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VISTA coming to KHS

VISTA coming to KHS

Amelia Hurley, Features Writer

February 22, 2019


Filed under Breaking News

Last week, Dr. Michael Havener, KHS principal, sent out an email to KHS staff regarding new changes coming to KHS next school year. Within this email, Havener announced the revamp throughout the Board of Education across the district. VISTA, an alternative learning program for students in the KSD, w...

“Sectored off”: Meacham Park

“Sectored off”: Meacham Park

Ethan Peter, features writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase, Top Stories

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 a location, so Winter invited them to her house.   With her offer, however, the group grew unea...

Preparing for the ACT

Preparing for the ACT

Grace Klebe, news editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under News

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 his sleep schedule by going to bed at 10:30 p.m. and waking up at 6:30 a.m. every day. Even the w...

Smashing the glass ceiling: Romona Miller

Smashing the glass ceiling: Romona Miller

Thomas Birmingham, in-depth editor

March 9, 2018


Filed under In Depth

Her stare is contemplative and loving. Thirty seconds go by before she finally looks to smile and compliment the student’s artwork. Their face lights up with pride. Her voice is commanding yet soothing. She finds a student with their head in their arms on the floor, crying. She leans down beside them to c...

Senior Profile: Tyresse Norris

Senior Profile: Tyresse Norris

Austin Cleveland, sports writer

April 17, 2017


Filed under Senior Magazine, Senior Profiles

It does not take long to feel the presence of Tyresse Norris in a room. His infectious personality and 6-foot-6-inch frame make him truly larger-than-life. During his time at KHS, Tyresse has left a smile, a laugh or a positive memory with nearly everyone on campus, from his teammates on the football...

Call Ed: Coded

Call Ed: Coded

TKC Staff

February 28, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorials

In the state of Missouri, citizens are allowed to open Italian restaurants. Not shocking. In the city of Kirkwood, Kirkwood residents are allowed to build treehouses in their backyards. No surprise there, either. At KHS, students are allowed to wear tank tops of any strap width and shorts shorter than f...

Arriving late on the struggle bus

Arriving late on the struggle bus

Cece Hensley and Kennady Wade

August 29, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News, Top Stories

What we know: The Riverview Gardens School District (RGSD) is responsible for the busing of KSD students who live in their district to and from school. KSD pays for the 4:15 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. activities buses. During the first week of school, there was a single bus stop for all of the studen...

Thank you:

Thank you:

TKC staff

December 11, 2015


Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorials

For most students and faculty members, our publications are nothing more than the daily morning announcements, a visit to thekirkwoodcall.com, a newsmagazine every three weeks and a yearbook once a year. However, for us journalism nerds, it’s a lot more than that. For us, SJ is a second home, a ...

KHS hosts African American Achievement Awards

KHS hosts African American Achievement Awards

Abby Christensen, news editor

March 9, 2015


Filed under News

According to Romona Miller, assistant principal, the African-American Achievement Award was first created due to a significant gap in achievement between black and white students, particularly noticeable in awards like the Lamp of Learning (awarded to any student with a 3.0 or higher GPA) and High Honor...

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