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The fall 2022 benchmark data showed that seventh and eighth grade literacy had increased.

BOE discusses middle school “strategic plan update” and curriculum changes

Ava McGovern and Bo Maney January 17, 2023

During the KSD Board of Education held a meeting at Keating theater, Jan. 9, the KSD middle schools shared the fall 2022 middle school benchmarks. They showed how there had been a rise in students' math...

In Sept. of 2022, the BOE voted to reduce the incentive plan for retiring teachers by more than half.

BOE cuts incentives for retiring teachers

Khadija Khan, copy editor January 13, 2023

At the beginning of the school year, the Kirkwood Board of Education (BOE) voted to approve KSD's recommendation to reduce the incentive package for retiring teachers. According to the KSD handbook, this...

The BOE discussed elementary benchmark grading among a variety of other topics.

BOE discusses elementary benchmark grading

Owen Backer and Alecia Hinrichsen December 7, 2022

At the KSD Board of Education work session on Dec. 5, benchmark data for the elementary schools. The key takeaways from the benchmark data was that students have been gradually improving. In the reading...

KSD will start teaching about gender expression and sexuality in eighth grade and high school health classes this year.

Kirkwood’s new gender and sexuality health unit

Natalie Bednarski, news writer October 7, 2022

KSD will start teaching about gender expression and sexuality in eighth grade and high school health classes with the goal of spreading inclusion in the 2022-23 school year. Currently, the specific...

According to the American Psychological Association (APA) money is the top reason for Americans to be stressed in 2015

Cashing in on the future

Ian Reno, news writer February 11, 2022

A 2019 article from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch placed Kirkwood second for median salary in the St. Louis area. With competitive pay and above average test scores and graduation rate, KHS was rated the...

The KSD Board of Education moved their bi-weekly meeting to an online setting in wake of a phone call that the Kirkwood Police Department received, insinuating the occurrence of illegal activity during the BOE meeting, Monday, Jan. 24.

BOE approves class of 2026, Pioneer Pathways principals, moves forward with plan for library monitorship

Khadija Khan and Owen Spiegel January 25, 2022

The KSD Board of Education moved their bi-weekly meeting to an online setting in wake of a phone call that the Kirkwood Police Department received, insinuating the occurrence of illegal activity during...

KHS can expect shorter quarantines and the return of masks this semester.

KSD updates COVID protocols: quarantines, masks and graduation plans

Megan Glasgow, editor-in-chief January 6, 2022

KSD has implemented new COVID-19 protocols in response to an increase in COVID cases and new CDC and county guidelines at the start of second semester. Principal Dr. Mike Havener reiterated that protocols...

The KSD BOE discussed their progressions on new elementary and middle school boundary adjustments.

Nov. 29 BOE meeting recap

Elizabeth Riti, Marilynn Steuby, and Ellie Francois December 2, 2021

Multiple community members brought up issues including pornographic material in KHS library books and the history being taught in school, at the Kirkwood BOE meeting held at North Kirkwood Middle School...

The KSD BOE received comments from Kirkwood residents about education and literature in libraries and classrooms, as well as continued mask mandates at their meeting on Monday, Oct. 25.

BOE receives public comments, approves District Strategic Communication Plan

Audrey Blaine and Mya Copeland October 26, 2021

The KSD BOE received comments from Kirkwood residents about education and literature in libraries and classrooms, as well as continued mask mandates at their meeting Monday, Oct. 25. The District Communication...

KHS and WGHS will hold separate Friendship Dances this year to mitigate risk of COVID-19.

Friendship Dance to be held separately at KHS and WGHS

Hayden Davidson and Megan Glasgow September 14, 2021

KHS and Webster Groves High School (WGHS) will hold separate Friendship Dances this year, according to a joint KSD and WGSD statement released Sept. 14. Due to concerns of COVID-19, KHS will hold its Friendship...

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