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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.

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.

A high school student in Missouri is being investigated after posting a racist Snapchat threatening to lynch black athletes  Business Insider

Police launched an investigation into the student at Kickapoo High School in Springfield, Missouri, on Monday.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

27 years ago Springfield lost the Three Missing Women

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.– On June 7th, 1992, a mystery that still plagues the Ozarks was born. Three women — Stacy McCall, Sherrill Levitt, and Suzie Streeter ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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 ...

Lady Gaga Announces teen Mental Health First Aid Pilot Program Will Expand to 20 Additional High Schools  P&T Community

LAS VEGAS, June 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation and the National Council for Behavioral Health announced that they will ...

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."

NAACP critical after LGBT bullying at Missouri school

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The NAACP is weighing in after at least one student waved a Confederate battle flag while driving through a southwest high school's ...

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 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.

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.

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 ...

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, ...

Springfield Public Schools Announces New Kickapoo High School Principal

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

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.

Local highschool seniors excited for next chapter after graduation

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - More than a thousand high school seniors take their first step into a larger world.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Police investigate student's racist video posting - News

Police have announced plans to conduct a follow-up investigation into a racist video that a Missouri high school student posted on Snapchat.

After a long wait, Kickapoo star Jared Ridder is set to return home at Missouri State  Springfield News-Leader

The last time Jared Ridder played in a game at JQH Arena was on Jan. 14, 2017, when he was signed on to play at Xavier as he led the Kickapoo Chiefs.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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

The Springfield School District just got test results this week that contradict an online article by a student that's gained a lot of attention.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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

Springfield school police plan to provide intruder training.

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 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, ...

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

Academic All-Stars: Springfield Kickapoo High School.

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."

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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, ...

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.

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 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.

Kickapoo High School senior earns accolades at National Speech and Debate Tournament  Springfield News-Leader

Awards and Achievers recognizes local businesses and employees.

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 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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 High School graduates  Springfield News-Leader

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

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 ...

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.

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, helped us round up some of our favorite celebrity yearboook pics.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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

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

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 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.

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

The event is called the Springfield Walkout for Our Lives.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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

Tolliver helped Kickapoo win a state championship in 2003.

Here’s what to do when severe weather hits:

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— With possibilities of severe weather over the next few days, KOLR10 wants to ensure you and your family are safe.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Greenwood's Aminu Mohammed named Missouri Gatorade Player of the Year  Ozarks Sports Zone

In its 34th year of honoring the nation's best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company today announced Aminu Mohammed of Greenwood Laboratory ...

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.

October brings fall fun in the Ozarks  Springfield News-Leader

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

Hawklets hatch playoff win Friday at Kickapoo  Springfield News-Leader

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 ...

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