Over the past few years, the North Kirkwood Middle School (NKMS) PTO was working toward fundraising to construct an outdoor pavilion on the campus of NKMS. The PTO raised $25,000 toward the project but was several thousand dollars short of their fundraising goal. The Whitson family stepped in and made a $10,000 donation to the NKMS PTO to offset the monies needed to complete the project. With assistance from the District facilities department, the “Bulldog Pavilion” is now complete, and NKMS students and classes enjoy the additional space year-round.
Pictured from left to right: The Whitson Family: Dr. William Whitson, Michelle Whitson, William Whitson (KHS), Tyler Whitson (NKMS) and Jacob Whitson (Westchester); and Trish Harrison, 2017-18 NKMS PTO President.
Kirkwood Board of Education called for the annual school board election to be held on April 2, 2019. Two positions for director of the Kirkwood Board of Education will be decided. The opening date for filing for the April 2, 2019, Annual School Election is Tuesday, December 11, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The closing date for filing for the April 2nd election is Tuesday, January 15, 2019, from 7:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Kirkwood School District (KSD) recognized World Food Day by asking students and staff to donate collected canned and non-perishable food items for Kirkcare, a local food pantry that supports families that reside in KSD. Over 4,000 items were collected for Kirkcare. Kirkcare executive director Larry Watson estimates that the collection will assist over 160 families in the KSD community.
Students sing Varsity Valorover 300 Kirkwood School District (KSD) students participated in the third annual Unified Night Lights (UNL) unified flag football event. The event recreates the excitement of a traditional football game and hundreds of students will come together in a unified flag football event.