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PHOTOS: Oakville High School celebrates Class of 2020 with masked graduation

PHOTOS: Oakville High School celebrates Class of 2020 with masked graduation

July 25, 2020

Oakville High School celebrated the Class of 2020 Sunday, July 19 at the Family Arena in St. Charles. To comply with social distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, graduates had to wear masks and did not approach the stage. A mask mandate went into effect in St. Louis County July 3. Photos courtes...

Graduations canceled, rescheduled again

Lindbergh High 2020 graduate Karen Guo waves to spectators during a May 26 car parade for graduates, since an in-person graduation has been postponed due to COVID-19.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 26, 2020

Both the Mehlville and Lindbergh graduation ceremonies had to be rethought this month when Chaifetz Arena canceled all scheduled school graduations through the end of July. Lindbergh High School is holding an innovative drive-in ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday, June 26, at the PowerPlex site, 5555 St. Lo...

‘Black Lives Matter’ drive organized by OHS senior sees large response

Participants in the Black Lives Matter drive, organized by an Oakville High School student, drive down Fordor Road.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 25, 2020

A socially distanced Black Lives Matter drive took place last week in Oakville, organized by an Oakville High School student. It was the second Black Lives Matter event to happen in South County, as similar events are sweeping the country after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on Memorial Day....

Socially distanced Black Lives Matter drive organized by Oakville High student

Socially distanced Black Lives Matter drive organized by Oakville High student

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 17, 2020

A socially distanced Black Lives Matter drive will take place Wednesday in Oakville, organized by an Oakville High School student. The drive, organized by Thomas Schartner, a 2020 OHS graduate and son of Mehlville Board of Education President Kevin Schartner, will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Ju...

Chaifetz Arena cancels all graduations through July, including Mehlville and Lindbergh

Lindbergh High School 2020 graduate Jimmy Keating celebrates graduation with his classmates in a socially distanced car parade May 26, the original date of graduation.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 9, 2020

School districts in St. Louis County had hoped that the Class of 2020 could have some semblance of a normal graduation ceremony this summer, but Chaifetz Arena has canceled all graduations set to be held there any date before August. That means graduations for both the Mehlville and Lindbergh school ...

Grad Salute: Oakville High Class of 2020

Oakville HIgh School Class of 2020 official class photo

May 28, 2020

Congratulations Oakville High School seniors for a terrific achievement. To see this year’s Grad Salute and greetings from the South County business community, celebrate with the May 28 print edition of Call Newspapers and the 30th annual Grad Salute for Oakville, Lindbergh, Mehlville, Bayless and...

Mehlville and Oakville graduations will happen July 19

Mehlville class of 2019 graduate Sydney Gruber with her family after the ceremony.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 1, 2020

In a time of uncertainty, the Mehlville School District’s graduations now have a certain time— though it’s still unclear whether they will happen in person or virtually. Early in the coronavirus crisis that eventually ended in-person school for the year, Mehlville officials requested alternate d...

Women in History: New Oakville principal destined to be a teacher, loves job in Oakville

Tamara Sunkett

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2020

From the very beginning, Oakville High School Principal Tamara Sunkett knew she was destined to be a teacher. Both of the East St. Louis native’s parents were educators, and Sunkett grew up around the education system. Both of her parents were lifelong educators, each spending 40 years working in ed...

Celebrating art in education

Celebrating art in education

March 12, 2020

March is Arts in Education Month, and the Mehlville School District is celebrating some of the 'incredible work being done by some of our students in band, choir and visual arts courses,' the district posted on Facebook. One of the students engaged in the district's fine-arts programs is Oakville ...

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