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Springfield NAACP condemns LGBT bullying incidents at Kickapoo High  Springfield News-Leader

The Springfield NAACP issued a statement this week condemning the alleged bullying and intimidation of LGBT students at Kickapoo High School.

Second LGBT poster ripped off wall at Kickapoo High School  Springfield News-Leader

For the second time in less than a week, a poster created by Kickapoo High School's Gay Straight Trans Alliance was ripped off the wall. Stephen Hall, chief ...

Confederate flag displayed early Friday in Kickapoo High parking lot  Springfield News-Leader

Early Friday, as a group of Kickapoo High students prepared to mark the national Day of Silence — to raise awareness about the bullying and intimidation of ...

NAACP critical after LGBT bullying at Missouri school  Jefferson City News Tribune

The NAACP is weighing in after at least one student waved a Confederate battle flag while driving through a high school's parking lot on a day focused on ...

Anti-LGBT bullying at Kickapoo High draws swift response, but controversy lingers  Springfield News-Leader

An incident in the lunchroom drew applause — and a stern message from administrators.

Local high school fights againt mental health with exclusive training  KY3

Suicide rates continue to rise in Missouri, and Kickapoo High School is breaking barriers with a Mental Health First Aid, through Lady Gaga's Born This Way ...

Kickapoo High School Finds Message Threatening Violence at School

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Thursday, an anonymous message was found at Kickapoo High School threatening violence at the school.

Polling place changes for April 2 Election

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The Greene County Clerk announced that some polling locations have changed for the April 2 elections.

Polling location changes in Greene County ahead of Tuesday's election  KY3

GREENE COUNTY, Mo. (KY3/KSPR) - Missourians will head to the polls Tuesday morning to consider several tax issues and local city races. In Greene County ...

Kickapoo High School Students Paint a Picture of Success

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.- Kickapoo High School students interested in pursuing crafty careers networked with local artisans at Meet the Artist Tuesday afternoon.

Kickapoo High's 'Into the Woods' to take stage in Kansas City  Springfield News-Leader

There will be an encore performance of Kickapoo High School's "Into the Woods" Jan. 10 in Kansas City.

Thanks to Lady Gaga, Springfield students will be trained in mental health first aid  Springfield News-Leader

Amy Moran, a counselor at Kickapoo High School, will train teens in a Mental Health First Aid program, as part of a pilot project. (Photo: Andrew ...

Kickapoo graduate expected to do 'great things' wins national journalism scholarship  Springfield News-Leader

Three years after taking his first journalism class at Kickapoo High School, Anthony "Tony" Madden was awarded a coveted college scholarship by the National ...

Springfield district settles Kickapoo 'mud pit' injury lawsuit for $423,106  Springfield News-Leader

Springfield Public Schools denies any wrongdoing but has agreed to pay $423,106 to settle a lawsuit filed by a 2011 Kickapoo High School graduate who was ...

Former SPS student sues district after life-altering injury at muddy back-to-school event  Springfield News-Leader

Megan Taylor, a senior at Kickapoo High School in August 2010, suffered four strokes and permanent brain damage after getting hurt at "How Night."

Kickapoo High Principal Kelly Allison retiring after 31 years in Springfield schools  Springfield News-Leader

For the past five years, Kelly Allison has been principal of Kickapoo High School. He graduated from Kickapoo in 1980.

Springfield Public Schools Announces New Kickapoo High School Principal

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Springfield Public Schools has announced the next leader of Kickapoo High School.

Kickapoo student suing SPS describes life in two phases: Before the muddy pit, and after  Springfield News-Leader

At the start of Megan Taylor's senior year at Kickapoo High School, she was a straight-A student taking college-level courses. She'd dreamed of being a ...

Springfield's four-year graduation rate slips to 85.7 percent, below state average  Springfield News-Leader

Springfield's Kickapoo High School posted a four-year graduation rate of 95 percent in 2018. The state average is 89 percent. (Photo: Andrew ...

SPS Investigating Fight at Kickapoo vs. Parkview Game

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Springfield district official confirmed Tuesday that school police are investigating a fight involving at least six girls late Monday at ...

Here are 6 of the top high school baseball prospects in the Ozarks  Springfield News-Leader

Southwest Missouri is loaded with high school baseball talent that is capable of making an immediate jump to the pros.

2019 Missouri high school Springfield area district basketball schedule  Springfield News-Leader

Here are the matchups, times and locations of the Springfield area's 2019 district tournaments.

Kickapoo High School students explain what moved them to walk out of class  KY3

Hundreds of high school students left class to take part in anti-gun-violence demonstration.

Meet Springfield Public Schools Hall of Fame inductee Kim Crosby  KY3

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (News Release) -- Kim Crosby was 5 years old when she sang in her first musical at Springfield Little Theatre. From that day on, she never ...

After six years as part of Glendale's 'family thing,' principal Natalie Cauldwell to retire  Springfield News-Leader

Natalie Cauldwell, who has spent 31 years in public education in Texas and Missouri, is not sure what she will do after retiring this summer.

SPS police: Kickapoo High threat referenced Columbine, Friday the 13th  Springfield News-Leader

A Kickapoo High School student received a threatening text last week that referenced the Columbine High School massacre, the students who carried out that ...

VIDEO: Kickapoo High School students participate in walkout Friday  KY3

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Kickapoo High School students walked out of class Friday morning. Students who organized the rally say the meaning was to walkout, ...

Pink and White round-up: Big second half carries young Kickapoo team to win  Springfield News-Leader

Kickapoo High School broke away from a spunky Blue Eye team with 3-pointers and close-in shots in the second half on Wednesday night in the Pink & White ...

Recapping Springfield City Council Meeting: Two Large Projects Approved, One Tabled

Springfield City Council was busy Monday night, and approved some large projects. Here is a list of the top items the city council approved, introduced, and ...

New Kickapoo High School auditorium built for 'next Hollywood sensations'  Springfield News-Leader

The Kickapoo High School auditorium was funded by a bond issue and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Profiles Meet the 2018 Springfield Public Schools Hall of Fame Inductees Get to know this year's  417mag

Get to know this year's Springfield Public Schools Hall of Fame Class, consisting of Dr. Tom Prater, Kim Crosby and Homer Boyd.

Springfield Kickapoo High School graduates  Springfield News-Leader

All-Star nominee: Aki Fong. Valedictorians: Kyle Brown, Kaitlyn Elmer, Aki Fong, Nathan Hall, Gerri Idos, Caroline Langley, Benjamin LeMon, Annie Lewis, ...

Former Kickapoo high flyer lands close to home to continue pursuit of hoop dreams  Springfield News-Leader

Niekie Thomas-Fontleroy spent his first year after high school attending Notre Dame Preparatory School in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.

SPS names California school leader the principal of Cherokee Middle  Springfield News-Leader

Andre Illig, principal of Los Osos Middle School in San Luis Obispo, California, will replace Bill Powers. Powers is moving to Kickapoo High.

Former Kickapoo High School cheerleader dies from a drug overdose, her mother is speaking out  KY3

September and early October have been hard for Julie Oziah Gideon after she lost her 20 year old daughter Samantha to a heroin overdose.

Springfield high school one of first in new mental health program  Standard Online

A Springfield high school was selected as one of eight pilot schools to participate in a new, nationwide mental health training program for high school students.

Next chapter underway for Kickapoo with new coach  Springfield News-Leader

The Kickapoo Chiefs started a new season with a new quarterback, a new starting tailback and a new coach.

Kickapoo advances past Ozark with seventh-inning comeback  Ozarks Sports Zone

By John Miller (For Springfield, Mo. – Down to its final strike, the Kickapoo Chiefs found a way to fight off elimination. Jacob Murrell took ...

Glendale student brought handgun to campus Thursday morning, says school district  Springfield News-Leader

Editor's note, May 10, 2:51 p.m.: This article has been updated with new information about the identity of the person who tipped off school administrators to the ...

3 Kickapoo basketball players sign D-I letters on intent, full Signing Day coverage  Springfield News-Leader

Jared Ridder faxed his letter of intent to the Xavier University athletic department at 7:07 a.m.. The 6-foot-7 sharpshooter's official signing ceremony at Kickapoo ...

Academic All-Stars: Springfield Kickapoo High School  Springfield News-Leader

Academic All-Stars: Springfield Kickapoo High School.

Curtain rises on new auditorium at Kickapoo High School  KY3

A $22.4 million renovation and expansion project at Kickapoo High School is now finished with the completion of a new auditorium.

Kickapoo secret weapon happy to advance in boys basketball playoffs  Springfield News-Leader

An offensive explosion sent Kickapoo to the boys basketball quarterfinals.

Kickapoo grad takes top prize at National Speech and Debate Competition  KY3

Recent Kickapoo High School graduate Connor Rothschild won his category of International Extemporaneous Speaking.

Who will replace Kellie Harper as the MSU Lady Bears' next head coach? Names to keep an eye on  Springfield News-Leader

Now that Kellie Harper is leaving the Missouri State Lady Bears program for Tennessee, the university is now looking for a new head coach. Missouri State is ...

Springfield high school student accused of sexually abusing girls in stairwells  Springfield News-Leader

Police say one of the incidents occurred on Friday and the other took place in 2017.

Report: Former Kickapoo star Anthony Tolliver nearing deal with Timberwolves  Springfield News-Leader

Tolliver helped Kickapoo win a state championship in 2003.

One dead, one in custody after shooting in Springfield  Springfield News-Leader

Police say they are investigating a homicide Tuesday morning in Springfield.

Kickapoo gains modern gathering, learning space  Springfield News-Leader

A renovated commons area at Kickapoo High School was part of an ongoing $19.25 million bond-funded project.

Springfield Public Schools host free vaccine clinics  KSPR

Starting Tuesday, Springfield Public Schools will host free vaccine clinics at various high schools for its students from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. each day.

Glendale meets Kickapoo in 97th Southside Showdown boys basketball game  Springfield News-Leader

Glendale and Kickapoo square off in boys basketball for the 97th time since 1971.

Springfield high school, college students plan walkout for common-sense gun legislation  KY3

The event is called the Springfield Walkout for Our Lives.

SPS to honor 'Top 10' seniors at each high school  Springfield News-Leader

The 33rd annual Recognition of Scholastic Excellence, or ROSE, banquet will be March 29 at Missouri State University.

Not just 'duck and cover' — Springfield teachers taught to fight back  Springfield News-Leader

Springfield school police plan to provide intruder training.

Kickapoo High School top academic performers  Springfield News-Leader

All-Star nominee: Jamie Sampson. Valedictorians: Aristelle Acuff, Karlee Adler, Samuel Becker, Chloë Breckenridge, Allison Carder, Timothy Cobb, Cameron ...

10 Little-Known Facts About Brad Pitt (10 About His Hometown)  TheTravel

Ever since he first started gracing us with his larger than life presence on the big screen, Brad Pitt has been associated with the Hollywood lifestyle. Although, the ...

Mom of Kickapoo teen with autism pleads for kindness in Facebook post  Springfield News-Leader

The parent of a Kickapoo High School student posted an explainer about her son with autism, saying "His brain grew up differently than a lot of ours."

Gordmans Opens New Location in Former Toys "R" Us Building

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - National retailer Gordmans held a grand re-opening celebration this morning at their new Springfield location on Battlefield and Fremont, ...

New legislation aims to help students with dyslexia  KY3

Those supporting Senate Bill 73 say this could be a game changer for children living with dyslexia.

Kickapoo High School graduates  Springfield News-Leader

Valedictorians: Matthew Cederblom, Catelynn Classick, Emma Gibson, Annalise Hinkle, Laura Kester, Natalie Maxson, Travis McGuire, Katherine Sherman, ...

Springfield council candidates discuss crime, recycling and nuisance properties in forum  Springfield News-Leader

City council candidates went head-to-head in a forum Sunday afternoon about neighborhood involvement, public safety, nuisance properties, recycling and ...

Beat the Back-to-School Blues by Checking out These Awesome Celebrity Yearbook Pics!  Closer Weekly

It's that time of the year again! To celebrate the back-to-school season, helped us round up some of our favorite celebrity yearboook pics.

Charges filed in Kiss My Gas burglary that went viral  Springfield News-Leader

The social media police sought to catch some burglars in October after a local business shared surveillance footage of the crime.

Springfield Students Walk Out Over Gun Violence

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Several hundred Springfield public high school students are walking out today, (Fri. 3./23) following the national movement on March 14 to ...

McBride Elementary mourns loss of SPS special education teacher 'Mr. Nick'  Springfield News-Leader

Nick Hostler, a former gymnast and college-level cheerleader, was entering his third year as a special education teacher at McBride.

Juvenile shoots another juvenile in Springfield  Springfield News-Leader

A juvenile is in custody after shooting another juvenile Thursday. The victim has moderate injuries.

Olympic medalist among Cherokee Middle School's all-star volleyball coach lineup  Springfield News-Leader

The volleyball program at Springfield's Cherokee Middle School has serious bragging rights. One of the head coaches is an Olympic medalist — Lori ...

Community Partnership of the Ozarks Selected by Lady Gaga's Foundation to Pilot Program

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Community Partnership of the Ozarks (CPO), in partnership with Springfield Public Schools, is participating in the country's first teen Mental ...

WHS Roundup: Lady Tiger swimmers earn medals at meet  Myguidon

The Waynesville High School Lady Tigers varsity girls' swim team competed Saturday at Kickapoo High School in Springfield, Missouri. Waynesville's Relay ...

Nixa native to coach Kickapoo football  Springfield News-Leader

Marshfield football coach Nate Thomas has been tapped to lead Kickapoo High School on the gridiron.

Teachers become students in GO CAPS program  Springfield Business Journal

With the start of the next school year only a couple of weeks away, teachers Tiffany Lindley and Kelly Prude recently found themselves getting an education of ...

Primrose expansion leads north side to envy

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- The City of Springfield is hoping to widen a narrow road on the south side of town and the Springfield School district is helping foot the bill.

Highlights of Springfield Public Schools Class of 2017  Springfield News-Leader

The News-Leader salutes the many accomplishments of Springfield Public Schools' Class of 2017. Severe weather threatened — but did not stop — the start of ...

October brings fall fun in the Ozarks  Springfield News-Leader

Here's a guide to events coming up in the Springfield area in October.

Kickapoo outlasts Ozark in 2-1 duel, Schmidt sharp on pitcher's mound for Chiefs  USA TODAY High School Sports

Kickapoo pitcher Kaleb Schmidt spent the winter thinking about the Chiefs' third place finish in the 2015 playoffs.

Pokin Around: From pinsetter to college coach, Bill Glenn might have bowled final game  Springfield News-Leader

The sign on the door of this home says no smoking. That's because Bill Glenn, 89, uses oxygen. He lets me in and sits down. His breathing is labored. "It is an ...

Former Kickapoo, Cherokee principal named Lebanon superintendent  Springfield News-Leader

David Schmitz has worked as an administrator for Springfield Public Schools for the past 14 years.

North Dakota State spoils Jared Ridder's Missouri State debut  Springfield News-Leader

A late run wasn't enough to erase another sloppy showing away from JQH Arena in Missouri State's sixth straight loss on the road. Missouri State lost 74-67 to ...

'Kickapoo U' offers hands-on career, college preparation  Springfield News-Leader

Kickapoo High School started the program four years ago to give students an edge on college and work applications.

9 things to know as Springfield Public Schools starts its 151st year  Springfield News-Leader

This year, an estimated 25000 students — including 200 new preschoolers — are expected to attend Springfield Public Schools.

Springfield teacher union leader takes charge in crucial time for district, unions  Springfield News-Leader

Sarah Schofield, a teacher at Sequiota Elementary, has been president of the Springfield National Education Association since June 1.

Highway patrol identifies man who died in morning crash in Springfield  Springfield News-Leader

Dillion Filbeck was 23, according to the highway patrol.

Under new contract, Jungmann to be SPS superintendent through 2022  Springfield News-Leader

Halfway through his fifth year as superintendent of Springfield Public Schools, John Jungmann has been offered a contract extension to keep him in the district's ...

The opioid epidemic in Greene County: How has our community been impacted?  Standard Online

The Springfield Police Department responded to 94 overdose calls between January and June 2017. Out of those 94, seven died. In that same period, the ...

SPS student attendance dips, graduation rate goes up slightly  Springfield News-Leader

The four-year attendance rate for Springfield Public Schools was 88 percent in 2017, up slightly from the prior year.

Greene County GOP nominates insurance agent John Russell for commission  Springfield News-Leader

The Greene County Republican Central Committee is hoping that John C. Russell, a local insurance agent, will be selected by the governor to fill a ...

Terry Bloodworth winding down Springfield Hot Glass  Springfield News-Leader

Maybe you've been a collector of Terry's Bloodworth's glass art since his days at Silver Dollar City, or maybe you've admired his work but never actually ...

Prosecutors ask for life sentence for 'career offender' convicted in Springfield meth ring  Springfield News-Leader

Carol Hardy, 49, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute large amounts of meth.

FBI looking for man who robbed bank in Springfield  Springfield News-Leader

The FBI says the robbery occurred Thursday at the Guaranty Bank on Glenstone Avenue.

Young Achievers: Kickapoo lunar group presents to NASA  Springfield News-Leader

Members of Kickapoo High School's lunar research group made it to the final four in the Exploring the Moon and Asteroids for Secondary Schools competition ...

2021 Missouri Valley Conference champs? 4 takeaways from Dana Ford's first offseason  Springfield News-Leader

The honeymoon phase around new Missouri State head coach Dana Ford hasn't seemed to die down, and it's in large part due to his successful first offseason.

College football signing period opens  Springfield News-Leader

Wednesday marked the first day senior high school football players may sign with NCAA Division I programs. National Signing Day is the start of the two-month ...

21-year-old woman found dead in Springfield home, police say  Springfield News-Leader

Police say they responded to a Springfield home Saturday night and found a woman dead from an apparent gunshot wound. According to a press release, ...

Former NBA player, addict tells Kickapoo teens: 'Nobody plans on this struggle'  Springfield News-Leader

Chris Herren, a former NBA player, nearly lost his family and his life during a lengthy battle with drug addiction. He has been sober nine years.

Springfield DECA students to compete internationally  Springfield News-Leader

More than 30 students from four Springfield high schools will compete alongside 18,000 high school students at the annual DECA International Career ...

SPS counselor: 'I can sleep at night' knowing defibrillator in each school  Springfield News-Leader

Amy Moran, a counselor at Kickapoo High School, was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect at age 20.

Dems see Springfield's 135th House district as a 'tossup' as PAC ads attack both sides  Springfield News-Leader

Competition is fierce in the race to represent a section of east Springfield in the Missouri House of Representatives — perhaps tougher than in most other parts ...

Springfield businesses back $12 minimum wage in Missouri  Springfield News-Leader

A proposal increasing Missouri's minimum wage by roughly 50 percent by 2023 has gained the support of a coalition of small businesses across the state.

Glendale High target of social media threat late Tuesday  Springfield News-Leader

Springfield's Glendale High School was the target of a social media threat late Tuesday. At 11 p.m., Glendale Principal Natalie Cauldwell notified parents of the ...

Former Kickapoo basketball star Jared Ridder commits to Missouri State  Springfield News-Leader

Ridder announced Friday night that he was leaving Xavier.

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