Kirkwood High School vocal students auditioned for All-Suburban Honor Choir. Over 600 students from around the area tried out. Each singer had just 60 seconds to impress the judges. Auditions were blind, with judges facing away from singers. Singers were judged on musicality, tone, dynamic contrast, and interpretation. They also had to identify all major key signatures by sight and sight sing two examples of "medium" difficulty. KHS had 12 vocal students audition for All-Suburban and five were chosen to sing in the auditions: Lucy Schene, 10th grade, Alto, selected for Mixed Honor Choir* Casey Stark, 12 grade, Bass, selected for Mixed Honor Choir* Emmanuel Morgan, 12 grade, Bass, selected for Mixed Honor Choir* Collin Stecher, 12 grade, Tenor, selected for Mixed Honor Choir* Abby Maschmann, 11th grade, Soprano, selected for Women's Honor Choir
Katie Meyers, English teacher at Kirkwood High School, recently attended the C-SPAN's 2019 Summer Educators' Conference in Washington, D.C. Meyers applied to attend this conference, which was an all-expenses paid event designed to teach educators about the resources available through C-SPAN Classroom. She was one of 29 high school teachers selected from across the US
Kirkwood High School students in Literature Composition Language Arts Classes submitted poetry writings to the Beverly Hopkins Memorial Poetry Contest. The annual contest is organized by the St. Louis Poetry Center and encourages area high school students to submit up to three poems to the contest. The writings of two KHS students were recognized. Sophomore Megan McGhee won the poetry contest for her submitted poems “Rings” and “Oldest Moon.” For winning the contest, Megan will receive a $225 cash prize, her poem will be published in St. Louis Poetry Center’s annual chapbook, and she is invited to read her poem at The Focal Point, 2320 Sutton, at the 60th Annual Poetry Concert on May 19 at 1:30 p.m. Freshman Devon Eldarrat was recognized for her poem “Untitled”.
High school senior Claire Calhoun of Kirkwood High School (KHS) received "Honorable Mention" for the 2019 Missouri Scholars 100, a statewide program that honors 100 of Missouri's top academic students in the graduating class of 2019.
Kirkwood High School student Maggie Pennington earned the Venturing Summit Award. For Maggie’s Summit Leadership Project she planned, organized, and led the construction of five shelving units to store and enable easy access to donations at Epworth Children and Family Services in Webster Groves.
Jared Goudsmit (senior at Kirkwood High School) and Kyra Gousmit (8th grade student at Nipher Middle School) were announced as two of 12 playwriters from across the country to be featured in the 27th annual The Blank Theatre Young Playwrights Festival (YPF) in Hollywood, CA.
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, over 3,000 students and 180 faculty and staff were directly involved in this year’s Green Schools Quest projects. The Kirkwood School District (KSD) had six schools participate: Kirkwood Early Childhood Center, Keysor Elementary School, Westchester Elementary School, Nipher Middle School, North Middle School and Kirkwood High School. The projects were judged and winners were announced at the 12th Annual Green School Event at the Missouri History Museum. KECC was announced as the winner of the elementary school category and Kirkwood High School was announced as the winner of the high school category. Nipher Middle School and North Kirkwood Middle School tied for the middle school category.
During a ceremony on Thursday, April 25, Kirkwood High School recognized 76 senior students who will receive 50% or more of their collegiate tuition paid for by scholarships.
This morning, Kirkwood School District administration celebrated key volunteers in honor of National Volunteer Week. National Volunteer Week is an opportunity for school Districts to shine a light on the important work that volunteers do every day for our schools and students.
The Kirkwood High School French Department has instituted a unique exchange program called FRAME (FRench-AMerican Exchange) with Notre Dame de Bellegarde high school in Lyon, France. The schools are established “sister schools.” On April 4, KHS French students welcomed 20 students from their sister school. Over the past two weeks, the students have been immersed in the culture of KHS, and the St. Louis community overall. Highlights from the week include attending in KHS classes, and field trips to the City Museum and the Challenger Center. On Sunday, April 14, the host families and students bid au revoir during the farewell reception. The KHS students will now travel to Lyon, France the morning of May 29.
Congratulations to all the participants in the 2019 KSD STEAMFest competition. The results are in, and dozens of KSD students are now eligible to compete at the Academy of Science-St. Louis Science Fair this May. For more photos and a complete list of participants, please visit the KSD STEAMFest website.
The Kirkwood School District (KSD) celebrated the work of athletes, coaches and community members both on and off the playing field, pool, mats and court February 8 and 9 during a full weekend of events to celebrate the KHS Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2019.
Congratulations to these outstanding Kirkwood Teachers of the Year, who were selected by their school colleagues to represent the many outstanding Kirkwood teachers and staff members in 2019-20: KECC-Penny Chastain; Keysor-Molly Brockmeyer; North Glendale-Lori Wehrman; Robinson-Shannon Appelbaum; Tillman-Molly Boesch; Westchester-Chelsea Witwer; Nipher-Luis Actis; North Kirkwood Middle-Denise Ford; and KHS-Mitch Eden.
Kirkwood High School seniors Charles Birmingham, Elias Boshara, Kenan Dogan, Jared Goudsmit, Emma Harrell, Nolan Hauck, Meredith Lang, Hannah Mitchell, Casey Nash and Sarah Vreeland were named National Merit Finalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship program (NMSC).
Emily Werner, math teacher at Kirkwood High School in the Kirkwood School District, earned her National Board Certification (NBC). She earned her NBC in “Mathematics/Adolescence and Young Adulthood.”
KHS students swept the top four high school prizes: Grace Williams was announced as the national high school winner. Emma Lingo, Paisley Regester and Hayden Wilson swept all three of the Powerful Voice Winners.
Community members are invited to attend a school board candidate forum on Monday, March 11, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the North Kirkwood Middle School Cafeteria, 11287 Manchester Road. Two positions on the Kirkwood Board of Education will be decided in the April 2, 2019 municipal election.