Fourth Grade students at Woodrow Cummins Elementary School had some special guests last week!
Teacher Anna Parks says her 4th grade Pinnacle students recently started their robotics unit.
One of the student's Fathers offered to bring in the Arkansas State Bomb Squad to show the students their robots.
They demonstrated how they worked, and what they were used for. They also let the students try them out!
The kids were allowed the kids to drive and maneuver the robots. It was a fun lesson for everyone!
Students from Conway Public School's Gifted and Talented program are channeling their creativity to help others.
GT students from Conway High, Carl Stuart Middle School, Simon Middle School, and Jim Stone Elementary School took on the task of making eye-catching boxes to collect books for children's bookshelves.
The 30 boxes display a wide range of themes: from classic children's books such as Chicka Chicka Boom Boom to beloved characters like Mickey Mouse.
At Conway High, Beta Club and GT students came together after school all week to assemble and decorate their ten boxes.
The creative collection boxes will now be placed around town to collect books for the Conway Bookcase Project.
Two Conway Elementary Schools are participating in the "Great Kindness Challenge" this week.
The national initiative encourages students and staff to look for ways to be kind to others, performing "as many acts of kindness as possible" during the week.
Ida Burns and Woodrow Cummins Elementary Schools kicked off the week with assemblies where Mayor Bart Castleberry read a proclamation making the Kindness Challenge "official," then the students were challenged to see what they could do to make a difference in their school and community.
Local law enforcement officers and fire fighters were in attendance to show their support for the effort as well.
The students will be participating in various spirit days throughout the week, as well as performing acts of kindness together as a school/group and individually.
The Great Kindness Challenge began in 2015 and is part of a nationwide bullying prevention effort.
Marguerite Vann Elementary School Media Specialist Jamille Rogers has been recognized by Arkansas' State leaders for her recent national award.
Rogers is the first Arkansas recipient of the "I Love my Librarian Award" from the American Library Association, which she received at Carnegie Hall in New York City in November.
Nominated for the award by her principal Bobby Walker, Rogers was commended for her work in starting the school's "Distinguished Gentleman's Club" and also overseeing an "Adopt-A-Grandparent" program at Vann Elementary.
This week, Governor Asa Hutchinson, as well as State Senators and Representatives, congratulated her on this recognition with an official citation from the Arkansas House of Representatives.
Rogers was also invited to speak at the Arkansas Department of Education Board Meeting, sharing her passion for helping students succeed.
"I'm a firm believer that God gives us gifts and talents to bless others," says Rogers. "I am passionate about helping others and I truly believe that is my calling, especially when it comes to children. I'm so glad He chose me as a vessel for my students at Conway Public Schools. I can't wait to see what the future holds for each of them."
The January 10th School Board Meeting has been rescheduled until Tuesday January 17th at 6:00 p.m.
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