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  • Workshop aims to give girls access to IT careers

    February 6, 2015 11:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Women in IT is hosting an event later this month aimed at getting middle-school aged girls involved in the world of information technology with a focus on increasingly important career and life skills. LaWIT's "IT Girls" Technology Workshop 2.0 hopes to introduce young girls to... more »
  • 23-year-old accused of sex with middle schooler

    November 19, 2014 4:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sex crime investigators accused a Baton Rouge man this week of having sex with a middle school student this past summer. Baton Rouge Police booked 23-year-old Joshua Jones into the parish jail on aggravated rape charges Wednesday. Investigators said the victim told detectives the encounter... more »
  • Central students finally allowed to have backpacks check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 31, 2014 6:01 PM

    CENTRAL - After a two year moratorium on backpacks in lieu of bulky binders, students at Central Middle School will finally be allowed to pack a bag on their back, albeit one that isn't too stylish. Every student at the middle school will be issued a matching black mesh... more »
  • Students near goal for life-changing trip check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 11, 2014 3:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Teachers at a Baton Rouge middle school say they've almost met their goal to send students to out-of-state colleges and get a taste of life outside Louisiana. Elroy Johnson, a history teacher at Prescott Middle School, said the trip will send several 20 of the school's... more »
  • St. Helena board seeks to regain control of school

    September 17, 2013 9:15 AM

    GREENSBURG- The St. Helena Parish School Board is appealing a federal judge's decision to deny the board a new trial after the judge rejected the parish's request to offer middle school grades to its students. U.S. District Judge James J. Brady shot down a request in August by the school... more »
  • Judge denies St. Helena school board request

    August 6, 2013 8:10 AM

    GREENSBURG - A federal judge denied a request by the St. Helena Parish School Board to let the parish offer middle school grades to its students. Judge James J. Brady effectively upheld his May 2010 order that gave control over the poorly performing St. Helena Central Middle School to the... more »
  • Central presents plans for former campus

    April 29, 2013 8:07 AM

    CENTRAL - Superintendent Michael Faulk has laid out his ideas on what the Central school system should do with 29 acres, which for decades served as the home of Central Middle School. Faulk is proposing to spend $5 million to tear down six of the nine buildings on the former... more »
  • Ascension students to present anti-bullying campaigns

    April 16, 2013 11:41 AM

    GONZALES - Students from all eight Ascension Parish middle schools are presenting projects to inform the public about bullying. It's part of the "Stop the Silence" project showcase taking place at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at the Gonzales Civic Center. Students will present their projects including a... more »
  • Jesus on the wall

    February 12, 2013 7:19 PM

    A school board in Ohio has to decide how to respond to a federal lawsuit about a portrait of Jesus hanging on the wall of a middle school since 1947. The portrait was donated by a student group to the Jackson County School District. The ACLU and Freedom From Religion... more »
  • Arrest made after gun found at BR middle school

    January 14, 2013 1:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 13-year-old Capitol Middle School student is under arrest after school officials said they found a loaded pistol in their bookbag. School officials found a loaded .380 caliber handgun in the booksack of the sixth-grade student, while getting in the middle of an argument between two... more »
  • St. Amant Middle kicks off school year with fresh look check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 8, 2012 5:21 PM

    ST. AMANT- The first day of school in Ascension Parish started with a bang for the Wildcats of St. Amant Middle, who got their first look at their renovated school. The kids had to deal with a construction zone for about a year, while the school got a face... more »
  • St. Helena school to stay under state control

    July 31, 2012 10:09 AM

    GREENBURG - A federal district judge says he has the authority to transfer the state-run St. Helena Central Middle School back into local school board control but he's not going to do so right now. The Advocate reports St. Helena Parish school system officials argued that the district's dramatic improvement... more »
  • EBR Middle School Student punched, receives stitches check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 29, 2012 2:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A 12-year old sixth grader was attacked Monday by 15-year old student in the hall at an East Baton Rouge Parish middle school, according to Baton Rouge Police. It happened after the older student threatened to punch the girl, then later attacked her in the hall between... more »
  • Middle school Obama cartoons causes controversy

    February 9, 2012 2:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Some parents say some of the political cartoons created for a middle-school assignment could incite violence and should never have gone on display. They're particularly upset by an image of President Barack Obama on which a bullet hole was drawn. The cartoons were among many drawn for... more »
  • Middle school Obama cartoons draw parents' ire

    February 9, 2012 11:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Some parents say some of the political cartoons created for a middle-school assignment could incite violence and should never have gone on display. They're particularly upset by an image of President Barack Obama on which a bullet hole was drawn. The cartoons were among many drawn for... more »
  • Deputies investigate gun brought to Broadmoor Middle

    February 9, 2012 11:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators want to know why a student brought a gun to Broadmoor Middle School Thursday morning. Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said a student reported seeing two students with a gun. School officials found the unloaded .25 caliber handgun in the... more »
  • EBR middle school teacher arrested

    December 8, 2011 5:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a teacher from Broadmoor Middle School after they said she picked up a misbehaving student's desk while the student was in it, causing the student to hit her head. Casey Hicks with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said Ella Grant was arrested... more »
  • La. school board suspends single-sex classes

    October 13, 2011 3:19 PM

    LAFAYETTE - A Louisiana school board has agreed to temporarily end single-sex classes at a middle school, resolving a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. Thursday's settlement calls for the Vermilion Parish School Board to suspend single-sex classes at Rene A. Rost Middle School through at least... more »
  • BR student arrested after bus driver threatened

    October 28, 2010 4:39 PM

    A 14-year-old Baton Rouge student faces assault charges after a bus driver said he got on the wrong bus this afternoon and then threatened her. Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office were called by the bus driver around 3:15 p.m., and were told a male student who... more »
  • Central schools change drug testing procedure

    September 13, 2010 6:15 PM

    The Central school system wants to cut down on drug use by students by cutting hair. Central changed its drug testing procedure from collecting urine to collecting hair. "There was some concern that some of the students were using products that maybe would cover up the reliability of... more »
  • Appeals court date set in Kaplan school case

    August 11, 2010 7:14 AM

    The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in a challenge of the single-gender programs at a Kaplan middle school. A federal district judge ruled in April that the all-boys and all-girls classes at Rene Rost Middle School could continue under court-mandated conditions addressing errors in the program's... more »
  • Justice Dept. sides against single sex classes

    June 9, 2010 9:13 AM

    The U.S. Department of Justice has sided with the American Civil Liberties Union in its challenge of single-gender classes at a Kaplan middle school. In April, a federal judge denied the ACLU's motion to stop single-sex classes at Rene Rost Middle School and set up a plan for the school... more »
  • Fire set at Baton Rouge middle school

    April 23, 2010 1:57 PM

    An investigation is underway into a small fire set at Mayfair Middle School, better known as the old Lee High School in Baton Rouge. The fire was set in the boys restroom at the school. All of the students were evacuated and no one was hurt. Fire fighters... more »
  • La. high court to hear suit over sex assault

    April 2, 2010 6:08 AM

    The Louisiana Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal in a lawsuit against the Lafayette Parish School Board over a middle school student's alleged sexual assault in 2004. The girl's family sued the school board after she reported being assaulted while walking home from school after detention. Her lawsuit... more »
  • Baker school system cracks down on shooting

    October 12, 2009 10:45 PM

    School officials in Baker says they didn't know about a BB gun in their school, but they say that won't happen again. A student brought a BB gun to school on two separate occasions. The first time a student was shot, and the second time a coach was shot... more »
  • Galvez Middle vandalized

    September 21, 2009 12:59 PM

    More than one classroom was vandalized at Galvez Middle School in Ascension Parish. The vandals emptied fire extinguishers and may have stolen keys. The school does not have surveillance cameras, but are looking into installing some. There's no word on how or if the vandalism affected classes. more »

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