Cougar Congratulations!

National History Day Contest:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Hera Crofts, a student at Clayton Middle School in Salt Lake City, Utah, recently competed in the National History Day® Contest, held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, June 14-20. She was awarded “The Outstanding Entry” in the Junior Division for the state of Utah.

The 2020 contest theme was Breaking Barriers in History, and this year’s unprecedented circumstances added an extra layer of meaning to the theme. Hera Crofts joined more than half a million students globally who completed projects in one of five categories: documentary, exhibit, paper, performance, or website. Hera created an historical website project titled “Rachel Carson: Silent No Longer.”

After completing a project, students compete in a series of contests beginning at the local level. The top students from all 50 states, D.C., U.S. territories, and international schools are invited to compete in the National Contest.

“To make it to the National Contest in a normal year is a remarkable achievement,” said NHD Executive Director Dr. Cathy Gorn. “Given the added challenges facing students because of the coronavirus and nationwide school closures, I am even more impressed by what they have done this year. They have shown an incredible level of perseverance amid adversity, and I am confident we will continue to see great things from all of these students. The critical thinking and research skills learned through competing in NHD, especially now, will help these students achieve success in college and their careers.”

University of Utah Science Fair:

Eva Zemp and Emily Cooper are this year's 7th grade MELP students who earned second place in Chemistry at the U of U Science Fair with their experiment called “Cookie Chemistry”. This is Utah's state level competition. Congrats Eva and Emily!

The University of Utah Science & Engineering Fair (USEF) is an annual science & engineering competition for students in grades 5-12. Participation in science fair stimulates student's interest in science and technology while simultaneously promoting the development of communication, decision making, evaluation of alternative solutions and critical thinking.



Clayton’s 2019-20 Yearbooks are being shipped.  We will contact you as soon as we receive them.  

Student Meal Pick up Locations

This summer, SLCSD will continue to operate a "Drive-thru Meal Service" at 14 designated school sites for children to receive a "Lunch Today, Breakfast Tomorrow" combo meal each weekday during the summer from June 4 through August 19, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

  • These meals will be provided daily, free of charge, to ALL children ages 0 to 18.
  • Contact our registered dietician, Brianna Hardisty, to make arrangements if your student has special dietary needs -

Emergency Meal Summer Sites (June 04 – August 19, 2020)

  • Backman Elementary (South Parking Area – Enter from 1500 West) - 601 North 1500 West, Salt Lake City, Utah 
  • East High School (West Parking Area – Enter from 900 South) - 840 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 
  • Edison Elementary (U-shaped Driveway – Located in front of school) -430 South Cheyenne Street, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Escalante Elementary (West Parking Area - Enter from 900 North) - 1810 West 900 North, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Glendale Middle School (Northwest Parking Area) - 1430 West Andrew Avenue, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Highland High School (East Parking Area – Located next to main entrance) - 2166 South 1700 East, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Liberty Elementary (Southeast Parking Area) - 1085 South 300 East, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Meadowlark Elementary (Northeast Parking Area) - 497 North Morton Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • North Star Elementary (South Parking Area – Located next to South entrance) - 1545 North Morton Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Parkview Elementary (Northwest Parking Area) - 970 South Emery Street, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Rose Park Elementary (West Parking Area – Located next to main entrance) - 1105 West 1000 North, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • West High School (U-shaped Driveway – Located North of building next to cafeteria entrance) - 241 North 300 West, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Whittier Elementary (North Parking Area – Enter from Roberta Street -  1600 South 300 East, Salt Lake City, Utah

Welcome Dallin Miller, Clayton's New Principal

Dallin Miller is Clayton Middle School’s new principal for the 2020-21 school year. 

His letter Community Letter May 2020 is published in both English and Spanish.

2020-2021 Course Catalog

CLICK HERE to take a look at our Course Catalog for the coming school year

Free Books Online for You with SORA!

School is closed but you can check out books online to use on any device with SORA.  Simply download the SORA app and start checking out ebooks and audiobooks.  Remember, you can connect your public library card to your Sora account.

Click on picture below to visit SORA or go to


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