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Mehlville students are thankful for food and family this Thanksgiving

Mehlville students are thankful for food and family this Thanksgiving
November 24, 2020

Responses from Mrs. Theel’s fourth graders in Mehlville@Home: Tarik — My game. Aldo — I am thankful for my mom and dad. Ian — I am thankful for technology. Kori —  Family and friends. Maleyah...

Mehlville, Oakville highs switch to all-virtual

Students graduate from Oakville High School in a socially distanced in-person graduation last July.
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor November 18, 2020

Mehlville and Oakville high school students were set to return to all-virtual learning Monday, Nov. 16, the Mehlville School District announced Nov. 12 in an email to parents. Superintendent Chris Gaines...

With students in and out of school, teachers still worried despite air quality upgrades

An Oakville Elementary student the first day of school.
By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter November 17, 2020

The Mehlville School District is trying to make the return to schools safer for students and staff by upgrading air quality, but some teachers are still nervous about teaching in person during the COVID-19...

Wohlwend water main break leads to virtual school Tuesday

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.
November 16, 2020

A water main break at Wohlwend Elementary in Oakville is the Mehlville School District's first chance to test out its new policy of hosting virtual school days when school is let out for bad weather or...

Mehlville and Oakville high schools return to all-virtual learning due to rise in COVID-19

An Oakville High School student sews during class as students returned for two weeks, before the announcement that they will return to all-virtual learning until January.
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor November 12, 2020

Mehlville and Oakville high school students will return to all-virtual learning Monday, Nov. 16, the Mehlville School District announced Thursday in an email to parents. Superintendent Chris Gaines said...

Turnout tops 72 percent as long lines to vote move quickly in South County

Voters line up outside Cliff Cave Library in Oakville Tuesday, Aug. 5, to vote in the primary election.
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor November 3, 2020

Voters who didn’t vote early or by mail were waiting in lines hundreds of people deep throughout South County as Election Day kicked off. By 4 p.m., the St. Louis County Board of Elections said that...

Half the students at Washington Middle School told to stay home due to COVID-19 outbreak

Half the students at Washington Middle School told to stay home due to COVID-19 outbreak
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor October 28, 2020

Editor's note: This article was updated with the current number of student cases at 10:34 a.m. Wednesday.  Nearly half the 468 students at Washington Middle School have been kept off campus for two weeks...

South County high schools open for the first time since March

Teacher Samantha Wanko talks to incoming kindergarteners at Bierbaum Elementary  in the Mehlville School District in August about procedures and Chromebook pickup.
By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter October 21, 2020

With more and more students returning to in-person learning, South County’s public high schools are set to open their doors for the first time since March, when the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to...

O’Donnell runs for re-election in Oakville’s 95th District, with challenge from Zimpfer

Rep. Michael O'Donnell, left, and Ann Zimpfer, right.
By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter October 20, 2020

A retired Mehlville School District teacher is looking to turn a historically red Missouri House district blue in the general election next month. Ann Zimpfer, a Democrat, is challenging Rep. Michael...

Panthers fall to Wildcats in first home game of delayed season

Above, Mehlville’s Eric Ohmer (No. 2) scores the winning touchdown with less
than two minutes to go in the Oct. 9 game, flanked by Dino Pajazetovic (No. 33) of Oakville.
By Stephen Glover, Sports Reporter October 19, 2020

For the first time since the long-delayed fall football season started Oct. 9, Mehlville hosted a home football game Oct. 16 — but the Panthers suffered a 54-17 setback to Eureka under the glow of Friday...

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