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All South County school districts go virtual, with Lindbergh keeping K-3 in classroom

Isad Menkovic, a third-grade student at Oakville Elementary, completes a math lesson.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 12, 2020

By Gloria Lloyd and Erin Achenbach All five South County school districts are mostly going virtual to start the school year due to rising cases of the coronavirus in St. Louis County. Four of the five districts —  Mehlville, Affton, Bayless and Hancock —  will be all-virtual to start. Lindbergh...

Mehlville Board of Education votes to start school year virtually

A Mehlville School District employee hands out emergency food boxes from Operation Food Search to students receiving grab-and-go meals while students are out of school during the pandemic.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

August 5, 2020

The Mehlville Board of Education voted unanimously in an in-person meeting Wednesday night to  start the 2020-2021 school year entirely virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic and rising cases in the St. Louis region.  The meeting took place in the William B. Nottelmann Auditorium at Mehlville High S...

Mehlville unsure if students will be back in buildings in fall

A rainy day greeted students for their first day of elementary school in 2018 at Oakville Elementary.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 3, 2020

Most St. Louis County school districts release their reopening plans July 20, but at The Call’s press deadline the Mehlville School District had not yet decided whether it will return to school buildings in August. The two versions of Mehlville education that could happen this fall as COVID-19 cases r...

Mehlville is unsure if students will be back in buildings in fall, wants more feedback

Students graduate from Oakville High School in a socially distanced in-person graduation Sunday. The district is not sure it will return to school in person in the fall.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

July 20, 2020

As most St. Louis County school districts release their reopening plans Monday, the Mehlville School District has not yet decided whether it will return to school buildings in August. Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines wrote in an email to parents, “Our goal has always been to have students an...

Mehlville weighs bond issue for November 3

Mehlville School District residents celebrate the historic passage of Proposition R at a victory party at Andre's South in 2015. Prop R passed with nearly 73 percent of the vote.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

July 9, 2020

This is the second article in a two-part series about a potential Mehlville School District bond issue. See the first article in this two-part series here.  The Mehlville Board of Education will consider placing a no-tax rate-increase measure on the ballot Nov. 3 when it meets next week, following the c...

Coronavirus makes status of future Mehlville bond issue uncertain

Mehlville Board of Education member Jean Pretto and CFO Marshall Crutcher discuss the 2020 budget during a meeting June 5, 2019 at Mehlville High School.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

July 3, 2020

This is the first in a two-part series about a potential Mehlville School District bond issue. See the second article in this two-part series in the July 9 print edition of The Call. In the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mehlville School District is wondering if it will be able to move ...

Mehlville buys property next to Oakville Elementary

Oakville Elementary students Baileigh Holland, Logan Woods, Tommy Schoen and Hanna Backs walk into school together on the first day in 2018.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 25, 2020

For the first time in many years, the Mehlville School District has bought property to expand its footprint. The Board of Education voted unanimously in closed session April 28 to purchase the property immediately west of Oakville Elementary School at 2941 Yaeger Road for up to $300,000. The distri...

Mehlville is starting a K-12 virtual school; informational meetings will be held Tuesday

Students at Hagemann Elementary School in photos taken in January at 'Abilities Awareness Day.'

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 24, 2020

The Mehlville School District will be opening a virtual school in August called Mehlville@Home for students in kindergarten through high school, the district announced Wednesday. The district will host virtual informational meetings Tuesday, June 30 for families interested in learning more, as well as ...

Mehlville looks at how to return to school during a pandemic, possibly with rolling closures

Mehlville looks at how to return to school during a pandemic, possibly with rolling closures

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 23, 2020

Online-only update: Since this article was published, Mehlville announced a new virtual school option, Mehlville@Home. Read more here.  As the start of school looms in August, the Mehlville School District is considering three different options about what the return to the classroom might look like...

Mehlville School District is providing food to students in June through Operation Food Search

A Mehlville School District employee hands out emergency food boxes from Operation Food Search to students receiving grab-and-go meals while students are out of school during the pandemic.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 16, 2020

Children 18 and under living in the Mehlville School District will be provided with additional meals through the month of June thanks to Operation Food Search, which will be providing food boxes for pickup alongside Mehlville’s grab-and-go meals. The food boxes are paid for by St. Louis County’...

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Superintendent Chris Gaines