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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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  • SummerQuest Kicks Off First Session

    The first session of SummerQuest kicked off on Monday, June 8, with nearly 450 campers enjoying a variety of activities, from art and cooking to Techno Time and iMovie. Click on the headline to view photos.

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  • Librarian Takes Knowledge of Primary Sources to Next Level

    Librarian Tom Bober will spend next school year in a much larger library than the one found inside Captain Elementary. Bober was selected by the Library of Congress’ Educational Outreach Division to participate in its 2015-2016 Teacher-In-Residence program as the Audio-Visual Teacher-In-Residence. Click on the headline to learn more.

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  • Fifth-Graders Celebrate Accomplishments, Prepare for New Challenges

    Fifth-Grade Promotion at Captain Elementary serves as a time for fifth-graders and their teachers and families to celebrate their successes while excitedly anticipating future endeavors. Captain fifth-grade students were promoted to the next chapter in their education during the special ceremony on Thursday, May 28. Click the headline to view photos.

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  • Captain Field Day About Team-Building and Having Fun!

    Captain Elementary students enjoyed their annual Field Day activities on Friday, May 22. Parent volunteers and staff were essential in making the end-of the-year celebration memorable. Click the headline to view photos.

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  • Captain Elementary Named Missouri Gold Star School

    The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has bestowed one of its highest honors on Captain Elementary – the designation as a Gold Star School. The Gold Star Schools program recognizes schools that perform at high academic levels or that perform at high levels while serving a significant proportion of disadvantaged students. Click on the headline to learn more.

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  • 2015-2016 Captain School Supply Lists Available

    It's never too early to start preparing for a successful start to the 2015-2016 school year! Click on the headline to access the 2015-2016 school supply list for each grade level and important back-to-school dates.

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  • Summer Math Packets Now Available

    While summer is a time for families to relax and enjoy one another, it's also a great time to maintain math fact fluency and problem solving skills. The summer math practice packets for incoming first-grade through ninth-grade students provide an opportunity for continued practice. Click on the headline to access the math practice packets.

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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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  • Fifth-Graders Hit the Slopes

    Captain Elementary fifth-grade students took part in the annual fifth-grade ski trip to Hidden Valley Ski Resort on Thursday, Jan. 15. During their trip, which is connected to the elementary physical education curriculum, the students learned skiing basics before hitting the slopes. Click on the headline to view photos.

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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.

Welcome to Captain Elementary!

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