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A Bobcat-style surprise worth waiting for: Military mom reunites with daughter

A Bobcat-style surprise worth waiting for: Military mom reunites with daughter

October 3, 2019

A family reunited last week after a military mom surprised her daughter at Blades Elementary School in Oakville. Katie Herrell, a chief warrant officer with the U.S. Army, has been stationed in Georgia for four months. Her daughter Brooke Powers is a fourth-grader at Blades. “Brooke was ...

In ‘State of the District,’ Gaines outlines Mehlville’s reliance on strategy

In the Rogers Elementary first-day-of-school scavenger hunt, second-grader Aleah Jacobsmeyer, right, and other students went straight to the top for help, asking Superintendent Chris Gaines if he fit any of their categories. He checked the box ‘I like vegetables.’

September 26, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Mehlville School District Superintendent Chris Gaines presented his fifth annual State of the District last week, highlighting Mehlville’s successes with its strategic plan, which is entering its next five-year phase. “It’s...

Mehlville will roll back rates at tax-rate hearing Sept. 24

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.

September 18, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The Mehlville Board of Education will consider rolling back tax rates when it meets for its annual tax-rate hearing Sept. 24, due to a larger-than-expected increase in this year’s assessed valuation. The board will meet to set ...

Gaines to give 2019’s State of the District

Gaines to give 2019’s State of the District

September 11, 2019

In his annual report to the community on its school district, Mehlville Superintedent Chris Gaines will make his annual “State of the District” address on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The address starts at 7 p.m. and will be held at Nottelmann Auditorium, 3200 Lemay Ferry Road. The speech will be recorded,...

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...

New Oakville principal meets and greets

New Oakville principal meets and greets

July 25, 2019

New Oakville High School Principal Tamara Sunkett held a meet-and-greet with students and parents last week. Sunkett succeeds longtime Principal Jan Kellerman and comes to Mehlville from the Riverview Gardens School District, where she has served as assistant superintendent since 2010. ...

Mehlville school, fire districts see a jump in assessed valuation in 2019

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.

July 24, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Like other political subdivisions in the South County area, the Mehlville School District and Mehlville Fire Protection District both saw a 15-percent increase in assessed value — nearly double the 8 percent the school district had pr...

Kiwanis Club, Mehlville host the 60+ BBQ

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July 12, 2019

The South County Kiwanis Club and the Mehlville School District held a barbecue in April for the district’s 60+ Club. Over 200 hamburgers were grilled for the occasion, along with entertainment provided by the Oakville High School Jazz Band and the a capella male vocal ensemble 2 Legit. Kiwanis President Ro...

Mehlville students raise money for BackStoppers at summer session

Mehlville students raise money for BackStoppers at summer session

July 10, 2019

The students and staff of the Mehlville School District’s Summer Session raised more than $2,000 June 27 for BackStoppers. The elementary schools held a ‘PJs for Police’ fundraiser, and middle-school students did a Hats on for Police fundraiser. At Mehlville High School, students had a friendly fu...

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