The 10 Captain Elementary fifth-graders who comprise the school’s FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Robotics Team came home from their recent competition with valuable knowledge and skills in robotics and an impressive award, to boot! Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
To commemorate American Education Week, Meramec Elementary students invited their grandparents and special friends to Meramec’s annual Special Visitors Day held on Thursday, Nov. 19. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
Earlier this week, the School District of Clayton notified the St. Louis County Department of Revenue of a software error in their system that resulted in taxpayers in the District receiving incorrect tax bills. The error caused the tax amounts for residential, commercial and personal property taxes to be calculated higher than the rates actually set by the District. Click on the headline to learn more.
Clayton High School students have the opportunity to learn a new language this school year – one that won’t interfere with their studies in Spanish, French, Chinese or Latin. Instead, the students enrolled in Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSE) are learning the language of programming. Click on the headline to learn more.
Captain Elementary Art Teacher Maryellen Picker has been named the Missouri Art Education Association’s (MAEA) 2016 Art Educator of the Year. This award honors Picker for her exemplary service and contributions to the field of art education. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation is celebrating World Kindness Day on Friday, Nov. 13. At Meramec Elementary, students and staff are taking the day one step further by celebrating World Kindness Week from Nov. 9-13. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
The sixth-graders in Teacher Emily Szyman’s social studies class at Wydown Middle School learned about westward migration to Missouri and Clayton’s history during a visit from City of Clayton Community Resource Coordinator Sarah Umlauf on Nov. 2 and 3. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
Filing for the 2016 Board of Education election opens on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, at 8 a.m. and continues through Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, 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 President Susan Buse and Treasurer Brad Bernstein expire in April 2016. Click the headlien to learn more about filing to run for the BOE.
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has released the Annual Performance Report (APR) scores for schools and districts across the state. The School District of Clayton earned 138 out of a possible 140 points for a score of 98.6 percent on its 2015 APR. Click on the headline to learn more.
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.