Mehlville School District News

Mehlville school bands hit a high note

Mehlville School District band students hit a high note last week at the South Side All-District Concert. The concert, which took place Feb. 15 at Oakville High School, featured the Sixth-Grade Band comprised of Oakville and Buerkle middle school students, the Eighth-Grade Band comprised of Oakville and Buerkle middle school students and the Oakville High

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Four Mehlville students named National Merit Scholarship finalists

Oakville High School seniors Conrad Bucholtz and Olivia Rauls are National Merit Scholarship finalists. All four Mehlville School District students who were chosen as National Merit Scholarship semifinalists for the 2017-2018 school year have been selected as scholarship finalists. The honorees are seniors Joshua Richter and Grant Robertson of Mehlville High School and seniors Olivia

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Two Oakville students take first at invitational

Oakville High School sophomores Nora Ovchiyan, left, and Brittany Kohne took first in Duo Interpretation of L. Frank Baum’s ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ at the first Oakville-Mehlville Novice Speech and Debate Invitational. Two Oakville High School sophomores won first-place honors at the first Oakville-Mehlville Novice Speech and Debate Invitational. Novices are students in their

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Mehlville senior commits to University of Tennessee

Mehlville High School senior Shane McGroarty recently signed his National Letter of Intent to play football and continue his education at the University of Tennessee-Martin this fall. Pictured with Shane at his signing, from left, are: Coach Tom Beauchamp, Coach Kent Heinemann, Coach Josh Boyd and Coach Don Cope.

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Kiwanis Club recognizes Oakville Terrific Kids

The Kiwanis Club of South County recently recognized these Oakville Elementary School students as Terrific Kids of the Month. The students are selected by their teachers as having shown terrific improvement in academic performance, attendance, behavior or some other aspect of their school experience. Pictured, front row, from left, are: Nathan Seyer, Andres Lopez, Savannah

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Mehlville school board votes 6-0 to extend Gaines’ contract

Pictured above: Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines high-fives Oakville High School students the first day of class in August 2017. By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Superintendent Chris Gaines is signing on for another year at the helm of the Mehlville School District, and he hopes to remain even longer. After the Board of Education voted

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Oakville student named MDA state ambassador

Sophia Martino, an 18-year-old Oakville High School student, has been selected as state ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. As the new state ambassador, Sophia will make public appearances throughout the state, representing children and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life-threatening diseases that severely weaken muscle strength and mobility in Missouri. In her

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Rogers students participate in STEM Night

Elementary students are fascinated by STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering and Math — activities, according to Mehlville School District officials. Rogers Elementary School students last week participated in a hands-on STEM night, learning about the dynamics of different liquids, dissecting animal organs, testing the strength of spaghetti and building ball launchers. Above, Mia Metz and

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Blues mascot visits Blades Elementary School

Students at Blades Elementary School in the Mehlville School District enjoyed a special treat last week — a visit by St. Louis Blues mascot Louie. The visit was part of the hockey team’s Blues Bookworms program in which classes that reach certain reading levels win a visit by Louie.

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