Seventeen Wydown Middle School students had the opportunity to make valuable cultural connections to what they have learned in their Chinese classes during a nine-day trip to China this summer. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
Wydown Middle School sixth-graders used their creativity and innovative ideas to provide an egg with a safe landing during the Egg Drop Challenge held in the first week of school. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
Wydown Middle School seventh-graders met their new guidance counselor, Lauren Siegel, during team meetings on Aug. 13 and 14. Siegel is new to WMS this school year and used the team meetings as an opportunity to talk with students about her background, her role as their guidance counselor and to answer any questions from the students. Click on the headline to learn more.
Wydown Middle School students returned to school on Wednesday, Aug. 12, to begin a new grade level and start their next chapter in Clayton. Students enjoyed getting to know their teachers and classmates while settling into their new routine for the 2015-2016 school year. Click on the headline to view photos from the first day of school.
Wydown Middle School seventh- and eighth-graders participated in the school's annual Seventh- and Eighth-Grade Walk Through on Tuesday, Aug. 11, in preparation for the first day of the 2015-2016 school year. Students and their families toured their team areas, met their new teachers and filled their lockers with school supplies. Click on the headline to view photos.
Wydown Middle School hosted sixth-graders and their families for the Sixth-Grade Walk Through on Monday, Aug. 10. The students met their new teachers, reconnected with classmates, toured their new school and prepared their lockers for the first day of school. Click on the headline to view photos.
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.
As part of an ongoing effort to protect the physical and emotional safety of all Clayton students, the District has begun requiring training and background checks for all volunteers who will be performing tasks that might put them in close and unsupervised contact with students. Individuals who are planning to volunteer within the District during the 2015-2016 school year are required to review the District's volunteer expectations, complete an enrollment form and submit a confidential background check form. Click on the headline to learn more about the process and download the forms.
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.
It's never too early to start preparing for a successful start to the 2015-2016 school year! The new school hours for this year are 8:20 a.m. to 3:26 p.m. Click on the headline to access the 2015-2016 school supply list for each grade level and important back-to-school dates.
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.
Three Wydown Middle School students have been selected for honors among the nearly 900 works of art and writing submitted in the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center’s 13th annual Art and Writing Contest. Eighth-grader Rachel Schneider and seventh-grader Anna Sturmoski earned first and second place, respectively, in the Middle School Visual Arts category of the contest, while eighth-grader Maddy Bale earned the top prize in the Middle School Writing category. Click on the headline to learn more.