The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

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...

TKC continues to call on KSD to include students in their decisions.

Call ed: We should not return full-day

TKC Staff March 14, 2021

Over four months ago, TKC wrote a staff editorial calling for the inclusion of student voices in KSD’s decision to return to in-person learning. Now, Kirkwood’s middle and high schools are in full...

KHS will return to full-day in-person learning March 15, with elements of the plan still in development.

KHS to return full-day, many questions still unanswered

Kate Schreiber and Olivia Silvey February 24, 2021

KHS will return to a full-day in-person learning schedule Monday, March 15, the first day of fourth quarter. For much of the year, the largest obstacle regarding the return to full-day in-person learning...

 Students may choose to be online or in person.  They may switch from in person to virtual classes at any point.

Call Ed: Board, practice what you preach

TKC Staff December 19, 2020

The entire Kirkwood School District returned to campus beginning Nov. 9 after being online for seven months. Despite this drastic and sudden transition for students and staff, the leaders of our district...

The KHS cafeteria sits undisturbed on Oct. 26, two weeks before students would return in person.

We are still failing

Olivia Silvey, opinions editor November 11, 2020

A little less than a week before I was supposed to start my senior year in person, my boss called to tell me I had been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. I’m a golf caddy, and on the...

KSD has begun to reopen the KHS campus for in-person learning.

Letter to the Editor: Burba responds to KSD back-to-school plan

TKC Staff November 6, 2020

November 5 - TKC received the following email written by Rowan Burba, senior, to KHS administrators regarding their response to the COVID-19 pandemic and plans to return for in-person learning.    Administrators...

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