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, reporter

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...

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...

Hannah Franke takes the ‘perfect’ test

Hanna Franke (11), resieves an award for getting a perfect score on the ACT at the school board meeting on March 12.

Jack Butchart, reporter

March 13, 2020

For the first time in nine years, an OHS student has scored a 36 on the ACT.  Hannah Franke (11) managed to get a perfect score on her ACT during the Dec. 14 test. This perfect score took some work to achieve, however.  “To prepare for the ACT, I took it once over the summer without any prep to get a...

Could Coronavirus affect Spring Sports?

Kaylene Nguyen (11) secures the lacrosse ball in her stick at a game versus Clayton.

Avery Neal and Davin Smith

March 13, 2020

On March 13, OHS spring sports athletes still had lots of speculation regarding cancellation of games and practices due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Rumors included postponement of games until the beginning of April to overall cancellations of the whole season.  The truth is that Dr Chris...

Oakville hockey’s fantastic postseason run comes to an end at Enterprise Center

Captain Joe Pybas (12) takes a picture with St. Louis Blues legend Bobby Plager and Dianne Wickenhieser  as he accepts the runner-up plaque at Enterprise Center on March 11.

Jojo LaBrier, Sports Editor

March 13, 2020

The Oakville Tiger Hockey club came within one win of a perfect postseason run. On Wednesday, March 11, the Oakville hockey team fell short against Duchesne, losing 3-1 at Enterprise Center in the Wickenheiser Cup final. Despite the final score, the Tigers dominated the offensive zone for much of t...

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