A+ Tutoring changes the way its program works

Alex Odom (11) tutors for the A+ program in the library.
November 18, 2020

Change is something that all students and staff in the Mehlville School District are trying to adapt to this school year. Some of these changes have involved the A+ Program.  The program has worked...

OHS students return to school in the blended model

Students in Mr. Ben Knol's fifth block American Government class participate in a Gimkit activity during the first week of in-person classes at OHS.
November 10, 2020

With OHS students returning to school in a blended model, many changes have been made to the typical school schedule.  Students are separated into cohorts by last names; A-K is Cohort A and L-Z...

Cheerleaders land on their feet after restrictions lifted

Seniors Vicky Riordan  and Emma Lutker cheer for the football team on their senior night.
November 9, 2020

After persevering through social distancing restrictions, OHS cheerleaders are now wrapping up their fall season, despite it being an odd one. However, according to Varsity Cheer coach Rebecca Bruning,...

Field hockey dribbles to first round of state

Even from the sidelines, Natalie Gang (12) and teammates anxiously watch OHS play Westminster on Oct. 22. Prior to this game, OHS let in no goals.
October 28, 2020

Due to COVID-19, several fall sports spent the first six weeks strictly practicing, not knowing if they would even play. But for OHS field hockey, all of that practice paid off.  Since hitting...

Leadership class welcomes freshmen to OHS

Jojo LaBrier (12) leads freshmen on a tour of the school.
October 20, 2020

With Covid-19 still rampant and keeping high school students in virtual school for the first nine weeks of the school year, current freshmen may be a little confused about what high school looks like....

Teachers adapt to challenges at home

Mrs. Amy Crean teaching virtually at OHS during the online model.
October 20, 2020

Teachers are finding that there are more demands and challenges when it comes to teaching online, but are adjusting to make it work efficiently and effectively.  OHS teacher Mrs. Amy Crean, who...

Students, staff try to stay positive during pandemic

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

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.
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...

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.
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...

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.
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...

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.
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”...

College board changes the way AP exams are administered

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

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