Below are the announcements:

Students and Parents, 

Here we stand, a mere 16 days from graduation.  It is hard to believe it has gone by this fast, but please keep in mind, it isn't over yet.  We still have these 16 days until graduation.  Please help ensure your student finishes strong by making sure they continue to focus on academics, be in attendance, and continue to make good behavioral decisions.  

As we approach the final push, I wanted to provide some final updates. 

  • Baccalaureate Service is this Sunday, May 19th at 6:30 at Faith Lutheran Church, 6101 Telegraph Rd.   
  • Final Exams are 5/23, 5/24, and 5/28.(Final Exam Schedule
  • Senior Breakfast and Slideshow will be Friday, May 31st.  Breakfast will begin at 9:00 am.  The Slideshow will begin at 9:45.  Tickets can be purchased for $10 from Mrs. Bauer in the main office through Wednesday, May 22nd.  
  • Mandatory Graduation Practice will be Friday, May 31st beginning at 10:30.  This should be over by noon.  
  • Graduation will be Sunday, June 2nd at 1:30 pm. at Chaifetz Arena 
  • ADA Parking - if you have not already done so, please complete the form if you need ADA accessible parking by MONDAY, May 20th.  

I also wanted to provide some Graduation FAQ's.

  • Dress Code:  Students should dress "business casual."  Gentlemen should wear dress pants, and collared shirts, and ties.  Ladies may wear a dress, dress pants, or a skirt with a nice blouse.  Students should arrive with gown and cap in hand.  This will make security checks easier.  
  • NO CAP DECORATING:  OHS does not permit the decorating of graduation caps.  If students bring a decorated cap, they will not be permitted to wear it.  
  • Arrival Time:  Students should arrive by 12:00 and enter through the VIP entrance (northwest side of the building if you are coming from the Compton/Laclede Garage). Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. for the ceremony.  Gates A, B and C will be open.  
  • Purses/Bags:  It is advised for students to not carry a purse or bag in large part because of keeping these items secure during the ceremony.  Bags/purses would be kept in an area at Chaifetz that is not locked and secured.  We advise students to give purses/bags to parents to hold, or lock them in the trunks of cars. 
  • Cell Phones:  Cell phones can remain with students, but need to be silenced and kept on them due to the previous bullet point.   
  • Items not allowed in Chaifetz:  Chaifetz asked that we remind you that NO weapons of any kind (including pocket knives, no matter how small), blow horns, balloons, silly string or streamers allowed in the arena.

I am also including a parking map of Chaifetz as well as a Graduation Flyer.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  

Jason Buatte

Assistant Principal

Class of 2019 and Freshmen Last Names A-G


Good Afternoon, 

It is hard to believe that graduation is just six short weeks away!  We are excited to hold our graduation ceremony at Chaifetz Arena for the first time!  With that being said, I wanted to share some information about the graduation ceremony, including parking information.

As a reminder, graduation will take place on June 2nd at 1:30 p.m. at Chaifetz Arena.  Graduates will need to arrive by 12:00.  The doors will open at 12:30.  Seating is first come, first served.  No tickets are needed to attend graduation.  

The primary parking location will be in the Olive/Compton Parking garage.  This parking is free.  There will be a shuttle service provided to take people from the garage to the arena.  I have attached a map for reference.      

Chaifetz Arena provides for ADA/Accessible parking attached to the arena for ease of access to the building. Please use this form to fill out the following information in order to apply for an ADA/Accessible parking pass for the graduation ceremony. These spots are intended for those with ADA/Disabled Placards for accessible parking spaces. Upon receiving requests, we will notify applicants of spots and permits by Friday, May 17. Parking permits can be sent home with the requesting party's student or picked up in the high school's main office.

For those without ADA/Disabled Placards, parking is in the Compton/Olive parking garage and is free of charge. Those who may need assistance from this garage to the arena can make use of shuttle carts provided by the staff at Chaifetz Arena.

The graduation ceremony will last approximately two hours.  Please keep in mind that Mehlville High School will hold their graduation ceremony following ours.  They will be following the same schedule and using the same parking locations.  Please be mindful of this as you exit the ceremony.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me.  

Chaifetz Parking Map.pdf 

2019 Graduation Flyer.pdf 

Jason Buatte

Assistant Principal

Class of 2019 and Freshmen Last Names A-G




The Mehlville School District mission is to build a high performing school system rooted in the community's desire to build a culture of improvement for staff and students. 


Seniors, your mandatory Service Learning Day will be Wednesday, 
April 24, 2019.  DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL THAT DAY.  You will need to arrange a personal service learning experience to support your areas of interest in your community.  Permission forms will be given out during ANP on April 3, 2019.  Return your permission form and Service Learning Project proposals to your ANP teacher no later than Wednesday, 
April 17, 2019.

MAY 11, 2019  PROM

FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2019 
9:00 A.M.
FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2019
10:30 A.M.

1:30 PM
No tickets needed, seating is first come, first served.
Free Parking in SLU garage (approx. 1200 spots) located at Olive/Compton
Drop off location at Compton and Laclede
Golf cart shuttles will be available from the Olive/Compton garage to Chaifetz.
Pay Parking at Harris Stowe Community College parking lot (price determined by Harris-Stowe)

Attention Juniors :

The Junior Ring Dance will be held on February 14 at Andre's West from 6:30 - 9:30.

Tickets will be on sale in the main office during lunches at Ms. Lamatina's desk beginning  February 4 through the 8th.  The price of tickets is $20 with a discount for Gold card members. Please bring your student ID with you when purchasing your ticket.  

There will be a Baccalaureate meeting on Monday February 11 at 6:30 in the cafeteria.  

Josten's Senior Cap and Gown Distribution date is Friday, April 5, 2019.

Have you got talent?  Auditions for Oakville's Got Talent is on January 11, 2019 frp,2:30-5:00 p.m.  This is open to all musicians, singers, dancers, rappers, actors, comedians, magicians, etc.  See Ms. Carter in room 124 to schedule your audition.

Do you want to be the OHS Tiger Mascot? If so, grab an informational handout from Mrs. Bruning in room 218 and then come to tryouts in the commons during ANP on December 4th! We have a brand new mascot costume this year, so you could be the first to wear it! See Mrs. Bruning or the ad on the commons TVs for more information. 

The boys soccer banquet for the 2018 season will take place on Wednesday, December 12th at Andres on Telegraph. Doors will open at 6pm, meal at 6:30pm with awards to follow. Tickets go on sale starting Wednesday, November 28th after school and must be purchased by Friday, December 7th. . Ticket prices are $15 per person and money can be turned into Mrs. Mora in the Athletic Office.  All tickets are to be sold in advance and none will be sold at the door.  Seniors your admissions will be free, but guest will still need to pay and you must still stop by the athletics office to purchase your guest tickets and let us know who will be attending. 

Alright Oakville, the food drive ends THIS Friday, that’s only three days away, the competition if fierce, the FRESHMEN are in the lead right now, let’s see if they can’t be booted out but Friday. Focus on the cants not the cants!

Josten's Make-Up Day for cap/gown/announcements will be Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 during lunches ONLY.  This is the last time Josten's will be at OHS to take orders.

Juniors:  If you still order a class ring, Josten's will be here on Wed., Oct. 10th during all lunches and from 4-6 pm in the commons.

Seniors:  Josten's cap and gown presentation is on Wed., Oct. 10th during ANP at
9:15 am.  The senior panoramic will also be taken on Wednesday before the presentation.  If you have a senior shirt, this is the day to wear it.  Cap and gown orders will be taken Thursday, Oct. 18th during ANP and all lunches.

Graduation is June 2, 2019 at the Chaifetz Arena on the St. Louis University campus at
1:30 pm.  The Prom is held at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Chesterfield on
May 11, 2019 from 7-11 pm.

The Homecoming Football game is Friday, Sept. 28th at 7pm against Seckman.

The Homecoming Dance will be held here on Sat., Sept. 29th from 7-10 pm.  Tickets go on sale Monday, Sept. 24th through Thursday, Sept. 27th for $15.  Friday tickets will be $20.  Tickets will be sold in the Claw Mart during all lunches.  Please buy early to avoid the long lines.  You will need to show your ID to purchase a ticket.  Replacement ID's are $5 in the Guidance Office.  Guest forms are available in the main office and must be turned in when you buy your ticket.

OHS will be hosting the collaborative college fair  at St. Louis Community College on Wednesday, Stephanie 19th from 6 pm to 7:30 pm.  Interested students must preregister for the event.  Stop by the guidance office for more information.

The League of Women Voters is coming in to help OHS register county AND city students to vote.  This will take place during ANP next Monday, Sept 17th in the Commons.
Any any student who was 17 by March 17, 2018 is eligible to register to vote on September 17th.
Students need to have of the following:
-driver's license [or permit / non-driver's license if they have one of those, which has an address and pic]
-the last four digits of their social security number

Civics Club will have their first meeting Monday, Sept. 17th in room 310.  If you're interested in discussing current events and opportunities to work in campaigns and elections, come by!  New members are always welcome.

October is Pink Out month! We are selling pink out shirts to raise money for breast cancer. All proceeds will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Wear your shirt at the Oakville v. Mehlville soccer, football and volleyball games in October! Order forms are available in the athletic office. All orders are due by Friday, September 28th! 

The Gay Straight Alliance will meet Tuesday, Sept. 11 in the library form 2:15-3:30.

Looking for A+ tutors for English II and Pre-Geometry. Please see Mrs. Shymanski in the guidance office. 


Financial Aid Workshop – We are hosting a Financial Aid Workshop September 11 at 6:30pm in our Library for parents and students.  The Assistant Director in Student Financial Services at St. Louis University will be here to explain and answer questions about financial aid/FAFSA.  RSVP to Mrs. Betzer at 467-7108 is appreciated but not mandatory.  As a reminder FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) submission date opens on October 1.

Senior Conferences will be held September 10 and 11 in Lab A each block except for ANP.  We encourage all seniors to sign up for this informational meeting.  Topics will include: the review of student transcripts, the college application process, financial aid, and scholarships.  Students should sign up with Mrs. Betzer in the Counseling Office.

Dr. Gross and Mr. King will be meeting with seniors for individual planning meetings during first semester.  Students are encouraged to sign up for their meetings in the Counseling Office.

ACT Testing Information – visit to sign up                  

Test Date:  September 8, 2018 --- Registration Deadline:  was August 10, 2018

Test Date:  October 27, 2018 --- Registration Deadline:  September 28, 2018

Test Date:  December 8, 2018 --- Registration Deadline:  November 2, 2018

Test Date:  February 9, 2019 --- Registration Deadline:  January 11, 2019

Test Date:  April 13, 2019 --- Registration Deadline:  March 8, 2019

Test Date:  June 8, 2019 --- Registration Deadline:  May 3, 2019

Test Date:  July 13, 2019 --- Registration Deadline:  June 14, 2019

SAT Testing Information – visit to sign up

Test Date:  October 6, 2018 --- Registration Deadline:  September 7, 2018

Test Date:  November 3, 2018 – Registration Deadline:  October 5, 2018

Test Date:  December 1, 2018 --- Registration Deadline:  November 2, 2018

Test Date:  May 4, 2019 --- Registration Deadline:  April 5, 2019

Test Date:  June 1, 2019 --- Registration Deadline:  May 3, 2019


The PSAT test is scheduled for the morning of October 10 in Gym B at OHS.  Registration forms can be picked up in the Counseling Office or printed from the website under Counselor’s Corner - click here.  Fee is $20 – make check payable to Oakville High School.  Deadline is Wednesday, September 26.  The PSAT/NMSQT is a test for junior students or sophomore students who are taking advanced or honors classes.  The test measures critical reading, math reasoning, and writing skills that are important for successful academic performance in college.  In order to be eligible for the National Merit Scholarship Program students must be in their third year of high school and have taken the PSAT test on one of the national test dates.

Miss King will be visiting Government classes beginning in October.  Individual planning meetings will begin after these visits.  During the meeting they will discuss current classes, future classes, grades, concerns, interests, goals and occupations/careers. 


South Tech is now accepting applications for Fall 2019!  Sophomores, now is the time to apply.  A South Tech representative will be in the Library during ANP on September 17.  Also plan to visit at the Fall Open House on Thursday, November 1 from 5-7pm.  The Open House is at South Tech High School located at 12721 West Watson Road, Sunset Hills, MO. 63127.  South Tech gives students an opportunity to earn high school and/or college credits through half-day programs. Online applications are encouraged.

Mrs. Shymanski plans to have individual planning meetings with her sophomores during the school year.  Mrs. Shymanski will send for students, however they can also come down to the Counseling Office to schedule that appointment.  During the meeting, discussions will include current classes, future classes, grades/credits, concerns, interests, goals and occupations/careers.  These planning meetings will replace the group presentations done in the past.  


Welcome to freshmen year!  Mr. Ventimigila has completed his ANP visits which explained how to make appointments to see him and also encouraged them to stay informed by frequently checking their school email account.

Grade level presentations will begin for 9th graders in late October.  Mr. Ventimiglia will meet with freshmen through their Social Studies class to discuss the four-year plan, career interests and opportunities students have while at OHS.

Attention Fisherman both boys and girls.  If you are interested in learning more about the 2019 Fish STL Cup tournament please come to an informational meeting during CAT time this Friday during ANP in room 126. You will need to pick up a pass in room 127 the wood shop for the meeting.  If you cannot make it see Mr. Schraut for more information.

Seniors:  Jostens Cap and Gown presentation on Wed., Oct. 10, 2018 during ANP
at 9:15 a.m.  Senior Panoramic will be taken also on Wednesday before the presentation.
Cap/gown and announcement orders will be taken Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 during ANP and all lunches.  

Graduation:  June 2, 2019 at Chaifetz Arena at 1:30 p.m.

While ANP will have a new look this year, the OPEN ANP program for qualifying seniors will still be available.  Pick up an application in the Athletic or Guidance office.  

"Hey Oakville listen up!! Here are your 2018-2019 Tiger Cage Captains! If your name is called please come to a CAT meeting TODAY...I repeat TODAY during ANP when called at 10 AM.

Nick Barbieri 
Trent Bauman 
Jaelyn Compton
Tori Eifert 
Sam Ghandi 
Ismar Hatic
Rico Jones
Zoe Matchett 
Deven Pauls 
Ryan Siebel


The first TREND meeting of the year will be on Tuesday, Aug 28th.  Join us in room 301 at 2:20 to see what TREND is all about.  

Do you want to make a positive change in your community? Get involved  through volunteering with key club. Our first meeting will be on August 28 in Dr. Krylings room. (Room 236) 

The 2018 Tiger Paw yearbook is coming soon. The books are scheduled to arrive the first week in May. If you did not order a book and still would like to get one, this is your last chance to order one. Online orders are no longer available, so you must return an order form with cash or check to Room 234. The final deadline to order a book is April 27. You can pick up order forms in the main office or in Room 234. The books are still on sale for $75, but any extras left during distribution week will be sold for $80 until we run out. Any questions, see Mr. Kuchno in Room 234.
The 2018 Tiger Paw yearbook is coming soon. The books are scheduled to arrive the first week in May. If you did not order a book and still would like to get one, this is your last chance to order one. Online orders are no longer available, so you must return an order form with cash or check to Room 234. The final deadline to order a book is April 27. You can pick up order forms in the main office or in Room 234. The books are still on sale for $75, but any extras left during distribution week will be sold for $80 until we run out. Any questions, see Mr. Kuchno in Room 234.
The 2018 Tiger Paw yearbook is coming soon. The books are scheduled to arrive the first week in May. If you did not order a book and still would like to get one, this is your last chance to order one. Online orders are no longer available, so you must return an order form with cash or check to Room 234. The final deadline to order a book is April 27. You can pick up order forms in the main office or in Room 234. The books are still on sale for $75, but any extras left during distribution week will be sold for $80 until we run out. Any questions, see Mr. Kuchno in Room 234.
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