The Clay High School Homecoming for 2016-2017 was held Friday, January 13, 2017. The festivities took place between the Junior Varsity and Varsity basketball games. The Clay Panthers hosted the Western Indians.
Allyson Nicole Freeman, daughter of Matt and Donna Freeman, served as the Queen. Ally was escorted by senior, Nate Hinze, son of Carol Conley and Todd Hinze, and senior, Cole Gilliland, son of Craig and Melanie Gilliland. Ally, Nate, and Cole walked to “I’ll Be” by Edwin McCain.
Clay Junior-Senior High School held its National Honor Society Induction on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, in the high school cafetorium. Thirteen new students were inducted into Clay’s National Honor Society.
The new members inducted were Hunnter Adams, daughter of Lori and John Adams of Rubyville; Hunter Armstrong, son of Tom Armstrong and Jill Hauth of Portsmouth; Alicia Bobst, daughter of Wayne and Marianne Bobst of Portsmouth; Grant Cayton, son of Scott and Gretchen Cayton of McDermott; Keith Cottle, son of Marc and Jennifer Cottle of Portsmouth; Bethany Flannery, daughter of Eric and Tammy Flannery of Stout; Grant Hempill, son of Tony and Stacy Hempill of Rubyville; Savannah Moore, daughter of Mark and Tiffany Moore of Portsmouth; Abigail Jo Osborn, Regan Nicole Osborn, and Sydney Erin Osborn, daughters of Brent and Kathy Jo Osborn of Portsmouth; Jacob Wellman, son of David and Tami Wellman of Portsmouth; and Samantha Willis, daughter of Erik and Julie Ratcliff of Portsmouth and David Willis of Hilliard.
The current NHS members included Cole Gilliland, Ava McCleese, and Alaina Stowers.
Paul Mock of the Ohio School Boards Association presented a plaque at Monday's (1/9/2017) school board meeting to Bill Warnock, president of the Clay Local School District Board of Education, for 25 years of service as a school board member.
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.
Thirteen Clay High Students were "tapped" to become new members of the Clay High School National Honor Society on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. These students included Hunnter Adams, Hunter Armstrong, Alicia Bobst, Grant Cayton, Keith Cottle, Bethany Flannery, Grant Hempill, Savannah Moore, Abbie Osborn, Regan Osborn, Sydney Osborn, Jacob Wellman, and Sami Willis. The current members include Cole Gilliland, Ava McCleese, and Alaina Stowers. The National Honor Society Induction ceremony will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. [Not pictured: Bethany Flannery & Sami Willis]
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.
Various Christmas programs (PK-12) were held in the district during the week of December 11, 2016. The junior high and high school concert was held on Sunday (Dec. 11), the K-2 program was Tuesday (Dec. 13) evening, while the 3-6 program was conducted during the day on Wednesday (Dec. 14). Thanks to Miss Maggard, to Mr. Wiget, and to all the individuals who helped with the programs.
The 2016-17 Clay Middle School Spelling Bee was held Thursday, December 8, 2016, at the Clay HS/MS Library. The following sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade students represented their classes in the school bee:
Sixth graders: Jonathan Dean, Alliyah Maynard, Katelyn Smith, and Andrew Zuefle
Seventh graders: Gavin Blevins, Liam Garrison, Matt Mogan, and Connor Puckett
Eighth graders: Andrew Brown, Corvan Clark, James Marsh, and Evan Woods
Clay's 2016-17 Middle School Spelling Bee Champion is Liam Garrison, a seventh grader and son of Kara Copeland and Bill Garrison. Liam will represent Clay MS in the Scioto County Spelling Bee. The runner-up, who will act as alternate, is Andrew Brown. Andrew is an eighth grader and son of Erica and Jason Willis.
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.
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.
The Clay Local School District Salutes Outstanding Student Applicants and School Winners in the Race for the 2016 Wendy's High School Heisman
Clay High School is extending special congratulations to Cole Gilliland and Alaina Stowers who were named the school winners for the prestigious Wendy’s High School Heisman Award. To be eligible for this award, students must display academic aptitude, athletic talent, and community leadership.
The new school year starts Wednesday, August 24, 2016.
Open House will be held on Monday, August 22, from 6:00-7:30PM.
*Third grade meeting at 5:30pm in Elem. Computer Lab.
**Fall Meet the Teams at 7:30pm in HS gym.
New student registration will be held on Thursday, August 11, from 9:00AM-3:00PM
Clay Kindergarten orientation will be held on Tuesday, August 16, at 6:00PM.
Student Council Officers
President: Alaina Stowers
Vice-President: Ethan Newton
Secretary: Brody Riffe
Treasurer: Cole Gilliland
Advisor: Mrs. Cayton
The junior high and high school students recently held an assembly (Monday, May 16, 2016) centering on “What it means to be Clay Panthers.” This program looks at character words beginning with each letter of “Clay Panthers.” A weeklong emphasis is placed on each character word with students receiving tickets when selected by a staff member for exhibiting great behavior. The goal of the program is to encourage positive, character education while acknowledging the great attributes already possessed by the Clay student body.
The following students were drawn as winners at the recent assembly: Beats – Sami Willis, Beats – Ashtyn Brown, Beats – Grant Cayton, Beats – Buddy Boggs, iPod Nano – Skylar Artis, and iPod Nano – Abbie Osborne.
“What does it mean to be Clay Panthers?”
This question was presented to students in the Clay Local School District before the break. Each grade was given one of the letters from “Clay Panthers” and asked to select a word that answered the question. We are proud to present what our students have developed along with the grade level that provided the excellent word.
C – Caring (Kindergarten & 1st grade)
L – Leaders (2nd grade)
A – Ambitious (3rd grade)
Y – Youthful (4th grade)
P – Positive (5th grade)
A – Accepting (6th grade)
N – Noble (7th grade)
T – Tenacious (8th grade)
H – Honorable (9th grade)
E – Empowered (10th grade)
R – Resilient (11th grade)
S – Selfless (12th grade)
Each week, all of our students will focus on the weekly word and try to fulfill “What it means to be Clay Panthers.”
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.
On Tuesday, September 9, 2014, the CLSD sent home with students new ProgressBook Account info for grades 2-12. There are two types of accounts. Parent accounts for grades 2 through 12 and student accounts for grades 6-12. The new parent account letters are white. The new student account letters are blue. Instructions for using the ProgressBook registration keys to setup accounts are on each letter. The login page for parent and student access is always at the top of our site under Parent/Student or you can use this direct link.
If you already had a parent or student account from last year, it is still active. If you need to reset your username or password, you can do it from this direct link.
Need More Help?
Call 740-354-6644 and press 7 or ask for the Technology Department.