Heroes 4 Higher Attends Clay Elementary

Heroes 4 Higher (Batman) visited Clay Elementary School on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, to bring his message "Be the Hero Against Bullying" to our school.  The presentation consisted of teaching our students four empowering points:  1. Never Give Up, 2. Always Do the Right Thing, 3. Help Other People, and 4. Never Be a Bully.


"FrankenSTEM" Performed at Clay Elementary

The Portsmouth Area Arts Council brought a theatrical couple to Clay Elementary and performed "FrankenSTEM" for our Preschool through 5th-grade students on Thursday, September 28, 2017.  The play combined the theme of Frankenstein with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math for elementary-aged children.  Kyle and Tori, performers in the play, were from North Carolina.

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Clay Elementary Efforts Help St. Jude's Research Hospital

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). Clay's efforts rank the school in the top 100 school donors. www.stjude.org/mathtop100

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.

This year's Math-a-thon will begin March 5 and run through March 23, 2018.

Character Education

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.  

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