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Tommy Karandjeff at CHS's first Clayton Conversation.
November 1, 2019

“Not just at Clayton High School, but in the country, we have lost the ability to have respectful discourse, and intelligent dialogue around important topics,” said CHS principal Dan Gutchewsky. He...

Babes & Boos

Babes & Boos
A few kids from Clayton’s Family Center preschool were interviewed early October and asked their thoughts about the upcoming holiday
October 31, 2019

What do you know about Halloween? “It’s all about candy and uh, costumes. There’s a song I know, like spooky scary skeletons la la la la la… yeah that’s all I know.” -James “Trick-or-treating?...

Greyhound Time: A Podcast

Seniors Jimmy Malone (left) and Armon Seraji (right) record an episode of their podcast, Greyhound Time.
The Globe features "Greyhound Time," Clayton's student-run sports podcast hosted by two CHS seniors.
October 24, 2019

If you’ve ever been to a Clayton sports game, you may have noticed empty rows on the bleachers or a relatively sparse turnout. Undeniably, Clayton has often lacked in the athletic enthusiasm department,...

Union Station Renovation

The St. Louis Wheel at sunset.
Reporter Max Hagemeister discusses the new renovations present at St. Louis's historic Union Station.
October 23, 2019

 St. Louis's very own Union Station blew out its birthday candles on September 1, 2019, with some extensive wishes in store. This year marks the 128th anniversary since Union Station first opened its...

Mrs. Zhang’s Summer Book Tour

Mrs. Zhang is speaking about the book she translated, while on her book tour in China over summer 2019.
Hongling Zhang came from speaking almost no English, to translating a book from English to Chinese for a famous Israeli author
October 8, 2019

Growing up in the Hubei Province of China, Hongling Zhang always had a passion for writing. Little did she know, she would one day be translating a book for A.B. Yehoshua, a household name in Israel.  Zhang...

Mr. Maesaka Earns State-Wide Award in Humanities Education

Mr. Maesaka standing in his classroom in Wydown. Before, Mr. Maesaka used to be a drama teacher at Wydown.
Mr. Maesaka talks about his journey to become a teacher and the obstacles he faced during his career.
October 2, 2019

“A lot of things came as a result of things that I didn’t do well. When I was in middle school, I wasn’t a very good English student, so I had a tutor from when I was in 8th grade up until I was...

Ecuador 2019: Clayton Students Make a Change

Clayton students completed a service trip this summer, interacting with kids and families in the village of Yunguilla in Ecuador.
Over the summer, students from Wydown Middle School and Clayton High School set out on a community service trip to Ecuador.
October 1, 2019

Esperanza. One word printed on a rubber bracelet in the outstretched hands of a young girl. Fog had cleared to reveal the rolling green hills of Yunguilla, a small community in Ecuador. Other children...

Clayton Graduate Claire Saffitz talks High School, Harvard, Gourmet Treats and more

Claire Saffitz at her work bench in the Bon Appetit Test Kitchen in New York City.
September 11, 2019

From the sidewalks of University City to the subway stops of the Upper West Side, at least one thing has remained constant for Claire Saffitz: her love of food. Whether it’s takeout from Amighettit's...

Clayton’s Fresh Faculty

Clayton's Fresh Faculty
September 9, 2019

The Globe welcomes the new faculty at Clayton High School with a story about their teaching career, plans for the future, and more! Click on a teacher's profile below to learn more.

Holly Connor: The Musical Savant

Holly Connor prepares for a performance backstage at Wydown's 2019 Spring Musical, Newsies.
Holly Connor, despite physical setbacks, possesses huge musical talent and strives to end up on Broadway.
September 1, 2019

At about nine months, most babies begin to crawl. At nine months, Holly Connor began playing the piano.  She has been playing for the past 14 years. Holly Connor is a talented singer, actress, and...

Stacy Felps

CHS math teacher, Stacy Felps.
CHS math teacher Stacy Felps is saying goodbye to teaching after 35 years.
May 29, 2019
Math teacher Stacy Felps is retiring after 35 years of teaching. She has taught at CHS for her entire career.

Mayor Harris

Michelle Harris, the new mayor of Clayton
Michelle Harris steps up to the plate as the new Mayor of Clayton
May 20, 2019
One of the early things I’d like to look at is exploring policies that will ensure that Clayton is welcoming to all.
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