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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.

KSD updates visitor management system

KSD updates visitor management system

Kate Schreiber, features writer

September 15, 2019

The Raptor Visitor Management System was implemented throughout KSD Sept. 3. The system will now require visitors to present a state issued ID when signing in.

Pastoral letter from school board candidate Tom Ricks causes controversy online

Pastoral letter from school board candidate Tom Ricks causes controversy online

Thomas Birmingham, Maisie Bradley, Izzy Colón, and Logan Crews

March 28, 2019

With the Kirkwood School Board election approaching Tuesday April 2, Jake Lyonfields, a self-described community organizer, made a Facebook post calling to #RejectRicks on Sunday March 24. The “Ricks” in the hashtag refers to Tom Ricks, a candidate for the Kirkwood School Board and the lead pasto...

School closure due to cold weather

School closure due to cold weather

Grace Carroll, staff artist

February 1, 2019

I decided to draw an editorial cartoon about the KSD decision to close the schools due to cold weather on Wed. Jan. 30 and Thurs. Jan. 31. Students who have no other way to get to school other than busses would have had to wait outside in the frigid cold and would likely get frostbitten. Let's hope the wea...

Update to “disturbing message” left in girls’ bathroom

Update to “disturbing message” left in girls’ bathroom

Maddie Hawes and Jack Rintoul

December 3, 2018

KHS Principal Dr. Mike Havener sent an email to KHS parents concluding the investigation into the recent “disturbing message” written in the girls’ bathroom in the commons. The email said: “The investigation regarding the disturbing message written on the restroom walls in the school is now comp...

The Kirkwood wellness dilemma

The Kirkwood wellness dilemma

Grace Klebe, news editor

September 27, 2018

Fifty one percent (180/348) of KHS students think KSD needs a new plan to deal with the mental health of its students and staff. With no current district-wide plan in place, the school board submitted a Request for Proposals (RFP) in March 2018 asking for help from different organizations to form a ...

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