April 17, 2014 6:40 AM
AVON HIGH SCHOOL LIP DUB VIDEO
The Good Morning Acadiana crew really enjoyed this video . There are several reasons to be impressed. First, over 2,000 students participated in the production. It was done in just ONE TAKE. Second, everyone knows there are "cliques" involved in any high school,... more »
November 18, 2013 10:18 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - De La Salle High School has partnered with DreamWorks Studio to build an animation and post-production studio at the school. The space won't be ready for another six to eight weeks, De La Salle President Michael Guillot told New Orleans CityBusiness . When it opens, students... more »
November 12, 2013 8:04 AM
CASA is holding its second straight high school basketball jamboree. Starting today, through Thursday, November 14, there will be over 30 boys and girls teams in Earl K. Long gym at UL Lafayette. Games will be announced every hour by a variety of personalities from local media outlets including: Scott... more »
June 6, 2013 7:23 PM
The Louisiana High School Athletic Association summer meeting is underway in Baton Rouge this week.
The commission is debating the split over football playoff picks.
In a last minute decision, the LHSAA decided to table the issue until January when this year's football season will be over. Today,... more »
March 7, 2013 6:23 PM
One Acadiana high school is taking a unique approach to discipline students. Their own peers are deciding how they should be punished.
Teen Court is an alternative to school board policy. It keep students in the classroom and avoids school suspension or after school detention.
Every Tuesday and... more »
May 6, 2012 12:11 PM
Lafayette's Northside High School has been in the news a lot lately. It's been the target of numerous reforms by the Lafayette Parish School Board and Saturday, students and alumni took a bite at bringing about positive change. One poboy at a time, this group is cooking to boost the... more »
March 12, 2012 10:53 AM
DALLAS (AP) - You won't find the cafeteria lady at The Eagle Cafe. It's a real restaurant staffed by students at Richardson High School in a Dallas suburb. It gives the students in the school's culinary arts program valuable experience. The cafe is the idea of faculty member Karen Hill.... more »
March 6, 2012 7:17 PM
Northside High School Coach Tawanna Williams testified in her own defense Monday at an administrative hearing at the school board, after being accused of simple battery against a student.
Police arrested Williams at school in May 2011, after a student accused her of intentionally bumping into her on campus.... more »
February 2, 2012 11:25 PM
Lafayette School Board members and administrators hit the ground running Thursday at Northside High School, just a day after passage of a plan to revamp the school and turn around its failing academic status.
With a new face leading the school, there's a new way of doing things at... more »
February 2, 2012 8:11 AM
Police say a Baker High School student was arrested after his principal reported that he threatened to punch her in the face. Police Capt. Darryl Rainwater says that 18-year-old Joshua Franklin became upset because a teacher confiscated his cellphone and Franklin tried to retrieve it from a worker in the... more »
January 8, 2012 1:21 PM
Reported runaway, Desiree deLaunay of Lafayette is now home.
Her mother alerted KATC that Desiree returned home around 11:00 Sunday morning with the help of friends and news reports.
Desiree is only 15 years old and was reported as a runaway after she was last seen January 5th... more »
January 6, 2012 7:18 PM
The nationally acclaimed Lafayette High School Band will play a pretty big gig Monday morning. The Lafayette High School Band has received top honors, traveling all over the country. Monday, they'll add to their list of accomplishments Governor Bobby Jindal's inauguration.
"We just really consider it an extreme honor... more »
December 5, 2011 10:26 PM
Lafayette High School teacher Katie Champagne was released from jail Monday night on a $30,000 bond. Police are charging Champagne with six counts of indecency with a juvenile.
Police say Champagne willingly went to the Lafayette Police Department for questioning Monday afternoon. After meeting with investigators, she was brought... more »
November 30, 2011 10:51 PM
An investigation into a Lafayette High School teacher is still ongoing, after a female student claimed a female teacher fondled her and several other students at school.
And while Lafayette Police were searching surveillance video of the room where the alleged incidents happened, they discovered another troubling incident.
... more »
August 26, 2011 11:29 PM
Following the arrest and suspension of LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson and linebacker Joshua Johns, many parents and fans are disappointed in these college athletes who were once seen as role models.
And with high school football officially in full swing, KATC wanted to know what the arrests mean for... more »
August 23, 2011 11:10 PM
A 13-year-old boy was assaulted at a Jennings football game, and now his parents say school leaders aren't doing enough about it. So they have now involved police.
Thursday night at Jerry Simmons Stadium, there was an altercation between a 15-year-old student and Annette Ewing's son.
"When my... more »
August 22, 2011 11:08 PM
Students and faculty at Rayne High School are dealing with the loss of a 16-year-old student. Jason Petitjean was killed this weekend in a dirt bike accident. He had just started his senior year at Rayne H.S.
"Jason was a curly haired little boy that smiled all the time,... more »
June 12, 2011 12:06 PM
HOUMA, La. (AP) - Ellender High School's football coach is free on $100,000 bond after being booked with a charge of indecent behavior with a 15-year-old female student. Authorities tell The Courier that 33-year-old Timothy Betts was released Friday, after his wife posted bond on the charges of indecent behavior... more »
June 9, 2011 8:07 PM
Acadiana is mourning the loss of a fallen Marine.
Twenty-one-year old Corporal Matthew Richard from Iota was killed in Afghanistan. His mother says three marines and a sailor knocked on their door in full dress around 6'oclock Thursday morning to deliver the grim news.
His mother says Mathew's... more »
May 22, 2011 12:32 AM
Congratulations to the class of 2011!
Saturday, all Lafayette Public School seniors got to walk across the stage, and slide their tassels over. Graduation ceremonies were held at the Cajundome where thousands of diplomas were handed out to the now high school grads.
February 9, 2011 11:33 PM
Last weekend's soccer game turned out to be monumental for Lafayette and Pineville High Schools. But it wasn't because of the score or stakes of the game, instead it was all because of one extraordinary player.
There were 15 minutes left in the game, that's when Lafayette Soccer Coach... more »
February 2, 2011 12:36 AM
A Lafayette teenager collapsed and died while at basketball practice Monday night. 15 year old Shane Ozene was a sophomore at Acadiana High School, but was at practice for a recreational basketball league at Northside High School when he fell to the floor.
"We were getting set to run... more »
January 31, 2011 12:15 AM
Lafayette High School is preparing to showcase it's newest musical..."Into the Woods." KATC'S Chris Welty has a preview from the final rehearsal before the curtain opens this week.
For forty years Lafayette High School has brought Broadway to Lafayette. The tradition started back in 1972 with the musical "Li'l... more »
December 6, 2010 7:23 PM
Student trainers are usually worried about the players on the field. But last week several Lafayette teens came to the rescue of someone unexpected. A referee at a football game Wednesday night collapsed on the side lines, and the LHS student trainers immediately sprang into action.
"We teach them... more »
December 3, 2010 7:47 PM
High school drop-out rates are on the decline in Acadiana. A nationwide study found from 2002 to 2008 the number of high school graduates is rising.
In Acadiana, the parish with lowest graduation rate is Evangeline with just 55% of students receiving diplomas. Vermilion Parish with the highest graduation... more »
November 19, 2010 11:00 AM
Don't forget we'll have all the high school football playoff action covered tonight with Friday Night Football.
Tonight we will be live at the STM vs. Hahnville Game!
Friday Night Football starts at 10:35pm
October 13, 2010 9:11 AM
Lafayette High School Dance Team is having their Dance Clinic on Saturday October 16th, from 1pm - 5pm. Registration starts at 12:30pm. The clinic will be in the girls gym at Lafayette High. It is $20 and girls K - 8th are invited.
For more information call, 337-303-4772
October 7, 2010 7:47 PM
School performance scores were released Thursday by the Louisiana Department of Education. Among the results, was some good news for the Lafayette Parish School System. The district is now home to six 4-star schools, more than any other district in Acadiana. Joining Woodvale Elementary and Paul Breaux Middle, from last... more »
September 28, 2010 11:40 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A legislative audit finds the former head of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association may have fraudulently spent thousands of dollars of association money including as much as $50,000 on cigars. The audit claims Tommy Henry, who served as LHSAA commissioner from 1983 until he... more »
September 22, 2010 6:15 PM
On September 21, 2010, Port Barre Police arrested two Port Barre High School students on drug charges. The arrests resulted from a tip the School Resource Officer, Mike Clark, received from an anonymous source.
Officer Clark conducted an investigation and uncovered Marijuana on Daryn Pryor 17 years of age... more »
September 20, 2010 7:41 PM
A small group of high-school students in Lafayette are hoping to make a big difference in the way students treat each other. This week Comeaux and Acadiana High are taking part in Challenge Day.
The new MTV reality show "If You Really Knew Me" is based on the program.... more »
September 17, 2010 10:04 AM
NAPOLEONVILLE, La. (AP) - Assumption Parish authorities aren't discussing the possible motivations behind a black student's posting of racially oriented threats against other black students on the social networking site Facebook. 17-year-old Feronta Thompson was arrested Thursday and booked with terrorizing, cyberstalking, hate crime and theft of utility service. Sheriff... more »
September 16, 2010 10:44 AM
In Monroe, Louisiana, a 15-year-old West Ouachita High School student indicted in connection with the second-degree murder of his parents will be arraigned on Sept. 22. A spokeswoman with the Ouachita Parish District Attorney's Office said the arraignment date was set Wednesday afternoon. The teen is being held at the... more »
September 6, 2010 12:56 PM
FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) - Union Parish Schools Superintendent Steve Dozier says a Farmerville high school lineman has died after a light football practice. He tells The News-Star that 15-year-old sophomore Kebrion Morgan had watched film with the team and was about to start conditioning Sunday, but collapsed after telling a... more »
August 27, 2010 7:52 PM
A substitute teacher at Carencro High School has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a student. 21 year old Dayne Leger (left) was arrested Thursday by the Lafayette Police Department, charged with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile.
Police say earlier this week a 16-year-old girl at Carencro... more »
August 19, 2010 11:31 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Uniform policies are being drawn for Louisiana students who plan to graduate from high school in less than four years. The regulations will be presented to the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education in October, said Nancy Beben, director of curriculum standards for the... more »
August 17, 2010 4:35 PM
Lafayette's newest high school-- Thibodaux Career and Technical High School-- opened Tuesday.
It is temporarily housed at Acadiana Technical College.
The students say they are getting ready for the real world.
Academically motivated high school freshman Vanessa Sullivan says this school was the obvious choice for her.... more »
July 22, 2010 7:24 AM
VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) - The Evangeline Parish School board has award a $3 million contract that will give Ville Platte High school a long awaited face lift. The contract was awarded Wednesday to Skip Converse. The school board will pay for the project through a special federal low-interest program... more »
June 25, 2010 12:01 AM
Lafayette Parish students were given a sneak peek Thursday at the Thibodaux Career and Technical High School. The school is part of the "Schools of Choice" program and any student who will be a freshman this fall is welcome to apply.
The curriculum will allow students to explore various... more »
May 28, 2010 3:17 PM
Sheriff Theriot announced that Lauren Ortego, Breaux Bridge High School, has been named the recipient of a $500.00 academic scholarship from the Louisiana Sheriffs' Scholarship Program for the 2009-2010 school year.
The Sheriffs' Scholarship is made possible by the Louisiana Sheriffs' Honorary Membership Program. Louisiana Sheriffs provide scholarships to... more »
May 26, 2010 6:38 PM
There has been storm damage reports at Westlake High School near Lake Charles after storms came through the area on Wednesday afternoon.
Westlake Police confirm that there was damage to the roof of the school. The press box at the stadium was completely destroyed.
No injuries reported and... more »
May 13, 2010 7:01 PM
Lafayette Parish High School freshmen can expect a new option this Fall. The School Board is opening a new school to add to their School of Choice Program. Applications are now being accepted for 8th graders wanting to attend Thibodaux Career and Technical High School .
The school is... more »
May 11, 2010 6:31 PM
Schools are a place where a child gets an education and learns important social skills…but for some children, it’s a place where they can’t escape the cruelty of others.
"He had to go to the hospital because a student in his class pulled a chair out from under him... more »
May 7, 2010 9:03 PM
In Evangeline Parish, one community is dealing with a tragedy. A Lake Charles woman, Shannon Cox, and Shelia Serie of Ville Platte died in a car wreck this week.
Shelia's husband, Roy was driving the vehicle that allegedly caused that crash. He is a coach at Ville Platte High... more »
March 9, 2010 3:24 PM
LAFAYETTE, LA, MARCH 6, 2010- The Lafayette Young Lawyers Association hosted its annual Mock Trial Tournament in which 7 high school teams competed at the 15th Judicial District Courthouse on March 6, 2010. The Richard M. Ware Region III Mock Trial was held in a real courtroom setting where teams... more »
March 1, 2010 7:17 PM
Parents opinions are split and a Superintendent is left wondering after a teacher was arrested on child pornography charges.
Larry Caillier Jr. a former biology teacher at Opelousas High was arrested Friday on three counts of child pornography.
The first is production of child pornography meaning sexually exploiting... more »
February 26, 2010 12:50 PM
HAMMOND, La. (AP) - Southeastern Louisiana University is aiming to raise admission standards for next fall semester. President John Crain said he will seek approval to raise the minimum high school grade point average from the current 2.0 GPA to 2.5, or an ACT composite score from the current 20... more »
February 11, 2010 1:58 PM
Only one high school student in each state is chosen for a nationwide program that recognizes outstanding volunteerism.
This year Louisiana's representative is from Lafayette.
Thursday morning Teurlings Catholic High School surprised one of their own, Corey Zenon, who devotes his free time to helping those most in... more »
February 9, 2010 1:28 PM
As the Haitians are struggling without life's bare essentials, a student and teacher at Crowley High School have decided to help.
Senior Jake Daigle teamed up with his teacher, Pat Johnson 2 weeks ago.
"Everybody's sending money but I wasn't sure it'd get where I wanted it... one... more »
January 29, 2010 7:25 PM
The Louisiana High School Athletic Association met in Baton Rouge to go over new policies for next school year.
High school principals voted on two issues that have been on the minds of many high school sports fans. One issue was whether to let home-schooled kids play high school... more »
January 14, 2010 11:19 AM
(Abbeville, LA) Deputy Superintendent of Education Ollie Tyler recently announced that Gueydan High School and Erath High School were included as two of the best high schools in America in the latest U.S. News and World Report.
Vermilion Parish School Board Superintendent Randy Schexnayder said, "We are extremely proud... more »
January 7, 2010 11:50 AM
St. Mary Parish School Board in partnership with the Office of Public Health will be offering free H1N1 vaccine (nasal or injectable) from 10am to 2pm on January 9th, 2010 at Morgan City High School and January 16th at Franklin High School to anyone 3 yrs and older in the... more »
December 16, 2009 12:36 PM
Check presentation for Delcambre HS band
5:30 p.m., Iberia Parish School Board, 1500 Jane Street New Iberia, LA. AGL Resources, owner of the Jefferson Island Storage & Hub facility in Erath, will present a check for $20,000 to Delcambre High School to help finance the purchase of new uniforms... more »
December 14, 2009 2:28 PM
In this tough economy young adults are looking for a stable career path, but also for something they will enjoy.
Some St. Martin Parish high school students have found a job that is both: hairstyling.
"It's fun, it's awesome, I love it, we've learned a lot of stuff,"... more »
December 11, 2009 3:36 PM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - An 18-year-old student at a northwestern Louisiana high school was shot several times on the school's grounds Friday morning but was expected to survive and was able to identify a suspect, police said.
Police arrested a 28-year-old man shortly after the shooting. Tony Holden of... more »
December 10, 2009 12:13 PM
Christopher "Tipper" Esponge, son of Marcelle Alexander and Chris Esponge, graduated from Delcambre High School in 2009. Tipper, an avid hunter, fisherman, and sportsman, decided to dedicate his life to serving our country. Tipper's life changed on August 25th, 2009. During basic training, he was injured in a routine drill... more »
December 2, 2009 12:05 PM
It started out as an average school day Tuesday, but some Lafayette teachers got a pleasant surprise. The Lafayette Education Foundation sent volunteers to tell teachers they have been nominated for the 2010 Teacher Awards.
Volunteers from business sponsors worked as the "pin patrol", pinning ribbons on the teachers... more »
November 19, 2009 11:13 AM
LAFAYETTE - High school juniors and seniors from across Louisiana are invited to visit the University of Louisiana at Lafayette during Preview Day on Nov. 21.
This is an excellent opportunity for students and parents to learn more about the university, meet with current students and faculty and tour... more »
November 5, 2009 2:58 PM
The Acadiana High's National Honor Society club held its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive and chose to donate all that was collected to LARC's cafeteria, The St. Anne's Knights of Columbus Cafeteria.
Pictured left to right: LARC Development Director Susan Nini, Club Treasurer Alex Bacque, Club President Jenna... more »
October 24, 2009 11:50 PM
The Coast Guard says it's helping coordinate cleanup of a 200-gallon oil spill in a marsh near the Port Sulfur High School.
The spill was reported Friday, and the Coast Guard says an investigation team responding found the spilled crude along about 3,000 feet of shoreline. The Coast Guard... more »
October 19, 2009 2:30 PM
As Louisiana faces a potential budget deficit of $2 billion, leaders at the Louisiana Department o f Education (LDOE) say they are working to identify potential reductions in the agency's budget - not only for the 2009-2010 fiscal year, but as they begin the process of planning for the 2010-2011... more »
October 19, 2009 8:46 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A new report says Louisiana suffered the biggest drop in its public high school graduation rate of any state in the Southern region over a five-year period. The study says 13 of 16 Southern states reviewed showed graduation gains between 2002 and 2006, a big... more »
October 9, 2009 10:51 AM
St. Edmonds High School in Eunice will be moving the previously scheduled 5pm homecoming parade to 4pm due to impending heavy rains.
The parade route heads down North Second to Park Ave. west on Park Ave. and circles the tennis courts.
Please note the morning activities remain the... more »
October 8, 2009 1:02 PM
COVINGTON, La. (AP) - Covington police say two Covington High School students were arrested on campus and have been booked with selling marijuana.
Chief Richard Palmisano said the arrests of 18-year-old Matthew Lumpkin and a 16-year-old girl were made Wednesday afternoon, the result of a three-month undercover operation. The... more »
October 5, 2009 1:52 PM
Schools in Lafayette Parish will soon offer online courses for high schoolers and some 8th graders.
The program is called "eCampus" and it is designed to help two groups of students: those who need help to catch up after failing a class (and to keep from failing again), and... more »