The Kirkwood Call

School with a 504 plan

Sarah Thaman can find it difficult to focus on tests.

Ethan Peter, web editor

February 24, 2020

A test packet lays on senior Sarah Thaman’s desk. So does a ZipGrade answer sheet. Rows and rows of circles. Pencil in hand, she slowly shades in a circle beside question one. Then question two. Question three. Question five and she glances up to see a room full of desks and students; above them,...

ACT up

ACT preparations can be time consuming and expensive for many students.

Grace Klebe, print managing editor

February 12, 2020

*This piece is entirely satirical Ah, the joy of waking up at the crack of dawn on a Saturday morning, grabbing your favorite pair of number two pencils and your TI-84 and pulling up to school to take the American College Test. Or, as us teens so lovingly call it, the ACT.  The ACT has been around since 1959, when a pr...

Preparing for the ACT

Art by Grace Carroll.

Grace Klebe, news editor

November 30, 2018

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...

Junior ACT update

Junior ACT update

Logan Crews, opinions editor

April 4, 2018

Juniors who “opted in” on the school-sponsored ACT were scheduled to take the test Tuesday, April 3. However, due to technical difficulties in an attempt to administer the test via laptops per advice of ACT, students were released without taking it. Dr. Mike Havener, principal, sent an email at...

What makes a good teacher?

What makes a good teacher?

Trevor Cleveland, blog/podcast editor

September 17, 2014

Most of us have been going to school for at least nine years, and in that time, we have most likely experienced the good and the not-so-good teachers; from the English teacher who can bring an entire class into fits of laughter, to that one math teacher who you swear on your life hates you more than...

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