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PHOTOS: See photos from Mehlville’s first day of school

Mehlville School District’s Wohlwend Elementary reading interventionist Ellen Geders meets in person with a student through a Plexiglas barrier, with masks. All students in K-12 schools have to wear masks under a new county order.

September 4, 2020

The Mehlville School District began the fall semester last week with a unique start for students, parents and teachers, as most classes and grades are all-virtual.  

The story behind Mehlville assignment that made world headlines

The story behind Mehlville assignment that made world headlines

December 17, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com A Mehlville School District teacher got international attention for an assignment asking students to “set your price for a slave,” but the parent who objected does not want to see her fired. A fifth-grade teacher at Blades Elementary in Oakv...

Class assignment asking students to ‘set your price for a slave’ gets international attention

Class assignment asking students to 'set your price for a slave' gets international attention

December 10, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville School District is getting international attention for a Blades Elementary assignment in which a teacher asked students to “set your price for a slave.” A fifth-grade teacher at Blades Elementary in Oakville is on administra...

Incorporation, schools top 1991 news stories

Incorporation, schools top 1991 news stories

September 23, 2019

By Susan Spanel For the Call Originally published January 2, 1992 Efforts to incorporate South County were the top news stories in 1991, followed by school news both good and bad. Mehlville’s continuing money woes and Lindbergh’s audit, student walkout and boundary changes were hot copy. And then there ...

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...

Beloved Oakville Elementary teacher had a secret: She had survived the Holocaust

Noemi Ban and her mother Juliska pictured in 1922. Photo courtesy of the Holocaust Center for Humanity in Seattle.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 27, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Noemi Ban, a beloved Oakville Elementary teacher who later became an internationally renowned speaker about how she survived the Holocaust, died this month. Ban, 96, had lived in the Seattle area since the 1990s, after being named the Meh...

Oakville Middle teacher Hannah Johnson named Mehlville Teacher of the Year

Oakville Middle School teacher Hannah Johnson, left, is honored by Assistant Superintendent Jeff Bresler as the Mehlville Teacher of the Year at the District Recognition Night April 26.

May 1, 2018

Oakville Middle School teacher Hannah Johnson, left, is honored by Assistant Superintendent Jeff Bresler as the Mehlville Teacher of the Year at the District Recognition Night April 26. Oakville Middle teacher Hannah Johnson was honored last week as the Mehlville School District Teacher of the Year for ...

Mehlville negotiations nearing end as board approves MOU, teachers vote

April 18, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor news3@callnewspapers.com Negotiations between the Mehlville School District and teachers seem to have gone smoother than last year, and the Board of Education approved an agreement last week. Members of the Mehlville National Education Association were set to vote on the contrac...

Oakville High journalism teacher earns award

Oakville High journalism teacher Jeff Kuchno, right, holds the camera while OHS student Hannah Hoffmeister, middle, interviews local lawyer Mark Haefner after Haefner’s speech in support of Mehlville School District’s Proposition R at a Sept. 8, 2015 rally. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

October 18, 2017

Pictured: Oakville High journalism teacher Jeff Kuchno, right, holds the camera while OHS student Hannah Hoffmeister, middle, interviews local lawyer Mark Haefner after Haefner's speech in support of Mehlville School District's Proposition R at a Sept. 8, 2015 rally. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. Oakville High...

Oakville’s Speech and Debate Team dates back to around 1984

September 5, 2017

Letter to the Editor To the editor: Oakville High School’s Speech and Debate Team has been around since 1984, and former Mehlville Board of Education President Venki Palamand was one of the original members when he was a student. My assistant coach Erica Brown was a member of the team in 1996...

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