The Kirkwood Call

Wade worked at Kirkwood for over 30 years as a teacher, coach, and administrator

Mike Wade retires

Nicholas Whittington, features writer March 14, 2021

At the end of 2020, Mike Wade, long-time KHS teacher and principal, retired. Wade served Kirkwood for over 30 years, coaching two varsity sports and graduating five classes of students. The students of...

The Kirkwood Student Section participates in the iconic powder throw.

KHS 2019-2020 top memories

Ella Davies, photographer April 30, 2020

Kirkwood has brought some amazing memories through out the year, from pep rally's to powder throws, we've proved ourselves as one of most enthusiastic schools in St. Louis. Mike Wade, 2022 class principal,...

In 1990, The Kirkwood Call came under fire for a controversial advertisement.

An unplanned controversy, 30 years ago

Clayton Caringer, archives staffer March 3, 2020

Kirkwood High School is no stranger to controversy. It’s not every day that it makes the national news. But in autumn, 1990, that was not the case. In fact, the controversy at the time was so large that...

KHS is viewed by many students as a figurative bubble.

Outside of the KHS bubble

Emma Patt, entertainment writer September 17, 2019
Some students have compared KHS to a bubble, with everything in one place. But with the community being as condensed as it is, what do people think of KHS from outside the bubble?
Art by Grace Carroll.

Preparing for the ACT

Grace Klebe, news editor November 30, 2018

For a month and a half before the test, he studied for an hour every night. He attended tutoring sessions, took practice tests three Saturdays prior, worked from a book and on the internet and normalized...

Cyberbullies who hide behind a screen don't see the emotional response of their target.

Issues: cyberbullying

Catherine Butler, opinions writer November 29, 2018

A cell phone is usually the first thing teenagers see when they wake up, and the last thing they see at night. When we hear that familiar ding from our devices signaling a text, post, or reminder, our...

Never enough

Never enough

Thomas Birmingham, print editor August 20, 2018

Once golden instruments are now rusted and out of tune. The four practice rooms never seem to be open. Some music stands are so old they can barely bend. Rebecca Friesen, KHS band director, said that...

The game of health

The game of health

Thomas Birmingham, in-depth editor March 15, 2018

Every last penny

Every last penny

Thomas Birmingham, in-depth editor March 1, 2018

With the recent budget crisis, TKC decided to look into the state of finances at KHS, in addition to how well the budget is being managed. The preferred viewing method for this story is in full screen....

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