The Kirkwood Call

Superintendent Dr. Tom Williams speaks to safety concerns about expected Ferguson decision

Superintendent Dr. Tom Williams speaks to safety concerns about expected Ferguson decision

Lucy Dwyer, editor-in-chief

November 10, 2014


Filed under Breaking News

In light of rumors that the grand jury will soon release their findings in the Michael Brown case, Dr. Tom Williams, superintendent, sent out an email to KSD staff Monday about possibly cancelling school the day the decision is released. "I recently met with our local police departments, directors ...

Check out Modern Wisdom in Musical Poems, Saturday Oct. 25

Check out Modern Wisdom in Musical Poems, Saturday Oct. 25

Ben Cohen, web staff

October 26, 2014


Filed under Breaking News

Modern Wisdom in Musical Poems, a free show at the Kirkwood Park Amphitheater, will occur at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 25. The show will feature actors, writers and local musicians, such as Ben Vennard, senior, and Helen Hendry, pianist. Performances are inspired by the Grateful Dead (Auset Music Project), Se...

Update: KHS sophomore, Allyson Porter, passes away Thursday night

Update: KHS sophomore, Allyson Porter, passes away Thursday night

Lucy Dwyer, editor-in-chief

September 26, 2014


Filed under Breaking News

UPDATE SEPT. 29: Allyson Porter's visitation will be this Wednesday Oct. 1 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Gerber Chapel in Webster Groves. Her funeral will be held Thursday Oct. 2 at 11 a.m. at the Webster Groves Presbyterian Church. For more details, visit Allyson's obituary click here. ORIGINAL STORY: Allyson Porter, sophomore, passed away Thursday night, Dr. Michael Havener told students Friday morning. Specific details of her death are not yet known. C...

KHS ranked 13th best high school in Midwest

KHS ranked 13th best high school in Midwest

Ben Cohen, web staff

August 28, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Top Stories

KHS was ranked the 13th best high school in the Midwest Wednesday morning by The Daily Beast, a media partner of Newsweek. Schools were ranked based on ACT and SAT scores, rigor of courses (which includes the number of students enrolled in AP classes), graduation rate, number of students who receive free and reduced...

iPad Distribution Incomplete

iPad Distribution Incomplete

Ben Cohen, web staff

August 22, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Top Stories

Students were issued iPad minis Wednesday, Aug 21, during homeroom. All grade levels were issued iPads, with the exception of about  4 percent of students. Over the summer, KHS’s technology staff worked to resettle and install new security systems on the iPads, Mike Gavin, assistant principal,...

Walker Foundation donates grant for pool

Walker Foundation donates grant for pool

Emily Stobbe, print managing editor

April 23, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Top Stories

Updated April 24, 2:24 p.m.   The Walker Foundation gave a $10 million grant to KHS specifically to build a swimming pool, whose location has not yet been determined. Dr. Michael Havener, principal, announced the news to the school at 2 p.m. today. This grant is the largest donation to...

Kirkwood School District announces Jeff Melsha as Band Director

Kirkwood School District announces Jeff Melsha as Band Director

TKC Staff

February 26, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Top Stories

Jeff Melsha has been announced as the Kirkwood School District band director after serving as interim band director since the beginning of the 2013-14 school year.  Melsha has been part of the Kirkwood School District’s band and instrumental music program for 10 years and a teacher in music education f...

KHS Mock Trial sweeps first round

KHS Mock Trial sweeps first round

Allison Hubbard, features writer

January 30, 2014


Filed under Breaking News

On Thurs., Jan. 30, and Tues., Jan. 28,  KHS Mock Trial won three out of three of their trials in the Missouri High School Mock Trial Competition at St. Louis County Circuit Court in Clayton. According to Mary Claire Rintoul, junior, and member of KHS Mock Trial,  the three teams all received ballo...

Letter from superintendent explains how sub-zero windchills can cause snow days.

Letter from superintendent explains how sub-zero windchills can cause snow days.

TKC Staff

January 22, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, News

Dear KSD Families, This afternoon, Wednesday, January 22,  there has been a lot of discussion about the predicted wind chill for tomorrow. While we do not have a policy on wind chill, it is one of the factors considered when deciding whether it is safe for students to attend school. This evening...

KHS goes on lockdown

KHS goes on lockdown

Jane Manwarring and Antonia Akrap

January 16, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Top Stories

UPDATE- Jan. 17 KHS plans to improve security measures after the campus lockdown yesterday, Jan.16. They already had plans in place to readjust safety, but there is a possibility plans will now be sped up, Principal Dr. Michael Havener said. “Dr. Havener has had us evaluate and adjust and have...

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