The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

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...

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.

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

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...

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,...

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

Addicted at an early age

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...

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

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

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...

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