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The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

April 20, 2022 is officially named Romona Miller Day in St. Louis County.

April 20 named Romona Miller Day

Lila Shepard, Owen Spiegel, and Mason Heller May 4, 2022

Romona Miller, KHS assistant principal and Pioneer Pathways principal, has worked at KHS for 17 years. Starting off as a biology teacher, Miller worked her way up to become an assistant principal. Now,...

Meet the ten KHS teachers retiring in the 2022 school year.

Q&A with 2022 retiring KHS teachers

Megan Glasgow and Kate Schreiber April 20, 2022

Meet this year’s retiring KHS teachers. Learn about the ten staff members’ careers, advice they have for students and what they’ll miss most about KHS.

This year, KHS welcomed two new grade-level principals. To get to know them and KHSs other principals, read below.

Meet the principals

Hayden Davidson, editor-in-chief August 25, 2021

Dr. Joshua Flores Assistant principal, Class of 2022 grade level principal   Path to KHS • Graduated from Hillcrest High School in Dallas, Texas • Bachelor’s in social studies...

Art courtesy of Byron Rogers, KHS art teacher.

Leading through a lens

Amelia Hurley, editor-in-chief August 24, 2020

“Your job as a teacher is to protect and educate these children. But when they die, you feel as if you’ve failed. In some ways, they are children of your own, but you can’t protect them from everything.”   Byron...

Drone view of Meacham Park.

“Sectored off”: Meacham Park

Ethan Peter, features writer June 9, 2020

 Winter White-Banks, sophomore, and her friends rushed through the halls on Friday, discussing where to go as school let out. The group bounced ideas off one another, but ultimately failed to decide on...

“Whenever I’m performing I have to tell a story about what I am singing,” Smith said.

Singing it forward

Jonathan Munroe, news features writers April 12, 2019

*Since this story was published Smith is no longer performing at Sophie's. She is planning to have a regular performing gig at another venue in the near future. This story will be updated when more information...

“If we only are taught by people who look like us, potentially think and act like us, then it’s [not] preparing us for life beyond schools.” -Dr. Bryan Painter

Searching for solutions

Charlotte Heinrich, features + in-depth editor March 25, 2019

According to the KSD Achievement Gap Task Force’s website, the committee attempts to ensure equity from students learning how to count on their fingers to students counting down the days until...

“We have not made any significant progress in closing the gap,” Condon said.

Handling our history

Ethan Peter, features writer March 25, 2019

Since 1990, there have been three district task force committees dedicated to closing KSD’s achievement gap. Yet on Feb. 11, 2019, Dr. Bryan Painter stood before KSD staff and shared Kirkwood’s...

Samaya Trawick, Junior, raises her hand in math class to ask a question.

Gauging the gap

Jack Anderson and Jack Rintoul March 17, 2019

As the deafening noise of the halftime buzzer sounds, Samaya Trawick, junior and varsity cheerleader, leaps into place before her team begins their routine. At this moment, she feels a part of something....

Aaron De Marco, senior, received 19 hours of detention due to missing 21 days of school after being diagnosed with cystinuria. I felt like I was being targeted twice with the condition and the attendance policy, De Marco said.

The top priority

Thomas Birmingham, print editor March 6, 2019

They drilled a hole in his back. They put metal tubes in his body. He came to school with a cane. Then, under KHS’s revised attendance policy, he got detention. Aaron De Marco, senior, has cystinuria,...

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