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  • Second-Graders Bring Fairy Tales to Life

    Captain Elementary second-graders took the stage on Tuesday, April 19, for a dress rehearsal performance of the annual Fairy Tale Theater. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.

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  • Love and Logic Workshop Teaches Valuable Parenting Strategies

    Twenty-five elementary, middle and high school parents met several times throughout February and March to share their parenting challenges and joys and to enhance their own parenting strategies through the District’s Love and Logic Parenting Workshop. Click the headline to learn more.

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  • Spring Breakers Make the Most of Their Staycation

    School District of Clayton students from Captain and Meramec Elementary Schools explored many of the great attractions available in the St. Louis area during their time in KidZone’s Spring Break Camp, from March 21-25. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.

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  • Science Fair is District-Wide Celebration of Learning

    Clayton students, families and community members convened at Clayton High School on Saturday, March 12, for the District's annual Science Fair. About 150 elementary and middle school science projects were on display at the event, and CHS students and staff hosted fun, hands-on science activities and demonstrations. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.

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  • Captain Scientists Share Their Findings

    According to Captain Elementary Science Teacher Chris Hwande, one of the most important things that scientists do is share their findings. For that reason, the students who are participating in this year's Clayton Science Fair took part in a gallery walk on Tuesday, March 8, to share their work. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.

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  • Captain Custodian Shares Artifacts from Long Ago

    When Captain Elementary Custodian Patricia Nelson heard about the first-graders’ use of artifacts to study life long ago, she knew her own collection of artifacts from growing up on a farm would add to the students’ learning. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.

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  • Students Gain New Perspectives Through Literacy Unit

    The fourth-graders at Captain Elementary have been participating in an interconnected reading and writing unit during the past several weeks centered on the theme of social justice. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.

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  • Kindergarteners Celebrate Chinese Traditions

    Captain Elementary kindergarteners paraded throughout the school in celebration of the Chinese New Year, “the Year of the Monkey,” on Friday, Feb. 19. Click the headline to learn more and view photos.

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  • District to Participate in Library Card Program

    As students are preparing their summer reading lists this spring, the School District of Clayton is participating in the White House ConnectED Library Challenge, an initiative developed in 2015 to ensure all students have access to a library card. The District is participating in the program through the St. Louis County Library (SLCL) to give students access to the SLCL’s wealth of materials, including books, eBooks and databases. Click on the headline to learn more.

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  • Captain PTO to Host Retirement Celebration

    Ralph M. Captain Elementary is home to many amazing educators and a highly devoted and well-loved staff. At the end of this school year, valued staff members Jan Wilson, Mary Ellen Picker, Mary Beth Sullivan and Patty Nelson will be retiring. Click on the headline to learn more.

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  • Developer Terminates Maryland School Contract

    Love Investment Company (Love) has terminated its contract to purchase the Maryland School property from the School District of Clayton. The proposed Maryland School Town Homes development, which had its re-zoning petition denied by Clayton’s Plan Commission a few weeks ago, would have generated about $400,000 of new annual tax revenue. Click on the headline to learn more.

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  • Richmond Heights To Consider $18.7 Million TIF

    On Feb. 1, the Richmond Heights City Council will consider a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) proposal for The Boulevard South. Plans for the expansion include a parking structure, retail space, office space and 165 residential units. Should the project, which is in the Meramec Elementary attendance area, generate any additional enrollment, the District would not receive any corresponding revenue until 2039 and, once the project is complete, would be out hundreds of thousands of dollars of new revenue each year until the TIF expires. Click on the headline to learn more.

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  • Board Approves 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 Calendars

    The Board of Education approved the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 calendars at their Nov. 18 meeting. Click the headline to learn more.

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  • Clayton Chamber Ensemble Invited to International Conference

    The Clayton Chamber Ensemble has been invited to perform at the Midwest Clinic International Band, Orchestra and Music Conference on Dec. 16 in Chicago. Each year, the Midwest Clinic displays top ensembles throughout the conference to showcase the newest ideas and talent. Click on the headline to learn more.

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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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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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