Sunday, April 14, 2013
Teachers, PTO parents and school staff - help us share student achievements and bring conversation to school issues here in Mehlville and Oakville by starting a blog!
As a parent of a child in the Mehlville School District, you know how important reaching families in your community is to your organization. Many of your neighbors turn to Mehlville-Oakville Patch every day for local news, information and conversation. Why not connect with them and share more about the work you do on behalf of students, teachers and schools? Part of the Patch mission is to strengthen communities and improve the lives of their residents, but we can't do it without you. Our Local Voices section allows members of the community—from cooking enthusiasts to local politicians and everyone in between—to interact and post directly to the site. Select blogs appear on the homepage, in the daily newsletter and are shared by editors …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Underground work is nearly complete on the high school's new auditorium, due for completion in November 2013.
"What's going up at Mehlville High School?" Not everyone knows about the high school's new construction project, according to some of the district's Board of Education members. With underground work nearly complete on a new auditorium, President Venki Palamand said he's been asked quite a bit recently about the activity at the school. Board Secretary Larry Felton even said someone thought it was a parking garage. The new auditorium, which is scheduled to be completed in November 2013, was approved this January. The board is now looking into purchasing a sign letting passersby know more about the project. So far, construction is within budget, Superintendent Eric Knost said. The original construction plan came with a "wish list," items the …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Two incumbents and one challenger are vying for two seats on the Board of Education for the April 2nd election.
On April 2, voters in the Mehlville School District will select two candidates to serve on the board of education. Three candidates have submitted their names for the election: Felton waited in line for almost a week to earn the top spot on the school board ballot. He currently serves as the board's treasurer. Palamand is also an incumbent and currently the board's president. Lori Trakas, of Mehlville, has also filed. Follow Patch on Facebook for more news on the election.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Filing for the Mehlville School District school board ends today at 5 p.m. So far, only the incumbents have thrown their hats in the ring.
If you're thinking of running for Mehlville School District's Board of Education, today's your last chance. Filing for the April 2 election ends at 5 p.m. January 15. Two seats are up for election, each with a three-year term. So far, only the incumbents for the two open seats have submitted their candidacy: Larry Felton and current board president Venki Palamand. Felton ensured his name will be first on the ballot by waiting in line at the school district office six days before filing even began. SEE RELATED STORY: Candidate Already in Line for School Board Election Palamand, the school board's current president, is second on the ballot and is holding a fundraiser March 15 at the Blarney Stone. For more, check out Palamand's candidacy …
Preliminary data from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education shows the Mehlville School District is one of the top performing districts in the state.
Mehlville School District is one of the top performing districts in Missouri, according to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's new ranking system. The department of education is now ranking districts on a 100-point scale, much more rigorous than the 14-point scale used currently. Under the new system, Mehlville earned a 97.9 out of 100. From 2008-2012, Mehlville earned perfect 14 point scores. A few districts reached 100, including Clayton, Kirkwood and Lindbergh. The St. Louis Public Schools were given a 22.5. The new scores will eventually be used for accreditation, with a score of 70 being the minimum. Mehlville Schools Superintendent Eric Knost shared the news with parents in a letter, which stated: 559 public …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Superintendent Eric Knost says adding more police officers to patrol schools is an option for increasing school security.
Superintendent Eric Knost said he plans to open a conversation about school safety at the first Mehlville School District Board of Education meeting of 2013 on Jan. 10. Protecting students and teachers from violent threats became a nationwide focus in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shootings in Newtown, CT, where a lone gunman killed 26 people, mostly children. “It can happen anywhere, and you want to make sure you’re doing the most you can so it won’t happen,” Knost said. One option for Mehlville schools is to hire more police officers, especially to patrol elementary schools. The district currently employs seven school resource officers, one at each high school and middle school, but the officers stationed at middle schools also each …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
School starts tomorrow, and we've got the 2013 school breakfast and lunch menus for Mehlville School District schools.
Are the kids starting to get cabin fever with all this snow? Don't worry, the spring semester of the 2012-13 school year starts again Jan. 3. Click through the PDF menus above to get the breakfast and lunch menus for all Mehlville School District schools, including nutritional information.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Legislation that would allow teachers with concealed weapons permits to carry guns in school has the support of Missouri House Republican leaders.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced Monday he sent letters to all 520 public school superintendents in the state, opposing legislation that would allow teachers with concealed weapons permits to carry their weapon at school. The bill for the 2013 legislative session was filed following the Newtown, CT shooting, which left 26 people, including 20 children, dead at Sandy Hook Elementary School. It is co-sponsored by House Republican leaders, including House Speaker Tim Jones and Majority Leader John Diehl. Mehlville School District employs seven St. Louis County Police officers as school resource officers—one at each high school and middle school—to help protect teachers, students and school staff. Officers from the middle schools also …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The Shoebox Project was created 15 years ago as a way to share Christmas cheer with children whose families face economic challenges on a daily basis.
The true spirit of the holidays was shared by members of Mehlville High School’s National Honor Society earlier thismonth when they brought gifts to 200 students at the Clay Community Center School in north St. Louis. The Shoebox Project was created 15 years ago as a way to share Christmas cheer with children whose families face economic challenges on a daily basis. Students at schools throughout the Mehlville district donate small toys, winter gloves, games and even personal hygiene items like toothbrushes and tooth paste. The National Honor Society students separated the items into piles that were appropriate for children of different ages and genders, put them in shoe boxes and gift wrapped each box. The elementary-aged children at…
Friday, December 21, 2012
The Mehlville School District employs school resource officers at both high schools and each middle school. Elementary schools are patrolled by the middle school officers.
The National Rifle Association called for a stronger armed presence at schools across the country in response to the devastating violence that hit Newtown, CT, just one week ago. "The only way to stop a monster from killing our kids is to be personally involved and invested in a plan of absolute protection," said Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the NRA, on Friday. "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Would you rather have your 911 call bring a good guy with a gun from a mile away or a minute away?" See the full text of the speech here. Mehlville School District employs seven school resource officers—one at each high school and middle school. Officers from the middle schools also each patrol …