School News

Bernard students serve up a feast for first responders on 9/11

Bernard Middle School students honored South County Precinct officers, firefighters and military members with their “Patriot Day” first responders’ barbecue, an annual commemoration of the 9/11 attacks on Sept. 11. “It was a wonderful way to say thank you to the people who keep us safe. #neverforget,” the school wrote on its Facebook page. Among

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Mehlville will roll back rates at tax-rate hearing Sept. 24

Pictured above: Mehlville Board of Education member Jean Pretto and CFO Marshall Crutcher discuss the 2020 budget during a board meeting June 5, 2019 at Mehlville High School. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The Mehlville Board of Education will consider rolling back tax rates when it meets for its annual

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Gaines to give 2019’s State of the District

In his annual report to the community on its school district, Mehlville Superintedent Chris Gaines will make his annual “State of the District” address on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The address starts at 7 p.m. and will be held at Nottelmann Auditorium, 3200 Lemay Ferry Road. The speech will be recorded, but the district is not

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Lindbergh may avoid seventh elementary school with Magna Visual buy

Pictured above: Magna Visual as seen Tuesday, July 2. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Lindbergh Schools says that its purchase of another landmark property in South County could prevent it from having to one day build a seventh elementary school — but not everyone in Crestwood is happy that the district

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Lindbergh Strolling Strings perform in D.C.

The Lindbergh High School Strolling Strings group traveled to Washington, D.C., this summer with 19 musicians, three chaperones and two directors. The group raised $25,000 through two trivia nights and other smaller events over the past two years to fund the trip. Known for ”strolling” throughout the audience as they play, the group performed on

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Mehlville bans bags and backpacks from all sporting events in wake of violence at football games

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Pictured above: The rain-delayed matchup between Lindbergh High School and Mehlville High School Saturday had all the ingredients of a state playoff game, despite being the first week of the 2019 season. Mehlville fell to Lindbergh 17-10. Photo by Bill Milligan.  Bags and backpacks will no longer be allowed at

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Affton High gets new principal for 2019-2020 school year

Affton High School is back in session this fall with a new principal. Following what the Affton School District called “an expansive search for talent and experience,” the Affton Board of Education hired Deann Myers as principal for Affton High School for the 2019-2020 school year in a meeting Feb. 5. “As a superintendent, I

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