Now, the school district will celebrate the name change with the school’s faculty and students, as well as the Courtway family.
Members of the community are invited to attend the school’s renaming ceremony on Wednesday September 7th at 9:45 a.m. in the school’s gymnasium.
Bob and Betty Courtway’s children will be present as the school honors their parents for their contributions to education and to Conway Public Schools.
Betty Courtway taught kindergarten in Conway Public Schools for 28 years, where she touched the lives of many.
Superintendent Dr. Greg Murry says the renaming is a move that further enhances the spirit of the school.
“The Courtway family has contributed so very much to this community,” says Murry. “Adding Betty’s name to the school highlights her significant love for Conway and the students we serve.”
The ceremony will include remarks from UCA President Tom Courtway on behalf of his parents, as well as the reading of an official proclamation by Conway School Board President Chuck Shipp.
It reads in part, “WHEREAS, Betty Courtway tirelessly served the children of Conway Public Schools; and touched the lives of so many children with her caring, compassion, and contagious enthusiasm…the Bob Courtway Middle School shall henceforth be known as the Bob and Betty Courtway Middle School.”