2019-2020 News

BOE electees
Hassler, Pretto, Wolman elected to Mehlville Board of Education
06/03/2020
During the June 2 Board of Education election, incumbents Peggy Hassler and Jean Pretto were re-elected to the Mehlville Board of Education. Jeff Wolman was elected to his first term on the Board of Education.
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Operation Food Search
Operation Food Search will provide additional meals in June
06/03/2020
Operation Food Search is providing additional meals for children 18 and under. These food boxes will be available for pick-up from Mehlville High School during grab-and-go meal distribution in the month of June.
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Keep reading this summer!
06/01/2020
The best way to maintain your child’s reading skills over the summer months is to spend time reading. This can be reading aloud to your child, reading alongside your child, or having your child read on their own.
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Michael Wegener and Sadie Lewis
Mehlville hires two new administrators
05/22/2020
We are pleased to announce that Michael Wegener will be an Assistant Principal at Oakville High School and Sadie Lewis will be the Director of Personalized Learning and Instructional Design for Mehlville School District beginning with the 2020-2021 school year.
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OHS National School of Character
Oakville High School named 2020 National School of Character
05/18/2020
Oakville High School has been named a 2020 National School of Character by Character.com.
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Jefferson Stephens
Connections are key for Mehlville School District’s Teacher of the Year
05/07/2020
Jefferson Stephens, Bernard Middle School teacher, has been named the Mehlville School District Teacher of the Year for the 2019-2020 school year.
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Morris and Pitts
Bierbaum principal, Mehlville High counselor earn doctorates
05/06/2020
Bierbaum Elementary principal Paul Morris and Mehlville High School counselor David Pitts both recently earned their doctorate.
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New OES property
Property acquired near Oakville Elementary School will help alleviate parking issues
05/05/2020
Mehlville School District has acquired property next to Oakville Elementary School that will be used to alleviate parking concerns in the future.
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Summer Session goes virtual, more options available for students
05/05/2020
Social distancing requirements have prompted Mehlville School District to change Summer Session to virtual learning for students currently in kindergarten through 11th grade.
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Julia St. Louis
Rogers teacher leading televised lessons for students
04/30/2020
Rogers Elementary School first grade teacher Julia St. Louis is leading televised lessons for students as part of Nine Network’s “Teaching in Room 9” series.
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Bill Murphy
Bill Murphy hired as new WMS assistant principal
04/29/2020
We are pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. Bill Murphy as the assistant principal of Washington Middle School beginning with the 2020-2021 school year. The Mehlville School District Board of Education unanimously voted to approve his hiring at their April 28, 2020 meeting.
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Answers to top parent questions
04/23/2020
Last week, we asked Mehlville School District families to submit their remaining questions about the 2019-2020 school year through a ThoughtExchange. Now we are sharing the answers.
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Closure through the end of the year
For the safety of our community, schools will remain closed through May
04/09/2020
For the safety of our community, our schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.
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Summer Session 2019 at Forder Elementary
Summer Session enrollment opens April 6
04/06/2020
Enrollment for Mehlville's Summer Session begins Monday, April 6, 2020. Summer Session is currently scheduled for June 1-26.
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Mehlville Cares Spiritwear
Supporting our community through Mehlville Cares Spiritwear
04/05/2020
You can show your Mehlville School District pride while supporting local families in need by purchasing attire from our Mehlville Cares Spiritwear Store.
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Virtual BOE Meeting
Board of Education meeting virtually on April 16
04/05/2020
The Mehlville Board of Education will host a virtual meeting on Thursday, April 16.
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OHS student sewing medical masks for healthcare professionals
03/31/2020
After developing a passion for sewing and fashion in middle school and honing her skills in high school, Oakville High School junior Megan Blanchard is using her skills to help medical professionals during the COVID-19 crisis.
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Virtual Professional Development
How we are using virtual professional development
03/30/2020
Mehlville School District is hosting virtual professional development for teachers to teach them the tools necessary to lead their students in online learning during the COVID-19 closure.
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Remote learning
Remote learning during our extended closure
03/14/2020
We want to share our learning plan for students over the next two weeks (March 23-April 3). We hope that students will engage in remote learning opportunities beginning on Wednesday, March 25.
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COVID-19 Closure
Mehlville School District will be closed through April 22
03/14/2020
Based on CDC guidance, conversations with the St. Louis County Department of Public Health and surrounding school districts, the Mehlville School District will be closed through Wednesday, April 22.
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Food distribution at Mehlville High School
Free meals for students during COVID-19 shutdown
03/13/2020
Free meals will be available for pick-up from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, March 23 through April 3, at Mehlville High School.
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Kelly Roberts named principal at Washington Middle School
03/12/2020
We are pleased to announce that Kelly Roberts will be the principal of Washington Middle School beginning with the 2020-2021 school year.
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Real-world experiences get kids “AMPED” on algebra
03/10/2020
The Algebra, Manufacturing, Production, Entrepreneurship and Design (AMPED) course at Mehlville High School and Oakville High School is teaching students math and business simultaneously through real-world application.
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How we’re helping to prevent the spread of illness
03/06/2020
Due to cold and flu season and in anticipation of coronavirus, district facilities, transportation and nursing staff have put several enhanced cleaning protocols in place and all staff are promoting personal hygiene, especially hand-washing, with students.
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Board of Education Candidates
Meet the candidates for the Mehlville School District Board of Education
02/24/2020
Five candidates have filed for three open positions on the Mehlville School District Board of Education. Learn more about them.
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Dr. Gaines honored with AASA Distinguished Service Award
02/21/2020
Mehlville School District Superintendent Dr. Chris Gaines was honored with the Distinguished Service Award by AASA, The School Superintendents Association.
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SSD's Teacher of the Year works with MHS, OHS students
02/13/2020
Special School District of St. Louis County named Mehlville High School’s Work Experience Coordinator its 2020 Teacher of the Year.
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Alumni Hall of Fame
Nominate someone for the Mehlville School District Alumni Hall of Fame
02/06/2020
We inducted 13 incredible men and women in the inaugural class of the Mehlville School District Alumni Hall of Fame in 2019, and now we need your help to select the class of 2020.
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Mehlville Listens
What do you need from your school that it does not provide today?
02/03/2020
Mehlville School District is looking to the future and crafting the next version of our strategic plan, and we are asking for our parents’ help.
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Hagemann Abilities Awareness Day
Hagemann students learn about challenges faced by others
01/31/2020
Hagemann Elementary School students learned about some of the challenges faced by their peers at the second annual Abilities Awareness Day.
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Students test drive their future in STLCAPS
01/30/2020
STLCAPS allow juniors and seniors to work in professional environments and make valuable industry connections before graduating high school.
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Hands-on, professional learning available to students at South Tech
01/29/2020
Mehlville School District high school juniors and seniors have an opportunity to gain hands-on experience, college credit and certifications by spending half of their school day at South Tech.
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MyPath student at Mehlville High School
Students chart their own course in MyPath
01/28/2020
High school students enrolled in the MyPath course are able to develop their own curriculum and pursue topics they’re passionate about.
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Early College Academy gives students a jumpstart on their future
01/27/2020
The ten students in the Mehlville School District Early College Academy just completed their first semester of college, and they’re already excited for the doors it’s going to open for them in the future.
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Students helping students: Bierbaum Elementary’s mentor program
01/27/2020
Bierbaum Elementary’s new student mentor program is helping older students hone their leadership skills while assisting younger students with social-emotional and academic learning.
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Winter weather ride along: How we make snow day decisions
01/23/2020
In addition to checking the National Weather Service forecast and consulting with our transportation and facilities directors, Mehlville School District superintendent Dr. Chris Gaines has another tradition when trying to determine if it’s necessary to call a snow day.
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OHS student Hannah Franke
OHS student earns perfect score on the ACT
01/22/2020
Oakville High School junior Hannah Franke recently earned a perfect score on the ACT, a feat accomplished by only 0.2% of test-takers.
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Candidates file for Board of Education
01/21/2020
Five candidates have filed for the three open positions on the Mehlville School District Board of Education.
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Women's self-defense class
Registration for spring Community Enrichment courses opens Jan. 24
01/21/2020
Registration opens Jan. 24, 2020 for several of our spring semester Community Enrichment classes.
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MyPath student at Mehlville High School
Learn about high school options at Student Choice Program Night
01/21/2020
Mehlville School District is hosting a Student Choice Program Night for students and parents to learn more about the opportunities available to them.
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MySchoolBucks Donation Page
Help families pay off unpaid lunch debt with MySchoolBucks
01/16/2020
You can now make donations to help Mehlville School District families pay off unpaid student meal charges.
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Kindergarten class at OES
Kindergarten registration is now open
01/06/2020
Online registration for students entering kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year begins Monday, Jan. 6.
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Preschool class at JCECC
Registration for returning early childhood students is open
01/05/2020
Registration for returning early childhood students for the 2020-2021 school year is now open.
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Missouri Seal of Bilteracy
Bilingual students can earn college credit
12/05/2019
Mehlville School District has met the requirements to award students with the Missouri Seal of Biliteracy.
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MOSAIC Kindergarten Students
MOSAIC hosting information night for parents interested in 2020 lottery
12/04/2019
MOSAIC is hosting an information night for parents interested in applying for the school’s kindergarten program in the 2020-2021 school year.
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Academy expands to seventh grade
Middle School Academy expands to seventh grade
11/25/2019
Mehlville School District is expanding the Middle School Academy to include seventh grade for the 2020-2021 school year.
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New courses 2020
New high school courses approved for 2020-2021 school year
11/24/2019
The Mehlville Board of Education adopted 23 new high school courses for the 2020-2021 school year at its meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 19.
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Patriot Academy students
Board President's Notes: Expanding our comfort zone to best serve kids
11/19/2019
It continues to be an exciting time in the Mehlville School District as we continue to challenge the traditional education “comfort zones,” to find what works for students and identify more opportunities.
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Facilities Steering Committee at Rogers Elementary
Facilities Steering Committee continues work to prioritize building needs
11/18/2019
So far, the committee has prioritized projects at 14 schools. They will meet the remaining five schools this winter and spring.
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MHS junior earns perfect score on the ACT
10/31/2019
Matthew Hansen, a junior at Mehlville High School, earned a perfect score of 36 on the ACT.
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Hagemann teacher honored for making life-changing difference
10/31/2019
Julie Dooley, a fourth grade teacher at Hagemann Elementary School, was recognized by Honored, an organization that celebrates teachers who make a life-changing impact on students.
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Thought Exchange 2
How should we support our teachers?
10/30/2019
We are again asking for your help to prepare the next iteration of our strategic plan in a ThoughtExchange that is open from Nov. 1-15.
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Winter Weather Communication
How we communicate school cancellations
10/30/2019
Occasionally, Mehlville School District cancels school or delays the start of school due to inclement weather or other emergency. When school is canceled, parents and community members will be alerted in a variety of ways.
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Dan Regan Award
Buerkle's Dan Regan wins Excellence in Teaching Award
10/30/2019
Buerkle Middle School teacher Dan Regan has been selected as Mehlville School District's Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award recipient for the 2019-2020 school year.
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POG Speaker Series
What apps are your kids using?
10/29/2019
The district is launching its Portrait of a Graduate Speaker Series with the first event scheduled for Nov. 13.
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Mehlville School District shows improvement in math scores
10/22/2019
In the 2019 Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests, Mehlville School District has shown an improvement in math scores and a slight improvement in English Language Arts scores.
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Reading interventionist
District using interventionists to increase student achievement
10/17/2019
Mehlville School District is using math and reading interventionists, primarily in our elementary schools, as a method to increase student achievement.
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Mehlville School District Alumni Hall of Fame
13 graduates to be inducted into Alumni Hall of Fame
09/30/2019
Mehlville School District is proud to announce the inductees for the district’s Alumni Hall of Fame. Candidates were selected for making a lasting impact in their communities or on our nation. These inductees will serve as role models for current and future generations of students who aspire to be productive citizens and demonstrate traits that align to the Mehlville School District’s Portrait of a Graduate.
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National Merit Scholars
Students recognized by National Merit Scholarship Program
09/27/2019
Oakville High School senior John Jackson was named a 2019 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist. OHS Senior Jack Parcell and Mehlville High School Senior John Emelko were both named Commended Scholars.
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Mehlville Schools Job Fair
Now hiring: Mehlville Schools hosting job fair
09/26/2019
Mehlville School District is holding a job fair for current and anticipated openings.
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Board of Education drops blended tax rate by 35 cents
09/26/2019
During its annual Tax Rate Hearing on Sept. 24, 2019, the Mehlville Board of Education unanimously approved the 2019 blended tax rate of $3.7994.
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Superintendents from 15 states visit Mehlville School District
09/25/2019
Superintendents and other school leaders visited Mehlville School District on Sept. 24, to see personalized learning in action at three schools.
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Military Mom Surprise
Military mom surprises daughter at Blades Elementary
09/25/2019
A family is reunited after a military mom surprised her daughter at Blades Elementary Wednesday morning.
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Reviswed
New calendar approved for 2020-2021 school year
09/20/2019
The Mehlville Board of Education approved a revised 2020-2021 school year calendar at their Sept. 19 meeting. The changes were necessary because of a new state law.
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State of the District 2019
Dr. Gaines looks to the future in State of the District address
09/20/2019
Mehlville School District Superintendent Dr. Chris Gaines delivered his State of the District address on Tuesday and outlined the district’s successes over the past year. He also outlined plans for the future.
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Mehlville Board of Education completes self-evaluation
09/06/2019
The Mehlville Board of Education participated in a board development workshop facilitated by the Missouri School Boards' Association on Aug. 22, 2019.
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Teton Science School
Middle school students can journey to Teton Science School in summer 2020
08/30/2019
Mehlville School District middle school students have the opportunity to attend Teton Science School in Jackson Hole, WY during Summer 2020.
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Jennifer Hansen & Carla Gardner
Two new administrators join Mehlville School District team prior to start of school
08/28/2019
Mehlville School District is pleased to announce the hiring of two administrators, Jennifer Hansen, Executive Director of Human Resources, and Carla Gardner, Assistant Principal at Margaret Buerkle Middle School.
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Help shape the future of Mehlville School District
08/15/2019
Mehlville School District is looking to the future and drafting the next version of our strategic plan. We need your help. Join our ThoughtExchange to provide your feedback by answering one question. What should Mehlville School District be doing to prepare students for life after graduation?
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Stay connected! Follow Mehlville School District on social media
08/12/2019
Make sure that you stay connected with Mehlville School District this year by following us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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Parents: Save time and paper with online Family Information Update
08/01/2019
Parents can save time by logging into the Parent Portal to update their phone numbers, email addresses, emergency contacts and other important information.
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First Day of School
The First Day of School is Aug. 13
07/29/2019
From bus routes to school supplies, we've compiled all the information you need to get ready to go back to school on Tuesday, Aug. 13.
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Summer 2019 Capital Improvements
Summer maintenance improves student comfort
07/25/2019
While students have been out for the summer, maintenance crews have been working hard to upgrade facilities across the district.
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Hagemann Principal Julie Durham serves popsicles
Back to School Event Guide
07/15/2019
Students return to school on Tuesday, August 13, but schools are hosting dozens of events leading up to the first day, as well as curriculum nights following the beginning of school.
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Mehlville Board of Education passes sound budget for 19-20 school year
07/03/2019
The Mehlville Board of Education approved the budget for the 2019-2020 school year (fiscal year 2020) at their June 27 meeting.
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