Jeremy Booker

The story behind Mehlville assignment that made world headlines

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 Oakville is on paid administrative leave after giving students an

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

Pictured above: The question about slaves on a class assignment handed out at Blades Elementary last week. 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

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

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 meal” and serving it to the guests. If you are 60

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Kiwanis Club honors Blades Terrific Kids

The Kiwanis Club of South County recently recognized these Blades Ele-mentary School students as Terrific Kids of the Month. The students were honored for their hard work and great improvement in effort, reading skills or work habits this year. Pictured, front row, from left, are: Taylor Adams, Karim Seck, Deveon Matlock and Brianna Gutierrez. Back

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