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  • Flag Etiquette Presentation

    The Clayton Boyscouts came to show the students how to properly fold, treat, and care for the American flag.

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  • Hot Horns

    Kindergarten through Fifth grade students enjoyed an artist in the schools assembly from the Hot Horns group. Thank you Mr. Crumpler for organizing these events for the students at East Clayton Elementary School!

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  • 5th Graders Splatter Paint

    Mrs. Chmelo's Art class Splatter Paints every year. The kids love using their energy to create beautiful works of art!

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  • Fire Truck Visit

    First grade got to explore a fire truck today. Thank you to Archer Lodge Fire Department for coming to visit and teaching the students about fire safety!

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  • "Kid's Deserve It!" Author Reads to 4th Graders

    "Kid's Deserve It!" author Todd Nesloney participated in a virtual read aloud in Mrs. Taylor's class.

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  • Mrs. Schiess' Surgons

    Third graders in Mrs. Schiess' class are surgeons for a day and have to find different text features to save their patient in time!

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  • Story Time in Kindergarten

    Story Time in Kindergarten where students make decisions to determine the end of the story. What Should Danny Do teaches the consequences of choice.

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  • Exploring Body Systems

    Students in 5th grade were learning about the human body by bringing the circulatory system, respiratory system, skeletal system, and digestive system to life!

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  • Welcome Back Explorers

    All the East Clayton faculty and staff are so excited to see everyone!

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  • Preparing for Back to School

    Here's to a fabulous and FUN year at East Clayton! The Explorers are going back in time this year....building our castle with a medieval theme. So excited to have Beth Rhyne as part of our team!

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  • SGA Inductions

    Recently voted in SGA class representatives made their pledges and took the oath of office along with newly elected officers.

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  • Story Element Pumpkins

    Second graders have been busy learning about story elements and character traits. Story elements of focus have been beginning, middle, and end, story summaries, and characters.

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  • Artist in the Schools

    Thanks to our Artist in the Schools program, our students were able to experience and learn about the history and process of jazz during a performance by Greg Gelb and the La Fiesta Latin Jazz Quartet.

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  • JCPS Spelling Bee

    Our wild and crazy crew representing East Clayton as the "Ageless Spellers Over Decades" at the JCPS Spelling Bee! It is reported that they did a great job and made it past the halfway point!

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  • PTA Meeting of the Minds

    PTA meeting in session this morning at ECES. Our parents are very busy planning their activities and budget for the school year. Thank you parents for all you do!

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  • Virtual Field Trip

    Mrs. Ellis' students participated in a virtual reality Google Expedition! I bet they didn't realize when they got to school that they would be visiting so many places without ever leaving the classroom. They visited various ecosystems including prairies, tundras, forests, oceans, salt marshes, and deserts. There's no better way to learn about ecosystems than to "visit" them! Students will remember much more about the different ecosystems now that they have "been there".

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  • Text Feature Surgeons

    Mrs. Barnes class was busy today performing text features surgery! These little surgeons did a great job saving their patients and reviewing text features! We are so proud of our surgeons and their successful work! Patients have been reported as doing well and on their way to recovery!

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  • Spelling Bee Student Honored at Board Meeting

    Gannon was our ECES Spelling Bee winner and recently participated in the District Spelling Bee where he placed 3rd!

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  • Volunteers of the Year

    We are honored to announce Gretchen Weakley as our adult volunteer of the year! We are also honored to announce one of our 5th grade students, Sophia, as our student volunteer of the year! Click on the headline to read more of this story.

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  • Strings and Chorus Spring Concert

    Our Strings and Chorus students recently performed during the Spring Concert. The students have worked hard all year and it really showed! Several of our students were 5th graders where they will go on to play in the middle school bands. Strings is available to students in grades 3-5. Chorus is also available to students in grades 3-5.

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