Late this week, the Kirkwood School District was notified of a concerning phone call received by the Kirkwood Police Department related to potentially illegal activity at an upcoming Board of Education meeting. We prioritize the safety of our staff, patrons and board members and want to ensure there is adequate time to implement appropriate safety protocols. In an abundance of caution and due to the short timeframe before the regularly scheduled meeting, the Jan. 24 meeting will be held virtually. Patrons wanting to submit comments to be read at the meeting can do so by filling out the online submission form by 5 p.m. on Jan. 24. The full agenda for the meeting is available online at https://go.boarddocs.com/mo/ksdmo/Board.nsf/Public
In September 2021, North Kirkwood Middle School (NKMS) was announced as one of 35 schools in the country as a U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School. All this week, NKMS students and staff are celebrating their recognition as a U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School. Louie, the mascot for the St. Louis Blues Hockey team, stopped by NKMS on Wednesday to high-five students and staff members on this accomplishment. Louie also joined students and sat in momentarily during some math and science classes. Other celebrations this week include a blue hat day, listening to Blues music, wearing all blue clothes, and blue decorated doors throughout the school. For more information about the National Blue Ribbon announcement and program, please visit the U.S. Department of Education website: https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-announces-2021-national-blue-ribbon-schools.
On Friday, January 14, the Kirkwood School District (KSD) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at North Glendale Elementary School. In attendance were KSD school board members, school and district staff, North Glendale students and parents, and Prop R committee members. The ceremony celebrated the completion of the new, ADA compliant ramp and secure entrance at North Glendale Elementary School. “Having an inclusive entrance where every student, staff member, family member and community member can utilize is just so important to our school community. It shows that everybody belongs and is welcome to North Glendale,” said Jennifer Sisul, North Glendale principal. “Thank you so much to our community for making this possible for our students,” said Dr. David Ulrich, KSD superintendent. “Their support for Prop R confirms their commitment to students."
On Friday, November 8, North Glendale held a track dedication ceremony. The track was dedicated to Todd Benben. Benben served as NG principal from 2006, until his retirement in 2018. The accessible running track was made possible by fundraising efforts by NG’s PTO.