Librarian Tom Bober will spend next school year in a much larger library than the one found inside Captain Elementary. Bober was selected by the Library of Congress’ Educational Outreach Division to participate in its 2015-2016 Teacher-In-Residence program as the Audio-Visual Teacher-In-Residence. Click on the headline to learn more.
Meramec Elementary parents and other special guests spent time celebrating their students’ success this school year during Meramec’s Celebrations of Learning event on Thursday, May 21. Students in kindergarten through fourth grade shared their portfolios and other work with their invited guests, reflecting on previous years’ work and highlighting the exciting projects they completed this school year. Click on the headline to view photos.
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has bestowed one of its highest honors on Captain Elementary – the designation as a Gold Star School. The Gold Star Schools program recognizes schools that perform at high academic levels or that perform at high levels while serving a significant proportion of disadvantaged students. Click on the headline to learn more.
The eighth-graders on Team 7/8 took the lessons learned from their Humanity and the Environment unit in social studies class and stretched them across six miles to raise money and spread awareness about the water crisis in Rwanda. Through the Walk for Water, the eighth-graders raised $1,500 to support the construction of wells in Rwanda. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
Clayton High School hosted a Russian delegation of 24 educators, journalists, government officials and other professionals from the Moscow School of Civic Education on Wednesday, May 13. CHS has been selected to host the Russian delegation on the topic of secondary education in the U.S. for the past six years. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
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.
Several students from the District’s elementary, middle and high school were honored for their scientific thinking at the Academy of Science – St. Louis’ Regional Science Fair held recently at Queeny Park. The students’ innovative projects, which were selected to advance from the District’s Science Fair held in March, received a ribbon or special Science Fair award. Click on the headline for the list of award-winning students.
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.