Clayton High School incoming seniors Griffin Reed and Carly Beard were presented with gold and silver Congressional Medals, respectively, at the Missouri statewide award ceremony on April 27. The Congressional Award is the United States Congress' award for young Americans who set goals in four areas: public service, personal development, physical fitness and expedition/exploration. Click the headline to learn more.
Wydown Middle School sixth-graders in Janet Crews’ science class were afforded the unique opportunity to tour the Creve Coeur Monsanto Lab on May 17 in conjunction with their diversity of life science unit. Click the headline to learn more and view photos.
Clayton High School incoming senior Laura James was selected for the unique opportunity to participate in a one-week summer internship at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, Texas. Laura is one of only of 90 high school students from across the country to take part in the Women in STEM High School Aerospace Scholars (WISH) program. Click the headline to learn more.
English Language (EL) students at Wydown Summer Academy are helping to improve the reading skills of EL students at Elementary Summer Academy through a partnership between the programs this summer. Click on the headline to read more and view photos.
Kindergarten through eighth-grade students in the School District of Clayton’s SummerQuest summer day camp have been enjoying a wide variety of activities during the camp’s first session of the summer. From baking cookies to erupting volcanoes, SummerQuest provides fun opportunities for every camper. Click on the headline to view photos.
The School District of Clayton is reducing its impact on the environment while saving an estimated $700,000 through the installation of 12 arrays of solar panels on eight buildings across the District and at the Center of Clayton. The Board of Education approved a 20-year lease proposal from Microgrid Solar, which includes Microgrid’s donation of an array of solar panels at Wydown Middle School. The District is projected to save $700,000 over the course of the expected life of the solar panels. Click on the headline to read the article.
UPDATED June 11 - The Missouri Supreme Court unanimously reversed Judge David Lee Vincent's ruling in the case of Breitenfeld v. The School District of Clayton, et al, which previously held that the statute governing transfers from unaccredited school districts was impossible to comply with, unconstitutional and unenforceable. The District still believes, as it has asserted throughout this case, that the issues at hand have broad implications for all school districts throughout St. Louis County and across the state of Missouri. These issues still need to be resolved in a way that provides manageable parameters that protect the interests of students residing in both accredited and unaccredited school districts. Click the headline to read more.
The School District of Clayton closed on the sale of the Bracken Building (7530 Maryland) on June 5. Goodvibe Property LLC purchased the building from the District for $493,000. Goodvibe School has been renting the building to operate a preschool since 2007. The Bracken Building and Maryland School, its neighboring property, have been listed for sale since last November. The Maryland School continues to be actively marketed to prospective buyers. Click the headline to learn more.
The news of the devastation caused by the tornado in Oklahoma on May 20 is both shocking and saddening. Our hearts and thoughts are with the community of Moore and the surrounding areas impacted by the tornado, especially the students, staff and families at Briarwood and Plaza Towers Elementary Schools. Click on the headline for a letter from Superintendent Dr. Sharmon Wilkinson containing resources for talking with your children about this tragedy and for suggestions on how you can help the individuals directly impacted by the tornado.
Clayton High School has been named in Newsweek and The Daily Beast’s list of Best High Schools in America, ranking 179 out of 2,000 high schools and 20th in the Midwest. Click the headline to read more.
Clayton High School has been ranked second among the best high schools in Missouri and first among the state’s non-selective high schools in U.S. News and World Report’s annual list of Best High Schools. CHS is ranked 187th nationally based on state proficiency standards and how well it prepares students for college. Click on the headline to learn more.
Standard & Poor’s (S & P) Ratings Services has reaffirmed the School District of Clayton’s AAA bond rating following a recent review of the District’s finances. AAA is the highest rating available for public school districts, and Clayton is one of only four districts in Missouri to maintain a AAA rating. S & P revaluated the rating when Clayton sought to refinance a portion of its outstanding general obligation bonds. The refinance will save the District more than $250,000 in interest over the life of the bonds. Click on the headline to read the article.