Students, staff try to stay positive during pandemic

Amber Apetz (11) watching M*A*S*H with her family.

Bethany Whitener, reporter

May 21, 2020

During this unprecedented pandemic, OHS staff and students are keeping hopes alive by spreading positivity throughout the community and finding creative ways to spend time with loved ones.  “My husband and I have been using the app trickster cards and playing card games with friends and family...

Covid-19 fails to ruin local birthday celebrations

This is a sign for one of the many birthday parades held in Oakville during the pandemic.

Amanda Parker, Opinions Editor

May 18, 2020

With the current social distancing order banning large gatherings, events such as birthdays, weddings, and even just spending time with friends has become near impossible. However, Oakville resident Hollie Kristine has set out to bring a little bit more joy into the community with the decision to host birth...

Assistant principal Olearnick announces departure after two years at OHS

Mr. Casey Olearnick being taped to the columns in the commons during a NHS fundraiser his first year at OHS.

Kelsey Overstreet, reporter

May 15, 2020

There have been many big changes this year, but there will be at least one more big change next year. Assistant principal Mr. Casey Olearnick announced recently that he will not be returning to OHS next fall.  On April 16 Olearnick accepted an assistant principal position at Fort Zumwalt Nor...

Singer’s group wins MJEA State Sports Video Story of the Year award

Lily Singer's (12) broadcast group won first place in the Sports Video of the Year.

Zoey Miller

May 14, 2020

While spending most of her time at home during this worldwide pandemic, Lily Singer (12) recently received some extraordinary news. On April 27, Singer learned that she and her group won first place in the Sports Video of the Year contest sponsored by the Missouri Journalism Education Association.  ...

OHS finds fun ways to connect with students

Science teacher Ms. Rebecca Kirchhofer holding a sign she made for her students to lift their spirits during this pandemic.

Bonnie Niedermann, reporter

May 14, 2020

The Coronavirus outbreak has put a dent on the 2019-2020 school year, but the staff at OHS is lifting spirits in many different ways.  Back in mid-April, “Oakville Spring Spirit (Fri)days” were introduced via the OHS Twitter and Instagram pages. With the caption, “We miss you Tigers! Let’s ...

College board changes the way AP exams are administered

For the first year ever, students will be taking AP exams online.

Jack Butchart, reporter

May 13, 2020

With the recent changes to learning experienced worldwide, the College Board had to adapt to these changes as well.  Normally, Advanced Placement tests consist of a multiple choice section and two written essay sections. With the recent changes made, the test will now be held online and will con...

OHS moves prom, graduation to July

Last year's graduation ceremony was held at Chaifetz Arena, the first OHS graduation ceremony ever held at the arena on the St. Louis University campus. This is Sam Gandhi accepting his diploma from Mrs. Peggy Hassler of the Mehlville Board of Education. Sam was the 2019 Student Body President.

Leyla Vilic, reporter

May 12, 2020

Covid-19 has ruined plans for millions of people around the world, and OHS is no different. Prom and graduation, two of the most memorable events in a student’s life, have been affected. The unknown of the virus puts students and teachers in an anxious place, and everyone is debating whether to hold the...

OHS faculty and staff surprise seniors with yard signs

Mrs. Jackie Neeley placing a senior yard sign on the lawn of Kaile Kalton. Teachers delivered signs to all seniors on Saturday, May 2, as part of the OHS Yard Sign Brigade.

Ellie West, reporter

May 12, 2020

With the senior class missing the last part of senior year, the OHS faculty and staff tried to make things a little better. On May 2, OHS staff members delivered yard signs to each senior.   “This is such an odd and untraditional situation, we wanted to give a shout out to the class that is get...

Students engage in new form of learning from a distance

Students are looking at their entire class schedule through Google Classroom, many of them on their laptops at home.

Jack Butchart, reporter

April 28, 2020

On March 13, students left for spring break. What they did not know is that they would not be returning to school for the rest of the academic year.  Due to the Covid-19 virus, school districts across the United States have been closing their doors for the rest of the school year, including th...

Grab and Go Meals available at OHS, six other locations

Pam Broz, food manager at Oakville Elementary, and Michelle Kovacich, food manager at Blades Elementary, preparing to distribute meals during the first week of the program at OHS in March.

Nataleigh Scheller-Houska, reporter

April 23, 2020

With schools around the country closed due to the Coronavirus, the Mehlville School District has had to be creative so children who would usually rely on school-provided meals do not have to go hungry.  With the Mehlville Schools District’s new Grab and Go meal service anyone 18 or younger...

OHS band creates a virtual pep band

The virtual pep band allowed many of the band students to work together while staying home

Cassandra Ludwig, Webmaster

April 21, 2020

Despite social distancing restrictions, the OHS band program was able to get together to raise spirits in the OHS community. Band students and directors all submitted videos online playing the fight song to make a video that was published on March 29.  Through the band’s Google Classroom, head ...

OHS alum sees study abroad experience cut short by pandemic

Counts was supposed to study abroad in Bangkok for five months. That time was cut short by COVID-19.

Avery Neal, Social Media Coordinator

April 17, 2020

The new coronavirus pandemic has caused schools to shift to online learning, cancel events, and postpone others. Many college students studying abroad were forced to come home, including one OHS alumnus. Katie Counts is a 2017 graduate of OHS and quickly became very familiar to the school's journ...

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