The Kirkwood Call

Oh so coology

More students like to turn in their assignments on Schoology, rather than other platforms.

Catherine Butler, opinions writer

November 29, 2018

Lydia Sheehan, sophomore, can relate to countless other students who struggle with organization. She dreads having to visit multiple online platforms each night to turn in her assignments, especially when her teachers post these assignments somewhere else. Luckily, the introduction of Schoology has m...

Stepping into Schoology

Stepping into Schoology

Ethan Peter, features writer

September 11, 2018

As the 2018-2019 school year brings new students to KSD, it also brings a new online education network. The district has implemented Schoology after administration felt eBackpack failed to meet the demands of the district. “In particular for high school, some of our needs were a little bit different,” s...

Behind closed doors

Behind closed doors

Jack Matousek, Writer

May 21, 2018

It’s 7:25 a.m. on a cold Thursday morning, gust of wind blows across the the parking lot as ten weary looking  freshmen slowly get out of their cars and drag themselves into room West 113, in the English hallway. They are the class officers of the class of 2021, meeting to discuss upcoming fundraisers...

The rest is [valuable] history

The rest is [valuable] history

Maisie Bradley, public relations editor

April 2, 2018

As he held the door open, I noticed the tie as quirky as his grin and heard him say, “Welcome to my world.” When I looked around the room and saw a stack of colorful hats and a globe painted on the back wall, it became clear to me that this wasn’t going to be like any other class I’d ever take...

Smashing the glass ceiling: Romona Miller

Smashing the glass ceiling: Romona Miller

Thomas Birmingham, in-depth editor

March 9, 2018

Her stare is contemplative and loving. Thirty seconds go by before she finally looks to smile and compliment the student’s artwork. Their face lights up with pride. Her voice is commanding yet soothing. She finds a student with their head in their arms on the floor, crying. She leans down beside them to c...



Melanie Witt, news-features writer

March 12, 2017

Whines echo through the classroom as students are instructed to take out their iPads. Immediately, hands raise with technology issues and a long line begins to form at the iPad Help Center. The current KSD iPads will not be updated to the newest software because of their age, which causes problems with storage and speed. A...

Tracking through technology

Tracking through technology

Abigail Imiolek, news-features writer

February 28, 2017

With a click of a button, a new bar on the graph rises. The bars shows a new grade for the latest essay in English or the latest test in psychology. Every student at KHS has one: a dashboard which shows how their grades are changing. The dashboards use Google Sheets, where students enter scores to reflect on how they can improve and see...

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, 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 ...

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