Glenridge Elementary third-graders practiced their archery skills during physical education class on Friday, April 5. The school’s third- through fifth-grade students are taking part in the archery unit during the month of April. Click on the headline to view photos.
Glenridge Elementary fifth-graders traveled to Clayton High School on April 9 to take part in the schools' first-ever STEM Day. The event engaged the fifth-grade students in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) while broadening their perspectives on possible STEM-based career options. Click on the headline to watch a video of the event.
Glenridge Elementary fifth-grader Lixin Zheng earned first place in the state problem-solving competition hosted by the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics on Saturday, April 27, on the campus of the University of Central Missouri. Click on the headline to learn more and view the list of Glenridge students who competed at the regional level of the competition.
First- through fourth-grade students at Glenridge Elementary are spending time after school this year learning to be good stewards of their environment as members of the school’s Green Team. In its second year, the Green Team was developed by Glenridge Science Teacher Brendan Kearney to educate students about sustainability while helping to make their school community a “greener” place. Click
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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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Thanks to the tremendous support from the Glenridge Elementary community, the school's blood drive in honor of fifth-grader Stevie Landau on May 7 was a success. For reaching the blood drive's quota for donated units of blood, the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center donated $230 to the Bob Costas Cancer Center at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center. The support from the Glenridge community was greatly appreciated!
Glenridge Elementary students in Karen Engel’s second-grade class write their own nonfiction books about animals as part of the second grade language literacy curriculum. The students asked questions and used multiple sources to research their chosen animal before creating their book. The students officially “published” their books later in the week. Click on the headline to view photos.
Glenridge Elementary students and their families enjoyed learning about different cultures through fun activities such as storytelling, dancing and pottery during the school’s Merge of Cultures event. Click on the headline to read more and view photos.
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.
We were deeply saddened to hear the news of the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15. Our thoughts are with all of those affected by this tragedy. The physical, mental and social wellbeing of our students is always the top priority in our District, and our staff is fully prepared to support the needs of our students, especially during difficult times. Click on the headline to read a list of tips from the National Association of School Psychologists for helping your child cope.
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.
Glenridge Elementary fifth-graders have begun preparing for their transition to sixth grade at Wydown Middle School this fall. The students welcomed WMS Principal Mary Ann Goldberg, Assistant Principal Doug Wehner and Counselor Liz Tucker on Monday, Feb. 25, to learn about what they should expect as incoming sixth-graders. Click on the headline to read the article.
Glenridge Elementary students and staff raised $4,525.50 for the American Heart Association during their Jump Rope for Heart event on Monday, Feb. 11. Students collected donations from family members and friends during the two weeks leading up to the event, and staff members donated five dollars each to “dress like a P.E. teacher” on the day of the event. Click on the headline to read more and view photos.
Glenridge Elementary students and staff wore red on Friday, Feb. 1, 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.
Glenridge students read an astounding 142,838 minutes during this year’s Read-A-Thon, and as a result, they raised $9,000 in pledges from family and friends. As a reward to the student from each grade level who read the most minutes during the Read-A-Thon, Glenridge invited Clayton Mayor Linda Goldstein to a special lunch with these students. Click the headline to read the article and view photos.