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With parents and a student sitting behind him socially distanced, Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines presents bond issue information to the Board of Education, including conceptual drawings, at
the Oct. 15, 2020, board meeting held in person at the Mehlville High School Library. The presentation was
‘very thorough,’ board President Kevin Schartner said. The meeting was also livestreamed.

Mehlville passes next five-year phase of district’s strategic plan

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor October 19, 2021

The Mehlville Board of Education passed the next five-year iteration of the district’s strategic plan last month, after years of planning and gathering feedback from the community about what the next...

A hometown hero’s homecoming

October 16, 2021

Three-time Stanley Cup champion and South County’s very own Pat Maroon paid a visit to his alma mater Sept. 15 at Oakville High School, donning an OHS hockey jersey. Maroon won his third Stanley Cup...

Back in action at STEM Club

October 15, 2021

Students in the Rogers Elementary STEM club design marble runs Sept. 16 using their creativity to move a marble from one point to another at the first meeting of the new school year. The STEM club is an...

Mehlville welcomes students back to class

Mehlville welcomes students back to class

October 14, 2021

Oakville Middle School cheerleaders greet buses as they arrive for the first day of school in the Mehlville School District Wednesday, Aug. 25. Like neighboring Lindbergh Schools, Mehlville is requiring...

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 Board of Education approves 2021 blended tax rate, includes levy for Prop S

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor October 5, 2021

The Mehlville Board of Education unanimously passed the 2021 blended tax rate at its annual tax rate hearing Sept. 21.  The Board of Education approved a blended tax rate of $3.6598, a 14-cent decrease...

Mehlville science professor named Project Lead The Way Outstanding Teacher

Mehlville science professor named Project Lead The Way Outstanding Teacher

October 1, 2021

Mehlville High School announced Sept. 21 that science teacher Kristin Busch received recognition as a 2021-22 Project Lead the Way Outstanding Teacher.  The honor was received for her commitment to...

Kiwanis donate backpacks, supplies to Mehlville

Kiwanis donate backpacks, supplies to Mehlville

September 30, 2021

Louann Elledge, president of the Kiwanis Club of South County - St. Louis, pictured with a few of the backpacks filled with school supplies Kiwanis Club members purchased and donated to the Mehlville School...

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 raises health insurance rates for first time in six years

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor September 28, 2021

For the first time since 2015, the Mehlville School District has increased its health insurance rates for district employees.  At the Board of Education meeting Sept. 16, the board unanimously voted...

Buffaloes along Lemay Ferry Road? Inflatable turkeys along Telegraph? Supporters of the Mehlville School District’s Proposition S bond issue donned eye-catching costumes at the March 13 ‘donut drive-thru’ at Mehlville High that featured MHS students, above, with junior Emma Maxwell as the Bierbaum Buffalo mascot. Similar sign rallies were also held in Oakville. Another ‘donut drive-thru’ to rally for Prop S was set at the same schools Saturday, April 3.

Mehlville Proposition S facility updates will begin ‘in earnest’ this winter

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor September 28, 2021

Work is underway in the Mehlville School District on projects funded by Proposition S, the $35 million no-tax-rate-increase bond measure being used to fund facility and security enhancements across the...

Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines talks to a teacher in a hallway while schools were all-virtual in fall 2020.

In annual address, Gaines talks enrollment, strategic plan

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor September 22, 2021
District enrollment higher this year compared to last
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