The Kirkwood Call

Online school to begin Thursday, March 26

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

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 24 and 25 to give teachers time to prepare their classes. Online school is scheduled to begin Thursday,...

Call Ed: The case for finals

School work stacks up for many students around finals week.

TKC Staff

February 11, 2020

Final exams have always been used in higher education to test for overall understanding of course content. But each year the testing season raises controversy. The grades on these crucial exams have the potential to significantly sway a cumulative grade that a student has earned over the course of the ...

Snow day woes: a call for Kirkwood to adapt finals

Snow day woes: A call for Kirkwood to adapt finals

Lily Bartin, VoK editor

December 17, 2019

A snow day is usually a cause for universal excitement among students, but on Sunday, Dec. 15, the announcement was met with widespread anxiety. Monday’s snow day would eliminate a valuable day of review before finals week. When Tuesday, was called off as well, panic intensified. KSD announced that...

No school Tuesday, Dec. 17

At 6:40 p.m., KHS announced there will be no school Tuesday, Dec. 17 due to current weather conditions and the extended forecast.

Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief

December 16, 2019

At 6:40 p.m., KHS announced there will be no school Tuesday, Dec. 17 due to current weather conditions and the extended forecast. Students will take their second hour final Monday, Jan. 6.  ...

No school on Monday, Dec. 16

At 6:40 p.m., KHS announced there will be no school Tuesday, Dec. 17 due to current weather conditions and the extended forecast.

Sophie Chappell, web editor

December 15, 2019

As of 7:30 pm, KHS announced that there will be no school tomorrow due to inclement weather. KSD is watching the weather for Tuesday. Sleep in and enjoy the day off!

School closure due to cold weather

Art by Grace Carroll

Grace Carroll, staff artist

February 1, 2019

I decided to draw an editorial cartoon about the KSD decision to close the schools due to cold weather on Wed. Jan. 30 and Thurs. Jan. 31. Students who have no other way to get to school other than busses would have had to wait outside in the frigid cold and would likely get frostbitten. Let's hope the wea...

School before safety

School before safety

Lizzie Stobbe, artist

February 21, 2018

This editorial cartoon depicts KHS calling students to tell them school will still be held, even with the incredibly dangerous conditions going on outside. This cartoon was inspired by the KSD Facebook post where they announced that they were still expecting students despite below freezing wind chills. Whi...

Snow day superstitions

Snow day superstitions

Maddie Meyers, features writer

January 31, 2018

“Hello, this is Ginger Cayce from the Kirkwood School District. School today is canceled because of inclimate weather.”   When the snow day phone call comes, hundreds of students curl back in bed, while others turn to social media to celebrate. Every year, students await this call, and some e...

Another day in the snow

Another day in the snow

Will Drury, Parsnip editor

January 17, 2018

Despite inclement weather and numerous complaints from Kirkwood community members, KSD decided to remain open Tuesday, Jan 16. The announcement was first made on the Kirkwood School District Facebook page at 6:30 p.m. the day before and was immediately followed by a wave of comments from concerned pare...

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