News Archive

Development Challenge Grant
AEF Challenge Grant Campaign
08/24/2017
The Affton Education Foundation (AEF) is pleased to announce its participation in a $150,000 Development Challenge Grant Campaign. AEF has supported the students and teachers of the Affton School District and community since 2005. Our original mission continues to be our guide – to improve and enhance educational opportunities and resources for all children enrolled…
Read More About AEF Challenge Grant Campaign
clear
New Last Day
Thurs, May 24 / New Last Day
08/17/2017
Heads up, Affton families: Thursday, May 24 is the new scheduled Last Day of School for 2017-2018! On Tues., Aug. 15, the Board of Education voted to revise the 2017-2018 district calendar due to a miscalculation on the number of contracted days for teachers. The projected Last Day of School will now be Thursday…
Read More About Thurs, May 24 / New Last Day
clear
Lead Strong
Lead Strong 2017-2018 New Teachers & Counselors
08/14/2017
This year, Affton School District welcomes 10 new teachers and 2 new counselors to our staff. Learn a little more about them here: Name: Stephanie Briscoe Position: Modern Language Teacher – French, Spanish & World Culture School: Rogers Middle School Stephanie Briscoe is a 2012 graduate of the University of Missouri-St. Louis, earning a bachelor’s degree in secondary…
Read More About Lead Strong 2017-2018 New Teachers & Counselors
clear
Solar Eclipse
Solar Eclipse – Important Information
08/14/2017
On Monday, August 21, all of North America will be able to view a solar eclipse. We are completely within the narrow band of totality so Affton will be a great place to see the eclipse! To celebrate this historic event, all Affton students and staff will view the solar eclipse and participate in learning…
Read More About Solar Eclipse – Important Information
clear
My #AfftonStrong Goal
My #AfftonStrong Goal
08/02/2017
We can’t wait to see all of your #BackToAffton best! Once again this year, we will be compiling a First Day of School album featuring our students. But this year, we also want to know what you hope to accomplish this school year. What’s your #afftonstrong goal? Do you want to make new friends? Or learn something new…
Read More About My #AfftonStrong Goal
clear
Back to School
2017-2018 Back To School Resource Guide
07/21/2017
The 2017-2018 school year is just around the corner! School begins for students on Wednesday, August 16, and to help you get ready, here’s a list of Back to School resources: Bus Schedules – updated 08.07.17 with correction to bus routes for Gotsch; updated 08.02.17 with a correction to Bus #10 for AHS Cougar Care (Before & After…
Read More About 2017-2018 Back To School Resource Guide
clear
Casting Call
Students Needed: Tues, Aug 1
07/21/2017
Affton School District is looking for students to appear in a video that will be shown to all of our teachers and staff on Opening Day. We need 3-4 students of specific ages on the following date and times: Tuesday, August 1 at 1:00 pm Affton Early Childhood students Tuesday, August 1 at 2:00 pm…
Read More About Students Needed: Tues, Aug 1
clear
Open House
2017-2018 Open House & Orientation Schedule
07/18/2017
Mark your calendars! School Open Houses and Student Orientations have been scheduled. Additional information will be mailed to parents soon. Affton Early Childhood Friday, August 11 & Monday, August 14 Check your parent packet for times Mesnier Primary Monday, August 14 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.: Kindergarten only 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.: Grades 1 & 2 Gotsch…
Read More About 2017-2018 Open House & Orientation Schedule
clear
Solar Eclipse
Solar Eclipse – Aug. 21, 2017
07/18/2017
On Monday, August 21, 2017, St. Louis will experience the totality of the moon obscuring the sun, otherwise referred to as a total solar eclipse. During that time, darkness will fall, temperatures may drop 10-15 degrees, breezes may vanish, insects will come out, and stars and planets will be visible. Affton School District does plan…
Read More About Solar Eclipse – Aug. 21, 2017
clear
Supply Lists
2017-2018 School Supply Lists
06/28/2017
School supply lists for the 2017-2018 school year have been posted, and can be found here: Mesnier Primary (Grades K-2 + special subjects) Gotsch Intermediate (Grades 3-5) Rogers Middle (Grades 6-8) Affton Early Childhood teachers will be mailing a list of school supplies to their students in July. Affton High School does not have a…
Read More About 2017-2018 School Supply Lists
clear
Outstanding Board Award
Affton Earns 2017 Outstanding Board Award
06/07/2017
Affton School District is pleased to announce that the Affton Board of Education has earned the 2017 Outstanding Board of Education Award in School Finance Resources from the Missouri School Board Association (MSBA). “This is the third year in a row that we have received the Outstanding Board of Education Award from the MSBA, and the Affton…
Read More About Affton Earns 2017 Outstanding Board Award
clear
Five Alumni
Five Alumni Inducted into Hall of Fame
06/02/2017
On March 5, five Affton High School alumni were included in the 2017 class of inductees into the Affton Hall of Fame. They include: Antionette Morgan-Cousins (class of 1990), executive director of AMIkids St. Louis; Dale L. Rollings (1958), attorney; Bill Slenker (1965), fourth generation builder and developer; Timothy J. Smith, Sr. (1997), founder of…
Read More About Five Alumni Inducted into Hall of Fame
clear
Class of 2017 Senior Profile
Class of 2017 Finishes Strong
05/24/2017
Congratulations to the Class of 2017! Students in Affton High School’s graduating class of 2017 were awarded 267 scholarships with a monetary value of $9.4 million — a new school record and a whopping $3 million MORE than any other graduating class from Affton! The graduates – 199 in all – walked across the stage…
Read More About Class of 2017 Finishes Strong
clear
2017 Summer Bus Routes
2017 Summer Bus Routes
05/24/2017
Bus routes for summer school are available here. As a reminder: To determine the time that the bus should be arriving at your stop, add (1) minute per stop prior to yours from the route starting time. Please be at your stop location (5) minutes prior to pick-up.
Read More About 2017 Summer Bus Routes
clear
Affton Named What’s Right With The Region
Affton Named What’s Right With The Region
05/24/2017
Affton School District is incredibly honored to receive the FOCUS St. Louis What’s Right With The Region award for Fostering Regional Cooperation with our STL CAPS program at Affton High School. On May 11, 2017, more than 500 St. Louis leaders and community members attended the 20th Annual What’s Right with the Region Awards. Each year…
Read More About Affton Named What’s Right With The Region
clear
Green Schools Quest
RMS Takes First Place in Green Schools Quest
05/23/2017
Congratulations to Mrs. Bernreuter and her team of seventh-graders, who took a first place win in the middle school division of the U.S. Green Building Council-Missouri Gateway Chapter’s 2016-17 Green Schools Quest! Green Schools Quest is a challenge-based opportunity for schools to implement low to no-cost sustainable solutions at their school. On May 2, Mrs. Bernreuter and…
Read More About RMS Takes First Place in Green Schools Quest
clear
Camps
2017 Summer Camps
05/17/2017
All camps use the grade your child(ren) will be entering in the 2017-2018 school year. Camp Cougar June 5-July 28 Grades: K-6 Click here for enrollment form and more information. Mini-Cheer Camp June 6-9 Grades: K-8 Click here for enrollment form and more information. Flag Football Camp June 19-22 Grades: K-5 Click here for enrollment form…
Read More About 2017 Summer Camps
clear
Service
#afftonstrong Community Day of Service – What A Day!
05/17/2017
We couldn’t be more proud of our students, teachers and staff, and schools! On Friday, May 12, 2017, we held our first #afftonstrong Community Day of Service, with a goal of every student and staff member serving our community for at least one hour that day. And what a day it was! Take a few…
Read More About #afftonstrong Community Day of Service – What A Day!
clear
AHS Chromebook Return Information
AHS Chromebook Return Information
05/11/2017
In the coming weeks, all current Affton High School Freshmen, Juniors & Seniors will need to turn in their district issued Chromebook and charger to the Technology Coordinator, Mr. Herrera in Room 15 after completing their finals. Current Sophomores will keep their devices over the summer. Instructions for Seniors Instructions for Freshmen…
Read More About AHS Chromebook Return Information
clear
Congratulations, 2017 Retirees!
Congratulations, 2017 Retirees!
05/11/2017
The Affton School District would like to thank all of our retiring teachers and staff members for their years of dedication and service to our students and schools. With over 124 years of combined experience in the district, you have certainly helped make us Affton Strong! Parents As Teachers Jan Lee, Parent Educator – 5 years Linda Lenzen, Program…
Read More About Congratulations, 2017 Retirees!
clear
Google for Education
Affton Named Google Reference District
05/04/2017
Affton School District has earned recognition as a Google for Education Reference District, one of only 140 districts worldwide with this designation. Google for Education Reference Districts demonstrate excellence and thought leadership through the innovative use of technology, including G Suite for Education (formerly known as Google Apps for Education) and Chromebooks, to drive impact…
Read More About Affton Named Google Reference District
clear
Meet Michelle Burford, Appointed Board Director
Meet Michelle Burford, Appointed Board Director
05/02/2017
Congratulations to Michelle Burford, sworn in as an appointed Director to the Affton Board of Education on May 2. She will complete the unfinished term of Director Larry Knox, and must run for election in the April 2018 general election. That term will last three years. Learn more about Mrs. Burford below: Name: Michelle L. Burford Telephone:…
Read More About Meet Michelle Burford, Appointed Board Director
clear
AHS Junior Honored by SSD
AHS Junior Honored by SSD
04/28/2017
Special School District (SSD) has recognized Mitchell Herndon, a junior at Affton High School, with a Rosemary Zander Award at their annual Commitment to Kids Banquet on April 27. Founded in 1988, the Rosemary Zander Award program recognizes the accomplishments of 22 students receiving services from SSD. While their achievements are varied, their stories all tell…
Read More About AHS Junior Honored by SSD
clear
Best High Schools
AHS Earns Spot on U.S. News Best High School List
04/26/2017
Affton High School is listed among the top high schools in Missouri and the nation on U.S. News and World Report‘s 2017 Best High Schools ranking. Affton earned a silver medal in this year’s list and was ranked as No. 23 out of 517 high schools in Missouri, placing it in the top 4 percent of high schools in…
Read More About AHS Earns Spot on U.S. News Best High School List
clear
Board Vacancy to be Filled May 2
Board Vacancy to be Filled May 2
04/26/2017
In a unanimous vote Tuesday night, the Affton Board of Education appointed Michelle Burford to complete the unfinished term of Director Larry Knox. Director Knox left the board after seven years in March due to work commitments. “We had an amazing and diverse group of citizens apply for this position,” said Board President Tom Bellavia…
Read More About Board Vacancy to be Filled May 2
clear
2017 SOAR Award & Superintendent’s Award Winners Named
2017 SOAR Award & Superintendent’s Award Winners Named
04/20/2017
A record-breaking thirty-three staff members, volunteers and community partners were honored at the Affton School District’s 21st Annual Service and Outstanding Achievement Recognition (SOAR) Awards on April 19. A special Superintendent’s Award was also presented. “It is my privilege to represent the Board of Education and an honor to recognize 33 exceptional people that help…
Read More About 2017 SOAR Award & Superintendent’s Award Winners Named
clear
Affton Names 2017-18 Teachers of the Year
Affton Names 2017-18 Teachers of the Year
04/20/2017
Pictured from left: Janet Peistrup, Laura Pezzani, Colleen Malone, Alison Nixon Janet Peistrup, reading specialist at Mesnier Primary School, has been named the Affton School District’s 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year. At an awards ceremony on April 19, Peistrup was awarded the honor. Each Affton school also named a Teacher of the Year for their…
Read More About Affton Names 2017-18 Teachers of the Year
clear
2017 Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) Schedule
2017 Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) Schedule
04/18/2017
The Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) is designed to measure how well students acquire the skills and knowledge described in the Missouri Learning Standards (MLS). They are one way we ensure we are meeting children’s needs and help students determine whether or not they are meeting their educational goals. No matter if students plan to attend college…
Read More About 2017 Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) Schedule
clear
Affton Strong Student of the Month March 2017
Affton Strong Student of the Month March 2017
04/15/2017
This school year we will once again be recognizing one Affton student each month for the things that make them Affton Strong, both in and out of school — this year on video! Our Affton Strong Student of the Month is: Meliah Barry – Mesnier Primary School Meliah is a first-grader and is proud to be Affton Strong! “Meliah is…
Read More About Affton Strong Student of the Month March 2017
clear
Congratulations RMS Vocalists!
Congratulations RMS Vocalists!
04/13/2017
Congratulations to the following Rogers Middle School vocalists who participated in the St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Association Solo & Small Ensemble Festival on April 8: I Rating (Superior) Abigail Bennett, 7th grade Faith Couse, 8th grade Elaina Seidelman, 8th grade II Rating (Excellent) Lucy Burke, 8th grade Kirsten Kahl, 8th grade Isabelle Leyba, 7th grade Elma…
Read More About Congratulations RMS Vocalists!
clear
Community Day of Service
afftonstrong Community Day of Service
04/12/2017
On Friday, May 12, we will be hosting the first #afftonstrong Community Day of Service. On this day, we are committing that each and every one of our students and staff members will serve our community for at least one hour. We do need help from our parents, business and faith partners and community. If…
Read More About afftonstrong Community Day of Service
clear
Parent Alert
RMS Bus 4 Minor Accident
04/07/2017
UPDATE – 3:30 P.M.: Contact has been made with parents of all students who were on board Rogers Middle School Bus 4 this afternoon. Our appreciation goes to the Affton Fire Protection District and the St. Louis County Police – Affton/Southwest Precinct for their always swift and professional response. —-ORIGINAL ALERT—- PARENT ALERT: At approximately…
Read More About RMS Bus 4 Minor Accident
clear
Lauren Knoll
Lauren Knoll Named Director of Early Learning
04/05/2017
Following an extensive search for talent and experience, the Affton School District Board of Education on Tues., April 4, approved the hiring of Lauren Knoll as Director of Early Learning for Affton Early Childhood and Parents As Teachers for the 2017-2018 school year. “With such dynamic and diverse experience, we are confident that Lauren will…
Read More About Lauren Knoll Named Director of Early Learning
clear
School Board Vacancy Applications Due April 18
School Board Vacancy Applications Due April 18
04/04/2017
With the recent resignation of Larry Knox, Affton School District is now looking for interested community members to fill a vacant seat on the Board of Education. “We are looking for someone who understands the importance of this position in continuing to move our district toward excellence,” said Board President Tom Bellavia. “The ideal candidate…
Read More About School Board Vacancy Applications Due April 18
clear
Affton Strong Student of the Month Feb 2017
Affton Strong Student of the Month Feb 2017
03/21/2017
This school year we will once again be recognizing one Affton student each month for the things that make them Affton Strong, both in and out of school — this year on video! Our Affton Strong Student of the Month is: Emir Husic – Gotsch Intermediate School Emir is a third-grader and is proud to be Affton Strong! “Emir…
Read More About Affton Strong Student of the Month Feb 2017
clear
AHS Seniors Recognized by C-SPAN
AHS Seniors Recognized by C-SPAN
03/17/2017
Three Affton High School seniors have been recognized by C-SPAN in their annual StudentCam documentary competition. Haley Gassel, Seid Music and John Rolwes received honorable mention and a $250 prize for their project titled “Education Reform in the United States.” Click link to view. “We chose this topic because education is something so close and so…
Read More About AHS Seniors Recognized by C-SPAN
clear
Affton Board Vice President Resigns
Affton Board Vice President Resigns
03/15/2017
Vice President Larry Knox informed the school board and superintendent last night of his immediate resignation from the Affton Board of Education. “It has been an honor to serve this district and the Affton community for over seven years. The accomplishments that Affton School District has achieved in this time are impressive, and the extraordinary efforts…
Read More About Affton Board Vice President Resigns
clear
Elaine Kistner Receives Honor from SSD
Elaine Kistner Receives Honor from SSD
03/10/2017
On Wed., March 8, Elaine Kistner, a real-time translator at Affton High School, was honored at the 2017 SSD Salutes banquet. Elaine received a Lasting Impression Award, which honors dedicated individuals within the Special School District. Created in 2006, it is awarded to SSD support staff who make a difference in the lives of students both…
Read More About Elaine Kistner Receives Honor from SSD
clear
Congratulations AHS Orchestra Students!
Congratulations AHS Orchestra Students!
03/08/2017
Help us celebrate Music in Our Schools Month with congratulations to the following Affton High School orchestra students who participated in the MSHSAA District Solo & Ensemble Festival on March 4: II Rating (Excellent) Samuel McAlister, sophomore – Cello Solo Isaiah Minner, junior – Violin Solo Cherry Nguyen, senior – Violin Solo Steven Tyler, senior…
Read More About Congratulations AHS Orchestra Students!
clear
Congratulations AHS Vocalists!
Congratulations AHS Vocalists!
03/08/2017
Help us celebrate Music in Our Schools Month with congratulations to the following Affton High School vocalists who participated in the MSHSAA District Solo & Ensemble Festival on March 4: II Rating (Excellent) Morgan Counts, junior Jessica Courtney, junior Matt Dohle, junior Lynn Eckhardt, freshman Alexander Ertmann, junior Maggie MacArthur, freshman Kelsey Moore, sophomore Olivia…
Read More About Congratulations AHS Vocalists!
clear
Congratulations AHS Musicians!
Congratulations AHS Musicians!
03/07/2017
Help us celebrate Music in Our Schools Month with congratulations to the following Affton High School musicians who participated in the MSHSAA District Solo & Ensemble Festival on March 4: I Rating (Superior) & Qualified for State Contest Jimmy Neiswander, freshman – Trumpet Solo Pamela Petterchak, junior – Marimba Solo and Vocal Solo II Rating…
Read More About Congratulations AHS Musicians!
clear
21st Annual SOAR Awards
21st Annual SOAR Awards
03/06/2017
Congratulations to the record-breaking 33 nominees for the 21st Annual SOAR Awards! They are: Senija Arslanovic, Custodian, Affton High School Jeff Brown, Volunteer Michelle Burford, Volunteer Tracie Burroughs, Head Cook, Rogers Middle School Curtis Busse, Volunteer Erica Chandler, Community Relations Director/Volunteer, Administration Center Chelsea Costello, SSD Teacher, Mesnier Primary William DeBruce, Volunteer Kelly Duncan, SSD Instructional…
Read More About 21st Annual SOAR Awards
clear
RMS Events Postponed – 02.28.17
RMS Events Postponed – 02.28.17
02/28/2017
Due to predicted storm warnings for the St. Louis area, two events at Rogers Middle School — the Winter Carnival and Innovation Night — have been postponed. Make-up dates for both events will be announced once determined.
Read More About RMS Events Postponed – 02.28.17
clear
Affton High School Students Work to Eliminate Hate
Affton High School Students Work to Eliminate Hate
02/28/2017
Affton High School seniors Josh Krakos and Grace Ederer are leading the charge to eliminate hate and discrimination in their school. Watch for a news feature on Josh and Grace, which should air during the evening news at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on KSDK (NBC/Channel 5) Friday, March 3. Through their work with the…
Read More About Affton High School Students Work to Eliminate Hate
clear
Parent Survey & Focus Group Results
Parent Survey & Focus Group Results
02/24/2017
This semester, we have reached out to our parent and staff communities in new ways to hear your voice. Below you’ll find results of both the 2016-17 Parent Survey and the Focus Group Series that was held for parents, staff and administrators earlier this year. 2016-17 Parent Survey 426 parents and guardians responded to the…
Read More About Parent Survey & Focus Group Results
clear
Board Recognizes Award-Winning Students
Board Recognizes Award-Winning Students
02/22/2017
Congratulations to Affton High School juniors Curtis Dawkins, Lori Eckhardt, Sam Krakowski, Pamela Petterchak, and Nicole Wagoner! These students were recognized by the Board of Education at the Feb. 21 meeting for their first place finish in Design & Presentation at St. Louis Community College’s Project Lead the Way (PLTW) competition earlier this month. Explains…
Read More About Board Recognizes Award-Winning Students
clear
2017-18 AECC Enrollment Begins Soon
2017-18 AECC Enrollment Begins Soon
02/14/2017
We’re looking for our newest learners, ages 3 to Pre-Kindergarten! Affton Early Childhood enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year will open for new students on March 1. Click here for registration information. Pending availability, registration for out-of-district families will open May 1.
Read More About 2017-18 AECC Enrollment Begins Soon
clear
2017 Camp Cougar Information
2017 Camp Cougar Information
02/08/2017
Camp Cougar, the Affton School District’s summer camp program, will be held at Mesnier Primary School and hosted by the YMCA. For more information on dates, pricing and camp activities, please click here. Register Early & Save: • 20% OFF* up to three weeks of camp until February 28 • 10% OFF* up to three weeks of camp from March…
Read More About 2017 Camp Cougar Information
clear
2016-2017 SOAR Awards Nominate an Unsung Hero
2016-2017 SOAR Awards Nominate an Unsung Hero
02/06/2017
Click here to nominate. The 21st Annual SOAR (Service and Outstanding Achievement Recognition) Awards will be held Wed., April 19 at 7 p.m. at the Affton High School Auditorium (8309 Mackenzie Road, 63123). You have the opportunity to recognize one of the many unsung heroes doing great things. The prestigious SOAR Award is bestowed upon individuals…
Read More About 2016-2017 SOAR Awards Nominate an Unsung Hero
clear
Affton Strong Students of the Month Jan 2017
Affton Strong Students of the Month Jan 2017
01/31/2017
This school year we will once again be recognizing one Affton student each month for the things that make them Affton Strong, both in and out of school — this year on video! But this January, we have two! Our Affton Strong Students of the Month are: Adele Eberhardt & Courtney Mendenhall – Rogers Middle School Adele…
Read More About Affton Strong Students of the Month Jan 2017
clear
AHS Hosts Annual Poetry Out Loud Competition
AHS Hosts Annual Poetry Out Loud Competition
01/25/2017
Affton High School sophomore Hope Daugherty reciting “Refusing Silence” by Tess Galligher Thirty-seven students at Affton High School competed in the school’s annual Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Sophomore Hope Daugherty won the competition with a recitation of “Refusing Silence” by poet Tess Galligher. “I participated in Poetry Out Loud just…
Read More About AHS Hosts Annual Poetry Out Loud Competition
clear
AHS Students Experience Inauguration
AHS Students Experience Inauguration
01/23/2017
This past weekend, over 30 Affton High School students, along with several teachers, traveled to Washington, D.C. to experience the Presidential Inauguration in person. Experience #Inauguration2017 through their eyes below. #afftonlearns #DCAHS2017 [View the story “#DCAHS2017” on Storify]
Read More About AHS Students Experience Inauguration
clear
Buddy Bench
Gravois Kiwanis Donates Buddy Bench to Mesnier Primary
01/20/2017
On Tues., Jan. 17, members of the Gravois Kiwanis Club presented Mesnier Primary School in Affton with a Buddy Bench for their playground. The purpose of a Buddy Bench is to help eliminate loneliness and foster friendships on the playground. If a child is sitting on a Buddy Bench alone, it is a signal to…
Read More About Gravois Kiwanis Donates Buddy Bench to Mesnier Primary
clear
Candidates File for the Board of Education
Candidates File for the Board of Education
01/18/2017
Three Affton citizens have filed their candidacy for three positions on the Affton Board of Education. They are: incumbents Thomas Bellavia, Susan Casaleggi and Patricia Zahn. Under the provisions of Missouri Statute Section 115.124, if the number of candidates who file is the same as the number of positions to be filled by the election (three), there will…
Read More About Candidates File for the Board of Education
clear
UPDATE Affton School District Closed Friday, January 13
UPDATE: Affton School District Closed Friday, January 13
01/12/2017
UPDATE (AS OF 4:11 P.M.): The Affton School District will be closed on Friday, January 13, 2017, due to anticipated inclement weather. This includes the Professional Development Day for staff, any scheduled activities on Friday and Saturday, as well as Cougar Care. As a reminder, all Affton Schools will also be closed Monday, January 16, 2017…
Read More About UPDATE: Affton School District Closed Friday, January 13
clear
2017-2018 Kindergarten Registration
2017-2018 Kindergarten Registration
01/03/2017
Registration for the Affton School District’s 2017-2018 Kindergarten program will be held at Mesnier Primary School, 6930 Weber Road, in the office on Wed., Feb. 15 and Thurs., Feb. 16 from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Appointments may be made for parents and guardians to complete the registration process while their child completes a kindergarten…
Read More About 2017-2018 Kindergarten Registration
clear
Affton Strong Student of the Month Dec 2016
Affton Strong Student of the Month Dec 2016
01/01/2017
This school year we will once again be recognizing one Affton student each month for the things that make them Affton Strong, both in and out of school — this year on video! Our Affton Strong Student of the Month for December is: Charlie Hyde – Affton Early Childhood Charlie is a preschooler at Affton Early Childhood and is…
Read More About Affton Strong Student of the Month Dec 2016
clear
Affton Students Recognized
Affton Students Recognized
12/22/2016
Lots of good news for students throughout Affton School District! Natalie Jobe, Irma Karahasanovic, Benny Koenig, and Conner Welte, fourth-graders at Gotsch Intermediate, earned second place out of 23 teams in the Missouri Stock Market Game. From their SAIL teacher, Laura Pezzani: “Students are given $100,000 to invest in stocks and bonds throughout the semester. They have…
Read More About Affton Students Recognized
clear
Holidays Made Brighter for Affton Families
Holidays Made Brighter for Affton Families
12/20/2016
Thanks to the generosity and dedication of the Affton School District community, the holidays are a bit brighter for 29 Affton families. Each year, a Holiday Wish List is available that lists Affton students and their siblings anonymously by number and a few of their hopes for holiday presents. School counselors and social workers spent many…
Read More About Holidays Made Brighter for Affton Families
clear
Parent Alert
Safety Update
12/09/2016
This evening, during the Affton High School vs Bayless Boys Varsity Basketball Game held at Bayless High School, there was a shooting that occurred in the lobby. We want to assure you that no Affton students were involved nor harmed. Following the incident, all attendees of the game were placed on lockdown and have since…
Read More About Safety Update
clear
Emergency & Weather Closings Information
Emergency & Weather Closings Information
12/08/2016
December 8, 2016 Dear Affton Families and Staff: As we approach the winter weather season, we want to take this opportunity to remind everyone about our procedures and notifications for dismissing early or closing school. We take any decision that changes our school day seriously and generally only do so when conditions pose a threat…
Read More About Emergency & Weather Closings Information
clear
Filing for Board of Education Open Dec 13 – Jan 17
Filing for Board of Education Open Dec 13 – Jan 17
12/05/2016
PUBLIC NOTICE FILING FOR BOARD OF EDUCATION Filing for three seats on the Affton School District Board of Education opens on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 and closes on January 17, 2017. The three-year terms of Thomas Bellavia, Susan Casaleggi, and Patricia Zahn will expire. The three available seats are for three-year terms. Interested candidates must meet the…
Read More About Filing for Board of Education Open Dec 13 – Jan 17
clear
2017 ACT Information for Nonpublic Students
2017 ACT Information for Nonpublic Students
11/28/2016
The Affton School District will be administering the state-funded ACT at its high school on April 19, 2017. Current juniors in nonpublic high schools may register to take the ACT. Due to staffing and space availability, we will only be able to accommodate the first 25 students who register. Registration will begin Tuesday, January 3, 2017, and…
Read More About 2017 ACT Information for Nonpublic Students
clear
Affton Strong Student of the Month November 2016
Affton Strong Student of the Month November 2016
11/22/2016
This school year we will once again be recognizing one Affton student each month for the things that make them Affton Strong, both in and out of school — this year on video! Our Affton Strong Student of the Month for November is: Celia Schaeffer – Gotsch Intermediate School Celia is a fifth-grader at Gotsch Intermediate School and is proud to…
Read More About Affton Strong Student of the Month November 2016
clear
Adopt An Affton Student
Adopt An Affton Student
11/21/2016
The Affton Family Fund’s annual Holiday Wish List is available online now! As the holidays approach, the social workers and counselors have received the following requests to help families in our district have a happy holiday. If you are looking for a way to give back, please consider adopting an individual student or donating an individual…
Read More About Adopt An Affton Student
clear
Thank You
Affton Community Approves Props I+N
11/08/2016
Affton family, thank you for supporting our schools and our children November 8 at the polls! The official results are in, and Props I and N have been approved by the voters. AFFTON SCHOOL DISTRICT – PROPOSITION I **TAX LEVY – STAFFING** (WITH 19 OF 19 COUNTED) YES…
Read More About Affton Community Approves Props I+N
clear
Affton Earns 96.8% on Annual Performance Report
Affton Earns 96.8% on Annual Performance Report
11/03/2016
Once again, Affton School District has earned the highest level of accreditation in the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE)’s Annual Performance Report (APR). Earning 96.8% again in 2016 maintains the progress achieved by our students, teachers and schools over the past four years. The APR represents a report card on the academic…
Read More About Affton Earns 96.8% on Annual Performance Report
clear
Title IA Schoolwide Program Planning
Title IA Schoolwide Program Planning
11/03/2016
We need your input. Please come to a Title IA Schoolwide Planning meeting so that we can hear your thoughts on how to continually improve at Mesnier, Gotsch, and Rogers. Together we will look at data about the schools, identify needs, and begin to draft a plan. The meeting will take less than an hour….
Read More About Title IA Schoolwide Program Planning
clear
The Delics An Affton Strong Family
The Delics: An Affton Strong Family
10/28/2016
For over 17 years, the Delics have been a part of the Affton School District family. Uprooted from their home following the war in Bosnia, their path wasn’t straight but it was a path that led them to find a new home. Selim works in Maintenance for Affton School District, his wife Suvada is Head…
Read More About The Delics: An Affton Strong Family
clear
AEF Awards over $30,000 to Affton Teachers
AEF Awards over $30,000 to Affton Teachers
10/20/2016
Affton teachers were surprised last week in their classrooms when members of the Affton Education Foundation awarded their annual Teacher Grants. The Affton Education Foundation, founded in 2005, raises funds designated for teacher grants to support extraordinary efforts in the classroom. Over 20 grants are provided each year by the Foundation to Affton teachers. These…
Read More About AEF Awards over $30,000 to Affton Teachers
clear
Thank A Principal A-Z Mr. Buck
Thank A Principal A-Z: Mr. Buck
10/19/2016
Name: Jason Buck Title: Principal School: RMS Years With the District: This is year 7 A – Affton Cougar memory: All school assembly for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at RMS B – Breakfast food: Smoothie C – College(s) I attended: SEMO, Lindenwood, SBU D – Degree(s) I earned: BS, MA, Ed D in…
Read More About Thank A Principal A-Z: Mr. Buck
clear
Affton Strong Student of the Month October 2016
Affton Strong Student of the Month October 2016
10/19/2016
This school year we will once again be recognizing one Affton student each month for the things that make them Affton Strong, both in and out of school — this year on video! Our Affton Strong Student of the Month for October is: Garrett Knapp – Affton High School Garrett is a senior at Affton High School and is proud to be…
Read More About Affton Strong Student of the Month October 2016
clear
Thank A Principal A-Z Dr. Powers
Thank A Principal A-Z Dr. Powers
10/07/2016
Name: Christine Powers Title: Principal School: Gotsch Intermediate Years With the District: 6 A – Affton Cougar memory: The Cougar came over to Gotsch as part of the lip dub filming. He did such a great job of getting the kids excited and energized that they ended up knocking him over. I was worried he…
Read More About Thank A Principal A-Z Dr. Powers
clear
Thank A Principal A-Z Mrs. Been
Thank A Principal A-Z Mrs. Been
10/03/2016
Name: Tina Been Title: Principal School: Mesnier Primary Years With the District: 5 A – Affton Cougar memory: Being in the dunking booth at Affton Days B – Breakfast food: Waffles C – College(s) I attended: Lindenwood University and Missouri State University D – Degree(s) I earned: Ed. Specialist, Masters in Admin and Bachelors in…
Read More About Thank A Principal A-Z Mrs. Been
clear
Thank A Principal A-Z Dr. Powell
Thank A Principal A-Z Dr. Powell
10/02/2016
Name: Vince Powell Title: Principal School: Affton High School Years With the District: 1 A – Affton Cougar memory: Creating them every day. B – Breakfast food: Coffee C – College(s) I attended: Southeast Missouri State and Saint Louis University D – Degree(s) I earned: Bachelor of Science in Education, Specialist In Education, Master of…
Read More About Thank A Principal A-Z Dr. Powell
clear
4th Graders Raise Awareness for Childhood Cancer
4th Graders Raise Awareness for Childhood Cancer
10/02/2016
Last week, fourth-grade students in Mrs. Burst’s and Mrs. Cotton’s classes at Gotsch Intermediate School organized Gold Ribbon Week in order to raise awareness about childhood cancer. They asked staff and students to bring in $0.50 or a pack of gum each day, and celebrated with different spirit days throughout the week, including wearing yellow…
Read More About 4th Graders Raise Awareness for Childhood Cancer
clear
RMS Receives 2016 Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award
RMS Receives 2016 Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award
09/22/2016
Let’s Move! Active Schools, part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative dedicated to ensuring 60 minutes of physical activity a day is the norm in K-12 schools, honored Rogers Middle School with the 2016 Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award for its outstanding efforts in creating an Active School environment. The Let’s Move! Active…
Read More About RMS Receives 2016 Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award
clear
News 4 Schools: Proposals on November ballot to raise funds for Affton schools
09/22/2016
Voters in the Affton School District will be able to vote on two propositions in November aimed at generating needed funds for the growing district. Source: News 4 Schools: Proposals on November ballot to raise funds for Affton schools
Read More About News 4 Schools: Proposals on November ballot to raise funds for Affton schools
clear
NHS Inducts 25 New Members
NHS Inducts 25 New Members
09/20/2016
Congratulations to the 25 new members of National Honor Society (NHS) at Affton High School! They include: Affton High School Seniors Andrea Jennemann, Tommy Nguyen, Mackenzie Nichols, Johnathon Rolwes, and Joel Valiaparampil Affton High School Juniors Megan Bruenger, Morgan Counts, Matthew Dohle, Lori Eckhardt, Alexander Ertmann, Christopher Fearnley, Nicole Gallarde, Ajla Gogic, Lydia Ham, Mitchell…
Read More About NHS Inducts 25 New Members
clear
Affton Strong Student of the Month September 2016
Affton Strong Student of the Month September 2016
09/14/2016
This school year we will once again be recognizing one Affton student each month for the things that make them Affton Strong, both in and out of school — this year on video! Our Affton Strong Student of the Month for September is: Margaret Schaffer – Rogers Middle School Margaret is an eighth-grader at Rogers Middle School and is proud to…
Read More About Affton Strong Student of the Month September 2016
clear
Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2018 West Corporation. All rights reserved.