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District update: Superintendent recommends online learning

During a board meeting Monday, July 27, KSD Superintendent Dr. David Ulrich made the recommendation that the first nine weeks of school should be conducted entirely online.

Molly Higgins, Olivia Silvey, and Kate Schreiber

July 27, 2020

Update: The school board voted unanimously in favor of KSD Superintendent Dr. David Ulrich’s nine week virtual learning recommendation, Tuesday, July 28th. During the meeting, Ulrich noted that this decision would be reevaluated after around six weeks into the year, as to give families and teachers ...

KHS announces athletics shutdown through July 24

KHS has shut down all fall sports practices through July 24, when the situation will be re-evaluated.

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...

Working With COVID-19: A Family’s Firsthand Experience of the Virus

Working With COVID-19: A Family’s Firsthand Experience of the Virus

Sim Khanuja, Writer

June 22, 2020

COVID-19 has shaken the world. Families all around are impacted by the outbreak. Whether it’s social distancing, job struggles, economic stress or loved ones’ health, COVID-19 has affected society in many ways. One Kirkwood family in particular, the Dunns, have a firsthand experience that sets them apart: Scott Du...

Life after quarantine

Standing 6ft apart is crucial to avoid catching the virus.

Maddie Hickman, health and wellness writer

June 12, 2020

The COVID-19 virus has spread worldwide as of April 29, according to the CDC, with over a million cases and over 57,000 deaths. In the U.S., Tom Hanks, the beloved actor, and his wife, Rita, were both quarantined after testing positive for the coronavirus. As a fan of Tom Hanks, hearing the news abou...

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...

Editorial Cartoon: Quarantine activities

Editorial Cartoon: Quarantine activities

Thao-Vi Do, artist

June 11, 2020

During quarantine, there really isn't much to do.  You can't physically go visit friends, and you're not really allowed to leave the house.  So above are just a few ideas of things you can try while being cooped up at home.  ...

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...

KSD summer learning updates

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Olivia Silvey and Kate Schreiber

June 4, 2020

KSD will continue to offer both credit recovery and credit enhancement courses this summer. The district divides summer work into three categories each for elementary, middle and high school students.  Credit recovery courses will be taught online and are for students who earned a failing grade i...

How to stay active and motivated during quarantine

How to stay active and motivated during quarantine

Caroline Steidley, Writer

May 24, 2020

  These past few weeks, I’m sure you’ve gained a lot of free time. Maybe too much free time. Lately, I’ve needed to release my energy, and I’m sure a lot of people can relate. I sit on my couch, trying to motivate myself to get up and exercise. Having so much freedom and not being able to play spor...

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. ...

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