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Mehlville School District eyes turf at Oakville, Mehlville High School baseball fields

Mehlville School District eyes turf at Oakville, Mehlville High School baseball fields

June 27, 2018

Oakville High's newly finished turf football field. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Emily Klein Staff Reporter emilyklein@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Board of Education is urging administrators to look into the cost of installing turf on the district’s baseball fields, but the board hasn’t...

Oakville Elementary principal to head to Central Office to direct its strategy

Oakville Elementary principal to head to Central Office to direct its strategy

May 22, 2018

Longtime Oakville Elementary Principal Chad Dickemper is moving to Central Office to oversee the Mehlville School District’s strategy and data efforts as its new executive director for planning and development. Dickemper has been the principal of Oakville Elementary since 2009, after spending his ...

Mehlville adds cars and cameras, still focusing on schools’ security

Mehlville adds cars and cameras, still focusing on schools’ security

May 16, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com School security is still a top focus of the Mehlville School District months after attention heightened on the issue nationally due to the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Among the school districts in the county that are only served by...

Superintendents nationwide learn from Mehlville students

Superintendents nationwide learn from Mehlville students

April 26, 2018

Naperville Central High Innovation Director Tony Schlorff talks with a student at Mosaic Elementary on an April 20 tour of the new school. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Superintendents from across the country converged on the Mehlville School District last week for a national...

Mehlville negotiations nearing end as board approves MOU, teachers vote

April 18, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor news3@callnewspapers.com Negotiations between the Mehlville School District and teachers seem to have gone smoother than last year, and the Board of Education approved an agreement last week. Members of the Mehlville National Education Association were set to vote on the contrac...

Mehlville officials recommending universal free breakfast program be continued

Mehlville School District logo

March 15, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Mehlville School District officials are recommending that a pilot program for universal free breakfast at Beasley Elementary School be extended until the end of the school year. The Board of Education voted 6-0 to approve the trial program starting Feb. 5 and ending March 23 at the Lemay sch...

Local schools assess student safety efforts

Rockwood Superintendent Eric Knost, right, poses for a selfie with, from left, St. Louis County Police Department Sgt. Shawn McGuire and county police Chief Jon Belmar at the summit between schools and law enforcement in 2018.

March 6, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Local school districts are re-examining how to keep students safe in the wake of the most recent school massacre, but some of those upgrades could stay under wraps. Mehlville School District, Lindbergh Schools and Rockwood School District...

District fortunate to have a leader like Gaines

District fortunate to have a leader like Gaines

February 10, 2018

"Call the Tune" by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com It’s certainly not a news flash that one of the major problems the Mehlville School District has experienced since the early 2000s is the turnover in the district’s top leadership position. The lack of tenure in the superintende...

Mehlville school board votes 6-0 to extend Gaines’ contract

Mehlville school board votes 6-0 to extend Gaines’ contract

February 8, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Superintendent Chris Gaines is signing on for another year at the helm of the Mehlville School District, and he hopes to remain even longer. After the Board of Education voted unanimously to approve a one-year extension to Gaines’ three-ye...

Mehlville adds interventionists to boost state math test scores

Mehlville adds interventionists to boost state math test scores

January 19, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville School District is adding temporary math interventionists to six elementary schools that posted the lowest scores on statewide math tests, one of many initiatives the district is undertaking to increase scores. The six new teachers...

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