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Local teacher unions continue to focus microscope on principal of McKinley High  The Advocate

The fight over the leadership of McKinley High School continues, but it's likely it won't be resolved until some time in the new school year.



McKinley High principal 'rules by fear,' teacher unions say amid investigation demands  The Advocate

Leaders of two teacher unions are going public with their complaints about the principal at McKinley High, saying he rules by fear, retaliates against those who ...



'Difficult process' begins at some East Baton Rouge schools where job cuts are possible  The Advocate

McKinley High School started this school year with a staff of 125, one of the largest of any public school in Baton Rouge. Next year, that staffing level likely will.



McKinley High student shot and injured near Baton Rouge campus; school placed on lockdown  The Advocate

A McKinley High School student was shot and injured while walking near the campus around dismissal time Tuesday afternoon, just hours after a fight broke out ...



School admins set sights on property to expand McKinley High, rebuild University Terrace Elementary  The Advocate

Voters in April 2018 agreed to set aside millions to rebuild University Terrace Elementary and expand nearby McKinley High, but before that can happen the ...



Teachers unions want McKinley principal to step aside; seek board investigation  The Advocate

The leaders of two teachers unions want the principal of McKinley High School to step down amid complaints that he rules by fear, retaliates against critics and ...



Teen arrested, accused of bringing gun onto McKinley High School campus  The Advocate

A McKinley High School student was arrested Thursday after he was accused of bringing a gun onto school property, authorities say. Deputies with the East ...



Custodian arrested after fight with high school bullies at McKinley High Friday  WBRZ

BATON ROUGE – A school custodian was arrested after an altercation with high school bullies at McKinley High School Friday morning. Authorities said several ...



Four girls detained after police respond to multiple fights at McKinley High  WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Four juveniles were detained after police were called to McKinley High School Wednesday over multiple reported fights. The incident was ...



Deputies: McKinley High employee stole nearly $5,000 in school money  WBRZ

Investigators say a local high school employee spent nearly $4000 of her school's money on uniforms possibly intended for another business she worked at.



McKinley High School student injured in shooting near campus  www.brproud.com

Update: The EBR Parish School System released the following statement:



McKinley High hires new head football coach  WAFB

McKinley High has hired veteran coach Richard Oliver to lead the Panther football team moving forward.



Couple donates $62k to McKinley High athletics department  WAFB

The administration, faculty, staff, and students at McKinley High School are thanking a very generous couple after they donated tens of thousands of dollars to ...



McKinley hires veteran coach Richard Oliver as its head football coach  The Advocate

Veteran coach Richard Oliver is now a head football coach in a new place.



New principal at McKinley High tries to ease parents' concerns after LHSAA audit  WBXH

Monday night, McKinley High School's new principal called a meeting to try to ease some of the concerns of parents and students.



Ex-McKinley band member awarded $185,000 in push-up punishment case, jury decides  The Advocate

A former McKinley High School student who spent five days in the hospital in 2014 after he was ordered to do 200 push-ups for being tardy to marching band ...



Apologies issued to former McKinley band member hospitalized after push-up punishment  The Advocate

A former McKinley High School assistant band director who ordered several students to perform push-ups for showing up late to a 2014 marching band practice ...



McKinley High grad, other Yale students develop app to protect people during school shootings  WBRZ

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Multiple Yale University students, including a McKinley High School graduate, developed an app to help protect people during school ...



EBRSS releases new renderings of future design for McKinley High  WAFB.com

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System presented a proposed future design for the McKinley High School campus. The renderings are provided by ...



McKinley High supporters push for new school as good as Lee and Baton Rouge high schools  The Advocate

As they have at previous community forums, East Baton Rouge Parish school officials finished their presentation Tuesday night on proposed long-term ...



Edward Pratt: Instead of punishing the McKinley High School vandals, we should educate them on its history  The Advocate

Sometimes our young people don't understand that profanity and paint can be an evil mixture. The wicked combination, depending on where and how it is used, ...



McKinley High School announces Royal Court | Mid City  The Advocate

Malik Anderson and Shekinah Escort were crowned as Mr. & Miss McKinley High School during the homecoming parade Sept. 30.



Ex-McKinley band member testifies 200 push-up punishment caused major medical scare  The Advocate

A former McKinley High School student who spent five days in the hospital in 2014 after he was ordered to perform 200 push-ups for being late to marching band ...



LHSAA hits McKinley with massive fine and postseason ban; Robert Signater interim football coach/AD  The Advocate

The LHSAA hit McKinley High School with an unprecedented and massive all-sports penalty ruling Wednesday, including nearly $42000 in fines and a two-year ...



20 years later, staff and alumni reflect on historic fire at McKinley High  WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Twenty years ago, a fire caught the eyes of everyone in Baton Rouge.



All McKinley High coaches suspended after major LHSAA sanctions; school scrambles to fill jobs  The Advocate

Esrom Pitre hit the ground running on his fifth day as principal at Class 5A McKinley High School. Pitre and jack-of-many trades Robert Signater began their ...



Championship dreams, desire to learn drive McKinley basketball player Erica Lafayette  The Advocate

Before she ever played an organized basketball game, McKinley High School's Erica Lafayette had championship dreams. Time after time, she launched shots ...



East Baton Rouge schools: McKinley athletic programs on probation for 2 years; no suspensions for coaches  The Advocate

While the LHSAA has not publicly released a ruling, the East Baton Rouge Parish school system released a statement regarding rumored sanctions given to ...



Istrouma adds Latoshia Clay as athletic director, Marvin Dotson as boys basketball coach  The Advocate

Istrouma High School will re-enter the varsity ranks in Class 4A this fall with two notable new faces in key positions.



Humanities focused program at McKinley High in Baton Rouge shows promise  The Advocate

In education these days, science, math and technology dominate headlines and attract the bulk of the money from politicians and private donors, relegating the ...



McKinley High School continues fight for more resources  WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Tuesday night, students, teachers parents, faculty and staff of McKinley High will come together to discuss their desperate need for ...



Louisiana's McKinley High handed unprecedented two-year all-sports playoff ban, massive fine  USA TODAY High School Sports

A Louisiana high school has been handed an unprecedented two-year all-sports postseason ban, fine of more than $40000.



McKinley High School vandalized overnight  WBRZ

BATON ROUGE- Profanity spray-painted on McKinley High School buildings has led to a school and law enforcement investigation.



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 ...



Student-athletes reinstated, fines substantially cut after McKinley High appeals sanctions  WBRZ

UPDATE: The LHSAA has reinstated the eligible student-athletes affected and the $41000 fine has also been cut in half.



RELATED STORIES: QB at McKinley High killed in shooting after leaving party  WAFB.com

A recent McKinley High School graduate and former starting quarterback died Saturday, May 13 from a gunshot wound.



McKinley coach Robert Signater seeks best effort in season finale  The Advocate

One more time with feeling? McKinley High School interim football coach Robert Signater is hoping for that very thing Thursday night. The Panthers (2-7, 1-3) ...



'We just want to pray': McKinley High alumni, locals call for end to violence after 4 killings over weekend  The Advocate

McKinley High School alumni and are residents joined hands, sang and prayed Sunday afternoon as they walked the south Baton Rouge neighborhood, ...



LHSAA ruling: McKinley cited for lack of administrative control  The Advocate

The LHSAA released its penalty ruling against McKinley High School on Tuesday afternoon, citing a lack of administrative control as the reason for its sanctions.



President Obama to speak at McKinley High on Thursday; limited number of tickets available to public  The Advocate

President Barack Obama will speak at McKinley Senior High School when he makes his first trip to Baton Rouge as president on Thursday, the White House ...



Fambrough: In wake of unprecedented McKinley sanctions, don't celebrate -- reflect, 'get it right'  The Advocate

When is a Wednesday not just another day at the office? Moving forward, I will cite July 11, 2018, as one of those days.



Horne drops 28 as McKinley girls top East Ascension  The Advocate

The McKinley Lady Panthers broke open a tight game between two District 5-5A leaders with a fourth quarter surge to defeat East Ascension 55-37 at McKinley ...



Canton, Ohio high school student loses over 100 pounds by walking to school each day  WAFB

A senior at McKinley High School in Canton will be graduating soon looking a lot different than he did at the beginning of the school year.



McKinley High School to test 'blue box' security system  WAFB.com

A public school in East Baton Rouge Parish will be the first in the area to have new technology on its campus aimed at helping police zero in on suspected ...



McKinley High School announces Royal Court for homecoming week  The Advocate

McKinley High School recently announced its 2017-18 Royal Court, led by Miss McKinley Layla Lanehart and Mr. McKinley Tyler Thomas.



Former Baton Rouge police chief pledges $35K security system to McKinley High School for free to combat crime  The Advocate

A former Baton Rouge police chief and his son are taking aim at crime by providing, free of charge, a $35000 security and emergency alert system to McKinley ...



McKinley's Tyrese Radford is under the radar, but maybe not for long  The Advocate

Perhaps in any other year, McKinley senior point guard Tyrese Radford would be looked at in a different light.



English class offers lab at McKinley High School  LSU The Reveille

The Geaux Teach English program allows student-educators to get hands-on experience leading the English Amped class at McKinley High School, while ...



Students, teachers ask Baton Rouge school board candidates about pay, teacher vacancies and school conditions  The Advocate

Before McKinley High student Digby Stridiron Jr. asked candidates for East Baton Rouge Parish School Board what they would do about teacher shortages, ...



Photos: EBR Basketball Tournament Wednesday | Photos  The Advocate

Photos from Broadmoor's 80-65 win over Baker and McKinley's 51-41 win over Belaire from the EBR Basketball Tournament, Wednesday, December 27, 2017, ...



Students shot at, attacked near McKinley High  WBXH

Two students were shot at near McKinley High School Friday afternoon.



Southern Ag Center helps McKinley High students finish fresh vegetable garden  WAFB.com

The Southern University Ag Center helped McKinley High School students on Monday to finish work on a permanent vegetable garden.



Edward Pratt: For these high schoolers, their class project is changing a Baton Rouge neighborhood  The Advocate

It has been quite a learning experience for me and the 11th-graders I have been meeting with once a week over the past several months. I wrote about them ...



LHSAA taking precautionary measures on heels of high school athlete’s death  KLFY

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association was formed in 1920 as a way to "better regulate and develop the high school interscholastic athletic program," ...



Family, friends grapple with killing of promising Baton Rouge teen Bryant Lee  The Advocate

In the last few months, Anthony Pierson and Bryant “BJ” Lee Jr. had a favorite topic of conversation: the future. The soon-to-be graduates of McKinley High ...



Broadmoor builds big lead then holds off Baker; McKinley outlasts Belaire  The Advocate

Broadmoor High School looked like it had hit a wall in the fourth quarter of its East Baton Rouge Parish tournament game against third-seeded Baker, but the ...



Baton Rouge school board may not set budget until July with another $7.1M in cuts needed  The Advocate

The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board made clear Thursday night that the proposed $454.1 million general operating budget it was presented two weeks ...



Former East Baton Rouge School Board member Darryl Robertson dead at 54  The Advocate

Former East Baton Rouge Parish School Board member Darryl L. Robertson died of a heart attack Friday night at his Baton Rouge home, friends say.



McKinley High School art students' painted coconuts become a part of Mardi Gras history  The Advocate

Three hundred coconuts, and Layla Lamehart is hoping to nab one. But the 11th-grader will have to be really lucky to get one of the coconuts she and other ...



Scotlandville cruises past McKinley 49-8 in opener; postgame marred by gunshots  The Advocate

LaVanta Davis got his head coaching career off to a good start. Scotlandville gave its new coach a 49-8 win over rival McKinley on Friday, thoroughly dominating ...



Big plays help Scotlandville wrestle away a 25-17 win over McKinley  The Advocate

McKinley High School won the battle of possessions with long drives. Scotlandville ultimately won the game with big plays.



35 teachers among 92 employees East Baton Rouge schools is 'working very hard' to find spots for  The Advocate

Of the more than 190 employees who lost their job positions in April due to staffing changes, the East Baton Rouge Parish school system is still trying to find ...



19 debs to be presented by Baton Rouge Delta Development Corp.  The Advocate

The Baton Rouge Delta Development Corporation will present 19 debutantes on Saturday, Aug. 3, at its 54th Annual Debutante Cotillion. The young women will ...



Lambda Alpha Foundation presents scholarship to McKinley High graduate  The Advocate

Recent McKinley High School graduate Jamia Schofield received a $500 scholarship from the Lambda Alpha Foundation during the school's annual senior ...



Group repairing Memorial Stadium ahead of event commemorating Baton Rouge Bus Boycott  WBRZ

BATON ROUGE – A community group in Baton Rouge is fixing up a site that nearly 66 years ago was the meeting spot for those seeking change. One Blood BR ...



East Baton Rouge Superintendent Drake fills vacancies in top leadership positions  The Advocate

East Baton Rouge Parish Superintendent Warren Drake has filled key vacancies in his senior cabinet as well as replaced the outgoing McKinley High School ...



Photos: East Baton Rouge Tournament Tuesday | Photos  The Advocate

Belaire's Jerrel Bowman (5) and DJ Boyd (4) defend against Lee High's Josh Wilson (25) in the Bob Pettit/Coca-Cola East Baton Rouge Parish, Tuesday, ...



In killing of 17-year-old aspiring Baton Rouge rapper, a second teen arrested  The Advocate

The second teen suspect in a March killing of a 17-year-old was arrested Thursday, days after an accomplice was picked up by authorities, said Baton Rouge ...



Baton Rouge teacher is new president of statewide union; 'she is going to be a fighter'  The Advocate

The new president of one of Louisiana's two teacher unions is a Baton Rouge special education teacher who will be out of the classroom next month for the first ...



Inside East Baton Rouge schools proposed budget: Possible $21M in cuts include teachers, textbooks, more  The Advocate

East Baton Rouge Parish Superintendent Warren Drake wants to cut 3.4 percent from the school system's budget for the next academic year by eliminating ...



Collins trounces Lyles to retain District 4 seat on the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board  The Advocate

Dawn Collins was re-elected on Tuesday to a full term representing District 4 on the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, defeating her lone challenger, ...



One arrested, another wanted in shooting death of 17-year-old last month  The Advocate

Baton Rouge police have arrested one suspect and are searching for another in the shooting death of a 17-year-old last month.



17-year-old aspiring rapper gunned down blocks from his Baton Rouge home off Winbourne Avenue  The Advocate

Less than a block from where Mikeith Johnson — known to friends and family as "Keddy" — lived with his family off Winbourne Avenue, the 17-year-old was ...



Efficiency study suggestions could save a few million dollars for East Baton Rouge school system  The Advocate

As the East Baton Rouge Parish school system struggles to balance its books amid dwindling enrollment and growing competition from charter schools, the ...



Researchers: Battling blight in Baton Rouge can play a key role in fighting crime  The Advocate

Mary Thomas used to admire the freshly painted houses overlooking green grass and trimmed hedges in her Fairfields neighborhood. She loved watching the ...



Friends say McKinley High student did not die in vain  WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Hundreds filled church pews at a *service* held for Bryant Lee, a McKinley High School student who was shot and killed earlier this month.



3-year-old dies in Baton Rouge duplex fire  KTAL

A 3-year-old girl has died after a duplex fire Wednesday night in Baton Rouge.



School officials in East Baton Rouge assessing flood damage, deciding when to resume classes  The Advocate

Schools, both public and private, throughout the Baton Rouge area have either taken on water or have come very close to it during the floods that have caused ...



Karnival Krewe de Louisiane party at 32nd annual ball  The Advocate

King Matt Saurage and Queen Wendy Haspel Lipsey reigned over the 32nd annual Karnival Krewe de Louisiane Ball on Friday, Feb. 15, at the Raising Cane's ...



Edward Pratt: Bryant Lee's tragic murder highlights violent issue as body count climbs  The Advocate

Anyone who knows much about me is keenly aware of how much I love my alma mater, McKinley High School. I owe so much to the teachers, administrators and ...



Edward Pratt: Looking for ways to help troubled neighborhoods in Baton Rouge? Here are a few ideas...  The Advocate

I was just about to write my annual “There is too much violence in the low-income areas of south Louisiana” column when I happened to remember the lyrics of ...



Brother of ex-LSU football star, two other men set for trial next month in 2016 drive-by shooting  The Advocate

A Baton Rouge judge left in place Wednesday a Sept. 24 trial date for the brother of former LSU football star Derrius Guice and two others accused in a 2016.



South Baton Rouge Christmas Parade and toy giveaway slated for Saturday  The Advocate

The South Baton Rouge Christmas Parade rolls from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, starting and ending at McKinley High School. This year's theme is “A Christmas ...



New principals named to 18 schools in Baton Rouge  The Advocate

Almost a quarter of the schools in the East Baton Rouge Parish school system have new principals as they approach the start of the 2014-15 school year in ...



McKinley Middle Magnet students compete in Lions Club Peace Poster contest  The Advocate

A McKinley High School student's artwork is headed to compete in an international contest.



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 ...



Brother of ex-LSU football star sentenced to two years in prison in 2016 shooting  The Advocate

The brother of former LSU running back Derrius Guice has been sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to a weapons charge in a 2016 drive-by ...



Pelicans Jr. NBA Training Camp brought fun and lessons to Buchanan Elementary  www.brproud.com

Buchanan Elementary in Baton Rouge had some special guests on Friday, October 12.



Community: LSU Kiwanis honors five at annual awards luncheon  The Advocate

The Kiwanis Club of LSU presented five awards and announced two scholarship recipients at its annual awards luncheon on April 16 at the Club at Union ...



Three BR schools placed on lockdown for 2nd day in a row due to shots fired in the area  WAFB.com

Three Baton Rouge schools were placed on lockdown for the second day in a row due to shots fired in the area.



Want to help your local schools with funding? Louisiana specialty license plates could help  The Advocate

At a time when state money is scarce, legislators are looking around for alternatives to help the organizations back home come up with funding.



Krystal Huggins Flowers, Valencia Wilson implore McKinley, Lee High to make the most of LHSAA tourney berths  The Advocate

Valencia Wilson had a simple message for her team before the fourth quarter.



'Driven, poised' teen visits Baton Rouge after winning California National History Day  The Advocate

Instead of celebrating the last day of eighth grade with her fellow classmates in southern California, 14-year-old Thiana Aklikokou explored some of the sites of ...



Presenting the 2017-18 All-Metro girls basketball team  The Advocate

OUTSTANDING PLAYER. Alexius Horne • McKinley • 5-9 • Jr. Whether she drove to the basket, dished off the ball or shot long-range jumpers, Horne found ways ...



In school protests, Baton Rouge area students call for gun control: We're not 'clueless teenagers'  The Advocate

On a day when thousands of high school students across the country walked out of class or held rallies to remember those slain by a school shooter in Florida a.



'Believe in Redemption': A 17-year-old murderer's 2nd chance, and the team helping him succeed  The Advocate

Less than 36 hours after his release from prison, Steve Perkins sat in front of a class of law students, giving them advice.



Boys basketball playoffs: Hot Baker coming into its own at right time  The Advocate

Not only did the Baker boys basketball team return to the Class 3A state playoffs a year ago after a five-year absence, the Buffaloes advanced to the quarterfinals ...



Teachers union says industrial tax exemptions costing too much for East Baton Rouge schools  The Advocate

Telling stories of busted printers, teachers paying for fields trips out of pocket, and parents fundraising all the time for their schools, a Louisiana teachers union ...



See how 6 East Baton Rouge school board races turned out Tuesday night  The Advocate

Tuesday was a busy night for school board races in East Baton Rouge Parish. Below are recaps from each race.



Jackie Robinson’s centennial isn’t the only one we should be celebrating this year  The Washington Post

Grambling's Eddie Robinson, like Jackie Robinson, used athletic excellence to push for racial equality.



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