Captain Elementary kindergarteners paraded throughout the school in celebration of the Chinese New Year, “the Year of the Horse,” on Friday, Jan. 31. In preparation for the parade, the kindergarteners created lanterns, masks and a giant paper dragon that led the parade. Click the headline to learn more and view photos.
School counselors are often the individuals who work behind the scenes to ensure students are ready to learn each day and are prepared for success beyond graduation. Click on the headline to learn more about the important role counselors play in their school communities.
Captain Elementary students and staff wore red on Friday, Feb. 7, to commemorate the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day. Students learned about heart health, participated in heart healthy activities and Chartwells, the District’s food service provider, served red food items. Click the headline to view photos.
Sightings of political figures such as Theodore Roosevelt and Nelson Mandela, athletes including Jackie Robinson and Michael Jordan, and important historical individuals such as Betsy Ross, Albert Einstein and Rosa Parks occurred at Captain Elementary on Monday, Feb. 10, during the Second-Grade Wax Museum. Click on the headline to read the article and view photos.
The Captain Elementary community held its annual Black History Night on Thursday, Feb. 20, with a celebration of courage inspired by the story of Ruby Bridges. Captain students and their families learned the story of Ruby Bridges, the first African-American child to attend an all-white school in New Orleans in 1960, through performances of song, dance and poetry. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
First-graders at Captain Elementary learned about measurement, including measuring lengths, during their daily math time on Monday, Jan. 13. Students used hands-on activities with paperclips and pipe cleaners, read from books and worked on their Fastt Math computer program to learn about lengths and practice their math facts. Click on the headline to view photos.
Captain Elementary fourth-graders celebrated the success of their Pajama and Book Drive for less fortunate children by taking part in a Pajama Read-In on Friday, Dec. 20. Donning their favorite pajamas, students spent time reading independently and with special guests Principal Sean Doherty and Librarian Tom Bober. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
The School District of Clayton’s three elementary schools have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for their efforts to keep Clayton students healthy. Captain, Glenridge and Meramec Elementary Schools have been named USDA HealthierUS schools at the Bronze Level. Click on the headline to read the article.
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.
Captain Elementary students performed for their parents on Dec. 19 as part of the school's annual pre-Winter Break tradition: the Holiday Sing! Click on the headline to view photos.
Dear Ralph M. Captain Families,
Principal, Ralph M. Captain Elementary
7:00 PM PTO Meeting in LRC
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Board of Education Meeting
2:50 PM - 3:20 PM KDG Sing-Along