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...

Photo Gallery: 2020 Senior Parade May 9

Aaron Stiegletz, senior, smiles at camera from sunroof.

Sophie Smith, photographer

May 14, 2020

Kirkwood School District provided the KHS Seniors with a parade on May 9th, to honor their graduation ceremony which was canceled due to COVID-19. With social distancing guidelines in place, the seniors participated in their decorated vehicles, waving to those on the sidelines. "The parade was amazing,"...

The 1619 Project

Emma Lingo, Maddie Meyers, Malcia Greene, Kiden-Aloyse Smith, Rachel Finan, and Charlotte Heinrich

March 27, 2020

"The 1619 Project is an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very cen...

Yearbook: then and now

Students recreated old pictures from previous Pioneer yearbooks pulled from the journalism archives. The archives house yearbooks dating all the way back to 1938 and preserve the history of KHS.

Celia Bergman, archives editor

September 18, 2019

Students recreated old pictures from previous Pioneer yearbooks pulled from the journalism archives. The archives house yearbooks dating all the way back to 1938 and preserve the history of KHS.

Coiled in beauty standards

art by Bismah Syed

Genevieve Francois and Kiden-Aloyse Smith

January 17, 2019

We remember in preschool being told by other kids we were ugly because our lips were too big and brown and our hair was weird.  From then on we tried everything to make our hair look as “white” as possible. We used to ask our moms over and over why we couldn’t just have straight hair. Whatever wa...

Four neediest cases

Items wanted by family members featured in the Four Neediest Cases.

Emma Lingo, Sophie Chappell, Claire Boysen, and Kiden Smith

December 4, 2018

For the third year in a row, TKC has decided to tackle the Four Neediest Cases project, inspired by St. Louis Post Dispatch’s 100 Neediest Cases features. Each holiday season, TKC sends out four staffers to speak with four students at KHS. These students have told TKC about their families' stories...

Four neediest cases: school

art by Lizzie Stobbe

Kiden-Aloyse Smith, opinions writer

December 4, 2018

They have a really close family. They are an older sibling who constantly has to help with their brother and sister, it’s annoying, but they are close and have a lot of good memories with them. They remembered when their younger brother got in trouble for no reason while they and their sister laughed a...

Issues: Stereotypes of a black woman

Issues: Stereotypes of a black woman

Kiden-Aloyse Smith, opinions writer

October 30, 2018

Angry black woman. It’s a phrase black women and girls know too well. Most times we aren’t even angry, just disappointed. After a racist political cartoon was made after Serena Williams was accused of cheating at the U.S. Open, black women and girls felt disappointed.   “My reaction was imme...

Classmates have a back-to-back conversation

Classmates have a back-to-back conversation

Jack Anderson, Sophie Chappell, Ally Ortmann, Ethan Peter, Anna Retzlaff, and Kiden-Aloyse Smith

October 26, 2018

In this video, TKC and KHTV will have two classmates exchange a meaningful conversation back-to-back. Without the ability to see one another, these students have the opportunity to build a relationship without the bias of physical appearance.   ...

Kirkwood High School student newspaper
Kiden Smith