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All Lindbergh elementary students will return to in-person school next week

Students arrive at Long Elementary School for the first day of classes Thursday, Aug. 27.  Mason Drinnin, above, was excited for his first day of first grade, with teachers lined up behind him to welcome students in person.

September 11, 2020

All elementary students in Lindbergh Schools will be attending classes partially in person starting next week, as the district expands in-person classes to students in fourth and fifth grades. The district started the school year in August under its “Green Light Plan” with K-3 students in school bui...

Mehlville K-2 students will move from all-virtual to in-person school

An Oakville Elementary student the first day of school.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

September 10, 2020

The Mehlville School District is bringing back preschool and kindergarten through second-grade students for in-person learning in classrooms beginning Tuesday, Sept. 22, the district announced Thursday. The move follows St. Louis County’s switch Wednesday to recommend K-2 students resume classes in pe...

St. Louis County could open playgrounds soon, following cities like Crestwood

Mehlville’s John Cary Early Childhood students Emma Kitchell and Yaneli Juarez-Carrillo check out their playground the first week at school in 2018.

By Gloria Lloyd, Staff Reporter

September 10, 2020

St. Louis County-owned playgrounds are still closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic even after playgrounds in county municipalities like Crestwood have reopened, but that could change in the next week as the county looks to reopen its own parks too. The county Department of Parks and Recreation has sub...

New Washington Middle assistant principal, Bill Murphy, is honored for time at Sperreng

Bill Murphy

September 10, 2020

A newly hired administrator was honored by Lindbergh Schools as he starts the school year as an assistant principal in the Mehlville School District. The Mehlville Board of Education unanimously voted to hire then-Sperreng Middle School sixth-grade math and science teacher Bill Murphy as the assistant...

Call volumes increase for Mehlville Fire District, but not due to COVID-19

Mehlville Fire Protection District critical-care paramedics, in a photo provided by the fire district.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

September 9, 2020

The Mehlville Fire Protection District’s call volume is increasing, but not because of increased COVID-19 calls. In a COVID-19 update at the MFPD Board of Directors meeting held Aug. 26, Chief Brian Hendricks said that the district’s call volume has been increasing to pre-COVID numbers but not du...

As students head to college, a look back at Mehlville High School’s 2020 graduation

Mehlville graduation 2020.

September 9, 2020

As students head back to college, we're taking a look at Mehlville High School's unique 2020 graduation, a socially distanced and masked ceremony held at Family Arena in St. Charles in July. See below for the video of the graduation and a gallery of the students. See photos of the ceremony b...

Lindbergh teacher ‘Mr. DC’ is named Missouri Teacher of the Year

Darrion Cockrell is the 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year

September 4, 2020

A Lindbergh Schools teacher at Crestwood Elementary was surprised Friday with the news that he is the 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year. Darrion Cockrell, who is better known as “Mr. DC” to his physical-education students at Crestwood Elementary, interviewed for the state’s top teacher honor...

PHOTOS: See photos from Mehlville’s first day of school

Mehlville School District’s Wohlwend Elementary reading interventionist Ellen Geders meets in person with a student through a Plexiglas barrier, with masks. All students in K-12 schools have to wear masks under a new county order.

September 4, 2020

The Mehlville School District began the fall semester last week with a unique start for students, parents and teachers, as most classes and grades are all-virtual.  

WATCH: As Lindbergh Class of 2020 heads to college, relive graduation ceremony at Drive-In St. Louis

Class of 2020 graduate Karen Guo at the drive-in graduation ceremony.

September 1, 2020

The Lindbergh High School Class of 2020 got a drive-in graduation ceremony at the PowerPlex site in Hazelwood June 26. Graduates, who were separated into groups of 20, marched in and posed for photos with Principal Eric Cochran, but there was no handshaking and everything was done with COVID-19 precautions ...

South County again singled out as a hotspot for the coronavirus

The slide shown by the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force last week that singled out South County as a coronavirus hotspot.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 1, 2020

The St. Louis region saw its largest single-day spike in COVID-19 hospital admissions last week since the pandemic started, and once again, South County is being singled out by a task force of area hospitals as a coronavirus hotspot. Dr. Alex Garza, the SSM Health chief medical officer who oversees the region...

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