Parents and staff at Captain Elementary are taking part in a shared learning experience this school year through a book study on “Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People,” written by Mahzarin Banaji and Anthony Greenwald. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
New this school year, elementary students across the District are spending time each week specifically dedicated to exploring their own interests and ideas. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
Librarian Tom Bober spent last school year in a much larger library than the one found inside Captain Elementary as the audio-visual teacher in residence at the Library of Congress. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
Captain Elementary kindergarteners welcomed their parents and other special guests to school for a pre-Thanksgiving celebration on Friday, Nov. 18. The students performed several songs for attendees before joining them for Thanksgiving pie. Click on the headline to view photos.
Captain Elementary students took part in the school's annual Halloween parade on Monday, Oct. 31. Led by the Captain fifth-graders, students paraded throughout the school and onto the blacktop where the fifth-grade students performed their rendition of "Thriller." Click on the headline to view photos.
Fifth-Grade Teacher Amanda Ketzer had her head shaved during a school-wide assembly on Friday, Oct. 28, in celebration of the Captain community far surpassing its fundraising goal of $3,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Click on the headline to learn more and watch the video.
At their Nov. 16 meeting, the Clayton Board of Education voted unanimously to both support the final extension of enrollment for new students in the Voluntary Student Transfer (VST) program (through 2023-2024) and to accept new students during the five-year extension. Click on the headline to learn more.
Captain Science Teacher Chris Hwande was named one of Missouri’s 10 finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The PAEMST is the nation’s highest honor bestowed upon K-12 mathematics and science teachers. Click on the headline to learn more.
The MAP Grade-Level assessment score reports have been released by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Any student who attended a Clayton school during the 2015-2016 school year and was in third through eighth grade will receive his/her report at his/her home address. Reports will be mailed by Sept. 30, 2016.
Pierson was sworn-in as a Board director on Aug. 31 and will fill this role until his term expires in April. Click on the headline to learn about the process.
The School District of Clayton is participating in the White House ConnectED Library Challenge again this school year, which is 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 School District of Clayton and all of Clayton's schools K-12 have been ranked as some of Missouri's best schools in a new ranking by Niche K-12, a website that provides reviews and insights from students, parents and professionals about neighborhoods, cities and K-12 and higher education institutions. Click on the headline to learn more.