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Flyers fly by: Class of 2020 graduation parade

2020 Lindbergh High School graduate Jimmy Keating celebrates graduation with his classmates in a socially distanced car parade on May 26, the original date of graduation.

June 10, 2020

The Lindbergh High School Class of 2020, including Brayden Kenner pictured above, drove through campus in a special celebratory parade May 26, the original date for graduation, now postponed to late summer. The students gathered at a parking lot and drove down South Lindbergh Boulevard, then par...

VIDEO: COVID-19 patient goes home on his birthday; ‘Code Sunshine’ is the call

‘Code Sunshine’ is a welcome birthday gift: After being admitted for COVID-19 to Mercy Hospital South on his daughter’s birthday, April 2, Bill finally went home last week with his wife, Lynn – on his own 68th birthday. Bill, a COVID-19 patient who only wanted to provide his first name, spent three weeks at Mercy Hospital South, with a week on a ventilator and two weeks in intensive care. He was treated with convalescent plasma donated by someone recovered from COVID-19. 
Mercy South calls a ‘Code Sunshine’ to celebrate with COVID-19 patients as they leave the hospital. After Bill left through the lobby with Lynn to cheers from workers lining the halls, some of his nurses and therapists signed his shirt with their motto ‘Stayin’ Alive.’

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 1, 2020

After two weeks in intensive care and a week on a ventilator, a Mercy Hospital South patient headed home last week on his birthday, his coronavirus battle behind him. After being admitted on his daughter’s birthday, April 2, the patient, who only wanted to be identified by his first name Bill, left th...

PHOTOS: Mehlville teachers ‘visit’ students with parade

Students at Wohlwend Elementary in Oakville, above, along with Rogers and Forder, stood
outside their houses Sunday to wave as their teachers drove by in a parade.

April 3, 2020

In a possible farewell to the students they're missing, teachers from Wohlwend, Forder and Rogers elementaries held a makeshift parade in their individual cars and drove pasts students' homes. Students waved to teachers from their driveways to keep proper social distancing, next to signs wishing them...

PHOTOS: Mehlville School District provides grab-and-go meals

Mehlville School District employees, including Superintendent Chris Gaines, seen above March 23, are handing out grab-and-go meals of breakfast and lunch to all children living in the Mehlville School District during the extended closure.

April 2, 2020

The Mehlville School District began providing free meals for students during the COVID-19 shutdown March 23. Free meals are available for pick-up Mondays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Wednesday, April 22 at Mehlville High School, 3200 Lemay Ferry Road, and six other locations around the...

Students are now on their own for classes

Students at Wohlwend Elementary in Oakville, above, along with Rogers and Forder, stood
outside their houses Sunday to wave as their teachers drove by in a parade.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 24, 2020

Every school in South County, the state and seemingly the country is shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, with students forced to learn from home and parents trying to figure out how to replace teachers with little training or notice. All South County public school districts were on spring break ...

Celebrating art in education

Celebrating art in education

March 12, 2020

March is Arts in Education Month, and the Mehlville School District is celebrating some of the 'incredible work being done by some of our students in band, choir and visual arts courses,' the district posted on Facebook. One of the students engaged in the district's fine-arts programs is Oakville ...

History comes alive with World War II veterans

History comes alive with World War II veterans

March 5, 2020

Lindbergh High School is in its 11th year of hosting History Alive, a program that gives students the opportunity to talk with veterans from World War II the Korean War, the Vietnam War and conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan every spring. Above, World War II veteran Eugene Ganz of Ballwin talks wi...

Bridge over Bayless

Bridge over Bayless

February 27, 2020

Great Rivers Greenway installed a 600-foot pedestrian bridge last week across Bayless Avenue at Interstate 55 to connect to the trail expansion currently under construction. The bridge is made up of seven segments that were lifted over three days. When complete, the paved greenway will extend an additional...

PHOTOS from Beasley Elementary International Day: I hear the drums echoing tonight

PHOTOS from Beasley Elementary International Day: I hear the drums echoing tonight

February 23, 2020

  Students learned about dance, art, music and other traditions from Bosnia, Bolivia, Columbia, Ethiopia and more at Beasley Elementary’s International Day. Above, third-graders Ethan Carns, Royalty McKinney and Ro’myrrah Steed try out African drumming from a guest who gave a presentation a...

PHOTOS: Sampling Chinese, and other cultures

PHOTOS: Sampling Chinese, and other cultures

February 22, 2020

  Students at Crestwood Elementary like Joseph Bani, above, took a trip around the world Feb. 7 during the 11th annual Cultural Day celebration. Classrooms were decorated to represent Albania, Bosnia, China, Congo, El Salvador, Iraq, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Somalia, Syria and Vietnam. The cel...

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