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-...

Call Ed: Joe knows

Call Ed: Joe knows

TKC Staff

October 22, 2020

Casting a vote is not equivalent to marriage. You’re not looking for a long-term partner, where you can afford to have the highest standards when reviewing their basic beliefs, their accomplishments and even their hair. In our political system, you must choose only your biggest, brightest priorities a...

Tentative plans for KHS return to on-campus learning

Dr. David Ulrich, KSD superintendent, announced the administration is planning a return for high school students.

Amara Harper and Lydia Cohen

October 18, 2020

Dr. David Ulrich, KSD superintendent, announced the administration is planning a return for high school students during a Board of Education meeting Monday, Oct. 12. Ulrich said he would be meeting with Dr. Michael Havener, KHS principal, and his team to discuss engaging a return plan by Monday, Nov. 9. Information reg...

Fighting boredom during a pandemic

Fighting boredom during a pandemic

Rachel Finan, health + wellness editor

October 15, 2020

The autumn shades of orange and red have begun to speckle the leaves throughout  Kirkwood, but the boredom of a six-month pandemic can take the fun right out of pumpkin spice and seasonal candles. Fall festivities may not be the usual traditions during social distancing, but here are some ways to break...

BOE approves middle school plan, superintendent sets high school return goal for Nov. 9

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.

Kate Schreiber, features + in-depth editor

October 12, 2020

The KSD Board of Education voted to approve Superintendent Dr. David Ulrich’s recommendation for the middle school re-entry plan at a specially scheduled meeting Monday, Oct. 12. The plan gives all middle school students the choice to return to in-person learning. Students will attend school from the sta...

Call Ed: Opportunity Trumps dependency

President Donald Trump is the incumbent candidate in the 2020 US presidential election.

TKC Staff

October 7, 2020

Due to the relevance of this election, TKC has decided to include the dissenting staff opinion (9/65) to give all students a voice.  A representative democracy only works when the republic’s citizens actively participate in their government. The most vital way American citizens do this is through voting for ...

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...

Photo Gallery: virtual learning told through photos

A student holds their head in their hands, as she tries to do her work.

Annie George, photographer

September 28, 2020

Virtual learning has brought on a major change to our everyday lives. Being stuck at home, learning through a screen has caused many problems for students, parents and staff. "I am very thankful that we have the tech that we do," says Cindy Koehler, KHS French Teacher.  "But like I have said, this...

Photo Gallery: varsity pommie practice

Alyssa Kistler, freshman, gets asked COVID-19 questions before starting practice.

De Lila Green, photo editor

September 27, 2020

Practicing for any sport is difficult with COVID-19 restrictions, but for the varsity pommie team it is extra challenging. For them, it was a given that they would not have any crowds to perform to, yet the pommies still practice every Tuesday and Thursday and learn new dances. Some, like Ella Legear,...

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