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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 ...

Women in History: New Oakville principal destined to be a teacher, loves job in Oakville

Tamara Sunkett

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2020

From the very beginning, Oakville High School Principal Tamara Sunkett knew she was destined to be a teacher. Both of the East St. Louis native’s parents were educators, and Sunkett grew up around the education system. Both of her parents were lifelong educators, each spending 40 years working in ed...

All major events canceled due to coronavirus; schools will be closing

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page updates the public about COVID-19 (coronavirus) preparedness on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. At right is Spring Schmidt, co-director of the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 16, 2020

Attempts to stem the spread of the coronavirus in Missouri and nationwide led to the cancellation or postponement last week of most major events, with schools closing for the next two weeks and St. Louis regional leaders banning events of more than 50 people. St. Louis County election authorities ask...

St. Louis County bans groups of 250 people or more due to coronavirus

St. Louis County bans groups of 250 people or more due to coronavirus

March 13, 2020

Attempts to stem the spread of the coronavirus in Missouri and nationwide led to the cancellation or postponement of most major events, and St. Louis County Executive Sam Page banned events of more than 250 people. The ban doesn’t apply to religious or school events, but Page said he hoped that churc...

Call, school district are hosting a Community Job Fair March 25

Call, school district are hosting a Community Job Fair March 25

March 2, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Two South County organizations have joined together to connect the community with regional potential employers. The first South County Community Job Fair is set for 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, in the Mehlville High School gymnasium...

Reenacting St. Louis County’s most famous jury trial

Reenacting St. Louis County’s most famous jury trial

February 26, 2020

A social studies teacher at Washington Middle School in the Mehlville School District had his students reenact the Dred Scott case that was tried in downtown St. Louis, which was then part of St. Louis County, in 1847. Students played the various roles in the case, and the jury had the opportunity t...

Mehlville School District, Call Newspapers host a Community Job Fair

Mehlville School District, Call Newspapers host a Community Job Fair

February 25, 2020

Mehlville School District and Call Newspapers will host a Community Job Fair next month, open to all job seekers in South County and surrounding areas. The event will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, in the Mehlville High School gymnasium, 3200 Lemay Ferry Road. The job fair is open to ...

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...

Students learn through ‘abilities awareness’

Students at Hagemann Elementary School in photos taken in January at 'Abilities Awareness Day.'

February 13, 2020

Hagemann Elementary School students learned about some of the challenges faced by their peers at the second annual Abilities Awareness Day. The schoolwide event was organized by school nurse Amy Heidotten. Outside agencies and parents were invited to present to students in different areas. ...

Mehlville strategizes for its next five years

Mehlville strategizes for its next five years

February 13, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Preparation is underway as the Mehlville School District continues to implement the next five-year phase of the district’s strategic plan, and so far early themes of safety and personalization have dominated community feedback about the ...

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