Superintendent Chris Gaines

New school year underway in Mehlville

Both Lindbergh Schools and the Mehlville School District kicked off the 2017-2018 school year last week, with Lindbergh starting classes Aug. 17 and Mehlville Aug. 16. Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines greets students at Mehlville High School on the first day of school.

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Total Eclipse 2017: No shortage of events for total eclipse

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com As the path of totality of the Great American Solar Eclipse crosses directly through south county next week, schools, residents and government agencies are gearing up for what could be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The moon will block the sun Monday, Aug. 21, blazing a path of totality from Oregon

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School district officials look to safeguard newly installed turf field at Mehlville High

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Mehlville School District officials are considering options for safeguarding the new turf installed this summer at Mehlville High School after some residents abused the new surface the first few weeks after work was completed. The Board of Education unanimously voted in February to replace the turf at both Mehlville

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2017 graduate of Oakville High off to Yale on full-ride scholarship

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Graduates from south county schools are headed to colleges near and far this week, but even among thousands of accomplished students, one stands out: Oakville High School valedictorian Shaun Lamar is headed to Yale University with a full-ride scholarship. Shaun, 17, earned a series of accolades in his years

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Gaines meets with top leaders in education

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Mehlville superintendent works security detail for Trump speech to Scouts While Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines was in Washington, D.C., to take office as president-elect of the largest national superintendents’ organization, he discussed the Mehlville School District with the nation’s top congressional leaders in education. As part of the legislative

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Mehlville board again eyes class ranking policy

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Board of Education will again weigh a new policy governing class ranking at Mehlville and Oakville high schools this week, with some concessions made to students and parents who came out in force to speak against the policy. The board already voted to enact the policy for

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Mehlville support staff receives training

Professional development isn’t just for Mehlville School District teachers, as Superintendent Chris Gaines wants to expand the skills and abilities of all employees. Mehlville support staff last week received additional computer training and CPR training. They also received lots of healthy heart information that will make for longer, healthier lives, according to district officials. Pictured,

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Mehlville School District fortunate to have Gaines

“Call the Tune” by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Superintendent Chris Gaines last month began his third year at the helm of the Mehlville School District. Since becoming superintendent July 1, 2015, Dr. Gaines has been at the forefront of a whirlwind of changes designed to make Mehlville a destination school district. Some of the

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Mehlville superintendent takes oath as president-elect of national group

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines is in line to serve as the next leader of the nation’s largest superintendents’ organization after he was sworn in last week as president-elect of The School Superintendents’ Association, or AASA. Gaines was sworn in July 11 by Alton Frailey, retired superintendent of the Katy

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