The Kirkwood Call

Welcome to prison

Welcome to prison

TKC Staff

October 1, 2013


Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorials, Top Stories

When students first came to school Aug. 20, no one expected to be locked out of doors throughout the school. Clumps of confused teenagers gathered outside the science building, Senior Hall and more than 20 other doors, wondering how they would get to their next class on time. This issue led The Kirkwoo...

Students say no thank you to CCSS

Students say no thank you to CCSS

TKC Staff

April 18, 2013


Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorials

Changes in education for the upcoming school years have been met with mixed responses around the country, in Missouri and at KHS. The Kirkwood Call voted 30 to 16 against the implementation of a new testing system centered around a set of educational standards known as the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Watch...

Administration breaks down the blocks

Administration breaks down the blocks

TKC Staff

March 13, 2013


Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorials

Everyday before school, the question, “What’s the drop?” echoes through the halls. KHS’s daily schedule is an important part of the school day for students. Recently, the administration and teachers have been discussing changing this constant aspect of students’ lives. In a vote of 33-18, The Kirk...

Schedule full to the brim with required classes

Schedule full to the brim with required classes

TKC Staff

March 2, 2013


Filed under Staff Editorials

In light of recent schedule decisions for next year, The Kirkwood Call chose to express their approval of and discontent with several of KHS’ required courses. English: In a vote of 47 to 3, The Kirkwood Call decided that an English course for all four years of high school should remain a requi...

Hazelwood: A bleak anniversary

Hazelwood: A bleak anniversary

TKC Staff

February 8, 2013


Filed under Staff Editorials

In light of the 25th anniversary of the Hazelwood Supreme Court decision, The Kirkwood Call decided in a unanimous vote to recognize the administration for allowing all KHS media to practice scholastic journalism without prior review or censorship. Thirty minutes from KHS, the Hazelwood School Distr...

Modern tools for modern kids

Modern tools for modern kids

TKC Staff

December 20, 2012


Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorials

The idea that one day the world will be paperless is becoming more of a reality, and KHS does not plan on being left behind. The Technology Leadership Group (TLG) has been dis- cussing the idea of giving every KHS student their own iPad to evolve with the nation’s changing educational philosophy. T...

Students should exercise right to snack

Students should exercise right to snack

TKC Staff

November 15, 2012


Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorials

The 2010-2011 school year brought new food items to the student-accessible vending machines. Health teachers and the district’s health committee were consulted to decide which items would be the healthiest choices, but only six students - three juniors and three seniors - were part of a committee to ...

Call Editorial: Chemical cover-up

Call Editorial: Chemical cover-up

TKC Staff

November 7, 2012


Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorials

According to The New York Times, doctors have been prescribing the ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) medication, Adderall, to students who struggle in school without thoroughly determining whether they have the disorder. The negative impact of overp...

The Call votes Obama for a second term

The Call votes Obama for a second term

TKC Staff

October 31, 2012


Filed under Staff Editorials

With presidential elections less than a week away, The Kirkwood Call decided to endorse the candidate the staff believes is most qualified to run our country for the next four years. Even though a large portion of the school cannot legally vote, every student has the right to believe one candidate is...

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