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Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Paddling, like low-rise jeans, made a not-so-popular comeback in the news after Cassville School District in Missouri chose to reinstate the practice.

Call Ed: Let’s skip this beat

TKC Staff October 7, 2022

It’s legal to hit little kids in Missouri.  Well, under certain circumstances. Corporal punishment is a form of discipline used to “teach kids a lesson,” or cause an immense amount of fear, lifelong...

Riverview Gardens School District makes approximately 30 million less dollars in revenue than Kirkwood School District

‘It comes down to class’

Mason Heller and Owen Spiegel October 5, 2022

When KSD students returned to school this August, they came without a group of their peers whom they studied alongside for almost a decade. Riverview Gardens School District students attended KSD from...

Parson speaks to the KHS student body about the Blue Ribbon Award.

Photo Gallery: Mike Parson at KHS

Tess Hubbard, photographer September 30, 2022

  On Thursday, Sept. 29, Missouri Governor, Mike Parson visited KHS to talk to the students and staff following the announcement of KHS being awarded the Blue Ribbon Award. After the assembly,...

On Thursday, Sept. 29, Missouri Governor, Mike Parson visited KHS to commemorate the Kirkwood school and community following the announcement of KHS as a Blue Ribbon School.

Governor Mike Parson visits KHS Sept. 29

Mason Heller, features writer September 29, 2022

On Thursday, Sept. 29, Missouri Governor, Mike Parson visited KHS to commemorate the Kirkwood school and community following the announcement of KHS as a Blue Ribbon School. The Blue Ribbon is awarded...

Learn more about your KHS principals for the upcoming school year.

Getting to know your principals

Ian Reno, news editor August 25, 2022

Dr. Mike Havener - KHS principal 29 years at Kirkwood Dream Lunch: A quiet place to enjoy a meal Favorite Subject: Business Hobbies: Walking What person or event has shaped you the most? “My...

A weapon was reported in the Dougherty Ferry parking lot on Nov. 10.

Weapon reported in car on KHS campus, found to be airsoft gun

Nicholas Whittington, news editor November 11, 2021

A car exiting the Dougherty Ferry parking lot with several students inside was reported to have contained a gun at the end of the school day on Nov. 10. KSD and Kirkwood law enforcement conducted an investigation...

Robinson Elementarys welcome sign read Thank you to our community for passing Prop R this week.

Prop R passes: What does it mean for KHS?

Owen Spiegel , new staffer May 9, 2021

Prop R passed with 68% of the vote on April 6, 2021. The passing of the ballot initiative sets in motion a chain of events to upgrade KSD’s schools, but what are the specifics, and what do they mean...

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...

Zoe Knight, KHS senior, used the time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic to create her own nonprofit. “Project WallFlower is a nonprofit organization that raises money to provide period products to students in need,” Zoe said.

Creating Project WallFlower

Lydia Sheehan, entertainment writer December 4, 2020

Back in March, the way people lived life was irrefutably changed: Businesses closed and people found themselves out of work, schools moved online and some students struggled with their mental health and...

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.

Call Ed: KSD, you have failed us

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...

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