Captain Elementary third-grade students took time during their last week of school to track turtles in Forest Park through the St. Louis Box Turtle Project. The St. Louis Zoo, Washington University and Forest Park Forever partnered to develop the project, which promotes the conservation of box turtles in the St. Louis area and connects young people with nature. Click on the headline
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Fifth-Grade Promotion at Captain Elementary serves as a time for fifth-graders and their teachers and families to celebrate their successes while excitedly anticipating future endeavors. Captain fifth-grade students were promoted to the next chapter in their education during the special ceremony on Friday, May 31. Click on the headline to view photos.
English Language (EL) students at Wydown Summer Academy are helping to improve the reading skills of EL students at Elementary Summer Academy through a partnership between the programs this summer. Click on the headline to read more and view photos.
Kindergarten through eighth-grade students in the School District of Clayton’s SummerQuest summer day camp have been enjoying a wide variety of activities during the camp’s first session of the summer. From baking cookies to erupting volcanoes, SummerQuest provides fun opportunities for every camper. Click on the headline to view photos.
The School District of Clayton is reducing its impact on the environment while saving an estimated $700,000 through the installation of 12 arrays of solar panels on eight buildings across the District and at the Center of Clayton. The Board of Education approved a 20-year lease proposal from Microgrid Solar, which includes Microgrid’s donation of an array of solar panels at Wydown Middle School. The District is projected to save $700,000 over the course of the expected life of the solar panels. Click on the headline to read the article.
It’s never too early to start preparing for a successful new school year! Click on the headline for a list of resources to help you and your family prepare for the start of the 2013-2014 school year.
The Captain Elementary students in Carolyn O’Dea’s second-grade class participated in a lesson on international poetry during their Writers’ Workshop on Wednesday, May 15, led by English Language (EL) Specialist Azniv Tcherkezian. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
Clayton alumna Alyssa Hartel and Captain Spanish Teacher Lorie Madriz have been working together this year to coordinate a pen pal program for the fourth-grade Spanish students at Captain. Hartel, a former Captain student and a 2007 Clayton High School graduate, currently is teaching English to elementary students in Galicia, Spain. Click on the
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Dear Ralph M. Captain Families,
Principal, Ralph M. Captain Elementary