Alumni Newsletter Spring 2017
Check out the latest edition of the Alumni Newsletter. The spring issue features information about the Adzick Field project, teacher grants and the 2018 Alumni Hall of Fame.
Renowned Pediatric Surgeon, Scott Adzick (’71), Receives “Sweet” Award
Dr. Scott Adzick (’71) and his team have performed more than 400 surgeries on babies with the rare genetic disorder, Congenital Hyperinsulinism (HI). For his work with HI, Dr. Adzick was awarded the Congenital Hyperinsulinism International (CHI) “Be My Sugar” Award for Surgical Excellence.
Alumni Newsletter Fall 2016
Check out the latest edition of the Alumni Newsletter. The fall issue features photos from the 26th Annual Alumni BBQ, the Alumni Hall of Fame and information about the Rick Beard Endowment.
Rick Beard Endowment Encourages STEM Exploration With First Grant
The Foundation and the Beard family are pleased to announce that the first grant has been awarded from the endowment. Nine thousand dollars has been designated for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) programs that will benefit students across the District.
Alumni Build Camaraderie at Annual BBQ
More than 300 alumni and their families, along with current and past faculty, braved the heat to cheer on the Greyhounds during CHS’ Homecoming game at the 26th Annual Alumni BBQ on Saturday, Sept. 24.
Lending A Voice To An Important Cause
Clayton High School Alumna Robin McDowell (‘83) has spent her career in journalism bringing important causes to the forefront, lending her voice to those who needed one. It was McDowell’s voice – and her dedication to an important cause – that recently earned the coveted Pulitzer Prize for her work for the Associated Press (AP).
Honoring Former Superintendent Sharmon Wilkinson
Dr. Sharmon Wilkinson was an instrumental force in making thoughtful, student-centered decisions while she served as superintendent of the School District of Clayton. To commemorate Sharmon’s retirement and 20 years of service to the District and its students, the Clayton Education Foundation is establishing a grant in her honor that will help provide challenging, meaningful summer experiences for students who otherwise could not afford them.
Nine Inducted into Clayton Alumni Hall of Fame
Clayton alumni and their families, staff and community members came together to celebrate the accomplishments and achievements of the six Inductees and three Distinguished Educators at the fourth biennial Clayton Alumni Hall of Fame Plaque Unveiling on June 3 and Induction Ceremony on June 4.
Alumni Newsletter Spring 2016
The spring issue of the Clayton Alumni Newsletter features information about the 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees and Distinguished Educators, MakerSpace grants awarded to the District's three elementary schools and alumni news.
Alum Helps Create Positive Social Change
After witnessing a close family member’s interaction with the criminal justice system, Hon. Amber Givens-Davis (‘98) knew she wanted to pursue a career in criminal law. Fast-forward to today and Givens-Davis is the presiding judge of the 282nd Judicial District Court in Dallas County, Texas.
Alumni Newsletter Fall 2015
Check out the latest edition of the Alumni Newsletter. The fall issue features information about the Carl Rogge Alumni BBQ, 2015 grants awarded, alumni news and information about the 2016 Hall of Fame.
Ben Colagiovanni Wins Statewide Composition Competition
Clayton High School alum and University of Missouri composition student Ben Colagiovanni (‘12) received first place in the Young Artist category of the Missouri State Division of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Composition Competition for his work titled “Forest Park Rhapsody.”
Clayton Teachers Awarded $12,500 For Innovative Learning Experiences
On Oct. 28, the Clayton Education Foundation made surprise visits to Captain Elementary, Glenridge Elementary, Meramec Elementary and Clayton High School to award more than $12,500 in grants to teachers that will provide Clayton students with innovative learning experiences.
Children’s Author and Alumna Visits Meramec Elementary
Meramec Elementary students in kindergarten through third grade had a special visitor on Oct. 6. Meramec Elementary and CHS alumna Ellen Fischer (‘65) stopped by for a visit to share her new book, If an Elephant Went to School
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Carl Rogge Alumni BBQ
More than 375 alumni and their families, along with current and past faculty, helped cheer on the Greyhounds to victory during CHS’ Homecoming game at the Carl Rogge Alumni BBQ on Saturday, Oct. 10. Click the headline to learn more, and view photos
A Future Written in the Tea Leaves
Todd Rubin, president of The Republic of Tea and Clayton High School alum (‘99), stopped by Captain Elementary Fifth-Grade Teacher Amanda Ketzer’s classroom at the request of one of Ketzer’s students, Susie Boeyink. Susie wanted to interview Rubin as part of the fifth-grade journalism unit. Click the headline to learn more
Alumni Newsletter Summer 2014
Check out the latest edition of the Alumni Newsletter. The summer issue features information about the 2014 Hall of Fame inductees, grants at work and alumni news.
Alum Creates Innovative Sport
Enrique Cubillo (‘82), who goes by Cubi, hasn’t ever labeled himself as any one kind of athlete. Instead, he considers himself an all-around athlete, who sought out to create a lifelong, full-body aerobic fitness activity that included balance and was something athletes could participate in year-round. This concept was what prompted Cubi to invent SpikeBoarding.
Impetus to Write Inspires Career Change for CHS Alum
After retiring from owning a mortgage business, Irvin Alan Appt (‘62) had the impetus to write. The end result was his book, The Strength in Knowing: The Truth Beyond our Belief Systems and a Fresh Path to Finding Love, Peace and Joy
CHS Alum Makes Major League Debut
Alex Freedman (‘02) made his Major League Baseball broadcasting debut on Friday, March 21, calling the game between the Houston Astros and Miami Marlins.
Two CHS Alumni Nominated in the 2014 St. Louis Theater Circle Awards
Two CHS alumni, Wayne Salomon ('66) and Bobby Miller ('68) have been nominated in the 2014 St. Louis Theater Circle Awards. Salomon was nominated for Outstanding Director for his work with "The Lyons" and "The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia." Miller was nominated for Outstanding Director for his work with "Waiting for Godot" and Outstanding Supporting Actor in "King Lear." The 2014 Circle Awards will be presented on March 17, 2014, at Coca.
Alumni Newsletter Winter 2013
Check out the latest edition of the Alumni Newsletter. The winter issue features information about the 23rd Annual Alumni BBQ, grants awarded in 2013, alumni stories and nomination forms for the third biennial Hall of Fame and inaugural Distinguished Educator Award.
CHS Alum Receives Prestigious Science Award
World-renowned fetal surgeon and Clayton Alumni Hall of Fame member Scott Adzick (‘71) received one of America’s oldest and most prestigious science awards, the John Scott Award, on Nov. 22 at the American Philosophical Society's headquarters in Philadelphia for his contributions to fetal surgery.
Best-Selling Author Credits CHS for Success
Clayton High School alumna Jan Castro (‘63) has been writing her way through life since the third grade, and she attributes her success in the industry to several teachers at CHS.
Making A Difference One Can At A Time
Clayton High School alum Peter Norback (‘60) had a vision and started the charity One Can A Week. Now, almost five years later, Norback has collected more than 28 tons of food and $12,000 from his working class neighborhood of 200 homes.
Alumni Build Camaraderie at 23rd Annual BBQ
More than 300 alumni and their families, along with current and past faculty, helped cheer on the Greyhounds to victory during CHS’ Homecoming game at the 23rd Annual Clayton Alumni BBQ on Saturday, Sept. 28.