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Graduations canceled, rescheduled again

Lindbergh High 2020 graduate Karen Guo waves to spectators during a May 26 car parade for graduates, since an in-person graduation has been postponed due to COVID-19.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 26, 2020

Both the Mehlville and Lindbergh graduation ceremonies had to be rethought this month when Chaifetz Arena canceled all scheduled school graduations through the end of July. Lindbergh High School is holding an innovative drive-in ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday, June 26, at the PowerPlex site, 5555 St. Lo...

Socially distanced Black Lives Matter drive organized by Oakville High student

Socially distanced Black Lives Matter drive organized by Oakville High student

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 17, 2020

A socially distanced Black Lives Matter drive will take place Wednesday in Oakville, organized by an Oakville High School student. The drive, organized by Thomas Schartner, a 2020 OHS graduate and son of Mehlville Board of Education President Kevin Schartner, will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Ju...

Affton graduation kicks off tonight for three nights of livestreamed celebrations, with social distancing

Affton graduation kicks off tonight for three nights of livestreamed celebrations, with social distancing

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 15, 2020

Affton High School will get its graduation on Facebook Live this year, in three separate parts. Graduates from the Class of 2020 will celebrate in three separate ceremonies broadcast on Facebook Live on three separate nights. The graduation will have limited seating due to COVID-19 social distancing, ...

Lindbergh Class of 2020 will get a drive-in graduation at the PowerPlex

Lindbergh High 2020 graduate Karen Guo waves to spectators during a May 26 car parade for graduates, since an in-person graduation has been postponed due to COVID-19.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 12, 2020

Lindbergh High School will hold its 2020 graduation Friday, June 26, at the PowerPlex complex at the former St. Louis Mills mall in Hazelwood. The school will have an outdoor drive-in graduation ceremony, socially distanced because of COVID-19, Principal Eric Cochran announced in an email to students Friday ...

Mehlville and Oakville graduations move to St. Charles Family Arena

Oakville High graduates and their families celebrated the Class of 2020’s achievements with a drive-by graduation parade in May. Officials still hold out hope that despite the coronavirus pandemic, in-person graduation ceremonies can be held later this summer. Photo by Kim Brady Photography.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 12, 2020

The Mehlville School District has moved graduations for Oakville and Mehlville high schools to the Family Arena in St. Charles, after the Chaifetz Arena in the city of St. Louis canceled the schools’ scheduled July 19 graduation. The district says the graduation will be in-person and on the previo...

Flyers fly by: Class of 2020 graduation parade

2020 Lindbergh High School graduate Jimmy Keating celebrates graduation with his classmates in a socially distanced car parade on May 26, the original date of graduation.

June 10, 2020

The Lindbergh High School Class of 2020, including Brayden Kenner pictured above, drove through campus in a special celebratory parade May 26, the original date for graduation, now postponed to late summer. The students gathered at a parking lot and drove down South Lindbergh Boulevard, then par...

Chaifetz Arena cancels all graduations through July, including Mehlville and Lindbergh

Lindbergh High School 2020 graduate Jimmy Keating celebrates graduation with his classmates in a socially distanced car parade May 26, the original date of graduation.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 9, 2020

School districts in St. Louis County had hoped that the Class of 2020 could have some semblance of a normal graduation ceremony this summer, but Chaifetz Arena has canceled all graduations set to be held there any date before August. That means graduations for both the Mehlville and Lindbergh school ...

Hancock celebrates 2020 seniors

Teachers and administrators for the Hancock Place School District delivered yard signs to every Hancock High School senior’s house to let everyone know about their achievement in the absence of the typical pomp and circumstance. Superintendent Kevin Carl and Assistant Superintendent Tim McInnis delivered signs along with high-school FACS teacher Madison Avery, seen above.

June 4, 2020

Teachers and administrators for the Hancock Place School District delivered yard signs to every Hancock High School senior’s house to let everyone know about their achievement in the absence of the typical pomp and circumstance. Superintendent Kevin Carl and Assistant Superintendent Tim McInnis del...

30th annual Grad Salute celebrates the unique Class of 2020

Oakville High graduates like Lauren Long, above, and their families celebrated the Class of 2020’s achievements with a drive-by graduation parade last week. Officials still hold out hope that despite the coronavirus pandemic, in-person graduation ceremonies can be held later this summer.

May 29, 2020

Oakville High graduates like Lauren Long, above, and their families celebrated the Class of 2020’s achievements with a drive-by graduation parade last week. Officials still hold out hope that despite the coronavirus pandemic, in-person graduation ceremonies can be held later this summer. In the mean...

Grad Salute: Affton High Class of 2020

Affton Class of 2020

May 29, 2020

Congratulations Affton High School seniors for a terrific achievement. To see this year’s Grad Salute and greetings from the South County business community, celebrate with the May 28 print edition of Call Newspapers and the 30th annual Grad Salute for Oakville, Lindbergh, Mehlville, Bayless and Hancock...

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