The Kirkwood Call

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, KHS principal, said many hours of planning went int0 the ceremony.   "We tried to keep...

Senior check out information

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

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 off materials such as library books, laptops and other school materials. Locker contents will...

Photo Gallery: athletic signing ceremony Feb. 7

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

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, who has already begun his athletic career at University of Missouri at Columbia (Mizzou). "I'm...

Friendship Dance ticket troubles

KHS student holds a purchased ticket for the Friendship Dance.

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 is held at KHS, every other year, more tickets are available than when at WGHS since their gym is s...

Student’s 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 explained it had been for a “Hamlet” presentation in English class. Rekittke’s situatio...

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 the process with Cocoa and Cram. During the annual event, Link Leaders and teachers bounce between t...

Thank you:

Dr. Michael Havener, principal

TKC staff

December 11, 2015

For most students and faculty members, our publications are nothing more than the daily morning announcements, a visit to thekirkwoodcall.com, a newsmagazine every three weeks and a yearbook once a year. However, for us journalism nerds, it’s a lot more than that. For us, SJ is a second home, a ...

Samantha Hemer & Jeff Townsend

October 22, 2014

Samantha Hemer, junior “I like to draw and play guitar. [Drawing] comes easily to me and I can express myself through it. I do mostly realism, so whatever I see. [Guitar] is also a form of expression and I have always been into music since I was little. I like everything, from motown, disco, ...

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