St. Louis Call Newspapers

Grad Salute: Bayless High Class of 2020

2020 Bayless official senior class photo

May 28, 2020

Congratulations Bayless High School seniors for a terrific achievement. To see this year’s Grad Salute and greetings from the South County business community, celebrate with the May 28 print edition of Call Newspapers and the 30th annual Grad Salute for Bayless, Hancock, Oakville, Lindbergh and Mehlville...

Mehlville senior named to the Missouri Scholars 100

Sydney Laum

May 27, 2020

Mehlville High School senior Sydney Lahm was named to the Missouri Scholars 100, an annual list of the top 100 high-school seniors from across the state. Cor Jesu Academy’s Isobel Damian also received the honor. Mehlville High’s John Emelko received honorable mention, as did Melisa Beganovic of ...

VIDEO: All Missouri schools will stay closed through end of school year

Mehlville School District employees, including Superintendent Chris Gaines, seen above March 23, are handing out grab-and-go meals of breakfast and lunch to all children living in the Mehlville School District during the extended closure.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 9, 2020

The governor announced Thursday that students in Missouri will not return to school this year, but St. Louis area schools had already made that decision. In a Facebook post, Gov. Mike Parson said, “We are ordering all Missouri public and charter schools to remain closed through the remainder of the...

St. Louis school closures extended through April 22

Students at Wohlwend Elementary in Oakville, above, along with Rogers and Forder, stood
outside their houses Sunday to wave as their teachers drove by in a parade.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2020

Students will remain at home for at least the next month after St. Louis County, Jefferson County and St. Louis City schools extended building closures through Wednesday, April 22. The extension is consistent with the stay-at-home orders issued in the county and the city over the weekend that also last through April 22. A stay-at-home order was ...

No election this summer for Bayless Board of Education

No election this summer for Bayless Board of Education

March 19, 2020

There will be no election this year for the Bayless Board of Education since three people, all incumbents, filed for the three open seats. The election, originally set for April 7, has been postponed until June 2 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Board President Jeffery Preisack and members Tom Wood a...

All South County schools call off due to expected storm Monday

All South County schools call off due to expected storm Monday

December 15, 2019

All South County schoolchildren will get a snow day Monday, with districts already calling off classes in advance of a pending winter storm expected to continue Monday. Mehlville, Lindbergh, Affton, Bayless, Hancock school districts and the Special School District are all closing due to snowfall and a...

All South County schools cancel classes Tuesday due to icy road conditions

All South County schools cancel classes Tuesday due to icy road conditions

November 12, 2019

Monday was the first snow of the season, and today will be the first snow day for area students. The Mehlville School District, Lindbergh Schools, Affton School District, Bayless Schools, Hancock Place School District and Special School District all canceled classes Tuesday due to icy road conditions,...

Bayless expansion takes a step forward

Pictured above: A rendering of the middle school expansion. Image courtesy of Bayless Schools.

October 3, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor Plans for the expansion of Bayless Junior High are underway, with Bayless School District taking the first steps toward construction with St. Louis County officials. In order to expand the junior high, Bayless has to tear down a current ...

Affton Plaza proposes Missouri’s first ‘food truck garden’ as an Affton town square

A rendering of the proposed Affton Plaza food truck garden.

September 14, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor The county Planning Commission will hold a public hearing next week on several potential developments in South County, but one stands out: A request by Affton Plaza to build Missouri’s first “food truck garden” as a sort of town squar...

16-year-old shot and killed in South County was athlete, leader, ‘amazing son and friend to everyone’

These photos were posted on the GoFundMe page to benefit the family.

July 12, 2019

The 16-year-old who was shot and killed Wednesday outside his grandmother’s home in Lemay was a Bayless High School basketball player who was described as a “fun, outgoing” friend, relative and leader at church. R.J. Dorsey, who had just turned 16 days earlier, died in a “senseless” shoot...

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