Sra. King and Sra. Nitz hold the St. Louis sign together in Peru.

Spanish Trip Rescheduled for June 2022

Olivia Wolff April 9, 2021

During the summer of 2021, 30 OHS students were scheduled to travel to Ecuador for the Spanish trip. But, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the trip has been postponed to June 2022. “Because of COVID...

Many national honors societies have changed service hour requirements for this unprecedented year.

OHS Honors Societies Create New Opportunities for Students to Receive Cords

Emma Borage, reporter March 31, 2021

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many teachers have been making accommodations in order for students to participate in clubs and activities at OHS. It’s simple for typical clubs, but what about...

Many students taking an AP course this year have dropped their exams for the spring.

AP Testing Is Changed due to COVID-19, Number of Tests being Taken Decreases

Emma Borage, reporter March 19, 2021

Despite the complications of this school year, OHS is still offering AP exams in 17 subjects. But many students are in the dark: How are AP exams being conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic?  According...

Hannah Franke (12) participating in a virtual competition at OHS on Feb. 26

COVID-19 Can’t Stop OHS Quiz Bowl

Morgan Herrick, reporter March 17, 2021

COVID-19 has pounded on many teams this school year, and the Quiz Bowl team at OHS is rolling with the punches.  “Typically, Quiz Bowl tournaments are hosted at one school and many other teams compete...

Mitch Aschenbrenner  (11) and Carlie Dobbins (11) practice their Duo Interpretation presentation before their competition.

OHS Speech and Debate Season Comes to an End

Morgan Herrick, reporter March 17, 2021

OHS students competed last week (March 11-13) in the Eastern Missouri District of the National Speech and Debate Association to close out Speech and Debate’s season.  Although the season is over,...

Aman Lueker and Eve Talarski present a check for $315 to Mrs. Marian McCord of CHADS Coalition for Mental Health. Aman and Eve organized a 5K virtual walk/run to raise money for CHADS Coalition. The presentation of the check was made on March 15.

FCCLA students fundraise for CHADS Coalition

Emma Borage, reporter March 16, 2021

With the COVID-19 pandemic still affecting the lives of students and teachers, most would agree that mental health is an extremely important topic at hand, especially during the winter months. Eve Talarski...

GSA Sponsor Leah Black talks with GSA members in the OHS Library.

GSA overcomes prejudices throughout the years

Cassandra Ludwig, Webmaster March 12, 2021

While many students have heard of Oakville’s GSA, not everyone knows the hard-won victory of it’s beginning. In 2007, the club was started by freshman Johanna Brown with the help of Mr. Ed Taylor. “We...

Isaac Freitag teaches US History and American Government to Mehlville@Home students. He is one of several teachers at OHS who teach classes for Mehlville@Home

Mehlville@Home provides a new way for students to learn

Bethany Whitener, reporter March 5, 2021

Busy schedule? Wanting to learn from home? Looking for a way to stay safe while still learning important material? Mehlville@Home might be the answer.  Introduced last semester, Mehlville@Home is an...

All students will be coming back to the building, with virtual Mondays, starting March 9.

Mehlville School District to change schedule, again

Jack Butchart, reporter March 1, 2021

In a recently released statement by Superintendent Dr. Chris Gaines, OHS students will be returning to school full time.  As students settled into the current hybrid schedule that has students attending...

Key Club volunteered at St. Vincent de Paul to give back to the community.

Key Club finds volunteering hours at St. Vincent de Paul

Olivia Wolff February 26, 2021

Due to the pandemic, community service events have been difficult to put together for Key Club. Fortunately, St. Vincent de Paul allowed 10 members to volunteer on Jan. 6. The idea to volunteer at SVDP...

Mrs. Dianna Bowcock gets ready to hand out breakfast snacks to students. Students get free breakfast and lunch everyday this school year.

Free breakfast and lunch at OHS helps students with their stressful year

Ava Hounsom, reporter February 19, 2021

With a worldwide pandemic going on, students are mentally and emotionally exhausted. Some students struggle with online learning, restrictions on sports, quarantine, etc. With so much commotion going on...

After singing the song “Loud and Heavy,” Gavin Sandvoss (11) was the winner in the high school competition.

Despite restrictions, students perform in Oakville’s Got Talent

Olivia Wolff February 18, 2021

Even with the many restrictions the event required due to the COVID pandemic, OHS was still able to host Oakville’s Got Talent on Feb. 12 at Nottelmann Auditorium. Ms. Ruth Carter, assistant choir...

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