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The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

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...

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...

Reflecting on your accomplishments can boost motivation.

Reflect on your accomplishments

Lydia Cohen, print + web managing editor October 25, 2020

No one assignment completed is insignificant. It can be beneficial to review what you’ve finished, as it allows you to recognize what your effort is worth. A notification of a grade is less impactful...

Planning out your weekly work makes it seem more manageable.

Plan out your weekly work

Lydia Cohen, print + web managing editor October 25, 2020

Rather than putting off work to the last minute and having to tackle an accumulation of assignments, create an outline of what you can do each day. Check your teachers’ Schoology pages Sunday night to...

Taking breaks can make work more appealing because you can approach the task with a fresh outlook.

Give yourself breaks

Lydia Cohen, print + web managing editor October 25, 2020

Video calls can be more draining than traditional in-person meetings, which can lead to “Zoom fatigue.” When your brain has exhausted its energy, it's okay to step away from the screen. Use your lunch...

Getting support from others is helpful to stay motivated.

Get support from others

Lydia Cohen, print + web managing editor October 25, 2020

Many students find that seeing their peers is one of the reasons that school can be enjoyable. Since e-Learning began, this has been much more difficult. Students can’t easily collaborate and catch up...

Dr. Havener advises freshmen to get involved in extracurriculars at KHS.

Dr. Havener’s advice for freshmen

Lily Bartin, web editor August 25, 2020

The transition into high school can feel daunting, and with the shift to online learning the change may seem all the more overwhelming. But as bad as freshman year is made out to be, with a bit of guidance...

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