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Kindergarten, is it worth the cost?

Kindergarten, is it worth the cost?

Katie Woodruff, news editor

March 6, 2016

When walking through North Glendale Elementary School, laughter fills the halls, jump ropes smack the gym floor, students timelapse a 3D printer in the REACH room and kindergarteners line up for recess. But before 2012, kindergarten was not offered at North Glendale. Students had to be bused to Tillman rath...

If it ain’t about the money

Katie Woodruff, news editor

February 10, 2016

Three administrators eliminated as well as 25 teachers and 23 support staff members. Over $5 million in combined budget reductions. The Kirkwood School District Board of Education proposed Proposition A, a resolution asking voters to approve a 78-cent tax increase per $100 of assessed value Nov. 3, 2015....

Update: KHS senior Tanner Polk dies Tuesday

Update: KHS senior Tanner Polk dies Tuesday

Ben Cohen and Mimi Wright

November 3, 2015

Nov. 4 Update: Tanner Polk's visitation is Thursday, Nov. 5 from 4-8 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church (Manchester and Ballas). The funeral service is Friday, Nov. 6 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Nov. 3 KHS senior Tanner Polk died Nov. 3. Dr. Michael Havener, principal, confirmed his death with Polk’s family this morning. Havener and superintendent Dr. Tom Williams sent an email to KSD stating: Dear KHS Family: It is with a heavy he...

Update from Dr. Williams on Ferguson safety concerns

Update from Dr. Williams on Ferguson safety concerns

Lucy Dwyer, editor-in-chief

November 22, 2014

UPDATE NOV. 24 The grand jury in the Michael Brown case has reached a verdict and will release their findings at 8 p.m. tonight, according to ABC News. Dr. Tom Williams, superintendent, said after school activity buses traveling to Riverview Gardens and St. Louis City have been cancelled this aft...

Superintendent Dr. Tom Williams speaks to safety concerns about expected Ferguson decision

Superintendent Dr. Tom Williams speaks to safety concerns about expected Ferguson decision

Lucy Dwyer, editor-in-chief

November 10, 2014

In light of rumors that the grand jury will soon release their findings in the Michael Brown case, Dr. Tom Williams, superintendent, sent out an email to KSD staff Monday about possibly cancelling school the day the decision is released. "I recently met with our local police departments, directors ...

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