Fifteen interns from CHS recently earned National Career Readiness Certificates. The Arkansas CRC is being promoted through the governor’s office and the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services in an effort to ensure that a newly hired employee has the skills required for 21st century jobs. The CRC certifies that a person has core employability skills required across multiple industries and occupations. The certificate will help distinguish job seekers from the competition and help them enhance their workplace skills. Arkansas has joined twenty other states who have implemented the certification as a part of workforce development.
The interns participated in KeyTrain instruction during the fall semester. This instruction included targeted, self-paced instruction in three areas: Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information. This determined their eligibility to take the WorkKeys assessments.
Paige Ashcraft, Ethan Beard, Blaine Booher, Melodie Moore, and JT Toal earned the “Gold” level of certification. This means that they have core employability skills for 90% of jobs profiled by WorkKeys.
The following students earned “Silver” level certification: Rachel Battisto, Rileigh Bush, D’Nea Coats, Sean Emerson, Lars Jesperson, Baylea Johnson, Mica Walter, and Kendra Wooley. This level shows that they have core employability skills for approximately 65% of jobs profiled by WorkKeys.
Alondria Benton and Makaila Payne earned the “Bronze” level of certification, which means that he has employability skills for 30% of the jobs profiled by WorkKeys.
Students at Conway High School are hard at work rehearsing to present the High School musical, 7 Brides for 7 Brothers.
Performances will be held Thursday, April 21 at 7pm, Friday, April 22 at 7pm, and Saturday, April 23 at 1pm and 7pm.
All performances will be held at the James H. Clark auditorium.
The show's director says even though the musical is a bit different than the movie, it will be a fun show that the whole family can enjoy!
"We have over 150 Conway students involved in different facets of the show," says Director A.J. Spiridigliozzi. "Our students are acting, stage-managing, student directing, assisting in costume design and construction,assisting in set construction, working on backstage crew, painting set, operating spotlights, and playing in the pit."
Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $6 for adults and $4 for students (age 4-12th grade).
Beginning today, the 28th Annual FFA Plant Sale is open to the public.
Hours for the popular sale are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. daily, until the plants are gone.
· Tomatoes, peppers, marigolds, impatiens, cosmos, zinnias
· Begonias, Coleus, portulaca
· Ornamental sweet potatoes
· Veggies, melons, vinca, wandering jews
· Patented ornamental sweet potatoes
· Ornamental Grasses, Shamrocks
· Hostas, daylilies, geraniums, Purple wandering jews, Mojave Yellow Portulaca
· Peruvian lilies, Clematis, Hydrangea
· 10” Fern, wandering jew baskets
· 10” Calibrachoa, Lantana baskets
· 15” Petunia baskets
Organizers say the sale gives opportunities to the community and the students.
“It's been 28 years and it's still growing- great plants and great students,” says Colleen Gilmore, Faculty Advisor. "The plants in this sale are all student grown and cared for."
Plants can be purchased at the greenhouse, which is located behind the Career Center at Conway High School.
April Fools' Day at Theodore Jones Elementary School was a day students there won't soon forget!
When students arrived to school, things seemed the same, yet they were different. All staff were randomly assigned to another job for the first 30 minutes of the day. They went in and actually did the real job that staff member would do. They insisted they were that person, even wearing the other person's name tag and answering to their names.
Office Para professional, Ms. Scherrey was Ms. Toney the custodian and cleaned the cafeteria after breakfast.
Mr. Jarmal, the custodian, taught first grade. He did a math lesson with the students.
The kids loved it and had lots of questions.
Principal Tammy Woosley says this was a fun time that also had purpose.
"Some students just thought the person was covering their class, while others questioned why they were there. Even though this was fun for our kids and they loved having someone new, it was also a chance for staff members to see what others jobs entailed."
The joke ended when "Dr. Woosley" (really Ms. Jones) announced there would be a two hour recess and lunch in their rooms before calling April Fools.
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