Glenridge Elementary students and staff celebrated Read Across America Day on Monday, March 2, in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday. Donning their best pajamas to ensure a comfortable day of reading, students welcomed guest readers throughout the day and spent time in the library with The Cat in the Hat, also known as Librarian Jude Hagene, who organized many of the day’s events. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
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.
Glenridge Elementary parents were invited to experience firsthand a typical day in their child’s math class during the school’s Math Open House on Friday, Feb. 20. The event gave parents the opportunity to see the District’s math curriculum in action. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
Glenridge Elementary students and staff wore red on Friday, Feb. 6, 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.
School counselors are often the individuals who work behind the scenes to ensure students are ready to learn each day and are prepared for success beyond graduation. In honor of National School Counseling Week, which is celebrated from Feb. 2-6, the School District of Clayton is highlighting the role of these individuals in their school communities. Click the headline to read the article.
Glenridge students and staff and one special visitor made Monday, Jan. 26, a very memorable day for First-Grade Teacher Robin Polizzi, who was celebrating a milestone birthday. The first-grade students in Stephanie Fogarty’s and Lindsey Zoellner’s class, along with several staff members, each delivered a balloon to Mrs. Polizzi, counting up to 49 balloons. Mrs. Polizzi’s husband, Vito, then completed the surprise by delivering the 50th balloon. Click the headline to view photos.
Glenridge 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.
Glenridge Elementary students performed for their parents on Dec. 19 as part of the school's annual pre-Winter Break tradition: the Holiday Sing! Click on the headline to view photos.
Children’s author Kate Klise shared a special recipe with students at Glenridge Elementary during her visit on Monday, Dec. 15. When talking with the school’s kindergarteners, the author encouraged them to write their own books by sharing her recipe for storytelling: create a main character, give the character a problem and send him/her on an adventure. Click the headline to learn more and view photos.
Glenridge 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 Glenridge is spending one hour during Computer Science Education Week, held Dec. 8-14, with Educational Technologist Denise Stouffer to learn about coding. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
The Glenridge community made the Thanksgiving holiday a little brighter for several needy families in the St. Louis area through the donation of 26 Thanksgiving dinner baskets – complete with gift cards for turkeys – to local food pantries. Click the headline to learn more and view photos.
The fifth-graders at Glenridge Elementary are taking part in a cross-curricular educational opportunity this fall by using technology to learn about the different body systems in their health class. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.