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Welcome to Clayton Elementary School where Clayton Cardinals are Soaring to New Adventures in Learning. Students, staff, parents and members of the community will be working together to realize the vision of Clayton Elementary.

The faculty and staff of Nan Clayton Elementary share a vision of the future in which all students are challenged to develop a lifelong love of learning. We strive to provide a safe, secure and nurturing environment that encourages teamwork, cooperation, and instills an appreciation of diversity among people. We believe that literacy, independent thinking and problem solving are all essential building blocks to becoming responsible individuals.

Our Beliefs:

  • All children should be provided the best educational opportunities to achieve at the highest levels.
  • All children should be allowed to develop to their potential emotionally, socially, academically and physically.
  • All children and teachers are entitled to a physically and emotionally safe environment.
  • The best educational environment includes active participation by students, teachers, families and other community members.
  • All children possess special gifts, talents, skills and potential, which must be discovered and nurtured.
  • Innovative teaching methods supplement traditional classroom teaching techniques to reach students with many learning styles.
  • Personal integrity and responsibility are key in fostering student resilience towards current and future challenges.
  • Teachers should be given the opportunity to grow professionally and should be given the resources with which to implement newly acquired knowledge.
  • As a school, we should encourage and demonstrate positive values.

Our Commitments:

  • Parent and Community Partnerships
  • Enriching and Differentiated Curricula
  • Science and Technology Integration
  • Interdisciplinary Teaching
  • Authentic, Hands-on Learning
  • Teaching for Understanding
  • Warm, Nurturing Classrooms
  • Well-trained and Experienced Teaching Faculty and Staff
  • Opportunities for Student Leadership
  • Multicultural and Global Emphasis
On the Clayton Calendar:

September 24, 2007
PTA Paver Sale Starts
First Green Apple Deposit Day

September 25, 2007
3:00 - 3:45pm First Tuesday Clayton Choir Practice
Restaurant Night: Craig O's (10% of proceeds go to Clayton)

September 26, 2007
3:00 - 3:45pm First Wednesday Clayton Choir Practice
Picture Day - SMILE!!

September 27, 2007
SOAR Volunteer Table set-up before and after school - stop by and sign up!

October 8, 2007
Fall Conferences
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Nestled in the Texas Hill Country, Clayton Elementary opened its doors in the Fall of 2006. Located on a lush site of over 14 acres, the school is named for long-time South Austin resident and community contributor, Nan Clayton. Mrs. Clayton served for many years on the Austin ISD School Board as a member and as Board President.

Read more about her here...

Nan Clayton and some 3rd Grade Teachers at the April Picnic
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This page last modified: September 23, 2007