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  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at North Glendale Elementary School in the Kirkwood School District

    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."

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  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration - Virtually on Monday, January 17

    The annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration hosted by the Meacham Park Neighborhood Improvement Association (MNIA) in partnership with the Kirkwood School District and City of Kirkwood will now be held virtually. The celebration will showcase three Kirkwood High School seniors receiving Meacham Park Scholars Awards, a merit based scholarship program. Watch the premiere of the video at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 17. For more information, visit meachamparknia.org

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  • Seven Residents File for Two Positions on Kirkwood Board of Education

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  • Kirkwood High School Students Part of Grand Prize-Winning STEAM Teams

    Kirkwood High School seniors Luke Ridenhour and Imani Noel were members of two student teams from the St. Louis area earning the S.M. Wilson Skilled Centennial Award. The SKILLED Centennial Award was created to incentivize high school students to develop an idea and inspire other students to participate in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) educational projects in their community. Two associate teams from St. Louis CAPS (Centers for Advanced Professional Studies) were chosen as the inaugural grand prize winners.

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  • An Update on KSD's Health and Safety Protocols

    On Thursday, Dec. 9, St. Louis County rescinded their mask mandate in response to a recent court order out of Jefferson City. The mask requirement in the Kirkwood School District remains in place and is not affected by the county’s action. The requirement in the Kirkwood School District is independently approved by the Board of Education and is not contingent on county health orders. Since August, the Board has reviewed and approved COVID-related health and safety plans at their regular business meetings.

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  • Kirkwood High School Performing Art Students Audition at All-State Band and All-State Orchestra Competition

    On Saturday, December 4, 22 Kirkwood High School band and orchestra students competed in the Missouri All-State Band, Orchestra and Jazz Band auditions at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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  • Three Kirkwood High School Students Earn Perfect ACT Scores

    Kirkwood High School seniors Helena Verbrugge, Sara Simkins, and Ezra Mendelson earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36. Nationally, while the actual number of students earning the top score varies from year to year, on average, less than one-tenth of 1% of students who take the ACT earns the top score.

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  • KSD Teacher Selected to Teach For America Instructional Excellence Fellowship Program

    Dr. Sheriah Mason, a first-grade teacher at Keysor Elementary School in the Kirkwood School District is one of 12 teachers selected as part of the Teacher For America (TFA) Instructional Excellence Fellowship Cohort. The Instructional Excellence Fellowship is a six-month professional development program that invests in teachers with a track record of strong student learning outcomes. The program brings together a diverse pool of effective teachers across the Greater St. Louis area to foster collaboration, share innovative practices and problem-solve around one of today’s most pressing classroom challenges, engaging all learners.

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  • NKMS Students Sell Honey and Donate Proceeds to Kirkcare

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  • KHS Art Students Donate Projects to Raise Funds for Those in Need

    Kirkwood High School students in Mr. Jason Hoeing’s Ceramics II class donated wheel-thrown pottery bowls to the Empty Bowls Project. The Empty Bowls Project is a national movement to raise money for food related charities. The handcrafted bowls donated by the KHS students will be sold at the Festival of Lights event at Kiener Plaza in downtown St. Louis on Saturday, November 20. Proceeds will help raise funds for the local chapter of Empty Bowls which supports the St. Louis Area Food Bank. St. Louis Area Food Bank supports over 400,000 people in the bi-state region with utility payment support, food, rent, and medical bills. The St. Louis chapter would like to provide some 10 million meals to neighbors this holiday season. With every dollar raised, St. Louis Area Food Bank can provide four meals.

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  • KHS Students Selected for St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Association Honor Bands

    We are thrilled to announce that the following students have been selected for the St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Association Honor Bands. This is a district level competition in which high school band students compete for selection and chair placement in the district honor concert and jazz bands. These students will rehearse with guest clinicians in November and December and perform in a concert on January 9th. Selection to these ensembles also qualifies these students to compete at the state level. They will be traveling to Columbia on December 4th to compete for selection in the Missouri All State Concert and Jazz Bands. They will have several rehearsals and a concert on January 8, 2022.

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  • Kirkwood High School Journalism Students Attend National Conference Program and Students Receive Multiple National Awards

    Students from Kirkwood High School’s (KHS) journalism programs, which include The Kirkwood Call and Pioneer yearbook joined 59 other journalism high school programs from across the country in attending the National Scholastic Press Association Pacemaker Master Class Conference in Philadelphia November 10-13. At the conference, high school journalism programs were announced for a variety of accolades. KHS’s journalism program brought home several national awards.

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  • Kirkwood High School Students Coordinate Diaper Drive Supporting St. Louis Area Diaper Bank

    Over the past several weeks, students in the Kirkwood High School Innovation Center organized a Diaper Drive with proceeds benefitting the St. Louis Area Diaper Bank. Since mid-October, KHS junior class students, led by teachers Mr. Cotta and Mrs. Doneff, collected diapers and monetary donations during KHS homeroom class periods. On Thursday, November 4, the students and teachers involved in the program presented a check for $1,040.70 to the St. Louis Area Diaper Bank. The group then helped package the over 2,000 diapers also collected during the KHS diaper drive for delivery to their recipients.

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  • Kirkwood School District Students and Alumni begin “Turkey Day Countdown” for Annual Thanksgiving Day Football Game

    In anticipation of the 2021 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.

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  • Kirkwood School District Board of Education Candidacy Filing Opens December 7

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  • Kirkwood School District Middle School Students Learn Online Safety in Childhood Smart Program

    Students at Nipher Middle School in the Kirkwood School District participated in the “Childhood Smart Program.” The program was created in partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) to help educate parents and children about computer and personal safety. William J. Shink, Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAIC) of the Secret Service St. Louis Field Office presented to students in the Nipher 6th grade Wellness classes. During the presentation, Shink shared the “NetSmartz, Online Safety” presentation that was developed by the Secret Service to share educational resources for parents and K-12 students created by NCMEC. The NetSmartz Online Safety presentation is designed for 6-8 grade students, addressing issues they may encounter online including inappropriate content, online privacy, online solicitations, and cyberbullying. “Decisions you make today on what you post will impact your outcomes in the future for college, jobs, and beyond,” said Shink. “Once you click ‘post’, it’s out there forever.”

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  • Kirkwood High School Drama Students’ Movie Production Selected in National Film Festival

    Students from Kirkwood High School’s (KHS) KH Players (drama club) submitted a student written, acted, produced, and directed film to the annual All American High School Film Festival (AAHSFF). The title of the film, “Haunted Happenings,” is a comedic look into what happens when making a supernatural reality TV show goes horribly wrong. Their movie was announced as an “Official Section” as part of the 2021 All American High School Film Festival and shown at the festival in New York City, October 8-10, 2021.

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  • Kirkwood High School Student Earns Girl Scout Gold Award

    Kirkwood High School junior Samantha Hepburn completed her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor a young lady can achieve in Girl Scouts. Samantha is a junior at Kirkwood High School. Last school year, she applied, implemented, and completed her Gold Award Project. Samantha's project was setting up a sustainable supply of feminine hygiene product for the Ritenour Food Pantry. In addition to holding a feminine hygiene drive and collecting over 14,000 pieces of product, she created a video for the pantry's website discussing the inequities in securing feminine product, and she delivered a sustainable model of acquisition so that Ritenour Food Pantry can always offer product to their clients.

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  • Kirkwood School District Recognizes National Merit Students

    The Kirkwood School District board recognized 17 seniors who were named National Merit Semifinalists and National Merit Commended Students. Pictured left to right bottom row: Jack Bauer, Maggie Klein, Merry Schlarman, Sylvia Edwards, and Helena Verbrugge. Second row: Ethan Peterson, Noah Gjelvik, Trevor Kates, Megan Glasgow, Sara Simkins, and Ezra Mendelson. Last row: Jack Edwards, Hayden Davidson, Benjamin Peter, Patrick McPheeters, and Austin Haga. Not pictured: Grace Marcus.

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  • KSD Honors the History and Celebrates the Future of the J. Milton Turner School During Community Event

    On Saturday, October 2, the Kirkwood School District held a community event to celebrate KSD’s purchase of the J. Milton Turner School. Over 200 people came out to celebrate the occasion, and participate in activities including building tours, games, a bubble bus and shaved ice. After opening remarks, alumni from the J. Milton Turner School gathered on the school steps to come together for a group photo. Pictured left to right: Josie Chambers, Linda (Ward) CayCe, Priscilla (Ward) Utley, Milton Brown, Harriet Patton, Randy J. Shed, Patricia (Hill) McGhee, Helen W. Shed, Naomi Nelson. Other alumni in attendance include: Prince Moye, Marilyn (Whittaker) Booth, and Carolyn and Anita Ellerson.

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