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Series of bathroom threats at Bernard Middle appear to be copycat incidents after Washington Middle School evacuation

Series of bathroom threats at Bernard Middle appear to be copycat incidents after Washington Middle School evacuation

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor April 2, 2021

Threats were scrawled in two different bathrooms at Bernard Middle School the last two days, in what could be copycat incidents imitating bathroom threats that prompted students’ evacuation from Washington...

Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines talks to a teacher in a hallway while schools were all-virtual in fall 2020.

Mehlville School District expands middle school to four days in person

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter February 5, 2021

Middle school students in the Mehlville School District will soon begin attending class in person four days a week instead of the current rotating two days mixed with virtual learning.  Superintendent...

Socially distanced Black Lives Matter drive organized by Oakville High student

Socially distanced Black Lives Matter drive organized by Oakville High student

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter June 17, 2020

A socially distanced Black Lives Matter drive will take place Wednesday in Oakville, organized by an Oakville High School student. The drive, organized by Thomas Schartner, a 2020 OHS graduate and son...

Bernard Middle School students honored South County Precinct officers, firefighters and military members with their ‘Patriot Day’ first responders’ barbecue, an annual commemoration of the 9/11 attacks on Sept. 11.

Bernard students serve up a feast for first responders on 9/11

September 19, 2019

Bernard Middle School students honored South County Precinct officers, firefighters and military members with their "Patriot Day" first responders’ barbecue, an annual commemoration of the 9/11 attacks...

Superintendent Chris Gaines getting sworn in as president of The School Superintendents Association.

Mehlville innovation heads to the four middle schools

June 13, 2019

Superintendent Chris Gaines getting sworn in as president of The School Superintendents Association. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Every middle school in the Mehlville...

Above from left, Bernard Assistant Principal Lauren Cumming accepts her award
last week from Ed Gettemeier, president of Missouri Association of Secondary
School Principals and principal of Hardin Middle in St. Charles; and Clark Mershon,
executive director of Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals.

Current Bernard Middle Assistant Principal Lauren Cumming named principal

March 16, 2019

Above from left, Bernard Assistant Principal Lauren Cumming accepts her top statewide award from Ed Gettemeier, president of Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals and principal of Hardin...

Oakville High senior Morgan Allen, right, with Oakville Principal Jan Kellerman.

Three longtime Mehlville principals to retire at the end of this school year

February 15, 2019

Three longtime principals in the Mehlville School District are set to retire at the end of this school year: Oakville High Principal Jan Kellerman, Mehlville High School Principal Denise Swanger and Bernard...

‘Patribots’ qualify for regional robot tourney

‘Patribots’ qualify for regional robot tourney

January 10, 2019

The Bernard Middle School Patribots, the school’s First Lego League team, advance to the Eastern Missouri FLL regional championship this weekend after receiving the Champion’s Award at a regional qualifier...

Above from left, Bernard Assistant Principal Lauren Cumming accepts her award
last week from Ed Gettemeier, president of Missouri Association of Secondary
School Principals and principal of Hardin Middle in St. Charles; and Clark Mershon,
executive director of Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals.

Bernard assistant principal earns nod as state’s Assistant Principal of Year

November 6, 2018

Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com One of the Mehlville School District’s assistant principals earned bragging rights as the best in the state this year. Lauren Cumming,...

Mehlville adds cars and cameras, still focusing on schools’ security

Mehlville adds cars and cameras, still focusing on schools’ security

May 16, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com School security is still a top focus of the Mehlville School District months after attention heightened on the issue nationally due to...

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