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  • Family Newsletter 1/23/22

    Hello everyone-

    What a fun and busy week! The kids had a blast roller skating in PE this week. Thanks to our PE team- Mrs. Morgan and Mr. Wilds and thank you to our 5th grade teacher team for sending 5th graders down to support our kindergarteners.

    Another fun event was our Literacy Scavenger Hunt which is the kickoff to our One Book, One School event. You can still drop cards off for Aberdeen at school this week. Thank you to PTO, Library team, Mrs. Whitt, Dr. Wilson, and our ASC staff- Dr. Ulrich, Dr. Painter, and Dr. Bailey. Thee kids had a great time and we are all excited to start reading Wishtree together. Students will receive their materials at school on Monday. Happy Reading!

    The week ahead is pretty calm and I don't have any specific new information to share outside of my emails from this week. I will be at a conference on Monday and Tuesday, and will be available via email. If there are Covid positives, please continue to follow the process of notifying me via email and I will still get it to those needed. Covid student positive emails may come from either Dr. Wilson or myself these days. Thanks!

    Please reach out at any time to share any questions, concerns, or ideas. I am here to help and support you and your family. Thanks for all you do to help keep our students and staff safe.

    Take Care-


    To read the rest of the Family Newsletter, click here.

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  • Connecting with the Counselors

    January 9, 2022

    Good Evening,

    We hope you had a wonderful holiday break and are enjoying this VERY cold week of 2022!

    We have had a busy 3 days back at Robinson. We love seeing all of your student's back at Robinson and ready to learn in 2022. Next week we will begin a new schedule which will enable us to teach counseling lessons to all Robinson classrooms in 2 days. Many times we get pulled away from our scheduled day to help with a student in crisis or with mediation or restorative work when things happen amongst students during the day. When that happens, we miss classroom lessons. This "protected time" being provided each month is very exciting for our team. We hope you hear about your student's time with the counselors at home next week!

    Our lessons will start with revisiting what it looks like and sounds like to be at school each day-- much like our "reboot" in November. See the picture below of our Robinson School Expectations. All students will have time to reflect on how they feel they are doing and celebrate where they have grown, as well as notice any areas which they can improve.

    We will also continue to talk about our "ONE WORD" that we chose for this school year. Our counseling team chose BELONG. When we think about our school, we want ALL students to feel as if they belong and are safe here each day. If we don't feel safe, we can't learn.

    Our staff Equity Committee (REC) is working to incorporate what we are already doing to align with a No Place 4 Hate (NP4H) program. One of the most exciting parts of becoming a NP4H school is that our kids will help lead us in this work. All 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders will be offered an opportunity to join the leadership committee of NP4H. The commitment is a two year one, so our current 5th graders are, unfortunately, not eligible to be on the committee. More information about the NP4H committee will be coming home in backpack mail next week for 2nd-5th graders.

    Wednesday night we will continue our student book study meeting (on zoom) with students in 3rd-5th grades. As you may recall, we are reading Stamped (For Kids), by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi. The kids attending have shown such incredible insight and maturity. Thank you to the parent-led Robinson Equity Group (REG) for putting this opportunity together and including us. We look forward to reading with other students and if you are interested in having your student be a part of a future book study group, please reach out to one of us.

    REMINDER: Our Connecting with the Counselors is now a monthly update. If there is important information to share, Dr. OH has agreed to include it in her weekly family newsletter.

    If you missed December's communication, you can access it from this link:

    Have a fantastic week and look for our February update around the 6th!

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District News

  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Robinson Elementary School

    On Friday, January 28, the Kirkwood School District (KSD) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Robinson Elementary School. In attendance were KSD school board members, school and district staff, Robinson students and parents, and community members. The ceremony celebrated the completion of the new, ADA compliant entrance at Robinson Elementary School made possible by Prop R. Josia B., a Robinson 5th grade student who uses a wheelchair, shared how having an inclined wheelchair stairlift has benefitted him as a student. “I had to always use other entrances with ramps,” said Josia. “Now that this (wheelchair lift) is here, it’s easier for me to get around the building and if my class is going out front, I can go with them.” "We often talk about being 'One Kirkwood'," said Superintendent Dr. David Ulrich, KSD Superintendent. "That’s a simple way of reminding our students, staff and community of our commitment to our guiding principles, one of which is being inclusive.” Additional projects at Robinson made possible from Prop R funds will be upgraded restroom facilities, a new restroom, and improved lighting and security cameras. Those projects are scheduled to be complete by summer 2023. The project is one of many made possible thanks to the community’s support of Prop R, which was approved by voters in April 2021. Funds generated from Prop R will provide additional classrooms, security upgrades and accessibility improvements at all schools in the Kirkwood School District to address overcrowding.

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  • KHS Senior Selected for Missouri Thespians Scholarship

    Kirkwood High School (KHS) senior Lucy Schene was announced as the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from the Missouri Thespians Society. The Missouri Thespians award $1,000 college scholarships to graduating seniors. The students apply through a rigorous application and interview process. Lucy was announced as a recipient during the 2022 International Thespian Society Conference in January. After graduating from KHS, Lucy plans on attending college to pursue a degree in Musical Theatre, Political Science and Education. For more information about the Missouri Thespians Society, please visit their website:

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  • KHS Students Recognized as Finalists in New York Times Writing Contest

    Seven Kirkwood High School (KHS) students were recently selected as New York Times Learning Network 2021 Student Narrative Contest Finalists. In October 2021, the New York Times conducted their third annual personal narrative writing contest. The contest encourages students to submit short, powerful stories about a meaningful life experience in 600 words or fewer. Over 11,000 entries from around the nation were submitted from students aged 11-19 years old. Of those entries, 200 students were announced as New York Times Learning Network 2021 Student Narrative Contest Finalists and seven of those were KHS juniors. They are: Sim Khanuja -- Runner-Up for "An Angel's Eyes" Lindsay Braun -- Round 4 Finalist for "Slamming Doors" Michael "Mick" Collier -- Round 4 Finalist for "A Basement Ballad" Caroline Geeting -- Round 4 Finalist for "The Blue Bear" Grace Johnson -- Round 4 Finalist for "Floor Duty" Charlotte Spohr -- Round 4 Finalist for "Friday Night Fears" Liv Timp -- Round 4 Finalist for "How Not to Get Your Car Stolen"

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