School District of Clayton

  • Annual Meramec Tradition Reinforces Character Education Lessons

    One beginning-of-the-school-year activity at Meramec Elementary is quickly becoming an annual school tradition for students and staff. For the second consecutive year, Meramec Counselor Anthony Henderson has visited every classroom in the building to read and discuss a book, Jon Muth's "Three Questions," with students. Click on the headline to read the article.

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  • Redbud and Dogwood Students Explore the Nature Trail

    Students and teachers in the Redbud Room and Dogwood Room have been enjoying the fall weather as they explore the Family Center’s nature trail. The students have been looking for Redbud trees and collecting seedpods, gathering sticks and logs to build a "campfire," and observing ants and other insects along the path. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.

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  • Speech and Debate Team Takes Top Spot at Invitational

    The Clayton High School Speech and Debate Team made history during the Parkway West Invitational held on Oct. 17-18 at Parkway West High School. Not only did CHS have 48 individual students attending the tournament with 61 entries, which represents the team’s largest entry ever in a tournament, but they also took home the first place title in the Team Sweepstakes. Click on the headline to learn more.

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  • Second-Graders Show Their Patriotism

    The second-graders at Captain Elementary shared their knowledge of their country and its landmarks and history during their Patriotic Program on Thursday, Oct. 23. Parents and other classes at Captain were invited to attend the performance and listen as the second-grade students recited poems and shared information about the Statue of Liberty, the Washington Monument, the Declaration of Independence and much more.
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  • Green Team Beautifies School Inside and Out

    Glenridge students taking part in session one of the school’s Green Team saw their efforts this school year come to fruition during their final meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 22. The group has been focusing their efforts both inside and outside of their school this year, working to make the entire Glenridge community greener and more environmentally friendly. Click on the headline to read the article and view photos.

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Headlines

  • BOE Sets 2014 Tax Rate

    The Board of Education approved an increase of the District's residential tax rate from $4.0172 to $4.1027. The $0.0855 increase can be attributed to a recoupment of protested assessed valuations settled by the State Tax Commission in 2011-2012 and the recoupment of protested assessed valuations of residential and personal property settled by the State Tax Commission in 2013-2014. Click the headline to learn more.

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  • Bingo Night Draws More Than 60 Community Members and Students

    The School District of Clayton welcomed more than 60 Clayton community members and students at its annual Clayton Connection Bingo Night on Sept. 16. Attendees enjoyed dinner and socializing with Clayton High School Student Government members prior to playing several enjoyable rounds of Bingo. Click the headline to learn more and view photos.

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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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  • Check Out Our New Look!

    The School District of Clayton has begun the rollout of its new visual identity system for the District and its six schools in conjunction with the start of the 2014-2015 school year. The new logos and school colors are visible on each school’s website and will be incorporated into each school community throughout the year. Click on the headline to learn more and view the new logos and colors.

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  • Back-to-School Resources for District Families

    Ensure a successful start to the 2014-2015 school year for your family! Click on the headline for school supply lists and other helpful resources.

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  • Update on Enrollment of Students from Normandy Schools Collaborative

    On Monday, June 30, the School District of Clayton Board of Education voted to accept the enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year of students residing within the jurisdiction of the Normandy Schools Collaborative who attended the School District of Clayton during the 2013-2014 school year in accordance with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE) “Operating Policy for Transfers from the Normandy Schools Collaborative” dated June 26, 2014. Click on the headline to learn more.

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  • STEM Day Broadens Students’ Perspectives Through Engaging Activities

    Fifth-grade students and their teachers from across the School District of Clayton spent the day together on Friday, April 11, for the District’s first-ever Elementary STEM Day. Click the headline to learn more and view photos.

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  • Education Foundation Surprises Robohounds with $5,000 Check

    The CHS Robotics Team, the Robohounds, is headed to the FIRST Robotics World Championships, an impressive feat for only a second-year team. After concerns about raising the $5,000 needed for the competition's entry fee, the Clayton Education Foundation surprised the team on March 12 with a check covering the entire cost. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.

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  • Clayton Inducts Six Graduates into Alumni Hall of Fame and Names Three Teachers as Distinguished Educators

    The Clayton Alumni Association and Education Foundation is pleased to announce the 2014 Inductees and Distinguished Educators to the Clayton Alumni Hall of Fame. Click the headline for more details.

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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.
Superintendent