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  • Kirkwood School District Inducts Honorees into Outstanding Alumni Hall of Fame and Pioneer Award

    The Kirkwood School District (KSD) celebrated the outstanding achievements of Kirkwood High School (KHS) graduates and KHS supporters October 18 and 19 during a full weekend of events to celebrate the Outstanding Hall Alumni Hall of Fame and Pioneer Award. On Friday, October 18, inductees were invited to KHS to connect with current students. The inductees shared their stories and professional journeys with students in classes from the field with which is appropriate to their field of study. Inductees that attended included Sterling Coleman, Dr. Reates Curry, Dr. Tricia Ashton Derges, Jane E. Drichta, Bill Freivogel, Margaret Freivogel, Jennifer Ouellette, Dr. Timothy Taft, Adam York, Rick Stream and Wallace Ward. On Saturday, the group convened in the Walker Commons for a pre-event reception before entering the Keating Theatre for the Outstanding Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

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  • Hundreds of Kirkwood School District Students Participate in Fourth Annual Unified Flag Football Event

    On Wednesday, October 16, hundreds of Kirkwood School District (KSD) students participated in the fourth annual Unified Night Lights unified flag football event. The inaugural event was held in September 2016. The event recreates the excitement of a traditional football game. Hundreds of students, with and without disabilities, came together. The philosophy behind the event is that sports help provide a path to friendships and understanding and help break down barriers. Students stormed the field, cheered from the track, and played instruments from the pep band section in the bleachers.

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  • Turkey Day T-Shirts On Sale through Oct 27

    Turkey Day T-Shirts On Sale

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  • Kirkwood Students Learn from the Trees at Kirkwood Park

    Students at Westchester Elementary (WE) School in the Kirkwood School District learned in and from the trees on Wednesday, September 25 as part of the Kirkwood Urban Forestry Commission Jr. Tree Keeper program. WE students traveled to Kirkwood Park to learn from representatives from the Kirkwood Urban Forestry Commission. The students rotated through stations and participated in a variety of experiences including tree identification, tree planting, and tree climbing safety.

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  • Local Restaurant Hosting “Be Civil” Month Supports Students Served by KSD NOW

    Matt Deimeke and BJ Baker, managers from Circle 7 present a check for $1,750 to Dr. Shonda Ambers-Phillips and Emilie Lytton, representatives from the Kirkwood School District (KSD) Nutrition on the Weekends (NOW) program.

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  • School Resumes Thursday: Please Be Aware and Please Slow Down

    Kirkwood Fire Crews along with their fire trucks will be out and visiting schools on opening day, August 15, as a reminder to drivers that kids are back in school, and it's time to be aware and to........slow down. Thank you.

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  • Kirkwood School District Recognizes Support Staff Members of the Year

    During the Kirkwood School District Opening Day celebration on August 8, KSD support staff members were recognized in various job categories as “Support Services Employee of the Year.”

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  • TriNet Donates 75 Backpacks to KSD Schools

    Dr. Shonda Ambers-Phillips accepts 75 Backpacks on behalf of KSD Students. Kirkwood School District resident Bill Masurat nominated KSD to receive the TriNet Cares Kids In Need Book Bag Program.

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  • Westchester Goes Wild: Students Explore the “Wild Side” of Westchester

    Westchester Elementary School in the Kirkwood School District was filled with the buzz of bees, clucks from chickens, and laughter from the students today as the Saint Louis Zoo partnered with Westchester for an outdoor day of learning. Students spent the school day immersed in learning outdoor skills including how to read a field guide and draw a map, harvesting vegetables from the Westchester garden, and learning how to properly use binoculars and other scientific tools.

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  • Glendale-Kirkwood Kiwanis Present Early Reader Books to Kindergarteners

    The Glendale-Kirkwood Kiwanis Club presented each of the kindergarten students in the Kirkwood School District (KSD) with an early reader book as part of the service club’s Early Reader Program.

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  • Oasis Recognition Ceremony at Kirkwood School District

    On Monday, May 13, representatives from Oasis held a recognition ceremony to honor Dr. Judy Kamper for 30 years of service as the District Facilitator for the Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring program in the Kirkwood School District (KSD).

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  • Robinson Awarded Kirkwood Human Rights Commission Award for Excellence

    During the Kirkwood City Council meeting on Thursday, May 2, representatives from the Kirkwood Human Rights Commission awarded Jennifer Sisul, principal at Robinson and Julie Cohen, counselor at Robinson, for the 2019 Award for excellence. Sisul and Cohen were nominated by Robinson parents Susan Mason and Dawn Buckley. The award is in recognition of the efforts at Robinson to eliminate discrimination based on gender identity. In the nomination letter, Mason and Buckley shared that “Jennifer and Julie are allies and advocates for all kids and face issues of discrimination fiercely and proactively, which is why they are each deserving of this nomination.”

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  • Two KSD Students, also Siblings, Selected for National Playwright Festival

    Jared Goudsmit (senior at Kirkwood High School) and Kyra Gousmit (8th grade student at Nipher Middle School) were announced as two of 12 playwriters from across the country to be featured in the 27th annual The Blank Theatre Young Playwrights Festival (YPF) in Hollywood, CA.

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  • Four KSD Schools Place in Annual Green Schools Quest

    The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)-Missouri Gateway Chapter challenged public and private schools within the chapter’s territory (Missouri and Southern Illinois) to devise and implement, with the help of Green Mentors, the most creative, effective and no or low-cost sustainable practices for their schools. This year, over 3,000 students and 180 faculty and staff were directly involved in this year’s Green Schools Quest projects. The Kirkwood School District (KSD) had six schools participate: Kirkwood Early Childhood Center, Keysor Elementary School, Westchester Elementary School, Nipher Middle School, North Middle School and Kirkwood High School. The projects were judged and winners were announced at the 12th Annual Green School Event at the Missouri History Museum. KECC was announced as the winner of the elementary school category and Kirkwood High School was announced as the winner of the high school category. Nipher Middle School and North Kirkwood Middle School tied for the middle school category.

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  • Kirkwood School District Honors Employees

    The Kirkwood School District honored employees retiring and recognized those with 25 years of service in education at the annual retirement and recognition reception on May 1 in the Walker Commons at Kirkwood High School.

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