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.
Two Meramec Elementary fourth-graders will soon be published authors for their submissions to The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration, a St. Louis-based nonprofit organization that publishes collections of stories written by young people about their family’s history. Belle Gage and Natalie Schuver wrote their stories last summer after spending time interviewing their family members. Click the headline to view the article.
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.
As part of a new STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program with Kid Zone, Meramec Elementary fourth-and fifth-grade students put on their hard hats this spring for a fun construction project funded by the Clayton Education Foundation. The students accepted the challenge of building a 12-inch long bridge out of toothpicks, with the goal of having the least expensive bridge that would hold
the most weight. Click the
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Meramec Elementary Helping Hands and Character Council students have been very busy this school year working on a comprehensive service learning project that supports children going through cancer treatments through the Kids Rock Cancer musical therapy program. Click the headline to learn more.
Meramec Elementary kindergarteners practiced their library etiquette during their weekly visit to the school’s library. Students were good “book buddies” as they shared the fiction and nonfiction books from the book boxes provided by librarian Jeri Lynn Palmer. After reading their books, the students took turns selecting a book from the library shelves to check out. Click on the headline to view photos.
We were deeply saddened to hear the news of the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15. Our thoughts are with all of those affected by this tragedy. The physical, mental and social wellbeing of our students is always the top priority in our District, and our staff is fully prepared to support the needs of our students, especially during difficult times. Click on the headline to read a list of tips from the National Association of School Psychologists for helping your child cope.
The Meremec Elementary PTO will host it’s annual Flower Sale on Wednesday, April 24, from 8-11 a.m. and 3-7 p.m. on the blacktop by the science lab. All your spring favorites will be available. Click the headline to learn more and download the flower catalog.
Ten Meramec Elementary fourth- and fifth-graders, along with P.E. Teacher Patrick Flynn, recently traveled to Jefferson City, Mo. for the State Chess Tournament. Click the headline to learn more.
Meramec Elementary fourth-graders used their library time on Monday, Feb. 25, to learn about and conduct presearch for their upcoming Famous Missourians project. Meramec Librarian Jeri Lynn Palmer explained to students the importance of presearching to select a topic and brainstorm the information they will need to research. Click on the headline to read more and view photos.
Meremec Elementary kindergarteners have taken time throughout the past month to prepare for their Chinese New Year celebration on Friday, Feb. 8. Students created lanterns and dragon scrolls while studying how the Chinese New Year relates to other holidays and cultural celebrations. Click on the headline to view photos.
Meramec Elementary students and staff wore red on Friday, Feb. 1, to commemorate the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day. At their Meramec 5 assembly, students learned about heart health and enjoyed a performance by the "Meramec Jumpers," comprised of Meramec staff. Click the headline to view photos.
Meramec Elementary students, parents and teachers came together to celebrate and learn about the various cultural traditions of their peers at Meramec's annual International Night. This year, 17 countries were represented at the event. Click the headline to view photos.
Meramec Elementary students participated in a variety of math inspired games and dressed up in costumes inspired by fashion from 100 years ago to celebrate the 100th day of school on Thursday, Jan. 24. Click the headline to view photos.
During their daily math time, Meramec Elementary third-graders used a variety of tools and strategies to practice multiplication, division, word problems and other important math skills. Click on the headline to view photos.
To commemorate American Education Week, Meramec Elementary students invited their grandparents and special friends to Meramec’s annual Special Visitors Day. Students, along with their special visitors, gathered together to share stories about school then and now. Click the headline to view photos.
Kindergarteners at Meramec Elementary took a number walk to the school’s library in order to reinforce the number-writing skills they have been learning this year as part of the Common Core State Standards for kindergarten math. Click on the headline to read the article and view photos.