Superintendent Chris Gaines

In ‘State of the District,’ Gaines outlines Mehlville’s reliance on strategy

Pictured above: In the Rogers Elementary first-day-of-school scavenger hunt, second-grader Aleah Jacobsmeyer, right, and other students went straight to the top for help, asking Superintendent Chris Gaines if he fit any of their categories. He checked the box ‘I like vegetables.’  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Mehlville School District Superintendent Chris Gaines presented his fifth

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Mehlville will roll back rates at tax-rate hearing Sept. 24

Pictured above: Mehlville Board of Education member Jean Pretto and CFO Marshall Crutcher discuss the 2020 budget during an insurance committee meeting June 5, 2019 at Mehlville High School. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The Mehlville Board of Education will consider rolling back tax rates when it meets for its annual

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Gaines to give 2019’s State of the District

In his annual report to the community on its school district, Mehlville Superintedent Chris Gaines will make his annual “State of the District” address on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The address starts at 7 p.m. and will be held at Nottelmann Auditorium, 3200 Lemay Ferry Road. The speech will be recorded, but the district is not

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Mehlville bans bags and backpacks from all sporting events in wake of violence at football games

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Pictured above: The rain-delayed matchup between Lindbergh High School and Mehlville High School Saturday had all the ingredients of a state playoff game, despite being the first week of the 2019 season. Mehlville fell to Lindbergh 17-10. Photo by Bill Milligan.  Bags and backpacks will no longer be allowed at

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Mehlville Listens: You have a voice in our future

Another View By Chris Gaines Mehlville Listens: Your Schools. Your Voice. Our Future. For the past three years, Mehlville School District has operated in alignment with our strategic plan. This plan guides our work to prepare students for their future, support teachers and create an effective and efficient school district. Our current strategic plan was

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‘Mehlville Listens’ seeks public discussion on strategic plan

The Mehlville School District is unveiling “Mehlville Listens,” the first five-year update to its first-ever strategic plan, and is asking for input from residents. Throughout the 2019-2020 school year, the district will be asking residents to share feedback about student preparation, teacher support, and effective and efficient operations. “We’re trying to get the community a

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County permits delay Mehlville’s summer projects, new bleachers

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Mehlville High School might not be able to play its first home football game at home after difficulties with St. Louis County permits and old sprinkler pipes led to a delay for the replacement of the school’s new football stadium bleachers. At the Mehlville Board of Education meeting Aug.

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Mehlville school, fire districts see a jump in assessed valuation in 2019

Pictured above: Mehlville Board of Education member Jean Pretto and CFO Marshall Crutcher discuss the 2020 budget during a board meeting June 5, 2019 at Mehlville High School. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Like other political subdivisions in the South County area, the Mehlville School District and Mehlville Fire Protection

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Kiwanis Club, Mehlville host the 60+ BBQ

The South County Kiwanis Club and the Mehlville School District held a barbecue in April for the district’s 60+ Club. Over 200 hamburgers were grilled for the occasion, along with entertainment provided by the Oakville High School Jazz Band and the a capella male vocal ensemble 2 Legit. Kiwanis President Roy Wunsch presented a check

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