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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 ...

2 students taken to the hospital after car hits Roosevelt High School bus

The two students were looked at by first responders on the scene before being taken to the hospital.

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. Roosevelt High ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

Roosevelt High School student charged after fight at school involving guns

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

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...

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.

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.

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 ...

Missouri governor and mayors of St. Louis and Kansas City focus on relationships  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ST. LOUIS • As Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, Kansas City Mayor Sly James and Mayor Lyda Krewson toured St. Louis on Friday, the discussions at each stop ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

A black man in a white lab coat  St. Louis American

Part of a year-long series, presented by The American and the Brown School at Washington University, about changing the narratives and outcomes of young ...

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 ...

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 ...

Challengers push for change, target incumbent in race for president of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Three Democrats running for President of the St. Louis Board of Alderman appeared at a forum hosted by the St. Louis Press Club on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 at ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Class 4A Belleville West Regional, first round: O'Fallon 46, Belleville East 44

Khalifah Muhammad of Belleville East takes a shot as Caleb Burton and Shaun Riley of O'Fallon defend during the Class 4A Collinsville Regional on Monday, ...

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

Charles Robinson, right, a deputy juvenile officer in the St. Louis Family Court's truancy unit, leaves Roosevelt High School with one of the students in his ...

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, ...

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.

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.

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, ...

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, ...

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 ...

Remembering a hero: St. Louis pilot's WWII sacrifice to be honored  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Though they never met, Tony Foulds of Sheffield, England, has never forgotten 1st Lt. John Kriegshauser of St. Louis.

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.

Edwardsville, Triad take aim on advancing past dual sectionals

The Edwardsville High wrestling team has won eight consecutive Southwestern Conference championships and eight successive Class 3A regional titles.

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.'

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ... |

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 ...

Celebrating Ateliers  Ladue News

A freewheeling artist's studio program here turns 10 this year – with a commemorative celebration.

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 ...

Salute Kacy Seals: 'It all boils down to our kids'  St. Louis American

Years ago, Kacy Seals remembers an acquaintance laughed at her when she said she wanted to be the principal of her alma mater, Central Visual and ...

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 ...

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.

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

ST. LOUIS • A St. Louis gang member and suspected heroin dealer charged with murdering a woman in February told a witness she was not his intended target, ...

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 ...

Will $50 prompt a family to save for college?

Early-start college savings programs aim to prompt low-income parents to save.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Tower Grove residents rally to save school building

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

The Loop Ten: 3-18-19 Press

Lori Loughlin, left, and Felicity Huffman are among at least 40 people indicted in a sweeping college admissions bribery scandal. Both were charged with ...

Getting a second chance  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Abandoned at 14, Jeremy Williams found a mentor who helped save his life.

Remembering the Tinkers' protest, 50 years later

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

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 ...

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 ...

St. Louis teens fill summer time with news writing  SuburbanJournals

The program, run by StudioSTL, seeks to support young writers with one-on-one help.

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.

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 ...

De Smet: Colin Donovan

Academic rank • 5 of 186. Sports • Cross country, track and field. Academic bio • Scholar Athlete Award for all eight seasons (above 3.5 GPA); First Honors all ...

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 ...

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.

Miller Career ready for another run at state

The Miller Career girls basketball team enters the state semifinals this weekend hoping the third time is the charm.

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.

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.

Family, friends mourn two Liberian teens who drowned in Meramec  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ST. LOUIS • Mark Thompson remembers Henry Manu and Samuel Neal debating who was a better basketball player, LeBron James or Stephen Curry.

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 ...

Carnahan 12, Soldan 7 | Carnahan High School |

Dontrelle Busby tossed two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter on Saturday to lead Carnahan to a 12-7 come-from-behind Public High League victory ...

Valmeyer 13, Steeleville 0 | Steeleville

Valmeyer's Michael Chism (right) and Tyler Kempfer celebrate after a baseball game at Valmeyer High School on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in Valmeyer, Ill. Paul ...

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.

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.

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 ...

When parents can't afford school supplies, teachers step up  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Depending on where students attend school, St. Louis area families can spend anywhere from $10 to $110 and more this time of year for back-to-school ...

Missouri ranks 10th in high school graduation rate. Is that as good as it sounds?  St. Louis Public Radio

An NPR report shows Missouri's high school graduation rate increased five percentage points between 2011 and 2013, good enough to rank 10th in the country.

Analysis | The Daily 202: Senate GOP forging ahead with Kavanaugh vote today shows why Ford sought to stay silent  The Washington Post

With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve. THE BIG IDEA: The decision by Senate Republicans to vote this morning to advance Brett Kavanaugh's nomination ...

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