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  • Second-Graders Practice Their Writing Skills

    Captain Elementary second-graders in Ben McCallister’s class spent time on Tuesday, Aug. 25, recording their work in their reading logs and using their creativity during free writing. Click on the headline to view photos.

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  • First Day Begins New Chapter for Captain Students

    Captain Elementary School students returned to school on Wednesday, Aug. 12, to begin a new grade level and start their next chapter in Clayton. Students enjoyed getting to know their teachers and classmates while settling into their new routine for the 2015-2016 school year. Click on the headline to view photos from the first day of school.

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  • Captain Elementary Students Meet Their Teachers

    Captain Elementary hosted its annual Captain Kick Off event for all students on Tuesday, Aug. 11. Accompanied by their parents, students had the opportunity to meet their teachers for the 2015-2016 school year, visit their new classrooms and meet their classmates. Click on the headline to view photos.

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  • Campers Enjoy Fun Indoor and Outdoor Activities

    Campers aimed for the bullseye, enjoyed outdoor water activities and worked on a variety of projects in the wood shop during the next-to-last day of SummerQuest on Thursday, July 16. Click on the headline to view photos.

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  • Third Session of SummerQuest is a Blast!

    It might be the final session of SummerQuest, but the fun hasn't slowed down! On Thursday, July 9, campers enjoyed building rockets, painting on canvas, baking fruit pizzas and programming robots. Click on the headline to view photos.

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  • SummerQuest Session Two is Filled With Fun!

    Campers in session two of SummerQuest had fun with fabrics, conquered the rock climbing wall and used air pressure to launch water balloons on Wednesday, July 1. Click on the headline to view photos.

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  • SummerQuest Campers Get Creative

    SummerQuest campers had plenty of outlets for their creativity on Wednesday, July 17, from drawing and painting in Art and Crafty Corner to practicing their cheerleading and dance routines for Friday's closing ceremony. Click on the headline to view photos.

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  • Clayton Teachers Co-Host Choice Art Conference

    During the first week of June, art educators from the School District of Clayton, along with several other St. Louis area school districts, hosted a regional conference on choice-based art. More than 50 art educators from 34 school districts in four states attended the four-day conference. Click the headline to learn more and view photos.

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  • New Volunteer Enrollment Procedures

    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.

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  • District Updating Student Account Passwords

    In an effort to enhance safety and security across the District for the 2015-2016 school year, the School District of Clayton is in the process of changing the passwords on our students’ District-provided email accounts. While the email address and login for each student will remain the same, the new password on each student’s account will be his/her student ID number. Click the headline for more information.

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  • DESE Launches "Read MOre, Missouri!" Summer Reading Program

    The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s “Read MOre, Missouri!” program is a new statewide summer reading challenge to help students and their parents choose reading materials the students will love. The program provides students with a fun and easy way to select books based on their comfort level and interests. Click on the headline to learn how to create a summer reading list.

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  • Support Earthquake Victims in Nepal

    School District of Clayton students, staff and their families are raising money to support those devastated by the April 25 earthquake in Nepal by working with Save the Children, a nonprofit organization focused on improving the lives of children around the world. Click on the headline to learn more and to donate on your school's fundraising page.

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  • Student Scientists Awarded at Regional Science Fair

    Several students from the District’s elementary, middle and high school were honored for their scientific thinking at the Academy of Science – St. Louis’ Regional Science Fair held recently at Queeny Park. The students’ innovative projects, which were selected to advance from the District’s Science Fair held in March, received a ribbon or special Science Fair award. Click on the headline for the list of award-winning students.

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  • Students and Staff Collect $24,489 During Jump Rope for Heart

    The District’s six schools raised a total of $24,489 in support of the American Heart Association this year through the annual Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser! Every school put their own spin on the fundraiser while promoting healthy living and physical fitness. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.

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  • FDA Alert - Cumin and Peanut Allergies

    Chartwells, the District's food service provider, has notified the District that the FDA issued a consumer alert to people who are highly allergic or sensitive to peanuts. Click the headline to learn more.

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  • Tips for Cold Weather

    Winter has officially arrived, and that means cold temperatures and even colder wind chills. Click on the headline for a few tips to consider as you prepare your children for school, particularly on those cold winter mornings.

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Welcome

Ralph M. Captain Elementary School is a community-based, open-concept school that serves five distinct neighborhoods: Concordia Seminary, Demun, Hillcrest, Richmond Heights and St. Louis City. The students of Captain Elementary are the heart of our school community.  Students with a variety of different needs, interests, cultural heritages and learning styles make up the rich tapestry of Captain.

Captain’s staff members foster a caring, supportive learning environment where all children embrace challenges, think critically and persevere to reach high levels of learning. While maintaining small class sizes, teachers work deliberately to implement the rich, challenging Clayton curriculum. All teachers differentiate learning activities for students to accommodate unique learning needs. Captain’s staff members are vibrant, energetic, diverse and constantly seeking to improve what they do for students.

Captain parents value the diversity, high expectations and rich learning experiences available to all children in the school community. Working together, Captain parents and staff aim to achieve excellence by building community and by providing for the diverse needs of each student.

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