Twenty-five elementary, middle and high school parents met several times throughout February and March to share their parenting challenges and joys and to enhance their own parenting strategies through the District’s Love and Logic Parenting Workshop. Click the headline to learn more.
Wydown Middle School students, teachers and their families gathered in the school’s atrium on Thursday, March 31, for the unveiling of local artist Cbabi Bayoc’s mural created specifically for WMS. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
Clayton students, families and community members convened at Clayton High School on Saturday, March 12, for the District's annual Science Fair. About 150 elementary and middle school science projects were on display at the event, and CHS students and staff hosted fun, hands-on science activities and demonstrations. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
Nearly 100 Wydown Middle School students and staff members took part in this year's production of "Mary Poppins," including actors and actresses, members of the tech crew and costume crew, and the Wydown Theatre Company directors. The show was performed to nearly sold out crowds on March 10-12.
Award-winning author James M. Deem paid a visit to Wydown Middle School on Friday, March 11, to talk with the seventh-grade Literacy classes about his life as a writer. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
As students are preparing their summer reading lists this spring, the School District of Clayton is participating in the White House ConnectED Library Challenge, an initiative developed in 2015 to ensure all students have access to a library card. The District is participating in the program through the St. Louis County Library (SLCL) to give students access to the SLCL’s wealth of materials, including books, eBooks and databases. Click on the headline to learn more.
The Missouri Association of School Librarians has honored Wydown Middle School Sixth-Grade Social Studies Teacher Emily Szyman and Library Media Specialist Dr. Victoria Jones with the 2016 Teacher Library Collaboration Award. Click on the headline to learn more.
Love Investment Company (Love) has terminated its contract to purchase the Maryland School property from the School District of Clayton. The proposed Maryland School Town Homes development, which had its re-zoning petition denied by Clayton’s Plan Commission a few weeks ago, would have generated about $400,000 of new annual tax revenue. Click on the headline to learn more.
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.
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.
4. Friday , May 6 is Immigration day for 6th graders- 1:10 to 3:26pm.
3. Table Tennis in the Fitness Room after school today from 3:30 to 4:20pm.