Welcome Class of 2023!Dear Eighth-Graders and Families,
On behalf of the faculty and staff I am pleased to welcome you to Clayton High School. Very soon you will embark on a four-year journey with us as the Class of 2023, and I am certain that you will have an outstanding experience. We have a gifted faculty, a rigorous curriculum and we offer numerous sports and activities to engage students outside the classroom. At CHS you will have the opportunity to take an outstanding array of courses while participating in activities that challenge the body and mind. You will be joining a community of learners with a legacy of excellence that stretches back more than 100 years. At times the whole experience can seem a bit overwhelming. We have created this guide to help make the transition from middle school to high school a little easier. Please know that we are here to help and do not be afraid to reach out to us. The new school year will be here before you know it, and we look forward to welcoming you soon.
Dr. Dan Gutchewsky
It is my pleasure to welcome the Class of 2023 to Clayton High School. Your first year of high school is an exciting time, but it can also be challenging and a bit scary. The elementary and middle schools have prepared you for this next step, which is to explore new subjects, get involved in your school and community and to investigate different interests and career pathways. Going to high school is a big transition and there are many changes from middle school. Your freshman year is one of the most important years you’ll experience because it is the foundation for everything to come, so we have activities planned starting in January to help you get ready and excited about coming to CHS.
I, and the entire Clayton High School faculty and staff, am here to help you reach your goals and to have a wonderful year.
Welcome to Clayton High School. My name is Ryan Luhning, assistant principal at Clayton High School. This is my sixth year serving as assistant principal at the high school. Previously, I have been the school's administrative intern and the District's substitution coordinator. This is my 23rd year in education; I spent the the first nine years of my educational career at Vianney High School. I hold degrees from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Webster University and Lindenwood University. I am currently pursuing my Doctoral in Education at Maryville University.
I am looking forward to working with and helping guide all of our students to their educational and personal goals.
Assistant PrincipalWelcome to Clayton High School! My name is Janelle Danskey, Assistant Principal for 9th- and 11th-grade students for the 2019-2020 school year. Next year will be my third year as Assistant Principal in the School District of Clayton. I relocated to St. Louis from Oregon after working there for the past eight years as an administrator, and this will be my 16th year in education. I hold undergraduate and masters degrees from Willamette University, and a doctorate from the University of Portland.
I am looking forward to meeting all of our new Greyhounds!
Dr. Janelle Danskey