The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

KHS introduced the Pioneer e-Learning Academy for the 2021-22 school year.

PeLAUNCH

Mya Copeland, features + in-depth editor August 25, 2021

The familiar orange dashboard of LAUNCH has become a summer staple for many KHS students. Although LAUNCH has employed KHS teachers for class sections, KHS intends to move to an entirely internal virtual...

Along with the KHS senior parade, Principal Mike Havener plans for graduation and ther end-of-year events. Photo by Hannah Banks

KSD COVID update: 2021-22 school year plans

Megan Glasgow and Kate Schreiber May 1, 2021

Based on current COVID-19 trends and minimized transmission in schools, KHS Principal Dr. Mike Havener plans for many end-of-year events and a normal return to school next fall. Senior prom, the Gold K...

The freshmen class had 163 grade fails compared to their usual less than 50.

Jumping in with one foot

Ava Duggin, social media editor March 1, 2021

The Dougherty Ferry parking lot was empty on Aug. 24, 2020. There were no dressed-up seniors lining the sidewalk outside of the entrance. No whistles, no yelling. And no nervous freshman climbing out of...

In the first two weeks of in-person learning, virtual and in-person teachers came across issues ranging from virtual students not getting the focus they need, to adjusting their lessons to the new schedule.

Teachers share their in-person teaching experiences

Maya Kim, social media editor December 2, 2020

It has been three weeks since students and teachers returned to KHS for in-person learning. As of Nov. 23, 1,090 students are in-person, 610 opted for virtual, and 106 are in quarantine (note: these numbers...

The KHS cafeteria sits undisturbed on Oct. 26, two weeks before students would return in person.

We are still failing

Olivia Silvey, opinions editor November 11, 2020

A little less than a week before I was supposed to start my senior year in person, my boss called to tell me I had been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. I’m a golf caddy, and on the...

Planning out your weekly work makes it seem more manageable.

How to stay motivated during e-Learning

Lydia Cohen, print + web managing editor November 2, 2020

Three hundred and sixty minutes. That’s how long students may spend sitting at a desk on Zoom each school day. The excessive time staring at a computer screen while learning remotely takes a toll on...

A student holds their head in their hands, as she tries to do her work.

Photo Gallery: virtual learning told through photos

Annie George, photographer September 28, 2020

Virtual learning has brought on a major change to our everyday lives. Being stuck at home, learning through a screen has caused many problems for students, parents and staff. "I am very thankful that...

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