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E-Learning cannot hurt prior grades, and other online learning updates

E-Learning cannot hurt prior grades, and other online learning updates

Olivia Silvey and Kate Schreiber

March 26, 2020

As KSD transitions to online school, the administration decided that grades received during this period of “e-Learning” can only help, not hurt, students’ overall class grades. In a document outlining these grading instructions, teachers are instructed to put all online grades into a certain e-...

Q&A with Dr. David Ulrich

Q&A with Dr. David Ulrich

Lily Bartin, VoK editor

March 23, 2020

TKC: How do you pronounce your name? DU: Say the word ‘full’ but take the ‘f’ off and then ‘rick.’    TKC: Where did you go to college? DU: I went to Arizona State for undergraduate school. My experience there was awesome. I had a wonderful time there and I’m proud to ca...

COVID-19 impacts AP exams and statewide tests

COVID-19 impacts AP exams and statewide tests

Kate Schreiber and Olivia Silvey

March 20, 2020

The College Board announced Advanced Placement (AP) exams will take place online for the 2019-2020 school year due to COVID-19. The College Board stated on their website Friday, March 20 that students will be able to take a 45-minute test at home through any device, including phones. Exams will only test over content that was covered by early March. Th...

Dr. David Ulrich announced as new KSD Superintendent Feb. 21

Dr. David Ulrich announced as new KSD Superintendent Feb. 21

Ethan Peter and Megan Cleveland

February 21, 2020

After a four month nationwide search, the KSD Board of Education unanimously announced Dr. David Ulrich as the new KSD Superintendent Feb. 21. He will begin his position as the new KSD superintendent July 1, 2020. Ulrich currently serves as the superintendent in the Moffat County RE-1 School District...

KSD School Board President Darnel Frost responds to Feb. 1 impromptu meeting

KSD School Board President Darnel Frost responds to Feb. 1 impromptu meeting

Megan Cleveland, editor-in-chief

February 7, 2020

At an impromptu meeting, KSD Board of Education President Darnel Frost, called for Julie Backer, school board member, to recuse herself from the search for the new superintendent Feb. 1. In a statement to TKC Backer said she was, “shocked and and dismayed by the actions of Darnel Frost, school board member,...

Snow day woes: a call for Kirkwood to adapt finals

Snow day woes: a call for Kirkwood to adapt finals

Lily Bartin, VoK editor

December 17, 2019

A snow day is usually a cause for universal excitement among students, but on Sunday, Dec. 15, the announcement was met with widespread anxiety. Monday’s snow day would eliminate a valuable day of review before finals week. When Tuesday, was called off as well, panic intensified. KSD announced that...

No school Tuesday, Dec. 17

No school Tuesday, Dec. 17

Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief

December 16, 2019

At 6:40 p.m., KHS announced there will be no school Tuesday, Dec. 17 due to current weather conditions and the extended forecast. Students will take their second hour final Monday, Jan. 6.  ...

Those who did (and didn’t) SOAR

Those who did (and didn’t) SOAR

Naomi Thomson, business editor

November 7, 2019

If you attended grade school in the Kirkwood School District, the terms “REACH” or “SOAR” may be familiar to you. The mentioning of these programs could spark nostalgia or confusion at being left out. The Kirkwood School District’s gifted program from grades K-5 is named REACH, and the pr...

Fight for food

Fight for food

Amara Harper, features + in-depth editor

October 16, 2019

The problem of hunger for KHS students is prevalent. Programs through KSD such as Nutrition on the Weekends is trying to help that issue.

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