Crayton is a 2016 Schools To Watch® School
All students planning to return for the 2018-2019 School Year Must Re-enroll
Sports Forms are now on ArbiterAthlete: ArbiterAthlete
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Honors Dance Showcase
5:30 PM Track Meet at WJ Keenan
8:35 AM - 1:00 PM P-T Conferences/Early Dismissal
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM RCSD1 Jazz Clinic and Festival
Our District Mission
We are Richland One, a leader in transforming lives through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams.
Our School Mission
We are Crayton Middle where high expectations and positive relationships increase the achievement of all stakeholders.
Principal: Angela Burns
No school on Monday, March 25th!!
The district has a new breakfast option in the cafeteria. Students, check out the new Grab-N-Go items currently being served. See the flyer below.
Parent Information Sessions
The district will be conducting upcoming information sessions about school safety and security procedures. You can learn more information by clicking the link below.
The dates of the sessions are Tuesday, March 19, at St. Andrews Middle and Monday, March 25, at Lower Richland High.
Book Drive to Support our Costa Rica Trip
Attention Parents and Students:
We are collecting any Middle School appropriate books in good condition. Drop off is the main office. The book donations will help support our Costa Rica Trip next year.
National Junior Honor Society Information
Parents and students, the following information concerns the NJHS, including the required written assignment, the parent letter and a PowerPoint explaining the requirements.
B Strong Group Blood Drive
The B Strong Group is an organization that has been formed to support the causes of children and adults with sickle cell disease. Their 2nd Annual Birthday Bash and Blood Drive for Braden Green (a Crayton student) will be held March 30th from 10-4 pm at Caughman Road Park. Their website is The B Strong Group. More information is available below.
Crayton PTO Board Seeking Members
The Crayton PTO Board is currently seeking members to fill Board positions for the 2019-2020 school year. If you are interested in serving on the PTO Board, please complete the form below and return it to the front office by February 15, 2019. Joining the PTO Board is the best way to stay informed about what is going on at Crayton. The PTO Board regularly approves and funds projects which positively impact the education and well-being of our students and improve the school as a whole. Please consider becoming part of the Crayton PTO Board!
Rainy Day Dismissal
Parents and students, in anticipation of rainy weather next week, this is a reminder that students with an umbrella ☔️ will be allowed to wait in the median of the parking lot at dismissal instead of under the awning on rainy days. 🌧💦☔️
Teen Talk Program and Lessons
Teen Talk is a weekly youth development program for middle and high school students held during each participating school’s lunch period. Lunch is provided for Teen Talk participants. The program is designed to help teens get through a challenging time in life. The program helps teens make good choices toward a bright future. Some of the topics and lessons are Healthy Relationships, Body Image, Friendship Limits and Talking with Parents.
Crayton's Teen Talk groups meet every Wednesday during the students' lunch period. The first meeting will be on October 3rd in room 126.
Students can pick up a registration form from the Attendance Office and return it to any guidance counselor. You can also register online at the following website:
For more information, please contact Dr. Alston at 738-7224 ext. 3110.
Car Loop Procedures Video
In anticipation of the first day of school, we have created a video of the car loop procedures for drop off and pick up. Please take a moment to view this video so we can streamline this process. (There is no sound.) If you have difficulty opening this video, it is posted on Crayton's Facebook Page at Crayton Middle.
Sports Pre-participation Athletic Forms
The Athletic Department at Crayton Middle School now hosts their Pre-participation Athletic Forms online with ArbiterAthlete, powered by PlanetHS, a software company committed to keeping your student(s) safe. This digital platform will allow you, and your student(s), to complete and access athletic forms via computer, tablet, or mobile phone. It is HIPPA, COPPA and FERPA compliant.
Athletes cannot participate in sports until digital forms are complete, unless otherwise specified by your school. Forms will be valid for the entire school year for which they are filled out, with the exception of the physical exam provided by your physician which will reflect the policy set in place by your athletic department.
Crayton Newly Elected Board Members for 2018-2019
The Crayton PTO Board of Directors is pleased to announce the newly elected Board members for the 2018-2019 school year:
Co-Presidents: Patrick McElderry and Jennifer Purdy
Vice President: Kathia Valverde
Co-Treasurers: Sherri Jenkins and Allison Gallagher
Secretary: Brenda Anderson Green
Hospitality Chairmen: Pam Bowman and Marci Goodwyn
Business Sponsor Chairman: Jeannie McDaniel
Membership Chairmen: Katie Free and Wendy Barker
Volunteer Coordinator: Sandi Graham
Fundraising / Spirit Night Chair: Elizabeth Helmboldt
School Store: Lorien Owens
Ex-officio members of the Board are: Christine Koutrakos (Hospitality Committee), Christy Case (Treasurer Trainee), Angela Burns (Principal), and Donna Hill (Teacher Representative).
The PTO would like to encourage all parents to volunteer for PTO sponsored events and activities. Please contact one of the current or newly elected Board members to become involved! We look forward to a great year at Crayton!
PowerSchool Parent Portal Mobile App
The PowerSchool Mobile App gives the parents instant access to information they need to stay informed on student grades, performance, and attendance.
Parents using the PowerSchool Mobile App for the first time will need to have a District Code before they can enter their username and password.
Here is the Richland School District One district code and where it should be entered on the app:
Congratulations to Crayton for becoming a Schools to Watch® school, an initiative launched by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform. Crayton has met the three criteria to become a high-performing middle-grades school. We are academically excellent, developmentally responsive and socially equitable. Congratulations to all the faculty, staff and students for achieving this level of performance. For more information about this award, please visit the following site: http://middlegradesforum.org/
2018-2019 Crayton Business Partners
Collins & Wright
Elizabeth Ferguson - The Moore Company
Corporate Concepts, Inc.
Foster Engineering & Consulting, LLCs
Infrastructure Supply Company
Jack Oliver's Pool, Spa & Patio
Joye Roofing, LLC
Brandon Davidson Interiors
Shives Funeral Home
Crayton will be doing a staggered dismissal for the safety of students. Walkers will be dismissed approximately 5 minutes after our car riders.
DLE consent must be signed by parents/guardians prior to laptop distribution. The annual laptop fee is $30.00 and can be paid in cash or with a check made payable to Crayton Middle School.