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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 lighter's 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 freshman's (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...

KSD has begun to reopen the KHS campus for in-person learning.

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

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...

The junior sections sings along to

Photo Gallery: pep rally Nov. 26

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...

St. Louis mandated a stay at home order starting Monday, and KHS will allow families to pick up essential items on March 22.

KHS goes on soft lockdown Oct. 17

Benji Wilton, print editor October 17, 2019
KHS went on soft lockdown after three unauthorized persons arrived on campus Oct. 17.
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