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Mehlville and Oakville will play football outside St. Louis County due to COVID-19 sports restrictions

The Mehlville High School football team defeated the Oakville Tigers 28-25 Friday night, Nov. 1, 2013, in the first round of the Class 6 District 1 playoffs. In their last meeting Oct. 11, the Tigers prevailed over Mehlville in a 35-23 comeback victory. Above, Oakville’s Qian Johnson, left, is all over Mehlville quarterback Brendan Moore.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 25, 2020

Like other large school districts in St. Louis County, Mehlville and Oakville high schools will play a fall football season outside St. Louis County, due to continuing COVID-19 restrictions banning games in high-contact sports like football. The Mehlville School District announced the decision Friday t...

All Mehlville elementary students will return to in-person school, along with middle schools

Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines announces the return to in-person school for all elementary and middle schoolers, in front of some of the younger elementary students who are already at schools.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 24, 2020

The Mehlville School District is bringing back the rest of elementary students and middle-school students to in-person learning, starting in two weeks. All students in the district started the school year virtually due to rising COVID-19 cases in the district’s ZIP codes, following the St. Louis Co...

Tracking COVID-19

Tracking COVID-19

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 21, 2020

With most Mehlville and Lindbergh students still in all-virtual classes, the local school districts are closely tracking COVID-19 numbers to see when students can safely return to the classroom. Both districts are tracking various state and county data points to see where coronavirus trends are heading....

St. Louis County school districts, including Mehlville and Lindbergh, weigh whether to postpone fall sports as parents protest

The rain-delayed matchup between Lindbergh High School and Mehlville High School Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, 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.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 15, 2020

St. Louis County school districts, including Mehlville and Lindbergh, are weighing whether to postpone fall sports to the spring as parents protest the county’s sports restrictions aimed at preventing COVID-19 among teenagers. Surrounding counties such as Jefferson and St. Charles have started their...

Mehlville’s State of the District continues in pandemic, with no audience

Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines gives the State of the District speech in 2017.

September 14, 2020

Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines will still make his “State of the District” address during a global pandemic, but the speech will be in a different format this year. The sixth annual "State of the District" is Gaines' annual report to the community on its school district. This year, the...

Oakville still adds more COVID-19 cases than any other ZIP code, but cases trending down from August highs

The St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force presented this slide Sept. 9, 2020, showing Oakville with the most cases of any other ZIP code in the 15-county region.

September 11, 2020

Oakville is again the ZIP code seeing the highest number of new COVID-19 cases in the entire St. Louis metropolitan region, but the number of cases is down from the highs of a month ago. The St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force again singled out Oakville in data released Wednesday as the ZIP c...

Mehlville K-2 students will move from all-virtual to in-person school

An Oakville Elementary student the first day of school.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

September 10, 2020

The Mehlville School District is bringing back preschool and kindergarten through second-grade students for in-person learning in classrooms beginning Tuesday, Sept. 22, the district announced Thursday. The move follows St. Louis County’s switch Wednesday to recommend K-2 students resume classes in pe...

Mehlville Superintendent Gaines: Getting back in school depends on you

Mehlville Superintendent Gaines: Getting back in school depends on you

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 25, 2020

The Mehlville School District will be kicking off school this week with an all-virtual start due to rising COVID-19 cases in South County, and Superintendent Chris Gaines was straightforward about how the school district can open to in-person classes this fall: That decision will depend on actions ta...

No bond issue in November: Mehlville measure is on hold

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

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

August 24, 2020

The Mehlville Board of Education declined last week to place a no-tax-rate-increase bond issue on the Nov. 3 ballot. The board cited concerns that the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the decision to start the school year virtually would present challenges for successfully con...

Mehlville school board decides not to place bond issue for facilities on November ballot

Pictured above, Superintendent Chris Gaines asks supporters at a 2015 rally for Prop R to help him get out the vote so that he can hire reading coaches and keep experienced teachers in the district. Behind him are the Mehlville High School Pantherettes and the Oakville High School Golden Girls.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

August 20, 2020

The Mehlville Board of Education declined Thursday night to place a no-tax-rate-increase bond issue on the Nov. 3 ballot, citing concerns that the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic as well the district’s decision to start the school year virtually would present challenges for successfully ...

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Superintendent Chris Gaines