The Kirkwood Call

If I can help somebody: Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

If I can help somebody: Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Richard Pfeifer, feature writer

January 19, 2018


Filed under News

When Harriet Patton applied for a library card at the Kirkwood Public Library she was denied. She was told that she was not part of the community. Although she lived only a few blocks away from the library, there was a line dividing her from the rest of the surrounding cities. A railroad track ran ...

Students head to Jefferson City for new voices hearing

Students head to Jefferson City for new voices hearing

Jack Rintoul, entertainment editor

January 17, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

KHS Journalism Adviser, Mitch Eden, and three KHS students will be traveling to Jefferson City to support the Cronkite New Voices Act on Wednesday Jan. 17, 2018. The act, which will be looking to pass through Missouri Legislature for the third consecutive year, prevents high school administrations fr...

Another day in the snow

Another day in the snow

Will Drury, Parsnip editor

January 17, 2018


Filed under News

Despite inclement weather and numerous complaints from Kirkwood community members, KSD decided to remain open Tuesday, Jan 16. The announcement was first made on the Kirkwood School District Facebook page at 6:30 p.m. the day before and was immediately followed by a wave of comments from concerned pare...

New KSD superintendent announced

New KSD superintendent announced

Megan Cleveland and Hannah Cohen

January 13, 2018


Filed under News

The Kirkwood School Board (KSB) announced who will be taking former Superintendent Tom Williams' role after a year with former Nipher Middle School Principal Michele Condon as interim for the 2017-18 school year. After months of discussion and interviewing, the Board appointed current Deputy Superint...

The good, the bad and the laptops

The good, the bad and the laptops

Richard Pfeifer, features writer

January 12, 2018


Filed under News, News-Features

    “Unable to create account at this time. Please check connection and try again later.” Some KHS students attempted to set up their KSD-issued laptops, January 11. The scene in Gina Muller’s homeroom was not exempt from the effects. Some students were bogged down with glitch...

Gratitude for girls fundraiser

Gratitude for girls fundraiser

Adele Baughman, web managing editor

January 12, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

KHS advanced marketing will be holding a fundraiser for the Helping Hands Cusco organization the week of Jan. 16-19. The Gratitude for Girls campaign is aiming to raise funds to donate to the organization. Helping Hands Cusco was found in 2005 by Mario Diaz and Rosa Gutierrez in the community of San Sebasti...

30 years since Hazelwood: Why the First Amendment matters

30 years since Hazelwood: Why the First Amendment matters

TKC Staff

January 12, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

On Jan. 12 1988, the decision that would change the fate of high school journalists around the country took place at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. In a 5-3 vote, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Hazelwood School District in the Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier case giving schools the right to pr...

Search for a superintendent update

Search for a superintendent update

Megan Cleveland, features writer

January 5, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

After a year of evaluating resumés, the KSD school board expects to announce the new superintendent in January 2018. During the search for the new permanent superintendent, Dr. Michele Condon is serving as the interim, or temporary, superintendent and will step down June 30, 2018. “I wanted to...

Top five news stories from 2017

Top five news stories from 2017

TKC Staff

January 4, 2018


Filed under News

News is at the core of all journalism. While it can be more factual and formulaic than other types of journalism, it takes skilled writers to report on world, national and local news. From the Aug. 21 solar eclipse to Russia’s ban from the 2018 Olympic games, these stories are great examples of timely ...

Laptop distribution to KHS students will be Thursday, Jan. 11

Laptop distribution to KHS students will be Thursday, Jan. 11

Kelley Cochran and Anthony Speech

December 15, 2017


Filed under News

After the KHS department chair meeting on Dec. 13, 2017, Dr. Havener reported that KHS students will receive their new Macbook Airs during homeroom on Thursday, Jan. 11. Students need to turn in their iPads before they leave for winter recess so KSD can sell them back to Apple. Here are the instructions...

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