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Prop S projects continue despite supply chain, budget challenges

Prop S projects continue despite supply chain, budget challenges

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor May 18, 2022

Despite challenges from supply chain disruptions and higher-than-anticipated costs, work continues in the Mehlville School District on Proposition S projects after the Board of Education approved two Prop...

Mehlville Assistant Superintendent Jeff Bresler joined a group of students eating lunch at Rogers Elementary to celebrate National School Lunch Week in October 2019.

Mehlville Board of Education sets summer school meal prices, will be reimbursed

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter May 12, 2022

The Mehlville Board of Education unanimously set the district’s summer school meal prices April 28.  Breakfast is set at $2 for students, or 30 cents for students part of reduced meals program. Lunch...

Teacher Samantha Wanko talks to incoming kindergarteners at Bierbaum Elementary  in the Mehlville School District in August 2020 about procedures and Chromebook pickup.

Mehlville board and district teachers ratify 2022-2023 MOU

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor May 10, 2022

The Mehlville Board of Education unanimously adopted the memorandum of understanding, or MOU, between the Mehlville School District and its teachers April 28.  The MOU had been ratified earlier the...

Pictured above from left, Missouri Commissioner of Education Margie Vandeven, Hancock High School Principal Shelly Vogler, Mark Garascia, Hancock Superintendent Kevin Carl and Milken Educator Awards Vice President Stephanie Bishop.

Hancock High teacher receives surprise of a lifetime with $25,000 Milken award

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor April 29, 2022

A Hancock High School teacher was awarded one of education’s most prestigious honors, the $25,000 Milken Educator Award, at a surprise school assembly Friday morning featuring guests such as Commissioner...

The historic Session or Kassebaum building, as seen on Google Maps, would be demolished under a proposal for a new QuikTrip at Lemay Ferry and Butler Hill roads.

Vote on Kassebaum QuikTrip held at petitioner’s request

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor April 29, 2022

A vote by the St. Louis County Planning Commission on a proposed QuikTrip on Lemay Ferry Road at the site of the former Kassebaum Building was held at the commission and petitioner’s request April 11.  QuikTrip...

Teacher Jennifer Osborn and her fifth grade class at Bierbaum Elementary.

Bierbaum Elementary class experiments, finds success with ‘looping’ grade-levels

By Lucas Irizarry, Staff Reporter April 26, 2022

One Bierbaum Elementary class was part of an unusual experiment this school year, following teacher Jennifer Osborn from fourth to fifth grade. Often in elementary school, students will be reassigned...

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.

Board of Education approves bid for OHS secure entry vestibule

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor April 21, 2022

The Mehlville Board of Education voted unanimously April 14 to approve a bid for restroom upgrades and the installation of a secure entry vestibule at Oakville High School, part of Proposition S facility...

Students from Buerkle Middle Schools woodworking class built benches to present in appreciation to former school board members Larry Felton and Kevin Schartner at the directors last meeting April 14, 2022.

Felton, Schartner honored at last Board of Education meeting

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor April 19, 2022

The Mehlville Board of Education said goodbye to one of its longest-serving directors, swore in two new members and named its president and vice president at a meeting last week.  New members Scott...

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.

School board will revisit project list for Proposition S

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor April 14, 2022

The Mehlville Board of Education will consider a revised list of Proposition S projects when it meets again this month due to supply chain issues and higher-than-anticipated costs.  Prop S, a $35 million...

Upgrades at Beasley Elementary School, 3131 Koch Road, include a secure entry vestibule, four restroom fixtures to bring it into ADA compliance, outdoor lighting, additional restrooms, additional parking, roof work, HVAC work and widening the entry road to the school.

Bid approved for Beasley kitchen ceiling replacement

By Lucas Irizarry, Staff Reporter April 8, 2022

The Mehlville Board of Education voted March 17 to approve a bid to fix the kitchen ceiling at Beasley Elementary. Director of Facilities Mike Gegg said the ceiling is original to the building, which...

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