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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 of Mehlville Board of Education President Kevin Schartner, will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Ju...

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

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.

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 on Sept. 11. "It was a wonderful way to say thank you to the people who keep us safe. #neverforget,"...

Mehlville innovation heads to the four middle schools

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

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 School District will have an innovative “school within a school” starting this fall, extending the problem-base...

Current Bernard Middle Assistant Principal Lauren Cumming named principal

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.

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 Middle in St. Charles; and Clark Mershon, executive director of Missouri Association of Secondary Sch...

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

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

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 Middle Principal Lori Sullivan. Swanger told students in September that she would retire, after wh...

‘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 on Dec. 8. The Patribots, a team of 10 Bernard students, were tasked with providing an innova...

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

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.

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, assistant principal of Bernard Middle School, learned she won the honor of State Assistant Principal o...

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 the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Among the school districts in the county that are only served by...

Bernard student honored by Kiwanis Club

Bernard student honored by Kiwanis Club

March 6, 2018

The Kiwanis Club of South County recently recognized Sophia Glover of Bernard Middle School in the Mehlville School District as its Outstanding Student of the Month. Sophia was honored for her outstanding academic performance, community activities and the service and leadership she performs at her school and...

Mehlville officials look to kick start innovation at middle schools

Students in the Summer Acceleration program held in June 2017 at Blades Elementary in Oakville learn how to make slime.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

November 17, 2017

The Mehlville School District is looking at how to kick start innovation in its four middle schools in a big way next year by expanding the 1:1 laptop program and possibly opening an academy of innovation. The possibility of starting unique “schools within a school” in Mehlville’s middle schools...

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