Current Clayton Mayor Harold Sanger, former Mayor Linda Goldstein and the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council honored the 14 student winners of the Clayton Centennial Contest at a special reception on Monday, May 13. These students were celebrated for their essays, artwork and videos submitted in the contest to depict their answers to the question, “What will Clayton be like in 100 years?” Click
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The Captain Elementary students in Carolyn O’Dea’s second-grade class participated in a lesson on international poetry during their Writers’ Workshop on Wednesday, May 15, led by English Language (EL) Specialist Azniv Tcherkezian. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
Clayton Superintendent Dr. Sharmon Wilkinson shared with an audience of students, parents and staff on Wednesday, May 15, about how “the winds” of her childhood had a significant impact on her life. Wilkinson’s presentation was part of Clayton High School’s annual Words of Wisdom (WOW) speaker series. Click on the headline to read the article.
With their own immigrant identity, the sixth-graders at Wydown Middle School traveled through Ellis Island on Friday, May 10, to experience what it might have been like for the immigrants who arrived in the U.S. in the late 1800s. Click on the headline to read more and view photos.
Clayton High School has been named in Newsweek and The Daily Beast’s list of Best High Schools in America, ranking 179 out of 2,000 high schools and 20th in the Midwest. Click the headline to read more.
The School District of Clayton will save an estimated $651,000 over the next 20 years while reducing its impact on the environment with the installation of eight arrays of solar panels on six buildings across the District. The Board of Education approved a 20-year lease proposal from Microgrid Solar, which includes Microgrid’s donation of an array of solar panels at Wydown Middle School. Click on the headline to read the article.
Clayton High School has been ranked second among the best high schools in Missouri and first among the state’s non-selective high schools in U.S. News and World Report’s annual list of Best High Schools. CHS is ranked 187th nationally based on state proficiency standards and how well it prepares students for college. Click on the headline to learn more.
Meramec Elementary students gained greater awareness and respect for people with differing abilities during the school’s third annual Abilities Awareness Experience held on Friday, April 19. Eighteen presenters from across the St. Louis region taught students about the variety of abilities individuals may have and why it is important to value each other’s differing abilities. Click on the headline to learn more and
Standard & Poor’s (S & P) Ratings Services has reaffirmed the School District of Clayton’s AAA bond rating following a recent review of the District’s finances. AAA is the highest rating available for public school districts, and Clayton is one of only four districts in Missouri to maintain a AAA rating. S & P revaluated the rating when Clayton sought to refinance a portion of its outstanding general obligation bonds. The refinance will save the District more than $250,000 in interest over the life of the bonds. Click on the headline to read the article.
We were deeply saddened to hear the news of the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15. Our thoughts are with all of those affected by this tragedy. The physical, mental and social wellbeing of our students is always the top priority in our District, and our staff is fully prepared to support the needs of our students, especially during difficult times. Click on the headline to read a list of tips from the National Association of School Psychologists for helping your child cope.
Clayton High School has earned national recognition for its science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs from U.S. News & World Report, who ranked CHS as 76th out of the top 500 high schools in the country. Click the headline to learn more.
The Board of Education voted unanimously to support the five-year extension for enrolling new students in the Voluntary Student Transfer Program (VST) and to continue accepting new VST students through the 2018-2019 school year. Click the headline to read more.