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Superintendent Chris Gaines asks supporters at a 2015 rally for Prop R to help him get out the vote so that he can hire reading coaches and keep experienced teachers in the district. Behind him are the Mehlville High School Pantherettes and the Oakville High School Golden Girls.

Gaines: Bond issues are a better way of financing for Mehlville facilities

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter February 25, 2021

Mehlville School District voters will weigh in on the district’s first bond issue in nearly 30 years April 6. Voters will decide whether to approve Proposition S for “Safe Schools, Safe Kids,” a...

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 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.

If voters don’t approve bond issue, Mehlville’s tax rates won’t decrease

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter February 23, 2021

The Mehlville School District is asking voters to approve a bond issue April 6 to fund facilities upgrades around the district, but if voters decline to pass the bond issue, the tax levy will stay the...

Mehlville buses honored by state patrol

Mehlville buses honored by state patrol

February 11, 2021

For the 25th year, the Mehlville School District transportation department has been honored for its bus maintenance by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The department received the “Exemplary School...

Rep. Jim Murphy, R-Oakville, held his latest event Jan. 29 at Buerkle Middle School. On Jan. 15, he handed out food with, from left, his granddaughter Lily Murphy, 7, and her father, former Mehlville Board of Education member Jamey Murphy.

PHOTOS: In time of need, Murphy’s food distribution is popular

February 10, 2021

Food banks have reported record need during the COVID-19 pandemic and food distributions by Rep. Jim Murphy, R-Oakville, at Mehlville High School and Buerkle Middle School have proven popular.

Above left, Rogers Elementary first grader Dominic Vallejo works at school wearing a mask Dec. 16, 2020, as Mehlville school signs, right, ask the community to do the same.

South County school districts take different approaches to snow days, starting today

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor February 9, 2021

With virtual learning an option on a snow day for the first time this year in Missouri, some South County school districts are rethinking snow days, starting with today. Due to the winter weather overnight...

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.

Oakville Elementary switches to virtual day due to school power outage

February 8, 2021

Due to a power outage, Oakville Elementary School's campus is closed today, Monday, Feb. 8, and students will have a virtual learning day. The Mehlville School District told parents to look for an email...

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

Mehlville School District expands middle school to four days in person

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter February 5, 2021

Middle school students in the Mehlville School District will soon begin attending class in person four days a week instead of the current rotating two days mixed with virtual learning.  Superintendent...

A teacher from Mehlville High School works with students in person after the Jan. 19 return, high schoolers’ first time in school in person since November.

Mehlville faces challenge of pandemic with upgrades on air quality and substitute pay

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter February 2, 2021

Like every school district, the Mehlville School District has been challenged how to safely educate its students during the COVID-19 pandemic, including handling substitute teacher shortages and increasing...

Top 10 Stories of Year: Dominated by COVID-19, but other things happened

Top 10 Stories of Year: Dominated by COVID-19, but other things happened

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor January 30, 2021

It’s never been more obvious what the top story of a year was, as 2020 will always be remembered as the year a global pandemic stopped life as we know it everywhere. But South County also made national...

PHOTOS: MHS and OHS students return to part-time, in-person learning

January 30, 2021

Mehlville and Oakville high school students returned to the classroom Monday, Jan. 19 for the first time since COVID-19 shutdowns last spring, aside from a brief, two-week window last November.  

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