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Eclipse preview

Eclipse preview

Thomas Birmingham, in-depth editor

August 20, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Top Stories

Although a total solar or lunar eclipse occurs roughly every 18 months, a total eclipse has not occurred over Kirkwood since 1442. So those in the path of totality, or the area where the moon fully covers the sun, are making the most of this event. Businesses are selling eclipse-themed merchandise, news...

KHS Coalition self-defense class

KHS Coalition self-defense class

Katie Judd, copy editor

April 13, 2017


Filed under 2016 New staff stories, Breaking News, News

The Coalition Club sponsored by Amy Barker, English teacher, hosted their first personal safety class April 12. The Coalition supports change within KHS, our community and the world in order to achieve equality for all genders through debate, educational and volunteer opportunities. The next upcomin...

2017 prom court announced

2017 prom court announced

TKC staff

April 11, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Top Stories

The 2017 prom court was announced April 11. The prom king and queen will be announced at prom, Friday, April 21.   Girls: Ali Randazzo Erin Kelly Audrey Kelly Noogie Griggs Frankie Sammartano Kellie Gilmore Julia Wunning-Zimmer Kennady Wade   Boys: Joe Connelly Peter Bambini Jord...

KHS 2014 graduate Bella Sammartano dies March 24

KHS 2014 graduate Bella Sammartano dies March 24

Kennady Wade, editor-in-chief

March 28, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, 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


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


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...

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