The Kirkwood Call

Call Ed: KSD, you have failed us

With the Board of Education set to approve a plan for middle and high school to return to in-person learning, TKC has reviewed how KSD has handled the pandemic since March. Of TKC staff, 88% (57/65) believe KSD has not handled the pandemic in the best way possible for the community.

TKC Staff

October 25, 2020

Since March 13, KSD students have operated according to our district administration's decisions regarding our education in the pandemic. From the announcement of online school on March 26, to the closure of the district until July 1 and our current status as an all-virtual learning environment, learning-...

BOE approves middle school plan, superintendent sets high school return goal for Nov. 9

With the Board of Education set to approve a plan for middle and high school to return to in-person learning, TKC has reviewed how KSD has handled the pandemic since March. Of TKC staff, 88% (57/65) believe KSD has not handled the pandemic in the best way possible for the community.

Kate Schreiber, features + in-depth editor

October 12, 2020

The KSD Board of Education voted to approve Superintendent Dr. David Ulrich’s recommendation for the middle school re-entry plan at a specially scheduled meeting Monday, Oct. 12. The plan gives all middle school students the choice to return to in-person learning. Students will attend school from the sta...

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

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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.

Kirkwood High School student newspaper
Dr. Michael Havener