We cordially invite you to attend our annual “Back to School Night” on Thursday, September 20th, the doors will open at 6:30 pm. at which time you will go directly to your child’s Homeroom/1st period class. The night will begin at 6:45 pm with a brief welcome message. In class you will receive a copy of your child’s schedule, course syllabus, a school map, PARCC scores from last year and other important information.
This is a very important event for your child and the faculty at Clayton Middle School. Back-to-School Night provides an excellent opportunity for you to become acquainted with our facilities and to meet your child’s teachers. It’s an opportunity to find out what the expectations, curriculum, classroom procedures, and methods of assessment will be for each course. Most of all, it allows you to put faces with the names of the people who teach and are involved in your child’s success.
Lunch periods will not be a part of our program. Members of our Guidance Department will be available to discuss any questions concerning PARCC scores. Clayton Place and the 21st Century, will be in the cafeteria to discuss student support services. Please feel free to stop by and speak with them during the evening.
It is our goal to provide your child with a positive and successful educational experience. Please help us to achieve this by attending our “Back to School Night.” I am looking forward to seeing you there.
The Clayton Public School District is pleased to announce its new strategic plan, “Forward 2021: In Pursuit of Excellence.” Developing Forward 2021 was a true collaborative effort that documented multiple community workshops, focus group sessions, survey questions, and comments. The process began in Fall 2017 with a collection of stakeholder input from current community leaders, parents, students, members of the Clayton Board of Education, District administration, teachers, and staff.
In Spring of 2018, a planning committee was formed to create a strategic plan in response to the primary stakeholder priorities. Forward 2021includes a mission, vision, theory of action, goals, metrics, and core values driven by research and best practices. The strategic planning committee utilized extensive data gathering to gain an understanding of the strengths and needs of the District from the perspective of the internal and external constituents. The collected data was used to set forth a purposeful plan that is directed towards establishing higher standards for the District.
Forward 2021 holds the District accountable to measureable goals that will drive student success now and in the future. The identified goal metrics are a combination of qualitative, quantitative, and perception data. The achievement of this plan will continue to rest on the collaborative process within the District and among community partners.
Forward 2021 Strategic Plan Goals:
Goal 1: Provide professional development opportunities to address the instructional needs of staff and students.
Goal 2: Provide professional development opportunities to address the instructional needs of staff and students.
Goal 3: Provide technology to staff and students to support curriculum and programs to increase student achievement.
Goal 4: Foster a healthy, safe, and supportive learning environment for all staff and students.
Goal 5: Foster positive community relations through active engagement and effective communication.