Friday, May 17, 2013
Congrats to the class of 2013! Are you celebrating a graduate this year?
Seniors at St. Louis Community College-Meramec, Kirkwood High School, Vianney High School and Ursuline Academy are saying good-bye to their now-alma mater and graduating this weekend. SHARE your graduation photos and videos with Patch! Just upload them to this post. The Class of 2013 commencement ceremonies are: Patch sends congratulations to all graduates! What do you think? Do you have a graduate this year? Any other special festivities surrounding area commencements? Tell us in the comments.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Students are getting ready to graduate from high schools and universities in the Kirkwood area.
It's that time of year again: Students at both high school and college levels are getting ready for commencement in the St. Louis area. SHARE your graduation photos with Patch! Just upload them to this post. In Kirkwood, St. Louis Community College-Meramec, Kirkwood High School, Vianney High School and Ursuline Academy all have graduation ceremonies in the month of May. Patch sends congratulations to all graduates! What do you think? Do you have a graduate this year? Any other special festivities surrounding area commencements? Tell us in the comments.
Friday, May 10, 2013
The Anthony Smith Memorial 3-on-3 basketball tournament is prepping for its 5th year benefitting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and other area partners.
Anthony Smith was a graduate of Kirkwood High School in 2001. Anthony Smith played varsity basketball at Kirkwood for four years and went on to play for Loyola University in Chicago. Anthony was also diagnosed with leukemia. After battling for three years, Anthony passed away just before his 25th birthday in 2008. Anthony's twin brother, Antoine, was also a member of both Kirkwood's and Loyola's basketball teams, and has chosen to remember his brother with the Anthony Smith Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. The tournament is entering its 5th year, gearing up for games May 18. "(Antoine) wanted to bring together the divisions in Kirkwood," Lisa Wagner, a tournament organizer who graduated with the Smith brothers, told Patch. "Our goal …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
That news comes two weeks after it ranked third among top-ranked Missouri schools by U.S. News & World Report.
Different survey, different results. Two weeks ago, Kirkwood High School ranked third in Missouri in the U.S. News & World Report ranking of the best high schools in the country. Now, Newsweek has a different list, and KHS has a different position in the rankings. Newsweek's its online ranking of the top 2,000 high schools in the country puts Kirkwood as the sixth best in Missouri, with a ranking of 523 among the top 2,000. That ranking keeps Kirkwood out of Newsweek's list of the 25 best in the Midwest—a ranking that put Ladue Horton Watkins at No. 18 and Clayton High at No. 20. Ladue was ranking the No. 1 school in Missouri. Kirkwood High moved up from No. 12 in Missouri in last year's survey, when it was ranked 906 in the country. …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Robyn Rosenberger, class of '03, now lives in Seattle. See why she sews super hero capes for kids.
Robyn Rosenberger didn't leave Kirkwood High School thinking she'd be suiting up superheroes. But that's what she's doing, and she's gained worldwide notoriety for it. Publications and news outlets such as The Daily Mail in Great Britain, The Huffington Post and The Today Show have all featured Roseberger and her charity, Tiny Superheroes. The idea is simple: Rosenberger sews small capes for kids with congenital disorders, sick hearts and other illnesses as way to call attention to their bravery and their "superhero" status as they cope with illness. The New York Daily News reported that she’s sent out 300 capes to kids across the country and has gotten donations of $33 each to continue the charity mission. That was April 17. "I am …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Head Boys Basketball Coach Bill Gunn received the honor this year.
The following information was provided by the Kirkwood School District. KHS Basketball Coach Named Missouri Coach of the Year Bill Gunn, Head Boys’ Basketball Coach at Kirkwood High School, has been named as the National High School Basketball Coaches Association Missouri Coach of the Year. A committee of members of the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association (MBCA) selected Coach Gunn for this honor. He was presented with the award at the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Academic All-State banquet on April 29 at Drury University in Springfield, MO. Coach Gunn has an extensive basketball resume including working as a head coach at Cuba, Hillsboro, Northwest House Springs and currently at Kirkwood High School, where he earned his …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Kirkwood High School may soon reportedly have police conducting searches with drug-sniffing dogs.
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) According to KMOX, the Kirkwood School Board plans to review the idea of subjecting students to searches by drug-sniffing dogs at Kirkwood High School. (Read KMOX article here.) The article states that Kirkwood High School Principal Mike Havener says school board plans to open the discussion up to parents and students who can offer feedback on the idea by phone, e-mail or by attending a board meeting. Havener said the main issue is the safety of students and so far comments received by parents indicate that most favor the idea of drug-sniffing dogs, according to KMOX. What do you think about the idea? Take our Patch poll and/or post a comment below.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
The honor recognizes athletes, coaches and members of the community who contributed to sports programs at Kirkwood schools.
The Kirkwood School District inducted 28 former athletes, coaches and community members into the Athletic Hall of Fame earlier this month. At a banquet ceremony April 13, several inductees shared acceptance speeches and memories to a crowd of more than 400, according to the school district. The Hall of Fame Class of 2013 includes: Athletes: The Pioneer Award: Legendary Coaches: What do you think? Were you teammates with or coached by any of these hall of famers? Tell us in the comments. This information was provided by the Kirkwood School District.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Update: We revisit "Grace's Glendale Bus Stop," the story of a young lady who has gotten national attention for how her family has helped her overcome Down Syndrome to work a job.
Tuesday, April 2
Another holiday has come and gone and with this one, came another visit by the Easter Bunny to Grace's Glendale Bus Stop—an informal landmark in the community that has drawn regional and national attention. For the uninitiated, Grace's Glendale Bus Stop is a Facebook page focusing on literally that: A bus stop dedicated to Grace Mehan, a Glendale resident with Down Syndrome who graduated from Kirkwood High School in May 2011. The bus stop and its Facebook page were part of Grace's parents' plans to help her learn how to navigate a bus route on her own to a job in Webster Groves. The Facebook page launched nearly a year ago, on April 9, and it's been adorned with photos of local celebrities, fans, friends and neighbors who have stopped by …
Monday, April 1, 2013
The Kirkwood Board of Education has the stadium project up again on tonight's meeting agenda.
Kirkwood High School's Lyons Stadium renovation plans are on the agenda again for the Kirkwood Board of Education meeting April 1. The Board has been considering plans to revamp bleachers, add restrooms and concessions, and make Lyons Stadium ADA-compliant. After approving the $2.4 million project last December, the Board was "disappointed" with the bid responses and acted to table at the March meeting. This month, after reviewing the bids and noting none made the budget mark, the Board met with engineers and architects to attempt to tweak the project in order to come in less than the budget. The agenda says, even with the efforts to reduce costs, "these changes were not enough to bring the project within budget." The agenda adds that the …