A member of the Clay Local School District community passed away unexpectedly this weekend. Mr. Dave Leightenheimer, a long-time teacher and coach in the Clay LSD, was a mentor for many of the coaches and athletes in the area. He was a member of the Clay Coaches' Hall of Fame as well as the OHSAA Officials' Hall of Fame.
Congratulations to the Clay High School community for, once again, being honored by Newsweek as one of America’s Top High Schools.
There were only 1,000 schools nationwide who received the honor. There are two ways to be identified on the list by Newsweek. One is to be an overall Top School. The second is to be one of the “Schools Who Beat the Odds.” There were only 43 schools in Ohio to be recognized in this category.
Newsweek’s “Beating the Odds” list seeks to identify schools that do an excellent job of preparing their students for college while also overcoming the obstacles posed by students at an economic disadvantage.
Clay High School is so very proud to be 9th on this list and 129th overall in the country. We are very proud of our students, teachers, and community for receiving this honor.
Link to the article http://www.newsweek.com/high-
New for the 2015-2016 school year, Clay has added more online options for parents, guardians, and students to manage their accounts and payments. Parents, guardians, and students can now:
- Check their cafe balance online.
- See past cafe transaction history online.
- Add funds to cafe accounts online*
- Pay classroom fees online.*
- Pay class dues online.*
- Pay for other fees, trips, etc. online.*
- Complete free and reduced lunch applications online.
The links are conveniently located on the main Clay page (http://clay.k12.oh.us) under "Parent/Student" at the top. The student's name and student number are required to view or make changes. Students in grades 2-12 already have their numbers memorized. We will also be sending home a paper notification with student numbers on Monday September 28.
For the fifteenth time in the last sixteen years, the Clay golf team has captured the SOC Division I golf title.
Team members include Wyatt Large (the only senior); Hunter Armstrong, Caleb Cline, and Teddy McCall (all sophomores); and Hunter Mathias and Tyler Phillips (both freshmen). The Panthers are coached by Jason VanDeusen.
Saturday, October 31, 2015
9:00AM - 3:00PM
Clay High School
Many vendors will be participating. A wide variety of merchandise will be available that will afford you the opportunity to do some early Christmas shopping. Interested vendors should contact Judy Caseman at 740-285-1395. Cost of vendor space varies with size/needs. The first four Clay student groups to contact Mrs. Caseman will get a free table for their merchandise.
The alumni will feature a pancake breakfast (9:00AM-11:00AM). Chili, hot dogs, chips, and drinks will be served from 11:00AM-3:00PM.
Proceeds benefit the Clay Schools Legacy Scholarship Fund. This event is sponsored by the Clay Alumni Association.
New Student Registration - Thursday, August 13, 2015, 9-3:00 pm
Kindergarten Orientation - Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 6:00 pm
Open House - Monday, August 24, 2015, 6-7:30 pm
Meet the Teams (Fall) - Monday, August 24, 7:30 pm
Students First Day - Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Specific calendars may be found under the CALENDARS TAB on the main page of the district website.
After 18 years as a math teacher in the Clay Local School District, Mr. Wayne Warnock has decided to retire.
He said, "I have mixed emotions and will miss everyone, but it is time for something different. I'm not sure what that is yet, but it's time." He worked at the local Workman's Compensation Office for 15 years prior to coming to Clay. Mr. Warnock is a 1976 graduate of East High School and is a huge Columbus Blue Jackets fan.
One boy and girl are chosen by their teachers each year as the most outstanding students. In the eighth grade Lila Brown and Jensen Warnock tied for the honor and Ian Grimm took the boys’ honor. In the seventh grade Jaelyn Warnock and Ethan Sanford took the top all-around student awards. The sixth-grade award winners were Emily Clausing and Jaden Jessee.
Isaach Hines, a Clay senior, officially signed a letter of intent on Friday, May 22, 2015, to join the Trine University track team in the fall. Trine University is located in Angola, Indiana. Trine (Thunder) is a NCAA Division III university.
Clay Elementary (K-5) students participated in the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Math-a-thon in March.
Savannah Moore, daughter of Mark and Tiffany Moore, has been selected for the People to People Student Ambassador Celtic Cultures Adventure Program to England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
Ethan Sanford and Claire Stanford recently completed their tour and participation at science fairs this year by competing at the State Science Fair held on the campus of The Ohio State University on May 16, 2015. Ethan and Claire's project scored an average 48 out of a possible 50 points, thus earning a "Superior" rating for their efforts.
Allie Thomas, a Clay senior, recently traveled to Anaheim, California, to compete in the 2015 Business Professional of American National Leadership Conference. Allie was awarded Second Place in Medical Office Procedures (out of 72 contestants).
The following are the "best" freshmen-created websites covering the universe from the Big Bang, to star and planet formation, to a tour of our solar system. These sites were created in Dr. Hunter's integrated science course.
The "best" is based on peer reviews and overall scores. Each site includes an interactive quiz to check the viewer's knowledge.
River Days' t-shirts are NOW on sale!
Please support Miss Clay, Samra Sarajlic.
Shirts are $15 (2X+ $17).
Read a Portsmouth Daily Times article about River Days 2015 from the school website.
Clay Elementary School is a Schoolwide Title 1 Building.
All students are eligible to receive supplemental educational services provided by Title 1. We value your opinion concerning the effectiveness of the supplemental services in reading and math that your child has received. To help in evaluating the program and to plan for next year, please take a few minutes to complete the following survey.