Clay Elementary helped raise/donate over $10,000.00 ($10,129.44 to be exact) during this year's St. Jude's Math-a-thon. According to Mrs. Rider, the CES' goal was $6,334.00 ($1 more than last year). Last year, the Clay community raised the most it had ever raised in one single year. Rider said, "I am amazed at the generosity of our school community!" Since 1996, the Clay donations have exceeded $100,000.00 to this worthy cause--St. Jude's Research Hospital.
On Thursday, April 20, 2017, Garry Boothe provided a Character Education Program using magic and balloons for preschool through fifth-grade students at Clay Elementary School. Students learned about the negative effects of tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs, and bullying. The students also learned about character, citizenship, standing up for yourself, and caring for others.
As educators, we know that students who are acknowledged for their accomplishments early in their lives will continue to accomplish their goals in the future. The students in Mrs. Hempill’s third grade reading classes will be sharing their poetry, which will be published in the Young Poets Collection project, “Spring 2017.” All students submitted a patriotic haiku.
Congratulations to the following students:
Mrs. Hempill’s class. Jocee Nachtman, Callie Schackart, Emma Boggs, Autumn Taylor, Ethan Taylor, Braiden McGinnis, Damien Conley, Aiden Baldwin, Dreagan Adkins, Jaxon McIntosh, Zane Ball, Abigail Miller, Jaelynn Josey, Amaia Robson, Wade Bailey, Jason Wang, Kelsey Brady, Day’ona Allen, Donavon Galloway, & Caden Martin [Hayden Arnett, not pictured]
Mrs. Strickland’s class. Lacy Wesley, Gracie Galloway, Alexa Deal, Cayden McKenzie, Madelyn Bach, Hannah Blevins, Livia Fyffe, Adeline Eick, Lillian Allen, Trinity Plew, Haleigh Ruggles, Robert Castle, Eli Longmire, Sophia Craft, Laeney Barney, Aiden Ball, Ethan Ruggles, Emma Walker, Wesley Runyon, Trevin Brooks, Isla Killian, & Rayden Lopez
Wayne Thompson of the Portsmouth Kiwanis donated school supplies to Clay Elementary on March 20, 2017. The supplies were worth more than $300. The Clay Elementary School and its students would like to thank the Portsmouth Kiwanis and Mr. Thompson for the generosity. Mr. Thompson is a 1974 graduate of Clay High School. Accepting the donation on behalf of CES are Katie Ramey and Evan Balestra, both fifth-grade students.
February is National Children's Dental Health Month. The Southern Ohio Dental Society and Shawnee State University Dental Hygiene students and faculty celebrated this event by providing a program titled "Give Kids a Smile." Eighteen students from Clay Elementary participated in this program on February 3, 2017, which included a complimentary cleaning, exam, and fluoride application.