The Kirkwood Call

Photo gallery: BLM march

Ella Davies, Sophia Beckmann, and Lawrence McKee January 20, 2021

In response to the recent vandalism of racial slurs spray-painted on Kirkwood High School, North Kirkwood Middle School and Nipher Middle School on Wednesday, Jan. 6, KHS students held a Black Lives Matter...

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...

Breaking News: Hate crime at KHS

Police and maintenance surround the crime scene on Wednesday, Jan. 6.
Amelia Hurley, editor-in-chief January 13, 2021

As of Wednesday, Jan. 13, the Kirkwood Police Department and KSD administration did not establish the events that took place at KHS as a hate crime. TKC associates this as a hate crime due to the racial...

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...

KSD students who chose in-person learning returned Nov. 9

KHS Principal Dr. Havener greeted students at the Doughtery Ferry entrance on both the freshman's (Nov. 5) and other grade levels' (Nov. 9) first days back to in-person learning.
Kate Schreiber, features + in-depth editor November 13, 2020

This year, every student came to school with a mask on, sat at least three feet apart and participated in class behind plexiglass face shields that surrounded the desks. Lockers are out of use, students...

Dr. Havener’s advice for freshmen

Dr. Havener advises freshmen to get involved in extracurriculars at KHS.
Lily Bartin, web editor August 25, 2020

The transition into high school can feel daunting, and with the shift to online learning the change may seem all the more overwhelming. But as bad as freshman year is made out to be, with a bit of guidance...

E-Learning cannot hurt prior grades, and other online learning updates

KSD has begun to reopen the KHS campus for in-person learning.
Olivia Silvey and Kate Schreiber March 26, 2020

As KSD transitions to online school, the administration decided that grades received during this period of “e-Learning” can only help, not hurt, students’ overall class grades. In a document outlining...

Photo Gallery: pep rally Nov. 26

The junior sections sings along to
Sophia Beckmann and De Lila Green November 30, 2019

The annual in school KHS fall pep rally was held Nov. 26. The students watched seniors skits, danced to the band, and screamed their classes battle cries. "I really like being able to feel like I'm...

KHS goes on soft lockdown Oct. 17

St. Louis mandated a stay at home order starting Monday, and KHS will allow families to pick up essential items on March 22.
Benji Wilton, print editor October 17, 2019
KHS went on soft lockdown after three unauthorized persons arrived on campus Oct. 17.

Fight for food

One out of six children in KSD are suffering from hunger every day.
Amara Harper, features + in-depth editor October 16, 2019
The problem of hunger for KHS students is prevalent. Programs through KSD such as Nutrition on the Weekends is trying to help that issue.
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