A Conway High School Junior has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service.
Kylie French has received the President's Volunteer Service Award for her work in the Conway Community.
This award recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country.
CHS Principal Jason Lawrence says French is an incredible role model for Conway High School students.
"She has a personality that everyone enjoys being around," says Lawrence, "She puts others first. She is the type of young lady I hope my daughters become."
French is heavily involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Caring Cats, and the "Best Buddies" program.
The Faulkner County Library will host a book signing for a new Conway Author this weekend.
The author is a fifth grade student from Carl Stuart Middle School.
Aidan Eslinger has recently published his first book, "The Colorful Sky," which he will be signing at the library on Saturday from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Eslinger says writing is something he has been doing since he was young.
"I was always interested in being an author," he says. "I started writing books when I was 4 or 5 years old. I wrote the original version of "The Colorful Sky" when I was six. Recently I told my parents since I was writing so many books, I wanted to get them published. I want to let other kids hear my stories and inspire them to go after their dreams too."
Aidan says his friends and teachers at school have been really supportive and excited about the book. He hopes many of them will come to the book signing for "The Colorful Sky," which is written about a young boy.
"This book is a wonderful tale about a boy named Justin who is going to his friend’s house for a sleepover. He grabs all of his favorite juice as he leaves home. Unfortunately, on the way there has an accident and loses the juice. The next day something crazy happens! But you have to read the book to find out more!"
"The Colorful Sky" will likely not be the last book we see from Eslinger. He says he is working on several other projects, including a collaboration with his sister, a chapter book, and even a play that he would like to produce in the fall.
Kindergarten Registration is officially OPEN.
If your child will be 5 on or before August 1st this year, it’s time to go online and register for Kindergarten! Registration is ONLINE ONLY.
Parents can register here. First, find your zoned building, then fill out the New Student Registration Forms. At the end of the online registration, you’ll be prompted to make a registration appointment at your school during Kindergarten Registration Week-April 10-14th.
A list of the documentation you’ll need to bring with you is also found on our website.
If you do not have access to a computer, you can complete your registration at the Conway Schools Administration Building this Thursday, March 30th, from 2:00-7:00 p.m. or at your zoned elementary school during K-registration week.
If you have any questions, please call your zoned elementary school.
Conway High School Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Teacher Jennifer Park has been recognized as a ProStart National Educator of Excellence.
The Educator of Excellence Award recognizes exceptional educators who utilize the ProStart Program in their classrooms. Each participating state restaurant association nominates its leading educator who has demonstrated a strong commitment to his/her students and to the ProStart Program.
Park's award states "Park has been instrumental in developing Conway Area Career Center into a culinary powerhouse, leading teams of high schoolers to the National ProStart Invitational two years in a row. This is her second time being named an Educator of Excellence. Additionally, she is a two-time recipient of the Arkansas Pro-Start Teacher of the Year Award."
Conway High School Principal Jason Lawrence says Park has always been a hard worker, giving her students opportunities they normally wouldn't have.
“She creates a passion in her students and they work to get better at their creations," says Lawrence. "This is an incredible program that teaches real life skills and helps students creatively solve problems. They see results in their work immediately.”
This year, Conway Area Career Center placed first in both the Culinary Competition and the Hospitality Management Competition at the Arkansas state event, this qualifying them for the national invitational. The Conway students will represent Arkansas in South Carolina at the end of April in the national-level competition.
"Mrs. Park is one of the most selfless people I know," says Conway Area Career Supervisor Donna Lyon. "She goes above and beyond to help her students, whether it is helping them before school, during lunch, or after school. She spends many off contract hours working with her students doing fundraisers for needy families, cooking and serving at banquets, cooking for the staff, etc. She is always thinking of others. She has a big heart."
More than 70 Conway students in 6th grade and below participated in the annual Conway Public Schools Chess Tournament.
The tournament is created through the efforts of all elementary Gifted and Talented teachers and chess club coordinators at each of Conway’s four middle schools.
The tourney is comprised of two divisions which include a fifth grade and under and a sixth grade.
This year's tourney featured 56 students in the 5th and Under division and 18 students in the 6th grade division.
The top four students in each division earned a spot on this year's CPS District team which will compete in a Co-op chess tourney on April 6th, 2017 at Arch Ford.
This years winners in the 5th Grade and Under division were James X (Ruth Doyle), Stewart P (CSMS), Zander M (RDMS), and Sam (Vann Elementary). The sixth grade winners were: Bryan C (CSMS), Felix O(Simon), Romeo L (Simon) and Dean L (Ruth Doyle).
The district chess tourney is a showcase event for the Gifted and Talented Program in Conway.
"Chess builds strong critical and logical thinking skills, needed in a child’s developing mind," says Gifted and Talented Teacher Lynn Duran, who oversees the Chess Tournament. "Thinking logically and critically of the outcome or consequences of each move, builds our brains to compete.”
“We have kids in our schools playing chess, who may struggle to read or write basic text, but when placed behind a board can find freedom within their thinking. They excel at thinking critically because chess does not limit them to the conventions or difficulties they may experience through reading or math.”
Fellowship Bible church provided the the location for this year's tournament.
Over the years, the tourney has grown from 32 kids to now more than 74 students.
Conway High School students prove they stand out from their peers in competition.
Student members of HOSA (Future Health Professionals of Conway Area Career Center) participated in the annual Arkansas State Conference last week in Hot Springs.
The conference includes competitive events which highlight a particular subcategory of health care professions. Each year, Conway Area Career Center is a heavy favorite to win numerous awards. This year was no exception. The following students are proudly recognized for their achievement in their prospective events.
Community Emergency Response Team- Abigail Allen, Caroline Jones 1st place
CPR/First Aid-Motion Foxx, Madison Vangilder 2nd place
Emergency Medical Technician- Hannah Abels, Cailey Maples 3rd place
Health Career Display- Katelyn Caldwell, Kyle Mahan 1st place
Hosa Bowl- Anna Allison, Anne-Jillian Clements, Whit Parker, Haley Schluterman 3rd place
Medical Innovation- Manahil Kazmi, Tatiana McGraw 2nd place
Medical Photography- Bailey Milligan 1st place
Researched Persuasive Speaking and Writing- Joniya Flowers 2nd place
Transcultural Health Care- Bryan Jacquez 3rd place
Veterinary Assistant- Emma Cook 2nd place
These students are eligible to attend the International Leadership Conference this June in Orlando, Florida where they will compete against students from all over the United States and several other countries.
Sixth graders from across the state of Arkansas are selected every year to participate in Discovering Excellence in Arkansas (DEIA), an event sponsored by Molex.
The purpose of DEIA is to introduce students to the STEM career paths in Arkansas.
Students interact and complete activities with STEM professionals. Students must be recommended by their teacher and complete an application form.
The students are chosen based on their demonstrated interest and/or aptitude in STEM.
Students from Courtway, Simon, and Carl Stuart Middle Schools attended this event.
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