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Mehlville students at Blades are looking forward with 2020 New Year’s resolutions

Mehlville students at Blades are looking forward with 2020 New Year's resolutions

December 26, 2019

Blades Elementary fourth-graders came up with New Year’s resolutions they’ll work on this year. Connor — My resolution is to work better. Ulpiana — I want to try to be more creative. For example, I want to draw more kinds of animals and other organisms. Another example is that I am going t...

The story behind Mehlville assignment that made world headlines

The story behind Mehlville assignment that made world headlines

December 17, 2019

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 Oakv...

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

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

December 10, 2019

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 in Oakville is on administra...

Hallow-queens reign at South County trunk or treats

Blades Elementary Trunk or Treat

October 31, 2019

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 ...

Blades Elementary ‘high-fives’ first responders

Blades Elementary ‘high-fives’ first responders

October 10, 2019

    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 Departm...

A Bobcat-style surprise worth waiting for: Military mom reunites with daughter

A Bobcat-style surprise worth waiting for: Military mom reunites with daughter

October 3, 2019

A family reunited last week after a military mom surprised her daughter at Blades Elementary School in Oakville. Katie Herrell, a chief warrant officer with the U.S. Army, has been stationed in Georgia for four months. Her daughter Brooke Powers is a fourth-grader at Blades. “Brooke was ...

Celebrating 100 days in 100 ways

Celebrating 100 days in 100 ways

February 8, 2019

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 Jeremy Booker tried to greet every ...

Positive ‘Rolls with Role Models’

Positive ‘Rolls with Role Models’

January 25, 2019

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 a...

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

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

January 9, 2019

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...

Boy Scouts build Blades a new gaga-ball pit

Boy Scouts build Blades a new gaga-ball pit

September 13, 2018

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 Scou...

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