Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Meet the ten KHS teachers retiring in the 2022 school year.

Q&A with 2022 retiring KHS teachers

Megan Glasgow and Kate Schreiber April 20, 2022

Meet this year’s retiring KHS teachers. Learn about the ten staff members’ careers, advice they have for students and what they’ll miss most about KHS.

These two character tropes, the “manic pixie dream boy and girl,” (MPDG and MPDB, respectively) are everywhere – not just in films. They infiltrate our music, our media and our romanticization of certain rock stars and celebrities.

The girl/boy of your (manic pixie) dreams

Kate Schreiber, editor-in-chief March 9, 2022

*Opinion She’s blue-haired with a mysterious sparkle in her eyes. Her job is to save our soft, painfully helpless male protagonist from his greatest enemy: himself. Eyeroll, I know. Think Ramona Flowers...

Breaking News: Hate crime at KHS.

Top five news stories of 2021

TKC Staff December 30, 2021

With COVID-19 disrupting normality in daily life and and different events occurring within KSD, there was no shortage of news in 2021. From COVID-19 updates, the Encompass Resolution sexual misconduct...

Charity Issue: Helping Hands

Charity Issue: Helping Hands

Kate Schreiber, editor-in-chief December 1, 2021

Each December, TKC aims to provide a platform for four KHS families that could use extra support in the “Helping Hands” part of our Charity Issue. This project was inspired by The St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s...

These five tracks have earned spots as some of the defining songs of summer 21.

Tuned into summer

Kate Schreiber, editor-in-chief August 25, 2021

We all know summer doesn’t really end until pools close and pumpkin spice lattes are ordered at Starbucks, until Spotify playlists become autumn-themed and the leaves start to turn. Even though school...

KSD will welcome students back Aug. 24. Read more for information on KHSs school year plans.

KHS 2021-22 start of school year plans

Hayden Davidson and Kate Schreiber August 23, 2021

TKC spoke with KHS Principal Dr. Mike Havener about upcoming school year plans. Havener said many of these plans are based on the school environment being mask-mandatory and are subject to change. He also...

Along with the KHS senior parade, Principal Mike Havener plans for graduation and ther end-of-year events. Photo by Hannah Banks

KSD COVID update: 2021-22 school year plans

Megan Glasgow and Kate Schreiber May 1, 2021

Based on current COVID-19 trends and minimized transmission in schools, KHS Principal Dr. Mike Havener plans for many end-of-year events and a normal return to school next fall. Senior prom, the Gold K...

KHS will return to full-day in-person learning March 15, with elements of the plan still in development.

KHS to return full-day, many questions still unanswered

Kate Schreiber and Olivia Silvey February 24, 2021

KHS will return to a full-day in-person learning schedule Monday, March 15, the first day of fourth quarter. For much of the year, the largest obstacle regarding the return to full-day in-person learning...

Current school boundaries divide Meacham Park, a predominantly African American neighborhood, into three elementary schools, creating a social divide in the community. Art by Graesen Joyce

In-depth: Safety in numbers

Megan Glasgow, Kate Schreiber, and Graesen Joyce February 23, 2021

It’s 3:30 p.m. Across Kirkwood, KSD elementary schoolers go home, have their afternoon snack and run outside to play with their neighbors. The kids who live on Electric St. in Meacham Park ride the...

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