Kindergarten through sixth-grade students in the School District of Clayton’s SummerQuest summer day camp have been enjoying a wide variety of activities during the camp’s first session of the summer. From creating pottery to splashing in the pool, SummerQuest provides fun opportunities for every camper. Click on the headline to view photos.
SummerQuest campers enjoyed programming robots, flying kites and baking and decorating fruit pizzas on Wednesday, June 18. The students and their counselors are making the most of their final week of session one! Click on the headline to view photos.
The second session of SummerQuest is underway, and campers have been enjoying both indoor and outdoor activities. On June 25, campers made their own jewelry, practiced their woodworking skills and went on a safari! Click on the headline to view photos.
Glenridge Elementary Gifted Specialist Sharon Slodounik is one of seven educators from Missouri and Illinois to be selected as a Midwest Spotlight Educator for the 2015 Midwest Education Technology Community (METC) Conference. Click on the headline to learn more.
Campers are enjoying the third and final session of SummerQuest this year. On Thursday, July 10, campers enjoyed a variety of fun activities including archery, making arts and crafts and rock climbing. Click on the headline to view photos.
Two talented groups of Clayton musicians have been selected to perform at the Missouri Music Educators’ Association’s 77th annual In-Service and Conference in January 2015. The two groups include the Clayton Chamber Ensemble, featuring Clayton elementary and middle school students, and the Symphonic Orchestra, which is comprised of students from Clayton High School. Click on the headline to learn more.
Summer math packets provide opportunities for continued practice and help maintain computational fluency and problem solving throughout the summer. Click the headline to download the summer math packets and answer keys for students entering first through sixth grade.
Fifth-Grade Promotion at Glenridge Elementary serves as a time for fifth-graders and their teachers and families to celebrate their successes while excitedly anticipating future endeavors. Glenridge fifth-grade students were promoted to the next chapter in their education during the special ceremony on Friday, May 30. Click on the headline to view photos.
Glenridge Elementary students are already lining up their summer reading materials thanks to the school’s annual Book Swap. Families were encouraged to donate gently used books to the Book Swap earlier in May. During Book Swap Week from May 19-22, students visited the library to pick out up to 10 books, equal to the number they donated. The students took the books home to enjoy during their summer break. Click on the headline to view photos.
Glenridge Elementary first-graders impressed their audience as they performed their very own rendition of the “Goin’ Buggy” opera on Friday, May 2. The opera served as the culminating activity in the first-grade science unit on insects. Glenridge Music Teacher Sue Williams and the first-grade teachers helped the students prepare for their performance of “Goin’ Buggy.” Click on the headline to view photos.
The Glenridge Elementary community enjoyed a favorite Glenridge pastime, the Strawberry Festival, on Saturday, May 3. The old-fashioned school carnival kicked off with a bike parade at 8:45 a.m. and was followed by games, rides and plenty of strawberries for all! Students enjoyed participating in the annual cakewalk and whipped cream-eating contest as well. Click on the headline to view photos.
Sixty-one Glenridge Elementary gifted students had the opportunity to witness some of the world’s best student-programmed robots in action when they visited the FIRST Robotics World Championship on Thursday, April 24, at the Edward Jones Dome. Click on the headline to read more and view photos.
Ten Glenridge Elementary fourth- and fifth-graders competed in this year’s regional Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) Competition after qualifying to represent Glenridge in the competition. Based on their performance at the regional competition, five Glenridge students will advance to the state MCTM competition on Saturday, April 26. Click on the headline to read more.