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Spike in car break-ins

Spike in car break-ins

Claire Boysen, print managing editor

April 19, 2019

As the weather gets warmer, car break-ins increase, according to Officer Donald Douglas, Student Resource Officer (SRO). People who leave their cars unlocked and with valuables visible in their car are more likely to be broken into. “A lot of people in this area leave their cars unlocked and they leav...

Spring musical preview: Wonderful Town

Spring musical preview: Wonderful Town

Kelley Cochran, photographer

April 10, 2019

KH players is performing Leonard Bernstein’s Wonderful Town, a musical set in the 1950s. It tells the story of two sisters, Ruth and Eileen, who move from Ohio to experience Greenwich Village in New York City. Ruth is an aspiring writer and Eileen is a dancer who wants to pursue a life on stage.  ...

VISTA coming to KHS

VISTA coming to KHS

Amelia Hurley, Features Writer

February 22, 2019

Last week, Dr. Michael Havener, KHS principal, sent out an email to KHS staff regarding new changes coming to KHS next school year. Within this email, Havener announced the revamp throughout the Board of Education across the district. VISTA, an alternative learning program for students in the KSD, w...

LGBT+ Podcast | The Chick-fil-A controversy feat. Spencer Kates

LGBT+ Podcast | The Chick-fil-A controversy feat. Spencer Kates

Logan Crews, editor-in-chief

February 13, 2019

In this episode of The Kirkwood Call's LGBT+ podcast, Logan Crews sits down with Spencer Kates, junior, to discuss political stereotypes and LGBT people as well as the recent controversy over Chick-fil-A. ...

BOBTOJ concert postponed until March 13

BOBTOJ concert postponed until March 13

Maddie Hawes, associate editor

February 7, 2019

The Best of Broadway a Taste of Jazz concert originally scheduled for Friday, Feb. 1, is rescheduled for Wednesday, March 13 due to inclement weather. The concert is still set to start at 7 p.m., and tickets are $8 for students and $10 for adults and they can be bought in advance here. If you already p...

Special Olympics needs volunteers

Special Olympics needs volunteers

Malayna Vines, photographer

January 11, 2019

KHS is in need of volunteers to participate as buddies during Special Olympics Feb. 28. Buddies are paired with athletes and spend the day playing games with them. Students should only sign up to be a buddy if they can attend a mandatory training session during homeroom Feb. 21. Special Olympics will ...

Operation: Lunchtime Clean Up

Operation: Lunchtime Clean Up

Emma Lingo and Maddie Hawes

December 7, 2018

Lunchtime Clean Up aims to have participants spending the last 5 minutes of lunch picking up any trash left behind by students. Whether it’s a full tray of food or an empty bag of chips, TKC pledges to help KHS custodians clean up to show we understand our role in keeping the school clean. TKC...

Update to “disturbing message” left in girls’ bathroom

Update to “disturbing message” left in girls’ bathroom

Maddie Hawes and Jack Rintoul

December 3, 2018

KHS Principal Dr. Mike Havener sent an email to KHS parents concluding the investigation into the recent “disturbing message” written in the girls’ bathroom in the commons. The email said: “The investigation regarding the disturbing message written on the restroom walls in the school is now comp...

Opportunity for online physical education

Opportunity for online physical education

Logan Crews, editor-in-chief

November 30, 2018

Missouri Senate Bill 603 created Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program June 1 this summer. Launch, KHS’ new virtual education system, fits the requirements of this new Missouri law better than the previous system, Odysseyware. Students have had the opportunity first semester to enroll in onl...

10 KHS students named National Merit Semifinalist

10 KHS students named National Merit Semifinalist

Jack Rintoul, editor-in-chief

September 25, 2018

 The National Merit Scholarship program released a list of Semifinalists and Commended students for 2019 on Sept. 12. Nineteen of those students are seniors at Kirkwood High School. The scholarship is selected based on the students Preliminary SAT (PSAT) scores from the year prior. Those who were named Semifinalists now have the chance t...

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