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  • Meramec Celebrates African Culture, Famous Individuals

    The Meramec Elementary community gathered on Thursday, Feb. 26, for African American History Night, a special celebration highlighting the impact of African culture on the U.S. and the important work of African American individuals throughout history. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.

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  • Students Use Economics to Help Children in Need

    The students in Tracy McKenna’s third-grade class at Meramec Elementary recently learned a real-life lesson in economics while helping their peers half a world away. The students created a business for making and selling handmade Valentine Heart Pins. The business project was created in conjunction with the third-grade Economics unit and allowed the students to put their knowledge of economics to work. This business, however, had an added bonus: all of the proceeds from the pins will be used to support a school in Kenya. Click on the headline to learn more.

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  • District Launches New Website Design, Navigation

    The School District of Clayton is excited to unveil the new design and functionality of our District and school websites. Click the headline to learn more about the new features of the websites.

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  • Meramec Elementary Has Heart!

    Meramec Elementary students and staff wore red on Friday, Feb. 6, to commemorate the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day. Students learned about heart health, participated in heart healthy activities and Chartwells, the District’s food service provider, served red food items. Click the headline to view photos.

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  • Third-Grader Receives State-of-the-Art Learning Tool

    Meramec Elementary third-grader Margot Epstein received a new, state-of-the-art learning tool on Friday, Feb. 6. Thanks to a grant from Missouri Assistive Technology awarded to Special School District of St. Louis County, Margot, who is visually impaired, will use the VisioBook Portable Electronic Magnifier and Distance Viewer to help with her distance vision throughout the school day. Click the headline to learn more.

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  • Counselors are Pivotal Part of School Community

    School counselors are often the individuals who work behind the scenes to ensure students are ready to learn each day and are prepared for success beyond graduation. In honor of National School Counseling Week, which is celebrated from Feb. 2-6, the School District of Clayton is highlighting the role of these individuals in their school communities. Click the headline to read the article.

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  • International Night Highlights the Many Cultures at Meramec

    The Meramec community spent a wonderful evening in the school’s gym on Friday, Jan. 23, for the annual International Night sponsored by the PTO. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.

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In Other News

  • FDA Alert - Cumin and Peanut Allergies

    Chartwells, the District's food service provider, has notified the District that the FDA issued a consumer alert to people who are highly allergic or sensitive to peanuts. Click the headline to learn more.

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  • Science Fair News

    It's time to sign up for the 2015 Meramec Science Fair! Projects are due for judging on Tuesday, March 24, and will be displayed at Meramec Elementary March 24-26. Click the headline for more details.

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  • Meramec Students Celebrate 100th Day of School

    Students at Meramec Elementary celebrated the 100th day of school on Tuesday, Jan. 27, by bringing in their collections of 100 items and dressing up in costumes inspired by fashion from 100 years ago. The fourth-graders and kindergarteners also partnered to create 100th Day crowns. Click on the headline to view photos.

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  • Fourth-Graders Study Louisiana Purchase

    Meramec Elementary fourth-graders in Bryan Giansanti’s class learned about the Louisiana Purchase during their social studies time on Tuesday, Jan. 20. In small groups, the students read about the famous real estate deal and picked out the big ideas from what they had learned. Click on the headline to view photos.

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  • Students and their Families Enjoy the Annual Holiday Sing

    Meramec Elementary students performed for their parents on Dec. 18 as part of the school's annual pre-Winter Break tradition: the Holiday Sing! Click on the headline to view photos.

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  • Students Expand Their Horizons During The Hour of Code

    Meramec Elementary students are trying their hand at computer science this week in conjunction with one of the largest worldwide learning events in history: The Hour of Code. Every class at Meramec is spending one hour during Computer Science Education Week, held Dec. 8-14, with Educational Technologist Tarita Rhimes and Counselor Anthony Henderson to learn about coding. Click on the headline to learn
    more and view photos.

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  • Meramec Students are on a Roll!

    Meramec Elementary third- through fifth-graders are taking part in one of the school year’s most highly-anticipated annual activities: rollerblading! In conjunction with their physical education (P.E.) curriculum, the students have learned the basics of moving on rollerblades and are practicing their balance as they loop around the school’s gymnasium during P.E. class. Click on the headline to view photos.

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  • Special Visitors Share Their School Experiences With Students

    To commemorate American Education Week, Meramec Elementary students invited their grandparents and special friends to Meramec’s annual Special Visitors Day on Nov. 20. Students and their special visitors shared stories about school then and now and discussed the similarities and differences between their elementary school experiences. Click the
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Welcome

Meramec Elementary School is nestled in a tree-lined neighborhood of suburban St. Louis, Missouri. The school has a rich history, and it is not unusual to find several generations of families represented among our current school population. Families have a strong desire to offer their children an education with high academic standards in a student-centered school. The rich diversity of our school population is valued. Our guiding principles state, "Diversity enriches our lives, mirrors our world, and reflects our future."

Meramec Elementary School is well known as a place where students, staff, administration, parents and community members work together in harmony. All learning activities are driven by a strong belief that it is essential "...to strive to develop in all the children the strength of character, the skills, the knowledge and the wisdom necessary to build creative, productive lives and contribute to a global society". The individuality of every learner is recognized and valued. Members of our Meramec community include outstanding teachers, excellent support staff, supportive parents and energetic volunteers, who work together to support each child's success.

Studies are enhanced by exciting and engaging activities, where daily decisions are based on the best interests of students, balancing individual and group needs. Character education is woven throughout daily experiences. The school culture nurtures both the joy of learning and the satisfaction of achievement. The Meramec School community fosters the development of students who accept responsibility for their learning and feel supported in their ability to create positive futures for themselves.

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