News HeadlinesKirby High Memphis, TN News

Kirby High School News Submitted by Alumni

Kirby High School News From Around The Web

Kirby High set to reopen with remodel and removed rodents  WREG NewsChannel 3

Kirby High is now back open with a full makeover after officials did more than just exterminate after the school was closed in August.

Kirby High students return to school months after closing  WMC

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Months after a rat infestation closed it, Kirby High School is set to re-open Monday. Students will walk through the doors to see the ...

Middle, high school students share a campus after Kirby High rat infestation  The Commercial Appeal

One charter is under Shelby County Schools. The other is under the state's Achievement State Department. They're both lending a hand to Kirby High.

Kirby High School closed indefinitely: What's next for students, teachers?  FOX13 Memphis

After two days open, Kirby High School was forced to close its doors yet again. Superintendent Dorsey Hopson said the school will remain closed for at least six ...

Kirby High School set to reopen Jan. 7 after rat infestation  WMC

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Shelby County Schools announced Thursday that Kirby High School will reopen after Christmas break following a rat infestation that ...

Temporary locations, schedule announced for Kirby High School students  FOX13 Memphis

Students at Kirby High School now know where and when they'll be going to class over the next few months as their high school is closed due to rodent ...

Kirby High School students begin classes at new locations  WMC

Kirby High School students return to the classroom Monday after several days without any instruction.

Kirby High set to reopen after rat infestation  WMC

Kirby High School is set to reopen months after a rat infestation closed the school.

SCS spent $20,000 to eliminate pests from infested high school  WMC

A Mid-South school is back in session after a pest infestation shut it down for a week.

Kirby High students finally return to class in shared spaces Monday  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The pest problem at Kirby High disrupts students at more than one school. "The teachers are here getting settled in. Getting ready," said ...

SCS: Kirby HS pest problem, renovation cost more than $3 million  WMC

Shelby County Schools says the rodent infestation and renovation at Kirby High School cost more than $3 million.

Kirby High football overcomes rat taunting, wins regular season regional title  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Kirby High School players have overcome a lot this school year, leading them to capture a regional title in the regular season. “Football is ...

Kirby High School to close again Thursday and Friday due to “pest issues”  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Kirby High School will close again Thursday and Friday as the school deals with a pest infestation, Shelby County Schools announced.

Kirby High School closed for pest treatment after rat, snake complaints  WREG NewsChannel 3

Kirby High School is closed Tuesday due to a pest infestation, Shelby County Schools said.

Kirby High School students, faculty returning to school following rodent problems  FOX13 Memphis

Kirby High School will be back in session, as classes are set to resume Tuesday.

Campus concerns uncover past problems at Kirby High School  WMC

Reports from Shelby County Schools show an ongoing issue with pests inside Kirby High School.

Kirby High School to close again Thursday due to ‘pest infestation’  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Kirby High School will close again Thursday as the school deal with a pest infestation, Shelby County Schools announced. "Crews are ...

Kirby High School Students Will Relocate To Three Schools During Rat Infestation Clean-Up

Local 24 News has some important updates about the rodent infestation at Kirby High School that's canceled classes on and off for the past two weeks.

Kirby High students learn that cyberbullying, like a dead rat, stinks  The Commercial Appeal

As Shelby school officials find places for Kirby students to attend, some say they're being teased and bullied online for having rats at their school.

Kirby High School working to clean up rat infestation, remains closed indefinitely  FOX13 Memphis

Kirby High School is working hard to get the school ready for students and faculty to return months after being infested with rodents.

Pest infestation closes Kirby High School in Tennessee for days

Officials say a pest infestation has closed a high school in Tennessee for three consecutive days.

Kirby High School to remain closed Friday due to 'pest issues'  The Commercial Appeal

Kirby High to remain closed until Tuesday due to "pest issues."

MPD, SCS investigating after school officer accused of assaulting 15-year-old girl  FOX13 Memphis

Parents of one 15-year-old student are speaking out after they said she was assaulted by an SCS officer at Kirby High School.

Rodent infestation forces Memphis school building to close for the semester  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Dozens of rats at Kirby High School in Memphis will keep the building closed the rest of the semester, district officials announced at a faculty meeting Thursday.

SCS Closes Kirby High After Reports Of Pest Problems

Classes were canceled Tuesday at Kirby High School because of pesky pest problems. Students claim their school is infested with rats, roaches, and snakes.

Kirby High students will not go to class Monday or Tuesday  WMC

Students at Kirby High School will not have school Monday or Tuesday, according to Shelby County Schools.

Shots fired and items stolen during incident a Kirby High School  FOX13 Memphis

Sunday evening, officers responded to an incident at Kirby High School where shots were fired and items were stolen from a person on the parking lot.

Crystal Ball update: Latest predictions for Vols targets  247Sports

Tennessee already has received a dozen commitments for the 2020 class, and half of them have announced their commitments to the Vols within the past month ...

School closed Tuesday after complaints about rat, roach infestation  WMC Action News 5

Kirby High School is canceling all classes Tuesday, Aug. 28 because a major pest infestation,

Cold temps close Memphis state-run schools, highlighting bigger issue of repairing costly, aging buildings  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Temperatures dipped below 35 degrees, and four schools in the Achievement School District opted to cancel classes because of boiler issues.

Kirby High teacher indicted for sexual battery of a student

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Kirby High School teacher has been indicted on charges of sexual battery of a student. David Burnett, 33, taught audio-visual productions.

SCS closes more schools Wednesday due to heating problems  WREG NewsChannel 3

More Shelby County schools shut down early Wednesday, because their heating systems weren't working.

TN high school treated for pest infestation to reopen  WVLT.TV

A high school in Tennessee that's been struggling with a pest infestation is set to reopen after Christmas break.

Shelby County Schools plans to spend a record amount on construction and renovation in 2019  The Commercial Appeal

Future SCS projects include 38 maintenance repairs, along with classroom and gym additions at 10 schools.

Commercial Appeal All-Metro football team for 2018  The Commercial Appeal

St. George's, Sr. Ht: 6-1 Wt: 190. Position: Quarterback. Why chosen: The DII-AA West offensive player of the year threw for 2,655 yards and scored 32 total ...

Memphis area high school football offensive players to watch in 2018  The Commercial Appeal

Take a look at 20 offensive players to watch from the Memphis area for the 2018 high school football season.

CFB Early Signing Period: Memphis area schools  WMC

The college football early signing period was busy for Memphis area schools. Multiple high school football players in the area signed national letters of intent ...

New Shelby County Commission leaders weigh in on SCS issues  WMC

The new leadership of the Shelby County Commission is weighing in on two issues facing Shelby County Schools.

Police called to Kirby HS area for unrelated fights  WMC Action News 5

Officers have spent the last two days driving to Kirby High School to respond to reports of fights.

Hopson to present SCS consolidation plan at Tuesday's meeting  WMC

Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson is set to lay out a district footprint plan to board members on Tuesday that could call for school ...

Mild winters mean more rats in Memphis, elsewhere, expert says  The Commercial Appeal

Experts say the number of rats is growing across the United States, and that means numbers could also be increasing in Memphis.

Roaches, rats found inside another Shelby County school  FOX13 Memphis

The Shelby County School District found signs of pests in another school, just weeks after Kirby High School was closed indefinitely due to rodent problems.

Memphis parents demand answers on charter school principal's abrupt departure  Chalkbeat Tennessee

About 20 Memphis parents and their supporters lined a small conference room after being initially blocked from a charter school's board meeting to learn more ...

Looking for the 'why' behind student suspensions, Memphis schools turn to behavior specialists — again  Chalkbeat Tennessee

For the first time since the city's 2013 school merger, behavior specialists are back in Memphis schools.

Joris Ray, cabinet member and educator, chosen as interim Shelby County Schools superintendent  The Commercial Appeal

The Shelby County Schools board chose Joris Ray, a current cabinet member, Whitehaven native and former Kirby Middle teacher, as its interim superintendent ...

Tennessee high school football playoff brackets released  The Commercial Appeal

The Tennessee high school football playoff pairings has been released. See all the matchups from all nine classifications.

2020 QB Draylen Ellis Talks Bulldog Interest  247Sports

Mississippi State in touch with Memphis signal caller.

High school students take course connecting Memphis, African American history  WMC Action News 5

Students at a high school in Memphis have a unique opportunity to take part in a pilot history course.

Dorsey Hopson talks unfinished business with SCS, plans for the future  WMC

In just a matter of weeks, Shelby County Schools will have a new superintendent.

Grade changes pervasive in Memphis high schools, analysis shows  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Trezevant High, which prompted the investigation, isn't the high school with the most grade changes in Shelby County Schools, according to the probe.

The 9:01: Why Shelby County Schools' Dorsey Hopson endorsed the GOP's Bill Lee  The Commercial Appeal

Dorsey Hopson, who heads Shelby County Schools, explains why he endorsed GOP governor candidate Bill Lee. That and more in The 9:01 today.

Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson resigning Tuesday, sources say  The Commercial Appeal

Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson is announcing his resignation in a press conference Tuesday, according to three sources with ...

Teen taken to hospital after shots fired into Memphis school bus  FOX13 Memphis

Police are currently on scene investigating after shots were fired at a Memphis school bus.

The 9:01: Troubling questions piling up in Memphis police-involved shooting  The Commercial Appeal

In today's, The 9:01, the Memphis police remain tight-lipped about Monday's officer-involved shooting, neo-Confederates plan rally, and more.

A Bluff City Bicentennial: From comic to tragic, here are 200 pieces of Memphis' history  The Commercial Appeal

From the all-but-forgotten to the never-to-be-forgotten, here are 200 markers along Memphis' road of history that leads to present day.

Some Memphis-area schools opt to wait a day after system snafu stalls online testing  Chalkbeat Tennessee

The state said its testing vendor fixed the problem, but Shelby County Schools left it up to individual high schools to decide how to proceed.

Two mothers, fed up with school bullying, reach out to FOX13 | FOX13  FOX13 Memphis

Two mothers at two Shelby County Schools are looking for answers, both said their children are targets of bullying.

Dorsey Hopson resigns from Shelby County Schools, accepts job with Cigna  The Commercial Appeal

Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson announced his resignation from the district Tuesday afternoon, effective Jan. 8, ending his six-year ...

MEMPHIS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Scores from around the Mid-South  FOX13 Memphis

FOX13 is your home for scores across Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi.

Memphis Musicians Remember Omar Higgins  Memphis Flyer

Omar Higgins, 37, died on April 18th, 2019 from complications related to an untreated staph infection. The Memphis music community expressed shock and grief ...

Shelby County (Tenn.) district to spend $90 million on capital projects in 2019  American School & University

The Shelby County (Tenn.) School District plans to spend a record-setting amount on construction and maintenance projects in 2019. The Memphis ...

The 9:01: Memphis begins Halloween with tornado sirens scare  The Commercial Appeal

Malfunctioning tornado sirens give Memphis a good Halloween scare, FedEx is severing ties with the NRA, the council can lobby for referenda, and more.

Oregon football recruiting: Southwind's Kristian Williams signs with Ducks  The Commercial Appeal

Southwind defensive tackle Kristian Williams signed with Oregon on Wednesday, picking the Ducks over Indiana and Memphis among other offers. It came two ...

Shelby County Schools board likely to name Dorsey Hopson's interim successor next week  The Commercial Appeal

Board members discussed Tuesday night the process and qualifications they envision for their interim school district leader.

UCA Bears add 25 on National Signing Day  KATV

The University of Central Arkansas added 25 new football Bears to the program on Wednesday, the first day of the NCAA national signing period. UCA head ...

Prosecutor says Malco Paradiso shooting case could go to grand jury  WMC

Charges against a man who police say fired a shot into the ceiling of a busy east Memphis movie theater have been dropped for the time being, but prosecutors ...

College readiness: How Cheatham, Robertson and Sumner Schools stack up  The Tennessean

Large numbers of students in Tennessee are not ready for college, according to newly released state data. The data shows how prepared public high school ...

8 SCS schools changed grades to improve graduation rates, Audit finds  WMC Action News 5

A new audit shows rampant issues across Shelby County when it comes to changing grades in high schools.

Multiple injured, 1 dead after late night shootings across Memphis  FOX13 Memphis

Three people are fighting for their lives and one is dead after multiple shootings across the city of Memphis.

Gang members accused of shooting Memphis car with children inside  FOX13 Memphis

Police are investigating after a vehicle with two children inside was destroyed with gunfire by gang members.

With Hopson's departure, parents lose a voice for needs of every student  The Commercial Appeal

The Shelby County Schools leader talked frequently, and backed up that rhetoric with policies and programs, about the importance of equity.

MPD responds to critical crash on I-55 and I-240  FOX13 Memphis

Officers are working a critical crash at I-55//I-240 involving a tractor trailer and another vehicle. One person was transported in critical condition to ROH. Traffic is ...

Memphis high school football players helping local hospital fight cancer  FOX13 Memphis

High school athletes are not all about school and sports in 2018.

Man dead after being hit by train in downtown Memphis  FOX13 Memphis

Memphis police are investigating after a man was hit and killed by a train in downtown Memphis.

Officers who shot, killed 'known drug dealer' in Memphis will not face charges, DA says  FOX13 Memphis

The two narcotics officers with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office will not face any criminal charges after fatally shooting a man they were trying to detain in a drug ...

PURPLE HAZE SHOOTING: Suspect in Purple Haze shooting that injured 4 arrested, police say  FOX13 Memphis

UPDATE (9/12 7:40 PM) Police said the suspect wanted for the shooting at a downtown Memphis night club is in custody.

Olive Garden giving back to Memphis community  FOX13 Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A national chain restaurant is giving back to the Memphis community, by not wasting food. Olive Garden donates food twice a week to the ...

Man wanted for 2 murders caught by task force in Memphis  FOX13 Memphis

A man wanted for the murders of two people was caught by police in Shelby County Monday.

One-On-One With Louisville Football QB of the Future Jaden Johnson  FanSided

We sat down with commit and quarterback of the future for the Louisville football program, Jaden Johnson, to discuss everything Cardinal related.

Crews respond to fatal multi-vehicle accident at Tennessee-Mississippi state line  FOX13 Memphis

Crews responded to a fatal multi-vehicle crash on Stateline Rd. and Riverdale Rd. FOX13 has learned 14 cars are involved in the crash. Deputies shut down the ...

Memphis Teacher Arrested For Statutory Rape  WREG

(Memphis) He was an award-winning math teacher at Kirby High School, now Justin Bolden could soon be a prison inmate. He's accused of having sex with a ...

11 Ways New Governors Can Lead on Education Through Executive Actions  Center For American Progress

The 2018 elections were historic on many levels, with the highest turnout in a midterm year since 1914, record numbers of women winning office, and the first ...

Tennessee Super 25 high school football poll  The Commercial Appeal

Who are the best high school football teams in Tennessee this season? The USA Today Network - Tennessee has started its Tennessee Super 25 poll. A group ...

Memphis one step closer to car vending machine  FOX13 Memphis

The City of Memphis is getting a car vending machine.

MPD arrests sex offender accused of luring students  WMC Action News 5

Memphis Police Department arrested a registered sex offender in connection to reports of a man who tried to lure young girls into his vehicle.

From superintendent to dad-in-chief: Hopson celebrated in last meeting as head of Shelby County Schools  The Commercial Appeal

Dorsey Hopson said he knew the meeting must be special because his mom was in attendance.

Convicted rapist scheduled to get out of prison charged with raping family member in South Memphis  FOX13 Memphis

A convicted rapist who was scheduled to get out of jail next year is now under investigation for another rape of a family member.

Design review board discusses new projects in downtown Memphis  FOX13 Memphis

A brand new Downtown Memphis hotel is on its way to becoming a reality in 2019.

Memphis workers file OSHA complaint over extreme heat at Verizon distribution center  FOX13 Memphis

Some employees have filed an OSHA complaint against a Memphis company for extreme heat.

Movie executive from Memphis breaks down her new Netflix film  FOX13 Memphis

A Memphis sister team is landing hit movies instead of FedEx jets like their dad.

Alternative program gives troubled youth a second chance

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. -- Three Wooddale High School students will get a second chance after getting caught gambling and fighting in the cafeteria. They've ...

Memphis man admits to shooting and killing friend  FOX13 Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A man is in jail after a weekend homicide. RELATED: Father dead after shooting near Kirby High School. Memphis officers said they ...

Why a change in school lunch rules has Memphis buying more refrigerators  Chalkbeat Colorado

Lunch participation in some schools has increased as much as 80 percent since a federal program gave all students in poor districts a free meal.

Louisville Football: 2019 QB Jaden Johnson Preaching the Cardinal Gospel to UofL Targets  FanSided

2019 Louisville football commit Jaden Johnson is preparing for his future as a Cardinal, while also being on a mission to recruit the Cards targets himself.

Man killed in officer-involved shooting was live on Facebook  WMC Action News 5

The man shot by police officers in Crockett County on Thursday was recording live on Facebook before the shooting happened. The camera on his phone ...

Hopson promises more flexibility as Memphis school leaders clear the air with teachers on new curriculum  Chalkbeat Tennessee

The Shelby County Schools superintendent told passionate teachers at a union town hall Monday that they can expect more flexibility in how they teach the ...

State revokes license of daycare where baby was left inside  FOX13 Memphis

An Arkansas daycare has been shut down by the state. The decision comes one day after an 8-month-old was left inside the locked building after workers had ...

18-year-old shot, killed in possible drive-by  WMC Action News 5

An 18-year-old was shot and killed in a possible drive-by Tuesday night in southeast Memphis, according to Memphis Police Department.

Multiple card skimmers found at Bartlett gas station  FOX13 Memphis

Bartlett police are searching for the person who installed two credit card skimmers on gas pumps.

Here's what five Latino students have to say about their school experience in Memphis  Chalkbeat Colorado

Students offer insights during a high school rally sponsored by Latino Memphis in partnership with Shelby County Schools.

News headlines by Google News for Kirby High School Memphis TN

We have listed the latest news headlines that include Kirby High . This site has been created to offer a place for KHS alumni to reconnect and share memories.

In addition to these news headlines, you may also want to join the Kirby High Memphis, TN alumni directory and check out the yearbook listings.