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In Sept. of 2022, the BOE voted to reduce the incentive plan for retiring teachers by more than half.

BOE cuts incentives for retiring teachers

Khadija Khan, copy editor January 13, 2023

At the beginning of the school year, the Kirkwood Board of Education (BOE) voted to approve KSD's recommendation to reduce the incentive package for retiring teachers. According to the KSD handbook, this...

Top five news stories of 2022

Top five news stories of 2022

TKC Staff December 26, 2022

From an execution, to incident reports, to a visit from the governor. There was a lot of news in 2022. Here is a list of the top five news stories from TKC this year. Prop R: overcrowding &...

Dr. Mike Havener announced his retirement on Oct. 14 after 12 years employed as KHS principal.

Who wants to be a principal?

Ian Reno, news editor December 13, 2022

Dr. Mike Havener announced his retirement on Oct. 14 after 12 years employed as KHS principal. Though Havener’s retirement marks the end of his time at KHS, it begins the process of choosing a new principal...

Former KHS student Kevin Johnson is scheduled to die by injection Nov. 29 for the killing of Kirkwood Police Sergeant William McEntee 17 years ago.

Former KHS student set to be executed

Caroline Steidley, editor-in-chief October 6, 2022

Former KHS student Kevin Johnson is scheduled to die by injection Nov. 29 for the killing of Kirkwood Police Sergeant William McEntee 17 years ago. It was July 5, 2005, when McEntee arrived in Meacham...

Worker shortage in the U.S.

Ian Reno, news writer May 7, 2022

COVID-19 has created a conversation among the U.S. population over work culture. During the second quarter of 2020, COVID-19 led to an unemployment rate of 13% according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics....

Construction and renovations will be taking  place across KSD throughout 22-23.

BOE approves proposal for construction and renovations throughout KSD

Henry Joiner, Maddie Hickman, and Alecia Hinrichsen April 28, 2022

The KSD Board of Education met on Monday, Apr. 25 and approved, Prop R, which will begin multiple construction and renovation projects throughout KSD. Tillman and Westchester Elementary schools are going...

KSD will be mask-recommended, not mask-required, beginning second semester.

BOE approves mask-recommended policy for second semester

Nicholas Whittington, Lila Shepard, and Audrey Turley December 14, 2021

At the BOE meeting on Monday Dec. 13, Superintendent David Ulrich presented his Safe Return to School Plan for board members to discuss and vote on. This plan outlined a mask-recommended policy for KSD...

The KSD BOE meeting held Monday, Nov. 15, covered curriculum and policy.

BOE reviews algebra curriculum

Ava Tebo, podcast staffer November 19, 2021

Updated math curriculums for middle and high school students, calendar committee adjustments and public policy updates were all discussed at the KSD BOE meeting held Monday, Nov. 15.  During the work...

Tickets for the Friendship Dance went on sale Monday, Oct. 25.

2021 Friendship Dance ticket information

Lydia Drake, features writer October 25, 2021

Tickets for the Friendship Dance went on sale Monday, Oct. 25. Tickets can be purchased for $10 at the Keating Theater box office located in the Walker Commons during both first and second lunch. In order...

KHS department chairs met to discuss the week on Wednesday Oct. 6.

KHS Weekly Updates 10/6/21: PSAT, conferences, no-homework weekend

Grace Marcus, print managing editor October 10, 2021

  PSAT: Juniors will take the PSAT test the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 13. All class periods will meet that day, pushing block schedule days to Thursday and Friday. First, second, fifth and sixth...

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