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Incoming Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines, right, attends his first Mehlville Board of Education meeting with Superintendent Norm Ridder, left.

In annual address, Gaines talks enrollment, strategic plan

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor September 22, 2021
District enrollment higher this year compared to last
Back-to-school bashes get Mehlville students ready to learn

Back-to-school bashes get Mehlville students ready to learn

September 20, 2021

Katalina Aguayo, above, enjoys listening to teachers read a story in Trautwein Elementary’s outdoor learning space Aug. 10. At Trautwein Kindergarten Story Time, students had the opportunity to meet...

Prop R and Prop S facility projects underway across Mehlville School District

Prop R and Prop S facility projects underway across Mehlville School District

By Lucas Irizarry, Staff Reporter September 16, 2021

Mehlville School District Facilities Director Mike Gegg provided updates on several summer construction projects at the Board of Education meeting Aug. 19. Prop R projects worked on this summer included...

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, 2020, 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.

Mehlville takes a look at equity and inclusion

By Lucas Irizarry, Staff Reporter September 14, 2021

The Mehlville Board of Education is the latest school board in South County to add the book “Belonging Through a Culture of Dignity” to its members’ agendas. Superintendent Chris Gaines said the...

Prop S Progress

Prop S Progress

September 13, 2021

Work has begun at Oakville High School on the baseball/softball field updates funded by Proposition S. Improvements include regrading and laser-leveling the field, new drainage, a new irrigation system...

Mehlville High School evacuated after threatening message found in bathroom

Mehlville High School evacuated after threatening message found in bathroom

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor September 9, 2021

This is a developing story. Continue to check callnewspapers.com for updates.  Students at Mehlville High School were evacuated Thursday morning after a threatening message was found in the boys restroom.  In...

Affton School District students Jayson and Connor try out the paper crimpers in the Gotsch Art Studio in February 2021.

Page gives update on COVID in schools, massive surge in positivity rate reported

By Lucas Irizarry, Staff Reporter September 8, 2021

Since the start of the school year in mid-August, COVID-19 cases in children in St. Louis County have skyrocketed.  Citing a preliminary report, St. Louis County Executive Sam Page discussed the number...

Board reaffirms district’s masking resolution

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor September 7, 2021

The Mehlville Board of Education reaffirmed its stance last month to require face coverings inside all district facilities and transportation for all students, staff and visitors regardless of vaccination...

Mehlville Teacher of the Year honored for dedication

Mehlville Teacher of the Year honored for dedication

September 6, 2021

Forder Elementary School English Learner (EL) teacher Amanda Wyatt has been named Mehlville School District’s Teacher of the Year for the 2020-2021 school year. In her role as an EL Specialist, Wyatt...

An end to a memorable senior year

An end to a memorable senior year

September 2, 2021

Everyone’s senior year of high school is memorable, but Oakville High graduates Cassandra Lutwig, above left, and Emma Lutker, right, celebrated the end of a pandemic-themed year with 720 others from...

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