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Q&A with educational support counselor Sara Gibbs

Q&A with educational support counselor Sara Gibbs

Izzy Colón, technical web editor

February 15, 2019


Filed under News

KSD, in partnership with BJC, recently completed the hiring process for a new educational support counselor (ESC).  Sara Gibbs began her position as ESC at KHS in early January. TKC asked her a few questions students may have: TKC: Can you describe the hiring process to become an ESC? Gibbs: ...

TKC testifies in support of Cronkite New Voices Act

TKC testifies in support of Cronkite New Voices Act

Maddie Meyers, web managing editor

February 7, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Jack Rintoul, TKC editor-in-chief, and Mitch Eden, TKC adviser, testified, Wed., Feb. 6 in Jefferson City in favor of the Cronkite New Voices Act. The New Voices Act overturns Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier which stated school administrators can exercise prior review on school-sponsored expression. New Voices would protect student journalists from adminis...

School closure due to cold weather

School closure due to cold weather

Grace Carroll, staff artist

February 1, 2019


Filed under News

I decided to draw an editorial cartoon about the KSD decision to close the schools due to cold weather on Wed. Jan. 30 and Thurs. Jan. 31. Students who have no other way to get to school other than busses would have had to wait outside in the frigid cold and would likely get frostbitten. Let's hope the wea...

Five things you need to know about the government shutdown

Five things you need to know about the government shutdown

Lily Bartin, features writer

January 25, 2019


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The U.S. government has been under a partial shutdown since Saturday, Dec. 22. Yet, nearly 30 percent (83/311) of KHS students don’t know the reason for the shutdown, and only 35 percent (109/310) of KHS students feel informed about it. Though it may seem distant, the shutdown affects the lives of e...

Five things to have in your car in case of emergency

Five things to have in your car in case of emergency

Jack Matousek, features writer

January 24, 2019


Filed under News

  In wake of the snowstorm that hit the St. Louis area in which 12 inches of snowfall covered the ground, people were driving home from school or work bringing roads and highways to a halt. As a result, many people were stranded in their car for as many as 15 hours. As another storm is repor...

Update: John Johnson, Justice’s father, weighs in

Update: John Johnson, Justice’s father, weighs in

Ally Ortmann and Maddie Meyers

January 18, 2019


Filed under Top News, Top Stories

"Justice was so loving and affectionate and caring," John Johnson, Justice's father, said. "He was extremely funny. He made everybody laugh. He was really thoughtful toward others." Justice Johnson, KHS senior, was shot and killed on Jan. 14 around 7:15 p.m. at the McDonald’s in the 10400 block...

Top five news stories of 2018

Top five news stories of 2018

TKC Staff

December 23, 2018


Filed under News, Uncategorized

A concluded search: welcome Dr. Jeff Arnett - Megan Cleveland Seeking help: what’s next - Izzy Colón The Kirkwood wellness dilemma - Grace Klebe Issues: Human trafficking - Amelia Hurley What’s on the MO ballot this midterm election? - Izzy Colón...

Students recognized at Youth and Government convention

Students recognized at Youth and Government convention

Emma Lingo, web managing editor

December 10, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

This year 45 students that are a part of Kirkwood’s Youth and Government club (YAG) attended the 2018 Clark convention for the first time Nov. 30-Dec. 1. At the convention, five KHS students were recognized for their hard work. In the executive branch, Thora Pearson, junior, was elected Missouri yo...

Educational support counselor update

Educational support counselor update

Izzy Colón, technical web editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under News

KHS started the 2018-2019 school year with two educational support counselors but now does not have any. KSD, in partnership with BJC, has been going through the hiring process for new educational support counselors since early this school year. Educational support counselors are outsourced by BJC and sent ...

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