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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 ...

Special School District Teacher of the Year works with students for Mehlville’s classes

Special School District Superintendent Elizabeth Keenan, above in black, surprises Sarah Nowell with the award for SSD’s 2020 Teacher of the Year.

February 11, 2020

Special School District of St. Louis County has selected Sarah Nowell as its 2020 Teacher of the Year. Nowell is a community-based vocational instruction teacher for the district and works with high-school students from the Mehlville School District at their work site at Mercy Hospital South. She earned t...

STEAMing it up

STEAMing it up

January 24, 2020

The Mehlville School District held a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Night at Oakville Middle School last week, in which middle school and elementary school students had the opportunity to participate in hands-on learning instructed by Mehlville High and Oakville High students,...

Mehlville changes school calendar due to Legislature’s new start time

Mehlville changes school calendar due to Legislature’s new start time

January 6, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Students in the Mehlville School District will start school over a week later than originally planned for the 2020-2021 school year, after the Missouri Legislature passed changes requiring that schools start later. The Mehlville Board of...

Mehlville rolls back tax rate; home values up 12 percent

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.

December 29, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Board of Education unanimously voted to roll back the district’s blended tax rate 35 cents during its annual tax-rate hearing Sept. 24, ahead of tax bills due Dec. 31. Chief Financial Officer Marshall Crutcher said assesse...

Mehlville students at Blades are looking forward with 2020 New Year’s resolutions

Mehlville students at Blades are looking forward with 2020 New Year's resolutions

December 26, 2019

Blades Elementary fourth-graders came up with New Year’s resolutions they’ll work on this year. Connor — My resolution is to work better. Ulpiana — I want to try to be more creative. For example, I want to draw more kinds of animals and other organisms. Another example is that I am going t...

Mehlville state test scores go up; DESE changes test again

Mehlville state test scores go up; DESE changes test again

November 25, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville School District showed academic improvement in key statewide test scores released last month, but yet another change in how Missouri reports its scores makes it impossible to directly compare test scores over time. The Mi...

‘Portrait of a Graduate’ is focus of new Mehlville speaker series

Mehlville High School 2019 graduate Carly Herman poses after the ceremony.

November 7, 2019

The Mehlville School District is hosting a speaker series focusing on its “Portrait of a Graduate,” with the first event set for Wednesday, Nov. 13. The Portrait of a Graduate Speaker Series will be held in the Oakville Middle School gym, 5950 Telegraph Road. Mehlville High School leadership studen...

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