Clayton High School teachers and staff members know what it means when they hear the wheels of the school’s snack cart rolling down the hallway. But what makes the snack cart more significant than any tasty treat is the two students who accompany it. Click the headline to learn more and view photos.
Based on research highlighting the positive impact of play and creativity on learning and child development, Meramec Elementary fourth-grade teacher Tim Baker is giving his students both time and space to be creative this school year. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
Wydown Middle School families enjoyed a fun night out while celebrating their school’s diversity on Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Wydown Community Winter Art Fest. The event provided an opportunity for families to get to know one another while participating in a variety of art projects. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
Glenridge Elementary kindergarteners curated their very own Native American Art Museum in January. The museum featured the students’ artwork, which is connected with their learning in social studies about Native American culture. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
School District of Clayton Assistant Superintendent of Student Services Dr. Greg Batenhorst has been selected to receive the Special School District’s (SSD) highest honor: the 2016 Special Ambassador Award. This recognition honors Batenhorst for his extraordinary commitment to SSD students and staff.
Five current and former District students are published authors and illustrators, some for the second time, with the release of The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration’s 10th anniversary publication, "Echoes from World War II: Young Writers Sharing Family Stories." Click on the headline to learn more.
Clayton residents and District parents Brad Bernstein, Gary A. Pierson and Joe Miller have filed for the two available seats on the District’s Board of Education. Click on the headline for more information about the election and the Meet the Candidates Forum.
Learn everything you need to know for your child's upcoming kindergarten year at Kindergarten on the Horizon on Monday, Feb. 22, from 7-8 p.m. at the Family Center. Click the headline to learn more.
Have you observed a Clayton staff member making a difference in the lives of students with disabilities? The District’s PAC.ED group (Parent Advisory Council of Children with Educational Disabilities) would like to know! PAC.ED is accepting nominations now through Friday, Feb. 5, for the Making Inclusion Happen Award and Creating Connections Award. Click the headline to learn more.
On Feb. 1, the Richmond Heights City Council will consider a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) proposal for The Boulevard South. Plans for the expansion include a parking structure, retail space, office space and 165 residential units. Should the project, which is in the Meramec Elementary attendance area, generate any additional enrollment, the District would not receive any corresponding revenue until 2039 and, once the project is complete, would be out hundreds of thousands of dollars of new revenue each year until the TIF expires. Click on the headline to learn more.
The state of Missouri will offer the ACT to all 11th-grade students this spring as part of the Missouri Assessment Program. All juniors enrolled in Missouri public schools are required to participate in the statewide ACT® Plus Writing assessment. Eleventh-graders who attend a private school or are home schooled are eligible to take the ACT in the district in which they live at no cost. Click on the headline to learn more.