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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Meramec Elementary is partnering with St. Louis Bicycle Works to host a bicycle drive on Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to noon at the school, located at 400 South Meramec Ave. Community members are encouraged to donate adult- and child-size bicycles to benefit individuals across the St. Louis area. Click on the headline to learn more.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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.
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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