School News

Women in History: Samantha Apple is blazing the way for new female wrestlers, all the way to state finals

Pictured above: Samantha Apple takes 4th place at the state wrestling tournament.  By Bill Milligan For the Call In south county’s own version of the movie “Fighting with My Family,” a female wrestler at Mehlville High School is trailblazing her way through competition after competition, inspired by her wrestling family. MHS junior Samantha Apple finished

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Local lawmakers honor test success by Mehlville School District, Gaines

Pictured above: Rep. Michael O’Donnell, Rep. Jim Murphy and Rep. David Gregory present Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines with a Missouri House resolution praising Mehlville’s APR of 99.6. The Mehlville School District is receiving high praise from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. DESE awarded the Mehlville School District an APR score of 99.6

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Current Bernard Middle Assistant Principal Lauren Cumming named principal

Above from left, Bernard Assistant Principal Lauren Cumming accepts her top statewide award from Ed Gettemeier, president of Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals and principal of Hardin Middle in St. Charles; and Clark Mershon, executive director of Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals. Current Bernard Middle School Assistant Principal Lauren Cumming will be the new

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Lindbergh Flyerettes come home with first championship in team’s history

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The Lindbergh Flyerettes had a strong showing at the 2019 Universal Dance Association National Dance Team Championship in Orlando, Florida, including the junior varsity team taking home a championship, a first in the 50-year history of the Flyerettes. “This was a really incredible year… Overall, this is probably one

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DeAndre Thomas named new principal of Kennerly Elementary

Pictured above: An incoming Kennerly kindergartener slides at ‘Popsicles with the Principal’ last year on the school’s playground. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. Former Truman Elementary School educator DeAndre Thomas will return to Lindbergh Schools as the newest principal of Kennerly Elementary School, effective July 1. The Lindbergh Board of Education unanimously voted to hire him

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Pantherettes Dance Team accomplishes strong finish in top 10 at nationals

Pictured above: The Mehlville Pantherettes.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville High School Pantherettes dance team took home three top 10 rankings after competing in the National Dance Alliance high-school dance competition in Orlando, Florida, in February. The Pantherettes, who until recently had never competed in the pom and hip-hop categories before, finished

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Oakville Golden Girls clinch first-ever national dance team championship

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The Oakville Golden Girls dance team won their first championship in history at the 2019 National Dance Alliance high-school competition in Orlando, Florida, in February. “It’s hard to find a word other than ‘exciting’ that accurately sums it up,” said varsity coach Kayla Hall. “Some mornings I still wake

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Mehlville takes bids to buy more buses, improve facilities with its Proposition R funds

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The Mehlville Board of Education considered and accepted three bids Feb. 21, including bids for bus replacements and for repainting the ceiling in the Mehlville High School gym and replacing ceiling tiles in Mehlville classrooms. Bus Bids Passed in November 2015, Proposition R for Restore, a 49-cent tax-rate increase,

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Without Prop R, Lindbergh’s taxes decrease by the 2030s

By Gloria Lloyd  News Editor  glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Lindbergh Schools has a no-tax-rate-increase $105 million bond issue on the ballot next month, but if voters don’t approve keeping the current tax rate for debt service, that tax could go down in a decade or so if voters don’t approve any more bond issues. The district’s current slate

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