Student entrepreneurs sold their goods and services while supporting a good cause during Meramec Elementary’s sixth annual Meramec Market and Mum Sale on Thursday, Oct. 8. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
To kick off Abilities Awareness Week, Captain Elementary welcomed two special visitors on Tuesday, Oct. 6: St. Louis-based author Cynthia Willenbrock and her miracle dog, Marshall. Click on the headline to view photos.
A new set of treasured memories and experiences were created at Sixth-Grade Camp this year. The current class of Wydown Middle School sixth-graders took part in annual Sixth-Grade Camp tradition from Sept. 29 through Oct. 2 at Sherwood Forest Camp. Click on the headline to view photos.
The students in the second- and fifth-grade buddy groups at Meramec Elementary moved their muscles to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) on Tuesday, Sept. 29, by hosting a Color Fun Run. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
The Family Center welcomed the Clayton Fire Department and Blaze, the fire dog, on Friday, Oct. 2, to learn about fire safety in preparation for Fire Prevention Week held Oct. 4-10 this year. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced on Tuesday, Sept. 29, that Ralph M. Captain Elementary has been named a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School. This award recognizes public and private elementary, middle and high schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Click on the headline to learn more.
AP Environmental Science students at Clayton High School spent their class time in the garden, planting a variety of cold weather greens and roots. The students are using the plants to conduct an experiment this fall to see how the manipulation of different variables affects plant yield. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
The School District of Clayton’s Board of Education approved the 2015 tax rate at its Sept. 30, 2015, meeting. The residential rate will decrease from $4.1027 to $3.8492, while the commercial rate will fall from $4.6085 to $4.5393. Click on the headline to learn more.
The School District of Clayton has been named the "Best Place to Teach" in the state of Missouri by Niche K-12, a website that uses reviews and insights from "everyday experts" to compare schools and districts across the country. Click on the headline to learn more.
The School District of Clayton has been ranked as the best school district in Missouri and the ninth best district in the U.S. by the education research website StartClass.com. Click on the headline to learn more about the ranking.
As part of an ongoing effort to protect the physical and emotional safety of all Clayton students, the District has begun requiring training and background checks for all volunteers who will be performing tasks that might put them in close and unsupervised contact with students. Individuals who are planning to volunteer within the District during the 2015-2016 school year are required to review the District's volunteer expectations, complete an enrollment form and submit a confidential background check form. Click on the headline to learn more about the process and download the forms.
In an effort to enhance safety and security across the District for the 2015-2016 school year, the School District of Clayton is in the process of changing the passwords on our students’ District-provided email accounts. While the email address and login for each student will remain the same, the new password on each student’s account will be his/her student ID number. Click the headline for more information.
School District of Clayton students, staff and their families are raising money to support those devastated by the April 25 earthquake in Nepal by working with Save the Children, a nonprofit organization focused on improving the lives of children around the world. Click on the headline to learn more and to donate on your school's fundraising page.
Several students from the District’s elementary, middle and high school were honored for their scientific thinking at the Academy of Science – St. Louis’ Regional Science Fair held recently at Queeny Park. The students’ innovative projects, which were selected to advance from the District’s Science Fair held in March, received a ribbon or special Science Fair award. Click on the headline for the list of award-winning students.