Thursday, May 23, 2013
Two hundred four Affton graduates walked across the stage Wednesday.
The Affton High School class of 2013 graduated Wednesday, in a ceremony that recognized student leaders as well as those going on to serve in a branch of the military. This class was awarded a total of $4.3 million in college scholarships. Just a few days before graduation, Affton was recogized by Newsweek as one of the top high schools in the country in preparing its students for college. Join Affton-Shrewsbury Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. Also in Patch:
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Ford stopped making the Crown Victoria police cars, so Shrewsbury is experimenting with the SUV.
Shrewsbury residents may have noticed their police officers have a higher profile driving down the road lately. The Shrewsbury Police Department has two Ford SUV squad cars in the fleet now. “We’ve had positive feedback from the officers and the community so far,” Lt. Brian Catlett said. “These are the first two we’ve ever purchased. We’ve been purchasing the traditional Crown Victoria police car for probably 20 years.” Catlett said Ford no longer makes the Crown Victoria police car, but have switched to a smaller sedan, which the department has tried but isn’t completely satisfied with. He said they’re waiting to see if Ford changes their make and model. Join Affton-Shrewsbury Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Seniors Tiffany Lee and Vidhan Srivastava each earned a $2,500 scholarship.
Lindbergh High School seniors Vidhan Srivastava and Tiffany Lee have been selected as winners of National Merit $2,500 Scholarships, the Lindbergh School District announced in a news release. Six Lindbergh seniors were named semifinalists last fall. Lee was one of two Missouri high school students to be honored as a 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholar. She also earned perfect scores on her ACT and SAT. Learn more about the scholarship, from the Lindbergh School District: "The 2,500 National Merit $2,500 Scholarships are the awards for which every finalist is considered. Winners are named in every state, in numbers based on the state’s percentage of the nation’s graduating high school seniors. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation’s own …
Monday, May 20, 2013
The students at Rogers Middle School presented the proceeds from the Affton 5 Run: $1,000 to St. Louis Children's Hospital & $5,000 to Mitchell Herndon and his family.
Thirty middle school students and their four teacher sponsors at Rogers Middle School organized The Affton 5, a five-mile charity race here in Affton to benefit fellow student Mitchell Herndon. Mitchell was a healthy, typical 12-year-old boy until last year, when his health began to fail, leaving him unable to run, walk or even get up on his own. Today, Mitchell is improving so much with the help of St. Louis Children's Hospital - Neurorehabilitation Department that he even walked into school on his own at the start of this semester. The students at Rogers Middle School presented the proceeds from the Affton 5 Run May 15 — $1,000 to the St. Louis Children's Hospital Neurorehabilitation Unit & $5,000 to Mitchell Herndon and his family. Join…
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Another class of Bronchos graduates.
New Bayless Superintendent of Schools Ronald J. Tucker presided over his first graduation Friday, as the class of 2013 graduated. Seniors, Luella Loseille, Kayla Wood and Miranda Reese spoke to their fellow students. Join Affton-Shrewsbury Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. Also in Patch:
Tiffany Lee is one of two Missouri high school students honored by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars.
Lindbergh High School senior Tiffany Lee is one of two Missouri high school students to be honored by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars as a 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholar, according to a news release from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Communications. She was invited to attend National Recognition Weekend in June in Washington, D.C., where they will be awarded the U.S. Presidential Scholars medallion, according to the release. "This award is one of the nation's highest honors for high school students," Missouri Commissioner of Education Chris L. Nicastro said in the release. "As two of our state's most accomplished seniors, I commend these students for their commitment to their education…
Friday, May 17, 2013
The Sappington students organized in days to help Lonnie Avent's family.
Smiles were everywhere, but so were hugs, Friday at the Sappington Elementary School parking lot. The Sappington fifth-graders and their parents mobilized Friday with Lemonade for Lonnie, a massive lemonade stand to benefit the family of Lonnie Avent, a Sappington third-grader who died following a car accident on May 9. See photos of Lemonade for Lonnie on Affton-Shrewsbury Patch Facebook. The fifth-graders took charge on the school parking lot, directing traffic and taking lemonade orders at multiple stands. Parent, Kimberly Amerein, said they didn't have a goal, but would stay out as long as people kept coming. As of 3:30 p.m. Friday, Lemonade for Lonnie had raised more than $11,000. At the end, the kids and parents pulled in more than $…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Affton High School made a list of the best public schools to prepare its student for college.
Affton High School has been recognized as one of the best public high schools in the country at preparing its students for college. Newsweek and The Daily Beast annually crunches the numbers, and this year Affton made number 1950 out of the 2000 in the list. The ranking is based on six elements, according to The Daily Beast/Newsweek. The list is based on six components: graduation rate (25 percent), college acceptance rate (25 percent), AP/IB/AICE tests taken per student (25 percent), average SAT/ACT scores (10 percent), average AP/IB/AICE scores (10 percent), and percent of students enrolled in at least one AP/IB/AICE course (5 percent). See how Affton did in the ranking. Among other considerations, it has a graduation rate of 91 percent …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The 2011 Affton graduate's passion, attitude and work ethic was rewarded.
Affton High School graduate D.J. Mueller (2011), who now plays soccer at Culver-Stockton College, was honored at its 2012-13 sports banquet May 8 with the PAW Award. The PAW Award is recognizes passion, attitude and work ethic, according to a press release from the college. It goes to one player from each athletic team and the student athletic training staff. Mueller is a sophomore defender on the men's soccer team this year. Also in Patch: Join Affton-Shrewsbury Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Mary Carpenter said every student is worthy, whatever his/her aspirations are.
Mary Carpenter, college counselor at Affton High School, recently received the 2013 Peggy Clinton Memorial Service Award, the highest honor the Missouri Association of College Admission Counseling (MOACAC) recognizes. Carpenter has served as a counselor at Affton High School for 27 years; the last two as college counselor, according to a school press release. “As a long-standing member of MOACAC, I am so honored to have been selected for this award,” said Carpenter. “We work hard so that every student has a post-secondary plan in place. I hope my students know that they are all worthy; the student in the floor-laying program at South County Tech is just as important to me as the student matriculating to a selective college.” Affton …