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...

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...

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...

Tigers rush through Parkway South in first game of district playoffs

Jake Cracchiolo (12) rushing down the fields leading the Tigers to their first playoff win since 2014.

Davin Smith, Sports Editor

November 2, 2019

The Tigers wasted no time letting out a season of frustration as they jumped out to a 6-0 lead on the opening kickoff, with Parkway South fumbling the ball and Kobe Foster (10) picking it up at taking it to the house.  This helped the tigers jump to a 27-0 lead on their way to a 34-26 victory,...

Band places 7th at national competition

Drum majors Carley Hopkins (12) and Kayla Cormack (12)  pose for a picture with the trophy.

Cassandra Ludwig, Webmaster

October 3, 2019

The OHS band has made history again at BOA (Bands of America) Ohio on Sept. 28.  The band competed in the 3A class and earned fourth placed in their preliminary performance, which allowed them to move onto finals.  Saxophone section leader Sophie Kettenbrink (11) said, “finding out we made final...

OHS band prepares for new season

Courtney Kreyling (9) flies through the performance at Friday's football game.

Cassandra Ludwig, Webmaster

September 9, 2019

Last year, the OHS Marching Band placed first at three competitions, went to France to perform at the 75th anniversary of D-Day, and marched in the St. Louis Blues Stanley Cup parade. This year, the band has even more planned, and it all started with the MEMC (Metro East Marching Classic) on Sept. 7. ...

New group teaching style exercised in classrooms

Ms. Samantha Bhambri and Mr. Brent Wildhaber working together during Kagan training over the summer.

McCall Phillips, reporter

October 8, 2016

Kagan, a three day voluntary training, was held over the summer for all teachers that were interested in a new structure of teaching. The 76 Oakville teachers who attended are applying this style into their classroom. The goal of Kagan is to receive group participation from all students. Kagan uses...

Turf troubles OHS

The turf field consists of mainly black rubber pellets, which conceal the green fibers on the field.

Nicole Neher, editor in chief

September 23, 2016

It’s no surprise that the OHS football field has just about reached its expiration date. According to homeguides.sfgate.com, a football field needs to have its artificial turf replaced every five to ten years. If not replaced, the field loses the integrity of its surface and its shock-absorbing...

Thank You, OHS Janitors

Sydney Hallett, Online Editor-In-Chief

September 18, 2014

At OHS, appreciation is spread around to the teachers, the students, and the administration. Little appreciation seems to be spread around the janitors, and without them, the school would be a complete mess. They work extremely hard to keep our school clean. They work during the school year as well...

Students help out the community

Juniors Davin Heilich, Josh Nodurft, and John Ellison work around JB mulching for service learning.

Evan Lachnit, Sports Editor

May 1, 2014

OHS students were able to get out of the classroom and learn in a different way on May 1. Students went to various locations helping the community in more ways than one. As part of the second annual Service Learning Project, one group of students went to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery to mulch...

Whoey is Shuey

Adam Schafer, Reporter

November 7, 2013

Mrs. Jana Shuey, a new face around OHS, has been involved with DECA for 6 years. 5 years were spent teaching in Nebraska and her 6th year spent here. While in Nebraska Shuey was extremely involved with DECA. Assisting the marketing club to state Shuey proofread all major projects from her students and...

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