• Staff Opening Day

    Opening Day 2023

    Join us in the KHS Commons at 7:30 a.m for water, light refreshments, & collegial conversations. The Opening Day program begins at 8 a.m. 

    What you need to know:

    • Attendees are encouraged to dress casually. Please wear spirit gear.

    • Please bring a water bottle. We will have water filling stations beginning at 7:30 a.m.

    • You are welcomed and encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for KirkCare. View a list of requested Kirkcare Items. There will be red bins in the Commons for drop off. 

    • Show your district issued ID at the time of sale from the school store will receive a 10% discount. The school store will be open at the conclusion of the ceremony.

    • The new Welcome Center is open at KHS. If you park on the Dougherty Ferry lot, you may proceed through the entrance at the Welcome Center to make your way to Keating. 

    • ADA parking spots are available on the Chopin lot.

    • Due to limited parking, carpooling is encouraged.


    Opening Day program begins with entertainment by the KHS Orchestra

    Welcome by Nikole Shurn, President of the Board of Education 

    Ringing in the New School Year featuring the Frisco Bell and KHS Alumna Dajae Williams 

    Superintendent’s Address

    Introduction of New Staff  

    Key Contributor Awards

    Teacher of the Year Awards

    Address by KSD Teacher of the Year Janet Mees Reinert

    Entertainment by Kirkwood High School Pioneer Pride Band