Explorer News

  • 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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  • Plants and Bugs and Plants and Bugs, Oh My!

    Mr. Darrell Bays recently spoke to Ms. Mitchell's third graders about bugs and how they both benefit and damage plants. He is a plant survey specialist for the USDA. His main job is to coordinate trapping of specific bug species across South Carolina, Georgia, and North Carolina. Once bugs are caught in traps he sends them to entomologists for further identification

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  • Fun Run

    The Fun Run PTA fundraiser for the 2017-18 school year was a huge success! Students raised a little over $15,000! They had so much fun walking, skipping, and dancing in the gym.

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  • Sign Language Club

    East Clayton is happy to announce the addition of our new Sign Language Club! Today was the first meeting and as you can tell from the picture, we have a lot of students participating!

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  • Lighthouse Projects

    One of the most enjoyable units in 4th grade is the NC Lighthouses unit! Students spend time learning about lighthouses and why they are so important. They study about each lighthouse in North Carolina to learn about their history.

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  • Special Olympics

    Special Olympics for Johnston County Schools were held recently for students. East Clayton had a great team representing the school! Those who were too young to participate, were included in the opening ceremonies and preparatory events.

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  • Green Kids Camping Trip

    Our Green Kids Club went on a camping trip over the weekend to Blue Jay Point County Park. Students enjoyed the weekend with a full agenda of activities!

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