Attention Parents! Wagner Portrait Group will be at school on Wednesday September 4TH for School Picture Day. This will be your special opportunity to order pictures! Please send the order form back to school with your student or you can go online to www.WagnerPortraitGroup.com password: KES to place your order or click on this direct link https://bit.ly/2LaMjvS. See you on School Picture Day!
KSD schools honored veterans at various events on Monday, November 11. North Kirkwood Middle School conducted a tribute to veterans in the library. Kirkwood High School welcomed veterans into social studies classrooms where vets shared their military experiences with students. All elementary schools held events and welcomed veterans. Students paid tribute to veterans through singing songs, reading poems, and writing personalized cards.
The first officially recorded Thanksgiving Day football game between Kirkwood High School (KHS) and neighboring Webster Groves High School (WGHS) was held in 1907. Since then, with only a few exceptions, the two schools have met each year on the football field to compete for the “Turkey Day Championship” and the coveted Frisco Bell trophy. More than just a football game, Turkey Day has become a celebration of spirit and pride for both communities. In anticipation of the 2019 football game, KSD students and alumni will begin the “Turkey Day Game” countdown in November with special activities throughout the month and during Spirit Week.
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.
Keysor Elementary received a certificate of recognition as a Pollinator Pantry provider by Project Pollinator. Project Pollinator is a community garden initiative that is locally led and supported by the the Butterfly House and St. Louis County Parks and Libraries. Project Pollinator is a national movement to protect pollinators and their habitats. The mission of Project Pollinator is to promote an appreciation of all pollinators through education and creation of pollinator gardens. Keysor was recognized for their hard work in becoming a certified Pollinator Pantry as part of the school’s Green Schools Quest project for the 2018-19 school year.