The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

On June 28, 2021 private investigation company Encompass Resolution, based in Kansas City, Missouri, looked into a history of sexual abuse and misconduct allegations.

Encompass Resolution breakdown

Rachel Finan, web editor August 27, 2021

This article discusses sexual abuse within KSD and may be harmful to some readers. Information or statements regarding sexual abuse or misconduct can be given via online form at kirkwoodschools.org/report...

TKC asked students to share their thoughts about returning to school.

Student voices of Kirkwood: Return to school

Mya Copeland and Ava Duggin August 25, 2021

TKC asked students to share their thoughts about returning to school. Grady Ashley • Sophomore TKC: How was freshman year regarding school? Grady Ashley: Grades-wise it was good, but it...

Follow along this quiz to see your result. Design by Nathan Sweeney. Art by Janine Gassel.

Which grade should you really be in?

Nathan Sweeney, features + in-depth editor August 25, 2021

COVID-19 has thrown us all for a loop. As we (hopefully) return to a more normal school year, nobody knows where they stand, since seniors are the only ones who have completed a year of regular high school....

Back to school also means back to awkward group projects.

How to be social in high school

Kailey Shirrell, social media editor August 25, 2021

*This piece is entirely satirical  Dear freshmen, sophomores and juniors: as you are all still mentally freshman (due to COVID-19 complications), I feel it is my duty, like Janis Ian from Mean Girls,...

TKC spoke with a head coach or senior athlete from each team about their upcoming season to gain insight on each sport. Art by Mara Mueller.

Fall sports preview

Henry Chappell and Henry Joiner August 25, 2021

TKC spoke with a head coach or senior athlete from each team about their upcoming season to gain insight on each sport.   Julie Goodmann, head coach, girls’ varsity volleyball TKC: What...

Getting into KHS sports is a great way to meet new people.

Seniors’ advice to freshmen

Grace Marcus, print managing editor August 25, 2021

Dear freshmen,  The first day of your high school career may be one of the most intimidating experiences of your life — entering the school with seniors yelling, crowded hallways, huge campus, hundreds...

These five tracks have earned spots as some of the defining songs of summer 21.

Tuned into summer

Kate Schreiber, editor-in-chief August 25, 2021

We all know summer doesn’t really end until pools close and pumpkin spice lattes are ordered at Starbucks, until Spotify playlists become autumn-themed and the leaves start to turn. Even though school...

KHS offers over 40 clubs for students with diffeerent iinterests. Read about three of them here. Art by Kain Stobbe.

KHS clubs preview

Megan Glasgow, editor-in-chief August 25, 2021

Waffle Club: New to KHS this year, Waffle Club plans to meet Friday mornings before school to make and eat waffles, play games and socialize. Hannah Banks and Lainey Hogg, co-presidents, founders...

Simone Biles withdrew from the 2020 Tokyo Olympic team finals due to concerns about her mental health.

Mind over medal

Ava Duggin, web managing editor August 25, 2021

*Opinion One. That's how many people came to my mind when I thought about the 2020 Olympics. Even though 11,656 athletes competed in Tokyo, one girl was the face of it all. From life-size cutouts...

KHS introduced the Pioneer e-Learning Academy for the 2021-22 school year.

PeLAUNCH

Mya Copeland, features + in-depth editor August 25, 2021

The familiar orange dashboard of LAUNCH has become a summer staple for many KHS students. Although LAUNCH has employed KHS teachers for class sections, KHS intends to move to an entirely internal virtual...

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