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The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Dear freshmen this is a letter to you about all of the things you should totally be doing this first year of high school.

A letter to the freshmen

Lila Shepard, managing editor August 19, 2022

Dear Freshmen, I know, you were probably a big deal at your middle school. That’s cool. You were the top dog — an eighth grader — but now you are a freshman. You are at the bottom of the high...

This is what you need to know about all of the spots on campus. Click each number to learn more.

KHS campus in a nutshell

Lila Shepard, managing editor August 18, 2022

Kirkwood High School can be big and confusing to some. Especially, those coming from middle school. The first day of school will be full of freshmen getting lot on their way to class. So, take it from...

On June 28, 2021 private investigation company Encompass Resolution, based in Kansas City, Missouri, looked into a history of sexual abuse and misconduct allegations.

Encompass Resolution breakdown

Rachel Finan, web editor August 27, 2021

This article discusses sexual abuse within KSD and may be harmful to some readers. Information or statements regarding sexual abuse or misconduct can be given via online form at

Follow along this quiz to see your result. Design by Nathan Sweeney. Art by Janine Gassel.

Which grade should you really be in?

Nathan Sweeney, features + in-depth editor August 25, 2021

COVID-19 has thrown us all for a loop. As we (hopefully) return to a more normal school year, nobody knows where they stand, since seniors are the only ones who have completed a year of regular high school....

Back to school also means back to awkward group projects.

How to be social in high school

Kailey Shirrell, social media editor August 25, 2021

*This piece is entirely satirical  Dear freshmen, sophomores and juniors: as you are all still mentally freshman (due to COVID-19 complications), I feel it is my duty, like Janis Ian from Mean Girls,...

Getting into KHS sports is a great way to meet new people.

Seniors’ advice to freshmen

Grace Marcus, print managing editor August 25, 2021

Dear freshmen,  The first day of your high school career may be one of the most intimidating experiences of your life — entering the school with seniors yelling, crowded hallways, huge campus, hundreds...

KHS introduced the Pioneer e-Learning Academy for the 2021-22 school year.


Mya Copeland, features + in-depth editor August 25, 2021

The familiar orange dashboard of LAUNCH has become a summer staple for many KHS students. Although LAUNCH has employed KHS teachers for class sections, KHS intends to move to an entirely internal virtual...

Dr. Havener advises freshmen to get involved in extracurriculars at KHS.

Dr. Havener’s advice for freshmen

Lily Bartin, web editor August 25, 2020

The transition into high school can feel daunting, and with the shift to online learning the change may seem all the more overwhelming. But as bad as freshman year is made out to be, with a bit of guidance...

Art depicts a BLM protester holding a sign, as many did when people flooded the streets calling for action this summer.

Timeline of the Black Lives Matter movement this summer

Lydia Cohen, print + web managing editor August 24, 2020

Made with Visme Infographic Maker

Dont mind my date card, FabFitFun box and oops, my Bachelor rose.

How to Become an Instagram Influencer

Charlotte Heinrich, editor-in-chief August 29, 2019
Only 500 followers? You've got to be kidding me. Now is your chance for fame, and don't let it slip through your thumbs. Here is how to become an Instagram Influencer...
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