Thanks to the broad range of presentations at Meramec Elementary’s Career Day on May 3, students gained new ideas and ambitions for their future careers. The 18 presentations, mainly from family members of students and staff, included insights into the careers of pilots, authors, chefs, doctors, dentists, firefighters, police officers, handymen, military personnel and many others. Click on the headline to read
more and view photos.
Fourth-grade students planted native Missouri wildflowers in the school's science garden as part of their life science unit “Structures of Life.” This planting gave students an opportunity to contribute directly to the environment of Meramec using native plants which are adapted to growing in Missouri's climate. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
Current Clayton Mayor Harold Sanger, former Mayor Linda Goldstein and the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council honored the 14 student winners of the Clayton Centennial Contest at a special reception on Monday, May 13. These students were celebrated for their essays, artwork and videos submitted in the contest to depict their answers to the question, “What will Clayton be like in 100 years?” Click
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the list of winners.
Following the School District of Clayton’s Science Fair in March, 15 Meramec Elementary students were honored for their unique projects at the Academy of Science – St. Louis’ Science Fair at Queeny Park on May 1. Click on the headline for a list of the award-winning students.
With the end of the 2012-2013 school year in sight, students who will be advancing to the next level of their education in the District are anxiously anticipating what their new school and new schedule will have in store. Click on the headline to read an article about what District staff are doing to help these fifth- and eighth-graders prepare for the next step.
The news of the devastation caused by the tornado in Oklahoma on May 20 is both shocking and saddening. Our hearts and thoughts are with the community of Moore and the surrounding areas impacted by the tornado, especially the students, staff and families at Briarwood and Plaza Towers Elementary Schools. Click on the headline for a letter from Superintendent Dr. Sharmon Wilkinson containing resources for talking with your children about this tragedy and for suggestions on how you can help the individuals directly impacted by the tornado.
Children who are five years old on or before July 31, 2013, are eligible to enroll in kindergarten for the 2013-2014 school year. All forms required for official enrollment must be completed and submitted by July 1. Click on the headline for more information about kindergarten registration and a complete list of events taking place this spring and summer for kindergarten students and their parents.
Two Meramec Elementary fourth-graders will soon be published authors for their submissions to The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration, a St. Louis-based nonprofit organization that publishes collections of stories written by young people about their family’s history. Belle Gage and Natalie Schuver wrote their stories last summer after spending time interviewing their family members. Click the headline to view the article.
The School District of Clayton will save an estimated $651,000 over the next 20 years while reducing its impact on the environment with the installation of eight arrays of solar panels on six buildings across the District. 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. Click on the headline to read the article.
As part of a new STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program with Kid Zone, Meramec Elementary fourth-and fifth-grade students put on their hard hats this spring for a fun construction project funded by the Clayton Education Foundation. The students accepted the challenge of building a 12-inch long bridge out of toothpicks, with the goal of having the least expensive bridge that would hold
the most weight. Click the
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7:30 AM - 8:15 AM Character Council Meeting - Meeting Room
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Celebrations of Learning - Classrooms
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Board of Education
11:45 AM - 2:00 PM 3rd Grade Class (Johnson) to Planetarium
1:00 PM - 3:15 PM Meramec Field Day - Shaw Park, Rain Plan at Meramec