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KHS students recognized at Youth and Government’s Clark Convention

KHS MOYAG participants pose for a group photo following the annual YAG mixer.

Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief

December 7, 2019

KHS’s Missouri Youth and Government (MOYAG) club attended the annual Clark Convention in Jefferson City, Mo. where students participated in mock trials, passed mock legislation, held leadership positions and ran for office from Dec. 4-7. Thora Pearson, senior, led this year’s convention as Missour...

Senior Profile: Jenna Dyroff

Photo by Malayna Vines; Art by Tatum Shore-Fitzgerald

Jonathan Munroe, news features writer

May 7, 2019

She stands tall in the Jackson County Courthouse delivering her closing statement during the state trial on Sunday, March 31. This is the end of the road for Dyroff, as her high school passion comes to a close. For Dyroff, mock trial means everything. “It is an experience that requires a lot of courage and confid...

The PolitiCall: the midterms and Missouri

The PolitiCall: the midterms and Missouri

Izzy Colón and Thomas Birmingham

November 4, 2018

On the first episode of The Kirkwood Call's new political podcast, The PolitiCall, Izzy Colón and Thomas Birmingham talk with government and politics teacher Lucas Ravenscraft about the upcoming midterm elections and their possible impacts on Missouri and national politics. ...

Issues: The Midterms and why they matter

art by Thora Pearson

Charlotte Heinrich and Thomas Birmingham

October 27, 2018

“This is the most important election in history.” According to Lucas Ravenscraft, AP United States Government and Politics teacher, this is one of those phrases that tends to get thrown around a lot, yet is hardly ever true. Why? Because according to Ravenscraft, to say that one election is more important than all the others diminishes the value of elections as a whole. Because every election is important, he said. On Nov...

Locking out the problems

Locking out the problems

Grace Fearheiley, web staffer

October 8, 2018

At the start of this school year, KHS administration started enforcing a policy that requires teachers to keep their classroom doors locked at all times. According to Dr. Michael Havener, KHS principal, this policy was set in place to increase security in our classrooms in response to many school shoo...

Stepping into Schoology

Stepping into Schoology

Ethan Peter, features writer

September 11, 2018

As the 2018-2019 school year brings new students to KSD, it also brings a new online education network. The district has implemented Schoology after administration felt eBackpack failed to meet the demands of the district. “In particular for high school, some of our needs were a little bit different,” s...

The family in our faculty

The family in our faculty

Jonathan Munroe, news-features writer

April 24, 2018

For some KHS teachers, faculty means friendship. But for four staff members, faculty means family. Katie Hall, math teacher and Kirkwood graduate of 1999, and Lucas Ravenscraft, social studies teacher and Kirkwood graduate of 2003, both have mothers who work in the main office, Mary Dahlem and Jacquel...

American voters (or the lack thereof)

American voters (or the lack thereof)

Thomas Birmingham, news-features writer

November 9, 2016

  Dr. Colleen Rull, business teacher, loves politics. She loves talking about politics and being an active member in her community. She even served on the Wildwood City Council from 2012-2014. But she, along with a growing number of American citizens, have decided they will not partake in something ...

Campaigns around the world

Abigail Imiolek, news-features writer

November 7, 2016


KHS teachers react to Snapchat

KHS teachers react to Snapchat

Maisie Bradley, sports writer

September 7, 2016

94 percent (100/106) of KHS students surveyed have used Snapchat, but only 34 percent (14/41) of KHS teachers surveyed have. TKC decided to see how teachers react to Snapchat for the first time.

Kirkwood High School student newspaper
Lucas Ravenscraft