Mehlville School District

Learning where STEM can take you

Pictured above: Jennifer Irvin of BJC talks to students at Margaret Buerkle Middle School about STEM jobs. All middle schools in the Mehlville School District held STEM Breakfasts last week to encourage girls to pursue careers in STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — and take those classes in high school. The breakfasts have been

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Gaines works up a sweat rebuilding a K-9 school in Puerto Rico damaged by Maria

Pictured above: Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines went ‘Facebook live’ from Puerto Rico while rebuilding Colegio Bautista in Juncos Jan. 24. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines is making his way across the Western Hemisphere as part of his duties as the president of the largest national superintendents’ association, including a trip to

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Mehlville ranks among top in Missouri on 2018’s test scores

Pictured above: Mehlville High School’s 2018 graduation ceremony.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The Mehlville School District earned its highest scores ever on a statewide academic test in 2018, ranking the district among some of the highest performing public school districts in the state even as most districts saw scores fall with a harder

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Celebrating 100 days in 100 ways

Pictured above: To celebrate the 100th day of school last week, Wohlwend Elementary students dressed like 100-year-olds. To celebrate the 100th day of school last week, Wohlwend Elementary students dressed like 100-year-olds. Across Oakville at Blades Elementary, classes celebrated the milestone by reading 100 books, searching for 100 things or doing 100 exercises, and Principal

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Positive ‘Rolls with Role Models’

It was a packed house at Blades Elementary last week for the fifth graders’ ‘Rolls with Role Models’ event. During this special breakfast, students read their guests an essay they wrote about them, and everyone enjoys cinnamon rolls and crossword puzzles together before the role models take a quiz asking if they’re smarter than a

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Mosaic Elementary kindergarten lottery open for 2019

The application window for Mehlville School District’s lottery-based school of innovation, Mosaic Elementary, is now open. The window to apply for the lottery opened Jan. 11 and continues through Friday, Jan. 25. Mosaic Elementary, which opened in 2017, provides a personalized learning experience where instruction and authentic learning opportunities are based on academic and social

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Oakville band will ‘Take a Vet to D-Day’

Pictured above: Members of Lemay VFW Post 4223 purchased $500 of cards and presented the check last month to the students. Photo by Erin Achenbach. The Oakville band hopes to raise $500,000 to fund its trip to perform at the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landing in Normandy, France, in June. To get to that goal, Kathie

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‘Patribots’ qualify for regional robot tourney

Pictured above, left to right, back row: Bernard teacher/coach Erin Gaubatz, Kat Bucholtz, Alicia Rodriguez, Lily Rickard, Andrew Ruzicka, Justin Bradley and Bernard teacher/coach Lauren Mey; front row: Ian Tenschert, Kevin Buss, Andrew Brown, Noah Dobbins and Ryan Lisle. The Bernard Middle School Patribots, the school’s First Lego League team, advance to the Eastern Missouri

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Mehlville saves $1.8 million in COP refinancing

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Mehlville School District taxpayers will save more than $1.8 million over the next decade after the district voted to refinance bond-like certificates. Both the Mehlville School District’s Public Facilities Authority Board of Directors and the Finance Committee explored multiple options of how to repay the 2009 series of certificates

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