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Mehlville and Oakville graduations move to St. Charles Family Arena

Oakville High graduates and their families celebrated the Class of 2020’s achievements with a drive-by graduation parade in May. Officials still hold out hope that despite the coronavirus pandemic, in-person graduation ceremonies can be held later this summer. Photo by Kim Brady Photography.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 12, 2020

The Mehlville School District has moved graduations for Oakville and Mehlville high schools to the Family Arena in St. Charles, after the Chaifetz Arena in the city of St. Louis canceled the schools’ scheduled July 19 graduation. The district says the graduation will be in-person and on the previo...

Chaifetz Arena cancels all graduations through July, including Mehlville and Lindbergh

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

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 9, 2020

School districts in St. Louis County had hoped that the Class of 2020 could have some semblance of a normal graduation ceremony this summer, but Chaifetz Arena has canceled all graduations set to be held there any date before August. That means graduations for both the Mehlville and Lindbergh school ...

Mehlville and Oakville graduations will happen July 19

Mehlville class of 2019 graduate Sydney Gruber with her family after the ceremony.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 1, 2020

In a time of uncertainty, the Mehlville School District’s graduations now have a certain time— though it’s still unclear whether they will happen in person or virtually. Early in the coronavirus crisis that eventually ended in-person school for the year, Mehlville officials requested alternate d...

Snow cone seller approaches children, causes scare in Mehlville School District

Closeup of woman's hand holding snow cone as she pours blue syrup onto the crushed ice.

September 20, 2019

A man peddling snow cones to children caused a scare in the Mehlville School District Friday. Driving a white pickup truck, the man approached middle-schoolers waiting for the bus to Washington Middle School at a bus stop at the Mattis Road and Villa Knoll intersection in Concord Friday morning, offe...

Mehlville and teachers sign on for 4-percent hike

Mehlville Board of Education member Jean Pretto and CFO Marshall Crutcher discuss the 2020 budget during a meeting June 5, 2019 at Mehlville High School.

August 1, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Negotiations between the Mehlville School District and teachers were extended this year due to new state laws that govern what topics can and can’t be included in the annual talks. The Board of Education unanimously approved a memorandum...

Julie Durham named new principal of Hagemann Elementary

Mehlville School District Teacher of the Year Julie Durham is pictured with Assistant Superintendent Jeff Bresler at the district's annual Recognition Night in 2017.

May 18, 2019

The Mehlville Board of Education unanimously hired Julie Durham as principal of Hagemann Elementary School for the 2019-2020 school year in closed session Thursday night. The district said it conducted a “thorough candidate search and selection process. Several highly qualified candidates applie...

Current Bernard Middle Assistant Principal Lauren Cumming named principal

Above from left, Bernard Assistant Principal Lauren Cumming accepts her award
last week from Ed Gettemeier, president of Missouri Association of Secondary
School Principals and principal of Hardin Middle in St. Charles; and Clark Mershon,
executive director of Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals.

March 16, 2019

Above from left, Bernard Assistant Principal Lauren Cumming accepts her top statewide award from Ed Gettemeier, president of Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals and principal of Hardin Middle in St. Charles; and Clark Mershon, executive director of Missouri Association of Secondary Sch...

Man investigated for inappropriate contact with Lindbergh student also visited both Mehlville high schools

Man investigated for inappropriate contact with Lindbergh student also visited both Mehlville high schools

March 6, 2019

The Boy Scouts Police Explorer volunteer who was arrested Tuesday after inappropriate contact with a Lindbergh High School student also visited Oakville and Mehlville high schools in the last two weeks. Mehlville School District Assistant Superintendent Jeff Bresler sent an email to parents at the dist...

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...

Bernard assistant principal earns nod as state’s Assistant Principal of Year

Above from left, Bernard Assistant Principal Lauren Cumming accepts her award
last week from Ed Gettemeier, president of Missouri Association of Secondary
School Principals and principal of Hardin Middle in St. Charles; and Clark Mershon,
executive director of Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals.

November 6, 2018

Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com One of the Mehlville School District’s assistant principals earned bragging rights as the best in the state this year. Lauren Cumming, assistant principal of Bernard Middle School, learned she won the honor of State Assistant Principal o...

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