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The Kirkwood Call

As spring rolls around and KSDs mask-recommended policy takes effect,  many have stopped wearing masks.

Masks: to wear or not to wear?

Owen Spiegel, news writer March 18, 2022

The era of mask requirements is, for the moment, over. KSD's mask-required policy was replaced with a looser mask-recommended policy. The decision has changed the face of the school and arrives at a time...

Students have had to decide whether to return to school or remain online for all of second semester

Student experiences: In-person vs. e-learning

Grace Marcus, features writer February 21, 2021

Seven months after their last normal in-person classes, students returned to the KHS campus for the first time Nov 9. One month after the return to school, many students have gone back to e-learning, either...

Planning out your weekly work makes it seem more manageable.

How to stay motivated during e-Learning

Lydia Cohen, print + web managing editor November 2, 2020

Three hundred and sixty minutes. That’s how long students may spend sitting at a desk on Zoom each school day. The excessive time staring at a computer screen while learning remotely takes a toll on...

Students are overwhelmed by everything going on in the news and media

What’s on the mind of the students at KHS?

Kailey Shirrell, news editor October 20, 2020

The crushing hopelessness of seeing other people suffer, and knowing that you can do nothing to help them or change the situation. The wildfires in California are specifically scary for me. It stresses...

Dr. Havener advises freshmen to get involved in extracurriculars at KHS.

Dr. Havener’s advice for freshmen

Lily Bartin, web editor August 25, 2020

The transition into high school can feel daunting, and with the shift to online learning the change may seem all the more overwhelming. But as bad as freshman year is made out to be, with a bit of guidance...

KSD has begun to reopen the KHS campus for in-person learning.

E-Learning cannot hurt prior grades, and other online learning updates

Olivia Silvey and Kate Schreiber March 26, 2020

As KSD transitions to online school, the administration decided that grades received during this period of “e-Learning” can only help, not hurt, students’ overall class grades. In a document outlining...

Dr. Michele Condon shared more information about online school and more in an email to TKC.

Online school to begin Thursday, March 26

Lydia Cohen, Kate Schreiber, and Olivia Silvey March 16, 2020

In an email to TKC, Dr. Michele Condon, KSD superintendent, outlined further steps the district will take to ensure stability and health in the coming weeks. There will be two “snow days” on March...



Charlotte Heinrich , features + in-depth editor August 27, 2018

A shiny pack of black ballpoint pens, some crisp looseleaf and maybe even a new backpack if mom is feeling generous. As morning alarms are dialed back from 10 a.m. to 6 a.m, items like these drop into...

Newer doesnt always mean better

Newer doesn’t always mean better

Will Drury, opinions writer September 27, 2015

A groan arises from the class as the teacher tells the students to pull out their iPads for the day’s lesson. “An IT guy came in this morning and said the internet should finally be working, so...

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