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Construction kicks off on state-of-the-art Lindbergh High School after groundbreaking

Ninth grade class president Carrie Maschmann, right, and school board President Mike Shamia, second from left, shovel dirt with Superintendent Tony Lake.
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor November 20, 2020

Construction is underway on the new state-of-the-art Lindbergh High School, after the school district officially kicked off the project in a socially distanced groundbreaking Sept. 25. Sporting green...

Lindbergh enrollment dips due to COVID-19

Students walk to class during the passing period at Lindbergh High School Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor November 19, 2020

Enrollment is down this year at Lindbergh Schools, an unusual development for the school district that officials blame on the COVID-19 pandemic. Overall, the district has dropped in enrollment by 62 students...

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...

Lindbergh school buildings get secure vestibules

The ribbon cutting ceremony for the secure vestibule at Sperreng Middle School.
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor November 10, 2020

  As part of Lindbergh Schools’ Proposition R no-tax-rate-increase bond issue in April 2019, voters approved funding safe, future-ready campuses across Lindbergh with single, secure main entrances...

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...

Mehlville, Oakville, Lindbergh high schools will return in person

Students walk to class during the passing period at Lindbergh High School Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor October 13, 2020

Both Lindbergh Schools and the Mehlville School District will bring high school students back to in-person class by the end of October, and Lindbergh will move elementary students to five days a week in...

In a time like no other, Gaines adapts Mehlville State of the District to update public

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter October 8, 2020

Mehlville School District Superintendent Chris Gaines gave his sixth annual State of the District address this year, although the presentation looked a bit different than previous years due to the COVID-19...

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