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.
Incoming seniors (from left) Xuechun Qian, Matthew De la Paz, Madeleine Goedegebuure and Saori Tomatsu spent six weeks this summer carrying out intensive science research through the prestigious Students and Teachers as Research Scientists (STARS) program. Click on the headline to learn more.
Glenridge Elementary Librarian Jude Hagene has been selected to participate in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute for the week of July 27-31. Hagene was chosen for the program from a pool of more than 300 applicants. Click on the headline to learn more.
Clayton High School students taking American Government this summer participated in a mock job fair on Wednesday, June 17, as part of their study of how the laws passed by Congress are carried out by the government. 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.
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.
Several students from the District’s elementary, middle and high school were honored for their scientific thinking at the Academy of Science – St. Louis’ Regional Science Fair held recently at Queeny Park. The students’ innovative projects, which were selected to advance from the District’s Science Fair held in March, received a ribbon or special Science Fair award. Click on the headline for the list of award-winning students.
The District’s six schools raised a total of $24,489 in support of the American Heart Association this year through the annual Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser! Every school put their own spin on the fundraiser while promoting healthy living and physical fitness. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.