While summer is a time for families to relax and enjoy one another, it's also a great time to maintain fact fluency and problem solving skills. Click on the headline to download summer math practice packets for incoming first- through ninth-grade students.
This summer, you won’t find Wydown Middle School sixth-grader Khaydn Adams spending his time relaxing by the pool. Instead, you’ll have to go to the St. Louis Muny, where Khaydn will be starring as Young Lola in the musical “Kinky Boots." Click on the headline to learn more.
Wydown Middle School has been honored by Character.org with a 2019 Promising Practices award for its Restorative Circles character education programs. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
Thank you, Clayton voters, for approving Proposition E! The ballot measure passed with 64.2 percent of the votes cast in the April 2, 2019, election. The community's support of Proposition E will have a lasting impact on our schools and our students by providing the needed funding for the District to maintain and strengthen its academic excellence and fiscal stability.
The School District of Clayton is one of three districts in the state to earn the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Click on the headline to learn more.
The Wydown sixth-grade Chess Team earned the second place trophy despite being short handed for the duration of the league tournament. Click on the headline to learn more.
For the second straight year, the Wydown seventh- and eighth-grade team claimed the title of top chess team in their division. Click on the headline to learn more.
Wydown Middle School Counselor Jason Thompson has been named Lindenwood University’s 2019 Adjunct of the Year. Thompson is a longtime adjunct professor with Lindenwood’s School of Education. Click on the headline to learn more.
WMS Librarian Dr. Victoria Jones has been selected as this year's recipient of the Greater St. Louis School Librarian Association Advocate of the Year Award. This award is given annually to a school librarian advocate who supports the library media services in an exemplary manner. Click on the headline to learn more.
The Wydown Chess Team captured third place in the 2019 Missouri Scholastic Chess Championships held on Saturday, March 30, at Battle High School in Columbia, Missouri. In individual competition, three WMS players placed in the top 15. Click on the headline to learn more.
Four Wydown Middle School students took home top honors for the sixth year in row in the Gifted Resource Council’s Equations Academic Challenge Cup held on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Click on the headline to learn more.
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The Wydown Chess Team trapped, forked and checkmated their way to a strong second place finish in the Gateway Chess League Class Tournament held on Saturday, Jan. 10, at Sperring Middle School in the Lindbergh School District. Click on the headline to learn more.
The seventh-graders in Lisa Verdigets’ literacy classes have spent the past few weeks working to determine the source of success for themselves and others based on the essential question of “What does it take for a person to be successful?” To formulate their answer to the question, the students accessed several different resources. Click on the headline to read the article.
Six Wydown Middle School orchestra members have been selected by the St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Association’s Honors Orchestras. The students will perform with their peers from across the region in a concert on Jan. 10, 2015, at Ritenour High School. Click on the headline for the list of students.
Twelve Wydown Middle School students have been selected for the St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Association’s All-Suburban Middle School Band. WMS had more students selected for the band than any other middle school in the St. Louis area. In total, the WMS band members comprise more than 10 percent of the All-Suburban Middle School Band. Click on the headline for the list of students.
Wydown Middle School eighth-grader Sarah Franzel won the Variety Children’s Theatre’s creative writing contest judged by New York Times bestselling author Ridley Pearson. Students in sixth- through eighth-grade from across the region were invited to participate in the contest by writing either a prequel or a sequel to “The Little Mermaid.” Read the article.
Cold and flu season is here. Please consult with your child’s physician to find out when flu shots will be available for your family. Students with chronic health conditions, including asthma, and those who are immunocompromised are highly encouraged to obtain a flu shot early. Click on the headline for more information about protecting your family this flu season.
Two talented groups of Clayton musicians have been selected to perform at the Missouri Music Educators’ Association’s 77th annual In-Service and Conference in January 2015. The two groups include the Clayton Chamber Ensemble, featuring Clayton elementary and middle school students, and the Symphonic Orchestra, which is comprised of students from Clayton High School. Click on the headline to learn more.