The Kirkwood Call

School board member Julie Backer responds to accusations

Since announcing her retirement Nov. 8, the KSD school board has spent the past two months searching for eligible candidates to fill the position of Dr. Michele Condon, KSD superintendent.

Ally Ortmann, associate editor

February 4, 2020

At an impromptu meeting, Kirkwood School District Board of Education President Darnel Frost asked board members to look into censuring fellow board member Julie Backer Feb. 1. Frost then called for Backer to recuse herself from the search for a new district superintendent, claiming she has acted in a disrespectful manner and violated school board policies during her tenure. Backer was not in attendance at the meeting...

Into the wood (again)

Turley taught at KHS for six years before moving to Clayton High School for two years.

Mya Copeland, features writer

October 10, 2019

Dr. Eric Turley left Kirkwood High School with no plans to return. Read this story to find out why he came back.

Photo gallery: girls’ varsity soccer 4/12

Evie Borbonus, sophomore,  makes sure the opposing team doesn't get the ball.

Meg Murphy, photographer

April 19, 2019

The varsity girls soccer team played Francis Howell Central on Fri. April 12. The pioneers won the game 1-0 in penalty kicks. "I thought we played really well," Alex Chapman, junior, said. "We like to keep the intensity high in all of our games and put a lot of pressure. I was really excited [when we...

Photo gallery: Best of Broadway, Taste of Jazz 3/13

Anthony Speech and Matt Johnson, seniors, Xander Piskulic, sophomore and Mark Perry, junior, sing for the Kaleidoscope Vocal Jazz Ensemble.

Meg Murphy, photographer

March 15, 2019

The Kirkwood High School Music Department presented Best of Broadway / Taste of Jazz Wed. March 13. After being cancelled due to weather in January, the music department was ready to preform. Students had the opportunity to preform solos, as well as there were group performances from Prism Vocal Jazz...

Stampede: use this guide to properly navigate KHS

photo courtesy of Kirkwood High School

Maddie Hawes, associate editor

August 24, 2018

  It’s 12:55 p.m., lunch just ended and now you have to sprint to Spanish class. You leave your friends to start down the social studies hallway and you find yourself stuck in a huge clustered mob of wild boars squeezing themselves down the most narrow hallway in the school. Skip the socia...

Search for a superintendent update

Since announcing her retirement Nov. 8, the KSD school board has spent the past two months searching for eligible candidates to fill the position of Dr. Michele Condon, KSD superintendent.

Megan Cleveland, features writer

January 5, 2018

After a year of evaluating resumés, the KSD school board expects to announce the new superintendent in January 2018. During the search for the new permanent superintendent, Dr. Michele Condon is serving as the interim, or temporary, superintendent and will step down June 30, 2018. “I wanted to...

How well do you know Prop K?

Maisie Bradley, sports writer

March 3, 2017

The Kirkwood community members will vote on Prop K, an operating tax levy for KSD. This new proposition comes after the failure of Prop A, a proposed operating tax levy of $0.78 per 100 dollars of assessed property value. If Prop K fails, it would cause major cuts to KSD. Take this quiz on Prop K information provided by KSD Community Relations and Development Department Office to figure out just ...

Senior class: in their words

Senior class: in their words


December 22, 2016

Being in a low-income family is a challenge when your family is as large as mine. My mom makes it a priority to work extra hours and off days in order to support us and pay bills. Like everything, it has its pros and cons, and we know it’s not what she wants to do, but it’s what she has to do. If...

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