The Kirkwood Call

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...

KHS track holds virtual practice despite pandemic

Over 50 athletes and alumni have joined the track teams virtual workouts through Zoom.

Megan Glasgow, features writer

May 6, 2020

Not even a global pandemic can prevent KHS track and field from practicing. Since the spring sports season was cancelled in March due to the coronavirus, the team has held optional workouts over Zoom twice a week. Over 50 athletes have joined the group video call and participated in a workout led by th...

Senior check out information

Here is the route seniors must drive in order to properly check out on May 6.

Olivia Silvey, opinions writer

May 5, 2020

KHS 12th grade principal Jeff Townsend sent out an email to seniors on Wednesday, April 29 with details regarding senior check out, which is on Wednesday, May 6. The email explains the protocol for dropping off materials such as library books, laptops and other school materials. Locker contents will...

Photo Gallery: Coronavirus

Tillman is one of the many elementary schools that is closing their property.

Annie George and De Lila Green

May 2, 2020

The coronavirus has drastically changed the way people are living all over the world. With stay-at-home orders, many cities look like a ghost town. All over Covid-19 is affecting the lives of many. Mike Wade, 2022 class principle, stated the ways he's seen coronavirus impact himself, and others. "It...

Editorial cartoon: We are in this together

Come together as a community and submit your COVID-19 stories to TKC's Voices of Kirkwood.

Audrey Blaine, artist

April 30, 2020

With COVID-19 causing self-isolation to become a necessity, it can be difficult to feel a sense of connection to others during this time. This piece shows the silhouettes of everyday people in their apartment buildings at night time as they live their lives separate from each other. The goal of this ca...

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