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Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Students have had to decide whether to return to school or remain online for all of second semester

Student experiences: In-person vs. e-learning

Grace Marcus, features writer February 21, 2021

Seven months after their last normal in-person classes, students returned to the KHS campus for the first time Nov 9. One month after the return to school, many students have gone back to e-learning, either...

KHS Principal Dr. Havener greeted students at the Doughtery Ferry entrance on both the freshmans (Nov. 5) and other grade levels (Nov. 9) first days back to in-person learning.

KSD students who chose in-person learning returned Nov. 9

Kate Schreiber, features + in-depth editor November 13, 2020

This year, every student came to school with a mask on, sat at least three feet apart and participated in class behind plexiglass face shields that surrounded the desks. Lockers are out of use, students...

Students sit behind dividers as a precaution to stop the spread of COVID-19 amidst the return to in-person learning.

VoK collection: Return to in-person learning

Lily Bartin, Mia Alexander, Ava Duggin, Mya Copeland, and Maya Kim November 11, 2020

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in St. Louis County, Kirkwood High School has begun to make the transition back to in-person learning. With mask mandates, desk dividers and socially distancing rules...

Robinson Elementary School will be switching to e-Learning for 2 weeks due to 30% of staff members needing to quarantine from COVID-19 exposure and seven individuals testing positive.

COVID-19 cases lead to school closure at Robinson Elementary School

Lydia Cohen and Kate Schreiber November 10, 2020

Robinson Elementary School will be switching to e-Learning for two weeks, until Monday, Nov. 23. The decision to go back to a virtual model came as multiple individuals either tested positive, or were...

Planning out your weekly work makes it seem more manageable.

How to stay motivated during e-Learning

Lydia Cohen, print + web managing editor November 2, 2020

Three hundred and sixty minutes. That’s how long students may spend sitting at a desk on Zoom each school day. The excessive time staring at a computer screen while learning remotely takes a toll on...

Reflecting on your accomplishments can boost motivation.

Reflect on your accomplishments

Lydia Cohen, print + web managing editor October 25, 2020

No one assignment completed is insignificant. It can be beneficial to review what you’ve finished, as it allows you to recognize what your effort is worth. A notification of a grade is less impactful...

Planning out your weekly work makes it seem more manageable.

Plan out your weekly work

Lydia Cohen, print + web managing editor October 25, 2020

Rather than putting off work to the last minute and having to tackle an accumulation of assignments, create an outline of what you can do each day. Check your teachers’ Schoology pages Sunday night to...

Taking breaks can make work more appealing because you can approach the task with a fresh outlook.

Give yourself breaks

Lydia Cohen, print + web managing editor October 25, 2020

Video calls can be more draining than traditional in-person meetings, which can lead to “Zoom fatigue.” When your brain has exhausted its energy, it's okay to step away from the screen. Use your lunch...

Getting support from others is helpful to stay motivated.

Get support from others

Lydia Cohen, print + web managing editor October 25, 2020

Many students find that seeing their peers is one of the reasons that school can be enjoyable. Since e-Learning began, this has been much more difficult. Students can’t easily collaborate and catch up...

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...

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