Blades Elementary

The story behind Mehlville assignment that made world headlines

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com A Mehlville School District teacher got international attention for an assignment asking students to “set your price for a slave,” but the parent who objected does not want to see her fired. A fifth-grade teacher at Blades Elementary in Oakville is on paid administrative leave after giving students an

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Class assignment asking students to ‘set your price for a slave’ gets international attention

Pictured above: The question about slaves on a class assignment handed out at Blades Elementary last week. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville School District is getting international attention for a Blades Elementary assignment in which a teacher asked students to “set your price for a slave.” A fifth-grade teacher at Blades Elementary

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Hallow-queens reign at South County trunk or treats

The Oct. 25 Blades Elementary trunk or treat saw an array of costumes this year, from a ‘mad scientist’ to a teacher’s Aladdin-themed family to the regal costumes of Ella Hassler and Madison Geiger, above. The annual trunk or treat had better weather than is expected for the official night of trick-or-treating and jokes this

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Blades Elementary ‘high-fives’ first responders

    Blades Elementary School in the Mehlville School District honored first responders and military members and veterans on Sept. 11 with a special assembly in honor of Patriot Day. Students performed for their honored guests, who included officers from the St. Louis County Police Department and a father from the University City Police Department,

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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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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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Students of all ages serve Mehlville’s ‘60plus’

The Mehlville School District’s “60plus” members joined the district last month for a total team effort of an event at Blades Elementary, with Blades choir students performing, Washington Middle School band members playing holiday tunes and culinary students from Mehlville High preparing a “terrific meal” and serving it to the guests. If you are 60

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Boy Scouts build Blades a new gaga-ball pit

Blades Elementary students are enjoying their new gaga-ball pit, built by Boy Scout Troop 824. Gaga ball is a dodgeball-style game where students attempt to make contact with other players’ lower legs with a soft ball. Oakville High sophomore Ben Horn, a former Blades student, recruited his Boy Scout troop to help build the accessible

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