Wydown Middle School sixth-grade students performed a Readers Theater rendition of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination for their classmates on Friday, April 19. Unlike performing a play, Readers Theater productions focus on the reading of a script aloud to help audience members envision the action. Click on the headline to read more and view photos.
Wydown Middle School sixth-grader Julian Evans’ poster, “You Are What You Eat,” has been selected by the St. Louis County Department of Health as the top design submitted at the sixth-grade level in its 2013 Healthy Living Poster/Slogan Contest. More than 800 students from across St. Louis County submitted a poster design for the contest. Click on the headline to learn more.
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.
With their own immigrant identity, the sixth-graders at Wydown Middle School traveled through Ellis Island on Friday, May 10, to experience what it might have been like for the immigrants who arrived in the U.S. in the late 1800s. Click on the headline to read more and view photos.
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.
Compelled to help the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing because of a passion for running, Wydown Middle School sixth-grader Caroline Marsden hosted a bake sale on April 21, raising $500 to support One Fund Boston. Click on the headline to learn more.
WMS seventh-graders participated in a national day of activism on March 20 to raise awareness about the dangers of tobacco use, encourage their peers to remain tobacco-free and urge their elected officials to take action to protect children from tobacco. Students and staff joined more than 1,000 schools and communities across the country to participate in Kick Butts Day. Click on the headline to read more.
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.
Wydown Middle School sixth-graders Kedar Venkatesh and Jesus Madrazo earned blue ribbons at the 2013 Academy of Science – St. Louis’ Science Fair, and sixth-grader David Corbo received a white ribbon. The projects were judged on May 1 and were on display at Queeny Park from May 3-4. Kedar’s project also was selected for a special award from Monsanto, which included a $200 prize.
WMS students have been learning why healthy snacking combined with regular exercise is important for their physical and mental well-being. In conjunction with the school's Fuel Up to Play 60 grant, Chartwells Food Service Director Bridget Jordan presented to all of the P.E. classes to discuss healthy snacking and moving for at least 60 minutes each day. Click on the headline to learn more.
Choir Teacher Jerry Estes has been selected to receive the Yale University School of Music’s prestigious 2013 Yale Distinguished Music Educator Award. This award is presented biennially to 50 music educators from across the country who are selected based on their outstanding accomplishments while teaching music in public schools. Click on the headline to read 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 to support the school's application for LEED® Gold certification. Click on the headline to read the article.
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Everyday Family Heroes" 8th Grade Digital Arts and Photography
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Board of Education
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Digital Art and Photography Art Show "Everyday Family Heroes
7:30 AM - 8:15 AM ELL Parent Coffee
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM WMS Integrated Arts
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Wydown All-School Concert
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Board of Education Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM 8th Grade Promotion