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Schools rule Call’s list of top 10 stories of the year

Schools rule Call’s list of top 10 stories of the year

January 10, 2019

News Analysis  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com You know it was a huge year for news when Lindbergh got tuition-free full-day kindergarten, St. Anthony’s Medical Center changed its name, Affton got a new precinct while Tower Tee closed and Fitz’s and The Shack announ...

Students of all ages serve Mehlville’s ‘60plus’

Students of all ages serve Mehlville’s ‘60plus’

January 9, 2019

The Mehlville School District’s “60plus” members joined the district last month for a total team effort of an event at Blades Elementary, with Blades choir students performing, Washington Middle School band members playing holiday tunes and culinary students from Mehlville High preparing a “terrific...

Mehlville School District has 1:1 laptops for all its students, K-12

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

November 20, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville School District now has a laptop for every student in the district from kindergarten through 12th grade. Superintendent Chris Gaines believes that makes Mehlville only the second school district in St. Louis County to go fully ...

Oakville band needs to raise $500,000 for D-Day trip to France

The Oakville High School Tiger Band perform in a parade.

November 19, 2018

The Oakville High School Tiger Band will be front and center at the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landing in Normandy, France, in June 2019 — but they need to raise more than $500,000 to get there. So far, the band has raised $30,000 toward its goal. The band has several fundraisers coming up this fall...

Prop R funding maintenance of facilities around Mehlville

Workers make repairs and repaint the Mehlville School District pool. Photo courtesy of the Mehlville School District.

November 8, 2018

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter with Gloria Lloyd, News Editor Three years after voters in the Mehlville School District approved Proposition R, this summer was busy for the Mehlville School District as it upgraded various facilities during 2018 summer capital projects funded by the 49-cent tax-rate i...

Gaines presents 2018 Mehlville State of the District next week

Gaines presents 2018 Mehlville State of the District next week

September 15, 2018

Continuing an annual report to the community, Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines will make his yearly “State of the District” address at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18. The address will be held at Nottelmann Auditorium, 3200 Lemay Ferry Road. District officials also hope to livestream the speech for ...

Mehlville High School ‘all clear’ after lockdown

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.

September 14, 2018

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. High School was declared “all clear” after a lockdown Friday morning. School has dismissed for the day with no further incident. Officials received a report of a gun, but nothing was found after an extensive search, Superintendent Chris Ga...

Mehlville unveils new security system that scans all school visitors’ driver’s licenses

Mehlville unveils new security system that scans all school visitors’ driver’s licenses

August 29, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville School District will roll out a new security-screening system at all schools after Labor Day that requires visitors to show their driver’s licenses and wear visitor badges. Upon entering a school building, visitors will be asked...

Oakville High principal apologizes for speech

Oakville Principal Jan Kellerman with a student.

August 28, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Oakville High School principal apologized last week for a speech on the first day of school encouraging adherence to the dress code that some students and parents thought was sexist and the Mehlville School District called “inappropr...

Students in south county go back to school with new superintendents and principals

Students in south county go back to school with new superintendents and principals

August 25, 2018

Above, Oakville Elementary students Baileigh Holland, Logan Woods, Tommy Schoen and Hanna Backs walk into school together on the first day. Their school got a new principal, Kimberly Tooley. Students celebrate their first day School districts across south county had their first day of school last week. The...

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