Sidney Lanier High School

Push to Rename Schools Named After Confederate Leaders Continues

A renewed push has emerged to rename schools named for Confederate figures amid ongoing nationwide protests over police misconduct and racial injustice. The Southern Poverty Law Center says more than 100 public schools are named for Confederates. Many were founded during the days of segregation as all-white schools but now serve mostly African American students. The Montgomery School system has…

Name Change for 3 Schools Named After Confederate Leaders on Agenda for Montgomery School Board Meeting

The Montgomery County Board of Education will be holding their scheduled school board meeting on Tuesday, July 14. There are multiple topics being discussed but there is one that many people are interested in. That topic will be the renaming of three schools. Robert E. Lee High School, Jefferson Davis High School, and Sidney Lanier High School are the three…

Petition to Rename Confederate-Named Schools in Montgomery Gaining Momentum, What’s Next?

The list of signatures is growing longer, on an online petition to rename all Confederate-named schools in Montgomery. Monday, more 20,000 people had signed a week-old Change.org petition asking the Montgomery County School Board to the have the names Robert E. Lee High School,  Jefferson Davis High School and Sidney Lanier High School. As District 5 school board member Jannah…

Montgomery Students Among Hundreds of Army Recruits Sworn-In from Outer Space

Two future soldiers from Montgomery’s Sidney Lanier High School made their commitment to the U.S. Army official on Wednesday in a ceremony that was “out of this world”. For the first time-ever, the U.S. Army held a held a live enlistment ceremony that was broadcast from outer space.  More than 800 future service members across the country tuned in to…

Crumbling Classrooms: A Look Inside MPS Schools & the Millions It Will Take to Repair

Two hundred million dollars in deferred maintenance… That’s just the estimate for Montgomery Public Schools, but one board member said that number could actually be higher. Unusable classrooms, faulty heat and A.C. units… and numerous schools that need new roofs. Now, we’re taking you inside the schools to see these issues up close. It is no secret that Montgomery Public…