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Mehlville considers a bond issue in 2020 to continue its Prop P tax

Mehlville’s John Cary Early Childhood students Emma Kitchell and Yaneli Juarez-Carrillo check out their playground the first week at school.

May 29, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The Mehlville School District is exploring the possibility of placing a no-tax-rate-increase ballot measure on the ballot in 2020 for investment in the district’s facilities and operations, in what would be an extension of the 49-cent...

Mehlville MyPath customizes learning so students can design what to study

Pictured above: The Mehlville MyPath students who presented March 8 pose with administrators and representatives. Front row, from left to right: Rep. Bob Burns, D-Affton, Jasper Hong, Sarah Buck and Mehlville MyPath teacher Jennifer Sikich. Back Row, from left to right: Mehlville High School Assistant Principal Andrew Ross, Vincent Troskey, Edi Maumutovic, Kyle Flowers, Emma Davis and Superintendent Chris Gaines. 

May 15, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Mehlville High School students participating in the Mehlville School District’s MyPath personalized learning program praised its role in helping them make career and college choices while giving an overview of their work this semester. T...

Mehlville hosts regional STEM summit to display teaching techniques

Mehlville hosts regional STEM summit to display teaching techniques

April 23, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville School District showed off its strategies for teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics at a regional STEM Symposium held for educators across five states last month. The symposium, held March 6 and March...

Bierbaum Principal Nathan Burch leaving Mehlville School District

Pictured above: Bierbaum Principal Nathan Burch with the October 2018 Kiwanis Terrific Kids.

April 19, 2019

Pictured above: Bierbaum Principal Nathan Burch with the October 2018 Kiwanis Club of South County Terrific Kids. Bierbaum Principal Nathan Burch is leaving the Mehlville School District to serve as principal of an elementary school in the Parkway School District. The Mehlville Board of Education unanimously rehired Burch in F...

Mehlville finance panel: District keeping Prop R promise

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.

April 16, 2019

Mehlville School District residents celebrate the historic passage of Proposition R at a victory party at Andre’s South last week. Reacting to the news that Prop R passed with nearly 73 percent of the vote, from left, are: Bernard Middle School eighth-grader Samantha Gindler, Oakville Elementary Sch...

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 Dr. Chris Gaines with a House resolution praising Mehlville's 2018 APR scores.

March 19, 2019

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 percent on its 2018 Annual Performance Report, released publicly last month. From 2014 to 2017, Mehlville’s avera...

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

Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines went ‘Facebook live’ from Puerto Rico while rebuilding Colegio Bautista in Juncos Jan. 24.

February 19, 2019

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 Ecuador to see schools and rebuilding ...

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

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

February 19, 2019

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 ...

Jason Landherr named new Mehlville High School principal

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.

February 11, 2019

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 ...

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

Mehlville’s John Cary Early Childhood students Emma Kitchell and Yaneli Juarez-Carrillo check out their playground the first week at school.

January 31, 2019

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 on schools statewide, three south county school districts and the Special S...

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