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Roosevelt on the rise after years of struggle

Trey Porter went on a quest. He needed pads. The second-year football coach at Roosevelt High, Porter began preseason workouts with 50 players in his ...

After dismal 2017 season, Roosevelt High School posts amazing turnaround  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

ST. LOUIS - Perseverance pays off for a local high school football team. At one point last year, Roosevelt High School only had one uniform -- a rules violation in ...

Nshimiyimana pushes Roosevelt to new heights with leadership skills

The Roosevelt boys soccer team was in need of a push.

Old Picker's Cemetery

Children in part of South City have long exchanged stories of ghosts haunting Roosevelt High School. The school building is on the site of a former cemetery, ...

Suspended St. Louis student settles case after lost school year

Schools discipline students and put them in alternative education programs, which are often of different and lower quality, experts say.

Spotlight: 51 years later, the story of 3 Roosevelt High seniors murdered at Meramec River clubhouse  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Suspect in triple homicide later shot to death, as was hood tied to suspect's slaying.

Porter reshapes Roosevelt one piece at a time

Trey Porter brought the country to South City. The new Roosevelt football coach, Porter conducted his first official preseason practice at the program's helm ...

Week 8 games to watch | High School Football

Just two weeks remain in the 2018 high school football regular season. Here's a look at some of the top matchups in the area.

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson to visit St. Louis on Friday  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

ST. LOUIS - Missouri Governor Mike Parson will spend Friday in St. Louis. He will join St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson and Kansas City Mayor Sly James touring ...

School takes no action after student receives death threat  KSDK

One mom said a high school student made death threats against her daughter and she has the tape to prove it. And yet no one's doing anything. That desperate ...

Freshman sues St. Louis Public Schools for telling him to take online classes after suspension

ST. LOUIS • A freshman at Roosevelt High School is suing St. Louis Public Schools after the district suspended him from the school's Virtual Learning Center in ...

Rest in peace, unless the cemetery closes | Post-Dispatch Archives

Sometimes, buried bodies can't rest in peace. As St. Louis grew, congregations formed new cemeteries, and sometimes had to move old ones.

Gov. Parson meets with mayors of St. Louis, Kansas City  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

ST. LOUIS – Missouri Governor Mike Parson spent Friday in St. Louis along with Kansas City Mayor Sly James and St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson to tour ...

Parents frustrated after SLPS baseball, softball programs reduced without notice

ST.LOUIS, Mo. ( St. Louis Public School parents say they were kept in the dark about the district's decision to scale back on their high school ...

In-school clinic at Roosevelt High in St. Louis gets good marks

The first full-time school clinic in the area opened this year and is operated by the Mercy health care system.

Roosevelt High School student charged after fight at school involving guns

A teacher secured the student and confiscated the gun, police said.

Roosevelt High teacher's surgeries to remove keloids are going well  St. Louis American

St. Louis teacher Tony Perkins will undergo a third surgery in the coming weeks to remove more keloids.

Former inmate and gang member speaks to students, encourages them to make better choices than he did

The father of five goes by Yoshi. He's taking part in Better Family Life's St. Louis-Stand Up High school tour. He told his life story to students at Roosevelt High ...

Virtual Education Is Increasingly a Big Profit Center. But at What Cost to Students?  Riverfront Times

L.W. had just begun his freshman year at Roosevelt High School in September 2014 when he got into a fight with a group of seniors in the cafeteria. Police were ...

One Roosevelt athlete helps pave new life for family

ST. LOUIS — When you look at the Roosevelt Roughriders starters on offense, you can't help but notice the big fella in the middle of them all, Alex Mugisha.

Undermanned Confluence holds off revived Roosevelt

Rory Seals paused to collect himself. The Confluence Prep football coach, Seals had just watched his Titans put together an inconsistent effort. Penalties and ...

SLPS settles with family of suspended student | Local News  St. Louis American

In a first-of-its-kind decision that could have implications for students across Missouri, a parent represented by the organization Legal Services of Eastern ...

Decades after dropping out, another chance at a high school diploma – through St. Louis libraries  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

'I (studied) on my lunch hour, came home and cooked dinner for my family and then shut the door and studied,' said Erin Fendler of south St. Louis County.

Virtual schools offer students another option, but questions persist

A bill allowing a virtual school option in Missouri is awaiting action from Gov. Jay Nixon.

Cougars Host Holiday Tournament Dec. 26-28 | South County Times  Times Newspapers

Despite a 2-4 start, Affton High School Coach Jay Laue envisions a brighter new year for his boys basketball squad.

Roosevelt HS experience the reality of drunken driving

Valuable lesson learned at Roosevelt HS today through the mock accident: drinking & driving has deadly consequences.

KCMO Mayor James asks Gov. Parson for help with Pre-K funding  WDAF FOX4 Kansas City

ST. LOUIS – Missouri Governor Mike Parson spent Friday in St. Louis along with Kansas City Mayor Sly James and St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson to tour ...

Two health clinics open in north St. Louis County high schools

Health clinics opened Monday at two high schools in north St. Louis County, following a trend of school-based care to address racial and geographic disparities ...

HAMILTON's EduHam Continues In St. Louis  Broadway World

The innovative educational program that debuted at HAMILTON on Broadway will continue in St. Louis on Wednesday, April 11 when 3900 students and ...

Past its time? Urban baseball struggles to make a comeback  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

(FIRST OF TWO PARTS). Nearly 45,000 fans filed into Busch Stadium on April 15, Jackie Robinson Day in Major League Baseball. They watched the Cardinals, ...

On a drizzly Saturday in Bolivar, Missouri's new governor marks 100 days in office  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

BOLIVAR • Dressed in socks, a John Deere sweatshirt and blue jeans, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson gazed out of a window of his rural Polk County home Saturday ...

St. Charles West 55, St. Charles 54 | St. Charles High School

St. Charles West's Trent Champagne (10) puts up a shot against St. Charles, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at St. Charles High School in St. Charles, Mo. Michael ...

Otha Myles, MD joins DOORWAYS Board | People on the Move  St. Louis American

Otha Myles, M.D. joined the Board of Directors of DOORWAYS. Dr. Myles works as a medical specialist at St. Luke's LLC. He is also the founder, president, and ...

Kairos Academies wins sponsorship to open charter school in south St. Louis  St. Louis Public Radio

Two former Teach For America corps members will have a chance to bring a different model of public education to a part of south St. Louis they say is.

Illinois Class 7A quarterfinal:Mount Carmel 29, East St. Louis 19

East St. Louis running back Treven Swingler (10) breaks a tackle against Mt.Carmel's Daniel Morales (21) in a 7A quarterfinal state playoff game at Gatley ...

2018-19 Preseason Girls National High School Rankings  FloWrestling

USA Wrestling, FloWrestling and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum are again partnered to create its preseason national rankings for high school ...

Impending closure of Beaumont High tells a larger story

When he started as a freshman, he didn't expect his senior year to start off this way: filing into a 2,250-seat auditorium for the back-to-school assembly, with no ...

New Casper pottery studio offers a community in clay  Casper Star-Tribune Online

Pottery is a way for electrical engineer Chris Kost to be creative, he said. The symmetry required to shape clay on a wheel draws him to the art.

Class 4 District 3 championship: MICDS 25, Hazelwood East 14 | Hazelwood East

MICDS' Graham Bundy Jr. (5) runs the ball in for a score during a Class 4 playoff game at SLUH on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at SLUH in St. Louis, Mo.

St. Louis Public Schools says it's owed $42 million from charter schools

The district's Special Administrative Board argues that the Missouri education department is violating the 1999 Desegregation Settlement Agreement in how it ...

Movers & Shakers: Earnest Hart Jr.  Ladue News

Earnest Hart Jr., a four-time world-class martial arts champion, was just 22 years old when he won his first kickboxing title, in 1977.

Truancy officers work with families, schools to get absent students back to class  St. Louis Public Radio

Charles Robinson's morning is already upended. With a rap on the wooden door of his small office, he learns the mother of a child in his caseload overdosed.

To get students' minds in check, more schools are trying chess

New program for football players in urban high schools is latest in an explosion of programs in St. Louis area schools.

School health clinics are growing in number in St. Louis region

School-based health clinics provide disease management care, physicals, immunizations, behavioral counseling, sexually transmitted infection screenings and ...

Legends of Winter Classic championship: Cardinal Ritter 58, Soldan 55

Luther Burden of Cardinal Ritter goes up for a shot against Elijah Bishop of Soldan in the Legends of Winter Classic championship on Sunday, December 30, ...

Robert E. Warfel, 69, Arnold  Leader Publications

Robert E. Warfel, 69, of Arnold died Sept. 23, 2018, in Arnold. Mr. Warfel was a CNC operator with Intertherm/Nordyne. A graduate of Roosevelt High School and ...

Chess in school keeps learners engaged

Many have noted St. Louis' meteoric rise to international prominence in the game of chess. Visit the city's Central West End and you are more likely to bump into ...

Audrey Hoch, 92  Grand Island Independent

Audrey B. Hoch, 92, of Grand Island, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at Good Samaritan Society in Grand Island. Funeral *service* will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, ...

Dr. Allen Hahn, 1933-2018  Columbia Daily Tribune

Dr. Allen W. Hahn, 84, of Columbia passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at home surrounded by his family. Celebration of Life services will be held at First ...

Educators earn honors for excellence | Local News  St. Louis American

Eight area educators will receive general awards for excellence at the St. Louis American Foundation's Salute to Excellence in Education at America's Center on ...

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis announces 2016 Alumni Hall of Honor Inductees

The group of men and women were celebrated during the club's Annual Recognition event where staff, board members, volunteers and other supporters are ...

Lutheran North football team issues the 'Buckle Up Phone Down' challenge

Head Coach Carl Reed and the Lutheran North Crusaders have taken on MoDOT's “Buckle Up Phone Down” pledge. They are challenging Hazelwood Central, ...

Troy falls just short while Hillsboro slams way to group title at Leadoff Classic

TROY, MO. • The Troy softball team ran out of time Saturday.

Facing continued enrollment declines, St. Louis Public Schools will close two more schools

Cote Brilliante and Langston will join the list of about 16 St. Louis Public schools that have closed since 2008.

Two Hazelwood Central High students arrested after police find handguns in car

The incident happened Wednesday afternoon in the school parking lot.

Mother of murdered teen speaks out against violence; 'coping day-by-day'

Mother speaks out for the first time since her 19 year old son was murdered in the Shaw neighborhood in early December.

57 years later, former St. Louis woman recalls 'polite' Elvis

Kathy Orio was Roosevelt High freshman when she met 'The King.'

Once-lagging neighborhood schools now drive improvement at St. Louis Public Schools

Schools still trail the district's more elite magnet schools, but an infusion of support and greater oversight appear to be yielding results.

As Cherokee Street Faces Its Future, Crime Remains a Major Concern  Riverfront Times

You can tell how long someone has lived in the Cherokee neighborhood by how they pronounce the street name. Newcomers punch the first syllable (as...

Synagogue pews find new life in high school wood shop project

Last year, as Congregation Temple Israel was renovating its sanctuary, one of the bigger challenges was what to do with the old pews — the largest ones 28 feet ...

Vedad Ibisevic, Who Grew Up in St. Louis, Scores Bosnia's First-Ever World Cup Goal  Riverfront Times

Vedad Ibisevic, who attended Roosevelt High School and Saint Louis University, scored the first-ever FIFA World Cup goal for Bosnia-Herzegovina national ...

A way back for Missouri teens who opt out of foster care?

Mynecia Taylor, 18, a senior at Roosevelt High School, calls her tutor to see if they can meet up for an ACT study session on Jan. 6, 2013, at her apartment at the ...

February 21 National Girls High School Wrestling Rankings  FloWrestling

The National Girls High School Rankings for February 21, 2018 have been released, recognizing the top high school girl wrestlers in the nation. It is the fourth ...

Life Story: Florine “Flo” Penrod, 77, of Pevely  Leader Publications

The way Flo Penrod, a “tiny fierce redhead,” lived her life was a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, her family members say. |

Read the latest St. Louis high school sports, high school athlete stats, high school schedules, recruiting news, photos and video from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch ...

Bosnian community in St. Louis bursting with pride in anticipation of soccer game

ST. LOUIS • As hostess of the popular authentic Bosnian restaurant Grbic's, Erna Grbic said she rarely uses her native language and might seat 150 guests on ...

SLPS teacher crowd-funding surgery to remove keloids  St. Louis American

Antony Perkins developed his first keloid at age nine. Keloids are raised, lumpy, overgrown scar tissue that appears after a cut, burn or other trauma to the skin ...

High lead levels found in drinking fountains at some St. Louis schools  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Preliminary results from tests conducted this summer have revealed lead contamination in water found in a number of buildings throughout St. Louis Public ...

National Girls High School Rankings (Jan. 31): No Changes At The Top  FloWrestling

The national girls high school rankings for January 31 have been released, recognizing the top high school girl wrestlers in the nation. It is the second ranking of ...

Vashon and Sumner Homecoming game | High Schools

The way the alumni tell it, the annual homecoming football game between Sumner and Vashon high schools has no rival.

Mother defends son who unfurled a ‘Trump 2020 Keep America Great!’ banner at basketball game  Daily Mail

A Minnesota mother has defended her son and his friends for displaying a pro-Trump banner at a high school boys basketball game on Tuesday night, after the ...

Remembering the Tinkers' protest, 50 years later

It's been 50 years since Des Moines students took a historic stand for free speech.

Police ID man found fatally shot in Tower Grove East

Man died at a St. Louis hospital of a gunshot wound, police say.

A life well lived: Stories from the first graduating class in celebration of its 50th reunion  UMSL Daily

By Bob Samples and Marisol Ramirez. A circuit judge, a social studies teacher, wife to a mayor, a scientist in an engineering lab and a man that sold Christmas ...

Miller Career tops Gateway STEM for PHL title

As Gateway STEM defensive back C.J. Perkins laid unmoving on the turf, fans unaware of the situation behind the Miller Career Academy sideline were still ...

Bayless Bronchos vs. Lincoln College Prep Tigers

What: Class 2 boys soccer state semifinal. When, where: 2 p.m. Friday, Soccer Park, Fenton. Records, rankings: Bayless, 21-4-2, No.

Justice Story: 'Die, my daughter, die!' An old-world 'honor killing' in modern St. Louis  New York Daily News

Like many teenagers, Tina Isa didn't listen to her parents. They lived in different worlds, in effect.

St. Louis aldermen pass resolution remembering Anthony Lamar Smith, angering police  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ST. LOUIS • As the city continued to grapple with protests over the acquittal of former police officer Jason Stockley, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen on Friday ...

Bond-Allen, Tami LaChelle  Herald & Review

DECATUR -- Tami LaChelle Bond-Allen, 32, of Moline Acres, MO formerly of Decatur passed away on Friday, February 5, 2016.

Festus puts inexperience aside to sweep Class 3 team titles

The Festus High boys cross country team probably didn't need any more motivation Saturday — but it got some anyway at Oak Hills Golf Center in Jefferson City.

Teen charged with stabbing of Jennings high school basketball player

JENNINGS • An 18-year-old Jennings Senior High School student has been criminally charged after police say he stabbed one of the school's basketball ...

Oregon State Recruiting Recap 3/21: Recent Offers on the Recruiting Trail for Beaver Football  Building the Dam

The new Oregon State coaching staff wrapped up an underrated, but an impressive recovery to their 2018 class by the time National Signing Day arrived on ...

Boys & Girls Clubs turns 50 | Black History  St. Louis American

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis (BGCSTL) is celebrating a pivotal and significant milestone this 2017 – its 50th year of *service* to countless boys and ...

Gateway STEM: Antonio Cunningham

Academic rank • 40 of 259. Sports • Football. Academic bio • Honor roll; St. Louis Public Schools Scholar Athlete award. Athletic bio • Public High League ...

Brentwood High School student charged for having gun on school bus

Joshua Moreno, 18, of the 2100 block of Parkridge Ave., was charged Friday in St. Louis County Circuit Court with unlawful use of a weapon. In Missouri, it is a.

From Tossin' Ted to financial empowerment | Business News  St. Louis American

Hip-hop artists are notoriously focused on their “paper” – on their finances – so it's fitting that Ted Thornton landed his job as a financial empowerment specialist ...

St. Joseph's: Hannah Gruensfelder

Academic rank • 13 of 119. Sports • Volleyball, soccer. Academic bio • Beta Chi Science Fair ribbon winner; Ohio State National Buckeye Award; National Honor ...

Rahn Ramey succumbs to cancer | Living It  St. Louis American

Comedian and St. Louis native Francis Ronald “Rahn” Ramey passed away early Sunday morning, June 9, 2013, after a battle with cancer at the age of 56.

Cleveland NJROTC: David Le

Academic rank • 1 of 60. Sports • Soccer, tennis. Academic bio • Cleveland JROTC unit Honor Cadet Award (four years, awarded for having highest GPA); honor ...

School engineer races against clock  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Time change Sunday means resetting clocks in St. Louis Public's 68 schools, a task that falls on one man.

Portell comes up big, leads St. Pius X back to state

Kaylee Portell couldn't help but flex after she showed off her arm.

Nesbitt helps Lutheran North to season sweep of Lutheran South

CREVE COEUR • Jordan Nesbitt asserted his physical dominance Saturday to help the Lutheran North boys basketball team top Lutheran South 71-63 and ...

A senior year mostly lost for a Normandy honor student

WELLSTON • Cameron Hensley is an honors student at Normandy High School with plans for college. But this year his school quit offering honors courses.

Murdered St. Louis woman was unintended target of gang violence, charges say

Kenisha Davis was shot in a car and taken to a hospital where she died.

St. Joseph's near-perfect in knocking off six-time defending state champion Lafayette

FRONTENAC • Madison Gresham envisioned it. Her teammates on the St. Joseph's volleyball team did too. During a team breakfast at the home of injured ...

Triple threat: Lindbergh juniors enjoying life on and off the court

SAPPINGTON • Karen and Tim Baudendistel thought they had it all figured out.

Francis Howell: Mikayla Hardy

Academic rank • 2 of 483. Sports • Volleyball. Academic bio • National Merit Scholarship-Commended Scholar; FHHS Golden Helmet Award; American ...

The Loop NFL Picks: Wild Card Weekend  St. Paul Pioneer Press

Chicago Bears defensive back Deon Bush (26) grabs the face mask of Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen during the first half of an NFL football ...

Tower Grove residents rally to save school building

District might tear down Shenandoah Elementary School, a Spanish revival building near Tower Grove Park.

Clayton: Gabby Boeger

Academic rank • N/A. Sports • Cross country, soccer. Academic bio • National Honors Society, academic all-state cross country, TEAMS. Athletic bio ...

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