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A look back: Blades Elementary teacher’s idea to add pedal exercisers to library receives grant

Students from Mrs. Rygelski’s third-grade class at Blades Elementary School pose with Library Media Specialist Jill Hudson after she was presented in May 2019 with a check for $300 to fund her idea to bring pedal exercisers to the school library. Pictured from left to right are Ella Weber, Ashlyn Petlansky, Jill Hudson, Kaimen Matthis (back right) and Wesley Givens (front right).
January 24, 2021

Editor's note: During the pandemic, we are looking back at several inspiring stories from local South County schools. This grant was given in May 2019.  Jill Hudson, a library media specialist at Blades...

A look back: Blades Elementary Terrific Kids recognized

Blades Elementary Terrific Kids in November 2018: Pictured front row, from left, are: Kiley Eschbacher, Elmindina Elijazovic, Aseya Kadymova and Gabriella Colombo.  In the back row are Kiwanian Pauline Roth and Blades Principal Jeremy Booker.
December 27, 2020

Editor’s Note: The terrific program “Terrific Kids” from the the South County Kiwanis is on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic and schools limiting visitors, but we thought we’d look back on some...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

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