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Kelly Roberts named principal of Washington Middle School

Kelly Roberts

April 1, 2020

Kelly Roberts will be the principal of Washington Middle School in the Mehlville School District beginning with the 2020-2021 school year. Roberts has been the assistant principal at WMS since 2017. The Mehlville Board of Education unanimously voted in closed session March 11 to approve hiring Roberts...

Reenacting St. Louis County’s most famous jury trial

Reenacting St. Louis County’s most famous jury trial

February 26, 2020

A social studies teacher at Washington Middle School in the Mehlville School District had his students reenact the Dred Scott case that was tried in downtown St. Louis, which was then part of St. Louis County, in 1847. Students played the various roles in the case, and the jury had the opportunity t...

Snow cone seller approaches children, causes scare in Mehlville School District

Closeup of woman's hand holding snow cone as she pours blue syrup onto the crushed ice.

September 20, 2019

A man peddling snow cones to children caused a scare in the Mehlville School District Friday. Driving a white pickup truck, the man approached middle-schoolers waiting for the bus to Washington Middle School at a bus stop at the Mattis Road and Villa Knoll intersection in Concord Friday morning, offe...

Mehlville innovation heads to the four middle schools

Superintendent Chris Gaines getting sworn in as president of The School Superintendents Association.

June 13, 2019

Superintendent Chris Gaines getting sworn in as president of The School Superintendents Association. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Every middle school in the Mehlville School District will have an innovative “school within a school” starting this fall, extending the problem-base...

Students design a ‘green’ garden for class

Students design a ‘green’ garden for class

April 19, 2019

Students in Washington Middle School’s Green Architecture class set up a sustainable garden they designed and planned last week. The students installed the irrigation system, finished the assembly and setup of worm farms and added worms, moved compost bins into place and filled them with composting ma...

Puppies bring English class to life

Puppies bring English class to life

February 28, 2019

Washington Middle students kicked off a technical-writing project with a visit from Lola and Tink, dogs from the Animal Protective Association of Missouri. The school has raised $10,000 for the shelter in seven years. ...

Students of all ages serve Mehlville’s ‘60plus’

Students of all ages serve Mehlville’s ‘60plus’

January 9, 2019

The Mehlville School District’s “60plus” members joined the district last month for a total team effort of an event at Blades Elementary, with Blades choir students performing, Washington Middle School band members playing holiday tunes and culinary students from Mehlville High preparing a “terrific...

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...

Caring Award presented to Washington Middle School student

Caring Award presented to Washington Middle School student

March 15, 2018

Washington Middle School recently presented the school’s Caring Award to one student, Mia Peters, right. ‘Mia is a great student. She is always positive and expects others to be treated with respect and kindness,’ the award stated. ‘We are very proud of how she interacts with other students and ...

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...

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