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Time is points

Time is points

Katie Woodruff, news editor
March 23, 2016
Filed under News

One simple diagnosis can help students to get extra time on standardized tests, quizzes and other school work. According to NBC News, standardized testing has increased the amount of ADHD diagnoses in the U.S. Though there are students who are born and develop the disorder, a student who successfully... Read more »

Kindergarten, is it worth the cost?

Kindergarten, is it worth the cost?

Katie Woodruff, news editor
March 6, 2016
Filed under News

When walking through North Glendale Elementary School, laughter fills the halls, jump ropes smack the gym floor, students timelapse a 3D printer in the REACH room and kindergarteners line up for recess. But before 2012, kindergarten was not offered at North Glendale. Students had to be bused to Tillman rath... Read more »

Operating costs

Operating costs

Abby Carpenter, news writer
March 2, 2016
Filed under News

*Editor's note: The figure under transportation is now correct. ... Read more »

Kirkwood Police Benevolent Fund to hold annual pancake supper Thursday

Kirkwood Police Benevolent Fund to hold annual pancake supper Thursday

Ben Cohen, breaking news editor
February 22, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

The Kirkwood Police Department will hold its annual pancake supper 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25 in the KHS cafeteria. Unlimited pancakes, sausage, eggs, coffee, milk and applesauce will be served for a minimum $4 donation to the Kirkwood Police Benevolent Fund. According to Bob Johler, school resource ... Read more »

Escape to vape

Escape to vape

Abby Carpenter, news writer
February 18, 2016
Filed under News

As 300 uncontrolled chemicals fill his lungs, Connor* blows smoke in the shape of “o’s” supporting a trend that 15 percent of US adults take part in . Vaping was originally created to provide cigarette smokers with a less harmful alternative. However, according to Doctor Subramanian Paranjothi,... Read more »

Fighting towards the White House

Fighting towards the White House

Melanie Witt, news writer
February 10, 2016
Filed under News

As we enter the year of the presidential election, polls and opinions begin to take place. Here are descriptions of the top candidates from each party: Democratic Hillary Clinton: 52.4 percent national poll* Clinton was the first lady when Bill Clinton took office in 1993, and it is her sec... Read more »

If it ain’t about the money

Katie Woodruff, news editor
February 10, 2016
Filed under News

Three administrators eliminated as well as 25 teachers and 23 support staff members. Over $5 million in combined budget reductions. The Kirkwood School District Board of Education proposed Proposition A, a resolution asking voters to approve a 78-cent tax increase per $100 of assessed value Nov. 3, 2015.... Read more »

Students psyched for the snow day

Students psyched for the snow day

Kaitlin Kilby and Ali Randazzo
January 20, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

As winter weather finally covered the Kirkwood area, the KSD closed their doors on Wednesday, Jan. 20, declaring a snow day for students and staff.  An email was sent out to KSD families and staff members, explaining schedule changes caused by the snow day.  Thursday’s block schedule remains the same... Read more »

Burying the hatchet

Burying the hatchet

Hannah Cohen, social media
January 20, 2016
Filed under News, Uncategorized

After last year’s change from the Sadie Hawkins dance to a regular guys-ask-girls dance comes more changes this year. Say goodbye to Hatchet Hop and hello to Snowcoming. With Snowcoming, clubs and other out-of-school activities will nominate students to represent them on court, rather than f... Read more »

Jan. 14 Republican Debate

Jan. 14 Republican Debate

Max Shulklapper, copy editor
January 14, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

Fox Business hosted the first Republican debate of 2016 at 9 p.m., with each candidate jockeying for last-minute support in face of the upcoming party primaries. Notably missing from the debate was Sen. Rand Paul, who boycotted the night’s events after being excluded from the main debate, complaining t... Read more »

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