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Students opinions on the cancellation of moderate to high contact sport competitions

KHS students have actively voiced their conflicting opinions on social media regarding the cancellation of moderate to high contact sport competitions.

Maya Kim and Ava Duggin

September 21, 2020

St. Louis county executive, announced that high and moderate frequency contact sports such as football, soccer and volleyball, would continue to practice, but would not be able to play in games. Since then, KHS students have actively voiced their opinions on social media.  While many students expressed frustrations with the decision, others say they do not see how a better solution could have been made to stop the spread of COVID-19 during athletic events. Both student-athletes and non-student...

Football and other sports prohibited from competing

High and moderate frequency contact sports such as football are currently not allowed to compete.

Kate Schreiber and Olivia Silvey

September 9, 2020

Football, soccer and other high and moderate frequency contact sports will not see competition for the near future. Student-athletes 14 years and older playing high and moderate frequency contact sports will not be able to compete in games of any kind, announced St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page a...

District update: Superintendent recommends online learning

During a board meeting Monday, July 27, KSD Superintendent Dr. David Ulrich made the recommendation that the first nine weeks of school should be conducted entirely online.

Molly Higgins, Olivia Silvey, and Kate Schreiber

July 27, 2020

Update: The school board voted unanimously in favor of KSD Superintendent Dr. David Ulrich’s nine week virtual learning recommendation, Tuesday, July 28th. During the meeting, Ulrich noted that this decision would be reevaluated after around six weeks into the year, as to give families and teachers ...

KHS announces athletics shutdown through July 24

KHS has shut down all fall sports practices through July 24, when the situation will be re-evaluated.

Kate Schreiber, features and in-depth editor

July 19, 2020

Update: KHS football workouts will resume Monday, July 27, according to a tweet by KHS football on Wednesday, July 22. Corey Nesslage, athletics director, said that the goal was to get further removed from the Fourth of July weekend, and Farrell Shelton, head football coach, made the decision to get...

District update: fall options, graduation, school board and more

KSD will provide more information on plans for the fall semester in mid-July. District properties are still closed.

Olivia Silvey and Kate Schreiber

June 10, 2020

FALL SEMESTER AND SCHOOL EVENTS   KSD is continuing to discuss options for the fall semester, which include the possibilities of online learning, regular attendance or a hybrid of both methods. Dr. Michael Havener, KHS principal, said the district will create a plan for all three options, a...

KSD summer learning updates

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Olivia Silvey and Kate Schreiber

June 4, 2020

KSD will continue to offer both credit recovery and credit enhancement courses this summer. The district divides summer work into three categories each for elementary, middle and high school students.  Credit recovery courses will be taught online and are for students who earned a failing grade i...

Nineteen stories from COVID-19

The Kirkwood Call and Pioneer Yearbook staffs have worked together under the Kirkwood High School Journalism Partnership to produce this special issue.

The KHS Journalism Partnership

May 23, 2020

In light of this unprecedented public health crisis, The Kirkwood Call and Pioneer Yearbook staffs have worked together under the Kirkwood High School Journalism Partnership to produce this special issue. ...

How e-learning has affected teachers and students

March 13, 2020. This Friday wasn’t categorized by scares, screams or gore — but it was the final day before a frightening reality for KSD students began: the end of normalcy.

Maya Kim, features writer

May 19, 2020

March 13, 2020. This Friday wasn’t categorized by scares, screams or gore — but it was the final day before a frightening reality for KSD students began: the end of normalcy. This was the last day students physically walked onto campus for the 2019-2020 school year. Since then, it has been announc...

Thursday night is the band’s night

Rebecca Friesen, KSD director of bands, plays with her son.

Ava Duggin, features writer

May 14, 2020

It’s 6 p.m. on a Thursday night in “the Wood.” Rebecca Friesen, KSD director of bands, would usually be in downtown Kirkwood enjoying the annual summer concert series. But tonight she stands on her front porch playing her clarinet, with her son playing his trumpet on her left. With concerts and...

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