. A...

Dance team tryouts

Dance team tryouts

Abby Carpenter, news-features editor
March 10, 2017 • 261 views
Filed under News

Forty-two girls danced their way in KHS Tuesday, March 7 for the first day of dance team tryouts. On the first night, candidates learned a dance and technique skills. The coaches did a technique evaluation of turns leaps and jumps following night, Wednesday, March 8. Candidates performed the dance they...

Superintendent for the students

Superintendent for the students

Maddie Hawes, features writer
March 2, 2017 • 372 views
Filed under Features, News

The room is alive with intelligent discussion as students bounce ideas back and forth. Three sheets of post-it paper hang on the wall riddled by quick, sharpie scribbles. These scribbles depict the spewed opinions and suggestions under three bolded words: “strengths”, “challenges”, and  “Supt”....

Still a destination district?

Still a destination district?

Abby Carpenter, news-features editor
March 2, 2017 • 253 views
Filed under News, Stories

KSD board of Education approved Proposition A, an operating tax increase of 78 cents per 100 dollars of assessed value, July 20, 2015. Proposition A was voted down by the Kirkwood community on Nov. 3, 2015. In December 2015, 52 staff positions were cut throughout the district. Proposition K, a tax levy...

Tracking through technology

Tracking through technology

Abigail Imiolek, news-features writer
February 28, 2017 • 198 views
Filed under News

With a click of a button, a new bar on the graph rises. The bars shows a new grade for the latest essay in English or the latest test in psychology. Every student at KHS has one: a dashboard which shows how their grades are changing. The dashboards use Google Sheets, where students enter scores to reflect on how they can improve and see...

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