The Kirkwood Call

Behind the scenes of quarantine

Dr. Michael Havener follows contract tracing procedures by measuring 6 feet between desks after a positive test.
Kinley Bokermann, sports writer January 13, 2021

Students anxiously wonder if they are going to get the call. Pulling up their mask, they step out of the car. With fear of a possible shutdown in mind, the students forget about the discomfort from the...

COVID-19 comparisons

COVID-19 comparisons
Kate Schreiber, Molly Higgins, and Olivia Silvey January 11, 2021

We wanted to know how learning during the pandemic looked different for students across St. Louis County, and how it compares to KHS. After reaching out to several area high schools through a Google Form,...

Call Ed: Board, practice what you preach

 Students may choose to be online or in person.  They may switch from in person to virtual classes at any point.
TKC Staff December 19, 2020

The entire Kirkwood School District returned to campus beginning Nov. 9 after being online for seven months. Despite this drastic and sudden transition for students and staff, the leaders of our district...

TKC compares masks

Olivia Silvey, senior, demonstrates the effectiveness of a KN95 mask against a lighter's flame.
Amelia Hurley, editor-in-chief December 14, 2020

After discussing the effectiveness of masks in large groups, Dr. Michael Havener, KHS principal, mentioned a test to compare different kinds of masks. According to NPR, attempting to blow out a flame while...

Unmasking effectiveness

Face masks are considered effective in protecting against the coronavirus.
Lydia Drake, entertainment writer December 11, 2020

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, masks have become a prominent part of today's world. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends they be worn in all public places because of their...

Your membership: Continuing aid

The Kirkwood Family YMCA seeks to support the community through intentional programming and services.
Tom Mueller, editor-in-chief December 11, 2020

No more shooting hoops. No more swimming laps. No more gathering to watch the latest installment of “Jeopardy!,” to tell stories or to play cards. When the Kirkwood Family YMCA closed March 17, following...

Turkey Day cancellation: Player reaction

A tradition dating back over a century, the annual Turkey Day game is an event that brings together the Kirkwood and Webster Groves communities.
Jack Matousek, Sports Writer December 2, 2020

Kirkwood football defeated the Eureka Wildcats  28-17 in their final game of the season on Oct. 23. That win made the Pioneers 2-1 on the season and secured the second seed in the district playoffs. The...

Teachers share their in-person teaching experiences

In the first two weeks of in-person learning, virtual and in-person teachers came across issues ranging from virtual students not getting the focus they need, to adjusting their lessons to the new schedule.
Maya Kim, social media editor December 2, 2020

It has been three weeks since students and teachers returned to KHS for in-person learning. As of Nov. 23, 1,090 students are in-person, 610 opted for virtual, and 106 are in quarantine (note: these numbers...

Helping hands: Family

“I want to do everything I can to make our house a home and provide a happy Christmas for my daughter. We are so thankful for our family being recognized and appreciate anything we can get,
Amelia Hurley, editor-in-chief December 1, 2020

Their mother dedicates her life to her family: taking care of her mother every day and striving to support her daughter. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, things worsened. They were stripped of their traditions,...

Breaking News: Turkey Day game canceled

Webster Groves' Moss Field, where the 2020 Turkey Day game was scheduled to take place.
Olivia Silvey, Hayden Davidson, and Molly Higgins November 13, 2020

KHS athletics announced the annual Turkey Day football game’s cancellation Friday, Nov. 13 in coordination with Webster Groves High School. The game was scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 26 at Webster, and...

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