School District of Clayton

  • Students Embrace African Culture Through Dance

    Glenridge Elementary students have been immersed in African culture this month through a dance program led by Diadie Bathily, founder and artistic director of Afriky Lolo. For more than 10 years, the program has been teaching Glenridge students the basic movement of West African dance while incorporating lessons in African geography, language and culture. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.

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  • Greenhouse Facilitates Student Learning, Research

    CHS students are learning about the fundamentals of plant science this semester by spending time in the CHS greenhouse during their Anatomy, Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants course with Science Teacher Sally Lazaroff. The course challenges students to connect their understanding of plants with emerging research on plant science. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.

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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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  • The Gift That’s Worth a Thousand Words of Thanks

    In Teacher Jennifer Crowley’s fifth-grade classroom at Captain Elementary, an antique typewriter is nestled in the corner, eliciting admiration and curiosity from each new class of her students. More importantly, though, the typewriter serves as a reminder to Crowley and her colleagues about the important work they do each day. Click on the headline to read the article.

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  • Sixth-Graders Prepare for Annual Wydown Tradition

    WMS sixth-graders ventured to Johnson Shut-Ins State Park on Tuesday, Sept. 30, to take part in a cherished school tradition: Sixth-Grade Camp. The sixth-graders will spend the next four days taking part in outdoor science education, archery, nature writing, games and crafts. Click on the headline to read 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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  • Dr. Sean Doherty Selected as Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources

    The School District of Clayton is pleased to announce that Dr. Sean N. Doherty has been selected as the District’s next Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources. Dr. Doherty is currently the principal of Ralph M. Captain Elementary School. Click on the headline to learn more.

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  • Contract Approved to Sell Maryland School Property

    The School District of Clayton has entered into a contract to sell the Maryland School property to Love Investment Company (Love). Click on the headline to learn more and review some Frequently Asked Questions about the sale.

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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.