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After a year of no attendance policy because of COVID-19, KHS will be implementing the old attendance policy next year.

Attendance policy change at KHS next year

Ian Reno, news writer May 13, 2022

Dr. Mike Havener reported that the attendance policy from before COVID-19 will be reinstated next year at the April 27 KHS department chair meeting. The policy sets the rules for what is considered an...

KPD worked with KHS administration to ensure that a concerning social media post did not pose a threat to KHS students.

KHS investigates concerning social media post Friday Dec. 3

Grace Marcus and Rachel Finan December 3, 2021

KHS Principal Dr. Mike Havener was notified early on the morning of Friday, Dec. 3 that a concerning image was posted to Instagram by a KHS student the previous night.  “We immediately contacted...

A weapon was reported in the Dougherty Ferry parking lot on Nov. 10.

Weapon reported in car on KHS campus, found to be airsoft gun

Nicholas Whittington, news editor November 11, 2021

A car exiting the Dougherty Ferry parking lot with several students inside was reported to have contained a gun at the end of the school day on Nov. 10. KSD and Kirkwood law enforcement conducted an investigation...

An unidentified adult man trespassed on the KHS campus at 7:20 a.m., Nov. 2.

KHS unarmed intruder arrested Nov. 2

Rachel Finan and Aine Bradley November 2, 2021

An unidentified adult male trespassed on the KHS campus at 7:20 a.m., Nov. 2. He entered through the Essex entrance and walked to the north science building before being escorted by the KHS Resource Officer,...

After the COVID-19 shutdown for the 2020 spring sports season, athletes are now able to compete with different precautions they have to follow for each event.

Spring sports spectator guidelines released

Kinley Bokermann, sports writer March 18, 2021

Spring sports athletes are now resuming play for the 2021 season, after the 2020 spring sports season was canceled due to COVID-19 lockdowns.  Beginning March 15, KHS will follow the guidelines set by...

TKC continues to call on KSD to include students in their decisions.

Call ed: We should not return full-day

TKC Staff March 14, 2021

Over four months ago, TKC wrote a staff editorial calling for the inclusion of student voices in KSD’s decision to return to in-person learning. Now, Kirkwood’s middle and high schools are in full...

KHS will return to full-day in-person learning March 15, with elements of the plan still in development.

KHS to return full-day, many questions still unanswered

Kate Schreiber and Olivia Silvey February 24, 2021

KHS will return to a full-day in-person learning schedule Monday, March 15, the first day of fourth quarter. For much of the year, the largest obstacle regarding the return to full-day in-person learning...

Webster Groves Moss Field, where the 2020 Turkey Day game was scheduled to take place.

Breaking News: Turkey Day game canceled

Olivia Silvey, Hayden Davidson, and Molly Higgins November 13, 2020

KHS athletics announced the annual Turkey Day football game’s cancellation Friday, Nov. 13 in coordination with Webster Groves High School. The game was scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 26 at Webster, and...

Robinson Elementary School will be switching to e-Learning for 2 weeks due to 30% of staff members needing to quarantine from COVID-19 exposure and seven individuals testing positive.

COVID-19 cases lead to school closure at Robinson Elementary School

Lydia Cohen and Kate Schreiber November 10, 2020

Robinson Elementary School will be switching to e-Learning for two weeks, until Monday, Nov. 23. The decision to go back to a virtual model came as multiple individuals either tested positive, or were...

Democrats and Republicans squared off on Election Day Tuesday Nov. 3

2020 Missouri election summary

Daniel Tobias, political editor November 5, 2020

As usual, Tuesday after the first Monday in November was a day of celebration for most Missouri Republicans. This election, Democrats were optimistic that conservative incumbents’ handling of the COVID-19...

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