About Muriel Clayton Middle School
At Muriel Clayton Middle School we will engage, enrich and empower learners to reach for their potential as competent, successful individuals in a safe and caring environment.
We believe that:
• We are all learners.
• Learners construct their understanding in a variety of ways. We need to provide relevant, engaging and authentic learning opportunities that can be differentiated to meet these needs. Balanced assessment practices ensure constructive feedback is provided to enhance learner success.
• We recognize and celebrate a school culture of diversity. We provide opportunities in fine arts, athletics, academics, cultural awareness and civic stewardship.
• Learners need to be committed and accountable in order to attain their goals. The attainment of goals requires clear communication of expectations and measures of success, ongoing and constructive feedback through balanced assessment practices and reflection on the learning process to make the necessary adjustments that will ensure success.
• Our learning community fosters understanding and demonstrates the attributes of a 21st Century learner.
• The education of the whole learner involves being heard, valued and supported while striving to meet their physical, emotional, social and academic needs.
Muriel Clayton's History
Our school is named in honour of the first teacher in the Airdrie District. Emily Muriel Mason was born in England in 1882 and with her family emigrated to Chicago in 1891 where she lived for eight years and completed her education. Miss Mason became the first teacher of Sunnyside School when it opened its door on February 22, 1899 to nine students. The Sunnyside school was located on the same property as the Dickson Stopping House (located along the highway between Airdrie and Crossfield).
In 1904 Miss Mason married rancher Jack Clayton, the son of Henry Clayton, the fourth homesteader in Township 27. Muriel and Jack had eleven children. Through the courage and dedication of Mrs. Clayton, and teachers like her, education in Airdrie and Rocky View developed.
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We are located in Airdrie, Alberta.