The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Jeff Townsend, assistant principal, announced his plans for retirement at the end of the 2021-22 school year.

Principal Jeff Townsend announces retirement

Alli Luth, features writer November 3, 2021

Jeff Townsend, assistant principal for the class of 2024, announced his plans to retire following the end of the school year during an assembly with the sophomore class on Thursday, Oct. 21. After meeting...

KHS introduced the Pioneer e-Learning Academy for the 2021-22 school year.


Mya Copeland, features + in-depth editor August 25, 2021

The familiar orange dashboard of LAUNCH has become a summer staple for many KHS students. Although LAUNCH has employed KHS teachers for class sections, KHS intends to move to an entirely internal virtual...

This year, KHS welcomed two new grade-level principals. To get to know them and KHSs other principals, read below.

Meet the principals

Hayden Davidson, editor-in-chief August 25, 2021

Dr. Joshua Flores Assistant principal, Class of 2022 grade level principal   Path to KHS • Graduated from Hillcrest High School in Dallas, Texas • Bachelor’s in social studies...

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,...

Here is the route seniors must drive in order to properly check out on May 6.

Senior check out information

Olivia Silvey, opinions writer May 5, 2020

KHS 12th grade principal Jeff Townsend sent out an email to seniors on Wednesday, April 29 with details regarding senior check out, which is on Wednesday, May 6. The email explains the protocol for dropping...

Natalie Bruns, senior, smiles as she is introduced during the ceremony. Bruns  is committed to play basketball at New York University in the fall.

Photo Gallery: athletic signing ceremony Feb. 7

Julia Knoll and Charlotte Heinrich February 11, 2020

The annual Kirkwood High School athletic signing ceremony took place in David Holley Assembly Hall Friday, Feb 7. There were a total of 15 seniors present at the signing, not including senior Jay Maclin,...

Read about 2020s hallway from a numbers perspective.

Wonka’s Walls by the Numbers

Charlotte Heinrich, editor-in-chief November 24, 2019


The Friendship Dance will be held separately from WGHS this year at KHS Following the recent events of COVID-19.

Friendship Dance ticket troubles

Lydia Cohen, social media managing editor October 30, 2019

KHS ran out of tickets for the Nov. 2 Friendship Dance, Oct. 30. Webster Groves High School (WGHS) and KHS each originally had 1,000 tickets, with 100 of those designated as guest tickets. When the dance...

Students search safety

Student’s search safety

Ethan Peter, features writer November 8, 2018

Polly Rekittke, senior, Googled the word “knife” in her first hour. By fifth hour, an administrator concerned about her search pulled her from Spanish class. Rekittke, embarrassed and flustered, quickly...

Cocoa and Cram: study or jam?

Cocoa and Cram: study or jam?

Holden Foreman, web editor December 13, 2016

Friends? Check. Food? Check. Upcoming tests in every single class? Check, please. Freshmen will tell you how they feel about taking seven tests in one week, but Link Crew tries to inject some fun into...

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