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Recycling Wrong?

Rumpke quality control workers sort through recyclables in Columbus on February 9, 2018.
Recycling has greatly reduced waste, specifically plastic, all around the world. However, with current rising prices, recycling providers are in danger.
April 9, 2019

The iconic cyclical logo of the recycling bin has become synonymous with environmental protection. After a long day of idling, using plastic water bottles, and taking an extra long shower, throwing an...

Lift For Life Academy

LFLA founder Marshall Cohen (third from left) and students at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the school's new gym.
St. Louis' first charter school works to provide an education to kids from over 20 zip codes in the city of St Louis, many of whom enter the school with skills well below their grade level
April 3, 2019

Educate, Empower, Uplift. This is the motto for the Lift For Life Academy (LFLA). Situated inside an old bank in the Soulard neighborhood, the school was started in 2000 as the first independent charter...

Meet the Candidates: School Board Director

Board members Joe Miller (left) and Jason Wilson (right) discuss the potential tax levy during a meeting. Note: Wilson is not a candidate in this election.
With an election coming up, Disha profiles each of the candidates and their views so you can know who you want to vote for
March 31, 2019

Candidates discussed their beliefs around central issues like Proposition E and giving students a position on the school board, as well as providing their own vision for the school district. Click below...

Student Loans?

Carnegie Mellon is one of the most prestigious universities in America, especially in STEM related fields.
March 28, 2019

Student loan debt is the second highest consumer debt category in America, only trailing behind mortgage loan. It is more than both credit card and auto loans. As of 2018, the total amount of U.S. student...

Finals Freshmen Preparation

Students study for final exams at Hinsdale Public Library on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Just like at Clayton High School, freshmen across the country struggle with stress around preparing for finals.
With the intense pressure placed on CHS students to succeed, how well is the school preparing them?
March 22, 2019

Before CHS students can enjoy the freedom of winter break, they must first endure the trying finals week. While some upperclassmen begin to relax after having taken the exams before, many CHS’ newest...

Those Who Came Before Us

This recolored photo from the CLAMO yearbook shows what the school looked like long before today's students were here. We take a deeper look at what the school used to look like through profiling nearly 50 graduates in this story.
With the school board examining what the ideal "Profile of a Clayton Graduate" should be, the Globe profiles some of CHS's most outstanding graduates.
March 15, 2019

Foreword Dr. Sean Doherty, Superintendent Start with the end in mind. In the development of our Clayton curricula, we use an approach called Backward Design or Understanding by Design. The fundamental...

AUDIO: A Chat with Holly Connor

Holly Connor (left) stands with Sara Parietti (right) outside of Wydown Middle School.
March 12, 2019

Reese and Sara stop by Wydown Middle School to profile Holly Connor, a student with a passion for theater and an amazing singing voice, who struggles with blindness and autism. All singing in the podcast...

Clayton Tax Levy

Board members Joe Miller (left) and Jason Wilson (right) discuss the potential tax levy during a meeting. Note: Wilson is not a candidate in this election.
March 8, 2019

For the first time since 2003, Clayton will be proposing an operating tax levy increase for Clayton residents to vote on in April. The School District has been considering an operating tax levy since...

VIDEO: The Bathroom Issue

Sean and Aaron investigate the discussion around adding gender-neutral bathrooms to CHS
March 5, 2019


Betsy Sinclair, Associate Professor of Political Science, is a Clayton parent who helped found Magnify to empower people to make a difference.
Captain parent Betsy Sinclair explains a fun and easy new way to make a difference
March 1, 2019

The world is filled with hardship. Issues such as climate change, racial inequality and economic disparities plague our newsfeeds. Many people believe they can’t make a difference because they only have...

Co-Teaching at Clayton

CHS history teacher Brooke Hartmann allows fellow history teacher Josh Meyers to present to their co-taught World/US History I class.
CHS history teachers Brooke Hartmann and Josh Meyers explain the advantages of their new co-teaching style
February 27, 2019

The benefits of shared leadership have been recognized in many aspects of American life. Planes are always flown by two pilots. Policemen work in pairs. Surgeons operate in groups. The gain of having more...

Liu in China

Sophomore Cynthia Liu performed live in front of millions of viewers on a Chinese singing show.
CHS sophomore Cynthia Liu’s singing reached millions in China
February 21, 2019

Most Clayton High School students might spend their summer at camps, relaxing at home or on vacation. Some select, highly-motivated kids might even get a jump start on their summer homework before the...

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