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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 ...

Kirkwood welcomes Dr. Jeff Arnett

Kirkwood welcomes Dr. Jeff Arnett

Melanie Witt, copy editor

March 6, 2018

After an extensive year-long search with interviews and application reviews, KSD’s new superintendent was announced. Dr. Jeff Arnett will be taking the place of current interim superintendent Michele Condon who served for one year. Arnett will hold his position as KSD superintendent beginning July 1. Grow...

Another day in the snow

Another day in the snow

Will Drury, Parsnip editor

January 17, 2018

Despite inclement weather and numerous complaints from Kirkwood community members, KSD decided to remain open Tuesday, Jan 16. The announcement was first made on the Kirkwood School District Facebook page at 6:30 p.m. the day before and was immediately followed by a wave of comments from concerned pare...

New KSD superintendent announced

New KSD superintendent announced

Megan Cleveland and Hannah Cohen

January 13, 2018

The Kirkwood School Board (KSB) announced who will be taking former Superintendent Tom Williams' role after a year with former Nipher Middle School Principal Michele Condon as interim for the 2017-18 school year. After months of discussion and interviewing, the Board appointed current Deputy Superint...

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