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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.

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.

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 ...

Springfield Public Schools Announces New Kickapoo High School Principal

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

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 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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Missouri school district settles mud-pit injury lawsuit  Fox News

A Missouri school district has settled a lawsuit filed by a 2011 graduate who was seriously injured when she was stomped in a muddy pit at a school event.

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

The event is called the Springfield Walkout for Our Lives.

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.

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 ...

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, ...

Lady Jays knock off top-ranked Kickapoo in Stephanie Phillips Classic  Jefferson City News Tribune

SPRINGFIELD — The Jefferson City Lady Jays opened the Stephanie Phillips Classic at Kickapoo High School with a 55-51 win against the host Lady Chiefs on ...

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.

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 ...

Kickapoo High School rallies around senior fighting rare disease  KY3

This week is 'Autumn Week' at Kickapoo High School. Students and staff are supporting senior Autumn Pilarski, who has a rare auto-immune disease.

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 ...

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.

Kickapoo earns third district title in four years with win over Glendale  Ozarks Sports Zone

By John Miller (For Springfield, Mo. – One day after coming within a strike of elimination, the Kickapoo Chiefs are district champions.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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

Springfield school police plan to provide intruder training.

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

Tolliver helped Kickapoo win a state championship in 2003.

This is what happened after Kickapoo mom posted an open letter about her son with autism  Springfield News-Leader

Nine months ago, Cara Thulin was so consumed with worry about sending her son — who was diagnosed with autism — off to Kickapoo High School that she ...

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."

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.

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.

October brings fall fun in the Ozarks  Springfield News-Leader

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

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.

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

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. A Kickapoo High School grad took home first prize at the National Speech and Debate Championships last weekend. Connor Rothschild ...

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

Academic All-Stars: Springfield Kickapoo High School.

Kickapoo High School graduates  Springfield News-Leader

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

State champs and runners-up: How the high school baseball season ended for local squads  Springfield News-Leader

The area has one baseball state champion and two programs that fell just short in the championship game.

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.

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 ...

Kickapoo secret weapon happy to advance in boys basketball playoffs  USA TODAY High School Sports

An offensive explosion sent Kickapoo to the boys basketball quarterfinals.

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.

SPS considers adding metal detectors, armed guards, cameras at every door  Springfield News-Leader

Metal detectors, bulletproof glass, exterior door alarms, armed security guards, a text tip line, panic buttons and more intruder drills. Those are just some of the ...

When life got tough, Springfield's next basketball superstar worked on his jump shot  Springfield News-Leader

Since he was a kid growing up in Milwaukee, the now-Springfield freshman phenom found sanctuary on the court.

Journal most valuable part of Schoolcroft's search for lead in the Ozarks  Springfield News-Leader

Two hundred years ago this month (November), Henry Rowe Schoolcraft headed out in search of lead and, over the next three months, wrote his way into ...

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 ...

Kickapoo coach 'never had a kid' who can do what this kicker does  Springfield News-Leader

There was a collective "wow" in the stands at Kickapoo High School on Friday night when the 2017 season got underway. The Chiefs kicked off to visiting ...

'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.

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.

Springfield Locals React to Low Temperatures and Snowy Conditions

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Darin Hamelink with MoDOT said crews have been out working the roads all day.

Hawklets hatch playoff win Friday at Kickapoo  USA TODAY High School Sports

No matter how you frame it, playoff losses hurt. Kickapoo's dream of back-to-back district championships and a deep playoff run ended Friday at Pottenger ...

Norwegian Foreign Exchange Student Leads Kickapoo To Quarterfinals

SPRINGFIELD, Mo--Oh the difference a year can make. Last year Kickapoo soccer fell in the class 4 sectional finals. This year they are on to the quarterfinals.

March For Our Lives in Springfield attracts many from across the Ozarks  KY3

SPRINGFIELd, Mo. -- Across the nation students, parents and politicians showed up for March for Our Lives rallies. In the Ozarks, Springfield's Park Central ...

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.

2017 Parkview High School football schedule  Springfield News-Leader

The schedule for the 2017 Kickapoo High School football team.

Springfield Public Schools releases back-to-school guide for parents, students  Springfield News-Leader

The first day of the 2016-17 school year in Springfield is about a month away. The school year starts Aug. 17.

Kickapoo gets another shot at state title  Springfield News-Leader

BOLIVAR – The Kickapoo boys basketball team got a taste of the Final Four last season. After falling a game shy of a state championship a year ago, the Chiefs ...

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.

Telecom Company Sues Springfield for Blocking Plan to Build T-Mobile Tower

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Delaware-based telecommunications company is suing the city of Springfield after officials halted a plan to build a new 180-foot tower ...

Kickapoo Emulation Color Guard takes third place at WGI World Championships  KY3

The group was welcomed home Sunday night after taking third place at the WGI World Champonships in Dayton, Ohio.

Skilled nursing and rehabilitation center opening  Springfield News-Leader

Miller Commerce has partnered with Reliance Health Care, Inc., of Conway, Arkansas, to bring the skilled nursing and rehabilitation center to the community.

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

Ridder announced Friday night that he was leaving Xavier.

Gary Gray goes for one last City Championship  Ozarks Sports Zone

SPRINGFIELD – This week, Springfield is hosting the MSHSAA State Final Four as well as the Home School Championships. Prior to those tournaments tipping, ...

Student activist working to inspire women, organizers in conservative communities  Standard Online

On March 24, students across the country became political activists when they left their classrooms as part of the March for Our Lives walkout for gun reform.

Despite chill, thousands attend annual Christmas parade in downtown Springfield  Springfield News-Leader

Thousands of people lined the streets Saturday in downtown Springfield to hear marching bands, have candy tossed at them, and see all the floats and Santa ...

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 ...

The Race to Jeff City: Missouri House Seat 135  KSMU Radio

This edition of the KSMU Sense of Community Series highlights the race for Missouri House District 135, with Democrat challenger Rob Bailey facing the.

SPS goes digital, bringing online courses to students in 24 area districts  Springfield News-Leader

To meet the soaring demand for online learning in Missouri — and beat for-profit virtual schools to the punch — Springfield Public Schools has come up with a ...

Xavier hoops freshman to depart XU, return home

First-year Xavier men's basketball player Jared Ridder announced his intent to withdraw from the university to be closer to home, the team stated in a Friday ...

No, the downtown Springfield Christmas parade is not canceled  Springfield News-Leader

Is this year's downtown Springfield Christmas parade canceled? No way! Staff at the Downtown Springfield Association said the parade will go ahead as ...

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 ...

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 ...

Nate Thomas named Kickapoo football coach  Ozarks Sports Zone

Kickapoo High School has a new football coach and it's Nate Thomas. The 36-year-old Nixa native takes over for Kurt Thompson, who retired last month.

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.

Ozark High School baseball program enshrined in Missouri Sports Hall of Fame  Christian County Headliner News

Baseball returned to Ozark High School in 1975, after a brief hiatus. Just four years later, coach Jim Nichols' Tigers were the kings of Missouri's Class A.

Kickapoo romps Parkview in first step of title defense  Springfield News-Leader

Kickapoo quarterback Chris Lawson left St. Louis disappointed on a November night. He didn't let a loss keep him down. Coming off a loss to CBC in the 2015 ...

Kickapoo's Jared Ridder named Gatorade Player of the Year  Springfield News-Leader

The Gatorade Company announced Jared Ridder of Kickapoo High School as its 2016-17 Gatorade Missouri Boys Basketball Player of the Year.

Missouri Sports Hall of Fame to induct Camdenton/Missouri State/NFL lineman Jason Whittle

Football Luncheon presented by Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17 at University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center.

25 years and no trace of 3 Missouri women: ‘People aren’t supposed to just disappear’  Kansas City Star

Three Springfield women vanished June 7, 1992. The three — Sherrill Levitt, her daughter Suzie Streeter and friend Stacy McCall — are still missing. June 7 ...

How a Springfield mom helped her son with autism fit in at high school  Kansas City Star

Cara Thulin was apprehensive about her autistic son's reception upon entering the world of high school. She turned to Facebook to ask for kindness.

Springfield football standout passes on sure thing for longshot walk-on chance  Springfield News-Leader

He scored more touchdowns than any other ball carrier to ever play for his school. Malachi Stout passed on chances to play football at small colleges for a ...

25 years after three Springfield women went missing, the tips still trickle in  Springfield News-Leader

The tips still trickle in. "They've leveled off," said Springfield police Sgt. Todd King. "We tend to get, I would say, a couple a month." It's been 25 years since three ...

SPS Hall of Fame 2017  417mag

Meet this year's four Springfield Public Schools graduates who are being inducted into the SPS Hall of Fame.

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.

SPS offers Free immunizations this week  KSPR

Springfield Public Schools is trying to make staying up to date on vaccines easier by offering a free immunization clinic this week.

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 ...

Cost for high school juniors to take ACT? Nothing  Springfield News-Leader

All Missouri high school juniors can take the ACT for free this year, for the first time. In the past, parents paid the $35 fee. That will collectively save Springfield ...

Bass Pro Tournament of Champions 2017: Day 2  Springfield News-Leader

Check back throughout the night of Jan. 13 for live updates from JQH Arena as the Springfield News-Leader brings you courtside coverage of all four games.

Schoolcraft's journal chronicles 19th Century Ozarks | Community Links  Christian County Headliner News

Two hundred years ago this month (November), Henry Rowe Schoolcraft headed out in search of lead and, over the next three months, wrote his way into ...

Fuzzy Tacos Are Coming to 417-land  417mag

All aboard the taco train! Fuzzy's Taco Shop is opening three locations in southwest Missouri. The taqueria is known for massive patios conducive to slurping ...

Ozarks mother speaks after daughter’s heroin overdose: ‘I’ll never understand the stigma’  Kansas City Star

Former Kickapoo cheerleader dies of heroin overdose. Mother speaks out about the stigma of drug addiction, says daughter's troubles began with pain pills.

Nixa Girls Trounce Glendale

Nixa started Monday's game against Glendale on a 9-0 run, and the Lady Eagles did not relent in a 63-28 win on their home court.

Residential facility like a resort: Developer plans $17-million project  KY3

Miller Commerce is developing the project for Reliance Healthcare.

Bass Pro Tournament of Champions 2017: Day 1 scores, stats, Day 2 schedule  Springfield News-Leader

Springfield is once again high school basketball's grandest stage. The 2017 Bass Pro Tournament of Champions opened with an estimated crowd north of 7,000 ...

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