The Kirkwood Call

10 stories that don’t have anything to do with COVID-19

With COVID-19 taking over, a bit of perspective might be needed. Read these stories to see what else is going on in the world.

Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief

March 26, 2020

Ever since COVID-19 made landfall in January, the virus has been dominating the news cycle. Between online school and state mandates, it can feel like coronavirus is taking over. But it’s not. Here are 10 stories to brighten your day that have nothing to do with COVID-19 and its effects.  Happy fe...

Photo Gallery: Mr. KHS

Nathan Demetri, senior, celebrates the moment he was announced as Mr. KHS.

De Lila Green, Photographer

February 8, 2020

Mr. KHS was held Jan. 30 in the Keating Theatre. A pageant type event where boys representing different clubs get on stage and perform different tasks in hopes of winning over the judges and the audience. "I was only nervous right before I went on stage," Quinn Millstone, sophomore, who was representing...

The deal with dieting

Being healthy isn’t something that should be temporary. It’s a lifestyle, and requires consistency over time.

Megan Cleveland, editor-in-chief

February 6, 2020

We’ve all heard it before: get enough sleep, exercise at least 30 minutes a day, eat healthy foods. For some of us, this is easy. But for most of us, including myself, healthy living is more of a want to be aesthetic than a reality. Though, within the past five years, researchers found a range of weight...

The Brain Issue: Breaking down learning disabilities

According to the Learning Disabilities Association of America, learning disabilities are neurologically based processing challenges. Such problems can interfere with learning skills such as reading, writing and math, and higher-level skills such as organization, time management, abstract reasoning and long or short term memory and attention.

Megan Cleveland, editor-in-chief

November 11, 2019

According to the Learning Disabilities Association of America, learning disabilities are neurologically based processing challenges. Such problems can interfere with learning skills such as reading, writing and math, and higher-level skills such as organization, time management, abstract reasoning and long or short term memory and attention.

Michele Condon, KSD superintendent, to retire

Dr. Michele Condon announced her retirement as KSD superintendent in the year 2020.

Megan Cleveland and Maddie Meyers

November 8, 2019

Dr. Michele Condon, KSD superintendent, announced her retirement Nov. 8. Condon said she plans to retire at the end of the 2019-2020 school year to spend more time with her family. An email was sent out 1 p.m. to staff and 1:30 p.m. to KSD parents. KSD school board will begin the process of hiring a new ...

Photo gallery: Kirkwood varsity poms competition Dec. 1

Megan Cleveland, junior, and Naomi Thomson, junior, stand arm-in-arm as they perform kicks.

Julia Knoll, photographer

December 6, 2018

The Kirkwood Varsity poms team had their first competition of the season on Sat. Dec. 12. at Lindbergh High School, where they placed 3rd overall. "[This season] has been going really well, this team has bonded really fast,” Sara Mattingly, junior, said. “We all love each other so much so it makes...

Photo gallery: Mr. KHS 2018

Zack Demetri, senior, accepts his crown after winning Mr. KHS.

Megan Van Buren, Mary Ralson, Audrey Berns, and Kelley Cochran

February 8, 2018

The annual Mr. KHS competition was held in the Keating theater Feb. 1. This pageant is a fundraiser for the Pommies, and the contestants are elected from different clubs and extracurricular activities. The winners of this year's contest include Zack Demetri as Mr. KHS, Jack Dunn as first runner-up,...

Photo gallery: varsity girls’ basketball and Male Poms

Malayna Vines, junior, dances with the varsity Pommies during halftime.

Kara Rieger, photographer

January 31, 2018

The girls' varsity basketball team won 59-38 against Pattonville high school Friday, Jan. 19. Both the varsity Pommies and the Male Pommies stole the floor during half time with their dance routines. "I believe the experience is amazing, but I had some extra experience, because I'm in Mrs. Bekebrede's...

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Megan Cleveland