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Former OHS student sworn-in to board

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor July 23, 2021

The Mehlville Board of Education welcomed a newcomer in April when former Oakville High School student Patrick McKelvey was sworn in after the municipal election. McKelvey, 23, is a 2015 graduate of Oakville...

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.

Prop S improvements begin with HVAC and softball fields

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor July 21, 2021

Now that the historic vote to pass the Mehlville School District’s first bond issue in nearly 30 years is in the past, work is underway on the projects funded by Proposition S. As the district starts...

McBride subdivision proposed at corner of Tesson Ferry Road and Walden Ridge

McBride subdivision proposed at corner of Tesson Ferry Road and Walden Ridge

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor July 15, 2021

A new 14-lot subdivision at the intersection of Tesson Ferry Road and Walden Ridge Drive is one of the South County projects up for St. Louis County zoning next week.  The St. Louis County Planning Commission...

Oakville High School students make their case before board for engineering class

Oakville High School students make their case before board for engineering class

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor July 8, 2021

An extracurricular class in the Mehlville School District that looked like it might be cut next year due to staffing shortages is back on thanks in part to students who spoke out in favor of the class....

Kevin Hughes was named Transportation Classified Employee of the Year by the Mehlville School District in May. Hughes, himself an alumnus of Mehlville High School, likes to dress up in funny costumes to entertain the students on his routes. “I try to make the workplace fun and make people laugh. I’ve done that since I was a child,” said Hughes.

Mehlville names former student as transportation employee of the year

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor July 7, 2021

The 2021 winner of the Mehlville School District’s bus driver of the year award went to a very proud alum of the school district who enjoys entertaining new generations of students on his daily bus route. Kevin...

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Board considers ‘protection’ resolution

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor July 7, 2021

The Mehlville School District Board of Education is considering the adoption of a “Student Protection Resolution” that would put the board on-record as officially opposed to private and for-profit...

Oakville’s Hunter Iffland slides home safely as Mehlville catcher Carmen Fuller awaits the throw from his defense in a March 2019 game.

Oakville High School baseball fields will be upgraded through Prop S

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor July 2, 2021

Oakville High School’s baseball fields will get a facelift this  fall after the Mehlville Board of Education unanimously approved a bid for field improvements at its meeting June 10. The board unanimously...

A Mehlville listening session in 2018.

Board listening sessions begin next year

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor July 1, 2021

The Mehlville Board of Education will bring back board listening sessions in the 2021-2022 school year. At the Board of Education meeting April 29, the board adopted the 2021-2022 board meeting schedule,...

Mehlville nurses unionize, approve first contract with district

Mehlville nurses unionize, approve first contract with district

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor June 29, 2021

For the first time ever, nurses and other healthcare professionals in the Mehlville School District have unionized, joining the teachers’ bargaining unit and conducting salary negotiations with the district. The...

Up on the Forder roof

Up on the Forder roof

June 28, 2021

Forder Elementary students enjoyed a rooftop reading session before the end of school as promised by Principal Whitney Maus, who read with a bullhorn from the school’s roof as a reward for the students’...

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