PNN: Stand Up for Public Schools

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A small group of students from the Panther News Network (PNN) participated in this year's Ohio School Boards' Association video contest. The theme for the contest was "Stand Up for Public Schools."  The students created an excellent video showcasing public schools and public education in Ohio.

Clay Students Receive Donations

The Clay Local School District would like to thank Chad Monroe of Monroe’s Cleaning and Glockner GMC/Buick/Chevrolet for purchasing 60 fully supplied bookbags for elementary, junior high, and high students at Clay. 

Thanks also go out to Monroe’s Cleaning, Glockner GMC/Buick/Chevrolet, and Scioto Shoe Mart for purchasing, sizing, and fitting 60 pairs of shoes for elementary, junior high, and high students at Clay.Read more: Clay Students Receive Donations

Penny Battle Helps Houston

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Many schools in the Houston, Texas, area were flooded and sustained damage from Hurricane Harvey. Many teachers in the area had poured a great deal of effort into making their classrooms a safe learning environment for their students, and now many have lost everything. Some schools were extensively flooded and will likely attend makeshift classrooms until their schools can be reopened. While returning to school is far from these teachers’ and students’ minds, we knew that they would need school supplies, clothes, and other necessities when they are able to return to their classrooms/schools.

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Clay Local School District Profile

The purpose of this profile is to showcase the achievements of the Clay Local School District to the community beyond the snapshot provided by the Ohio Department of Education in its annual report card.

Who we are.

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Board of Education.

Donnie Caseman, President
Craig Gilliland, Vice-President

Alan Boyer, Brian Hicks, & William Warnock



Todd Warnock, Superintendent
Russ Breech, CHS Principal
Tony Piguet, CES Principal

Shane Rhea, Assistant Principal


Brandi Blackburn, Treasurer

Kristi Hall, Assistant Treasurer


Certified Teachers/Professionals:
Administrators: 4

Secretarial, Clerical, Other Staff:

Custodial: 4

Bus Drivers:

Total Employees:


Enrollment. *as of September 2017

CHS (6-12): 345

CES (PK-5): 346

Total Enrollment: 691


In the classroom.

  • The Class of 2017 received over $365,000 in college scholarships.  CHS graduates have received over $5,276,000 during the last 15 years.

  • The Clay Legacy Fund through the Clay Alumni Association has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years with the goal to financially help all Clay graduates who desire to further their education after high school.

  • Five AP courses (Anatomy, Calculus, English Language, English Literature, & Government) are currently offered at CHS.

  • 28 students took 41 Advanced Placement exams in 2017. Since 2013, 115 students have taken 200 AP exams.

  • Implemented in 2016-17, all 11th-grade students take the ACT college preparedness test at school, free of charge.  CHS is also an ACT administration site during the calendar year.

  • ____ and ____ are currently offered as foreign language credits.

  • ___ students participated in off-campus College Credit Plus courses in 2016-17.


Go, Panthers!

  • Clay offered 12 varsity sports’ programs to student-athletes in 2016-17, along with 5 junior varsity, 7 junior high programs, and high school and junior high cheerleading.

  • Clay Jr-Sr HS had 155 student-athletes participate in at least one sport during the school year, which is approximately 53% of the student population in grades 7-12.

  • CHS Volleyball team (19-6, 12-2) was Division IV District runner-up.Read more: Clay Local School District Profile

  • CHS Boys’ basketball team (24-3, 12-2) won the league title, sectional title, and district title while finishing as Regional runner-up in 2017. Read more: Clay Local School District Profile

  • Coach Betten received conference, district, and state coaching awards.

  • BBK: Cole Gilliland, Nate Hinze, & Cameron King all reached the 1,000-points plateau in 2017.

  • Girls’ basketball team received the OHSBCA all-academic team award for the highest GPA (regardless of size/division in 2016).  They received an all-academic team OHSBCA award again in 2017.

  • CHS Softball team (28-2, 14-0) won the league, sectional, and Division IV district titles in 2017.Read more: Clay Local School District Profile

  • Coach Gearheart received conference and district coach of the year awards.

  • CHS Baseball team won a sectional title in 2017 for the first time since 2010.

  • CHS Tennis team won the league in 2017 (their 8th title in the past 13 years)  The doubles team (Nate Hinze & Gage Keller) advanced to the state tournament in Mason, OH, for the first time in school history.

  • Cameron King advanced to the state track & field championship at OSU in 2017.  He finished sixth in the high jump (6’3”).

  • CHS golf team won the league title 15 consecutive years from 2001-2015.

  • We currently have eleven graduates playing athletics at the next level.

  • Athletic Championships Clay Athletic Hall of Fame

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Getting involved.

  • Fourteen new members of the CHS National Honor Society were inducted in 2016-17.

  • Student Council.

  • Seniors Service Volunteer Hours.

  • Senior Olympics Volunteers.  

  • Students continue to participate in the annual CF Walk and the annual food drive (Bags of Hope) program.

  • Band/Music. The band traveled to various performances during the 2016-17 school year including the Circleville Pumpkin Festival, Wellston Coal Festival, and the Jackson Apple Festival.

  • Prom Committee.

  • Several Clay students had award-winning art projects displayed in the Scioto County Visually Literate arts program.

  • Spanish classes traveled to Puerto Rico in 2016.

  • The NHS conducts CHS Blood Drives multiple times during the year to help the American Red Cross, the community, and the school.

At your fingertips.

  • The Clay LSD began preparation to become a 1:1 Chromebook in 2016-17.  

  • CHS in the Fall of 2017 became a 1:1 building with students in grades 6-12. Grades K-5 have adequate digital resources to be utilized by every student throughout the day with 30 Chromebooks per grade level.

  • Every classroom in the CLSD has a SmartBoard and audio resource center.

  • Many lessons, exams, and homework are completed using a provided digital platform such as Blackboard and Google Classroom.

  • Teachers across CLSD utilize the educational tools such as Blackboard, Google Classroom, Study Island, Khan Academy, Accelerated Reader, and STAR Reading to interact and conduct learning in new and innovative ways.

Students Raise $ for Alzheimer's Research

In an effort to help raise money for the annual Alzheimer's research fundraiser, Clay raised money by allowing students to wear hats.  For a donation, students were able to wear hats last week in support of the effort. K-3 students raised $128.25 while 6-12 students raised $72.15.  In total, Clay raised $200.40 for the Alzheimer fundraiser.Read more: Students Raise $ for Alzheimer's Research Read more: Students Raise $ for Alzheimer's Research


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