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.
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.
Prompted by the events that occurred in Boston, Meramec Elementary fifth-graders organized a run/walk to benefit The One Fund Boston. On Monday, May 6, fifth-graders and their teachers, along with other Meramec students, siblings and parents, ran 26 laps around the elementary school to symbolize the 26 miles of the Boston Marathon. Click the headline to view photos.
Meramec Elementary’s Helping Hands community outreach program had Meramec families busy in their kitchens this April making brown bag lunches. A total of 126 brown bag lunches were prepared, decorated and donated to Peter and Paul Community Services in downtown St Louis. Click the headline to learn more.
Meramec Elementary students gained greater awareness and respect for people with differing abilities during the school’s third annual Abilities Awareness Experience held on Friday, April 19. Eighteen presenters from across the St. Louis region taught students about the variety of abilities individuals may have and why it is important to value each other’s differing abilities. Click on the headline to learn more and