The Clayton High School ProStart Culinary Team placed fourth in the state out of 22 teams at this year’s Missouri ProStart Invitational held on Feb. 20 in Springfield, Mo. The team’s fourth-place finish is its best showing in the team’s three-year history. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
Seventy-two Clayton High School students excelled at the 2015 Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science (TEAMS) competition held on Feb. 20 at St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley. CHS teams took the top spot in both the 9/10 and 11/12 levels of the competition. Click on the headline to learn more.
Glenridge Elementary parents were invited to experience firsthand a typical day in their child’s math class during the school’s Math Open House on Friday, Feb. 20. The event gave parents the opportunity to see the District’s math curriculum in action. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
The students in Tracy McKenna’s third-grade class at Meramec Elementary recently learned a real-life lesson in economics while helping their peers half a world away. The students created a business for making and selling handmade Valentine Heart Pins. The business project was created in conjunction with the third-grade Economics unit and allowed the students to put their knowledge of economics to work. This business, however, had an added bonus: all of the proceeds from the pins will be used to support a school in Kenya. Click on the headline to learn more.
Three Clayton High School students have advanced to the “Sweet 16” round of the Bickel & Brewer/New York University International Public Policy Forum (IPPF). By advancing, CHS’ team is only one round away from earning an all-expenses-paid trip to the IPPF Finals in New York City in May and the opportunity to win a $10,000 grand prize. Click the headline to learn more.
Family Center families enjoyed a morning filled with song and dance on Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Family Center’s third annual Sing Along. Teachers Carol Kaplan-Lyss and Lily Bjorklund led the group in singing several crowd favorites, including "The Old Gray Cat," "All The Colors, All The Colors" and "Spin, Spin Sugar Baby." Click on the headline to view photos.
Wydown Middle School Literacy Teacher and Playwright Rob Maesaka's new play, "White to Gray," is making its world premiere on Feb. 6 at Mustard Seed Theater. The play, which will run through Feb. 22, represents Maesaka's transition from writing stage adaptations of literary classics for students to writing a full-length play for adults. Click on the headline to learn more.
School counselors are often the individuals who work behind the scenes to ensure students are ready to learn each day and are prepared for success beyond graduation. In honor of National School Counseling Week, which is celebrated from Feb. 2-6, the School District of Clayton is highlighting the role of these individuals in their school communities. Click the headline to read the article.
Clayton residents and District parents Jenaro Centeno, Amy S. Rubin and David H. Robb have filed for the two available seats on the District’s Board of Education. The community will vote on Tuesday, April 7, to elect two new directors to the BOE. The two directors will be sworn-in at the April 8 BOE meeting.
The State of Missouri will offer the ACT to all 11th-grade students this spring as part of the Missouri Assessment Program. All juniors enrolled in Missouri public schools are required to participate in the statewide ACT® Plus Writing. Eleventh-graders who attend a private school or are home schooled are eligible to take the ACT in the District in which they live at no cost. Click on the headline to learn more.
The St. Louis County Department of Health has asked school districts to remind parents about the occurrence of pertussis, also known as “whooping cough,” and the precautions necessary to avoid passing along the illness to other children. Click on the headline for more information.
Many parents and community members have sent messages and expressed concern about recent action by the Missouri legislature making it possible for teachers to carry concealed firearms in schools. Click the headline to learn more about this bill and Missouri’s conceal and carry law to understand how this issue is being addressed in the District.