School News

Gaines takes office as national president

Pictured above: Mehlville Board of Education member Tori Behlke, left, shows off the bow tie she sported in honor of Superintendent Chris Gaines at the July 19 meeting. The entire board surprised Gaines by tying bow ties around their neck at the beginning of the board meeting to congratulate him on his recent installment as the

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Oakville football team practices with Marines during boot camp

Pictured above: From left to right, Oakville football players Josh Jones, Fred Caruthers and Jacobi Woods swing kettle bells during the bootcamp. Photo by Bill Milligan. By Stephen Glover For the Call One of the keys to success in high-school football is being prepared both on the field as well as in the weight room.

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Lindbergh graduate teaches coding to Camp Ignite students at Concord

Pictured above: Nick Groninger, left, a 2016 Lindbergh High School graduate, and Dressel Elementary School first-grade teacher Tarren Fritz, middle, help fourth-grader Lucy Thomas bring her character to life in the digital coding game ‘Bloxels’ last week at Lindbergh’s STEM camp, Camp Ignite. By Jessica Belle Kramer For the Call Lindbergh Schools is hosting Camp

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Mehlville weighs a district civility policy

Emily Klein Staff Reporter emilyklein@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville School District is deciding whether to implement a policy on civility that would allow the district to boot belligerent visitors from school grounds. Mehlville’s Policy Committee went over the possible new policy in a meeting June 19. The committee, comprised of Board of Education members, administrators and teachers,

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Lake assumes office as sixth-ever Lindbergh superintendent

Pictured above: Incoming Lindbergh Superintendent Tony Lake, center, visits Lindbergh High School last week with current Superintendent Jim Simpson, left, and Lindbergh High School Principal Eric Cochran. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Lindbergh Schools gets its sixth superintendent in its history this week as Tony Lake takes over from longtime Superintendent Jim Simpson. Lake

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Mehlville’s GRATE Summer Academy students help community with service

Pictured above: Students Jason Zheng, left, and Taylor Phan hold a floral centerpiece they created for the residents of Sherbrook Village. Photo by Bill Milligan. Students in Mehlville School District’s GRATE (Gaining Real Achievement Through Enrichment) Summer Academy raised almost $1,800 to contribute to local charities and families in need. At Bierbaum Elementary School and

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Three local schools named National Schools of Character

Three local schools were among the 17 Missouri schools and 73 schools nationwide to receive the 2018 National School of Character Award from Character.org, a nonprofit organization that validates character initiatives in schools and communities around the world. All three schools — Long Elementary in Lindbergh Schools and Beasley Elementary and Mehlville High School in

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Retiring Simpson looks back on distinctive decade

Retiring Lindbergh superintendent Jim Simpson, who plays fiddle in a band on weekends, performs with the Lindbergh Strolling Strings at his retirement open house May 17, above. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com More than 10 years ago, Lindbergh Superintendent Jim Simpson was sitting on his deck in Joplin, where he had served as superintendent

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