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Oakville band needs to raise $500,000 for D-Day trip to France

The Oakville High School Tiger Band perform in a parade.

November 19, 2018

The Oakville High School Tiger Band will be front and center at the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landing in Normandy, France, in June 2019 — but they need to raise more than $500,000 to get there. So far, the band has raised $30,000 toward its goal. The band has several fundraisers coming up this fall...

Sectional ends run for OHS soccer team

Sectional ends run for OHS soccer team

November 14, 2018

By Stephen Glover For the Call The dreams of a state championship came to an end last week for the Oakville Tigers district champion boys’ soccer team as it suffered a 2-0 loss at home to Marquette in the sectional championship Nov. 6. Going into the sectional, Oakville (12-14) had won four of ...

Prop R funding maintenance of facilities around Mehlville

Workers make repairs and repaint the Mehlville School District pool. Photo courtesy of the Mehlville School District.

November 8, 2018

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter with Gloria Lloyd, News Editor Three years after voters in the Mehlville School District approved Proposition R, this summer was busy for the Mehlville School District as it upgraded various facilities during 2018 summer capital projects funded by the 49-cent tax-rate i...

Crestwood reader objects to Call column about Oakville dress codes

Letters to the editor

November 8, 2018

Letter to the Editor To the editor: This is a response to the Sept. 13 column “Common sense no longer welcome at Oakville High” by Bill Milligan about the Oakville High dress code. This editorial makes me long for the days of former Editor Mike Anthony. He would write about challenging topics such ...

Oakville High fight makes national news after students arrested, principal injured

This screenshot taken from a blurry video a student posted to Snapchat Monday shows Oakville High Principal Jan Kellerman, top, intervening in a fight along with who appears to be Assistant Principal Casey Olearnick, in a blue shirt at the bottom. Assistant Principal Brian Brennan is on the ground in the dark blue shirt.

November 2, 2018

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Viral video of a fight at Oakville High School made national news this week, as three students were arrested after a fight broke out that also injured an administrator trying to break it up. At roughly 7:10 a.m. Monday, before classes beg...

Student advisers receive scholarships

Student advisers receive scholarships

September 29, 2018

Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines last week presented scholarships funded by the national superintendents’ organization to the two student advisers for the Mehlville Board of Education. Student advisers, pictured from left to right, Addie Martin from Mehlville High and Demi Elrod from Oakville...

Former OHS student writes in defense of Principal Jan Kellerman

Letters to the editor

September 27, 2018

Letter to the Editor To the editor: I am a 25-year-old male who graduated from Oakville High School in 2012. The same speech was given to my class about the dress code, and even the same words people are upset about were used. The truth of the matter is Principal Jan Kellerman said nothing wron...

Two at Mehlville, Oakville named National Merit semifinalists

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

September 23, 2018

Mehlville High School senior Harrison Hong and Oakville High School senior Morgan Allen were named 2019 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists. Semifinalists represent less than 1 percent of U.S. high-school seniors and include students who scored the highest on the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National ...

Common sense no longer welcome at Oakville High

Common sense no longer welcome at Oakville High

September 15, 2018

"My Call" by Bill Milligan Since the political correctness movement took over America, I’ve wanted to write about it. But I haven’t felt I could add to the conversation until now that it’s hit south county. As Editor Gloria Lloyd reported Aug. 30, Oakville High Principal Jan Kellerman got into...

Oakville field hockey team hopes to build on last year’s success

The Oakville girls’ varsity field hockey team had its best year last season, and head coach Christina Gambaro is hoping to build on that success in 2018.

September 6, 2018

By Stephen Glover For the Call The Oakville Senior High girls’ varsity field hockey team is coming off its best season in program history and is looking to build on that success. “We had an awesome season last year, the best in program history,” Oakville head coach Christina Gambaro said. “We’re h...

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