Penny Battle Helps Houston






Many schools in the Houston, Texas, area were flooded and sustained damage from Hurricane Harvey. Many teachers in the area had poured a great deal of effort into making their classrooms a safe learning environment for their students, and now many have lost everything. Some schools were extensively flooded and will likely attend makeshift classrooms until their schools can be reopened. While returning to school is far from these teachers’ and students’ minds, we knew that they would need school supplies, clothes, and other necessities when they are able to return to their classrooms/schools.

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Students Raise $ for Alzheimer's Research

In an effort to help raise money for the annual Alzheimer's research fundraiser, Clay raised money by allowing students to wear hats.  For a donation, students were able to wear hats last week in support of the effort. K-3 students raised $128.25 while 6-12 students raised $72.15.  In total, Clay raised $200.40 for the Alzheimer fundraiser. 


Carol Vice, Former Clay Teacher & Hall of Fame Coach, Passes.

ROSEMOUNT —Carol Ann Vice, 82, of Rosemount, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017, at SOMC Hospice.

She was born August 28, 1934, in Portsmouth, a daughter of the late Virgil Burgess and Bethel Flannery Burgess Miller.

Carol was a retired teacher with the Clay School District with 30 years of service. Carol coached many sports for Clay including women's softball, compiling a 93.7% winning percentage over 11 years. She guided those teams to 3 State Championships and was inducted into the Ohio High School Athletic Association's Coaches Hall of Fame. Carol was also a former President of Women's Tennis League in Portsmouth. She was a 1952 Clay High School graduate and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Education from Ohio University.

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Clay Expands 1:1 for 2018-2019

Thanks to the Clay Board of Education and the Clay administration, the Clay Local School District is expanding their 1:1 Chromebook project for the 2018-19 school year. Students in grades 6 through 12 will be issued a Chromebook to use at school as well as at home just like last year. New for this year, elementary students (grades K-5) will be assigned a Chromebook to use each day in their classrooms. K-5 Chromebooks will stay on-site in the elementary classrooms. With the addition of 1:1 in K-5, Clay is now 1:1 in all grades (K-12).

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Mantell Retires

Mr. Anthony Mantell officially retired earlier this month. The staff honored him for his service on Thursday, the last day of the academic year.  He has been an educator for forty years, the last 17.5 years as the superintendent of the Clay Local School District. Best wishes in retirement! His official last day is July 31.

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