When Wydown Middle School incoming eighth-grader Lucy Flores emailed Ray Kurzweil, a director of engineering at Google, to ask for help with a class project, she never imagined she would be invited to tour the Google offices in California, attend graduate-level lectures at Singularity University and be the special guest at one of Kurzweil's “fireside chats” with graduate students! Click the headline to read the article.
The incoming sixth-graders attending Wydown Summer Academy (WSA) visited St. Louis Public Library’s Central Branch on Friday, June 12, to explore the library’s special exhibit and conduct research using the primary sources available at the library. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
Wydown Middle School incoming seventh-graders Lillian Ebeling and Belle Gage were among 17 students honored at The Grannie Annie’s annual book signing celebration at the Missouri History Museum on June 7. These 17 students, along with 29 others from across the U.S., had their stories published in “Grannie Annie, Vol. 10: Historical Family Stories Written and Illustrated by Young People.” Click on the headline to learn more.
On the last day of school, Wydown Middle School seventh-grader Emilio Rosas-Linhard wasn’t thinking about everything he was planning to do over summer break. Instead, his mind was focused on helping students he’s never met who attend school on the other side of the world. Or at least they had attended school until the April 25 earthquake in Nepal. Click on the headline to read more and view photos.
Wydown Middle School Literacy and Social Studies Teacher April Fulstone has been named a 2015 Lowell Milken Center (LMC) for Unsung Heroes Fellow for her passion for teaching respect and understanding through project-based learning. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has informed Missouri school districts that the Individual Score Reports for students who took the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) test this past spring are now available for distribution to families. Parents/guardians should receive their child's MAP scores in the mail between Aug. 10-21. Click on the headline to learn more.
In an effort to enhance safety and security across the District for the 2015-2016 school year, the School District of Clayton is in the process of changing the passwords on our students’ District-provided email accounts. While the email address and login for each student will remain the same, the new password on each student’s account will be his/her student ID number. Click the headline for more information.
It's never too early to start preparing for a successful start to the 2015-2016 school year! The new school hours for this year are 8:20 a.m. to 3:26 p.m. Click on the headline to access the 2015-2016 school supply list for each grade level and important back-to-school dates.
While summer is a time for families to relax and enjoy one another, it's also a great time to maintain math fact fluency and problem solving skills. The summer math practice packets for incoming first-grade through ninth-grade students provide an opportunity for continued practice. Click on the headline to access the math practice packets.
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s “Read MOre, Missouri!” program is a new statewide summer reading challenge to help students and their parents choose reading materials the students will love. The program provides students with a fun and easy way to select books based on their comfort level and interests. Click on the headline to learn how to create a summer reading list.
School District of Clayton students, staff and their families are raising money to support those devastated by the April 25 earthquake in Nepal by working with Save the Children, a nonprofit organization focused on improving the lives of children around the world. Click on the headline to learn more and to donate on your school's fundraising page.
Three Wydown Middle School students have been selected for honors among the nearly 900 works of art and writing submitted in the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center’s 13th annual Art and Writing Contest. Eighth-grader Rachel Schneider and seventh-grader Anna Sturmoski earned first and second place, respectively, in the Middle School Visual Arts category of the contest, while eighth-grader Maddy Bale earned the top prize in the Middle School Writing category. Click on the headline to learn more.