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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...

Murphy suggests pilot program to boost Mehlville’s test scores

Murphy suggests pilot program to boost Mehlville’s test scores

December 27, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Mehlville School District officials are looking at ways to add second teachers to classrooms that are posting the lowest test scores in the district. The latest bid to improve the district’s statewide math scores comes from Board of Education...

Mehlville, Oakville highs set to return to block schedule

Mehlville, Oakville highs set to return to block schedule

December 21, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville School District’s short-lived foray away from high-school block scheduling went so wrong that it could serve as a cautionary tale of how not to roll out a new program in the future. That was the verdict of Board of Education...

Public education dealt major blow by Greitens

Public education dealt major blow by Greitens

December 7, 2017

"Call the Tune" by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com We used to think that Jay Nixon was the worst governor to serve Missouri. Quite frankly, we didn’t think Nixon could do any worse as governor than he did as attorney general, but his abysmal performance in the state’s top office...

Greitens’ appointees oust Missouri education commissioner

Greitens’ appointees oust Missouri education commissioner

December 6, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Gov. Eric Greitens ousted the state’s top education official through a new State Board of Education majority last week after months of maneuvering. But a south county resident on the board sees the move as a step backward for education...

Some Mehlville test scores up, but district lags behind peers

Students in the Summer Acceleration program held in June 2017 at Blades Elementary in Oakville learn how to make slime.

December 1, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville School District improved some of its state test scores this year, but it continues to lag behind other area districts at key grade levels and subjects despite an emphasis last year on improving test scores. Mehlville improved...

Mehlville officials look to kick start innovation at middle schools

Students in the Summer Acceleration program held in June 2017 at Blades Elementary in Oakville learn how to make slime.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

November 17, 2017

The Mehlville School District is looking at how to kick start innovation in its four middle schools in a big way next year by expanding the 1:1 laptop program and possibly opening an academy of innovation. The possibility of starting unique “schools within a school” in Mehlville’s middle schools...

Mehlville enrollment down; trend will last

Students in the Summer Acceleration program held in June 2017 at Blades Elementary in Oakville learn how to make slime.

October 13, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville School District’s enrollment is down this year and will continue to fall in future years, according to projections from the district’s demographer. Enrollment for the year was officially taken on Sept. 29, and continued the...

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