Affton School District

Hearings set on diesel facility, cemetery; cell tower withdrawn

Web exclusive update: After The Call went to press, the St. Louis County Council on Tuesday accepted the county Planning Commission’s recommendation of “withdrawal without prejudice” for the Eco-Site cell tower proposed for Tesshire Drive, which means the developers could come back for the project at a later date.  The St. Louis County Planning Commission

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Grad Salute: Affton High School Class of 2019

Congratulations to all the seniors! Find your senior from the full graduating class photo in the zoomed-in photos in our gallery above. The name of every graduate is also listed below. Abduboriy Abdurakhmonov Melissa Aguilar Ahmed Al-Hilali Amir Al-Ramahi Rusul Al-Shahrably Sejla Aljic Chase Andrew Anderson Melanie Leonor Anderson Nyla Arman Jesse Au Gabrielle Isabel

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Affton School District changes up start times

Pictured above: Gotsch Intermediate School third-graders in the Affton School District practice wearing their eclipse glasses on the second day of school in 2017. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The Affton School District will have new start times for the 2019-2020 school year after the Affton Board of Education unanimously

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Legislation adding money to foundation formula takes it away from south county

Pictured above: Mehlville’s John Cary Early Childhood students Emma Kitchell and Yaneli Juarez-Carrillo check out their playground the first week at school in August 2018. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Legislation that would add money to Missouri’s foundation formula for public schools is being considered by the Legislature, but even with extra money spent

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All schools in south county closing early ahead of storm

School closings have been announced in advance of a pending predicted snowstorm expected to start falling around noon Friday. Lindbergh Schools and the Mehlville School District will close early Friday.  The Hancock Place School District, Bayless Schools and Affton School District will also release students two hours early. All activities at Mehlville schools this weekend

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Threat to Affton school didn’t happen, police say

Before the Affton School District got out for winter break last week, parents made social-media posts alleging a middle-school student was overheard making a threatening comment to another student on a bus. But the St. Louis County Police Department says it didn’t happen. “St. Louis County Police have investigated this claim and have found that

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Gravois Kiwanis Club honors Mesnier students

Every month the teachers of the 10 first-grade classes at Mesnier Primary School in the Affton School District choose ‘Terrific Kids’ to honor. Pictured front row, left to right, are the Gravois Kiwanis’ October honorees Colin Dunn, Audrey Lupo and Miles Starrett. Pictured in the second row are Haley Collins, Daniel Glamocak, Delaney Zumsteg and

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Another View: New Affton superintendent on changes in education

By Travis Bracht New superintendent of the Affton School District  In September, I was invited to speak with Gov. Mike Parson as part of a roundtable discussion prior to the ribbon-cutting for the new Microsoft Technology Center within St. Louis’ Cortex Innovation Community. Specifically, I was asked to talk about how the St. Louis Centers

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