The Clay Elementary Spelling Bee was held on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Contestants from 4th and 5th grade were Kenny Fowler, Marcus Lunsford, Macyn Johnson, Mikayla Conley, Megan King, Nicki Fyffe, Nickolai Lagandaon, and Alayna Fife.
Thanks to Mrs. Shepherd, Mrs. White, and Mrs. Smith for judging the Spelling Bee and to Mr. Williams for coordinating and pronouncing words for the spelling bee.
Mark and Virgie Hunter, founders of the Steven's Power Pack Program, purchased blankets and candy bars for our thirty elementary students who participate in the program on Friday, December 16, 2016. Mark and Virgie purchased over 800 blankets and candy bars for Steven's Power Pack participants all over Scioto County. Mark Hunter is a Clay alumnus.
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.
Congratulations to Mrs. Strickland, CES third grade, for winning “Teacher of the Month” for November 2016 from "The Pulse" 98.3 FM radio station.
In order to win the "Teacher of the Month" award, students, parents, and/or others go to the radio's web page and vote. The teacher with the most entries for the month wins the award.
She was given this recognition of achievement on December 8 by Chris Smith from "The Pulse."
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.