Eight whipped cream pies were a spectacular reward for the Glenridge community’s recent success in raising $12,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The pies were such a great reward because they were thrown in the faces of eight Glenridge staff members – including Principal Beth Scott – at the Pennies for Patients closing assembly on Friday, April 24. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
Wydown Middle School students and staff members took the stage to share their thoughts and feelings with their audience at the school’s annual Poetry Slam on April 23. Participants read their own poetry or a favorite poem by another author for the crowd of family members and friends in attendance. Click on the headline to view photos.
Clayton High School senior Gwyneth Henke recalls her recent phone conversation with Ethel Kennedy, widow of the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy, as “surreal” and “amazing.” Kennedy was calling Henke to congratulate the CHS senior for being selected as a recipient of the prestigious Robert F. Kennedy High School Journalism Award. Click on the headline to learn more.
Meramec Elementary third-graders recently put on their chef hats to celebrate what they have learned about traditional foods and cooking in Señora Sarah Gottemoeller’s Spanish class. On April 21 and 22, the third-grade students made their own chicken- and cheese-filled empanadas with help from their teachers and parent volunteers. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
Clayton High School sculpture student Tyler Gillam has earned the Joanne Stremsterfer Annual Prize at the St. Louis Artists' Guild’s Emerson Young Artists' Showcase for his cardboard construction piece, Filling Station. Click on the headline to learn more.
Captain Elementary second-graders took the stage on Monday, April 20, for a dress rehearsal performance of the annual Fairy Tale Theater. Students performed seven shortened versions of popular fairy tales for the other grade levels in attendance at the show. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
The School District of Clayton is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jamie Jordan as principal of Wydown Middle School beginning with the 2015-2016 school year. Jordan replaces Mary Ann Goldberg, who is retiring at the end of this year. 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.
Based on St. Louis County's unofficial results from the April 7, 2015, municipal general election, Amy Rubin and Jenaro Centeno were sworn-in to the District's Board of Education at its April 8 meeting. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
School counselors are often the individuals who work behind the scenes to ensure students are ready to learn each day and are prepared for success beyond graduation. In honor of National School Counseling Week, which is celebrated from Feb. 2-6, the School District of Clayton is highlighting the role of these individuals in their school communities. Click the headline to read the article.
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.
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.