The Conway High School Lady Cats Volleyball Team is rallying for their annual "Dig Pink" event.
This year's play will be Thursday October 8th starting at 5:00 p.m. Entry fee is $1 for everyone wearing pink. Regular Admission is $5. JV plays at 5 and Varsity plays at 6 at the Buzz Bolding Arena. There will be hamburger sack dinners for $5, raffle drawings throughout the night, limited t-shirts for sale, a silent auction, and tons of fun throughout the evening.
CHS Volleyball Coach Andrea (Bailey) Fournier recently lost her father John Bailey to cancer and her mother is still fighting the illness. This year's proceeds will benefit the Bailey family.
The volleyball girls are selling $2 raffle tickets now through Oct. 8th. Prizes include a flat screen TV, Mike's Place gift cards, gas cards, Bell and Sward gift cert, and many more.
For more information about "Dig Pink"--you can call Beth at the athletic office- 450-6631.
4th grade students at Theodore Jones are setting out to change the world...one person at a time.
At the beginning of the school year, their teachers asked them to set up classroom expectations and goals.
Their goals were simple: they wanted to change the world.
So their teachers suggested they start right where they live and go to school...with their classmates and their neighbors.
Last week they took a field trip to the Senior Citizens Center to visit with some friends.
"I can say without a doubt that this was the best field trip ever!" says 4th grade teacher Lindsey Jones. "The students' hearts were bursting with joy and so were ours as we watched them!"
The students sang songs, played games, danced, and visited with the members there.
Principal Tammy Woosley was enormously proud of her students and staff.
"At Theodore Jones we know relationship comes before learning or anything else. What was amazing to watch was how each student walked in, never hesitated, and sat with a senior and started talking," said Woosley. "The smiles and laughter were abundant. I guess the quote “A smile has no language” is true across ages too."
Folks at Jim Stone Elementary School are excited to make their school a little bit greener!
This Saturday, from 8 am-noon, the school is hosting a "Green Apple Day of Service" that includes an e-waste drive, a bike rodeo, and several different school improvement projects around the campus.
“This is just one example of how our students, parents and staff work tirelessly with local organizations to better the environment and community, while teaching our students to have strong character,” says Principal Mark Lewis.
Kids are invited to bring their bikes for a bike “rodeo” in the school’s north parking lot, while parents work on mulching flower beds, trimming hedges, and planting trees around the school.
Anything with a cord can be dropped off for free e-waste collection in the front of the school. Volunteers will help unload the items.
The day of service is sponsored by Lowe's, The U.S. Green Building's Council, and the Jim Stone PTO.
Two of our Conway Schools are recognized for excellence in Science.
Each year, the Office for Education Policy (OEP) at the University of Arkansas creates a report highlighting the highest-performing schools in Arkansas.
These schools are given Outstanding Educational Performance Awards.
Although the PARCC results have not yet been released, we are happy to announce OEP Science awards based on Benchmark and End-of-Course science exams.
Conway Junior High School earned the “High-Achieving School” OEP award for performance on the End-of-Course Biology exam. Carl Stuart Middle School was awarded a "High Achieving School" OEP award for performance on the 7th Grade Benchmark Science exam.
"Our District continues to excel academically," says Superintendent Dr. Greg Murry, "This is yet another example of how our teachers are working daily to teach our students in a significant and meaningful way."
These awards are based on the OEP-created “school GPA,” calculated on the basis of the percentage of students that perform at a particular level on the Benchmark or End-of-Course exam.
It's Homecoming week at Conway High School!
CHS Students have elected their 2015 Homecoming court.
This year's Court will be introduced at a community pep rally Thursday Sept 24th at 7:00 pm on the James Clark Auditorium Steps.
Conway High School will also have a Homecoming assembly for CHS students at 9:00 am Friday Sept 25th in the Buzz Bolding Arena.
The Homecoming Queen will be crowned at 6:30 pm prior to the Conway v Siloam Springs game at John McConnell Stadium.
The Homecoming Dance will follow the game in the CHS Cafeteria, from 8:30-Midnight.
Tickets are being sold during lunch, all this week, for $15/each.
The members of the 2015 CHS Homecoming Court are:
Top row, l to right: Katie Wells, Sidney Trickett, Paten Denton, Stephanee Conley, Tara Bates, Attaleigh Jones, Emily Simpson
Middle row, l to r: Sophia Toney, Kyal Pruitt, Margaret Hicks, Charis Lancaster, Kara Delaune
Bottom row, l to r: Demi March, Morgan Pelley, Emily Baney, Eden Kirsch, Victoria Fountain
Not pictured is Keyonna Willis.
If you've ever wondered what the writers of the Constitution were thinking as they labored over the words, students at Marguerite Vann Elementary had some answers at their first assembly of the school year this morning.
The students hosted special guests State Representatives Steve Magie and David Meeks, as well as Superintendent Dr. Greg Murry for "We love America Day."
Everyone was dressed in red, white, and blue for the special occasion and students enjoyed hearing their legislators share a little about their jobs and why America is such a great place to live and grow up.
The UCA Color Guard also presented the colors at today's assembly.
Today's program showcased all of the things students have been learning about what it means to live in America. They have participated in a tribute to a serviceman, researched the American flag, learned the Star Spangled Banner, analyzed the Constitution, and learned about their individual freedoms.
"We are proud of our students and the learning that has occurred over the past two weeks about our country and our community," says Principal Bobby Walker. "The assembly today was a culminating event displaying the pride of Marguerite Vann students and faculty."
Some Julia Lee Moore students are proving that learning can take place any time, any where!
Mrs. McClain's class enjoyed eating lunch outdoors at the new picnic tables at Julia Lee Moore!
Julia Lee Moore received these new tables as a part of their school's renovation this summer.
Their teacher decided lunchtime could be a valuable time for learning a few things.
After they ate their lunch, they worked on picking up their trash, discussed sitting at a picnic table vs. a cafeteria table, and all aspects of eating at a picnic.
Mrs. McClain says the kids exceeded her expectations for their first school picnic.
"They enjoyed taking advantage of the new beautiful JLM campus," she said. "They were very happy & held good conversations the whole time."
Flu Shots procedures are changing for students who normally get their flu shots at school.
Instead of offering flu shots for students at each individual school this year, the immunizations will only be offered after school in mass clinics.
There will be a mass flu clinic offered at Conway High School in the cafeteria on October 19th from 4:00-7:00 pm, open to all teachers and students. The Faulkner County Health Department will also be open extended hours (4-7 pm) on October 21st and 22nd to give flu shots to Conway Schools students. These are the same nights as Elementary Parent-Teacher Conferences so parents can plan accordingly.
Please note: Only the flu shot and not the flu mist will be offered during these dates.
The Community-Wide Flu Clinic will be held at the Faulkner County Health Unit on October 30th from 8:00 am-5:30 pm and is open to anyone. Both the flu shot and the flu mist will be available at the October 30th clinic.
The Faulkner County Health Unit is located at 811 North Creek Drive in Conway.
Students at Julia Lee Moore have been playing all sorts of games at school this week!
Math students are learning about place value. Teachers have used a variety of fun activities to practice these skills including rolling numbers with dice to representing with base-ten blocks and numbers as well as using dry-erase mats to represent a number in expanded form.
“We love using games to help us learn about and practice place value," says teacher Lindsey Sled. "I see that my students have fun and are more engaged when we play games while learning at the same time.”
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