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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 ...

Positive ‘Rolls with Role Models’

Positive ‘Rolls with Role Models’

January 25, 2019

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 a...

Mosaic Elementary kindergarten lottery open for 2019

Mosaic Elementary kindergarten lottery open for 2019

January 22, 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...

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

Photo by Erin Achenbach

January 10, 2019

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 Soehngen of the Oakville Band Parents’ Association set up a fundraiser called ‘Take a Vet to D-Day.’ With a $5 donation, ...

‘Patribots’ qualify for regional robot tourney

‘Patribots’ qualify for regional robot tourney

January 10, 2019

The Bernard Middle School Patribots, the school’s First Lego League team, advance to the Eastern Missouri FLL regional championship this weekend after receiving the Champion’s Award at a regional qualifier on Dec. 8. The Patribots, a team of 10 Bernard students, were tasked with providing an innova...

Mehlville saves $1.8 million in COP refinancing

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

January 4, 2019

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 repa...

Blues hold ‘Mehlville Night with the Blues’

Blues hold ‘Mehlville Night with the Blues’

December 28, 2018

  The Blues will also hold ‘Mehlville Night with the Blues’ Jan. 8 to honor Oakville High alum Maroon and his hometown and raise money for the district through discounted tickets. The Point Elementary choir will also perform at the game. Buy special tickets at fevo.me/mehlville.   ...

Pretto notes that Mehlville has many programs for non-college paths

Letters to the editor

December 26, 2018

Letter to the Editor  To the editor: In response to the letter from Jon Marx in the Nov. 22 edition of the Call, I am pleased to let you know that, although many opportunities exist within the Mehlville School District for our college-bound students, there is just as much opportunity for those who ...

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