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Baton Rouge student named best in United States at Microsoft Excel  WAFB

A Baton Rouge student bested hundreds of thousands of students out of a single skill: Microsoft Excel.



Expelled 'Mr. Lee High' in Baton Rouge kicked out of his graduation ceremony: 'It's just not fair'  The Advocate

Six months after he was expelled from Lee High, Charlie Stephens got kicked out of school one last time, so to speak.



Expulsion of popular Lee High senior unanimously upheld by East Baton Rouge School Board  The Advocate

The expulsion of the president of student government and the student voted “Mr. Lee High” was upheld Thursday in a unanimous decision by the East Baton ...



Expelled Lee High student government president will get rare hearing for second chance  The Advocate

The president of student government and the student voted “Mr. Lee High” was recently expelled from the prominent Baton Rouge public high school, but he's ...



Baton Rouge High School and IBM Partner to Bring Computer Science to Students  Government Technology

Students are trained in computer coding, engineering and other related fields that could land jobs with the tech giant.



Baton Rouge High teacher dies attempting to assist in crash on Mississippi roadway  FOX 8 Live WVUE

A beloved Baton Rouge High School teacher died Monday afternoon as she was attempting to assist other motorists involved in a crash on I-55 in Copiah ...



Check out the Baton Rouge high school basketball top 10s  The Advocate

1. Madison Prep (24-7) and Walker (21-9): So hard to separate these two teams at this point. Yes, they have some losses but also big wins. Class 3A MPA beat ...



Baton Rouge private school teacher arrested, accused of molesting and choking two female students  The Advocate

A teacher at a private high school in Baton Rouge was arrested Tuesday after officials issued a warrant detailing accusations he had molested and choked two ...



Baton Rouge private school teacher accused of molesting female students  The Advocate

A teacher at a private Baton Rouge high school has been fired and a warrant issued for his arrest after accusations he molested two female students.



'Promise' of college, good job promoted Monday to Baton Rouge high school students  The Advocate

Kendrall Webb rolled her wheelchair to the front of the room Monday morning and posed a question to a panel of leaders of Baton Rouge colleges and ...



Layoffs OK'd for East Baton Rouge schools, but Warren Drake 'confident' cuts can be avoided  The Advocate

After a lengthy debate, the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board on Thursday agreed to give Superintendent Warren Drake authority to lay off employees, but ...



Check out the Baton Rouge high school football Super 10  The Advocate

1. University (6-0): Tack on another win, this one a 51-14 victory over District 6-3A rival Brusly, to the Cubs' growing list of accomplishments. It was another big ...



Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School has its first ring ceremony for seniors  The Advocate

The inaugural graduating class of Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School took its first step toward graduation with a ring ceremony on April 17 at St.



Tara High in line for hardwood gym floor, replacing original 1970 floor  The Advocate

After the current basketball season wraps up soon, Tara High School likely won't have to play hoops on its current surface ever again.



Check out the Baton Rouge high school volleyball Super 10  The Advocate

1. Dutchtown (36-7): A No. 3 playoff seed in the always stacked Division I playoff bracket is notable for the Griffins. DHS finished 4-1 in The Dunham School's ...



New schools mask enrollment declines at most Baton Rouge public schools  The Advocate

Thanks to the creation of four new charter schools, East Baton Rouge Parish public schools collectively have more students this year than they did last year, but ...



Funeral services announced for Baton Rouge coach who died tragically in Florida  FOX 8 Live WVUE

A Baton Rouge high school released tragic news about its track and field coach.



LHSAA boys gymnastics: Baton Rouge High wins fifth straight boys state title  The Advocate

Baton Rouge High School won its fifth straight boys gymnastics state overall team title to send retiring coach Kevin Nee out a winner. The Bulldogs won the ...



Twenty-six National Merit scholarships winners from Baton Rouge area announced  The Advocate

Ninety-three graduating seniors in Louisiana, all but a few of them from the southern part of the state, are receiving scholarships ranging from $500 to $2000 a ...



Still waiting on equipment, students, scheduling, a new career high school opens in Baton Rouge  The Advocate

A newly constructed, $17 million career high school opened its doors last week but is still waiting on much of the equipment needed for its training programs ...



Six Baton Rouge students earn National Merit scholarships; see list here  The Advocate

Six Baton Rouge high school seniors have been named National Merit Scholarship winners, chosen from more than 15000 finalists nationally to each receive a ...



Baton Rouge High accepting nominations for the reboot of its Athletic Hall of Fame  The Advocate

The Baton Rouge High School Athletic Hall of Fame is getting a new start and nominations for a 2019 induction class will be accepted between Sept. 3 and Oct.



Baton Rouge High girls, Broadmoor boys win Alan Brown Invitational track meet  The Advocate

The Baton Rouge High School girls and the Broadmoor boys each took comfortable team wins Thursday night at the Alan Brown Invitational track meet held at ...



Official: 14-year-old student arrested, accused of setting fire in Tara High bathroom  WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A student has been arrested for starting a fire at a Baton Rouge high school Friday, authorities said.



National magnet schools group names Drake superintendent of the year  The Advocate

A national organization of magnet schools has named Warren Drake as its superintendent of the year for the expansion of magnet schools in Baton Rouge ...



Zachary High School band members set records as they participate in honor bands  The Advocate

Each year in December, hundreds of students show up at local high schools and play prepared music and scales for a panel of judges in hopes that they will be.



'Neck,' complete with vulgar LSU chant, turns up at Baton Rouge high school volleyball game  The Advocate

LSU students brought back a vulgar chant last weekend, and Baton Rouge high school students followed suit from the stands of a volleyball game.



Repair cost at flooded Glen Oaks High increases, FEMA to pay most of added $2.1 million  The Advocate

The cost of repairing and rebuilding flooded Glen Oaks High School has increased $2.1 million as workers race to get the north Baton Rouge high school ready ...



Baton Rouge mourns loss of choir teacher, church music director  WAFB

Baton Rouge Magnet High reported Sunday that its choir teacher, Robbie Giroir, had passed away.



Photos: Baton Rouge High takes team titles, others excel at Capital City Swim League meet  The Advocate

Baton Rouge High School swept the boys and girls team titles at the final regular season Capital City Swim League meet on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at Crawfish ...



Report: Student accused of having loaded gun on campus says he was afraid after brother got shot  WAFB

A student was found with a loaded gun on the campus of a Baton Rouge high school Wednesday, according to court documents.



Sheriff awards scholarships to local graduates  thewestsidejournal.com

West Baton Rouge Sheriff Mike Cazes awarded scholarships to four local graduates during a ceremony Tuesday, May 14.



Sweet smell of success: Istrouma students enter candle-making business in time for Valentine's Day  The Advocate

For your special Valentine, Istrouma High students are selling sweet-smelling candles the teens made themselves, all the while learning a lesson in dollars and ...



Former Capitol star Seimone Augustus selected to National High School Hall of Fame  The Advocate

Former Capitol High and LSU basketball star Seimone Augustus has been selected for induction into the National High School Hall of Fame in her first year of ...



LSU's Javonte Smart on 'middleman' Shannon Forman in Will Wade saga: 'I don't have any comment'  The Advocate

The man who heard out LSU basketball coach Will Wade's “strong-ass offer” for a recruit, believed to be Javonte Smart, is family friend Shannon Forman Sr., ...



Enrollment grows in East Baton Rouge schools after first few days, but some schools still down  The Advocate

Baton Rouge public schools have steadily added students since school started Aug. 9, easing early fears of a sizable enrollment decline. Even so, overall ...



Tall tales: Meet these two nearly 7-foot Baton Rouge high school basketball players  The Advocate

Ethaniel Rizan is on a competitive paintball team. Derick Hamilton grew up watching the NBA, but never played on a basketball team until ninth grade.



Baton Rouge high school quarterback gunned down ahead of graduation, no suspects or motive  ABC News

Police have no suspects and no motive in the deadly shooting of an 18-year-old high school quarterback in Baton Rouge, police said. Bryant Lee, the "intelligent ...



EBR School Board green-lights $16 million more in repairs for flooded Glen Oaks High School  The Advocate

Seventeen months after the Great Flood of 2016 and five months after students and staff returned to a temporary campus, Glen Oaks High School is finally set to ...



Compare Baton Rouge-area Catholic high school tuition, fees in 2017  The Advocate

The average cost to send a student to a Diocese of Baton Rouge high school is about $9800 for the 2017-18 school year, according to recently released figures.



At least 19 clergy on Baton Rouge list of credibly accused had not been named locally before  The Advocate

Before Clarence Biggers came to the Diocese of Baton Rouge in 1964, multiple girls told their parents that the Marist priest had kissed them, fondled them and ...



Surprise! Baton Rouge grocery clerk gone viral receives promise of new car, help with school  The Advocate

Jordan Taylor's small kindness to an autistic teen, captured on a video that went viral, continues to pay dividends for the 20-year-old Baton Rouge man.



Baton Rouge high school football: Everything you need to know before Week 1  The Advocate

The Louisiana high school football season begins this week, and The Advocate has a one-stop shop for all the preview coverage you need!



Istrouma High renovations moving forward with new influx of cash coming  The Advocate

As renovation costs rose, Istrouma High School was forced to put off work on some parts of the 70-year-old north Baton Rouge campus.



Friendship Capitol High School begins offering early college option  The Advocate

Friendship Capitol High School is getting in on the early college bandwagon.



Former LSU Tiger and NFL star donates sports equipment to Baton Rouge high school  WBXH

A former LSU Tiger and NFL star teamed up with UnitedHealthcare to donate new sports equipment to a Baton Rouge high school that lost theirs in the August ...



Four Baton Rouge students among 9 winners of National Merit Scholarships so far in Louisiana  The Advocate

Four Baton Rouge high school seniors were among nine in Louisiana named in the first group of winners in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship ...



EBR School Board eyes adding magnet program to Istrouma High, creating priority enrollment zone for Mayfair Lab  The Advocate

Istrouma High School, which reopened in August, may add a magnet program next year to sync up with and attract students from a middle school magnet ...



Why 2 Louisiana private school tuition programs are still growing, but at slower pace  The Advocate

Louisiana's two largest programs underwriting private school tuition with public money each both grew modestly last year, but at a slower pace than their early ...



Pam's Party Line: Parties roll on as the temps heat up  The Advocate

If you like sipping wine and meeting new folks, I've got just the ticket! The Bogan Fire Museum Midsummer Night's Wine Tasting fundraiser is at 6 p.m. June 20 ...



Broadmoor United Methodist Church hires financial administrator | Mid City  The Advocate

Broadmoor United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge has hired Doris Brown as financial administrator.



Students broadcast football game live on cable for the first time  WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - High school football is back in Baton Rouge. Defending state champs, Catholic High defeated the Parkview Baptist Eagles Thursday night.



Thirty Louisiana high school seniors earn National Merit scholarships; see area honorees  The Advocate

High school seniors from the New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette areas captured 25 of the 30 Louisiana scholarships announced Wednesday, the second ...



'Hanoi Hilton' survivor Murphy Neal Jones dies at 81; endured 6.5 years as prisoner of war  The Advocate

Murphy Neal Jones Sr., a Baton Rouge native who endured more than 6½ years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam's infamous "Hanoi Hilton," died Thursday ...



Baton Rouge High sweeps Chalmette in volleyball playoffs  The Advocate

Ninth-seeded Baton Rouge High overcame a second-set lull Wednesday night as it swept No. 24 Chalmette 3-0 in the opening round of the LHSAA Division I ...



Budget for Glen Oaks High flood repairs shrinks, but much still up in air  The Advocate

The ongoing restoration and rebuilding of Glen Oaks High School, badly damaged in the August 2016 floods, could cost less than half what was estimated in ...



Check out Baton Rouge high school football outstanding players and all-metro, all-district football teams  The Advocate

The Advocate recognizes the best of Baton Rouge-area high school football from the 2016 season...



East Baton Rouge schools facing budget crunch even as teacher group demands a pay raise  The Advocate

Even as a local teacher union demands a large across-the-board pay raise, the East Baton Rouge Parish school system is preparing a list of millions of dollars in ...



Community column for Dec. 18  The Advocate

The Suburban Reviewers Book Club had a holiday lunch Dec. 5 at Beausoleil Restaurant in Baton Rouge. President Cissy Grantham welcomed everyone.



Louisiana senior enhances English language skills in Spanish-speaking students, braids hair through self-created charitable program  WAFB

Armed with only $100 and a vision for what she could do to improve the lives of youth in Baton Rouge, high school student Emily Seighman created the Books ...



Closer look at LSU's 'holistic' admission policy: Almost double the 'exceptions' allowed  The Advocate

Though the head of LSU argues that the university's change in admission criteria is leading to an academically stronger class, the percentage of “exceptions” to ...



Three under-repair Baton Rouge schools weren't quite ready for returning teachers Thursday  The Advocate

Even as their peers returned to work Thursday from summer break, teachers at recently repaired Istrouma High and Glen Oaks Park Elementary schools spent ...



Guest column: Why Louisiana teacher diversity benefits all students  The Advocate

Whenever someone discusses the need to diversify, unless we're speaking of stock options, the look that comes over the listener depending on their ...



28 Baton Rouge Lee High students injured after buses crash on I-10 near LaPlace  The Advocate

Twenty-eight Baton Rouge high school students were taken to hospitals with minor or moderate injuries Friday morning after a pair of charter buses carrying ...



At Cristo Rey in Baton Rouge, new Catholic high school unlike most others  The Advocate

Steven Earl and Vonncedric Dixon, friends since third grade, are trying to decide where to go to high school.



Plenty of changes for prominent private Christian school in Baton Rouge: new management, new name, new textbooks  The Advocate

A 36-year-old private Christian school in Baton Rouge is under new management, has a new name, is shifting its accreditation and is using overtly Christian ...



Shots fired at Memorial Stadium following Baton Rouge high school game  The Advocate

Baton Rouge police are investigating reports of shots being fired outside Memorial Stadium following a high school football game there Friday night.



East Baton Rouge School Board moves closer to gaining control of now-shuttered Istrouma High  The Advocate

Istrouma High, under state control since 2012 and closed a year ago, moved closer Thursday to reopening in August as a neighborhood high school under an ...



East Baton Rouge Parish students explore health care careers at medical program  The Advocate

Central Louisiana Area Health Education Center and Our Lady of the Lake College-A Franciscan University in Baton Rouge recently presented the CI: ...



Supporters, opponents spread word ahead of Saturday's vote on 1-cent sales tax renewal for education  The Advocate

With just days to go before election day , supporters and opponents of propositions to renew a 1-cent sales tax for public education in East Baton Rouge Parish ...



Full circle: For director, the road to 'Smallfoot' started with Looney Tunes in 1970s Baton Rouge  The Advocate

Growing up in Baton Rouge in the 1970s, Karey Kirkpatrick spent his afternoons with Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny and Porky Pig.



Former educator and spouse of U.S. congressman joins Cristo Rey high school  The Advocate

Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School announced Wednesday that it named Carissa Graves to oversee its students who hold part-time jobs with local ...



Nearly 200 Baton Rouge high school students fall victim to identity theft  WBXH

The Baton Rouge Police Department is conducting an identity theft investigation involving at least 187 potential victims, all students at a Baton Rouge high ...



Tuned in: WBRH-FM celebrates 40 years in Baton Rouge  The Advocate

Playing everything from Fats Domino to John Coltrane, WBRH-FM and the station's “Rhythm and Blues Saturday” and “Classic Jazz Sunday” shows are ...



THE INVESTIGATORS: Looking into the background of Kenneth Gleason  WAFB.com

Kenneth Gleason, 23, is an Eagle scout, born and raised in Baton Rouge. He seemed to have a bright future ahead as he graduated with honors from high ...



Rabalais: Jimmy Taylor was the embodiment of old-school football, and he was great at it  The Advocate

The cover story of Life magazine, published 52 years ago Sunday, was entitled “Uncontrolled violence of the pros.” On the cover was a picture of the Green Bay ...



'How great is that?' Baton Rouge principal's personal notes inspire students before big test  The Advocate

On Monday morning, as he readied to start five long days of LEAP testing, Ronald Harris walked into an unexpected scene. His fellow eighth-graders at CSAL ...



Rep. Hodges honors young Zachary cellist  The Advocate

ZACHARY — Years of practice paid off for 16-year-old cellist Ethan Clay, who recently completed a program in the Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall ...



New tool allows Baton Rouge families to apply to multiple charter schools at same time  The Advocate

Families shopping for a school in Baton Rouge have a new tool: a web portal where they can apply to as many as 14 independent charter schools in the Capital.



Baton Rouge parent complains arts-themed public school not sufficiently accommodating students with disabilities  The Advocate

An outspoken parent at a Baton Rouge arts-themed elementary school filed a complaint in early November about how public schools are accommodating the ...



Mentorship Academy gets charter extension through 2023, free now to buy downtown BR building; Istrouma High School name confirmed  The Advocate

The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board on Thursday cleared the way for a Baton Rouge public high school to buy the old downtown bank building it has ...



Compare tuition for Baton Rouge-area Catholic elementary schools in 2017  The Advocate

The average cost to send a student to a Diocese of Baton Rouge elementary school is about $5500 for the 2017-18 school year, according to recently released ...



Baton Rouge High alumni share old times  The Advocate

Each month, a group of Baton Rouge High School graduates gets together to reminisce and catch up on the latest news.



Mentorship Academy gets initial OK to have its charter renewed until 2023 to help refinance its downtown BR building; Filipino teacher matter also addressed  The Advocate

A downtown Baton Rouge high school that opened in 2010 and was in danger of closing due to low test scores is on track to have its operating contract ...



CSAL, Madison Prep: Small, offbeat charter school grows into local educational, athletic powerhouse  The Advocate

Texas Longhorn defensive line coach Brick Haley paid a recruiting visit Wednesday to a small north Baton Rouge high school, which didn't have a football team ...



LSU's 'Golden Boy', or a Georgia fan? Mysterious photo shoot takes over Tiger landmarks  The Advocate

Rawr. It's been an interesting week in LSU athletics: The Tigers upset unbeaten Georgia in stunning fashion; a five-word chant has again caught on like wildfire; ...



Marvin A. Henderson  The Livingston Parish News

Marvin A. Henderson, 82, entered into his heavenly kingdom, from his home in Livingston, on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. He was a native of Frost and graduate ...



Inside look at what Bobby Jindal was like as a high school student  The Advocate

At a competitive high school filled with Baton Rouge's best and brightest, he chummed with the brainiest and highest achievers of all.



East Baton Rouge School Board considering Success For All program for F-rated schools, adding magnet programs, and air-conditioning all school buses  The Advocate

The East Baton Rouge Parish school system is working toward signing a $527000, three-year contract with Baltimore-based Success For All to improve reading ...



East Baton Rouge School Board extends contract for Inspire Charter Academy  The Advocate

After a long debate, the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board on Thursday grudgingly extended Inspire Charter Academy's contract three more years, but ...



Mid City renaissance  Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

It's taken 30 years but Mid City is embracing the principles of New Urbanism to become Baton Rouge's cultural hub.



Baton Rouge all-district football teams  The Advocate

First-team offense. QB Levi Lewis Scotlandville 6-0 185 Sr. RB Xavier Lewis Central 6-0 190 Sr. RB Tyre Golmond Denham Springs 5-8 170 Jr. RB Trenton ...



Johnny Rivers (’Secret Agent Man') filling Jerry Lee Lewis’ spot at Jazz Fest  NOLA.com

Johnny Rivers, best-known for his hits “Secret Agent Man,'' ”Baby I Need Your Lovin''' and "Poor Side of Town'' will fill Jerry Lee Lewis' spot at the New Orleans ...



Fonville Winans' 1947 aerial photos offer rare view of Tiger Stadium, other Baton Rouge landmarks  The Advocate

Photographer Fonville Winans was best known for his exquisite photographs that captured the people of south Louisiana, their culture and landscape.



Police bust overnight food fight involving area high school students  WBRZ

BATON ROUGE – High school students left a mess after an overnight food fight that police had to break up. A large group of guys and girls trashed parts of the ...



Harry Connick Jr. surprises Baton Rouge area school on national television  WAFB.com

Louisiana native Harry Connick Jr. surprised a Baton Rouge high school band on his new show "Harry" Thursday.



Velwood Alphonse Marchand, 1929-2019  Columbia Daily Tribune

Velwood Alphonse Marchand, 89, passed away on Thursday, May 30, 2019. The family will have a private memorial at a later date. Vel was born in Baton ...



Officials assessing damage after juveniles accused of setting fire at flooded Glen Oaks Senior High  The Advocate

Two boys were arrested Tuesday on accusations of setting a fire at the flooded Glen Oaks Senior High School just days after a similar incident, District Six Fire ...



While many friends are downsizing, the Blumbergs are 'staying put' with a big new addition in Baton Rouge  The Advocate

J'on and Barry Blumberg may be of Social Security age, but they have no intention of downsizing. The couple just added a 3,000-square-foot addition to their ...



LSU's AD pleads 'keep it clean' after vulgar 'Neck' chant makes comeback  The Advocate

LSU athletic director Joe Alleva asked Tiger fans to "keep it clean" in an open letter released by the athletic department Thursday afternoon.



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