The Kirkwood Call

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

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

KSD announces action plan for coronavirus

Photo courtesy of Google Creative Commons License from the U.S. Department of State.
Sophie Chappell, web editor March 12, 2020

Dr. Michelle Condon, KSD superintendent, sent an email showcasing the school district’s plan in response to COVID-19 at 6 p.m. As of now, KSD will resume school Tuesday, March 24. KSD advises families...

TKC True Crime: The LaLaurie house of horrors

In this series, TKC will work to bring viewers facts and theories of cold cases, mysteries and strange events.
Ally Ortmann and Sophie Chappell March 5, 2020

In this series, TKC will work to bring viewers facts and theories of cold cases, mysteries and strange events. Warning: may include details of violent and upsetting events.

Places to study during finals week

I understand how unappealing that AP Psych packet looks when it’s sitting on your desk, but what about if it was next to a pot of tea and scones at a coffee shop?
Sophie Chappell, web editor December 19, 2019

It’s the most stressful time of year, again. I understand how unappealing that AP Psych packet looks when it’s sitting on your desk, but what about if it was next to a pot of tea and scones at a coffee...

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!

Voices of Youth and Government

Here are four interviews from MOYAG's Clark Convention, which took place from December 5-7.
Sophie Chappell, web editor December 12, 2019

Cyber Monday deals

While Black Friday has generated an excessive amount of excitement every year, it’s hard to beat Cyber Monday
Sophie Chappell, web editor December 1, 2019

While Black Friday has generated an excessive amount of excitement every year, it’s hard to beat Cyber Monday. You don’t need to brave the frigid weather for sales, and the only requirements for finding...

Photo Gallery: pep rally Nov. 26

The junior sections sings along to
Sophia Beckmann and De Lila Green November 30, 2019

The annual in school KHS fall pep rally was held Nov. 26. The students watched seniors skits, danced to the band, and screamed their classes battle cries. "I really like being able to feel like I'm...

Helping Hands

Each holiday season, TKC sends out four reporters to speak with four students at KHS.
Sophie Chappell, Amara Harper, Grace Klebe, and Ethan Peter November 20, 2019

For the fourth year in a row, TKC has decided to tackle the Helping Hands project (formerly known as Four Neediest Cases), inspired by St. Louis Post Dispatch’s 100 Neediest Cases features. Each holiday...

The Brain Issue: 12 accounts and counting

Social media isn’t just addictive, it changes the way we view ourselves and our peers. 
Sophie Chappell, web editor November 4, 2019

I have 12 social media accounts. I’m fully aware that it’s ridiculous, but before you lecture me about screen time, take a look at your phone. I’m not the only one with a problem here. On average,...

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