Vashon High School

High School Walkout
7:55 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Vashon Students Protest Over Substitute Teachers, Textbooks

Vashon High School freshman Rochelle Mason joined other students in a walk-out over substitute teachers and quality resources.
Credit Stephanie Lecci

About 100 students from St. Louis' Vashon High School walked out of classes Friday morning to demand more full-time teachers and better textbooks.

The students also were upset about certain school policies and the hiring of a new principal.

Vashon has been under scrutiny after it earned only 28 percent of available points on the most recent report card from the state.

Substitute teachers 

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9:28 am
Sun December 9, 2012

Vashon Grad, NFL Player Jerry Brown Dies In Car Crash

Photo of Vashon High School Alum, NFL player Jerry Brown.
Credit Scott Mecum / Flickr

Jerry Brown, a former star football player at Vashon High School in St. Louis, was killed in a one car accident yesterday in Arlington, Texas.

Brown was a member of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboy’s practice squad.

Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent was driving and has been charged with intoxication manslaughter follow the car accident that killed his teammate.

Before the Cowboys, Brown and Brent were teammates for three seasons at the University of Illinois.

Brent was arrested in North Texas Yesterday morning. 

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Morning round-up
9:28 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Morning headlines: Thursday, March 15, 2012

Former Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich

Blagojevich headed to prison today

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich left his Chicago home this morning and is heading to Colorado to begin a 14-year federal prison term for corruption.

He is expected to report to the prison by 2 o’clock this afternoon.  

Blagojevich is the state's second governor in a row to be sent to prison for corruption.

The famously talkative Democrat embraced the public spotlight one last time yesterday evening, seeming to relish the attention of reporters' microphones and hovering television helicopters.

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