Superintendent Chris Gaines

Local lawmakers honor test success by Mehlville School District, Gaines

Pictured above: Rep. Michael O’Donnell, Rep. Jim Murphy and Rep. David Gregory present Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines with a Missouri House resolution praising Mehlville’s APR of 99.6. The Mehlville School District is receiving high praise from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. DESE awarded the Mehlville School District an APR score of 99.6

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Gaines works up a sweat rebuilding a K-9 school in Puerto Rico damaged by Maria

Pictured above: Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines went ‘Facebook live’ from Puerto Rico while rebuilding Colegio Bautista in Juncos Jan. 24. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines is making his way across the Western Hemisphere as part of his duties as the president of the largest national superintendents’ association, including a trip to

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Mehlville ranks among top in Missouri on 2018’s test scores

Pictured above: Mehlville High School’s 2018 graduation ceremony.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The Mehlville School District earned its highest scores ever on a statewide academic test in 2018, ranking the district among some of the highest performing public school districts in the state even as most districts saw scores fall with a harder

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Jason Landherr named new Mehlville High School principal

Jason Landherr will be the new principal of Mehlville High School beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, succeeding longtime Principal Denise Swanger. The Mehlville Board of Education unanimously voted Feb. 7 to hire Landherr, who has served as an assistant principal at the school since 2012. Several highly qualified candidates applied for the position, and

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Legislation adding money to foundation formula takes it away from south county

Pictured above: Mehlville’s John Cary Early Childhood students Emma Kitchell and Yaneli Juarez-Carrillo check out their playground the first week at school in August 2018. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Legislation that would add money to Missouri’s foundation formula for public schools is being considered by the Legislature, but even with extra money spent

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Schools rule Call’s list of top 10 stories of the year

News Analysis  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com You know it was a huge year for news when Lindbergh got tuition-free full-day kindergarten, St. Anthony’s Medical Center changed its name, Affton got a new precinct while Tower Tee closed and Fitz’s and The Shack announced they are coming — and those didn’t even make it

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Students of all ages serve Mehlville’s ‘60plus’

The Mehlville School District’s “60plus” members joined the district last month for a total team effort of an event at Blades Elementary, with Blades choir students performing, Washington Middle School band members playing holiday tunes and culinary students from Mehlville High preparing a “terrific meal” and serving it to the guests. If you are 60

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Mehlville School District has 1:1 laptops for all its students, K-12

Pictured above: Isad Menkovic, a third-grade student at Oakville Elementary, completes a math lesson. Photo courtesy of the Mehlville School District.  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville School District now has a laptop for every student in the district from kindergarten through 12th grade. Superintendent Chris Gaines believes that makes Mehlville only the second

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Prop R funding maintenance of facilities around Mehlville

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

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