School News

Julie Durham named new principal of Hagemann Elementary

Pictured above: Mehlville School District 2017 Teacher of the Year Julie Durham is pictured with Assistant Superintendent Jeff Bresler at the district’s annual Recognition Night. The Mehlville Board of Education unanimously hired Julie Durham as principal of Hagemann Elementary School for the 2019-2020 school year in closed session Thursday night. The district said it conducted

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Spike in Lindbergh property values is good news for $91 million budget

Pictured above: Lindbergh Superintendent Tony Lake, center, visits Lindbergh High School in January 2018 with former Superintendent Jim Simpson, left, and LHS Principal Eric Cochran. Lake succeeded Simpson, who retired June 30, 2018 after serving as superintendent for the past 10 years. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  Thanks to a steep jump in property values

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Third grader codes math program

Jack Thayer from Holly Hatfield’s third-grade class at Sappington Elementary School spent nearly two years coding a math program called ‘Jack Math.’ This program helps students learn addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. His father, who studied engineering, taught Jack how to code in Python. ‘Python is one of the more simple languages,’ said Jack. ‘That’s

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Lindbergh board approves teacher raises of 6 percent

Pictured above: Superintendent Tony Lake, right, talks to Lindbergh teachers at Central Office just after taking his new job as Lindbergh superintendent last July. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Lindbergh Schools created a new teacher salary schedule this year that increases pay for teachers and won 97 percent approval

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Mehlville High students design prosthetic arms

Students in the Biomedical Science Project Lead the Way, or PLTW, class at Mehlville High School present their working prosthetic arms to community partners who work in the medical field like BJC Healthcare, above. Over the course of the biomedical science curriculum, the students followed a fictitious family and worked to help diagnose, treat and

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Local girl gets ‘Make a Wish’ dream

Truman Middle School students have been working hard all year to make a wish come true for Crystal City’s Makenna Jones. On April 5, they gathered the entire student body to surprise her with the trip of a lifetime: a vacation to Hawaii. The band played “Hawaii 5-0”, the choir sang “Moana,” and students shouted

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Mehlville hosts regional STEM summit to display teaching techniques

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville School District showed off its strategies for teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics at a regional STEM Symposium held for educators across five states last month. The symposium, held March 6 and March 7 at Mehlville High School, highlighted the partnership the district has had for several

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