Clayton High School Student Government partnered with Mercy Hospital to host a blood drive on Wednesday, May 6. Thanks to the many people who donated blood at the event, the blood drive collected 30 pints of blood for use in the treatment of patients at Mercy Hospital. Click on the headline to view photos.
Clayton High School hosted a Russian delegation of 24 educators, journalists, government officials and other professionals from the Moscow School of Civic Education on Wednesday, May 13. CHS has been selected to host the Russian delegation on the topic of secondary education in the U.S. for the past six years. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
Three Clayton High School seniors have been named semifinalists for the 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Seniors (from left) Peter Schmidt, Anna Widder and Jeffrey Cheng represent one-third of the nine students selected for the honor in Missouri, with CHS having more semifinalists in this year’s awards program than any other school in the state. Click on the headline to learn more.
Clayton High School senior Gwyneth Henke recalls her recent phone conversation with Ethel Kennedy, widow of the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy, as “surreal” and “amazing.” Kennedy was calling Henke to congratulate the CHS senior for being selected as the recipient of the prestigious Robert F. Kennedy High School Journalism Award in the High School Print category. Click on the headline to learn more.
Clayton High School junior Sung Hyun (Peter) Kim was rewarded for his innovative thinking and entrepreneurial skills at the finals of the Independent Youth 30-Day Entrepreneurship Challenge held on Saturday, April 18, at the City Museum. Kim earned second place in the competition and a $1,000 cash prize to help start his business. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
Eight Clayton High School seniors have been named Finalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program, with three of those students earning scholarships through the program. Seniors Jeffrey Cheng, Nathaniel Rowe, Samuel Rubin, Peter Schmidt, Jacob Shepard, Jacob Tarr, Pietro Vannucci and Anna Widder have been named Finalists in the program based on their abilities, skills and accomplishments. Of these Finalists, Cheng, Rubin and Schmidt have earned National Merit scholarships. Click on the headline to learn more.
The Clayton High School Scholar Bowl Team won first place at the MSHSAA State Scholar Bowl Team Championship and CHS junior Omkar Venkatesh was crowned the Individual State Champion during the competition held at the University of Missouri – Columbia on May 9. Click on the headline to learn more.
Clayton High School junior Veronica Silva's play, "The Day Netflix Crashed," and sophomore Hannah Ryan's play, "Coming In," both were selected as finalists for the St. Louis Actors’ Studio’s Labute New Theater Festival. The festival includes a competition for both professional playwrights and high school playwrights. Click on the headline to learn more.
Clayton High School has been ranked second among the best high schools in Missouri and first among the state’s non-selective high schools in U.S. News and World Report’s annual list of Best High Schools. CHS is ranked 124th nationally based on state proficiency standards and how well it prepares students for college. Click on the headline to learn more.
Be a part of the Summer Reading Challenge 2015! The theme for the Clayton High School Summer Reading Challenge is Redemption. Click on the link to see description and titles. All students and faculty choose one or more of the SRC books to read over the summer. When we return to school in August, we will have a celebration focusing on the theme and titles. Clayton High School supports and encourages a community of readers. The Summer Reading Challenge provides us an opportunity to share a common reading experience while exploring a universal theme.
The Clayton High School Rocketry Team soared above the competition in this year’s Team America Rocketry Challenge. The team, comprised of CHS seniors Noah Engel, Nathan Jarvis and Tim Nonet, was tasked with constructing a rocket with certain size specifications that would carry a raw egg to 800 feet and return it to the ground without cracking. Click on the headline to learn more.