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PHOTOS: See photos from Mehlville’s first day of school

Mehlville School District’s Wohlwend Elementary reading interventionist Ellen Geders meets in person with a student through a Plexiglas barrier, with masks. All students in K-12 schools have to wear masks under a new county order.

September 4, 2020

The Mehlville School District began the fall semester last week with a unique start for students, parents and teachers, as most classes and grades are all-virtual.  

PHOTOS: Ready to (virtually) learn

PHOTOS: Ready to (virtually) learn

September 3, 2020

St. Louis County Library is providing hundreds of tablet computers to local school districts to help families with young children keep learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as the Hancock Place School District. All South County school districts started school last week and this week all-virtual,...

PHOTOS: Neighborhood children celebrate 96-year-old local resident’s birthday

PHOTOS: Neighborhood children celebrate 96-year-old local resident's birthday

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

August 29, 2020

Melvin 'Mel' Bequette celebrated his 96th birthday Aug. 6 with friends and neighbors at his home in Crestwood. Mel was born in 1924 and every year on Aug. 6 children from around the neighborhood and other surrounding neighborhoods come and decorate his home with balloons, signs and chalk drawings to...

Lindbergh Class of 2020 drives in for graduation

Lindbergh Class of 2020 drives in for graduation

July 14, 2020

Students in Lindbergh High School’s 67th graduating class were awarded more than $19 million in scholarships this year, Principal Eric Cochran said during the school’s Class of 2020 drive-in graduation ceremony June 26 at the PowerPlex in Hazelwood. Of the 514 graduates, 82.5 percent plan to attend...

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 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...

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...

Students keep Australian animals ‘sew’ warm

Students keep Australian animals ‘sew’ warm

January 31, 2020

Students in intermediate and advanced sewing at Oakville High School made ‘joey pouches’ to help animals stranded by the Australian wildfires, including kangaroo ‘joeys’ and koalas. The students’ work is coordinated with the Animal Rescue Craft Guild, a group of volunteers who produce pouch...

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