Saturday, December 22, 2012
Students of North Kirkwood Middle School honor the memory of Sandy Hook Elementary students by wearing green and white.
Students of North Kirkwood Middle School showed their support for Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT, last week by swapping red for green. Thursday was Green and White Day at NKMS as seen in this photo that has quickly accrued Likes on the school's Facebook page.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
A group with the mission to empower Kirkwood youth hopes students and parents will attend the event tonight at North Kirkwood Middle School at 7 p.m.
The following article was submitted by Peer2Peer (P2P) Alliance. Meet and hear the stories of recent high school graduates who are in recovery and living alcohol- and drug-free lives during this panel event entitled, “The Experience of Addiction & Recovery” on Wednesday, November 7th, 7 – 8:30 pm at North Kirkwood Middle School, 11289 Manchester Rd, Kirkwood, MO 63122 and sponsored by Peer2Peer, a newly formed alliance in Kirkwood. Facilitated by Dr. Chris Ohlemeyer, a local pediatrician, these young adults will honestly discuss their personal experiences and the challenges they faced as they dealt with their addictions. Both students and parents can benefit from the insights of these youth and how parental intervention helped them on the …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
A horse was found grazing at North Kirkwood Middle School. Luckily School Resource Officer Yvonne Bonner was there to take the reins.
A strange incident occurred last week at North Kirkwood Middle Schoo which proves a school resource officer must wear many hats. Officials found a lost horse grazing in front of the school Sept. 5. Fortunately, School Resource Officer Yvonne Bonner has experience with horses. She rode the animal safely home and back to its barn, the school says on its Facebook page. The post on the school's wall has garnered at least 79 likes and 23 comments. One poster describes the events in more detail: "For all concerned, Officer Bonner rounded up the horse with the help of staff who were working on the grounds of NKMS. She says she radioed for a patrol car, and wound up with something to tie to the horse to begin the walk home. She then rode the horse…
Friday, June 15, 2012
Within days of retiring from Keysor Elementary due to failing health, Lamont Adams lost his wife and was hospitalized with serious heart problems.
Teachers, parents and students at Keysor Elementary in Kirkwood are rallying around one of their own. Longtime custodian Lamont Adams retired at the end of the school year due to health problems. One day later, as he was returning to share in an end-of-the-year barbecue with school staff, Adams went into cardiac arrest. Then two days later, while still in ICU, he lost his wife of nearly 30 years. Yvonne Adams, who also was in poor health, died before her husband ever awoke. She was buried June 2. The news hit Adams’ friends back in Kirkwood hard. “He is part of our family,” said former Keysor teacher Tricia Gaines, who has helped organize visits and phone calls to Adams, now recuperating in a rehabilitation center near his home in Cahokia…
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Today eighth graders will tour KHS as part of a program to ease the adjustment to high school. What better time than to relive the defining teen moment?
Today Kirkwood School District eighth graders will get a sneak peek of what it's like to be a freshman at Kirkwood High School. At 12:30 p.m., North Kirkwood Middle School and Nipher Middle School eighth grade students will be transported via bus to Kirkwood High School where they will have an opportunity to tour the KHS campus and have lunch with administrators and staff they likely will have as incoming freshman. "The transition from middle school to high school is a big adjustment for many students," the district says in a statement. "Staff and administrators developed the program to assist students with the transition and ease angst for the beginning of their freshman year." In honor of the big move, we're asking readers to share their…
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Barry Crook is the newest Peabody Energy Leaders in Education award winner.
The following article was submitted by the Kirkwood School District. Barry Crook, Library Media Specialist at North Kirkwood Middle School, was named a Peabody Logos Leader in Education for the 2011-12 school year, and awarded $1,000 for his compassion and commitment to students. On Tuesday, he was surprised by Maureen Moore, of Peabody Energy, who presented him with a large check as the newest Peabody Energy Leaders in Education award winner. Crook was unaware of what was happening. “I saw some kids and Mr. Cochran come in to the library and thought, what’s going on? Is there a fire drill? Then I saw everyone smiling and the TV camera and figured out it was for something good,” Crook said. NKMS principal Tim Cochran said Crook was very …
Friday, April 6, 2012
Students living in Des Peres' Wyndemere Subdivision have been reassigned to Westchester Elementary and North Kirkwood Middle schools.
Beginning next school year, parents in Des Peres' Wyndemere Subdivision will no longer have to pay $400 to have their children bussed to the Kirkwood elementary and middle schools closest to their homes. The Kirkwood School Board approved the reassignment of students living in the subdivision to attend Westchester Elementary and North Kirkwood Middle schools beginning next school year. Children currently are assigned to Tillman Elementary and Nipher Middle schools. Executive Director of Student Services Shirleas Washington recommended the reassignment to the Kirkwood School Board Monday night. The recommendation is "due to proximity and convenience of the parents," Washington says in a memo to Kirkwood School District Superintendent Tom …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Matthew Conroy of North Kirkwood Middle School will compete in the 2012 Missouri Geography Bee.
The following article was submitted by the Kirkwood School District. The National Geographic Society notified Matthew Conroy, a seventh-grade student at North Kirkwood Middle School, that he is one of the semifinalists to compete in the 2012 Missouri Geography Bee, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek. Matthew will compete in the State Geography Bee to be held at the University of Missouri in Columbia March 30. He is among the 100 Missouri students in grades 4-8 who were invited to compete at the state level. The state winner will receive $100, the Complete National Geographic on DVD, and a trip to Washington, D.C., to represent Missouri in the national finals in May.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Three candidates running for school board met at a public forum Monday night. The forum was sponsored by the League of Women Voters.
Three candidates running for the Kirkwood School Board answered questions on a variety of topics from residents at a public forum Monday night at North Kirkwood Middle. At the forum, organized by the League of Women Voters, over 80 people showed up to ask their candidates their stance on several issues, ranging from sex education to budget cuts, to half-day kindergarten, among other topics. The candidates present were Sara King, Scott Anderson and incumbent Andy Stewart. Candidate Hamid R. Hamrah, whose name is on the ballot, announced in February that he was withdrawing his candidacy for the school board. His name, however, will remain on the ballot. Attendees filled out pieces of paper with questions. The questions were given to the …
Monday, March 5, 2012
Candidates will discuss issues tonight at North Kirkwood Middle. Watch the forum live through Patch.
Tonight, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., candidates running for the Kirkwood School Board will meet with residents in a forum moderated by representatives from the League of Women Voters. The event will take place at the cafeteria of North Kirkwood Middle. Two seats of the Kirkwood School Board will be decided at the April 3 municipal election. The two board members whose terms expire this year are John Glunt and Andy Stewart. Glunt is not seeking re-election. The candidates vying for the open seats are incumbent Andy Stewart, Scott Anderson and Sara King. In February, candidate Hamid R. Hamrah announced that he was withdrawing his candidacy from the school board. His name, however, will appear on the ballot. To watch the forum, tune in to our …