Superintendent Chris Gaines

Greitens’ appointees oust Missouri education commissioner

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Pictured above: From left, State Board of Education members Mike Jones and Vic Lenz, Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven and Affton Superintendent Steve Brotherton visiting an innovative internship program in March 2016 that allows Affton High School students to work at St. Anthony’s Medical Center and the Siteman Cancer Center.

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Some Mehlville test scores up, but district lags behind peers

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville School District improved some of its state test scores this year, but it continues to lag behind other area districts at key grade levels and subjects despite an emphasis last year on improving test scores. Mehlville improved its math scores across several grades, but scores dropped in

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Mehlville enrollment down; trend will last

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville School District’s enrollment is down this year and will continue to fall in future years, according to projections from the district’s demographer. Enrollment for the year was officially taken on Sept. 29, and continued the trend of declining enrollment in the school district, which has decreased by

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Gaines recaps changes, looks to district’s future

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com In his third annual Mehlville State of the District address last week, Superintendent Chris Gaines recapped the many headline-grabbing changes in the district last year and what could be in store for students from the smaller behind-the-scenes changes he expects this year. Unlike Gaines’ packed-house discussion of Proposition R

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UPDATED: Aldi drops plans to build store next to Oakville Middle, Wohlwend Elementary, officials say

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewpapers.com Gaines doesn’t think district will try to sell property again Updated Sept. 29 with statement from Aldi. Aldi has dropped plans to build a store next to two schools on Telegraph Road in Oakville due to the potential “costs and restrictions” of the project, Mehlville School District officials announced

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Mehlville summer school program reaping rewards for school district

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville School District is set to make money off summer school for the second year in a row as changes spearheaded by Superintendent Chris Gaines continue to reap rewards. Although administrators have not yet done a full analysis, Gaines believes attendance in the Summer Acceleration program increased 50

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