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Istrouma High to Offer Full Range of Athletics

Istrouma High to Offer Full Range of Athletics

When Istrouma High School re-opens August 9, it will offer a full range of athletics including football and basketball, in keeping with the school’s tradition of athletic success, which includes nine State Championships in football.  The high school football field and gym are being renovating, and an eight-lane track is being built.  Photo: 1955 Istrouma […]

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Istrouma High Technology & Magnet: Who Can Attend

When it opens August 9, Istrouma High School will be three schools on one campus — the traditional academic high school for students from the 70805 zip code, a technology and career institute for students who plan to be ready to enter the workplace upon graduation, and a magnet middle school. Based on the recommendations […]

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Brooktown Middle: Amazing Champions

Brookstown Middle School principal James Smith gets a little choked up when he talks about his basketball coach, Mario Williams, whose team just won the middle school district championship. “Let’s just put it this way. These kids were flood victims and their school flooded. They had nowhere to practice and no uniforms. Their coach flooded […]

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Golden Record Artist Jimmy Clanton To Have Final One-Man Show May 20

Jimmy Clanton, Baton Rouge’s teen idol from the 1950’s, will hold his final one-man show May 20 at Baton Rouge High School. Clanton, who earned four Gold Records in his career, will perform for the audience. Clanton began his singing career while a 17-year-old student at Baton Rouge High when he formed his first band, […]

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Judges Address Federalist Society

Speaking to the Federalist Society, a group of conservative attorneys, three well-known jurists discussed how the courts operate and spoke introspectively on how judges can avoid living in an ivory tower devoid of normal human contact. Meeting at Galatoire’s, U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson, Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Greg Guidry, and Appeals Court Judge Will […]

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GOP Begins Race for State Chairman

Veteran State Republican Party chairman Roger Villere will step down at the end of the year after 12 years at the helm of the party. So far, four candidates are running to replace Villere, and three spoke on behalf of their candidacies to members of the East Baton Rouge Republican Parish Executive Committee last Friday […]

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Congressman Holds Townhall Meeting At Central Library Despite Protestors

After protesters disturbed a town hall meeting in Metairie, Congressman Garret Graves (R-Baton Rouge) was urged to cancel his town hall meeting planned for the Central Library in Central. But Graves was determined not to allow protesters to alter his plan to reach out to the public and get their views.  In Central, Mayor Jr. […]

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Why Istrouma Is So Important to Parish

East Baton Rouge Parish is hurting right now. More than 50,000 people have lost their homes and are struggling to rebuild. Nowhere are the problems more severe than in North Baton Rouge in the area bounded on the south by Florida Boulevard, on the west by Scenic Highway, and on the north and east by […]

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Interviews for 7 Candidates For Principal Set March 15

The Istrouma Advisory Committee, appointed by Supt. Warren Drake to advise him on the reopening of Istrouma High, has begun reviewing applicants who are seeking to be the school’s new principal. Out of 20 applicants, the staff selected seven for review by the committee. The process will continue with a meeting from 6 to 8 […]

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Career Paths at New Istrouma High

The new Istrouma High School will afford students from across East Baton Rouge Parish the knowledge and skills for successful transition into the 21st Century workforce. With a host of career options, students will receive the education and training necessary to secure a college degree, technical certification, or an apprenticeship. •    Manufacturing, Construction, Logistics Pathway […]

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