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Chuck Berry dies at age 90

Chuck Berry dies at age 90

Brendan Davidson, designer

March 19, 2017


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...

KSD superintendent announces retirement

KSD superintendent announces retirement

Julia Wunning-Zimmer, web editor

January 10, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Top Stories

Dr. Thomas Williams, superintendent of KSD, announced his retirement to district principals and his administrative staff Jan. 10. According to KSD’s Press Release, he took office in 2009 and has worked with children for more than 40 years. Sending out an email to all staff employees, Williams said ...

Krampus movie night

Krampus movie night

Kara Rieger, photographer

December 7, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

German club met after school to celebrate St. Nicholas Day, or Sankt Nikolaustag on Tuesday, Dec. 6.  Over 30 students showed up and they ate a variety of German desserts including Pfeffernusse (a type of spice cookie) and Stollen (a german fruit cake). German Club watched the American film Krampus and learned about holiday cultures of Germany...

Turkey Day week schedule

Turkey Day week schedule

Logan Crews, opinions writer

November 21, 2016


Filed under Breaking News

‘Twas the night before Turkey Day week when all through KHS, not a student was stirring as they were getting their rest. The hallway decor lay ready for use, before 2:40 p.m. on Monday when all classes let loose. Encouragement for the football team posted about the school, cheering on the players to make...

Kirkwood football wins state championship

Kirkwood football wins state championship

Abbey Painter, photographer

November 21, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News, Sports

For the first time since 2012, the KHS football team won the MSHSAA Football State Championship. KHS students traveled to Mizzou’s Faurot Field in Columbia, Mo. on Nov. 18 to watch the Pioneers play against the Blue Springs Wildcats in the Class 6 11-Man Championship game. Sixty-five players loaded...

Pink Out game

Pink Out game

Maisie Bradley, sports writer

September 27, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News, Sports

Kirkwood volleyball's annual Pink Out game is Tuesday, Sept. 27 against Rockwood Summit.  The purpose of the game is to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. Since this fundraiser began, the program has donated almost $15,000. The organization has gotten over 30 sponsors and sold over 450...

Friday Night Lights: unified football game

Friday Night Lights: unified football game

Ali Randazzo, editor-in-chief

September 19, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Top Stories

KHS will hold a unified football game at the E.L. Lyons Memorial Stadium open to all elementary through high school athletes Friday, Sept. 23. Students with and without disabilities will play together or participate in the halftime show to recreate a Friday Night Lights game. Admission is free, but do...

Arriving late on the struggle bus

Arriving late on the struggle bus

Cece Hensley and Kennady Wade

August 29, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News, Top Stories

What we know: The Riverview Gardens School District (RGSD) is responsible for the busing of KSD students who live in their district to and from school. KSD pays for the 4:15 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. activities buses. During the first week of school, there was a single bus stop for all of the studen...

UPDATE: KHS 2016 graduate Hannah Whitworth dies Aug. 9

UPDATE: KHS 2016 graduate Hannah Whitworth dies Aug. 9

Kennady Wade, editor-in-chief

August 10, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Hannah Whitworth, 2016 graduate, died early Aug. 9.  Visitation details are as follows: First Visitation When: Saturday, Aug. 13, 2 – 4 p.m. Where: Bopp Chapel 10610 Manchester Road. Kirkwood, MO  63122 Service Information  When: Saturday Aug. 13, 4 p.m.Where: Bopp Chapel   Counselors are avail...

Muhammad Ali dies at age 74

Muhammad Ali dies at age 74

Christian Heutel, sports editor

June 4, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

He was “The Greatest.” Muhammad Ali, the greatest heavyweight champion to ever live, died June 3 at the age of 74 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. For the last week of his life, Ali suffered from respiratory issues in a Phoenix-area hospital. During his final moments, he was su...

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