Principal's Message

Dear Clayton Community,

Welcome back!  I am excited to begin the new school year on August 20th.  Meeting the 400 new 7th grade students reminded me of the great privilege it is to work with students at such a transitional point in their lives.  

There are many thing that I am looking forward to this year.  Most especially is the school -wide expansion of the Curriculum and Assessment program (C&A) to the entire school. C&A is based on six performance results, which are: Self-Directed Learner, Quality Worker and Producer, Cooperative Group Participant and Leader, Effective Communicator, Complex Thinker and Problem Solver, and Contributor to the Community. Each faculty and staff member are working together on a 3 year implementation process which began last spring and intensified this summer with additional professional development days and workshops.  I am confident that basing all that we do, from instruction to behavior interventions, will improve the already positive culture at Clayton, and we will have a greater capacity the meet the needs of every student.  

We are seeking parents who are willing to serve on our school community council for this school year.  There will be sign up information available at our back to school night on August 23, 2018.  This committee plays a key role in developing a the school’s land trust plan, developing and overseeing LAND Trust budgets, and many other decisions that comprise our shared governance approach.  

I look forward to welcoming all 800 student on the 20th and can’t wait to see all that they accomplish this year.  Go Cougars!


Jared Wright



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