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COVID-19 and class of 2020: delayed graduation, canceled finals and grade freezes

COVID-19 and class of 2020: delayed graduation, canceled finals and grade freezes

Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief

5 hours ago

Dr. Michael Havener, KHS principal, sent out a letter confirming that school has been canceled for the rest of the year Apil 10. In addition, it was announced graduation will not take place May 9, and the school has reserved June 20 and July 11 as backup dates at Chaifetz Arena. The decision was also made to not have senior finals. For th...

Missouri schools move to e-learning for the remainder of the year

Missouri schools move to e-learning for the remainder of the year

Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief

23 hours ago

Gov. Mike Parson announce all schools in Missouri will move to e-learning for the rest of the year as of April 9. Michael Havener, KHS principal, will send out more information specific to KHS  tomorrow April 10.

Breaking News: Coronavirus in Kirkwood

Breaking News: Coronavirus in Kirkwood

Amelia Hurley, features + in-depth editor

March 30, 2020

A fourth grade student at Keysor Elementary was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Friday, March 27. After returning from a trip to London over spring break, the student developed a 100.9-degree fever for over 24 hours, which led the family to get tested at the Chesterfield Mercy drive-through clinic. The stu...

The 1619 Project

The 1619 Project

Emma Lingo, Maddie Meyers, Malcia Greene, Kiden-Aloyse Smith, Rachel Finan, and Charlotte Heinrich

March 27, 2020

"The 1619 Project is an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very cen...

E-Learning cannot hurt prior grades, and other online learning updates

E-Learning cannot hurt prior grades, and other online learning updates

Olivia Silvey and Kate Schreiber

March 26, 2020

As KSD transitions to online school, the administration decided that grades received during this period of “e-Learning” can only help, not hurt, students’ overall class grades. In a document outlining these grading instructions, teachers are instructed to put all online grades into a certain e-...

COVID-19 update: School cancelation, grading changes, event changes and more

COVID-19 update: School cancelation, grading changes, event changes and more

Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief

March 23, 2020

As of March 23, KSD has officially closed until Wednesday, April 22. TKC spoke with KHS Principal Michael Havener about updates.  Food provisions  Until school resumes, students and families that qualify for free and reduced lunches can pick up meals from KHS and Nipher Middle School; meals wi...

St. Louis stay at home order Monday, KHS item pickup

St. Louis stay at home order Monday, KHS item pickup

Olivia Silvey, opinions writer

March 21, 2020

Residents of St. Louis City and County will be under a mandatory stay at home order effective Monday, March 23, announced Mayor Lyda Krewson and County Executive Sam Page Saturday, March 21. Basic needs such as visits to the grocery store and the pharmacy, as well as walking in public parks, will still be allowed. ...

COVID-19 impacts AP exams and statewide tests

COVID-19 impacts AP exams and statewide tests

Kate Schreiber and Olivia Silvey

March 20, 2020

The College Board announced Advanced Placement (AP) exams will take place online for the 2019-2020 school year due to COVID-19. The College Board stated on their website Friday, March 20 that students will be able to take a 45-minute test at home through any device, including phones. Exams will only test over content that was covered by early March. Th...

COVID-19 update: First death in Missouri, and news for local business

COVID-19 update: First death in Missouri, and news for local business

Kate Schreiber and Lily Bartin

March 19, 2020

St. Louis City announced its first case of coronavirus after a St. Louis University (SLU) student that came back from abroad tested positive. An employee of the Wuller Hall building on the SLU campus has also been tested for COVID-19 and is still awaiting results. Additionally, Mayor Lyda Krewson announced a ...

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