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KHS social studies teacher Steve Platte dies June 25

KHS social studies teacher Steve Platte dies June 25

Hannah Cohen, editor-in-chief
June 26, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

Former KHS social studies teacher, Steve Platte, died early Sunday, June 25 in his home at the age of 67. Platte taught history at KHS for 28 years after his 15-year career at Oakville High School, totaling his participation in high school education to 43 years. At KHS, Platte was the sponsor for Youth...

Former KHS student Devon Cotton dies May 31

Former KHS student Devon Cotton dies May 31

Camille Baker and Annie O'Brien
June 12, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

Devon Cotton, former KHS student, died at Rockford Beach Park in Jefferson County May 31. Devon was swimming with his friends when he was pulled under a current and drowned, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Missouri Highway Patrol troopers searched for Devon until a resident from the area locate...

Year-round fitness

Year-round fitness

Lindsay Huck, copy editor
May 21, 2017
Filed under News

TKC explores summer Lifetime Fitness and why students elect to take this course during May and June.   TKC: What are the benefits of taking a summer enhancement course? Phillip Deist, science teacher: Summer enhancement courses help students get ahead of the curve. Normally, many students would not be able to fit Lifetime Fitness,...

Senior awards ceremony

Senior awards ceremony

Abby Lay, photographer
May 10, 2017
Filed under Briefs, News, Top Stories

Seniors, along with their family and friends gathered in the Keating Theater, May 9, to celebrate and honor seniors and the efforts they have made during their time at KHS. The ceremony recognizes seniors through a large number of awards ranging from scholarships, national merit and leadership. There wer...

Spring Choral Finale concert

Spring Choral Finale concert

Annie Murphy, managing editor
May 10, 2017
Filed under Briefs, News

Joining together to sing as one for the last time this year, the A Cappella Concert Choir, Women’s Chorus and Men’s Voice Class performed Monday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m. The Women’s Chorus and Men’s Voice Class went on stage first, singing a total of five songs. The A Cappella Concert Choir then san...

KHS interfaith service

KHS interfaith service

Michael Teasdale, in-depth editor
May 4, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

KHS will be holding an interfaith service to celebrate the graduation of the class of 2017 Friday, May 12. The ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. in the Keating Theater and replaces the former Baccalaureate. The ceremony is intended to be inclusive to diverse faiths, with a message of religious unity...

Suicide Awareness Week Timeline: April 24-28, 2017

Suicide Awareness Week Timeline: April 24-28, 2017

Erin Kelly, managing editor
April 23, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

KHS is sponsoring its second annual Suicide Awareness Week (SAW) April 24-28, 2017. The week was established with the goal of eliminating the stigma associated with mental illness and adolescent suicide. SAW aims to facilitate healing in the community through educational programs and resources with ope...

VOK Career Symposium

VOK Career Symposium

Annie O'Brien, Maddie Hawes, Jack Rintoul, and Bridget Killian
April 18, 2017
Filed under News, Voices of Kirkwood

Some kids want to be ballerinas, race car drivers or firefighters when they grow up. If you ask a high school student where they see themself after college there is a chance they have a specific career path in mind or they might have no clue what they want to do with their life. The Sophomore Career ...

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