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  •  Kirkwood High School Journalism Students Wrap Up School Year with Multiple Awards

    Kirkwood High School Journalism Students Wrap Up School Year with Multiple Awards

    Kirkwood High School Journalism Students Wrap Up School Year with Multiple Awards Six Students Earn Awards in International Competition Two Students Recognized in Federation of Press Women High School Competition

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  •  Kirkwood School District Board of Education Approves Hire of New Principal of Westchester

    Kirkwood School District Board of Education Approves Hire of New Principal of Westchester Elementary School

    At the regularly scheduled Kirkwood School District Board of Education meeting on Monday, May 20, the board approved the recommendation for the hire of Julie Harris as the new principal for Westchester Elementary School effective July 1, 2024.

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  •  Kirkwood High School Receives National Recognition from Project Lead The Way for Commitment to Empo

    Kirkwood High School Receives National Recognition from Project Lead The Way for Commitment to Empowering Students

    Kirkwood High School (KHS) has been recognized as a 2023-24 Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School. It is one of just a few hundred high schools across the U.S. to receive this honor for providing broad access to transformative learning experiences for students through PLTW. KHS offers several PLTW courses including: Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering and Architecture, AP Computer Science Principles, Digital Electronics, Environmental Sustainability and Engineering Design and Development.

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    Kirkwood High School Service Project Selected for CharacterPlus 2024 Champions of Character Recipient

    Students and staff members from the Kirkwood High School Innovation program are one of four recipients of the annual Cardinals Care Champions for Character Award. Champions for Character recognizes local schools for excellence in service learning. The St. Louis Cardinals have partnered with CharacterPlus on this initiative since 2004. For their service project, students and staff from the Innovation program conducted an annual Diaper Drive. Students prepared and decorated collection boxes and placed them around the KHS campus. Students went on the weekly school announcements soliciting donations and creating awareness of the event. After the drive, the Innovation team went to the St. Louis Area Diaper Bank to present the diaper donations and monetary collections to organization representatives. The group also spent time sorting and packing sizes and feminine products. Since 2019, their efforts have netted over 8,000 diapers collected and $4,320 in monetary funds. KHS did not hold the diaper drive in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  •  Kirkwood High School Juniors Participate in the Youth Leadership St. Louis Program

    Kirkwood High School Juniors Participate in the Youth Leadership St. Louis Program

    Kirkwood High School juniors Simon Araneta and Earl Byrd participated in the Youth Leadership St. Louis program and participated in a graduation ceremony held Wednesday, May 1st at the University of Missouri St. Louis.

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  •  Nipher Students Finish Strong in Technology Competitions

    Nipher Students Finish Strong in Technology Competitions

    Students in our technology classes at Nipher Middle School all finished with a 1 rating, the highest to earn, on their projects at the Technology Education Association of Missouri (TEAM) annual state contest. The awards program was held May 14, at the Margaritaville Resort at Lake of the Ozarks. The winners are: Jack Carter, Sam Hicks, Kate Watson, Avanell Mitchell, Callahan Morgan, Allie Taylor, Claire Cook, and Boden Forinash.

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  •  Kirkwood Elementary Schools Take Top Spots in Area-Wide Battle of the Books

    Kirkwood Elementary Schools Take Top Spots in Area-Wide Battle of the Books

    Students from Tillman Elementary and Robinson Elementary took the top two spots respectively in the Area-Wide Elementary School Battle of the Books. This year’s competition featured teams of students from 14 area schools who battled it out at Dressel Elementary School.

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  •  Green Schools Quest Projects 2024

    Kirkwood School District Schools Compete in 17th Annual Green Schools Quest

    The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)-Missouri Gateway Chapter challenged public and private schools within the chapter’s territory (Missouri and Southern Illinois) to devise and implement, with the help of Green Mentors, the most creative, effective and no or low-cost sustainable practices for their schools. This year’s theme was “Biodiversity” and 3,253 students from 65 schools competed in the 17th annual Green Schools Quest. The Kirkwood School District had five schools submit projects: Kirkwood High School, North Kirkwood Middle School, Tillman Elementary School, and Keysor Elementary School. The team at KHS was announced as the Spotlight Theme Winner of the Year for Upper Grades.

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  •  Kirkwood High School Language Arts Students Earn National Accolades in Writing Contest

    Kirkwood High School Language Arts Students Earn National Accolades in Writing Contest

    Kirkwood High School has six juniors who have secured designations for the 2024 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Achievement Award in Writing. Laura Hainline earned a Superior rating Hadley Kates earned a Superior rating Nicholas Kruszka earned a Superior rating Kyrstiana Martz earned a Superior rating Grayciana Branam earned an Excellent rating Sophia Webb earned an Excellent rating

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  •  Kimberly Martin

    Kirkwood School District Teacher Selected as One of 25 Educators Globally for Ancient Olympic Professional Development Workshop

    Kimberly Martin, Social Studies teacher at North Kirkwood Middle School, will join 25 educators from around the world in a two-week professional development workshop studying “The Ancient Olympics and Daily Life in Ancient Olympia: A Hands-On History.” The workshop will take place at Monmouth College in Monmouth, IL this July. The workshop, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, will immerse K-12 teachers in the ancient Olympic Games and the local life going on around those games. We'll delve into scholarly historical research via original literary sources, material remains, and secondary analysis from contemporary scholars. Just as importantly, this institute will help participants to understand the Games and ancient Mediterranean life from a hands-on history perspective, teaching participants how to do the Olympic events in the ancient style, to carry out the work of artisans and craftspeople of the time, and to experience the materiality of ancient life. Martin has taught in Kirkwood schools for 14 years. After learning about life in Olympia and the ancient events, she plans on bringing the Olympics to Kirkwood in Spring 2025.

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  •  Glendale-Kirkwood Kiwanis Present Early Reader Books to Kindergarteners

    Glendale-Kirkwood Kiwanis Present Early Reader Books to Kindergarteners

    The Glendale-Kirkwood Kiwanis Club presented each of the kindergarten students in the Kirkwood School District (KSD) with an early reader book as part of the service club’s Early Reader Program.

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  •  Awards and Honors Ceremony

    Board of Education Spring Awards and Honors Ceremony

    The KSD Board of Education held an awards and honors ceremony to recognize some of the outstanding accomplishments of students, staff and community members. The ceremony is held three times a year. “As Board Members, we feel it's important to us to take this time to recognize the great things happening in our district and our community,” said Nikole Shurn, Board President at the closing of the ceremony. “The success of our District is reflected in the athletic, academic and extracurricular accomplishments we have celebrated today.”

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  •  KHS Welcomes Students to Special Olympics Event

    Kirkwood High School Welcomes Over 200 Students from Partnering School District Schools for Special Olympics Event

    Over 300 high school student volunteers supported over 200 fellow students in a Special Olympics event held at Kirkwood High School on Thursday, May 2. The event welcomed students from four school districts, representing 18 schools across the St. Louis area.

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  •  Members of the Kirkwood High School boys baseball team and girls softball team exchange first pitch

    Ceremony Marks Official Reopening of Kirkwood High School Athletic Fields

    On Monday, April 29, student athletes joined guests and staff to celebrate the completion of updates to the Kirkwood High School athletic fields. The newly resurfaced fields are Frank Czapla Field (soccer), the field hockey/lacrosse field, the Jim Scott Baseball and Softball Complex and a track and field throwing arena.

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  •  Dr. La'Kendra Garrett - Robinson Principal 2024-25 School Year

    Kirkwood School District Board of Education Approves Hire of New Principal of Robinson Elementary School

    At the regularly scheduled Kirkwood School District Board of Education meeting on Monday, April 29, the board approved the recommendation for the hire of Dr. La'Kendra Garrett as the new principal for Robinson Elementary School effective July 1, 2024.

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  • Band and Orchestra Students Compete at State Solo and Ensemble Festival

    Last weekend, student band and orchestra musicians from across the state competed in the Missouri State High School Activities Association State Solo and Ensemble Festival at the University of Missouri.

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  •  Celebrates 54 Seniors Earning Academic and Athletic Scholarships

    KHS Celebrates 54 Seniors Earning Academic and Athletic Scholarships

    During a ceremony on Thursday, April 25, Kirkwood High School (KHS) recognized 54 students who are continuing their education at various institutions across the country and were awarded 50% or more of the cost of tuition for their academic accomplishments as well as students who are continuing their athletic career by participating in intercollegiate athletics. All students were recognized by Kirkwood High School principal Dr. Seth Harrell and senior class principal, Dr. Josh Flores. The students then participated by signing a ceremonial letter of intent.

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  •  Nipher Assistant Principals

    Kirkwood School District Board of Education Approves Hire of New Assistant Principals at Nipher Middle School

    At their meeting on Monday, April 15, Kirkwood School District Board of Education approved the recommendation for the hire of Dr. Beth Ruta and Savannah Christian as assistant principals of Nipher Middle School, effective July 1, 2024.

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  •  Photo from Board swearing in

    Kirkwood School District Board of Education Reorganization

    During the regularly scheduled Kirkwood School District Board of Education meeting on Monday, April 15, the BOE held their annual reorganization vote to elect the officers of the Kirkwood School District Board of Education and and the oath of office was administered to newly elected board members Jean Marie Andrews and Laura Hepburn.

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  •  KHS Journalism Students

    Kirkwood High School Journalism Programs Earn National and Regional Accolades

    Members of the Kirkwood High School Journalism Programs have been recognized and honored with recent Journalism Awards Programs.

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