Wydown Middle School Theater Teacher and Director Brian Engelmeyer was honored with the Loren Reid Service Award at the annual Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri (STAM) Conference on Friday, Sept. 25. Click on the headline to learn more.
Wydown Middle School actively encourages its students to make healthy decisions, from eating healthy foods to maintaining regular levels of physical activity. To support these efforts, WMS has received a $1,556 grant through the Fuel Up to Play 60 Program. Click on the headline to learn more.
Wydown Middle School students channeled their best Harry Potter on Sept. 8-10 as they tried their skills at Muggle Quidditch during their P.E. classes with Teacher Sarah Gietschier-Hartman. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
The Wydown Middle School Science Olympiad team is inviting new students with an interest in science to join the ranks this year. There will be a Parent Kick-Off Meeting for both new and returning parents on Sept. 4. Click on the headline to learn more.
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.
The Clayton Chamber Ensemble has been invited to perform at the Midwest Clinic International Band, Orchestra and Music Conference on Dec. 16 in Chicago. Each year, the Midwest Clinic displays top ensembles throughout the conference to showcase the newest ideas and talent. Click on the headline to learn more.
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.
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.
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.
The Wydown Middle School Science Olympiad Team had another impressive showing at the state competition held on Saturday, April 18, at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo. In only its second year, the WMS team placed third in the state against many veteran teams and earned the alternate spot for the national competition. Click on the headline to learn more.