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  • Campers Make the Most of Final Session of SummerQuest

    Campers in kindergarten through eighth-grade are enjoying the final session of SummerQuest. From programming robots to creating canvas art, session three has something for every camper! Click on the headline to view photos.

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  • Fun Times at SummerQuest!

    Campers in session two of SummerQuest are spending time in the art studio, the woodworking shop, on the basketball court and in the swimming pool, enjoying all of the fun activities SummerQuest has to offer. Click on the headline to view photos.

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  • Campers Dazzle Audience in Closing Ceremony

    Some of the finest acts at SummerQuest session one took the stage on Friday, June 17, for the session’s closing ceremony. Campers showed off what they learned during the two-week session in cheerleading, dance, rock band and theater. Click on the headline to view photos.

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  • SummerQuest Campers Are Having a Blast!

    SummerQuest campers are having a blast during session one! On Thursday, June 16, campers shot two-liter water bottle rockets on the Quad, mastered the rock climbing wall and played a rousing game of “pirate ball.” Click the headline to view photos.

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  • SummerQuest Kicks Off First Week

    The first week of SummerQuest has been filled with many fun experiences for campers, from creating pottery to hitting the bullseye with the bow and arrow to baking chocolate chip cookies. Click the headline to view photos.

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  • Captain Fifth-Grade Promotion Filled with Celebration, Anticipation

    Captain Elementary fifth-grade students were promoted to the next chapter in their education during the special ceremony on Wednesday, May 25. Click the headline to view photos.

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  • Captain Field Day is Filled with Team-Building and Fun!

    Captain Elementary students enjoyed their annual Field Day activities on Friday, May 20. Parent volunteers and staff were essential in making the end-of-the-year celebration memorable. Click on the headline to view photos.

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  • STEM Day Provides Fun, Engaging Experiences

    Fifth-grade students and their teachers from across the School District of Clayton spent the day together on Friday, May 6, for the District’s third annual Fifth-Grade STEM Day. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.

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  • Dr. Timothy Dilg Appointed as Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources

    Dr. Timothy Dilg has been appointed to serve as the School District of Clayton’s assistant superintendent of human resources. He will replace Dr. Sean Doherty, who was appointed as the District’s next superintendent. Click on the headline to learn more.

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  • Captain Back-to-School Resources

    It’s never too early to start preparing for the upcoming school year! Click on the headline to view school supply lists and important dates.

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  • Kid Zone Named Missouri AfterSchool Network's “Program of the Month”

    The School District of Clayton's after school program, Kid Zone, has been selected as the Missouri AfterSchool Network's “Program of the Month.” The program earned this award for the dedication, passion and high quality programming it offers to Clayton students every day. Click on the headline to learn more.

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  • Dr. Sean Doherty Appointed Superintendent of Schools

    Dr. Sean N. Doherty has been unanimously appointed to serve as the School District of Clayton’s next superintendent of schools. The Board of Education appointed Doherty, who has been serving in the role of interim superintendent since November 2015, to the position after the District’s current superintendent, Dr. Sharmon B. Wilkinson, submitted her resignation and intent to retire at the end of the current school year. Click on the headline to learn more.

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  • Free Shipping From the Online Spirit Store

    The School District of Clayton and its schools have launched a new, easy way to shop for school apparel through the online Clayton Spirit Store! Click on the headline to learn more.

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  • Developer Terminates Maryland School Contract

    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.

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  • Board Approves 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 Calendars

    The Board of Education approved the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 calendars at their Nov. 18 meeting. Click the headline to learn more.

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  • Clayton Chamber Ensemble Invited to International Conference

    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.

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Ralph M. Captain Elementary School is a community-based, open-concept school that serves five distinct neighborhoods: Concordia Seminary, Demun, Hillcrest, Richmond Heights and St. Louis City. The students of Captain Elementary are the heart of our school community.  Students with a variety of different needs, interests, cultural heritages and learning styles make up the rich tapestry of Captain.

Captain’s staff members foster a caring, supportive learning environment where all children embrace challenges, think critically and persevere to reach high levels of learning. While maintaining small class sizes, teachers work deliberately to implement the rich, challenging Clayton curriculum. All teachers differentiate learning activities for students to accommodate unique learning needs. Captain’s staff members are vibrant, energetic, diverse and constantly seeking to improve what they do for students.

Captain parents value the diversity, high expectations and rich learning experiences available to all children in the school community. Working together, Captain parents and staff aim to achieve excellence by building community and by providing for the diverse needs of each student.

Welcome to Captain Elementary!

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