The Kirkwood Call

These eyes tell a story when you observe them closely. If you look in the reflection of the eye you can see some of the things that freshmen have missed out on this year due to COVID-19 including: Watching school sports, pep rallies, assemblies and exen meeting new people  and having conversations.

Through the eyes of a freshman

Lila Shepard, features writer May 3, 2021

Stay on the first floor instead of going up because upstairs is confusing; then go left, right, right, left. Repeating these words in her head as she entered the school building, Sydney Martine, freshman,...

Along with the KHS senior parade, Principal Mike Havener plans for graduation and ther end-of-year events. Photo by Hannah Banks

KSD COVID update: 2021-22 school year plans

Megan Glasgow and Kate Schreiber May 1, 2021

Based on current COVID-19 trends and minimized transmission in schools, KHS Principal Dr. Mike Havener plans for many end-of-year events and a normal return to school next fall. Senior prom, the Gold K...

From complications with attending school, to being unable to visit with friends and family, everyone has lost some aspect of what they perceive to be “normal.” As the pandemic begins to cool down after a long year, KHS students reflect over all that has happened. 
Art by Liv Timp.

Reflecting on one year of COVID-19

Maya Kim and Liv Timp March 22, 2021

Questions like “How long do you think we’ll be out of school for?” and “Are you excited to do school online for the next few weeks?” were all anyone could talk about during the weeks leading...

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...

Dr. Michael Havener follows contract tracing procedures by measuring 6 feet between desks after a positive test.

Behind the scenes of quarantine

Kinley Bokermann, sports writer January 13, 2021

Students anxiously wonder if they are going to get the call. Pulling up their mask, they step out of the car. With fear of a possible shutdown in mind, the students forget about the discomfort from the...

The fine art department at KHS has continued to produce art during the COVID-19 pandemic. With some students now returning in-person, certain activities require new specified masks.

COVID-19 comparisons

Kate Schreiber, Molly Higgins, and Olivia Silvey January 11, 2021

We wanted to know how learning during the pandemic looked different for students across St. Louis County, and how it compares to KHS. After reaching out to several area high schools through a Google Form,...

Face masks are considered effective in protecting against the coronavirus.

Unmasking effectiveness

Lydia Drake, entertainment writer December 11, 2020

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, masks have become a prominent part of today's world. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends they be worn in all public places because of their...

Nicholas Purschke stands in front of the Annual Run for ALD sign. Photo courtesy of the Purschke family.

Fighting for our boys

Lila Shepard, features writer December 9, 2020

Staring out his window across the busy city of Minneapolis, 12-year-old, Nicholas Purschke was laying in his hospital bed and dreaming of the day he could be a normal kid again. Now a sophomore at St....

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