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Katie Pappageorge, 1999 KHS graduate, began the conversation on July 7 by sharing a haunting story – her experience as a victim of sexual abuse by a former KHS teacher.

KHS alumni share stories of sexual abuse

Molly Higgins, print editor August 22, 2020

The Kirkwood High School Alumni Facebook group exploded with shares, comments and outrage. Katie Pappageorge, 1999 KHS graduate, began the conversation on July 7 by sharing a haunting story – her experience...

In 1990, The Kirkwood Call came under fire for a controversial advertisement.

An unplanned controversy, 30 years ago

Clayton Caringer, archives staffer March 3, 2020

Kirkwood High School is no stranger to controversy. It’s not every day that it makes the national news. But in autumn, 1990, that was not the case. In fact, the controversy at the time was so large that...

“We have not made any significant progress in closing the gap,” Condon said.

Handling our history

Ethan Peter, features writer March 25, 2019

Since 1990, there have been three district task force committees dedicated to closing KSD’s achievement gap. Yet on Feb. 11, 2019, Dr. Bryan Painter stood before KSD staff and shared Kirkwood’s...

Where are they now: Franklin McCallie

Where are they now: Franklin McCallie

Hannah Cohen, editor-in-chief September 7, 2017

In a way, he grew up in a colorless world as a white, high-privileged male. The only colors he ever saw were red and blue on the confederate flag, reflecting his family’s history and aiding his father’s...

VOK: KHS principals present and past

Jamie Jones, Anna Poe, Alyssa Fox, and Abbey Painter December 21, 2016

Dr. Michael Havener “Dr. Havener has such a good balance because he’s been here as a teacher, an assistant principal, then he was at the central office and he came back here to be principal. He has...

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