The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

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...

Police officers have been in schools since the 1950s. With recent calls for racial justice and a reevaluation of the policing system, many people have wondered about the roles of police and schools and how they got there in the first place.

History in the hallways: A timeline of police in schools

Kate Schreiber, features + in-depth editor February 21, 2021

To view the timeline, select the link here.

This year, TKC staff took a deeper look into topics from the United Methodist Church split to The New York Times 1619 Project.

Top five in-depth stories of 2020

TKC Staff January 21, 2021

TKC always strives to cover relevant, important issues in the Kirkwood community and across the country. This year, our staff took a deeper look into topics like the United Methodist Church split to The...

The fine art department at KHS has continued to produce art during the COVID-19 pandemic. With some students now returning in-person, certain activities require new specified masks.

COVID-19 comparisons

Kate Schreiber, Molly Higgins, and Olivia Silvey January 11, 2021

We wanted to know how learning during the pandemic looked different for students across St. Louis County, and how it compares to KHS. After reaching out to several area high schools through a Google Form,...

A protester holds a Resign Hawley! sign as people gather to listen to several speakers from the crowd.

Photo Gallery: Protesters call for Missouri Senator Josh Hawley’s resignation

Kate Schreiber, features + in-depth editor January 11, 2021

ResistSTL, an organization "where individuals can come to organize around the leadup and aftermath of the 2020 election," led a protest calling for the resignation of Missouri Senator Josh Hawley Saturday,...

KHS Principal Dr. Havener greeted students at the Doughtery Ferry entrance on both the freshmans (Nov. 5) and other grade levels (Nov. 9) first days back to in-person learning.

KSD students who chose in-person learning returned Nov. 9

Kate Schreiber, features + in-depth editor November 13, 2020

This year, every student came to school with a mask on, sat at least three feet apart and participated in class behind plexiglass face shields that surrounded the desks. Lockers are out of use, students...

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