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  • Second-Graders Bring Fairy Tales to Life

    Captain Elementary second-graders took the stage on Monday, April 20, for a dress rehearsal performance of the annual Fairy Tale Theater. Students performed seven shortened versions of popular fairy tales for the other grade levels in attendance at the show. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.

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  • Author Has Fun with Words During Visit

    Author Amy Krouse Rosenthal stopped by Captain Elementary on Wednesday, April 15, to visit with the school’s kindergarten, first- and second-graders. She spoke with them about how she enjoys playing with words, and together, the group read a few of the author's books. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.

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  • Captain Families Show Off Their Dance Moves

    Captain Elementary students, families and staff met on the dance floor on Friday, April 10, for the PTO’s first ever Captain Family Dance. The event included great music and snacks and provided the perfect opportunity for families to spend time with one another and the rest of the Captain community. Click on the headline to view photos.

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  • Captain Students Excel at Math Competition

    Captain Elementary students spent their Saturday putting their math knowledge and skills to the test at the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics’ (MCTM) Regional Math Contest held on March 7. Click on the headline to learn more.

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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 28, for the District's annual Science Fair. Elementary and middle school science projects were on display at the event for attendees to view and for judging. In addition, Clayton High School students hosted fun, hands-on science activities. Click on the headline to view the Science Fair participants from each school and photos.

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  • Kid Zone Staff “STEMify” Their Activities

    Kid Zone staff from the Family Center, Captain Elementary and Meramec Elementary participated in STEM training with Mad Science on Feb. 24. Click the headline to learn more and view phtoos.

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  • Elementary and CHS Students Collaborate in the Name of Science

    Captain Elementary students in third through fifth grade and Glenridge Elementary students in second through fifth grade are partnering with Clayton High School students this school year to research and develop science projects for the District’s Science Fair on March 28. Through the Science Project Mentor Club, the students meet with their partners after school nearly every week in the science classroom of their respective elementary schools. 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 Goat,” on Friday, Feb. 20. 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.

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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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  • Students and their Families Enjoy the Annual Holiday Sing

    Captain Elementary students performed for their parents on Dec. 18 as part of the school's annual pre-Winter Break tradition: the Holiday Sing! Click on the headline to view photos.

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  • Students Expand Their Horizons During The Hour of Code

    Captain Elementary students are trying their hand at computer science this week in conjunction with one of the largest worldwide learning events in history: The Hour of Code. Every class at Captain is spending one hour during Computer Science Education Week, held Dec. 8-14, with Educational Technologist Mark Lynn to learn about coding. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.

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  • The Playground That Captain Built

    Captain Elementary Principal Dr. Jennifer Martin cut the ribbon to officially open the school's new playground on Wednesday, Dec. 3. The playground project was a joint venture by the entire Captain community. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.

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  • Kindergarteners Take Part in Thanksgiving Tradition

    The kindergarteners at Captain Elementary took part in a school tradition that spans more than 40 years when they donned their pilgrim and Native American costumes and performed Thanksgiving songs for their parents on Thursday, Dec. 4. Click on the headline to view photos.

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  • Math Night Gives Parents a Glimpse into Their Child’s Math Class

    Captain Elementary staff invited students and their families to attend a fun-filled evening of math on Tuesday, Dec. 2. The school’s Math Night featured activities at each grade level that highlighted integral components of the math curriculum. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.

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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.

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