Mehlville School District

Special Education

May 2022 Edition

Big picture

Summer Opportunities!

Are you still thinking about what to do this summer?

The PEDA Summer Resource Packet can help!

PEDA 2022 Summer Resource Packet

Other helpful resources:

St. Louis Recreation Council

Blueprint for Summer

St. Louis County Parks Activity Guide

Early Childhood Summer Resource Guide

Parent Leadership Institute - Applications

Applications will be available soon for the Fall 2022 semester SSD Family Leadership Institute FLI (Formerly Parent Leadership Institute PLI).

The Institute which has over 275 graduates to date, was created for families in 2007 to offer information, training, and resources. Participants gain the knowledge and skills to effectively collaborate with other families, school personnel and develop leadership for SSD and their home districts.

Participants will:

  • Build understanding of future planning and problem-solving, utilizing Charting the LifeCourse tools;
  • Learn to effectively participate in their child’s education and improve the educational climate for all children;
  • Learn how to positively interact and collaborate with other families and school personnel; and
  • Discover new resources and network with other families.

FLI Graduates have:

  • Served on School boards
  • Been elected as Parent Advisory Council (PAC) President(s)
  • Actively participated in SSD and/or local school district PACs
  • And further increased their leadership training in policy development and mentorship.

Contact us at or call 314.989.8460 if you have any questions or concerns.

Some Quotes from graduates.

  • Thank you so much for everything! I feel very lucky to have found this opportunity.
  • It was helpful to learn how Charting LifeCourse Tools could play a part in every step of the way.
  • The topics and presenters made the program engaging and informative.
  • Learned a lot about planning for my child’s future and the IEP process.
  • I'm really glad I signed up for this program. I had no idea what to expect and learned so, so much about the available tools and all the SSD processes we will be experiencing during his life.
  • The deep dive on the IEP history/process was incredibly helpful to give a framework on my ability to participate since my family is very new to the IEP process.
  • The IEP information was incredibly helpful. It was a bit like pulling back the curtain on something that was previously a complete mystery.
  • I am so thankful for this workshop and for the information, and materials you’ve shared w/ me. Thanks for facilitating the training so well. It’s great to have a safe space to talk openly with experts and other parents about education, IEPs, 504, Inclusion, challenges, etc. The choice of speaker, topics, resources and lending library was all great.
  • Amazing group of people. Chance for honest conversations. Helps me be a better advocate & team member.
  • Amazing experience – tons of knowledge shared. Lots of great connections with families. Better understanding of IEP process. I feel empowered to do more – create positive change. Opened my eyes to some realities approaching with transition to adulthood.
PEDA wants Mehlville Family Feedback

Please take a moment to respond to this 5 question survey from the Parent Education Diversity Department.

Mehlville School District Summer Programming - Information

Summer programming information
Mehlville School District will offer its popular and free Summer Session program for all children entering kindergarten through 12th grade, June 6-July 1, 2022.

Summer Session for grades 1-8 offers enrichment activities and high-quality instruction that allows teachers to revisit and reinforce the curriculum. Kindergarten students will get a jumpstart to elementary school. High school students can recover credits or earn elective or PE credits. Free meals will be available to Summer Session students. Transportation shuttles will be available from students’ home schools.

Elementary School Summer Session is 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Locations include Hagemann, Forder and Buerkle (as an elementary site). Before and after care is available from the YMCA. Registration for elementary school Summer Session opens in early March.

Middle School Summer Session is 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Oakville Middle. Registration for middle school Summer Session opens in early March.

High School Summer Session is June 6-17, 2022 and June 20-July 1, 2022. Students can earn up to 2.5 credits if they attend both morning and afternoon classes during all sessions of High School Summer Session. The morning class is 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. and the afternoon class is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Summer Session will be held at Mehlville High School. Virtual options will also be available. Registration for high school Summer Session opens in early March.

Meet Our Team!

Kim Lawson, Director of Special Education & Direct building supervisor Oakville Middle School

Andy Nieters, Special Education Coordinator - Mehlville High School & Buerkle Middle School

Melissa Wilson, Special Education Coordinator- Oakville High School & Oakville Elementary School

Adam Krenski, Special Education Coordinator Coordinator - Forder, Bierbaum, Beasley, Wohlwend

Emily Kresyman, Special Education Coordinator - Washington Middle School, Trautwein, Hagemann

Lisa Smith, Special Education Coordinator - Bernard Middle School, Blades Elementary, Point & Rogers