The Kirkwood Call

Catching up on me

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

Lila Shepard, writer

16 hours ago

    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

The image showing summer school options is a courtesy of the document

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

By Thao-Vi Do

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. ...

How e-learning has affected teachers and students

March 13, 2020. This Friday wasn’t categorized by scares, screams or gore — but it was the final day before a frightening reality for KSD students began: the end of normalcy.

Maya Kim, features writer

May 19, 2020

March 13, 2020. This Friday wasn’t categorized by scares, screams or gore — but it was the final day before a frightening reality for KSD students began: the end of normalcy. This was the last day students physically walked onto campus for the 2019-2020 school year. Since then, it has been announc...

Thursday night is the band’s night

Rebecca Friesen, KSD director of bands, plays with her son.

Ava Duggin, features writer

May 14, 2020

It’s 6 p.m. on a Thursday night in “the Wood.” Rebecca Friesen, KSD director of bands, would usually be in downtown Kirkwood enjoying the annual summer concert series. But tonight she stands on her front porch playing her clarinet, with her son playing his trumpet on her left. With concerts and...

KHS track holds virtual practice despite pandemic

Over 50 athletes and alumni have joined the track teams virtual workouts through Zoom.

Megan Glasgow, features writer

May 6, 2020

Not even a global pandemic can prevent KHS track and field from practicing. Since the spring sports season was cancelled in March due to the coronavirus, the team has held optional workouts over Zoom twice a week. Over 50 athletes have joined the group video call and participated in a workout led by th...

Senior check out information

Here is the route seniors must drive in order to properly check out on May 6.

Olivia Silvey, opinions writer

May 5, 2020

KHS 12th grade principal Jeff Townsend sent out an email to seniors on Wednesday, April 29 with details regarding senior check out, which is on Wednesday, May 6. The email explains the protocol for dropping off materials such as library books, laptops and other school materials. Locker contents will...

Team Joanna

Art by Emma Frizzell

Lydia Sheehan, entertainment writer

May 4, 2020

The coaches were in awe just by hearing her voice. They listened intently in their chairs for the next member of their team, ready to push their button. Thirty seconds in, one button is pushed, then two, then three. The chair lights up with the words, “I want you!” The audience and coaches are captivated...

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