The Kirkwood Call

Breaking News: Hate crime at KHS

Police and maintenance surround the crime scene on Wednesday, Jan. 6.
Amelia Hurley, editor-in-chief January 13, 2021

As of Wednesday, Jan. 13, the Kirkwood Police Department and KSD administration did not establish the events that took place at KHS as a hate crime. TKC associates this as a hate crime due to the racial...

Unwrapping KHS Students’ “Spotify 2020 Wrapped”

A Spotify Premium user is viewing their Spotify Wrapped for 2020.
Ava Duggin and Lila Shepard January 8, 2021

At the end of each year, people celebrate all of their triumphs and the challenges they faced by rekindling old memories. Another way that some can recount their memories from the year is checking...

See 2020-2021 print issues 1-5 here

See 2020-2021 print issues 1-5 here
TKC Staff January 6, 2021

Although TKC has not printed every issue this school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of our issues can be seen on Dirxion, the platform for our e-Edition. Each print issue is included on the e-Edition...

Call Ed: Board, practice what you preach

 Students may choose to be online or in person.  They may switch from in person to virtual classes at any point.
TKC Staff December 19, 2020

The entire Kirkwood School District returned to campus beginning Nov. 9 after being online for seven months. Despite this drastic and sudden transition for students and staff, the leaders of our district...

Your membership: Continuing aid

The Kirkwood Family YMCA seeks to support the community through intentional programming and services.
Tom Mueller, editor-in-chief December 11, 2020

No more shooting hoops. No more swimming laps. No more gathering to watch the latest installment of “Jeopardy!,” to tell stories or to play cards. When the Kirkwood Family YMCA closed March 17, following...

Turkey Day cancellation: Player reaction

A tradition dating back over a century, the annual Turkey Day game is an event that brings together the Kirkwood and Webster Groves communities.
Jack Matousek, Sports Writer December 2, 2020

Kirkwood football defeated the Eureka Wildcats  28-17 in their final game of the season on Oct. 23. That win made the Pioneers 2-1 on the season and secured the second seed in the district playoffs. The...

Helping hands: Family

“I want to do everything I can to make our house a home and provide a happy Christmas for my daughter. We are so thankful for our family being recognized and appreciate anything we can get,
Amelia Hurley, editor-in-chief December 1, 2020

Their mother dedicates her life to her family: taking care of her mother every day and striving to support her daughter. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, things worsened. They were stripped of their traditions,...

Helping hands: Additions

When the pandemic hit, the family’s already tight financial situation worsened. The one thing keeping their spirits up day by day is the thought of a new arrival to the family.
Amara Harper, editor-in-chief December 1, 2020

Their day starts early each morning, as their mom wakes up to get the family ready for the day before she leaves for her nearly 12-hour shift at work. By the time she gets home, she barely has enough time...

Breaking News: Turkey Day game canceled

Webster Groves' Moss Field, where the 2020 Turkey Day game was scheduled to take place.
Olivia Silvey, Hayden Davidson, and Molly Higgins November 13, 2020

KHS athletics announced the annual Turkey Day football game’s cancellation Friday, Nov. 13 in coordination with Webster Groves High School. The game was scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 26 at Webster, and...

KSD students who chose in-person learning returned Nov. 9

KHS Principal Dr. Havener greeted students at the Doughtery Ferry entrance on both the freshman's (Nov. 5) and other grade levels' (Nov. 9) first days back to in-person learning.
Kate Schreiber, features + in-depth editor November 13, 2020

This year, every student came to school with a mask on, sat at least three feet apart and participated in class behind plexiglass face shields that surrounded the desks. Lockers are out of use, students...

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