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

MSD 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...

Many students have been into the guidance office this year with increased need for mental health help.

Schools need to provide more mental health care

Leyla Vilic, reporter February 24, 2021

As the world engages in a fearful fight against coronavirus and other problems that plague society today, the precarious state of students’ mental health around the nation is steadily declining.  Some...

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...

Mrs. Bhambri utilizes intervention time by helping a student with their school work.

Connected Model a safer, more efficient alternative to learning

Emma Borage, reporter December 15, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, OHS has created two new learning plans to stay safe: the “Connected Model” and the “Blended Model.” The Connected Model is 100% virtual, all classes taking place on...

Alex Odom (11) tutors for the A+ program in the library.

A+ Tutoring changes the way its program works

Bethany Whitener, reporter 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...

On Friday Nov. 13, students walk into the last day of the blended model before heading back to connect learning on Monday Nov. 16.

OHS Students to Return to “Connected” Learning

Jack Butchart, reporter November 13, 2020

With so many students and staff being sent home due to contact tracing from potential exposure to the Coronavirus, in-person learning has become more difficult. Teachers and students have to adapt to the...

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.

OHS students return to school in the blended model

Jack Butchart, reporter 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...

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

Cheerleaders land on their feet after restrictions lifted

Emma Borage, reporter 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,...

 Sophie Kettenbrink (12) helps NHS make goodie bags for teachers on Oct. 28. “I’m not too much of an artsy person, but I loved being back and doing something small I feel can make a big impact on lives,

NHS officers turn Trick-or-Treat Tuesday to teacher goodie bags

Olivia Wolff October 30, 2020

Almost every year, NHS members put together a Trick-or-Treat Tuesday event for children around the community. This year, the plan was to have a drive-thru for kids. The cars would pull up to several stations...

Mackenzie Deutschmann (12) rides her princess bike for the Adventure and Outdoor Pursuits class.

New classes adjust to different learning formats

Leyla Vilic, reporter October 30, 2020

Oakville teachers are excited to be back at school in-person after using the first nine weeks of school to make the virtual classroom as creative as possible.  With both staff and students adjusting...

OHS volleyball celebrates winning a point against Mehlville on Oct. 29.

Oakville volleyball endures a season full of rules and regulations

Morgan Herrick, reporter October 30, 2020

Imagine playing your favorite high school sport without any fans. The OHS volleyball team knows what this is like.  Due to COVID restrictions, the team played its first five matches without spectators...

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.

Field hockey dribbles to first round of state

Avery Neal, Social Media Coordinator 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...

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