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.
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
Life Point Church in cooperation with Scioto Shoe Mart donated thirty (30) pairs of shoes for members of Steven's Power Pack Club on January 30, 2017, at Clay Elementary. Clay Elementary School thanks both organizations for their generosity.
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.
Clay Elementary held its second nine weeks' honor roll assembly on January 26, 2017. Students in grades K-1 were honored for Excellent Achievement, Outstanding Achievement, and Honorable Achievement. Students in grades 2-5 were honored for All-As, A average, B average, Caught Being Good, Good Discipline, and Super Improvers.