Here's what's happening in and near Clayton, Richmond Heights, Ladue and University City.
Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch teams up with neighboring Patch sites each week to round up events and happenings in the area. Here are our picks for this week. Tuesday, March 6. Wednesday, March 7. Thursday, Mar. 8. Friday, Mar. 9. Saturday, Mar. 10. Sunday, Mar. 11. Want to see your Clayton-Richmond Heights, Ladue-Frontenac or University City event featured in this column? Email Patch reporter Angela Atkinson at firstname.lastname@example.org with your event information.
The School District of Clayton has expanded students' linguistic horizons by offering a non-Western language.
Two years ago, just as Clayton schools' German language programs began to fade in popularity, a new contender emerged from the East. The Chinese language program in the School District of Clayton began in the 2008-09 school year with one class offered to students at Clayton High School and one to eighth-grade students at Wydown Middle School. Since then, the program has ballooned in size and scope to include 61 students in five Chinese language classes: Chinese I, II and III at the high school, and Chinese IA and IB at the middle school. "Clayton is very proud of its schools, and we continue to be proud of our graduates," said Christina Perrino, communications coordinator for the district. The Chinese language program "started because…