School News

PEGS readers host ‘Great American Read’

Sperreng Middle School students invite the community to share their love of literature as they discuss featured titles on “The Great American Read” list, during a free event at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Grant’s View Library, 9700 Musick Road. The 20 students, who are part of the St. Louis Program for Exceptionally Gifted

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Strolling Strings music trivia helps pay for trip

Pictured above: In 2003, the Lindbergh High School Strolling Strings performed in the 2003 National Festival of the States in Washington, D.C. Lindbergh High School Strolling Strings is holding a Music Trivia Night/Silent Auction that will take place on Saturday, Feb. 16, at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Church, 4900 Ringer Road, Oakville. The group relies greatly

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Jason Landherr named new Mehlville High School principal

Jason Landherr will be the new principal of Mehlville High School beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, succeeding longtime Principal Denise Swanger. The Mehlville Board of Education unanimously voted Feb. 7 to hire Landherr, who has served as an assistant principal at the school since 2012. Several highly qualified candidates applied for the position, and

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Celebrating 100 days in 100 ways

Pictured above: To celebrate the 100th day of school last week, Wohlwend Elementary students dressed like 100-year-olds. To celebrate the 100th day of school last week, Wohlwend Elementary students dressed like 100-year-olds. Across Oakville at Blades Elementary, classes celebrated the milestone by reading 100 books, searching for 100 things or doing 100 exercises, and Principal

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Lindbergh Foundation awards innovative teacher grants

Pictured above, left to right, Shelli Manley, Julie Roy and Kristen Macke of Sperreng Middle School find out last month that the foundation awarded them a grant for their idea for Design Thinking Process Prototype Kits. The Lindbergh Foundation continued its annual support of original, inventive teaching ideas in January, awarding several Lindbergh educators 2018

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Mehlville expands universal breakfast to Forder Elementary

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville School District will be running a universal free breakfast pilot program at Forder Elementary School starting this week and continuing through March 15, with the unanimous approval of the Board of Education. A universal free breakfast program is a complete breakfast available at no cost to all

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Legislation adding money to foundation formula takes it away from south county

Pictured above: Mehlville’s John Cary Early Childhood students Emma Kitchell and Yaneli Juarez-Carrillo check out their playground the first week at school in August 2018. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Legislation that would add money to Missouri’s foundation formula for public schools is being considered by the Legislature, but even with extra money spent

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Positive ‘Rolls with Role Models’

It was a packed house at Blades Elementary last week for the fifth graders’ ‘Rolls with Role Models’ event. During this special breakfast, students read their guests an essay they wrote about them, and everyone enjoys cinnamon rolls and crossword puzzles together before the role models take a quiz asking if they’re smarter than a

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Embracing ‘That Friday Feeling’

Heather Mastis’ class at Oakville Elementary embraced #ThatFridayFeeling last week with the ‘Tooty Ta,’ above. This goofy song and dance helps children (and grown-up children like School Resource Officer Mike Schira, rear) burn off some energy on cold winter days while reinforcing literacy concepts.

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