Sculptor and former Affton art teacher Don Horstman designed the purple metal sculpture.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Karin Fleming comes to Affton from the Mehlville ECE center.
At its March board meeting on Tuesday, Affton Schools Superintendent Steve Brotherton introduced the district's new director of early childhood education: Karin Fleming. Fleming was hired a week ago by Special School District to run the planned Affton Early Childhood Education Center, which opens this fall. Her position is basically the equivalent of a building principal for the center. "This is a great opportunity," Fleming told Patch. "It's wonderful to come to a district where everyone is excited about early childhood education." Fleming has spent the last ten years working with the Mehlville early childhood program. Before that she worked with First Steps, Missouri's early intervention program for infants and toddlers. She has a …
Friday, February 24, 2012
The district is planning on changing rates to make enrolling easier for families who don't qualify for tax credits.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Get your youngsters registered for next year on Feb. 16, 17 and 23.
For families with children who will be entering kindergarten next fall, registration is set for next week in the Affton School District. Registration runs from 3:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16 and 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 at the Mesnier Primary School cafeteria. Registration will also take place at the Affton Early Childhood Center from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, February 23. The parent or guardian must accompany the new registrant and have the following information: If anyone has questions about registration they can call 633-5961.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Construction can start as soon as Wednesday on Reavis Road.
Approximately 150 people turned out for the groundbreaking of the new 72 child Affton early childhood education (ECE) center at 9832 Reavis Rd. on Tuesday. “We consider the early childhood program an investment in our community and our children,” Superintendent Steve Brotherton said before the crowd headed out into the light snow for the official moment. Current students at the St. George early childhood facility wore cougar hard hats as they dug into a patch of sand in front of the building with child-sized shovels—with a little help an encouragement from the Affton school board members posing with them for pictures. Depending on the readiness of the contractors construction on the former industrial building may begin as early as …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
The prices are on the cheap side compared to other districts' programs.
The Affton School Board has set an initial tuition model for the first year of the planned Affton Early Childhood Education Center, opening fall 2012. A slot in the five-day educational program will cost $625 per month, or $5,937.50 for the nine and a half month school year. Before care and after care will cost $70 and $90 per month, respectively. According to a school board memo on BoardDocs, the district will likely offer approximately 72 slots at the ECE. Slots can be halved to accommodate part-time students, so the actual number of children served will likely be higher. The precise schedule for the new facility at 9832 Reavis Road, which will host both Affton and Special School District programs, will be largely determined by …
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
The language of the agreement has yet to be finalized.
After a contentious public hearing, the Affton School District has approved a project labor agreement for the construction of its planned early childhood education center. Project labor agreements (PLAs) are typically used by governmental organizations to ensure that construction jobs are completed properly and without delays by requiring that all contractor employees comply with the terms of the union-only agreement. More than 50 people turned out at the September meeting to weigh in on the PLA. Opponents argued that contractors shouldn’t be excluded from bidding because they don’t pay dues to a labor union. Supporters said that PLAs help to ensure that large projects like the ECE are completed on time and within budget. Earlier this …
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Friends and foes of project labor agreement for $2.6-million Early Childhood Education Center clashed at the Affton School District public hearing.
Tuesday’s Affton School District Board Meeting turned into a showdown between construction contractors, trade associations and union groups during a public hearing on the district’s proposed use of a union-only project labor agreement. More than 50 people packed into the board’s Tuesday night meeting at Rogers Middle School to voice support and opposition to the project labor agreement (PLA). Such contracts are typically used by governmental organizations to ensure that construction jobs are completed properly and without delays by requiring that all contractor employees comply with the terms of the union-only agreement. The district is considering requiring a PLA for bids on the estimated $2.6 million renovation of an industrial building …
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Check out this presentation by KRJ Architects on the tentative design for an Affton School District early childhood center.
Kromm, Rikimaru & Johansen Architects presented their design for the planned Affton Early Childhood Education Center to the ECE committee and school board on Wednesday. Flip through to see some key points in the design, especially the corridoors and reception area.
KRJ Architects unveiled the design to the Early Childhood Education committee Wednesday.
Talk about before and after. By this time next year, the Affton School District plans to turn the hard-edged industrial building at 9832 Reavis Rd. into a place of growth and learning area for 3 and 4-year-olds. The details of this planned transformation were revealed Wednesday at Rogers Middle School as Kroom, Rikimaru and Johansen Architects (KRJ) revealed their design for the Affton Early Childhood Center to the ECE committee and school board. The design for the 19,000-square-foot space includes seven regular classrooms, diagnostic rooms, a nurse’s office, a project room, a lending library, a stage and a small outside garden. “I’m really impressed with the plans,” said former Affton School Board President Ron Becher, who has been …