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Lindbergh Class of 2020 will get a drive-in graduation at the PowerPlex

Lindbergh High 2020 graduate Karen Guo waves to spectators during a May 26 car parade for graduates, since an in-person graduation has been postponed due to COVID-19.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 12, 2020

Lindbergh High School will hold its 2020 graduation Friday, June 26, at the PowerPlex complex at the former St. Louis Mills mall in Hazelwood. The school will have an outdoor drive-in graduation ceremony, socially distanced because of COVID-19, Principal Eric Cochran announced in an email to students Friday ...

Mehlville and Oakville graduations move to St. Charles Family Arena

Oakville High graduates and their families celebrated the Class of 2020’s achievements with a drive-by graduation parade in May. Officials still hold out hope that despite the coronavirus pandemic, in-person graduation ceremonies can be held later this summer. Photo by Kim Brady Photography.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 12, 2020

The Mehlville School District has moved graduations for Oakville and Mehlville high schools to the Family Arena in St. Charles, after the Chaifetz Arena in the city of St. Louis canceled the schools’ scheduled July 19 graduation. The district says the graduation will be in-person and on the previo...

Chaifetz Arena cancels all graduations through July, including Mehlville and Lindbergh

Lindbergh High School 2020 graduate Jimmy Keating celebrates graduation with his classmates in a socially distanced car parade May 26, the original date of graduation.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 9, 2020

School districts in St. Louis County had hoped that the Class of 2020 could have some semblance of a normal graduation ceremony this summer, but Chaifetz Arena has canceled all graduations set to be held there any date before August. That means graduations for both the Mehlville and Lindbergh school ...

Pretto, Hassler, Wolman elected in Mehlville

Left to right: Peggy Hassler, Stacey Kenner, Jean Pretto, Richard Vagen and Jeff Wolman

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 9, 2020

The Mehlville Board of Education will have a new face at its next meeting after newcomer Jeff Wolman and incumbents Peggy Hassler and Jean Pretto won in a five-way race for three open school board seats June 2. Oakville resident Wolman will replace board member Samantha Stormer, who did not seek a thi...

Missouri expands absentee, mail-in voting during coronavirus pandemic

The Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City.

June 6, 2020

For the first time, registered voters in Missouri will be able to request a mail-in ballot for 2020 elections after legislation responding to the coronavirus pandemic was signed into law by Gov. Mike Parson Thursday.  Senate Bill 631, sponsored by Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, was approved by the Missouri Legislature and allows individuals who have contracted COV...

Lindbergh moves to 1:1 technology, will buy elementary iPads and high-school laptops

Jack Thayer from Holly Hatfield’s 2018-2019 third-grade class at Sappington Elementary School spent nearly two years coding a math program called ‘Jack Math.’ This program helps students learn addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. His father, who studied engineering, taught Jack how to code in Python.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 4, 2020

Lindbergh Schools is going to give a computer to every K-12 student through a 1:1 technology program starting this summer and extending over the next three years, in a decision made even before school switched to online learning for the foreseeable future. After a yearlong technology impact study in whic...

South County Election Results June 2 election: Fribis wins, Crestwood tax extended, school boards set

Voters check in to cast their ballots at the Sunset Hills Community Center during the April 2019 election.

June 2, 2020

Update: This article released figures Tuesday night when the election board said that all precincts were reporting, but those were just the absentee numbers. Read on for the updated totals.  Voters went to the polls Tuesday in a long-delayed election that saw heavy turnout in Sunset Hills for a hi...

30th annual Grad Salute celebrates the unique Class of 2020

Oakville High graduates like Lauren Long, above, and their families celebrated the Class of 2020’s achievements with a drive-by graduation parade last week. Officials still hold out hope that despite the coronavirus pandemic, in-person graduation ceremonies can be held later this summer.

May 29, 2020

Oakville High graduates like Lauren Long, above, and their families celebrated the Class of 2020’s achievements with a drive-by graduation parade last week. Officials still hold out hope that despite the coronavirus pandemic, in-person graduation ceremonies can be held later this summer. In the mean...

Grad Salute: Mehlville High Class of 2020

The Mehlville High School Class of 2020 official senior class photo. Photo by Goldbeck Company.

May 28, 2020

Congratulations Mehlville High School seniors for a terrific achievement. To see this year’s Grad Salute and greetings from the South County business community, celebrate with the May 28 print edition of Call Newspapers and the 30th annual Grad Salute for Mehlville, Oakville, Lindbergh, Bayless and...

Call makes endorsements for Mehlville, Green Park contests in the June 2 elections

Call makes endorsements for Mehlville, Green Park contests in the June 2 elections

May 28, 2020

Mehlville school board Five candidates are running for three seats on the Mehlville Board of Education: Incumbents Peggy Hassler and Jean Pretto and newcomers Stacey Kenner, Richard Vagen and Jeff Wolman. What a testament to the district and its engagement that so many parents want to serve, even ...

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