Established St. Louis artist Barbara Holtz paid a visit to Clayton High School on Wednesday, Dec. 10, to talk with art students and share her work with them. Holtz, who is the grandmother of a CHS student and will soon celebrate her 90th birthday, shared with the students her words of wisdom about art and life. Click the headline to view photos.
Children in the Family Center’s Stay, Play and Learn program took part in several fun winter-themed art projects on Friday, Dec. 12. They used paint, glue and glitter to create their wintertime masterpieces. Click the headline to learn more about the Stay, Play and Learn program and view photos.
School District of Clayton parents, students, community members and current and former staff gathered at Wydown Middle School on Thursday, Dec. 11, to officially dedicate the new building, which was completed this summer following nearly five years of planning and construction. Click on the headline to read the article and view photos.
Using the culinary skills and knowledge gained this semester, teams of Culinary Arts 1 students battled it out in a friendly Iron Chef Challenge on Monday, Dec. 15. The Clayton High School students had only their class period to cook and plate an entrée or dessert using the secret ingredient – maple syrup. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
Children’s author Kate Klise shared a special recipe with students at Glenridge Elementary during her visit on Monday, Dec. 15. When talking with the school’s kindergarteners, the author encouraged them to write their own books by sharing her recipe for storytelling: create a main character, give the character a problem and send him/her on an adventure. Click the headline to learn more and view photos.
Filing for the 2015 Board of Education election opens on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at 8 a.m. and continues through Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at 5 p.m. Candidates must file in person at the School District of Clayton Admin. Center located at #2 Mark Twain Circle. The terms of BOE Secretary Darryl Higuchi and Director Jane Klamer expire in April 2015. Click the headline to learn more about filing to run for the BOE.
The days ahead could bring opportunity for many challenging conversations with our children. Often, some of the questions they ask can be the most difficult to answer. Click the headline to review some of the resources we have provided to parents and staff in prior communications.
The St. Louis County Department of Health has asked school districts to remind parents about the occurrence of pertussis, also known as “whooping cough,” and the precautions necessary to avoid passing along the illness to other children. Click on the headline for more information.
The District continues to receive questions about its position on residential tax abatements like the one granted by the City of Clayton to the developers of The Crossing. Click the headline to learn more.
Many parents and community members have sent messages and expressed concern about recent action by the Missouri legislature making it possible for teachers to carry concealed firearms in schools. Click the headline to learn more about this bill and Missouri’s conceal and carry law to understand how this issue is being addressed in the District.
Cold and flu season is here. Please consult with your child’s physician to find out when flu shots will be available for your family. Students with chronic health conditions, including asthma, and those who are immunocompromised are highly encouraged to obtain a flu shot early. Click on the headline for more information about protecting your family this flu season.
Information regarding school closures or schedule changes due to inclement weather will be posted on the front page of the District's website as soon as a decision is made. Click on the headline for more information about school closing and snow schedule procedures.