The garden project at Carolyn Lewis Elementary School saw another milestone this week.
The CLES Garden Committee, 1st Semester Science Club, and their families had a work day on Saturday to complete another step in building the school garden.
Ten raised beds were constructed and filled with soil, so students can begin planting in the spring.
The garden project is the result of a Conway Public Schools' Foundation grant received by Instructional Facilitator Amanda Krell.
"This whole process has been so exciting!" Krell says. "I am extremely grateful for everyone who volunteered to build the school garden and for the 4th grade students who created so many wonderful garden designs for the committee to choose from. We have looked forward to this day since we received the grant."
The next phase of the project is up to Carolyn Lewis students…the students will get to vote for what they want to plant in their gardens and plant the seeds to be transferred in the spring.
A Conway High School Junior is making the most of her study abroad year overseas.
Montanna Owens is spending her junior year studying in Bosnia-Herzegovina. With the help of the American Field Service (AFS) and the support of her family and her teachers, Owens raised the thousands of dollars needed for her trip, and left last September to begin her life-changing journey.
She has been studying and living in Sarajevo, Bosnia, learning the language and soaking up the culture there.
Last week, she was featured on Sarajevo's evening news about her experience as an exchange student.
"Bosnia is a small country with a big heart." Owens explained, when asked why she chose to come there. "Most students don't choose to come to countries such as these because they don't know about the country, but I was like, "Why not take a chance?"
Her foreign language teacher, Karen Strossner, says she is beyond proud of this student who takes chances.
"Montanna is halfway through her AFS year in Sarajevo and earned a “B” average in her first semester of school there. She is taking French, Latin, and Italian (all taught in Bosnian) in addition to math and history. Students in Bosnia have the whole month of January off from school, so she is spending a lot of time with her Bosnian friends. What an awesome representation of Conway High School!"
Here are some important reminders about our policies and procedures for inclement weather in the Conway Public Schools:
The Attorney General's Office will be sharing resources about internet safety Monday afternoon at Ida Burns Elementary School.
This event is open to the public and will be held from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
They will have various helpful handouts for parents and teachers, including coloring books, parent guides, child ID kits and safety bracelets for field trips and family outings.
This event is part of a county-wide "resource-day" designed to heighten awareness of the resources the State Attorney General has available to Arkansans...and includes other sites featuring Internet safety for seniors and prescription drug take-back services.
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