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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...

The KSD Board of Education (BOE) has approved a financial proposal for the purchase of the J. Milton Turner Building. On June 12, KSD announced their intention to purchase the building to serve as an Administrative Services Center where district offices will be located. 

BOE approves financial proposal for J. Milton Turner Building

Lydia Drake, features writer August 18, 2021

The KSD Board of Education (BOE) has approved a financial proposal for the purchase of the J. Milton Turner Building. On June 12, KSD announced their intention to purchase the building to serve as an Administrative...

Encompass Resolution, the independent group appointed to investigate the climate and culture around the handling of sexual abuse and misconduct allegations within KSD presented its final findings and report at the Board of Education meeting, Monday, June 28. 

Thirty KSD staff members accused of sexual misconduct over five decades, report says

Rachel Finan and Kate Schreiber June 29, 2021

Thirty KSD staff members were accused of sexual misconduct over five decades: four in the 1970s, seven in the 1980s, 10 in the 1990s, four in the 2000s and four in the 2010s, according to a report by independent...

From complications with attending school, to being unable to visit with friends and family, everyone has lost some aspect of what they perceive to be “normal.” As the pandemic begins to cool down after a long year, KHS students reflect over all that has happened. 
Art by Liv Timp.

Reflecting on one year of COVID-19

Maya Kim and Liv Timp March 22, 2021

Questions like “How long do you think we’ll be out of school for?” and “Are you excited to do school online for the next few weeks?” were all anyone could talk about during the weeks leading...

Wade worked at Kirkwood for over 30 years as a teacher, coach, and administrator

Mike Wade retires

Nicholas Whittington, features writer March 14, 2021

At the end of 2020, Mike Wade, long-time KHS teacher and principal, retired. Wade served Kirkwood for over 30 years, coaching two varsity sports and graduating five classes of students. The students of...

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