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Photo gallery: KYS crystal festival

Photo gallery: KYS crystal festival

Kara Rieger, photographer

November 6, 2017

KYS hosts a spin art and tie-dye booth at the Crystal Festival in Greentree Park Oct. 7. All of the shirts sold were made at a tie-dye making party, and the customers at the festival made their own spin art. All of the proceeds were donated to charity.  One of the charities is called MPM Haiti and it...

The spirit of giving

photo by Maddie Hawes

Maddie Hawes, features writer

December 2, 2016

Imagine waking up Christmas morning to no presents under the tree or every night of Hanukkah not wishing for toys but a bed or some silverware. Some families in the St. Louis area are accustomed to holidays like this. Each year, The St. Louis Post Dispatch releases a list of cases describing local fam...

(Canned) food for thought

(Canned) food for thought

Melanie Witt, news-features writer

December 1, 2016

The school-wide canned food drive organized by Kirkwood Youth Service (KYS) started Nov. 28 and will continue until Dec. 7. Cans are collected in second period classes and the class with the highest average number of cans per student will win. Students can also donate money instead of cans ($1 counts...

KYS November blood drive

KYS November blood drive

Camille Baker, features editor

November 2, 2016

Kirkwood Youth Service (KYS), led by Robert Becker, club sponsor, hosted a blood drive in the Denver Miller Gym Nov. 1. KHS students 16 and older signed up for various time slots from 8-2. Sixteen-year-old students were required to print out a signed parent permission form and bring it to their appo...

Senior profile: Molly O’Brien

Senior profile: Molly O'Brien

Emma McNail, features writer

May 2, 2015

Freshman year, Molly O’Brien had no idea enrolling in an engineering course would help her become a more patient, hardworking and persistent person. Four years later her passion still thrives. Molly will attend Miami University in Ohio and major in biomedical engineering. Biomedical engineering...

Coming down from the sugar rush

Coming down from the sugar rush

Claire Wever, photographer

March 13, 2015

At the beginning of this year, several KHS clubs, including French Club and Mission Compassion, had to stop selling packaged candy bars as a result of a federal law called the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, implemented  July 1, 2014. This law provides students with breakfast and lunch while also attempting...

Interactive caring from TKC

Interactive caring from TKC

Chloë King and Jamie Jones

December 9, 2014

The Kirkwood Call is devoting its final issue of 2014 to charities in the St. Louis area. We are covering 18 charities; a Thinglink has been created with the location and information about each one. Navigate around St. Louis and find out what various charities are doing, where to find them and how...

One man’s can is another man’s treasure

This trophy, created by Bob Becker, is awarded each year to the school which collects the most cans.

Holden Foreman, sports writer

December 8, 2014

When most Americans look into their pantry they have options. Some base their decisions on taste while others base them on nutrition. According to Feeding America, however, 49.1 million Americans have uncertainty in whether there will be food in the pantry at all. KHS’s canned food drive, led by the Ki...

KYS hosts annual blood drive to save lives

KYS hosts annual blood drive to save lives

Emily Mitchell, news writer

October 27, 2014

KYS will host their annual blood drive at Kirkwood High School in the Denver Miller gym Oct. 29,2014. The event will be all day on a Wednesday in order to allow students to give blood during homeroom. KYS members went around the school to each homeroom in order to sign people up to give blood this past...

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