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Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

After a year of no attendance policy because of COVID-19, KHS will be implementing the old attendance policy next year.

Attendance policy change at KHS next year

Ian Reno, news writer May 13, 2022

Dr. Mike Havener reported that the attendance policy from before COVID-19 will be reinstated next year at the April 27 KHS department chair meeting. The policy sets the rules for what is considered an...

Art by Elizabeth Yenzer. Small mice are seen doing various tasks in Dr. Barkers English classroom.

The rats of KHS

Annie George, photo editor April 11, 2022

*This piece is entirely satirical KHS has been full of little rodents, and no, I’m not talking about the students. The invasion has been a hot hallway topic. Our furry friends are attending more classes...

KHS can expect shorter quarantines and the return of masks this semester.

KSD updates COVID protocols: quarantines, masks and graduation plans

Megan Glasgow, editor-in-chief January 6, 2022

KSD has implemented new COVID-19 protocols in response to an increase in COVID cases and new CDC and county guidelines at the start of second semester. Principal Dr. Mike Havener reiterated that protocols...

KHS will return to full-day in-person learning March 15, with elements of the plan still in development.

KHS to return full-day, many questions still unanswered

Kate Schreiber and Olivia Silvey February 24, 2021

KHS will return to a full-day in-person learning schedule Monday, March 15, the first day of fourth quarter. For much of the year, the largest obstacle regarding the return to full-day in-person learning...

Malik Spinks, junior, takes part in the march.

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...

Dr. Michael Havener follows contract tracing procedures by measuring 6 feet between desks after a positive test.

Behind the scenes of quarantine

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...

Police and maintenance surround the crime scene on Wednesday, Jan. 6.

Breaking News: Hate crime at KHS

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...

Olivia Silvey, senior, demonstrates the effectiveness of a KN95 mask against a lighters flame.

TKC compares masks

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...

KHS Principal Dr. Havener greeted students at the Doughtery Ferry entrance on both the freshmans (Nov. 5) and other grade levels (Nov. 9) first days back to in-person learning.

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

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 advises freshmen to get involved in extracurriculars at KHS.

Dr. Havener’s advice for freshmen

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...

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