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KHS will return to full-day in-person learning March 15, with elements of the plan still in development.

KHS to return full-day, many questions still unanswered

Kate Schreiber and Olivia Silvey February 24, 2021

KHS will return to a full-day in-person learning schedule Monday, March 15, the first day of fourth quarter. For much of the year, the largest obstacle regarding the return to full-day in-person learning...

Webster Groves' Moss Field, where the 2020 Turkey Day game was scheduled to take place.

Breaking News: Turkey Day game canceled

Olivia Silvey, Hayden Davidson, and Molly Higgins November 13, 2020

KHS athletics announced the annual Turkey Day football game’s cancellation Friday, Nov. 13 in coordination with Webster Groves High School. The game was scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 26 at Webster, and...

Robinson Elementary School will be switching to e-Learning for 2 weeks due to 30% of staff members needing to quarantine from COVID-19 exposure and seven individuals testing positive.

COVID-19 cases lead to school closure at Robinson Elementary School

Lydia Cohen and Kate Schreiber November 10, 2020

Robinson Elementary School will be switching to e-Learning for two weeks, until Monday, Nov. 23. The decision to go back to a virtual model came as multiple individuals either tested positive, or were...

Democrats and Republicans squared off on Election Day Tuesday Nov. 3

2020 Missouri election summary

Daniel Tobias, political editor November 5, 2020

As usual, Tuesday after the first Monday in November was a day of celebration for most Missouri Republicans. This election, Democrats were optimistic that conservative incumbents’ handling of the COVID-19...

KHS varsity football’s playoff push ends early due to a positive COVID-19 test.

Positive COVID-19 test forces KHS varsity football forfeit

Hayden Davidson, design editor October 30, 2020

An individual within the KHS varsity football program was diagnosed with COVID-19, of which KHS administration was notified the afternoon of Friday, Oct. 30. The positive test result came on the day of...

Dr. David Ulrich, KSD superintendent, announced the administration is planning a return for high school students.

Tentative plans for KHS return to on-campus learning

Amara Harper and Lydia Cohen October 18, 2020

Dr. David Ulrich, KSD superintendent, announced the administration is planning a return for high school students during a Board of Education meeting Monday, Oct. 12. Ulrich said he would be meeting with...

With the Board of Education set to approve a plan for middle and high school to return to in-person learning, TKC has reviewed how KSD has handled the pandemic since March. Of TKC staff, 88% (57/65) believe KSD has not handled the pandemic in the best way possible for the community.

BOE approves middle school plan, superintendent sets high school return goal for Nov. 9

Kate Schreiber, features + in-depth editor October 12, 2020

The KSD Board of Education voted to approve Superintendent Dr. David Ulrich’s recommendation for the middle school re-entry plan at a specially scheduled meeting Monday, Oct. 12. The plan gives all middle...

The annual Friendship Dance between KHS and WGHS has been cancelled.

KHS announces cancellation of friendship dance

Amara Harper and Tom Mueller October 6, 2020

The annual Friendship Dance between KHS and Webster Groves High School (WGHS) has been cancelled, according to an email sent by Dr. Micheal Havener, KHS principal, and WGHS principal Matt Irvin. The dance...

On Sunday, Sep. 27, KHS was broken into and property was damaged during an attempted burglary.

Breaking News: KHS break-in leaves school with damage

Amelia Hurley, editor-in-chief September 30, 2020

On Sunday, Sep. 27, the KHS alarm system was triggered after an attempted burglary occurred earlier that morning. According to the Kirkwood Police Department, the suspect was apprehended on sight and transferred...

KSD will continue providing more information on plans for the fall semester. District properties are still closed.

District update: Superintendent recommends online learning

Molly Higgins, Olivia Silvey, and Kate Schreiber July 27, 2020

Update: The school board voted unanimously in favor of KSD Superintendent Dr. David Ulrich’s nine week virtual learning recommendation, Tuesday, July 28th. During the meeting, Ulrich noted that this...

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