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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...

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

Oakville High School's newly installed turf, as seen in summer 2018.

By Emily Klein, Staff Reporter

June 27, 2018

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 yet taken any action to start a plan. Board President Samantha Stormer said at the Ju...

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...

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Superintendent Chris Gaines