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Operation: Lunchtime Clean Up

Operation: Lunchtime Clean Up

Emma Lingo and Maddie Hawes

December 7, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Top Stories

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


Filed under Breaking News, Showcase, Top Stories

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


Filed under Breaking News, Top Stories

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


Filed under Breaking News, Top Stories

 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...

Dairy protest at Ted Drewes Frozen Custard

Dairy protest at Ted Drewes Frozen Custard

Logan Crews, editor-in-chief

August 26, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Showcase, Top Stories

It’s a typical St. Louis scene: long lines of families and friends huddled around a luminescent spot on Chippewa Street where friendly workers in bright yellow shirts dole out cups of Ted Drewes Frozen Custard. Laughter from old friends meeting over sweets as well as giggles from toddlers with chocolate-smea...

Women’s wrestling team

Women’s wrestling team

Maddie Meyers, features writer

May 18, 2018


Filed under Breaking News

On May 7th, Missouri voted to become the 9th state to allow girls wrestling. “I think it is awesome,” Craig Dickinson, KHS wrestling coach said. “It is going to grow the sport and it is good for girls, it is good for wrestling and it is good for everybody.” For the first couple of years,...

Kirkwood in candle light

Kirkwood in candle light

Richard Pfeifer, features writer

February 8, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, News, Top News

“We will not forget” Candle light and prayers illuminated downtown Kirkwood City Hall in remembrance of the 2008 Kirkwood City Council Shooting on a crisp Feb. 7 night. Lines of police officers stood in front of a large American flag hung from the ladder of a fire truck on Kirkwood Road, which was ...

When women march

When women march
When women march

Richard Pfeifer, Kara Rieger, and Megan Van Buren

January 22, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, News, Showcase

Link to drone video in story: https://twitter.com/AntonioFrench/status/822830171044638720/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.slate.com%2Fblogs%2Fthe_slatest%2F2017%2F01%2F21%2Foverhead_shots_show_massive_women_s_march_crowds_across_america.html   Read more about the...

2017 KHS Graduate Shelbyon Polk visitation and funeral information

Staff Reports

November 28, 2017


Filed under Breaking News

Visitation: When: Saturday, Dec. 2, 9-9:50 a.m. Where: Wade Funeral Home Twin Chapel 4800 Natural Bridge Avenue Funeral: When: Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. Where: Wade Funeral Home Twin Chapel *Two limos will pick up at 8:15 a.m. Funeral Director: Aaron C. Grimes Interment: Where: St. Peter’s...

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...

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