• Staff Opening Day

    Every Student Engaged, Empowered and Ready for Success

    E.L. Lyons Memorial Stadium, Kirkwood High School  

    Join us at 7:30 a.m for water, light refreshments, & collegial conversations. Please bring your own water bottles. Opening Day program begins at 8 a.m. 

    School supplies and non-perishable food items will be collected outside the stadium. 


    Entertainment by the KHS Orchestra Program - Directed by Fariga Drayton-Conway & Sarah Klevorn

    Welcome to the Year - Jean Marie Andrews, President of the Board of Education

    Ringing in the School Year - KSD Alumni

    The Kirkwood Welcome - Dr. David Ulrich, Superintendent

    Introduction of New Staff Members - Dr. Howard Fields, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources

    Support Staff Persons of the Year - Mike Romay, Chief Financial Officer

    Teachers of the Year Recognition - Introductions of Teachers of the Year 

    Teacher of the Year Presentation -  Katie Meyers, 2022 Kirkwood Teacher of the Year

    Entertainment by Kirkwood High School Pioneer Pride Band - Directed by Rebecca Friesen, Matthew Banks, Kaela Barnett, Eric Chrostoski, Jeff Panhorst, Alison Smith, and Luis Actis