Wydown Middle School eighth-graders Tyler Harsell and James Malone have earned one of the top prizes in the 2015 METC Show-Me A Movie contest for their video, “History of Gooey Butter Cake.” Click on the headline to learn more and view the video.
Wydown Middle School families enjoyed a fun night out while celebrating their school’s diversity on Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Wydown Community Winter Art Fest. The event provided an opportunity for families to get to know one another while participating in a variety of art projects. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
The artwork of Wydown Middle School seventh-grader Jackson Henson is spreading a healthy message across St. Louis County this year. Jackson’s poster was one of the winning entries in the St. Louis County Department of Health’s Healthy Living Poster/Calendar Slogan Contest. Click on the headline to learn more.
Wydown Middle School Team 7/8 put their generous spirit into action when they adopted a family through the 100 Neediest program in December. In addition to collecting a variety of holiday gifts for a needy family of four, the team donated more than $1,000 to help the family afford bus passes, rent, utility bills and groceries. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
Wydown Middle School sixth-graders performed for a packed house of family and friends on Wednesday, Dec. 16, during the fall Integrated Arts production of “Pirates,” which tells the story of “Treasure Island.” Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
Wydown Middle School’s three Science Olympiad teams competed with much success at the Southern Illinois Invitational Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 5. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
Five current and former District students are published authors and illustrators, some for the second time, with the release of The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration’s 10th anniversary publication, "Echoes from World War II: Young Writers Sharing Family Stories." Click on the headline to learn more.
Current eighth-grade parents are invited to attend a presentation and discussion at Clayton High School about how to make the transition for their children from middle to high school a smooth one. This event serves as a follow-up to the Incoming Ninth-Grade Curriculum Night. Click on the headline to learn more.
Have you observed a Clayton staff member making a difference in the lives of students with disabilities? The District’s PAC.ED group (Parent Advisory Council of Children with Educational Disabilities) would like to know! PAC.ED is accepting nominations now through Friday, Feb. 5, for the Making Inclusion Happen Award and Creating Connections Award. Click the headline to learn more.
On Feb. 1, the Richmond Heights City Council will consider a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) proposal for The Boulevard South. Plans for the expansion include a parking structure, retail space, office space and 165 residential units. Should the project, which is in the Meramec Elementary attendance area, generate any additional enrollment, the District would not receive any corresponding revenue until 2039 and, once the project is complete, would be out hundreds of thousands of dollars of new revenue each year until the TIF expires. Click on the headline to learn more.
Wydown Middle School Librarian Dr. Victoria Jones and Social Studies Teacher Emily Szyman wrote an article about the use of screencasting as an instructional tool at WMS that was published in the December 2015 issue of "School Library Connection." Learn more, and download a copy of the article.
The Clayton Chamber Ensemble has been invited to perform at the Midwest Clinic International Band, Orchestra and Music Conference on Dec. 16 in Chicago. Each year, the Midwest Clinic displays top ensembles throughout the conference to showcase the newest ideas and talent. Click on the headline to learn more.
As part of an ongoing effort to protect the physical and emotional safety of all Clayton students, the District has begun requiring training and background checks for all volunteers who will be performing tasks that might put them in close and unsupervised contact with students. Individuals who are planning to volunteer within the District during the 2015-2016 school year are required to review the District's volunteer expectations, complete an enrollment form and submit a confidential background check form. Click on the headline to learn more about the process and download the forms.