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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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.
The hundreds of cereal boxes piled up in the eighth-grade hallway on Friday, Oct. 24, served as a representation of the Wydown community's tremendous generosity. For the past several years, WMS has supported St. Martha’s Hall, a local shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence, by supplying cereal for the residents at the shelter. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
CHS teachers and students had the opportunity to share their classroom and their culture with a visiting professor from China on Tuesday, Oct. 28. Xiaoxia Zhao is an education professor in China who visited CHS to learn new teaching practices and ideas she can share with the aspiring teachers in her classes in China. Click the headline to read the article.
Sixth-graders in Teacher Kathryn Mitchell Pierce’s literacy class at Wydown Middle School welcomed their parents to school on Oct. 28-29 to take part in a book discussion. The students and their parents read the same book in anticipation of the book discussion, and in small groups, the students and parents connected their reading to several essential questions. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.