The Kirkwood Call

Photo Gallery: 2020 Graduation

Amelia Hurley, De Lila Green, and Ella Davies

July 24, 2020

The KHS class of 2020 had their graduation ceremony on Saturday, July 11. Graduates were spaced six feet apart outdoors at the KHS football field in order to maintain social distancing. Dr. Michael Havener, KHS principal, said many hours of planning went int0 the ceremony.   "We tried to keep...

Addicted at an early age

A KECC student plays learning games on her school-issued iPad.

Amelia Hurley, features + in-depth editor

March 24, 2020

It’s hard to believe that the first portable laptop was created only 30 years ago, a chunky device with limited internet use. As the world has evolved with technology, KSD has integrated it into their programs. But at what age is it ethical to introduce devices to students? At first, Kirkwood intro...

COVID-19 update: School cancelation, grading changes, event changes and more

Photo courtesy of Google Creative Commons License from the U.S. Department of State.

Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief

March 23, 2020

As of March 23, KSD has officially closed until Wednesday, April 22. TKC spoke with KHS Principal Michael Havener about updates.  Food provisions  Until school resumes, students and families that qualify for free and reduced lunches can pick up meals from KHS and Nipher Middle School; meals wi...

Coronavirus impacts KHS

Scherr holds a bullet journal where she drew a map of Germany in preparation for her group's trip.

Charlotte Heinrich, Benji Wilton, Megan Cleveland, and Emma Lingo

March 11, 2020

According to the CDC, there is one verified case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Missouri. Yet one case has affected many in the Kirkwood community. Read about Lulu Klebe, Kirkwood resident, and her experience after going to Villa's dad and daughter dance and others who coronavirus has impacted.

KHS discusses action plan for coronavirus

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Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief

March 11, 2020

The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a pandemic Wednesday, March 11. After a confirmed case in St. Louis and multiple St. Louis high schools such as Villa Duchesne, Oak Hill School and New City School shut down in an effort to stop the spread of the virus, KHS began to discuss...

KHS announces new schedule and homeroom policy

KHS is also making changes to their homeroom policy as of recently.

Amara Harper, Ryleigh Palmer, and Amelia Hurley

January 22, 2020

KHS is currently making plans to adapt its schedule to the new Missouri legislation involving the length of the school year. The new legislation prevents Missouri schools from starting until 14 days before the first Monday of September. For Missouri students, this means the 2020-2021 school year will begin Aug....

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.

JMac: Back to where it all started

Before all the fame, Jeremy Maclin, 2006 KHS graduate, walked the same halls KHS students do today.

Hayden Davidson, sports writer

October 15, 2019

For the past decade, people across the country, especially Kirkwood residents, have turned on the TV every Sunday in the fall to see the name “Maclin” on their screen. But before all the fame, Jeremy Maclin, 2006 KHS graduate, walked the same halls KHS students do today. Now, he is back as a foo...

KSD updates visitor management system

The system will now print an ID sticker with the destination of a visitor.

Kate Schreiber, features writer

September 15, 2019

The Raptor Visitor Management System was implemented throughout KSD Sept. 3. The system will now require visitors to present a state issued ID when signing in.

Kirkwood High School student newspaper
Dr. Michael Havener