School News

Welcome Cardinals to the 2016-17 School Year! We are excited about the new school year and all of the activities that will be happening at Clayton. The first several weeks are jam packed and it takes a while to get back into the swing of things. Be sure to check the website frequently and look for our e-newsletter, The Weekly, each Thursday to stay informed.

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New Bell Schedule

The bell schedule for 2016-2017 all Austin ISD students will change this fall because of a new state law measuring the school day in minutes instead of days.

To comply with this new law, AISD must extend the elementary school day. Because of the size of our district and our transportation system, change affects schedules for our Clayton Cardinals.

After taking into account the feedback from numerous surveys and outreach efforts to families and teachers, the district created the following bell schedule:

2016–2017 Bell Schedule
Elementary schools:
7:45 a.m.–2:57 p.m.
Middle schools: 8:25 a.m.–3:40 p.m.
High schools: 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Upcoming Events


Math Pentathlon

Looking for a fun and challenging way to involve your child in mathematics, check out Math Pentathlon! Using a game format, students with a broad range of abilities develop logical, computational and spatial reasoning skills. Within each division, children will learn 5 different games. To learn more about the National Math Pentathlon program and games please visit their website. Clayton Elementary School has a strong history in the Math Pentathlon program.

Last year we had over 150 students actively participating on the team with over 25 kids on the waitlist. Due to the size of the program, parent/family involvement is required. Pentathletes meet each Tuesday from 2:57 pm - 3:57 pm. Students are required to attend tournament in the spring. Please visit the Clayton Math Pentathlon Website for more information. Please feel free to contact the Director, Angi Menell, with questions or concerns. Please contact Angi Menell at if you have MP questions.

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