When the first day of filing closed Tuesday evening, three officially registered their candidacies with Lindbergh schools. A fourth candidate filed Jan. 10.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Kaitlyn Pluff, a fifth-grader whose teacher is Eric Bowen, won the competition with the word “authoritative.” Fourth-graders Kimberly Welch placed second, and Anna Bohnert placed third.
Thirty-five students at Gotsch Intermediate School in Affton competed in the school’s Spelling Bee on Fri., Jan. 11. Kaitlyn Pluff, a fifth-grader whose teacher is Eric Bowen, won the competition with the word “authoritative.” Fourth-graders Kimberly Welch placed second, and Anna Bohnert placed third. Pluff will move on to compete in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch 2013 Spelling Bee Semi-Final Competition, to be held at McKendree University on March 2. Participants in the 2013 Gotsch Intermediate School Spelling Bee included: Third Grade: Claire Burmester, Ela Potera, and Helen Shannon; Fourth Grade: Anna Bohnert, Will Clinton, Thomas Dawson, Mensur Dipa, Alyssa Forbes, Brandon Galler, Ileiana Gonzalez, Charlotte Krakowski, Hannah MacCachran, …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
See how Affton and Bayless School districts scored on the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's new system.
School districts in Affton and Shrewsbury got a sneak peek at the new accreditation system that will determine school rankings in a few years. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's new system—which evaluates academic achievement, college and career readiness, attendance, graduation as well as several other factors—scores schools on a 100-point scale. Lindbergh School District, along with Kirkwood and Clayton, earned a perfect 100 score. Under the previous scoring system, which ranks schools on a 14-point scale, Lindbergh earned four perfect 14s in the last four years. Affton School District earned a 96.8 out of 100. Affton also earned perfect 14s over last last four years, but the new 100-point scale is more rigorous and …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The legislators toured the school district's new education building.
Affton School District hosted a Legislator Breakfast on Jan. 3, providing members of the Board of Education and district administrators an opportunity to meet with state political figures and discuss timely educational issues. After a tour of the new Affton Early Childhood classrooms and facilities, as well as a visit with the Parents As Teachers program, a dialogue was opened between all those in attendance. State Rep. Jeanne Kirkton, Dist. 91; State Rep. Genise Montecillo, Dist. 92; State Rep. Bob Burns, Dist. 93; and State Sen. Scott Sifton, Dist. 1, were present. MORE SCHOOL NEWS Getting to Know: Affton High's Special Education Students Affton Schools Host Clergy at Inaugural Faith Breakfast Rogers Teachers Awarded $15,000 for Touch …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Sick of your parents getting to have all the fun at trivia nights? The Affton School Mothers Club is hosting a kids only trivia night at Rogers Middle School.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Register by January 3 for this trivia night fundraiser just for kids ages 11-15 benefiting Affton schools.
Calling all kids ages 11-15! Sick of your parents getting to have all the fun at trivia nights? The Affton School Mothers Club is hosting a kids only trivia night at Rogers Middle School. The trivia night is at 7 p.m. on January 4. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Registration is $10, which includes snacks, refreshments and prizes. Each team of eight to sign up gets a free one-topping pizza, but students can also sign up without a team. Children may bring their own snacks, but no outside beverages are allowed. For more information, email email@example.com. MORE SCHOOL NEWS Getting to Know: Affton High's Special Education Students Rogers Teachers Awarded $15,000 for Touch Pad Technology Third Grader Wins Spelling Bee with 'S-l-a-n-d-e-r'
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Legislation that would allow teachers with concealed weapons permits to carry guns in school has the support of Missouri House Republican leaders.
A spokesman for Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced Monday that Nixon has sent letters to all 520 public school superintendents in the state, opposing legislation that would allow teachers with concealed weapons permits to carry their weapon at school. The bill for the 2013 legislative session was filed following the Newtown, CT shooting, which left 26 people, including 20 children, dead at Sandy Hook Elementary School. It is co-sponsored by House Republican leaders, including House Speaker Tim Jones and Majority Leader John Diehl. “Here in Missouri we have a strong framework of laws to protect students and educators, such as the Missouri Safe Schools Act, which passed with broad bipartisan support in 1996. Current law also allows local …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
This year, special school district in Affton students fixed Thanksgiving dinner for faculty, sang Christmas carols on Cougar News and cheered on their classmates during sporting events.
Everybody’s alike, and everyone is different: that’s the motto in Affton High School’s special education class. “They know certain things are challenging for them, but not impossible,” Special School District teacher Mary Beth Merlo said about her students. “They really yearn to be friends with the general education population.” Special education students in Affton manage cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injuries, autism, blindness, language impairments, Down syndrome and other special needs on top of their academic responsibilities. “The Affton students are absolutely phenomenal with the acceptance and their kindness to these kids,” Merlo said. “It’s really heartwarming.” This year, special education students fixed Thanksgiving dinner for …
Representatives from Affton First Baptist Church, Salem Lutheran Church and other houses of worship met with school officials this month.
Dr. Steve Brotherton, superintendent of Affton Schools, along with Erica Chandler, community relations director, and Dena Christ and Maggie Stockmann, social workers in the district and administrators of the Affton Family Fund, met with representatives from local churches on Dec. 6 to discuss updates in the schools and how both institutions can work together to meet the needs of Affton students and families. “We recognize the importance of the roles played by the home, the church, and the schools in raising any child,” said Brotherton. “I look forward to continuing our conversations with the Affton-area clergy, and to forming partnerships and synergies to benefit our students.” Another Faith Breakfast is planned for Spring 2013. For …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
The NRA called for more armed staff at each school across the country Friday.