“What does it mean to be Clay Panthers?”
This question was presented to students in the Clay Local School District before the break. Each grade was given one of the letters from “Clay Panthers” and asked to select a word that answered the question. We are proud to present what our students have developed along with the grade level that provided the excellent word.
C – Caring (Kindergarten & 1st grade)
L – Leaders (2nd grade)
A – Ambitious (3rd grade)
Y – Youthful (4th grade)
P – Positive (5th grade)
A – Accepting (6th grade)
N – Noble (7th grade)
T – Tenacious (8th grade)
H – Honorable (9th grade)
E – Empowered (10th grade)
R – Resilient (11th grade)
S – Selfless (12th grade)
Each week, all of our students will focus on the weekly word and try to fulfill “What it means to be Clay Panthers.”
The Clay Middle School Spelling Bee was held Thursday, January 7, 2016, in the Clay HS/MS Library, and the Clay Elementary School Spelling Bee was held on Friday, January 15, 2016.
Rachel Cooper, daughter of Brian and Janet Cooper of Rosemount, signed a letter of intent to play softball at Alice Lloyd College in Pippa Passes, KY. Joining Rachel for the signing was her mother and father as well as Nathan Hall, ALC softball coach; Todd Warnock, CHS principal; Jason Gearheart, Clay softball coach; and Mark Rose, Clay athletic director. Rachel is a senior member of the Clay softball team. Alice Lloyd College athletics competes with other regional colleges and universities in the NCCAA.
Clay Junior-Senior High School held its National Honor Society Induction on Wednesday, January 6, 2016, in the high school cafetorium. Four new students were inducted into Clay’s National Honor Society.
The new members inducted were Cole Gilliland, son of Craig and Melanie Gilliland of Rosemount; James Arthur Madden, son of Danny and Lisa Madden of Portsmouth; Ava L. McCleese, daughter of Chris and April McCleese of Lucasville; and Alaina Stowers, daughter of Susan Runyon and Ryan Stowers of Rosemount.
The Clay community mourns the loss of Elizabeth (Blevins) Swayne, a 1990 graduate of Clay High School. Our hearts go out to the Swayne and Blevins families and to all those who knew and loved Liz.
The Clay Schools Legacy Fund will create a scholarship fund in memory of Elizabeth.
Donations to the fund can be made on the Scioto Foundation website -www.sciotofoundation.org. Donate online under the Quick Links menu on the bottom left of the home page. Once there, select UCAN (Clay Schools Legacy Scholarship Fund) then type Elizabeth (Blevins) Swayne in the memo line and complete the form.
Checks can also be made out to the Clay Alumni Association and mailed to Charles Leonard in memory of Elizabeth (Blevins) Swayne. Mr. Leonard's address is 6978 Pearce Lane, Canal Winchester, OH 43110.
Aaron Keyser, a Clay senior, signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Shawnee State University on Wednesday, December 16, 2015. Aaron is the son of Paul and Loretta Keyser of Portsmouth. Aaron is joined by his parents, Doug Ledingham (Clay's assistant soccer coach), Mark Trapp (Clay's soccer coach and SSU assistant), Ron Goodson (Coach, SSU), Mark Rose (athletic administrator, Clay HS), and Todd Warnock (Principal, Clay HS).
The new Clay Panther (Discount) Cards 2016 are now available. These cards are good until December 31, 2016. The cards are $10 and feature many discounts.
The Clay Elementary Science Fair was held Wednesday, December 2, 2015.
CLAY STUDENT PRESENTS AT 57TH ANNUAL APS PLASMA PHYSICS CONFERENCE IN SAVANNAH, GEORGIA.
Ava McCleese, a junior at Clay High School, presented a poster session on “The Diagnosing of Plasmas using Spectroscopy and Imaging on Proto-MPEX” at the 57th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society, Division of Plasma Physics on November 17, 2015, in Savannah, GA; Exhibit Hall A at 2 pm. Ava’s ARC/ORAU mentor was Theodore Biewer, with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
The Clay Local School District Salutes Outstanding Student Applicants and School Winners in the Race for the 2015 Wendy's High School Heisman
Clay High School is extending special congratulations to Gabby Hickman who was named the school winner for the prestigious Wendy’s High School Heisman Award. To be eligible for this award, students must display academic aptitude, athletic talent, and community leadership.
The Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators' Association (OIAAA) inducted Clay High School's athletic administrator, Mark Rose, into its Hall of Fame during a ceremony held during the annual state conference on Monday, November 16, 2015.
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