The Kirkwood Call

Call Ed: KSD, you have failed us

With the Board of Education set to approve a plan for middle and high school to return to in-person learning, TKC has reviewed how KSD has handled the pandemic since March. Of TKC staff, 88% (57/65) believe KSD has not handled the pandemic in the best way possible for the community.

TKC Staff

October 25, 2020

Since March 13, KSD students have operated according to our district administration's decisions regarding our education in the pandemic. From the announcement of online school on March 26, to the closure of the district until July 1 and our current status as an all-virtual learning environment, learning-...

BOE approves middle school plan, superintendent sets high school return goal for Nov. 9

With the Board of Education set to approve a plan for middle and high school to return to in-person learning, TKC has reviewed how KSD has handled the pandemic since March. Of TKC staff, 88% (57/65) believe KSD has not handled the pandemic in the best way possible for the community.

Kate Schreiber, features + in-depth editor

October 12, 2020

The KSD Board of Education voted to approve Superintendent Dr. David Ulrich’s recommendation for the middle school re-entry plan at a specially scheduled meeting Monday, Oct. 12. The plan gives all middle school students the choice to return to in-person learning. Students will attend school from the sta...

Football and other sports prohibited from competing

High and moderate frequency contact sports such as football are currently not allowed to compete.

Kate Schreiber and Olivia Silvey

September 9, 2020

Football, soccer and other high and moderate frequency contact sports will not see competition for the near future. Student-athletes 14 years and older playing high and moderate frequency contact sports will not be able to compete in games of any kind, announced St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page a...

District update: Superintendent recommends online learning

With the Board of Education set to approve a plan for middle and high school to return to in-person learning, TKC has reviewed how KSD has handled the pandemic since March. Of TKC staff, 88% (57/65) believe KSD has not handled the pandemic in the best way possible for the community.

Molly Higgins, Olivia Silvey, and Kate Schreiber

July 27, 2020

Update: The school board voted unanimously in favor of KSD Superintendent Dr. David Ulrich’s nine week virtual learning recommendation, Tuesday, July 28th. During the meeting, Ulrich noted that this decision would be reevaluated after around six weeks into the year, as to give families and teachers ...

KHS announces athletics shutdown through July 24

The annual Friendship Dance between KHS and WGHS has been cancelled.

Kate Schreiber, features and in-depth editor

July 19, 2020

Update: KHS football workouts will resume Monday, July 27, according to a tweet by KHS football on Wednesday, July 22. Corey Nesslage, athletics director, said that the goal was to get further removed from the Fourth of July weekend, and Farrell Shelton, head football coach, made the decision to get...

District update: fall options, graduation, school board and more

KSD will provide more information on plans for the fall semester in mid-July. District properties are still closed.

Olivia Silvey and Kate Schreiber

June 10, 2020

FALL SEMESTER AND SCHOOL EVENTS   KSD is continuing to discuss options for the fall semester, which include the possibilities of online learning, regular attendance or a hybrid of both methods. Dr. Michael Havener, KHS principal, said the district will create a plan for all three options, a...

KSD summer learning updates

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Olivia Silvey and Kate Schreiber

June 4, 2020

KSD will continue to offer both credit recovery and credit enhancement courses this summer. The district divides summer work into three categories each for elementary, middle and high school students.  Credit recovery courses will be taught online and are for students who earned a failing grade i...

Lost in the crowd

A storage closet now used for small group instruction at Westchester Elementary.

Benji Wilton, print editor

May 27, 2020

“I view our educational system as somewhat of a three-legged stool,” Wallace Ward, Kirkwood resident, said at the KSD Board of Education meeting Feb. 10. “It’s made up of families, administrators and our buildings. Right now one leg of that stool is broken. That’s our buildings.” The KSD...

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