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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Marks Completion of Prop R Construction at Kirkwood High School

On Thursday, March 7, students, families, staff and community members joined together to celebrate the completion of construction at Kirkwood High School with an official ribbon cutting.

Thanks to the support of the community for Prop R, KHS now has 15 new classrooms, an enclosed connection corridor to increase safety and security, and a new welcome center. The enclosure and new main office ensure a secure entrance point that does not require visitors to travel to the middle of the campus to check in. It also allowed for new spaces for engineering classrooms, and Family and Consumer Science classes including fashion design, child development and culinary arts. In the location of the former main office, renovations allowed for new classroom and office spaces, including a dedicated space for the new KHS Esports team. Esports is a growing program across the nation with more than 200 colleges and universities offering scholarships for Esports players. 

“Time and again, our community has stepped up to support our students and make sure our schools can meet their current and future needs,” said Dr. David Ulrich, KSD superintendent, before cutting the ribbon with the help of students. “Today’s celebration is just one part of a legacy of community support. We have the deepest appreciation for everyone who has been, and continues to be, a part of it.”

The celebration included demos and projects on display by KHS students. Guests were able to tour the building and see students actively using the new spaces.

Prop R was approved by voters in April 2021. Funds generated from Prop R are providing additional classrooms, security upgrades and accessibility improvements at all schools in the Kirkwood School District to address overcrowding.