Glenridge Elementary fifth-graders have begun preparing for their transition to sixth grade at Wydown Middle School this fall. The students welcomed WMS Assistant Principal Matt Balossi and Counselor Lynn McGraw on Monday, Feb. 10, to learn about what they should expect as incoming sixth-graders. Click on the headline to read the article.
Glenridge Elementary students have been spending an hour after school each week learning about science, technology, engineering and math through a fun and engaging activity. Using their school’s set of LEGO MINDSTORMS, the Glenridge students are building and programming robots while gaining valuable critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. Click on the headline to learn
more and view photos.
Sixty-four Glenridge Elementary students of all ages and skill levels are spending time after school this winter honing their chess skills as members of the school’s Chess Club. Through a partnership with the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, the Glenridge students are not only playing a fun game of chess, but they also are improving their cognitive skills. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
Glenridge Elementary students and their parents took advantage of their extra time on the Feb. 26 Late Start Day by participating in Glenridge’s Math Open House from 8-9:15 a.m. Families traveled to different classrooms across the school, learning about math instruction and curriculum and taking part in grade-level appropriate math activities. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
Glenridge Elementary students in second through fifth grade partnered with Clayton High School students this school year to research and develop science projects for the District’s Elementary Science Fair on March 8. Through the Science Project Mentor Club, the students met with their partners after school twice per month in the Glenridge science classroom. Click on the headline to read the article and view photos.
Glenridge 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.
Glenridge students read an astounding 127,813 minutes during this year’s Read-A-Thon, and as a result, they raised $9,535 in pledges from family and friends. As a reward to the student from each grade level who read the most minutes during the Read-A-Thon, Glenridge invited Clayton Mayor Harold Sanger to a special lunch with these students. Click the headline to read the article and view photos.
Other people’s trash really is treasure for several Glenridge Elementary students enrolled in the Upcycled Art class this spring. Through weekly after-school meetings, students are taking throw-away and recyclable materials such as plastic bottles, chicken wire and cardboard boxes and turning them into art. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
Glenridge Elementary fifth-graders in Susannah McMillion’s class spent time reading independently during their reading workshop, while students in Cara Barnes’ fifth-grade class took part in computer activities and learned about media messaging during their time in the Glenridge library. Click on the headline to view photos.
In anticipation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 20, Glenridge Elementary kindergarteners perused and selected biographies during their library book check-out time on Jan. 10. The students then spent time reading about the individuals highlighted in their books. Click on the headline to view photos.
The Glenridge staff is happy to announce that we are ready to begin our Spring Clubs. On January 8th, your child will come home with a packet containing flyers for each of the before/after school clubs offered 2nd semester this school year. Please fill out and turn in the appropriate form(s) directly to the office or sign-up online as directed.
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.
Glenridge Elementary students in Robin Polizzi’s first-grade class completed several different types of math activities using their workbooks on Friday, Jan. 10. Click on the headline to view photos.
Glenridge Elementary students performed for their parents on Dec. 20 as part of the school's annual pre-Winter Break tradition: the Holiday Sing! Click on the headline to view photos.
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM PTO Pancake Breakfast
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Clayton Elementary Science Fair
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM 3-5, Rollerblading Club
8:45 AM - 9:45 AM PTO Meeting/All Parent Coffee
8:50 AM - 9:50 AM 5, Strings
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM 3, Partners in Reading
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM K-2, Imagine Tomorrow Computer Class
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Suzuki Strings
7:45 AM - 8:30 AM 5, Chorus
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM 2E, LREC
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM 3-5, LEGO Mindstorms - Session 2