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In the Rogers Elementary first-day-of-school scavenger hunt in 2019, second-grader Aleah Jacobsmeyer, right, and other students went straight to the top for help, asking Superintendent Chris Gaines if he fit any of their categories. He checked the box ‘I like vegetables.’

Mehlville looks to next five-year vision for its strategic plan

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter June 18, 2021

The Mehlville Board of Education will be voting this summer on the next five years of the Mehlville School District’s strategic plan. Superintendent Chris Gaines told the board April 29 that the final...

Mehlville parents criticize continued masking at board meeting

Mehlville parents criticize continued masking at board meeting

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter June 8, 2021

Several parents spoke at the Mehlville Board of Education meeting last month against the district’s decision to continue requiring masks for students despite St. Louis County dropping its mask mandate...

Larry Felton speaks at 2018 meeting while wearing a bowtie.

Mehlville forms Advocacy Committee to keep eye on law

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter June 3, 2021

The Mehlville Board of Education started a legislative advocacy committee this year to stay up to date on bills and legislation being considered by the Missouri General Assembly that could affect public...

Mehlville graduates first from Early College

Mehlville graduates first from Early College

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter May 28, 2021

The Mehlville School District will be graduating its first class of students from its Early College academy program, which gives eligible high school students in the district the opportunity to earn college...

School districts see influx of federal funds

School districts see influx of federal funds

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter May 27, 2021

Every South County school district will be using an influx of federal money over the next three years to address challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, in what one local school leader is calling...

Lindbergh Schools Superintendent Tony Lake at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Lindbergh High School in 2020.

Three years in as superintendent, Lake looking ahead for Lindbergh

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor May 26, 2021

Superintendent Tony Lake has spent three years at the helm of Lindbergh Schools and is set to lead the district for at least another three after the Board of Education extended his contract through 2024. After...

Firefighters remove hazardous substance from Oakville High lab; students were gone for day

Firefighters remove hazardous substance from Oakville High lab; students were gone for day

May 25, 2021

Firefighters were called to Oakville High School Tuesday afternoon to remove a hazardous substance out of an abundance of caution, the school district said. Materials for science laboratories are stored...

All students are safe after Mehlville bus headed to Forder Elementary involved in accident

All students are safe after Mehlville bus headed to Forder Elementary involved in accident

May 20, 2021

All students are safe after a Mehlville School District bus headed to Forder Elementary was involved in an accident Thursday morning. The school district sent an email to parents confirming that "students...

Mehlville students are all back in school for five days in person

Mehlville students are all back in school for five days in person

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter May 11, 2021

A lower COVID-19 transmission rate in the St. Louis region and declining case averages have paved the way for Mehlville School District students to attend class five days a week in person, and with more...

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