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Mehlville students are all back in school for five days in person

Mehlville students are all back in school for five days in person

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter May 11, 2021

A lower COVID-19 transmission rate in the St. Louis region and declining case averages have paved the way for Mehlville School District students to attend class five days a week in person, and with more...

New principal named for Oakville Elementary

New principal named for Oakville Elementary

May 7, 2021

Meagan Ochoa will be the principal at Oakville Elementary School beginning with the 2021-2022 school year. The Mehlville School District Board of Education unanimously voted to approve Ochoa’s hiring...

Prom, graduation require creativity in 2021

Prom, graduation require creativity in 2021

May 6, 2021

Like everything this year, proms at both Oakville and Mehlville high schools are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and will not happen as usual. A “senior event” that will be an alternative to prom...

A rendering of the front entry of 'The Residences at Tesson Ridge' proposed apartment complex.

MetLife site neighbors turn out for a town hall

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter May 5, 2021

Traffic concerns dominated the questions at a town hall last week held about a proposed mixed-use redevelopment plan called “Tesson Ridge” at the 100-acre former MetLife campus in Concord. The in-person...

Mehlville Board of Education member Jean Pretto and CFO Marshall Crutcher discuss the 2020 budget during a meeting June 5, 2019 at Mehlville High School.

Mehlville’s Prop S yields $3M more in ‘bond premium’

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter April 30, 2021

The Mehlville School District could be receiving more money from its Proposition S bond issue than it had originally bargained for due to lower interest rates, giving the district a chancse to address...

Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Director Treasurer Bonnie Stegman, left, with Rep. Jim Murphy at the state-run Johnson and Johnson mass vaccination clinic at Bernard Middle School April 3.

Murphy is keeping busy in the Legislature

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter April 28, 2021

Rep. Jim Murphy has had a busy legislative session in 2021 working on state oversight on public-health orders and setting up a mass vaccination event while also conducting a series of food drives in South...

The campaign committee for Mehlville School District’s Proposition S, Mehlville-Oakville United, hosted a donut drive thru Saturday, March 13 at Mehlville High School, Washington Middle School and  Oakville Middle/Wohlwend Elementary. The event featured free donuts, “Yes on S” car painting and committee members dressed in costumes to raise awareness about the bond measure, the district’s first in over 20 years.

Mehlville Prop S makes history: Bond issue will fund secure vestibules

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter April 28, 2021

History was made in the Mehlville School District April 6 when voters passed the first bond issue on the ballot in the district since the 1990s, Proposition S, with over 80 percent of the vote. Projects...

Above is a rendering of the 100-acre proposed redevelopment 'Tesson Ridge,' consisting of more than 100 single-family homes and villas, a 210-unit apartment complex and 8 acres of commercial sites.

Mixed-use development proposed for 100 acres of MetLife’s campus

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor April 26, 2021

An in-person town hall will be held this week at the MetLife campus in South County about a proposed mixed-use development at the 100-acre site that would include two new subdivisions with more than 170...

School canceled at Washington Middle due to water main break

School canceled at Washington Middle due to water main break

April 21, 2021

Due to a water main break, Washington Middle School is closed today, Wednesday, April 21, the Mehlville School District said. There will not be virtual learning today for Washington Middle School students. Curbside...

Students at Wohlwend Elementary, above, held up thank-you signs for Mehlville School District voters the day after Mehlville’s first bond issue since 1992, Proposition S, passed April 6. The money will fund a new secure entry at all schools.

Mehlville voters approve 1st bond issue since ‘92

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor April 15, 2021

Voters approved the Mehlville School District’s Proposition S bond issue with more than 80 percent of the vote April 6, the first time Mehlville voters have passed a bond issue since 1992. South County...

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