School District of Clayton

  • Clayton High School Advances in International Debate Contest

    Three Clayton High School students have advanced to the “Top 32” round of the Bickel & Brewer/New York University International Public Policy Forum (IPPF). CHS’ team, comprised of sophomore Marysia Hyrc, junior Omkar Venkatesh and senior Jake Tarr, is eligible to win a $10,000 grand prize and an all-expenses-paid trip to the IPPF Finals in New York City in May. Click on the headline to
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  • Family Center Students Try Their Hand at Photography

    Students in the Family Center’s Blue and Orange Rooms explored Shaw Park from a different viewpoint on Friday, Jan. 16 – through the lens of a camera! Students photographed nature from a variety of angles – and took a few photos of each other and their teachers in the process. Their outdoor excursion also included time for playing in the park and a winter picnic. Click on the headline to view photos.

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  • Fifth-Graders Hit the Slopes

    Captain and Glenridge Elementary fifth-grade students took part in the annual fifth-grade ski trip to Hidden Valley Ski Resort on Thursday, Jan. 15. During their trip, which is connected to the elementary physical education curriculum, the students learned skiing basics before hitting the slopes. Meramec fifth-graders are headed to Hidden Valley later in January. Click on the headline to view photos.

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  • Fourth-Graders Study Louisiana Purchase

    Meramec Elementary fourth-graders in Bryan Giansanti’s class learned about the Louisiana Purchase during their social studies time on Tuesday, Jan. 20. In small groups, the students read about the famous real estate deal and picked out the big ideas from what they had learned. Click on the headline to view photos.

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  • Kindergarten Teachers Present "Kindergarten on the Horizon"

    Learn everything you need to know for your child's upcoming kindergarten year at Kindergarten on the Horizon on Monday, Feb. 9, from 7-8 p.m. at the Family Center. Click the headline to learn more.

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  • Three File for Available BOE Seats

    Clayton residents and District parents Jenaro Centeno, Amy S. Rubin and David H. Robb have filed for the two available seats on the District’s Board of Education. The community will vote on Tuesday, April 7, to elect two new directors to the BOE. The two directors will be sworn-in at the April 8 BOE meeting.

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  • State to Offer ACT at No Cost to All 11th-Grade Students

    The State of Missouri will offer the ACT to all 11th-grade students this spring as part of the Missouri Assessment Program. All juniors enrolled in Missouri public schools are required to participate in the statewide ACT® Plus Writing. Eleventh-graders who attend a private school or are home schooled are eligible to take the ACT in the District in which they live at no cost. Click on the headline to learn more.

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  • Tips for Cold Weather

    Winter has officially arrived, and that means cold temperatures and even colder wind chills. Click on the headline for a few tips to consider as you prepare your children for school, particularly on those cold winter mornings.

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  • Talking to Children About Civil Unrest

    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.

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  • Important Information about Pertussis

    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.

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  • Residential Tax Abatements and Other Publicly-Funded Economic Development Incentives

    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.

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  • SB 656 and School Protection Officers

    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.

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  • Protect Your Family Against the Flu

    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.

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  • Procedures for School Closures and Snow Schedules

    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.

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Welcome to our website and thank you for stopping by our online home. I am always impressed not only with the depth and breadth of the high quality work performed by our students and staff, but also with the passion they demonstrate daily for growth and continuous improvement. We have an outstanding school district, and I hope you get a taste of our tradition of excellence by exploring our District site, as well as by taking a peek at our schools' pages.
While this website is a great resource, spending time with our students and staff is by far the best way to personally experience our school district. I always invite you to have a one-on-one conversation with a member of our educational team to develop a deeper understanding of our community, culture and curriculum.
It is an honor and privilege to be able to serve our Clayton students and community. Thank you for your ongoing support of our schools.
Sharmon B. Wilkinson, Ed.D.