School District of Clayton

  • Local Artist Shares 90 Years Worth of Wisdom with Students

    Established St. Louis artist Barbara Holtz paid a visit to Clayton High School on Wednesday, Dec. 10, to talk with art students and share her work with them. Holtz, who is the grandmother of a CHS student and will soon celebrate her 90th birthday, shared with the students her words of wisdom about art and life. Click the headline to view photos.

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  • Children Create Wintertime Masterpieces at Stay, Play and Learn

    Children in the Family Center’s Stay, Play and Learn program took part in several fun winter-themed art projects on Friday, Dec. 12. They used paint, glue and glitter to create their wintertime masterpieces. Click the headline to learn more about the Stay, Play and Learn program and view photos.

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  • District Community Gathers to Dedicate New WMS Building

    School District of Clayton parents, students, community members and current and former staff gathered at Wydown Middle School on Thursday, Dec. 11, to officially dedicate the new building, which was completed this summer following nearly five years of planning and construction. Click on the headline to read the article and view photos.

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  • Student Chefs Battle for the Title of Iron Chef CHS

    Using the culinary skills and knowledge gained this semester, teams of Culinary Arts 1 students battled it out in a friendly Iron Chef Challenge on Monday, Dec. 15. The Clayton High School students had only their class period to cook and plate an entrée or dessert using the secret ingredient – maple syrup. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.

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  • Author Shares Recipe for Storytelling

    Children’s author Kate Klise shared a special recipe with students at Glenridge Elementary during her visit on Monday, Dec. 15. When talking with the school’s kindergarteners, the author encouraged them to write their own books by sharing her recipe for storytelling: create a main character, give the character a problem and send him/her on an adventure. Click the headline to learn more and view photos.

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  • BOE Candidate Filing Opens Dec. 16

    Filing for the 2015 Board of Education election opens on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at 8 a.m. and continues through Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at 5 p.m. Candidates must file in person at the School District of Clayton Admin. Center located at #2 Mark Twain Circle. The terms of BOE Secretary Darryl Higuchi and Director Jane Klamer expire in April 2015. Click the headline to learn more about filing to run for the BOE.

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  • Talking to Children About Civil Unrest

    The days ahead could bring opportunity for many challenging conversations with our children. Often, some of the questions they ask can be the most difficult to answer. Click the headline to review some of the resources we have provided to parents and staff in prior communications.

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  • Important Information about Pertussis

    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.

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  • Residential Tax Abatements and Other Publicly-Funded Economic Development Incentives

    The District continues to receive questions about its position on residential tax abatements like the one granted by the City of Clayton to the developers of The Crossing. Click the headline to learn more.

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  • SB 656 and School Protection Officers

    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.

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  • Protect Your Family Against the Flu

    Cold and flu season is here. Please consult with your child’s physician to find out when flu shots will be available for your family. Students with chronic health conditions, including asthma, and those who are immunocompromised are highly encouraged to obtain a flu shot early. Click on the headline for more information about protecting your family this flu season.

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  • Procedures for School Closures and Snow Schedules

    Information regarding school closures or schedule changes due to inclement weather will be posted on the front page of the District's website as soon as a decision is made. Click on the headline for more information about school closing and snow schedule procedures.

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Welcome to our website and thank you for stopping by our online home. I am always impressed not only with the depth and breadth of the high quality work performed by our students and staff, but also with the passion they demonstrate daily for growth and continuous improvement. We have an outstanding school district, and I hope you get a taste of our tradition of excellence by exploring our District site, as well as by taking a peek at our schools' pages.
While this website is a great resource, spending time with our students and staff is by far the best way to personally experience our school district. I always invite you to have a one-on-one conversation with a member of our educational team to develop a deeper understanding of our community, culture and curriculum.
It is an honor and privilege to be able to serve our Clayton students and community. Thank you for your ongoing support of our schools.
Sharmon B. Wilkinson, Ed.D.