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

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.

September 6, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Bags and backpacks will no longer be allowed at Oakville and Mehville high school football games under new security measures the Mehlville School District is implementing for athletic events. The new rules come in the wake of a quadru...

Mehlville Listens: You have a voice in our future

Mehlville Listens: You have a voice in our future

August 22, 2019

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 sc...

‘Mehlville Listens’ seeks public discussion on strategic plan

‘Mehlville Listens’ seeks public discussion on strategic plan

August 22, 2019

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 su...

County permits delay Mehlville’s summer projects, new bleachers

A worker places new letters on the front of Mehlville Senior High School as one of the final touches of Proposition P improvements at the school.

August 21, 2019

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 bleac...

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

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.

July 24, 2019

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 District both saw a 15-percent increase in assessed value — nearly double the 8 percent the school district had pr...

Kiwanis Club, Mehlville host the 60+ BBQ

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July 12, 2019

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 Ro...

Chris Gaines signs on for another year as superintendent in Mehlville

Chris Gaines signs on for another year as superintendent in Mehlville

June 18, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  The Mehlville School District has signed Superintendent Chris Gaines on for another year, as the Board of Education unanimously voted to extend his rolling three-year contract through 2022. The board voted this spring to extend Gaines’ t...

Mehlville innovation heads to the four middle schools

Superintendent Chris Gaines getting sworn in as president of The School Superintendents Association.

June 13, 2019

Superintendent Chris Gaines getting sworn in as president of The School Superintendents Association. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Every middle school in the Mehlville School District will have an innovative “school within a school” starting this fall, extending the problem-base...

Vaping bill is the first bill a county executive ever signed in South County

6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas cracks a smile after County Executive Sam Page gives him the pen used to sign an anti-vaping bill championed by Trakas at Hancock High School May 16, 2019. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

May 29, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  New County Executive Sam Page may have been the first county executive to ever sign a bill into law in South County this month, as he signed a bill surrounded by American government students at Hancock High School to reduce underage vapi...

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