The Kirkwood Call

Call Ed: Board, you have failed us

With the Board of Education set to approve a plan for middle and high school to return to in-person learning, TKC has reviewed how KSD has handled the pandemic since March. Of TKC staff, 88% (57/65) believe KSD has not handled the pandemic in the best way possible for the community.

TKC Staff

8 hours ago

Since March 13, KSD students have operated according to our Board of Education’s decisions regarding our education in the pandemic. From the announcement of online school on March 26, to the closure of the district until July 1 and our current status as an all-virtual learning environment, learning-...

KHS announces cancellation of friendship dance

The annual Friendship Dance between KHS and WGHS has been cancelled.

Amara Harper and Tom Mueller

October 6, 2020

The annual Friendship Dance between KHS and Webster Groves High School (WGHS) has been cancelled, according to an email sent by Dr. Micheal Havener, KHS principal, and WGHS principal Matt Irvin. The dance was originally scheduled for Nov. 7 at KHS. According to the email, the friendship dance was cancel...

Football and other sports prohibited from competing

High and moderate frequency contact sports such as football are currently not allowed to compete.

Kate Schreiber and Olivia Silvey

September 9, 2020

Football, soccer and other high and moderate frequency contact sports will not see competition for the near future. Student-athletes 14 years and older playing high and moderate frequency contact sports will not be able to compete in games of any kind, announced St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page a...

KHS announces athletics shutdown through July 24

The annual Friendship Dance between KHS and WGHS has been cancelled.

Kate Schreiber, features and in-depth editor

July 19, 2020

Update: KHS football workouts will resume Monday, July 27, according to a tweet by KHS football on Wednesday, July 22. Corey Nesslage, athletics director, said that the goal was to get further removed from the Fourth of July weekend, and Farrell Shelton, head football coach, made the decision to get...

VoK: Lauren Gadkari

Now, while most people are suffering from the inconveniences of the stay-at-home order, Gadkari said she has much to worry about in addition to social distancing: her recently diagnosed immune disorder and job as an essential worker.

Nathan Sweeney, Writer

June 11, 2020

As news of the emerging COVID-19 virus began to surface late last year, Lauren Gadkari, sophomore, said she was skeptical of the dangers predicted for the following months. She said it was not until school cancelation in mid-march that she realized those predictions had become a frightening reality. Now, while most people are suffering from the inconveniences of the stay-at-home order, Gadkari said she has m...

Catching up on me

Depiction of a family wearing medical masks standing outside of their home during the COVID-19 pandemic

Lila Shepard, writer

June 5, 2020

    I’m sitting at home with my crazy family. I’ve been stuck here since spring break. This sense of being cooped up is a feeling that many people in quarantine know by now. I had volleyball tournaments over spring break, so I was stuck at home while my friends vacationed. My volle...

Nineteen stories from COVID-19

The Kirkwood Call and Pioneer Yearbook staffs have worked together under the Kirkwood High School Journalism Partnership to produce this special issue.

The KHS Journalism Partnership

May 23, 2020

In light of this unprecedented public health crisis, The Kirkwood Call and Pioneer Yearbook staffs have worked together under the Kirkwood High School Journalism Partnership to produce this special issue. ...

Photo Gallery: Coronavirus

Tillman is one of the many elementary schools that is closing their property.

Annie George and De Lila Green

May 2, 2020

The coronavirus has drastically changed the way people are living all over the world. With stay-at-home orders, many cities look like a ghost town. All over Covid-19 is affecting the lives of many. Mike Wade, 2022 class principle, stated the ways he's seen coronavirus impact himself, and others. "It...

Editorial cartoon: We are in this together

Come together as a community and submit your COVID-19 stories to TKC's Voices of Kirkwood.

Audrey Blaine, artist

April 30, 2020

With COVID-19 causing self-isolation to become a necessity, it can be difficult to feel a sense of connection to others during this time. This piece shows the silhouettes of everyday people in their apartment buildings at night time as they live their lives separate from each other. The goal of this ca...

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