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KHS Principal Dr. Mike Havener announced his retirement effective at the end of the school year Oct. 14.

Counting the days

Ian Reno, news editor April 21, 2023

So much time, but no idea what to do with it. After 29 years at KSD, Dr. Mike Havener will retire on July 1, 2023, having been a business teacher, an assistant principal, the assistant superintendent of...

Bryan Freeman being congratulated by the BOE during the March 27th meeting.

BOE discusses inclusivity, awards, budget deadlines and new curriculums

Emery Bowman, photographer April 3, 2023

The KSD Board of Education meeting on March 27 included speakers from the Robinson Elementary Equity Group who brought up concerns about Kirkwood’s treatment of the LGBTQ+ community. They expressed fear...

Bryan Freeman being congratulated by the BOE during the March 27th meeting.

KSD accused of discrimination, lack of due process in community petition

Mason Heller, breaking news editor April 3, 2023

An anonymous user published a petition to accusing Kirkwood School District (KSD) of discrimination against transgender and non-binary educators at Keysor Elementary School, last updated Friday,...

Image courtesy of MCT Campus.

2023 prom court nominees released

Sim Khanuja and Caroline Steidley March 31, 2023

Each year as the prom season approaches, the senior class votes to nominate 16 seniors to the prom court. With prom king and queen on the line here are your 2023 Prom Court Nominees: Queen Cece...

The KSD Board of Education approved the turfing of three grass fields at KHS

BOE approves plan to convert grass fields to synthetic turf

Morgan Hooker and Tess Hubbard March 9, 2023

The BOE meeting that took place on Feb. 27, covered topics including: converting grass fields at KHS into synthetic turf, highlighting student accomplishments, and reviewing the Student Resource Officer...

At a board meeting, one of the board members waits for the meeting to start.

BOE discusses SSD and kindergarten statistics

Mia Intagliata and Sophia Webb March 7, 2023

Special School District (SSD) This school year, the SSD and BOE intend to help all students with disabilities by continuing to provide a free, public education. As of now, this means being able to accommodate...

Kirkwood starter Christian Hughes, senior,  points at a player before the district semi-final against Poplar Bluff.

Kirkwood advances to district finals, bounces back from late season struggles

Mason Heller, breaking news editor March 5, 2023

After a regular season record of 22 wins and two loses, Coach Sam Briscoe’s Pioneers won their district semi-final matchup against the Poplar Bluff Mules on March 3. The Pioneers defeated the Mules 66-38,...

Anna Newland, junior, dribbles up the court in the David Holley Gymnasium.

KHS girls basketball team wins district game

Mason Heller, breaking news editor March 4, 2023

After a season record of eight wins and 18 losses, the Kirkwood Girls Varsity Basketball team fought their way to a District win over the four-seed Waynesville on Thursday, Mar. 2. Up 12 at the start of...

The Board of Education meets to discuss teaching goals and the mission of KSD.

KSD BOE discusses advanced learning experiences, district well-being and a new turf

Nicholas Copeland and Wylie Crews February 7, 2023

The KSD BOE work meeting that occurred Feb. 6, talked about a variety of things including ACT scoring, increasing activity in dual credit and Pioneer Pathways opportunities, student and teacher well-being,...

Seth Harrell is the new KHS principal starting July 1.

Q/A with new KHS principal Seth Harrell

Ian Reno, news editor January 24, 2023

Q: How are you feeling? A: “Extremely excited. This morning went better than I could have ever anticipated. When you have over 100 faculty that you have to tell you’re leaving, that’s tough. I...

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