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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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



'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 ...



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 ...



Check out Baton Rouge's high school football Super 10  The Advocate

1. University (7-0): The nationally ranked Cubs have outscored District 6-3A foes 140-14 in three games with two shutouts and continue to be Louisiana's top 3A ...



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

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A student was found with a loaded gun on the campus of a Baton Rouge high school Wednesday, according to court documents.



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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

1. University (5-0): Everybody wondered what would happen when the Class 3A Cubs got a push from an opponent. UHS got one from Class 5A Zachary and it ...



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 ...



Baton Rouge school system spending almost $1.1 million to buy dozen t-buildings leased after 2016 flood  The Advocate

The East Baton Rouge Parish school system is loosening its otherwise tight purse strings to the tune of almost $1.1 million to buy a dozen temporary buildings it ...



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 sweeps titles in final regular season Capital City Swim League meet  The Advocate

The phrase “finish strong” is a cliché that appears on T-shirts and posters. Coaches use it in speeches to inspire their teams.



'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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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

DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (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 ...



Vandals spray-paint graffiti on McKinley High outside walls  WBXH

Cleanup is underway at a Baton Rouge high school after vandals spray-painted graffiti on the exterior walls. The East Baton Rouge Parish School System ...



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 ...



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 ...



Community column for Dec. 18 | Entertainment/Life | theadvocate.com  The Advocate

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



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 ...



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.



Top Baton Rouge high school athletes to be honored at Star of Stars; Marcus Spears to be keynote speaker  The Advocate

The Advocate will honor the area's most outstanding high school athletes and teams this year in red-carpet style at its Star of Stars sports awards ceremony on ...



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 ...



Remembering Jim Taylor: A look back at former LSU, NFL star's Hall of Fame career  The Advocate

Former LSU All-American Jimmy Taylor, the first of Vince Lombardi's fabled Green Bay Packers to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died Saturday ...



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.



Baton Rouge, New Orleans area Business Briefs for Oct. 28, 2018  The Advocate

The Urban League of Louisiana is holding its annual Veterans Small Business Breakfast and Resources Summit from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 9 at its offices, 4640 ...



Eyes on the prize: East Baton Rouge parents pushing for schools in the $417 million construction program  The Advocate

About 100 people showed up Tuesday at Scotlandville High School for the first of four final community forums aimed at shaping school construction in East ...



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.



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.



No. 1 Mount Carmel up next as Baton Rouge High makes first LHSAA tourney appearance since 1990  The Advocate

The third time was the charm for the Baton Rouge High volleyball team. After losing in the regional round the past two seasons, the Bulldogs notched a 3-2 ...



Check out the Baton Rouge high school basketball Top 5s  The Advocate

1, Scotlandville 14-3: The Hornets of 4-5A get the nod by a small margin, thanks to impressive win in EBR tourney. 2, Walker 16-2: The Wildcats, also of 4-5A, ...



Recruiting roundup: Top 2018 high school football prospects in Baton Rouge and Louisiana  The Advocate

1, WR Terrace Marshall, Parkway-Bossier City, 6-3, 195 (uncommitted). 2, DB Kelvin Joseph, Scotlandville, 6-2, 190 (LSU). 3, WR JaMarr Chase, Archbishop ...



'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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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!



Friendship Capitol High School begins offering early college option  The Advocate

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



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 ...



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 ...



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.



University leaders, East Baton Rouge officials sign 'Capital Area Promise' for education  The Advocate

Political and education leaders from around Baton Rouge signed a "Capital Area Promise" Thursday that they describe as their first effort to "speak with one ...



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.



McKinley High School quarterback fatally shot, coroner confirms  The Advocate

A McKinley High School senior on the verge of graduating who had quarterbacked the school's football team died of a gunshot wound Saturday, according to ...



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; ...



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: ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Smiley: Pardon, do you speak Mountain? | Smiley Anders  The Advocate

Our stories of culture shock resulting from language misunderstanding usually involve foreign tongues, but in some cases it's accents in our own country that ...



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

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Police Department is conducting an identity theft investigation involving at least 187 potential victims, ...



Search finds gun in Scotlandville High student's backpack a week after shots fired on campus  The Advocate

A 17-year-old student at Scotlandville High School is in Parish Prison after he was found Monday morning carrying a loaded handgun during a random search ...



Check out The Advocate's prep report for softball, baseball and gymnastics results  The Advocate

Class 5A. Bidistrict. (1) Zachary 11, (32) Chalmette 4. (16) Central Lafourche 12, (17) Comeaux 4. (9) Parkway 2, (24) Ponchatoula 1, 9 innings.



The Defiant Ones | History  Smithsonian.com

As young girls, they fought the fierce battle to integrate America's schools half a century ago.



Baton Rouge school flood damage tops $60 million, but not all schools likely to be repaired  The Advocate

The cost of repairing flooded schools in Baton Rouge is estimated at more than $62.5 million, some repairs will take years to complete and some of the ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Report: Former LSU basketball star Glen Davis could go to jail for 7 years  The Advocate

Glen "Big Baby" Davis, a Baton Rouge high school basketball standout and one of the most popular players in LSU history, is facing the possibility of spending ...



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 ...



More National Merit Scholarship winners announced, eight from Baton Rouge area  The Advocate

Eight Baton Rouge area high school seniors were named Wednesday as winners of $2,500 National Merit college scholarships. More than 2,500 high school ...



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 ...



City limits: Baton Rouge high school coaches, players committed to helping football thrive again  The Advocate

McKinley High football coach Robert Signater offers an analogy few would dispute. “People ask me what it's like to compete against the other 5A teams in our ...



National Signing Day commits from Baton Rouge area  WBRZ

High school seniors across the Baton Rouge area will be committing to their chosen NCAA teams Wednesday for National Signing Day.



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.



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.



John Engquist is one smart businessman  Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

A competitive drive, a willingness to take risks and the ability to recognize potential has made John Engquist a success in both business and real estate.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Old photo marks 'really special ... rare' friendship still going strong 50-plus years later  The Advocate

It just looks like an old picture. Eight young men captured in their prime. But it was and is so much more. That photograph is a testament to bonds of friendship so ...



Fagan: 'Neck' chant at LSU games is 'vile, vulgar and crude,' and students need to 'grow up'  The Advocate

Call me an old fuddy-duddy, but there's something terribly unsettling on so many levels about the vile, vulgar and crude chant belted out by the student section at ...



North Baton Rouge parents searching for high schools face limited choices in changing environment  The Advocate

The announcement three weeks ago that Redemptorist High will close when the school year ends in May is the latest in a series of changes that have left north ...



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 ...



Community column for May 9 | Entertainment/Life | theadvocate.com  The Advocate

Charles Fryling spoke on how attempts to control the Atchafalaya Basin have caused harm when the John James Audubon Chapter of the Daughters of the ...



'Neck' not needed as LSU student section brings back vulgar chant over different song  The Advocate

The LSU band doesn't play 'Neck' at Tigers home games anymore, but the student section proved on Saturday that won't stop that well-known chant.



President James Llorens leaving Cristo Rey Catholic in Baton Rouge just months after it opens  The Advocate

Citing “family and personal interests,” Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School's first president, James Llorens, has announced he will leave the school ...



Three local students earn perfect ACT scores  WBRZ

Three Baton Rouge high school students have earned perfect scores on the ACT exam.



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 ...



Tony Huey's huge night lifts The Dunham School to 47-40 win over East Feliciana  The Advocate

After being burned by big plays on special teams, The Dunham School came up with one of its own when it needed it most.



Baton Rouge neighborhood shocked by violent episode  USA TODAY

BATON ROUGE — Witnesses to the shooting in Baton Rouge that left three police officers dead and three wounded recall an ordinary Sunday morning calm ...



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 ...



An emotional victory: In its football opener after August's devastating floods, Denham Springs routs Tara 47-0  The Advocate

One of Louisiana's most inspiring stories since August's historic flooding turned into a winner on the football field Friday night.



Pam's Party Line: Remembering the legacy  The Advocate

The dying wish of an 11-year-old cancer patient and the touching stories of several patients at one hospital bookended last week's busy calendar.



Nominate your squad for The Advocate's 'Team of the Year' award!  The Advocate

In May, The Advocate will host its annual "Star of Stars" athletics award ceremony. And this year they will also honor the Baton Rouge area's boys and girls ...



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