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

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

COVID-19 cases lead to school closure at Robinson Elementary School

Robinson Elementary School will be switching to e-Learning for 2 weeks due to 30% of staff members needing to quarantine from COVID-19 exposure and seven individuals testing positive.
Lydia Cohen and Kate Schreiber November 10, 2020

Robinson Elementary School will be switching to e-Learning for two weeks, until Monday, Nov. 23. The decision to go back to a virtual model came as multiple individuals either tested positive, or were...

Political Issue: Trump: our commander in tweets

It doesn’t matter who you are: If Trump likes what you have to say, he will amplify your message. And he won’t hesitate to use exclamation points. 
Kate Schreiber, features + in-depth editor October 21, 2020

*Opinion “Covfefe.”  One misspelled word in a 12:06 a.m. tweet sent the Twitter world into a storm in May 2017. Many users tried to figure out what it meant. Some suggested it become the name...

Political Issue: Joe Biden: building bridges

Political Issue: Joe Biden: building bridges
Kate Schreiber, features + in-depth editor October 6, 2020

*Opinion "I can’t believe I have to say this, but please don’t drink bleach.” Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden indirectly attacked President Donald Trump’s statement at a press...

Football and other sports prohibited from competing

High and moderate frequency contact sports such as football are currently not allowed to compete.
Kate Schreiber and Olivia Silvey September 9, 2020

Football, soccer and other high and moderate frequency contact sports will not see competition for the near future. Student-athletes 14 years and older playing high and moderate frequency contact sports...

Amplifying art

Paige Alyssa, singer-songwriter and producer, was born and raised in St. Louis.
Kate Schreiber, features + in-depth editor August 24, 2020

“Miles Davis and Tina Turner [are from St. Louis]. Nelly is from [St. Louis]. All these people have had major moments in music in their respective genres. St. Louis really [has] so many great musicians...

District update: Superintendent recommends online learning

With the Board of Education set to approve a plan for middle and high school to return to in-person learning, TKC has reviewed how KSD has handled the pandemic since March. Of TKC staff, 88% (57/65) believe KSD has not handled the pandemic in the best way possible for the community.
Molly Higgins, Olivia Silvey, and Kate Schreiber July 27, 2020

Update: The school board voted unanimously in favor of KSD Superintendent Dr. David Ulrich’s nine week virtual learning recommendation, Tuesday, July 28th. During the meeting, Ulrich noted that this...

KHS announces athletics shutdown through July 24

The annual Friendship Dance between KHS and WGHS has been cancelled.
Kate Schreiber, features and in-depth editor July 19, 2020

Update: KHS football workouts will resume Monday, July 27, according to a tweet by KHS football on Wednesday, July 22. Corey Nesslage, athletics director, said that the goal was to get further removed...

District update: fall options, graduation, school board and more

KSD will provide more information on plans for the fall semester in mid-July. District properties are still closed.
Olivia Silvey and Kate Schreiber June 10, 2020

FALL SEMESTER AND SCHOOL EVENTS   KSD is continuing to discuss options for the fall semester, which include the possibilities of online learning, regular attendance or a hybrid of both methods....

KSD summer learning updates

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Olivia Silvey and Kate Schreiber June 4, 2020

KSD will continue to offer both credit recovery and credit enhancement courses this summer. The district divides summer work into three categories each for elementary, middle and high school students.  Credit...

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