We are stepping forward into a new developmental phase at the Affton School District. As I have written before we will need the support of staff, students, parents, and the rest of the community to be successful. To use a farming analogy, up to this point we have cultivated the ground and planted the seeds. The next step is to grow the crop so we can get to the harvest. This will take commitment and consistent focus, patience to allow people and systems to grow, and rain in the form of community support. If we can stay the course we truly believe we can be one of the top school districts in the state.
To put in perspective what this can mean, consider where we are today. We have recent graduates studying at Stanford, BYU, Ohio State, University of Chicago and many other top universities. We have the Missouri Teacher of the Year doing a fabulous job representing our district. We have a foundation with a generous endowment supporting our mission with grants, funding of a college counselor, and other support. We have been recognized for our Engineering, Biomedical and Business programs. We have been recognized by Special School District as a model for integrating special needs students into the life of the school. We have a lot of very positive successes, but we truly believe this is just the start and we can be even better.
- Dozens of committees in the district that have real impact on our direction.
- Volunteer opportunities with our students and student groups.
- Organizations that directly touch our schools.
- Forums held by the Board of Education and the Administration on various topics.
- Encouraging our staff
- Attending sporting events and theatrical productions