The Kirkwood Call

Getting on Her Level

Getting on Her Level

Jack Matousek, features writer

November 27, 2018


Filed under Features

A freshman walks through the double doors leading into the language hallway on the first day of school. Passing the classes full of her peers she walks straight to where the upperclassmen are streaming in the final room of the hallway. She grips the metal handle ready to learn not fazed about the wo...

Unified Night Lights

Unified Night Lights

Maddie Meyers, web managing editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under Sports

Three hundred Kirkwood students will join together for the third annual unified game of flag football on Wed. Oct. 10. This event takes place in the E.L. Lyons Memorial Stadium at KHS and allows students grades pre-K through 12, with and without disabilities, to participate in a KHS football game. They ...

Kindred spirit

Kindred spirit

Paisley Regester, features writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Features

  For four KHS cheerleaders, halftime at football games is not a time for rest. Instead, they put down their poms, race to pick up their instruments from the sidelines, and join the band as they begin to march down the field. Still outfitted in their cheer uniforms, they perform for the crow...

Never enough

Never enough

Thomas Birmingham, print editor

August 20, 2018


Filed under News

Once golden instruments are now rusted and out of tune. The four practice rooms never seem to be open. Some music stands are so old they can barely bend. Rebecca Friesen, KHS band director, said that in a perfect world, a student would never encounter situations like this. The music program would...

Senior profile: Justin Battle

Senior profile: Justin Battle

Benji Wilton, features writer

May 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Senior Profiles

After spending the day walking through decorated halls and preparing for Turkey Day festivities, Justin Battle, senior, anxiously watches students and staff file into the David Holley Assembly Hall. For him and the rest of the drumline, playing in front of the ecstatic crowd is their shining moment. ...

Senior Profiles: Aubrey Puryear

Senior Profiles: Aubrey Puryear

Brendan Davidson, sports writer

May 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Senior Profiles

Aubrey Puryear’s peers describe her in one word: caring. At KHS, she walks through the halls talking to her friends, an infectious smile on her face. She said she is looking forward to college because she can continue to play the clarinet along with her psychiatric studies at Creighton University. But mo...

Mr. Jeff Melsha

Mary Ralston, photographer

May 3, 2018


Filed under Features

 Art by Celia Bergman 15 years of teaching at KHS TKC: What are your retirement plans? Melsha: Nothing definite right now*, but I’ll definitely work somewhere in the music industry. I have some thoughts and ideas and I’ve been talking to some places, but I don’t have any places that I’m going to go to rush to righ...

Madi’s melody

Madi’s melody

Charlotte Heinrich, features writer

April 2, 2018


Filed under Features

"Everything’s bigger in Texas,” Madi Janysek, senior, said. “I’ll keep telling you that until the day I die.” Janysek is no stranger to the Lone Star state, the place she still calls her home. Native to Arizona, Janysek moved to New York, San Antonio, Austin, Rhode Island and back to Austin,...

Wednesday Night Lights preview

Wednesday Night Lights preview

Melanie Witt, copy editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under Sports

Cheers erupt, poms rustle and the band plays “Varsity Valor” again, but this is not a typical KHS football game. Choosing between band, poms/cheer and flag football, KSD students with special needs will be invited to participate in this year’s “Wednesday Night Lights.” KHS will hold its second annual inclusive version of a high school football game, ...

Senior Column: Erin Kelly

Senior Column: Erin Kelly

Erin Kelly, managing editor

May 8, 2017


Filed under Columns

The summer before freshman year, I told my mom I was quitting band. I’d stuck with it through the three-hour middle school concerts and predictable laughter when people learned I played the trombone. I felt I’d patiently paid my musical dues, but I was done. I mean, I was headed to high school, fo...

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