The Clay Elementary Annual Fall Sales Fundraiser raised approximately $10,000 for our school by selling cookie dough to help buy supplies, awards, and party supplies; promote field trips; support the accelerated reader (AR) program, and allow the students to attend selected movies.
Students who sold at least ten (10) items participated in the pig races on Dec. 1. The top seller was Zeth Wentz. He received a $100 Wal-Mart gift card for his effort. The Pig Race overall winner was Noah Steele. He won a $50 Wal-Mart gift card.
Students selling twenty (20) or more items earned a limo ride and lunch. Students selling thirty (30) or more items earned a limo ride, lunch, and could also invite a friend to ride in the limo with them.
The Clay Elementary Science Fair was held on November 30, 2016, for fourth and fifth-grade students.
Fourth grade Honorable Mention winners were Alayna Fife, Malachi Loper, and Shaelynn Churchheus. The fourth grade Third Place winner was Gabriel Swords. The Second Place winner was Rylan Jenkins. The First Place winner was McKenzie Bailey.
Fifth grade Honorable Mention winners were Makenna Pelphrey, Cole Tipton, and Jaira Roberts. The fifth grade Third Place winner was Alexandra Wallace, the Second Place winner was Megan King, and the First Place winner was Lilian Richardson.
The Grand Champion for the Clay Elementary Science Fair was Katelyn Ramey.
The Clay Local School District Salutes Outstanding Student Applicants and School Winners in the Race for the 2016 Wendy's High School Heisman
Clay High School is extending special congratulations to Cole Gilliland and Alaina Stowers who were named the school winners 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.
Thanks to the Rosemount Fire Department and Firemen Drew Oliver, Jeff Craig, Kyle McCain, and Hunter Armstrong for the Fire Prevention Poster contest, awards, and obstacle course races held on October 14, 2016, at Clay Elementary.
The fourth grade recently conducted a mock election in conjunction with the OneVote 2016 Mock Election project. The students discussed important topics concerning the nation (e.g. civil rights, environment, gun control, immigration, national defense, terrorism) and voted on their Presidential choices. Students believed gun control and terrorism were the two leading concerns that faced the nation, and they gave Trump a nod over Clinton and the other candidates in the mock election.
The month of October is National Bullying Prevention Month. The goal of the program is "to encourage communities to work together to stop bullying."
Clay Elementary's Mrs. Strickland, with the help of Clay's elementary students, is attempting to do just that.
Congratulations to Tiffany Moore (Shanks), Clay Jr.-Sr. High art teacher, on her induction into the Poland Seminary High School Sports Hall of Fame on September 16, 2016. There was a Hall of Fame tailgate party prior to the pre-game induction ceremony that included former coaches, staff, inductees, and their families.
Women of the Moose Lodge donated school supplies to students at Clay Elementary on Friday, September 9, 2016. Representing the Moose Lodge was Kim Prater.
Congratulations, Ava McCleese!
Ava McCleese was selected by Clay High School to receive the Honda-OSU Math Medal Award for the Class of 2017. Her selection was based on academic performance in mathematics through the end of her junior year. High school seniors in Southwest Ohio have received this award annually since 2008 from the Honda-OSU Partnership.
The Honda-OSU Partnership is an academic-industry partnership that supports programs in education, research, and public service that positively impact the transportation industry. Besides the medal, those honored will receive a gift card and have the opportunity to apply for a $3,000 scholarship at OSU College of Engineering.
Ava will receive her award at a ceremony scheduled for Saturday, October 29, at GE Aviation in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Other Clay HS recipients include Kyle Pollard (2010), Andrew White (2012), Sierra Weber (2013), Alex Napper (2014), Aaron Phipps (2015), and Danielle Everman (2016).
The new school year starts Wednesday, August 24, 2016.
Open House will be held on Monday, August 22, from 6:00-7:30PM.
*Third grade meeting at 5:30pm in Elem. Computer Lab.
**Fall Meet the Teams at 7:30pm in HS gym.
New student registration will be held on Thursday, August 11, from 9:00AM-3:00PM
Clay Kindergarten orientation will be held on Tuesday, August 16, at 6:00PM.
OHIO ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATORS ACHIEVE NATIONAL CERTIFICATION STATUS
Congratulations to Mark Rose, Clay HS Athletic Administrator, for achieving his Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA) credentials from the National Inserscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA). He has been the athletic administrator at Clay for the past twelve years. During this time he has received various awards from the local association (SEOIAAA)--including the Citation Award (2010-11), Sportsmanship & Integrity Award (2011-12), and Meritorious Award (2012-13)--as well as the OIAAA Athletic Administrator of the Year Award (2009-10) and induction in the OIAAA Hall of Fame in 2015. He also serves as the president of the SEOIAAA, a position he has been elected to by his peers since 2009.
RUBYVILLE. Richard Harold "Sid" Leive, 85, of Rubyville, died Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at his residence.
Born December 8, 1930 in South Webster, a son of the late Harold E. and Minnie Louise (Potts) Leive, he was a retired math and science teacher for Clay Local Schools. Following his retirement he substituted and finished his teaching career with a total of 51 years of service. He was also an Air Force Veteran during the Korean Conflict.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Carol (Conkel) Leive on March 29, 2016.
He is survived by two sons, Terry (Nancy) Conkel of Wheelersburg, Richard (Angie) Leive of Dayton; a daughter, Lisa (Neil) Rhodes of Chillicothe; two grandchildren, Morgan (Devin) Frost and Brady Rhodes.
Funeral services will be conducted 4:00 p.m. Sunday, August 14, 2016 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Pastor Rob McKinney officiating. Burial will be at Bennett Cemetery in Minford. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. prior to the service on Sunday. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.
Parent input is valued at the Clay Local School District. Each year we are required to perform a Title 1 Parent Survey. Please take a few minutes to let us know your opinion. This information will be used to help us plan parent involvement activities for our school concerning Title 1. Thanks.
Clay Legacy Scholarships ($1,000 each) will be given out to twenty-four (24) Clay seniors.
8th Grade Boy - Caleb McNutt
8th Grade Girl - Nicole Piccolo
2015-16 Accelerated Reader Awards
Clay Middle School Top AR Point
Emily Clausing (662.9 pts.)
Clay MS Goal (4 of 4) Drawing winners
Ashley Hurt, Bobby Deal, Victoria Fleming, Liam Garrison, & Caitlyn Suttles
Clay High School Top AR
Jordon Little (286.9 pts.)
Clay HS Goal (4 of 4) Drawing winners
Hunnter Adams, Sophia Balestra, Grant Cayton, Caleb Cline, & Hannah Oliver
Student Council Officers
President: Alaina Stowers
Vice-President: Ethan Newton
Secretary: Brody Riffe
Treasurer: Cole Gilliland
Advisor: Mrs. Cayton
Congratulations, Keith Cottle. Keith, a sophomore at Clay High School, was nominated by the school's staff and selected by the sophomore class as the 2015-2016 Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Award winner. Keith represented Clay High School at the H.O.B.Y. Leadership Conference. Sophomores from across the state attended the HOBY Leadership seminar at Denison University in Columbus.
HOBY is designed to honor some of America's most outstanding students and further develop their leadership skills. HOBY leadership seminars bring together a select group of high school sophomores to interact with distinguished leaders in business, government, education, and other professions to discuss present and future issues. The goal is to provide them with a stimulating forum for learning about the American incentive system and the democratic process while broadening their understanding of their leadership potential and the quest for self-development.
Keith is the son of Marc and Jennifer Cottle.
The junior high and high school students recently held an assembly (Monday, May 16, 2016) centering on “What it means to be Clay Panthers.” This program looks at character words beginning with each letter of “Clay Panthers.” A weeklong emphasis is placed on each character word with students receiving tickets when selected by a staff member for exhibiting great behavior. The goal of the program is to encourage positive, character education while acknowledging the great attributes already possessed by the Clay student body.
The following students were drawn as winners at the recent assembly: Beats – Sami Willis, Beats – Ashtyn Brown, Beats – Grant Cayton, Beats – Buddy Boggs, iPod Nano – Skylar Artis, and iPod Nano – Abbie Osborne.