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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, sports writers 13 hours ago

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...

This article describes the events of the regular BOE meeting, not the closed session in which the principal candidate was presented to the board by Superintendent Dr. David Ulrich.

BOE discusses winter benchmark test scores

Bella Ruzicka and Owen Spiegel January 24, 2023

*This article describes the events of the regular BOE meeting, not the closed session in which the principal candidate was presented to the board by Superintendent Dr. David Ulrich. For information on...

Dr. Seth Harrell has been announced as the new KHS principal.

Seth Harrell announced as new KHS principal Jan. 24

Ian Reno, news editor January 24, 2023

Dr. Seth Harrell was announced as the new KHS Principal on the morning of Jan. 24. Harrell is currently the principal of Jackson High School (JHS) where he has served since 2016. He will replace KHS Principal...

Dr. Mike Havener announced his retirement on Oct. 14 after 12 years employed as KHS principal.

Q/A with Dr. Ulrich on hiring new KHS principal

Ian Reno, news editor January 18, 2023

Q: Do you choose the candidate for principal that is brought to the board of education? A: “It is my decision, however, it’s important for me to say that [the district] is committed to a process,...

The fall 2022 benchmark data showed that seventh and eighth grade literacy had increased.

BOE discusses middle school “strategic plan update” and curriculum changes

Ava McGovern and Bo Maney January 17, 2023

During the KSD Board of Education held a meeting at Keating theater, Jan. 9, the KSD middle schools shared the fall 2022 middle school benchmarks. They showed how there had been a rise in students' math...

In Sept. of 2022, the BOE voted to reduce the incentive plan for retiring teachers by more than half.

BOE cuts incentives for retiring teachers

Khadija Khan, copy editor January 13, 2023

At the beginning of the school year, the Kirkwood Board of Education (BOE) voted to approve KSD's recommendation to reduce the incentive package for retiring teachers. According to the KSD handbook, this...

Top five news stories of 2022

Top five news stories of 2022

TKC Staff December 26, 2022

From an execution, to incident reports, to a visit from the governor. There was a lot of news in 2022. Here is a list of the top five news stories from TKC this year. Prop R: overcrowding &...

Dr. Mike Havener announced his retirement on Oct. 14 after 12 years employed as KHS principal.

Who wants to be a principal?

Ian Reno, news editor December 13, 2022

Dr. Mike Havener announced his retirement on Oct. 14 after 12 years employed as KHS principal. Though Havener’s retirement marks the end of his time at KHS, it begins the process of choosing a new principal...

The BOE discussed elementary benchmark grading among a variety of other topics.

BOE discusses elementary benchmark grading

Owen Backer and Alecia Hinrichsen December 7, 2022

At the KSD Board of Education work session on Dec. 5, benchmark data for the elementary schools. The key takeaways from the benchmark data was that students have been gradually improving. In the reading...

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