The news of the devastation caused by the tornado in Oklahoma on May 20 is both shocking and saddening. Our hearts and thoughts are with the community of Moore and the surrounding areas impacted by the tornado, especially the students, staff and families at Briarwood and Plaza Towers Elementary Schools. Click on the headline for a letter from Superintendent Dr. Sharmon Wilkinson containing resources for talking with your children about this tragedy and for suggestions on how you can help the individuals directly impacted by the tornado.
Thanks to the tremendous support from the Glenridge Elementary community, the school's blood drive in honor of fifth-grader Stevie Landau on May 7 was a success. For reaching the blood drive's quota for donated units of blood, the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center donated $230 to the Bob Costas Cancer Center at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center. The support from the Glenridge community was greatly appreciated!
Glenridge Elementary students in Karen Engel’s second-grade class write their own nonfiction books about animals as part of the second grade language literacy curriculum. The students asked questions and used multiple sources to research their chosen animal before creating their book. The students officially “published” their books later in the week. Click on the headline to view photos.
Glenridge Elementary students and their families enjoyed learning about different cultures through fun activities such as storytelling, dancing and pottery during the school’s Merge of Cultures event. Click on the headline to read more and view photos.
The School District of Clayton will save an estimated $651,000 over the next 20 years while reducing its impact on the environment with the installation of eight arrays of solar panels on six buildings across the District. The Board of Education approved a 20-year lease proposal from Microgrid Solar, which includes Microgrid’s donation of an array of solar panels at Wydown Middle School. Click on the headline to read the article.
Children who are five years old on or before July 31, 2013, are eligible to enroll in kindergarten for the 2013-2014 school year. All forms required for official enrollment must be completed and submitted by July 1. Click on the headline for more information about kindergarten registration and a complete list of events taking place this spring and summer for kindergarten students and their parents.
Glenridge Elementary fifth-graders have begun preparing for their transition to sixth grade at Wydown Middle School this fall. The students welcomed WMS Principal Mary Ann Goldberg, Assistant Principal Doug Wehner and Counselor Liz Tucker on Monday, Feb. 25, to learn about what they should expect as incoming sixth-graders. Click on the headline to read the article.
Glenridge Elementary students and staff raised $4,525.50 for the American Heart Association during their Jump Rope for Heart event on Monday, Feb. 11. Students collected donations from family members and friends during the two weeks leading up to the event, and staff members donated five dollars each to “dress like a P.E. teacher” on the day of the event. Click on the headline to read more and view photos.
Glenridge Elementary students and staff wore red on Friday, Feb. 1, to commemorate the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day. Students learned about heart health, participated in heart healthy activities, and Chartwells, the District’s food service provider, served red food items. Click the headline to view photos.
Glenridge students read an astounding 142,838 minutes during this year’s Read-A-Thon, and as a result, they raised $9,000 in pledges from family and friends. As a reward to the student from each grade level who read the most minutes during the Read-A-Thon, Glenridge invited Clayton Mayor Linda Goldstein to a special lunch with these students. Click the headline to read the article and view photos.
Glenridge Elementary students participated in a variety of fun activities and counting exercises to celebrate the 100th day of school. The school’s kindergarteners made crowns and decorated them with 100 stickers. Click the headline to view photos.
Glenridge Elementary second- through fifth-graders and Clayton High School students are collaborating this school year to research and develop science projects. The Elementary and High School Science Project Mentor Club meets after school twice per month in the Glenridge science classroom. Click on the headline to read the article and view photos.
As the season for inclement weather approaches, be sure your current contact information is listed in SchoolMessenger, the District’s notification system. Click on the headline for a link to the Contact Manager Parent Portal and to learn how to set up your account.
Glenridge Elementary students performed for their parents on Dec. 20 as part of the school's annual pre-Winter Break tradition: the Holiday Sing! Click on the headline to view photos.
Glenridge Elementary second-graders mixed primary colors with white to invent their own paint colors in art class. Teacher Diana Haydon encouraged students to explore the variety of colors they can make and to create names for their new colors. Click on the headline for photos.
The Parent Student Handbook contains a wealth of helpful information for Glenridge families this school year. To view a copy of the handbook, click on the headline.