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In ‘State of the District,’ Gaines outlines Mehlville’s reliance on strategy

In the Rogers Elementary first-day-of-school scavenger hunt, second-grader Aleah Jacobsmeyer, right, and other students went straight to the top for help, asking Superintendent Chris Gaines if he fit any of their categories. He checked the box ‘I like vegetables.’

September 26, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Mehlville School District Superintendent Chris Gaines presented his fifth annual State of the District last week, highlighting Mehlville’s successes with its strategic plan, which is entering its next five-year phase. “It’s...

Mehlville will roll back rates at tax-rate hearing Sept. 24

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.

September 18, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The Mehlville Board of Education will consider rolling back tax rates when it meets for its annual tax-rate hearing Sept. 24, due to a larger-than-expected increase in this year’s assessed valuation. The board will meet to set ...

Gaines to give 2019’s State of the District

Gaines to give 2019’s State of the District

September 11, 2019

In his annual report to the community on its school district, Mehlville Superintedent Chris Gaines will make his annual “State of the District” address on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The address starts at 7 p.m. and will be held at Nottelmann Auditorium, 3200 Lemay Ferry Road. The speech will be recorded,...

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. Prop P was approved by voters in 2000, and was one of the last times Mehlville made a significant investment in its facilties.

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...

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