Conway High School senior Harrison Sawson ended his high school career on a high note.
He met with the Governor of the state of Arkansas as part of an event designed to honor the top students from each school in the state.
Dawson attended Scholastic Honors Day, representing students from Conway High School and around the state.
"Scholastic Honors Day recognizes high-performing students in our state," said Beth Thompson, Deputy Director of Scheduling for the Office of Governor Asa Hutchison.
Each high school, within the state of Arkansas, was invited to send two academically top-performing seniors.
Additionally, each public-and-private higher education institution was invited to send one college student to participate as an ambassador.
It's time to celebrate Conway High School's 2016 graduating class! Please join us on Sunday, May 15th at the Verizon Arena in North Little Rock. Graduates should be in place no later than 2:00. Doors will open to the public at 1:30, and the graduation event begins at 3:00. We hope to see you there!
This year's ceremony will be live streamed on our Conway Schools Mobile App and on Conway Corporation's YouTube Channel if you cannot attend graduation. It will also be replayed at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 18 on Conway Corp Channels 5 and 585.
Guests and Graduates: Please note the following about Verizon Arena's Bag Policy
Walk-through magnetometers are mandatory for every Verizon Arena event. Items that must be placed on the security inspection table:
Items that may be kept on your person:
Exceptions will be made for those with medical needs.
Conway Junior High School Principal Todd Edwards has been recognized as the Middle Level Principal of the Year by the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators.
Edwards has been Principal at Conway Junior High for the last 3 years.
Leaders from AAEA presented him with his award as students congratulated him with cheers and music, then his staff hosted a reception for their award-winning Principal.
Superintendent Dr. Greg Murry says Edwards is a great leader at Conway's Junior High School.
"Congratulations to Dr. Edwards on this significant accomplishment," says Murry. "He has done an outstanding job of leading Conway Junior High and this recognition is well deserved.”
"Dr. Edwards is a "multiplier" by nature," says Instructional Facilitator Alicia Francis. "He encourages his faculty to utilize their natural talents for the betterment of their students’ achievements and successes. He knows how to help people build from their weaknesses and maximize their strengths. CJHS has been blessed to have him leading their campus in technological advancements while equipping students with 21st century skills. Dr. Edwards is the epitome of a great leader, and CJHS is thrilled for him to receive such an incredible recognition."
Students at Jim Stone Elementary School came together to honor the memory of a beloved classmate last week.
The school's annual 5K race, renamed "Bolt for Bella," was dedicated to the third grade student who died earlier this year in a car accident.
More than 60 runners, who trained in after-school running club all year, completed the 5K race.
"I am so proud of all the kids that finished the race," says Mary Swindle, the school's Running Club Sponsor. "It's been so much fun working with them all year and seeing them meet their goals. It was extra special to honor sweet Bella."
Before the start of the race, each student was given a balloon. The balloons were released at the start of the race.
Principal Mark Lewis welcomed Bella's family to the event and the school also dedicated a special butterfly garden in her memory. Students wore teal-colored t-shirts for Bella's favorite color.
"We couldn’t have scripted a better day for our Bolt for Bella 5K," says Lewis. "To be able to showcase our 3rd and 4th Grade Running Club in conjunction with honoring a student who means so much to us is indescribable. There were very few dry eyes when we dedicated Bella’s Butterfly Garden and released 450 balloons in her honor. We are so appreciative of everyone who made this possible."
We want to know how you feel about your school!
Over the next two weeks Conway Public Schools is surveying our students, staff, and parents to see how we can make our schools better, and we need your help.
All parents will be receiving an email from PanoramaEd. We have asked this company to help us assess our school culture. Please know your responses go directly to this company and are completely confidential.
Students in grades 3-12 will be completing the survey at school this week along with every member of our CPSD staff. We are asking parents to complete the short, user-friendly survey that has been sent to your e-mail. The survey can be filled out on a computer, tablet, iphone, or android device.
If you do not have a valid email address in our system, your child will bring home a flyer with an access code for you to take the survey. If you need computer access, it is available at your child’s school. A paper format may also be available by request.
Thank you for your support and cooperation in this project. We are committed to hearing your feedback and addressing any concerns raised.
Kindergarten Registration takes place in our elementary schools this week!
If your child will be 5 on or before August 1st this year, it’s time to register for Kindergarten!
Registering your child for Kindergarten in Conway Public Schools has 3 easy steps!
1. Go to our website--conwayschools.org— and find your zoned elementary building with our "Zone Maps and Address Search." You can also find it on our new student registration page here.
2. Fill out the online registration forms here. Registration is ONLINE only. At the end of the online registration you’ll be prompted to make a registration appointment at your school during Kindergarten Registration Week (this week.) A list of the documentation you’ll need to bring with you is also found on our website here.
3. Bring the required documentation to your zoned elementary building this week, during Kindergarten Registration. Here are the hours for Kindergarten Registration:
Monday May 2nd- 8:30-4:30
Tuesday May 3rd- 8:30-4:00
Wednesday May 4th- 8:30-4:00
Thursday May 5th- 8:30-4:00
A list of the documentation you’ll need to bring with you is also found on our website here.
If you do not have access to a computer, you can complete your online registration at your zoned elementary school during these times. If you have any questions, please call your zoned elementary school.
Mrs. Gerraputa's special education class got a special field trip this week.
As a surprise to the students, School Resource Officer Daniel Hogan helped plan the trip, which was a dream come true for one of the students.
"Officer Hogan is a hero to my students here at Conway Junior High School. For one student in particular, his dream was that he wanted to ride in a limo with his best friend. When Officer Hogan heard about this, he vowed to find a way to make it happen for my entire class."
The class was treated to a limo ride along with a trip to the Conway Police Department and lunch at Chick-Fil-A.
The students were given the "VIP" treatment at the police department. They learned all about how the department operates, took a tour, and even paid a visit to the Police Chief.
Then several of the officers accompanied the class to lunch, where, much to the students' disbelief, they could order whatever they wanted! The manager even threw in free ice cream!
"I will NEVER forget the look of excitement on the faces of my students," says Gerraputa. "This was all made possible because of the kindness and generosity of people like Officer Hogan and the countless people who were involved in making this happen for my students. I am extremely grateful to each and every one. My heart was so full that my eyes kept welling up."
The kids said they truly felt like Pop Stars that day or big Celebrities. The whole point of this was to show these kids that their dreams can come true but as I look at this more….. now I see that this was more for everyone else out there to see something. People need to see the joy in these kids and be happy for them….. because they’re just as happy for us! We all need to help put smiles on everyone else’s face like they have done for us..and especially me!
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