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Roadwork near Kickapoo High School causing major traffic delays  KSPR

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. A complete overhaul of a heavily traveled street in Springfield is causing major traffic delays. Work on widening Primrose Street near ...



Downed power line leads to power outages near Campbell and James River Freeway in Springfield  KSPR

Police are directing traffic along Campbell Avenue.



Kickapoo High School student disciplined over vile social media video  KY3

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A student at Kickapoo High School has been disciplined for posting a vile video on Snapchat that contains offensive language, racist ...



Jefferson Avenue in Springfield closed for 30 days  OzarksFirst.com

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Parents of Kickapoo High School students will be affected by the road closing near Primrose. Jefferson Avenue closed this morning and ...



Springfield police to investigate racist video by Kickapoo High student  Springfield News-Leader

The Springfield Police Department announced Monday that it will conduct a follow-up investigation into a racist video from a Kickapoo High School student.



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.



In viral video, Kickapoo High teen threatens black students, talks of lynching  Springfield News-Leader

A Kickapoo High School student posted a racist rant Thursday aimed at black student athletes. In the 20-second Snapchat video, an unidentified white male ...



Springfield Public Schools disciplined Kickapoo student for social media post  KY3

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- A viral video is making waves at a local high school. Springfield Public Schools is working with multiple social media platforms to remove ...



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 ...



Springfield students speak out about their personal discrimination stories  OzarksFirst.com

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The NAACP hosted a storytelling event on August 1 allowing students from Springfield Public Schools to share their stories of ...



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

Students at Kickapoo High School made new, larger posters for a spirit week after originals made by the Gay Straight Trans Alliance, or GSTA, were ripped down ...



Kickapoo High School Finds Message Threatening Violence at School  OzarksFirst.com

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



NBA basketball player invests back into the Ozarks  KY3

NBA player Anthony Toliver and his best friend Kelly Byrne are starting a new housing venture right here in the Ozarks.



Police Investigate High School Student After Video of Racist Tirade Surfaces on the Internet  The Root

Missouri's Kickapoo High School can't stay out the damn news.



Kickapoo High School moves forward after LGBTQ posters torn down and Confederate flag flown  KY3

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- As Kickapoo students with the Gay, Straight, Trans Alliance (GSTA) prepared to celebrate the Day of Silence, they were met at school ...



Kickapoo High names soccer field after pioneering coach, beloved science teacher  Springfield News-Leader

The Kickapoo High School soccer field will now bear the name of its first varsity coach, Jose Domingo Florez. The award-winning science teacher joined ...



Helping all SPS students feel 'welcome and valued' is goal of diversity, equity work group  Springfield News-Leader

The next meeting of Springfield Public Schools' equity and diversity advisory council is Aug. 27 at Community Foundation of the Ozarks.



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.



Students at Missouri high school confronted with Confederate flag  TheGrio

Students of a Springfield, Missouri high school were hoping to honor the Day of Silence but they were confronted by other students with Confederate flag.



Springfield council approves inclusivity resolution in wake of racist incidents at school  Springfield News-Leader

The Springfield City Council on Monday approved a resolution encouraging people to be inclusive and condemning a recent racist incident at a school.



Japanese Fall Festival Brings Kendama Performers and Magic Storyteller to Springfield  Douglas County Herald

SPRINGFIELD – Springfield Sister Cities Association, in partnership with the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, proudly presents the 24th annual Japanese ...



Community and religious leaders react to Kickapoo controversy  KY3

Members of the community say incidents of inequality and racism throughout Springfield Public Schools are beginning to surface. With several incidents ...



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 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.



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 ...



Five Springfield high school seniors named among top 100 Missouri scholars  Springfield News-Leader

The Springfield students included were from Central High School, Glendale High School and Springfield Catholic High.



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 star, Missouri State signee Mason Auer picked by Chicago Cubs in 39th round of MLB Draft  Springfield News-Leader

Auer is signed on to play baseball at Missouri State in 2020.



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 ...



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, ...



Kickapoo's new principal currently leads Springfield's largest middle school  Springfield News-Leader

For nine years, Bill Powers has been the principal of Cherokee Middle School, Springfield Public School's largest middle school.



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'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 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 ...



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.



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."



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.



Springfield honors 58 top academic seniors at ROSE banquet  Springfield News-Leader

Springfield Public Schools will honor its top academic seniors this week at the 34th annual Recognition of Scholastic Excellence — or ROSE — banquet.



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.



Tests fail to back up allegations of mold at Kickapoo High School  KSPR

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.(KSPR) - In an online article that's gained a lot of attention, a Springfield student said there is mold inside Kickapoo High School again.



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.



High school hoops roundup: Catholic boys, Lady Indians, Lady Mountaineers crowned district champs  Springfield News-Leader

District champions were crowned on Saturday across southwest Missouri as teams from around the area advanced to sectional tournaments. The Strafford Lady ...



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 ...



Talking Mental Health  417mag

It doesn't matter if you're in a hospital or a high school, figuring out how to provide better mental services is at the top of the to-do list. These three new programs ...



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

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The mother of a former Kickapoo High School cheerleader is speaking out after her daughter died from a heroin overdose. The mother ...



To the LGBTQ community: I'm sorry  Springfield News-Leader

Inexcusably, my past political positions on LGBTQ equality were not informed by the stories that I have since heard and read.



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 ...



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.



Search continues: Central High School to be led next year by co-interim principals  Springfield News-Leader

Springfield Public Schools announced Wednesday the search for a new Central High School principal will continue.



Three Missing Women: 27 Years Later  OzarksFirst.com

SPRINGFIELD -- Friday marks 27 years since Stacy McCall, Suzie Streeter, and Sherrill Levitt disappeared in Springfield.



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, ...



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.



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

Academic All-Stars: Springfield Kickapoo High School.



Here are the local 2019 MLB Draft prospects and where you can see them play  Springfield News-Leader

Here is a look at some of the players who could be selected come early June and when and where you can see them play.



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 ...



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.



Central High School Tops in the Ozarks  Ozarks Independent

Central High School has been named the top high school in the Ozarks in a survey published by U.S. News and World Report. Central finished as the #31 high ...



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

An offensive explosion sent Kickapoo to the boys basketball quarterfinals.



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.



Missouri State men's hoops unsure it will have Kickapoo star Jared Ridder for 2018  Springfield News-Leader

The Missouri State men's basketball team is still unsure it will have former Kickapoo star Jared Ridder for the upcoming season.



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

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



Sports Commission Awards to honor top southwest Missouri high school athletes and teams  Lakenewsonline.com

Nearly 150 athletes from southwest Missouri high schools – along with 26 teams, including in marching band, cheerleading and dance – soon will be honored in ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

Springfield school police plan to provide intruder training.



Community Partnership of the Ozarks Selected by Lady Gaga’s Foundation to Pilot Program  OzarksFirst.com

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



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

The Kickapoo High School lunar research group recently made the final four in a national competition.



Retail Roundup: What's opening, closing in Springfield?  Springfield Business Journal

Springfield's brick-and-mortar retail scene is undergoing myriad changes as the industry struggles with closures nationwide. National retailers CVS Health Corp.



SPS Announces three new head coaches  Ozarks Sports Zone

Springfield Public Schools announced the hiring of three new athletic coaches today. Bret Gallion will take over as the Parkview baseball head coach, Brandon ...



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.



Gordmans Opens New Location in Former Toys “R” Us Building  OzarksFirst.com

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



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 ...



How Women Activists Planned a City-Wide Walkout in Springfield, Missouri  TeenVogue.com

In this op-ed, writer Hannah Brashers explains how organizers in Springfield, Missouri, planned a city-wide walkout.



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 ...



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.



10 thoughts after one of the worst Missouri State baseball seasons ever  Springfield News-Leader

I've been a beat writer for the Missouri State baseball team for the past four years, and I've seen the Bears go from (nearly) the highest of the highs to the lowest ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Kickapoo High School graduates  Springfield News-Leader

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



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.



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 ...



Celebrity Yearbook Pictures: See Cindy Crawford, Halle Berry, and More!  Closer Weekly

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



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.



Primrose expansion leads north side to envy  OzarksFirst.com

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.



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 ...



Missouri State hoops notes: Dana Ford gives summer update on Tulio Da Silva, Jared Ridder  Springfield News-Leader

We're still more than four months away from the beginning of the college basketball season but it isn't stopping the anticipation for this season.



Former SAGU student, mother sentenced to 6 years in prison for death of newborn daughter  Waxahachie Daily Light

A former student at Southwestern Assemblies of God University was sentenced Wednesday to more than six years in a state prison for the death of her newborn ...



Football family guy ready to lead Kickapoo  USA TODAY High School Sports

Kickapoo's top returning defensive player saw a change come to the Chiefs in the offseason.



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 ...



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.



Kickapoo state champs reunite at Springfield summer league  Ozarks Sports Zone

The Summer League basketball tradition going on out at "The Courts" in Springfield is not only a great chance for local fans to catch college stars of the future, ...



'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.



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.



'This is starting to get severe, folks,' says SGF meteorologist after tornado reports  Springfield News-Leader

The National Weather *Service* in Springfield issued a flash flood warning for much of the Ozarks.



High school Athlete of the Year award winners named  Springfield News-Leader

Hunter Yeargan of Willard and Brooke Stanfield of Republic were honored Thursday as the Athlete of the Year Award winners at the second ever News-Leader ...



Mimicking Trump, Missouri lawmakers propose ‘Victims of Communism Memorial Day’  Springfield News-Leader

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri lawmakers moved to create a day of remembrance for people harmed by Communist regimes throughout history last week. Rep.



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 ...



Video: HIIT versus Steady State Workouts KY3 - Video  KY3

KY3's Paul Adler visits with David Poland of XFit to review the benefits of High Intensity Interval Training versus Steady State Training.



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.



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