The Kirkwood Call

Those who did (and didn’t) SOAR

Ben Voller, senior, has been involved in Kirkwood's gifted program since fifth grade.

Naomi Thomson, business editor

November 7, 2019

If you attended grade school in the Kirkwood School District, the terms “REACH” or “SOAR” may be familiar to you. The mentioning of these programs could spark nostalgia or confusion at being left out. The Kirkwood School District’s gifted program from grades K-5 is named REACH, and the pr...

Friendship Dance ticket troubles

KHS student holds a purchased ticket for the Friendship Dance.

Lydia Cohen, social media managing editor

October 30, 2019

KHS ran out of tickets for the Nov. 2 Friendship Dance, Oct. 30. Webster Groves High School (WGHS) and KHS each originally had 1,000 tickets, with 100 of those designated as guest tickets. When the dance is held at KHS, every other year, more tickets are available than when at WGHS since their gym is s...

When gifted is lifted

When gifted is lifted

Izzy Colón, news-features writer

May 18, 2017

In first grade, my parents decided to enroll me in KSD in search of a challenge. I had gone to St. Clement of Rome the year before, but my parents felt the curriculum was a bad fit for me. I began school at Westchester Elementary. During my time at Westchester, I was tested for the gifted program three ti...

Copter concerns

Copter concerns

Thomas Birmingham, news writer

October 4, 2016

Imagine sitting at your desk, working through a fresh pile of new assignments. You look up and see your mom or dad hurrying over to you. They stop at your side, carefully peering at what you’ve accomplished so far. Then begins the series of typical questions. ‘How’s it going? Need help with anythin...

Kirkwood High School student newspaper
Cindy Coronado