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Lindbergh middle schoolers will return to school in person in two weeks

Students arrive at Long Elementary School for the first day of classes Thursday, Aug. 27.  Mason Drinnin, above, was excited for his first day of first grade, with teachers lined up behind him to welcome students in person.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 24, 2020

With all Lindbergh Schools elementary students now attending school in person, all middle-school students will follow in two weeks. The Thursday announcement from Superintendent Tony Lake means that all students in Lindbergh will be attending in-person classes except Lindbergh High School students....

Lindbergh will play football in Jefferson County, despite St. Louis County restrictions

The rain-delayed matchup between Lindbergh High School and Mehlville High School Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, had all the ingredients of a state playoff game, despite being the first week of the 2019 season. Mehlville fell to Lindbergh 17-10. Photo by Bill Milligan.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 23, 2020

With high school athletes in high-contact sports barred from competing in St. Louis County, Lindbergh High School will compete in fall sports in Jefferson County, the district told parents Wednesday. The Lindbergh Flyers will host high-frequency contact sports like football in Jefferson County, at Northwe...

Darrion Cockrell, Lindbergh’s ‘Mr. DC,’ named Missouri Teacher of the Year for 2021

Crestwood Elementary surprised Mr. DC with a socially-distanced parade and celebration Friday, Sept. 4, for winning 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 22, 2020

Darrion Cockrell, the Lindbergh Schools educator named 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year, sees the statewide honor as an opportunity to continue his mission of connecting with children in positive and fun ways that help them be healthier and happier. Known to nearly everyone as “Mr. DC,” Cockrell has t...

Tracking COVID-19

Tracking COVID-19

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 21, 2020

With most Mehlville and Lindbergh students still in all-virtual classes, the local school districts are closely tracking COVID-19 numbers to see when students can safely return to the classroom. Both districts are tracking various state and county data points to see where coronavirus trends are heading....

All Lindbergh elementary students will return to in-person school next week

Students arrive at Long Elementary School for the first day of classes Thursday, Aug. 27.  Mason Drinnin, above, was excited for his first day of first grade, with teachers lined up behind him to welcome students in person.

September 11, 2020

All elementary students in Lindbergh Schools will be attending classes partially in person starting next week, as the district expands in-person classes to students in fourth and fifth grades. The district started the school year in August under its “Green Light Plan” with K-3 students in school bui...

New Washington Middle assistant principal, Bill Murphy, is honored for time at Sperreng

Bill Murphy

September 10, 2020

A newly hired administrator was honored by Lindbergh Schools as he starts the school year as an assistant principal in the Mehlville School District. The Mehlville Board of Education unanimously voted to hire then-Sperreng Middle School sixth-grade math and science teacher Bill Murphy as the assistant...

Lindbergh teacher ‘Mr. DC’ is named Missouri Teacher of the Year

Darrion Cockrell is the 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year

September 4, 2020

A Lindbergh Schools teacher at Crestwood Elementary was surprised Friday with the news that he is the 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year. Darrion Cockrell, who is better known as “Mr. DC” to his physical-education students at Crestwood Elementary, interviewed for the state’s top teacher honor...

PHOTOS: Students head back to class in person at Lindbergh Schools

Concord Elementary students pose for a back-to-school photo Friday, Aug. 28.

September 1, 2020

Lindbergh School's students, parents and teachers had a unique return to school last week as grades K-3 came back in person and grades 4-12 started virtually. Lindbergh is one of the only school districts in the county, aside from private schools, with students returning to the classrooms - kindergarten...

All South County school districts go virtual, with Lindbergh keeping K-3 in classroom

Isad Menkovic, a third-grade student at Oakville Elementary, completes a math lesson.

By Gloria Lloyd and Erin Achenbach

August 12, 2020

All five South County school districts are mostly going virtual to start the school year due to rising cases of the coronavirus in St. Louis County. Four of the five districts —  Mehlville, Affton, Bayless and Hancock —  will be all-virtual to start. Lindbergh changed its earlier released plan to ...

Lindbergh will start school year with K-3 students in person, all virtual for 4-12

Members of the Lindbergh High School Class of 2020 graduate in masks at an outdoor drive-in graduation at the PowerPlex in Hazelwood in June.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 6, 2020

Lindbergh Schools will start school this fall with only students third grade and younger in the buildings, while all students from fourth grade through high school will be attending virtually due to the St. Louis region’s rising trend of coronavirus cases. Lindbergh is the last South County distri...

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