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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...

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 in 2018.

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 ...

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