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Mehlville finance panel: District keeping Prop R promise

Mehlville School District residents celebrate the historic passage of Proposition R at a victory party at Andre's South in 2015. Prop R passed with nearly 73 percent of the vote.

April 16, 2019

Mehlville School District residents celebrate the historic passage of Proposition R at a victory party at Andre’s South last week. Reacting to the news that Prop R passed with nearly 73 percent of the vote, from left, are: Bernard Middle School eighth-grader Samantha Gindler, Oakville Elementary Sch...

Mehlville approves free universal breakfast at Forder Elementary

These Forder Elementary School students participated in their school’s Hats On! fundraiser to help Texas families devastated by Hurricane Harvey.

March 28, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Board of Education unanimously approved to continue the pilot universal free breakfast program at Forder Elementary through the end of the school year after a successful initial pilot that saw an increase in both particip...

VIDEO: Forder students showcase multiple languages

VIDEO: Forder students showcase multiple languages

March 26, 2019

The diversity of the Mehlville School District was on display at the Feb. 21 Board of Education meeting when Forder Elementary School students gave a presentation in multiple languages. Six students and six staff members from Forder presented on the elementary school and its clubs, educational reso...

Local lawmakers honor test success by Mehlville School District, Gaines

Pictured above: Rep. Michael O'Donnell, Rep. Jim Murphy and Rep. David Gregory present Mehlville Superintendent Dr. Chris Gaines with a House resolution praising Mehlville's 2018 APR scores.

March 19, 2019

The Mehlville School District is receiving high praise from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. DESE awarded the Mehlville School District an APR score of 99.6 percent on its 2018 Annual Performance Report, released publicly last month. From 2014 to 2017, Mehlville’s avera...

Mehlville listening session set at Oakville Middle School

Mehlville listening session set at Oakville Middle School

February 28, 2019

The Mehlville Board of Education hosts informal listening sessions several times a year. The district calls it the “perfect opportunity to ask questions and share your thoughts or concerns with members of the board” and adds, “We’d love your feedback!” The next two listening sessions are 6:30...

Learning where STEM can take you

Learning where STEM can take you

February 26, 2019

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 credited with increasing Mehlville girls’ participation...

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

Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines went ‘Facebook live’ from Puerto Rico while rebuilding Colegio Bautista in Juncos Jan. 24.

February 19, 2019

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 Ecuador to see schools and rebuilding ...

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

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

February 19, 2019

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 ...

Three longtime Mehlville principals to retire at the end of this school year

Oakville High senior Morgan Allen, right, with Oakville Principal Jan Kellerman.

February 15, 2019

Three longtime principals in the Mehlville School District are set to retire at the end of this school year: Oakville High Principal Jan Kellerman, Mehlville High School Principal Denise Swanger and Bernard Middle Principal Lori Sullivan. Swanger told students in September that she would retire, after wh...

Celebrating 100 days in 100 ways

Celebrating 100 days in 100 ways

February 8, 2019

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 Jeremy Booker tried to greet every ...

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