The Conway Public Schools' Food Service Department will be providing meals to students in our district who are in need during the Christmas Break.
The "Breakfast Boxes" will contain enough food for breakfast for 10 days for one child. These foods will be similar to what is eaten in the cafeteria every morning for breakfast. Included will be milk (shelf stable) and fresh fruit.
The project is being funded through donations, so community support and help is appreciated! If you would like to be a part of this effort, you can donate at any of our Conway Schools through December 5th.
A Conway Public Schools Librarian is being honored today with a prestigious national award.
Jamille Rogers, media specialist at Marguerite Vann Elementary School, was named a winner of the "I Love My Librarian" Award. Rogers is being recognized for her exceptional contributions to the community and ongoing commitment to transforming lives through education and lifelong learning. She is one of only 10 librarians in the country this year to receive this national honor.
The American Library Association says Rogers is commended for providing valuable programs and services that bolster academic achievement for underserved students in the community. She has designed a strong school library program to ensure her students have the best chance to succeed.
Rogers manages the Distinguished Gentlemen’s Club, an intervention and empowerment program targeting low-performing male students. The program focuses on building leadership skills to change attitudes towards learning and school. As a result, the program has improved academic performance and created student leaders to be examples for others.
Rogers is a coordinator for the Arkansas Foster Grandparent Program. Retired senior citizens volunteer to work with students who need extra academic support. She identifies students for the program, works with teachers to devise individual plans and trains volunteers. Gains in student achievement have been made through the program.
Rogers will receive a $5,000 prize at an award ceremony and reception held this evening in New York City. The ceremony is hosted by Carnegie Corporation of New York, which co-sponsors the award along with The New York Public Library and the New York Times. The American Library Association administers the award through its Public Awareness Office, which promotes the value of libraries and librarians.
As part of the award process, the public is invited to nominate their favorite librarians working in public, school, college, community college and university libraries. This year nearly 1,100 nominations were submitted by library users detailing how librarians connected them to information, opportunities and critical technology to help improve the quality of their lives.
Conway High School's National Merit Scholars met with officials from the University of Arkansas Tuesday to hear about their Honors College and receive preliminary scholarship offers from the University.
The National Merit Semi-Finalists automatically qualify for a Chancellor's scholarship from the University of Arkansas. They may also receive additional offers on top of these, depending on their scholarship application, due in February.
As Honors College members, they are also eligible for funding to study abroad and other programs if they attend the University.
Nearly 80 CHS students had the opportunity to attend UCA's annual Humanities Fair last week.
The concurrent college writing and 12th grade GT seminar students traveled to the fair with their teacher, Chad Terrell.
Terrell says the Humanities Fair gives attendees a chance to experience Humanities seminars with College of Liberal Arts instructors.
It was held at UCA’s Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center and the theme this year was “Crime and Punishment".
In addition to the seminars, there was a student literary competition.
CHS students Darienne Story and Elsa Mattson took home awards for best short story and best essay, respectively.
Conway Schools is partnering with the Arkansas Attorney General's Office and local law enforcement personnel to offer parents important safety and security information about Social Media and your students.
Social Media Smart Sense for Parents
Wednesday, November 16th- 6:30 – 8:15 P.M.
Conway High School Cafeteria
Discussion topics include what kids are doing and seeing on social media, how involved parents should be, and more. Please join us for this important, informative night.
Students at Ida Burns Elementary participated in a school wide presidential election this week.
To prepare for this momentous occasion, students did a number of things: they learned about the branches of government, the path to the presidency, the job of the president, former presidents, electoral votes, the different political parties, and each of the candidates.
The student news team even had an election vocabulary word each day!
When students arrived at the polling site, they had to submit their voter registration card, and then they entered the booth, cast their electronic vote, and received an "I voted!" Sticker. The stickers were designed by Ida Burns' own 3rd and 4th grade PEAK students.
Once the polling site closed, teachers and staff tallied the votes and had a special news bulletin to share the results!
Students at Carl Stuart Middle School are participating in Future Business Leaders of America.
This is the first year of the Carl Stuart Middle School FBLA Club.
Students meet every Friday afternoon. So far, they have 10 members and hope to make that number rise.
This year's President is Darius H. and the Vice President is Hart I. The Secretary is Kayla J.,Treasurer is Fletcher P. and the Reporter is Dakyah M.
This year on October 26th, members attended a conference for all of the District 5 FBLA Club members.
“I enjoyed seeing UCA," Darius said. "I enjoyed the presentation of the officers also.”
“I loved the tour & I liked the presentation by the NFL referee on surviving the culture of hate in our social media world,” said Dakyah.
Ryan said, “What I enjoyed the most was the Battle of the Chapters.”
“I enjoyed getting to hear other people who like to help the community such as The Make a Wish
Foundation, who gives back to kids in Arkansas Children’s Hospital,” said Secretary Kayla.
The CSMS FBLA Club members will be participating in competitive events in the spring. They also hope to hold a bake sale and a food drive to raise money and food for those in need in our community.
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